Sunday, July 13, 2014

Review: Road Tripping by Noelle Adams

Title: Road Tripping
Author: Noelle Adams
Published: July 7, 2014
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Caution: May contain spoilers
Ethan was Ashley’s secret crush, until he became an asshole.

Asshole is too good a word for him. It’s bad enough that he stopped talking to her brother, who was his best friend since preschool. It’s even worse that he went wild and got involved with criminal types. But the worst thing of all is the way he trapped her on this ridiculous road trip.

That’s what it is. Ridiculous. It just isn’t normal for a girl to get dragged from Virginia to South Dakota in a stolen car with just $1000 in cash. With Ethan Moore, who is way too hot and way too infuriating to be tolerated. But she’s stuck with him on a trip that is taking way longer than it should, sharing cheap hotel rooms, destroying cars, and eluding bad guys.

Yep. There are bad guys chasing them. Even worse guys than Ethan, and that’s saying a lot.

Plus, she’s having trouble keeping her hands off Ethan. In fact, she’s falling for him hard—when she isn’t wanting to wring his neck.

So, for two crazy weeks, her pride, her heart, and her life are all threatened. Ashley isn’t sure which she’ll lose first.

My Thoughts:

I don't think I'll ever meet a Noelle Adams/Claire Kent book that I won't enjoy. This is the second full-length Noelle Adams book and I am completely adoring everything she pens.

This story has everything from the romance to the suspense to the hilarious. The love story between Ethan and Ashley was a slow build. The situation they're in brings out the best and worst in them, which is how the greatest couples learn to survive. There's so much at stake, not only are they running for their lives, but they need each other in a deeper way than either of them realized.

When it comes to the whole road trip and stolen car thing, I'll admit there were some moments that felt a little ridiculous, but not ridiculous enough that it wasn't believable. I just kept thinking, "Oh my god! If it isn't one thing, it's another!" My brain was just on overdrive with everything that kept happening and not happening as planned.

Road Tripping was one of those stories where you're constantly on the edge of your seat. I loved Ethan and Ashley together, how they were there for each other through thick and thin. I loved how the intensity of the situation still had a lot of humor throughout. I mean, the scene with the children near the end? Priceless. Thank you Noelle Adams!

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