Welcome to my tour stop of Big Numbers by Jack Getze. This one was a blast.
Synopsis (Cover links to Goodreads page):
Laugh at divorced dad Austin Carr, a funny, oversexed scamp who’ll do anything to get his kids back. Think Bugs Bunny with guns and a penis.
Divorced dad Austin Carr wakes up every day in a beat-up camper, parked on someone else’s private property. Why? Because his alimony and child support payments were established by New Jersey’s family court system when his income was double, and for the last two years he has failed to earn the legally mandated monthly nut. He’s had his savings drained, his Maxima repossessed, his salary attached, and his visiting rights suspended. He bought the twelve-year-old Chevy pick-up with the rusty camper for $800 last month because another landlord tossed his butt in the street. Will stretching the rules, his own morals, and the boundaries of common sense raise the cash needed to get his kids back? Or will his big mouth and bad behavior set him up for a nasty double-cross? See if Austin can redeem himself and win back his children.
Author: Jack Getze
Where did I get the book: From Booknerd Tours in conjuction with this book tour in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating: 4 Bookworms
Ever read one of those books where you find yourself thinking – Really? – This was one of them. Poor Austin Carr has a tough time of it. He takes a HUGE pay cut, loses visitation rights with his kids, gets into ANOTHER bad deal and things just look like they cannot get any worse. Until they do.
It was such a blast. One of those comic reliefs with meat. It was hilarious but it still had a story to it. The characters were all so colourful and loud. The story was fun filled, tragedy filled and just plain filled with laughs.
I was in love with how real Austin was. A little egotistical, a good dad, a failed husband and a really confident, positive kind of outlook. He believes he can do anything with a little luck and a great smile.
It was a very quick read, but a very good one.
— T.J. MacGregor, Edgar Winner, Author of The Tango Key Mysteries“Big Numbers is a gritty, sexy, violent, and funny book.”
— Liz Clifford at Reviewed by Liz
“Wonderful characters…well-written, entertaining…a good read.”
–Connie Anderson for Armchair Interviews
“Indiana Jones has his whip and Luke Skywalker has his light saber, but for Austin Carr, his full-boat grin is the weapon of choice.”
–Melissa for Lou Reads
“Jack Getze started his career as a newspaper reporter. As a result, BIG NUMBERS is lean and mean, with not a word wasted. A truly fun, genuinely funny read.”
–Lisa Guidarini for Bluestalking Reader
And last – but most definetily not least… The giveaway!
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