From Where You Are, (Sometimes Goodbye Duet #2) by Annie Emerson–Review

Last month, I was introduced to an incredible debut author, Annie Emerson. Her debut book, Thirteen Hours From Here (Sometimes Goodbye Duet #1) was mind blowing. It was everything I wanted it to be and more. This month we are presented with the conclusion to her debut duet.

Let me start by saying, sometimes we are presented with different books in our life that we never knew we needed. We may have fallen 100% in love with them, because it filled a certain part within us. We read to escape, to laugh, to fall in love, to avenge the downtrodden, among other reasons. Something that I did not expect while reading FWYA is the cerebral component (I will get to that in a little bit). Ms. Emerson has a way of mixing all these components exceptionally well. Radley and Meekai gave me the fate, love and avenging I was searching for. Gamma, holy Toledo, Gamma gave me the hilarious, knock me on my butt and the sage advice that I longed to hear, and Annie, Annie gave me the cerebral component. What Cerebral means to me is the ‘make you genuinely think’ about certain topics, whether good or bad and explore them. How do you really feel? Does that component take away from a story? The ‘keep me on my toes’ that sometimes is missing in a book. This is not a fluff story, but a true, heartwarming and life-altering read.   

“Me: You do know that 1 in5 pregnancies occur over FaceTime, right? Please be safe and Lysol your cell!”

Kai and Radley are put to the test in this second half. Is their love strong enough to face whatever obstacles come their way? Who will stand with them? Who will be opposed? All topics, sensitive or otherwise, were handled with the delicacy that would not offend the reader, yet gave you ALL the thoughts, emotions and feelings attributed with them.

“Never broken, only bent.”

There was a roller coaster of emotions that Radley and Meekai went through which also reverberated through me. The push/pull and angst ridden was front and center. The perfect combination of back and forth, while continuing to trudge on forward.

“Anyone can let go, but not just anyone can hang on.”

Radley and Meekai, along with their secondary cast of characters are all fleshed out and give you the true familial feeling, whether they are true family or not. Overall, I am 100% in love with this duet and cannot wait for more from Annie Emerson. This duet will definitely be on my top of 2021 list.

“Just you, me, and the rest of our forevers.”

From Where You Are Releasing May 10, 2021

Rebellious by Kristy Marie–NOW LIVE

Click here for my Rebellious Review

⭐⭐⭐ 𝔸𝕧𝕒𝕚𝕝𝕒𝕓𝕝𝕖 𝕠𝕨 ⭐⭐⭐

𝐇𝐢𝐬 𝐫𝐮𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐤𝐞𝐩𝐭 𝐮𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬. 

𝐌𝐲 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐤𝐞𝐩𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠.

 

Rebellious, the highly anticipated love story of star-crossed lovers, Aspen and Bennett, from international best-selling author, Kristy Marie, is LIVE! Get it for the special price of 2.99 for a limited time, or read it for FREE with Kindle Unlimited! 💛

 

𝔸𝕞𝕒𝕫𝕠𝕟 𝕌𝕟𝕚𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕤𝕒𝕝:

https://geni.us/Rebellious

 

𝔸𝕦𝕕𝕚𝕓𝕝𝕖:

https://geni.us/3xGI04S

𝐇𝐞𝐬 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐲𝐟𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬. 𝐈 𝐝𝐨𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬. 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐨 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐨𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐮𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐢𝐭𝐞.” 

 

✔︎ Forbidden Love

✔︎ Childhood Best Friends 

✔︎ Tortured Soulmates 

✔︎ Steamy Deliciousness 

✔︎ All. The. Feels. 

 

𝔹𝕝𝕦𝕣𝕓

 

𝒩ℴ 𝓀𝒾𝓈𝓈𝒾𝓃ℊ.

𝒩ℴ 𝒸𝓊𝒹𝒹𝓁𝒾𝓃ℊ.

𝒩ℴ 𝒷𝓁𝒶𝒽, 𝒷𝓁𝒶𝒽, 𝒷𝓁𝒶𝒽.

 

He wrote the rules onto our skin—every ink stroke tragically smeared by the lines we’d crossed.

He claimed it was the only way we could be together—the only way we wouldn’t destroy our families.

But there was an exception to his rules—one he never saw coming.

All I needed was opportunity and a sunburn.

 

The girl who played by his rules is gone.

𝒯𝒽𝒾𝓈 𝒾𝓇𝓁𝒾𝓈 𝓃ℴ𝓉 𝒽𝒾𝓈𝒻𝓇𝒾ℯ𝓃𝒹.”

 

𝔸𝕕𝕕 𝕚𝕥 𝕥𝕠 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕋𝔹ℝ→

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𝕊𝕦𝕓𝕤𝕔𝕣𝕚𝕓𝕖 𝕥𝕠 𝕂𝕣𝕚𝕤𝕥𝕪𝕤 𝕖𝕨𝕤𝕝𝕖𝕥𝕥𝕖𝕣→

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𝕁𝕠𝕚𝕟 𝕌𝕤 𝕚𝕟 𝕂𝕣𝕚𝕤𝕥𝕪𝕤𝕠𝕞𝕞𝕒𝕟𝕕𝕖𝕣𝕤→

https://m.facebook.com/groups/147968202596232/

Royal Reckoning by Emily Silver–Review

In a modern world, what happens to a royal that has bigger and better goals in mind? What happens when that royal is second in line for the crown? Is she able to fulfill her personal endeavors and do what makes her soul sing? Well, Royal Reckoning answers these questions and more in this meet-cute fairytale romance.

