Crossroads (Finding My Way #2) by Megan Keith
Rated: 4-4.5 Stars
Genre: New Adult
Nick is about to head overseas on an adventure of a lifetime. It’s what he has always wanted, to travel the world, to experience new cultures, see the places he’s dreamed of for so long. He should be over the moon. Instead, he’s been in a slump ever since he lost his friend Em.
Nick is a player, always has been. The first time he ever wanted more from a girl he was shot down. So now he’s left licking his wounds. Emma made her choice and now Nick has to live with it.
Or does he? When he finds out that Emma is single after all, will he fight for her? Will he be able to convince her to give him a chance? And if he does, what will happen when he leaves?
Nick has reached a crossroads in his life – the girl or the dream.
Seems like an easy choice when the girl of his dreams is Emma. But what if she doesn’t see things the same way?
Finding My Way ended without a happily ever after. So you can imagine how much I have been wanting to find out what happens with Emma, Nick and Seth in Crossroads. This book finally gave me the happily ever after I was looking for while still leaving some questions about the boy Emma doesn’t pick. I’m hoping that means there will be another book in the series…
The first book was about Emma’s journey of self discovery. She had to figure out where she wanted to go in life before she could add a boyfriend to the mix. But of course she didn’t know that until the end of the story so we were left wondering where her next journey would take her. I was pleased with the direction of this book and loved the way things played out. I really did like both Seth and Nick so the decision that would be made eventually was a bit of a nail biter. But there was no betrayal or animosity in the way the story was told.
This book seemed to focus more on Nick and his decision to take his own journey and live out his dreams. He wanted to travel the world doing what he loves best and thought that was all he wanted out of life until he met Emma. He would have given up his dreams for Emma in a heartbeat but I don’t know that he wouldn’t have regretted it later on down the road. I mean, love isn’t always a guarantee no matter how much we wish it could be.
When he found out Emma was single and there might be a future for the two of them he let his feelings for her start to outline his future. He started wondering if he should try to pursue his dreams or pursue the only girl he has ever loved. I think Emma understood where he was coming from. She made the unselfish decision of convincing him that his dreams were more important. I believe that because Emma had to go on her own journey in the previous book, she understood that he needed to do this for himself.
The two of them had a very passionate relationship and it was amazing to watch. But will Nick go against his own dreams in order to keep Emma? Or will he leave her to go on the journey of a lifetime, hoping that she will be there waiting when he returns?
This book was sweet and flowed beautifully. I think it answered all my questions from the previous book and left me in a very good place at the end. There wasn’t a cliff hanger but it did leave an opening for the boy Emma left behind to maybe have his own story. I would rate this book at 4-4.5 Stars and I cannot wait to see what else Megan Keith has in store for us.
“I can’t believe you talked me into this,” I complain for the umpteenth time as we line up outside the nightclub.
“Stop your whinging you owe me a night out, you both do,” Kat says beside me.
“How do you figure that?” Kat’s cousin April asks from my other side.
“You went clubbing without me last time!” she says, pretending to be upset.
“Well you were on your honeymoon!” I say dramatically rolling my eyes as we reach the bouncer at the door. We all show our IDs and he lets us through.
“That’s beside the point.” Kat pouts at me over her shoulder.
The music is loud as we enter the club. It’s dark and crowded. There is a faint blue tinge to the smoky room as the lights flash in time to the beat. We make our way to the bar and order our drinks. I scan the crowd while waiting for our order. My heart is thumping as the music vibrates through me, though it’s not the music creating the nervous energy around me. It’s Nick. I’m worried I might bump into him here. He loves to go clubbing and even though I’m not sure if this is a club he goes too, I can’t help but be reminded of the last time I went dancing.
“Will you relax?” Kat whisper-yells in my ear. “We are here to have fun! Just chill.”
“I’m trying,” I say as I grab my drink and change from the top of the bar.
We walk over to a tall table that doesn’t have any stools around it. It seems they have all been taken away to be occupied by people at other tables, which is frustrating as my shoes are already killing me. I don’t know how I let April talk me into wearing them. She really has the power of persuasion down to a fine art. I had bought these shoes on a whim, months ago, but had only worn them once before tossing them in the back of my wardrobe, now I remember why.
I look down at the strappy silver heels that are causing me grief, she is right though, they do look good and they do match the glittery black dress I’m wearing. It was also a spur of the moment purchase, but it was more recent, I bought it today, when Kat and I went shopping. I had tried the tired excuse of not having anything to wear, therefore being unable to go clubbing. But of course Kat only insisted on a shopping spree to fix the issue. I should have known that would happen. I’ve lost some weight this past couple of weeks and so I felt confident in the sexy little number, before I left the apartment that is. Now I’m here all I can think about is the possibility of seeing Nick, so all confidence has flown out the window. And the form-fitting and short dress I am wearing now feels way too revealing.
“You are a girl after my own heart!” April laughs, as I nervously finish off my drink way ahead of the other two. “Well if it helps you get out of this slump, I’m gonna buy you another. Same again ladies?” Kat and I both nod as April finishes off her drink and then heads back to the bar.
“You okay?” Kat asks, giving my arm a squeeze.
“Yeah.” I shrug my shoulders.
“I know it’s only been two weeks, but you are allowed to have fun you know? You deserve a little fun Em,” she says reassuringly. I force a smile her way. “For me?” she says in a whiny voice, batting her eyelashes at me, making my smile turn genuine.
Megan Keith is a married, mother of three, living in a small country town in New South Wales, Australia. She has a constant thirst for a good story, whether it is in books, music, movies, on TV, or just plain old-fashioned gossip. She has always had a creative side and loves to let her imagination run wild. On a few occasions over the years, Megan has put those imaginings into a written story, but never dreamed of publishing. She has always loved to read, but it wasn’t until she got given a Kindle that it became a full-blown addiction. Her introduction to the world of Indie Authors re-ignited her passion for writing. Megan published her first book Finding My Way in June 2013. Crossroads is the sequel and the second book to the Finding My Way trilogy.
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