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Nowhere But Here

byKatie Mcgarry

Hardcover | May 26, 2015

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An unforgettable new series from acclaimed author Katie McGarry about taking risks, opening your heart and ending up in a place you never imagined possible 

Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she's curious about her biological father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent—but that doesn't mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns into an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both. 

Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They're the good guys. They protect people. They'refamily. And while Emily—the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club's most respected member—is in town, he's gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it's his shot at his dream. What he doesn't count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down. 

No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home.
Title:Nowhere But HereFormat:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 8.4 × 5.8 × 1.56 inPublished:May 26, 2015Publisher:HarlequinLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING BOOK 10/10 would recommend! Have already passed along to a friend and forced her to read it, it is so good!
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review from jaimedsworld.tumblr.com I love Katie McGarry. She's an author with a style that flows so easy that before you know it, the book is over. The world she creates may be in modern day times, but the small town feel she creates with her characters and the Reign of Terror motorcycle club becomes a world in its own. You can never go wrong with a Katie McGarry book, and the Thunder Road series is one of her best.
Date published: 2016-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE! It has been awhile since I’ve read a Katie McGarry book. I had chewed through all of her books a year or so ago and then in classic Lisa style I got distracted by other books/series/authors. When I was going through my TBR pile I saw this and realized that she’s published a few books since then! So this is the start of my re-dive into my beloved McGarry! Katie McGarry writes amazing characters! They are powerful, potent, and well rounded; you cannot help but feel for them as they struggle through. This book especially had some amazing characters! And the world that McGarry submersed you in was so vivid! It felt realistic and what I imagine a biker gang to be like… The curiosity of Meg and Eli’s past had me begging to know their history! And with Emily snooping and trying to figure it all out was very compelling! I love how McGarry leaves a small bread crumb trail that keeps you reading; wanting to know how the puzzle pieces all fit! If you have never read a Katie McGarry book or re-diving into her work like me this is fantastic! Pick this one up, or borrow from your local library, like I did, and enjoy!
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Welcome to Thunder Road I first read Nowhere But Here last year in August. I fell in love. It was one of the first books that made me second guess my opinion of books with romance. Since then, I’ve completed the entire Pushing The Limits series from Katie and tonight I’m starting Razors story. I can officially say that Katie McGarry has changed my opinion and I’m so glad she did. I find myself wanting more at the end of every single one of her books. Emily is one hell of a woman. I know I wouldn’t have been able to walk into that funeral home with my head held high. I would have been a wreck. I have to say, though, that’s one hell of a way to meet your grandmother. She has two strong father figures in her life. He biological father, and the father she’s known since she was 5. She’s torn between knowing her biological father and hurting the man she’s called dad since she was 5. Emily has a fire. The feistiness in her really starts to show the moment Eli asks her if she has a boyfriend. That response was so perfect, and it ended up causing him to slam on the brakes. She knows how to fire back when needed. Emily knows how to take what she wants, even if it may seem like it’s not her. What she did to get Oz to take her from that office, to listen to the conversation between her mother and father was genius. It was hot, but it was also incredibly smart. She knew that he wouldn’t want her telling Eli that he kissed her. That would mean that he wouldn’t get into the club. She played her cards right. As you watch her history unfold more and more, the truth changes get in many ways. Each change, I feel, is for the best. A change in the way she sees the club and Eli. She knows what family and loyalty are; how strong bonds can be. Oz (Johnathan) has known what he’s wanted and where he’s going in life. He knows the meaning of respect and he keeps his word. He’s a man of honor. His family and the club are everything to him. They are in the beginning and they still were in the end. He has not only respect for the club but for people in general. You see this when he helps the young disabled boy play a game of football. He’s a strong male role model, and I’m hoping to see more of him in upcoming books. He has a personality that is so easy to fall in love with. Katie has yet to disappoint me when it comes to her main men in her books. Emily walks into his life and he feels like it’s the end of everything he’s