Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Jimmy Veeder and Bobby Maves are back at it, two years after the events of Dove Season—they’re not exactly the luckiest guys in the Imperial Valley, but, hey, they win more fights than they lose.
Settled on his own farmland and living like a true family man after years of irresponsible fun, Jimmy’s got a straight life cut out for him. But he’s knocking years off that life thanks to fun-yet-dangerous Bobby’s booze-addled antics—especially now that Bobby is single, volatile, profane as ever, and bored as hell.
When Bobby’s teenage daughter goes missing, he and Jimmy take off on a misadventure that starts out as merely unfortunate and escalates to downright calamitous. Bobby won’t hesitate to kick a hornets’ nest to get the girl to safety, but when the rescue mission goes riotously sideways, the duo’s grit—and loyalty to each other—is put to the test.
Ok, so Mr. Shaw is another new to me author. I thought this book sounded good. Even though I have never read Dove Season. I took a chance on this book. Ok, so starting off I did not have a problem reading this book or attempting to read this book even though I have never read Dove Season. This is a good thing. It means this book can be read as a stand alone novel.
While there is language, I did not mind it. What did it for me is the characters and the story. It seemed to drag and I felt no such connection with either Jimmy or Bobby. I tried to read more of the book hoping that I would feel something for Jimmy and Bobby but I never could. Not even a glimmer. So I finally had to put this book down. It just was not for me.