Monday, 10 February 2014

Right of Way by Lauren Barnholdt

Publisher: Simon & Schuster (US)
ISBN: 9781442451278
Release Date: July 2013
Source: Purchased

From Goodreads: Can a road trip repair a romance gone wrong? Find out in this standalone companion to Lauren Barnholdt’s Two-way Street.

Here are Peyton and Jace, meeting on vacation. Click! It’s awesome, it’s easy, it’s romantic. This is the real deal.

Unless it isn’t. Because when you’re in love, you don’t just stop calling one day. And you don’t keep secrets. Or lie. And when your life starts falling apart, you’re supposed to have the other person to lean on.

Here are Peyton and Jace again, broken up but thrown together on a road trip. One of them is lying about the destination. One of them is pretending not to be leaving something behind. And neither of them is prepared for what’s coming on the road ahead…

Having absolutely loved Two way street I was majorly excited to read this one. Was I disappointed? A little bit – but over all I still really enjoyed it.

Like Two Way Street the main characters in this are thrown together on a road trip. Cue loads of angst! In a good way of course.  I really liked both Peyton and Jace. Peyton's back story was interesting – finding out about her parents and her reason for wanting to go to North Carolina. And Jace was great too. I also loved catching up with Courtney and Jordan – they were so sweet!

That little bit of disappointment comes from Jace's reason for ceasing contact with Peyton. I was like “Really? That's your reason? Wtf!” I don’t know – I kind of understand it but I also don’t if that makes sense. It just didn’t feel a big enough, or a justifiable enough, reason. Maybe it’s because in Two Way Street Jordan had a really good reason for his actions? But overall I think it’s a minor quibble – I did really enjoy the story.

And the ending was good.

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