The Romantic is a love story about friendship, passion, and the echo of unrequited love.
Hadriel Alighieri has harbored a secret love in his heart for his entire life. It began in his youth, when he fell in love with his best friend, Sophia Paula. After Sophia leaves for America and is later betrothed to Joshua Abrams, Hadriel is devastated, but he is a hopeless romantic.
In the winter of his life he is haunted by the memory of Sophia Paula. When the Angel of Death comes for Hadriel, the journey begins. From his deathbed, he travels to the day he fell in love. He retraces the steps of his life in search of his unrequited love. For she too harbors a secret love in her heart. But what begins as a journey to fulfill a promise turns into a discovery of the only emotion that defines our lives.
Did she wait for him?
Sophia is Hadriel Alighieri's Juliet. The novel starts with a visit from the angel of death, Hadriel realizing the need to find his life long love Sophia and prove her happiness was what mattered most to him in the world.
He promised to present the truth to his life long love.
Sophia lives in the oldest home in Santa Lucía with her family. She is the daughter of a doctor and attends a highly regarded private school.
Hadriel is a bright young boy who attends church to see Sophia. And over piano lessons.. a strong friendship and eventually love slowly blossoms.
Sophia leaves for America and is berthed to Joshua which is soul crushing for Hadriel. Hadriel is a hopeless romantic and has a heart that is ready to fight for love.
Hadriel is left retracing the steps of a journey to plant the seeds of love in Sophia's heart.
This is currently Felix Alexander's premier audiobook at audible.com
This audiobook has narrated by Patrick Ball. He has a strong rich voice which is ideal for the scene set in this novel. His pronunciations of the characters are flavorful and his delivery adds a certain zest to the ear. This audiobook is currently his only narration available on Audible but we are excited to hear more!
The audio quality gets Audiobook Havens stamp of approval.
This audiobook comes in at 8 hours and 11 minutes. This is a great length to build character depth and tell a full bodied story without losing the attention of the listener. Audible's romance ranking (which ranges from sweet-simmering- sizzling - hot damn - and o-o-omg) has The Romantic falling under “Sizzling”. This rating is accurate as this love story has a strong focus on developing a warm storyline with a hint of “sizzle”.
Audiobook Haven would recommend this audiobook to anyone looking for a tasteful and adventurous love story.
Audio Quality: 10/10
Narrator Performance: 8/10
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