A Lila Release Day Review: Going Off Grid (States of Love) by S.J.D. Peterson

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Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

Clay and Elliott are working toward a dream—working sixty-hour weeks for one of the oil companies that recently sprung up in North Dakota. The pay is good, but is it a fair trade for never seeing each other? The point becomes moot when the company folds, like so many others, and the couple is left with a difficult choice.

Should they find comparable work somewhere else, or is it time to throw caution to the wind and go after their goal—years earlier than they intended?

What they’ve always wanted is to be together and have time to enjoy it, so they follow their hearts. They’re going off the grid and fixing up an old cabin so they can be self-sufficient. But when they go from all the conveniences of the modern world to outhouses, solar power, a shoestring budget, and more mosquitos than they ever thought possible, will they find there’s such a thing as too much time together?

Going Off Grid is literally a story about living in the middle of nowhere. Almost like a manual on how Clay and Elliott remodeled their cabin and spent their winters in it. At moments, it felt too detailed and other parts just glanced over.

The romance between the main characters takes place before the story begins. They are an established couple suffering from a lack of time together. It’s obvious they still love each other and they do their best to maintain their relationship. Their love is beautiful even when the reader is not a witness to it.

As for the setting, the descriptions in the story could have been taking place in any oil loving state like Texas or Oklahoma. I don’t think I learned any new details about North Dakota. It was easy to forget the location.

Overall, it is another nice story by one of my favorite authors. Unfortunately, there’s nothing memorable about it to make the story unique.

The cover by Reese Dante fits most of the State of Love series and it gives the reader a small glimpse of the plot.

Sale Links: DreamspinnerAmazon | NOOK

ebook, 78 pages
Published: March 23, 2018, by Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 9781635338935
Edition Language: English

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