May 09, 2013

Review: Right of Way by Lauren Barnholdt

Right of Way
by Lauren Barnholdt
Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: July 9th 2013 by Simon Pulse


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…

Right of Way is a really good story, has great characters that you can easily connect with, but it felt unfinished to me. The entire story you're getting to know Peyton and Jace, and what exactly went down between the two, but once you figure it all out you can't help but think really? That's it? Then I expected for the story to climax and for things to really start happening, but that never came.

In the entire book there is so much sexual tension between the two, tons of mystery and once everything falls into place the story is over leaving you wondering what happens next. This is my biggest issue with this book. I feel like I read an incomplete story. I was expecting for way more, but once they make up the story is over. Not sure if this was meant to be a short story or not, but that would make a lot more sense, honestly.

The characters are great and very relatable, so that was a bonus.

I love Lauren Barnholdt books, and will ALWAYS be a fan of her work. Right of Way was good, but it wasn’t great. It’s a good summer read, or a read for a long car/train ride.

1 comment:

  1. oh no, I am not a fan of open ended books.... I enjoyed two way street and I am hoping it is similar to that but the ending is scaring me.. I don't mind open ended books if they fit the plot, but to feel that it is an unfinished book? that isn't something i'll look forward to.

    great review,
    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf


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