Open Road

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Open Road

Open Road Angus has been with the same guy for ten years When his boyfriend breaks up with him the night of his thirtieth birthday party and announces his engagement to a twenty two year old less than ten hours

  • Title: Open Road
  • Author: M.J. O'Shea
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Angus has been with the same guy for ten years When his boyfriend breaks up with him the night of his thirtieth birthday party and announces his engagement to a twenty two year old less than ten hours later, Angus is a mess To put it lightly He spends days in bed, drinks himself into a stupor every night, and ends up losing his job and his apartment His best and oldesAngus has been with the same guy for ten years When his boyfriend breaks up with him the night of his thirtieth birthday party and announces his engagement to a twenty two year old less than ten hours later, Angus is a mess To put it lightly He spends days in bed, drinks himself into a stupor every night, and ends up losing his job and his apartment His best and oldest friend, Reece, decides it s time for an intervention And a change of scenery Reece and Angus take off on a buddy trip across the US They don t have much of a plan they just start driving It takes Angus a couple of days to do much than grunt when Reece talks to him, but slowly he opens up They drive, talk, heal, shout, drink a bit too much sometimes, dance, meet new friends and somewhere between Portland, Oregon, and Portland, Maine, they fall in love Which was the last thing in the world Angus expected.

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    1. Sheziss on said:

      If you want a steamy love story, this book is not the one you are looking for.To give you a hint, the first kiss comes at 72%. Strangely enough, I was never let down or bored. This is my O’Shea experience and so far I can say that she writes in a quite engaginly way. Angus’s boyfriend, Brad, dumps him in his birthday party. Less than 24h after, it’s announced his engagement with a younger man. Angus can’t overcome this humilliation and pain and his broken heart is taking its toll on him. [...]

    2. R * A Reader Obsessed * on said:

      Goodness. That ended on such a great note! I have to admit I had my doubts initially. I was very wary. I hated how Angus was with his boyfriend Brad. I couldn’t believe he would suffer so long with such an awful-no-good asshat! If I was the type who DNF’d, I would’ve given it some serious thought.But said break up does happen, and of course Angus is devastated and proceeds to dig himself at least 1000 feet past rock bottom. However there’s Reece. There’s always been Reece. Loyal, suppo [...]

    3. Sheri on said:

      Let’s go on a road trip!What is it exactly that makes road trips so fun? Is it the great unknown or the endless possibilities? Or is it thrilling adventures and new beginnings? Perhaps it is simply leaving the past or something painful behind you? I believe it is all of the above.When Angus has the rug pulled out from under him he breaks but when he discovers it’s actually been thrown over his head, he shatters. He can’t pick himself back up. Not only did his boyfriend of more than a decad [...]

    4. Meags on said:

      4 StarsIn truth, this story and I got off to a really rocky start, but with patience (on my part) and some beautifully heart-warming storytelling (on O'Shea's part) I ended up loving this one. In the beginning we meet Angus and Reece who are lifelong friends. Angus is gay and in a (ridiculously bad) decade long relationship with (douche-canoe) Brad. Reece is outwardly straight, but he has feelings for Angus, which he hides because of stupid boyfriend Brad. I hated Brad immediately. He is distant [...]

    5. CrabbyPatty on said:

      Open Road is a light, fluffy, sweet story of two best friends who take an impromptu road trip from Portland (Oregon) to Portland (Maine) and discover some truths along the way. Reece and Angus grew up together and were inseparable for most of their early years until Angus met Brad ten years ago. Brad's the kind of boyfriend who alienates Angus from his friends, undermines his self-confidence, and dumps Angus on his birthday. Let's just say in the world of Crappy Boyfriends, he is the undisputed [...]

    6. Susan on said:

      This was fun!I wasn’t too sure when I started this, because the boyfriend Brad was such an ass, I was questioning Angus’ sanity for being with him for 10 years.But after the break-up and Angus’ break down, things started to look up.This was a sweet best-friends-to-lovers story with no relationship angst. I really liked Reece and how he took care of Angus. I even liked Angus once he got past his ‘Brad depression.’The road trip was fun, the guys were fun, and the sexy times were hot, alt [...]

    7. BWT (Belen) on said:

      Open Road is a dual POV New Adult story that begins with a devastating breakup leading to much wallowing, excessive drinking and a hell of a lot of self indulgence from Angus in the first part. Then best friend Reece (who secretly pines for Angus) comes to the rescue and take Angus on a (what ends up being a cross country) road trip and it switches to a best friends to lovers story in the second part. I far preferred the second part. I hated the Brad character, and since we are only treated to s [...]

