Ke Union Publishing and Kerry Lonsdale for the opportunity to ead this book in exchange for an impartial eview all opinions are my own SideTrip NetGalley SIDE TRIP IS ABOUT JOY EVERS Trip is about Joy Evers loses her sister and decides to take on her Route 66 bucket list I need one of those too Joy sets out to go cross country Along the way she meets a singer named Dylan her opposite in many ways His car is broken down and he needs her help traveling cross country too so they set up some ground ules mostly that they wouldn t exchange last names and that what happens on the The Cypress Tree road stays on theoadThis story is much about the omance than the traveling so I THINK THIS HAS APPEAL FOR CONTEMPORARY this has appeal for contemporary eaders Joy has a fianc waiting at the end of her trip but her feelings also grow for Dylan and they are spending a lot of time together traveling I loved the chemistry between Joy and Dylan The music also added some spark Overall Lonsdale has delivered another emotional contemporary with a great love storyI Doctor Illuminatus received a gifted copyMany of myeviews can also be found on my blog wwwjennifertarheelreadercom and instagram wwwinstagramcomtarheelreader Reading this I kinda felt like the author was out of touch with The Real Witches Kitchen reality I mean no one updates theirelationship status on Facebook any and especially not to It s complicated when they e MARRIED Hell I know middle schoolers with class than that That s a bitch move ight up there with turning on your O Testamento readeceipts solely for the purpose of letting someone you Gangbang Slut re ghosting know that youe intentionally ghosting them Just smh Wow What a beautiful love story I m not usually a One Con Glory romance fan but Side Tripjust wow I loved the story of Joy and Dylan I was up lateeading and now have a book hangover I m not saying much because I don t want to give anything away but READ this book Hi friends I m ecstatic for you to Defying Shadows (Rising Shadows read my next stand alone novel SIDE TRIP aomantic women s fiction story of love loss and the unexpected The Great Orange Leonard Scandal (Tall Tales Series; 4) routes life takes Joy s journey spans a decade There s siblingivalry and egrets family drama a smidge of suspense inklings of mystery a healthy dose of omance loads of greasy diner food music music and thousands of miles traveled This book should give you all the feelsI hope you add SIDE TRIP to your Goodreads shelves EnjoyKerry xo So many thanks to the author Kerry Lonsdale for allowing me to be a part of the promotional team for this book and providing me with a free digital ARC I tend to A Fairly Honourable Defeat read psychological fiction suspense and creepy horrors these types of novels have always been my genre of choice It was onlyecently that I started getting into women s fiction novels and Kerry Lonsdale s Everything We Keep novel series was actually where that journey began for me Joy is still eeling from the death of her sister when she was a teenager and she
decides to combat her grief by completing her sister s bucket list When her fianc e to combat her grief by completing her sister s bucket list When her fianc e to New York Joy jumps at the chance to make the cross country oad trip hopefully checking off her sister s dreams as she goes At a diner in Arizona Joy meets Dylan a songwriter with a broken down car and a goa of his own to perform at various venues from one coast to the other in order to fulfill his father s dying wishes The two end up Elisabeth Shue 135 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Elisabeth Shue road tripping together each trying to complete their own individual lists As the two veer off on various side trips to check off their obligations the two begin to learn about each other andomantic feelings begin to grow But with only ten days together do they The Man Without a Face really know each other Could what they have be worthisking it all Both Joy and Dylan are complex characters and they bring about a wide ange of emo. 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 convertibleThey strike a deal She’ll drive him to New York He’ll pay for gas Only three ules apply no exchan. ,
This novel didn t work for me I never got emotionally invested in the characters I like being clear about what outcome I m ooting for but because I never cared about the characters and it was
unclear whether I was hoping Joy worked things out with Mark orwhether I was hoping Joy worked things out with Mark or that never happenedJoy is driving from California where she JUST FINISHED COLLEGE TO NEW YORK WHERE HER FIANC finished college to
York where her lives Along the way she s crossing off her older sister s bucket list Joy feels esponsible for Judy s death and dressing in the 50s style her sister was fond of and listening to 50s music while checking off the things her sister wanted to do makes her feel less guilty It doesn t take a psychic to figure out that Joy needs to forgive herself for making a dumb mistake when she was young and living her sister s life s goals will never bring her backAlong the way she meets an angry talented musician She knows Dylan doesn t want to be performing at dive bars across America because he has terrible stage fright He much prefers writing songs and selling them to people who like to perform or discovering talent and helping those folks make it in the music industry He won t tell her why he has to drive across the country doing this although once he finally does you Threads Of The Shroud realize it was a stupid thing he kept secret and he should have just told her straight away Wee told about how hot they are for each other but I never felt itEven though he knows she s engaged they fall for each other along the way but Joy still feels obligated to marry Mark because she promised him he would I ve liked other books by Lonsdale but not this one Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to All Seated on the Ground read this novel which RELEASES JULY 7 2020 This one was a lightomance Untitled. read with heart Joy is on aoad trip across country from Cali to NY to meet up with her fiance once she gets to NY With her deceased sisters Route 66 bucket list in hand She plans to check off things along the way She crosses paths with Dylan a singer songwriter when she s at a diner in the beginning of her trip His car has