Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Broken Road Cafe (The Broken Road Cafe #1) by T.A. Webb

The Broken Road Cafe (The Broken Road Cafe #1)
by T.A. Webb

Published November 3rd 2013 by A Bear on Books
Formats Available: .epub, .pdf, mobi, RTF, LRF, Palm Doc (PDB), .txt

My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

What happens when you get everything you've worked for, only to discover it's not what you really want?

Dan O'Leary worked night and day to finish law school, join a top firm and make partner, all before the age of 35. He's found a man who swept him off his feet. And his best friend of twenty years has his back.

Then, one awful day it all comes crashing down around his ears.

Making a fresh start, Dan meets the people of Blue Ridge, Georgia, including Chief of Police Nick Oliver, and, perhaps, finds a new home. But danger from his old life follows him and puts not only his life, but that of his new friends, at risk.

This was such a fun read. 

The Broken Road Cafe tells the story of Dan whose world literally falls apart in one afternoon. First, he realizes his partners in the law firm are not what they seem and just could not stand them so decides on a buy out, then he walks into a double whammy of his boyfriend having a menage with his best friend and partner. What's a guy to do? 

I simply loved Dan's reaction and all the while he was doing it I was like pumping the air, doing some air boxing and kicking. I just loved, loved, loved what he did and said. I wish I could be like that at the right time, at the right place, to the right people.

Once he gets his bearing straight, he moves on to a new life and meets Nick. Such a sexy Chief this guy is. Only bad thing going is, the guy's closeted and no way is Dan going there. Nuh uh, nope! 

Yeah, right! So he does the tango with the Chief Nick and gets shot. What in heck is going on?

T.A. Webb has a marvelous way of telling his stories. Readers experience an auditory read. The southern drawl is so present in the language written and it is so easy to 'hear' Dan's drawl and Nick's snarky comments. But wait! Let's not forget the vivacious Mayor Patsy and uber sexy girl Friday, Charity. These two women rounded up the tale so beautifully and, at times, stole the show.

The only thing I am not happy with is the ending. I know, I know, it is book one of a series and we readers are left to have to wait out what comes next in the story. 

Questions left unanswered and to be resolved in the succeeding installments are: Who is the killer? What happens to the ex and the wannabe? Where will Gary go? Who's got the kids? Finally, what in heck is going on in this town that is gaining the interest of the feebs and the illegals?

So we readers are left with those and more questions but are totally left highly satisfied with this fantastic light read. We know there will be revelations in the next books. The only problem we've got is that we have to be patient, sit tight, and just wait for Mr. Webb to release that next book.

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