    8. Tess on said:

      4 starsLow angstand friends to lovers plus a road trip that stops off in some of my favourite places!! This was light and the romance was very sweet with a nice slow burn. It did require some suspension of disbelief as friends to lovers romances often do when they've been friends since their single digit years! My one complaint is that the ex was awful in such an OTT way it was never clear why Angus would have fallen in love with him in the first place. This made me have a few doubts about Angu [...]

    9. Lori on said:

      Aaaahhhhhh. I loved this story! It was sweet and romantic and easily devoured in one sitting! I mean, it has my all time favourite theme FRIENDS TO LOVERS seriously, a friends to more theme melts my heart pretty much every time and this was a perfect example. Reece is the boy in the middle - clueless to his friends feelings and, really, to his own worth. Angus is the hero in my eyes, he is just the best friend to Reece, even though he's in love with him, even though Reece's boyfriend hates him, [...]

    10. Katrina Passick Lumsden on said:

      I would love books like this if it weren't for that one requirement: one of the main characters has to be a complete and total tool. Why was Angus with Brad for a friggin' decade? Can anyone answer that question? Because I sure as hell can't. Angus couldn't, either. And while I can understand a relationship like that lasting two to three years, 10 is a bit excessive. It made me not really like Angus, and that made me sad because I felt he was pathetic and not liking him was like feeling disdain [...]

    11. agirlwithoutwings on said:

      Quite short, light and enjoyable to read; it was nice, yet I’m going to complain about a couple of things. In the beginning Angus appeared as a fairly immature character, say, being only concerned about getting older. I liked him and was sorry for what happened to him, but I also was eager to see him man up and be stronger. I should mention that this is one reason I like reading this theme (being dumped or cheated and finding second love) in books because of how tough this situation is for the [...]

    12. Teri on said:

      youtube/watch?v=CIpwuI think 3-3.5 stars for this one. I'm an MJ O'Shea fan, but this one was littleoff for me. I loved the idea, the best friends, car trip, figuring themselves out.I really liked both characters, though I would have just like more.I think that part of my issues were wrapped up in the fact that while they did all this traveling and sight seeing and what must have been an amazing trip, it was just lacking the details and the moments that would create the chemistry and intensity a [...]

    13. Anke on said:

      Perhaps 4.5 starsI liked it a lot. Thankfully the depressing part of the story wasn't too drawn out and from then on it was rather easy-going and entertaining. Perhaps a bit too easy-going?Overall, it was a feel-good story.

    14. Sonia ~Ruber's fiancé in Crystal Court universe~ on said:

      Road Trip BR with Paul and Els! Wow! This was such a wonderful book!   Although it starts on a sad note (Angus' boyfriend sucks donkeyballs), you can notice right off the bat the amazing connection between Angus and his best friend Reece and it pulls you in and you can't help but root for them after the first chapter. What follows is an awesome road trip (and I have to say that this part of the book, with city and scenery descriptions ads a lovely note to the story) where Angus reconnects [...]

    15. Line on said:

      YAY, I really like this new trend in MM, and I'm hoping it will continue!This trend, where the MC's are not over-the-top-ANGSTY and where the 'normal' crisis around 70-80% of the book is non-existent! (It gets too predictable and boring reading the same outline again and again -IMO).The only reason that this is not a 5-star read for me is Angus as a character in the beginning. I had a really hard time liking him AND understanding why he would be in a relationship with Brad for so GODDAMN long, w [...]

    16. Pianka *call me PIU* on said:

      “Open Road” is a sweet, “Friends to Lovers” story. After a devastating break up, two best friends venture on a cross- country road trip and fall in love. The book takes us through different cities giving us a taste of each city’s essence and culture, along with Reece and Angus discovering their “always-existing” Love for each other. I am a sucker for road trips and this book captured the perfect road trip “experience”. Angus and Reece meets new people while doing something spon [...]

    17. Mercedes on said:

      What a let down! This wasn't as good as I thought it would be. If I had to use one word to describe this book is would be dull. The romance is very, shit, dull really is the word that comes to mind. Not a lot of passion between these guys and I am not talking about non stop sex scenes or whatever. I am taking about lack of chemistry since the beginning. These guys kiss and then get up to go sightseeing like nothing just happened! There is also a ton of sightseeing described here. So be ready to [...]

