Author: Jon Keys
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Length: 45 Pages
At a Glance: Throwaway is an easy and quick read, with a little drama and some heartfelt moments. I thought the author did a really nice job of giving insight into Garrett and Trevor’s characters.
Reviewed By: Maryann
Blurb: Garrett escaped the death threat from his family, but the Texas Panhandle is where he may be at the end of any hope.
After being thrown out by his parents, Garrett’s planned escape ended when the last of his money landed him in a tiny West Texas town with no more resources than a backpack with his entire worldly goods and the change in his pocket. He huddles behind a dumpster to avoid the broiling noonday heat. As the sun moves below its apex, one of the workers from the convenience store tosses a few bags of food past its prime into the dumpster and Garrett is soon surrounded by the scent. His hunger overcomes his caution and Garrett takes advantage of a distraction to slip into the trash and snag the food. Garrett finds himself threatened by a group of locals when he discovers the bags hold more than stale burritos.
Trevor, the manager of the regional farmers’ co-op, rescues him before he goes to jail. A day later, after a hot shower, fresh clothes and a full stomach, Garrett is excited to have a possible solution to his problem.
When pieces disappear from an unusual collection of jewelry, Garrett and Trevor team up to find the actual thief.
Publisher’s Note: This book was previously released as part of the Right Here, Right Now anthology with Pride Publishing.
Review: Garrett has been kicked out of his home, with a threat hanging over his head. He’s spent all his money on a bus ticket that won’t get him to his true destination, and ends up in the panhandle of Texas. He finds a place to hide, between dumpsters, just to survive one day. The hunger is too much to bare, so when the chance comes, he sneaks into the dumpster and grabs two bags. But he gets caught.
Trevor just happens to be one of the cowboys who catches Garrett, and saves him from being accused of stealing. Trevor owns a co-op, and gives Garrett a job and a chance to redeem himself. When precious merchandise goes missing from the co-op’s display case, Garrett puts his computer geek talents to work to solve the crime—and his reputation.
Throwaway is an easy and quick read, with a little drama and some heartfelt moments. I thought the author did a really nice job of giving insight into Garrett and Trevor’s characters, and the growing relationship between an older and younger man.
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