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Jefferson Blythe, Esquire by Josh Lanyon
Published by Carina Press Genres: Contemporary, MM
Jefferson Blythe had his future mapped out. First he’d gotten his degree in architecture which would give him entry into his father’s firm and then he’d marry his long time girlfriend Amy. That was the plan. Of course, it didn’t take into account the fact that Jeff really wasn’t interested in being an architect or that Amy broke off their relationship.
In an effort to figure out what to do Jeff uses the money he’d saved for an engagement ring to book a European vacation to London, Paris, and Rome. Long ago his grandfather had done the tour and still raved about it. So, armed with his grandfather’s book Esquire’s European Style, 1960 edition, Jeff set forth to get some perspective.
Off the plane at Heathrow Jeff is accosted by a strange young woman and her overly muscular friend insisting he turn over her property. Giving them the slip is easier than figuring out where he’s going to stay when his cousin insists it’s the wrong time to visit. Never mind he’s supposed to be staying there. At a loss he calls the one person he’d once abandoned but never forgot, George Sorocco, his childhood friend and very secret crush that’d moved to London a few years ago.
His strained relationship with George is the most normal part of what becomes a wild adventure with the crazy airport girl popping up at the oddest times and more and more strange people either following Jeff or accosting him. In all the madness it’s George who proves to be the sanity he clings to and the one who deserves Jeff being truthful. Eventually however, honesty may be the least of their problems.
Author Josh Lanyon takes readers on a laugh out loud young man’s awakening. Jefferson Blythe, Esquire features great dialogue and an action packed, fast paced plotline. A running theme of mistaken identity takes Jefferson Blythe, Esquire to the next level of storytelling enjoyment. This sharp plot gives the characters room to grow and run away with this hilarious adventure. An irresistible European vacation.