Road trip stories are deceptive. They seem easy - just have a lot of obstacles to overcome on the road, right? Except, the best road trip stories imbue each phase of the trip with a character shift. Even some small growth that results from that particular stop along the way. This book had a lot of plot going for it. The complications were fun, I liked the characters, good pacing, but I felt that Remy was the same person at the beginning of the book as at the end. And yes, I know it's the first book in a series, but even so, I like growth on a book by book basis.