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March 13, 2016

TJ's LAST SUMMER IN CAPE COD by Garfield Whyte

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is bold, provocative, rude, sexy, suspenseful, unpredictable and witty.  You will want to be 18 again. 
-from back of book
THIS IS MORE OF AN ADULT BOOK.
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QUOTES FROM INSIDE COVER

"I believe that half the trouble in the world comes from people asking 'What have I achieved?' rather than 'What have I enjoyed?"                                             
 -Walter Farley
 
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Life is either a daring adventure or
nothing at all.
                                        -Helen Keller
 
 
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Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at age 80 and gradually approach 18.
                    --Mark Twain
 
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"Life would be infinitely happier if we could
only be born at age 80 and gradually
approach 18."
-Mark Twain 
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TJ'S LAST SUMMER
IN
CAPE COD
A Novel
Don't Cry for Me Cape Cod
by
Garfield Whyte


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BOOK DETAILS
(from back of book)
TJ (Taj James) is an 18 year old high school basketball star that wants to make this summer his best ever, before he leaves to take up his college basketball scholarship, but he needs help. So, he rolls the dice and calls on his 55 year old Uncle Peter, a womanizer par excellence, to help him with the plans.  TJ has secrets for Uncle Peter so TJ  was very sure his uncle would do anything for him, as his uncle's promises seemed more sacred than wedding vows.  As summer rolled along TJ is forced to make decisions whether to be a good boy or to practice some of the lessons his uncle is teaching him.  Was it worth it when the curtains were drawn on TJ's last summer in Cape Cod? That will depend on whose side you are on.
  • Paperback: 418 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 21, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 151923225X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1519232250
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AUTHOR
Garfield WhyteGarfield after graduating from Munro College, a prestigious 160 year old all-boys boarding high school in Jamaica, attended the University of the West Indies, where he pursued a bachelor's degree in geography and social sciences. He also obtained a master's degree in business administration from the Nova Southeastern University in Florida, USA. Still not satisfied with my academic achievements, he went on to complete a law degree from the University of London, then on to the Norman Manley Law School. All his degrees and accreditations were completed while he worked full-time, a true testimony to my discipline and motivation to achieve his goals.
Prior to his legal career, he worked in the banking sector with leading commercial banks, including Workers Bank, CIBS and Scotiabank, with his final banking position being senior marketing/communications manager.

Now a practicing lawyer, he limit my practice to real estate, probates, intellectual property and contract law.
Creative writing is now an enjoyable distraction from law and he has grown to enjoy this new found love.
He has authored; Feelings an environmental photography and poetry book as well as Nostalgia from: A City Set Upon a Hill, his memoir about life at Munro College, his all- boys boarding high school, one of Jamaica's most prestigious, citadels of learning. This memoir is adapted to a screenplay entitled Nostalgia for which he is seeking financing. His latest book, TJ's Last Summer in Cape Cod is also adapted to a screen script, for which he is also seeking an investor/financing.

garfield@garfieldlawofice.com
garfieldaawhyte@gmail.com
www.garfeel.com
 
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REVIEW
 This story is a steamy, sexy summer coming of age story. It happens to all of us. We grow up and fall in love, sometimes, many times. Young love is often the center plot for many books and movies. Growing  up isn't easy.  Sometimes, there are those who are still struggling to grow up when they are adults.  This humorous and interesting story of how you make many mistakes as you are growing up. Sometimes you make the same mistake more than once. As you are growing up you are trying to figure out exactly who you are, what you want out of life and how you will get there. A teenager is still a child, learning and facing adult problems and issues every day.  That is how we grow into a mature adult.  By facing the everyday obstacles with the sense you can do this and be stronger for it.
The author wrote strong characters that the average person could relate to.  He shows the bonds of their relationships, and yet how hard it is to make the right decisions.
TJ could be the teenager next door or your son's best friend.  You get to know  him well through the developing of the character that the author has brilliantly done.  It was a little hard to understand the changing of the loyalty from TJ's parents to his uncle who is a womanizer. I feel for a book to be good there has to be that relationship with the characters and that uncertainty the reader feels.  Would I do that?  Would I react that way?  Or should I say, Did I do that or did I react that way? The author's writing was very exact when TJ was discovering his sexuality.  It rears a lot of emotions,  happy, sad, uneasy and full of passion that will reach out to the reader over and over.  A great coming of age story.
It may make the reader reflect on times past, of first loves, mistakes, happiness and sadness.  Teenage love is rough.

I was given a complimentary copy of this book from the author, Garfield Whyte in exchange for my unbiased view. No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 5  STARS.

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