Jesse Clayton loves painting, his cowboy grandfather, and his life as an artist with a wild abandon that leaves scorch marks on everything he touches. Budding Navajo cartoonist Lorenzo Maryboy is a hard-working former Marine: staunch, brave, and honorable. Chance brings them together on the road to Marathon, Texas, and passion flares.
Just as always, Jesse puts his art ahead of everything. He betrays their growing trust, and that Lorenzo can’t forgive. But Jesse’s found something he loves more than his art, and what he does to win Lorenzo’s forgiveness is far more dangerous than either man understands. – via goodreads
This is one of those novels which I find utterly strange and its fast pacing didn’t help at all to give it some sort of excitement. There were some funny lines which is a plus but other than that, the story failed to deliver enough narrative covering “Marathon” and its main characters. It has an interesting first few pages but it weakens considerably when Jesse and Lorenzo started fooling around (which shouldn’t be the case right???!) and it didn’t pick up after that. The story feels unfinished (perhaps because of all the death threats looming around Jesse?) and factoring the (not so convincing) romance between JC3 and zo-zo, it still failed to capture or realize the potential of its premise.
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars