Title: Nowhere But Here
Author: Katie McGarry
Series: Thunder Road #1
Publication: May 26th 2015 by MIRA Ink
Genre: Young Adult ~ Contemporary Romance
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Review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
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.
Nowhere But Here was my very first Katie McGarry book. The writing was excellent but I liked the main characters not as much as I wanted to. I did love that it was about bikers so I really enjoyed that part of the book.
I liked reading about Emily and Oz, I enjoyed their dual points of view but I couldn’t really connect with Emily, to be honest. She was a bit boring to read about. Oz was an okay character for me (probably because he was a biker). However I did like the theme of these two teenagers, from two very different worlds falling in love. I didn’t particularly like Emily but I liked seeing the change in her when she got closer to her biological family.
I wasn’t really impressed with the “big” secret everyone was hiding from Emily. It wasn’t really that big of a secret in my opionion. I also was more interested in the secondary characters, especially Razor. He was far more intruiging than Emily and Oz put together. I really want to know his story.
All in all, Nowhere But Here was a good book but I wasn’t amazed by it or anything. I love stories that involve bikers so that was a possitive point in this book but I think in the future I’ll stick to adult biker stories instead of young adult.
Katie was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.
She is the author of the full length novels Pushing the Limits, Dare You To, Crash Into You, and Take Me On and the novella, Crossing the Line.