Perfect Day

Perfect Day

First love conquers all in Perfect Day, a captivating contemporary male/male retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion. Love doesn?t burn out just because the timing?s wrong. It grows. It never leaves. When Joshua Newton, prodigal son of one of New Milton?s elite, fell in love with ambitious young actor Finn Callaghan, his world finally made sense. With every stolen moment, so First love conquers all in Perfect Day, a captivating contemporary male/male retelling of Jane Austen?s...

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Title:Perfect Day
Author:Sally Malcolm
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:B07CBNSP2N
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:187 pages pages

Perfect Day Reviews

  • Penny
    Nov 21, 2018

    4.5 There was one last perfect day. Modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion Well,this was a pleasant surprise.I'm always a bit nervous about reading something from an Author I haven't come across before but I'm so glad I requested this.I read it in about ...

    Alfred Tennyson was such a fan of Austen's Persuasion, he famously exclaimed, "Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell." I'll do Tennyson one better and shout, "Show me the exact spot where Liz almost drowned!" Who's Liz, you may ask? She's the woman Finn woos as reven...

    As this story started out, in my opinion, it was freaking *PERFECT*. One to give even Anyta Sunday a run for her money in the feels and slow burn department. I loved the MC's, I loved their story, and there wasn't a single thing that I would've changed. AND THEN THE RAINS CAME....

    -4.25 stars- ?This is the beginning, Josh. This is the beginning of everything for us.? But of course it wasn?t. It was the end. It was the last golden hour of the last perfect day.? What an amazing little gem that was! I?m very glad a friend recommended it or else i...

    Peruasión de Jane Austen es un libro absolutamente maravilloso. Este retelling de Sally Malcolm a su manera, también lo es. Una historia de segundas oportunidades, con separación entre los protagonistas, soledad, celos, arrepentimientos, errores de juventud, errores por orgullo. Fi...

    *** 3.5 stars *** Persuasion is my least favorite of Austen's novels, so I wasn't sure what I was in for with this modern-day m/m retelling. I do love a good second-chance romance, though, so decided it was worth a try. There was an appropriate amount of suffering from the injuri...

    Si lo valorase en comparación con la mayoría de lo que he leído este año sería 5, se lleva una menos porque al final me ha resultado más fluffy que Angst, pero es muy romántica y evocatica, me encanta el mar y para mi es un tercer personaje en esta novela. Se nota que la autora ...

    Ooh, I adored this story of second chances! Josh and Finn are young passionate lovers who plan to go away to California to start a new life together - Finn as an actor and Josh a concert violinist. But when the moment comes, Josh reneges and remains home with his dysfunctional family. ...

    I've given this an A- at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars rounded up. Sally Malcolm?s first published m/m romance is a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion (which regularly vies with Emma for first place in my ranking of Austen?s novels!) set in a sleepy New York seaside...

    I loved this. I have a feeling this will end up on my Top 10 books of the year. This is a m/m retelling of Jane Austin's Persuasion. You do not have to have read that though to enjoy this. The author takes the bones of that story but modernizes it. The prologue starts in the past ...

    5 stars Modern m/m version of Persuasion! It's one of my favourite Austen novels and it's the ultimate second chance love story. This version captured everything I loved about Persuasion, and second chance romance in general. So beautifully written too. ...

    Amazingly atmospheric, and a wonderful slow burn (my favorite trope). Sweet and gentle, I loved Joshua. ...

    This year might have had a lot of ups and downs, but so far it has also given me two queered Jane Austen retellings that have hit it out the park. This one, a reimaging of Austen?s Persuasion, was thoroughly enjoyable, emotionally enthralling, and damn entertaining. I?ve always ...

    Persuasion??is??my??favorite??Jane??Austen??novel??. ?Nuff said. ...

    A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. This was an emotional story, so much more than I was expecting. Finn and Josh were truly in love and it was unfortunate that they found each other when they were so young and just starting their lives. Josh was scar...

    ????? AND ????? from me. The fact that I spent most of the story with that wet stuff in my eyes ? is irrelevant. This was a superb recreation of Jane Austen's Persuasion for us M/M addicts, so full of feels it sometimes hurt to read the story ?. ...

    ? 3.75 stars The first few chapters in the beginning are told with Now and Then, which I liked, but after about chapter 4 it stays in the now. The then being the beginning of Joshua and Finn's relationship and the now being 8 years after the relationship ended. 8 years where f...

    This was fuckin? awful. I two starred it because the author can write, but everything about this was awful. It reminded me of an m/f from about 40 years ago. Finn?s the man, and josh is the woman. Plug?m right in. All the (self imposed) torture!! All the angst! All the sufferi...

    Fabulous, wonderful story! 5+ stars. This seems to be my year for reading books that retell stories by famous authors. Perfect Day is a modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion and I LOVED it. I must confess that I've never read any of Jane Austen's books but this is the sec...

    Well, this week?s read was a downright pleasure, folks. It wasn?t what I was expecting going in, yet I came out the other side thoroughly sated and filled with all the happiest of little sighs. Perfect Day by Sally Malcolm is a gender-bending retell of the classic Persuasion by Jan...

    Perfect. ...

    *3,75 stars* This one left me a bit in a conundrum. I haven?t read the Jane Austin novel this was ?modeled? on. And I feel it might have helped me to enjoy this more. Not that I didn?t like it. Josh and Finn are sympathetic guys and the UST between them first class. At...

    Lovely retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion. A charming second-chance romance that makes you believe in true love. ?Love doesn't vanish just because you missed your slot. It's not conditional on time and place. It ... it stays." Recommended ? Lovely retelling of...

    (Content notes: (view spoiler)[emotional and physical cheating, negative bi stereotypes (hide spoiler)] ) I love Jane Austen and Persuasion, so I had really high hopes for this book. Unfortunately, that just meant that it was even more hurtful for me, as a bisexual woman, that the stor...

    This book bills itself as a retelling of Jane Austin's Persuasion, but I don't remember Anne previously dating Sarah or Frederick having a line of boyfriends in his past. And this, folks, is a perfect example of pervasive and harmful heteronormativity. A true MM romance rendition of Au...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4.75 stars Like it?s inspiration, Persuasion, Perfect Day is a story about second chances. Eight years is a long time to hold a grudge or to nurse a flame, and in eight years both Finn and Josh have grown and matured. What?s between them isn?t the ea...

    3.25* I love Persuasion and as soon as I saw the premise I wanted to read this book, It was cute and fluffy and I really liked Josh and Finn. ...

  • Sophie
    Sep 03, 2018

    4.5 There was one last perfect day. Modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion Well,this was a pleasant surprise.I'm always a bit nervous about reading something from an Author I haven't come across before but I'm so glad I requested this.I read it in about ...

    Alfred Tennyson was such a fan of Austen's Persuasion, he famously exclaimed, "Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell." I'll do Tennyson one better and shout, "Show me the exact spot where Liz almost drowned!" Who's Liz, you may ask? She's the woman Finn woos as reven...

    As this story started out, in my opinion, it was freaking *PERFECT*. One to give even Anyta Sunday a run for her money in the feels and slow burn department. I loved the MC's, I loved their story, and there wasn't a single thing that I would've changed. AND THEN THE RAINS CAME....

    -4.25 stars- ?This is the beginning, Josh. This is the beginning of everything for us.? But of course it wasn?t. It was the end. It was the last golden hour of the last perfect day.? What an amazing little gem that was! I?m very glad a friend recommended it or else i...

    Peruasión de Jane Austen es un libro absolutamente maravilloso. Este retelling de Sally Malcolm a su manera, también lo es. Una historia de segundas oportunidades, con separación entre los protagonistas, soledad, celos, arrepentimientos, errores de juventud, errores por orgullo. Fi...

    *** 3.5 stars *** Persuasion is my least favorite of Austen's novels, so I wasn't sure what I was in for with this modern-day m/m retelling. I do love a good second-chance romance, though, so decided it was worth a try. There was an appropriate amount of suffering from the injuri...

    Si lo valorase en comparación con la mayoría de lo que he leído este año sería 5, se lleva una menos porque al final me ha resultado más fluffy que Angst, pero es muy romántica y evocatica, me encanta el mar y para mi es un tercer personaje en esta novela. Se nota que la autora ...

    Ooh, I adored this story of second chances! Josh and Finn are young passionate lovers who plan to go away to California to start a new life together - Finn as an actor and Josh a concert violinist. But when the moment comes, Josh reneges and remains home with his dysfunctional family. ...

    I've given this an A- at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars rounded up. Sally Malcolm?s first published m/m romance is a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion (which regularly vies with Emma for first place in my ranking of Austen?s novels!) set in a sleepy New York seaside...

    I loved this. I have a feeling this will end up on my Top 10 books of the year. This is a m/m retelling of Jane Austin's Persuasion. You do not have to have read that though to enjoy this. The author takes the bones of that story but modernizes it. The prologue starts in the past ...

    5 stars Modern m/m version of Persuasion! It's one of my favourite Austen novels and it's the ultimate second chance love story. This version captured everything I loved about Persuasion, and second chance romance in general. So beautifully written too. ...

    Amazingly atmospheric, and a wonderful slow burn (my favorite trope). Sweet and gentle, I loved Joshua. ...

    This year might have had a lot of ups and downs, but so far it has also given me two queered Jane Austen retellings that have hit it out the park. This one, a reimaging of Austen?s Persuasion, was thoroughly enjoyable, emotionally enthralling, and damn entertaining. I?ve always ...

    Persuasion??is??my??favorite??Jane??Austen??novel??. ?Nuff said. ...

    A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. This was an emotional story, so much more than I was expecting. Finn and Josh were truly in love and it was unfortunate that they found each other when they were so young and just starting their lives. Josh was scar...

    ????? AND ????? from me. The fact that I spent most of the story with that wet stuff in my eyes ? is irrelevant. This was a superb recreation of Jane Austen's Persuasion for us M/M addicts, so full of feels it sometimes hurt to read the story ?. ...

    ? 3.75 stars The first few chapters in the beginning are told with Now and Then, which I liked, but after about chapter 4 it stays in the now. The then being the beginning of Joshua and Finn's relationship and the now being 8 years after the relationship ended. 8 years where f...

    This was fuckin? awful. I two starred it because the author can write, but everything about this was awful. It reminded me of an m/f from about 40 years ago. Finn?s the man, and josh is the woman. Plug?m right in. All the (self imposed) torture!! All the angst! All the sufferi...

    Fabulous, wonderful story! 5+ stars. This seems to be my year for reading books that retell stories by famous authors. Perfect Day is a modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion and I LOVED it. I must confess that I've never read any of Jane Austen's books but this is the sec...

    Well, this week?s read was a downright pleasure, folks. It wasn?t what I was expecting going in, yet I came out the other side thoroughly sated and filled with all the happiest of little sighs. Perfect Day by Sally Malcolm is a gender-bending retell of the classic Persuasion by Jan...

    Perfect. ...

    *3,75 stars* This one left me a bit in a conundrum. I haven?t read the Jane Austin novel this was ?modeled? on. And I feel it might have helped me to enjoy this more. Not that I didn?t like it. Josh and Finn are sympathetic guys and the UST between them first class. At...

    Lovely retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion. A charming second-chance romance that makes you believe in true love. ?Love doesn't vanish just because you missed your slot. It's not conditional on time and place. It ... it stays." Recommended ? Lovely retelling of...

    (Content notes: (view spoiler)[emotional and physical cheating, negative bi stereotypes (hide spoiler)] ) I love Jane Austen and Persuasion, so I had really high hopes for this book. Unfortunately, that just meant that it was even more hurtful for me, as a bisexual woman, that the stor...

    This book bills itself as a retelling of Jane Austin's Persuasion, but I don't remember Anne previously dating Sarah or Frederick having a line of boyfriends in his past. And this, folks, is a perfect example of pervasive and harmful heteronormativity. A true MM romance rendition of Au...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4.75 stars Like it?s inspiration, Persuasion, Perfect Day is a story about second chances. Eight years is a long time to hold a grudge or to nurse a flame, and in eight years both Finn and Josh have grown and matured. What?s between them isn?t the ea...

    3.25* I love Persuasion and as soon as I saw the premise I wanted to read this book, It was cute and fluffy and I really liked Josh and Finn. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    "Persuasion" has always been my favourite Jane Austen novel, so when I saw there was a modern day/ m/m romance adaption, I didn't hesitate. And luckily, like "Out, Proud and Prejudiced", it was wonderful. There's just something about the idea of a second chance romance. And it was do...

  • Anyta Sunday
    Dec 10, 2018

    4.5 There was one last perfect day. Modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion Well,this was a pleasant surprise.I'm always a bit nervous about reading something from an Author I haven't come across before but I'm so glad I requested this.I read it in about ...

    Alfred Tennyson was such a fan of Austen's Persuasion, he famously exclaimed, "Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell." I'll do Tennyson one better and shout, "Show me the exact spot where Liz almost drowned!" Who's Liz, you may ask? She's the woman Finn woos as reven...

