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On the Way to You

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From the bestselling author of Weightless, A Love Letter to Whiskey, and Revelry

What makes you happy?

That was the question Emery Reed asked me the day we met, and I couldn’t give him a single answer. I could have said my dog, or my books, or yoga — but I just stared.

And then, I got in his car.

It was crazy to take a road trip with a stranger, but after years of
Kindle Edition, 341 pages
Published November 16th 2017
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Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-four-stars
4.5 stars!!!


Kandi Steiner is one of those authors that gives me all the feels when reading. I love her words. This book is different from anything else she’s written. It’s emotional, powerful, and the writing is stunning!
What makes you happy?

If someone asked you ‘What makes you happy?’ right this moment, could you answer them honestly? Not some superficial answer, but true happiness. Cooper couldn’t. When Emery Reed spoke those four words to her, she couldn’t answer him. Cooper seems ha
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE+++++++++ STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

Time. Such a simple word. Such a complicated concept. I’d had so much of it, too much of it, wasting away in that small town that I couldn’t wait to leave. I didn’t even notice the ticking of the clock on the wall while I worked at the diner, never considered how many days had passed each time a new birthday rolled around. I didn’t even acknowledge time until the day I left that town, until the day I met Emery. Then, time became a l
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I adore Kandi Steiner's books. Her stories are always MORE than romance. They have a theme of hope and second chances that really inspires a reader. The way she writes, with intensity and fervor, make you feel every word of her novels. I truly connect to her characters and her storytelling, and On the Way to You was no different. I fell in love with Emery and Cooper, and was actively invested in them. This story is heavy and haunting in parts, but also so beautiful and heartfelt and sexy with th ...more
Kandi Steiner
Aug 15, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Here's what you need to know about this book right MEOW:

★ It's my favorite cover to date
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★ It's got the angst you love from me
★ It's got those FEELS you crave from me
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As soon as I
Sara ➽ Ink Is My Sword
4 “Relatable” Stars
“It isn’t death that’s scary. It’s living without actually living at all, breathing without purpose, existing without essence.”


WARNING: Depression and suicidal thoughts. *That being said, this book made me rather hopeful than depressed.*

Reading this was like watching opposite sides of my own person fall in love with each other.

This was my first book from Kandi, and I was pleasantly surprised. I kept hearing so many good things from other romanc
daph pink ♡
May 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
brain :- wtf are you reading? This protagonist is crazy , you can't just go on with a stranger to nowhere , he might be a kidnapper or anything ?
Haven't you heard of crimes stupid girl?

Heart :- it's so beautiful , omg the idea of what makes you happy and taking chances and risk is explained so beautifully !

Brain :- crime bitch!

Heart :- happiness matters( say that to yourself)

Me :- *crying, give 4 stars to the book* sometimes you need shut your brain, it was so beautiful !
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The greatest adventure of my life was about to begin

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‘ON MY WAY TO YOU:’ is a standalone, full-length, A New Adult Romance Novel by Kandi Steiner. Get ready to meet Emery Reed and Cooper Owens.

Happy go lucky, optimistic Cooper is a twenty-year old female living in trailer park in Alabama with deadbeat parents who don’t give a damn about her, working at the Papa Wyatt’s local diner she’d called home since the age of sixteen dreaming about her dream school Bastyr which is situ
Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

”I think I knew, even then, that the greatest adventure of my life was about to begin.”

OMG… Kandi Steiner’s newest release On the Way to You is unbelievable and amazing. Kandi’s carefully crafted words were heartbreaking, beautiful and touched my heart beyond all belief. I loved, loved, loved it. I have been a massive Kandi fan for a while now ever since reading A Love Letter to Whiskey. I know it sounds clichéd, but that story literally changed my life and I knew I would always be
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As I sit here and try to write what I’m feeling in this exact moment, I realize that it’s impossible. How can I do that when I’ve just read some of the most powerful words that has not only touched me, but made me ask myself a simple but life changing question. “What Makes you Happy”? I had no idea that those four words and these two characters were going to forever change my reading experience, but I’m glad it did.

