Title: Inside Out
Author: Lia Riley
Series: Off the Map #3
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publication: December 2nd, 2014
When Talia first moved from California to Australia to study abroad, she never dreamed she’d find the love of her life. Bran understands her like no one ever has before. And despite the numerous challenges they’ve faced, they’ve always managed to figure out how to stay together. But this time they’ll face their toughest hurdle yet. Is their love strong enough to keep them together?
The conclusion to your story was not what I expected…because it was so much better than what I had hoped for! Lia Riley, you have outdone yourself with these two. When I began the first book in this series, Upside Down, I had no idea what I was in for – it being Lia’s debut novel, but I am so glad to have discovered Lia and her work because she is an INCREDIBLE writer, a phenomenal person, and she has managed to create what felt like some of the realest characters out there.
I am so sad to see this series end. I can’t fathom having no more quirky Talia or brooding Bran, but the conclusion to their story was more than I had hoped for. Lia’s writing just gets better and better each time (which almost seems like an impossible feat since it’s amazing from the start) but somehow she does it.
Talia and Bran’s story of self-discovery, love, and struggle will be one that I will never forget and I’m sure you won’t forget it either. Lia has created two characters who are not very similar, but together make the perfect match. The relationship between the two of them is one that is extremely down to earth and just felt real. Talia and Bran don’t feel like fictional characters but like two oh so fabulous people I want to befriend ASAP, who share an incredible connection, have amazing witty conversations, and a steamy, sexy as hell relationship. <3
So don’t miss out on these two and their amazing story. I can not wait for whatever Lia has in store for us next because I will most definitely be all over that like white on rice!
WARNING: The Off The Map series may make you want to drop everything you are doing and go to Australia and search like a mad-woman for a guy in a koala suit…or maybe that’s just me? 😉
My love for this series has gone to another level after this book. INSIDE OUT really wraps all of it into a big white tortilla and makes it alright. I seriously don’t know where to start with this review, I want to say so much about everyone and everything that happened here but it will take so much time.
Bran and Talia’s journey comes to an end with this book. It was so fascinating to watch them grow, because yes, there is a lot of character development in the Off The Map series – like you don’t even know you’ll have to read it. But I always enjoy a good development and this series has it. Lia Riley put together two imperfect persons that make a whole when they are together. I just have this big big love for Bran and Talia. They have become one of my favorite fictional couples and the reason is because of how well written they are.
The writing in this book – and in this series – is out of your mind; it’s funny, relatable, zero boring, heart-wrenching and super super fluffy. I absolutely love everything about IT; there is nothing NOTHING in Inside Out that made it feel like “ehh.” I will always love Lia’s writing, so compelling and wonderland-ish. I seriously, every time I read one of her books, I end up highlighting every little quote inside. I want to put every quote in a shirt and wear them forever because people should read these books. She’s one of the best, guys.
****Also CHESTER THE CHINCHILLA.**** He’s mine. I still want him, Lia. I need his happy ending as well.
Thank you, Lia. Thank you for writing these amazing, complex, fantastic, funny, imperfect characters. Bran and Talia will always be in my heart.
Lia Riley writes offbeat New Adult Romance. After studying at the University of Montana-Missoula, she scoured the world armed only with a backpack, overconfidence and a terrible sense of direction. She counts shooting vodka with a Ukranian mechanic in Antarctica, sipping yerba mate with gauchos in Chile and swilling XXXX with stationhands in Outback Australia among her accomplishments. When not torturing heroes (because c’mon, who doesn’t love a good tortured hero?), Lia herds unruly chickens, camps, beach combs, daydreams about as-of-yet unwritten books, wades through a mile-high TBR pile and schemes yet another trip. She and her family live in Northern California.