    As this story started out, in my opinion, it was freaking *PERFECT*. One to give even Anyta Sunday a run for her money in the feels and slow burn department. I loved the MC's, I loved their story, and there wasn't a single thing that I would've changed. AND THEN THE RAINS CAME....

    -4.25 stars- ?This is the beginning, Josh. This is the beginning of everything for us.? But of course it wasn?t. It was the end. It was the last golden hour of the last perfect day.? What an amazing little gem that was! I?m very glad a friend recommended it or else i...

    Peruasión de Jane Austen es un libro absolutamente maravilloso. Este retelling de Sally Malcolm a su manera, también lo es. Una historia de segundas oportunidades, con separación entre los protagonistas, soledad, celos, arrepentimientos, errores de juventud, errores por orgullo. Fi...

    *** 3.5 stars *** Persuasion is my least favorite of Austen's novels, so I wasn't sure what I was in for with this modern-day m/m retelling. I do love a good second-chance romance, though, so decided it was worth a try. There was an appropriate amount of suffering from the injuri...

    Si lo valorase en comparación con la mayoría de lo que he leído este año sería 5, se lleva una menos porque al final me ha resultado más fluffy que Angst, pero es muy romántica y evocatica, me encanta el mar y para mi es un tercer personaje en esta novela. Se nota que la autora ...

    Ooh, I adored this story of second chances! Josh and Finn are young passionate lovers who plan to go away to California to start a new life together - Finn as an actor and Josh a concert violinist. But when the moment comes, Josh reneges and remains home with his dysfunctional family. ...

    I've given this an A- at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars rounded up. Sally Malcolm?s first published m/m romance is a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion (which regularly vies with Emma for first place in my ranking of Austen?s novels!) set in a sleepy New York seaside...

    I loved this. I have a feeling this will end up on my Top 10 books of the year. This is a m/m retelling of Jane Austin's Persuasion. You do not have to have read that though to enjoy this. The author takes the bones of that story but modernizes it. The prologue starts in the past ...

    5 stars Modern m/m version of Persuasion! It's one of my favourite Austen novels and it's the ultimate second chance love story. This version captured everything I loved about Persuasion, and second chance romance in general. So beautifully written too. ...

    Amazingly atmospheric, and a wonderful slow burn (my favorite trope). Sweet and gentle, I loved Joshua. ...

  • Caz
    Jul 31, 2018

    4.5 There was one last perfect day. Modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion Well,this was a pleasant surprise.I'm always a bit nervous about reading something from an Author I haven't come across before but I'm so glad I requested this.I read it in about ...

    Alfred Tennyson was such a fan of Austen's Persuasion, he famously exclaimed, "Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell." I'll do Tennyson one better and shout, "Show me the exact spot where Liz almost drowned!" Who's Liz, you may ask? She's the woman Finn woos as reven...

    As this story started out, in my opinion, it was freaking *PERFECT*. One to give even Anyta Sunday a run for her money in the feels and slow burn department. I loved the MC's, I loved their story, and there wasn't a single thing that I would've changed. AND THEN THE RAINS CAME....

    -4.25 stars- ?This is the beginning, Josh. This is the beginning of everything for us.? But of course it wasn?t. It was the end. It was the last golden hour of the last perfect day.? What an amazing little gem that was! I?m very glad a friend recommended it or else i...

    Peruasión de Jane Austen es un libro absolutamente maravilloso. Este retelling de Sally Malcolm a su manera, también lo es. Una historia de segundas oportunidades, con separación entre los protagonistas, soledad, celos, arrepentimientos, errores de juventud, errores por orgullo. Fi...

    *** 3.5 stars *** Persuasion is my least favorite of Austen's novels, so I wasn't sure what I was in for with this modern-day m/m retelling. I do love a good second-chance romance, though, so decided it was worth a try. There was an appropriate amount of suffering from the injuri...

    Si lo valorase en comparación con la mayoría de lo que he leído este año sería 5, se lleva una menos porque al final me ha resultado más fluffy que Angst, pero es muy romántica y evocatica, me encanta el mar y para mi es un tercer personaje en esta novela. Se nota que la autora ...

    Ooh, I adored this story of second chances! Josh and Finn are young passionate lovers who plan to go away to California to start a new life together - Finn as an actor and Josh a concert violinist. But when the moment comes, Josh reneges and remains home with his dysfunctional family. ...

    I've given this an A- at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars rounded up. Sally Malcolm?s first published m/m romance is a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion (which regularly vies with Emma for first place in my ranking of Austen?s novels!) set in a sleepy New York seaside...

  • Chris, the Dalek King
    Jun 23, 2018

    4.5 There was one last perfect day. Modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion Well,this was a pleasant surprise.I'm always a bit nervous about reading something from an Author I haven't come across before but I'm so glad I requested this.I read it in about ...

    Alfred Tennyson was such a fan of Austen's Persuasion, he famously exclaimed, "Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell." I'll do Tennyson one better and shout, "Show me the exact spot where Liz almost drowned!" Who's Liz, you may ask? She's the woman Finn woos as reven...

    As this story started out, in my opinion, it was freaking *PERFECT*. One to give even Anyta Sunday a run for her money in the feels and slow burn department. I loved the MC's, I loved their story, and there wasn't a single thing that I would've changed. AND THEN THE RAINS CAME....

    -4.25 stars- ?This is the beginning, Josh. This is the beginning of everything for us.? But of course it wasn?t. It was the end. It was the last golden hour of the last perfect day.? What an amazing little gem that was! I?m very glad a friend recommended it or else i...

    Peruasión de Jane Austen es un libro absolutamente maravilloso. Este retelling de Sally Malcolm a su manera, también lo es. Una historia de segundas oportunidades, con separación entre los protagonistas, soledad, celos, arrepentimientos, errores de juventud, errores por orgullo. Fi...

    *** 3.5 stars *** Persuasion is my least favorite of Austen's novels, so I wasn't sure what I was in for with this modern-day m/m retelling. I do love a good second-chance romance, though, so decided it was worth a try. There was an appropriate amount of suffering from the injuri...

    Si lo valorase en comparación con la mayoría de lo que he leído este año sería 5, se lleva una menos porque al final me ha resultado más fluffy que Angst, pero es muy romántica y evocatica, me encanta el mar y para mi es un tercer personaje en esta novela. Se nota que la autora ...

    Ooh, I adored this story of second chances! Josh and Finn are young passionate lovers who plan to go away to California to start a new life together - Finn as an actor and Josh a concert violinist. But when the moment comes, Josh reneges and remains home with his dysfunctional family. ...

    I've given this an A- at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars rounded up. Sally Malcolm?s first published m/m romance is a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion (which regularly vies with Emma for first place in my ranking of Austen?s novels!) set in a sleepy New York seaside...

    I loved this. I have a feeling this will end up on my Top 10 books of the year. This is a m/m retelling of Jane Austin's Persuasion. You do not have to have read that though to enjoy this. The author takes the bones of that story but modernizes it. The prologue starts in the past ...

    5 stars Modern m/m version of Persuasion! It's one of my favourite Austen novels and it's the ultimate second chance love story. This version captured everything I loved about Persuasion, and second chance romance in general. So beautifully written too. ...

    Amazingly atmospheric, and a wonderful slow burn (my favorite trope). Sweet and gentle, I loved Joshua. ...

    This year might have had a lot of ups and downs, but so far it has also given me two queered Jane Austen retellings that have hit it out the park. This one, a reimaging of Austen?s Persuasion, was thoroughly enjoyable, emotionally enthralling, and damn entertaining. I?ve always ...

  • Amazonaute
    Nov 24, 2018

    4.5 There was one last perfect day. Modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion Well,this was a pleasant surprise.I'm always a bit nervous about reading something from an Author I haven't come across before but I'm so glad I requested this.I read it in about ...

    Alfred Tennyson was such a fan of Austen's Persuasion, he famously exclaimed, "Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell." I'll do Tennyson one better and shout, "Show me the exact spot where Liz almost drowned!" Who's Liz, you may ask? She's the woman Finn woos as reven...

    As this story started out, in my opinion, it was freaking *PERFECT*. One to give even Anyta Sunday a run for her money in the feels and slow burn department. I loved the MC's, I loved their story, and there wasn't a single thing that I would've changed. AND THEN THE RAINS CAME....

    -4.25 stars- ?This is the beginning, Josh. This is the beginning of everything for us.? But of course it wasn?t. It was the end. It was the last golden hour of the last perfect day.? What an amazing little gem that was! I?m very glad a friend recommended it or else i...

    Peruasión de Jane Austen es un libro absolutamente maravilloso. Este retelling de Sally Malcolm a su manera, también lo es. Una historia de segundas oportunidades, con separación entre los protagonistas, soledad, celos, arrepentimientos, errores de juventud, errores por orgullo. Fi...

    *** 3.5 stars *** Persuasion is my least favorite of Austen's novels, so I wasn't sure what I was in for with this modern-day m/m retelling. I do love a good second-chance romance, though, so decided it was worth a try. There was an appropriate amount of suffering from the injuri...

    Si lo valorase en comparación con la mayoría de lo que he leído este año sería 5, se lleva una menos porque al final me ha resultado más fluffy que Angst, pero es muy romántica y evocatica, me encanta el mar y para mi es un tercer personaje en esta novela. Se nota que la autora ...

    Ooh, I adored this story of second chances! Josh and Finn are young passionate lovers who plan to go away to California to start a new life together - Finn as an actor and Josh a concert violinist. But when the moment comes, Josh reneges and remains home with his dysfunctional family. ...

    I've given this an A- at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars rounded up. Sally Malcolm?s first published m/m romance is a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion (which regularly vies with Emma for first place in my ranking of Austen?s novels!) set in a sleepy New York seaside...

    I loved this. I have a feeling this will end up on my Top 10 books of the year. This is a m/m retelling of Jane Austin's Persuasion. You do not have to have read that though to enjoy this. The author takes the bones of that story but modernizes it. The prologue starts in the past ...

    5 stars Modern m/m version of Persuasion! It's one of my favourite Austen novels and it's the ultimate second chance love story. This version captured everything I loved about Persuasion, and second chance romance in general. So beautifully written too. ...

    Amazingly atmospheric, and a wonderful slow burn (my favorite trope). Sweet and gentle, I loved Joshua. ...

    This year might have had a lot of ups and downs, but so far it has also given me two queered Jane Austen retellings that have hit it out the park. This one, a reimaging of Austen?s Persuasion, was thoroughly enjoyable, emotionally enthralling, and damn entertaining. I?ve always ...

    Persuasion??is??my??favorite??Jane??Austen??novel??. ?Nuff said. ...

    A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. This was an emotional story, so much more than I was expecting. Finn and Josh were truly in love and it was unfortunate that they found each other when they were so young and just starting their lives. Josh was scar...

    ????? AND ????? from me. The fact that I spent most of the story with that wet stuff in my eyes ? is irrelevant. This was a superb recreation of Jane Austen's Persuasion for us M/M addicts, so full of feels it sometimes hurt to read the story ?. ...

    ? 3.75 stars The first few chapters in the beginning are told with Now and Then, which I liked, but after about chapter 4 it stays in the now. The then being the beginning of Joshua and Finn's relationship and the now being 8 years after the relationship ended. 8 years where f...

    This was fuckin? awful. I two starred it because the author can write, but everything about this was awful. It reminded me of an m/f from about 40 years ago. Finn?s the man, and josh is the woman. Plug?m right in. All the (self imposed) torture!! All the angst! All the sufferi...

  • Bev
    Sep 11, 2018

    4.5 There was one last perfect day. Modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion Well,this was a pleasant surprise.I'm always a bit nervous about reading something from an Author I haven't come across before but I'm so glad I requested this.I read it in about ...

    Alfred Tennyson was such a fan of Austen's Persuasion, he famously exclaimed, "Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell." I'll do Tennyson one better and shout, "Show me the exact spot where Liz almost drowned!" Who's Liz, you may ask? She's the woman Finn woos as reven...

    As this story started out, in my opinion, it was freaking *PERFECT*. One to give even Anyta Sunday a run for her money in the feels and slow burn department. I loved the MC's, I loved their story, and there wasn't a single thing that I would've changed. AND THEN THE RAINS CAME....

    -4.25 stars- ?This is the beginning, Josh. This is the beginning of everything for us.? But of course it wasn?t. It was the end. It was the last golden hour of the last perfect day.? What an amazing little gem that was! I?m very glad a friend recommended it or else i...

    Peruasión de Jane Austen es un libro absolutamente maravilloso. Este retelling de Sally Malcolm a su manera, también lo es. Una historia de segundas oportunidades, con separación entre los protagonistas, soledad, celos, arrepentimientos, errores de juventud, errores por orgullo. Fi...

    *** 3.5 stars *** Persuasion is my least favorite of Austen's novels, so I wasn't sure what I was in for with this modern-day m/m retelling. I do love a good second-chance romance, though, so decided it was worth a try. There was an appropriate amount of suffering from the injuri...

