Alfie Adams comes at life sideways.
After unexpectedly losing his job in television, and having the script he’s worked so hard on unceremoniously dropped, Alfie turns up at his oldest friend, Jam’s, birthday party drunk, pretty sure his world has ended, and that he’s about to hit rock bottom with a bone-cracking thud.
But it’s funny how Jam’s little brother, Benji, seems to know exactly what Alfie needs. For the past twelve months Alfie has thrown himself into his job and tried hard not to think about beautiful punk-loving Benji—tried not to see how the sweet kid he used to look out for, and who used to trail so adoringly after him, has grown up into a big lad with an even bigger heart. As Alfie sobers up, he begins to see things with a new perspective, and Benji has his full attention.
If only Alfie can admit what it is he wants.
When I open a book from Suki the strangest thing happens. I develop x-ray vision. I typically feel as though I’ve been dropped into someone’s life but I don’t see them clearly from the start. At least from the exterior. On the other hand, I DO see them clearly from the inside. I am given an intimate glimpse of their heart and soul. And as the pages fly by I add layers and layers until I see them distinctly from the outside too. Suki transports us into the depths of their nature and…I know them. I surrender to the fact that I may not know everything about their past but have no doubts about their future. I have absolute trust that Suki will take me where I’m meant to be. They have never let me down. I was enamored with Alfie and Benji and have complete confidence that you will see the same beautiful stars.
It’s rather short but never fear, it’s quite satisfying. I will follow suit and keep my thoughts to a minimum because I believe it possesses more power that way. So let’s skip ahead, shall we?
The expressive flow of words, the passionate characters and overflowing feels. I expected to love it and was delighted to be proven right. This captivating tale begins on a park bench but will take you to the clouds. I loved getting to hear Alfie’s musings and instantly wanted to know what was troubling him so. Benji is easy to love and you’ll see why. They have known one another for many years, connected by a link called Jam. He’s pretty fabulous too. It’s Jam’s birthday but the gifts come in many packages and are shared by all. Filters drop away and truths come to light. It’s a gorgeous sight.
I’m not big on sharing quotes but I just can’t help myself…this entire page was my favorite but this enticing bit should give you some insight: “…we’ll dance until our muscles ache, letting go our worries along with everybody in the place, and those threads that wrap us together will glow like lights in the dark, so that even when we’re lost we can find our way home.”
See what I mean? Exquisite!
Limited pages that pack a mighty punch. Prepare for eyes opening, hearts thundering and redirecting futures. You *might* have a few “squeee“, “le-sigh” and “gahhh, I’m melting into a puddle of goo” moments…or perhaps that was just me? Welp. Guess you’ll have to let me know.
Everybody. It’s my wish that you will throw the dice and give this a go…I can certainly say it was a lucky draw for me.