What if the one you left behind is the one you are meant to be with?Jackie Sullivan is suddenly single and building a new life for herself among the red rocks of Sedona, AZ. There she meets Rick, a good-looking tour guide eager to show her around town. He's crazy about her and lots of fun, but something is missing. And why can't she stop thinking about her ex?Jackie decides it's time to discover what she really wants. She's had her happy, now she wants her ever after!
|Publisher:||Jericho Road Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.52(d)|
About the Author
My first visit to Sedona, AZ prompted me to start writing JEEP TOUR, my first novel. I fell in love with the red rocks and blue skies. My second novel is Guessing at Normal, a rock and roll love story. I recently released Driving on the Left, a romantic sequel of sorts to JEEP TOUR, based in Ireland. A hopeless romantic, I am married to the love of my life. I am mom to two young adults and two cats, and I enjoy reading, music and travel.
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Jeep Tour based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Jeep Tour is another stunning women's fiction novel by Gail Ward Olmsted. Seriously, this lady KNOWS what I'm feeling and thinking! Just the quote alone "A series of unrelated and seemingly random events that can singularly cause stress and anxiety" is my life right now - college, working, life, EVERYTHING! Within this sweet, women's fiction are words of wisdom I never would have appreciated until I became an adult and finally understood what "adulting" meant! The metaphor comparing whack-a-mole made it even better, to be brutally honest. That's is how life feels sometime! This novel is the first in the "series", but like the rebel I am - I read Jackie's daughter's story first! So, it was only necessary to read Jackie's story as well! The two books can easily be read apart, but if you want a little more sanity and understanding, reading them in order would be helpful. I do have to say, you can tell that Gail has improved in her writing (not that she was bad to begin with, but you can see the growth and I LOVE when that happens! I'm a nerdy little birdie for seeing author's grow and change into sophisticated and more talented authors!). Now, back to the story! Middle-aged Jackie is divorced from her husband and decided to go on an adventure and hop on a Jeep Tour. She ended up meeting uber sexy tour guide Rick, and he gave her his number! Rick is young, hot, and flirty! I related to Jackie in many ways - troubles with her job, a "Linda" in their life, troubles with relationship and wanting to just run away. But the one thing I really liked about Jackie was her ridiculous sense of humor! "Waa-mbulance" was one of the best comments I've ever seen, and I will definitely be entering that into my verbal thesaurus for the next time life gets tough. The accounting metaphors also had me chuckling, since I've taken some accounting classes (and the comments really fit how I see some of my accounting friends...). Even the relationships in this novel felt real, which was shocking! I don't know many people who got divorced and started sleeping with their ex when the papers were signed, but Gail made me feel like I did! I felt like Jackie and Robbie could have been my neighbors or friends of mine! It was weird, but incredible. But that's raw talent for you! Although, sometimes I felt like this relationship was a little bit... tumultuous, or not healthy. Knowing the contents of the second book made me feel better about it, but there was still this ache in the back of my head going "NOOOO JACKIE NOOOO YOU DESERVE BETTER - NICE GUY AND GOOD SEX! YOU CAN HAVE BOTH! DON'T SETTLE FOR ONE!" The journey Jackie embarks on is definitely a beautiful story. The ups, the downs and everything in between will make you feel! It was a beautiful story to sit down, admire the summer air and fall into. It was a relaxing read, something that women's fiction definitely needs! I definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants a soft, simple read with a little splash of drama and romance. It's a PG rated, flirty and fun book that will whisk you away into the life of a of truly incredible character. It's a must read that will be added to my shelf! Five out of five stars!
A psychological second chance clean romance! the story tells about divorcing which runs troughout the book but also the fact of still seeying each other, but in search for someone else,fidling around for a while ,but still not leaving there past behind them! which results in the end a discovery that they still love each other! and end with happily ever after! the story laks .the necessary emotions in such story as well as a bit of passion! But it is a actual them! the story is ok! but a difficult reader which need reading concentration! sure not a page turner nor a books that grabs you right in the beginning! For me worh a 3.8 which results in 4star
Jeep Tour is told in first person with lots of humor. Jackie sounds so real, I had to go back to the front to be sure the book was a novel and not an autobiography. Sedona was on my “bucket list” before I read this book, and now it’s there even moreso. I don’t recall if Ms. Olmsted mentioned the fact that Sedona is built a vortex of ley lines, energy lines that criss-cross the Earth, or the spiritual importance of those vortices, but that’s one reason I want to go. She did describe the red rocks, and the incredible sunsets, and… She managed to make me homesick for a place I’ve not yet been to. Oh, and Jackie’s story is funny and warm and witty, too. If Sedona is on your bucket list, but you don’t have the money to get there, and you want a great read along the way, I suggest you take a Jeep Tour.