    Si lo valorase en comparación con la mayoría de lo que he leído este año sería 5, se lleva una menos porque al final me ha resultado más fluffy que Angst, pero es muy romántica y evocatica, me encanta el mar y para mi es un tercer personaje en esta novela. Se nota que la autora ...

    Ooh, I adored this story of second chances! Josh and Finn are young passionate lovers who plan to go away to California to start a new life together - Finn as an actor and Josh a concert violinist. But when the moment comes, Josh reneges and remains home with his dysfunctional family. ...

    I've given this an A- at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars rounded up. Sally Malcolm?s first published m/m romance is a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion (which regularly vies with Emma for first place in my ranking of Austen?s novels!) set in a sleepy New York seaside...

    I loved this. I have a feeling this will end up on my Top 10 books of the year. This is a m/m retelling of Jane Austin's Persuasion. You do not have to have read that though to enjoy this. The author takes the bones of that story but modernizes it. The prologue starts in the past ...

    5 stars Modern m/m version of Persuasion! It's one of my favourite Austen novels and it's the ultimate second chance love story. This version captured everything I loved about Persuasion, and second chance romance in general. So beautifully written too. ...

    Amazingly atmospheric, and a wonderful slow burn (my favorite trope). Sweet and gentle, I loved Joshua. ...

    This year might have had a lot of ups and downs, but so far it has also given me two queered Jane Austen retellings that have hit it out the park. This one, a reimaging of Austen?s Persuasion, was thoroughly enjoyable, emotionally enthralling, and damn entertaining. I?ve always ...

    Persuasion??is??my??favorite??Jane??Austen??novel??. ?Nuff said. ...

    A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. This was an emotional story, so much more than I was expecting. Finn and Josh were truly in love and it was unfortunate that they found each other when they were so young and just starting their lives. Josh was scar...

    ????? AND ????? from me. The fact that I spent most of the story with that wet stuff in my eyes ? is irrelevant. This was a superb recreation of Jane Austen's Persuasion for us M/M addicts, so full of feels it sometimes hurt to read the story ?. ...

  • ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
    Aug 31, 2018

    4.5 There was one last perfect day. Modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion Well,this was a pleasant surprise.I'm always a bit nervous about reading something from an Author I haven't come across before but I'm so glad I requested this.I read it in about ...

    Alfred Tennyson was such a fan of Austen's Persuasion, he famously exclaimed, "Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell." I'll do Tennyson one better and shout, "Show me the exact spot where Liz almost drowned!" Who's Liz, you may ask? She's the woman Finn woos as reven...

  • Aeren
    Sep 12, 2018

    4.5 There was one last perfect day. Modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion Well,this was a pleasant surprise.I'm always a bit nervous about reading something from an Author I haven't come across before but I'm so glad I requested this.I read it in about ...

    Alfred Tennyson was such a fan of Austen's Persuasion, he famously exclaimed, "Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell." I'll do Tennyson one better and shout, "Show me the exact spot where Liz almost drowned!" Who's Liz, you may ask? She's the woman Finn woos as reven...

    As this story started out, in my opinion, it was freaking *PERFECT*. One to give even Anyta Sunday a run for her money in the feels and slow burn department. I loved the MC's, I loved their story, and there wasn't a single thing that I would've changed. AND THEN THE RAINS CAME....

    -4.25 stars- ?This is the beginning, Josh. This is the beginning of everything for us.? But of course it wasn?t. It was the end. It was the last golden hour of the last perfect day.? What an amazing little gem that was! I?m very glad a friend recommended it or else i...

    Peruasión de Jane Austen es un libro absolutamente maravilloso. Este retelling de Sally Malcolm a su manera, también lo es. Una historia de segundas oportunidades, con separación entre los protagonistas, soledad, celos, arrepentimientos, errores de juventud, errores por orgullo. Fi...

    *** 3.5 stars *** Persuasion is my least favorite of Austen's novels, so I wasn't sure what I was in for with this modern-day m/m retelling. I do love a good second-chance romance, though, so decided it was worth a try. There was an appropriate amount of suffering from the injuri...

    Si lo valorase en comparación con la mayoría de lo que he leído este año sería 5, se lleva una menos porque al final me ha resultado más fluffy que Angst, pero es muy romántica y evocatica, me encanta el mar y para mi es un tercer personaje en esta novela. Se nota que la autora ...

  • Alisa
    Aug 07, 2018

    4.5 There was one last perfect day. Modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion Well,this was a pleasant surprise.I'm always a bit nervous about reading something from an Author I haven't come across before but I'm so glad I requested this.I read it in about ...

    Alfred Tennyson was such a fan of Austen's Persuasion, he famously exclaimed, "Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell." I'll do Tennyson one better and shout, "Show me the exact spot where Liz almost drowned!" Who's Liz, you may ask? She's the woman Finn woos as reven...

    As this story started out, in my opinion, it was freaking *PERFECT*. One to give even Anyta Sunday a run for her money in the feels and slow burn department. I loved the MC's, I loved their story, and there wasn't a single thing that I would've changed. AND THEN THE RAINS CAME....

    -4.25 stars- ?This is the beginning, Josh. This is the beginning of everything for us.? But of course it wasn?t. It was the end. It was the last golden hour of the last perfect day.? What an amazing little gem that was! I?m very glad a friend recommended it or else i...

    Peruasión de Jane Austen es un libro absolutamente maravilloso. Este retelling de Sally Malcolm a su manera, también lo es. Una historia de segundas oportunidades, con separación entre los protagonistas, soledad, celos, arrepentimientos, errores de juventud, errores por orgullo. Fi...

    *** 3.5 stars *** Persuasion is my least favorite of Austen's novels, so I wasn't sure what I was in for with this modern-day m/m retelling. I do love a good second-chance romance, though, so decided it was worth a try. There was an appropriate amount of suffering from the injuri...

    Si lo valorase en comparación con la mayoría de lo que he leído este año sería 5, se lleva una menos porque al final me ha resultado más fluffy que Angst, pero es muy romántica y evocatica, me encanta el mar y para mi es un tercer personaje en esta novela. Se nota que la autora ...

    Ooh, I adored this story of second chances! Josh and Finn are young passionate lovers who plan to go away to California to start a new life together - Finn as an actor and Josh a concert violinist. But when the moment comes, Josh reneges and remains home with his dysfunctional family. ...

    I've given this an A- at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars rounded up. Sally Malcolm?s first published m/m romance is a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion (which regularly vies with Emma for first place in my ranking of Austen?s novels!) set in a sleepy New York seaside...

    I loved this. I have a feeling this will end up on my Top 10 books of the year. This is a m/m retelling of Jane Austin's Persuasion. You do not have to have read that though to enjoy this. The author takes the bones of that story but modernizes it. The prologue starts in the past ...

  • ☆ Todd
    Oct 03, 2018

    4.5 There was one last perfect day. Modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion Well,this was a pleasant surprise.I'm always a bit nervous about reading something from an Author I haven't come across before but I'm so glad I requested this.I read it in about ...

    Alfred Tennyson was such a fan of Austen's Persuasion, he famously exclaimed, "Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell." I'll do Tennyson one better and shout, "Show me the exact spot where Liz almost drowned!" Who's Liz, you may ask? She's the woman Finn woos as reven...

    As this story started out, in my opinion, it was freaking *PERFECT*. One to give even Anyta Sunday a run for her money in the feels and slow burn department. I loved the MC's, I loved their story, and there wasn't a single thing that I would've changed. AND THEN THE RAINS CAME....

  • Simon
    Oct 06, 2018

    4.5 There was one last perfect day. Modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion Well,this was a pleasant surprise.I'm always a bit nervous about reading something from an Author I haven't come across before but I'm so glad I requested this.I read it in about ...

    Alfred Tennyson was such a fan of Austen's Persuasion, he famously exclaimed, "Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell." I'll do Tennyson one better and shout, "Show me the exact spot where Liz almost drowned!" Who's Liz, you may ask? She's the woman Finn woos as reven...

    As this story started out, in my opinion, it was freaking *PERFECT*. One to give even Anyta Sunday a run for her money in the feels and slow burn department. I loved the MC's, I loved their story, and there wasn't a single thing that I would've changed. AND THEN THE RAINS CAME....

    -4.25 stars- ?This is the beginning, Josh. This is the beginning of everything for us.? But of course it wasn?t. It was the end. It was the last golden hour of the last perfect day.? What an amazing little gem that was! I?m very glad a friend recommended it or else i...

    Peruasión de Jane Austen es un libro absolutamente maravilloso. Este retelling de Sally Malcolm a su manera, también lo es. Una historia de segundas oportunidades, con separación entre los protagonistas, soledad, celos, arrepentimientos, errores de juventud, errores por orgullo. Fi...

    *** 3.5 stars *** Persuasion is my least favorite of Austen's novels, so I wasn't sure what I was in for with this modern-day m/m retelling. I do love a good second-chance romance, though, so decided it was worth a try. There was an appropriate amount of suffering from the injuri...

    Si lo valorase en comparación con la mayoría de lo que he leído este año sería 5, se lleva una menos porque al final me ha resultado más fluffy que Angst, pero es muy romántica y evocatica, me encanta el mar y para mi es un tercer personaje en esta novela. Se nota que la autora ...

    Ooh, I adored this story of second chances! Josh and Finn are young passionate lovers who plan to go away to California to start a new life together - Finn as an actor and Josh a concert violinist. But when the moment comes, Josh reneges and remains home with his dysfunctional family. ...

    I've given this an A- at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars rounded up. Sally Malcolm?s first published m/m romance is a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion (which regularly vies with Emma for first place in my ranking of Austen?s novels!) set in a sleepy New York seaside...

    I loved this. I have a feeling this will end up on my Top 10 books of the year. This is a m/m retelling of Jane Austin's Persuasion. You do not have to have read that though to enjoy this. The author takes the bones of that story but modernizes it. The prologue starts in the past ...

    5 stars Modern m/m version of Persuasion! It's one of my favourite Austen novels and it's the ultimate second chance love story. This version captured everything I loved about Persuasion, and second chance romance in general. So beautifully written too. ...

    Amazingly atmospheric, and a wonderful slow burn (my favorite trope). Sweet and gentle, I loved Joshua. ...

    This year might have had a lot of ups and downs, but so far it has also given me two queered Jane Austen retellings that have hit it out the park. This one, a reimaging of Austen?s Persuasion, was thoroughly enjoyable, emotionally enthralling, and damn entertaining. I?ve always ...

    Persuasion??is??my??favorite??Jane??Austen??novel??. ?Nuff said. ...

    A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. This was an emotional story, so much more than I was expecting. Finn and Josh were truly in love and it was unfortunate that they found each other when they were so young and just starting their lives. Josh was scar...

    ????? AND ????? from me. The fact that I spent most of the story with that wet stuff in my eyes ? is irrelevant. This was a superb recreation of Jane Austen's Persuasion for us M/M addicts, so full of feels it sometimes hurt to read the story ?. ...

    ? 3.75 stars The first few chapters in the beginning are told with Now and Then, which I liked, but after about chapter 4 it stays in the now. The then being the beginning of Joshua and Finn's relationship and the now being 8 years after the relationship ended. 8 years where f...

    This was fuckin? awful. I two starred it because the author can write, but everything about this was awful. It reminded me of an m/f from about 40 years ago. Finn?s the man, and josh is the woman. Plug?m right in. All the (self imposed) torture!! All the angst! All the sufferi...

    Fabulous, wonderful story! 5+ stars. This seems to be my year for reading books that retell stories by famous authors. Perfect Day is a modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion and I LOVED it. I must confess that I've never read any of Jane Austen's books but this is the sec...

    Well, this week?s read was a downright pleasure, folks. It wasn?t what I was expecting going in, yet I came out the other side thoroughly sated and filled with all the happiest of little sighs. Perfect Day by Sally Malcolm is a gender-bending retell of the classic Persuasion by Jan...

    Perfect. ...

  • Kaa
    Oct 29, 2018

    4.5 There was one last perfect day. Modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion Well,this was a pleasant surprise.I'm always a bit nervous about reading something from an Author I haven't come across before but I'm so glad I requested this.I read it in about ...

    Alfred Tennyson was such a fan of Austen's Persuasion, he famously exclaimed, "Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell." I'll do Tennyson one better and shout, "Show me the exact spot where Liz almost drowned!" Who's Liz, you may ask? She's the woman Finn woos as reven...

    As this story started out, in my opinion, it was freaking *PERFECT*. One to give even Anyta Sunday a run for her money in the feels and slow burn department. I loved the MC's, I loved their story, and there wasn't a single thing that I would've changed. AND THEN THE RAINS CAME....

    -4.25 stars- ?This is the beginning, Josh. This is the beginning of everything for us.? But of course it wasn?t. It was the end. It was the last golden hour of the last perfect day.? What an amazing little gem that was! I?m very glad a friend recommended it or else i...

