Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
Also by this author: Open Road Summer
Published by Walker Children's
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Young Adult
Source: Personal Collection
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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. - via GoodReads
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord is the book Alexa and I buddy read for July. It seemed like the perfect time to pick up a road trip summer book.
Reagan O’Neill is trying to get her young troubled life back on the rails. I have to say that even when we first meet Reagan and she’s making these stupid mistakes, she is very mature for her age. I say that because most people who are doing the things Reagan is try to justify or excuse their behavior. Reagan knows why she’s doing what she’s doing and doesn’t try to make it sound better than it is.
I loved Reagan from the opening pages. She is sarcastic and funny. She’s built walls around herself and is vulnerable. I think that the most enjoyable part for me was the character growth that Reagan goes through. Each character had some great character growth. I enjoyed Dee and Matt; just not quite as much as Reagan.
Emery Lord sure knows how to build some tension. There were scenes between Matt and Reagan that had me biting my nails. Open Road Summer truly seemed like it was going to be a fluff book. I have to say that I felt quite a lot of emotions reading this book. When it was over, I had a big smile on my face.