Monday, May 27, 2013

Right Of Way by Lauren Barnholdt

Right Of Way
Lauren Barnholdt
320 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: July 9th, 2013
Rate: Enjoyed it

On Christmas, Peyton and her mother went to Florida to visit her cousin Courtney and her uncle that now is about to marry another woman. In a party that Courtney invited her, she met gorgerous and irresistible Jace. She cannot believe that a guy like him could be interested in a girl like her, and Peyton cannot deny that she is undeniably in love with Jace.  
She does not believe in love at first sight, just lust at first sight. But maybe she’s totally wrong, because this thing with Jace it seems pretty real. Unless it isn’t. Because when you’re in love with someone, you just don’t stop calling all of a sudden, without any explanation.
Now Peyton has a lot of problems. Personal problems, besides the fact of like a boy who does not want to know a thing about her. And she has to deal with the fact that she is going to see Jace again in her uncle’s wedding.
So, if Jace does not want to know about her and has forget everything they felt for each other, why is he with her on a road trip to help her scape from her family?

Once again, Lauren Barnholdt did not disappoint us at all. In this new book, following the plot about the rebirth of love on a road trip, Barnholdt shows us a story about what pride and secrets can do and the need to talk about the problems in your life with the people you care.
About the writing, we cannot complain. This story is fluid and there’s not a moment where you feel lost or that you have missed something while you were reading the book. Despite the constant jumps in time in both sides of the story (Peyton’s story and Jace’s story), you can keep up with the events and new secrets that the story unravels.
Peyton is meant to look like the typical brat girl you could imagine when someone tells you that this girl comes from a wealthy family. However, Peyton proves that looks are deceiving. She may act like a brat sometimes to piss off Jace of everything he did to her, but she has been through a lot. She has not had an easy life, like everybody could think, and she’s life is falling apart and the only person that kept her sane was Jace, until he broke their relationship.
We understand this character and we totally support her. We think that after everything she’s being through, she’s strong and also a little bit stubborn and oblivious when Jace’s around. If we found out some of the things she did, we don’t know how we would react. Maybe trying to scape is a little bit exaggerated, but it is a difficult situation and we cannot understand how a mother could do what Peyton’s mother did.
On the other hand, Jace’s character seemed to us a little bit childish. It is true that running away from something is his personality, but we think that he overreacted. He stopped talking to the person he knew he was falling for because she did not tell a personal thing. That is not a reason to stop talking a person. Maybe it is because of our personality, but we surely would confront the person and made him or she talk about it. And then decide if we want to stop talking with them.
We think that when he finds out the real situation of the girl he loves, he should have had to be more understanding and trying to help her, instead of giving her the silence treatment and act like if he never knew or care about this person.
The end was really fast. When we arrived to the last page we kept tapping on our iPads, trying to figure out why the thing was not working until we realized that it was the end of the book. Well, we may be exaggerating a little bit, but we felt like we were left in the best part! All of a sudden everything was right and they have found a solution or something until they figured things up. And we wanted to know more! We love Lauren Barnholdt’s love stories, however we always feel like she lefts us at the best part. What we are trying to say is that we need to know more about the couples we are falling in love with once they figure things up!!
Nevertheless, we strongly recommend this book and we think you are going to love Peyton and Jace’s love story as much as we did. And if you read Two-Way Street before reading this book, you are going to love to know more about Jordan and Courtney and their respective best friends, because they are in this story too! And you would now if their love story lasted or not.
We really enjoyed this book and we firmly believe that you are going to like it as much as we did. So, Book Addicts, start leaving enough space in your shelves for this romantic story about finding redemption on the road.

Thomas McDonell as Jace
Marie Avgeropoulos as Peyton

What do you think, Book Addicts?


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