    Peruasión de Jane Austen es un libro absolutamente maravilloso. Este retelling de Sally Malcolm a su manera, también lo es. Una historia de segundas oportunidades, con separación entre los protagonistas, soledad, celos, arrepentimientos, errores de juventud, errores por orgullo. Fi...

    *** 3.5 stars *** Persuasion is my least favorite of Austen's novels, so I wasn't sure what I was in for with this modern-day m/m retelling. I do love a good second-chance romance, though, so decided it was worth a try. There was an appropriate amount of suffering from the injuri...

    Si lo valorase en comparación con la mayoría de lo que he leído este año sería 5, se lleva una menos porque al final me ha resultado más fluffy que Angst, pero es muy romántica y evocatica, me encanta el mar y para mi es un tercer personaje en esta novela. Se nota que la autora ...

    Ooh, I adored this story of second chances! Josh and Finn are young passionate lovers who plan to go away to California to start a new life together - Finn as an actor and Josh a concert violinist. But when the moment comes, Josh reneges and remains home with his dysfunctional family. ...

    I've given this an A- at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars rounded up. Sally Malcolm?s first published m/m romance is a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion (which regularly vies with Emma for first place in my ranking of Austen?s novels!) set in a sleepy New York seaside...

    I loved this. I have a feeling this will end up on my Top 10 books of the year. This is a m/m retelling of Jane Austin's Persuasion. You do not have to have read that though to enjoy this. The author takes the bones of that story but modernizes it. The prologue starts in the past ...

    5 stars Modern m/m version of Persuasion! It's one of my favourite Austen novels and it's the ultimate second chance love story. This version captured everything I loved about Persuasion, and second chance romance in general. So beautifully written too. ...

    Amazingly atmospheric, and a wonderful slow burn (my favorite trope). Sweet and gentle, I loved Joshua. ...

    This year might have had a lot of ups and downs, but so far it has also given me two queered Jane Austen retellings that have hit it out the park. This one, a reimaging of Austen?s Persuasion, was thoroughly enjoyable, emotionally enthralling, and damn entertaining. I?ve always ...

    Persuasion??is??my??favorite??Jane??Austen??novel??. ?Nuff said. ...

    A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. This was an emotional story, so much more than I was expecting. Finn and Josh were truly in love and it was unfortunate that they found each other when they were so young and just starting their lives. Josh was scar...

    ????? AND ????? from me. The fact that I spent most of the story with that wet stuff in my eyes ? is irrelevant. This was a superb recreation of Jane Austen's Persuasion for us M/M addicts, so full of feels it sometimes hurt to read the story ?. ...

    ? 3.75 stars The first few chapters in the beginning are told with Now and Then, which I liked, but after about chapter 4 it stays in the now. The then being the beginning of Joshua and Finn's relationship and the now being 8 years after the relationship ended. 8 years where f...

    This was fuckin? awful. I two starred it because the author can write, but everything about this was awful. It reminded me of an m/f from about 40 years ago. Finn?s the man, and josh is the woman. Plug?m right in. All the (self imposed) torture!! All the angst! All the sufferi...

    Fabulous, wonderful story! 5+ stars. This seems to be my year for reading books that retell stories by famous authors. Perfect Day is a modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion and I LOVED it. I must confess that I've never read any of Jane Austen's books but this is the sec...

    Well, this week?s read was a downright pleasure, folks. It wasn?t what I was expecting going in, yet I came out the other side thoroughly sated and filled with all the happiest of little sighs. Perfect Day by Sally Malcolm is a gender-bending retell of the classic Persuasion by Jan...

    Perfect. ...

    *3,75 stars* This one left me a bit in a conundrum. I haven?t read the Jane Austin novel this was ?modeled? on. And I feel it might have helped me to enjoy this more. Not that I didn?t like it. Josh and Finn are sympathetic guys and the UST between them first class. At...

    Lovely retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion. A charming second-chance romance that makes you believe in true love. ?Love doesn't vanish just because you missed your slot. It's not conditional on time and place. It ... it stays." Recommended ? Lovely retelling of...

    (Content notes: (view spoiler)[emotional and physical cheating, negative bi stereotypes (hide spoiler)] ) I love Jane Austen and Persuasion, so I had really high hopes for this book. Unfortunately, that just meant that it was even more hurtful for me, as a bisexual woman, that the stor...

  • ♆Hayley
    Oct 10, 2018

    4.5 There was one last perfect day. Modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion Well,this was a pleasant surprise.I'm always a bit nervous about reading something from an Author I haven't come across before but I'm so glad I requested this.I read it in about ...

    Alfred Tennyson was such a fan of Austen's Persuasion, he famously exclaimed, "Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell." I'll do Tennyson one better and shout, "Show me the exact spot where Liz almost drowned!" Who's Liz, you may ask? She's the woman Finn woos as reven...

    As this story started out, in my opinion, it was freaking *PERFECT*. One to give even Anyta Sunday a run for her money in the feels and slow burn department. I loved the MC's, I loved their story, and there wasn't a single thing that I would've changed. AND THEN THE RAINS CAME....

    -4.25 stars- ?This is the beginning, Josh. This is the beginning of everything for us.? But of course it wasn?t. It was the end. It was the last golden hour of the last perfect day.? What an amazing little gem that was! I?m very glad a friend recommended it or else i...

    Peruasión de Jane Austen es un libro absolutamente maravilloso. Este retelling de Sally Malcolm a su manera, también lo es. Una historia de segundas oportunidades, con separación entre los protagonistas, soledad, celos, arrepentimientos, errores de juventud, errores por orgullo. Fi...

    *** 3.5 stars *** Persuasion is my least favorite of Austen's novels, so I wasn't sure what I was in for with this modern-day m/m retelling. I do love a good second-chance romance, though, so decided it was worth a try. There was an appropriate amount of suffering from the injuri...

    Si lo valorase en comparación con la mayoría de lo que he leído este año sería 5, se lleva una menos porque al final me ha resultado más fluffy que Angst, pero es muy romántica y evocatica, me encanta el mar y para mi es un tercer personaje en esta novela. Se nota que la autora ...

    Ooh, I adored this story of second chances! Josh and Finn are young passionate lovers who plan to go away to California to start a new life together - Finn as an actor and Josh a concert violinist. But when the moment comes, Josh reneges and remains home with his dysfunctional family. ...

    I've given this an A- at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars rounded up. Sally Malcolm?s first published m/m romance is a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion (which regularly vies with Emma for first place in my ranking of Austen?s novels!) set in a sleepy New York seaside...

    I loved this. I have a feeling this will end up on my Top 10 books of the year. This is a m/m retelling of Jane Austin's Persuasion. You do not have to have read that though to enjoy this. The author takes the bones of that story but modernizes it. The prologue starts in the past ...

    5 stars Modern m/m version of Persuasion! It's one of my favourite Austen novels and it's the ultimate second chance love story. This version captured everything I loved about Persuasion, and second chance romance in general. So beautifully written too. ...

    Amazingly atmospheric, and a wonderful slow burn (my favorite trope). Sweet and gentle, I loved Joshua. ...

    This year might have had a lot of ups and downs, but so far it has also given me two queered Jane Austen retellings that have hit it out the park. This one, a reimaging of Austen?s Persuasion, was thoroughly enjoyable, emotionally enthralling, and damn entertaining. I?ve always ...

    Persuasion??is??my??favorite??Jane??Austen??novel??. ?Nuff said. ...

  • Ele
    Aug 25, 2018

    4.5 There was one last perfect day. Modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion Well,this was a pleasant surprise.I'm always a bit nervous about reading something from an Author I haven't come across before but I'm so glad I requested this.I read it in about ...

    Alfred Tennyson was such a fan of Austen's Persuasion, he famously exclaimed, "Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell." I'll do Tennyson one better and shout, "Show me the exact spot where Liz almost drowned!" Who's Liz, you may ask? She's the woman Finn woos as reven...

    As this story started out, in my opinion, it was freaking *PERFECT*. One to give even Anyta Sunday a run for her money in the feels and slow burn department. I loved the MC's, I loved their story, and there wasn't a single thing that I would've changed. AND THEN THE RAINS CAME....

    -4.25 stars- ?This is the beginning, Josh. This is the beginning of everything for us.? But of course it wasn?t. It was the end. It was the last golden hour of the last perfect day.? What an amazing little gem that was! I?m very glad a friend recommended it or else i...

  • Joyfully Jay
    Aug 13, 2018

    4.5 There was one last perfect day. Modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion Well,this was a pleasant surprise.I'm always a bit nervous about reading something from an Author I haven't come across before but I'm so glad I requested this.I read it in about ...

    Alfred Tennyson was such a fan of Austen's Persuasion, he famously exclaimed, "Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell." I'll do Tennyson one better and shout, "Show me the exact spot where Liz almost drowned!" Who's Liz, you may ask? She's the woman Finn woos as reven...

    As this story started out, in my opinion, it was freaking *PERFECT*. One to give even Anyta Sunday a run for her money in the feels and slow burn department. I loved the MC's, I loved their story, and there wasn't a single thing that I would've changed. AND THEN THE RAINS CAME....

    -4.25 stars- ?This is the beginning, Josh. This is the beginning of everything for us.? But of course it wasn?t. It was the end. It was the last golden hour of the last perfect day.? What an amazing little gem that was! I?m very glad a friend recommended it or else i...

    Peruasión de Jane Austen es un libro absolutamente maravilloso. Este retelling de Sally Malcolm a su manera, también lo es. Una historia de segundas oportunidades, con separación entre los protagonistas, soledad, celos, arrepentimientos, errores de juventud, errores por orgullo. Fi...

    *** 3.5 stars *** Persuasion is my least favorite of Austen's novels, so I wasn't sure what I was in for with this modern-day m/m retelling. I do love a good second-chance romance, though, so decided it was worth a try. There was an appropriate amount of suffering from the injuri...

    Si lo valorase en comparación con la mayoría de lo que he leído este año sería 5, se lleva una menos porque al final me ha resultado más fluffy que Angst, pero es muy romántica y evocatica, me encanta el mar y para mi es un tercer personaje en esta novela. Se nota que la autora ...

    Ooh, I adored this story of second chances! Josh and Finn are young passionate lovers who plan to go away to California to start a new life together - Finn as an actor and Josh a concert violinist. But when the moment comes, Josh reneges and remains home with his dysfunctional family. ...

    I've given this an A- at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars rounded up. Sally Malcolm?s first published m/m romance is a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion (which regularly vies with Emma for first place in my ranking of Austen?s novels!) set in a sleepy New York seaside...

    I loved this. I have a feeling this will end up on my Top 10 books of the year. This is a m/m retelling of Jane Austin's Persuasion. You do not have to have read that though to enjoy this. The author takes the bones of that story but modernizes it. The prologue starts in the past ...

    5 stars Modern m/m version of Persuasion! It's one of my favourite Austen novels and it's the ultimate second chance love story. This version captured everything I loved about Persuasion, and second chance romance in general. So beautifully written too. ...

    Amazingly atmospheric, and a wonderful slow burn (my favorite trope). Sweet and gentle, I loved Joshua. ...

    This year might have had a lot of ups and downs, but so far it has also given me two queered Jane Austen retellings that have hit it out the park. This one, a reimaging of Austen?s Persuasion, was thoroughly enjoyable, emotionally enthralling, and damn entertaining. I?ve always ...

    Persuasion??is??my??favorite??Jane??Austen??novel??. ?Nuff said. ...

    A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. This was an emotional story, so much more than I was expecting. Finn and Josh were truly in love and it was unfortunate that they found each other when they were so young and just starting their lives. Josh was scar...

    ????? AND ????? from me. The fact that I spent most of the story with that wet stuff in my eyes ? is irrelevant. This was a superb recreation of Jane Austen's Persuasion for us M/M addicts, so full of feels it sometimes hurt to read the story ?. ...

    ? 3.75 stars The first few chapters in the beginning are told with Now and Then, which I liked, but after about chapter 4 it stays in the now. The then being the beginning of Joshua and Finn's relationship and the now being 8 years after the relationship ended. 8 years where f...

    This was fuckin? awful. I two starred it because the author can write, but everything about this was awful. It reminded me of an m/f from about 40 years ago. Finn?s the man, and josh is the woman. Plug?m right in. All the (self imposed) torture!! All the angst! All the sufferi...

    Fabulous, wonderful story! 5+ stars. This seems to be my year for reading books that retell stories by famous authors. Perfect Day is a modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion and I LOVED it. I must confess that I've never read any of Jane Austen's books but this is the sec...

    Well, this week?s read was a downright pleasure, folks. It wasn?t what I was expecting going in, yet I came out the other side thoroughly sated and filled with all the happiest of little sighs. Perfect Day by Sally Malcolm is a gender-bending retell of the classic Persuasion by Jan...

    Perfect. ...