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One The Way To You is a story about loss, love, and finding hope
Dilek VT
Oct 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommended to Dilek VT by: Hulya Kara Yuksel
This is the story of Emery and Cooper. It is not an entertaining read if it is what you need. It is depressive. You just need to prepare yourself for it because the book literally sucked the life out of me.

Emery is a young man fighting with depression and he is suicidal.

Cooper is a young girl with a disability. She has lost one of her legs in a tragic accident. Still, she is full of life, though.

I hate it when writers do this. I am sorry but this is the easy way out!

I would prefer to read a boo
Mali Mor ❤️ The Romantic Blogger

If someone asked you "What makes you happy?" Could you answer honestly? not a superficial answer like shopping or vacation, but real happiness...? 😱

📚 "𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲?" 📚

Cooper couldn't answer that to Emery Reed, a guy who came into the diner she works in.

Cooper always dreamed of leaving Alabama... So when Emery offers her to join him on a road trip to Washington in his car to fulfill his grandmother's last request, for the first time in her life she chooses to take a risk and join him
Sentranced Jem
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing

on the way to you1

Title: On the way to you
Author: Kandi Steiner
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: November 16, 2017


Words will never be enough to express what I just read. On the way to you is a story of loss, self-discovery, Hope and strength.
This is my first Kandi Steiner book and I can't even begin to tell you how much her writing has affected me. It's rare for a book to leave such an impact on me... yes I love to read but there are always those true gems that yo
Sep 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
This story is indeed a lifetime of adventure. Cooper, the heroine is a young girl with so much energy took a chance of a lifetime when she hooped into Emery, the hero in the car to Washington. Emery on the other hand is depressed with suicidal tendency.

This book reminds me a lot of All the Bright Places. On the Way to You is a road trip adventure which I wish to have before my time ends. The topic of religion, life, death, hope and love packed nicely into this book. The story is in my opinion i
Reread August 25 2018

Sometimes you get in a certain mood for a book and you can't move past it. I tried researching other similar books, but nothing stood out. I needed to revisit Emery and Cooper; I needed to relive their story again. And it was just as superb as the first time I read it. I even picked up on some small details that I had missed on my first read-through. Totally worth it.

First Review

It's midnight. While most people are sleeping, I am awake. My eyes are going between my
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-adult
I have only read two books by Kandi Steiner. One book was very good and the other one was not so good. But in both books I loved the writing and the angst and the unique characters, so I wanted to read more books by the author. I loved the sound of this book, so I decided to give it a try. The things I loved in the author’s other books were also present in this book and there were more things I loved too. I loved On the Way to You so much!

Cooper is stuck in her hometown. She works hard to escap
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 ★'s


Cooper's been stuck in the same ol' dead end town her whole life but that doesn't mean she doesn't have big plans. And wouldn't you know it that life has big plans for her in the form of a stranger offering her a ride? One that she just can't turn down.

A little crazy right? Or a lot but Cooper has a feeling about Emery and so she joins him on his road trip to Washington and slowly they get to know each other.

But there's just something a little off about Emery. So, when a chan
Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
****4 STARS****

No complaints from me. Beautiful story. . .beautiful words.
Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
3.5 Stars

I don’t think this was a good book to end and open the new year with since it’s super depressing, but it was my first KS and it was written beautifully. It’s a nice read, heavy on the angst, low on the entertainment but it has heart...even though your heart will bleed while reading this. It’ll make you think and grieve and that’s not really what I feel like reading right now...hence the 3.5 Stars. But I’m sure for others this will be a 5 Star read.
Heather❀Book and a Blanket❀
5 What Makes you happy? Stars

This is a standalone romance that takes us on a roadtrip and an emotional journey of love and self discovery. This book had all the FEELS! I felt raw and broken and then healed and liberated.

