In the mid-1950s, Jack Dayton flees his working-class prospects in Omaha and heads to Hollywood, convinced he’ll be the next James Dean. But sleazy casting couches don’t earn him stardom, and despair leads to a series of poor decisions that ultimately find him at a cheap motel off Route 66, lifeless at the bottom of the pool.
Sixty years later, Tag Manning, feeling hopeless and empty, flees his most recent relationship mistake and takes to the open road. On a roundabout route to Las Vegas, he pulls over to rest at an isolated spot on Route 66. There’s no longer a motel or pool, but when Tag resumes his journey to Vegas, he finds he’s transporting a hitchhiking ghost. Jack and Tag come to find much-needed friends in each other, but one man is a phantom and the other is strangely cursed. Time is running out for each of them, and they must face the fact that a future together may not only be a gamble… it may not be in the cards.
In a paranormal world anything is possible. Jack and Tag finally find love, but it is very short lived, or is it? There are some very amusing parts in the book especially when Jack begins to learn about all the new wonders he missed out on in the past sixty years. There is sadness because Tag has finally found what he has always been missing, only there doesn’t seem to be any future in it. To find out what happens to these two men you will have to read the book!
–-Paranormal Romance Guild
What struck me most was Fielding’s writing. She gripped me from the first chapter. It’s so smooth and flawless. I read this book in one sitting! That should tell you something right there. I will definitely be picking up more from her.
—Gay Book Reviews
What an awesome ghost story! This has got to be one of the best in a long while, because Kim Fielding did something different with this book, and I liked it!
—The Novel Approach Reviews
C’est une romance originale, touchante et pleine de tendresse. Je me demandais comment allait “se vivre” cette histoire d’amour avec un fantôme. J’ai beaucoup aimé.
—Boulevard des Passions
Motel.Pool. is almost lyrical to some extent. It shows Fielding’s ability to transport its readers to places and time they can only dream of. She will make you believe in this story. She will make you appreciate life and appreciate what you have. It’s definitely one of the best books Kim Fielding has ever come up with.
I am totally in awe of her pure genius.
This is the best kind of book. Because it’s about love, a love that waits, that saves, that sacrifices.
I had no idea where this story was going to go, which is a rare thing to say in m/m or any romance for that matter. I had no idea how it would be resolve – or if it even would be – and I admit to getting a little misty-eyed a time or two. Ok, maybe more than just a little, and that’s rare for me too.
This story is a gem and even worth a reread at some point.
OMG! I loved this story. If I could give 10 stars I would. Kim Fielding has moved to the top of my auto-buy list with this one.
A brilliantly written book with a sharp plot line and sexy characters with chemistry that popped to life. It was a page-turner from the start that I finished in one sitting.