Long Way Home – Katie McGarry – Thunder Road #3 – Harlequin Teen – Published 31 January 2017
It’s the code her father, a member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, raised her to live by. Yet when her dad is killed carrying out Terror business, Violet knows it’s up to her to do the saving. To protect herself, and her vulnerable younger brother, she needs to cut all ties with the club—including Chevy, the boy she’s known and loved her whole life.
But when a rival club comes after Violet, exposing old secrets and making new threats, she’s forced to question what she thought she knew about her father, the Reign of Terror, and what she thinks she wants. Which means re-evaluating everything: love, family, friends . . . and forgiveness.
Caught in the crosshairs between loyalty and freedom, Violet must decide whether old friends can be trusted—and if she’s strong enough to be the one person to save them all.
I was fortunate to be offered a sneak peek of the first 63 pages of this book. I quickly took up the offer, despite knowing that stopping mid-way would make me want the whole book even more than I already did. And of course, the sample ended right at a huge cliff-hanger!!!
But it certainly confirms what I already expected – Long Road Home is going to be as agonising and addictive, tension-filled and heartbreaking as expected.
Chevy and Violet are our main characters. Through the past two books in this series we have seen them butt heads and try to avoid their past, shared hurt, and obvious attraction. Violet is tough. She desperately wants to protect her younger brother but knows the best way to do that is to make sure he can stand up for himself. The same goes for her – no way is she going to sit around waiting for a guy to help her as her mother suggests doing, and certainly not a Reign of Terror guy. Chevy, like Violet, has the Terror in his blood but as graduation looms the tug-of-war fight between football and the club is getting harder to balance, especially when his mother wants him to walk away from the men he calls brothers and Violet won’t have anything to do with him.
This book promises to throw everything at Violet and Chevy as we readers finally get to hear their story and, hopefully, hopefully, see them reconnect (that’s not too much to ask, is it?). But this book also promises a whole load of action and tension as the fight between the Reign of Terror and the Riot escalates.
I can’t wait to read the full book.
The publishers provided an advanced readers copy sample of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.
Category: Young adult fiction.
Themes: Family, motorcycle clubs, romance, siblings, coming of age, self esteem, self reliance.
Reading age guide: Ages 14 and up.
Advisory: Will be updated once full book has been read.
Published: 31 January 2017 by Harlequin Teen.
Format: Hardcover, ebook, audiobook. 448 pages.