worked for when in reality it’s part of his future. You could feel the strain between them in the beginning but it started turning into something more the moment he saved her at the vending machines. From there, he knew damn well he was walking a dangerous line. Eli’s daughter was like royalty, and he knew he risked it all falling in love with her. He kept his word, though. He made sure she was safe until the very end. Katie has a way of writing characters that make you want more. Even just a little bit, because you find yourself hooked into their personality and history. I’m hoping to see more of him in upcoming books. He has a personality that is so easy to fall in love with. Katie has yet to disappoint me when it comes to her main men in her books. My absolute favorite moment with Oz and Emily is when they were at the trailer. He compliments her and she looks away. His response is incredible. ‘Don’t deny a true compliment by looking away. You’re braver than that.’ That moment says so much. Olivia. There is so much that could be said. This woman knows how to make an entrance and introduce herself. Even if it involves getting puke on her shoes. Olivia had cancer and right from the beginning, your heart hurts for her. She’s wanted to know Emily for a long time, to make sure she knew the truth about her parents. She wanted not only Emily but Oz to take a different direction with their lives. Right from the beginning, she is helping her granddaughter find out more and more about her past, even if it is like a scavenger hunt. She’s one of my favorite supporting characters from any of Katie’s books. I know I will be hearing more about her in books to come from the Thunder Road series. Those stars on Eli’s arm say so much. There is no doubt in my mind the love that Eli has for Emily or her mother. In church when he held Oz to the wall with a gun pulled on him, that was a deadly serious moment and threat. His daughter was in danger and not even Oz was going to get in the way of that. He made it clear the repercussions if she were to fall in danger. The ending is the part in the book that had me on edge. I won’t spoil it, but I was crying. The amount of love and bravery it took to do what he did is huge. He’s an amazing man. Razor – The unpinned grenade is how Katie described him. Not a lot is mentioned about him, but one important part is that his mother messed him up quite a bit when he was younger. The moment between him and Emily in the kitchen discussing Olivia was a big thing for him. Walk The Edge is out with his story, and I can’t wait to see what happens there. He’s like the locked room you’re not supposed to go into, but you really want to unlock the door and peek in. I’m about to Open that door and peek in. Did you catch the relationship between Isaiah and the Thunder Road series? If not, you might want to try and find it. It’s an interesting connection, and I’m strongly hoping we learn more about that situation. This book teaches you that you need to look beyond what’s on the outside. Judgment is a dangerous thing, and often you’ll be proven wrong. I’m definitely be keeping this in the back of my mind more often.
Date published: 2016-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Summer of Romance & Taking Risks Katie McGarry introduces readers to the world of motorcycle clubs in Nowhere But Here, the first book in the Thunder Road series. If you're a fan of her Pushing the Limits series, then I'm sure you'll be happy to hear Nowhere But Here features the same teen angst, swooning romance, and touch of dark edginess you've come to expect from any Katie McGarry novel. I've become addicted to reading NA romances centered around MC life, so I couldn't be more excited to finally have a YA one to read and love! Emily is dreading a visit to Kentucky to see her biological father and the relatives she has never met before. Her father's rare visits to her home in Florida are already uncomfortable and filled with strained interactions, but what should have been only a couple days in the small town of Snowflake gets extended into weeks when a rival motorcycle club stirs up trouble for the Reign of Terror. As the daughter of one of its most respected members, Emily's presence in town has made her a target of their vendetta. With their leather vests and rumbling motorcycles, the Reign of Terror are often misjudged as dangerous outlaws, but to Oz, the MC life is all he's ever known. The Reign of Terror are his family, and since Oz was just a young boy, he has always dreamed of joining their tight-knit brotherhood. When Oz is tasked with keeping a protective eye on Emily, their explosive chemistry together jeopardizes his place alongside the men he has long respected and idolized. Emily has lived a very sheltered life with good friends and parents she adores, while Oz is the kind of bad boy her mother has always warned her to avoid. They seem like complete opposites, but they may just be perfect for each other if given the chance to explore their feelings. Secrets that have long been buried by Emily's parents threaten their budding relationship, and as the lies become exposed, she's no longer sure who she can trust to tell her the truth. Katie McGarry's Nowhere But Here was everything I'd hoped it would be and more! As Emily and Oz learn to step outside their comfort zones and embrace the unfamiliar, it leads to an unforgettable summer of first love, loss, and taking risks. I absolutely can't wait to read Razor's story next in Walk the Edge.
