Long Way Home (Thunder Road Series #3)

Long Way Home (Thunder Road Series #3)

by Katie McGarry

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ISBN-13: 9781488015267
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 01/31/2017
Series: Katie McGarry's Thunder Road Series , #3
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 83,805
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

KATIE MCGARRY was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, and reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan. Katie would love to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website, katielmcgarry.com, follow her on Twitter @KatieMcGarry or become a fan on Facebook and Goodreads.

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Long Way Home (Thunder Road Series #3) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Bookfreak_101 More than 1 year ago
Where to even start? I loved this book beyond words, but I will try to explain how much I loved this book. Long Way Home could be my favorite book in Thunder Road. It could even be my favorite book by Katie McGarry, and that’s saying a lot. I had huge expectations of this book, because I know McGarry writes amazing books, and I know I love her books, so high expectations that they’re practically impossible to live up to. Long Way Home didn’t live up to my expectations. It beat them. I LOVE Violet. I always liked Violet, from the first time we met her in Nowhere but Here. But I started loving her in this book. I loved following her thoughts. Violet is a great character. She’s independent and relatable, but she isn’t perfect. She makes mistakes, has trust issues, and she blames the Terror for her father’s death. She can be downright mean to Eli. But that is great, because what person is perfect? Her flaws only make her realistic and more relatable. What’s great is that Violet grows a lot through the book. I don’t want to say too much and spoil anything, but let’s just say her life changes, and so does she. Violet is the perfect (imperfect) heroine. How about Chevy? Here’s the thing: I’ve always loved Chevy. Like, really loved him. Since the moment I met him in Nowhere but Here, I’ve loved him. And this didn’t change in Long Way Home. If possible, I fell even more in love with him. Chevy is the perfect swoon-worthy male: he’s sweet and protective and caring and just generally swoon-worthy. I’ve always shipped Chevy and Violet, but in this book, I was seriously considering stopping just so I could have him for myself. The plot was amazing! It started out very fast, with a lot of things happening right at the beginning. Often, I write that the ending of a book is heartbreaking, but in this case, the beginning was. I cried and yelled and then cried some more, because it hurt that Chevy and Violet had to go through that. That being said, it kicked the book off in a great way, and it only got better from there. Sure, it still hurt to see Chevy and Violet struggle with what had happened, but it only made it more impossible to put it away. This whole book, and not just the ending, was the perfect ending to the series, but especially the ending. It felt right that this was the end, even if I’m sad that there won’t be any more books. I can’t say anything else about it without spoiling it, so you’ll just have to read the book. The end. This is the end, you guys. The end. I’m not sure how to cope with that. This series is one of my favorite Contemporary series, it has had me crying and laughing and swooning and crying some more. I am so sad it’s over. If you excuse me, I’m going to go cry some more because it’s over. Long Way Home was the perfect blend between swoon-worthy romance, jealousy-inducing friendship and heart-stopping suspense. It kept me up all night, crying, laughing, fangirling, and then crying some more. So, in case you didn’t get it from my review, you MUST read this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This one starts fast, slows to give you a breather, and then picks up fast until the end. I hope there is at least one more book for Addison! Fingers crossed
Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
I love this series. Long Way Home was more than I expected. We got glimpses of Chevy and Violet from the other novels. But being able to really know who these characters are, was just really amazing. Violet is so stubborn and there’s no way a man would tell her what to do. She’s a spitfire and I can see why Chevy loves her so much. She’s a lot more than her defensiveness that she shows everyone else.  I knew that this story would have to be emotional with their history. And that it was. But it’s also full of this danger, that made me nervous. I had almost wanted to skip ahead because I had to know what happened. But never fear, I didn’t. I feel through out this series, it was like the next generation was there to make everything right. Bringing down the evil in Kentucky. They're all brave, and the feeling of family is so great.  McGarry has really stunned me. I mean, why did I wait so long to read this? or any of her books for that matter. I read these books in paperback and Long Way Home was in hardcover. I couldn’t read one in paperback and then the next an e-book. It just didn’t seem right! lol. McGarry is extremely talented. Her words just flow and at times feel poetic, delicate but also know how to tear at you the right way. Overall, obviously, I give this Five Boundless Stars. I would give more but unfortunately, I can’t. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are no words to describe how much I loved this book!!!!
