Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Middle of Somewhere
by Sonja Yoerg

Publisher: NAL
Pages: 336
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  With her thirtieth birthday looming, Liz Kroft is heading for the hills—literally. Her emotional baggage weighs her down more than her backpack, but a three-week trek promises the solitude she craves—at least until her boyfriend, Dante, decides to tag along. His broad moral streak makes the prospect of confessing her sins more difficult, but as much as she fears his judgment, she fears losing him more. Maybe.

They set off together alone under blue skies, but it’s not long before storms threaten and two strange brothers appear along the trail. Amid the jagged, towering peaks, Liz must decide whether to admit her mistakes and confront her fears, or face the trail, the brothers and her future alone.


Kritters Thoughts:  Liz wanted to embark on the John Muir Trail to find some clarity about herself and her relationship, but her boyfriend Dante insists on joining her and they embark on 18 days of pure togetherness - will they make it out still together and talking?

Liz definitely had some secrets and some things that she needed to settle before she could really commit herself to someone and I think Dante knows that he has these 18 days to either move their relationship forward or they will have to walk away.  

I loved that there was a little mystery suspense added to the book.  So although the journey and relationship were enough to fill a story, the added bonus element I liked.  The mystery suspense lurked in and I loved how it was a slow build and then basically exploded!

Someone called this a fictional Wild retake and I haven't read Wild, but with everything I have read, I could see some similarities, but there are definitely some things that set this one apart, so if you have read both Wild and this one, what do you think?


Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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