Review: Nowhere but Here (Thunder Road) by Katie McGarry

When I left my review for this book on Amazon, I titled it SOA (Sons of Anarchy) Lite. I suppose that wasn’t really fair. I mean the comparisons are motorcycle club and epic romance. Honestly, it was the comparison I made in my head when I tried to envision the Olivia (club matriarch) character. I could not stop picturing Gemma…no matter how hard I tried. 

Emily is the daughter of Eli, a member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club. However, she has been living far away in Florida, away from the club and the club’s lifestyle. She is thrust back into the scene after the death of her grandmother. When Emily returns to Kentucky for her grandmother’s funeral she is an awkward reunion, danger and secrets galore. She is forced to stay in Kentucky while her mother and adoptive father return to Florida. Over the course of the summer, secrets are revealed, relationships are tested and young love blossoms. 

Emily kind of grated me at first, but she eventually gets over herself and holds her own and then I really liked her. Her relationship with Oz was a nice slow burn of hate turning into young, epic love and was written very well. Something I think Katie McGarry does better than a lot of authors is write strong, emotional characters that make you really feel. This is no exception. 

I don’t really have any real criticisms other than I was left wanting more Emily and Oz.  The next book in the series focuses on new main characters in the club, which is par for the course with McGarry’s series. However, I really wish she would go back and revisit Emily and a Oz in a later book because I think there is so much more to their story. 

This book was published on 5/26/2015 and is now available for purchase. 

My rating 5 out of 5 🌟