Published: February 14th 2016
Publisher: Ankara Press
Paperback: 169 pages
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“Hot-shot producer Thuli Poni is holding auditions for her latest play in Cape Town. Andile Sebe is an up-and-coming star, just waiting for his big break. Thuli casts Andile and challenges him to link his painful past with the role he is portraying, leading him to open up to her. The two fall for each other and a passionate romance ensues. But when auditions open for Sins of the Fathers, the most-watched TV show in South Africa, Thuli turns cold. Will she play a part in Andile’s rise to fame, or will she hinder it? This is a story about how love can triumph against the odds if we stay humble, take risks and are willing to learn. The Seeing Place offers a very different kind of romance – between a powerful woman and a man who wants something only she can offer.” – Goodreads
Thuli and Andile are worlds apart in some ways, but so similar in other ways. Yes she is rich and successful and he is a dreamer, but they both love the theater! So what happens when these two meet? Sparks fly!
Andile is a hardworking, kind man who does the best he can. He is also handsome and can have any girl he wants, yet he seems to be holding out for something special. He was a pleasure to read. Innocent in a way but also very swoon-worthy. Thuli was a great character! Deep with some secrets, but yet endearing. Both these characters were complex and owned it!
The story is set in Cape Town, and the author doesn’t shy away from very South African traditions, words and customs. It feels as real as it can get, and I could see myself in many of the locations.
If you are looking for a romance where the man isn’t the successful one and sweeps a woman of her feet by buying her luxuries, then this is your book. Strong female characters that is kick-ass! Love a good reversal of the tropes we see so much these days.
This got a 8/10 from me.