Coffee Time Romance & More




ISBN: 9780307463425/ 9780307463449
January, 2011
Crown Publishers, an imprint of Random House Publishing Group, Inc.
$25.00 US/$28.95 CAN/ $12.99
372 Pages
Rating: 3 Cups

Lucien, brought up by his scientific father after his mother’s death, learns at a young age to love music and the opera. He feels as if he will never fall in love. He feels even more melancholy when he finds he is more attracted to men than women. Maria is a young girl who also learns to love the opera and its music. It is the only thing that makes sense in her life as she strives to be the best singer.

Martin finds himself detached from most of his life and wonders if the empty feeling will ever go away, even as he fills his life with a marriage, a divorce, and becoming a lawyer; things that should make him happy. Anna has reached the peak of her career as a singer and now tries to shepherd new talents into their careers. She watches Maria closely as she has a secret that would change the face of their relationship as mentor and student.

Four lives in different times and circumstances are all intertwined with connecting forces that one cannot see. It is guided by fate, God, or destiny, but only going through life with its ups and downs can ever show the final outcome; the truth, the final curtain call.

I must begin by saying if you plan to read this book make lots of time to do so. It, at times, seems to drag on with much detail, sometimes a bit too much for my taste. That being said, overall, The Metropolis Case is a good read with likeable and relatable characters and a final outcome that is honestly worth the bit of struggle to reach the end.

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