[ARC Book Review] Right of Way by Lauren Barnholdt
July 2, 2013
Title: Right of Way
Companion to Two-Way Street
Author: Lauren Barnholdt
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publishing Date: July 9, 2013
source: e-ARC from publisher via Edelweiss
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…
My heart broke a litle everytime..I was still not totally resolved with the ending though, but it was good enough,lol. But I really liked the writing format. So lauren barnholdt. She has this signature style of wriing, which I love and they absolutely fits well to the stories she writes.
Okay, so it’s been awhile since I read this book. (an advance copy via Edelweiss) and I’m going to post a review on my blog as well, because the release date is so near! I regret that I haven’t written any review when the story was still fresh from my mind…I vaguely remember writing one but I think it’s lost somewhere..
Anyway, I love road trip stories. And I feel like whenever I feel like reading a road trip book, I should just check out Lauren Barnholdt’s book list. The road trip books she writes are fast reads, and enjoyable but still has weight.
I love everything about Right of Way. The characters. The alternate POV narration. The setting. And how each scene transitioned to another situation.
Peyton and Jace have a past, and they are unwilling to talk about it. It’s funny how everything unfolds in one single roadtrip. I just liked how one situation led to another situation, and not intentionally, you may call it fate if you want. The story is supposed to be serious in a way, but the way Peyton or Jace narrate it is just hilarious you won’t think they’re facing a crucial moment with each other. And it all boils down to misunderstandings. It’s funny and frustrating at the same time how we all tend to react to one thing and end up making the wrong decisions. Well as if we just waited for a bit, for the explanation, for that perfect timing, we would end up having that happy ending sooner.
Though the story is not that unique, but it still gets to you and heck I remembered laughing a lot and loving the characters. This is a perfect summer read!
Note: Thanks to the publisher for approving my Edelweiss request; 🙂 Copy was received in exchange for an honest review.