Monday, September 9, 2013
Anywhere by J. Meyers, Book Review
Skye Whitcomb is running from her troubles, and where better to run than Europe? Fresh out of college, she makes quick plans with her best friend Paige and hops on a plane.
Of course, nothing ever goes as planned—at least not for her. First, Paige has to bail, and Skye’s left to travel alone. Then she meets sweet and sexy Asher Benedict in Paris, and sparks fly after a night together on the train to Rome. He’s all kinds of perfect for her, but the timing couldn’t be worse since she was running from the altar when she left—so the last thing she wants right now is a relationship.
But Skye’s about to discover that no matter how far you run, love can find you anywhere.
I've been reading J. Meyers' books forever and I have absolutely LOVED every one of them. I was really excited for the opportunity to read her first NA book, Anywhere! Anywhere is a story about Skye who goes backpacking across Europe with her best friend Paige. The only problem is that a few days into the trip Paige has to go home. Skye just can't bring herself to leave so she decides to backpack on her own. Scary!!! However, she meets this guy, Asher at the train station. They get along well and she feels like she can trust him. I kept thinking in my head, 'this is a bad idea', but it's a book so I can let it go. Anyway, sparks fly between the two of them and Skye feels like for once she can be completely herself with someone. She is attracted to Asher as well yet she just got out of a relationship and doesn't want to rebound. Both Skye and Asher have some emotional baggage that they work through together.
Overall, I enjoyed this story and I never felt like the pace was lagging or dragging. I wanted to keep reading it and J. Meyers keeps the reader wanting more! I honestly got not just the chemistry between Asher and Skye, but also the understanding that Asher had of Skye as a person. It felt like they were meant to be together! The ending was good, but I would have loved some more information or perhaps an epilogue, but that's because I like things neat and tidy :) I feel I must include in my review that the "f-bomb" is used more than a handful of times and that there are a few open door sex scenes. I was really quite shocked at the use of the "f-bomb", I felt like it was unnecessary to the story and the points could have been illustrated just the same with a less offensive word. This is considered new adult, so it is not recommended for anyone under eighteen due to the content. I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.
You can pick up your own copy of Anywhere via Amazon.
To learn more about author J. Meyers you can visit her website.
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