Review: In Real Life by Jessica Love

In Real Life by Jessica Love
Expected Publication: March 1, 2016
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Format: via NetGalley
Rating: 4/5

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Hannah Cho and Nick Cooper have been best friends since 8th grade. They talk for hours on the phone, regularly shower each other with presents, and know everything there is to know about one another.

There's just one problem: Hannah and Nick have never actually met.

Hannah has spent her entire life doing what she's supposed to, but when her senior year spring break plans get ruined by a rule-breaker, she decides to break a rule or two herself. She impulsively decides to road trip to Las Vegas, her older sister and BFF in tow, to surprise Nick and finally declare her more-than-friend feelings for him.

Hannah's surprise romantic gesture backfires when she gets to Vegas and finds out that Nick has been keeping some major secrets. Hannah knows the real Nick can't be that different from the online Nick she knows and loves, but now she only has night in Sin City to figure out what her feelings for Nick really are, all while discovering how life can change when you break the rules every now and then.

My Thoughts
In a nutshell, I loved this cute and engaging read. In a world where we do everything online, I truly bought into Hannah and her best friend Nick who met years ago online but have never actually met face to face. You see Hannah’s sister and Nick’s brother met at a concert and thought it would be cool for their younger sibs to meet so they did online and haven’t stopped talking since. They are the closest and best of friends who have grown up together and have exchanged their innermost secrets, some that they haven’t even shared with anyone even those they actual “know”. They tried to meet once before but it didn’t work out so when the opportunity arose years later Hannah decides on a whim to go Las Vegas with her sister and her other best friend and go see Nick’s band perform.

Once there Hannah realizes that she doesn’t know Nick as much as she thought. They both soon find out that they didn’t exactly share EVERYTHING with each other and the lies are about to all been exposed. But the biggest ones are the ones that deal with feelings. While Hannah won’t admit it to herself she has huge feelings for Nick, and well Nick as always had them for her but she never wants to go there since the whole distance thing is a major factor. So when finally sees him she can’t deny them anymore and just when she’s willing to say it…she sees his girlfriend. Talk about heart breaking! Least to say that both of them have to sit down and talk about everything, but that’s easier said than done.

I love that we see them trying to deal with everything during a long night out in Vegas. While I feel for Hannah I did kind of get upset when once she found out about his girlfriend she wanted to leave and didn’t care about her sister or friend. It’s like once she didn’t get what she wanted she was done and that was it. On the flip side, I totally identified with her in a not so good way, the way she was a runner. A runner in a sense when things get bad that’s what she does and sadly I was like that for a while but like Hannah at some point, you got to face the music and deal with your problems. This book while it was very cute I loved the message of finding yourself and trusting in others and most importantly being open to all life’s possibilities. Once Hannah stopped and let go she found and got what she wanted all she had to do was stop running, this shows you don’t know what’s in front of you if you consistently have your back to it. I highly recommend this read for anyone who loves a book with the "feels" and all that it entails. 


Waiting On [153] People Who Knew Me by Kim Hooper

Waiting on Wednesday [Wow] is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

People Who Knew Me by Kim Hooper
Expected Publication: May 24, 2016
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Emily Morris got her happily-ever-after earlier than most. Married at a young age to a man she loves passionately, she is building the life she always wanted. But when her mother-in-law becomes chronically ill, enormous stress threatens her marriage. Emily watches helplessly as the devotion Drew once showed her is transferred to his ailing mother. When she's thrust into an enforced caretaker role, it's too much to bear. Emily starts spending more and more time at work. That's when she falls in love with her boss. That's when she gets pregnant.

Resolved to tell her husband of the affair and to leave him for the father of her child, Emily's plans are thwarted when the world is suddenly split open. It's 9/11 and her lover is just one of the thousands of people who have been killed in the towers. It's amid terrible tragedy that she finds her freedom, as she leaves New York City to start a new life. It's not easy, but Emily--now Connie--forges a new happily-ever-after in California. But when a life-threatening diagnosis upends Connie's life, she is forced to confront her past for the good of her thirteen-year-old daughter.

Why I Can’t Wait
Wow this one sounds like a good one! I’m definitely drawn in to see how Emily comes to the decision to live this huge lie and how she comes to finally come out and tell the truth. This one is on the top of my list! 


