In "Time to Say Goodbye" two people who have every reason to hate one another fall in love. I love this kind of romance novel and I was captivated by this story from the first page. There are many obstacles standing in a way of Gargi Kapoor and Leon Reckley's love, but they manage to overcome all of them. First there is their background, then there is internal conflict and finally there is a huge cultural difference between them. It may seems too much for one romance novel, but Parker J. Cole (the author) did a magnificent job in maneuvering Gargi and Leon to their HEA. Furthermore the author did a great job in keeping the tension between the hero and heroine without involving mental lusting or hot love scenes. So "Time to say Goodbye" is in another words a very sweet romance novel without any hot and sexy scene. Readers get just a few kisses here and there. Thus the story focus is more on how the hero and heroine fell in love, and how they overcome internal and external obstacles in their relationship. Beside all that has been mentioned, this story brings an interesting insight into the Indian tradition of arranged marriages. The author tries to give the reader a culturological perspective of them.
The pace of the story is pretty uneven, sometimes things develop very fast, while sometimes the author focus on descriptions of thoughts and feelings of the main characters which slows the story down.
All in all, I enjoyed reading this novel. It is interesting and well written. If you are looking for a sweet novel, this one would be a good choice.
Gargi Kapoor is the only one convinced her brother, Dev, is innocent of the crime he was convicted of. When he is sent to the hospital with an unexplained paralyzing disease she finds herself having to lean on the last person she’d ever want to depend on -- a man who wants her brother to pay for stealing his mother’s life savings.
Leon Reckley is extremely satisfied to find the man who ripped his mother off suffering from an unknown disease that leaves him paralyzed and in need of rehabilitation therapeutic services. He’s even happier when he is given the opportunity to be the therapist that makes him fit enough to return to prison to finish his sentence. No one will work harder to make sure Dev Kapoor serves every minute of his prison sentence.
Gargi never dreamed the man who has utter contempt for her brother would be the man she slowly begins to trust. Leon never thought he’d be convinced Dev might be innocent, let alone be drawn to his enemy’s little sister. Together, will they find the truth? Or when Leon’s job is over, will it simply be time to say goodbye?