Review: Where the Road Takes Me by Jay McLean

01 where Let me wipe off my tears before I say anything. WOW. This book was a non stop emotional roller coaster. One minute I’m giggling, the next, crying.

Synopsis
Chloe has one plan for the future, and one plan only: the road. She’s made a promise to herself: don’t let anyone in, and don’t let anyone love her. She’s learned the hard way what happens if she breaks her rules. So she’s focused on being invisible and waiting until she can set out on the road—her dream of freedom, at least for a little while.

Blake Hunter is a basketball star who has it all—everything about him looks perfect to those on the other side of his protective walls. He can’t let anyone see the shattered pieces behind the flawless facade or else all his hopes and dreams will disappear.

One dark night throws Chloe and Blake together, changing everything for Blake. For Chloe, nothing changes: she has the road, and she’s focused on it. But when the so-called perfect boy starts to notice the invisible girl, they discover that sometimes with love, no one knows where the road may lead.

Chloe has lost people in her life and she knows how that can destroy a person. So she is determined to stay invisible and not make people love her, or fall in love herself. But what she didn’t plan on was Blake Hunter. No matter what she does or says, Blake is determined to change her mind about leaving.

Blake has everything he could ever want, except love. He lives in a house, but it’s not a home. When he meets Chloe and her family, he realizes that he wants more from his life than just college or the Army. He makes it his personal mission to show her that she is worth loving, even for the short time she is there.

“You’re my unexpectedly phenomenal, Chloe. You’re my red letter day.”

My heart was one big twisted mess. This story was filled with the silliest of scenes that played out so tenderly. The emotions of the characters were so real, I felt the heartache and love. I mean, these kids are 18, so they should be emotional. It was so nice to read a book that portrayed this way.

“Today will live forever in the memory of tomorrow.”

It was a non stop read. I was never bored or felt myself skimming. I needed to read every word, on every page, and absorb them into me. This was my very first Jay McLean book, but I know, for a fact, that this won’t be my last. If she can draw this amount of emotions from me, then she may find herself another super fan. Well done, Jay!!

~Melpomene

Release day-2/10/15
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