Sunday Book Review – Why?: A Complicated Love by Danny Kemp

A very gracious account of my only attempt at sex. 😛

My Sunday Book Review is for Danny Kemp’s novella – Why?: A Complicared Love. Complicated love is an understatement in this fast paced and sometimes raunchy story of love and consequences.





Why? Is a story set in a web of despair, sex, unreachable emotion and love. One man’s crippling injuries, caused by an unprovoked, vicious attack, ruins the lives of everyone around him. This includes Terry Meadows, a nineteen-year-old boy who falls in love with the main character’s daughter Laura, twenty-seven years before the opening of the story.The twisted, interconnecting matrix in which Francis, Laura’s father, lives, destroys and distorts his daughter’s image of life beyond repair. It is a sad tragedy with an unexpected ending.


My 5 Star Review:

This novella is a story about sex, corruption, and despite the goings on in this criminal telling, love and a tragic love story.

The book…

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About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp is a seventy-four-year-old member of The Society of Authors. He is also a bestselling writer. He writes stories that appeal to those who like challenging themselves to solve mysteries that are set out before their eyes. His introduction to the world of espionage and mystery happened at an early age when his father was employed by the War Office in Whitehall, London, at the end of WWII. However, it wasn’t until after his father died that he showed any interest in anything other than himself! On leaving academia he took on many roles in his working life: a London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver, but never did he plan to become a writer. Nevertheless, after a road traffic incident left him suffering from PTSD and effectively—out of paid work for four years, he wrote and self-published his first novel —The Desolate Garden. Within three months of publication, that book was under a paid option to become a $30 million film. The option lasted for six years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company. All ten of his novels are now published by Next Chapter Publishing Company which has added an edition titled The Heirs And Descendants Collection, which holds all four books of that series, alongside an edition titled The Lies And Consequences Collection which contains all four volumes of that series. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication and described as—the new Graham Green—by a highly placed executive of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of book signing events. He has also appeared on 'live' television in the UK publicising his first novel. He likes to write quotes and it's on Goodreads where you can find them--- An example of these quotes opens his novel--Once I Was A Soldier:--There is no morality to be found in evil. But to recognise that which is truly evil one must forget the rules of morality. Less
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6 Responses to Sunday Book Review – Why?: A Complicated Love by Danny Kemp

  1. dgkaye says:

    Thanks for sharing Danny. And I’d say you did a great job at your only attempt at sex – portraying raunchy sex without explicit details is an art. 🙂

    • Daniel Kemp says:

      Again that’s a very kind thing to say. I wanted to try. It seems there’s nowhere to go when it’s not included. In the first book I wrote I had one scene where one protagonist touched the arm of the other. I thought that in the particular circumstances of their relationship, one movement of closeness conveyed everything I needed it to. But I don’t want to write cosiness all my life. I wanted to branch out and it’s so kind of you to treat my attempt like you did. I thought the short poems in the book might take away the edge of it being too far towards porn.

      • dgkaye says:

        I think it was a great attempt. As you say, words, a look, a movement can imply a lot without speaking it directly. A nice attempt indeed for a writer who doesn’t typically write erotica, yet conveyed the story well. A sad tale for sure. 🙂

  2. Congratulations, Danny, a great review.

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