    *3,75 stars* This one left me a bit in a conundrum. I haven?t read the Jane Austin novel this was ?modeled? on. And I feel it might have helped me to enjoy this more. Not that I didn?t like it. Josh and Finn are sympathetic guys and the UST between them first class. At...

    Lovely retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion. A charming second-chance romance that makes you believe in true love. ?Love doesn't vanish just because you missed your slot. It's not conditional on time and place. It ... it stays." Recommended ? Lovely retelling of...

    (Content notes: (view spoiler)[emotional and physical cheating, negative bi stereotypes (hide spoiler)] ) I love Jane Austen and Persuasion, so I had really high hopes for this book. Unfortunately, that just meant that it was even more hurtful for me, as a bisexual woman, that the stor...

    This book bills itself as a retelling of Jane Austin's Persuasion, but I don't remember Anne previously dating Sarah or Frederick having a line of boyfriends in his past. And this, folks, is a perfect example of pervasive and harmful heteronormativity. A true MM romance rendition of Au...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4.75 stars Like it?s inspiration, Persuasion, Perfect Day is a story about second chances. Eight years is a long time to hold a grudge or to nurse a flame, and in eight years both Finn and Josh have grown and matured. What?s between them isn?t the ea...

  • Judith
    Aug 28, 2018

    4.5 There was one last perfect day. Modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion Well,this was a pleasant surprise.I'm always a bit nervous about reading something from an Author I haven't come across before but I'm so glad I requested this.I read it in about ...

  • Melissa
    Sep 03, 2018

    4.5 There was one last perfect day. Modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion Well,this was a pleasant surprise.I'm always a bit nervous about reading something from an Author I haven't come across before but I'm so glad I requested this.I read it in about ...

    Alfred Tennyson was such a fan of Austen's Persuasion, he famously exclaimed, "Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell." I'll do Tennyson one better and shout, "Show me the exact spot where Liz almost drowned!" Who's Liz, you may ask? She's the woman Finn woos as reven...

    As this story started out, in my opinion, it was freaking *PERFECT*. One to give even Anyta Sunday a run for her money in the feels and slow burn department. I loved the MC's, I loved their story, and there wasn't a single thing that I would've changed. AND THEN THE RAINS CAME....

    -4.25 stars- ?This is the beginning, Josh. This is the beginning of everything for us.? But of course it wasn?t. It was the end. It was the last golden hour of the last perfect day.? What an amazing little gem that was! I?m very glad a friend recommended it or else i...

    Peruasión de Jane Austen es un libro absolutamente maravilloso. Este retelling de Sally Malcolm a su manera, también lo es. Una historia de segundas oportunidades, con separación entre los protagonistas, soledad, celos, arrepentimientos, errores de juventud, errores por orgullo. Fi...

    *** 3.5 stars *** Persuasion is my least favorite of Austen's novels, so I wasn't sure what I was in for with this modern-day m/m retelling. I do love a good second-chance romance, though, so decided it was worth a try. There was an appropriate amount of suffering from the injuri...

    Si lo valorase en comparación con la mayoría de lo que he leído este año sería 5, se lleva una menos porque al final me ha resultado más fluffy que Angst, pero es muy romántica y evocatica, me encanta el mar y para mi es un tercer personaje en esta novela. Se nota que la autora ...

    Ooh, I adored this story of second chances! Josh and Finn are young passionate lovers who plan to go away to California to start a new life together - Finn as an actor and Josh a concert violinist. But when the moment comes, Josh reneges and remains home with his dysfunctional family. ...

    I've given this an A- at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars rounded up. Sally Malcolm?s first published m/m romance is a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion (which regularly vies with Emma for first place in my ranking of Austen?s novels!) set in a sleepy New York seaside...

    I loved this. I have a feeling this will end up on my Top 10 books of the year. This is a m/m retelling of Jane Austin's Persuasion. You do not have to have read that though to enjoy this. The author takes the bones of that story but modernizes it. The prologue starts in the past ...

    5 stars Modern m/m version of Persuasion! It's one of my favourite Austen novels and it's the ultimate second chance love story. This version captured everything I loved about Persuasion, and second chance romance in general. So beautifully written too. ...

    Amazingly atmospheric, and a wonderful slow burn (my favorite trope). Sweet and gentle, I loved Joshua. ...

    This year might have had a lot of ups and downs, but so far it has also given me two queered Jane Austen retellings that have hit it out the park. This one, a reimaging of Austen?s Persuasion, was thoroughly enjoyable, emotionally enthralling, and damn entertaining. I?ve always ...

    Persuasion??is??my??favorite??Jane??Austen??novel??. ?Nuff said. ...

    A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. This was an emotional story, so much more than I was expecting. Finn and Josh were truly in love and it was unfortunate that they found each other when they were so young and just starting their lives. Josh was scar...

  • Tess
    Aug 17, 2018

    4.5 There was one last perfect day. Modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion Well,this was a pleasant surprise.I'm always a bit nervous about reading something from an Author I haven't come across before but I'm so glad I requested this.I read it in about ...

    Alfred Tennyson was such a fan of Austen's Persuasion, he famously exclaimed, "Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell." I'll do Tennyson one better and shout, "Show me the exact spot where Liz almost drowned!" Who's Liz, you may ask? She's the woman Finn woos as reven...

    As this story started out, in my opinion, it was freaking *PERFECT*. One to give even Anyta Sunday a run for her money in the feels and slow burn department. I loved the MC's, I loved their story, and there wasn't a single thing that I would've changed. AND THEN THE RAINS CAME....

    -4.25 stars- ?This is the beginning, Josh. This is the beginning of everything for us.? But of course it wasn?t. It was the end. It was the last golden hour of the last perfect day.? What an amazing little gem that was! I?m very glad a friend recommended it or else i...

    Peruasión de Jane Austen es un libro absolutamente maravilloso. Este retelling de Sally Malcolm a su manera, también lo es. Una historia de segundas oportunidades, con separación entre los protagonistas, soledad, celos, arrepentimientos, errores de juventud, errores por orgullo. Fi...

    *** 3.5 stars *** Persuasion is my least favorite of Austen's novels, so I wasn't sure what I was in for with this modern-day m/m retelling. I do love a good second-chance romance, though, so decided it was worth a try. There was an appropriate amount of suffering from the injuri...

    Si lo valorase en comparación con la mayoría de lo que he leído este año sería 5, se lleva una menos porque al final me ha resultado más fluffy que Angst, pero es muy romántica y evocatica, me encanta el mar y para mi es un tercer personaje en esta novela. Se nota que la autora ...

    Ooh, I adored this story of second chances! Josh and Finn are young passionate lovers who plan to go away to California to start a new life together - Finn as an actor and Josh a concert violinist. But when the moment comes, Josh reneges and remains home with his dysfunctional family. ...

    I've given this an A- at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars rounded up. Sally Malcolm?s first published m/m romance is a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion (which regularly vies with Emma for first place in my ranking of Austen?s novels!) set in a sleepy New York seaside...

    I loved this. I have a feeling this will end up on my Top 10 books of the year. This is a m/m retelling of Jane Austin's Persuasion. You do not have to have read that though to enjoy this. The author takes the bones of that story but modernizes it. The prologue starts in the past ...

    5 stars Modern m/m version of Persuasion! It's one of my favourite Austen novels and it's the ultimate second chance love story. This version captured everything I loved about Persuasion, and second chance romance in general. So beautifully written too. ...

  • CrabbyPatty
    Oct 23, 2018

    4.5 There was one last perfect day. Modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion Well,this was a pleasant surprise.I'm always a bit nervous about reading something from an Author I haven't come across before but I'm so glad I requested this.I read it in about ...

    Alfred Tennyson was such a fan of Austen's Persuasion, he famously exclaimed, "Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell." I'll do Tennyson one better and shout, "Show me the exact spot where Liz almost drowned!" Who's Liz, you may ask? She's the woman Finn woos as reven...

    As this story started out, in my opinion, it was freaking *PERFECT*. One to give even Anyta Sunday a run for her money in the feels and slow burn department. I loved the MC's, I loved their story, and there wasn't a single thing that I would've changed. AND THEN THE RAINS CAME....

    -4.25 stars- ?This is the beginning, Josh. This is the beginning of everything for us.? But of course it wasn?t. It was the end. It was the last golden hour of the last perfect day.? What an amazing little gem that was! I?m very glad a friend recommended it or else i...

    Peruasión de Jane Austen es un libro absolutamente maravilloso. Este retelling de Sally Malcolm a su manera, también lo es. Una historia de segundas oportunidades, con separación entre los protagonistas, soledad, celos, arrepentimientos, errores de juventud, errores por orgullo. Fi...

    *** 3.5 stars *** Persuasion is my least favorite of Austen's novels, so I wasn't sure what I was in for with this modern-day m/m retelling. I do love a good second-chance romance, though, so decided it was worth a try. There was an appropriate amount of suffering from the injuri...

    Si lo valorase en comparación con la mayoría de lo que he leído este año sería 5, se lleva una menos porque al final me ha resultado más fluffy que Angst, pero es muy romántica y evocatica, me encanta el mar y para mi es un tercer personaje en esta novela. Se nota que la autora ...

    Ooh, I adored this story of second chances! Josh and Finn are young passionate lovers who plan to go away to California to start a new life together - Finn as an actor and Josh a concert violinist. But when the moment comes, Josh reneges and remains home with his dysfunctional family. ...

  • Elsa Bravante
    Sep 21, 2018

    4.5 There was one last perfect day. Modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion Well,this was a pleasant surprise.I'm always a bit nervous about reading something from an Author I haven't come across before but I'm so glad I requested this.I read it in about ...

    Alfred Tennyson was such a fan of Austen's Persuasion, he famously exclaimed, "Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell." I'll do Tennyson one better and shout, "Show me the exact spot where Liz almost drowned!" Who's Liz, you may ask? She's the woman Finn woos as reven...

    As this story started out, in my opinion, it was freaking *PERFECT*. One to give even Anyta Sunday a run for her money in the feels and slow burn department. I loved the MC's, I loved their story, and there wasn't a single thing that I would've changed. AND THEN THE RAINS CAME....

    -4.25 stars- ?This is the beginning, Josh. This is the beginning of everything for us.? But of course it wasn?t. It was the end. It was the last golden hour of the last perfect day.? What an amazing little gem that was! I?m very glad a friend recommended it or else i...

    Peruasión de Jane Austen es un libro absolutamente maravilloso. Este retelling de Sally Malcolm a su manera, también lo es. Una historia de segundas oportunidades, con separación entre los protagonistas, soledad, celos, arrepentimientos, errores de juventud, errores por orgullo. Fi...

  • Ariana
    Oct 31, 2018

    4.5 There was one last perfect day. Modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion Well,this was a pleasant surprise.I'm always a bit nervous about reading something from an Author I haven't come across before but I'm so glad I requested this.I read it in about ...

    Alfred Tennyson was such a fan of Austen's Persuasion, he famously exclaimed, "Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell." I'll do Tennyson one better and shout, "Show me the exact spot where Liz almost drowned!" Who's Liz, you may ask? She's the woman Finn woos as reven...

    As this story started out, in my opinion, it was freaking *PERFECT*. One to give even Anyta Sunday a run for her money in the feels and slow burn department. I loved the MC's, I loved their story, and there wasn't a single thing that I would've changed. AND THEN THE RAINS CAME....

    -4.25 stars- ?This is the beginning, Josh. This is the beginning of everything for us.? But of course it wasn?t. It was the end. It was the last golden hour of the last perfect day.? What an amazing little gem that was! I?m very glad a friend recommended it or else i...

    Peruasión de Jane Austen es un libro absolutamente maravilloso. Este retelling de Sally Malcolm a su manera, también lo es. Una historia de segundas oportunidades, con separación entre los protagonistas, soledad, celos, arrepentimientos, errores de juventud, errores por orgullo. Fi...

    *** 3.5 stars *** Persuasion is my least favorite of Austen's novels, so I wasn't sure what I was in for with this modern-day m/m retelling. I do love a good second-chance romance, though, so decided it was worth a try. There was an appropriate amount of suffering from the injuri...

    Si lo valorase en comparación con la mayoría de lo que he leído este año sería 5, se lleva una menos porque al final me ha resultado más fluffy que Angst, pero es muy romántica y evocatica, me encanta el mar y para mi es un tercer personaje en esta novela. Se nota que la autora ...

    Ooh, I adored this story of second chances! Josh and Finn are young passionate lovers who plan to go away to California to start a new life together - Finn as an actor and Josh a concert violinist. But when the moment comes, Josh reneges and remains home with his dysfunctional family. ...

    I've given this an A- at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars rounded up. Sally Malcolm?s first published m/m romance is a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion (which regularly vies with Emma for first place in my ranking of Austen?s novels!) set in a sleepy New York seaside...

    I loved this. I have a feeling this will end up on my Top 10 books of the year. This is a m/m retelling of Jane Austin's Persuasion. You do not have to have read that though to enjoy this. The author takes the bones of that story but modernizes it. The prologue starts in the past ...

