Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite
Cars, Coffee, and a Badass Ninja Toilet by K.C. Hilton is a rollicking read, humorous, and filled with drama; a book that keeps you in your seat for long hours and that fills you with laughter. In this spellbinding narrative, the reader meets Julia Karr, a gutsy woman with a compelling, unique way of doing business. She owns a used car lot, but can she handle the overbearing and difficult customers? Where does her family come into the picture and can her husband, Romeo, help her keep her sanity? It’s for the reader to find out.
The story is told in an arresting first person narrative voice, from the perspective of the protagonist. I was immediately grabbed from the very start of the story with an outburst from the protagonist: “I am done with this f*****g car lot…” and how she goes on to let the reader in on what owning a used car lot feels like. The author leads readers into the reality that businessmen and women live every day — uncompromising and unrealistic customers, the stress that comes along with the experience, and how it all affects the family. Readers will be well entertained and they will find themselves asking questions regarding the work-life balance, professional temperament, and whether customers are always right.
Cars, Coffee, and a Badass Ninja Toilet features great prose and interesting characters. I fell in love with the protagonist and enjoyed the way she comes out in the entire narrative. The themes that are developed in this book — family, business, stress, client relationships — make it a very interesting read. K.C. Hilton’s novel is real, engaging, and hugely entertaining.