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Author: Katie McGarry
Series: Thunder Road #1
Version Reviewed: Finished, Paperback.
*I purchased this book myself.*
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.Review:
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.
Have you ever just looked at a book and known that you were going to love it? Without even reading the synopsis, you knew that the book was for you? Nowhere But Here was definitely one of those books for me. I didn't know anything about, but I just had a feeling that it was going to be perfect and that I was going to fall crazing in love with it. And I did.
The first in the Thunder Road series is a little rough, a little gritty, a little sensual and little sexy. There's confusion and pain but also certainty and pleasure. This book is all around amazing and I couldn't stop reading once I started. It was one of those books, for me, that I thought about whenever I couldn't read. Since I began reading it before Thanksgiving, it unfortunately got put on the back burner over the holidays. We did a lot of travelling and as much as I wanted to, I was unable to read it at all until everything settled down. I couldn't wait to get back to it and I finished the book as soon I as got the chance.
The characters are amazing and they have a depth to them that isn't always easy to master. I enjoyed how their lives twisted and turned but ultimately linked them back together and pulled them closer together. It was interesting to see how all of the things that tore everyone apart in the past managed to sew them back together in the present. Emily was relateable and easy to understand, Oz was sexy and delicious, Olivia was sassy and heartbreaking and made me want to curl up with her.
This book was reminescent of Sons of Anarchy but a little tamer (but no less boring or delicious). I absolutely loved it and couldn't get enough. I'm a little sad that book two isn't about Emiy and Oz but I'm curious about Razor and I can't wait to read his story.
Rating: 5 Stars.
Favorite Character: Oz.