Title: Indigo Road
Author: R.J. Jones
Genre: New Adult, Gay Romance, Contemporary
Cover artist: Meredith Russell
Published December 4th 2015 by Vivid Blue Press
Two best friends take a year off to find themselves… and end up finding each other.Joshua Simpson has just finished four years at Purdue University, but that’s not why he’s buzzing with excitement. Once they’ve said goodbye to their families, Josh and his best friend Alex are taking off to discover America in an old but reliable VW van, planning on not seeing snow for an entire year.Josh has always considered himself straight—except for that one time in college—so when he and Alex are living in such close proximity on the road, he’s unsure what these new feelings mean. Is it because they’re spending 24/7 together, or is it something deeper? And does it really matter since Josh has only ever seen Alex with women?While in Oregon, Josh meets Johnno, a sexy but confusing Aussie surfer. While having an impromptu surfing lesson, Johnno helps Josh realize who he is and what he wants—but Alex’s reaction leaves Josh confused.From a Montana ranch to the bright lights and dangerous streets of Los Angeles to a dark and lonely deserted highway in Alabama, join Josh and Alex as they drive around the US, discovering not only who they are, but who they can be together.
Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Road trip. Friends to lovers. A van named Maude.
RJ Jones brings to us a romance set on the ever changing scenes of places both young men drive through. Both Josh and Alex have just graduated from college and they want this year to relax, play, have an adventure and just have fun as young men before biting the bitter pill of life. Unfortunately, through the banter of youth and the hilarity of misadventures, life decides to come in unannounced and confuse them.
Josh and Alex love each other. It's a bro-mance really, but Josh already hides the attraction he has for Alex. As the months roll by, the tension rises but the friendship never gives an inch. Their love for each other is natural and almost effortless. What gave them problems was facing up to the realization they are meant for each other.
This is a fast read as there is no uber drama going on. Two men grow up on the road and once they reach the end of their journey, they realize what they mean to each other. Simple story, lots of love and romance. Lots of smiles from this reader.
Prizes: 1 ecopy of Indigo Road; 1 ecopy of any RJ Jones’ backlist titles, winner’s choice
About the author
R.J. Jones started as a reader and eventually made the progression to reviewing. It wasn’t until two men popped into her thoughts, insisting on telling her their story that she started to write.
It started with one scene. A hot and dirty one in the shower…
R.J.’s initial thought was if she could write their scene then they’d shut up and allow her to concentrate on other aspects of her day. Not so. That shower scene ended up being 3000 words long and three hours of work. And still, they didn’t shut up. They told her their entire story and she didn’t sleep for days. Sometimes she couldn’t keep up with what they were telling her and she had to keep a notebook by her bed.
Whilst she was writing their story a side character decided he needed his story told too. Then other characters followed suit.
You see the problem? If she ever wants to sleep again then she needs to write.
R.J. is a wife and a mother to two boys. She is surrounded by males. Even her dog is a boy.
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