Twenty-year-old fiery film student Brighton
Holmes knows exactly what she wants: an epic adventure on the open road in her
late father’s 1969 Chevelle, alone. Her
quest is to visit all fifty states and find a place to call home. When a family friend asks for a favor, UK rocker
in recovery, Alex Stihl, joins her on the road trip, stirring up trouble; the
last thing she needs. It doesn’t help that he has a mob of fans and a crazy ex-girlfriend
tailing his every move.
Brighton and Alex clash as they cruise out of
New York, she grows resigned in the rolling hills of Amish country, and he
crashes hard in a hotel on the edge of the Smoky Mountains. While Brighton
seeks a place to wash her mind of the past, Alex dodges reminders of heartbreak.They both try to escape everything they have in
common: heartache, loss, and confusion about what’s next. But the magic of New
Orleans unites Brighton and Alex as they fight desperately for the other until
the stars in the desert sky lead them to discover exactly what they’re resisting
and missing. When they reach the Oregon coast, Brighton
uncovers her musical talent, bringing them closer together and helping her
reconcile losing her father. But the trip comes to an end when they arrive in
Los Angeles. Real life intervenes, splitting them apart; she moves into her new
off-campus apartment and he has to return to his band.After the semester begins, Brighton tries to
shake her mind loose from Alex, but the memory of his sexy voice, rainy day
eyes, and the miles they shared stays with her like a song stuck in her head.
Six months later, when his band returns to Los Angeles for a concert, the
compass of her heart finally leads her home.
Riordan Hall is the author of upper young adult and new adult fiction. She
spends her days with her family, writing (what else?!) at the custom-made desk
her husband crafted, or seaside, pretending to be a mermaid. Click here for the long author
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