BOOK REVIEW: The Road Home (Lost in Austin #2) by Christina Berry

Publication Date: April 1, 2022
Format: Kindle
Genre:  Romance

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
294 pages
Buy: Kindle | Paperback


Sex and rock & roll are Jake Sixkiller’s top priorities. As frontman of one of Austin’s most popular bands and with a long line of lovers knocking on his bedroom door, he has it all.

Until a car accident shakes his world to its core. With his best friend in the hospital fighting for her life, he’s flooded with memories of the night he lost his entire family at the hands of a drunk driver.

Amid the turmoil, he finds solace in the arms of a woman he should probably avoid. Nicole, aka Arson Nic, a roller derby dynamo, is a prickly spitfire who throws Jake into a tailspin.

When he’s offered a once-in-a-lifetime tour opportunity that brings him back to the Cherokee reservation where he grew up, Jake must decide what matters most, a future still unwritten or a past he buried long ago.


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I think I liked this book even more than the first one.  There is just something about Jacob that I wanted to know more about.  Always a player with a quick wit he has watched the marriage of his best friends dissolve. Now his best friend Ari is hit by a car and he finds himself not knowing where he fits in her life. Is he part of her past or still part of her present and future? She has a new man and a new friend and he is unsure of a lot of things.

In getting the information on how to contact Ari's new boyfriend, Jake contacts her boyfriends ex - and soon they find themselves in a relationship.  Both of them are a bit anxious when it comes to relationships but Jacob can't seem to get her off his mind. Now a huge band has offered him the job of completing a US tour with them that will take him on the road away from his budding relationship and place him directly in the path of his past. Back to the reservation that was once his home and filled with memories he isn't sure he wants to tackle. 

This series seems to be getting better, I love the characters, and the way they all interact and complement and really help each other.  This is what friendship is supposed to look like. Jacob even starts to form bonds with the bandmates while on the road, noticing that they help him out when things start getting strained for him.  Its also about Jacob reconnecting with his heritage and making peace with his past and really looking at his future.  I definitely recommend this book. 

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