Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good
school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she's curious about her biological
father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror,
over being a parent—but that doesn't mean she wants to be a part of his
world. But when a reluctant visit turns to an extended summer vacation
among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing
is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not
Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them
Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They're
the good guys. They protect people. They're…family. And while Emily—the
gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club's most respected member—is
in town, he's gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep
her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it's his
shot at his dream. What he doesn't count on is that Emily just might
turn that dream upside down.
No one wants them to be together.
But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road
you fear the most is the one that leads you home.
I somehow forgot how much I love Katie McGarry's writing. I first fell in love with her characters when I read Pushing The Limits and have been a fan of her stories and her amazing character development ever since. She has a way of creating characters that are so multidimensional and interesting. The characters in Nowhere But Here are no different.
Emily (a rather simple and somewhat boring name, but I think that was intentional) is a sheltered girl who wants nothing to do with her biological father. She dreads seeing him once a year. She soon finds herself living with him for the summer and discovering secrets that she never could have imagined. Oz, on the other hand, comes from her father's world. He's about to join a biker's club and has always respected the family she never knew or understood. That doesn't stop these two from meeting though. I'm not one to believe in fate, but in my opinion these two were meant to be together and if their circumstances were different I still think they would have ended up together.
This book ruined me. Motorcycles have never been more appealing...hell they've never really been appealing. And it's not just Oz because those scenes on his bike were some of the best scenes in the whole book. I want to reread them to experience it all over again.
This book was amazing. I loved all of the characters (ok Razor freaked me out and I probably won't read the book based on him). They were charming and although not easy to love, I found myself liking more and more as Emily did. Give this book a try if you enjoy a good contemporary as much as I do.