I can't say enough good things about this gem of a story. It's a relatively quick read compared to some of the epics the site is famous for, but it grabs the reader and holds onto them.
I got the sense that the author is British from some of the wording, but it's very subtle compared to other stories that are liberally sprinkled with slang from the UK. The story takes place in Florida which isn't clear until very near the end. Again, very well-written for keeping those elements submerged until they're relevant.
This is, quite frankly, one of the best May-September romances I have read, if not THE best.
Not only do we see a couple of lonely people in very different age brackets connect, but they are also very very different in background, in life experience, in what they see as being in front of them.
The pacing of the story is wonderful. The whole thing starts with two lonely people, it shows how they slowly start to interact, how they build a rapport, how one helps the other, and slowly, slowly, all along their relationship grows, their intimacy expands as they begin to love one another.
The editing is superb, the writing is superb and so is the pacing. There is enough dramatic content as well as romance to really keep this reader's interest up to the end.
Reviewed: 2016-01-08 - (Review Updated: 2016-01-10)
I have read this story before, but when it popped up as a Random Story from the Archives, decided to review it. It's a straightforward story about a May-December romance--no guns, no secret agent, no all-American quarterback. The title tells you who the protagonists are.
It's a generally believable plot, though there are a few items that stretch credibility; for example, the emo girl and his late wife happen to wear the same size clothing--not bloody likely, not with women's clothing sizes varying like snowflakes. Some of the dialog doesn't feel consistent with the emo girl character, no matter how mature she may be Still, it's easy to overlook these issues in an otherwise well-written story that simply flows. I find the characters quite believable, relatable, and sympathetic. The author sets the scenes in a way that you can picture them in your mind. It just works.
Technically it's very good.
Despite the nits I pick here, I have to say that this is one of my favorite romantic stories; I liked it so much that I immediately tracked down the rest ot Wolf's writings and devoured them. I recommend it.