3 out of 4 stars
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Is it an adventurous tale of love? Or should we call it a highly fictional romance story? The classic novel Randy Love ... at your service by Shay Carter is, in my opinion, a unique and gripping blend of these genres. It is a fictional saga full of want, social and sexual escapades, focusing on the main character, Randy Love. The atmospheric modern British setting of the story clearly mirrors these themes.
Randy, a charming young man, is going through different problems which most young adults go through in their youthful ages. He has a strong desire of being independent, exploring the world the way it pleases him and wanting to be right at all times. Randy is deeply controlled by all these youthful exuberance and this contributes greatly in affecting his decision making and social relationship with others. During one of his several escapades, he meets Nicky, a junior lawyer whose character the author uses in exploring Randy's immature behaviour and who was later used in the end to transform Randy to a better person. For once in his life Randy accepted his shortcomings and apologized to Nicky.
Randy could be described as an antihero with his rough manners and lack of control, but the reader can still empathize with him. In fact, this is the principal reason I believe this novel is so exceptional. It rings with truth. The reader maybe horrified at the way Randy behave, and yet, at the same time, the author ensures that we never hate him because the reason for his actions are crystal clear.
However, Randy Love ... at your service is not what I would call an easy read. There are dense description and some dialogue is written in British terminology and slang which can be difficult to follow. I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars. Although, it was professionally edited with little or no errors found, the book is written in dialect which could impede on the understanding of some readers who are not accustomed to British slang.
Nevertheless, I persevered and, all in all, I can highly recommend Randy Love ... at your service by Shay Carter to young adults, who enjoy reading lighthearted and adventurous romance stories.
Randy Love...at your service
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