They say opposites attract. For Jack and Amelie, that statement is about as close to the truth as it gets.
She runs from anything that so much smells like love. And, well, as for Jack, he’s always been a fan of the chase. Especially where she’s concerned.
Which is exactly what happens when he proposes… to accompany her on a cross-country road trip.
A bet is made. True to form, Jack puts everything on the table—while Amelie keeps her cards tucked close to her heart.
The question remaining when it all shakes out—is whether it’s possible they can both win?
Will a road trip across the country finally teach them to meet in the middle? Or simply drive them further apart?
This is the continuation of a love story that (like many) was never really over.
What a book!!! This is my first ever book by Britney King and I fell in love with her writing instantly. It’s so poetic, so full of depth and vivid, that I felt like I was part of these story. I was brought to tears by her wonderful words more than once, but by the end I was left content and happy by this incredible love story.
Anywhere with You, follows Jack and Amelie and their whirlwind romance. When we’re first introduced to Jack we could see that he loves Amelie, but because of some unspoken events he needs to get away. Amelie feels the same about Jack, but she’s not the type of person who wants to settle down. She loves to take photos and travel the world doing what she adores comes always first. Their story spans over years, we get to see them at their highest and lowest moments, we get to see them realize that there is a type of love that’s worth fighting for.
I can’t say a lot about the plot, but I feel the need to say this is the type of story that will stay with you for a long time if not forever. It’s a love between two emotionally broken people, who don’t think they are worthy of it. Most of the book is them running away from a feeling that comes naturally, but when they finally get together is one for the record books. Seeing Jack and Amelie together was memorable – their interactions are full of chemistry, sensuality, but also a lot of ‘learning’. Together they discover who they want to be and what they want to do, and they come to the realization that a love like theirs isn’t easy to let go of.
I adored how the author incorporated Jack’s mother’s letters in this story. They were always there to give us an insight into why he’s so closed off to love, but were also enlightening for the character, and helped with his character development.
The writing was incredible. I was blown away by the author’s capacity to catch my attention from page one to finish. She didn’t need gimmicks to keep me entertained, no explicit sex scenes or a weak, virginal heroine – all she needed were her words, the vivid descriptions and two lovable, yet flawed characters with wanderlust in their blood, but who, in the end, only needed the adventures provided by one another to be happy.
***ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review***
5+++++ ‘wanderlust’ stars
Britney King writes modern love stories for mature audiences. She is the author of five novels which have been featured on various bestseller lists and is currently at work on number six.
She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, five children, two dogs, one ridiculous cat, and a partridge in a pear tree.
In her spare time, you might find Britney running, reading, or spending time utilizing the wonderful venues that make her city great.