Book Review: Joyride by Anna Banks

*Thank you Netgalley for giving me a copy in exchange for an honest review.*

When I saw the cover of this book I wanted to hug it. Is it beautiful?


Carly lives with her older brother, studies hard, and works harder to earn enough money to bring her parents back from Mexico. Arden Moss used to date popular blondes and have fun pranking with his older sister. After a tragical event in his life Arden, needs a new accomplice. Especially one his father, the town sheriff, will disapprove. All Carly wants is to stay under the radar and do what her family expects. All Arden wants is to not do what his family expects. When they cross paths, they each realize they’ve been living according to the wishes of others.

Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. I don’t like when love stories are perfect and they see each other and everything sparks around them. Arden wants to win Carly’s heart, but he doesn’t have a easy time doing it. Carly is tough, and she doesn’t trust everyone.

I loved the chemistry between them. The book is written in two POV. One chapter is first person, Carly, other chapter is third person Arden, so on. My swoons were endless because we get to know what the other character thinks about each other and I love stories where the guy is the over who’s head over heels about the girl and he shows it.

My need to keep reading this book was because, I had no idea what was going to happen. You meet these two characters with total different lives and backgrounds that together they are a grenade about to explode. I had lots of theories of what was going to happen, waiting for everything to fall down and break. Waiting until someone ruin each others life. Is one of those books you want to know what is going to happen because the changes of something good happening are minimal. This book talks about immigrants, so it opens a lot of discussion about it and some other themes the book touches. I want to people to read it because we will have different opinions about it. It’s the perfect book for a bookclub.

Anna Banks, did a great writing taking me on this Joyride and riding me inside this story. The end of the ride is wonderful.

I loved this book!!! It’s cute, smart, funny, sad…everything. You won’t be disappointed.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s