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Series: Living Heartwood
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance, Social Issues
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Also in this series: The Darkest Part
Also by this author: Of Silver & Beasts, The Darkest Part
Sometimes you have to lose your way before finding the right track.
The roar of a bike engine. The vibration between her thighs. The feel of cool darkness kissing her skin as she coasts along twisty back roads at night—Melody Lachlan lives for these things. Ever since Mel and her best friend Darla escaped their small, backwoods town, they’ve traveled the countryside in search of fast rides, tatted bikers, and good times.
A self-proclaimed poet and lover of all things free, Mel views her life as one long bike ride—with pit stops along the way to numb the pain. But she never saw herself as a junkie. Party as hard as you ride. That’s her motto…until a tragic night steals her soul. Then she’s forced to delve below the surface, to where her demons rage.
When she meets recovered drug addict Boone Randall, she’s more likely to deck him than kiss his dimple-adorable face. She doesn’t want his help; doesn’t want to own up to her part in that night. She just wants to do her time and keep her promise to her friend. Yet Boone challenges Mel, and soon she doesn’t mind sharing the road. Only when Boone’s own secret demons threaten their newfound, fragile security, Mel’s course becomes rocky, and she must decide if letting her well-worn track marks fade is worth finding a new path.
Told from Dual point of view from Melody and Boone, this is a New Adult Contemporary Romance intended for readers seventeen years of age and older.
Losing track is dark, gritty, and honest. I love that it deals with substance abuse and shows that there is hope after going through hell.
I was so happy when I learned that Mel was going to have her own book. I loved her small part in The Darkest Part, and wanted a better life for her. She goes through so many things in this book. She has to deal with the fact that she is an addict. She never saw it before, but awful events show her that she has a problem. I freaking love Boone. He’s got his own demons, and they are heartbreaking.
The relationship between Boone & Mel has rocky moments. Both of them know they aren’t good for the other, but try the whole friends thing. They lean on each other more than they realize. I loved seeing the progress of these characters. They have had so many awful things happen because of choices they made, but have to learn to accept them. It’s definitely not an easy road.
I can’t wait to see what comes next in this series, and hope we get glimpses of these characters in the next installment.