An Immovable Solitude
Erik Hash, owner of a shark diving company in South Africa, loses everything in one night—his business, his partner, and his desire to live. The victim of a violent hate crime, he leaves South Africa and takes a job aboard a private yacht to escape.
When his partner reappears after three years, he wonders if there is something le...more
There's nothing better than stumbling across a book,taking a chance and really enjoying it.I literally couldn't break myself away from it once I started.This is a new Author for me and I was captivated by her story telling.The setting was beautifully described and her characters,while far from perfect,had me enthralled.
I'm not going to re hash the story.The blurb is short and to the point and told me all I wanted to know in deciding to read it.What I had not expected was the range of emotions ...more
As much as I want to marginalize the bad to let the beauty shine in all its brilliance, I just can't do that. It wouldn't be fair because I want to stay true to myself. My rating simply reflects my conflicted feelings.
Barber's Adagio for Strings:
All around me the ocean swayed gently, the sun shone brightly and the world was falling apart...more
Just gorgeous, the sound and smell of the sea, the diving and the fascination with those sharks, magnificent creatures are what they are. I am siding with Erik about how mesmerising and powerful the attraction is towards them, unpredictable bu ...more
Here I am, being a party pooper once again, giving the first 2.5-stars review of a book that so far has gotten stellar ones. But since the rating on GR is about whether one likes the story or not, I have to do it. Because the answer to that for me will be, no, I don't like it...
Let me start first with what I do love, okay? The writing is lovely. I also love the setting; there is something majestic when Ms. McAuley describes the great white sharks and the love that Erik has for the deep ...more
DEVASTATING AND RAW
Objective rating based on literary merit: 4+
Subjective rating based on my emotional state during and after reading: 2
This is a nearly impossible book to get through without rage and frustration. Both MCs, but particularly Kerry, are self-destructive. Kerry is also selfish and immature. I was waiting for some huge epiphany, which would justify his actions to me, but I didn't find it. The choices Kerry made weren't logical, and ...more
First things first, a disclosure if you will. I know the author personally. She is a friend of mine.
However, on the flip side of that, just because someone is a friend of mine doesn't mean I let that color my ratings/review of books. I have read things by people that I consider friends and have not been a fan of the work. It's just the way these things go. And, as you can all attest for those that follow me here, I rarely write reviews for books, and typically will only do so when one ...more
Darn book made me blush...for jumping to conclusions like the characters did. So how could I blame them for being infuriatingly stubborn, hurt without trying to find out the truth, making the wrong decisions because of being young and immature, not being able to ask how the other feels or thinks? I couldn`t...
A stunning, sometimes sad and almost quiet romance, a bumpy journey to happiness with surprising depth - multilayered main-characters who felt very ...more
This book broke my heart, and it kept breaking it into ever smaller pieces until the end. Because of Kerry.
This book made my bruised heart jolt against my chest like a scared bird crashing into a cold window pane. Because of Erik.
This book made my battered heart lodge right up into my throat and then drop into my stomach with an audible thud. Because of Kelle.
This book made me want to scream until my throat went raw. Because of Erik and Kerry.
This book is about sharks ...(yes, not a shark I know, but the teeth were fierce!), two men Erik and Kerry, who seem to have a beautiful and loving relationship, until one fateful night when it implodes with horrific results, Kerry's bossy and frosty sister Kelle, and the secrets that people mistakenly keep to themselves....what's the saying 'A ...more
Let me get this out of my system: I am in love with S.A. McAuley.
My first experience with McAuley’s writing was with One Breath, One Bullet and I really enjoyed that. Then I read Someday It Will Be, and I thought that was absolutely amazing, and now I’ve fallen in love with An Immovable Solitude.
More specifically, I’ve fallen in love with Erik, South Africa and sharks. It’s that simple; it’s strange, but it’s true.
An Immovable Solitude is written in Erik’s first person POV with an almo ...more
An Immoveable Solitude is an unforgetable book to me! The story is so captivating that I saw myself completely entangled in Erik and Kerry's life!
I have to say that I have some conflicted feelings about Kerry, and the fact that he was a very young man, could justify his fear and his consequent b ...more
This book was not a favourite of mine to be honest. It is a highly recommended book and has been described as beautiful. I would not be able to describe this book as beautiful. When I started it, I believed that I would love it. But as I read it I found myself frustrated and annoyed at the characters.
(view spoiler)[Erik and Kelley were a couple for 3 years when Kelly just leaves one day. That really annoyed me as you get to see them a ...more
The story that follows deals with Erik still wondering where he went wrong, why Kerry did what he did and whether Erik can ever pull himself together and really live his life again. Three years later, Erik is working wi ...more
I bought it over a month ago, but it's been patiently waiting in my TBR pile. Woe is me, I had no idea what I had pushed into that corner of semi-life—had I known I would have read it the same day I got i ...more
The characters are awesome and believable. The setting is unusual and fascinating. Sam has a way of ...more
I don't feel the love, I hate Kerry for leaving. I wanted to scream at him.
So - I have finished it. For me it's 1,5 stars.
The writing was good but I never got any connection to the MCs. And I really really dislike Kerry. (view spoiler)[First he pla ...more
Never more so has a cover matched a book... The cover is all quiet beauty and the book matches. Told in first person we live for some time in the head of Erik Hash and see from his perspective the terrible loss he endured and how he deals with it. A hate crime, a murder, fire and his lover leaving it's a wonder he manages to pull himself out of it.
I didn't realise what time the book was set in, and although contemporary, the ending of it is wrapped in an event that I rememb ...more
about beautiful sharks...
and unconditional love...
A stunning, sometimes unbelievable romance, a bumpy journey to happiness with surprising depth - amazing real MCs, great dialogues, beautiful settings that came alive before your eyes.
Recommended read ...more
I read this book on the recommendation of some friends who praised it to high heavens. During the first few pages, it read somewhat slow if pleasantly enough, and I couldn’t help wondering what all the fuss was about. But then, bam, disaster hit, and I was hooked. Erik’s and Kerry’s winding, rocky road back to themselves and back to each other held me captive, not lastly because of Erik’s 1st person POV narrative voice. Internal and outward conflict, raw emotion, love, hate, despair and joy, ...more
This was my first experience with McAuley’s writing and have now added her to my “favorite author” shelf! I was immediately drawn in to this very well written story. It emoted such strong feelings in me and I couldn’t put this down. McAuley’s writing style flowed and is very descriptive, which I love.
Although this was a sad romance and a bumpy ride to HEA, I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this book and would highly recommend to everyone that loves a good romance.
I just ...more