The only person poetry-loving Cali Monroe hates more than herself is Logan Waters, the geeky kid who lives in the dorm building next to hers.
Ever since Cali's parents told her she would amount to nothing, she has felt entirely inadequate. Friendless and alone, she takes on the mean girl role in hopes it will make her feel better--and Logan serves as the perfect target. He infuriates her with his obnoxiously long lashes, his all too perfect dimpled smile, and his complete lack of personality outside of his intelligence. It doesn't hurt that he's part of the reason her brother is dead, either. So Cali hates him, and he returns the favor. Thus, their prank-filled, insult-driven rivalry is born, and torturing Logan quickly becomes the highlight of her life.
But when Cali's parents set them up on a blind date, she begins to realize Logan might not be as boring as she always thought. He shares her love of poetry, takes a sadistic pleasure in making fun of crepes, and he makes her blush when he calls her smile pretty.
And hey, maybe those long lashes of his aren't that obnoxious after all…
Two Roads is New Adult Romance about finding love, standing out, and learning to embrace who you are. It contains some language and mild sexual content.
On the surface, Cali Monroe is your typical 'Mean Girl', but deep down she is anything but, desperately trying to keep the loneliness at bay. The only way she is able to do that is by diving head first into her rivalry with Logan Waters. Logan and Cali have known each other since childhood, when 4 years ago they deal with an unimaginable tragedy, which finds Logan moving away which leaves Cali blaming Logan and her deep seeded hatred for him is born. Then fate steps in and has them attending the same college, thus begins the rivalry to end all rivalries. Full of pranks, insults and full on hatred. Or is it? After their parents set them up on a blind date, Cali slowly realises that Logan's eyelashes may not be THAT annoying...
So I hate him. I hate him for ruining my life. I hate him for not blaming himself like I blame myself for what happened. I hate him for moving on with his life, when no matter how hard I try, I just can't.
I love this. I love going at it with him. It makes everything else -- all of my problems, my fears, my guilt -- fade away, until its just me and Logan and our mutual hatred.
Logan is the epitome of HOT NERD BOY. he is so charismatic and charming, I was won over from the beginning. He actively participates in the so called rivalry, but there is no malice behind it. I think Logan approaches it as a way to boast about his intellect. Then we find them set up on a blind date together, which is when they realise they have a lot more in common. Logan then takes it upon himself to try and spend more time with Cali, and the boy needs kudos, he's nothing if not persistent. He's always kind and patient with her, makes her laugh when she needs it, even offers her a shoulder to cry on. Always a real gentleman.
I thoroughly enjoyed the poetry aspect to the story. Now, I'm no connoisseur, but It added another level to the journey, a deeper connection between Cali and Logan, another way to express themselves. The poetry gave me Goosebumps, even brought a tear to my eye at times and I had all the feels. Its just another notch on L.M's belt, as from what I can understand there are some original pieces in the book.
Frost once said that life always goes on,
that one's song is never silenced,
so I should be fine continuing.
But Frost never met you,
he never saw your smile,
he never heard your laugh,
and he never knew.
He never knew like I know.
He never knew that you are the one,
that you and all of your quirks have stolen my heart,
that you are beautiful and not just in look,
that you make me feel like I matter
and that I need you,
I love you.
Life does not simply go on without you,
my song does not live without yours,
I am not whole without you.
I often want to tell Frost,
that he should shove it up his ass,
which may not be the best idea,
but really what is there to do?
Because Frost was a moron,
because goddammit he had issues and he
never felt what I feel,
never saw what I see.
There are no two road when it comes to you;
there is only the road that leads to your love.
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