Nefarious is my favorite Antonio J. Hopson book.....so far.
His ability to invent and describe these characters in such a way that only he can do is by far greater than most authors.
A very fun, quirky, smart, humorous, and sexy book.
I urge you to give this book a chance, it doesn't take long to grab you and send you off to "Race Week" in Oak Harbor, WA.
side note here:
chapter 2 has the greatest description of high heels in the history of literature.
Phenom Robin Mac Bradaigh, aka "Mac," a young, fiery, unapologetic sailor who refuses to be pushed around by a fleet of scoundrels, takes on the establishment. Nefarious is a fictional account of real-life sailboat racing; literary, funny at times, sexy and poetic. A handbook of human drama and competition. Caddyshack+Steinbeck's Cannery row. Max Rigby falls for Mac, the pit-girl from S/V Nefarious, a sailing vessel that lives up to its name. The woman who has awakened his heart is the fleet's most fierce sailor, but Nefarious carries a dark reputation, and Max soon finds himself caught up in a sailing race that is as dangerous as it is thrilling.
About the Author
Antonio J. Hopson is a fiction writer, poet, teacher, and father. He graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Environmental Science, and is a biology teacher at Lakeside Middle School in Seattle. He has always had a love of writing, poetry in particular. His works of poetry, speculative fiction, flash fiction, and essays have appeared in numerous publications, and he was a 2016 Pushcart Nominee. He has also been the recipient of a Reader's Choice Award from Farmhouse Magazine and was an EPIC e-book Award finalist. Antonio is the author of numerous short stories, several novels, and a collection of poetry, Seven, which was published in 2016 and spent three weeks at #1 on Amazon's Hot New Releases. When he isn't writing, he likes to spend his free time painting, cooking, playing ping pong, and scuba diving in the cold waters off Puget Sound. He also enjoys taking road trips and camping with his two sons in their 57 Security trailer. He was born and raised in South Seattle and now lives north of the city in Shoreline, WA.