Blog Tour/Review/Excerpt/Giveaway: Going for Two by Laura Chapman

Going for Two [Queen of the League #2] by Laura Chapman
Published: January 27, 2016
Publisher: Marching Ink
Format: via publisher
Rating: 4/5

Harper Duquaine is back for another season of fantasy football! This time she’s a year wiser and prepared to dominate the league. But while she finally seems to have her fantasy life in order, reality proves more challenging. 

Her plans to peacefully play house with her boyfriend come to a halt when the high school suddenly names Brook its head football coach. The promotion comes with more responsibility on the field and less time at home. It also unexpectedly means more work for Harper, who already has her hands full helping a friend pull off the perfect proposal (while dodging questions about when she and Brook are going to get hitched already). Plus, a new development at work could leave her—and half of the fantasy league—jobless. 

With the complications of her career and being “Mrs. Coach” adding up, Harper wonders if she’s committed to the life she’s already building or if there is something else out there.

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My Thoughts
Going for Two is the second book in The Queen of the League series and Harper is back with a whole new set of adventures and mishaps that makes for a fun and interesting read. In this read we find Harper and her fantasy football buddies back and ready for a new season. She and her boyfriend Brook have moved in together when Brook is offered a chance to coach the high school football team putting stress and pressure on him and their relationship. I love seeing their relationship grow and seeing how they interact with each other and deal with the issues at hand. Although I feel Harper was a bit hard on Brook when it came to understanding this commit to the team versus when it came to their relationship I saw over time she learned to see what all his job entailed and was more understanding. 

However what I love the most is the funny aspect of the series. I love the storylines of the fantasy football and how each of the friends is so devoted to the game. As a player myself I love this because I so see myself and my fellow players doing the same thing granted it’s all in fun but we do take fantasy football very serious. This year Harper knew what she was doing and was really into it.

This is a series so it’s best to read them both to get the full story but I promise if you give it a chance you will enjoy it. You don’t have to get football to fully enjoy this read, it’s funny and the relationships are what truly makes this read. No matter if it’s the relationship between Harper and Brook or that of the ones between friends this is a story that has something for everyone.

Despite my best attempts at shaking off the pre-draft jitters, they’re in full effect with

only fifteen minutes to go before the draft begins. I’m not even worried about the draft. I’m

concerned that I haven’t heard from Brook. What if he has to pick his team on auto-draft? That

wouldn’t be the most terrible thing for the first few rounds. He’s drafting eighth, which should

get him a decent running back, and a good wide receiver in the first two rounds.

But after that, who knows what he’ll end up with? He might not get a quarterback or end

up with three kickers or four defenses.

I could text him to find out what’s going on, but . . . no. I’ve already sent one check-in

message today. I’m not going to play the role of desperate, annoying girlfriend. Not this early in

the season.

J.J. doesn’t bother hiding his glee at the prospect of Brook ending up on auto-draft.

Despite considering Brook one of his best friends, he’s obnoxiously competitive. About fantasy

football and everything.

Until last season, Brook had finished in first or second place every year in the league’s

history. But now that J.J. is the defending league champion, he’s determined to finish on top.

J.J. corners me in the kitchen after he finishes his self-guided tour of our apartment. “So

this is it.”

“Yep.” I don’t bother to tear my eyes away from the spinach and artichoke dip in the

Crock-Pot .

“It’s not very big.”

“It works for us.”

“Right.” Leaning a hip against the counter, J.J. spoons some of the dip onto his plate.

“I’m still surprised you guys got a place together, because, well . . .”

I wish I was strong enough not to take the bait, but I have to ask. “Why?”

“Mr. Perfect never really struck me as the living in sin type. I always assumed he was

saving himself for marriage. You on the other hand . . .” J.J. takes a bite of the dip and wrinkles

his nose, then takes another bite. “It seems a little hypocritical for a Bible-thumper like him to be

shacking up with his girlfriend. But Brook is a changed man since he started penetrating your

line on a regular basis.”

Dozens of thoughts flood my head, each wanting to be said. But if I say, ‘Brook isn’t a

Bible-thumper,’ it sounds like I’m saying it’s bad he goes to church with his family every week.

And then there is J.J.’s obsession with our sex life. He constantly finds new euphemisms

disguised as sports metaphors to shock me. He once asked if Brook has ever eaten up my

secondary. I’m not even entirely sure what that means, but I don’t want to know.

Through my teeth, I hiss, “You’re amazing.”

“Oh yeah?” He leans forward, invading my personal bubble to the point it could nearly

pop. “Tell me more.”

