December 12th, 2017
Gavin MacCormack found the one. He fell in love. Hard. Until one night he ran out for some ice cream and came back to an empty dorm room, closets bare and nothing but a quick hand-written note saying, I’m sorry. Those two words taught Gavin the meaning of heartbreak. A feeling he never wants to encounter again. And as the lead singer of a Grammy award-winning band he’s had plenty of opportunities for casual, no-strings fun, which is just the way he likes it.
Dani Winters has had more names than birthdays. On the run with her father for nearly as long as she can remember, she’s lived her life by three rules—always plan for the worst, maintain a low profile at all costs, and never let anyone get too close. Except she broke that last rule once and her heart has never forgiven her.
One chance encounter changes everything. Seeing Dani resurrects feelings in Gavin he thought were long buried, and this time he’s not letting her disappear without getting some answers. But Dani’s life is the definition of complicated and she’s playing with fire by letting Gavin back in. When the time comes to run again, Dani needs to decide if a life without love is worth living, or if it’s time to stop running and fight.
*I was provided a copy by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Having read the previous books of this series and loved those books I was really excited when I found out that I had an eARC for The Way Back to Us. I can tell you that this one didn’t disappoint a bit. It’s not my favorite book in the series but I still loved it a lot, especially because it’s a second chance romance and who doesn’t love second chance romances?? I know I do… A LOT.
Having read the past few books I already kind of knew Gavin but this book made me love him. He was such a great guy. He really cares about his family and friends and does anything he can for them. I didn’t like Dani as much but mostly because she was a little bit closed off. Even if this book is partially told from her POV she still hides a lot of things and you only get to really know her halfway through the book. She was still a great girl and I loved how kickass she was. I did enjoy their relationship a lot even if I wanted to know more about their past and how they met.
However, and just as the previous books, one of my favorite things in this book is the band’s dynamics and the friendships. I love how much those boys and girls support each other in the most difficult times and how they are not only friends but basically a family. Can I have Ben and Rachel’s story now?? I really need to know what’s happening between those two and I’ve been waiting way too long for that book.
With this being my third Jamie Howard book I already knew how much I would love the writing style. I love that her books are told in dual POV and her writing flows really easily. I just love to read her books.
Overall, this was another amazing book by Jamie Howard and I loved everything about it. Once again, I’m pretty sure this won’t be my last book she has written… especially because Ben’s book will come out soon-ish (at least I hope so). You should definitely give this one a try if you love contemporary romances and amazing bands that are more like a family than a normal band.
Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If you haven’t read it would you read it?