{Review} Sideswiped (Off the Map #2) by Lia Riley

Posted October 9, 2014 by Book Lit Love in Authors L-Q, Book Tours, MY REVIEWS / 0 Comments

{Review} Sideswiped (Off the Map #2) by Lia Riley Sideswiped by Lia Riley
Series: Off the Map #2
Published by Grand Central Publishing on October 7th 2014
Genres: Action & Adventure, Coming of Age, Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Fiction, General, New Adult, Romance, Sagas, Sea Stories, Sports
Pages: 384
Format: eARC

It was only meant to last the summer . . .

Talia Stolfi has seen more than her share of loss in her twenty-one years. But then fate brought her Bran Lockhart, and her dark world was suddenly and spectacularly illuminated. So if being with Bran means leaving her colorless NorCal life for rugged and wild Australia, then that’s what she’ll do. But as much as Talia longs to give herself over completely to a new beginning, the fears of her past are still lurking in the shadows.

Bran Lockhart knows that living without the beautiful girl who stole his heart will be torment, so he’ll take whatever time with her he can. But even though she has packed up her life in California and is back in his arms for the time being, she can’t stay forever. And the remaining time they have together is ticking by way too fast. Though fate seems determined to tear them apart, they won’t give up without a fight—because while time may have limits, their love is infinite . . .


Seriously… Like Seriously.

After finishing Sideswiped by Lia Riley, no two words could be connected, no syllables could be formed. I wondered the streets of emotions in the town within my head with emotions wondering just how to put into words the brilliance and emotional ride that is explored in Sideswiped. After Riley’s debut book Upside Down, I was so excited to read Bran and Talia’s continuation in Sideswiped and there was no disappointment what so ever.

The continuation beginnings two months after the conclusion in Upside Down, which saw Bran tracking down Talia in the states and proclaiming his love to fight to get her back. I have to say in Sideswiped the tables were turned in a completely different direction, Bran did everything he possibly could to keep his love for Talia close and near to his heart, almost to the point of incoherence where Talia questions everything around her. The believability in the scripture of lyrical brilliance that comes from Lia’s writing shows deep within the souls of the heart created in Talia and Bran’s characters. Talia is a brilliant female warrior with strong bounds of heart but also whose strength and belief is played by her OCD and trying to overcome that.

The narrative truly brought out a conundrum of emotions from the very first word the very last in Sideswiped. I wanted to cry a million tears at the end, knowing the wait till the conclusion to Bran and Talia’s story. It was a breathtaking narrative that Spoke Mountains of the reach of love, what you are willing to risk for love, and the depths of how a connection however painful in distance and time may be, is stronger than anything. Can’t wait for Book 3.


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{About Lia}

Lia Riley Author Pic

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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