There's an evil queen, a demented father, some amateur boxing and a trailer park story. Even a silver fox makes an appearance. Why wouldn't that entice you?
If you are looking for something different from the rest of the books out there, something that might make you question your sanity then you will love this book.
Seriously! The comedic and sassy perspective will make you see things differently, and you may even find yourself laughing out loud. It's a good story and one that I truly believe needs to be told. Period.
It's dark, raw and takes you to a door that keeps all my innermost secrets. I hope that the book makes you laugh, makes you cry, and inspires you to be the best version of yourself.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The author's story is written in 14 chapters or vignettes, in which she makes no apologies for who she is. She just wants to show us that the things that have happened to her in her life have made her the person she is. Above all, she wants to make us laugh. And that she does. She tackles such varied subjects as her humble beginnings growing up unsupervised in a trailer park, cruelty at the hands of a family member, her uncanny resemblance to the evil father she never met, how she became known as a cat thief, a rape near-miss, her first boyfriend and how he affected all of her future relationships, life in a small town, post-partum depression, parenting, the advantages of male over female friends, undergoing therapy, online dating, kickboxing, divorce, getting her pilot's license, friendships. While the author has a great voice, the book is in need of an edit, with some awkwardly phrased sentences and incorrect word usage. She remains brutally honest throughout and, while her story is at times heartbreaking, she maintains a sense of humor. Even though she suffered terrible hardships as a child, her resilience is testimony to her strength. She became a writer, a pilot, a kickboxer, and a mother. Her account is even more remarkable given the fact that she describes herself as shy and says it's hard for her to open up. Underlying themes includes having confidence in your abilities and believing in yourself at times. My favorite: "Look ... I Didn't Steal the Cat". Heartbreaking, humorous, but always inspirational. Warnings: coarse language, sexual references. I received this book in return for an honest review. Full blog post (4 December): https://booksdirectonline.blogspot.com/2017/12/you-taste-like-whiskey-and-sunshine-by-kimberly-love.html