Searching for love, Francis King is about to discover the mystery and magic of the female sex…
Twenty-three-year-old Francis King is dumped by the last girl he thinks he’ll ever love. Heartbroken and alone, he is thrust into the digital age of dating and a single life he's never known: a world of hookup culture riddled with noncommittal relationships.
He wanders into the tight-knit bar scene of Memphis, Michigan. A city of thirty thousand people, a few bars, drugs and alcohol, and casual sex on any given night. With determination to find happiness, and a new sexual drive, Francis becomes entangled with many women at once where he discovers the mystery and magic of the female sex.
Please note: This title has been rescheduled for release on September 10th, 2020.
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Average rating from 15 members
I absolutely adored this book. The characters were so real that it sucked you in and made you feel a part of the story. You didn't want it to end!
Girls I Know is a fun thriller with A LOT of character! Definitely recommend this book! Releases soon! Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book was interesting! And I say that in the best way possible. I was not sure what to expect when I started reading it, but it did manage to pull me in, and keep me interested. I related to parts of the book in a few aspects, especially with this being a "Hook up" culture. Dating is hard, so I understood that completely. It's scary how accurate this book is for so many situations!
A graphic exploration of the modern hook-up culture as seen through the eyes of Francis, a twenty-three-year-old misfit. "Girls I know" was right up my alley. This book was extremely relatable and uncomfortable at the same time. I can't begin to tell you how real Francis felt to me - at the brink of adulthood, going against instilled values to find ecstatic satisfaction in lots of causal sex, nightlife and alcohol. The many girls Francis sleeps with are unmemorable and bleak, not because it's the truth, but because Francis chooses to see them this way, because that's what hook-ups should feel like, right? But is this what true happiness looks like? Then comes the uncomfortable part: I hated Francis. For objectifying women like me who are at the other end of these hook-ups, and who look as uninteresting as the girls in this novel. Sleeping with someone looking only for casual sex is just that - being nothing but a body to someone looking broadly for excitement and approval from strangers. While Francis checks for consent and shows respect to these girls, it's as shallow as it gets. And I really respect the author for being so brutally honest about this reality in his book. There's not really a higher moral at the end, or a change of character where Francis realizes what he's looking for. Instead, it's as raw and real and the truth that no one really wants to admit, especially as it comes from a male character. *Thank you to the Publisher for a free advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.