Review: Right Of Way

Jun •  4 •  2013
Review: Right Of WayRight Of Way by Lauren Barnholdt
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Simon Pulse on July 9th 2013
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary/Romance
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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Can a road trip repair a romance gone wrong? Find out in this standalone companion to Lauren Barnholdt’s Two-way Street.

Here are Peyton and Jace, meeting on vacation. Click! It’s awesome, it’s easy, it’s romantic. This is the real deal.

Unless it isn’t. Because when you’re in love, you don’t just stop calling one day. And you don’t keep secrets. Or lie. And when your life starts falling apart, you’re supposed to have the other person to lean on.

Here are Peyton and Jace again, broken up but thrown together on a road trip. One of them is lying about the destination. One of them is pretending not to be leaving something behind. And neither of them is prepared for what’s coming on the road ahead…

Another summer read on my pile,  beautiful and moving, this story is great!

1. Realistic. The realism of family problems and dealing with your parents who are the ones who have the problem is the best part. Most teens have to carry such a large load that is not meant for them to carry. I loved how well this part of the story is told to the reader. Piece by piece, uncovering every dark secret.

2. Love. In the midst of the craziness, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Love and friendship. And this girl really needed that. She needed that help and guidance. I like that there is hope when all seem is lost.

3. Family. Finally a good sets of parents or rather should I say mom. I love it when parents are involved. They don’t judge but just help.

4. Truth. Facing the truth is hard. And making the decision to ask for help because of what your parents do is harder. In the end, Peyton learn a hard lesson.

5. Road trip. When you are running away, why not a road trip? It gives you time to think and the plan out exactly what do. Though, life throws you curve balls so nothing ever ends up how you wanted it to be, still, you learn a lot.

My only gripe is that it sort of ended incomplete. Even though Peyton faced what she needed to do, there are still a lot of unanswered questions between Jace and Peyton.

Overall, Right Of Way is a great book. It’s a cute summer read that gives you exactly what you need. A road trip, a cute boy and love that is awesome.

I give it 4 BITES!


Happy Reading!




  1. Jenny
    Jun 4, 2013

    I read Two Way Street, my first book by this author, and really enjoyed it so I’m looking forward to reading more by her! I’m bummed the ending is left a little open with Jace and Peyton, but other than that this sounds like a fantastic read. Thanks for your thoughts Savy!

  2. I love road trip books. This sounds good, but it’s too bad there were unanswered questions at the end.

  3. Giselle
    Jun 4, 2013

    Oh this sounds right up my alley and perfect for summer!!

  4. I don’t know. I don’t like the sound of the ending. I might be able to handle it if it was a series, but a standalone? Eep! Still, brilly review!

  5. Jen @ YA Romantics
    Jun 4, 2013

    I have this on my kindle and am excited to read it…
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

  6. Kate @ Ex Libris
    Jun 5, 2013

    I’m all about summer road trip books! I have this on my reader and I can’t wait to get to it!

  7. Wendy Darling
    Jun 5, 2013

    Ooo, I love road trip books! This one sounds like a great summer read. I haven’t read her previous road trip book yet, but I know a lot of my friends liked it.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  8. Candace
    Jun 5, 2013

    I have read one book by this author and didn’t love it, but this one sounds pretty good. I love when parents are present. I’m a bit concerned about it not having a completeness to it though.