“Some people, like me and Violent, aren’t supposed to break up. Some people like me and Violet, don’t know how to be near each other when we do part ways.” -Katie McGarry, Long Way Home
Book Rating: 5 out of 5
Goodreads’ Book Description:
Seventeen-year-old Violet has always been expected to sit back and let the boys do all the saving.
It’s the code her father, a member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, raised her to live by. Yet when her dad is killed carrying out Terror business, Violet knows it’s up to her to do the saving. To protect herself, and her vulnerable younger brother, she needs to cut all ties with the club—including Chevy, the boy she’s known and loved her whole life.
But when a rival club comes after Violet, exposing old secrets and making new threats, she’s forced to question what she thought she knew about her father, the Reign of Terror, and what she thinks she wants. Which means re-evaluating everything: love, family, friends . . . and forgiveness.
Caught in the crosshairs between loyalty and freedom, Violet must decide whether old friends can be trusted—and if she’s strong enough to be the one person to save them all.
Valeria’s Book Review:
It is no secret that Katie McGarry is one of my all time favorite authors!
Her stories and writing have captured my heart since the very beginning…and Long Way Home has done just that, and it will be a story that I will have in my heart forever.
If you have read all of her books before, from both Pushing the Limits series and this series of Thunder Road…then you will love the storyline that this books takes you to when you read it. Trust me when I say, expect the unexpected.
You do not want to miss this! The surprise towards the end will shock you and I can honestly say that it leaves you wanting more. Both of the story and the characters life!
Long Way Home gives us the story of both Chevy and Violet, who we were introduced in both Nowhere but Here and Walk the Edge. We had an idea of these two main characters and how they were involved with one another, but this book goes in depth showing us who they really are and the struggles that both Chevy and Violet go through together.
I love strong and smart female characters and Violet was that and so much more. I absolutely loved her and her attitude. She’s a badass with a good heart, and will not allow anyone to talk down to her, it doesn’t matter who you are.
“I am not your property, I am not a dog … I am your equal, and I deserve the love and respect that comes with that because that’s what a real man does when he loves a woman.”
She’s not afraid of anything or anyone, but when The Riot kidnaps her along with Chevy things turn upside down and she will never be the same girl that she was the day before. Violet’s aspect of life changes, and she will see everything very differently. There is a war between the Terror and the Riot and it all comes down to her strength mentally to overcome the problems that are coming her way.
All eyes are on her, whether she will break or make it…and not only that but she has to be strong for both Chevy and herself through it all.
“I thought loving people was supposed to be easy,” he says quietly. “But it’s the hardest thing I’ve done. I wish I knew how to love you right.”
“I’ve told you how to love me. You aren’t willing to love me how I need to be loved.”
Chevy has always been in love with Violet. But Violet broke their relationship up because Chevy couldn’t choose between her or the club. It has always been a breaking point and a subject that they do not want to face when it comes to their relationship. Yet Chevy never gave up on trying to win her back, and after this traumatizing event he will not give up and will continue to fight by her side. Together they are a team and with the help of Oz and Razor they will overcome the problems that they are now facing with the Riot. If only secrets aren’t being kept from each other…
“I love you. I always have, always will. I understand the promises you’re talking about and I understand why you can’t make them, but I’m going to make a promise to you. No matter which way this plays out, I promise to love you and do my best to make sure whatever path we go down together or separately will be the one that hurts you the least.”
It is all a matter of trust and loyalty. To each other and to the Club.
“Do you trust me?”
Of course I did. Trusted him to be the first boy to hold my hand. Trusted him to be the first boy I kissed. Trusted him to be the first for so many things.
Overall this book is filled with love, trust and loyalty. I highly recommend it, especially if you start from the very beginning of the series to understand it all. I love how the story closes up by allowing us to see what the Reign of Terror goes through as a club and yet another major challenge. All the characters and their traits, the fact that Eli is still a main character and almost like a father figure to Violet, like he was with Breanna in Nowhere but Here and just how much he fights for family and the club. Another reason why I love this series is because of that, the feeling of family and love is incorporated and it makes you feel welcomed and a part of the family just by getting to know each and every character. It is as if you are there with the club and everyone is fighting with you and not against you.
“As much as you want to, you can’t take all our pain away. Hurting, it’s a part of life, and if you try to stop any of us from being in pain, that means you’re not allowing us to actually live.”
This book is beautifully written, as always when it comes to Katie McGarry, and everything just makes sense and flows so easily. I highly recommend it, and I really do suggest that you read all of her previous books as well!
“I love you,” I whisper. “I can’t remember a time when I haven’t loved you.”