Have you read this book?? What did you think? What rating would you give it?
Where did I get this book. I got this free from NetGalley
Franky Gets Real by Mel Bossa
My rating: I loved this!
This is what the book is about.
Lately, life has been giving Franky the finger, and it isn't the index. He’s lost the map to his life. What he needs is a getaway. A break from the city. But most of all, he needs a breather from Geena Piranha Pirelli, his domineering girlfriend and...boss.
Franky escapes with his four childhood friends, heading to the woods for a four-day camping trip. With their twenties over, the old gang faces adulthood. Responsibilities. Marriage. Picket fences. Wyatt, king of cool, is now a father of three. Holly, feminist extraordinaire, is a law student with a bright future. Nevin, brains of steel, is a network engineer living with his disabled mother. And Alek, Wyatt's young, elusive brother?
Alek is the man with the liquid gold eyes. The man whose touch left an imprint on Franky's soul fifteen years ago. Is that beautiful moment gone forever? Determined to find out, and against all obstacles, Franky sets out to find the lost treasure he'd stopped looking for, but he is soon confronted with the one thing he's been running from all of his life... Reality
This is what I thought about it.
This is a tense emotional drama and feels like you are viewing real people because they are so screwed up.
The interplay between all of the friends is fascinating, all of them seem to be wanting to leave their reality behind and assume the others have it better than them.
The slow seepage of secrets and lives brought into the harsh light of day makes this book a damn good read and one I would highly recommend to anyone. This is by no means a romance but it is an emotional observation of love in all it's forms, there is no happy ending just the possibility of a new start and that makes it a perfect ending to this emotional roller-coaster of a ride.