This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Jose Cornelio for Readers' Favorite
Hey You! The Story of a Special Love & Friendship Between Generations... by David Liam Michaels is an engaging tale of love and friendship that brought tears to my eyes. In this novel, the author explores an angle of relationships that is hardly present in romance: the love between two people with a huge age gap. Joe has the habit of sitting at the coffee shop where he enjoys a cup of coffee while reading the news and watching people come in and out. It is here that he meets Corinne Alexander, a little girl, cute and “wholesome-looking with platinum blonde hair pulled back in a ponytail,” and he finds it hard to take his eyes off her. Then he gets the opportunity to do a little kindness for her — even as she appears rude at first. And that is how a special friendship starts between them, a friendship that eventually leads to love, so sweet and endearing that it will have any reader rooting for the two.
This is a wonderful story and I loved the fact that the author creates a powerful bond between two people with little to pull them together from the beginning. At first, Corinne looks at Joe as an irritating old man, wasting her time and intruding. She is irritated when he calls her Little One, not knowing that she will adore him calling her “Pumpkin” and it is so sweet when he does so. She is a student in a community school majoring in Literature and I liked how Joe manages to get the conversation moving fluidly with her. Hey You! The Story of a Special Love & Friendship Between Generations is a wonderful story of a bond between two individuals. The writing is fluid and the narrative is in the first person. Joe’s perspective brings the humor that makes the story enjoyable. Well-plotted, skillfully written, and emotionally engaging. It is a book that will teach many readers powerful lessons on true love and friendship.