Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Friday Evening, Eight O’Clock by Nino Gugunishvili (with giveaway)

Friday Evening, Eight O’Clock
by Nino Gugunishvili

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Twitter @NinoGuguni

Published: 2015
Publisher: Archway Publishing
Genre: Women's Fiction
Paperback: 542 pages
Rating: 3

First sentence(s):
Balthazar Hamish woke up in a grumpy mood that morning.

Zombie sighting:
Sometimes Clarissa's indifference astonished Liz. She's a walking zombie girl! Clarissa = Zombie!
-chapter 3

Tasha is a dreamer in search of a new dream.

She’s bored with Pilates. She’s never tried yoga. She doesn’t even have a driver’s license. She lives a pretty ordinary life as a freelance writer who battles the occasional flow of melancholy with the regular flow of martinis. Nestled into her couch, her television remote in one hand and a cold adult beverage in the other, she’s found a favorite way to pass the hours on a Friday evening. It’s comfortable and familiar, but it’s not exactly an exciting way to live. With two of her closest friends, a bossy mother, an eighty-two-year-old grandmother, and Griffin, her fat yellow Labrador at her side, she knows that there has to be something better out there.

But where?

When she gets an unexpected offer to relocate to France to write a magazine column, she thinks her circumstances are improving. But life in a new country isn’t all pêches et la crème. Now far away from her comfort zone, Tasha must find the inner strength to start a new career and navigate the bizarre and unknown world of professional jealousy, intrigue, and conflicting personalities in a very foreign land.

It’s enough to make a girl yearn for those quiet nights on the couch.

My two-bits:

I had a hard time sticking to this story. Mostly because I did not like the two main female characters. They rubbed me the wrong way in that they gave off negative and slightly mean attitudes in how they handled their public and private lives.

Some scenes with side characters also threw me and the focus of the story off.

IF you like dogs, there are a few dog-related side storylines.

Funny though, I found the male characters more interesting even though they had issues of their own.

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