He chose her over the company. He’s about to find out the real cost of romance…
Brian’s love for Romina may be strong, but he’s sailing into troubled waters. And he’s even prepared to endure torturous months apart working like a dog on another ship, if it means he can get them back together. Though he’s unprepared for the sadistic challenges his cruel new boss implements to break him body and soul.
Enduring extreme anti-Americanism, food deprivation, and 100-hour-long work weeks, Brian’s only beacon of hope is the messages sent from his soulmate. With her emails to sustain him, he vows to stay the course and outsmart the higher-ups of the cruise-line giant.
Can Brian survive the stormy conflict threatening to drown his hopes of reuniting with Romina?
Wet Orpheus is the second book in the wild Gone with the Waves romantic comedy series, entirely of true events in the author’s life. If you like insider accounts of work below deck, heart-aching emotion, and passionate love stories, then you’ll adore Brian David Bruns’s tale of overcoming impossible odds.
Adventures in Literature Review:
It’s not too often that we get to enjoy male romance authors in this industry – I know I personally have not come across many of them. Brian brings an interesting perspective to a strained relationship with his love interest in this story. They are regularly separated by time and distance – which makes it very difficult for them to develop the depth of a connection that the main character refers to wanting.
As the story goes along, we listen from the mans point of view about how difficult it is to be constantly separated and how he holds on to their relationship in his heart and mind. An interested read that I struggled with a little due to the heavy use of European words and phrases that I wasn’t sure what they were at most times. But the love story itself was impressive and reminds me that love can be found in many places and often times some people really have to work at their relationship to keep it alive.
About the Author:
Brian David Bruns has adventured in over 60 countries to gather material for his books and won dozens of literary awards, including the USA REBA Grand Prize. Since his debut, Cruise Confidential, became a national bestseller, he has been featured on ABC 20/20, CBS Inside Edition, and in articles translated for a dozen nations.
Bruns writes of his global experiences with a self-mocking wit, an astute insight into human behaviour, and a love of quirky history. After several years residing in Dracula’s hometown (yes, really), he and his Romanian wife now live in Las Vegas with their two old rescue cats, Julius and Caesar.