    5 stars Modern m/m version of Persuasion! It's one of my favourite Austen novels and it's the ultimate second chance love story. This version captured everything I loved about Persuasion, and second chance romance in general. So beautifully written too. ...

    Amazingly atmospheric, and a wonderful slow burn (my favorite trope). Sweet and gentle, I loved Joshua. ...

    This year might have had a lot of ups and downs, but so far it has also given me two queered Jane Austen retellings that have hit it out the park. This one, a reimaging of Austen?s Persuasion, was thoroughly enjoyable, emotionally enthralling, and damn entertaining. I?ve always ...

    Persuasion??is??my??favorite??Jane??Austen??novel??. ?Nuff said. ...

    A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. This was an emotional story, so much more than I was expecting. Finn and Josh were truly in love and it was unfortunate that they found each other when they were so young and just starting their lives. Josh was scar...

    ????? AND ????? from me. The fact that I spent most of the story with that wet stuff in my eyes ? is irrelevant. This was a superb recreation of Jane Austen's Persuasion for us M/M addicts, so full of feels it sometimes hurt to read the story ?. ...

    ? 3.75 stars The first few chapters in the beginning are told with Now and Then, which I liked, but after about chapter 4 it stays in the now. The then being the beginning of Joshua and Finn's relationship and the now being 8 years after the relationship ended. 8 years where f...

    This was fuckin? awful. I two starred it because the author can write, but everything about this was awful. It reminded me of an m/f from about 40 years ago. Finn?s the man, and josh is the woman. Plug?m right in. All the (self imposed) torture!! All the angst! All the sufferi...

    Fabulous, wonderful story! 5+ stars. This seems to be my year for reading books that retell stories by famous authors. Perfect Day is a modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion and I LOVED it. I must confess that I've never read any of Jane Austen's books but this is the sec...

    Well, this week?s read was a downright pleasure, folks. It wasn?t what I was expecting going in, yet I came out the other side thoroughly sated and filled with all the happiest of little sighs. Perfect Day by Sally Malcolm is a gender-bending retell of the classic Persuasion by Jan...

    Perfect. ...

    *3,75 stars* This one left me a bit in a conundrum. I haven?t read the Jane Austin novel this was ?modeled? on. And I feel it might have helped me to enjoy this more. Not that I didn?t like it. Josh and Finn are sympathetic guys and the UST between them first class. At...

  • Evie Drae
    Jul 30, 2018

    4.5 There was one last perfect day. Modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion Well,this was a pleasant surprise.I'm always a bit nervous about reading something from an Author I haven't come across before but I'm so glad I requested this.I read it in about ...

    Alfred Tennyson was such a fan of Austen's Persuasion, he famously exclaimed, "Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell." I'll do Tennyson one better and shout, "Show me the exact spot where Liz almost drowned!" Who's Liz, you may ask? She's the woman Finn woos as reven...

    As this story started out, in my opinion, it was freaking *PERFECT*. One to give even Anyta Sunday a run for her money in the feels and slow burn department. I loved the MC's, I loved their story, and there wasn't a single thing that I would've changed. AND THEN THE RAINS CAME....

    -4.25 stars- ?This is the beginning, Josh. This is the beginning of everything for us.? But of course it wasn?t. It was the end. It was the last golden hour of the last perfect day.? What an amazing little gem that was! I?m very glad a friend recommended it or else i...

    Peruasión de Jane Austen es un libro absolutamente maravilloso. Este retelling de Sally Malcolm a su manera, también lo es. Una historia de segundas oportunidades, con separación entre los protagonistas, soledad, celos, arrepentimientos, errores de juventud, errores por orgullo. Fi...

    *** 3.5 stars *** Persuasion is my least favorite of Austen's novels, so I wasn't sure what I was in for with this modern-day m/m retelling. I do love a good second-chance romance, though, so decided it was worth a try. There was an appropriate amount of suffering from the injuri...

    Si lo valorase en comparación con la mayoría de lo que he leído este año sería 5, se lleva una menos porque al final me ha resultado más fluffy que Angst, pero es muy romántica y evocatica, me encanta el mar y para mi es un tercer personaje en esta novela. Se nota que la autora ...

    Ooh, I adored this story of second chances! Josh and Finn are young passionate lovers who plan to go away to California to start a new life together - Finn as an actor and Josh a concert violinist. But when the moment comes, Josh reneges and remains home with his dysfunctional family. ...

    I've given this an A- at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars rounded up. Sally Malcolm?s first published m/m romance is a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion (which regularly vies with Emma for first place in my ranking of Austen?s novels!) set in a sleepy New York seaside...

    I loved this. I have a feeling this will end up on my Top 10 books of the year. This is a m/m retelling of Jane Austin's Persuasion. You do not have to have read that though to enjoy this. The author takes the bones of that story but modernizes it. The prologue starts in the past ...

    5 stars Modern m/m version of Persuasion! It's one of my favourite Austen novels and it's the ultimate second chance love story. This version captured everything I loved about Persuasion, and second chance romance in general. So beautifully written too. ...

    Amazingly atmospheric, and a wonderful slow burn (my favorite trope). Sweet and gentle, I loved Joshua. ...

    This year might have had a lot of ups and downs, but so far it has also given me two queered Jane Austen retellings that have hit it out the park. This one, a reimaging of Austen?s Persuasion, was thoroughly enjoyable, emotionally enthralling, and damn entertaining. I?ve always ...

    Persuasion??is??my??favorite??Jane??Austen??novel??. ?Nuff said. ...

    A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. This was an emotional story, so much more than I was expecting. Finn and Josh were truly in love and it was unfortunate that they found each other when they were so young and just starting their lives. Josh was scar...

    ????? AND ????? from me. The fact that I spent most of the story with that wet stuff in my eyes ? is irrelevant. This was a superb recreation of Jane Austen's Persuasion for us M/M addicts, so full of feels it sometimes hurt to read the story ?. ...

    ? 3.75 stars The first few chapters in the beginning are told with Now and Then, which I liked, but after about chapter 4 it stays in the now. The then being the beginning of Joshua and Finn's relationship and the now being 8 years after the relationship ended. 8 years where f...

    This was fuckin? awful. I two starred it because the author can write, but everything about this was awful. It reminded me of an m/f from about 40 years ago. Finn?s the man, and josh is the woman. Plug?m right in. All the (self imposed) torture!! All the angst! All the sufferi...

    Fabulous, wonderful story! 5+ stars. This seems to be my year for reading books that retell stories by famous authors. Perfect Day is a modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion and I LOVED it. I must confess that I've never read any of Jane Austen's books but this is the sec...

    Well, this week?s read was a downright pleasure, folks. It wasn?t what I was expecting going in, yet I came out the other side thoroughly sated and filled with all the happiest of little sighs. Perfect Day by Sally Malcolm is a gender-bending retell of the classic Persuasion by Jan...

  • Teal
    Dec 11, 2018

    4.5 There was one last perfect day. Modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion Well,this was a pleasant surprise.I'm always a bit nervous about reading something from an Author I haven't come across before but I'm so glad I requested this.I read it in about ...

    Alfred Tennyson was such a fan of Austen's Persuasion, he famously exclaimed, "Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell." I'll do Tennyson one better and shout, "Show me the exact spot where Liz almost drowned!" Who's Liz, you may ask? She's the woman Finn woos as reven...

    As this story started out, in my opinion, it was freaking *PERFECT*. One to give even Anyta Sunday a run for her money in the feels and slow burn department. I loved the MC's, I loved their story, and there wasn't a single thing that I would've changed. AND THEN THE RAINS CAME....

    -4.25 stars- ?This is the beginning, Josh. This is the beginning of everything for us.? But of course it wasn?t. It was the end. It was the last golden hour of the last perfect day.? What an amazing little gem that was! I?m very glad a friend recommended it or else i...

    Peruasión de Jane Austen es un libro absolutamente maravilloso. Este retelling de Sally Malcolm a su manera, también lo es. Una historia de segundas oportunidades, con separación entre los protagonistas, soledad, celos, arrepentimientos, errores de juventud, errores por orgullo. Fi...

    *** 3.5 stars *** Persuasion is my least favorite of Austen's novels, so I wasn't sure what I was in for with this modern-day m/m retelling. I do love a good second-chance romance, though, so decided it was worth a try. There was an appropriate amount of suffering from the injuri...

  • Lily
    Sep 11, 2018

    4.5 There was one last perfect day. Modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion Well,this was a pleasant surprise.I'm always a bit nervous about reading something from an Author I haven't come across before but I'm so glad I requested this.I read it in about ...

    Alfred Tennyson was such a fan of Austen's Persuasion, he famously exclaimed, "Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell." I'll do Tennyson one better and shout, "Show me the exact spot where Liz almost drowned!" Who's Liz, you may ask? She's the woman Finn woos as reven...

    As this story started out, in my opinion, it was freaking *PERFECT*. One to give even Anyta Sunday a run for her money in the feels and slow burn department. I loved the MC's, I loved their story, and there wasn't a single thing that I would've changed. AND THEN THE RAINS CAME....

    -4.25 stars- ?This is the beginning, Josh. This is the beginning of everything for us.? But of course it wasn?t. It was the end. It was the last golden hour of the last perfect day.? What an amazing little gem that was! I?m very glad a friend recommended it or else i...

    Peruasión de Jane Austen es un libro absolutamente maravilloso. Este retelling de Sally Malcolm a su manera, también lo es. Una historia de segundas oportunidades, con separación entre los protagonistas, soledad, celos, arrepentimientos, errores de juventud, errores por orgullo. Fi...

    *** 3.5 stars *** Persuasion is my least favorite of Austen's novels, so I wasn't sure what I was in for with this modern-day m/m retelling. I do love a good second-chance romance, though, so decided it was worth a try. There was an appropriate amount of suffering from the injuri...

    Si lo valorase en comparación con la mayoría de lo que he leído este año sería 5, se lleva una menos porque al final me ha resultado más fluffy que Angst, pero es muy romántica y evocatica, me encanta el mar y para mi es un tercer personaje en esta novela. Se nota que la autora ...

    Ooh, I adored this story of second chances! Josh and Finn are young passionate lovers who plan to go away to California to start a new life together - Finn as an actor and Josh a concert violinist. But when the moment comes, Josh reneges and remains home with his dysfunctional family. ...

    I've given this an A- at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars rounded up. Sally Malcolm?s first published m/m romance is a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion (which regularly vies with Emma for first place in my ranking of Austen?s novels!) set in a sleepy New York seaside...

    I loved this. I have a feeling this will end up on my Top 10 books of the year. This is a m/m retelling of Jane Austin's Persuasion. You do not have to have read that though to enjoy this. The author takes the bones of that story but modernizes it. The prologue starts in the past ...

    5 stars Modern m/m version of Persuasion! It's one of my favourite Austen novels and it's the ultimate second chance love story. This version captured everything I loved about Persuasion, and second chance romance in general. So beautifully written too. ...

    Amazingly atmospheric, and a wonderful slow burn (my favorite trope). Sweet and gentle, I loved Joshua. ...

    This year might have had a lot of ups and downs, but so far it has also given me two queered Jane Austen retellings that have hit it out the park. This one, a reimaging of Austen?s Persuasion, was thoroughly enjoyable, emotionally enthralling, and damn entertaining. I?ve always ...

    Persuasion??is??my??favorite??Jane??Austen??novel??. ?Nuff said. ...

    A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. This was an emotional story, so much more than I was expecting. Finn and Josh were truly in love and it was unfortunate that they found each other when they were so young and just starting their lives. Josh was scar...

    ????? AND ????? from me. The fact that I spent most of the story with that wet stuff in my eyes ? is irrelevant. This was a superb recreation of Jane Austen's Persuasion for us M/M addicts, so full of feels it sometimes hurt to read the story ?. ...

    ? 3.75 stars The first few chapters in the beginning are told with Now and Then, which I liked, but after about chapter 4 it stays in the now. The then being the beginning of Joshua and Finn's relationship and the now being 8 years after the relationship ended. 8 years where f...

    This was fuckin? awful. I two starred it because the author can write, but everything about this was awful. It reminded me of an m/f from about 40 years ago. Finn?s the man, and josh is the woman. Plug?m right in. All the (self imposed) torture!! All the angst! All the sufferi...

    Fabulous, wonderful story! 5+ stars. This seems to be my year for reading books that retell stories by famous authors. Perfect Day is a modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion and I LOVED it. I must confess that I've never read any of Jane Austen's books but this is the sec...

    Well, this week?s read was a downright pleasure, folks. It wasn?t what I was expecting going in, yet I came out the other side thoroughly sated and filled with all the happiest of little sighs. Perfect Day by Sally Malcolm is a gender-bending retell of the classic Persuasion by Jan...

    Perfect. ...

    *3,75 stars* This one left me a bit in a conundrum. I haven?t read the Jane Austin novel this was ?modeled? on. And I feel it might have helped me to enjoy this more. Not that I didn?t like it. Josh and Finn are sympathetic guys and the UST between them first class. At...

