Wow. This story pulled me in. I loved it. Everything was great, the characters, the writing. Beau woke up a side to Lola that was dormant after settling for life at Hey Joe with Johnny. I didn't like Johnny too much and only cause it was obvious that the money SHE earned went to his head and he didn't really think ahead. He was ok with a one dimension life. Beau definitely had issues with power and money, and it was a good message about having and caring only about money because in reality he lived a lonely life. I do think his reasoning for wanting to get "revenge" on Lola was really silly but that goes with who he grew to be. I loved that she decided to make him pay. Call me petty but it wasn't right how he degraded and broke her heart, so I felt he deserved to suffer. Everything came together nicely. Lola stayed true to who she was by not being extravagant while on her road trip. She stepped out her box and experienced country life and it allowed her to really get clarity on where she wanted to be. I wasn't expecting the Grand Canyon to be the end place but it made sense.. They got their happily ever after. It would be nice to read a follow-up book because I'd love to see what their life is like as a couple and as parents.
Jessica Hawkins has become one of my favorite writers. I've read 3 of her series and can't wait to read them all!