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There are no words to describe how much I loved this book!!!!
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Just like all of Katie's other books, this one is amazing. I've always loved Chevy but Violet has been hit and miss for me. That's not even a little true now. These two are amazing characters that get dragged through some rough crap. It's literally everything I could want from a book.
Thunder_Road_1_Fan More than 1 year ago
OMG this book! It was AMAZING! There are really no words how to describe this book. You just have to go read it! And read every other book in this series! They are also very amazing!
Book_Bite_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Holy crap! I think that is the best way to sum up the action and danger in this book. In each book of this series there is an element of not only romance, but danger. Long Way Home has plenty of romance, but it is just completely action packed. More than either of the first two books. That was my favorite part about this book, because I loved how real it felt. It seriously had me hooked once I got to chapter three. We learn a lot more about not only the Terror, but also the characters we've come across so far in this series. It really was not only an exciting book, but also one filled with self discovery. Chevy and Violet are trying to figure out who they are and what the role of the club should be in their lives. One is adamant about having being a part of the club and one is adamant about wanting nothing to do with it. Will their wishes change once they go through the scariest time of their lives? Read it and find out!
ZiliR More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars in my Sky! Long Way Home is a little different from the previous two books in Katie McGarry's Thunder Road series because the main characters already know each other. The best way I could think of to describe the story is as a contemporary-YA-coming-of-age-second-chance-romance. Yes it's a bit of a mouthful but it works! Violet and Chevy not only grew up with each other and the MC, but were or are each others first love. The book is full of history and drama... I'm going to start by sharing my mutual love for both Chevy and Vi. To be honest it's rare for me to like main characters equally but Katie McGarry bowled me over with the awesomeness that is Vi and Chevy. Vi and Chevy have grown up with the Reign of Terror motorcycle club but have been effected by MC life in different ways. Vi lost her father and no longer trusts the club - she wants to keep her brother and mother as far away from Terror as possible. Chevy is expected to join the club and devote his life to the members. He's torn between club life, his love for Vi and being a normal teenager. We're faced with a lot of revelations, betrayal and secrets but also love, hope and loyalty. I love the mixture of gritty drama and teen angst. It's worth noting that a lot of dark things happen and so I'm posting a potential trigger warning but not in terms of adult romance - Long Way Home is a YA story but the characters face many adult issues. I was desperate for Vi and Chevy to resolve their issues and to be able to find a balance together... I received a review copy
ValerieStuckInBooks More than 1 year ago
I remember starting this series and falling for Oz. Then I wondered if I would love Razor as much as I did Oz. But I did love him as much. And then there's Chevy. How can a book series, a YA book series about a motorcycle club , hold my interest for 3 books? It happens when this author crafts the books. Of course I loved Chevy just as much. I'm always impressed when the series is one five star read after another - and this one is definitely worthily of 5 stars. How do you hold the interest of readers after they think they know everything that's going on? You add some twists and turns that were well hidden and surprise even the most serious reader. I love to find the clues and pride myself on figuring things out before they are revealed. This book bested me. I wasn't expecting THAT. I'll admit that I was worried about Chevy and Violet. Through two books, these two have been at odds. Once everything to each other, the club had come between them. I saw both sides. I hurt for both of them. How could they find a path that would lead them to each other, peace and happiness. It wasn't there, not anywhere. But these characters find some personal growth as they deal with things no eighteen year old's should have to face. They learn themselves and they learn each other. Even more, they learn their family, their friends - who they love and who they trust. And it all melts together to make an exciting and ingenious coming of age meets second chance romance. The path's they hide on and the ones they forge are all coupled with growing up and figuring out what you want, who you are. BUT, it's not your average coming of age story. NO. It's embedded in a motorcycle club. Not normal yet it is - a big family that you try to be part of while being who you are. It's the perfect way to demonstrate the struggle that is growing up. I loved every moment of it. The characters are complex and real. The issues harsh and polarizing. The choices impossible and emotional. It's a perfect storm for the growth of a teen to an adult. The plot goes from sweet and fun to scary and emotional. Overall, it's a perfect characterization of what it feels like to be a teen. I loved the writing. The whole story can only be seen with the changing POVs of Chevy and Violet. This style is definitely one of my favorites. It just made me happy seeing Oz and Razor again. Their pain and struggle to help their friends was emotional and welcome. And some things that effected all four of them were resolved in this book. I loved how things ended. It feels finished. This book may be my favorite of the three. It's hard when it's been a while since I read the other two but I remember wanting things to have that finished feel in those books. Now things do. A book, a series that holds you captive, convinces you there is no hope and then finds a way to make things right. Loved it. Don't miss it.
