“Perfect Day is the sort of book you finish with a heartfelt sigh of satisfaction and a dreamy smile.” —All About Romance
When Joshua Newton, son of Long Island’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 Joshua made the worst mistake of his life and let his family’s disapproval tear them apart.
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.
Drawn together yet kept apart by their history, old feelings soon begin to stir. Back in the place where their romance began, Joshua and Finn finally come to realize the truth: love stays. Even when you don’t want it to, even when you try to deny it, love stays.
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This book is approximately 63,000 words
Fabulous, wonderful story! 5+ stars.
This seems to be my year for reading books that retell stories by famous authors. Perfect Day is a modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion and I LOVED it.
I must confess that I've never read any of Jane Austen's books but this is the second retelling of Persuasion that I've read recently. While I enjoyed the first one very much this one really hit me in the feels so hard! Perfect Day is also the first book I've read by Sally Malcolm and I was so happy to learn that there will be a follow up novel about a different couple (half of whom we met in Perfect Day).
Perfect Day is a wonderful second chance story (read the blurb, it's a good one) and it left me breathless in anticipation during a lot of the story. I could feel how desperately Joshua and Finn wanted each other. I could feel how angry and upset Finn was about what happened in their past and how sorry Joshua was about it.
I really can't say much more about this wonderful book. It made me terribly sad in places and my eyes leaked. When things finally work out I cried tears of joy. If you enjoy a romance that will break you and put you back together again you need to read this.
If you've never read an M/M romance before, but have thought about it, I strongly recommend Perfect Day as a perfect one to start with. There is no explicit on-page sex, it's just a really wonderful second chance romance.
A review copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley but I loved it so much after reading it I purchased a copy from the publisher.
***Reviewed for Xtreme-Delusions dot com***
LOL - I just realized how many "wonderfuls" I have in this review. Can you tell I really liked this book? :-)