Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Good Life by Jodie Beau Review!


From GoodReads:

"Twenty-two year old Roxie Golightly is a fun and carefree spirit...until she marries a wealthy man and her role as a trophy wife leaves her isolated in a condo with an ironing board and an obsessive desire to impress people.

When her marriage ends after seven years, Roxie's identity is buried under layers of furniture polish and piles of designer shoes. She doubts she can ever be the person she once was.

But when Roxie's charmed life is turned upside down, her best-friend creates The Good Life List to help turn it back around. The instructions are simple: Complete each task on the Good Life List by the end of the summer.

With list in hand and the help of a sexy and charismatic guy from her past, Roxie is only a few check marks away from living the good life, even if it means getting thrown out of a bar or skinny-dipping in the neighbor's pool at 3am."

My Thoughts:

This book.. wow.. this book was.. for lack of any better word.. INEFFABLE!! I was literally sucked in from the first line. Roxie is an amazing main character, who had me laughing the ENTIRE book. I haven't found a fun read like this since Wallbanger! Perfect summer read, perfect ANY time read, so glad I read this!

The Good Life is Jodie Beau's debut book, and I absolutely cannot wait for more by her! 

Roxie Golightly would like to live her life as if it is a movie, every step planned out, everything in her control. So when her husband tells her he wants a divorce after 7 years, which was something that was not in her life-script, she has no idea what to do with herself. 

"I was sitting on the toilet when he told me he wanted a divorce. This wasn't the way I imagined it would happen. In fact, I didn't ever imagine it would happen, which is odd because I'm the kind of person who likes to be prepared."

So what does any girl do when a divorce is sprung on her? Go buy some new shoes, and head to the Hamptons with her BFF for a quick escape. Hope, Roxie's best friend, confronts her on the fact that she has changed since she has been married, and she, along with everyone else (well.. except her husband), wants the old Roxie back. When Roxie decides to go back to Michigan to live with her brother and his best friend, Jake, who now live in her childhood home, Hope makes a mission for Roxie, a "Good Life List".. here are a few of the requirements:

"6. Get your picture taken in a photo booth.. topless.
16. Start a food fight.
22. Go into a department store and make a divorce registry.
25. Volunteer at a homeless shelter."

Side note: Everyone should have a list like this one at some point in their lives.. WAY too fun!

So Roxie heads home, Good Life List in tow, to live with her Brother, Adam, and Jake. Have I mentioned there is a part of her movie-like-life that she refers to as "The Summer of Jake and Roxie"? Oh yes, these two have quite the history, and now they will be living under the same roof. 

With a mildly awkward start in her new/old home, her and Jake quickly fall into the same patterns they once knew. After all, they have been friends (and more) since they were both young. My one issue with Roxie (and it's not even really an issue, because really, I love this girl) is that she is completely blind to some things that are right in front of her, or maybe she just chooses not to see them. 

Now Jake.. oh Jake.. Jake is officially my new book boyfriend. He is amazing. Over the pre-marriage years, Jake has always acted as Roxie's protector, and was always there to pick up pieces of her past broken hearts. However, it has been almost 8 years since they have seen each other... 

"He had a fancy DSLR camera hanging from a thick strap around his neck. Is there something about a guy with a camera that is incredibly hot? And how about tattoos on the underside of the forearm? And how bad of a person was I to be thinking anything was hot just four hours after leaving my marital home?"

So here starts the story of Roxie's new beginning, a mission to find herself all over again, a chance to move on, and re-write her own script. 

Oh Roxie, you are my book soul mate.

Now, according to Jodie Beau, she is in the works of writing a prequel to The Good Life, about the Summer of Jake and Roxie. I am BEYOND excited for this! I cannot wait! I'll keep you all posted on its release once there is more info available!

Congrats Jodie Beau on your Debut! And an amazing one at that!


Friday, June 28, 2013

Kitchen Affairs by Brooke Cumberland Review

From GoodReads:

"Drake Stagliano is a high maintenance man from a wealthy empire family in Chicago. He managers The Riverside Hotel/Restaurant where he only expects the absolute best. With a past filled with being used and heartbreak, the last thing he expects is to find a woman he can't control himself around... a chef intern.

Molly Woods is not your typical 23 year old. She's a single mom in her last semester of culinary school and interning at Drake's restaurant. She's closed dating off her list - her only priorities are finishing school & her 4 year old daughter. When Molly is pursued by Drake, she does everything she can to deny the chemistry and sexual tension. However, that doesn't last long & she finds herself completely mad over him.

