I like to participate in life rather than be a spectator. Music, dancing, theatre, travelling, food, cycling and walking are some of my passions. Writing is an enjoyable pastime that allows me to share my experiences.
Maria P Frino has penned a contemporary adult love story centred around two men in an unlikely friendship. Set mostly in the NSW central coast seaside town of Killcare, it is the story of a confident independent woman (Faith) and the men who loved her.
I must admit, I did not like the character of Faith, she came across as quite selfish and the storyline of her living and working in London away from her husband and young daughter was quite implausible.
On the other hand, Edward and Dave "The Two Men In A Shed" were both immensely likeable even though they were victims of Faith's sexual prowess. The grief they felt at her passing and their depth of their love for her was palpable. Faith's and Edward's daughter Zoe is a lovely and surprisingly well adjusted young woman who manages to navigate her grief and love life without the complications that her mother had.
The fictional story deals with very relatable aspects of life, especially regarding love and loss as well as the supportive friendships one has with their own sex. This book is full of adult themes, coarse language and drug and sex references.
I found Two Men In A Shed easy to read but also confusing and confronting in its subject matter.