Title: Andre in Flight
Author: Laura Lascarso
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: 16th Nov, 2016
Genre(s): Romance, soul-mates, Rebirth
Page Count: 116
Reviewed by: PIU
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
When up-and-coming Miami painter Martin Fonseca encounters youthful pretty boy Andre Bellamy washing dishes in the kitchen of La Candela, he swears he’s known him before, intimately. But Andre only arrived in Miami weeks ago, after running away from small-town Alabama and his abusive father. When Martin discovers Andre trading sexual favors for a place to stay, he offers him a room in his studio apartment. As roommates only.
What starts as a playful friendship turns into something more as Andre begins posing for Martin, whose true passion is painting fantastical portraits. Martin’s obsession with Andre grows until they are sharing more than just flirtatious conversation. But when an eccentric art collector buys one of Martin’s paintings, Martin’s past jealousies resurface and threaten to destroy what he and Andre have so lovingly built.
“Andre in Flight” by Laura Lascarso is a beautifully written story about soul mates and eternal love. The author has done an excellent job in capturing the emotions, longing, grief and creativity which will leave you wanting for more.
Martin Fonseca is an up and coming artist in Miami with immense talent. He has been trying to get recognized without much effect. Then he meets the beautiful and mesmerizing Andre. Martin is drawn to Andre like a moth to a flame. He cannot let go of the feeling that he has known Andre forever. Martin moves Andre to his home and soon his feelings grow from friendship/intrigue to love and then obsession. Martin’s manager warns him that Andre is going to be his ruin but Martin can’t stop drawing or loving Andre.
When an eccentric art collector buys his painting, Martin comes face to face with his past and the truth behind his frightening passion for Andre. They are both tied by fate and are meant to come together every time but will Martin be able to finally keep his love in this life??? Read to find out!!
I am seriously in love with this story. It packs a powerful surprise which has been crafted by the author beautifully. The mystery/secret behind Martin and Andre’s bond is revealed brilliantly. After the past comes to light, all the other clues given from the beginning amazingly fall into place. The story was fast paced with a heavy dose of intrigue and passion. The author does not delve much into the detail about Martin’s aunt and how she is able to find Martin throughout the years but it does not diminish the entire mystery from the story.
I loved both the characters of Martin and Andre. We get the story from Martin’s POV and we get to feel his obsession and powerful feelings for his muse. He is immensely talented and his creativity is described vividly in the read. Whereas Andre is a free spirit who has endured a lot of hate and just wants to be himself. He is taken advantage of but he does not lose his innocence and his beautiful soul shines through his kind brown eyes.
The “soul mate” concept is portrayed in a uniquely beautiful way in this book which made it a very interesting and engaging read. This book will stay with me for a long time. If you want to experience an age-old romance which is equally powerful and beautiful, then please be sure to read this amazing story!!!