“After last year, I was fairly certain there wasn’t a way you or any person could be a

bigger dick. You keep proving me wrong.” I slam the crock pot lid. “Enjoy the freaking dip.”

I leave him gaping—a chip frozen midway to his mouth—and head toward the bedroom.

I should’ve known better than to talk with him this close to the draft. I shouldn’t have let him get

me riled up, but seriously. How can he say Brook is one of his best friends when he’s always

slamming him?

And what’s wrong with me for continuing to hang out with him? And what about Brook?

Are we secretly drama addicts? That can be the only explanation.

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Laura Chapman is the author of Going for Two, First & Goal, The Marrying Type, and Hard Hats and Doormats. Her work also appears in Merry & Bright, A Kind of Mad Courage, and the holiday collection All I Want For Christmas from Marching Ink. She loves Huskers and Packers football, Netflix marathons, and her cats, Jane and Bingley. Laura makes her home in Nebraska, where she is penning her next novel. Be sure to check her out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Release Day Blitz: We Were Here by Daisy Prescott

In the 90s …
texting involved paper and a pen …
… our selfies were Polaroids ...
… our favorite music was on mixtapes.
Sex was dangerous, music was raw, and falling in love felt nostalgic.
We were friends and lovers.
We thought we knew everything.
We knew nothing.
We were here.
Set in the early 1990s, a time before the internet, social media, and smartphones, We Were Here is the prequel to Geoducks Are For Lovers. This book can be read as a standalone. 


"This story has it all! Just like a mixed tape; we get a dose of steamy romance, angsty ballads, and sweet love songs woven together in a compelling, heartwarming and sometimes heart wrenching journey of self-exploration." Helena Hunting, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

About Daisy Prescott
USA Today Bestselling Author Daisy Prescott writes romantic comedies with heart.
Her Modern Love Stories feature characters in their thirties and forties finding and rediscovering love in unexpected and humorous ways. Her Wingmen books star regular guys who often have beards, drive trucks, and love deeply once they fall.
Born and raised in San Diego, Daisy currently lives in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with her husband and an imaginary house goat. When not writing about herself in the third person, Daisy can be found traveling, gardening, baking, or lost in a good book.
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Review: The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

The Passenger by Lisa Lutz
Expected Publication: March 1, 2016
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: via publisher
Rating: 5/5

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In case you were wondering, I didn’t do it. I didn’t have anything to do with Frank’s death. I don’t have an alibi, so you’ll have to take my word for it...

Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband’s body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair brown, demands a new name from a shadowy voice over the phone and flees town. It’s not the first time.

She meets Blue, a female bartender who recognizes the hunted look in a fugitive’s eyes and offers her a place to stay. With dwindling choices, Tanya-now-Amelia accepts. An uneasy―and dangerous―alliance is born.

It’s almost impossible to live off the grid today, but Amelia-now-Debra and Blue have the courage, the ingenuity, and the desperation, to try. Hopscotching from city to city, Debra especially is chased by a very dark secret…can she outrun her past?

With heart-stopping escapes and devious deceptions, The Passenger is an amazing psychological thriller about defining yourself while you pursue your path to survival. One thing is certain: the ride will leave you breathless.

My Thoughts
“In case you were wondering, I didn’t do it. I didn’t have anything to do with Frank’s death. I don’t have an alibi, so you’ll have to take my word for it...”

Those are the first words that drew me into this wonderful mystery/suspense thriller by Lisa Lutz. When we first met Tanya we find over standing over her dead husband's body and when we hear those words we are from there taken on a wild ride one that takes us on a journey where you never know what will happen. You are always questioning everyone and everything and never believing what you read because can you really believe someone who would leave someone to die? Once she is on the run she meets up with the mysterious Blue who herself has a questionable past but when she seeks out to help Tanya you have to wonder what exactly is she up to.

This is a fast paced book that takes us through the journey of Tanya or whoever she is, and slowly like peeling back the layers of an onion we get to see who she really is and how exactly she got to where she is today. By the end, everything is explained and my opinion of her was definitely changed from what I thought about her in the beginning. This is an action pack read one that gives us lots to think about and one that constantly has us changing what we think will come next. I highly recommend this read it is one that will keep you glued from the very first sentence.


