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Bernard Covington, suicidal and not the most-handsome man in the world would be happy to leave the world behind altogether. That is until he meets Dr. Jack Larson. The physician takes his wounded heart and soul and patches them back together, but is he Mr. Perfect?
Bernard and Jack develop a romance, but soon the tide begins to shift as Jack’s past is revealed and it becomes a game-changer for the couple to deal with.
Will Bernard and Jack have a happy ending or will he succumb to his desire to end it all or will dealing with Jack’s phantoms keep him going? Only Bernard’s diary knows what secrets lurk in his soul…
REVIEWS: (original edition)
I want to give a quick nod to S.L. Danielson’s new story, “Bernard; Diary of a 46-yr-old Bellhop” because it is such a good and well-written story and is on my “to review” list. Because I am so far behind, I just want to acknowledge Danielson’s story and will eventually give it a full review. Bernard Covington is a nerd and he knows it. He feels like getting out of the world all together because he knows he will never be able to fulfill his sexual and romantic desires but then something happens that changes him altogether. He meets a physician, Dr. Jack Larson who gives Bernard the attention that he so craves but there is something mysterious here. The two men begin a romantic relationship and all is fine until Jack’s past begins to surface and it could ruin what they have.
This is a light easy reading in Danielson’s excellent narrative style and with the same wonderful character development that she has given us before. Have a look and see what good writing is.
I LOVED this book. Bernard is such a well developed and evolving character. He seems so REAL, and his relationship with his humpy doctor lover develops in interesting ways.
Bernard starts off seeing himself as a failure – in fact, the book starts with his serious suicide attempt. The hot young doctor in the hospital falls for him as a friend, and then falls in love with him.
The relationship is unbalanced at first. It is only when the doctor reveals his own deep, dark secret that some amount of balance is achieved, but their views of each other is blemished by their initial meeting.
As Bernard grows stronger as a person, it threatens the power of his lover over him.
And from there we have the drama in this comic/drama novel. It isn’t a comedy – multiple suicide attempts, alcoholism and the mold of self-failure guarantees that it is a drama. But part of it sparkle with humor.
Like real life.
Ike Rose 2/13/2011