Rating: 3.5/5 stars
He was reckless. He was exciting. He was Theo.
And he was a breath of fresh air in my otherwise extremely dull life”
What if the missing person is your missing piece?
Rose has always played by the rules – now it’s time to break them.
Life’s easier when you stay away from other people. Rose Valentine knows that. But some people are impossible to ignore. Take Theo Lockhart. He’s handsome, funny and beyond intriguing. He’s a mystery; one that Rose dreams of solving.
Then one night the mystery deepens. Theo turns up on Rose’s doorstep, desperate to hide out at her house. He’s keeping secrets, and Rose has a million questions. Not least – why did he choose to run to her?
If Rose lets him in, she’ll be going against everything she holds true. It’s reckless, risky – and definitely not in the rulebook. But Theo makes Rose long to break the rules After a whirlwind week of brat-pack movies, midnight snacks and non-stop chat, where do Rose and Theo go from here?
I was definitely interested to read Nowhere Else But Here as I love a good contemporary read and with Rachel Cotton being so young that definitely upped the intrigue. Nowhere Else But Here was a wonderfully, cute read with a romance to die for.
I was definitely in the mood for this book when I read it, I mean I love contemporary but I was definitely in the mood for a really cute contemporary with a romance which is something that Nowhere Else But Here offers.
I definitely think that for someone of her age, Rachel Cotton should be so happy with this book. She has so much talent that I wish I could have when I was 17 and shows so much promise for someone so young. She has a great writing style and creates great characters that you can definitely connect with which is essential for the plot of the novel. The romance ties the whole book together and with the relationship between the two characters being so great this makes the book so much better.
I definitely liked Rose and Theo as characters, I feel like they were fleshed out and developed and their relationship was a slow build so seeing it progress through the novel was great. I also did like Rose's relationship with her parents in the book although a small part it was nice to see this relationship as it is being seen more in YA now.
Although there was a lot to love with the book especially the romance and the characters, I would have still liked more from the story. I don't think the storyline with her brother was really developed throughout and I would have loved to see this developed more. The characters also called themselves by their full names and I did just find this quite weird. I also feel like what Theo goes through at the beginning of the book is so mundane that it felt a bit much for him to run away but I guess that as a teenager every action can feel massive so I do understand it.
Although I had some problems with this book, I still enjoyed it and I know many people will devour it.
Nowhere Else But Here is the perfect summer read which will have you falling in love with romance believing anything is possible.