Date published: 2015-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great new series from Katie McGarry Emily’s always liked her life the way it was. Living in Florida with her parents, going to school, being safe. There were occasional visits from her biological father, a member of a motorcycle club called the Reign of Terror, but he always came to her so she’s never experienced the club way of life. Until a sudden visit to her biological father’s home turns into an extended stay. Oz has always wanted to join the Reign of Terror. He’s been looking forward to the day he can be out on the road with his father and the club. Then Emily shows up and he finds himself assigned to guard her, to keep her safe. And to make sure she doesn’t discover the truth about her parent’s past together. Both Emily and Oz resent each other but they can’t deny the attraction. An attraction that, if acted on, could mean a lot of trouble for them. I’ve been looking forward to this book since it was first announced. I’ve really loved Katie McGarry’s Pushing the Limits series and the idea of the types of characters she can write within a motorcycle club world had me excited. And after finishing it, I was in no way disappointed. The book was told in alternating POVs between Emily and Oz. It worked really well to show the contrast between the different perspectives on the motorcycle club. To Emily, it was dangerous and scary and something from television. To Oz, it was family who he could count on and would defend no matter what. It also rounded out the characters. Without Emily’s POV she could have come across as an unappreciative brat but instead we saw her fear and her confusion and the stress of her life being turned upside down. Without Oz’s POV he could have come across as an uncaring brute but we saw his heart and how he cared for his family and how seriously he took his orders from the club. The chemistry was there between them. It was definitely a ‘I hate you but you’re really hot’ feeling until they started to get to know each other. There was always the feeling that, if they let it happen, they could be really good for each other. The side characters were all also great. Some were better developed than others. Olivia, basically the club’s grandmother, was a force even though she had health issues that made her body weak. Eli, Emily’s biological father, wanted so badly to connect with her and it was painful but also understandable that she was hesitant. There was a lot of time spent with characters around Oz’s age, Chevy, Razor, Violet, and her younger brother Stone. There was an exert from Razor’s story in the back so my guess would be these are likely characters for other books in the series. But I’d really like to see Eli and Emily’s mother, Meg, get their own prequel story even though a lot of it was revealed in this book. The book was almost 500 pages in length but it never felt long or slow. There was always something going on, even if it wasn’t intense action. There was Emily trying to discover the truth about her parents, learning about club life, characters bonding, Emily and Oz fighting or giving in to their attraction, character development. There was action, definitely some tense, nail-biting action, especially close to the end. There was always the feeling that something bad could happen and that life in the motorcycle club, legit club or not, was dangerous. Definitely a new series(and lots of new boys) to get excited about. *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2015-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Read!!! I was suggested this book and am so gald I bought it!! Was a fast read that I couldn't out down!!
