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2.5 stars The fake relationship trope is one of my favorites, so I rather liked the premise of One for the Road and I mostly enjoyed the first half too.Preston was a bit shallow but also very caring and considerate, not only with Jake either, and I had plenty of reason to hope he was selling himself short with the constant repetition of I m an asshole Boy, was I wrong The second half was a painful slide downhill view spoiler It probably was too much to hope for Preston to come clean to Jak 2.5 stars The fake relationship trope is one of my favorites, so I rather liked the premise of One for the Road and I mostly enjoyed the first half too.Preston was a bit shallow but also very caring and considerate, not only with Jake either, and I had plenty of reason to hope he was selling himself short with the constant repetition of I m an asshole Boy, was I wrong The second half was a painful slide downhill view spoiler It probably was too much to hope for Preston to come clean to Jake before they met his parents, although I did hope anyway The worst thing, though, was that he knew he was going to hurt Jake, evenso after Jake told him what happened with Justin, and he just decided to go ahead anyway, like he didn t have a choice about acting like a jerk or not.He had the same sort of fatalistic approach even after the fact and it irked me pretty badly, because he never really apologized.He was sorry and regretful but only inside his head He kept thinking that if Jake couldn t forgive him he would be sad, but he could do nothing about it and all the while I was screaming inside You didn t apologize, you idiot That s kind of the first step, if you want someone to forgive you You don t get to act like a kicked dog, when it was all your fault and you didn t even apologize On the bright side, Jake also acted like an idiot when it came his turn, making decisions for Preston he had no right to make and then running away like he always did, so I guess they at least were well matched hide spoiler Last, but not least, the two sets of parents seemed cut out of a cartoon one basically pure evil, the other all good and lovely.I did really like Jake s best friend, though Corey was smart, cute and supportive, too bad he was only a secondary character Opposites attract This was a lovely story about two men who seem like complete opposites at first, but who soon discover that they havein common they thought, and that their differences only serve to complement one another.When Jake, a wanderer who finds himself without shelter in the middle of a blizzard, he accepts a ride from Preston, a man he detests on sight After all, Preston drives a Porsche, is wearing an obviously expensive suit, and has a tan in the middle of Winter Clearly he Opposites attract This was a lovely story about two men who seem like complete opposites at first, but who soon discover that they havein common they thought, and that their differences only serve to complement one another.When Jake, a wanderer who finds himself without shelter in the middle of a blizzard, he accepts a ride from Preston, a man he detests on sight After all, Preston drives a Porsche, is wearing an obviously expensive suit, and has a tan in the middle of Winter Clearly he s way richer than anybody needs to be, and it s only the prospect of freezing to death that makes Jake get in the car.While they are driving, Preston makes Jake an offer come to Aspen with him where his family is on vacation and pretend to be his boyfriend Of course, on the way, they soon begin to question just how fake their relationship really is.This was a story with a little bit of angst and a lot of heart and I really enjoyed it Though not everything is quite perfect the story struggles to dispell all claims to being insta lust, the neat contrast between Preston s constipated, billionaire parents and Jake s lower middle class, warm ones smacks of an all too easy polarity, Jake s need to protect Preston against his parents so that the rich scion does not get jinxed in the same way as Jake s first love Justin was is rather heavy handed and trope y , I was nonetheless very pleasantly surprised by this novel The pacing ne Though not everything is quite perfect the story struggles to dispell all claims to being insta lust, the neat contrast between Preston s constipated, billionaire parents and Jake s lower middle class, warm ones smacks of an all too easy polarity, Jake s need to protect Preston against his parents so that the rich scion does not get jinxed in the same way as Jake s first love Justin was is rather heavy handed and trope y , I was nonetheless very pleasantly surprised by this novel The pacing never feels rushed emotions freely flow, greatly enhanced by a matter of fact tone that suits beautifully the subject matter whether in the narrative a prime example would be the short yet utterly poignant encounter between Preston and the homeless man in his introductory chapter , focalization the story is told in dual POV, each new chapter picking up in a protagonist s head where the previous one had stopped special honors go to Jake s parts or dialogue the story never feels rushed a few clever touches root the story deep into contemporary America the encounter with the homophobic pair of men in a car with a MAGA sticker Preston s mother keeping her 5 y.o granddaughter far from Jake and Prescon at the Aspen resort once the bomb has been dropped for fear the gay is something contagious what descriptions there are cannot be faulted, for the writer squeezes many feelings, or canvasses a good deel of informations, in a few brisk and effortless words and bouts of a dry, sarcastic wit at the same time owes the reader a few delighful passages and brings depth to Jake and Preston as characters, especially the former for example I couldn t have beenshocked Ethan had struck me as spineless, but perhaps his cowardice waslike scoliosis Debilitating, but not enough to reduce him to jelly I was thus very willing to forgive the author for his feeble, entirely contrived solution to the final obstacle view spoiler he conjures a huge stroke of good luck, by making Preston happen upon Jake at the exact same time and place the drifter had decided to hitch a car and get back home so that he could reunite with Preston hide spoiler One for the Road is a sweet and sober portrait of two very different men Jake Lachlan is a drifter from a happy middle class family trying to overcome the greatest of losses Preston Hawthorne is born from privilege and opportunity but considered the black sheep of his uptight family A chance meeting on a cold and stormy night changes both their lives forever.Both characters are immediately likeable Realistically flawed and vulnerable, you cannot help but cheer for each character as he face One for the Road is a sweet and sober portrait of two very different men Jake Lachlan is a drifter from a happy middle class family trying to overcome the greatest of losses Preston Hawthorne is born from privilege and opportunity but considered the black sheep of his uptight family A chance meeting on a cold and stormy night