Lost in the Ivy: Revised Edition - Randy Richardson

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, thank you!


Perhaps this book is filled with the most wonderful baseball metaphors. If so, they are completely lost on me, as I don't know anything about it. 


To me, this book reads like a complete mess. It's already a revised edition, but still it looks like the story needs a lot of work. It's just completely unbelievable. Everything is too easy, illogical or plain stupid. There's insta-love if I ever saw one. I mean, I hadn't noticed the main character was suffering from amnesia till the last third of the book! And another plot line doesn't really start till the last fifty pages, which made me feel cheated. 


To give an impression of the stupid, insta-love reactions of the characters in this book. The main character needs help in doing something illegal. He doesn't have any friends but remembers a girl he's met months earlier (who suffered a strange attack during the one time they met). He walked out on her that same day but when he calls her after all this time without any kind of explanation and no time to think about it, of course it's completely normal to answer 'Yes' if he asks her to help him. *facepalm*


The writing wasn't all bad, but the ending was weak. And there were some points in the story that seemed to be written to be funny, only they weren't. Like the main character's cover story of a profession as a male exotic dancer, or the frequent (awkward) visits to gay (drag) bars. I think this revised edition could use some more revision...