Mark Hopton is twenty-four, single, and obsessed with Manchester music. It’s his escape into a better world.
Oh man, he needs that escape. His psycho brother’s on his case and in his face, his dad’s in prison, and the local gangsters are twisting his melons to make him smuggle drugs. Heaven knows he’s miserable now.
His one true shining ray of hope is Samantha Rees, a gorgeous and chaotic Welsh woman who rocks his world. She is the only good thing about his dead-end job. However, Samantha is popular, living the 24 hour party people lifestyle, so Mark assumes she’d never be interested in a shy outsider like him.
But after a chance encounter leads to Mark and Samantha spending the day together in the city centre – such a perfect day – perhaps hope isn’t fool’s gold after all?
I was so keen to get started on this book – I loved the blurb and it was a fun and fab read!
I loved that the author took me back in time! I turned 18 in the year 2000 so I remember the music, etc. so well and this was such a great read to make me reminisce too and I loved then names of the chapters too!
The book is well developed, it is well written and it has some fabulous characters. They are really well developed and the interaction is great – I thought it was great and Mark is a fabulous character and I really enjoyed reading more about him and watching him develop as the story progressed.
I was hooked by the storyline within the first few pages and thought that it was a really addictive read and I flew through the story – it was one that really held my attention from start to finish and honestly I can’t wait to read what he releases next!
It is 4.5 stars from me for this one, rounded up to 5 stars for Goodreads and Amazon – highly recommended and another great book from this author!
Karl Drinkwater is originally from Manchester but lived in Wales for twenty years, and now calls Scotland his home. He’s a full-time author, edits fiction for other writers, and was a professional librarian for over twenty-five years. He has degrees in English, Classics, and Information Science.
He writes in multiple genres: his aim is always just to tell a good story. Among his books you’ll find elements of literary and contemporary fiction, gritty urban, horror, suspense, paranormal, thriller, sci-fi, romance, social commentary, and more. The end result is interesting and authentic characters, clever and compelling plots, and believable worlds.
When he isn’t writing he loves exercise, guitars, computer and board games, the natural environment, animals, social justice, cake, and zombies. Not necessarily in that order.