Nowhere But Here [Review]

Posted September 3, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 2 Comments

Nowhere But Here [Review]Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry
Series: Thunder Road #1
Published by Harlequin Teen on May 26th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 496
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
Series Rating: four-stars
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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.

This was my first experience with Katie McGarry and it won’t be the last! I really enjoyed this book. I liked the characters and the concept. There were times that the book bothered me. In terms of the main character, Emily. But then, I remembered, her parents are causing most of these problems. Not her.

This is a chunker of a book. It is nearly 500 pages and while at times I felt like it dragged and I think that some of the words could have been cut, I still enjoyed the story. What irritated me the most with this book were the parents of Emily. Both her biological parents and her adopted father (is that the right way to say that?). The three of them bugged me so much because of what they put Emily through. Like, why couldn’t they have been honest? It would have saved a lot of people from a lot of agony and confusion.

The chemistry between Emily and Oz (mmmm!) was great. I really enjoyed reading about their relationship. I think they were superb together. I loved that even in the end, the one person Emily trusted was Oz. The tension between these two were great. They were trying so hard to not like one another but it just failed miserably and I loved it!

Another character that I loved immensely was Olivia. She just made me laugh! She was so quirky and bold and eccentric and just flat out one of the best grandmother’s to have! I also enjoyed getting to know Chevy, Violet, and Razor. So I cannot wait until the next installments come out!

If you are a Katie McGarry fan, a fan of YA Contemporary, or a fan of motorcycles, then you need to pick up this book. I really enjoyed it and cannot wait until Walk The Edge comes out March of 2016. I am definitely going to have to read more of Katie McGarry’s work! And soon!

Let’s talk about it!
Did you read Nowhere But Here? Or any other of Katie’s books? What did you think of them? Leave your thoughts in the comments! 🙂

2 responses to “Nowhere But Here [Review]

  1. Alecia

    I wanted to start this series seeing as Katie’s new novel, second in this series, is a new release and has been getting rave reviews as far as I can tell. The story does interesting and very swoon-worthy which I love! The concept is something new for me, while I do read plenty of ‘bad boys falls for the sweet, innocent girl’ trope this one seems nkind of fresh with the MC gang. I’m interested in starting this series soon.

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