Thursday, November 4, 2021

You Can Go Your Own Way by Eric Smith

(Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!)


about book:

A sweetly charming love story that leaves the reader with a lasting sense of hope.” —Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star

"The perfect novel to snuggle up with.” —Emily Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read

No one ever said love would be easy…but did they mention it would be freezing?

Adam Stillwater is in over his head. At least, that’s what his best friend would say. And his mom. And the guy who runs the hardware store down the street. But this pinball arcade is the only piece of his dad that Adam has left, and he’s determined to protect it from Philadelphia’s newest tech mogul, who wants to turn it into another one of his cold, lifeless gaming cafés.

Whitney Mitchell doesn’t know how she got here. Her parents split up. Her boyfriend dumped her. Her friends seem to have changed overnight. And now she’s spending her senior year running social media for her dad’s chain of super successful gaming cafés—which mostly consists of trading insults with that decrepit old pinball arcade across town.

But when a huge snowstorm hits, Adam and Whitney suddenly find themselves trapped inside the arcade. Cut off from their families, their worlds, and their responsibilities, the tension between them seems to melt away, leaving something else in its place. But what happens when the storm stops?

my thoughts:

First off, the title -You Can Go Your Own Way. Are you kidding me? That is my favorite Fleetwood Mac song. So, of course I picked up this book to read. How could I resist? Second, rivals trapped inside an arcade - talk about a meet-cute waiting to happen. Third, I really enjoyed the story. It was fun, engaging, and such an entertaining treat to read. Definitely the perfect book to have on hand this holiday season - a snowstorm setting that will have you reaching for your coziest blanket and yummiest cup of tea. 

Adam is determined to keep his father's arcade running. It's all he has left of his dad and he refuses to lose it. Whitney runs her dad's social media account for his successful gaming cafes. She's basically spending her time fighting with Adam via social media. Anyhow, the two get stuck together during a blizzard and soon find themselves becoming rather chummy. However, once the blizzard ends does that mean their newfound friendship will end, too? You'll have to read this one to find out. 

Smith has written a terrific tale about friendship, family, and love. He's created relatable characters that you can't help but root for and a story that you will fall in deep with. You Can Go Your Own Way is such a great read! I would happily recommend it to fans of Smith's works and to anyone looking for a fun read this holiday season. Check it out!

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!

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