Perfect Day by Sally Malcolm

perfect dayFirst love conquers all in Perfect Day, a captivating contemporary male/male retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion.

Love doesn’t burn out just because the timing’s wrong. It grows. It never leaves. 

When Joshua Newton, prodigal son of one of New Milton’s elite, fell in love with ambitious young actor Finn Callaghan, his world finally made sense. With every stolen moment, soft touch and breathless kiss, they fell deeper in love.

Finn was his future…until he wasn’t.

Love stays. Even when you don’t want it to, even when you try to deny it, it stays. 

Eight years later, Finn has returned to the seaside town where it all began. He’s on the brink of stardom, a far cry from the poor mechanic who spent one gorgeous summer falling in love on the beach.

The last thing he wants is a second chance with the man who broke his heart. Finn has spent a long time forgetting Joshua Newton—he certainly doesn’t plan to forgive him.

Love grows. It never leaves. 

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This book is approximately 63,000 words

Edited by Kerri Buckley

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*I received the book in exchange for an honest review*

Firstly I have to admit that I am a terrible English major as I have not read the original on which this book is based. However, I have checked the synopsis so I basically knew what to expect.

Or so I thought! This book took my heart and broke it again and again and again. There are a few flashback chapters but I had no problems with following the switch. Finn and Joshua have a completely different circumstances. They meet because Finn comes to work for Joshua’s father but soon after, the circumstances are reversed.

Finn went and achieved his dreams, became a famous actor, while Joshua has moved back home, or at least close to it. Due to his father being arrested for fraud and having debts, the house he grew up in is sold.

And to none other but Finn’s brother. He is a sweetie, and so is his wife, as they encourage Joshua to hang out and to come back to the house as often as he wants to. The fact that he now has family there is also why Finn starts coming back, and that he sees Joshua for the first time in years.

Being slightly afraid of all of his feelings, of outing himself as he has dated famous stars, Finn enters in a relationship with Joshua’s friend and a mother. I won’t spoil it, but let me just say the woman is irresponsible at least in one very memorable occasion.

The ending however, is sweet and charming and happy and I just adored it. There’s also a kind of a sequel (as in most romances, with different characters but with cameos of the two guys from this book too) and honestly, I can’t wait to be able to read it! 🙂


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