What makes you happy?
That was the question Emery Reed asked me the day we met, and I couldn’t give him a single answer. I could have said my dog, or my books, or yoga — but I just stared.
And then, I got in his car.
It was crazy to take a road trip with a stranger, but after years of standing still, he was my one-way ticket to a new life, and I wasn’t going to miss it.
We shared the same space, the same car, the same hotel room — and still, we were strangers.
One day we’d be laughing, the next, we wouldn’t speak. Emery was surrounded by impenetrable walls, but I wanted in.
Discovering his journal changed everything.
I read his thoughts, words not meant for anyone’s eyes, and the more I learned about him, the harder I fell. It turned out nothing made Emery Reed happy, and I wanted to change that.
I earned his trust by violating his privacy, and as wrong as it was, it worked — until one entry revealed a darkness I never knew existed, a timer I never knew was ticking.
Suddenly, what made me happy was saving Emery from himself. I just didn’t know if I could.
Sigh. Swoon. Hold your breath. All of the above and more. You know when you read a Kandi Steiner book that you’re in for it. You know the words will be beautiful. You know you’ll fall in love with the characters, that their struggles will feel like your own. You know you’ll finish the book better off than where you began.
Such was the case with On The Way To You, which I read slowly so as not to rush things, not to miss anything. And I’m so glad that I took my time because this beautiful book was one I never wanted to end.
Now all I have to ask is, what makes you happy?