- File Size: 12914 KB
- Print Length: 330 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 154847715X
- Publication Date: July 4, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0721SXNYF
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,235,600 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is now my second favorite M.B. Feeney book and I am solidly #TeamJack from beginning to end.
Jack and Andy are best friends. They're into the bar scene, indie music, and looking out for each other. Ruth and Nina are best friends (er, mates) as well. What happens when these two worlds collide?
I'm not sure exactly why this book grabbed me so hard. I never partied. Ever. I only know what a hangover is because I've seen someone else with one. I'm not into indie music very often. But there was something compelling about the entire cast of characters, although Nina got the least screen time and felt the least developed.
Maybe I fell into the book because it felt so real. I'm pretty sure if I went to London and went to a bar, I'd find a Jack working the tap. Andy would roll in later. Nina and Ruth would show up, in a group of friends, and there would be flirting. I'd even understand what they were saying because I've seen it all in this book.
It's not a strict romance novel. It's... coming of age with a romantic twist. The sex is (happily, for me) not prominent, but there is a steamy scene or two. It's just not in your face.
There's some light editing stuff, which I mention only because *I* notice such things, but it's very light and I'm guessing the average reader isn't going to notice. (I wish, sometimes, I was the average reader.) Even with my obsessive need for punctuation perfection, I blasted through this book in less than 48 hours. That's when you know the story has grabbed me.
So, if you have a few good summer days, this is a perfect beach read. Pick it up, have a go, and get an appreciation for the 90's London bar scene.
With Jack & Andy being best mates for practically half their life, it was inevitable that they were eventually going to move in together. Though they led two different lives - Jack, following his dreams at Uni with a part time job, and Andy, following his of going straight into full time work and becoming a mechanic. Jack, head in his studies; Andy, a bit of a man ho. Until they meet Ruth & Nina - also best friends.
Joining the boys & girls on their ride was great. As usual from M B Feeney we get a mix of serious and humour, and they were perfectly well balanced. Their story was totally believable, and you could actually imagine these guys being your friends, or living their journey. It was a bit rocky at times, but that's what happens when you're torn between love & friends, right?
In some parts I would have liked a bit more as it felt a bit jumpy at points, but all in all it was a great throwback story that will induce memories if you were a 90s teen!
In this story, we meet Jack, and his best friend Andy, who are living their lives as single blokes while flatting together in London. With university almost over, Jack's spending his time studying and working at the local pub while Andy's already working as a mechanic. The last thing either of them expects is to meet girls they want more than a fling with.
Witty, wonderful dialogue with characters who are flawed (yes Andy I mean you lol) and likeable at the same time. Told mostly from Jack's POV, we also gain insight into Ruth, the girl Jack meets when he least expects it. Her occasional POV adds an even greater depth to the story. It's got a bit of everything - romance as well as situations that test even the strongest of friendships.
Recommend this read.
A solid ☆☆☆☆
First off, it was the cover that drew me in, and then I read the synopsis. I read the words ‘90’s Brit Pop’ and I just knew I had to read it.
You’re on a journey with these characters from the get go and the story focuses around Jack and Andy and their friendship. Both are unique in their own right, but it’s Jack that stood out as the main protagonist. #TeamJack
I loved almost everything about this read. I loved the dialogue, the witty banter between the boys and I loved Feeney’s ability to weave a sentence so intelligently.
I loved the female characters; Nina and Ruth both could’ve been me growing up in the 90’s, and I really related to them.
The only negative thing I have to say about this book, is the fact that I needed more information about their backgrounds, and would’ve loved a more emotional connection between all the characters.
This did not deter me from wanting to read more of this great writers books in the future.
♥ I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review ♥