November 10, 2012Road Signs by MJ Fredrick * I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
Briefly captivated by the idea of romance and pretty, shiny weddings, Willow Hawkins agreed to meet her potential boyfriend’s family and quickly realized she’d made a mistake. Stranded in small-town Nowhere, Willow calls her best friend, Cameron Trask, for an escape.
Even though he’ll miss an important job interview, Cam comes to her rescue. When Willow starts to see Cam with new eyes, she wonders how she’s never made the connection from best friend to best lover. Willow has one chance to help the man she loves—join him on a cross-country road trip to get to the interview on time. On the way they’ll face a jealous puppy, an unreliable automobile and weather that threatens to trap them alone…together.
The biggest roadblock she’ll come up against? If Cam gets his dream job, Willow may lose him for good.
Willow had no idea what she was getting herself into when she accepted an invitation from a coworker to go home with him for the holidays. His mother has them as good as married and he is slightly delusional. Stranded three hours from home, Willow turns to the one person she can trust, Cam. She never dreamed it would turn into the adventure of a lifetime.
Cam has been in love with Willow but she has never seen him as anything but her best friend. They text daily and talk on a weekly basis but he hasn’t seen her in a while. He can no longer stand their relationship as it is and he hates his job so he has decided to do something about it. Even though he has an interview for his dream job, he can’t say no when Willow needs his help.
This was a fun story to read. The road trip that Willow convinces Cam to make turns into a real adventure. Everything that could possibly go wrong for them does, including Willow’s clothes being shredded by a cantankerous dog and their car breaking down in the middle of a blizzard. Through it all, Willow is determined to make sure Cam arrives on time for his interview.
The trip is also a time for Willow to reevaluate her relationship with Cam and her life in general. She hasn’t had the best track record when it comes to men and Cam has always been there for her. She now has to convince him that he is the one for her before it’s too late. She loves her job and hates that he is so unhappy in his; she would do anything to make sure that he gets to his job interview.
I love Cam; he is one of those sexy geeks (like I have at home). He wants Willow to be happy, even if it’s with someone else. He doesn’t really want to move that far away from his friends and family but he has to do something because he is miserable in his current job. He tries to be a gentleman with Willow on their trip but there is only so much a man can take before he gives in.