POETRY IN MOTION by Scarlet Blackwell
Poetry in Motion by Scarlet Blackwell
Reviewed by Cassie
On a trip to a conference, businessman Paul and his colleague end up at a club full of people decades younger than they are. Paul is initially bothered by this, enough to blow off a handsome young man who offers to buy him a drink. Later Paul sees the young man again and has second thoughts. He ends up leaving with the man, whose name is Adam, for what he thinks will be a hot one-night stand.
Their night together is hot, despite a few issues along the way, and even though Adam leaves his number Paul is determined not to contact Adam again. Unfortunately, he can’t stop thinking about the younger man…
Poetry in Motion is an emotional and angst-filled tale of a thirty-eight-year-old businessman who hooks up with a twenty-year-old student and ends up with a lot more than he bargained for. It was difficult to warm up to Paul at first. I could sympathize with his insecurity at being the oldest person in the club, and with his uncertainty regarding Adam’s motives. He acted like a complete jerk to Adam several times, however, saying needlessly cruel things, and that bothered me. Then later, when he can’t stop thinking about Adam, Paul morphs from cold and uncaring to basically stalking Adam. It was hard for me to understand why he suddenly fixated on Adam after one night. I felt really bad for him when Adam gave him some of his own back, yet I felt he kind of deserved the harsh treatment. Adam, on the other hand, doesn’t get enough POV time to be anything more than a sweet, young, and clingy guy. Poetry in Motion is an emotional roller-coaster with a sweet ending, but I would have preferred a bit deeper explanation of both men’s behavior so I could really get into the story.