Whoops, just realized I never wrote a review of this and I’m starting book three today, so I need to get this done before my brain starts mixing things up.
I don’t have much to say about this even though I gave it five stars. I basically just want to say “This was a perfect romance novella” and call it a day. But I have to reach 250 words to count on this here Cannonball Read so I will keep going.
This is historical fiction novella set in the 1960s where two young men fresh out of college take a cross country road trip from the east coast to California, and fall in love along the way. One of them is rich and a member of a political family (think the Kennedys) and the other is poor and wary of rich people. Both are lonely and feel like outsiders.
Cat Sebastian is always good at character dynamics, but here she just hit the sweet spot. The banter and sweetness of the relationship between Peter and Caleb is a joy from beginning to end. You laugh, you get a little sad, you swoon. You can also feel the energy in the story that is likely due to this being her first piece of lockdown writing. She notes in her introduction that it’s not a coincidence that the main plot here is just characters leaving home and going places.
Anyway, highly recommend!