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I Belong

Early Review: Long Way Home by Katie McGarry

Long Way HomeTitle: Long Way Home

Author: Katie McGarry

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Series: Thunder Road (Book #3)

Publication Date: January 31, 2017

Format: Hardcover, 448 Pages

ISBN-10: 0373212178 (Harlequin Teen)

ISBN-13: 9780373212170 (Harlequin Teen)

Reviewed by: Bridget


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.

Quick & Dirty: Amazing emotional story filled with romance, suspense and drama. I loved this book. It was a great addition to this amazing series!

Opening Sentence: The instructions of the English homework I didn’t do hang out from the top of my folder: Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both.

Excerpt: Yes

The Review:

Violet grew up at the Reign of Terror clubhouse alongside the other children of the club members. Her father taught her to be a strong women and to never settle. When her father is killed in an accident her world comes tumbling down. The men she grew up knowing as family suddenly become suffocating and the boy she loves refuses to put her before the club. Deciding that distance is the best option, Violet breaks up with her longtime boyfriend Chevy and tries to cut all ties with the Reign of Terror. But months later a rival gang seeks her out and makes threats she can’t ignore. What is she willing to give up to keep her family safe? Who can she really trust?

I struggled with Violet at first because I felt like she was so inconsistent and at first she came across as such a brat. Now to be fair, I kind of felt that way about her from the previous books, but luckily as the story progressed I really grew to love and understand her. She is very stubborn and there are certain things that she wants that she isn’t willing to give up. Her determination is very admirable and she eventually won me over.

Just thinking about Chevy makes me slightly giddy. He is so sexy and he is such a great guy. His whole life he has always tried to please everyone and let’s be real, that just isn’t reality. But he had such a hard time disappointing people he cared about. It was heartbreaking to watch him struggle but it was also inspiring. I felt like he grew so much throughout the story and I fell madly in love with him.

Long Way Home is a beautiful, emotional, heartbreaking romance that I really enjoyed. I was surprised by how intense this one was compared to the previous books in the series, but I felt it was the perfect addition to the story. The pacing was spot on and the plotline was very intriguing. I loved how sexy and dramatic the romance was and I was in heaven that my favorite characters from the Pushing the Limits series made a small appearance. McGarry has such captivating writing. Her stories are so easy to get lost in, but I also love how inspiring they are. I can’t wait to see whose story will be next! I thought this was a wonderful read and if you like sexy romance stories with lots of drama and suspense you have to pick up this series ASAP!

Notable Scene:

Chevy places his hand on my biceps and forces it down. “That’s not your mom’s car.”

It’s not. Mom would never drive like that and those aren’t the headlights of a minivan. Those belong to something with some muscle. A scary sixth sense creeps along my skin.

Growling engines, then three single beams appear. Motorcycles. Those motorcycles aren’t chasing the car. they’re following. M stomach lurches as I stumble back. Chevy steps forward and he draws his knife out of the sheath.

Thunder Road Series:

1. Nowhere But Here

2. Walk the Edge

3. Long Way Home


FTC Advisory:  Harlequin Teen provided me with a copy of Long Way Home.  No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.


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One Response to “Early Review: Long Way Home by Katie McGarry

  1. BeccaNo Gravatar

    Gah! Your review has made me so much more excited for this book! I literally cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of this one!

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