Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Former Marine Nick Sheridan is at a crossroads. With his entire life ahead of him he struggles to find direction and his place in the world. Car sharing to get home for his sister’s Christmas wedding seems like a good idea at first. Spending the time with the man he kissed and left years before, maybe not so much.
Cameron Bennett lost most of his teenage years to cancer and he now lives every day to the fullest. He decides to drive from Seattle to Vermont for his best friend’s wedding and capture moments of it on film. He hadn’t planned on car sharing with the man who kissed him ten years ago, but somehow he ends up with a brooding Nick by his side.
Along the way, the men learn that sometimes life plans mean nothing in the grand scheme of things. Love can be found in the most unexpected of ways, and facing your demons head on is sometimes the only way to live.
This was a wonderful story. Nick has steadfastly avoided Cam since the kiss that Cam ran away from, but sees updates visa his sister’s facebook account. They both go along with Nick’s sister’s plan for the road trip across the country.
Nick is stuck in a rut and hopes this road trip will give him time to put some perspective on his life and decide what he wants to do anymore. Cam is running away from his past, afraid that his cancer could be coming back. These two seem to have an underlying connection that they have been denying for years.
We get to see both characters’ points of view which is a big help as they both have a lot going on in their heads. It’s nice to see them both willing to work through their own problems so that they can work on a life together. It’s funny how they both knowingly played into the sister’s plan, but this trip seemed to give them the opportunity to be themselves in years.
Cover art by Meredith Russell is nice and gives us some good visuals for the characters.
ebook, 137 pages
Published: December 21, 2016 by Love Lane Books
Edition Language: English