Rating: 3 stars out of 5
John Dornbrook is forty-nine years old. He’s been doing the same job for fifteen years and hates it. But when he’s laid-off, it hits him hard and his world turns upside down. When he meets Hollis Lombard, his neighbor’s grandson, the unexpected happens.
Hollis Lombard is determined to get John out of his funk, so he offers to take him on a summer road trip. They head out west in search of adventure, but John is touchy and lashes out easily. Hollis, aware of the attraction between them, doesn’t want to take any chances which could hurt their budding friendship.
It’s all a frightful muddle, and it remains to be seen if they can overcome their issues in time to reach their final destination. Will the journey be worth it?
I was glad these two found what they wanted but I wasn’t a fan of how they came about it. John’s life feels like it is in limbo after he loses his job and he doesn’t know what he wants to do next. Hollis is getting ready to go to graduate school in the fall and invites John on his already planned road trip.
Umm, there wasn’t any connection to these characters and I kinda felt hum drum about the whole book. It’s a bit crazy for Hollis to invite someone has only know for a few hours on this long trip with him and for John to so readily accept it. I didn’t like how Hollis flirted but would pull back the instant John would show interest and how John tried to make Hollis jealous when he got tired of it, it just seemed very childish for both of them.
The cover art by Written Ink Designs gives a visual of the characters but just like the story didn’t really do anything for me.
ebook, 12,128 words
Published: March 20, 2019 by JMS Books
Edition Language: English