Water Music - Georgette Gouveia
3.5 Stars ~ Book Review by Optimist ♰King’s Wench♰

First let me say Water Music was not at all what I was expecting. I read the blurb and all I saw was four hot athletes and thought,HOT DAMN! I’M SO THERE! There are some sexy shenanigans, but by and large Water Music is about life-missed opportunities, stolen moments, shortcomings, pitfalls, regrets, triumphs, competitive spirit and how cruel life can be, not to mention how cruel those we surround ourselves with can be when you least expect it. Water Music is part of series, I guess, called Games Men Play. I don’t these particular games are strictly under the purview of men.

Water Music will not be for everyone due to topics tackled (suicide, abusive relationships) which will be hot buttons for some. It’s poignant and moving and beautifully written. Yes, the prose gets a little flowery sometimes. Yes, I could’ve done with less soup to nuts menu descriptions, but Ms. Gouveia has a way of weaving descriptions into the story so they become the tapestry on which events occur. Probably a side effect of having worked on a luxury lifestyle magazine for 20 years...

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