Release Date: 22nd November 2015
The Road to Paradise is never easy
After a year on the coast, Lexie Atkinson can't settle back into country life. She’s missing the glitzy, gritty nightlife of the big city and the group of misfit friends she’d loved to hate. She knows to move forward she has to go back – back to face the guy who stole her heart.
But when Lexie arrives in Paradise City to work out if her future includes bad-boy surfer, Luke Ballantine, he is nowhere to be found.
With no home, no money and no Luke, Lexie gets a job slinging drinks at the wild Wipe Out Bar. Soon her heartache is eased when broody bar owner, Dean Saville, starts taking an interest and stirs more than just her drinks. But nothing is ever as it seems in Paradise City and when Luke barrels back into town, Lexie has a choice to make. But who will end up with the broken heart: Luke, Dean … or Lexie?
ARC received from publisher via Netgalley for an honest review
You will need to have read Paradise City to get the full effect of Paradise Road
At the end of Paradise City, Ballantine broke Lexie's (and my) heart.
Now Lexie is back, and her story is bigger and better than ever!
Whilst I liked Paradise City, I LOVED Paradise Road - so much more than I thought I would!
This is Lexie's road to self discovery, to prove to herself and everyone else that she is more than that girl from the country.
Ballantine is still gone, and now Dean is becoming a part of her life - much to both her and Dean's surprise.
I adored Lexie and Dean's banter - there is a real love/hate thing going on, but as the reader you can feel, you just know that there is more.
I was really happy with where Lexie's story took us. I felt a lot more depth, a lot more emotion with where she is in this part of the story as to where she was during Paradise City.
CJ Duggan drew all the emotions out of me with Paradise Road - I laughed, I teared up, got mad.
Paradise Road is a wonderful conclusion to the Paradise series, and I look forward to what she brings us next.
C.J Duggan is an Internationally Number One Best Selling Author who lives with her husband in a rural border town of New South Wales, Australia. When she isn't writing books about swoony boys and 90's pop culture you will find her renovating her hundred-year-old Victorian homestead or annoying her local travel agent for a quote to escape the chaos. The Boys of Summer is Book One in her highly successful New Adult Romance Series.