For the record, I am a 100% male reader. I am not a love story genre fan but I found this love story to be compelling.
The Brevity of Roses is NOT a romance novel. It is a thought provoking story of the love between people of different age groups and social backgrounds.
The writing is very well crafted. The characters are developed carefully and seem to spring to life. I felt like they were staring back at me from the page.
This fine debut novel is a story of complex relationships. The complexity level is dependent on the amount of thought given by the reader.