- Book Title: Long Haul
- Book Series: The Mile High Club #2
- Author: Michael P. Thomas
- Publisher: JMS Books LLC (November 8, 2015)
- Book Length: 62 pages
- Genre: Contemporary, Romance
- Reviewed by: Scott
- Posting Date: November 3, 2015
The release of this book is still a few days off, it is scheduled for November 8th.
This is a fun go lucky book meant for reading by the pool or on the beach and for those of you where it is cold, in front of a fire. Tanner and Clark are on layover in San Fransisco the day that the US Supreme Court handed down their marriage ruling, legally allowing same sex couples to wed nationwide.
Standing on the courthouse steps they meet up with a lesbian couple and Tanner and Clark get caught up in the whirlwind of marriages and with a little trepidation, they say their “I Do’s”. The funny thing about this is that both men only worked together, they’ve never dated, they’ve never had sex with each other. Aside from a drunken make out session in a parking lot they were only friends. I have to say I was a little upset with the author that he could write so nonchalantly about gay marriage, it felt almost what society may deem stereotypical of the GLBTQ population. As many of you know Greg and I are going on 27 years together and we’ve yet to be married, we don’t jump into things and like to plan and be sure everything is right before doing something. There may be where the difference lies between what the author thinks and I think and why I didn’t enjoy that part of the story as much.
With all that being said, the author made a magnificent comeback. He brought comedy and real life to the characters. The characters had to work at their relationship, or better yet they had to work on building a relationship. The characters had to learn about each other, what their wants, desires and dreams were, how they help each other achieve these or do they separate over the differences.
After reading the book I understood how integral it was for Tanner and Clark to jump into the whirlwind that marriage equality brought to our population. It provided the backdrop to a very sweet, romantic comedy that is Long Haul.