Monday, February 9, 2015

Where the Road Takes Me by Jay McLean

Where The Road Takes Me

Chloe "Not-Abby" has spent her life trying to remain unnoticed. She wants it this way. If no one cares about her, she won't loose someone else. She is ready to hit the road as soon as she graduates. She has dreamed of the day she can get in her car and just go. Her foster parents know they can't keep her with them. The Road is all Chloe wants.

Blake Hunter is still deciding what to do with his life. He can join the military like his father or he can pursue a basketball scholarship at Duke's University. 

A collision between Chloe and Blake changes their future forever.

“Sometimes the wrong path can lead us to the right road. And toward the greatest thing that will ever happen to us.”

If you have never read a book by Jay McLean, you are missing out. Her stories are powerful. I recommend keeping tissues close to you because I know she will make you feel.
Chloe and Blake's love story is all about caring for someone deeply enough to open up to them and changing your solitary life goal to making it a couple's choice. There is pain, laughter, loss and love throughout the journey. It's still a journey you don't want to miss.

“You can run, you can hide, you can choose not to see, but where the road takes you will always lead to me.”

4.5/5 Fangs
A complimentary copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Chloe has a fifty-fifty chance, but she's let the uncertainty of her future stop her from having any meaningful relationships.  It doesn't make sense to get close to anyone, just to leave them behind.  Her plans are to hit the road after graduation, with no destination in mind. Just the ability to forget herself and live with no strings. 

What she doesn't expect is Blake.  From the moment they run into each other, things are different.  She's been able to keep everyone at a distance, but she can't seem to do that with him.  Contemplating his own future, and unable to let her go, he takes off with her.  It's on the road that Chloe realizes she might just be able to take fate into her own hands.

"If I could dream the same dream a million times over, it would be you - you would be my last kiss, my last breath."

I had really mixed feelings about this book. There were parts I really liked and others that just felt way over the top for me.  There was a ton of drama along the way too . . . heartbreaking drama.  It was seriously one thing after another.  It's almost like the author was determined to make us cry.  

The biggest problem for me was the connection between Chloe and Blake.  They meet, in a totally strange way, and bam he just has to have her. Why? That piece of the story was missing for me.  It would have made me care more about these characters if we had seen the development or understood in the beginning what it was about her that sparked this need in him.

What I really liked the most, or I should say who, was Josh.  Josh and Tommy were adorable.  I would love to read Josh's story.

*Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* 

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