Lulu Mendez has just been told that her dream of moving out to California for college is no more. Her parents can’t afford to pay her tuition but that doesn’t stop Lulu from coming up with a plan, an illegal one, but a plan nonetheless. Lulu wants to make and sell moonshine but she needs the expertise of Mason, a local boy who has a dark past, but is he willing to help.
The first thing that brought my attention to this book was the cover. I liked the design and how laidback it felt. The next thing that caught my attention from the description was moonshine. I have never read a book where the sole theme was moonshine, so I was intrigued.
This novel reads as a letter which the main character Lulu is writing to Mason. It gave me the impression that for some reason or another they were far apart and it made me want to keep reading to find out what happened in their story. I really liked all the characters and how motivated Lulu was to make her illegal plan to sell moonshine work. Mason was a character that had layers and I enjoyed reading as they were peeled back. I would love to read another book with Mason’s perspective, maybe find out more about his past.
I was really on the fence about the ending; it was one of those endings that you ponder about even days after a novel is finished.
I give My Best Everything 4 out of 5 stars.
Corn. Sugar. Yeast. Heat and Time.
They could be the makings for something simple and forgettable. Like corn bread, bland and boring without butter and honey.
But the same ingredients, thrown together in a particular way, lead to dangerous results.
You say it was all meant to be…
There’s a fine line between toxic and intoxicating.