    18. Shelby P on said:

      I didn't care for this book. Angus was a wimp. If your man hasn't fucked you in at least two months, get a fucking clue! What grown man is so needy and insecure when he's suppose to be this good looking guy? I didn't buy it. And it grated on my nerves every time Reece called Angus babe. What supposedly straight man does that? If that was the author's way of clueing us in on Reece being not so straight then she should have found a better way.I had no interest in the plot whatsoever. I skimmed a w [...]

    19. Vallie on said:

      Yes! All the stars for this amazing friends-to-lovers story.This is a story about loss in many forms –loss of a partner, loss of direction, and loss of self. At the same time, it is a story about finding oneself once more and learning how to be happy with a different life plan.Angus was left by his very controlling, unloving, bastard of a partner –I certainly did not miss the a$$hole. They had been together for almost 10 years. In that time, Angus learnt how to squish all the parts of himsel [...]

    20. Nichole (DirrtyH) on said:

      MJ used to be an auto-buy for me. Her books just always hit all the exact right notes for me. They were always pretty much perfect.I still liked this book. But it didn't hit all those notes, unfortunately.*It was actually maybe a little too smooshy for me. I like sweet and romantic, but I think this was too high on the sugar meter.*Reece was a very bland character. I never connected with him, never understood why Angus was into him, etc. He was just sort of there. *The road trip aspect of this b [...]

    21. Borderstar on said:

      I didn't expect to love this, but having just finished this one last night, I have to admit that I really did! It should have been too sweet for me, it should have been too low-angst after the initial bit, it should have been lots of things that I don't normally love - but somehow it didn't matter as I read it with a smile growing bigger and bigger on my face and at the end I was grinning like an idiot! Clearly I'm going soft! But I think this was just what I needed to read right now.I absolutel [...]

    22. Jaime on said:

      Cute Story - not so cute audio❥❥**´¨)¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)(¸.•´ (¸.•`*Review Copy provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for an honest review.Reviewed by Jaime from Alpha Book Club

    23. Lena Grey on said:

      “What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it's curved like a road through mountains.” ~ Tennessee WilliamsAngus and Reece have been friends nearly all their lives. They are almost like one person. Before their friendship has time to bloom into something more mature, Angus meets Brad who is possessive and jealous, sensing that there's a lot more to their relationship than meets the eye. Brad does whatever he can to separate them, but their friendship [...]

    24. Bev on said:

      I think another reviewer put it quite succinctly for meis is a deadly dull read, and when I think of some of the really good road trip stories I've readoks 1 & 2 of the In Focus series by Megan Erickson, KatD by Keira Andrews, ooh and If Only in my Dreams by the same author, Beta Test, Perfect Imperfections this one pales into insignificance beside them. 3 stars at best.I didn't pick up any special connection between Angus (what??) and Reece that would have foretold that they potentially cou [...]

    25. The Novel Approach Reviews on said:

      This just cracked me up, you guys…I’m going through my notes and highlights, getting ready to write this review, and this note jumps out at me from location 104 (we all speak Kindle, right?): ‘Brad is a DICK.’ So, let’s just start there. Ha! It’s true, though; Brad was such a dick. Angus made me so sad in the beginning, because I couldn’t understand why anyone would be with such a controlling asshole. We’re talking major asshole. Who we later learn is not just a dick—but also a [...]

    26. Valerie ❈M/M Romance Junkie❈ on said:

      This was a bit of a rough read for the first half of the book. I was ready to throttle Angus. Thankfully it was smooth sailing from there. This was a pleasant evening read.

    27. Jules Lovestoread on said:

      Reeeeeeeeeece. <33333333 That's all. LOL Full review coming to thenovelapproachreviews

    28. M/M e dintorni, l'altro lato del romance on said:

      3 STELLINE E MEZZA!Leggi qui la mia recensione:mmedintorni/2018/0

    29. Karen on said:

      Let's get this party startedOk, everyone grab a bottle and join the party and don't worry this is all in the blurb so we don't need to worry about spoiler tags here at Angus's birthday/pity party. And yes both parties are for Angus because seriously if anyone ever deserved to have a double and yes I mean party right now, we'll get to the drinks later. You see, poor Angus has been living and loving the same guy for 10 yearsriously 10 years and do you know what said guy got him for his birthday? A [...]

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