The Hitchhiker

Alex Pendragon
The Hitchhiker
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April 2015
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

Stuck in a dead-end job, and still burned from his unfaithful ex's cheating, Jacob's hopes for romance are on lockdown. He may be cute and smart, but his love life is colder than the harsh Chicago winter.

Enter mysterious hitchhiker Cain, only five years younger but the playful antithesis of Jacob's reserve. Physically confident and oozing sex-appeal, as soon as he slips his lithe body into the passenger seat, Jacob knows he's facing trouble.

An unexpected road trip may be a work chore for Jacob, but for Cain it's the chance to finally escape the cookie-cutter life mapped out for him, even if he hasn't got a clue what he'll do instead. The attraction between the two may be all-but undeniable, but Jacob learned the hard way that bad boys and worse choices can come back to bite you, and taking the risk of admitting what he wants might be a step too far.

Two hot guys each with a difficult past. One long drive to sunny San Francisco. On this trip, the slow lane just isn't an option.

Book Review by Breann (reviewer)
May 21, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
174 people found the following review helpful
A work trip turned into so much more than Jacob had ever planned on.

Jacob is on route from Chicago to San Fran for work and on his way out of town he decides to take a chance on a hitchhiker.

Jacob is kind of floating through life, without much direction or purpose. So, Cain was pretty much perfect for him. He brought him out of his shell and they just had fun together. They had some great banter and I found myself chuckling out loud a few times. They had fun on their impromptu road trip and I think it was just what Jacob needed to get out of his funk.

Cain had never really been with a guy before Jacob, but he felt a strong attraction to him. This wasn't the most believable gay for you story, but I liked Cain's openness. He didn't have any second thoughts about Jacob and was really secure in himself. It made for a nice easy read.

I liked both guys and, whew, they were really hot together. Like, way hot. Jacob can get himself in positions that I had not had the pleasure of reading before. Oh boy.

They were a couple of great characters and I would have liked more depth in their relationship. They had fun together, but I didn't buy the whole shebang with them.

THE HITCHHIKER is a light and really entertaining read. Nothing heavy or angsty, just an enjoyable romance.
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