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Dumped by his lover for a younger man, travel writer Stephan retreats to his flat to nurse his wounds. Along the way he runs into his neighbor, the handsome and hip Patrick. Stephan is instantly smitten, yet realistic. What would a gorgeous young thing like Patrick want with a tired old globetrotter? As it turn out, quite a bit.
ebook, 33 pages
Published May 2009 by Phaze Books
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Daisiemae
Around the World by Jade Falconer was such a delightful read! I love reading May/December romances. It’s always so much fun reading two completely different generations find a way to connect with one another.

Around the World is definitely a short story. It’s only 33 pages or so, but it was enjoyable, and a very sweet escape for me while I read it. Even though it’s a quick read, it’s packs a lot of punch and chemistry between the two heroes in this book. Is it realistic? No. But, I don’t read and
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Alina
This book is just plain adorable!
I love May/December romances and here's the perfect example. Stephan's endearing in his uncertainty and I'm happy for him and Patrick - these two are soo good together!
Cat
May 26, 2010 Cat rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Good Story I wish it was longer
Tam
Aug 13, 2009 Tam rated it 3 of 5 stars
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This is the second short I have by this author with the same theme, May/December romance. I also seemed to have a theme yesterday. Another young neighbor story. This time a 40ish year old travel writer runs into his new 21 (or so) new neighbor (with neon orange hair?). They get to talking about travel and just being friends (old guy always figures no way young guy is interested) when he gets an invite to a wedding where he knows his ex will be there with his younger lover. So young guy kind of h ...more
Arthur
This is hearwarming short story about a middle-age person, Stephan, who falls for a guy about half of his age, Patrick, but is too much afraid to say anything. Partly because he's still burnt after his boyfriend for seven years left him for a younger guy. Little did Stephan know, the Patrick is also falling for him too! I like the way they interact and keep the boundary for quite a while.

Particularly interesting is when Stephan asked Patrick--well, sort of, since it's Patrick who basically hinte
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Cindi
Nice, quick read about an older man who falls for his new neighbor who is half his age. The attraction between the two is immediate though it takes awhile for either to act on it.

Overall, a good story considering the length. I would have liked to have seen more between Stephan and Patrick but I am happy with how everything played out.
Librarian Kate
Cute short story - living well is the best revenge, they say. Or maybe it's a hot young thing with a crush on his older, travel-writer neighbor... or a gorgeous date for the wedding your d-bag ex is also attending... or gotta-have-it sex in the bride's changing room... or all of the above!
Danni
A short sweet story with a slow build-up (if things can be slow in a short story). Patrick is really sweet and seems like a fun guy. Stephen is a little insecure, because he is so much older than Patrick. I think they go together really well anyway and I would love to read more about the two.
Lily
3.5 stars

A sweet and engaging May/December story. It's nicely written and I liked both of the protags. Too bad it was so short.
Veronica /  V
This is so cute and lovely, why the author doesn't write a sequel? I would buy it straight away.
Susan
Short but sweet. It would have been nice to see what happened next.
Sarah
Lovely May/December romance. Wish it had been longer than it was.
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