Sunday, 21 January 2018

♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ THE ROAD TO YOU BY MELISSA TOPPIN

TITLE: The Road To You
AUTHOR: Melissa Toppen
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: January 25th, 2018


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THE ROAD TO YOU: Is a full length, standalone contemporary romance novel by Melissa Toppen. In this we meet two childhood besties (butter bean and tatter tot), Elara & brothers Kam (Kamden) and Kane. Kane was the traveller of the brothers, so it wasn’t until a funeral where he comforts Elara that he's fully immersed in the story. This flits back to past and present effortlessly, it's in the past that all the feels come at you in bucket loads. 

This is a real hard review to write up with trying to keep it as spoiler free as possible. 

The story starts off in the early stages of Kam’s and Elara’s budding inseparable unique friendship at the age of fifteen. 

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Kam was my beginning, my middle, and my end. Without him I'm lost. Without him, I don't even know who I am. 

You get so caught up in the friendship between Elara and Kam that your not prepared for the bottom to step out of your stomach. I wasn't prepared for the heartache to hit me like it did. Reading how her world tumbled around her shattered my heart into pieces. 

Nothing is guaranteed - especially not tomorrow. 

Attending the funeral of a loved one Elara and Kane will never be the same again, but both form a separate but different friendship over a tragedy, Elara is left shattered in pieces not knowing how to move on but then Kane comes into her life and offers her an out, a trip in a lifetime to accompany him overseas whilst he works on a project, a chance for her to refind herself. And slowly picks up the pieces and not only puts her slowly back together but mends himself at the same time. 

Kam had a way of making me feel at ease, comfortable with who I was. Where Kane makes me feel squeamish and self-conscious. Kam would tease me constantly whereas Kane is much more serious. And while I sometimes see glimpses of Kamden in Kane, it's clear that they are, or were very different. 

This takes you on such a beautiful, emotional heartfelt journey, you fall in love with these characters, your heart breaks right beside the ones left to pick up the pieces due to a tragic accident. One females struggle to find herself again, growth, strength, love.

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* Teaser used is off the Authors facebook page * 

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Life is full of choices- of chances- of moments. 
Chances we regret not taking. Choices we wish we could change. 
And then there are the moments that define us. 

Kam was my choice…
The one who stole my heart instantly.

Kane was my chance…
The one who set me ablaze with just one look.

They were my moment… 
Two brothers that both owned a part of me. 
Two brothers that I loved in different ways for different reasons. 

One brother shattered my heart.
The other put it back together.
Both changed me forever.


Melissa is a Reader's Choice Award Winning and Bestselling Author of New Adult and Contemporary Romance. She is a lover of books and enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good novel. She has a soft spot for Romance and focuses her writing in that direction; writing what she loves to read. 

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