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Status Update by Annabeth Albert

Status Update

Book Info

Title: Status Update (#gaymers, Book 1)
Author: Annabeth Albert
Published: December 7, 2015
Pages: 189
Publisher: Carina Press
Publisher’s Website: link
Rating: ★★★

Review

Noah Walters is a geoarchaeologist at a conservative religious college on the verge of making tenure. All he has to do is finish up his book, and he’s gone to a campground in Utah in his RV to do just that. He’s left all distractions behind. But when one of his neighbors in the park, Adrian Gottlieb, is stranded by his boyfriend, Noah feels compelled to let the unexpected distraction that is Adrian into his trailer. It turns out Adrian is on his way to his sister’s wedding in Denver, and he’s been left with nowhere to get there. Against what he sees as his better judgment, Noah decides to try to get Adrian to the event. Along the way, Noah learns that Adrian is a designer on one of his favorite video games, making the fact that they couldn’t be more different a little easier to handle on the drive. But despite Noah’s demeanor, the two just might have more in common than either of them expected…and the distraction Adrian provides might just be too much for Noah to shake…

This was a fun and entertaining read, while also being extremely endearing at the same time. Both Adrian and Noah have had their struggles in life and love, and it seems there’s a serendipity to their meeting. There are a few twists and turns–fitting for a story that involves a road trip in a recreational vehicle–and an ending that’s not entirely expected.

[Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.]