Monday, April 7, 2014

Book Review: Anywhere by J.Meyers

Fresh out of college, Skye decides to run away from her problems temporarily, and spends the summer backpacking in Europe.

There are times when everything doesn't go according to plan, and this was proven in the opening chapter of Anywhere.  When Skye and Paige arrive in Paris, Paige discovers that she is pregnant and decides that it is best to return home.

Now, Skye is left to travel alone until she meets Asher at the train station.  Skye and Asher get to know each other on the train ride to Rome.  As they travel together, they build a friendship, and their friendship turns into a relationship-or should I say an attraction to each other.  Skye believes that the last thing that she needs is to jump into a relationship after ending her engagement to her fiance Blaine.

Is it true love for Asher and Skye or just a summer fling in Europe?

I discovered Anywhere by J.Meyers on a site called Smashwords. If you have never heard of Smashwords, it is an ebook publishing site for independent authors.  You can purchase books really cheap and even free.

I was attracted to this novel because it is about a girl who decides to travel to Europe.  My European adventures are limited to episodes of House Hunters International, Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, and geography classes from college. Also, in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, Lena goes to Greece, and in London in Sisterhood Everlasting.

What I liked most about this book is the vivid descriptions of Paris, Rome, the Swiss Alps, and Germany. (Maybe I should visit a travel agency and plan a trip, or become a travel writer).

Skye was engaged to her fiance Blaine.  She discovered that a life with Blaine wasn't for her. I think that this was very brave of her.  Skye's situation is even more complicated because her mother thinks that she should go through with the wedding and she is making a big mistake.  The fact that Skye chooses to travel with a guy she meets at a train station would make any concerned parent cringe.

Skye's relationship with her mother is no doubt complicated.  I really don't know what the problem is besides the fact that Skye chooses not to marry someone that isn't right for her.  In my honest opinion, Skye probably saved herself from an unhappy marriage and or divorce.

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