An Alisa Review :The Love Left Behind by Daniel de Lorne


Rating:  3 stars out of 5

What happens when a man with his heart in the clouds falls for one whose feet are firmly stuck to the ground?


Pilot Nick Galanos is on a mission to visit the fifty countries his mother couldn’t before she died. But the closer he gets to his goal, the more he worries that he won’t have anything to show for it but stamps in a crowded passport. On a rare visit back home, he meets a hot electrician with a killer set of dimples. Suddenly a future of shared adventures seems possible.

Except for one thing…

Lyall Turner’s big brother died in a plane crash. He’s been afraid of flying most of his life, but there’s no shortage of destinations in Australia that don’t require a boarding pass. But then he meets Nick and suddenly his ‘no biggie’ phobia stands squarely in the way of a beautiful future together. Now he has to decide whether he’s going to let his fear or his heart take the lead.

And will Nick stay grounded while he decides?

Well huh, while I read the whole story and understood where the characters were coming from for the most part I am disappointed because I don’t feel happy for them in the end.  Nick and Lyall are quickly attracted to each other though Lyall has to work through his fears and Nick needs to learn how to understand/accept them.

These two just seemed to have a push and pull relationship from the beginning, heck even the one sex scene felt like they were each fighting for control.  While I understood Lyall’s fear I do feel that he didn’t handle it very well at times and would lash out and as Nick was being sooo understanding he quickly flipped the switch of how he felt about Lyall’s fear.  And Lord was Nick’s dad a jerk, I had more trouble trying to figure out why he was even “trying” in the first place.  In the end the story fell flat for me, I could tell when the author was intentionally tried to push more conflict into the story and it felt forced and didn’t flow all that well to me.

The cover art is nice but I don’t feel it has much connection to the story.

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Book Details:

ebook, 150 pages

Published: May 4, 2019 by Escape Publishing

ISBN: 9781489280299

Edition Language: English