When an intimate video goes public, Molly's internship and credibility is threatened. She's lusts for the one man she's been able to connect with after the sudden death of her late fiancé - but can Drake hold on for the emotional ride? Molly will need to let go of her past in order let Drake in. Fall in love with this steamy, funny, & romantic story of two people who find each other just when they both need someone the most.

~For mature audiences, 18+"

My Thoughts:

Let me start by saying, I love love loved the story concept. I will absolutely be reading the next two books the second they come out! I NEED to see where all of this goes from where it left off. 

Molly, a single mom to an adorable little 4 year old girl named Stella, lost her fiance, Liam, in a car accident when Stella was only 2 months old. She has never felt it was a good time to move on, so she has spent the last 4 years staying away from any sort of date or relationship. 

"'I just miss Liam so much, and I don't ever want to forget him.' Liam... I miss you"

Wanting a change, she heads off to a culinary school in Chicago, with Stella and her gay best friend Michael (who I absolutely adore). The three of them have formed a happy little family, Michael has stepped up into almost the role of a father to Stella, and helps Molly wherever needed. He is definitely her sanity over the last 4 years, and he is always there to slap her back into reality, and give some amazing advice.

When Drake, the manager of the Hotel Molly is doing her internship at, makes it his point to win her over, Molly questions if she is actually ready to move on from Liam's death. She also has her career and his career to consider. But quickly Molly gives in to her urges and from there on out it is HOT HOT HOT between her and Drake. 

"Damn, he's hot. No, hot isn't even a strong enough word for what he is. Mesmerizing... yes, thats what he is."

..that is until a video goes public that was never meant for anyone else's eyes..

Now suddenly there are paparazzi, vindictive ex-girlfriends, questionable motives, and new friends (cough TRAVIS cough) thrown into the mix. 

From the first page you are seriously dropped right into the action of it all. There is no build up of characters in the beginning. It starts the second that Drake starts to pursue Molly. As much as I loved the character development throughout the book, it was almost confusing to just be thrown into the story. I actually turned back to see if I had missed a prologue. Once I got a bit more into the book I was sucked in. There are twists and turns through the whole book. Definitely things that I did not see coming!

I cannot wait to see where this goes in Kitchen Scandals

Kitchen Scandals (book 2 of the trilogy) will be available July 1st.


Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Impact of You by Kendall Ryan Review

From GoodReads:

"Needing an escape from her past, Avery chooses a college where no one knows her. Keeping a low profile was the plan, falling for the intense frat boy, Jase wasn’t. Yet she can’t deny how alive she feels when he’s near. Even as common sense implores her to stay away, her body begs her to get closer.

Jase, numb from his own family drama, has grown bored with weekends fueled by nameless girls and countless bottles when he meets Avery. Helping her cope with her past is better than dealing with the bullshit his own life’s served up. Determined to drive away the painful secret she’s guarding, he appoints himself her life coach, and challenges her to new experiences. Getting close to her and being the one to make her smile are simply perks of the job. 

But when Avery’s past boldly saunters in, refusing to be forgotten, can Jase live with the truth about the girl he’s fallen for?

Recommended for 17+ due to mature themes and sexual content."

My Thoughts:

A perfect story of two college kids who are ready to live their lives differently. Avery, who comes off as timid and quiet, is just trying to hide a dark secret from her past that she would love nothing more than to forget about. Jase, however, seems like he's ready to grow up, and not live the typical college life. 

They first run into each other at a frat party, that Jase's frat house is hosting. Avery is hoping to blend in, be a nobody that nobody notices. 

"Tonight is about blending in. And something tells me being the stone-sober girl with a perma-frown etched into her face isn't the way to do it."

It isn't long before Jase notices Avery, and Avery notices Jase staring at her. Looking for an escape Avery heads outside, where Jase follows her. After a quick exchange, they part for the night. To Avery's surprise, the following day, Jase is in one of her classes. Jase actually seems to be everywhere Avery is, randomly running into each other on campus. Soon, Jase decides it will be his mission to be her "Life-Coach" and break quiet Avery out of her shell. 