TanyaAtkinson More than 1 year ago
As a fan of Katie McGarry, I look forward to each and every new release. And, not that I expected any different, this third and final book in the Thunder Road series did not disappoint. Chevy and Violet grew up side by side, children of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club. Since the death of her father Violet has distanced herself from the Terror, including Chevy, the boy she has always loved. She considers the Terror’s continued involvement in her life as an unwanted intrusion and all she wants is to go to college and flee the small town and the reach of the Terror. When rival club, the Riot, becomes a threat to Violet, her mother and brother her only concern is keeping them safe. But is she willing to betray those she once considered family to make that happen? The only life Chevy has ever know is life with the Terror. His mother has tried to counter their influence but Chevy has long straddled the line between her and the club that has always been family. With longtime love Violet cutting him and the Terror from her life, his uncertain future after high school, and the still unanswered questions about the father he never knew, Chevy feels the mounting pressure to choose sides. Long Way Home started with a bang and kept me thoroughly invested until the very end – filled with tension, drama, romance and a twist I never saw coming. Chevy and Violet both found themselves in such impossible positions – faced with decisions that pitted one loyalty against another. How far would you go to protect someone you love? Would you betray one person if it meant saving another? Themes of what makes a family and what it means to be family were showcased so perfectly, along with loyalty, trust, forgiveness and forging your own path, even when that goes against expectations. I truly loved Violet and Chevy’s story. Violet is a strong young woman who was never afraid to speak her mind or do what she felt needed to be done. She was devoted to her brother and longed to see him become independent – the same thing she wished for her other, despite their differences. Chevy, like so many of McGarry’s male protagonists, is fiercely loyal and fiercely protective – qualities that never fail to draw me in. As a young man living under the weight of others’ expectations, he has never allowed himself the freedom to decide what he truly wants from his life. The growth in these characters was so well done, so realistic, and made for a richer reading experience. Fans already familiar with the Thunder Road world will be thrilled to finally see Chevy and Violet’s story told (as well as the appearance of a couple familiar faces from the Pushing the Limits series!). New readers will be instantly hooked and will no doubt be excited to backtrack and read the previous novels. Long Way Home is not to be missed and, while I’m sad to see this series end, I can’t wait to see what McGarry gives us next!
BookWorm221 More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in the Thunder Road series and as its predecessors it did not disappoint, with each installment in the series we get a closer look at the family aspect more so than the Motorcycle Club, because it all seems to revolve around them, the sins of their past sort of speak. In Long Way Home we get to read about Chevy and Violet who we’ve known for the entire series and I was so glad we finally got their book because they were a bit of a question mark in the last two, I mean we knew they weren’t together but we didn’t know everything that happened between them in the past and just how really really close they were, and how much they meant to one another. I do have to say this is a more action packed book or at least that’s what it seemed to me because from the get go we are in the center of this war between Clubs and families, I mean there are so so many secrets! In each book we find out more and more and I love how Katie had everything just perfectly mapped out in her head and how she has allowed us to be a part of this story and how she has given answers to some questions and then coming up with more questions for us to try and figure out. The relationship between Chevy and Violet was just beautiful, so full of love but also a lot of angst, like a lot, a lot and honestly I don’t blame them, those kids have some pretty heavy burdens on their shoulders. The book progresses are a perfect speed, we get action, mystery and romance in equal amounts and that makes the book much more enjoyable. I have no idea if Katie plans on continuing with this series and I hope she does, because I have my eye on a couple of characters that I would love to know more about.
