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One for the Road finaled in the Colorado RWA chapter Award of Excellence 2012 and the Wisconsin Write Touch Readers' Award 2012 in the Mainstream with strong romantic elements category, and wound up taking 2nd place in the Write Touch Readers' Awards.
D’Anne Palmer and her husband had a life others dream of—traveling the US in a luxury forty-foot motor coach, going where th...more
Kindle Edition, 290 pages
Published July 30th 2013 (first published January 1st 2008)
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Shay Williams
First of all. let's make it clear. I can't stand country music and the lifestyle utterly baffles me. So needless to say, I became a little wary when I discovered that Tyler was a country singer. But I had committed myself to reading ONE FOR THE ROAD. And I absolutely loved it!

I think what impressed me the most was how real everything is. The characters, the situations that they find themselves in, their worries, concerns and emotions. D'Anne starts out as a middle aged soccer mom who needs to fi...more
Roz Lee
What a refreshing read! Lynne Marshall has taken everyday people - indeed, I felt like I knew D'Anne and Tyler - and told their story with humor and honesty.

D'Anne is a woman with a few years behind her, and when faced with the worst that life can throw at her, she calls on her reserves of self-reliance to make the most of the situation. I like women like D'Anne. Women who don't curl up in a ball weep (at least not for long) when their life takes a sudden turn down a dark road. D'Anne has spunk...more
Jacqueline
Entertaining and charming story of a widow stranded after her husband's death in their RV in Tennessee. She needs money to make it home to California and so she hires herself and her RV out to a country music group to take them on tour out west getting ever closer to home. She was a nice sort of uptight middle aged lady and the hero is a one hit wonder trying to make a comeback after 10 years. He's big and handsome and charming but has a bit of a gut and a few other medical problems. They fall i...more
Christine Ashworth
Lynne Marshall's One For the Road was a delightful read. With a heroine well past the first flush of youth, and a hero who is struggling to reinvigorate a flagging country music career, this is a funny, fast-paced, and deeply tender story of two people trying to make sense of their lives.

Dee is what my hubby calls a "pink lady" - prim, proper, and always doing the right thing. She is way out of her element dealing with four rough and tumble, middle-aged musicians, unused to a civilizing influen...more
Laurie
I really enjoyed this book. It was refreshing to see that the female and male leads had a few miles under their belts. Both worried about the extra pounds around the middle, crows feet, and the grey that has started to show.
D'Anne is a woman that suddenly finds herself a widow at 46. Her husband dies while they are on a road trip leaving her with the RV as her only asset. Turns out her husband has some secrets. Trying to figure out how to make money as she makes her way back to california from N...more
Jessica
Oh, how I wish there were more books with older heroines. As I approach the big 40 milestone birthday, I've had it up to my soon-to-be middle-aged neck with young, young heroines, many of whom are TSTL.

Also, the things I related to in romances now seem immature and trite. Enough about other books!

I've read quite a few of Lynne's series' romances, and always found them well written, and the plots, well rendered. It was nice to see this author stretch her wings, and provide an interesting cast of...more
Nas Dean
ONE FOR THE ROAD by author Lynne Marshall is a very enjoyable story about people past their first flush of youth.

D’Anne Palmer suddenly finds herself widowed, on the road alone making the trip back to Las Vegas. She decides to hire herself out as a driver and cook with her 40 foot RV.

Tayler White is a rock has been. Ten years earlier, he was on top of the world with his number one country song. He’d packed concert halls. Now he had increased waistline but he needed a comeback.
He had set up eigh...more
Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
What a refreshing change. The main characters are middle aged and don’t look like models. This offbeat love story about a widow and a one hit wonder country singer was full of humor, a slow to build romance and even some suspense with the quirky band members round up this entertaining read.

D’Anne Palmer was left a widow in Tennessee with nothing but the fancy RV they had been traveling in. It 6 months later and she needs to find a way to get money so she can get back to California where her adu...more
Virginia Campbell
"One for the Road" by Lynne Marshall, is a delightful, involving, entertaining, sexy romance featuring a hero and heroine who are both in their forties. Hallelujah! I am a great fan of Lynne Marshall. Her love stories are infused with emotional warmth and sensual heat, intelligence, humor, and story lines which make you want to reach for her next book. In "One for the Road", we meet D'Anne Palmer, a lady who found herself a widow shortly after she and her husband had made a major lifestyle chang...more
Beverly Diehl
4.5 stars. With all that's left of her husband now ashes in a canister, broke except for her fancy RV, and stuck in Nashville, an entire continent across from her adult children, D'Anne makes use of the only asset she has left. She rents her RV - and her own services as driver and cook - to a former one-hit country wonder trying to make a comeback, his three bandmates, and his dog, Dexter. They've got gigs across the country, ending in Las Vegas, which is close enough to Los Angeles that D'Anne'...more
Lilly Gayle
One for the Road is a fabulous read! Ms. Marshall had me laughing, cheering, and biting my nails in this sexy, contemporary adventure with two wonderfully sexy characters in their forties.

