Published on: March 29th 2016
Published by: Harlequin Teen
Series: Thunder Road #2
Genre: YA Romance
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(summary from Goodreads)
One moment of recklessness will change their worlds.
Smart. Responsible. That’s seventeen-year-old Breanna’s role in her large family, and heaven forbid she put a toe out of line. Until one night of shockingly un-Breanna-like behavior puts her into a vicious cyber-bully’s line of fire—and brings fellow senior Thomas “Razor” Turner into her life.
Razor lives for the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, and good girls like Breanna just don’t belong. But when he learns she’s being blackmailed over a compromising picture of the two of them—a picture that turns one unexpected and beautiful moment into ugliness—he knows it’s time to step outside the rules.
And so they make a pact: he’ll help her track down her blackmailer, and in return she’ll help him seek answers to the mystery that’s haunted him—one that not even his club brothers have been willing to discuss. But the more time they spend together, the more their feelings grow. And suddenly they’re both walking the edge of discovering who they really are, what they want, and where they’re going from here.
I loved the first book in this series and had been keeping an eye out for ages for the announcement of her second book. I was desperate to get my hands on copy of her book as soon as possible, and once I did I devoured it in one sitting. If you haven’t read any of this series then I would definitely recommend you start with Nowhere But Here, the first book. This one can be read as a standalone but it is much better when it comes after book 1.
I love MC (motorcycle club) bookish. I’ve read a couple of MC series now and love them all in their own way as they are all totally different. I have found this seres so far to be the tamer of all the series I have read. This club doesn’t dabbble in the normal illegal things my other MC books do: drugs, guns etc. They are totally legit (although they will push the rules if need be) and so there is nothing too graphic in these books. So if you are interested, but scared because you think an MC book is going to be all sex, drugs and shooting guns then you should definitely read this series first, because you are bound to love it.
“I’m searching for magic – not the Christmas morning type, but the type of magic that can be found by being courageous, being the girl who takes chances, being the girl who will dance. I want to be the girl who is seen.”
I connected to Breanna in this book a lot quicker then I connected to Emily in the first book. I don’t know why but I just seemed to love her from page 1. She’s got a pretty crappy school situation (being bullied for being the super smart one) and rubbish home situation (number 5 of 9 kids, she has to pick up the slack whilst her parents are at work and either gets bullied or ignored by her family) and she has no romantic life. She really isn’t happy at the start of the book, and even though a tons more crap happens to her during, it was nice to see her grow as a character and figure out her place int he world and not be ashamed of it or who she was.
“I promise I’ll take care of you,” he whispers. “You’re safe with me.”
Oh Razor! I think I loved him just as much as I love Oz in book 1. He is troubled by a dark past and a secret he knows he isn’t being told which eats away at him and as such threatens every relationship he has, more so his family at the Reign of Terror. Razor has MASSIVE trust problems in this book as he fights to work out what is being kept from him. Another hard exterior, soft interior kind of guy he is so broken in this book that I loved watching his story unfold and watching him develop in this book.
“…as I attempt to release her, she squeezes my hand and offers a shy smile. Something within me shifts. No, I don’t get nervous, but Brenna transports me to all sorts of new places. It’s not her physical proximity getting to me, it’s the fact that she makes me feel.”
YA Romance is McGarry’s thing, and once again she proved her talent with this book. I really liked that McGarry added the strain of being with a club member into this book and that Breanna didn’t just jump into club life. She had spent her whole life being told how dangerous they are and so is hesitant at times about what a relationship with Razor would mean. But the romance in this book was spot on and Breanna and Razor became exactly what each other needed to help them develop, and also made for some very sweet and swoony scenes as well as some totally heartbreaking ones.
“This is heartbreaking and consuming and addictive. It’s terrifying and peaceful, crazy and serene. It’s a million things in one brief moment and it’s something I don’t understand and never want to live without.”
One thing I really love about MC stories is that feeling of family. It’s not all about blood relations, it’s a brotherhood built on trust, loyalty and respect. That trust in this book isn’t as strong for Razor but he still has a deep love for his brothers in arms and his family. Also, just incase you were wondering we do get some Oz & Emily time in this book. Oz is there through practically the entire thing with the rest of our favourite brothers, but Emily does make an appearance, and a memorable one at that.
“The boy everyone sees but nobody knows is with the girl who everybody knows but nobody sees.”
A spectacular sequel for this addictive series. Kate McGarry has shown her talent once again and I cannot wait for more books in this series.
Re-Readability: Yes! Yes! Yes!
I would recommend this book to fans of: YA Romance, MC stories, The Hades Hangmen Series (Tillie Cole), close families.