This novella is available as a free download via Prolific Works as part of the Your Book Boyfriend’s Boyfriend M/M Romance Group Giveaway 2022.
I think it’s become part of the official regulations that it’s not a Kelly Fox book unless you’re laughing out loud one moment and then crying two pages later. This situation was definitely the case for me in this novella, which managed to pack all the highs and lows of the emotional spectrum despite its length. Though I often have little patience for younger characters, I found something compelling about the road-trip adventures Knox undergoes between West Virginia and Texas (both the sexy and not-so-sexy variety).
Fox touches on the darkness Knox could have encountered along his journey, but overall, this is a heartwarming (and then heart-wrenching) story about how life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. Knox had completely different expectations for his life, and Carter didn’t have very many expectations at all. Insta-lust plays a part in their connection, but I thoroughly believed in the emotional journey Fox takes them on rather than employing the easier “insta-love” trope more common to stories of this length.
This novella works as a complete stand-alone, but I appreciated the cameo appearance of a Fox hero from another series. I hope readers take advantage of this excellent giveaway opportunity to check out the amazing writing by one of my favorite authors.
Rating: 5 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Goodreads.