Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry


An exciting start to what's bound to be an awesome, sizzling series.

Emily likes her normal, routine life the way it is: two loving parents, a fantastic best friend, living in a safe neighborhood. She's curious about her biological father of course, who chose a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a dad, but she definitely doesn't want to live in his world. But when a reluctant visit turns to an extended summer vacation, one where Emily is constantly in danger, she meets relatives she never knew she had and starts to like them--no matter how unusual they are.

All Oz has ever wanted was to join the Reign of Terror. They're his family, always protecting their own. But having Emily around is ruining everything. It feels almost impossible not to be attracted to her. And when father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club that wants use Emily against the club, Oz knows has to battle his feels for Emily, otherwise he risks getting into the club at all.

One thing is for sure though, from the second Emily meets her family: no one is telling the truth. And there is something that happened a long time ago that may mean that everything Emily was taught to believe about her dad is a lie, covering up something dangerous.

Maybe it's just that this book was a fresh start from the Pushing the Limits setting, but I loved this book. It's Katie McGarry almost at her best. Dare You To is still my favorite, but this book is definitely a close second. It was fun and interesting and hilarious. Everything about it was stellar. I blew through it as fast as humanly possible, putting life on hold for half a day. I was addicted to finding out what was going to happen next, and see how those two crazy kids were going to finally get together. Katie McGarry sure knows how to build tension, and every scene is there for a reason, both for the plot and the characters.

I loved getting to know the characters and diving into their stories. Emily was incredibly interesting; breakable and strong at the same time. She was absolutely sure about her lot in life, and when it looked like everything she knew was complete garbage, she didn't break. She was determined to learn the truth, even if it hurt. I really respected her. And Oz...well. Katie McGarry knows how to write a love interest like no other. Oz was the definitely of swoon-worthy. He was sexy and smart and protective; an honest soul. I loved being inside his brain, though it did get a little manish at times.

OH, THE TENSION! I wanted these two to get together from the second they met, and the tension between them was extremely palpable. It was hell to read, but amazing. I love that Katie McGarry doesn't follow the typical series of events: boy and girl get together, they have a fight and break up, they get together at the end. She weaves her own romance plot, and I love it. It's dramatic, but not cliche, and that is an art all by itself.

I love Katie McGarry's writing. It's beautiful in a very simple way. But, it's also very conversational--very natural. My only issue in this book was that sometimes Oz's inner dialogue had a little too much objectification when it came to females. I'm not sure if it's actually how men think, or if it's how a woman thinks a man thinks. Either way, it was a little too much sometimes.

Honestly, this was the first Katie McGarry novel where I was upset that it was going to be a companion series, because I really want to read another novel about Oz and Emily's relationship.

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