Book Review: Out of the Past by Jeffrey Ballam
When love goes wrong, sometimes things get even more complicated. Such is the case when Paul loses his lover, Eric, and then falls for a dashing lawyer named Javier while on jury duty. Paul is reeling from Eric’s departure, something he can’t find closure from since Eric won’t speak to him. So it is with reluctance that he pursues a new relationship with Javier. But the works get gummed up with the trial on which Paul has been chosen for the jury and also by the sudden and unpleasant reappearance of Eric, who has an agenda of his own. First time novelist Jeffrey Ballam creates an enjoyable and consuming tale of modern romance that displays characters on emotional journeys which are converging in unexpected ways. The result is a story that people will remember. Well written and with a cast that runs the gamut of human conditions, "Out of the Past" is a winner any way you look at it. 5 Stars.