The Great Unexpected + Giveaway

A curmudgeon and his eccentric new roommate join together to plan an epic escape in this charming, poignant tale.

Joel lives in a nursing home, and he’s not one bit happy about it. He hates being told when to eat, when to sleep, when to take his pills. He’s fed up with life and begins to plan a way out when his new roommate, a retired soap opera actor named Frank, moves in and turns the nursing-home community upside down.

Though the two men couldn’t be more opposite, a fast friendship is formed when Frank is the only one who listens to and stands up for Joel. When he tells Frank about his burgeoning plan, they embark together on a mission to find the perfect escape, and along the way will discover that it’s never too late for new beginnings.

Filled with colorful characters, sparkling humor and deep emotion, The Great Unexpected is the story of friendship, finding oneself later in life and experiencing newfound joy in the most unexpected places.

Purchase Links

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My Review

This book reminded me of Grumpy Old Men with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon. Joel and Frank were Walter and Jack. I got such a kick out of reading this book. Mr. Mooney does bring the laughter. Yet, it is really Joel and Frank that brought this story alive and were the true stars of this book.

Once, you got to know Joel; he really was not as "mean" as he may have come off as. In fact, I felt sadness towards him but at the same time happy that he found a friend in Frank. Frank has a big personality. Yet, he is infectious with his personality.

One of my favorite moments was towards the end of the book when Joel and Frank were in the bar looking over the drink menu that included: Sex on my face, cock sucking cowboy, royal fucks, and of course slippery nipples.

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Review tour:

Monday, June 17th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Tuesday, June 18th: BookNAround
Wednesday, June 19th: A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall
Thursday, June 20th: Bookchickdi
Monday, June 24th: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
Tuesday, June 25th: @thriftybibliophile
Wednesday, June 26th: Cheryl’s Book Nook
Thursday, June 27th: @saturday_nite_reader
Friday, June 28th: A Chick Who Reads
Tuesday, July 2nd: Lori’s Reading Corner – spotlight
Wednesday, July 3rd: Books and Cats and Coffee
Friday, July 5th: The Book Return Blog
Monday, July 8th: Book by Book
Tuesday, July 9th: Openly Bookish
Wednesday, July 10th: @one_more_paige
Friday, July 12th: Seaside Book Nook
Monday, July 15th: Asha Reads and @ashareads
Tuesday, July 16th: Real Life Reading
Wednesday, July 17th: Jathan & Heather
Thursday, July 18th: @theunreadshelf
Friday, July 19th: Eliot’s Eats

I have 1 copy to giveaway. US only. Please leave a comment with your email and share your favorite drink. Winner chosen July 5th.


traveler said…
Thanks for this entertaining and delightful novel which I would enjoy greatly. Your wonderful review made this story captivating. I enjoy sparkling water. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com
petite said…
The book sounds so special and the story about the men and their adventures great. Joel is my son's name so I would give him this book to enjoy. During the heat wave I drink tea. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com
Cheryl said…
Sparkling water is good. Cold tea during summer is a must.
Sara Strand said…
I want to read this so much, I have a thing for grumpy old people. Ha! Thanks for being on this tour. Sara @ TLC Book Tours

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