"So how would this life-coaching work exactly... I'm not going to say I'm interested, but if I was..." (Avery)
"We'd need to begin spending more time together for starters." (Jase)

Secrets are kept, secrets are revealed, life altering decisions are made, and not-so-random road trips happen. Where will it all bring Avery and Jase's relationship?...

...Well, I'm not going to tell you! GO READ IT! Because it was awesome. A truly wonderful story of two semi-broken people looking for a fresh start. 


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Damaged 2 by H. M. Ward Review

From GoodReads:

"The steamy conclusion to the New York Times bestselling and #1 Amazon bestseller New Adult novel DAMAGED by H.M. Ward.

Home isn't supposed to be dangerous, but for Sidney it is. Returning home means that she has to face her past. It's not just the man who hurt Sidney that makes it horrible, but the family that didn't believe her. They were dead to her, but now that her mom is really dying things seem different. It's a chance to set things right.

What Sidney doesn't realize is that she's dragging Peter into a collision course with his past. Peter must deal with the demons haunting him if he wants to move forward with Sidney. He's willing to give up everything for her, even wade deeper into his past life to help her move forward. But, Peter isn't sure if he can get over what happened to him in New York."

My Thoughts:

Damaged 2 picks up exactly where Damaged left off. Sidney has decided that its time to go home and face her demons, along with see her dying mother one last time. Peter has said he will go with her, but not before revealing a life altering secret about himself. A secret that completely sends Sidney for a loop.

"If you think I've misled you on everything and that I've been lying to you since the beginning, then walk through that door and don't come back."

She walks out, decides to go along back home without him. But we all know that Peter could not let that happen... and soon enough, Peter and Sidney are on a long distance road trip, with stops at Peter's past, Sidney's demons, and their own future. Technically they are "broken up" for the trip, but how long can that really last?

"But Peter's in the same room with you.
But Peter's touched you.
But Peter...
It's always but Peter."

With bumps along the road, literally and figuratively, the road trip that they take is a life changing journey for both of them.

They also acquire new friend along the way.

"I have a turkey doing boudoir poses in my back seat."

Thats not a joke. Seriously, the turkey, oh my god the turkey. I could not handle it, I was laughing for half the book. Remember the squirrel from Damaged? The turkey, is a million times better than that. H. M. Ward gives us such an amazing amount of humor for such a deeply emotional book. I absolutely adore it. 

I enjoyed this side of Peter, a LOT. In Damaged, he seemed almost too good to be true. Damaged 2 gives us his story, and shows us his past, and why he is just as jaded as Sidney.

"We're so messed up, Peter, and it's not fair. But life's not fair, is it? There are no do-overs no matter how much you wish for them."

4 huge stars for this one! A definite read for anyone looking for a giggle and a love story!

Side note:

Did you know that Damaged and Damaged 2 are intertwined with two other series by H.M. Ward?
..because I had NO idea..
(am I way behind the times on this? because seriously.. I need to read these books)

The Arrangement (volumes 1-7) are about Peter's older brother, Sean.

Stripped (not released, but available for pre-order) is about Peter's younger brother, Jonathan.

You can bet I'll be reading these ASAP!


Monday, June 24, 2013

New Author Monica James! and her Debut, I Surrender!

Expected publication by the end of July..

Blurb and Cover just released!! VERY excited for this book! Sounds like an awesome story!

I Surrender is the first of a trilogy! So make sure to keep tabs with Monica James for updates :) 

Blurb from GoodReads: (<<psst.. click that and add it to your TBR List!)

"Singapore has stolen a piece of Ava Thompson.

It took one life shattering moment, for her to realize, her EX is not the man she believed him to be. Returning home to Los Angeles was never going to be easy for Ava. Her heart has been shattered to smithereens and she’s convinced it’ll never heal. Or, so she thought.

Enter Jasper White.

Unbeknown to Ava, Jasper White will change her life forever.

The attraction is instantaneous which troubles Ava, who has sworn off men indefinitely. But, she is finding resisting Jasper, with his tousled bedroom hair and piercing cerulean eyes, harder than she ever imagined. And that’s because Jasper knows what he wants, and he wants Ava.

But, can Ava surrender to her feelings for the one man who compels her to love again? Because, what happens if love does not triumph all? What happens if love isn’t enough?"

Definitely sounds like a great book, and it has an awesome author to go along with it!

Check Monica James on Facebook HERE
and on Twitter HERE


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Want to win a signed PROOF copy of K. A. Robinson's Torn and Twisted?

