This summer, I took a cross country road trip with my family. We drove to San Antonio, Texas and returned. Along the way we hit eight states, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, and Ohio. I have chosen a book to represent each one of these states.
Even though we started in Cleveland, Ohio (we also ended there, so I am saving the best for last), I am covering my first day traveled in this blog. I have also included a map, if like my mom, you need one to know where we are in the United States.
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
Set in Kentucky, this book is about the romance that evolves between Echo and Noah. Each has a difficult past and both are still working through old wounds. Yet, it is through these old tragedies that they are able find a connection with the other. Steamy romance, perfect for keeping you interested throughout the state of Kentucky.
The Road to You by Alecia Whitaker
Technically, this book does not entirely take place in Tennessee, it represents all of the things you associate with Tennessee and Nashville. It is the second in a series, but I read it out of order and lived. It is about the country recording artist Bird, who has recently been catapulted to super-stardom. Think Taylor Swift in her early years. Bird has a difficult time staying ground and true to her music, when faced with the flashy lights of Hollywood. She is on her first big tour across the country, to ultimately end up in her new Hollywood apartment. Her parents are along for the ride, especially because her dad is her manager. There are many big changes for this small town girl. Hello romantic love triangles and various romantic crushes. It is a perfect match for a cross country road trip through Tennessee. Also, it is pretty clean, for a romance book (you know positive morals and such).