Wednesday, October 2, 2013

#29 : Glen & Tyler Honeymoon Adventures by J.B.Sanders : A Review

 


  
BOOK TITLE: Glen & Tyler Honeymoon Adventures

ISBN: 1257851454

AUTHOR: J.B.Sanders

GENRE: Fiction- Thriller

NUMBER OF PAGES: 404

FORMAT: Digital (Kindle)

SERIES / STANDALONE: Series #1


HOW I GOT THIS BOOK: I won the #3 book in the series in a giveaway. Thus I wanted to read the entire series.

 REVIEW:
I really had my reservations picking up this book. Let's just say I am better off reading thrillers and mysteries. Yet again I made a typical judgmental error. I probably should have taken the old adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover” seriously. But I am happy I picked up this book. For it was a rather humorous book written well with good twists (At times too good I say!)

Reading the book back summary, which goes like this, “Tyler can't inherit unless he gets married ... and when Glen proposes, hijacks ensue. Follow the guys on their world-spanning adventure as they defeat mobsters, an evil step-mother, a rakish brother-in-law and pirates. No, really -- pirates Plus there's an underground super-base. And hockey. Come for the romance, stay for the hockey”, you can’t really blame me for making that “Judgmental error”.

The “defeat mobsters, an evil step-mother, a rakish brother-in-law and pirates” part of the story really reminded me of Indian movies. That part of the story post the wedding seemed a culmination of a bunch of Tamil movies (Especially Vijayakanth movies) and another bunch of the Bollywood movies.
Tyler inherits a lot of money (Trillions) and with money comes a lot of trouble. Needless to say the Protagonist like in movies would somehow be well “equipped” in all manner to fight the “Villains”.
Its a little stereotypical. But one thing I should really appreciate is that, the writer has done a real good work of making that stereotypical theme sound not so stereotypical by adding some “gay-romance” and some super spy stuff / twists.

Now coming to our hero, Tyler. He has to marry to inherit his grandfather’s property which turns out to be a lot more than what Tyler expected. But his problem, his current girlfriend rejects his proposal. When he comes back “heart broken”, his “best friend” cum roommate cum college mate virtually proposes to him and they marry. Hang on. Yes, It was supposed to be this namesake marriage (According to Tyler), but when they “kissed” for the pastor, Tyler realized he was in love with Glen all along. Only they had never acknowledged it. Like the normal straight stories, post wedding they meet the parents only to realize Tyler's Step-mother is a true villain.
And they as they go on a cruise for their honeymoon, things turn even murkier. Pirates. Undercover agents. Super Spy investigations. That tells you all.

The most comical part of the story is when Glen & Tyler decided to gift each other, Hockey teams and play with professional players. Thank god, the writer didn't make the horrible mistake of making amateur hockey players (Read our dear heroes) exactly win against the pros.

A combination of hockey and evil mother -in- law brings us to the climax of the story, which I obviously won't reveal (Oh come on! The writer has taken all pains to write this book laced with wit, humour & action! Read it!)

I really appreciate the writer for one thing. The book didn't make me “squirm”. I am not used to all the adult romance. I tend to skip pages while reading such novels. It’s just not my thing. Thankfully, this writer made sure I didn't really skip pages.


VERDICT: Good Read. Pick it up!

RATING: 4/5

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: The author lives with an imaginary cat, and works in computer support (you know, the day job) in Upstate New York. He divides his time between writing humorous suspense novels, reading science fiction and urban fantasy, absorbing too much British TV (or as his roommate would say "those crappy BBC mysteries"), pondering why he didn't write a scifi or fantasy novel, and his various hobbies. No, reading isn't a hobby. It's more like a vocation. The author also wonders how people get away with talking about themselves in the third person this way. It's awkward. 

EDITIONS AVAILABLE: Kindle, Paperback, Hardcover

PRICE: Rs.164.11 for kindle edition

BOOK LINKS: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0075OZOWI/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_tmb

Note : This review was first posted in Readers' Muse


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