Book Review: The Life She Wants by Robyn Carr

“I knew we’d be great together, but I didn’t have enough imagination to know how great.”

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A Charming Read | 4/5 stars | Buy your copy of The Life She Wants

Overview: 
After Emma’s husband commits suicide she is left to deal with his crimes and the backlash. Alone and lost in New York, she heads back to her hometown in California with nothing more than she left with nine years earlier. With the help of an old high school friend and some hard work she gets back on her feet.

What I loved: Well paced, addictive, and Emma was a great character who showed strength, forgiveness, and perseverance.

The Life She Wants was well paced and addictive! I love how the story all came together however the epilogue, I could have either gone without or extended it just a bit. I felt it was really short for how much was thrown at us. Giving just a few more paragraphs or even a page would have been a terrific way to wrap up the book and leave me with all those feel goods!

What I didn’t: The ending. There was so much thrown all at once… I wish it would have let it soak in a bit and extended it out just a little, and there weren’t any big wow moments.

If you liked The One That Got Away (putting your life back together), The Choices We Make (friendship), So Close (difficult pasts), or anything Nicholas Sparks (romance): don’t miss this darling read!

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I received a copy from Little Bird Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

Wrap Up: September 2016

A busy September and good reads.

September was a little crazy. I flew to Nevada to go house hunting, put in an offer, got the offer accepted, packed up our home in Denver, made a big Uhaul move into storage in Nevada, flew back home to prep the Denver house to go on the market, and now I’m back in Nevada playing catch up!! Phew! What a month it has been. We’re thrilled to be so close to closing on our new home soon and it’s very bittersweet to see our home in Denver go on the market. We know it will be just as good to the new family as it was to us and can’t wait to begin our transition into life in Nevada.

Other than that crazy mess called life, I’ve been able to read a little bit here and there. I managed to read 2 comics/graphic novels, 1 poetry collection, and 3 books. I enjoyed everything I read and as you know loved some more than others. If I had to choose I’d say my favorite thing I read that month was Alex + Ada. It was just so surprising and beautiful. So happy to have volume 2 arriving soon and to continue on with it. You can watch my September wrap up below and don’t forget to subscribe because FULL reviews of each are headed your way soon 🙂

Buy your copies from Amazon here:
Rat Queens Vol 3
Alex + Ada Vol 1
A House for Happy Mothers by Amulya Malladi | FULL REVIEW
The Writers Room by Justen Davila
The Life She Wants by Robyn Carr
Operation Tenley by Jennifer Gooch Hummer

TBR: September 2016

Hoping these reads keep me company on the long drive to Nevada!

This month I’m over my head in wrapping up currently clients in Colorado, packing, moving, and then there’s the loooong drive to Nevada as well as unpacking things into a storage unit! PHEW!! It’s going to be insane, but I’m happy to have these reads to accompany me… What’s on your September TBR?

Buy your copies of my TBR pile from Amazon:

The Life She Wants by Robyn Carr

Southernmost by Sarah Sadler

Keep Her by Leora Krygier

The Writers Room by Justen Davila

A House for Happy Mothers by Amulya Malladi

Alex + Ada Vol 1

Rat Queens Vol 3

Sex Criminals Vol 1

TBR: August 2016

The books I hope to read in August! What’s on your list?

Some of you may know by now, but I’m at the Rio Olympics! A few days ago we began our journey from Colorado to Florida and stayed the night. I didn’t get much reading done on that flight because it was an extremely early flight and I pretty much slept the entire way, but I wanted to read so badly haha I finally got some reading done while we were waiting to meet up with my parents in the airport and OH MY GOD! It Ends With Us is incredible so far.

Now that we’re in Rio we’ve been busy busy! The first day here we hit the ground running with getting to the hotel, team meetings, and getting settled into our hotel. Then yesterday was the first day of competition so still haven’t gotten to read much but today’s a chill day! I’ve packed along more books to read on the long 9 hour flight as well as for the two weeks we’ll be in Rio. It’s so crazy to think about and I sure hope I didn’t pack them for nothing haha I’ve filmed a TBR if you’d like to see which other books I’ve packed and then be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for Rio vlogs! I’ll be doing my best to get some footage up there for you… Anyways, these are the books I plan to read during the month of August. Let me know if we have one in common!

Hope you all have a lovely two weeks! So excited to cheer on Team USA!!

Order your copies from Amazon here:

The Lucidity Project by Abbey Campbell Cook

A House for Happy Mothers by Amulya Malladi

Perfectly Good Crime by Dete Meserve

The Life She Wants by Robyn Carr

Southern Solstice by Sarah Sadler

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

Beautiful & Damned by Robert M. Drake

When In Rome by Shay Peretz

 

Book Haul: July 2016

The book I am most thrilled about receiving this month is…

I’m about to be buried in books here! This is the second book haul I’ve shared this month. In cased you missed the first one and are interested in seeing what I picked up for my birthday, you can click here! It was like Christmas in July 😉 So many amazing books came my way, but which one am I most excited for?! It would probably have to be Swear on This Life! I can’t get enough of Renee’s writing! Have you read any of her books?

Order your copies of the August reads from Amazon:

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling

The Life She Wants by Robyn Carr

The Regulars by Georgia Clark

Southern Solstice by Sarah Sadler

Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino

The Lucidity Project by Abbey Campbell Cook

A House for Happy Mothers by Amulya Malladi

Perfectly Good Crime by Dete Meserve

Clear to Lift by Anne A. Wilson

When In Rome by Shay Peretz