The Road Ahead

A Really Cute Story

4.5 out of 5 stars

I’ve had this adorable book on my list for a while now – I finally got to jump into it over the weekend. Let me tell you, this one is really cute. It’s an enemies-to-lovers (really it’s enemies-to-almost lovers… let’s see what happens). And it was a really cute version of one. Usually when there is someone who is the “enemy” in these books they’re simply unbearable, but I thought that Radley gave each character their own rough edges. Enough that once they both finally let their guard down it ended up smoothing them out.

The story itself was cute and very easy to read. Two people are stranded when flights home for Christmas get cancelled. They are both looking for the last rental car. One can pay and the other cannot. They end up car sharing the ride home and the ensuing drive has them butting heads and learning about each other taking them from strangers to strangers who have spent 24 hours in a car with each other.

The Road Ahead also covers a lot more than just this cute new love story. It covers a lot of different deep topics I wasn’t expecting including taking care of a sick parent (and all of the “baggage” that comes along with that) to dealing with someone who is trying to pin your wings down and change you. It deals with what love really is vs what people settle for, and so much more. I thought that Radley did a great job getting all of that into the length of this book.

Overall, this book was just what I needed. It put a smile on my face. It made me cry. It made me feel all the feelings. Radley is a great author and she was really able to bring out all of my emotions during my read of this one. I’m even more excited because the second book in this series just came out and I’ll be reading it shortly.

This was my first audiobook narrated by Ella Lynch and I thought that she did a great job. She was able to give each woman a different voice and different attitudes behind each voice. And her narration speed and cadence allowed for me to blow through this adorable story.

Book Description:

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Two women from very different backgrounds forced to share a long journey home. Will they work together or pull each other apart?

Rebecca is stuck in Portugal. All planes to England are grounded, and it’s only two days until Christmas. Desperate to get home but without money to hire a car, she’s stuck. She sees an opportunity when she meets a snobby businesswoman with a broken leg, a platinum credit card, and a desire to get home.

A tentative agreement is struck in order to reach their destination before the festive deadline. Will they make it, or will they kill each other along the way?

A heartwarming enemies-to-lovers romance with a twist. Discover The Road Ahead and make your own journey home today.

The Road Ahead by A.E. Radley, Amanda Radley
Narrator: Ella Lynch
Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
Series: Around The World #1
Published by Heartsome Publishing on September 17th 2018
Genres: Romance
Format: Audiobook
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