Two Roads by L.M. Augustine

Two RoadsL.M. AugustineNA Contemporary RomanceAugust 26, 2013Kindle246

The only person poetry-loving Cali Monroe hates more than herself is Logan Waters, the geeky kid who lives in the dorm building next to hers.

Ever since Cali’s parents told her she would amount to nothing, she has felt entirely inadequate. Friendless and alone, she takes on the mean girl role in hopes it will make her feel better–and Logan serves as the perfect target. He infuriates her with his obnoxiously long lashes, his all too perfect dimpled smile, and his complete lack of personality outside of his intelligence. It doesn’t hurt that he’s part of the reason her brother is dead, either. So Cali hates him, and he returns the favor. Thus, their prank-filled, insult-driven rivalry is born, and torturing Logan quickly becomes the highlight of her life.

But when Cali’s parents set them up on a blind date, she begins to realize Logan might not be as boring as she always thought. He shares her love of poetry, takes a sadistic pleasure in making fun of crepes, and he makes her blush when he calls her smile pretty.

And hey, maybe those long lashes of his aren’t that obnoxious after all…

Two Roads is New Adult Romance about finding love, standing out, and learning to embrace who you are. It contains some language and mild sexual content.

What happens when two old friends, now “enemies” collide and are forced to confront their shared past? Sparks fly. Two Roads by L.M Augustine is a sweet New Adult novel about friendship, forgiveness, and free will. Cali and Logan’s story also inspired a newfound respect for poetry.

Cali Monroe hates herself but loves poetry. Ever since her older brother committed suicide, her parents have pushed her to into the uncomfortable of “perfect daughter,” when she feels anything but. To cope with her anger, she writes poems about herself in third person and publically hates her brother’s best friend, Logan Waters, who she also blames for her brother’s death.

Logan Waters seems to have moved on from the sad past he shares with Cali, but his external happy-go-lucky persona isn’t necessarily the full truth. When circumstances bring their feud to a stand-still and he learns of Cali’s love of poetry, he begins entertaining some new hopes for their strained relationship.

I was so lucky to get an eARC of this fabulous book. Cali and Logan’s story took me on a roller coaster of emotions. Their witty and sarcastic conversations and their ridiculous pranks made me smile. The tragic incident that scars Cali was poignant and authentically described. The rest of the book was just as amazing. The main theme of the story is encapsulated in the title: Two Roads, which also alludes to the famous Robert Frost poem, “The Road Not Taken.” The past affects the future, but it is the choices made in the present that define us. And to think it’s L.M’s NA debut, and second novel! I definitely recommend this story to fans of his Click to Subscribe and fans of sweet love stories.

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