The Reason is You
In the small river town of Bethany, Dani never fit in.Being different pushed her to the fringes of society, and even leaving town for two decades didn’t stop th...more
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Growing up, Dani was an outsider. Now, at 40, she's still an outsider. Her best friend, Alex, is a ghost who's been...more
10 stars !!!!!
I am almost speechless......
I was reading the final chapters while in office and there were TEARS in my eyes (my eyes are still watery while I'm writing this).
When I first started this book I thought "oh shit, I bought a book about a girl & a ghost". BUT as I read on, I was instantly sucked into the story. I was reading and reading, trying to unravel the plot as fast as possible. Why is Alex a cons...more
Dani wants to give her daughter a n...more
I loved the blurb, I think that is what caught my interest, but it was the writer's style and storytelling that kept my attention all the way through until the last page. And even then, I said I wanted more!! At first I didn't understand the cover, but after reading the book, it is just perfect!! I am not going to give it away, you must read the book!!
It started out a bit slow, but I now understand that the au...more
I read a revi...more
Alex looks exactly the same, with his dashing good looks and black clothes, and Dani is shocked to see him. Particularly when (view spoiler)[she notices Riley talking to him (...more
I absolutely adored this book. The writing was well done and the sto...more
This is a well constructed story that will keep you reading until the very last page! The plot is excellent...more
I should explain why I read this book in the first place. I was a...more
thought squeezed my brain on the six- hour drive to Bethany
from Dallas. I second- guessed my decision for the ninety- ninth
time, eyeing every exit ramp as a potential escape hatch."
Where to start.....
Well I will say one thing. This book was heartbreaking for me. My boyfriend thinks I'm crazy because I cried at multiple times throughout the novel and he kept wondering if it might be that time of the month. He couldn'...more
The Reason Is You is the first book I've read by Sharla Lovelace. I have to admit before I read the book, I heard good things about it. But hearing those good things didn’t even come close to the book itself.
The Reason Is You, is touching, emotional, romantic and a little intense. While you aren't going to need a box of tissue nearby while reading this story, you will need to have a few Kleenex around.
I won't say I was imm...more
This is the story of 40 year old Danie...more
I'll admit, I was sold on this book simply from the story blurb...thank goodness, it lived up to my expectations. This book was so good and actually even exceeded what I'd hoped for it. Honestly, it was much funnier than I expected it to be.
Dani is 40 years old and moving back home, the place where she grew up and hated. She hated it because she was tormented the entire time she lived there. Because she saw dead people, she was always considered to be a freak. Now she's returning there...more
I received this book free through a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was intrigued by the premise- Dani has to return to her small-town roots with her daughter after having been gone for two decades, but nothing much has changed. The girls she knew in high school are still catty, the boys have grown into older but still lecherous creeps, and Dani can still see dead people. The talk of Dani being the town freak is still floating around, and her only friends are...more
I LOVE her writing style! I also loved that she didnt rush into the story or go to slow. It was the perfect pace. I really just dont know what to say besides that it was a really good book and that i loved it. And I will admit that this book did make me cry...haha (thank god I was alone). And n...more
I like that there is romance and some life lessons in this book. You read about bullying and the effects it has.
The romance is spot on and I was gunning for them to work it out. She...more
What a fascinating twist on paranormal romance! Suspenseful and full of genuine emotion but light and approachable enough that it was easy and enjoyable to read. The heat level was very low, but I didn't miss it too much. The conflicts with the small town bullies who never moved away and never managed to get a life will appeal to anyone who grew up in that sort of narrow-minded atmosphere. I really like this author's s...more
Having the ability to write this good should be illegal, or revered somehow. Just when I thought I knew what was going to happen next in THE REASON IS YOU, author Sharla Lovelace made sure I knew that she was the one in control of my emotions!
I received THE REASON IS YOU for free through Goodreads First Reads. Had I known this book would be this good, I would have read it a long time ago. I shoul...more
The last place Dani Shane wanted to end up was back in her hometown of Bethany. But that’s exactly what happened when she lost her job at a Dallas design firm. She and her teenage daughter, Riley, had little choice but to move to the sleepy r...more
Growing up, the main character, Dani, has been ostracized by her peers and treated as a...more
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