The Brat by Sherry Gloag

28 Sep

Sherry Gloag

The Brat

5/5 Stars

“The Brat is beyond amazing. I’ve never read anything like it. Gloag nailed this story to the ground: deeply developed characters, perfect pacing, mind blowing revelations revealed at the perfect time, intrigue and mystery that keeps your mind spinning, and a journey that will not be forgotten!”

The shocker starts on page one. You are immediately thrown into a tense funeral. Ben Kouvaris openly admits that his dead mother was a drunk, a druggie, and a whore. He is hurt, angry and relieved at his mother’s death. Then you meet Gina Williams, the only other funeral attendee, and a woman who is equally satisfied to be rid of Ben’s mother. As you can see, this is not your typical romance book. Gloag immediately exposes us to the burdens Ben and Gina carry on their shoulders and in their hearts. Through their pain you will instantly feel the trust these characters are placing in your hands – their darkest thoughts, their deepest fears – and you quickly become lured into Gloag’s world. You will get to know Ben and Gina, their family, and their friends quite well. Gloag excels in developing rich characters that continuously pushes the story to new boundaries. If this is just the first few pages, you can imagine how much Gloag has in store for her readers.

The Brat is perfectly paced. The book never drags because there is a unique blend of mystery, intrigue, drama, romance, and passion. There is no way to predict what will happen next, and the surprises are always sweeter than what you have in mind. I also enjoyed how Gloag weaves multiple facets of the heart – familial love, self love, romantic love – into her novel and I believe that is what makes the characters whole, what makes the story come alive. You are not just reading about two people’s journey to sex. You are witnessing first hand how two people hearts have been taught to love.

The Brat is beyond amazing. I’ve never read anything like it. Gloag nailed this story to the ground: deeply developed characters, perfect pacing, mind blowing revelations revealed at the perfect time, intrigue and mystery that keeps your mind spinning, and a journey that will not be forgotten! Go get your copy today! The Brat is really this fantastic. Way to go Sherry!

COMMENT: Guess Sherry Gloag’s favorite ice cream flavor and tell me yours! Sherry’s answer will be revealed in her interview tomorrow!

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18 Responses to “The Brat by Sherry Gloag”

  1. P.L. Parker September 29, 2010 at 8:01 AM #

    Great blurb! Really got my attention.

    Okay, color of ice cream – cherry colored

    • Sherry September 29, 2010 at 12:58 PM #

      Hi P.L. Parker, I’m so pleased it caught your attention, and I aprreciate your company here today.

  2. Anaiz Martinez September 29, 2010 at 9:11 AM #

    It sounds great! It’s been added to my TBR pile (I am great at getting things read) As for ice cream flavor I’ll guess her favorite flavor is vanilla. Mine is mint and coffee, yum 😀

    • Sherry September 29, 2010 at 1:00 PM #

      Thanks, Anaiz, for joining me every day so far this week, and for adding The Brat to your TBR pile 🙂

  3. sue fineman September 29, 2010 at 10:30 AM #

    The last paragraph nailed it for me. I want this book!

    • Sherry September 29, 2010 at 1:01 PM #

      Sue, thank you for coming by. Zee has written an amazing review that’s left me stunned . I hope you enjoy it as much as she did.

  4. Yadira A. September 29, 2010 at 10:32 AM #

    Excellent review! Really makes me want the book that much more:) I like that you said it’s not just about two characters’ journey to sex but about a more deeper connection.

    As for Sherry’s ice cream flavor, I will guess the classic… chocolate. Mine would have to be pecans and cream.

    yadkny@hotmail.com

    • Sherry September 29, 2010 at 1:02 PM #

      Hi Yadira, thanks for coming by again. Yu have it right Zee has given the Brat a wonderful review, and I’m glad it entices you even more 🙂

  5. April September 29, 2010 at 10:33 AM #

    I’ll have to add this to my Google library ‘to read’ list. I am intrigued. Ice Cream flavors: hers-Neopolitan and mine-Moose Tracks:]

    • Sherry September 29, 2010 at 1:03 PM #

      Hello, April, thanks for coming by. Thnk you for adding The Brat to your TBR list. 🙂

  6. Megan Johns September 30, 2010 at 4:07 PM #

    Wow Sherry! fantastic review

    • Sherry September 30, 2010 at 4:13 PM #

      🙂 Thank you.

  7. Angelika Devlyn September 30, 2010 at 4:21 PM #

    Great, no, fabulous review, Sherry/Zee!

    • Sherry October 1, 2010 at 3:44 AM #

      Thanks Angel 🙂 I loved chatting with you last nght.

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