Lissa's Review: Nowhere But Here (Thunder Road #1) by Katie McGarry
REVIEWER PURCHASE PUBLISHER: Harlequin Teen RELEASED: March 29, 2016 GENRE: YA, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE LENGTH: 464 pages FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK, HARDCOVER
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. FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
Nowhere But Here is an amazing story. Full of twists I didn’t see coming, to a love that I didn’t either.
Numerous people have told me that I needed to read a book by McGarry. So while at my local B&N I purchased the paperback. It had been literally a year since I’ve read a paperback. Boy did I miss the smell of a book. I didn’t know if I would love it but I jumped in.
Oz and Emily come from different parts of the world. Emily hasn’t known about her past. Since it’s all been about secrets and lies. Even if it was meant to protect her. In the beginning, I wasn’t sure if I liked Oz. I’m like, why do you have to be such a douche? lol. But I realized quickly, he believed what he was told. He has only known the club. So he follows his orders. That is until Emily comes along and changes his whole world.
This was an exciting story, with twists around every corner. But I fell into this story. I grew to love these characters, as Emily grew to love her family. The family that her mother has been running from all her life. I was brought to tears through out this story. So the connection from these characters touched me. I loved the character growth, how in the beginning they were naive. To them growing and learning. Becoming who they were meant to be.
Overall, of course, its Five Boundless Stars from me.