*Review first published on Goodreads*
Jeff, that was a cruel joke. And I hate you for that.
Kumquat had got me through a rough week. Not rough as in I just lost my job, or found out I have some incurable disease. No, it wasn't like that. It was rough because I had just started my new job and was feeling overwhelmed and alone. On the second day of work, I was feeling so many feelings. I was okay in the morning, by lunchtime I wanted to cry, and then at 3pm I was okay, and by the time work ended at 8.30pm I had wanted to curl up into a ball and bawl. Pfft. What a sap.
But Kumquat had been like an anchor that had kept me grounded. It was relatable, and laugh-out-loud hilarious. Occasionally, I had to bite my lips to stop myself form guffawing in public. I don't think the morning commuters would be amused as I was.
Kumquat tells a story of how our beta-male lead take a leap out of his comfort zone. Going on a road trip with a total stranger just for a hot dog. A trip full of unbelievable yet hysterically funny tribulations that forces him to grow a pair of proverbial balls and a spine.
I'm on a 'road trip' right now; on an adventure. There are bound to be some ups and downs. And when I come to it, I'll take the leap. :)
Conclusion: Pick this up when you're feeling down. I guarantee it'll make you feel A LOT better. :)