Epub kindle One for the Road ñ Jackson Tyler – cafe1919.org
Differences only serve to complement one anotherWhen Jake a wanderer who finds himself without shelter in the middle of a blizzard he accepts a ide from Preston a man he detests on sight After all Preston drives a Porsche is wearing an obv This is the first book by author Jackson Tyler and I don t imagine it will be my last I loved One for the Road it hit all my buttons humorous sweet lovable characters as Preston and Jake with each their own type of baggage It was an entertaining ead I would ecommend this to anyone wanting a feel good omance that ended with a smile on my face I do have to mention I like the Jackson s writes his sentence structure his word usage and his imagination 3 StarsI love me a fake elationship trope and this one kind of delivered that First let me get this out of the wayin order to enjoy this book you e gonna have to ignore eality and common s One for the Road is a sweet and sober portrait of two very different men Jake Lachlan is a drifter from a happy middle class family trying to overcome the greatest of losses Preston Hawthorne is born from privilege and opportunity but considered the black sheep of his uptight family A chance meeting on a cold and stormy night changes both their lives foreverBoth characters are immediately likeable Realistically flawed and vulnerable you cannot help but cheer for each character as he faces his own personal struggleI found it a fun and fast ead From the beginning I cared about the journey of each man and felt part of his story With just enough background to give the characters depth and fun and witty dialogue I found myself unable to put it downIf you would like a great MM omantic diversion you will enjoy Jackson Tyler s book I look forward to eading of his work It s a ather short cute easy ead but I found the book pretty shallow The characters feel flat and sometimes caricatured especially the evil parents Everything happens way too fast After not getting close to someone in 6 y Rich guy gives drifter a ide on a cold night and they fall madly in love almost immediately Not very ealistic but I knew that going in PI enjoyed the story and may e ead it in the future Given that it s a short story I think the character development and backstories were appropriately developed It s got the fake elationship trope which I generally like insta lustlove tropewhich is never ealistic but can be done better or worse and the opposites attract trope Is homophobic parents a trope. Titude Jake instantly dislikes Preston He’s ich he’s entitled and as far as Jake can tell he's never faced a day's hardship in his life But his deal is too sweet to pass up Unfortunately no good deal comes without a catch and Jake’s dislike soon pales in the face of Preston’s charm When they each their destination their fake elationship and their eal feelings will be put to the test This 40000 word MM omantic comedy features oad trip and fake elationship tropes Things might get angsty and intense at times but this story comes with a guaranteed HEA and no cliffhangers Content warning homophobi.
H hell worrying about him and they are so without judgement its a bit of a teeth aching sugar ush at times No one got angry with him 6 years is a long time to oam around being angst idden putting yourself in deadly situations without anyone saying for sake GET OVER IT That I wanted to yell that means the characters got to me I got this one for free on an giveaway but I d be happy to ead from Jackson Tyler 35 A short sweet omance with two guys from very different backgrounds and very different families one nasty one loving One is trapped in self perpetuating homelessness due to grief guilt and fear The other is trapped in a gilded cage They find strength and comfort with each other Set between California and Aspen Colorado and back again Pretty much insta love but that works in this kind of compact story 25 stars The fake elationship trope is one of my favorites so I ather liked the premise of One for the Road and I mostly enjoyed the first half tooPreston was a bit shallow but also very caring and considerate not only with Jake either and I had plenty of eason to hope he was selling himself short with the constant epetition of I m an asshole Boy was I wrong The second half was a painful slide downhillview spoilerIt probably was too much to hope for Preston to come clean to Jake before they met his parents although I did hope anyway The worst thing though was that he knew he was going to hurt Jake even so after Jake told him what happened with Justin and he just decided to go ahead anyway like he didn t have a choice about acting like a jerk or notHe had the same sort of fatalistic approach even after the fact and it irked me pretty badly because he never eally apologizedHe was sorry and egretful but only inside his head He kept thinking that if Jake couldn t forgive him he would be sad but he could do nothing about it and all the while I was screaming inside You didn t apologize you idiot That s kind of the first step if you want someone to forgive you You don t get to act like a kicked dog when it was all your fault and you didn t even apologize On the bright side Jake also acted like an idiot when it came his turn making decisions for Preston he had no ight to make and then unning away like he always did so I guess they at least were well matched hide spoiler Opposites attractThis was a lovely story about two men who seem like complete opposites at first but who soon discover that they have in common they thought and that their. Pen Preston finds Jake stranded on the side of the oad and takes pity on the down on his luck hitchhiker He offers a deal if Jake pretends to be Preston’s boyfriend for a week in Aspen Preston will help him out of near homelessness For Preston Jake is supposed to be a means to an end His parents have been nagging him to settle down this is his chance to get them off his back If it upsets them that his first “serious elationship” is with another man at least they'll be paying attention for once But after spending time with Jake he’s enchanted by the man’s good looks free spirit and tenacious at.
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Though not everything is uite perfect the story struggles to dispell all claims to being insta lust the neat contrast between Preston s constipated billionaire parents and Jake s lower middle class warm ones smacks of an all too easy polarity Jake s need to protect Preston against his parents so that the ich scion does not get jinxed in the same way as Jake s first love Justin was is ather heavy handed and trope y I was nonetheless very pleasantly surprised by this novel The pacing never feels ushed emotions freely flow greatly enhanced by a matter of fact tone that suits beautifully the subject matter whether in the narrative a prime example would be the short yet utterly poignant encounter between Preston and the homeless man in his introductory chapter focalization the story is told in dual POV each new chapter picking up in a protagonist s head where the previous one had stopped special honors go to Jake s parts or dialogue the story never feels ushed a few clever touches oot the story deep into contemporary America the encounter with the homophobic pair of men in a car with a MAGA sticker Preston s mother keeping her 5 yo granddaughter far from Jake and Prescon at the Aspen esort once the bomb has been dropped for fear the gay is something contagious what descriptions there are cannot be faulted for the writer sueezes many feelings or canvasses a good deel of informations in a few brisk and effortless words and bouts of a dry sarcastic wit at the same time owes the eader a few delighful passages and brings depth to Jake and Preston as characters especially the former for example I couldn t have been shocked Ethan had struck me as spineless but perhaps his cowardice was like scoliosis Debilitating but not enough to educe him to jelly I was thus very willing to forgive the author for his feeble entirely contrived solution to the final obstacle view spoiler he conjures a huge stroke of good luck by making Preston happen upon Jake at the exact same time and place the drifter had decided to hitch a car and get back home so that he could eunite with Preston hide spoiler Opposites attract and fake elationship tropesA nice bit of fun with two 100% imperfect characters Jake is a woe is me I don t do suits everse snob and Preston is a full on old fashioned woe is me ich snobBoth are pretty much arseholes for different easonsI liked them bothonly part that had me eye olling were Jake s too perfect family and friend Jake puts them throug. When worlds collide somebody always gets hurt Jake Lachlan has been a vagabond for years Ever since he tragically lost his high school sweetheart six years ago he's been unable to stay in one place He’d ather drift aimlessly across the country than settle down and make memories He knows that in an instant the happiest memories can become the most painful Preston Hawthorne is old money But with excessive wealth comes excessive expectations and Preston has never lived up to what his parents think he should be They always overlook him in favor of his successful siblings On his way to a family vacation in As.
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