Blog Tour: A Thousand Miles Review

Hello, all!

Do you like a good friends-to-lovers trope? If so, then you need to check out A Thousand Miles by Bridget Morrissey. Big thanks to the publisher for the copy!

Pub Date: 6-21-22
Adult - Contemporary

Dee Matthews has made a career out of airing people's dirty laundry. She and her best friend co-host a popular podcast where they invite people they know to share their secrets. Dee is always willing to give as much as her guests, but the one thing she'll never talk about on the show is the one everyone wants to hear about: Name Redacted. Ben Porter and Dee had been best friends most of their lives. To most, they were complete opposites, but to each other they were everything. But during a trip to see Ben's grandma during their senior year spring break, everything changed.

Dee hasn't seen Ben since, until one night he shows up at her door. When they were young, they buried a time capsule in his grandma's backyard, and promised each other they would dig it up ten years later. Ben is reeling from the recent death of his grandma, who dropped a life-changing secret on him just before she passed, and he promised her that he would finally go after what he wanted in life. And what he wants is Dee. As the miles pass, Dee and Ben reconnect and discover the feelings they had for one another back in high school never left. But can they trust one another not to screw it up again?

I read Morrissey's other book and thought it was fine, so I didn't exactly go into this with high expectations, but I ended up loving it. The road trip aspect was so fun, and I don't think I've read anything that utilizes that trope, but it was so good. I enjoyed Dee and Ben, but Dee had to grow on me because there were times I found her annoying. It was almost as if she said or did things for shock value, or to get a rise out of Ben, and it was a bit juvenile at times. Despite that, I thought they had an amazing relationship. They felt like best friends with their own language who just fall back into their routines no matter how long they've been apart. The banter and chemistry between them were great. I also liked how this touched on grief and family conflicts, and thought that added a nice depth to the story. Morrissey's writing was fast-paced and so binge-able. If you're looking for an entertaining rom-com, this is the one to pick up.

Rating: 4/5


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