K. A. Robinson is doing another awesome giveaway for SIGNED proof copies of her books Torn and Twisted! Second Place takes home a $10 Amazon gift card!

Check out the link HERE to enter to win!


Damaged by H. M. Ward Review

From GoodReads:

"Life sucks. And, as soon as Sidney picks up the pieces something always knocks her back onto her butt. It's never pretty, but this time is different. This time pretty isn't even the right word.

Peter is the personification of perfection. It's like he fell off his angel perch in purgatory, because let's face it--any guy that hot has got to be naughty. He was probably sent here to ruin her life.

Peter is beyond beautiful with his sexy blue eyes, dark hair, and toned body. Add in his charming wit and Peter is everything Sidney ever wanted in a man, but when things get hot and heavy Peter shows her the door. Sidney takes the walk of shame and leaves. It's the end of the worst blind date ever. Her life couldn't possibly reach higher levels of suckage, but it does.

The next morning everything comes crashing down. The insanely hot guy from last night, the one that saw her half naked, is teaching at the front of the class room."

My Thoughts:

I know what you're all thinking.. "another girl and her teacher book".. but NO, stop that thought right now. This is an awesome girl and her teacher book. It's a college setting, and the girl happens to end up being his particular teachers TA. 

Sidney's best friend Millie has set her up on a blind date, yet again, so immediately Sidney is expecting the worst. When she gets to the restaurant she does not see Millie yet, but does see a man sitting by himself, who she assumes is her blind date, so she goes and takes a seat. They get to talking, and she is actually having a great time with this beautiful man, when she realizes that Millie is at another table, and that this man she has been sitting with, is NOT her blind date. 

"You're not my date, are you?" He shakes his head, still smiling at me.

This book immediately had me laughing. It starts off with the perfect amount of awkward moments and it works, oh it works. So when her ACTUAL blind date it a dud, she ends up leaving, and running into her "not blind date", in the parking lot. It takes off from there, and they eventually end up heading back to his place. It starts getting hot between the two of them, and then he abruptly stops it. She leaves feeling horrible.. and consumed by wondering what happened. 

Breathing hard, he says, "I'm sorry, Sidney, I but I can't do this". Something inside me shatters when he says it. 

The following morning when she shows up at the college for her TA position, she is floored that the teacher she will be working with just happens to be the not-her-actual-date man from the night before, Peter Granz.

"Don't make me climb across this desk and slap you, because I will. Don't talk to me like I'm a child and tell me shit I already know. I asked a question. What are you going to do?"

The two of them vow to not let what happened have an effect on their jobs, pretend it didn't happen, and not let it get awkward. Over time warm back up to each other, and form a close close friendship. They are both battling their own inner demons, and eventually they need to face what has happened in their pasts, what has happened between them, and where it is really going..

"I'll do anything for you, be anything you need. I just don't want to let you go."

At the time that I read this book, I was on my third teacher/student uh-oh book, and I was really starting to assume they were all going to be the same (aside from Slammed, because Slammed is in a category of its own <3<3). This one takes it to another level, and I was pleasantly surprised at the turns and drama that this one had. It was awesome! The end is not a cliff-hanger per say, more of a "omg I NEED to see what happens next!" It is left off at a point where a book 2 is needed, but not what I would call a cliff-hanger.

I did read this book previous to starting this blog, and decided to write this review because Damaged 2 is right around the corner. I highly suggest reading this series! I can NOT wait for Damaged 2! It will be released June 24.

You can pre-order Damaged 2 now!


Following Me by K. A. Linde Review

From GoodReads:

"“I knew you were running the first time I saw you…"

Devon didn’t have a game plan when she decided to leave St. Louis on a Chicago-bound train for the summer. Just a reason. 

One she couldn’t share with anyone. Not Hadley, her best friend from college, who lets her stay in the guest bedroom; no questions asked. Or Brennan, the bartender at the local restaurant they frequent, who she actively tries to avoid. Or Garrett, Hadley’s boyfriend, who befriends her when she has no one else to turn to.

"I just didn’t know what you were running from...."

Desperate to hide at all costs, Devon plunges into her new life in the city. Everyone around her starts to reveal sides of themselves Devon never expected. And just when she starts to get comfortable, her world flips upside down…

"...but I think all along you were running toward me."

4 lives.

All connected.

All with secrets that just keep following them."

