Review: Tessa Goes Down by Jason Bovberg

Mr. Bovberg did something crazy.  He wrote a noir/road trip/sex romp story that will pull each and every emotion from your soul.  On top of that, it’s so fast paced you won’t know if you should cry, laugh, or throw the book across the room.

The twisty chapter endings in this story will slowly drive you crazy, but you will enjoy it the whole time.

A certain speech made by Floyd as the setting moves through St. Louis really hit home with me.  You know the writing is good when you want to talk with a fictional character about how much you agree with him!

I can’t give you spoilers or the story would be ruined, and honestly, I wouldn’t want to.  But I promise you will spend thirty chapters rushing through this book to find out how it ends.

If you like noir crime sprees, sex romps, or road trip thrillers then don’t hesitate on this one – go ahead and pull the trigger.

Purchase your copy here.

Back Cover Copy of Tessa Goes Down:

Tessa Rae Jayne is gunnin’ for the border. Ain’t nothin’ gonna stop her, not after what she did for her brother Terrell, back home in Decatur, Illinois. A half hour from Mexico, though, she slams into good ol’ boy Floyd Tillman Weathers, a man with his own criminal secrets—not to mention a duffel bag full of stolen cash. Before long, the unlikely mismatched duo have embarked on a wild, reckless trek across the southwest in search of a shared fever dream. But forces from each of their immediate pasts are in hot pursuit, and Tessa and Floyd will face a series of brutal challenges before they can find redemption and freedom.

Tessa Goes Down begins as a breakneck border noir and becomes a sweaty, sexy, chaotic road trip through Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico—a ferocious ride punctuated by kidnappings, close calls, cliffhangers, and hell-for-leather sleuthing. So sit back as Tessa and Floyd tell their respective tales—and hurtle toward a soul-shattering shock ending.

About Jason Bovberg:

Jason Bovberg is the author of LOSER BABY, the BLOOD trilogy—BLOOD RED, DRAW BLOOD, and BLOOD DAWN—and THE NAKED DAME. His forthcoming books include TESSA GOES DOWN, a border noir, and A SMALL POISONOUS ACT, a suburban crime novel. He is editor/publisher of Dark Highway Press, which published the controversial, erotic fairy tale SANTA STEPS OUT (by Robert Devereaux) and the weird western anthology SKULL FULL OF SPURS. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with his wife Barb, his daughters Harper and Sophie, and his canines Rocky and Rango. You can find him online at

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