Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Review: Anywhere by J. Meyers

Published: August 30, 2013
Format: eBook
My rating: 5/5 stars!!
 
Synopsis from Goodreads:
 
Skye Whitcomb is running from her troubles, and where better to run than Europe? Fresh out of college, she makes quick plans with her best friend Paige and hops on a plane.

Of course, nothing ever goes as planned—at least not for her. First, Paige has to bail, and Skye’s left to travel alone. Then she meets sweet and sexy Asher Benedict in Paris, and sparks fly after a night together on the train to Rome. He’s all kinds of perfect for her, but the timing couldn’t be worse since she was running from the altar when she left—so the last thing she wants right now is a relationship.

But Skye’s about to discover that no matter how far you run, love can find you anywhere.
 
To me, there is nothing better than to finish a book and feel so overwhelmingly satisfied that you grin like a fool for hours afterwards, and this is exactly how Anywhere made me feel! Being a huge fan of J. Meyers' YA paranormal series, Intangible, I jumped at the chance to read Anywhere when given the opportunity. Anywhere is J's first New Adult contemporary novel, and she absolutely nailed her debut! I LOVE this book so much!

Skye is the protagonist of this novel and she's funny, relatable and honest. I enjoyed experiencing everything through her perspective, especially since her journey takes place in Europe! The book opens with Skye just beginning her big backpacking trip through Europe. Her trip may seem like she's running away from her problems back in America, but really this is an important journey of self-discovery and learning what she really needs and wants out of life--this is something that will really resonate with the reader, in my opinion. After a rocky start she has a chance encounter with Asher at a train station in France, and everything falls into place from here.

Asher is so swoon-worthy that I almost literally felt my heart melting. He's so sweet, genuine and just plain sexy! Like Skye, he's also backpacking through Europe, but he has his own reasons for taking this trip. The more I learned about him the more I was rooting for him and Skye. I really enjoyed how their relationship progressed; their chemistry is so natural and easy that it's difficult not to completely lose yourself in their combined charm. Also, let me just mention that the steamy encounters between these two may very well set you on fire, so be ready to be dazzled and have something at the ready you can use to fan yourself! Shout out to J for expertly executing those HOT scenes!!

As I mentioned before, the fact that this book takes place in Europe is a huge reason to love this story even more! J. Meyers is so descriptive and paints a very alluring picture of several of the countries visited by Skye and Asher. It makes me want to plan my own trip to Europe so I can experience these places myself! But, aside from the beautifully described scenery and passionate connection between Skye and Asher, I also love the fact that this story is so fun and feels so real. It's personal and touching on so many levels. Go read this book NOW! You won't regret it!

*Very special thanks go to J. Meyers for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review!

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