Road Apples by Karen Kennedy Samoranos
Road Apples by Karen Kennedy Samoranos follows Madeline Benites post breakup with Jake. Distraught and upset, she decides to take a road trip, and although it starts off bad, it ends very nicely when she falls into the arms of Wyatt McLain after a mugging. Despite a significant age difference, they have an instant connection and soon enough, Madeline discovers that she is pregnant. The two decide to start a life together but something horrific happens to Madeline on the night before her move. Will she be able to move on and move past it? Or is this fate’s way of testing her and telling her that she is living her life all wrong?
I found the relationship dynamic between Madeline and Wyatt to be heartwarming and really light and airy. Their age difference is interesting, but given their personalities, there seems to be a much larger gap than just a number. I enjoyed the story … but found several parts to be unrealistic. I found her profession difficult to believe and I also found a few scenes between Madeline and Wyatt hard to imagine. But, overall, a light story that tells of a young woman running from a broken heart, trying her past to move on, and hopelessly falling in love with an older, gentler man.