Beginner’s Greek by James Collins

February 21, 2008 at 8:18 am Leave a comment

Too long. But good.

Beginner’s Greek is tale of love, missed opportunities, friendship and fate. Peter and Holly meet during a cross country flight and are smitten. However, Peter loses Holly’s number. Fast forward 7 years, and Peter is about to get married, no not to Holly, instead he is marrying Charlotte because Holly is married to Jonathan, Peter’s best friend. Several twists occur as fate tries to bring Holly and Peter together. There’s also a subplot about Peter’s job and the boss who is out to destroy him.

I enjoyed reading this, but at 441 pages it’s a commitment and I think too long. I ended up skimming that last 100 pages because I was tired of Peter & Holly being apart and just wanted it to be over. The narration shifts between various characters some conspiring for and some against Peter & Holly’s love. All the characters are very well described, some in too much detail; although the details did come up at the end and the author tied everything very nicely together, especially with the bookending prologue and epilogue.


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