Love runs wild on the Appalachian Trail in the latest from the author of Out of Frame and Focus on Me...
Levi Grainger needs a break. As a reality show star, he’s had enough of the spotlight and being edited into a walking stereotype. When he returns home after the last season of Trip League, he expects to spend time with his family, only to learn his sister is coming back from her deployment in a flag-draped casket. Devastated, Levi decides the best way to grieve will be to go off grid and hike the Appalachian Trail—a trip he'd planned to do with his sister.
His solitary existence on the trail is interrupted when he meets Thad, a quiet man with a hard body and intense eyes. Their connection is stronger than anything Levi has ever experienced. But when Levi discovers the truth about what Thad is hiking to escape, their future together looks uncertain, and uncertainty is the last thing Levi needs...
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
If you’re following the series, you met Levi in Out of Focus. He did a stint on a reality show filling the role of a flamboyant gay stereotype. Although he is high maintenance, he has other qualities and needs a break from always being in character.
Thad is the strong silent type. He prefers to stay mostly to himself and to listen rather than talk. He sometimes has a difficult time connecting with others but craves an emotional link.
Both are hiking the Appalachian Trail alone in an effort move passed some personal pain. They fit together way better than either expected. All of the sudden, they are sort of a team. Of course both still have issues that must be addressed.
Overexposed is a sweet romance that deals with personal growth and the effort of overcoming the pain that is sometimes life. It definitely hit my aww button. There’s sadness, smiles and plenty of heart.