The Map to You by Lindy Zart

Setting: North Dakota
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Lyrical Shine
Release Date: November 28, 2017

Since his grandfather's death, Blake Malone's been a little lost. He and his dad are estranged, and that's his goal right now. Blake wants to say what he needs to say. He's driving to North Dakota to get that off his plate before possibly heading to Australia to start anew.

What Blake doesn't expect is find a young woman in his truck when he comes out of a store. She's a bit abrasive, a complete mystery, and quite sexy in a wild way. She needs a ride, so Blake ends up agreeing, even if she is a pain in the behind. How can someone so annoying become someone he can't stop thinking about?

Opal Allen won't tell Blake her real name, not at first anyway. She has her reasons for getting out of town, and Blake's the best solution. She never expects to fall for him. Once she's at her destination, she doesn't plan to stick around. He's the means of getting to her destination and nothing more. Now if only her heart would listen to her head.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Blake is a bit of a bad boy. He's a bad boy with heart, which made him very likable. Opal's similar. She comes off as tough, but she has a heart of gold. I loved their pairing. I found myself rooting for them, even when it didn't seem that they were going to be compatible.

The story is short at just under 200 pages. It flows smoothly and never felt incomplete. There were times it felt a little rushed, but never so much that it frustrated me. For a shorter romance, I definitely never felt let down. It was satisfying and left me wanting to return to them someday to see what happens next.

RTR's Bottom Line

The Map to You is part of the Least Likely Romance series. Given the younger ages of the characters, there were times I wondered if this is more New Adult than romance for all ages, but I soon found myself not really caring. I was hooked. I definitely recommend this one.


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