The Way Back To Me
My life was charmed. I had the best friends ever. We were known as the Fab Five and our futures were planned out.
In a flash, everything was taken from me. I don’t know how to live without them. I don’t want to.
When I get to college, I see him.
Cameron Stone. Mr. Football. ...more
The Way Back To Me is a heartachingly beautiful book about the power of love, the true meaning of friendship, and the choices we all make. Multiple times whilst reading this baby, tears welled up in my eyes at the beauty of Ms. Mercier’s writing. Without giving too much away, she makes all characters in this story extremely real.
Olivia was involved in a tragic car accident. The other passengers were pronounced dead at the scene and Olivia was the only survivor in that frightening event. ...more
Sounds petty? Well, it is.
But I've thought about it and sad to say that this book is tainted for me. In fact, I don't really understand why the author spent so much time building up Cameron in this book when...oh well, you just have to read my review for the second book because that one was a doozy.
The blurb of The Way Back To Me by Anne Mercier sounded something that I would possibly love since I am a big fan on books that focuses on second chances and finding oneself. But unfortunately, this book was just okay. Nothing really stood out for me since I found it a little repetitive and couldn't connect to the heroine. I felt the heroine's pain for her loss but she just didn't draw me in emotionally to feel her despair. I know I am in the minority in my review since others found this boo ...more
Olivia Brennan ...more
I am alone. I'm still feeling. This is unacceptable."
As I am sitting here and writing this review, I can't put it in words and tell you how much Anne Mercier has come far in her books, in her characters, in her storyline and definitely in her writing.
The Way Back To Me was something that I hadn't expected. To say I enjoyed this book would be an understatement of the year. I LOVED this book so much! This book kept me in its clutches from the dedication! I just... I never expected ...more
A beautiful college romance with just enough angst and drama, banter, hotness and to top it off a swoon worthy bbf called Cam.
One of Anne's best writing yet, although I also loved The falling down rockstar series this was in a class of its own. Loved it.
Loved all the extended characters too and looking forward to reading more about them.
Your pulled straight into the heartache of the story as Olivia struggles with the grief and heartache the night she loses ...more
I read a lot of books, but only once in a while a story grips me. It takes hold and suddenly I am immersed in this world that I never want to leave. That’s what happened with The Way Back to Me. From the characters, to the heart wrenching story, to the ending. I was on a whirlwind of emotion, being tugged back and forth, but never once did I want to put this book down.
Olivia has suffered a devastating loss. Her transition from a...more
The way back to me was such a beautiful, dark, sad, and at time funny story. First chapter? I cried. There were several more cry sessions, but it is so so worth it.
This has a little bit of everything in it... Enemy's turn lovers, death, depression, pain, new friends, old friends, romance, love, and it goes on.
This is absolutely the best New Adult book of 2016. I can't wait for book 2 in the seri ...more
Olivia Brennan is no one to mess with. She is tough as nails and cold as stone but there's a reason for that...a heart breaking one that changed her life forever and the person she was and is.
Through out this book Olivia refers to her friends through her own eyes and it makes us connect with them on a level where we also feel like we knew them. The characters in this book are so well developed and true to life and the story so descripti ...more
The beginning makes your heart hurt for Liv and you don't think it's going to get any better for her as such a sudden hearbreaking loss of not just Danny, but all her best friends from being children, would send anyone onto a downward spiral of doom and gloom. Tissues were never far away from me while reading th ...more
Review by Jen Skewes
Wow! What a beautiful and emotional journey this book took me on. From the moment I read the prologue I was hooked. It just sucked me in from the start and my heart broke right along with Olivia and all that she was going through. From that moment I knew that it was going to be a rough journey but I could not wait to go through it all.
Olivia has just gone through something that no person, young or old ,should have to experience. Every thing in Olivia's life was grea ...more
I didn’t expect this book to grab me by the throat and toss me down the rabbit hole the way that it ...more
This story captured my attention from the beginning and I couldn't put it down until the end, even after I found out it ends on a small cliffhanger (yes I skipped to the end, I often do). I was so annoyed when I saw how it ended I'm not a huge fan of having a story continue over several books because it just means so much more drama, so I hope that if Olivia and Cameron get another book it will be a novella or at the most only one more book before we see a happy ending (even if it is only ...more
For me, after reading everything Anne has written, this has to be her best. It is different from her usual writing, but it is a story that you will love.
There is so much I can say about this book, it was a heartbreaking tale of love and loss. One that I could relate to more than I imagined.
It is an emotional story of Olivia, a girl who has lost not only the love of her life, but her friends as well. Her journey from that moment onwards is heart w ...more
I Love Olivia and Cameron story. I like how Olivia was starting to realize that even though she is grieving over the lost of her friends she needing to put her life back on track.
I love how Cameron was there to help Olivia with the hard times. I felt a connection with Olivia and Cameron. I love how you could tell that Olivia and Cameron had this connection with each other but they both didn't want to admit it. I ...more
Olivia faces unimaginable tragedy in the beginning of the story, one that haunts her through the pages until almost the end, where we learn the full details of what happened the night that changed her life. Her character is so strong, stronger than she gives herself credit for, but she struggles as little more than a shell of her former self. It takes Cameron, her roommate's brother and Olivia's childhood bully, to bring her back to herself and mak ...more
This was a good read...Olivia has been through so much these past few months ...it was "heavy" where it needed to be and light when it called for it ...this book was a good balance of the two...Cameron was not so easy to like ...once he was enter acting with Olivia ...but that changed quickly ...he became everything you want in a leading man ...
~~"There's a fine line between love and hate and an even thinner one when it comes to desire."~~
I felt for Liv so much ...I can't imagine go ...more
I always find it interesting when authors re do earlier books.
This author has just proven WHY it is a good idea.
This book seemed like a completely new book redone.
I was hooked from cover to cover.
The author has grown as a writer so much from when it was first written and it shows in the very best way.
This book will have you riding on a rollercoaster of emotions so buckle up, you're in for one hell of a ride.
Definitely a must read!
DNF @ 35%
I was really liking Olivia. It was just everything else that wasn't working. The storyline up to this point is just a whole bunch of different storylines from other books thrown into one book. The writing, in my opinion, was just mediocre. Maybe it got better after I stopped. Sadly, I'll never know. The bright spot was Olivia. I really did like her. Just not enough to carry on.
Let me just tell ya this is my favorite series of Anne's due to the realness and that I can relate to some issues. But this book and characters will always be in my soul. They are embedded. Cant wait for more
When she's not writing she enjoys reading amazing books, listening to music, keeping up on all things Avenged Sevenfold and Milo Ventimiglia, chatting with readers and friends, and bingi ...more