I was sent a free copy of A Thousand Miles by Bridget Morrissey by the author’s publicist. All opinions are my own.
**I will be travelling on Tuesday to go home to Vermont. I am going to pre-write a book review but depending on timing and how exhausted I am it might be late to post.**
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About A Thousand Miles:
After a decade of silence, Dee and Ben reunite for a road trip they once promised to take. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.
Dee Matthews is the cohost of the smash-hit podcast Did I Forget To Tell You?, where she interviews family, friends, and past lovers. Nothing is off limits, except for one man (known on the show only as Name Redacted) who happens to be her high school best friend Ben. During their senior year spring break, Dee and Ben took a road trip to visit Ben’s grandma. They buried a time capsule in her backyard, pledging to return in ten years to open it. Then their friendship fell apart in spectacular fashion. They haven’t spoken to each other since.
Ben Porter’s life since that moment has been unexciting but comfortable, until his grandma reveals a family secret that flips his whole world upside down. Her dying wish is for him to stop doing what is safest and go after what he really wants. He starts by showing up on Dee’s doorstep with every intention of fulfilling their long-ago promise. Despite her reservations, Dee can’t say no. This trip could be her chance to give her listeners the Name Redacted interview they’ve been begging for—and finally put her unresolved feelings for Ben to rest.
As the miles fly by, Dee and Ben’s friendship reignites. But the closer they get to reaching their destination, the more apparent it becomes that their attraction to each other cannot be ignored. Their last adventure ended in disaster, and they’re about to find out if any hope of a future together is in the rear view mirror.
You can purchase A Thousand Miles on Amazon.com
About the Author:
Bridget Morrissey lives in Los Angeles, California, but hails from Oak Forest, Illinois. When she is not writing, she can be found coaching gymnastics or headlining concerts in her living room.
This is in a some ways a classic romance novel with all of the familiar tropes and in other ways it is not. The heroine Dee, has a podcast where she interviews all manner of people in her life and beyond except for the one person she does not discuss. The one person she refers to as Name Redacted.
He is a part of her life she is trying to forget and she is sort of managing until he shows up on her doorstep to fulfill a promise they made to each other many years ago. Should she go? Can she begin to trust that he means what he is saying?
As they get going and are confined to the small space for such long periods it brings them time to relive, refight, relove and reconnect. But they have moved on in life….or have they? Are they meant to be together or destined to be apart?
Well, don’t look to this review to give you that answer. You are going to have to read this enjoyable road trip tale for yourselves. It’s the kind of book that is perfect for a road trip – no irony intended – or a long ride on a train or plane.