Review: The Aspen 2 Million – John Morris

Print Length: 281 pages
Publisher: Publish Green (May 10, 2012)
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Morgan Somerville – A motivational instructor.
Risa Wentworth – Owns 1/2 of House with Morgan.


Morgan Somerville is living a carefree life in a ramshackle house in Aspen. Then he meets Risa Wentworth. From there his life continues to go downhill. Her dog is killed. Morgan is blamed, and sued for a million dollars. The lawyers are also requesting that he be forced to leave town. His laywer says he can’t win and his only hope is to pay the million, find out Risa’s dirty secret, or get her to fall in love with him. He opts for the latter, while at the same time preparing himself to enter and win a golf tournament known as the Aspen 2 Million Winner-take-all.


This was a fun story. It was a lighthearted story along the lines of what one would see in a romantic comedy. The characters and their interactions were often entertaining, and as a reader I cared about Morgan and wanted to find out how his life ended up.

If there were one drawback, it was the author’s writing style. He had a habit in the narrative of describing each character as looking like a specific celebrity. If it had just been Risa for example, thinking Morgan looked like Matthew McConaghey, there wouldn’t have been an issue. However it was with the introduction of every single character, and as a reader it really tended to pull me out of the world that Mr. Morris had created.

While there is that one drawback, I still found the situations and events to be humorous and the book did keep me entertained which is about all you can ask of any author. I think the author did leave things at the end open ended, and were he to do a sequel story, I’d definitely give it another shot.

I can recommend it for those who might like a light summer day’s reading. There was some language/situations that might not be appropriate for young readers. For the most part though, I think you might enjoy it, if you can get by the one flaw I mentioned.

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About the Author

John Morris lives in Aspen, Colorado, with his loving wife and two wonderful children. Having worked many of the same cowboy / construction / bartender / ski-patrol jobs as his fictional counterpart Morgan, he can vouch for how easy it is for a good-looking guy to get in trouble there.

*Disclaimer* A special thanks goes out to Nicole at Tribute Books for a review copy of this book. It in no way influenced my review. You can discuss it here or join my facebook page and discuss it there.

10 Responses to “Review: The Aspen 2 Million – John Morris”

  1. Nicole Langan Says:

    Rick, thanks for the review and for being a part of John’s blog tour!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Rick, Thanks for introducing your readers to my book! John

  3. John Morris Says:

    Rick, Sorry. Didn’t mean to publish that last as “Anonymous.” Thanks again for the kind words. I hope it sparks some interest in your readers. John

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