Well, I like Darryl and Callum. Their story is interesting. I wouldn’t say I was hooked right away, more like they grew on me. In fact after the first chapter I was a little worried I wouldn’t be able to keep up. However, I didn’t quit and enjoyed my journey. There were times I got lost in the words and really connected with Darryl. Those were the moments I just didn’t put it down. Overall, the story moves along at a decent pace.
The plot here is straightforward and easy enough to follow. The secondary characters are pretty fun. Country singing Scotsmen, drag queens and a couple of florists become Darryl’s family. It works. I think this is a combination adventure and growing up tale: pleasant and mostly angst free.
A couple of things stand out for me. I love a book that makes me look up words. I only needed Dictionary.com once, but that still made me happy. This is first person POV, which is my favorite. Especially entertaining when the supporting cast is especially chatty. I didn’t have to wonder what anyone else was thinking. On the other hand, since I’m no expert in Brit-speak, so I don’t know if any words were misused. Although, I am pretty sure when stirrup is used the author meant spur. Surely those two words are not interchanged in Britain.
I’m happy to report this is an enjoyable read. Lightly fluffy and will leave you smiling.
Darryl’s on the run – from controlling boyfriend Chris, an air-conditioner called Dave (deceased), an intolerable, claustrophobic situation and a person he just can’t be any more. The trouble is, he doesn’t have a plan – or any money – and all he knows is he needs to get away from everything. That’s where a lucky lift to Glasgow comes in, which turns out to be just the beginning of a whole new life …