Here’s the review of my latest, and really wonderful read; I’ve got back into romance again, and this is a really perfect example of the genre: Sylvie Parizeau’s “Incandescently”.
Liam O’Shea, a young Irish author lecturing in the US, keeps dreaming of Éolie, his childhood love – who doesn’t exist, doctors have told him, and yet she starts calling him again after 17 years of psychotherapy to make him forget about this ‘figment of his imagination’!
Meanwhile, Éolie actually arrives in Boston – looking for her childhood love, who’s called her recently as well! She takes a plane over to the College of the Atlantic, where something seems to tell her she’ll find Liam. And, after quite a bit of confusion, they finally meet and realise: their childhood love was real, and it all started because of Éolie’s gift for telepathy!
They instantly feel that they were made for each other, and they go on their first date – but how is this going to work out in real life? And there’s a problem for Liam, too: his film producer father who’s come back into his life after Liam disowned him years ago, and sends armies of fangirls and paparazzi after them in order to blackmail him into giving him the film rights for his successful stories.
Liam and Éolie stick together, though, because their love is so strong; and then there’s the Enchanted Forest of Laure, of which they’ve both been dreaming and where they think their future home is – so they go in search for it up in Canada…
What a wonderfully uplifting, utterly romantic story! With a fine sense of humour and a great feel for deep and true emotions, Sylvie Parizeau shows us what real love can look like if we only believe in it. Beautiful love scenes and moments of suspense alternate and make it virtually impossible to put the book down. A perfect read for all romantic souls!