Review – One for the Road by Lynne Marshall

D’Anne Palmer and her husband had a life others dreamed of going where they wanted in their luxury forty foot motor coach. But D’Anne suddenly finds herself a widow with the RV being her only asset. Without funds to return to California from Tennessee, she hires out the RV and herself as cook and chauffeur.  Tyler White was a “one-hit-wonder” ten years back. Now at a crossroad in his life, he makes an attempt at a comeback. He’s hoping the three-week tour will reignite his non-existent 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 life, love, and each other as they journey the southwest from Nashville, to Texas and on to Las Vegas with the band and Tyler’s dog, Dexter. Can Close quarters really help a has-been singer on the comeback trail and a new widow who is unraveling a family secret find love?

D’Anne Palmer and her husband had a life others dreamed of going where they wanted in their luxury forty foot motor coach. But D’Anne suddenly finds herself a widow with the RV being her only asset. Without funds to return to California from Tennessee, she hires out the RV and herself as cook and chauffeur.
Tyler White was a “one-hit-wonder” ten years back. Now at a crossroad in his life, he makes an attempt at a comeback. He’s hoping the three-week tour will reignite his non-existent 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 life, love, and each other as they journey the southwest from Nashville, to Texas and on to Las Vegas with the band and Tyler’s dog, Dexter. Can Close quarters really help a has-been singer on the comeback trail and a new widow who is unraveling a family secret find love?

One for the Road by Lynne Marshall

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a refreshing change. The main characters are middle aged and don’t look like models. This offbeat love story about a widow and a one hit wonder country singer was full of humor, a slow to build romance and even some suspense with the quirky band members round up this entertaining read.

D’Anne Palmer was left a widow in Tennessee with nothing but the fancy RV they had been traveling in. It 6 months later and she needs to find a way to get money so she can get back to California where her adult kids live. She puts an ad out to be a cook and driver to anyone who wants to rent the RV.

Tyler White has seen better days, both in his singing career and his body. He and his band are hoping to get back in the spotlight by touring several states doing local shows but they don’t have money or transportation. So when he sees Dee’s ad he jumps at the opportunity promising to pay her after each show.

During the weeks on the road the author give us everything from comedy – the other guys in the band are all middle aged to with the exception of the drummer and she shows it like it is from gas, to bad comb over’s to high blood pressure that causes erectile dysfunction. We also get to watch two people that couldn’t be more different and who came from totally different worlds slowly fall in love. Tyler wrote many new songs on the road either about Dee or about something she said. There is also a side mystery/suspense story line during the middle of this that has to do with her deceased husband.

I really enjoyed this book and wish more authors would write more 40 something romance books.

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