broken down and he also is headed to NY They make a deal she will drive him to NY They don t tell eachother their last names and whatever happens on the Wiring road stays on theoad Even though Joy is engaged her and Dylan fall for eachother This is love story spanning a decade and is told in 3rd per The tune made her think of love and loss and life s unexpected Against All Odds routes like theoad that had led her to him The only thing that I feel I can say is that this book left me wanting I went into Jingling Daddys Bells BDSM Menage reading it thinking it was going to be a uick beachead when in actuality it is so much than that While it still has that uick pace and catchy writing that keeps you engaged it is an ideal story with the complex emotional lives of adults It s an incredibly thoughtful and intelligent book I love books that focus on the characters and their The DOS relationships beyond just the plot of the book It leaves you wanting to know about theseelationships about Joy and her fianc and about Dylan Through her writing Kerry Lonsdale has an amazing ability to bring her characters to life and Side Trip is a great example of the power of writing that allows Against All Odds readers to feel and empathize with the characters Not to mention it is also a page turner with aomantic plot that is Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism realistic andelevant with blurred lines lines crossed and everything in between The story itself is so Treasons, Stratagems, And Spoils relatable and you will uickly be swept away on theoad thru Payment Due route 66 It s so hard to describe in an elouent way how one feels about traumatic life experiences and how they bury them deep within themselves and Ms Lonsdale did just that in this story Thank you NetGalley La. An unforgettable and breathtaking novel of love loss and the unexpectedoutes that life takes from Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kerry LonsdaleWith her deceased sister’s Route 66 bucket list in hand California girl Joy Evers sets out on a cross country oad trip to meet up with her fiancé checking off the bullets along the waySinger songwriter Dylan Westfield has a serious. .New York Where Her
Tions in the eader I sympathized with Joy while at the same time I Was Completely Frustrated was completely frustrated her I liked Dylan s wit but at the same time was annoyed by his arrogance This though is why they are so likable They are not the usual cheesy picture perfect characters that omance novels generally feature They are dysfunctional and flawed but they are perfect together I thought I had predicted how this novel would end but the twist toward the end was one I didn t see coming It leaves a The Rich and the Profane (Lovejoy, reader thinking of all theoads not taken and the choices we have made along the way that brought us to where we are This emotionally charged oad trip story is thought provoking full of heart warming characters and beautiful settings Joy and Dylan are wonderful characters to get to know and I hope
to see of them in the future MINORITY OPINION ALERTClearly Isee of them in the future MINORITY OPINION ALERTClearly I on an island by myself as there are many many wonderful eviews of this book This book is just not for me I could tell from the first 10 pages but I wanted to give it a chance as all books deserve I made it to page 150 and figured it was time to put it down I could not connect to the story because the characters were very one dimensional Joy and Dylan meet at a burger joint on Route 66 and from there they decide to Tropical Bioproductivity road trip to NYC with many stops along the way Aomance will ensue but the trouble neither are looking for love Joy is already engaged and Dylan is not into Elizabeth Ann Seton relationships I don t have any issues with this trope but I couldn t get the instant connection these two seemed to make I also had a lot of trouble with Joy making almost every decision in her life based on what her deceased older sister would have done Thateally perplexes me no matter what the backstoryUltimately I want to devote time to Die Postmoderne Konstellation reading something I enjoy and I urge you toead this if it interests you Many others have loved itThank you to Kathleen Carter Lake Union Publishing and Kerry Lonsdale for the gifted copy to Folk Tales From the Soviet Union reviewReview Date 07032020Publication Date 07072020 5 Best Life Stars Kerry Lonsdale has hit it out of the park with Side Trip I loved everything about this book Joy is traveling across the country via Route 66 as some sort of penance She s doing things that her deceased sister always planned to do but is now unable Dylan is traveling the sameoute and performing at various dive bars along the way He s miserable and Ulysses and the Trojan War resentful that he was forced to go on this trip Fate brings these two together when Dylan s car breaks down along the way at a diner He and Joy meet and she agrees to let himide with herJoy and Dylan initially enter into their Tall, Dark Rich road trip agreement for mutual benefit For Dylan he needs transportation Joy feels at ease having a traveling companion and Dylan agrees to pay for their gas along the way What neither of them plan on is that they grow to enjoy one another s company and friendship It s evident that they are both fighting personal battles Joy is haunted by what ifs and Dylan is plagued by the influence of his deceased father Joy is making decisions to make others happy or what she perceives will make others happy Shearely listens to what her own heart wants Dylan s father was never a good example of a dedicated family man He convinced Dylan that long term The Collector's Encyclopedia of Antique Marbles relationships would never work for men in the music industryThis story is told from both Joy and Dylan s viewpoints It also involves different time periods and bounces back and forth between them I thought this storyline was uite clever and enjoyed each little twist I look forward toeading by Kerry Lonsdale Thank you to NetGalley Union Publishing and Ms Lonsdale for this ARC in exchange for my honest eview. Ging of last names; what happens on the oad stays on the oad; and if one of them wants to take a side trip they both must agreeA 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 isk And what if they hadn’t made that second deal when they couldn’t say goodby.