Review: Where the Road Takes Me by Jay McLean

Posted 12 March, 2015 in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Where the Road Takes Me by Jay McLeanTitle: Where the Road Takes Me
Author: Jay McLean
Genres: New Adult
Release Date: February 10, 2015
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Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Read more

About Where the Road Takes Me:

Chloe has one plan for the future, and one plan only: the road. She’s made a promise to herself: don’t let anyone in, and don’t let anyone love her. She’s learned the hard way what happens if she breaks her rules. So she’s focused on being invisible and waiting until she can set out on the road—her dream of freedom, at least for a little while.

Blake Hunter is a basketball star who has it all—everything about him looks perfect to those on the other side of his protective walls. He can’t let anyone see the shattered pieces behind the flawless facade or else all his hopes and dreams will disappear.

One dark night throws Chloe and Blake together, changing everything for Blake. For Chloe, nothing changes: she has the road, and she’s focused on it. But when the so-called perfect boy starts to notice the invisible girl, they discover that sometimes with love, no one knows where the road may lead.

My Review:

Oh, I was actually kind of nervous starting this. I loved the cover (a lot), I loved the blurb, I wanted it to be good. But I’ve been in a huge new adult slump for awhile, as seen most recently here. Especially once I realized that the characters were so young, they were still in high school.

But once I started it, I was hooked. Like, stay up way later than was healthy to keep reading. And then wake up earlier than was necessary to finish it. Being so exhausted that you have to take a nap on a stiff couch the next day on your lunch break.

Chloe and Blake’s relationship was so cute. Without touching or actually doing anything sexual, they had one of the most intimate relationships I’ve ever seen in a book about high school students. God, the maturity that these two teenagers had. Yet, the jadedness as well.

It was great in all the categories that make me melt:

  • Really schmaltzy talk
  • “Just friends”
  • Mature emotions
  • Adorableness
  • Humor

I’m definitely out of my new adult slump now, thanks to Where the Road Takes Me. 🙂

About Jay McLean:

Jay McLean is the author of the More Series, including More Than This, More Than Her, More Than Him and More Than Forever. She also has two standalones coming soon titled Where The Road Takes Me, and Combative.

Jay is an avid reader, writer, and most of all, procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her two little boys, or devouring some tacky reality TV show.
She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her smile, make her hurt, and make her feel.

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