Tyler is the type of hero that will make younger women dream of older men and Dee brings to mind the pop song, "Stacey's Mom has got it Going On."

The characters are realistic and loveable. Tyler even has a prescription for Viagra, thanks to his BP meds. Then Dee puts him on a diet to get him back in shape for...more
Rebecca Booth
Aug 08, 2013 Rebecca Booth rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Rebecca by: Lilly Gayle
Lynne Marshall's Book, ONE FOR THE ROAD, sure hit home for me personally. Here's a little background about my life. I was happily married for 36 years to a wonderful truckdriver until his death in 2001. He would tell me about all the beautiful places that he saw in his travels around the United States. He always said that when he retired, we would get a RV and travel to see those places together. Alas, this didn't happen. We also loved country music, small bands, and went to many dance gigs over...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.c...

D'Anne is widowed, broke, and out of luck. She's got an RV she and her husband bought before he died, and time on her hands. Not sure what to do next, she decides to rent out the RV, much to both of her sons' dismay. Who knew that it would change her life and give her a second chance at love?

Tyler is a down and out country singer. He's had one song at the top of the charts, and most have forgotten him by now. But he's still playing g...more
Lynne Marshall
Aug 05, 2013 Lynne Marshall added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Romancing the Book
Reviewed By: JoAnne
Review Copy Provided By: Publisher
Since country music was a large part of the storyline I didn't expect to like this book as much as I did. One for the Road had plenty of adventure along with romance and heartache. Marshall made the characters real with strengths, flaws, successes and failures. She wove love, friendship and family in so well that you had no choice but to root for Dee and Tyler to come out on top along with the rest of the band members. The book flowed, introdu...more
LaVerne Clark
Another great read from a very talented writer.

Although I'm not a fan of country music, I am a fan of this author, and so knew I was in good hands when I first opened the book.

There was so much to enjoy about this book. An older heroine; a country singer trying to make a come-back; Viagra; travelling the country in a RV; an adorable dog and a mother/son relationship struggling to deal and accept each other for who they are.

As I usually read her medical romances, this is the first contemporary st...more
Caro
This was a surprisingly good full-length freebie I got a while back. I loved the characters and the story. It's slower paced but good for a relaxing read. There's a hint of suspense to keep you a little alert though. I definitely laughed, smiled for all kind of reasons, held my breath a couple of times, thought WTF and 'Oh no you didn't...' towards the end, totally enjoyed the ending and pretty much had a good time reading this. I wouldn't mind reading this again and puts me in the mind of a chi...more
Maria
Feb 17, 2013 Maria rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Maria by: Christine Ashworth
Loved this book. The hero and heroine are older and have lived life which makes them that much braver reaching for the brass ring again.

I loved the suspense in this book as D'Anne tries to figure out what her dead husband did and why. Tyler wants to protect her but can't always figure out this California woman. The sexual tension between the two of them is hot. This is a couple that I wanted to get together from the very beginning, and Tyler won a place on my favorite hero shelf.

A hero and heroi...more
Mackenzie Crowne
This road trip tale of a hero and heroine with a few years under their belts is a refreshing twist on your everyday romance. Beer joints and wrinkles, a country music comeback and Viagra, and a cast of interesting characters combine to tell a charming tale of the possibility of love after 40. Ms Marshall's seamless voice dropped me right inside Dee's deluxe RV with Tyler and the band, and took me along on an enjoyable ride. I laughed, shed a few tears, and chewed my fingernail along with Dee at...more
Calisa
Ms. Marshall has created characters who are fun and easy to like. The suspense of this kept me wondering and ended it with a twist I did not expect. If you want a great read, this is it! I will read ore from her, no doubt.
I waited months to read One For the Road and was not disappointed. Viagra, older characters and beer joints... she pulled off something not typically accepted in romance with a smooth blend that felt natural and common place. It's like sex; we all do it, why not talk about it...more
Joanne
D'Ann Palmer vs Tyler White equals one fine "mature" romance with a twist of mystery. The two main characters were polar opposites or so they thought. A three week luxury RV adventure from Nashville to Las Vegas opens more than one person's eyes to their own truth. I'm looking forward to reading more of Lynne Marshall's books.
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