Title: Indigo Road
Author: R.J. Jones
Genre: New Adult, Gay Romance, Contemporary
Cover artist: Meredith Russell
Two 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.
PROXIMITY. It had to be.
“I’ve been going over the budget and…”
The following morning I watched Alex’s mouth as he spoke. I didn’t hear the words, just watched his lips move and curl around the words. They were pink and full, like a girl’s… except not. His were surrounded by dark blond stubble and I had no idea why, but this made them even more attractive.
“…motel and possibly pizza. I’ll have to see and make adjustments…”
Proximity. It couldn’t be anything else, could it? I mean, I’d never felt this… whatever it was. Alex bit his lower lip as he concentrated on his spreadsheet and the movement made my stomach flip.
I had awoken that morning with an erection that could smash rocks. Alex was asleep beside me. We’d kicked off the sleeping bags during the night as it was too warm, so I could feel his body heat through my thin T-shirt. Small puffs of air blew from between his lips and his long eyelashes fluttered slightly against his cheeks.
Oh my God. I needed to get laid. Since being on the road, I hadn’t had any action apart from the odd jack-off in the shower. The longest dry spell I’d had was back in high school so, yeah. Proximity.
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About the author
R.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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