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Blog Tour and Review: Where The Road Takes Me by Jay McLean

Meet Blake & Chloe in Where the Road Takes Me

in this new coming of age novel by

Jay McLean



Amazon UK:

Chloe has one plan for the future, and one plan only: the road. She’s made a promise to herself: don’t let anyone in, and don’t let anyone love her. She’s learned the hard way what happens if she breaks her rules. So she’s focused on being invisible and waiting until she can set out on the road—her dream of freedom, at least for a little while.

Blake Hunter is a basketball star who has it all—everything about him looks perfect to those on the other side of his protective walls. He can’t let anyone see the shattered pieces behind the flawless facade or else all his hopes and dreams will disappear.

One dark night throws Chloe and Blake together, changing everything for Blake. For Chloe, nothing changes: she has the road, and she’s focused on it. But when the so-called perfect boy starts to notice the invisible girl, they discover that sometimes with love, no one knows where the road may lead.

My Review

“You can run, you can hide, you can choose not to see, but where the road takes you will always lead to me”

Where The Road Takes Me follows the story of Chloe and Blake. When Chloe thought of future, she only had one goal in her life: to finish school and go on the road. Her life has been anything but easy. Faced with loss from an early age, Chloe has vowed to not let anyone in, to not fall in love. She just wants to be fade into the background…..

On the outside, Blake has it all: a beautiful girlfriend, promising basketball career. But, his life is anything but perfect. His relationship with his girlfriend is one of convenience (to both of them), his father doesn’t respect his dream of playing ball and wants him to join the army and his mom, well his mom lives in their guest house. He’s desperately trying to hold it all together………

One fateful night, Chloe and Blake’s paths will cross and forever change their course. Suddenly, Chloe is not as invisible as she wants to be. An unlikely friendship forms. Their walls are slowly coming down. Falling in love was never the plan……

Where The Road Takes Me is a beautiful coming of age story. It is a story of taking what life throws at you and accepting the cards that you are dealt. It is a story of true love and faith. 

“If I could dream the same dream a million times over, it would be you–you would be my last kiss, my last breath”

This story captivated me from the first page. I was completely intrigued with what was going on with Chloe and what secret she kept. Blake was an amazing match for Chloe. He made her see that life was worth living and made her take the risk of falling in love. 

“Red-letter days. It’s when something unexpectedly phenomenal happens.” I choked on my sob. ‘You’re my unexpectedly phenomenal, Chloe. You’re my red-letter day.”

Where The Road Takes Me is a beautiful and heartwarming story. It made me laugh, cry and fall in love. This book has been on my tbr for a long time and Jay McLean did not disappoint. If I take anything away from this story, it will be to not taking life for granted and accept that plans change and that no one knows where the road will take them……..

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

*Quotes taken from ARC copy and may differ from the finished copy*


Chloe lifted her gaze and locked it with mine. She shook her head again and groaned, “Fine.” Then she took off her shirt.

My jaw dropped.

My hands had touched her bare skin, the curve of her hips, and her tiny waist, but I’d seen her body only once, when she was in a bikini, and that had been for only a minute. But that was nothing compared to seeing her like this. Up close. So close her sports bra–covered breasts were just under my nose.

“Blake?” she whispered.

I struggled to take my eyes off her chest, but I finally made it to her face. She had her hair tied up in a messy knot on top of her head, like she often did. But a few strands were stuck on her neck and on her face . . . and a little sheen of sweat covered her arms and her stomach, her chest, her breasts . . .

“Blake,” she repeated, and I trailed my eyes back to hers again.

She pouted before she said, “Give me the ball?”

I shook my head and hid the ball behind my back.

She pouted again. “Please?” she whispered. Then a hint of a  smile broke through.

“Are you trying to seduce me into giving you my ball?”

Teaser Quote

“Because over the years of building walls and living my life one day at a time, I’d learned to accept my fate and never hope for more than what I had. I’d never questioned the way I thought about my life. But Blake—he made me question it. He made me want to change it. To change my outlook. And to change myself. But I couldn’t. And I wouldn’t. Because one day, sooner rather than later, I’d be gone. And I’d leave them all behind.”

About The Author

Jay McLean is the author of the More Series, including More Than This, More Than Her, More Than Him and More Than Forever. She also has two standalones coming soon titled Where The Road Takes Me, and Combative. 

Jay is an avid reader, writer, and most of all, procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her two little boys, or devouring some tacky reality TV show.

She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her smile, make her hurt, and make her feel.

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For publishing rights (Foreign & Domestic) Film, or television, please contact my agent, Erica Spellman-Silverman, at Trident Media Group. (less)


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