Author: Killian B. Brewer
Publisher: Interlude Press
Cover Artist: C.B. Messer
Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 01/12/2017
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Fiction, Humor/Comedy, Romance
When Marcus Sumter, a short-order cook with dreams of being a chef, inherits a house in small town Marathon, Georgia, he leaves his big city life behind. Marcus intends to sell the house to finance his dreams, but a group of lovable busybodies called the Do-Nothings, a new job at the local diner, the Tammy Dinette, and a handsome mechanic named Hank cause Marcus to rethink his plans. Will he return to the life he knew or will he finally put down roots?
I’m conflicted about this book.
On one hand, it’s adorable. The characterizations are DEAD ON, the dialogue is clever, and the setting is (for the most part) as sweet & comforting as a hot drink on a frigid day. I particularly enjoyed the scene that introduces us to Sarge and his friends, and the portrayal of Skeet is especially fun. I wouldn’t mind reading more of Mr. Brewer’s work in the future.
On the other hand…I’m a little confused about a tiny Georgia town that has at least three gay residents (before Marcus arrives)…but not a single person of color? No black or Latinx or Asian or non-white people at all, as far as I could tell? I’ve lived in the deep south before, so I understand why everybody is some variation of Christian – but the total lack of racial diversity seems unrealistic, and probably should have been caught during content edits.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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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