Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Release Day!! Side Trip by Kerry Lonsdale ~ My Thoughts #SideTrip #NetGalley


Congrats Kerry
on the release today of
Side Trip!

Side Trip
by Kerry Lonsdale

Print and e-book, 334 pages
Published July 7th 2020 by Lake Union Publishing

An unforgettable and breathtaking novel of love, loss, and the unexpected routes that life takes from Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kerry Lonsdale.

With her deceased sister’s Route 66 bucket list in hand, California girl Joy Evers sets out on a cross-country road trip to meet up with her fiancé, checking off the bullets along the way.

Singer-songwriter Dylan Westfield has a serious case of wanderlust and a broken-down car. Stuck at a diner between LA and Flagstaff, he meets Joy, his complete opposite. She’s energetic. He’s moody. She’s by the book. He’s spontaneous. She believes in love at first sight. He thinks love is a complicated mess. But Joy has a brand-new convertible.

They strike a deal. She’ll drive him to New York. He’ll pay for gas. Only three rules apply: no exchanging of last names; what happens on the road, stays on the road; and if one of them wants to take a side trip, they both must agree.

A heart-stirring love story that spans a decade, Side Trip explores what-if. What if Joy and Dylan had exchanged last names? What if he’d told her she made him believe love was worth the risk? And what if they hadn’t made that second deal when they couldn’t say goodbye? 


My thoughts about Side Trip ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first lines.)

First line—"Joy shouldn't have agreed to Dylan's deal. She should have let him say goodbye, because goodbye would have been much easier than the crushing despair she feels right now."

This book blew me away! What an emotional ride and an ending I totally did not see coming. Wow—mind-blown!

Joy sets out on a trip to honor her sister. Little did she know how much her life would change on this trip. She and Dylan, two strangers, agree to share a ride to New York after his car breaks down. But they lay down some rules before they start their trip. 

Side Trip is an emotional, gut-wrenching, beautiful story that will make you feel all the feels and break your heart. It brought me to tears, that's how close I came to the characters and the emotions they were going through. I can't recommend this book enough. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I definitely would. 

You really need to get your hands on a copy of Side Trip and take a trip thorough this story this summer. It will be a journey you won't soon forget, I promise!

I received a copy of Side Trip from the author and this is my honest opinion.

About the author

Kerry Lonsdale

Kerry Lonsdale is the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Amazon Charts & #1 Kindle bestselling author of standalone and series-based emotionally charged domestic drama. A mash-up of domestic suspense, family drama, and contemporary romance, her novels straddle genres, and with over twenty-seven foreign language translations, they appeal to a wide, global audience. 

She lives in Northern California with her husband, teenage son and daughter, two cats, and an aging Golden Retriever convinced she's still a puppy. When Kerry's not writing, she can be found binge-watching anything with big CGI effects or high drama. She's a sucker for stories about second chance romance, strong women overcoming odds, and families with dark secrets. 

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