Published June 26, 2007 by Simon Pulse
There are two sides to every breakup.
This is Jordan and Courtney, totally in love. Sure, they were an unlikely high school couple. But they clicked; it worked. They're even going to the same college, and driving cross-country together for orientation.
Then Jordan dumps Courtney -- for a girl he met on the Internet.
It's too late to change plans, so the road trip is on. Courtney's heartbroken, but figures she can tough it out for a few days. La la la -- this is Courtney pretending not to care.
But in a strange twist, Jordan cares. A lot.
Turns out, he's got a secret or two that he's not telling Courtney. And it has everything to do with why they broke up, why they can't get back together, and how, in spite of it all, this couple is destined for each other.
I loved Two-Way Street. There is just something about alternating points of view that I just absolutely fall in love with if it feels like the author pulled it off. I definitely think Barnholdt captured the male mind, while giving Jordan just enough charm to redeem him. For the most part.
I also loved the way it was written. The flashbacks were great, and I was glad we got to see how their relationship was before the break-up, and how everything came to be. The two of them obviously belonged together, so why were they together? This question kept me turning pages until I finished it, once again, in one sitting. Barnholdt definitely has a way with keeping my attention to the point that I don’t do anything else until I’ve finished the book. And then I sit wishing I had more by her.
There was one thing that kept me from giving this book five stars, and it was the ending. All of her endings, actually (that I've read), leave something to be desired (for me). I feel like the story is so perfect, so much build up and tension, only for it to just—END. I was all “aww” until the ending, where I would have liked to see a more breathtaking conclusion. I still think this is a great story though, and definitely worth a read or two.