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Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl named LEILA. She crashes into their lives in her absurdly red car at the moment they need someone the most.
There's HUDSON, a small-town mechanic who is willing to throw away his dreams for true love. And BREE, a runaway who seizes every Tuesday—and a few stolen goods along the way. ELLIOT believes in happy endings…until his own life goes off-script. And SONIA worries that when she lost her boyfriend, she also lost the ability to love.
Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. And when Leila leaves them, their lives are forever changed. But it is during Leila's own 4,268-mile journey that she discovers the most important truth— sometimes, what you need most is right where you started. And maybe the only way to find what you're looking for is to get lost along the way.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Harlequin (UK) Limited and NetGalley.)
This was an okay story, but it was a bit crazy in places!
The characters in this were varied, and I didn’t like some of them. Leila seemed to be really easily led, up for anything, and destined to get herself in trouble. She seemed to like to shift the blame onto someone else, and then do whatever crazy idea the next person she came across had!
Another character that I didn’t really like was Bree. She was seriously crazy, and the things she wanted to do were really illegal! So not impressed by her.
The storyline in this was split into 5 parts, following Hudson, Bree, Eliot, Sonia, and Leila. Each had their own story, and some were worse than others. Hudson’s story was more odd than anything, and I felt a little sorry for him when Leila told him that everything was his own fault!
Bree was crazy and her story was quite bizarre. Why Leila felt the need to go along with her ridiculous and illegal plans I don’t know, and I thought this story was quite silly.
Elliot’s story was about unrequited love, but was kind-of forgettable.
Sonia’s story was okay, but the way that Sonia and Leila tried to get across the Canadian border was just ridiculous. You can’t just sneak across the freaking border like that!
There was some romance in this book, but to be honest I thought it was a little unbelievable, and I didn’t like it.
The ending was mainly about explaining Leila’s behaviour to us, which was enlightening, the real ending revolved around the romance though, which I wasn’t overly happy about.
Overall; an okay story, but a little crazy in places,
6.5 out of 10.