Date published: 2015-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Summer Read I absolutely loved this book. I read it in one day. It was just an amazing story with a great cast of characters. Cannot wait for the second
Date published: 2015-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Fascinating and Stirring Romance "Nowhere But Here" the first book in the Thunder Road series is a stirring contemporary romance that begins with a funeral. Seventeen year old Emily, a girl living a spoon-fed lifestyle in Florida returns to Snowflake Kentucky to a strange memorial service being held for her estranged grandmother. Horrified to find the funeral home being guarded by black -vested, tattooed, beer-drinking members of her biological father's motorcycle club, she faints with terror when her grandmother rises from her coffin, alive. Although curious about Eli and his motorcycle family -"the Reign of Terror" - she refuses to stay in Snowflake and get to know the McKinleys until a series of unforeseen events have her seeking the truth behind the lies and secrets that have kept her separated from them for years. On an emotional journey to unravel the mystery of her past, Emily will not only confront old fears, but will take risks and open her heart especially to her protector, the enigmatic bad boy Oz . With her meticulous background research Katie McGarry brings to life a motorcycle club - "the Reign of Terror"- a brotherhood bound by trust, integrity and honesty who care for, defend and support each other and their families even after death. Lead by Eli and Cyrus McKinley, the men in this boys' club live a tough and dangerous lifestyle, working in a legitimate security business that protects trucking shipments across the State and afterwards expending some of their pent-up energy in wild partying. Into this setting the author casts Emily a sheltered teenager who's curious but resentful of her biological father and her McKinley relatives. The plot heats up when unexpected events thrust a reluctant Emily into spending vacation time with Eli and the McKinleys, and she's forced to examine a truth about her past that has her life spiraling into confusion and heartbreak. In this story Emily is not only caught in a land mine of danger and emotional turmoil but eighteen year old Oz 's dream of joining the brotherhood may be the collateral damage. In a story that twists and turns and culminates in a surprising ending, Katie McGarry continually builds suspense and tension with every snapshot of the Riot's illegal activities that bring attacks, beatings, danger and the fear of a kidnapping to the Reign of Terror and especially to Emily. The love story is heartwarming and moving when a clash of wills between Emily and Oz erupts in romantic fireworks that have both reeling from its surprising intensity. As in so many of her novels Katie McGarry cleverly weaves together the lives of two young people who struggle not only with the outcome of secrets,lies, bad choices and mistakes of well-meaning adults, but with feelings of being unloved and unwanted by their parents. In an atmosphere of sexual banter and innocent seduction Emily and Oz's attraction smolders until it bursts into flame as they find trust and solace in each other's arms. Like the plot the characters are well-developed, realistic and complex especially Emily whose comfortable and simple bubble is shattered when she's forced to take risks and learn the truth about her past. Naive and innocent she's thrust into an environment that's rough and uncivilized like the bar in the barn with its wall of bras. Yet with the love of Olivia her outspoken and loving grandmother, her larger-than-life grandfather Cyrus and the devoted, persistence of her biological father Eli who'd willingly sacrifice his life for her, Emily finds her heart opening. Yet it's Oz's trustworthiness, generosity of spirit and intense love for his family, her dying grandmother and for handicapped children that Emily recognizes under his good-looks, cocky smugness and sarcastic humor. These traits not only draw the virginal Emily to this bad boy but make her more brave and bold in his company. Every character in this novel adds power, energy and excitement to an enthralling drama that you can't put down. As a fan of Katie McGarry's contemporary teen romances I believe she continues to write with a flair that captivates her audience. I thoroughly enjoyed the plot and character development in "Nowhere But Here" and look forward to reading more in the Thunder Road series. Perhaps in further stories we'll even find out if Emily and Oz's romance survives the long distance between Florida and Kentucky.
Date published: 2015-06-01

