Blog Tour #Review & #Giveaway – Indigo Road by R.J. Jones

Title:Indigo Road

Author:R.J. Jones

Genre:Gay romance, Contemporary, New Adult




Two best friends take a year off to find themselves… and end up finding each other.

Joshua Simpson has just finished four years at Purdue University, but that’s not why he’s buzzing with excitement. Once they’ve said goodbye to their families, Josh and his best friend Alex are taking off to discover America in an old but reliable VW van, planning on not seeing snow for an entire year.

Josh has always considered himself straight—except for that one time in college—so when he and Alex are living in such close proximity on the road, he’s unsure what these new feelings mean. Is it because they’re spending 24/7 together, or is it something deeper? And does it really matter since Josh has only ever seen Alex with women?

While in Oregon, Josh meets Johnno, a sexy but confusing Aussie surfer. While having an impromptu surfing lesson, Johnno helps Josh realize who he is and what he wants—but Alex’s reaction leaves Josh confused.

From a Montana ranch to the bright lights and dangerous streets of Los Angeles to a dark and lonely deserted highway in Alabama, join Josh and Alex as they drive around the US, discovering not only who they are, but who they can be together.

Indigo Road Cover


Those who know me have an idea about how much I love road trips. One of my favorite ways to travel paired with a beautiful friends to lovers story, of course I was bound to enjoy it. Indigo Road is a sweet, sometimes mildly angsty tale of finding one’s true self and discovering the person you love most is right there next to you.

Alex and Josh decide to take a year off after college and travel across the country, in an attempt to never see snow for a year. They pick odd jobs, sleep in their old van, face real threats, and mechanical obstacles on their way to truly finding themselves.

These are two young men you can’t help root for. They bicker, they are shy, they are scared, yet their bond is always stronger than everything else. Their feelings are easy to connect with and their travels are in no way idealized. They do have issues figuring out the obvious, run into homophobic pricks, and unknowingly put themselves in harm’s way. The best part is that they quickly learn their lessons and try their best not to make the same mistakes.


Prizes: 1 ecopy of Indigo Road; 1 ecopy of any RJ Jones’ backlist titles, winner’s choice
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About the author

R.J. Jones started as a reader and eventually made the progression to reviewing. It wasn’t until two men popped into her thoughts, insisting on telling her their story that she started to write.

It started with one scene. A hot and dirty one in the shower…

R.J.’s initial thought was if she could write their scene then they’d shut up and allow her to concentrate on other aspects of her day. Not so. That shower scene ended up being 3000 words long and three hours of work.  And still, they didn’t shut up.  They told her their entire story and she didn’t sleep for days. Sometimes she couldn’t keep up with what they were telling her and she had to keep a notebook by her bed.

Whilst she was writing their story a side character decided he needed his story told too. Then other characters followed suit.

You see the problem? If she ever wants to sleep again then she needs to write.

R.J. is a wife and a mother to two boys. She is surrounded by males. Even her dog is a boy.

R.J. Jones can be found at:


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Writer, traveler, coffee and book addict, and also founder of EyesOnBooks. I've loved books all my life and now they are a huge part of my work. I have been blogging for about twelve years and have worked as a PR and marketing consultant in the IT&C field before shifting all my focus to books and authors.

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