A Search for Love by Lee Dorsey
Part love story, part self-discovery narrative, part suspense, Lee Dorsey’s newest novel A Search For Love has it all. The story follows twenty-eight-year-old Matt Matthews who is a successful DJ living in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Eventually as his career thrives, he goes on to become a famous television personality in New York City. While Matt has found it rather easy to succeed in the professional realm, his personal life has not really followed suit. He longs to be in love more than anything else, but his luck with women is lacking to say the least. He goest out with a lot of different ladies, each one of them presenting something to keep him interested, causing him to fall for them as he wades through a pool of sexual encounters. The problem is that none of these relationships turn into anything more. When he finally does find a woman he thinks he can spend the rest of his life with, it is all ripped away from him, as she is sent to jail for perpetrating a dangerous Ponzi scheme. When the love of his life finally gets out of jail, she flees the country, causing Matt to wonder if he should drop everything and go after her, or decide to give up once and for all.
The novel is a pretty easy read, and those who pick it up will find the pages turning easily. At the beginning of the narrative, it seems like there are so many different female characters coming and going that it can be difficult to keep track of who is who, but that’s sort of the point, as Dorsey shows just how fluid Matt’s life is with all of these different women. The story really picks up in the middle, and barrels on until the final page. At times the writing is lackluster and uninspiring, but the story at its heart is an intriguing one, and Dorsey succeeds at keeping it interesting by always offering up twists and turns. If you’re looking for a complicated tale of sex, suspense, and romance, then this just may be the book for you.
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