Author: SJD Peterson
Book: Going Off Grid
Series: States of Love
Page/Word Count: 78, 25K words
Categories: Gay Romance, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 23, 2018
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
3.5✨s – Well, this was short, cute and pretty sexy. The blurb pretty much describes the entire book, aside from answering the question of being together 24/7. The process of repairing and modifying a remote cabin occupies almost the entire narrative. There’s a lot of fun activity and dialogue though! There’s almost no conflict or personal tension, instead Clay and Elliott are discovering their relationship is even more solid than they realized. In the States of Love series, it’s often a way to discover something unique about a place you’ve never been. I did think that was a bit of a fail here. Other than the dying oil boom, centered in North Dakota, the location wasn’t distinguishable from any snowy, cold, forested area.
Some of the scenes were sweet and some kind of hot, as they found moments between tasks and chores to spend time together, along with some brief internal monologues for each. Some of the problems and obstacles made their solutions into interesting interludes. I did have trouble distinguishing “voices” at times, having to check who was speaking in the alternating POV’s. It was very nice as a mental palate cleanser, angst free with a happy ending, a quick enough read for a lazy afternoon.
About SJD Peterson:
SJD Peterson, better known as Jo, is an Amazon bestselling and award winning author of gay romance. Her books have received starred reviews in USA Today.
Jo currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina, having had enough of the Michigan winters to last her a lifetime. She has no idea where she’ll end up next but wherever she goes, it will be snow and ice-free.
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