The situations presented in Drinking Closer to Home are certainly extreme, but the overall message is true for everyone. How many of us have left home to go to college and come back a different person. Did you find that your “role” in the family dynamic changed? Did you find out about some long lost family secret years after it happened and have it affect you deeply? Do you long for a relationship with a sibling that is vastly different from the one that you actually have? If any of these statements are true, then you will be able to relate to these characters.
This was an interesting read for me because I found that I could relate to these characters even if I never actually liked any of them. I don’t think that this has happened to me before. This story is full of emotion and heartbreak. It will make your jaw drop, make you laugh out loud and you might want to throw it against the wall in frustration. It will also keep you coming back for more. You will want to see what happens to this quirky family.
The bottom line… read it, you might appreciate your own family a little bit more or learn something about yourself. Please note that there are many sexual situations and drug use throughout the story. This is most certainly a book meant for adults to enjoy.
I was provided an uncorrected proof from the publisher for participation in the blog tour put on by TLC Book Tours. This is my honest opinion of the book
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