changes both their lives forever.Both characters are immediately likeable Realistically flawed and vulnerable, you cannot help but cheer for each character as he faces his own personal struggle.I found it a fun and fast read From the beginning I cared about the journey of each man and felt part of his story With just enough background to give the characters depth and fun and witty dialogue, I found myself unable to put it down.If you would like a great MM romantic diversion, you will enjoy Jackson Tyler s book I look forward to readingof his work It s a rather short, cute, easy read, but I found the book pretty shallow The characters feel flat and sometimes caricatured, especially the evil parents Everything happens way too fast After not getting close to someone in 6 years, it takes Jake just 2 days to fall for Preston and go to bed with him In the end, all former misgiving are just simply forgotten and everything s just happy ever after The book never went deep enough to make any of the bad situation actually feel angsty or unhapp It s a rather short, cute, easy read, but I found the book pretty shallow The characters feel flat and sometimes caricatured, especially the evil parents Everything happens way too fast After not getting close to someone in 6 years, it takes Jake just 2 days to fall for Preston and go to bed with him In the end, all former misgiving are just simply forgotten and everything s just happy ever after The book never went deep enough to make any of the bad situation actually feel angsty or unhappy.That said, the book has some funny moments and the banter between Preston and Jake was very much to my taste I enjoyed the undemanding mindlessness of the book for a change Opposites attract and fake relationship tropes.A nice bit of fun with two 100% imperfect characters Jake is a woe is me, I don t do suits reverse snob and Preston is a full on, old fashioned, woe is me, rich snob.Both are pretty much arseholes for different reasons.I liked them bothonly part that had me eye rolling were Jake s too perfect family and friend Jake puts them through hell worrying about him, and they are so without judgement its a bit of a teeth aching sugar rush at times No one Opposites attract and fake relationship tropes.A nice bit of fun with two 100% imperfect characters Jake is a woe is me, I don t do suits reverse snob and Preston is a full on, old fashioned, woe is me, rich snob.Both are pretty much arseholes for different reasons.I liked them bothonly part that had me eye rolling were Jake s too perfect family and friend Jake puts them through hell worrying about him, and they are so without judgement its a bit of a teeth aching sugar rush at times No one got angry with him 6 years is a long time to roam around being angst ridden, putting yourself in deadly situations, without anyone saying for sake, GET OVER IT That I wanted to yell that, means the characters got to me I got this one for free on angiveaway, but I d be happy to readfrom Jackson Tyler This is the first book by author Jackson Tyler and I don t imagine it will be my last I loved One for the Road it hit all my buttons humorous, sweet lovable characters as Preston and Jake with each their own type of baggage It was an entertaining read I would recommend this to anyone wanting a feel good romance that ended with a smile on my face I do have to mention I like the Jackson s writes his sentence structure, his word usage, and his imagination This is the first book by author Jackson Tyler and I don t imagine it will be my last I loved One for the Road it hit all my buttons humorous, sweet lovable characters as Preston and Jake with each their own type of baggage It was an entertaining read I would recommend this to anyone wanting a feel good romance that ended with a smile on my face I do have to mention I like the Jackson s writes his sentence structure, his word usage, and his imagination Rich guy gives drifter a ride on a cold night and they fall madly in love almost immediately Not very realistic but I knew that going in PI enjoyed the story and may re read it in the future Given that it s a short story, I think the character development and backstories were appropriately developed It s got the fake relationship trope which I generally like , insta lust love trope which is never realistic but can be done better or worse , and the opposites attract trope Is homophobi Rich guy gives drifter a ride on a cold night and they fall madly in love almost immediately Not very realistic but I knew that going in PI enjoyed the story and may re read it in the future Given that it s a short story, I think the character development and backstories were appropriately developed It s got the fake relationship trope which I generally like , insta lust love trope which is never realistic but can be done better or worse , and the opposites attract trope Is homophobic parents a trope (FREE PDF) ï One for the Road Ø When worlds collide, somebody always gets hurtJake Lachlan has been a vagabond for years Ever since he tragically lost his high school sweetheart six years ago, he s been unable to stay in one place He d rather drift aimlessly across the country than settle down and make memories He knows that in an instant, the happiest memories can become the most painful Preston Hawthorne is old money But with excessive wealth comes excessive expectations, and Preston has never lived up to what his parents think he should be They always overlook him in favor of his successful siblings On his way to a family vacation in Aspen, Preston finds Jake stranded on the side of the road and takes pity on the down on his luck hitchhiker He offers a deal if Jake pretends to be Preston s boyfriend for a week in Aspen, Preston will help him out of near homelessness For Preston, Jake is supposed to be a means to an end His parents have been nagging him to settle down this is his chance to get them off his back If it upsets them that his first serious relationship is with another man, at least they ll be paying attention for once But after spending time with Jake, he s enchanted by the man s good looks, free spirit, and tenacious attitude Jake instantly dislikes Preston He s rich, he s entitled, and as far as Jake can tell, he s never faced a day s hardship in his life But his deal is too sweet to pass up Unfortunately, no good deal comes without a catch, and Jake s dislike soon pales in the face of Preston s charm When they reach their destination, their fake relationship and their real feelings will be put to the test This , word M M romantic comedy features road trip and fake relationship tropes Things might get angsty and intense at times, but this story comes with a guaranteed HEA and no cliffhangersContent warning homophobia 3.5 A short, sweet romance with two guys from very different backgrounds and very different families one nasty one loving One is trapped in self perpetuating homelessness due to grief, guilt, and fear The other is trapped in a gilded cage They find strength and comfort with each other Set between California and Aspen, Colorado, and back again Pretty much insta love, but that works in this kind of compact story.