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Emily TOP THREE AWFUL MOMENTS OF MY LIFE:Meeting my biological father at ten Breaking my arm in three spots at nine Falling into a hole and being trapped there overnight with a dead body at eight Other than that, I love my life. While some of my friends are all, "Woe is me, no one understands my traumatized soul," I'm pretty happy. I like happy. I like simple. I like predictable and I hate surprises.With that said, I'm not particularly thrilled when my father tries to hand me a piece of paper that causes my mother to choke up and excuse herself from the kitchen.Dad and I continue to stare at one another as we listen to Mom race up the stairs then close the door to their bedroom. Life is out of whack and it's easy to tell. Dirty dishes are piled in the sink. A stack of unopened mail is tossed across the island. A pile of balled tissues creates a mountain on the wooden oval table. The yellow kitchen that seemed cheery this morning is darkened with emotional storm clouds.The awkward silence between me and Dad has officially stretched into painful. I shift under the strain and my foot nudges my backpack on the floor."You should go after her," I say to break the stillness and to ignore the fact I haven't accepted what Dad is offering. Plus, Dad always knows how to pull Mom out of her drama pit. It's one of the million things I love about him."I will." His lips lift a little, a strong indication he's planning to mess with me. "How do you want to handle this? Straightforward, gradual introduction, or head in the sand?"I brighten. "Head in the sand works well for me.""Good try, but pick another option."Fine. "Gradual.""How does it feel to be a senior?"Despite the impending knowledge that my life is about to suck, I smile. I'd walked into the kitchen after my last day of school expecting to gush to Mom about how Trisha and I were invited to Blake Harris's party tonight.What I didn't expect? Dad home, Mom in tears and a note that possibly brings tidings from hell. "It feels awesome. It'll feel even better if you put that piece of paper in the garbage disposal.""Please read it," Dad presses. "It was hard for your mom to make the decision to let you see this and we should respect her wishes."My stomach aches as if I'd been elbowed. This debilitating reaction from my mother means one thing: contact from her childhood home in Kentucky.Kentucky is a painful subject for her and there's nothing I wouldn't do to ease her suffering because, until Dad came into the picture and adopted me when I was five, Mom raised me on her own. That deserves some major respect.Out of the corner of my eye I take in the collage of framed photos on the wall. The middle picture is my favorite. It's an eight by ten of the day Mom and Dad married. Mom's in a white wedding gown. Slender. Graceful. Her sleek blond hair falling around her shoulders as she beams down at me. Dad crouches beside me. His sun-kissed hair strikingly gold compared to his black tux.He tucks a rose into my dark brown hair. I'm five and focused on him like he's Superman. That's because he is. My own personal superhero. He adopted me mere days before he married my mom.Dad clears his throat and I snatch the paper from his hands with just the right amount of ticked off. I'll wander down this dark tunnel of insanity for a few minutesfor him and my mom.It's an e-mail and it's short and to the point and it's from my biological father.Jeff, Please tell Emily. Eli Underneath the message are an obituary and a photo of a woman I've never met. Her name is Olivia McKinley and she's Eli's mother. A weighted sigh escapes my lips and I slouch into a seat at the table. Please tell Emily. Eli does his best to make an impression. It may not be a great impression, but he leaves one nonetheless.I squish my lips to the side as I absorb Olivia's obituary. It's the first time I've seen an image of her. Eli's talked about her on our rare occasional visits, but he never drew enough of a mental picture for me to visualize what she looked like.Eli's this biker my mom hooked up with once and he abandoned us the moment Mom said, "I missed my period." While he gave Mom the slip, he also gave me my dark brown hair and my matching dark brown eyes and the ton of freckles over the bridge of my nose. But other than that he hasn't given me much."So" Total hesitation as I hunt for the correct words. "Eli's mom died.""That's right. Your mom wants us to attend the funeral."UmI don't do funerals or cemeteries. Mom and Dad are aware of this situation. My fingers tap against the table. There's definitely a diplomatic way out of this. I need to find it and find it quick. "Why does she want to go? Not to be rude, but we don't know this lady. We barely know Eli andwell.I thought Mom hated Kentucky."Dad rubs the back of his head. "I don't know why. I forwarded the e-mail to your mom this morning. A few minutes later, she called me at work in tears. I came home and she'd already purchased the plane tickets. Your guess is as good as mine here, but there's one thing I do know—I don't like seeing your mom cry."Neither do I."What are your thoughts on this, Em?"I shrug. There are no words for this. None. Zip. Zero.Nada. "I don't get it.""I know."That's it? He knows? "I was hoping for something a little more like 'I'll talk to your Mom and I'll convince her to shelve the crazy for a few days.' I mean, we are underestimating the value of sending a well-written note attached to a nice flower arrangement."Dad does that thing where he's quiet while mulling over a response. It's reason one million and one why I love him. Dad hardly ever loses his temper or yells. He thinks everything through."I don't claim to understand most of this," he says. "But this is important to your mom, and you and she are the two most important things to me. If she needs to attend this funeral then we'll attend.""What if I don't want to attend?"Dad's patient blue eyes search me and I consider ducking under the table before he notices how much the prospect bothers me. Dead people. He's asking