Frankie and Al by Sue Brown ~ Review by Beverley

I have loved so many of Sue Brown’s Books that the opportunity to keep abreast of what she is currently writing, is too good to miss. Plus, I have to admit Dan Skinner’s cover photo certainly didn’t discourage me!

: Frankie and Al

Author: Sue Brown


My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

From the Publisher:

Dumped by his boyfriend, Frankie Mason goes out with the girls, gets totally trashed, and ends his night by falling in front of a taxi. He’s rescued by a man with beautiful green eyes who takes care of him until he’s put into an ambulance. Frankie curses himself as he realizes he doesn’t have the man’s phone number. Still in pain a few days later, he is dragged out to a club only to be saved by Green Eyes once more. This time, he isn’t letting the man go.

Unfortunately Frankie has to attend a team-building exercise, nicknamed Womb Weekend, organized by his company. Al is working so he doesn’t mind, until he discovers who the team leader is. Al has a lot of explaining to do!

My View

One of the things I enjoy in Sue Brown books are the characters  and Frankie and Al are both highly loveable men. Frankie, the twenty-nine year old ‘twink’ and Al a team player, working for a team building/ motivational skills company who feels the need to dominate and care for Frankie from the outset. However, there is no real back story to either of these characters. This story is very much about the now, an interlude in these men’s lives, which leads them to find each other and what may be, a lasting relationship.

This is a story where there is no angst concerning the relationship, although Al does have a terminally ill Mother, which provides a sad backdrop. The story is sweet and funny,

Frankie’s mum said it was obvious he was gay from the moment he came out of the womb. According to her description, Frankie flounced out to a song from the radio. Frankie thought that being born to Kylie must have been prophetic.

The story is set in England, and the people speak recognisably in English as spoken now. I admire Sue Brown for taking a small dig at the way UK English is often written,

Jonno snorted. “You don’t half talk bollocks, mate.” “At least I don’t talk like a reject from Eastenders.

“Touche.” …”More food?”

The humour comes through the lovely characters at his employment and the course Frankie goes on. This is a lovely easy read with the gentle, slightly sarcastic,  humour that Sue Brown does so well. Frankie and Al will leave you with a smile on your face and probably wanting a bad occasion just so you can use the phrase,

…sucked huge fucking lime-green donkey balls.

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I would like to thank Dreamspinner Press for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.


Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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2 thoughts on “Frankie and Al by Sue Brown ~ Review by Beverley

  1. One of the things I love most about Sue Brown’s writing is the great variety of stories and characters. She can write sweet and funny and then give us grief and angst.

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