Rated 4 of 5 stars
Adam Mitzner really surprised me with my first reading of his work. He has a very thoughtful and strategic way of telling a story and because of that, I really enjoyed this book. I can’t believe people are rating this book lower because they don’t like the main character, Jonathan. Yes, he’s a rich prick that has to learn a lesson or two about life, people and the world in general, but I think the fact that so many people hate this character is a testament to Mitzner’s fine character building. He makes you want to roll your eyes at the main character’s antics throughout the first half of the book. He perfectly portrays what poor people think rich people do and say when they’re rich (yet not in a cliche way). Then in the middle of the book, you rejoice that someone is able to “stick it to him”. That is, until you start to see him shift and grow from a pompous millionaire to a down home man that realized life passed him by while he was buying love and companionship. Luckily, the tangled web is weaved perfectly by Mitzner, never missing a beat until as a reader, you go…”well, my goodness. He IS smart.” You hate to love the ending but on the inside, you do love the ending.
Mitzner weaved a tale of how the high and mighty can become the shameful blip on everyone’s radar. He touches on greed, societal pressures, true love and redemption. The ending will be the shocker and the book coasts straight through from the halfway point at a high rate of speed. I’m a new fan of Mitzner’s and will definitely remember his name when I’m searching for a new read. Good reliable story that masterfully pulls the reader in by their emotions.
*Received in hard cover for free for an honest review through Goodreads Giveaways
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