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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

One For The Road by Lynne Marshall

One For The Road by Lynne Marshall
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (290 pages)
Heat Level: spicy
Rating: 4 Books
Reviewed by Sunflower

D’Anne Palmer and her husband had a life others dream of—traveling the US in a luxury forty-foot motor coach, going where they wanted. Suddenly, D’Anne finds herself a widow with her only asset being the motor home. Without funds to return to California, she decides to hire out the RV.

Tyler White was a “one-hit-wonder” ten years ago. At a crossroads, he decides to attempt a comeback. He’s hoping the three-week tour he’s put together will reignite his career. All he needs now is some cheap transportation, and the widow with the RV might just fit the bill.

D’Anne and Tyler discover a lot about themselves—and each other—as they journey from Nashville to Las Vegas, via Texas, with the band and Tyler’s dog. Can close quarters really help a has-been singer on the comeback trail and a widow with California style find love?

D'Anne is widowed, broke, and out of luck. She's got an RV she and her husband bought before he died, and time on her hands. Not sure what to do next, she decides to rent out the RV, much to both of her sons' dismay. Who knew that it would change her life and give her a second chance at love?

Tyler is a down and out country singer. He's had one song at the top of the charts, and most have forgotten him by now. But he's still playing gigs with his band members, making whatever money they can. He is the one that answers D'Anne's ad, and he brings along his rowdy members with. Is this deal going to work out? None of them know, but it sure makes for a wild trip across the country!

Ms. Marshall's One for the Road is a heartfelt story, and it shows that love can be found even at an older age. D'Ann never expects to find love with Tyler. She's got enough on her plate trying to figure out how she's supposed to survive after her husband's death leaves her broke and confused. Tyler has had a few marriages behind him, and the fact that he's a struggling singer always on the road doesn't help. But put the two of them on a cross country trip, with situations that are both good and bad, and they find love right under their noses. The author crafts some dynamic characters. I enjoyed the scenarios that Tyler, D'Anne, and the other band members faced.

If you're in the mood for a funny, touching and amazing story, then One for the Road is not to be missed. It's full of heart, wit and charm.