Falling for Ramos by Sue Brown
A glimpse of a group of businessmen in a newspaper tells Colin Hess his old love, Alejandro Ramos, is back in London a decade after they split up.
They met by chance as students, when Colin was pushed into Ramos’s lap at a party. Despite the disapproval from Ramos’s parents, Colin and Ramos were inseparable from that moment and settled in their own place as soon as they finished university.
But when Ramos’s father fell ill, Ramos was forced to return to the family vineyard, leaving Colin behind. When Colin joined him for a holiday, the plans Ramos’s parents had for their son became painfully clear—and those plans did not involve Colin.
Colin knows it would be stupid to rekindle their old love after the devastating end to their relationship. Still, neither can deny that they still have feelings for each other from the minute they meet, and Colin learns the meeting might not be as random as it seemed.
For some reason, I’ve had “Falling for Ramos” on my tablet for a long while. It must have been because I’m busy because I always enjoy Sue Brown’s work (adored “The Isle of Wight”) but something about the book called to me this morning and I devoured it without stopping. Colin and Ramos were both wonderful characters, but Ramos? *sighs* He was perfect. Not as in “un-flawed” because he certainly had flaws and made mistakes along the way, but the way he was written was so utterly perfect. He absolutely leapt off the page and I couldn’t help but fall for him too. Colin was equally endearing and the depth of their connection was incredible.
Their path was rocky, and considering the way the time jumps and flashbacks happened it the story could have become very confusing. But even without the handy date at the beginning of every chapter the author made it easy to figure out when the action was taking place. It made for a beautifully layered story that all came together for a wonderful ending and I truly enjoyed every minute. The journey the men take as they struggle to be together was wonderful. If you’ve been thinking about reading this book, don’t wait another second!