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Something Beautiful by Jenna Jones

Something Beautiful

by Jenna Jones

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Once I read a book; it was one of that old savage romance, an heroine falls deeply in love with a proud knight, but he dies in battle and she, pregnant with a child and without money, agrees to marry an old family friend, a good man, who is a good husband for her and a good father for her son. She arrives to care for him but she really doesn't love him and when her first husband, surprisingly alive and again at home, claims her back, she gladly waltzs out of her second husbands life... For which man you are? For the first one, her truly first love, or for the second one, the good but maybe too granted second husband? 99 women out 100 will answer: you can never forget your first love... And I'm one of those 99 women, but still, the poor second husband...

While this long introduction? Maybe to explain that love is not always simple as it looks, and that you need to see the whole story and not judge someone decision only with your parameters. And when together with the love you put also a young man that has not yet had the chance to figure himself, things can happen that he will regret, but they serve him to grew.

Micah is Jamie's former boyfriend. For Micah Jamie was also the first man, but really Micah was not in love with him. He was happy to be noticed and proud to have a so handsome boyfriend, but he didn't ache for Jamie. And in fact he cheated on Jamie, and this is how Jamie ended up with Ben in Chiaroscuro. During the previous novel, Jamie's bestfriend, Dune, noticed how Micah needs a older figure to refer, someone who told him how to behave and to show him what it is right and wrong in a relationship; Micah is not out with his family and he can't relate to them for these matters. And so Dune became a bit of a guardian angel.

Now Micah has another boyfriend, the second after Jamie, and he is travelling Europe with him. But when his boyfriend asks him for commitment, Micah knows that he can't do it without coming out with his family and he is not ready to do it. And so he is dumped and alone in Europe, he finds shelter in Stuart's home, a former lover of Jamie. And not only shelter, Stuart is also his rebounding man.

When he is again at home, Micah is another man, more adult but still not all grown up. And so when he pushes for a relationship with Dune, maybe Dune is not convinced of Micah's true interest, he still sees Micah as a young man fighting to find his way on the world. Even if their relationship is pretty good, both seem to believe that it is not something that will last. Plus Gavin, an ex boyfriend of Dune is coming back in town, and he still wants Dune. Even if his was a ill love, maybe Dune imagines that it's more real than Micah's one...

Like in Chiaroscuro, there is a carousel of characters, some directly involved with the main couple, some only supporting characters, but maybe with their own story. Reading this book, and also Chiaroscuro, I feel like watching one of these old tv fiction, with a family full of brothers and sisters, everyone with a story which get intertwined with the story of the others, every scene adding a little point to a huge tapestry. At the end of the all that, you will have full image, made by little pics one near each other: look for example as the little details of remember of someone like to have his coffee will be the sign that someone else his really in love…

  elisa.rolle | Jun 27, 2008 |
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