Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry

Nowhere but Here by Katie McGarry caught my eye because it was a YA story about a motorcycle club. I’ve read McGarry before and I enjoyed her stories. This book shares the same writing style and plot construction as the Pushing the Limits series.

23492282 (1)An unforgettable new series from acclaimed author Katie McGarry about taking risks, opening your heart and ending up in a place you never imagined possible.

Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she’s curious about her biological father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent—but that doesn’t mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns to an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both.

Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They’re the good guys. They protect people. They’re…family. And while Emily—the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club’s most respected member—is in town, he’s gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it’s his shot at his dream. What he doesn’t count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down.

No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home.

This book was a sweet romance with a mystery plot. The truth behind Emily’s past is a slowly unraveling thread throughout the book. It was a little too slow for me but there was enough of hot biker Oz to distract me.

This book is tame for a biker book, which is fitting because it’s Young Adult, but it still had a sizzling romance with some hot moments. Oz and Emily were great together. This story had a lot more heart than I anticipated with the grandmother storyline.

My one frustration was the “secret” that everyone was keeping from Emily. When the truth is exposed, it sort of makes sense but I wasn’t completely sold on it. My favorite part of this book was Emily’s struggle with dead people and her personal fears. McGarry captured her fear and anxiety perfectly and it added to the story especially the scene with the body at the wake.

This book was a good read and I enjoyed it. The sneak peak of the next book in the series that will follow fellow biker Razor definitely caught my attention.

STARS: 3 out of 5


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