By Britney King
They say opposites attract. For Jack and Amelie, that statement is about as close to the truth as it gets.
She runs from anything that so much smells like love. And, well, as for Jack, he's always been a fan of the chase. Especially where she's concerned.
Which is exactly what happens when he proposes... to accompany her on a cross-country road trip.
A bet is made. True to form, Jack puts everything on the table—while Amelie keeps her cards tucked close to her heart.
The question remaining when it all shakes out—is whether it's possible they can both win?
Will a road trip across the country finally teach them to meet in the middle? Or simply drive them further apart?
Real Locations that Inspired Anywhere With You
First off, thank you for asking me to write a guest post. It’s always fun.
Anywhere With You, because it is a novel based on a road trip was inspired by various locations. Although, perhaps it would help if I started from the beginning…
The idea for Somewhere With You (book one) was in part inspired by a grief camp for kids that my then seven-year-old niece attended. In fact, she still attends each year. From there it grew into a story about two kids who’ve lost a parent, that essentially grow up together, and fall in and out of love. Because their circumstances change along the way they wind up traveling the world, meeting in various places around the world, coming together—and falling apart.
Originally, I hadn’t planned on writing a sequel to Somewhere With You. However after reading the reviews and receiving a plethora of notes on the subject I decided that perhaps Jack and Amelie’s story wasn’t over. They never really are. ☺
So, in August of this year, my husband and I set out on a 4,000-mile road trip across five states—the only caveat being that we had only a loose idea of a plan and a few key places that I wanted to hit. Those were: Santa Fe, several mountain towns in Colorado, but mainly Telluride, The Grand Canyon, and Sedona. While we visited lots of other places along the way… those are the key places that will stick out in the story.
Also, they all have a special place in my heart as well. For me, they’re magical places for one reason or another.
That said, if you’re interested in getting visual images of the road trip, please check me out on Instagram.
And once again, thanks, for having me as a guest. ☺
Britney King writes modern love stories for mature audiences. She is the author of six novels, several of which have been featured on various bestseller lists, and is currently at work on number seven.
She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, five children, two dogs, one ridiculous cat, and a partridge in a pear tree.
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