Open Road Summer by Emery Lord - Review

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
Published by: Walker on April 15th, 2014
Pages: 342
Format: Hardcover
Genre: Contemporary
Source: Purchased
Rating: 5/5
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FROM GOODREADS: After breaking up with her bad-news boyfriend, Reagan O'Neill is ready to leave her rebellious ways behind... and her best friend, country superstar Lilah Montgomery, is nursing a broken heart of her own. Fortunately, Lilah's 24-city tour is about to kick off, offering a perfect opportunity for a girls-only summer of break-up ballads and healing hearts. But when Matt Finch joins the tour as its opening act, his boy-next-door charm proves difficult for Reagan to resist, despite her vow to live a drama-free existence. This summer, Reagan and Lilah will navigate the ups and downs of fame and friendship as they come to see that giving your heart to the right person is always a risk worth taking. A fresh new voice in contemporary romance, Emery Lord's gorgeous writing hits all the right notes.


Dear Open Road Summer, 

WOW! For once, I can say that I'm glad that I listened to all the Hype Monsters that have been plaguing my Twitter feed the past few weeks. You have been one of the most talked about books recently. I can honestly say, I haven't seen ONE bad thing said about you. Of course, I haven't dug through reviews or anything, but everyone just raves and raves and RAVES about you, and boy, oh boy! THEY WERE SO SO SO RIGHT!! I bought you on the hunch that I would soon be one of those raving fools, and SUCCESS!

I simply cannot get enough of your cuteness. The friendship between Reagan and Dee (Lilah) is one of the most beautifully written friendships I have ever read. It reminded me of my own best friend, Christina, in so many ways, and had me reminiscing not only our tons of crazy adventures together, but the way we are always there for one another- NO MATTER WHAT. That's the truest form of best friendship. You were such a refreshing pick for me to read at this time in my life, because even though, my best friend and I are going down different paths in our lives, we still stick by each others side. Plus, it's actually our five year friend-a-versary this week, so winning! I like to think that Reagan and Dee would be the type of besties that would be crazy enough to celebrate their friend-a-versaries as well!

Now, on to your insane swooniness. *fans self* WHERE CAN I FIND A MATT FINCH OF MY OWN?! Any ideas? Because I want- No, I NEED one! Stat. Matt Finch has easily landed a spot on my Top Five Book Boyfriends list. Every lady deserves a Matt Finch in my opinion, and I am super glad that I pre-ordered you so I was able to get an "I LOVE MATT FINCH" pin from Emery. It's easily one of my new fav pins!

Honestly, there's really nothing bad I can say about you, Open Road Summer. You were fantastic, amazing, wonderful, da bomb diggity.... I could go on and on and on, but I'll refrain- for now. My fellow readers should prepare themselves for the major book pushing I'm preparing to do for you! I sincerely hope your author, Emery Lord, writes more Reagan and Dee stories. I wouldn't mind reading a spin-off book told from Dee's POV, because I would totes be down for that!!!!  For now though, I'll just have to settle for rereading you all the time, and that's why I give you the highly coveted rating of FIVE hearts! WOOT!

Love Always, 


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  1. This was a five-star book for me as well. I really enjoyed the friendship between the two; very little drama, so much love. Glad you loved it. :)

    1. It was everything a friendship should be! I'm glad you loved it as much as I did! :)

  2. I've known my best friend for 8 years now and she's pretty awesome, and I love reading about friendships. There wasn't many around but they seem to finally resurfacing (yay!). I haven't read this one yet (I know, I really want to get onto that as soon as I can read a "me" book) but seriously, I haven't heard any bad stuff about it either, so it definitely seems like genuine hype. :) Glad you enjoyed it so much! I'm really looking forward to meeting Matt Finch ;).

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

    1. It is genuine hype! I picked this one up due to all the hype, and was pleasantly surprised at how much I adored this one! There aren't many novels with friendships like this one. I'm glad they are making a resurface!! WOW! 8 years!? That's awesome Kirsty! Congrats on your 8 year friend-a-versary :)

  3. Well, I'm not sure I'm in the right emotional state for this book, but after your review I know I need to read it eventually!!
    I love this new format for your reviews, as a letter to the book! Great idea, Becca!

    1. *PUSH PUSH PUSH PUSH PUSH* Thank you Pili! I really like writing them this way. I can be as silly as I want now with my review! :)

  4. I've heard SO many good things about this book... and I must say I'm intrigued! It kind of sounds like a lot of other books that I didn't end up liking. But this one must be different because so many people are loving it! I love how you said the friendship aspect is a big part. Usually it's all about the guy :( I think I will give this one a chance... thanks!

    1. My interest was def piqued after hearing all the hype, and honestly, this is one book that I can say that hype was genuine. I adored it so much. The guy is a minor part. This book is all about Chicks before well, um, D*cks. BUT the guy is super worth reading about! I'm anxious to hear your thoughts, Michelle! :)

  5. I love books with a good friendship! :) And this one with music! Definitely going to keep my eyes out for this one. :D

    1. IT IS AMAZING! This is one book that I actually plan on doing a reread of in the future! :)


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