Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Book Review: 'Intermezzo' by Delphine Dryden

INTERMEZZO


The ballerina and the conductor… tangled in a seductive romance that is now ready to reach its conclusion after a 7-year span since their first encounter. Lily and Aidan have experienced major upheavals in their lives during these 7 years. The way the author weaves her spell, allows us to feel deeply involved in the fate of these two characters, as they meet once again by a struck of Fate.
Lily is an injured character – both physically and in her psyche. Her inability to forget her first encounter with Aidan still haunts her. She is a strong character, and has moved on after her physical injury. Even though her physical injury changed the course of her life, she has remained a sweet and caring individual appreciated by all.
Aidan gives me the impression that he has been drifting emotionally as his career as a conductor has soared. With a divorce already behind him, all he has to keep him emotionally involved is his conducting career. On the emotional level, I feel like he is somewhat detached until he meets Lily again.
I found this story engrossing and fast moving. This story is well written. I felt at the end the author should have written a novel after this short story or even extended this story to a full novella in order to allow us a more intimate look at these two characters.





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