Friday, May 30, 2014

The English Sombrero: Nothing To Do But Run Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

A little about The English Sombrero: Nothing to Do But Run:

It’s 1999, twenty-six stone alcoholic, chain smoking, fast food junkie, millionaire businessman Don Simmons has a drunken £250'000 bet that he can complete a half marathon in under an hour and a half.

Once sober and realizing the seriousness of his wager, he decides to take a year out, move to Spain, shed half his body weight and commence a grueling training regime in order to preserve his esteem, win the money and save his life.

This humorous novel set for the most part against the back drop of beautiful Catalonia, is book one in a series of four following the outrageous exploits of a modern day Avenger, a righter of wrongs, champion of Adversity and lover of malt whiskey. 

I enjoyed this book, it was a fun read.
It took me a moment to decipher some of the English slang and vernacular, but it made me smile and it felt authentic. 

Don is great fun, and I can relate to his struggle with weight and addiction to cigarettes. I was a smoker for many years, but quit 6 years ago this July, and truly understand that desire and need.

Don's journey is funny, motivational and inspiring as he finds the courage and strength to keep going every day, no matter what is thrown in his way. 

I would recommend reading The English Sombrero: Nothing To Do But Run. It is the first in a book series.  I have already picked up the second book, The English Sombrero: The Little White Ball and it is on my list of fun summer books to read by the pool this season.  It would be a great addition to your list as well! 
Happy reading!

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