Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Blog Tour - Two Roads By L M Augustine

Title: Two Roads
Author: L.M. Augustine
Hosted By: Romance Addict Book Blog - http://www.romanceaddictbookblog.com/

The only person poetry-loving Cali Monroe hates more than herself is Logan Waters, the geeky kid who lives in the dorm building next to hers.

Ever since Cali's parents told her she would amount to nothing, she has felt entirely inadequate. Friendless and alone, she takes on the mean girl role in hopes it will make her feel better--and Logan serves as the perfect target. He infuriates her with his obnoxiously long lashes, his all too perfect dimpled smile, and his complete lack of personality outside of his intelligence. It doesn't hurt that he's part of the reason her brother is dead, either. So Cali hates him, and he returns the favor. Thus, their prank-filled, insult-driven rivalry is born, and torturing Logan quickly becomes the highlight of her life.

But when Cali's parents set them up on a blind date, she begins to realize Logan might not be as boring as she always thought. He shares her love of poetry, takes a sadistic pleasure in making fun of crepes, and he makes her blush when he calls her smile pretty.

And hey, maybe those long lashes of his aren't that obnoxious after all…

Two Roads is New Adult Romance about finding love, standing out, and learning to embrace who you are. It contains some language and mild sexual content.


“Then go to him,” I say quietly, and now I look up to meet her gaze. Her brown eyes are hard and strong, watching me intently. “Go out with him,” I continue. “Or don’t. But don’t let him go. Because if someone can be constantly on your mind like that, if they can always make you smile, if they can cheer you up one way or another, then you have to go to them. You have to tell them what they mean to you and then you can go out with them or you can stay friends or you can barely ever talk to them, but you enjoy yourself, you have fun, and then you hold fast to them and never, ever let them go. Because if someone, just by their existence, can brighten up your whole day, you have to try like hell to keep them in your life.” I take a long breath as soon as the words finish tumbling out of my mouth, a jumble of thoughts and feelings that, for me, couldn’t be more true. I don’t know where they came from other than straight from that goddamn unpredictable heart of mine, and as soon as the words leave my mouth, I know my subconscious has been working on them for a long time.

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My Review

Cali  Monroe is in college. She is one of those girls, in with the in crowd, mean, gossips about everyone, sleeps around. Her own parents told her she wouldn't get any where in life.  And hates with a passion Logan Waters. Her Brothers best friend. And she lost the one person she loved the most Ben - Her Brother. Who died suddenly. 

Cali and Logan play pranks on each other all the time it's what they do, there abusive and horrible to each other. Every time Cali's parents come into town, they try to control her by trying to get her to change her classes to what they want. And by also arranging blind dates, Cali hate's these but goes along. Imagine her surprise when this latest blind date is none other than Logan.....

This story was emotional, heartbreaking and powerful. 

The act or personality that Cali has made for herself is a  far cry from who she really is. It's all an act. To stop herself from feeling or thinking. The one person who got her was her brother and now he's gone. What Cali finds the hardest is that she doesn't understand why he's gone. She blames everyone for his death even herself. 

I can totally connect in a way to Cali. I lost my own Brother suddenly 17 years ago at the age of 21. Due to his health. Which was fine the day before. We have all lost people we love. How do you get over that? You don't it just gets easier. Even though it still feels like it happened yesterday. 

When reading this book you can't help but be compelled to keep reading. At times I wanted to laugh at the pranks they pulled on each other. As the story progressed. you can't help but think that as much as they hate each other, they don't really, their both lashing out at the ones closest to them as they are both hurting just as much. 

This book is Amazing. It's a fabulous story. And you need to read it. 

I give this book 5/5 stars and 2/5 for movie moments.   

About The Author

L.M. Augustine:
L.M. Augustine is a YA romance author who is obsessed with writing about dorky teenagers, love, and happy endings. He currently lives in New England, where he spends far too much time reading books and screaming at his computer, and he believes that the solution to the world’s problems can be found in chocolate cake.

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