My Thoughts:

I swear I really had high high hopes for this book, and it may be one of those books that everyone disagrees with me about, but it just didn't do it for me. I actually hate that I'm even writing this review, because I loved The Avoiding Series by K. A. Linde. I like her writing quite a lot, but this book I just couldn't get into.

I enjoyed the general concept of the story from the blurb. Four peoples lives, all intertwined, all with their own set of problems. But the main focus was on Devon, and her story wasn't the most interesting to me.

It basically went like this:
Girl is running from her life, and a "big secret", she needs a change asap.
Girl runs to best friend and her super amazing boyfriend to stay with them for the summer at their apartment in Chicago.
Girl meets super sexy bartender, who also has secrets. 
Girl finds out her best friend is also keeping secrets.
Girls own secret eventually gets revealed. 
Girls life gets thrown for a loop.
end story.

But the story itself seemed forced. I didn't really feel a strong connection with any of the characters. At some points I actually wished the book was more about Hadley than it was about Devon. Hadley's story seemed more dramatic to me. 

At around 60% of the book, I actually wondered if I could bring myself to keep going with it. I'm not say it was a bad book, or poorly written, because it wasn't.. it was just.. slow. It was very slow moving, and I didn't find myself seriously intrigued until the last 20% or so of the book. But throughout the book I was wondering what this huge secret Devon was hiding was, so I definitely had to keep reading. 

The part that bothers me, is that her secret, wasn't an "OH MY GOD YOU'RE KIDDING" secret, to me. Her dreams kind of pointed in the general direction of her secret. We get a LOT of her dreams in the book, and sometimes it took a few pages for me to realize it was actually a dream, and I just sat there confused over it for a page or two. But after reading her dreams, it kind of all fell into place and made sense, once it was revealed.

Throughout the book, I wanted more. Sometimes I wasn't even sure of what I wanted more of. Character development of Devon and Brennan? More background of Brennan's character specifically? More emotion? More details? I just thought I needed a bit more from each character to fully be pulled into the story.

Argh.. I really really feel terrible writing this review. I hope this is one of those books people will disagree with me about, because I really do love and respect K. A. Linde as an author. I love the fact that this idea was completely different than anything else she has written. That takes a lot for an author to go outside their norm, and I respect that about her. 

3-3.5 Stars..


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Killing Sarai by J. A. Redmerski Review

From GoodReads:

"Sarai was only fourteen when her mother uprooted her to live in Mexico with a notorious drug lord. Over time she forgot what it was like to live a normal life, but she never let go of her hope to escape the compound where she has been held for the past nine years.

Victor is a cold-blooded assassin who, like Sarai, has known only death and violence since he was a young boy. When Victor arrives at the compound to collect details and payment for a hit, Sarai sees him as her only opportunity for escape. But things don’t go as planned and instead of finding transport back to Tucson, she finds herself free from one dangerous man and caught in the clutches of another.

While on the run, Victor strays from his primal nature as he succumbs to his conscience and resolves to help Sarai. As they grow closer, he finds himself willing to risk everything to keep her alive; even his relationship with his devoted brother and liaison, Niklas, who now like everyone else wants Sarai dead.

As Victor and Sarai slowly build a trust, the differences between them seem to lessen, and an unlikely attraction intensifies. But Victor’s brutal skills and experience may not be enough in the end to save her, as the power she unknowingly holds over him may ultimately be what gets her killed.

This is their story…"

My Thoughts:

I can't even begin to do Killing Sarai justice in this review, I really REALLY can't. It is hands down THE best book I have read in a very long time. J. A. Redmerski, you have done it AGAIN. I thought I was hooked on you after The Edge of Never, but after reading this too, you have a reader for LIFE.

This is in NO way your typical YA/NA/Romance, this is absolutely a Suspense novel, with a bit of Romance as a tasty side.

Sarai was given, by her mother, to a man named Javier, a mexican drug lord, who has held her basically captive at his compound in Mexico since she was 14 years old. She is his favorite, and she knows too much. While he is in a meeting with Victor, an American assassin, about a hit he would like to set up, Sarai sees it as her ticket out of the compound. 

"..he is the first American I've seen in years. He's our only chance."

"I stole a handgun from Izel's room last year and have kept it hidden under a floorboard.. The second I saw the American enter the house I had pulled back the floorboard to retrieve it and shoved it in the back of my shorts.
I knew I'd need it tonight."

