The Car Share by Zoe Brisby @HodderBooks #fiction #bookreview # bookblogger

Susanne’s Review:

Super-Cute, though a Bit Over the Top.

Two unlikely individuals sign up for a car share and the rest is history!  

Max (Maxine) is 90 going on 50 and Alex is a twenty-something with an old soul. Though it doesn’t seem like these two would have anything in common, truth be told, these two are a lot more alike than you’d think. Max is fun, hip, witty, and hilarious and helps bring Alex out of his shell, while Alex is there for Max when most people have deserted her.  

It’s love pure and simple, in a non-traditional, sweet, charming, and delightful way.  

I’ll admit to feeling a whole lot of agita and angst at some of the antics these two got up to, which took a bit away from my enjoyment, though all in all, I really liked this and loved Alex and Max.  

This book is a gem and is just what this world needs right now.

This was a buddy read with Ms. Kaceey.

Thank you to Hodder & Stoughton and NetGalley for the arc.  

Published on Goodreads, Twitter, and Instagram.

Kaceey’s Review:

A road trip that delivers all the feels.

Alex is a twenty-five-year-old man, heartbroken and depressed, he is on his way to Brussels looking to heal his heart. 

He fills out a car share form just looking for someone to share the journey with that won’t annoy or worse, end up killing him. 

Max is in her nineties. She is feisty (that’s probably how she has made it this long). She feels her time is limited as she knows she has Alzheimer’s and wants to leave this world on her own terms. She has an appointment at a clinic in Brussels. Max fills out her application for a car share too.

As you guessed Max and Alex are paired up for the journey of their lives!

Both are shocked when they finally meet. 

Max thinks that Alex is into drugs but maybe she can still help him straighten up before they reach Brussels. 

And Alex was expecting a man, not a little old lady running away from life.

Together their journey begins….

And I felt privileged to be along for the ride.  

I instantly fell in love with both of these characters. Each displayed their own quirky personalities. The way they played off each other was priceless. Both wanting to save the other before they reach their destination.

Maxine truly stole the show. I loved how she mixed up popular expressions without realizing it (my mom used to do the same thing💝). 

And her bag that carried everything but the kitchen sink. Who knows…maybe if she dug a bit deeper she would have found that too!😂

This book touched my heart. I was laughing…I was crying… sometimes both at once!

I absolutely loved everything about this book and never wanted it to end. I highly recommend!

A buddy read with Susanne

Thank you to NetGalley and Hodder & Stoughton for an ARC to read and review.

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