Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Blog Tour Review: The Big Finish by Brooke Fossey



Title: The Big Finish
Author: Brooke Fossey
Stand Alone
Genre: Contemporary
Published By: Berkley (April 14, 2020)
Source: ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review


Book Description:
Meet Duffy, an old curmudgeon who lives in an assisted living home.

Meet Josie, a desperate young woman who climbs through his window.

Together, they’re going to learn it’s never too late—or too early—to change your ways.

For Duffy Sinclair, life boils down to one simple thing: maintaining his residence at the idyllic Centennial Assisted Living. Without it, he’s destined for the roach-infested nursing home down the road—and after wasting the first eighty-eight years of his life, he refuses to waste away for the rest. So, he keeps his shenanigans to the bare minimum with the help of his straight-laced best friend and roommate, Carl Upton.

But when Carl’s granddaughter Josie climbs through their bedroom window with booze on her breath and a black eye, Duffy’s faced with trouble that’s sticking around and hard to hide—from Centennial’s management and Josie’s toxic boyfriend. Before he knows it, he’s running a covert operation that includes hitchhiking and barhopping.

He might as well write himself a one-way ticket to the nursing home…or the morgue. Yet Duffy’s all in. Because thanks to an unlikely friendship that becomes fast family—his life doesn’t boil down the same anymore. Not when he finally has a chance to leave a legacy.

In a funny, insightful, and life-affirming debut, Brooke Fossey delivers an unflinching look at growing old, living large, and loving big, as told by a wise-cracking man who didn’t see any of it coming.





About the Author:



Brooke Fossey was once an aerospace engineer with a secret clearance before she traded it all in for motherhood and writing. She’s a past president and an honorary lifetime member of DFW Writers' Workshop. Her work can be found in numerous publications, including Ruminate Magazine and SmokeLong Quarterly. When she’s not writing, you can find her in Dallas, Texas with her husband, four kids, and their dog Rufus. She still occasionally does math. 





Who doesn't love a feisty old man that isn't afraid to raise eyebrows and speak his mind? Someone with a heart of gold under that rugged gruff exterior? I know I for one, find them hard to resist which was why when I read the synopsis for this, had no qualms about picking it up and diving right in. 

This was such a fun, emotional, and very unexpected read for me. I truly had so much fun with it and enjoyed so much of it. The characters were so real and raw and the messages about love, friendship and family, even more so. 

I'm truly delighted that I took a chance and read this, I will remember these heartfelt, real, characters for a long time coming. 




34 comments:

  1. I want this thanks for the review Kindlemom it sounds awesome :)

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    1. I think you would really love this Debbie!

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  2. This sounds so good. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and checking it out!!

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  3. This looks great. I am going to look for it on audio :)

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  4. Oh wow this sounds like fun. :)

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  5. sounds like such a fun book and i love that cover
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  6. This sounds like it would be an interesting read. I'll have to check this one out.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Mary, I hope you are doing okay, I've been thinking about you!

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  7. This does seem like a different pick for you. Glad you took a chance and it paid off! Fab review! :)

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    1. It is but it was a fun one for sure. Thanks Thanks Rachel!

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  8. Love the sound of this book, it is going on my TBR list. Thanks!

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  9. The main character sounds a lot like my grandpa! I'm glad you enjoyed this one, and am all for emotional reads with real and raw characters. Fantastic Review Ali!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  10. The main character sounds so interesting, reminds me of cute elderly people :) Thanks for the review.

    Beena @ Beena Khan

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  11. Hope you're doing well. Stay safe.

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  12. I love the sound of the main character. This book sounds great and I am glad that you enjoyed it.

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  13. This sounds like the perfect read for me right now. Thanks so much.

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  14. Thanks for stopping by and checking it out!

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  15. It's out now, I'll have to look for it :D

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