OVERBOARD! by HandyMan


Description: An early middle aged man starts out on a relaxing overnight sail for the weekend intentionally alone on his sailboat. As he is motoring down channel, out of the harbor, he is passed by a fully loaded party boat. A young college girl on the party boat sticks her head up and sees him on his boat, moments later she jumps overboard and swims over towards him. He brings her aboard and thus starts an unexpected relationship between them which includes a rescue, an education (for her) and a romance.
Size: 2142 KB ( ~ 406,187 words)
Type: Romantic
Sex Contents: Some Sex
Tags: Ma/Fa, Consensual, Romantic, Heterosexual, Slow

Review by Vitruvian Manuel   [other reviews by Vitruvian Manuel]

Reviewed: 2014-12-20


Overboard is one of the calmest, most real-life examples of good writing I've ever run into.

The Bad:

Not a lot of excitement. Not a lot of described sex. At the end, we get a synopsis ending of long life and happiness.

The Good:

Wow, there are so any little things to list here. The problems encountered are of a realistic nature -- Mere bumps in the road by other stories' scale, but real enough to real people. Speaking of real people, each character in the novel comes alive with multidimensional personalities. The progression is logical, easy to foresee, and yet highly enjoyable and logical. Details keep this work interesting even in the less interesting parts. The writing itself is very good.

The Last Call:

If you live by smash'em'up or high drama a, you can safely skip this one. If, however, you want something relaxing and soothig to help the raw nerves left by shooters and cheating wives, this is the story for you. I enjoyed it thoroughly, and a looking forward to Handyman's next work.

Plot: 6 | Technical Quality: N/A | Appeal to Reviewer: 10