- File Size: 12914 KB
- Print Length: 219 pages
- 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: #1,487,966 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.
**I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review**
Set in the 90's, Andy and Jack are two likeable Essex boys who move to London together having been friends since they played for the same under 12's football team - Andy to start his first job and Jack to go to uni.
The story centres around Jack - his uni life and working to help pay the bills on their shared flat.
We see a few chance encounters with a brown eyed girl and get a glimpse from Ruth's diary of a few missed encounters also - I liked the diary entries from Ruth..they added another level to the story.
Both play on each other's minds and this egged me on to wanting to get into this book to find out how it would play out.
I loved the banter between Andy and Jack and loved seeing Andy's character too, the interlinking story with Andy and his eventful hook-ups also gave it another level.
It was an easy and fun read. I grew up in the 80's so some of the music references weren't really what I had been in to but if you're a 90's child this will resonate with you.. but I did love the blast back to my past of cassettes, Ford capris and Jack having to drive to see Ruth to arrange to see her later that night..a time before the popularity of mobile phones !
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 ♥
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