Waiting On [152]: The Wedding Sisters by Jamie Brenner

Waiting on Wednesday [Wow] is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

The Wedding Sisters by Jamie Brenner
Expected Publication: June 7, 2016
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Meryl Becker is living a mother's dream. The oldest of her three beautiful daughters, Meg, is engaged to a wonderful man from one of the country's most prominent families. Of course, Meryl wants to give Meg the perfect wedding. Who wouldn't? But when her two younger daughters, Amy and Jo, also become engaged to celebrated bachelors, Meryl has to admit that three weddings is more than she and her husband, Hugh, can realistically afford.

The solution? A triple wedding! At first, it's a tough sell to the girls, and juggling three sets of future in-laws is a logistical nightmare. But when Hugh loses his teaching job, and Meryl's aging mother suddenly moves in with them, a triple wedding is the only way to get all three sisters down the aisle. When the grand plan becomes public, the onslaught of media attention adds to Meryl's mounting pressure. Suddenly, appearances are everything - and she will do whatever it takes to keep the wedding on track as money gets tight, her mother starts acting nutty, and her own thirty-year marriage starts to unravel.

In the weeks leading up to the nuptials, secrets are revealed, passions ignite, and surprising revelations show Meryl and her daughters the true meaning of love, marriage and family. Jamie Brenner's The Wedding Sisters invites readers to the most unpredictable wedding of the year.

Why I Can’t Wait
Weddings, drama and family secrets...now this is my kind of read! This one sounds like the perfect summer read, one with all that’s going on has something for just about everyone. 


Release Day Launch: Just One Night by Jami Wagner

Just One Night by Jami Wagner is out now! Check out today’s release day post with the excerpt Jami is sharing and a giveaway!!

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Sara and Logan have always known their relationship was different because they were never very good at the “just friends” thing. They’re finally ready to embrace a deeper side—but are they ready for big-time problems? Sara Connelly has a drive for success. She hasn’t made time for men because the way she sees it, a career she can control but a relationship she can’t. Just one night was all it took to send her running on a trip to collect her thoughts and re-group back to her career-focused life. But when she comes home, she quickly learns there might be more important things in life than owning her own business, and that’s Logan Parker. Logan Parker coasts through life day by day, and as long as Sara is a part of that life, he’s happy. One night has left Logan with the impression that more than friends is an option. But when Sara leaves without an explanation, he vows to show her how important she is to him. When an opportunity gives him the chance to be someone he thinks Sara would be proud of, he doesn’t pass on the offer. Her moving across state lines, however, wasn’t in his plans. Living in two states is going to be hard. Holding a long-distance relationship is going to be harder. They’ve made it this far, but can they make it work or will distance finally tear them apart? 

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“What kind of person does it make me that I want to go to Colorado to open this new bar, but I also want you to stay here and take the opportunity my dad is giving you?” Logan licks his lips as his head nods. “I’d say that makes you human, strong, and smart for knowing what you want in life.” A small smile tugs at my lips. “But it also means that I’m a horrible girlfriend and I haven’t even had that title for twenty-four hours.” “Don’t even think that. I think it’s great we aren’t letting this get in the way of success. You will do your thing there, I’ll do mine here, and we can make it work until you get back.” “Yeah, but this was supposed to be it, the perfect time for us to be a couple. Now it’s the exact opposite. We may as well wait until I get back before we give this a real shot,” I say. I’m already using the bar as an excuse because I’m scared, but I don’t want to admit it. He shakes his head no. “You know what, we can do this. We can handle distance. Look at everything we’ve been through. Rockland, Colorado, is what—three hours from here? I’ll come down every weekend if I have to. I’ll do anything and everything if it means seeing you.” 

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 JAMI WAGNER was born in Wyoming. Still living in the Cowboy State, Jami and her boyfriend are currently writing their own love story with their yellow lab. Jami enjoys writing New Adult and published her debut novella Date in the Dark in 2015. The first book in her Black Alcove series, Just One Kiss, released in October 2015. 

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Release Blitz: You're Still the One by Rachel Harris

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 We are so excited to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Rachel Harris’s YOU’RE STILL THE ONE, the first novel in Rachel’s Country Blues Series! YOU’RE STILL THE ONE - a novel published by Entangled Bliss - is out now. Grab your copy today!
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Love is one dare neither of them can take... Arabella Stone, Nashville's darling, is eager to shuck her prim-and-proper rep, and a few wild months spent checking items off her " summer bucket list" is the way to do it. First up: kiss the man she's crushed on since she wore a training bra, the bad boy of country himself, Blue bassist Charlie Tucker. For Charlie, a beautiful woman flirting with him isn't out of the norm--but a beautiful woman bolting after the hottest kiss of his life sure is. And when he finds out his kiss-and-run Cinderella is none other than Arabella Stone, daughter of his label's CEO, he knows he's in trouble. Because not only is she a Stone, she's also his employee for the next few months at the recording studio he just bought. Over the course of one thrilling summer, Arabella and Charlie chip away at her bucket list and fight the simmering attraction between them...knowing that once it's all over, so is their time together.  

