Author, Douglas Wells takes us on a two-decade-long memorable adventure of passion, drugs and alcohol, love and loss. This adroit narrative’s pace transports us back to the eighties with high hopes for the conceited, romantic protagonist; Jackson. Is he the victor or the victim of his own cavalier flirtations? We itch to find out. We cheer his successes in love and career and lament his disappointments. Most of all, we embrace his growth and wish him well.
The twins’ lives take divergent paths; one to college and the other into seedy night clubs. They are stunning women with their own thoughts (and lack of) for the future. Sometimes rational, sometimes ridiculous, Hadley and Haley lean on each other in times of sickness and divorce. Happiness is fleeting as their decisions rock their worlds with the trauma of addiction and grief. Hadley said it best, “You saved me, and I’ve been drowning ever since.”
How We End Up is a creative adult story published by TouchPoint Press. It is filled with profanities, but at the same time, it challenges the reader with its commanding vocabulary and wordy sentences. It's suspenseful and not short on drama. The title of this work is spot on. Nothing can prepare you for this tale as you find out how these characters ‘end up.’ Thought-provoking and intelligent, we are left sitting at the bar ruminating with Jackson Levee in the end. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.