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Adaline Sharp has crossed the world to be anonymous. She's put tens of thousands of kilometres between herself and those who need her, and joined forty-seven others on a group tour through Europe. Freedom is bliss. Acting her age is a novelty and the world away from home is wonderful.


But her low profile is not to last. 

Intrigued by the wide-eyed girl who can't seem to get enough of the world, fellow tour mate Rory Frost adjusts his priorities. He's going to see everything, but he's going to see it with her. 


Except Adaline didn't come here to make friends - friends equal obligations and expectations, and Adaline's learned that to need someone is to bind them. 


Rory must show Adaline that the right relationships can empower her if he is to have any hope of seeing her again after the international departure terminal. 

"One For The Road is a gorgeous new adult story. Adaline is smart and gentle, but also so brave. Her home situation is extremely difficult and seemingly intractable, and I totally felt for her. I loved accompanying her through Europe, meeting new people and seeing new countries. The romance that develops is sweet and believable and FUN! A delight to read." Marnie St Clair, Goodreads

"Really enjoyed this story. Elise is master at setting a scene! The setting descriptions took me right back to my own tour through Europe. It is a book that hooked me early and kept me reading right through to the twist at the end. Looking forward to Book 2 in the series." Sarah Boshart, Amazon

"Wow let me just say that this book was a journey that was amazing, it had everything a YA should capture ... I would highly recommend it. I think that Elise has a wonderful way with words and amazing insight into real struggle we all might face. I am really looking forward to her new book in the series ..." Amy from Book Boyfriend Addict


Shortlisted in the 2017 Dante Rossetti Award for Young Adult Fiction (still being judged)

Shortlist finalist in the 2016 Chatelaine Award for Romantic Fiction





One for the Road was inspired by my own incredible group tour through Europe. Here are some of the places which feature in the first book of the Road Series.

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Venice, Italy

One for the Road, Elise K. Ackers

The incredible people who shared thirty-eight wonderful days with me.

One for the Road, Elise K. Ackers

Eiffel Tower, France

One for the Road, Elise K. Ackers

Colosseum, Italy

One for the Road, Elise K. Ackers

London Eye, UK

One for the Road, Elise K. Ackers

Boujolais, France

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