Title: Two Roads
Author: L.M. Augustine
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Cali Monroe is…
But deep inside…
She made it her mission to hate her nerd ex-friend Logan Waters who happens to live in the dorm building next to her.
Cali suffered a deep sense of loss when she lost her brother, and ever since then, her parents have been pestering her to follow their footsteps and become an engineer. It didn’t help when they don’t support what she really loves on doing – which is writing poetry. For them, it wasn’t good enough. Her self-esteem spiraled down into drain, and what she does to at least cover up her feeling of inadequacy was to become one of the mean girls.
She hope getting into the mean girl role would make her feel better, or make her feel at all. The dread and the emptiness that was left by her brother’s passing was too huge to ignore. She chooses Logan as her perfect target. But Logan wouldn’t go back down. Instead of ignoring her, he fights back. They have a long-standing prank-filled, insult-driven rivalry that becomes the highlight of their days.
Then Cali’s mom sets her up on a blind date – with Logan. He surprisingly shares her love of poetry, and drives her more and more insane as he invites her to go with him on the poetry convention. It was then she realized, there was more to this nerd that what he really lets on...
I feel sad for Cali, especially when she decided to take the mean-girl role. The death of her brother and the nonchalance of her parents were hard on her. But her love and passion for poetry was admirable. Despite the fact that she knew a career in what she loves may drive her penniless, she was eager to fulfill her dreams. Not just to spite her parents – but because she loved doing it.
I wish I can get inside Logan’s brain – he’s a good sport. He accepts her pranks, but returns the favor – but none of it to the point of really hurting them both physically and emotionally. It seems that they were looking forward what the other might have in-store for the day.
Their pranks were driving me insane. Both of them were just geniuses in driving each other crazy. But as the old adage says – there is a thin line between love and hate. The problem is though – Cali knew that Logan was keeping something from her with regards to Ben, and she wanted to know that secret. I don’t think she’ll ever let him in without Logan disclosing what it is. Question is, once she knew it – will she be able to give him a chance?
It took a while, a lot of pranks, some sexual tension, an emotional confession and a whole lot of poetry before these two came together. Nevertheless, Two Roads was a great read. I couldn’t put it down, I was waiting when would these two people, most especially Cali would realize that after all the craziness they have made each other experienced, both of them would still travel that one road they were meant to – the road to love.
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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