Love follows no rules, it comes with no prejudices. Love comes how it wants to, whether it fits society’s mold or not. Love determines for itself where to settle.
There are books that you fall in love with. There are books that simply amaze you. Then there are books that give you bone defying chills while reading it–leaving you with a depth that simply leaves you in ——WOW.
I have read a lot of books and Changing Lanes has grew to be in my top 10 favorites of all times. This story touched me in a way that I didn’t see coming, if I am honest. Reading the blurb I knew it would be great but I just didn’t know how great.
Changing Lanes is breathtaking and heartbreaking all at the same time. How can a story be both you say??? By having a touching story that draws deep into the heart that’s how. This book will definitely have you feeling like you are on one of the wildest rides of your life constantly “changing lanes” never seeing what’s coming. Leaona definitely has your heart stopping at times and constantly never knowing what’s coming next.
“There’s gonna come a time when you’ll have to decide between the love you have and the love you want. I just hope I’m here in the end.”
This book starts off with them in college. Brannon O’Hurley is 18 and just starting college with a full ride scholarship to Virginia Tech hoping to major in engineering. Brannon wants to just simply focus on school and get that engineer degree so he can go back home and put it to use and make his family’s farm everything his father and mother have ever wanted…he needs no distractions but on his first day–he gets just that–
Torrie Harrington is studying business at Virginia Tech hoping to one day take over in her father’s place as CEO of their family company. But we learn really quick just how much of an asswipe her dad is. My heart broke for how Torrie was treated because in the end all she has ever wanted from her family is to be loved and have their approval–mostly her father’s.
When these two meet on that first day–it was instant attraction. A longing neither have ever had with another being. The pull they had to each other was spellbounding– chemistry out of this world. After beginning a relationship together they fall more and more…feelings growing more and more deep for each other. They make plans to visit their families for the holidays but they soon realize that there are people out to make them unhappy. Her Father is furious and makes it quiet obvious just how upset with this relationship he is so lies are told—-hearts are broken—trust is broken–hearts turn cold—walls are built.
Leaning closer, I drive my point home. “I’ll be damned because you refuse to see me. I’ll be damned because you will never give me the opportunity to be forgiven. I’ll be damned because my entire being burns to touch you, hold you, love you. Yes, Torrie, I’ll be damned forever.”
10 years later fate decides for these two–and their lives are brought back together when her Father’s company has a project coming up. Torrie and Brannon are brought face to face to the impending lies that where told and are faced with having to try to work through one of the biggest problems they will ever face. They fight like you have never seen before and your heart will break for them. You will want to do everything in your power to help mend their hearts back together after being so damaged—but sometimes there is too much damage and repair is no where in sight. Words are said–emotions are shown and will have you fighting along with them for what we all want for them—for them to find their way back to each other.
“No one should ever judge how someone else finds love. No matter the age, the person or the social acceptance. LOVE IS LOVE.
Leaona will have you on the edge of your seat in her latest novel. This book tore my heart into. Made me laugh. Made me want to throw my damn kindle against the wall. She brought forth a novel that was exceptionally well developed. Both the first and secondary characters where developed and I felt pulled to them all. She gives us insight in just how badly people, whom have a high social status, can impact a person. How they can damage her person. People are cruel and it takes hearts like Brannon and Torrie to see that just because you are impacted by these people who can’t come out on top. Incredible novel written by an increbile author. This book will leave a huge impact on your heart.
It’s a novel that you will always remember.
5 AMAZINGLY AWESOME STARS!!!