Rachel Harris - Author photoAbout Rachel Harris: New York Times bestselling author Rachel Harris writes humorous love stories about sassy girls-next-door and the hot guys that make them swoon. Vibrant settings, witty banter, and strong relationships are a staple in each of her books…and kissing. Lots of kissing. An admitted Diet Mountain Dew addict and homeschool mom, she gets through each day by laughing at herself, hugging her kids, and watching way too much Food Network with her husband. She writes young adult, new adult, and adult romances, and LOVES talking with readers!    

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Review: The Final Seven [The Lightkeepers #1] by Erica Spindler

The Final Seven [The Lightkeepers #1] by Erica Spindler
Published: February 11, 2016
Publisher: Erica Spindler Books
Format: via NetGalley
Rating: 4/5

The first Saturday in July. . .
A missing coed . . .
The number seven carved into her door . . .
The countdown has begun.


New Orleans Detective Micki Dee Dare is a seasoned, no-nonsense cop. She doesn't need a partner, especially not Zach “Hollywood” Harris, an irreverent charmer, fresh out of an experimental FBI program. And her assignment — keep him alive while he fights crime using the special skills he brings to the table — is not what she signed up for. But the die has been cast and there's nothing she can do about it.

Micki soon realizes there's more to her partner than meets the eye—and more at stake than catching bad guys and closing cases. There’s a new kind of evil at work the Crescent City, more cunning, more powerful than any she’s ever encountered. And she and Zach may be the only ones who can stop it.

As another coed goes missing and the darkness closes in, Micki must face a terrifying truth: this time she might not make it. This time, the evil they’re facing might destroy them all . . .

Full of surprise twists and unexpected turns, The Final Seven is a heart-pounding thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.

My Thoughts
First off I’m a huge fan of Erica Spindler, I love her suspense books so when I was offered a chance to read her newest book I jumped at the chance. I was a bit surprised when I realized this was a little different from her books I had read before, I’m not really a fan of paranormal books but I thought I would give it a try.

I’m glad to say I was pleasantly surprised and I fully enjoyed this read. It has everything that I have come to love when it comes to Erica’s books, that is the suspense, mystery and wonderfully written characters some of which you root for and others that you don’t quite trust. I enjoy how you never know who is trustworthy and the twist and turns are something I think Erica does like no other.

I don’t want to go into too many details because there is so much going on but I did love the Southern backdrop. The New Orleans feel just brought that much more into the plot that it was like another character. The chemistry between the two main characters is something I thought was very interesting. I enjoyed the back and forth that these two had and how there is always that doubt between the two of them. They never give too much of themselves to each other, they always keep things very close to the sleeve. I truly think this first book in the series has laid the wonderful groundwork for what’s to come in a series that is bound to be another winner in the author’s work thus far.

