You can run but you can’t hide.
Young, in college, Spring Break, and heading for a Mexican beach by the Sea of Cortez sounds like the perfect get away for anyone. But when you are struggling against the cold of an Idaho winter this sounds like the perfect definition of Heaven. What could be more perfect? What could go wrong in a tranquil destination, like this, where the sun burns bright and the beer flows freely? If only Rhet Austen had thought about that question before stepping on the blue bus for Mexico. He might have missed what he would coin as ‘My Bad Tequila.’ What exactly is ‘My Bad Tequila’? Well, you need to read the book to truly understand but to sum it up I would say this – if it can go wrong, it will. In this case, for Rhet, it has.
Rhet is ready to party, drink copious amounts of alcohol and have fun. Even better, he is surrounded by beautiful women but one captures his attention – Tina. As Rhet and Tina renew a fire they once thought extinguished, things around them begin to crumple and go haywire. A strange accident, lost friends and family members on the way to the hospital and many other events only lend to the downward spiral that is ‘My Bad Tequila.’ On the day of their departure it is only Rhet and a few college friends on the bus. Where is Tina? What has happened? The answers to those questions are like the salt rim around a margarita glass…they add to Rhet’s Bad Tequila.
From the first word, Rico Austin begins to weave a tale that is, for many, truly difficult to believe. He is forthright with the fact that some of this story is fictional; however, much of it is true. What validates and verifies this story are the pictures that illustrate some of the scenes. With each passing page, it is virtually impossible not to think “what else is going to happen to this guy?” The more you read the more you connect with Rhet and his journey.
The strength of “My Bad Tequila” lies in the honesty of it. The events that unfold start out innocent enough but by the end many individuals/characters are changed forever. Author Rico Austin’s story is a true coming of age moment right at the heart of youth gone wild. I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys the unbelievable ups and downs that life has to offer.
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Title: My Bad Tequila
Author: Rico Austin
Reviewed By: Brian Knight
Official Premium Promotional Services Rating: 4-Star