Title: Indigo Road
Author: R.J. Jones
Genre: New Adult, Gay Romance, Contemporary
Cover artist: Meredith Russell
SynopsisTwo 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.
We arrived at the clearing near the lake and there were numerous tables and chairs spread out around the large grill, as well as a few picnic blankets dotting the outskirts.
“You hungry yet?” Alex asked.
“Nope. Let’s go over there. I want to hear more about the horses.” Alex led me toward one of the blankets, away from the crowd. We sat close together; not touching, each of us aware of the other’s personal space. But not too aware. Alex’s fingers brushed mine when he sat and I wrapped my pinky around his once again. His smile told me the touch was welcome.
We talked for a little while, Alex telling me about some of the jobs Sally May had him doing. He sounded like he’d been run ragged. Up early to start cleaning the cabins for the people who had checked out. Running errands for other guests, like those who had gone out and forgotten their hat, so Alex had to run back to their cabin and retrieve it for them. Then, at the end of the day, helping in the kitchen with the cleanup and preparation for the next day’s breakfast for the early risers. As we talked, we both happily ignored the fact we were still touching.
“So I heard you landed on your butt in front of a bunch of kids.” Alex chuckled.
“Yeah, laugh it up. I’d like to see you do better. Those ponies get pretty impatient when you’re not giving them what they want.” I chuckled and shook my head. “At least I’m not scrubbing toilets.”
“No, you’re just picking up horse shit instead.” Alex’s laugh grew louder.
“Next time you want to stop somewhere and work for a week, I’m dumping you on your ass. Seriously, I didn’t realize how much horses shit. I’m going to be smelling it for a month.”
“You’d better not stink, I have to sleep next to you when we get on the road again.” Alex squeezed my finger. I couldn’t wait for it to just be the two of us once more.
Just as I was about to tell him so, Sally May and Josie found us.
“There you are.” Hearing Sally May’s voice, we quickly jumped apart, our fingers no longer tangled together. “I’ve been looking for you everywhere.” She gave Alex a big smile. “Come on, the food will run out if you don’t hurry up.”
She held her hand out to help him off the ground. He looked to me, and I wasn’t sure what I saw in his eyes. Disappointment maybe? Was he as annoyed as I was that we’d been found and our spell broken? I couldn’t tell.
Before I could get a read on him, he reached up and let Sally May help him off the ground and lead him to the grill.
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About the authorR.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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