Blog Tour ~ Where The Road Takes Me by Jay McLean (@JayMcLeanAuthor) includes Derna's Review, Excerpt
Meet Blake & Chloe in Where the Road Takes Me
Title: Where The Road takes Me
Author: Jay McLean
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Category: Young Adult / New Adult
Release Date: 10th February 2015
Chloe has one plan for the future, and one plan only: the road. She’s made a promise to herself: don’t let anyone in, and don’t let anyone love her. She’s learned the hard way what happens if she breaks her rules. So she’s focused on being invisible and waiting until she can set out on the road—her dream of freedom, at least for a little while.
Blake Hunter is a basketball star who has it all—everything about him looks perfect to those on the other side of his protective walls. He can’t let anyone see the shattered pieces behind the flawless facade or else all his hopes and dreams will disappear.
One dark night throws Chloe and Blake together, changing everything for Blake. For Chloe, nothing changes: she has the road, and she’s focused on it. But when the so-called perfect boy starts to notice the invisible girl, they discover that sometimes with love, no one knows where the road may lead.
Where the Road Takes Me is a heartwarming, poignant story about love, friendships, family healing, change, trust, loss, and happiness.
“Sometimes the wrong path can lead us to the right road. And towards the greatest thing that will ever happen to us”
Chloe and Blake’s story took me by surprise, and it was an emotional read for me as a certain aspect of the storyline hit a little close to home. I’m obviously not going to say what that was as it would be a big spoiler. Let's just say when I read in that line, the one that gave me a hint of what their story was about I had to put the book down. As my memories came my mind, and I just want to give Chloe a hug. I could understand why she had her walls up, and never let any get too close.
“I knew my future. I knew my fate. And I knew that I had absolutely no control of any of it”
I enjoyed being on Chloe and Blake’s journey and seeing where the road takes not only Chloe but also Blake. These were two characters that I couldn’t help, but like. They were slightly broken in some ways, and they had choices to make. Chloe is independent and feisty she has a plan and is focused on it. Blake is a sweetheart and so protective of Chloe he thought he had a plan, but that all changed the moment he met Chloe. I loved the way their friendship developed and grew into something more it was touching to watch. I loved these two together they had some sweet and moving moments together.
“She brought something out in me that had never existed before. She made me want to be there. She made me want to stay. It was as if she had hands, squeeze me, taken my heart in her hands, squeezed tight, and made it start beating again”
Where the Road Takes Me was a lovely, touching, angsty and funny romance story. It had some great secondary characters that added to the story. I love the way Jay added humor to a story, and not take away the emotional side and essence of the story. The story pulled me in from the start and kept me there until I swipe that last page after reading it’s bittersweet ending. I love red Letter Days.
“You’re my unexpectedly phenomenal”
I recommend that if you’re a fan of YA/NA romance stories, then you should one click this one today, as I think you would enjoy it.
My jaw dropped.
My hands had touched her bare skin, the curve of her hips, and her tiny waist, but I’d seen her body only once, when she was in a bikini, and that had been for only a minute. But that was nothing compared to seeing her like this. Up close. So close her sports bra–covered breasts were just under my nose.
“Blake?” she whispered.
I struggled to take my eyes off her chest, but I finally made it to her face. She had her hair tied up in a messy knot on top of her head, like she often did. But a few strands were stuck on her neck and on her face . . . and a little sheen of sweat covered her arms and her stomach, her chest, her breasts . . .
“Blake,” she repeated, and I trailed my eyes back to hers again.
She pouted before she said, “Give me the ball?”
I shook my head and hid the ball behind my back.
She pouted again. “Please?” she whispered. Then a hint of a smile broke through.
“Are you trying to seduce me into giving you my ball?”
Jay is an avid reader, writer, and most of all, procrastinator. When she's not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her two little boys, or devouring some tacky reality TV show.
She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her smile, make her hurt, and make her feel.
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