Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Detour by Reesa Herberth & Michelle Moore

What if the road home took you farther away than ever?

Ethan Domani had planned the perfect graduation trip before tragedy put his life on hold. Smothered by survivor’s guilt and his close-knit family, he makes a break for the open road. He doesn't know what he's looking for, but he's got the whole summer to figure out who he misses more: his boyfriend, or the person he thought he was. It’s just him and his memories... until he almost runs over a hitchhiker.

Nick Hamilton made some mistakes after his younger brother died. His violent ex-boyfriend was the most dangerous, and the one that got him shipped off to Camp Cornerstone’s pray-the-gay-away boot camp. His eighteenth birthday brings escape, and a close call with an idiot in a station wagon. Stranger danger aside, Nick’s homeless, broke, and alone. A ride with Ethan is the best option he’s got.

The creepy corners of roadside America have nothing on the darkness haunting Ethan and Nick. Every interstate brings them closer to uncharted emotional territory. When Nick’s past shows up in their rearview mirror, the detour might take them off the map altogether.

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Book 1
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the story of an unlikely romance between Ethan, a recent high school graduate, and Nick, the hitchhiker he picks up on the first night of his graduation road trip. Neither boy is what he seems and both boys have endured unthinkable traumas.

I immediately loved both Nick and Ethan. The first taste of adult freedom is a heady rush and the joy they both take in their relatively mundane and predictable travels is contagious. I quickly grew bored of the road trip (why do Americans get so excited about travelling through their own country?) but the boys are funny and sweet and innocent and damaged and sometimes tragic. I fell hard for them both.

Beyond the road trip, this is a young adult/new adult book with very heavy adult themes. At 18, Nick and Ethan have both survived horrific experiences and the authors don’t shy away from the emotional fallout. Both kids feel real and their emotions are often raw, unfocused, and complicated. The humour and the banter between Nick and Ethan keeps the story lighter than their issues suggest; but while I thoroughly enjoyed their story, this isn’t always an easy read.

Reesa Herberth grew up in Hawaii, tried Arizona for a few years, and eventually settled in the D.C. area, where they have trees and rain.

She’s held a variety of crazy writer jobs, including book and video store manager for a defunct chain of music shops, office goddess for an artisan ice cream maker, cheese-cup scrubber at an organic goat dairy, high school secretary, and dye-stained proprietress of a small yarn and fiber business.

When not writing, she can usually be found reading, gardening, cooking, or spinning yarns of another sort entirely. She often resents her need for sleep.

With Michelle Moore, she is the author of the Ylendrian Empire books, including The Balance of Silence, the award-winning space opera caper, The Slipstream Con, and Peripheral People, a sci fi thriller with psychics and squishy feelings, coming soon.

Connect with Reesa

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Michelle Moore has a well-documented obsession with travel, television, frappaccinos and flamingos. These, however, come in a distant second to her love of writing. Most evenings she can be found huddled over her laptop at the local Starbucks, dividing her time between actually writing and pretending to be a barista.

While Michelle would like to claim child prodigy status, the truth is that she’s only been scribbling words on paper since she was six. However, she’s moved beyond those initial Dick and Jane story knock-offs to the Ylendrian Universe, a much more rewarding and enjoyable choice of subject matter.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Detour (Transportation #1) by Reesa Herberth & Michelle Moore to read and review.

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