Crazy Book Tours Virtual Blog Tour: Review for Comeback Love by Peter Golden



A debut novel about a man and his romantic quest to find the woman he loved and lost years before.

Like Nicholas Sparks and Robert James Waller, first-time novelist Peter Golden knows how to write the kind of nostalgic fiction that men and women alike fall for. In Comeback Love, a universal story about lost love, he offers an evocative debut that begins in the tumultuous 1960s and ends in the feverish thrill of present-day New York City.

Over thirty-five years ago, Gordon Meyers, an aspiring writer with a low number in the draft lottery, packed his belongings and reluctantly drove away, leaving Glenna Rising, the sexy, sharp-witted med student he couldn’t imagine living without.

Now, decades later, Gordon is a former globetrotting consultant with a grown son, an ex-wife, and an overwhelming desire to see Glenna again. Stunned when Gordon walks into her Manhattan office, Glenna agrees to accompany him for a drink. As the two head out into the snow-swept city, they become caught up in the passions that drew them together before tearing them apart. And as the evening unfolds, Gordon finally reveals the true reason for his return.

Comeback Love is a bracing journey into the hearts of two lovers who came of age in the 1960s. Plumbing the depths of youth, regret, and desire, Peter Golden deftly illuminates the bonds that mysteriously endure in the face of momentous change.


This book has to be read with an open mind, where people can go back in time and find the ending to their “what-if’s”.  Pete Golden’s debut novel was a huge undertaking within a small book.  Because this book spans quite a few decades, the reader gets to witness Gordon evolve, go through ups and downs, and ultimately find his path in life.

Gordon is a very complex character, as he navigates his way from a young college student to an older man that has regrets and is full of sorrow.  Even as a college student, Gordon kept looking back while living in the present.  It isn’t until he’s older that he comes full circle and is able to live in the present and be content with his choices.

If you’ve seen the movie “Sliding Doors” or “Somewhere in Time”, then you may appreciate this book because it’s about a lovestruck couple that can’t seem to find the right balance between “couplehood” and individualism.

If you can read this book with an open mind, open heart, and immerse yourself into a story where the impossible becomes possible and believe that there is only one person you are destined with, then you may enjoy this book as much as I did.

*This book was provided as part of Crazy Book Tours blog tour.  No monetary or other forms of compensation were provided for my honest review.

Below are other blogs that participated in this virtual blog tour:

Psychotic State Book Reviews | Visit blog
A Casual Readers Blog | Visit blog
BookSpark | Visit blog
Reflections with Coffee | Visit blog

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