***Release Day Blitz & Review***
The Road That Leads To Us by Micalea Smeltzer
Us Series #1
Dean Wentworth knows a thing or two about how crippling a name can be. His family is worth billions after all. But Dean’s always been content to do his own thing. Play his guitar. Work on cars. And geek out to his various “nerdoms”.
But when Willow turns up unexpectedly, he realizes maybe there is more in life he wants.
One trip will change their lives forever.
The Road That Leads To Us is book #1 in the Us Series, I was gifted an ARC of this book to read for Gemma Reads Too Much.
This book is a spinoff/crossover book from both The Trace & Olivia and Willow Creek Series, Ive read all of the books in both series but I still wasn’t sure if this would work.
It did lol!!
Willow and Dean epitomise all of the good stuff from both of these series in one adorable nugget of a book.
I really enjoyed this story, it was just the right level of sickly sweet that I totally ‘drank the coolade’ but not sweet enough that it hurt my teeth. I know that makes it sound bad, but I honestly mean that as a compliment.
Willow is incredibly young and struggling to find her place, I adored her free spirited nature and and innocent outlook on the world. Dean is much more laid back and quiet, yet together they bounce off one another and complement each other.
This is a very sweet first love story but its also a very young story. There is no sexy time fun in this book, perhaps I should rephrase there is sex but its never explained in detail and managed to feel incredibly innocent and almost pure.
This book is neither edgy or gritty but what it does do is portray a beautiful love story that’s so sweet and naive. It was a breath of fresh air from all the difficult and complicated battles to find happiness. Willow and Dean’s story is simple and easy and sometimes that’s the perfect way to fall in love.
I’m glad this book was written the way it was, nice characters and a nice story.
I look forward to the rest of the series.
The road that leads to us gets 4 stars from me.
Those bitches were gonna die. That was a horrible thing to say about my so-called ‘friends’—and I used the word friends loosely, because true friends wouldn’t ditch you the day of your scheduled road trip because they’d rather be sunbathing in the Hamptons. The fucking Hamptons. Ew. I mean, how clichéd could you get. This was why I hated rich people. It also sucked that I was one of those rich people. Well, I wasn’t, but my dad was. So by extension so was I. When you grew up with a rock star for a dad, cameras and eyes followed you everywhere. It was exhausting. I couldn’t just be Willow. I was Willow Wade. The daughter of the famous drummer Maddox Wade. People expected greatness from me.I just wanted to graduate college without slitting my wrists.