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Book Review: Start Without Me

Start Without Me by: Joshua Max Feldman
Thank you to TLC Book Tours and William Morrow paperbacks for my free review copy.  All opinions expressed below are my own.


Synopsis:
Introducing Adam and Marissa.  The two meet getting coffee early on Thanksgiving morning.  Adam is a recovering alcoholic who is avoiding his family for the holidays.  Marissa is just coming off of an overnight-er as a flight attendant and is dreading seeing her in-laws for the holidays.  This unlikely pair unite for the day to share a ride, but end up supporting each other more than either would expect.

Review:
Start Without Me is not your typical holiday read.  First, it takes place at Thanksgiving - a concept I found pretty unique.  This book is honest, gritty, and a bit uncomfortable.  Do not come here for your happy ending (well...maybe...) and do not expect your stereotypical Christmas miracles and uplifting family dynamics.  This book is REAL, folks.

I actually found both Marissa and Adam to be pretty likab…

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