Emery and Cooper are strangers who each have their own struggles and when their lives incidentally intersect, they end up driving cross country together. Cooper was stuck in her hometown and stuck in life. Her life was stagnant and Emery made her realize that she needed to start
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was written for me. I had my own dark times, when depression captured my body and mind, and this book explained so well how I felt. Even though it was a little bit hard to follow Emery's story, I found myself in the end of the book.
There were so many lessons to be learned in this book. You just had to pay attention.
I loved the fact that for once, the main character wasn't perfect physically. That love "saw" beyond the shape of the body.
And I kind of want to be Cooper. To travel with
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I read half the night – I just couldn’t bring myself to stop. On the Way to You by Kandi Steiner is one of THOSE books… It is my first read from this author and I am 100 % sure it will not be my last. Her writing style left me speechless in the end. Yeah I intentionally write “in the end” because the book starts off so quietly and I was wondering why I choose to review this ARC …

To understand you have to know when a book is offered to me to read I check out the Blurb and then I agree or disagre
May 04, 2020 marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: Kandi Steiner Fans, Romance
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Anne OK
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads
HOLIDAY HO-HO-HO interruptions prevent me from reviewing fully. But suffice to say that this one was a terrific read. It's carries a heavy load at times, but the storyline and the characters will definitely grab hold and keep you gasping for the next chapter. ...more
Kathryn Andrews
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There’s nothing better than a book that leaves you numb. Numb from what, sometimes that’s hard to know, but numb because your heart is so emotionally invested you don’t know what to do next, that is a true sign of a brilliantly written story. I’d like to say this review is about On The Way To You, but it’s not, it’s about Kandi Steiner. Over time we expect an author’s craft to become more refined, but Kandi has grown so much recently that I’m left in awe of her. Each new book gets better and bet ...more
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Nov 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-5-star-2017
4.5 stars!!! Kandi Steiner never fails to deliver and once again she swept me away with her stunning writing and emotive stories. This is one of the few times I am glad someone trusted a stranger and so began one of the most beautiful road trips I have ever read about. If someone asked you "What makes you happy?" Would you be able to answer straightaway without thinking? It is this one question that made our hero and heroine trust each other and realise they have more in common than they thought ...more
Vanessa (nessreads)
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review*

100 "Little Penny" Stars!!!!!

"Fuck" yes, that is the word that left my mouth after I finished reading this book. And ever since, I've been sitting here for the past hour trying to make the tears stop from falling. I'm a mess. My nose is running and my eyes are puffy. My chest has been cracked open and my heart is lying on the floor. I didn't know that I'd be feeling like this. Like, hands pushing down on my chest making it hard to breathe. Li
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!!

Amazing isn’t a big enough word for this book! This is my third novel by Kandi Steiner and it is by far my favorite. All of her books are stellar, with poetic phrases and words that meld into one another so beautifully. But this was different. This took me to that special place reserved for a rare few, those stories that take hold of my body and turn me inside out with emotion. I can never pinpoint why a book moves me so much, all I can do is accept it and love all over it for makin
Jeannine Allison
As predicted, it took me forever to get this review up 😂🙈 And it won't even be that long/detailed since I read it more than two months ago 😞 That being said, I really enjoyed it... I liked both characters, and I especially loved Cooper's attitude 😍 When she said this:
Maybe I was forcing it to be sweater weather, but as long as I wasn't sweating, I was happy.
I just about died because I'm pretty sure I've said this EXACT same thing at one point in my life 😂 Another very true statement that had
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: november-2017

Once again, Kandi writes a stunning, captivating, beautiful romance that is full of emotion, feeling, heart & soul.

The writing in this book was so solid, yet it practically flowed from the pages and overtook every single sense I own.
Kandi hit me deep, with a profound, poetic and poignant love story.
Dee Montoya
Such a beautiful story. I loved the plot, I loved the writing, the characters. I loved it all. Simply wonderful.
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Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.

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