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Adagio
Adagio
Author: Chris Owen
Five years after arriving in Australia, Jason Stuart is finally embarking on the dream that brought him Down Under: going on "walkabout" in the Australian Outback. But Jason is not that fresh-faced and untried boy from Canada anymore. Jason is a man with half a decade of bad memories and worse nightmares. His friends think he's crazy, or possibl...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781934081037
ISBN-10: 1934081035
Publication Date: 11/15/2006
Pages: 236
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4.2 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Casperian Books LLC
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 1
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A young Jason Stuart left behind a painful life in Canada to start over in Sydney Australia as an artist. One of his goals upon reaching Australia is to walkabout however, a few short months into his stay, his life slowly spirals out of control. Over the course of the next several years, his good friend Alex helps him get back on his feet which gives him opportunity to continue his art and to reach his goal of going walkabout. Jason sets off from Sydney on an adventure where he meets young Ryan. What starts off as a tentative friendship, develops into lust and then love with beautiful Australia as a back drop. Until an encounter and an ocean threatens to tear them apart.

This is the third book Ive read by Ms. Owen and it is a M/M Romance rather than a M/M Erotica story. Her characters are very well developed and her descriptions of the scenery of Australia make you feel like you are on walkabout with them. The blossoming attraction, the lust and eventual love between the characters envelopes you. Ryans youthful enthusiasm for everything is infectious and made me smile throughout the book.

I really enjoyed the story and hope that at some point Ms. Owen gives us a glimpse of where Jason & Ryan are now. I gave this book 5 stars.
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Great story. Had a lot of background on Australia and I really thought I'd get bored by it. Not at all! Really added to flavor of the story and characters.
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It's a great story! Another keeper!!
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Adagio:

adverb: in a leisurely manner; slowly (music)

noun: a love-duet sequences in a pas de deux (ballet - dance)

Both of these terms perfectly fit this book, which is involves a love-duet leisurely trip through the Australian Outback.

This book is, very simply, one of the most romantic love stories I've ever read. It matters not that it is between two men, rather than a man and a woman.

Owen completely captures the thrill of falling in love and the terror of losing that lover through no fault other than life getting in the way.

As we watch Jason and Ryan explore their feelings for each other, we are also caught up once again in the joy of first love, lasting love.

As we see them separate and wonder if they will work things out, we too experience the longing and frustration of that separation.

Adagio is a book that will resonate with me for a long time.


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