Bar Fights and Blue Birds: A Suspenseful Contemporary Comedy Romance Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B098FD9H1X
- Publication date : July 12, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 767 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #373,875 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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In the true style of the author, readers can expect the following:-
1) Hilarious, witty, and sometimes "out-there" tangent banter
One could not expect a more incompatible combination between Birdie and Razor. They are water and oil, but maybe with the possibility of a road trip, they could turn into olive oil and balsamic vinegar - a good mix.
2) Complex plot twists and backstories
This book is NOT your typical road trip. Let's say that it is a mash-up between Transporter and The Hangover. Readers will get the taste of random meetings with people in curious yet sometimes too funny situations like brawns and barfights, rock stars and music videos, etc. That's only the tip of the iceberg since when Birdie and Razor do get to their intended destination, they both would not believe what awaits them.
3) Developing, growing characters
With a unique name such as "Bluebird," you can expect nothing but the cool here on out for the story. There is a lot of mental talk within Birdie's head that is sometimes appropriate/beneficial, while most of the time comes out too analytical and funny at the same time. All her doubt or insecurities is what make her a loveable character. She's thoughtful and cool without her realizing it. I love how the author infused current trends into Birdie's vocabulary that makes her even more relatable, like Netflix and shows specific give some of the same readers an affinity to her.
On the other hand, Razor is also a man with a few bad luck and decisions in his belt. A lot of focus was on Birdie, but there was a hint (here and there) about Razor's past. It is a bit of a doozy, I am sure. I was invested in Birdie and everything that was happening on this crazy road trip.
Although this book is a fun book and not something readers should overanalyze, there is a lot of self-reflection and internal realization for the main characters. The humor injected by these characters becomes a coping mechanism for them to keep going and avoid being sucked into the black hole of pity. This coping strategy helps them grow and mature throughout the story.
The whole trip was enlightening between both main characters and will show them what each one is missing by giving them odd predicaments that will later open their eyes to "more possibilities" in life for them.
4) An odd yet weirdly satisfying family reunion
Birdie's background comes full circle when Razor "delivers" her to her father for a meeting of opposite proportions. The set-up in my head is 180-degrees from what happened. I had the same thoughts as Birdie with too much "Hollywood fantasy" versus the grit and reality of it all. The worst part was how much a let-down of a father Birdie had, and it showed more how this particular father treated people around him. The purpose of having Birdie meet him was a pathetic attempt to manipulate people around her. It was sad when the realization came about, but that is what this author's forte is about - surprising readers at every turn.
5) An ending that will surprise yet make readers smile.
No two families are the same, but in this case, one dysfunctional family is another equally dysfunctional on their own. Juxtaposing Birdie's father's and mother's families - no one could have imagined an unlikely pair to have similar children. It was sad to see but note that everything turned out better than expected as Birdie learns a lot about herself, her family, and what she is willing to fight for in the end.
In summary, Bar Fights and Blue Birds is a lengthy yet fun and worthy read for readers who love funny yet flawed characters. This book can also be geared towards second chance tropes with Birdie's chance to meet her biological father while Razor finds a way out of his predicament. Readers will be won over by Birdie and Razor's endearing personalities, humor, and best intentions. The family dynamics portrayed in the book are twisted as they come, but family and love prevail in the end. I am fortunate to have read Birdie and Razor's story.
This story was so much fun and certainly an adventure I would go on. Actually I would go on any of Graces adventures as they are always with hot guys, good friends , good food and plenty of sex lol.
The characters were amazing, colourful and and definitely not boring. This story should be on the big screen , it’s so entertaining .
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I loved it 😍