Steampunk fiction, reviews and interviews

Penny’s Book Reviews: Hangover From Hell by Zakarrie Clarke

Blurb:

A Hangover From Hell is exactly what greets rock star Callum Carter on the final morning of an ‘On the Road’ trip along Route 66, taken with his partner, artist Daniel Flynn. Theirs is a story of fame, lust, laughter and all-consuming love. They met five years ago, when the infamous ‘enfant terrible’ was commissioned to paint Callum’s portrait and have been together ever since. The latter remains a closely kept secret…until the morning they wake up in Las Vegas. Married. Dan has no memory of this miracle taking place, only one thing seems certain; he has somehow managed to pull off his masterpiece of mischief, and inveigled Cal down the aisle.

Zakarrie Clarke has an ineffable knack for infusing her stories with the perfect balance of humour and heart – Even in the first chapter of this book her writing broke my soul with pain and had me almost on the floor with peels of wicked laughter.

That first glimpse at Dan and Cal’s relationship was but a siren’s song that swiftly pulled me so deep into their beautiful / painful / hilarious / fragile / exhilarating but ultimately feel-good world, I never wanted to surface again and so I was over the moon to find there was a sequel to dive into and more of the series planned as well for the future.

This is an utterly entertaining – raw at times – thoroughly heart-warming read, filled with passion and mischief and that kind of Bohemian love that risks all and rises, on broken wings, victorious (and perhaps with a wicked two-fingered salute to those who said it couldn’t survive)

3 responses

  1. Thank you, truly, for every wonderful word.🥰 I’ve gone all daft again now, I’m so touched. I’m chuffed to bits that you enjoyed them and honoured you think them worthy of a place on your brilliant blog.😻 Thank you so much, my scrumptious🌹❤️🌹xxxx

    Liked by 1 person

    March 6, 2020 at 5:54 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Aw you’re utterly welcome my lovely! Thankyou for sharing your brilliant characters and their worlds with us all! 😀 xxx

      Liked by 1 person

      March 10, 2020 at 3:23 pm

      • ❤️ 🥰 ❤️ xxx

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        March 10, 2020 at 4:42 pm

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