Title: Crossroads
Author: Logan Meredith
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: December 7, 2019 (Second Edition)
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 139
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

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You know how, when selling a house, you should define every area or space in your home so the buyer doesn't have to guess a room's purpose? Imagine this book as a room - one that has camping gear in the corner, a yoga mat by the door, auto parts on a desk, a blender sitting atop a sewing machine, and a bike hanging from hooks from the ceiling. Confusing, amiright?

This book has a small-town boy finally moving to Indianapolis to explore his sexuality, a graysexual main character, a hint of gay bashing, an old flame now married to a woman, college friends and an epic miscommunication, a job crisis regarding the LY1650 compound, a crazy mother, a death in the family and more in just under 140 pages.

Ethan Yoder is offered a lucrative temp job at a pharmaceutical company in Indianapolis shortly after graduating from college. He meet flirty Marcus at work and they start dating and eventually sleep together, after which Marcus explains:
“For me, having sex is like eating a meal when I’m not hungry. The meal might taste good, and sometimes I may even order a piece of chocolate cake because I saw it at another table and it looked delicious. But no matter how long it’s been since the last time I ate, I’m never hungry like everyone else.”
I like the way in which the author frames the discussion of Marcus' graysexuality, but there are just so many things going on in this story I had difficulty focusing. Any one or two of the plot points would have made a well-rounded story, but as it is, there isn't enough space in the story to do any of them justice.

I would definitely read more by Logan Meredith, but Crossroads did not work for me, personally, for the reasons above. 3 stars.

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