New! From Bloomsbury Spark, a sunny heartwarming story of discovery and sisterhood.
A road trip. A singing competition. And super-hot cowboys.
What could be better?
For Charlie, a post-high school road trip isn't just a vacation, it's life changing. While her parents think she's helping a friend move, a chance at fame is the real reason to grab her best friends and drive to L.A. But when her super annoying, uber-responsible, younger sister, Lucy, has to tag along, it isn't quite the summer of fun she imagined.
Add in a detour to her grandparents' ranch in Texas, and between mucking the stalls, down-home cookin’, and drool worthy ranch hands, this could just turn into the best, and most complicated, summer of their lives.
I really liked this one! It's a great story about sisters and female relationships. The dual POVs really allow us to have a great insight in the progression of the sister's stories with each other, with their friends, and with their guys. The dialogue was great, I loved the message and really enjoyed all the characters. I felt like Charlie's issues were true to life and they resonated with me. I'm the oldest sister too so I really connected with her in that way as well. As far as Lucy, I really enjoyed her and was rooting for her the entire time. I wanted her to break out of her shell, to step out of Charlie's shadow, and basically grow a pair. Other than that, it was nice to read about female relationships that weren't parodies or toxic so thanks.
I will warn you, if you are looking for a solid romance you won't find it here. Road to Somewhere has romantic elements, but its an afterthought to the relationship between the sisters and their parents. Just a heads up because we are lead to believe slightly different by the synopsis. My biggest dislike for this book and almost made me rate it lower if not for all the other stuff I loved was the abrupt ending. I'm all for the "let's have the reader wonder what happened" or "let them imagine the ending they want" but truly almost everything was left unresolved. I hope this means a sequel? I really hope so because I don't understand the decision to do that to readers.
Enjoyable read, recommended! *ARC received in exchange for honest review!*
ABOUT THE AUTHORS!!
Kelley was born and raised a Midwestern girl. She’s not afraid to sweat and fills her free time with softball, soccer and volleyball. (Though you probably don’t want her on your volleyball team.) She occasionally makes guest appearances as a female vocalist for area bands. Music plays a large role in her writing process as well as the characters and plot lines within her stories.
I’m a YA author who loves all things geek, may have a Kdrama addiction, and prefers the rainy NW to any place I've ever lived. My debut novel Road to Somewhere is coming early 2014 from Bloomsbury Spark.