The Best of Adam Sharp

The Best of Adam Sharp

Book - 2017
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On the cusp of turning fifty, Adam Sharp likes his life. He's happy with his partner, Claire, he's the music expert at trivia night at the pub, he looks after his mother and he does the occasional consulting job in IT--but there's something he can never quite shake off. And that's his nostalgia for what might have been, his blazing affair more than twenty years ago with Angelina Brown, a smart and sexy, strong-willed actress who taught him for the first time, as he played piano and she sang, what it meant to find--and then lose--love. How different might his life be if he hadn't let her walk away? And then, out of nowhere, from the other side of the world, Angelina gets in touch. What does she want? Adam has no idea, but this might be his only chance to re-capture the fire of his great lost love and live the life he was meant to. But does he dare to take the chance?
Publisher: Toronto : Harper Avenue, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781443435932
Characteristics: 374 pages ;,23 cm.


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Feb 03, 2019

I don't know how much I enjoyed this storyline. A man almost 50 who has been in a relationship for over 20 years but pines for his first love Angelina who is married and has 3 kids. She contacts him out of the blue, invites him to France to spend a week with her and her husband Charlie. They sleep together with the consent of Charlie. It was a weird week with the three of them. This was a man's mid-life crisis and a couple who are having issues. I wasn't happy with any of them. I really enjoyed The Rosie Project.

Sep 28, 2017

I LOVED The Rosie Project, even though I didn't find the Rosie Effect as great, I thought I should give The Best of Adam Sharp a chance. Big mistake, it's never awful but it is plain mediocre. The ending is hugely disappointing.

Aug 02, 2017

This book started out well and continued to tumble downhill in my opinion. I loved The Rosie Project and was looking forward to another good read.

May 21, 2017

This was a great disappointment after reading his book the Rosie project. A book about what makes a marriage last, what if there is nostalgia for "the one that got away", it was trite shallow and had a ludicrous plot twist. The only redeeming feature was it was set to the music of our times as the protagonist was a rock and roll piano player. Same subject as A Separation which I read next and enjoyed

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