    Lovely retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion. A charming second-chance romance that makes you believe in true love. ?Love doesn't vanish just because you missed your slot. It's not conditional on time and place. It ... it stays." Recommended ? Lovely retelling of...

  • Leyna
    Dec 04, 2018

    4.5 There was one last perfect day. Modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion Well,this was a pleasant surprise.I'm always a bit nervous about reading something from an Author I haven't come across before but I'm so glad I requested this.I read it in about ...

    Alfred Tennyson was such a fan of Austen's Persuasion, he famously exclaimed, "Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell." I'll do Tennyson one better and shout, "Show me the exact spot where Liz almost drowned!" Who's Liz, you may ask? She's the woman Finn woos as reven...

    As this story started out, in my opinion, it was freaking *PERFECT*. One to give even Anyta Sunday a run for her money in the feels and slow burn department. I loved the MC's, I loved their story, and there wasn't a single thing that I would've changed. AND THEN THE RAINS CAME....

    -4.25 stars- ?This is the beginning, Josh. This is the beginning of everything for us.? But of course it wasn?t. It was the end. It was the last golden hour of the last perfect day.? What an amazing little gem that was! I?m very glad a friend recommended it or else i...

    Peruasión de Jane Austen es un libro absolutamente maravilloso. Este retelling de Sally Malcolm a su manera, también lo es. Una historia de segundas oportunidades, con separación entre los protagonistas, soledad, celos, arrepentimientos, errores de juventud, errores por orgullo. Fi...

    *** 3.5 stars *** Persuasion is my least favorite of Austen's novels, so I wasn't sure what I was in for with this modern-day m/m retelling. I do love a good second-chance romance, though, so decided it was worth a try. There was an appropriate amount of suffering from the injuri...

    Si lo valorase en comparación con la mayoría de lo que he leído este año sería 5, se lleva una menos porque al final me ha resultado más fluffy que Angst, pero es muy romántica y evocatica, me encanta el mar y para mi es un tercer personaje en esta novela. Se nota que la autora ...

    Ooh, I adored this story of second chances! Josh and Finn are young passionate lovers who plan to go away to California to start a new life together - Finn as an actor and Josh a concert violinist. But when the moment comes, Josh reneges and remains home with his dysfunctional family. ...

    I've given this an A- at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars rounded up. Sally Malcolm?s first published m/m romance is a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion (which regularly vies with Emma for first place in my ranking of Austen?s novels!) set in a sleepy New York seaside...

    I loved this. I have a feeling this will end up on my Top 10 books of the year. This is a m/m retelling of Jane Austin's Persuasion. You do not have to have read that though to enjoy this. The author takes the bones of that story but modernizes it. The prologue starts in the past ...

    5 stars Modern m/m version of Persuasion! It's one of my favourite Austen novels and it's the ultimate second chance love story. This version captured everything I loved about Persuasion, and second chance romance in general. So beautifully written too. ...

    Amazingly atmospheric, and a wonderful slow burn (my favorite trope). Sweet and gentle, I loved Joshua. ...

    This year might have had a lot of ups and downs, but so far it has also given me two queered Jane Austen retellings that have hit it out the park. This one, a reimaging of Austen?s Persuasion, was thoroughly enjoyable, emotionally enthralling, and damn entertaining. I?ve always ...

    Persuasion??is??my??favorite??Jane??Austen??novel??. ?Nuff said. ...

    A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. This was an emotional story, so much more than I was expecting. Finn and Josh were truly in love and it was unfortunate that they found each other when they were so young and just starting their lives. Josh was scar...

    ????? AND ????? from me. The fact that I spent most of the story with that wet stuff in my eyes ? is irrelevant. This was a superb recreation of Jane Austen's Persuasion for us M/M addicts, so full of feels it sometimes hurt to read the story ?. ...

    ? 3.75 stars The first few chapters in the beginning are told with Now and Then, which I liked, but after about chapter 4 it stays in the now. The then being the beginning of Joshua and Finn's relationship and the now being 8 years after the relationship ended. 8 years where f...

    This was fuckin? awful. I two starred it because the author can write, but everything about this was awful. It reminded me of an m/f from about 40 years ago. Finn?s the man, and josh is the woman. Plug?m right in. All the (self imposed) torture!! All the angst! All the sufferi...

    Fabulous, wonderful story! 5+ stars. This seems to be my year for reading books that retell stories by famous authors. Perfect Day is a modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion and I LOVED it. I must confess that I've never read any of Jane Austen's books but this is the sec...

    Well, this week?s read was a downright pleasure, folks. It wasn?t what I was expecting going in, yet I came out the other side thoroughly sated and filled with all the happiest of little sighs. Perfect Day by Sally Malcolm is a gender-bending retell of the classic Persuasion by Jan...

    Perfect. ...

    *3,75 stars* This one left me a bit in a conundrum. I haven?t read the Jane Austin novel this was ?modeled? on. And I feel it might have helped me to enjoy this more. Not that I didn?t like it. Josh and Finn are sympathetic guys and the UST between them first class. At...

    Lovely retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion. A charming second-chance romance that makes you believe in true love. ?Love doesn't vanish just because you missed your slot. It's not conditional on time and place. It ... it stays." Recommended ? Lovely retelling of...

    (Content notes: (view spoiler)[emotional and physical cheating, negative bi stereotypes (hide spoiler)] ) I love Jane Austen and Persuasion, so I had really high hopes for this book. Unfortunately, that just meant that it was even more hurtful for me, as a bisexual woman, that the stor...

    This book bills itself as a retelling of Jane Austin's Persuasion, but I don't remember Anne previously dating Sarah or Frederick having a line of boyfriends in his past. And this, folks, is a perfect example of pervasive and harmful heteronormativity. A true MM romance rendition of Au...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4.75 stars Like it?s inspiration, Persuasion, Perfect Day is a story about second chances. Eight years is a long time to hold a grudge or to nurse a flame, and in eight years both Finn and Josh have grown and matured. What?s between them isn?t the ea...

    3.25* I love Persuasion and as soon as I saw the premise I wanted to read this book, It was cute and fluffy and I really liked Josh and Finn. ...

    3.5 stars ...

  • Snjez
    Sep 01, 2018

    4.5 There was one last perfect day. Modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion Well,this was a pleasant surprise.I'm always a bit nervous about reading something from an Author I haven't come across before but I'm so glad I requested this.I read it in about ...

    Alfred Tennyson was such a fan of Austen's Persuasion, he famously exclaimed, "Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell." I'll do Tennyson one better and shout, "Show me the exact spot where Liz almost drowned!" Who's Liz, you may ask? She's the woman Finn woos as reven...

    As this story started out, in my opinion, it was freaking *PERFECT*. One to give even Anyta Sunday a run for her money in the feels and slow burn department. I loved the MC's, I loved their story, and there wasn't a single thing that I would've changed. AND THEN THE RAINS CAME....

    -4.25 stars- ?This is the beginning, Josh. This is the beginning of everything for us.? But of course it wasn?t. It was the end. It was the last golden hour of the last perfect day.? What an amazing little gem that was! I?m very glad a friend recommended it or else i...

    Peruasión de Jane Austen es un libro absolutamente maravilloso. Este retelling de Sally Malcolm a su manera, también lo es. Una historia de segundas oportunidades, con separación entre los protagonistas, soledad, celos, arrepentimientos, errores de juventud, errores por orgullo. Fi...

    *** 3.5 stars *** Persuasion is my least favorite of Austen's novels, so I wasn't sure what I was in for with this modern-day m/m retelling. I do love a good second-chance romance, though, so decided it was worth a try. There was an appropriate amount of suffering from the injuri...

    Si lo valorase en comparación con la mayoría de lo que he leído este año sería 5, se lleva una menos porque al final me ha resultado más fluffy que Angst, pero es muy romántica y evocatica, me encanta el mar y para mi es un tercer personaje en esta novela. Se nota que la autora ...

    Ooh, I adored this story of second chances! Josh and Finn are young passionate lovers who plan to go away to California to start a new life together - Finn as an actor and Josh a concert violinist. But when the moment comes, Josh reneges and remains home with his dysfunctional family. ...

    I've given this an A- at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars rounded up. Sally Malcolm?s first published m/m romance is a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion (which regularly vies with Emma for first place in my ranking of Austen?s novels!) set in a sleepy New York seaside...

    I loved this. I have a feeling this will end up on my Top 10 books of the year. This is a m/m retelling of Jane Austin's Persuasion. You do not have to have read that though to enjoy this. The author takes the bones of that story but modernizes it. The prologue starts in the past ...

    5 stars Modern m/m version of Persuasion! It's one of my favourite Austen novels and it's the ultimate second chance love story. This version captured everything I loved about Persuasion, and second chance romance in general. So beautifully written too. ...

    Amazingly atmospheric, and a wonderful slow burn (my favorite trope). Sweet and gentle, I loved Joshua. ...

    This year might have had a lot of ups and downs, but so far it has also given me two queered Jane Austen retellings that have hit it out the park. This one, a reimaging of Austen?s Persuasion, was thoroughly enjoyable, emotionally enthralling, and damn entertaining. I?ve always ...

    Persuasion??is??my??favorite??Jane??Austen??novel??. ?Nuff said. ...

    A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. This was an emotional story, so much more than I was expecting. Finn and Josh were truly in love and it was unfortunate that they found each other when they were so young and just starting their lives. Josh was scar...

    ????? AND ????? from me. The fact that I spent most of the story with that wet stuff in my eyes ? is irrelevant. This was a superb recreation of Jane Austen's Persuasion for us M/M addicts, so full of feels it sometimes hurt to read the story ?. ...

    ? 3.75 stars The first few chapters in the beginning are told with Now and Then, which I liked, but after about chapter 4 it stays in the now. The then being the beginning of Joshua and Finn's relationship and the now being 8 years after the relationship ended. 8 years where f...

    This was fuckin? awful. I two starred it because the author can write, but everything about this was awful. It reminded me of an m/f from about 40 years ago. Finn?s the man, and josh is the woman. Plug?m right in. All the (self imposed) torture!! All the angst! All the sufferi...

    Fabulous, wonderful story! 5+ stars. This seems to be my year for reading books that retell stories by famous authors. Perfect Day is a modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion and I LOVED it. I must confess that I've never read any of Jane Austen's books but this is the sec...

    Well, this week?s read was a downright pleasure, folks. It wasn?t what I was expecting going in, yet I came out the other side thoroughly sated and filled with all the happiest of little sighs. Perfect Day by Sally Malcolm is a gender-bending retell of the classic Persuasion by Jan...

    Perfect. ...

    *3,75 stars* This one left me a bit in a conundrum. I haven?t read the Jane Austin novel this was ?modeled? on. And I feel it might have helped me to enjoy this more. Not that I didn?t like it. Josh and Finn are sympathetic guys and the UST between them first class. At...

    Lovely retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion. A charming second-chance romance that makes you believe in true love. ?Love doesn't vanish just because you missed your slot. It's not conditional on time and place. It ... it stays." Recommended ? Lovely retelling of...

    (Content notes: (view spoiler)[emotional and physical cheating, negative bi stereotypes (hide spoiler)] ) I love Jane Austen and Persuasion, so I had really high hopes for this book. Unfortunately, that just meant that it was even more hurtful for me, as a bisexual woman, that the stor...

    This book bills itself as a retelling of Jane Austin's Persuasion, but I don't remember Anne previously dating Sarah or Frederick having a line of boyfriends in his past. And this, folks, is a perfect example of pervasive and harmful heteronormativity. A true MM romance rendition of Au...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4.75 stars Like it?s inspiration, Persuasion, Perfect Day is a story about second chances. Eight years is a long time to hold a grudge or to nurse a flame, and in eight years both Finn and Josh have grown and matured. What?s between them isn?t the ea...

    3.25* I love Persuasion and as soon as I saw the premise I wanted to read this book, It was cute and fluffy and I really liked Josh and Finn. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    "Persuasion" has always been my favourite Jane Austen novel, so when I saw there was a modern day/ m/m romance adaption, I didn't hesitate. And luckily, like "Out, Proud and Prejudiced", it was wonderful. There's just something about the idea of a second chance romance. And it was do...

    4.5 stars Jane Austen is one of my favourite authors, so I was really looking forward to reading this. And it didn't disappoint. The story was beautifully written with the perfect combination of ?now? and ?then?, the setting was amazing and the overall atmosphere of the b...

  • J1B
    Dec 10, 2018

    4.5 There was one last perfect day. Modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion Well,this was a pleasant surprise.I'm always a bit nervous about reading something from an Author I haven't come across before but I'm so glad I requested this.I read it in about ...

    Alfred Tennyson was such a fan of Austen's Persuasion, he famously exclaimed, "Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell." I'll do Tennyson one better and shout, "Show me the exact spot where Liz almost drowned!" Who's Liz, you may ask? She's the woman Finn woos as reven...