tradermare More than 1 year ago
In this final installment of the Thunder Road series from Katie McGarry, tensions are running high. Violet's ex-boyfriend Chevy is still involved with the Reign of Terror MC, and she's still attracted him. I don't blame her! Chevy is totally swoon-worthy, and his emotional pain from losing Violet is written all over him. When Violet's car breaks down one night, Violet and Chevy are thrown into a terrible and dark situation with a rival MC. In the process, they uncover secrets that rock their world and everything they believed about people they loved. As Violet and Chevy try to find the truth, they both uncover truths about themselves that may keep them apart or help them find a way to be together. I loved this couple. Violet is strong-minded and strong-willed. She's not willing to give up her personal rights for anyone, even Chevy. I loved that about her, although it was clear that it also tore Chevy up. And Chevy knows one thing -- he loves Violet. He's got a heart of gold and the depths of his feelings are written so beautifully, I felt that love on the pages. There's a lot of family drama going on here, mostly centered around the influence the Reign of Terror has on their lives and decisions. Katie McGarry peels back the layers of what it means to be family in much the same way families do -- sometimes delicately, sometimes brutally. With a wonderful tie-in to the Pushing the Limits series, Chevy uncovers his truth and I loved how these two series connected. I was definitely a bit happy and teary-eyed at the same time. Violet's transformation was equally satisfying as she resolves who she can trust and what's important to her. This is not a simple YA love story. There's a depth to Long Way Home that made me fall in love with these characters and want to know how they would find their way. I'm a little sad the series is over, but I'm looking forward to what is next from this author. Recommended.
AalyandTheBooks More than 1 year ago
When I read book two of this series (Walk The Edge), I knew that I was for the long haul. The Thunder Road series is just fascinating. Not because of the MC’s background, but mostly about the main characters and how each one has so many things to say. It's YA, barely teenagers who has so much to live and thrown into that life, and how they lived it. Chevy and Violet were high school sweethearts. Best friends and lovers, until one moment in their lives changed everything. The pressure and the rules being MC legacy and the war that seemed to explode at any moment torn them apart. Violet was always the little rebel, fierce and feisty. Fighting for the ones she loved fiercely. She didn't choose this life but trying to survive. When her world shattered into pieces, the only thing she knew that to protect herself and her family. To stay away from all the crap of her father’s friends and life. Completely denying it. Chevy was put into the middle, the pressure of his legacy and the struggle to be a seventeen year old boy. But these two had seen so much that they kind of matured quickly and made them tough and rough, far away from all the teenagers preoccupations they should have. He was such a sweet but tough boy, in love for almost all his life with Violet, but hopeless to bring her back to him, where she belongs. But now, love seemed not enough and instead of reunited them, it torn them apart. From lovers to strangers. They were at two different moments of their lives, lost and trying to fight against all the threats. What I liked the most? The POV, raw, deep and utterly heartbreaking. We could sense how hard it was to be separated. They didn't know how to find their way back home, to let each other in their hearts again. Between this whirlwind romance, the war was coming and no one was prepared for what was coming, with some revelations that would once again change everything. They had a lot of hardships to overcome, and in a way finding themselves back. Some scenes were hard to stand because the author managed perfectly how to bring the fear and despair, or moments of incredible doubts, but I think it was worth it. Like they were more acting than living, not being themselves because they couldn't reveal to the world what they wanted, afraid to be a disappointment or leaving people behind. Darker than the other books, Chevy and Violet's story took my breath away. The author wrote their journey with such passion with a little hint of sweetness. Each moment was charged emotionally. I experienced Chevy and Violet’s story with such intensity. Can't wait to read more about this series!
