Reaction Review: On the Way to You by Kandi Steiner

Posted November 16, 2017 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Reaction Review: On the Way to You by Kandi SteinerOn the Way to You by Kandi Steiner
on November 16, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Format: eARC
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What makes you happy?

That was the question Emery Reed asked me the day we met, and I couldn’t give him a single answer. I could have said my dog, or my books, or yoga — but I just stared.

And then, I got in his car.

It was crazy to take a road trip with a stranger, but after years of standing still, he was my one-way ticket to a new life, and I wasn’t going to miss it.

We shared the same space, the same car, the same hotel room — and still, we were strangers. One day we’d be laughing, the next, we wouldn’t speak. Emery was surrounded by impenetrable walls, but I wanted in.

Discovering his journal changed everything.

I read his thoughts, words not meant for anyone’s eyes, and the more I learned about him, the harder I fell. It turned out nothing made Emery Reed happy, and I wanted to change that.

I earned his trust by violating his privacy, and as wrong as it was, it worked — until one entry revealed a darkness I never knew existed, a timer I never knew was ticking.

Suddenly, what made me happy was saving Emery from himself. I just didn’t know if I could.

Reaction Review

So I’m going to say that my reaction review only last to half of the book because I got sucked in and forgot to record the rest of my reactions.

  • I really like Tammy. She’s a gal I’d love to have in my corner.
  • Woah…nice to meet you Mr. Mysterious. I’ll run away with you.
  • Cooper might be slightly crazy to hop in a car with a stranger. Maybe I’m just a little paranoid.
  • Wow, talk about an opening line for a chapter. That makes me incredibly sad.
  • Ugh this makes me so sad for Cooper.
  • Ohhhhh random questions from Emery are fun!!
  • I’ve thought the exact thing Emery does. There must be aliens.
  • Ooo I love twenty questions. Definitely a way to get to know someone.
  • Road trips must include New Orleans if it’s on the way.
  • Oooo Girl, put that book down right now.
  • Best friends are honestly the best humans in the universe.
  • I’d be distracted by that too. Just sayin’.
  • I would LOVE to spend Halloween in New Orleans.
  • Skeevey guys at bars are the worst.
  • Thumbs up to Emery for stepping in.
  • The bad days make me hurt for Emery.
  • I’m a little jealous Cooper is going to a casino at 20. I’m 32 and I’ve never been.
  • Now I️ NEED to know what’s going on with Emery.
  • Maybe that pause from Emery was to see if she would have any objections???
  • Girl, don’t be snooping through his things.
  • Wow… that’s a lot to get off Cooper’s chest. But I understand where she’s coming from.
  • A road trip with Cooper would be so much freaking fun.
  • What a way for Emery to find out about Cooper…
  • But damn, what a gentleman and not saying anything.
  • Holy tension batman
  • My heart breaks for Cooper
  • And the chapter 11 heading “finally not in Texas anymore” is beyond accurate.
One of my favorite things about Steiner is that she writes characters that are relatable. I can see bits of myself in both Emery and Cooper. I know how they feel at times. She always manages to make me laugh, cry, hurt, and then be content with the outcome. Each story is a journey, and this one now one of my new favorites.

About Kandi Steiner

Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa with her husband. Kandi works full time as a social media specialist, but also works part time as a Zumba fitness instructor and blackjack dealer.

Kandi started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies).

When Kandi isn’t working or writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine – not necessarily in that order.  

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About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I’m a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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