Before You Say Goodbye: London by Christine London
Publisher: Phaze Books
Length: Short (99 pages)
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Review by: Tiger Lily
From the moment Aussie Internet entrepreneur Benn Morrison opened the California mystery writer's solicitous message he knew she would change his life. Classy, sexy and erudite, she defined desirable womanhood. Now, six months on, they are flying halfway round the globe to 'meet' on neutral ground: London. Can their affair of words survive the delivery of the package upon which his future depends? Ripped apart before they have the chance to find out, they are left to solve what just may be a mystery costing them their lives.
Aubrey Crawford writes mystery fiction and loves a good real life mystery. Benn Morrison is a webmaster for a singles site who is enamored of her. They meet through MySpace and find out that sometimes goodbye is the hardest when they hardly have a hello. Then again, absence does make the heart grow fonder, so Before You Say Goodbye…
I enjoyed Ms. London’s novel. She uses a unique approach and introduces the reader to the concept of Rendition, although some of the meaning gets lost in the complexity of the concept. Even so, this never bogged down the story, but rather made it much more interesting. Readers can relate to the differences in ages. Who doesn’t love a younger man interested in a slightly older woman? Kudos to Ms. London for her use of acceptance in a relationship. We all want to be accepted for who we are and want to share our love with our perfect partner, even if the relationship isn’t perfect.
If you’re in the mood for a fast-paced story with lots of twists and turns and a healthy does of steamy lovin’, then look no further than Before You Say Goodbye: London. It’ll warm your heart. I give this novel 4 ½ cherries.