Title: The Road That Leads To Us
Series: Us Series (standalone)
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Release Date: October 27, 2015
Things are about to get rocky for Dean Wentworth and Willow Wade.
Willow Wade is used to living in the spotlight, with her father a famous drummer in the band Willow Creek—her namesake—it’s been a lot to live up to and oftentimes she doesn’t feel she’s enough. But there has always been one person she could turn to.
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.
“Sometimes the most important things stare us right in the face, waiting until the perfect moment to be noticed. This is our moment.”
The Road That Leads To Us was such a fun read. I am a sucker for a friends to lover’s romance and this one did not disappoint.
The Road That Leads To Us follows the story of Willow and Dean. Willow is at a crossroads in life and isn’t sure if the path that she’s on, is the right plan for her. So, she decides to go on a road trip. However, when her friends bail on her last minute, she ends up returning home, hoping for some clarity as to what move she should make next. Being back home reminds her of just how much she’s missed it and the people she’s left behind; especially when she runs into Dean. Dean and Willow have been best friends for as long as they can remember. They get and understand each other on such a deep level. Their reunion is just what Willow needed; especially when Dean suggests that the two of them go ahead with Willow’s plans for a road trip. Armed with a map and not much else to go on, these two are about to embark on a trip of a lifetime. What the two of them didn’t know, was that this road trip would change their lives in more ways than one…..
The Road That Leads To Us was such a fun read. I found myself laughing out loud so many times. I LOVED seeing Maddox as a father. He was so over the top and protective of Willow. I couldn’t get enough of it. He was the perfect dad! And I really loved spending some time with Maddox and Emma again. Their lives certainly have changed, but in a good way!
One of the things that I loved about this book was that it was really light on the drama. It was so refreshing to read a book where there wasn’t a ton of drama, pulling the characters apart. It was just a fun and entertaining road trip between two good friends. It really reminded me of what it was like to be at the age Willow was at. She had her whole future ahead of her; so many endless possibilities
I absolutely loved the connection between Willow and Dean. You could tell right away that the feelings they had for one another were real and genuine. They had excellent chemistry and shared a lot of sweet, romantic moments.
The Road That Leads To Us was a fantastic read, from start to finish. The story-line was entertaining and captivating. I loved that it was told from dual points of view. And let’s face it, I wasn’t really ready to say goodbye to the Willow Creek clan, so I was really happy to spend more time with them. Even though this is a stand-alone, it is a wonderful addition to the Willow Creek series. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in the US Series!
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*
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.
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.
Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling Young and New Adult author from Winchester, Virginia. She’s always working on her next book, and when she has spare time she loves to read and spend time with her family.