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In continuing my quest to branch out into different genres I found this little gem. And, no, this is not a weight loss book. 😆 This book was good for me. I could relate to the main character and some of his idiosyncrasies. And I appreciate the effort it took to overcome his fears.
After receiving a text that was intended for someone else, Colin, a New York author, totally steps out of his mundane life, as well as his comfort zone, and sets out on the adventure of a lifetime. He meets a spunky girl, Lucy, who becomes his traveling companion, and her elderly uncle, Ernesto, not to mention “Miss Mango”. They each have their own issues to work through, as do we all.
Throughout this book, I traveled with them through Texas, Mexico, Guatamala, & Belize; these were all places that were totally foreign to me. The book shifts back and forth between Colin and Lucy’s present day adventure and Ernesto’s experiences making his way to the United States 70 years earlier. The descriptive writing made me feel like I was there, with my own machete cutting my way through the jungle in 1949, as well as sitting on a foreign beach watching the sunset in 2019. Love, lust, friendship, family, fear, regret, determination, this book has it all.
Other than some language that I personally found offensive, I loved this book. In fact, if it wasn’t for that I would have given it 5 stars.
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
Thanks for reading & stay safe.