Title: Indigo Road
Author: R.J. Jones
Genre: New Adult, Gay Romance, Contemporary
Cover artist: Meredith Russell
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.
Words can’t express enough just how much I loved this book!
This book was a slow burn. It’s was building you up until everything finally blew over.
It gives you those feels of first love. The longing glances… The little touches… The confusing feelings of trying to figure how everything is changing. The butterflies in your stomach.
It had it all!
This author captured what it feels like to fall in love.
I loved reading Josh & Alex’s Journey of finding each other.
Nothing was rushed with them. They truly took their time exploring the lay of the land and eventually each other.
I loved seeing The transformation of these characters. They had grown and matured as time went on, on the road.
State after state.. Little town after little town.
Josh and Alex were in situations they never thought they would be in. Experience things they never thought they would experience. And do things they never thought they would do.
This book was full of surprises. At one point it had be bawling Iike a baby!…lol
I thought of the worst when the incident happen in the book (don’t want to give anything away!) But I was so upset!…lol
I kept thinking… This can’t happen…
No…. My heart was breaking!
The author did a good job by shocking and surprising me! I had no clue that was coming at all!
I loved how both boys let everything go and came together wholeheartedly. Not only did they connect as friends but as lovers too. The road trip and the relationship seem to parallel between each other. Going to new places and doing new things… Much like a relationship. Trying and doing new things with each other.
This book had me thinking and wishing that I had did something like this back in my younger days!
If only I could go back…
I just couldn’t stop thinking about this book! This book has definitely left me with a smile on my face. I’m so glad I read this book and can’t wait to read it again!
*ARC provided for an honest review*
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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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