Trust the Focus by Megan Erickson: Review

Trust the Focus by Megan Erickson: ReviewTrust the Focus by Megan Erickson
on March 17th, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance

From the author of Make it Count comes the first novel in the In Focus series… 

With his college graduation gown expertly pitched into the trash, Justin Akron is ready for the road trip he planned with his best friend Landry— and ready for one last summer of escape from his mother’s controlling grip. Climbing into the Winnebago his father left him, they set out across America in search of the sites his father had captured through the lens of his Nikon.

As an aspiring photographer, Justin can think of no better way to honor his father’s memory than to scatter his father’s ashes at the sites he held sacred. And there’s no one he’d rather share the experience with more than Landry.

But Justin knows he can’t escape forever. Eventually he’ll have to return home and join his mother’s Senate campaign. Nor can he escape the truth of who he is, and fact that he’s in love with his out-and-proud travel companion.

Admitting what he wants could hurt his mother’s conservative political career. But with every click of his shutter and every sprinkle of ash, Justin can’t resist Landry’s pull. And when the truth comes into focus, neither is prepared for the secrets the other is hiding.



Stacia says…

Smothered by his overbearing mother and an undergraduate degree in a major he detested, Justin needs to get away and be free from his mother’s restraints and the future she has mapped out for him.

With his best friend Landry by his side, he sets out on a road trip to not only get closure from his father’s death, but to rebuild his friendship with Landry and to enjoy some freedom before living out his “mother’s dreams” for him.

What Landry doesn’t know, is that Justin has secretly been in love with him for as long as he can remember. He has always been afraid to admit his feelings, but the attraction and love is real. Coming out as a gay man is something that doesn’t just affect his life, so he has hidden his secret from everyone closest to him.

”I knew I’d pick this over normal. I’d pick these moments over living someone else’s life. I’d pick Landry.”

At first I wasn’t sure about Justin’s character. I felt like he was living his life for everyone else and not for himself. Thank goodness for Landry, who I LOVED by the way; he was able to bring out the fun, playful side of Justin. The love between these two men was clear from the start and Megan Erickson once again did an amazing job of writing a tender, sweet love story that also dealt with serious issues that are relevant in today’s society. I can’t wait to read more in this series and from author Megan Erickson.

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About Megan Erickson

Megan Erickson grew up in a family that averages 5’5” on a good day and started writing to create characters who could reach the top kitchen shelf.

She’s got a couple of tattoos, has a thing for gladiators and has been called a crazy cat lady. After working as a journalist for years, she decided she liked creating her own endings better and switched back to fiction.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and two cats. And no, she still can’t reach the stupid top shelf.