“Good morning, Detective Dare,” the agent in charge began. “Welcome to the Sixers program.”
She didn’t respond and he went on.  “Your job is to protect Harris at all costs. From all quarters. The success of this project could determine the future of law enforcement.”
Micki held his gaze. “From all quarters. What does that mean?”
“You back him up, no matter what the circumstance.”
“He screws up, I take the hit?”
“Or the bullet?”
“Hopefully, it won’t come to that.”
“It comes to that every day, Agent Parker. May I ask you a question?”
“Of course.”
“Why so secretive?”
“A question I believe you already know the answer to. The general public isn’t ready for this. The media attention would make it impossible for our operatives to perform and for us to evaluate those performances.”
“So Harris here, using his “superpowers,” finds us our perp, and we use legitimate science to nail him.”
“Excellent assessment, Detective. Law enforcement for the twenty-first century and beyond.”
She swiveled to face her new partner. “What am I thinking?”
“Detective Harris doesn’t read minds,” Parker said. “He perceives events, future and past. Picks up the echoes of acts and feelings. Snatches of thoughts, past and present.”
“Pictures, sometimes,” Zach offered. “Mostly like faded snapshots, though occasionally vivid. It’s unpredictable.”
“Unpredictable,” she repeated. “Now, that’ll help me sleep at night.”
Agent Parker cocked an eyebrow. “You’re in a dangerous, unpredictable profession, Detective Dare. What does help you sleep at night?”
She unclipped her service weapon from its holster and laid it on the table. “Glock. .40 caliber, semi-automatic. A full magazine with a bullet chambered. Having a partner I can trust. One I’ve worked beside, depended on, and with the same training as mine. One who I know, without a doubt, has my back.”
Harris swiveled to face her.  The man was eye candy, Micki thought.  Knock-down gorgeous. If only he had the decency to look like a troll.
He reached across the table. “Your hand, Detective Dare.”
She hesitated a moment, then laid her hand in his. He closed his fingers around hers. She experienced the slightest tingling sensation, as if something had passed between them.
“You’re pissed about this whole thing,” he said. “You think this initiative is bullshit and you’re furious you drew the short straw—”
“I think I’ve made that more than obvious.”
“—even though I am eye candy.” The corners of his lips lifted. “You wish I looked like a troll.”
“This is ridiculous!”
She moved to snatch her hand away; he stopped her by grasping it more tightly. “And I don’t suggest you use that get-out-of-jail-free card.” He lowered his voice. “It wouldn’t work out so well for you. These guys don’t play.”
The room went silent. She felt all eyes on her. She squared her shoulders. “Seriously? That’s all you’ve got?”
He laughed and released her hand. “I like you, Mick. We’ll get along just fine.”

About Erica Spindler

Erica Spindler is the New York Times and International Chart bestselling author of thirty-two novels and three eNovellas. Published in twenty-five countries, she has been called the “The Master of Addictive Suspense” and “Queen of the Romantic Thriller.” 
The Lightkeepers is Erica’s first series, something she’s wanted to do for years. All she was waiting for was the right characters.  She found them in Micki Dee Dare, reformed southern belle turned kick ass cop, and Zach “Hollywood” Harris, a charming bad boy with some very cool, save-the-world skills.
Erica splits her writing time between her New Orleans area home, her favorite coffeeshop, and a lakeside writing retreat. She’s married to her college sweetheart, has two sons and the constant companionship of Roxie, the wonder retriever.
Erica is currently at home in New Orleans, writing Micki and Zach’s next adventure, TRIPLE SIX. 

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Review: The Two of Us by Andy Jones

The Two of Us by Andy Jones
Published: February 9, 2016
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Format: via publisher
Rating: 4/5

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Anyone can fall in love. But not everyone can stay there.

Fisher and Ivy have been an item for all of nineteen days. Both of them have been in relationships before, and, this time, around, they know something is different—they are meant to be together. The fact that they know little else about each other is a minor detail.

But over the next year, a time in which their lives are irrevocably altered, Fisher and Ivy discover that falling in love is one thing—and staying there is an entirely different story.

The Two of Us is a charming, honest, laugh-out-loud novel about life, love, and the importance of taking neither one for granted.

My Thoughts
I loved this unconventional love story of Fisher and Ivy who after only nineteen days together are thrown into a lifetime of emotions and circumstances that would put a strain on any relationship. We met them as they spent their early days in a love-induced a coma that would be shattered as soon as they ventured out and their love is revealed to others in the outside world. The cracks were soon exposed on their first road trip to meet Fisher’s family when they realized they didn’t even know the basics about each other. While they didn’t take the time to know each other they do know that they fit, they belong together no bones about it.

We see their relationship through the highs and lows and the one thing that brings them their greatest joy will also be the one thing that could break them. In The Two of Us, we learn that love is indeed worth it all, that no matter what life hands you there will be rewards in the end. Also, that love doesn’t have a time table or rules that there is no right way to fall in love. Sometimes we fall fast and deep and with someone, we never thought possible, that despite differences it’s those differences that make us fit together like the greatest puzzle in life.

I laughed and cried and rooted for these two as if I knew them personally. Fisher and Ivy taught me to be open to the impossible and to always to open to love even in the most impossible of possibilities. I highly recommend this read for anyone who has been a fool when it comes to love but especially to those who are guarded when it comes to giving their hearts. You can’t love if you aren’t fully open to all that it brings that means the good and the bad. Trust me the good will always out weight the bad. Life always has a greater plan than anything we could ever imagine, so always be open you never know when or where your soulmate might be.