On the Way to You, an all-new emotional standalone from Kandi Steiner is LIVE!
On the Way to You by Kandi Steiner
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publishing Date: November 16th, 2017
What makes you happy?
That was the question Emery Reed asked me the day we met, and I couldn’t give him a single answer. I could have said my dog, or my books, or yoga — but I just stared.
And then, I got in his car.
It was crazy to take a road trip with a stranger, but after years of standing still, he was my one-way ticket to a new life, and I wasn’t going to miss it.
We shared the same space, the same car, the same hotel room — and still, we were strangers.
One day we’d be laughing, the next, we wouldn’t speak. Emery was surrounded by impenetrable walls, but I wanted in.
Discovering his journal changed everything.
I read his thoughts, words not meant for anyone’s eyes, and the more I learned about him, the harder I fell. It turned out nothing made Emery Reed happy, and I wanted to change that.
I earned his trust by violating his privacy, and as wrong as it was, it worked — until one entry revealed a darkness I never knew existed, a timer I never knew was ticking.
Suddenly, what made me happy was saving Emery from himself. I just didn’t know if I could.
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About the Author:
Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa. Kandi works full time as a social media specialist, but also works part time as a Zumba fitness instructor and blackjack dealer.
Kandi started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies).
When Kandi isn’t working or writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine – not necessarily in that order.
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** ARC kindly provided for an honest review. **
On the Way to You was an unexpected and surprising journey. I didn’t expected to be heading off to a road trip, one that would stay on my mind for a long time, and that question that seems so meaningless: « What makes you happy? » but really makes sense once you get on this road trip with Cooper and Emery.
If a stranger would ask that question to you, what would be your answer?
One question changed Cooper Owen’s life. That one day, that girl who was trapped in her little town, stuck in her life, was hoping for a better future. She might be seen like fragile and naive, too sunshine and rainbows, joyful in spite of what she went through. And when you get closer, you could see how tough, the fighter she was. The kind of fictional character I’d love to meet in a story.
Emery Reed… a guy as much intriguing as fascinating. The author did an amazing work when it came to this character’s psychology. Tortured, dark, totally the opposite of Cooper’s sunshine personality. I admit, I do like that tortured character. His pain reached out to me, some things I could relate to as well, and oh my if it didn’t hit right in the feels. It was written with such sincerity, speaking about tough issues that the author pointed out in an interesting point of view.
I was swimming into this turmoil of emotions, switching to happy times that would warm my heart to the ones that almost broke me.
It was at times brutal, insanely honest, raw. I appreciated how the author could convey emotions. How in just one look, one touch, you could feel everything. The tension in the air was definitely palpable, the sparkling was here, and the butterflies… wow!
And then there was a little glitch, I’m a bit picky here. After this incredible journey we went on, I was high on feelings, I was so into it. The moment you know that the tables are going to turn, inevitable and leading to heartbreak happened… I was conflicted. And then I was thinking about everything they went through, I wanted more expanding. It felt to me a bit rushed, like things were solved a little easily. I wished more chapters that would give more emotional impact to their story. It was just frustrating to me but it didn’t undermine the beautiful writing.
Overall, I really enjoyed it even if I felt slightly disappointed by some parts especially in the last chapters, I would like to stress how this book moved me. A magnificent story full of strength and hope, reminding us that you should take what’s life has to offer, and our lives are worth, to fight when it’s hard, to take the chance, as crazy as it seemed sometimes.