Princess Eleanor has always felt love from her family, but not necessarily love for her future. When given the opportunity to have a royal holiday, she takes it and runs (literally).

The princess and the tattoo shop owner, sounds like a cliché, but Ellie and Sean are anything but that. Within each other they find that missing piece to make the other whole. Ellie was looking to spread her wings and let her true self out for a bit, while Sean needed more fun and ‘stop and smell the roses’ moments in his life. He has been so busy with opening his shop and other things, that he has lost/forgotten what enjoying life was all about.

Royal Reckoning was a quick read, both pleasant with some fog your glasses moments. As with most fairytales, there is a HEA that makes you smile!

Royal Reckoning by Emily Silver–Review

In a modern world, what happens to a royal that has bigger and better goals in mind? What happens when that royal is second in line for the crown? Is she able to fulfill her personal endeavors and do what makes her soul sing? Well, Royal Reckoning answers these questions and more in this meet cute fairytale romance.

Princess Eleanor has always felt love from her family, but not necessarily love for her future. When given the opportunity to have a royal holiday, she takes it and runs (literally).

The princess and the tattoo shop owner, sounds like a cliché, but Ellie and Sean are anything but that. Within each other they find that missing piece to make the other whole. Ellie was looking to spread her wings and let her true self out for a bit, while Sean needed more fun and ‘stop and smell the roses’ moments in his life. He has been so busy with opening his shop and other things, that he has lost/forgotten what enjoying life was all about.

Royal Reckoning was a quick read, both pleasant with some fog your glasses moments. As with most fairytales there is a HEA that makes you smile!  

Thirteen Hours To You by Annie Emerson–Release Blitz

MY REVIEW

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: Thirteen Hours to You
Series: Sometimes Goodbye is a Second Chance Duet #1
Author: Annie Emerson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 12, 2021


  BLURB  
For seventeen years I’d lived in Adalita, Pennsylvania, a town that took pleasure in my torment and refused to leave me as anything but broken. ⠀⠀⠀
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Four months ago, I left. ⠀⠀⠀
I’d driven thirteen hours to Everlee Falls, ⠀⠀⠀
Georgia, to live with my Gamma for senior year. I’d moved to give myself the chance to fall in love with a life that I’d missed out on for far too long.⠀⠀⠀
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I’d expected to find hope, ⠀⠀⠀
I’d hoped to find freedom, ⠀⠀⠀
but I’d never expected him.⠀⠀⠀
I was too damaged to recognize the beginning.⠀⠀⠀
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But all it took was a moment, and he was positive he’d invade every one of mine. ⠀⠀⠀
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If I pushed, he pulled. If I ran, he followed.⠀⠀⠀
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I was his fate.⠀⠀⠀
Meekai was my north star.⠀⠀⠀
I was what he chose to remember.⠀⠀⠀
He was a goodbye my soul refused to forget.⠀⠀⠀
 
*Trigger Warning: Please be warned, this duet includes scenes of sexual assault and sensitive subject matter.
 
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Free in Kindle Unlimited
 
 
TRAILER
 
Music: @nightdarlingmusic 
Song: Sheriff’s Ballad
Now available on Apple Music & Spotify
 
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EXCERPT
 
He drew back and took a fake bullet to the heart before his features sobered and lingered back towards me, all humor gone. ⠀

“What would happen if you kissed me?” he questioned with genuine curiosity. ⠀

“Things would get complicated, that’s what.” ⠀

I wasn’t lying, they would, but I was ready for the complication. Hell, I tried to complicate things twenty-four hours ago, but he refused me like a gentleman. The sting of his refusal wounded me, even though I agreed with the reasoning behind it. ⠀

“Complicated doesn’t mean wrong, it just has its challenges,” he argued. ⠀

“It’ll get weird, and I’m not up for weird.” ⠀

He leaned forward, back on all fours, edging closer. Too close. I stopped breathing. I couldn’t move. The banter had suddenly teetered off, I could feel the shift as it turned the room upside down, my heart inside out.⠀

“Well, I want to kiss you,” he pushed. ⠀
 
The hairs on my arms flared and stood to attention as his energy invaded my own. “I want the awkward bits. I want the we can’t leave one another alone bits. I want to know what you taste like. I want to know what you sound like when you moan your complications into my mouth. I want to get really weird with you.” He kissed the tip of my nose, asking one more time. “Pretty please, Violet. Let’s get really weird and a whole lot complicated.”
 
 
AUTHOR BIO
 
Annie Emerson is an Australian author who started writing poetry at the age of fourteen. Poetry turned into lyrics, lyrics turned into music, and music crossed over into novels. The words became too big to contain, and she finally gave into her biggest dream to become a professional writer.
 
Thirteen Hours To You is Annie’s debut novel and book one in the ‘Sometimes Goodbye is a Second Chance Duet.’ 
 
Annie writes with a poetic lilt, and loves to create characters that are relatable, perfectly imperfect, and a little bit lost. She only believes in writing happily ever afters, because real life doesn’t write enough of its own. But that doesn’t mean it won’t be less than a whole lot bumpy as the characters she writes find their way.
 
 
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Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/annie-emerson