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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.

 

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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.”

 

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𝕁𝕠𝕚𝕟 𝕌𝕤 𝕚𝕟 𝕂𝕣𝕚𝕤𝕥𝕪𝕤𝕠𝕞𝕞𝕒𝕟𝕕𝕖𝕣𝕤→

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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–Review

Sometimes in life, you are blessed to come across people that will enrich your lives and make you feel full. You can take this premise and apply it to Annie Emerson’s debut duet, Thirteen Hours to You. This is the book that you never knew you needed but was everything you were waiting for.

Our main characters are Boo Radley Cooper and Meekai James Lannister. A story about two teenagers who are thirteen hours apart. Teenagers that have no knowledge of each other, yet somehow, fate works her magic and these two are pulled together and into each other’s orbit.

“Sometimes goodbyes lead to a second chance. If I see you again, it’ll mean that this goodbye was meant as a beginning, not an end. Fate, The first point of contact.”

~Meekai

Radley Cooper has had an extraordinarily horrible and sad upbringing. With the little breadcrumb trail that Annie leaves us, it is difficult not to feel for this girl and yet, salivating to know the whole story. I will say that nobody should have to go through what she went through, yet unfortunately, it happens every day in real life. **Beware of Triggers**

“His time would come. I’d make sure he paid for his sins. I’d deliver him personally. My kingdom come. My will be done. You might have me now, but I’ll destroy you later.”

~Radley

Meekai is the golden boy. He is the manwhore who is looking for his other piece. The one that when they come together just clicks into place. When Radley and Kai meet, they realize they have more in common than they thought and are slowly fixing/healing one another.

There is another subset of characters that brought a lot to the Radley/Meekai table. Gamma alone is worth every penny spent. She is utterly amazing, intuitive and everything I would like in a ‘Gamma’. Becca, Brooks, Linc and Wyatt. The incredible secondary cast that keeps things rocking and rolling. These four are on another level of family/friendship, but most of all, D-R-A-M-A!! All their drama. Bring it on because I am loving the drama that surrounds this group. I live for this!!

This book has left me speechless. It is haunting, ethereal, roaring with humor, tender, the concept of a strong family unit, learning to love/trust not only yourself but another. It leaves you questioning, ‘can love truly win in the end’? For a debut book, Thirteen Hours to You, is outstanding. There were so many times that I felt I was not only an outsider looking in, but I was truly engrained in the story and present for each scene. Annie Emerson wrote her heart out when writing this book. It will easily land on my ‘Best of 2021’ list. Now, beware, there is a second book that is coming out soon (May), but the ending of book 1 leaves you wanting more, but not with a horribly bad cliffhanger. I am just so ready now to see how this ends!!

Congratulations Ms. Emerson on a book beautifully written. If I could, I would give you 10 ⭐, but since I cannot, I will leave you 5⭐ and a BIG welcome to the ‘best of’ list! Enjoy reading this book. Radley and Meekai will suck you in and pull you along for the ride.

“Where words fail, music speaks.”

Vicious Little Snakes by Trilina Pucci–Book Review

High school can be cruel and savage. Take this and add into the fact that we are talking the crème of the crop that attend with an abundance of money and what do you get at Hillcrest Prep? Vicious Little Snakes. The question is, does Caroline and/or Liam live up to the title of this book? Yes, 100% yes.
Liam is best friends with Grey. Grey has a stepsister, Caroline. While Van was away, Caroline became one of Liam’s best friends. Now, Van is back and has resumed her position of best friends with Grey (boyfriend) and Liam. Where does this put Caroline now? Let me tell you. Pissed off! Take Cruella deVille, Maleficent, Ursala, Harley Quinn and Rachel McAdams in Mean Girls and mix them all together and what do you get? Just a pinkie full of viciousness in Caroline Whitmore. This girl is the Queen of mean.

Liam. I loved Liam in Filthy Little Pretties and wondered what version of him we would find in VLS. Liam is cocky, well loved, adorable and a true friend with those he considers family. He desperately wants to be his own person, but he also does not want to let anyone, specifically his parents, down. He is a wonderful artist with big dreams but is expected to take over his father’s company.
Ms. Pucci built this story amazingly. There are flashbacks, but every single one is pivotal for one reason. Building Liam and Caroline’s back story so that those onion layers merge in the present. Did I like Caroline? Honestly, no, not all the time, but did I get a better understanding of why she was the way that she was. Analogy wise, Caroline is that ‘vicious little snake’, while Liam is the snake charmer.


After all is said and done, when my kindle would not advance anymore, did I feel complete? Did I love the storyline presented to me? Was I happy with the growth of the characters? Yes, yes and yes. The layers, the angst, the forlorn glances, the love all brought this story of Liam and Caroline’s full circle.