Kilómetro Cero

Romance - Sizzle
376 Pages
Reviewed on 12/02/2023
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Author Biography

James Walter Lee is an American author. His debut novel, Kilómetro Cero, released in November 2023, won a Literary Titan Award. He is also an INDIEFAB Awards finalist for his short story collection, Tooth and Talon. He holds a Master’s in Fine Arts from The New York Academy of Art and a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from the College for Creative Studies. James is also an avid photographer and lives in Pennsylvania.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Kilómetro Cero is a work of fiction penned by author James Walter Lee in the romance, interpersonal drama, and suspense subgenres. It is best suited to the adult reading audience owing to some explicit language and sexual situations. Readers of this intriguing novel are introduced to the complex dynamics of desire, age, and societal expectations. Nick Evers, a recent college graduate, becomes enamored with Elizabeth Bach, his father's business associate. The narrative unfolds as Nick, captivated by Elizabeth's beauty and maturity, pursues her with a determination that goes beyond the usual infatuation. The story takes a compelling turn as Nick follows Elizabeth to Spain, showcasing his relentless pursuit.

Author James Walter Lee weaves a tale that delves into the nuances of age-gap relationships, exploring the challenges and societal judgments that accompany such connections with gravitas and emotional resonance. The tension between Nick's youthful ardor and Elizabeth's reservations creates a rich narrative tapestry that is so engaging to follow. The story not only examines the complexities of personal desire but also touches on the impact of societal norms and familial expectations, and I loved the way the dialogue moved the plot forward for us through slick cinematic scenes. The romance scenes were also vividly drawn, capturing Nick’s sense of urgency and desire with great conviction. The book offers readers a thought-provoking narrative that goes beyond the surface of romance to explore why we do the things we do, and it certainly left me thinking for a long time after I set it down. Overall, I would recommend Kilómetro Cero as a captivating journey into the realm of unconventional love, where the characters must confront not only their own desires but also the external forces that seek to shape their lives.