Author: AF Henley
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
For as long as Boyd can remember, he’s been pushing pins into a map. Carson City, Las Vegas, Albuquerque—all places he wants to see, for a dozen different reasons that wouldn’t mean a thing to anyone else. When he finally gets a chance to purchase the ’69 Road Runner of his dreams, at a price that even he can manage, Boyd jumps at the opportunity.
Oliver seems like just another kid with a broken dream when their paths cross in Vegas. Against Boyd’s better judgment, he offers to let Oliver hitch along for the ride when Oliver confides the need to get out and get gone.
But it’s not long before Boyd realizes Oliver’s reasons for running are more complicated—and more dangerous—than Oliver let on. But Boyd doesn’t like people who play hardball, and he definitely doesn’t like people messing with a man who’s managed to light a fuse that Boyd forgot he had.
AF Henley was recently a guest of Prism Book Alliance. Be Sure to check out their guest post here.
I get my inspiration to read certain books from all kinds of sources. Sometimes I don’t even know why I want to read a particular title. I get upwards of 400 review requests in any month. To be honest, many of them don’t even hit my radar. Road Trip by AF Henley was just such a title. It was in the request list I send my team weekly, but it wasn’t on my individual radar. However, AF Henley was recently a guest on Prism Book Alliance. In the process of formatting and posting Henley’s guest post, I became intrigued by this book.
Boyd is an everyman with one dream… owning his own muscle car. Since my husband has the same dream, I can completely relate. He gets his chance to own one and at the same time take his dream road trip. Along the way, he picks up a stray. Love ensues. Maybe I have a thing for road trip books, but I think it is a fun premise for a book.
The stray, in this case, is Oliver. A 24-year-old throwaway. I won’t get into the specifics of what happens on the trip itself, but it is a slow build from prickly meeting to happily ever after. Henley takes the time necessary to make us believe this pairing might just last past the initial lust. They have adventures. They have sex, of course. It is hot and fun. There is a baddy, but they dispose of him in an interesting, and believable, way.
Road Trip packs a lot into the approximately 40K words. It is my first AF Henley title; I doubt it will be my last.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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