Greater Expectations

Greater Expectations

by Alexander McCabe

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BN ID: 2940046088892
Publisher: Alexander McCabe
Publication date: 08/05/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,111,337
File size: 332 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

After graduating with a couple of useless degrees in law, Alexander McCabe left his Scottish homeland and wandered nomadically around the globe to experience the rich diversity of culture that the world has to offer. Along the way, he met his wonderful wife. Between them, they have managed to extend their family with the addition of their little boy, Gabriel. For the moment, they call Toronto 'home', although that is always subject to change... For more information about the author, and all upcoming events and new releases, please visit

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Greater Expectations 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
LGTait More than 1 year ago
Greater Expectations tells the story of Z following his separation from his cheating wife, and his journey from being heartbroken to  finding love again, with lots of dating disasters and sexual encounters along the way. This book is unusual as it is written from a male perspective and was thought provoking in how it is assumed all men want to be the player and are not looking for the perfect partner, I had never truly considered before how difficult it must be where men are expected show bravado at all times and hide their emotions. This book is very well written with an eloquent style of writing with some real laugh out loud moments, you go through a journey of  emotions along with the main character. I would definitely recommend this book although it is an adult only book, I will be looking for more works from this author.
SinAngel More than 1 year ago
Favorite Quotes: “Mum, what makes you so sure that it’s her fault?” Her answer was one only a mum can give.“Well it stands to reason. I know you, as you are my son. I gave birth to you. I have always been here for you and I have known you all of your life. You may be living away from us but you are never far from me. That’s a mum’s instinct and it may well be explained and summarily dismissed by some scientific logic or another but it’s all very real to me.” It was all true and I couldn’t explain it either. Mum also recognised that she had taken us into a conversation cul-de-sac and so quickly pressed on with a change of tack that required some input from me. She was worried. “Besides, why else would she phone us if she wasn’t the guilty party? You would have called first to ensure that we were fully prepared for such a conversation.” We both knew what she was saying was wrong but, like every good mum, she was giving me the option to save face for not calling. That’s what mums do. Even when they know that their child is completely in the wrong, they allow them to save face. This is equally applicable in relationships. Men are stubborn and full of pride. As such, we would rather lose a perfectly good relationship than concede that we were actually in the wrong and I know because it has happened to me. “It’s a lady’s prerogative to be fashionably late. Just keep calm and trust in fate.”I was holding my phone with my hand under the table whilst reading her text. It was a vain attempt at privacy and so save any awkward questions should “A” suddenly appear. I mean, how would that look? “Sorry ‘A’ but Penny–you remember Penny? I told you about her–anyway, she and I are having a text chat while I have been waiting for you. Don’t worry though, it's all good as we have only been talking about you. Actually, I didn’t want to come so you should actually be thankful that Penny convinced me.” I need to switch this phone off now. How can I? What if “A” needs to contact me? What if she’s running late? Worse, what if she’s had an accident on the way here? No, I cannot turn off the phone but I can tell Penny to stop texting and I can call her later, or tomorrow. My finger was poised on the screen, ready to rapidly dance over the small electronic keyboard, when I become aware of someone standing next to me. This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review. This is a story about Z a man who lost his love or at least he believes he loved her. You follow him through his journey to find love again. The poor man goes through the trials and tribulations of dating and in the process you laugh.  This story is in the first person basis. It is an interesting idea to hear it from the man’s prospective. Will Z find his true love? Or will he be alone for the rest of his life? I am not a fan of first person stories but I did like this one. Hearing it from Z’s point of view was interesting. This story has a lot of ups and downs and twists and turns but all in all I really liked the story. It is a great contemporary romance story. It is an emotional rollercoaster but one worth reading. 
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
In Greater Expectations, author Alexander McCabe weaves an entertaining tale of the trials and tribulations of dating, love, and relationships refreshingly told from the male perspective. The reader follows Z as his journey to find love again is wrought with a mixture of humor and dating disasters. I really enjoyed getting the male's perspective on dating and relationships, its eye opening and thought provoking, its a gem of a tale if you're looking to get a realistic insight into the male mindset when it comes to love and romance. I found Greater Expectations refreshing because it is rare that women get to read a story in the contemporary romantic comedy genre from a male perspective. The author takes the reader on an interesting and entertaining roller coaster ride of a journey filled with laugh-out-loud humor (sometimes dark humor), emotion, rants, and some pretty cringe worthy misadventures and misguided romantic expectations that we all can relate to. Who knew that the male species could be just as mysterious as us females when it comes to this little thing called love?! *wink, wink* Kudos, Mr. McCabe, I can't wait to read the sequel!