me to voluntarily enter a building where there are dead people. Inside, I'm screaming. Very loudly. Very manically."Your mom and I will be there and absolutely nothing will harm you. Besides, you and I have had this discussion. The best way to get over your fears is to face them."Sure, his words sound pretty, but there's this serious anxiety suffocating me like a shroud. Hives form on my wrist and I scratch at the welts under the table while flashing a forced grin. "Are you suggesting a body isn't going to come back to life and try to eat me?""I'm going to go out on a limb and say you're safe from a Walking Dead episode."I release an unladylike snort and Dad laughs. His chuckles fade and I loathe the heavy silence that follows."I'm not only talking about your fear of dead things," Dad continues. "I'm talking about the paperwork I found in the trash. I believe it mentioned visiting out-of-town universities with your school this summer."Dang it, I should have used the paper shredder."There's more to life than Florida," he insists."I love Florida." I love it so much that I have plans that involve staying here in town after graduation. Specifically, Tri-sha and I have plans. We've spent the past two years dreaming of going to the local college and rooming together. We even have color-coordinated comforters picked out, because that's how Trisha rolls.Dad waves his hand at the room. "There's more out there for you than these four walls.""I love these four walls." I do. The kitchen, to the three of us, is the focal point of our existence. Mom's created a homey room with fresh flowers in several vases scattered on the table, island and counter. She painted the walls yellow because she read an article that said it's a welcoming color."Emily—""I love my life." I flutter my eyelashes in an attempt to appear cute. "I'm happy, so stop trying to mess with it."Dad leans back in his chair and tosses a pen he's been fiddling with onto the table. "Aren't you even curious about what's out there?""No. But I'm curious about what the deal is with Mom and this funeral." I change the subject because I hate arguing with my father. I don't possess a burning desire to leave home and explore every part of the universe like he did when he was my age. He doesn't understand and I don't know how to explain it. Because of that, we fight and it's the only thing, besides Eli, we disagree about."I already told you I don't know," he answers, "but it's our job to support her. You know as well as I do that demons haunt your mother's past."It's true. Mom avoids discussing her life before my birth. I assume it must be because it hurts to know she has family that threw her out because she chose to have me. "Do you think attending this funeral is her way of going home without going home?"His eyes snap to mine and I know I hit the nail on the head. Nausea rolls through my intestines. This is one of those moments where doing the right thing makes me want to puke, but this is my mom. My mom. She's crazy and she's dramatic, but she has loved me since she saw two lines on the pregnancy test. I refuse to say no to a woman who raised me for the first four years completely by herself."Okay," I say. "I'm in.""Thank you. And Emily" A long, painful pause. "You need to view this as an opportunity. Maybe this will help you and your mother reconsider Eli's offer for you to visit him for two weeks this summer."Oh, hell no. Three weeks ago, Eli contacted Dad with this massively awful idea. Seeing Eli when he wanders into town once a year is one thing, but visiting him—for two weeks straight—on his home turf? "Mom said no.""I think it would be healthy for you to see where your mother once lived and to understand your father's history. I overheard you asking your mom questions the other day."All right, sue me. Eli's offer made me curious. Actually, not true. My mother's sharp shout of "no" when Dad broached the subject of the visit is what did it. And I'm not concerned with Eli or his family, but more over my mother.Were Mom's parents the superconservative people she's described them as? How did she meet Eli? Was it at school or did they meet the night they conceived me? Was Mom a crazy teenager or was she a good girl until she decided to hook up one night with a biker?I've asked, but Mom redirects the conversation. I haven't found the courage yet to press for answers when she shuts me out."I see the curiosity in your eyes whenever Eli is mentioned," Dad tells me.I push away from the table and as I go to walk past him, he gently snags my fingers. "It's okay to have questions. They're your biological family. In fact, it's extremely normal. I've seen it before with my patients."A tremor of anger runs through me. I'm not one of his hundreds of pediatric rug rats. "I am not curious.""Not at all?" he asks.I swallow, attempting to sort through the thoughts. When I look at my father, I see the man that not only lowered himself onto one knee to ask my mother's hand in marriage, but dropped to both knees to ask for my permission to marry her. I see the smile on his face and remember the answering joy inside me the day my adoption went through. I see the man who has not abandoned me once since he entered my life.Being curious would mean that I don't appreciate all Dad has done for me and I do appreciate him. I love him more than he could imagine."No," I repeat. "I'm not curious at all."