Book Review: A Thousand Miles by Bridgette Morrissey


Title: A Thousand Miles

By: Bridget Morrissey

Genre: Fiction

Pages: 368

Release Date: June 21st, 2022

Publisher: Berkley Books

Rating: ★★★★☆


Summary from Goodreads:

After a decade of silence, Dee and Ben reunite for a road trip they once promised to take. It's going to be a bumpy ride.

Dee Matthews is the cohost of the smash-hit podcast Did I Forget To Tell You?, where she interviews family, friends, and past lovers. Nothing is off limits, except for one man (known on the show only as Name Redacted) who happens to be her high school best friend Ben. During their senior year spring break, Dee and Ben took a road trip to visit Ben's grandma. They buried a time capsule in her backyard, pledging to return in ten years to open it. Then their friendship fell apart in spectacular fashion. They haven't spoken to each other since.

Ben Porter's life since that moment has been unexciting but comfortable, until his grandma reveals a family secret that flips his whole world upside down. Her dying wish is for him to stop doing what is safest and go after what he really wants. He starts by showing up on Dee's doorstep with every intention of fulfilling their long-ago promise. Despite her reservations, Dee can't say no. This trip could be her chance to give her listeners the Name Redacted interview they've been begging for--and finally put her unresolved feelings for Ben to rest.

As the miles fly by, Dee and Ben's friendship reignites. But the closer they get to reaching their destination, the more apparent it becomes that their attraction to each other cannot be ignored. Their last adventure ended in disaster, and they're about to find out if any hope of a future together is in the rear view mirror.


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I've always wanted to go on a summer road trip with the love of my life and this book gave me a little glimpse into a fun adventure. 

The author has a wonderful way of revealing just enough backstory to keep you reading. I found a wonderful need to find out why these two characters fell apart when they obviously loved each other very much. The laughed and cried with each other and took care of one another. It was enduring. 

There was a moment when I was lost, and I think that was when the story fell apart for me a little. When Dee and Ben made it to grandma's house and Ben's family showed up. That was the big reveal when we find out why they fell apart in the first place and it felt a little chaotic. Other than that, I was able to get back on the band wagon and finished this wonderful story. 

It really was a wonderful and emotional read that was very relatable. A great rainy day read.

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

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