Saturday, July 19, 2014

ARC Review: Two Roads by L.M. Augustine

Title: Two Roads
Author: L.M. Augustine
Publisher: Self-published
Publication Date: August 26th, 2013
The only person poetry-loving Cali Monroe hates more than herself is Logan Waters, the geeky kid who lives in the dorm building next to hers.
Ever since Cali's parents told her she would amount to nothing, she has felt entirely inadequate. Friendless and alone, she takes on the mean girl role in hopes it will make her feel better--and Logan serves as the perfect target. He infuriates her with his obnoxiously long lashes, his all too perfect dimpled smile, and his complete lack of personality outside of his intelligence. It doesn't hurt that he's part of the reason her brother is dead, either. So Cali hates him, and he returns the favor. Thus, their prank-filled, insult-driven rivalry is born, and torturing Logan quickly becomes the highlight of her life.
But when Cali's parents set them up on a blind date, she begins to realize Logan might not be as boring as she always thought. He shares her love of poetry, takes a sadistic pleasure in making fun of crepes, and he makes her blush when he calls her smile pretty.
And hey, maybe those long lashes of his aren't that obnoxious after all… 
Two Roads is New Adult Romance about finding love, standing out, and learning to embrace who you are. It contains some language and mild sexual content.

My Thoughts:

*An e-ARC was provided by author in exchange of an honest review.*


This was such an amazing read! I loved it! It's one of those books that you can't put down, that you DON'T want to put down. It's got everything a great book does; funny characters, a swoon-worthy romance, and it will make you laugh, cry and then laugh some more. 

Two Roads is about two people who share the same past, and the same pain. Living in guilt, their only way to forget it and not let it drown them is each other. They torture each other with pranks that had me laughing and I might or might not have taken notes as to use some of them on my friends. When they are set up by their parents on a blind date, they never expected to find they have so much in common, let alone their love for poetry and that it would be the thing to bring them together after all these years.

This book was an emotional roller coaster for me. Even from the beginning my emotions were all over the place, I was laughing one second and then crying the other. Cali's pain was described in such way that it felt like my own, but I admit at one point I wanted to slap her because of one prank that really went over the top and made my heart ache for Logan. Ah, Logan. He's definitely on my book-boyfriend list now. He's a nerd who's funny and handsome and you can't help but love him. He is absolutely swoon-worthy and his feelings for Cali were really kind of obvious from the beginning but I loved the banter between him and Cali, it was very entertaining. 

So people, you better get this book, because it's amazing and you won't regret reading it! Go buy it now!


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