OMG I cannot believe it! Yesterday, I had my very first FAN! That is, a reader who actually sent me an email just to tell me how much she loved my book and couldn’t wait to read more. Then today, a second! Two in two days! I am jumping for joy here!!! You have no idea! 🙂 🙂
Anyway, this was for Truck Stop, and Katie on Audible wrote this glowing review:
Incredibly moving love story……………
Truck Stop is the story of two incredibly strong young people damaged by their pasts but not letting those tragedies define them. Teri is a young woman running away from her abusive father when she happens upon three of the most amazing people that will forever impact her life. She meets Joe and Martha, the owners of a truck stop in Wyoming, who take her into their home, give her a job, and make her a part of their family. At the same time, she meets Mike, a trucker who recognizes in Teri a kindred spirit as he also ran away from his abusive father at a young age. The story and action take off from this point as Teri truly comes into herself under the loving attention of the people of this small Wyoming town and begins to develop a loving friendship and eventually maybe something more with Mike. Of course, the road to them falling in love was full of obstacles, but these two people completed each other in every way, and I felt privileged to watch their journey unfold.
As much as I loved the drama, romance and intrigue of the story, it is truly the amazing characters that make this book so moving. I live in a small western town myself, and I thought the author did a terrific job of portraying just what I love about the people of my hometown. The acceptance, kindness and compassion of the people in Teri and Mike’s life left me with such a feeling of happiness that I want to listen to the book all over again. Combine that with the beautifully written love story between Mike and Teri, and all they go through to triumph in the end, and I can’t imagine any listener not enjoying this audiobook as much as I did. I will definitely be keeping my eyes open for more by this talented author on Audible in the future.
Jay Dyess is a new narrator for me, and I thought that he did an excellent job with the narration. He has an incredibly smooth and pleasurable tone of voice, and he makes a great storyteller. He handles the male and female roles equally well, and he uses several native dialects with ease. Overall, his performance added that special touch to an already incredible audiobook.
I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.