OVReader More than 1 year ago
I am huge fan of Katie McGarry and have been eagerly awaiting this third installment of Thunder Road Series. Violet is a scene stealer, and I have admired her feistiness and take charge attitude since first meeting her in Nowhere but Here. Up until now, there has been hints and limited teasing about Violet’s and Chevy’s past relationship. I couldn’t wait to finally have these two front and center for an entire book to see if they could rekindle their connection. Loving him was easy. It’s life that’s hard. Violet’s struggle for equality in an often sexist motorcycle club world is a prevalent theme throughout the book. She longs to be heard and accepted by a culture that often ignores its female counterparts. From the beginning, it’s obvious Violet is strong and has no intentions of allowing the men in her life to dictate her decisions. She can be harsh and unfiltered, but I couldn’t adore her more. She is exactly the type of heroine that YA needs to see more of. “Because the club demands trust, loyalty and respect and I demand the same. I deserve that...” There are remembered moments, but Violet’s and Chevy’s relationship is focused on present day events. I had mixed feelings about Chevy in the beginning, but having his point of view made me appreciate his struggles. He has so many burdens and responsibilities for a teenager and future member of the club. He and Violet have such an intense connection, and I couldn’t get enough of their banter and chemistry. They are the perfect balance for each another; he is the calm to her storm. She’s always been the most beautiful creature on the face of the planet, but smiling, Violet is a queen. I am also a fan of McGarry’s Pushing the Limits and was thrilled to see cameos from that series. Chevy shares an important connection with one, and I loved seeing the crossover of the two series. You certainly don’t have to have read those to enjoy this one, but it made this book even better having the intersection. I cannot wait for the next installment of this series. It has become a YA favorite and I highly recommend Thunder Road Series to an contemporary romance fan.
JezzaBelle More than 1 year ago
On the outside, this whole series seems like such an odd match for me. First of all, I am a woman in my 40's with teenage children. Second, I am not a fan of the motorcycle club movement in books and TV shows and such. However, I am obsessed with this series, and Katie McGarry really outdid herself with Long Way Home. If you've been reading the series, then you are probably like me and have been begging for Violet and Chevy's story. The tension between them has been stretched throughout the other books. You could feel the heartache that came with every encounter between Chevy and Violet and so far their history has only been hinted at. Violet carries a lot of hard feelings for the Reign of Terror, the motorcycle club her father was a part of and died serving. The Terror seem to be controlling every aspect of Violet's life and the more she tries to pull away and separate her family from the Terror, the more the leaders seem to tighten the reins. Violet's friends are all loyal to the MC and cannot understand her need to pull away. Both being children of the Terror, Chevy and Violet have been friends forever. Their friendship grew into a young and passionate love. Things fell apart when Violet's trust in the Terror crumbled and while Chevy's 18th birthday is quickly approaching, he is determined to prove his loyalty to his family and the club. Long Way Home is an action-packed ride from the beginning. To avoid spoilers, I've only mentioned some of the behind-the-scenes tensions going on in this story, but the real conflict involves The Riot, The Reign of Terror's rival motorcycle club. While the Terror may push some boundaries, they always try to operate within the confines of the law. The Riot has no such convictions and will use threats and violence and whatever else it takes for them to get the revenge they feel they deserve. As Violet tries to pull farther away from the Terror, she finds herself in Riot territory with seemingly few routes of escape. Chevy and Violet's love for each other is renewed and tested even more than ever before. Their loyalty to their families, the club, and each other is stretched to the limits. With actions that will definitely alienate them from the Terror and the Terror leaders, they both take big risks, but sometimes the right man for the job is a girl. Katie McGarry knows how to write authentic characters that you want as your own best friends. Their struggles are real and sometimes life-threatening, yet never feel outrageous or overdone. I end every one of her stories with my heart pounding and my soul begging for more. This books is recommended for Young Adult, New Adult, and Contemporary Romance readers. It's a full 5-Star Read.