Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she's curious about her biological father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent—but that doesn't mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns into an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both.
Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They're the good guys. They protect people. They're…family. And while Emily—the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club's most respected member—is in town, he's gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it's his shot at his dream. What he doesn't count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down.
No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home.
So What Did I Think Of Nowhere but Here by Katie McGarry?
Katie McGarry does such a great job at pulling me into her stories and Nowhere but Here was no exception. I have read my fair share of motorcycle club books, some I loved and some wasn’t for me, so I was very curious and excited to read Katie McGarry’s take on a motorcycle club. I’m relieved to say that I was very happy with the way things turned out.
The drama completely pulled me in with all of Emily’s deep family drama and the forbidden romance with her and the motorcycle club prospect Oz. All of the secrets between Emily’s mom, stepdad and father who was a part of the motorcycle club Reign of Terror, plus the issues with dangerous rival MC made things super intense and exciting.
I really liked the juxtaposition of Emily who was this normal, a bit sheltered nice girl being thrown into her father’s and his family’s tough and gritty world. What made things better for me was after the rough start being introduced to her relatives, Emily didn’t wallow in denial and run back home but stayed to really get down to the bottom of what was really going down. Emily stepped up to the challenge of her grandmother to find the truth.
With Emily being this nice sheltered girl with deep seeded issues and Oz being this hard goal oriented tough biker, it made their relationship very interesting, sexy and exciting. To see these two who came from such different lifestyles and an initial dislike for each other come together and have this strong chemistry and very sexy romance greatly added to the story.
I really enjoyed their growth as characters, Emily gaining independence and Oz seeing that there was more to life then just being a part of the motorcycle club. All the characters were diverse, complex and compelling adding so much depth to the story. Overall Nowhere but Here by Katie McGarry took me on a wild ride which in the end I loved!