In this scintillating spot, a mother and daughter arrive for a vacation after a family wedding in Minneapolis. They were told that the happy couple (son and daughter-in-law) are honeymooning in Aruba.
The daughter rebels against her over-protective mother, wanting to find fun and frolic in Puerto Vallarta's Romantic Zone. Her brother's college roommate escaped to Puerto Vallarta to avoid being best man at the wedding. Adding to the mix, a native waiter becomes enthralled with the daughter.
Lives and secrets unravel, as fathers and sons, mother and daughter, and a Mexican waiter struggle to find their identities. But whatever happens, Knock Until the Dog Barks!
D. E. Brobst of St. Cloud, Minnesota is working on his next book, a collection of short stories and poems written over several years. "I am currently director of K-12/Secondary Teacher Interns for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University. I taught English, creative poetry and short story writing at Apollo High School in Saint Cloud." He also taught English pedagogy for more than 20 years at CSB/SJU, judged student writings for Minnesota Teachers of English writing awards, and served twice on the Minnesota State Arts Board Poetry Review Board, awarding approximately $200,000 to Minnesota poets.
Publisher's website: http://sbprabooks.com/DEBrobst
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Difficult to follow which character was speaking as this was often unclear/not revealed until the end of a new paragraph (when still under the impression the first character was speaking). Often found it necessary to reread portions, which interrupted the story for me. The prolific use of adjectives and adverbs delayed the flow for me, as well, and gave the impression the author was writing with a Thesaurus in hand. The first half of book was a more arduous read and the plot moved very slowly, but the second half was much more interesting with improved flow. Seemed to end abruptly, however. I most enjoyed the short story at the end of the book, so would most likely purchase the author's second book of short stories when it becomes available.