A Thousand Miles🚗 by Bridget Morrissey

A Thousand Miles🚗
by Bridget Morrissey
Pub Date – 6/21/22 – Out Now!
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“and he insisted I would enjoy it. He was, of course, correct, because the place looks like it’s made from Lincoln Logs. That’s something I will always need in my life.” 

I love one liners like this cause I need a Lincoln Log building in my life too. And I know my man would find funny places that would make me smile or giggle. 

This was such a cute second chance romance. Full of so much humor, banter, inside jokes, and podcast transcripts.

I love a good second chance romance but this one her high school bestie showed up 10 years later on her doorstep to take her on a roadtrip. And they slowly revealed why they stopped talking.

I love roadtrips! I took one from Florida to California with my husband when we were dating. It was the ultimate relationship test. It went by so quick and I wish it was longer, so I think we passed.

❓ Have you ever taken a roadtrip? What’s your longest one? Cause in CA going anywhere is a roadtrip 😂

There was so much pain at the end of their high school relationship that they never resolved and held with them. I loved that she talked about him on her podcast but didn’t say his name. She Google stalked him and he kept everything locked down. We all process loss differently. Grieving over relationships is natural and we all need time. Honestly the one that got away is always on your mind, esp these two that seemed like soulmates.

That grand gesture at the end was my high school dreams! I’ve gone to my high school reunion and it’s only people getting very drunk I wish someone would do something sweet like that.

❓ Bonus question: Have you been to your high school reunion?

I’ve been to my 10 and 20. They were fun. The 20 had a tarot card reader and my favorite English teacher who is like 5 years older than me lol.

🖼️Seascape and Cityscape Madrid by Gerhard Richter at SFMOMA

Thank you berkleyromance and netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.

Synopsis:

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.

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