Title: Nowhere But Here (Thunder Road #1)
Author: Katie McGarry
Publisher: Harlequin Teen ( June 2015)
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 into 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 not read a Katie McGarry before this as they have not really grabbed me. But there was something about Nowhere But Here that inspired the Have To Own feeling I often get trolling other blogs out there.
It probably had a lot to do with centering around a biker gang and that gorgeous cover too. But that simply shows how superficial I really am when chosing books!
Because it's not easily available here yet and because I abhor eBooks, I ordered a hardcover US edition from Raru.co.za and, not that I am affiliated with them, I got amazing service. So really suggest going that route with any titles you struggle to find locally.
So, back to the book!
This is one of those oxymoronic reads thst is both light and fluffy while still dealing with serious issues. I love her writing style though would have preferred a faster plot.
Having said that, this would make a fabulous movie. It has all the ingredients for a teen classic. It just needs a suitably hot male lead for girls to swoon over.
Love the romance and how the Sexual tension is created. I love the whole gang of bikers and their families. I cannot wait for the sequel to be out so I can see how the other guys' storylines develop.
If you want a fun romance with heart, then you can't go wrong with this. It is a bit hefty for the genre, but stick with it!