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Friday, July 10, 2015

To Buy or Not to Buy: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

A promise is a promise no matter how small.

I have a lot of work to do in more ways than one. The later half of June was spent getting hubby ready to spend the summer abroad. Amazing how much there is for me to do to get someone else ready for a lengthy trip. It does, however, leave me time...sort take care of some projects. I have a ton of stuff to do around the house, a ton of work to do for my job and the blog always comes last. I usually do my writing on the weekends, but I haven't had a weekend free in almost a month. Now that he is gone for a bit, I do plan to catch up on writing and actually get some reading done.

For the time being, though, please forgive me for taking the easy way out.

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

Book Description (From Amazon):
After breaking up with her bad-news boyfriend, Reagan O'Neill is ready to leave her rebellious ways behind. . . and her best friend, country superstar Lilah Montgomery, is nursing a broken heart of her own. Fortunately, Lilah's 24-city tour is about to kick off, offering a perfect opportunity for a girls-only summer of break-up ballads and healing hearts. But when Matt Finch joins the tour as its opening act, his boy-next-door charm proves difficult for Reagan to resist, despite her vow to live a drama-free existence. This summer, Reagan and Lilah will navigate the ups and downs of fame and friendship as they come to see that giving your heart to the right person is always a risk worth taking. A fresh new voice in contemporary romance, Emery Lord's gorgeous writing hits all the right notes.

My First Impression:
The story starts in Nashville as Lilah Montgomery is preparing to leave for her summer tour. This story is not about her, though. It is about her best friend Reagan who is going on tour with her. Reagan come from a broken home because her mother left when she was young. Her father turned to the bottle and left Reagan to her own devices. She has anger issues due to the abandonment of both her parents and acts out whenever she gets the chance, but she’s trying to change.

I know that this is a book that I have heard good things about, but I am not a fan of country music. While I know the story itself is not about country music, I found that I was not very interested in the story with a country music tour as the back drop.

I also found that I did not really care for Reagan too much. I realize she is trying to change, but she still has a bad attitude and is so jaded for one so young.

The sample didn’t get very far in the story. They got to their first destination and the sample ended as they were getting everything finalized for the concert.


Not to buy


  1. Sounds like the right call, as this one doesn't sound right for either one of us!

    1. It just got so much buzz. I still have to read the sample of the new book.