Series: Off the Map #3
Published by Grand Central Publishing on December 2nd 2014
Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Fiction, General, New Adult, Romance
Lia Riley's Off the Map series comes to a stunning conclusion. Lia Riley made New Adult readers fall in love with her breakout debut, Upside Down. Sideswiped, the second of her series, made readers clamor for more. Now, with INSIDE OUT, Lia Riley brings her evocative Off the Map series to a stunning conclusion.When Talia first moved from California to Australia to study abroad, she never dreamed she'd find the love of her life. Bran understands her like no one ever has before. And despite the numerous challenges they've faced, they've always managed to figure out how to stay together. But this time they'll face their toughest hurdle yet. Is their love strong enough to keep them together?
“I’ll do whatever it takes, go off the map.”
Emotions are evil, they suck you in with their feel this, read this, breath the words on the page like they a story the can make or break your emotions. After ponding for a good two-seconds on how to write my review of Inside Out by Lia Riley, I had come to the conclusion that no ice cream and wine induced words can proclaim my feelings about the conclusion to Bran and Talia’s tale. After the conclusion of Sideswiped I was flabber-gustered into waiting the torturous months for Talia and Bran to reunite in Inside Out and man the pure perfection in the writing and scripture of love between the characters Lia created does perfect justice.
The adventure of Bran and Talia’s no distance, space and time could break their love really shone a light in Inside Out. The maturity and growth with these characters really embedded in my heart and the expectations without a shadow of a doubt, melted like caramel koala’s of sensual and adventure driven moments. Inside Out picks up a little bit after the conclusion to Sideswiped (which let me tell you I wanted to throw my kindle when I read it), being immersed back into the bonded intertwining connection that Bran and Talia have.
“Remember it’s not weak to feel.”
In this book I really felt that we had come so far from books 1 and 2, having learnt about love, growth, fear and pain Bran and Talia show immense love and guarded wall starts to fade prevailing a truly loving and unforgettable tale of following your heart and being brave. The banter between Talia and Bran’s point of views gives insight into a connection of OCD in a light forming great bounds in New Adult genre romance. We confide in the point of view from a loved ones perspective as well as the individual, which I applaud Lia for demonstrating in the narrative. I really enjoyed the added quips of having Talia’s family shine through and the journey that took within the narrative carving such love.
“I don’t have the right words to explain my heart, but there’s something infinite at work here. My love is as deep as the roots of these mountains.”
These characters have embedded themselves in my hearts and I truly feel gifted to have read the Off the Map series. I love taking chances on new authors, and being a Melbourne bred Mornington Peninsular resident it was amazing to see a creation of brilliance created at times set in our area. The adventure that the narrative took was a rollercoaster of not letting fear control you, believing that beauty exists in the simple things and if you go off the map and change course that a love greater than what you expect can be found. I truly have no other words, but to implore you if you love romance, adventure, the Australian whip of banter and a fun narrative to read Inside Out and the series.
Lia Riley writes offbeat New Adult Romance. After studying at the University of Montana-Missoula, she scoured the world armed only with a backpack, overconfidence and a terrible sense of direction. She counts shooting vodka with a Ukranian mechanic in Antarctica, sipping yerba mate with gauchos in Chile and swilling XXXX with stationhands in Outback Australia among her accomplishments. When not torturing heroes (because c’mon, who doesn’t love a good tortured hero?), Lia herds unruly chickens, camps, beach combs, daydreams about as-of-yet unwritten books, wades through a mile-high TBR pile and schemes yet another trip. She and her family live in Northern California.
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