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Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite
The plot in Born for Leaving by Jude Munro is pretty straightforward: Oliver is a bartender who is broke and who also has huge debts to pay. He is looking for any means to get some extra money and is willing to put the spare room of his beachfront cottage up for rent. Bodie places an ad in the Waterfront Gazette, seeking summer housing. And he is also willing to share his snacks. But when the two meet, they will share more than snacks; they become emotionally engaged with each other. As the romance deepens and their bond grows stronger, their boss, unable to let go of his involvement with Oliver, becomes jealous and does everything to split them apart. His plan works, and Bodie leaves. Can Oliver handle it this time and is there be hope for a reunion?
While the plot is simple, the beauty of this story lies in the subtlety with which the author develops the characters and in the small details that embellish the plot. The writing is top-notch and I enjoyed the way the author explores the emotions of the characters. The theme of romance is beautifully developed and I loved the gradual manner in which the connection between Oliver and Bodie builds up. The author makes it feel natural and uses suspense in a way that increases the reader’s interest in the story and the characters. Born for Leaving is a story with characters that readers quickly learn to care about; they are real and written into real-life situations. It is an emotionally rich and captivating story that is hard to put down.