Contemporary Young Adult
Releases from Razorbill on April 8th, 2014
Get swept away in the first book of the sensational romantic drama that is Romeo & Juliet meets Justified.
WHAT HAPPENS when the teenage heirs of two bitterly FEUDING FAMILIES can’t stay away from each other?
The Rhodales and the Whitfields have been sworn enemies for close on a hundred years, with a whole slew of adulterous affairs, financial backstabbing, and blackmailing that’s escalated the rivalry to its current state of tense ceasefire.
IT’S TIME TO LIGHT THE FUSE . . .
And now a meth lab explosion in rural Whitfield County is set to reignite the feud more viciously than ever before. Especially when the toxic fire that results throws together two unlikely spectators—proper good girl Victoria Whitfield, exiled from boarding school after her father’s real estate business melts down in disgrace, and town motorcycle rebel Mickey Rhodale, too late as always to thwart his older brothers’ dangerous drug deals.
Victoria and Mickey are about to find out the most passionate romances are the forbidden ones.
. . . ON A POWDER KEG FULL OF PENT-UP DESIRE, risk-taking daredevilry, and the desperate actions that erupt when a generation of teens inherits nothing but hate.
This book checks several of the boxes on my list of criteria when looking for my next can't-live-another-minute-without-this read, and I really need to suddenly develop the ability to control time so I can jump forward into April and snatch this book up. Here are just a few of the things I'm excited about with The Lonesome Young:
1. Romance - Shocking that I would be pumped about a romance storyline, I know ;-)
2. Forbidden romance - This is even better than just plain old sexy romance. There's so much more tension when feuding families are involved!
3. A motorcycle-riding rebel hero - Um. Yes please. Can he wear a leather jacket? That would work for me.
4. A good girl/bad boy setup - Some of you will roll your eyes on this one since it's been done again and again, but I will pick up a book with this type of relationship every time. Don't judge me!