by Katie McGarry
Book: Thunder Road #1
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pub Date: May 2015
Genre: Young Adult
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An unforgettable new series from acclaimed author Katie McGarry about taking risks, opening your heart and ending up in a place you never imagined possible.
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.
My Review: Katie never disappoints! I loved her debut series, and this new series, is just as amazing!
As usual it has two characters for us to learn about and then watch them connect in the special way that Katie knows how to get.
Emily. A lovely shy girl, who knows when to be tough and give an attitude at the perfect moments. Emily is pretty sheltered, yet very smart. She goes to school, hangs with friends, has a boyfriend, and everything is going pretty well. She has a few odd things about her, she has these fears and things running through her head, but it doesn't take away how awesome she is. But things go a little crazy when a grandma she doesn't know, is dead. So now her and her parents are going on a plane and going to a funeral. That trip is not going to go well.
Then you meet Oz. A tough guy, who just wants to be done with school and join the brotherhood. Oz is a good character. He just has some rough spots to him, but at least he has some good reasons behind them. All he's wanted tho was to just ride his bike, join the family business and see where it goes from there. Sadly, its going to be hard road for him into joining the brotherhood. His one job that can land him entry, won't be what he planned on doing. Babysit. Yup, all he has to do is watch Emily and her family. Make sure they get to the hotel, and they get back on the plane to go home safely. Well.....if he didn't doze off, then maybe things would be going a little more smoothly.
Now these two characters are going to be spending some time together. Neither really wants that, but they might as well deal with each other and just fake it. Once things are calm, they can go their own ways and things will go back to normal. But, if you've read the other books by Katie, then you know whats going to happen. These two will do more than just tolerate each other, and its just amazing. I love Katie's writing and can't wait for the next book!