Sarai is determined to make it out of the compound, alive, and return to Tucson. So when she comes face to face with the American, after sneaking into his car before he left his and Javier's meeting, she makes it known that she will not take no for an answer, she needs out. 

"..pressing the barrel against the back of his head. "Just drive", I say in English, my hands shaking holding the gun in place. I've never killed anyone before and I don't want to, but I'm not going back into that compound."

Sarai, for lack of a better way to put it, is a complete bad-ass through this whole book. She is headstrong, not afraid to die, is set in what she wants, and will do whatever it takes to get it. But some things she may not be able to control, namely Victor. Her life, quite literally, is in his hands.

Victor, from the start, is a man of few words, who doesn't let ANY sort of emotion have an effect on him. However, he seems to go back and forth for almost the whole book, as to how to handle Sarai. He just can't bring himself to let her go. He is a top assassin, and just having her near him can put his entire career, and life, in jeopardy. There are too many people who want Sarai dead, so the closer her and Victor get, the higher the risk of them both being killed. Over time, even Victors own brother (who is also his liaison), Niklas, wants Sarai dead.

With both of their lives in Victors hands, there are insane bumps along the road, hard decisions to be made, lies to be told, and in the end, just hope that they will both survive it.

I usually go for books where I can relate to characters. That being said, I have never been held captive by a mexican drug lord, to be rescued by a sexy assassin who I slowly fall for. However, I was SO wrapped up in this book that I couldn't help but live everything Sarai was living, and feel the internal battle that Victor was feeling. This was a can't-put-this-down-don't-need-sleep read for me. 

OH.. did I mention there will be a SEQUEL to this!? Yes.. it is announced at the end of the book. Look for Reviving Izabel, release date not set yet. BUT, do not wait to read Killing Sarai, it is not a cliffhanger. It leaves you wanting SO much more, and to know what happens next, but it is not a "typical" cliffhanger. 

ALSOOOO.. for you J. A. Redmerski fans, like I so very much am, there is a sneak peek into The Edge of Always, the sequel to The Edge of Never at the end of this book. The Edge of Never is WAY up there on my favorites list, however I did not review it because I read it a long while before I started this blog. The Edge of Never is FANTASTIC, so go read it!! And do not, I repeat, DO NOT, read the sneak peek at the end of Killing Sarai until you have read The Edge of Never.


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Leo's Chance by Mia Sheridan Review

If you have NOT read Leo then click that little "X" up there in the corner, and do NOT read this review! Instead.. GO BUY LEO!! Because it's amazing, seriously amazing, 6 stars amazing. THEN read Leo's Chance. After you've done all that.. then feel free to come back and read this review! :) 

My Review of Leo can be found HERE.

From Goodreads:

"The follow-up to Leo, the USA Today bestselling novel by Mia Sheridan.

Does everyone deserve a second chance? Even someone who lies and deceives to get it?

Do we all have a second chance coming? Even if we play a part in our own destruction?

How hard would you fight to have a second chance at love? A second chance at life? Another chance to tell your own story?

Every love story has two sides. Evie told hers. This time it's Leo's chance."

My Thoughts:

Now, it is no secret how much I absolutely LOVED Leo. That being said, most of this book is the same exact story, but with the added bonus of it being Leo/Jake's POV. I actually may have skimmed a few of the conversations that were repeats from the first book.. I do not say that proudly. (Do not stop reading my review here, keep going..)

HOWEVER, instead of hopping back and forth between the Foster Home Days, and the Present Day, Leo's Chance takes you back and forth between the Hospital/Therapy Days with Dr. Fox, and Present Day. It is fascinating to read about the therapy sessions Leo went through. It gives us so much more insight into what his thought process was when he decided he was "Jake" when he stalked/ran into Evie again. 

The epilogue.. is FANTASTIC. In Leo, we got the "7 years later". But in Leo's Chance, we get the "2 months after", and the "9 years later". My god.. it's beautiful. What happens is so amazingly fitting and perfect for them. If you are someone who isn't interested in Leo/Jake's POV, but still LOVED Leo as much as I did, then I would suggest buying Leo's Chance even if the only thing you do is read the epilogue. It completes their story, completely.

The ONLY reason I am giving the book itself 4 stars is because it was a bit too much of replaying what we already read for me, the story itself is still a 6 star story. I would still 100% recommend Leo's Chance.