So very happy to be part of this blog tour and getting the opportunity to read this great book!! Don’t miss out on an amazing giveaway below the review!
Long Way Home
by Katie McGarry
Series: Thunder Road #3
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date: January 31st 2017 by Harlequin Teen
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Seventeen-year-old Violet has always been expected to sit back and let the boys do all the saving.
It’s the code her father, a member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, raised her to live by. Yet when her dad is killed carrying out Terror business, Violet knows it’s up to her to do the saving. To protect herself, and her vulnerable younger brother, she needs to cut all ties with the club—including Chevy, the boy she’s known and loved her whole life.
But when a rival club comes after Violet, exposing old secrets and making new threats, she’s forced to question what she thought she knew about her father, the Reign of Terror, and what she thinks she wants. Which means re-evaluating everything: love, family, friends . . . and forgiveness.
Caught in the crosshairs between loyalty and freedom, Violet must decide whether old friends can be trusted—and if she’s strong enough to be the one person to save them all.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Ever since I read Nowhere But Here last year, I’ve been dying for Chevy’s and Violet’s story!! I knew it was going to be filled with angst, it was going to be dangerous, it was going to be thrilling, and most of all, explosive.
Chevy and Violet have always been in each other’s lives since they grew up together surrounded by members of a motorcycle club. They even became a couple, but when Violet’s father dies, Violet breaks ties with Chevy and wants to cut off ties with the MC, Reign of Terror. Violet just wants to pack her bags and leave town so the MC stops meddling in her life. Unfortunately, a rivaling MC, the Riot, threatens Violet’s closest family and in order to save them, she needs to betray someone who was really close with her father from Reign of Terror.
We were friends, always friends, until one day, we weren’t just friends anymore. We became more until we lost it all.
All Chevy has known his whole life has been the Terror. So much so, that he doesn’t even know who he is or what he wants out of life. The pressure is on for Chevy when Violet asks him to help her or to go running off after the Terror. Not only that, his mom is another important person in his life who wants him to draw a line with the Terror and not be so involved with them. And ultimately, Chevy discovers a few secrets about his father that have him questioning everything.
I don’t know who I am without the Terror.
This book started off so good! My heart was beating so fast and I was close to biting my nails. It had this suspenseful feel that had me really interested in the story. Jumping ahead in the story a bit, you know how sometimes there’s this badass scene in a movie and then a rock song follows that keeps you pumped? I imagined a rock song playing in the background when a badass scene happened and I was living it!
“We’re like fireworks, Violet. Beautiful separate, but phenomenal when put together. Of course, you can’t have all of that without a few explosions.”
Honestly, this book really was great. Chevy and Violet face so many impossible situations. And on more than one occasion, they questioned one another’s loyalty. Both of these characters were great, completely fleshed out and with insurmountable depth. I admired Violet’s strength a lot. She has already gone through so much and then more things keep happening, really horrible things, but she keeps going forward. And Chevy would break my heart. This guy is so loving and devoted to those he loves. What made me ache for him was the fact that he doesn’t let himself make decisions because he thinks he will lose his Terror family in the process. I was happy to see him grow so much in the story and find his voice.
I try to judge if being alone with Violet causes more pain than having my balls ripped off.
The characters from the previous books in the series, such as Oz and Razor make an appearance and I was so happy!!! I mean, Violet, Chevy, Oz and Razor used to be so very close so to see the gang together was beautiful. Oh, and guess what?! Isaiah and Rachel from Crash Into You make an appearance! And the connection they have to this story will blow your mind.
Long Way Home is full of unpredictable twists, thrills, angst, romance, friendship, family, loyalty, and most importantly, forgiveness. It really has it all!
Don’t miss out on the rest of the series!
(My fave book HAS to be Nowhere But Here!)
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