Friday, March 13, 2015

Review: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord


After breaking up with her bad-news boyfriend, Reagan O’Neill is ready to leave her rebellious ways behind. . . and her best friend, country superstar Lilah Montgomery, is nursing a broken heart of her own. Fortunately, Lilah’s 24-city tour is about to kick off, offering a perfect opportunity for a girls-only summer of break-up ballads and healing hearts. But when Matt Finch joins the tour as its opening act, his boy-next-door charm proves difficult for Reagan to resist, despite her vow to live a drama-free existence. This summer, Reagan and Lilah will navigate the ups and downs of fame and friendship as they come to see that giving your heart to the right person is always a risk worth taking. A fresh new voice in contemporary romance, Emery Lord’s gorgeous writing hits all the right notes. 

Summary from Goodreads.

Is this book part of a series? No.
Pages: 342
Publisher: Walker
Release Date: April 15, 2014
Source: Library
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I started this book, and read a chapter, then the book sat for a week. I honestly don't know what I was thinking. Once I picked it up again, I was hooked. Emery Lord knows how to write a young adult contemporary.

While the description makes it sound like it could go so, so wrong (I mean, teenage country star on tour?), this book goes in the right direction. There is a mix of romance, drama, cute heart stopping moments, sexual tension... and the list goes on! It is like Lord has an outline for the perfect young adult contemporary.

I honestly don't think I could find something I don't like about this book. I fell in love with all of it, especially the characters. I wanted the story to continue just so I could spend some more time with them.

This is Lord's first book, and wow... I can't wait to see what she does next. Emery Lord is a name to watch in the young adult community. Open Road Summer is one of the best books I have read in 2014!

Grade: A


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