    As this story started out, in my opinion, it was freaking *PERFECT*. One to give even Anyta Sunday a run for her money in the feels and slow burn department. I loved the MC's, I loved their story, and there wasn't a single thing that I would've changed. AND THEN THE RAINS CAME....

    -4.25 stars- ?This is the beginning, Josh. This is the beginning of everything for us.? But of course it wasn?t. It was the end. It was the last golden hour of the last perfect day.? What an amazing little gem that was! I?m very glad a friend recommended it or else i...

    Peruasión de Jane Austen es un libro absolutamente maravilloso. Este retelling de Sally Malcolm a su manera, también lo es. Una historia de segundas oportunidades, con separación entre los protagonistas, soledad, celos, arrepentimientos, errores de juventud, errores por orgullo. Fi...

    *** 3.5 stars *** Persuasion is my least favorite of Austen's novels, so I wasn't sure what I was in for with this modern-day m/m retelling. I do love a good second-chance romance, though, so decided it was worth a try. There was an appropriate amount of suffering from the injuri...

    Si lo valorase en comparación con la mayoría de lo que he leído este año sería 5, se lleva una menos porque al final me ha resultado más fluffy que Angst, pero es muy romántica y evocatica, me encanta el mar y para mi es un tercer personaje en esta novela. Se nota que la autora ...

    Ooh, I adored this story of second chances! Josh and Finn are young passionate lovers who plan to go away to California to start a new life together - Finn as an actor and Josh a concert violinist. But when the moment comes, Josh reneges and remains home with his dysfunctional family. ...

    I've given this an A- at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars rounded up. Sally Malcolm?s first published m/m romance is a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion (which regularly vies with Emma for first place in my ranking of Austen?s novels!) set in a sleepy New York seaside...

    I loved this. I have a feeling this will end up on my Top 10 books of the year. This is a m/m retelling of Jane Austin's Persuasion. You do not have to have read that though to enjoy this. The author takes the bones of that story but modernizes it. The prologue starts in the past ...

    5 stars Modern m/m version of Persuasion! It's one of my favourite Austen novels and it's the ultimate second chance love story. This version captured everything I loved about Persuasion, and second chance romance in general. So beautifully written too. ...

    Amazingly atmospheric, and a wonderful slow burn (my favorite trope). Sweet and gentle, I loved Joshua. ...

    This year might have had a lot of ups and downs, but so far it has also given me two queered Jane Austen retellings that have hit it out the park. This one, a reimaging of Austen?s Persuasion, was thoroughly enjoyable, emotionally enthralling, and damn entertaining. I?ve always ...

    Persuasion??is??my??favorite??Jane??Austen??novel??. ?Nuff said. ...

    A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. This was an emotional story, so much more than I was expecting. Finn and Josh were truly in love and it was unfortunate that they found each other when they were so young and just starting their lives. Josh was scar...

    ????? AND ????? from me. The fact that I spent most of the story with that wet stuff in my eyes ? is irrelevant. This was a superb recreation of Jane Austen's Persuasion for us M/M addicts, so full of feels it sometimes hurt to read the story ?. ...

    ? 3.75 stars The first few chapters in the beginning are told with Now and Then, which I liked, but after about chapter 4 it stays in the now. The then being the beginning of Joshua and Finn's relationship and the now being 8 years after the relationship ended. 8 years where f...

    This was fuckin? awful. I two starred it because the author can write, but everything about this was awful. It reminded me of an m/f from about 40 years ago. Finn?s the man, and josh is the woman. Plug?m right in. All the (self imposed) torture!! All the angst! All the sufferi...

    Fabulous, wonderful story! 5+ stars. This seems to be my year for reading books that retell stories by famous authors. Perfect Day is a modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion and I LOVED it. I must confess that I've never read any of Jane Austen's books but this is the sec...

    Well, this week?s read was a downright pleasure, folks. It wasn?t what I was expecting going in, yet I came out the other side thoroughly sated and filled with all the happiest of little sighs. Perfect Day by Sally Malcolm is a gender-bending retell of the classic Persuasion by Jan...

    Perfect. ...

    *3,75 stars* This one left me a bit in a conundrum. I haven?t read the Jane Austin novel this was ?modeled? on. And I feel it might have helped me to enjoy this more. Not that I didn?t like it. Josh and Finn are sympathetic guys and the UST between them first class. At...

    Lovely retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion. A charming second-chance romance that makes you believe in true love. ?Love doesn't vanish just because you missed your slot. It's not conditional on time and place. It ... it stays." Recommended ? Lovely retelling of...

    (Content notes: (view spoiler)[emotional and physical cheating, negative bi stereotypes (hide spoiler)] ) I love Jane Austen and Persuasion, so I had really high hopes for this book. Unfortunately, that just meant that it was even more hurtful for me, as a bisexual woman, that the stor...

    This book bills itself as a retelling of Jane Austin's Persuasion, but I don't remember Anne previously dating Sarah or Frederick having a line of boyfriends in his past. And this, folks, is a perfect example of pervasive and harmful heteronormativity. A true MM romance rendition of Au...

  • Bookreader87(Amanda)
    Dec 11, 2018

    4.5 There was one last perfect day. Modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion Well,this was a pleasant surprise.I'm always a bit nervous about reading something from an Author I haven't come across before but I'm so glad I requested this.I read it in about ...

    Alfred Tennyson was such a fan of Austen's Persuasion, he famously exclaimed, "Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell." I'll do Tennyson one better and shout, "Show me the exact spot where Liz almost drowned!" Who's Liz, you may ask? She's the woman Finn woos as reven...

    As this story started out, in my opinion, it was freaking *PERFECT*. One to give even Anyta Sunday a run for her money in the feels and slow burn department. I loved the MC's, I loved their story, and there wasn't a single thing that I would've changed. AND THEN THE RAINS CAME....

    -4.25 stars- ?This is the beginning, Josh. This is the beginning of everything for us.? But of course it wasn?t. It was the end. It was the last golden hour of the last perfect day.? What an amazing little gem that was! I?m very glad a friend recommended it or else i...

    Peruasión de Jane Austen es un libro absolutamente maravilloso. Este retelling de Sally Malcolm a su manera, también lo es. Una historia de segundas oportunidades, con separación entre los protagonistas, soledad, celos, arrepentimientos, errores de juventud, errores por orgullo. Fi...

    *** 3.5 stars *** Persuasion is my least favorite of Austen's novels, so I wasn't sure what I was in for with this modern-day m/m retelling. I do love a good second-chance romance, though, so decided it was worth a try. There was an appropriate amount of suffering from the injuri...

    Si lo valorase en comparación con la mayoría de lo que he leído este año sería 5, se lleva una menos porque al final me ha resultado más fluffy que Angst, pero es muy romántica y evocatica, me encanta el mar y para mi es un tercer personaje en esta novela. Se nota que la autora ...

    Ooh, I adored this story of second chances! Josh and Finn are young passionate lovers who plan to go away to California to start a new life together - Finn as an actor and Josh a concert violinist. But when the moment comes, Josh reneges and remains home with his dysfunctional family. ...

    I've given this an A- at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars rounded up. Sally Malcolm?s first published m/m romance is a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion (which regularly vies with Emma for first place in my ranking of Austen?s novels!) set in a sleepy New York seaside...

    I loved this. I have a feeling this will end up on my Top 10 books of the year. This is a m/m retelling of Jane Austin's Persuasion. You do not have to have read that though to enjoy this. The author takes the bones of that story but modernizes it. The prologue starts in the past ...

    5 stars Modern m/m version of Persuasion! It's one of my favourite Austen novels and it's the ultimate second chance love story. This version captured everything I loved about Persuasion, and second chance romance in general. So beautifully written too. ...

    Amazingly atmospheric, and a wonderful slow burn (my favorite trope). Sweet and gentle, I loved Joshua. ...

    This year might have had a lot of ups and downs, but so far it has also given me two queered Jane Austen retellings that have hit it out the park. This one, a reimaging of Austen?s Persuasion, was thoroughly enjoyable, emotionally enthralling, and damn entertaining. I?ve always ...

    Persuasion??is??my??favorite??Jane??Austen??novel??. ?Nuff said. ...

    A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. This was an emotional story, so much more than I was expecting. Finn and Josh were truly in love and it was unfortunate that they found each other when they were so young and just starting their lives. Josh was scar...

    ????? AND ????? from me. The fact that I spent most of the story with that wet stuff in my eyes ? is irrelevant. This was a superb recreation of Jane Austen's Persuasion for us M/M addicts, so full of feels it sometimes hurt to read the story ?. ...

    ? 3.75 stars The first few chapters in the beginning are told with Now and Then, which I liked, but after about chapter 4 it stays in the now. The then being the beginning of Joshua and Finn's relationship and the now being 8 years after the relationship ended. 8 years where f...

  • ButtonsMom2003
    Sep 29, 2018

    4.5 There was one last perfect day. Modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion Well,this was a pleasant surprise.I'm always a bit nervous about reading something from an Author I haven't come across before but I'm so glad I requested this.I read it in about ...

    Alfred Tennyson was such a fan of Austen's Persuasion, he famously exclaimed, "Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell." I'll do Tennyson one better and shout, "Show me the exact spot where Liz almost drowned!" Who's Liz, you may ask? She's the woman Finn woos as reven...

    As this story started out, in my opinion, it was freaking *PERFECT*. One to give even Anyta Sunday a run for her money in the feels and slow burn department. I loved the MC's, I loved their story, and there wasn't a single thing that I would've changed. AND THEN THE RAINS CAME....

    -4.25 stars- ?This is the beginning, Josh. This is the beginning of everything for us.? But of course it wasn?t. It was the end. It was the last golden hour of the last perfect day.? What an amazing little gem that was! I?m very glad a friend recommended it or else i...

    Peruasión de Jane Austen es un libro absolutamente maravilloso. Este retelling de Sally Malcolm a su manera, también lo es. Una historia de segundas oportunidades, con separación entre los protagonistas, soledad, celos, arrepentimientos, errores de juventud, errores por orgullo. Fi...

    *** 3.5 stars *** Persuasion is my least favorite of Austen's novels, so I wasn't sure what I was in for with this modern-day m/m retelling. I do love a good second-chance romance, though, so decided it was worth a try. There was an appropriate amount of suffering from the injuri...

    Si lo valorase en comparación con la mayoría de lo que he leído este año sería 5, se lleva una menos porque al final me ha resultado más fluffy que Angst, pero es muy romántica y evocatica, me encanta el mar y para mi es un tercer personaje en esta novela. Se nota que la autora ...

    Ooh, I adored this story of second chances! Josh and Finn are young passionate lovers who plan to go away to California to start a new life together - Finn as an actor and Josh a concert violinist. But when the moment comes, Josh reneges and remains home with his dysfunctional family. ...

    I've given this an A- at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars rounded up. Sally Malcolm?s first published m/m romance is a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen?s Persuasion (which regularly vies with Emma for first place in my ranking of Austen?s novels!) set in a sleepy New York seaside...

    I loved this. I have a feeling this will end up on my Top 10 books of the year. This is a m/m retelling of Jane Austin's Persuasion. You do not have to have read that though to enjoy this. The author takes the bones of that story but modernizes it. The prologue starts in the past ...

    5 stars Modern m/m version of Persuasion! It's one of my favourite Austen novels and it's the ultimate second chance love story. This version captured everything I loved about Persuasion, and second chance romance in general. So beautifully written too. ...

    Amazingly atmospheric, and a wonderful slow burn (my favorite trope). Sweet and gentle, I loved Joshua. ...

    This year might have had a lot of ups and downs, but so far it has also given me two queered Jane Austen retellings that have hit it out the park. This one, a reimaging of Austen?s Persuasion, was thoroughly enjoyable, emotionally enthralling, and damn entertaining. I?ve always ...

    Persuasion??is??my??favorite??Jane??Austen??novel??. ?Nuff said. ...

    A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. This was an emotional story, so much more than I was expecting. Finn and Josh were truly in love and it was unfortunate that they found each other when they were so young and just starting their lives. Josh was scar...

    ????? AND ????? from me. The fact that I spent most of the story with that wet stuff in my eyes ? is irrelevant. This was a superb recreation of Jane Austen's Persuasion for us M/M addicts, so full of feels it sometimes hurt to read the story ?. ...

    ? 3.75 stars The first few chapters in the beginning are told with Now and Then, which I liked, but after about chapter 4 it stays in the now. The then being the beginning of Joshua and Finn's relationship and the now being 8 years after the relationship ended. 8 years where f...

    This was fuckin? awful. I two starred it because the author can write, but everything about this was awful. It reminded me of an m/f from about 40 years ago. Finn?s the man, and josh is the woman. Plug?m right in. All the (self imposed) torture!! All the angst! All the sufferi...

    Fabulous, wonderful story! 5+ stars. This seems to be my year for reading books that retell stories by famous authors. Perfect Day is a modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion and I LOVED it. I must confess that I've never read any of Jane Austen's books but this is the sec...