The only person poetry-loving Cali Monroe hates more than herself is Logan Waters, the geeky kid who lives in the dorm building next to hers.
Ever since Cali's parents told her she would amount to nothing, she has felt entirely inadequate. Friendless and alone, she takes on the mean girl role in hopes it will make her feel better--and Logan serves as the perfect target. He infuriates her with his obnoxiously long lashes, his all too perfect dimpled smile, and his complete lack of personality outside of his intelligence. It doesn't hurt that he's part of the reason her brother is dead, either. So Cali hates him, and he returns the favor. Thus, their prank-filled, insult-driven rivalry is born, and torturing Logan quickly becomes the highlight of her life.
But when Cali's parents set them up on a blind date, she begins to realize Logan might not be as boring as she always thought. He shares her love of poetry, takes a sadistic pleasure in making fun of crepes, and he makes her blush when he calls her smile pretty.
And hey, maybe those long lashes of his aren't that obnoxious after all…
Two Roads is New Adult Romance about finding love, standing out, and learning to embrace who you are. It contains some language and mild sexual content.
“Then go to him,” I say quietly, and now I look up to meet her gaze. Her brown eyes are hard and strong, watching me intently. “Go out with him,” I continue. “Or don’t. But don’t let him go. Because if someone can be constantly on your mind like that, if they can always make you smile, if they can cheer you up one way or another, then you have to go to them. You have to tell them what they mean to you and then you can go out with them or you can stay friends or you can barely ever talk to them, but you enjoy yourself, you have fun, and then you hold fast to them and never, ever let them go. Because if someone, just by their existence, can brighten up your whole day, you have to try like hell to keep them in your life.” I take a long breath as soon as the words finish tumbling out of my mouth, a jumble of thoughts and feelings that, for me, couldn’t be more true. I don’t know where they came from other than straight from that goddamn unpredictable heart of mine, and as soon as the words leave my mouth, I know my subconscious has been working on them for a long time.'
4 STAR REVIEW!!!
L.M. Augustine wrote a beautiful story. It was funny & witty, charming & cynical.
I loved Cali and Logan.
They were enemies, sworn from the beginning by themselves to hate each other. If there is one person Cali Monroe hates, it's Logan Waters.
A set up encounter by their relentless parents, throws them into each other's paths again. They develop more than just a hate relationship. Through their love for poetry and writing, they develop a love & an understanding of each other..
Cali realizes the person she was hating, Logan, was not who he really is. I loved their rediscovery of each other. They began to understand the way the other was and not hate them for being who their were.
L.M. Augustine made an easy fan in me. Cali & Logan had this feel of them that made you fall in love.
You fell in love with them along with them falling in love with each other on the pages of this book. I loved the references to other authors as well in this book. You can tell a true reader/ writer from the way they can understand the beautiful works of other authors.
I can't wait to see more from L.M. Augustine. He has such a way with words that captivates you and Two Roads holds you from front to back.
I loved this book beyond the story, I loved the characters. I loved the writing & I loved all the beautiful poems on the pages of this book.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful story with us!!!
L.M. Augustine is a YA romance author who is obsessed with writing about dorky teenagers, love, and happy endings. He currently lives in New England, where he spends far too much time reading books and screaming at his computer, and he believes that the solution to the world’s problems can be found in chocolate cake.
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