Birth of An American Gigolo is by Deek Rhew. You’ve seen me tweeting about this book, and the free promo he was doing on Amazon.
I think the universe laughed when I made the goal to read outside the comfort of my genre, and then again when I downloaded this book.
Disclaimer: This is NOT a YA.
I am not sure, what I thought I was going to walk in to when I grabbed this, but lets just say, I was surprised haha.
(Clearly, the title did not click in when I read it!)
My favourite part of this book, will forever be the running over of the Vespa. I found myself writing this review, wishing I had a gif of someone running over a purple vespa. It was better than therapy!
(We need books, with covers that have moving pictures! )
This book was is a very fast read. Most people could probably read it in one sitting.
I was nearly 1/2 way when I got to the “holy awkward” stage of reading this book.
If highly inappropriately timed sexual scenes make my freak out then you’re gonna want to read this after the house has gone to bed. I started this and had to come back later. (This can’t not be explained any better with out spoilers. Lets just say hello, weird family dinner)
I love Deek’s writing though. It is solid. He knows how to keep the reader entertained and make the pages fly. I was midway through the book when I looked up to realize, I was midway through the book.
The one thing I could not figure out is Angel – when she entered the story it jarred me for a minute. I had to figure out who the heck she was. (I’m sick, so I’m working on half my brain capacity Lol)
How does she afford running out of work half way through her shift (at the grocery store) to go to the mall in order to buy some “hot” outfit to impress a guy?
If you want a book that really leaves you wondering how the plot could possibly work out with out all characters getting screwed and ending up in prison, then this is that book. I was actually completely surprised to see it ended the way it did.
I had absolutely no idea how things were going to end until they did. That is a rare thing and it is awesome.
It’s also nice to see a female character written that has a serious set of balls. 😛
I learned something new about reading out of genre with this one. Sometimes it’s nice to have a book that is a quick read, where you don’t get invested in the characters. But Deek takes it one step further, this isn’t a fluffy read.
It’s a fast read, but it is still well written and a very good read.
If you are looking for a read to completely throw you out of your genre and shake things up, this is that book.
5 Star Writing, right there.
Buy it on Amazon or enter the giveaway right here.