Sunday, July 2, 2017

This Modern Love by Ray Hecht

This Modern Love
by Ray Hecht

My rating: 4 stars

Publication Date: October 16, 2016
Publisher: Ray Hecht
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Print Length: 196 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
American love isn’t what it used to be.

Roommates Jack and Ben are complete opposites when it comes to romance. For Jack, a mere waiter, it’s easy to use to the latest to app meet a new girl every weekend. But Ben, even though he’s a programmer, can’t seem to figure out how to maneuver online dating.

On the other side of town, sisters Andrea and Carla have their own issues. Andrea is a bit of a wreck, stumbling from one dramatic episode to the next. Carla is more concerned with blogging than dating, though she does get lonely at times. In an age of narcissism and alienation, it’s just so hard to meet someone.

Over the course of one day, these thoroughly modern men and women keep passing each other by. From yoga class to the club – all in a haze of drugs, sex, and selfies – opportunities for true love come and go, and no one notices because they were too busy staring at their phones.

Welcome to the 21st century.

This Modern Love by Ray Hecht

This Modern LoveWell, hasn’t Ray Hecht nailed the sad state of the direction that “romance” is taking? THIS MODERN LOVE hammers home the great disconnect of human to human contact and the growing inability to actually converse, risk face to face rejection and put the effort into a real, live “get – to – know – you” possible relationship. Welcome to the age of internet dating, because “there isn’t anywhere to meet good people.” Meet four lonely people looking for “love” in all the wrong places, doing all the wrong things and mistaking monkey sex for the real deal.

A blend of humor, both comical and dark, the raw insecurities we all own and the fear of not being cool and looking like we have it all together. Oh wait, we have our cell phones, our selfies and our online connections, so we must have it all together! No need to stick out necks out and actually meet someone, right? Follow these four lonely souls as they chase the elusive dream, someone who will adore them, drama, self-absorption and all.

Ray Hecht even creates real, fumbling, sweaty sex, not the kid that “melts panties,” but the real deal, and to be honest, it wasn’t quite so dreamy. BUT. IT. WAS. HUMAN…and not are real sharing of emotions, just a physical release for instant gratification. Yep, it is all summed up in the words: American love isn’t what it used to be – Welcome to the 21st century. My only disagreement with those lines? American, how about Universal?

A gritty read with a raw message. Not looking for a message? It’s entertaining, too!

I received this copy from Ray Hecht in exchange for my honest review.

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