Tuesday, May 26, 2015

REVIEW + GIVEAWAY: Nowhere But Here (Thunder Road #1) by Katie McGarry

Nowhere But Here (Thunder Road #1) by Katie McGarry
Publication Date: May 26, 2015
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: ARC received from Publisher
Buy it at: Amazon / Barnes and Noble

*This book was received from the publisher, but it did not influence this review in any way 

 My rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she's curious about her biological father--the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent--but that doesn't mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns to an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both.

Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They're the good guys. They protect people. They're...family. And while Emily--the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club's most respected member--is in town, he's gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it's his shot at his dream. What he doesn't count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down.

No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home.

 I have to admit that i'm new to the Katie McGarry fan club...but i'm definitely in it for the long haul. Nowhere But Here was so beautifully written, that i'm officially adoring Katie McGarry. It's rare when an author can make a 500-page book feel like it's not 500 pages, but Katie McGarry did just that. The pacing of the story and events was perfect and reading this book just flows so naturally. I love that her writing has that effect.

We start out meeting seventeen-year-old Emily, who hasn't seen her biological family for years. After getting news that a family member has passed, Emily's mother decides that she wants to go to pay her respects and she wants Emily to do the same. Nobody wants to avoid this trip more than Emily, but she knows there's no convincing her mother to change her mind. Once they arrive, certain truths are revealed and the story begins with Emily having to stay a bit longer than she expected.

I loved the characters in the story so much but I have to admit that in the beginning I hated Emily's father, Eli. I just couldn't understand why he had so many secrets and what it was he was trying so hard to hide from Emily. After learning the truth about everything, it became clear to me that he truly did love his daughter, he just couldnt allow himself to show it so much.

There were SO many feels in this book. The chemistry between Oz and Emily was so deliciously yummy that I couldn't stand it. And I love that it didnt seem forced. They actually couldn't stand each other in the beginning and then they slowly ended up liking each other. And OHMAGOD those kissing scenes. I mean seriously, it was so yummy! Oz is seriously swoony!!! I love his loyalty and fierce sense of protection to Emily. And I LOVED that it was about a motorcycle club. Something about that was so sexy and exciting. I feel like i've missed my whole life knowing about this lifestyle and I need to find my way to be a part of it. It's an obsession, but i'm working on it.

So overall, I really loved this book and I can't wait for the rest of you to read it and love it as much as I do!!


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  1. Always make me happy when readers do giveaways, they want others to feel the joy <3 Thank you!!

    1. Thank you Kiradeep. It definitely want to share the joy of this book. It was such a great read! Thanks for stopping by and entering :)

  2. Thanks for the opportunity! I've had my eye on this book forever!


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