King of the Screwups

King of the Screwups by K.L. Going

Liam Geller can’t seem to do anything right, at least according to his super successful CEO father.  Despite the fact that he’s one of the most popular guys at his school, is great at sports, and dresses like the cover of GQ, he can’t keep himself from screwing up in his dad’s eyes.  When his parents catch him nearly naked with a beautiful, young classmate on his dad’s home office desk, it’s the final straw.  He’s outta there; banished to his ultra-strict military grandparents in Nevada.  For once, Liam’s mom, a gorgeous former super model, intervenes between her son and her emotionally abusive husband.  She arranges for Liam to stay with his dad’s brother, who he calls Aunt Pete, a gay, glam-rocker, who lives in a trailer park and DJ’s a late night radio program.

As you can probably guess, there’s lots of room for laughter in this story, but even more, it touched me the way Liam believed he is such a bad person for not living up to his dad’s impossible expectations.  I really liked this story, and recommend it to anyone interested in family dynamics and a hearty belly laugh.

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