A Life More Complete
Krissy Mullins, an overworked, obsessive-compulsive publicist has been giving it her best shot for the past ten years. Throwing herself into her work and devoting all her time to her teenage starlet client, Krissy finds little time for anything else. But as fate would have it, her world is turned upside down when she falls in love with ...more
Krissy is a very driven woman. She came from a home where she didn’t have any love, affection, or attention. Early on she learned that she needed to be independent, self-sufficient and rely on herself for anything she needed. As soon as she turned eighteen she moved from Chicago to California to get as far away from her cold awful mother as she could.
“I left potholes for sinkholes, construction for gridlock, tornadoes for earthquakes; most would think it a lateral move. I walked away...more
“This is my life. Somehow, somewhere I took one small misstep and ended up here.”
Once in a while you will read a book that does not fit into a mould, that does not follow a formula or try to romanticise life. A book that does not hide the ugly reality of the choices or the mistakes me make along the way. A book that portrays human nature as it is, gritty and real, and shows that sometimes it takes losing everything to truly see the value of what was in front of you all along.
Krissy Mullins i ...more
Krissy is our heroine – a very closed up, emotionally unavailable publicist who is besieged with crippling OCD. She ran away from her loveless childhood the second she was old enough and made her way in life, completely set on a career and convinced that she doesn’t need love in her life. Her father was an addict and her mother cold as ice, really not great examples, but Krissy gave her heart to Tyle ...more
Well, WOW! I mean, really. Wow. Nikki Young, you can write, woman. Seriously!! This author take us on a very real, very authentic and, yet, completely entertaining and emotional journey. I highly recommend this story, and I urge you NOT to go into it expecting many of the same overplayed plot devices found in other books. That's not what this is.
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Can you ever really outrun your past?
Krissy Mullins, an overworked, obsessive-compulsive publicist has been giv...more
“There’s something about you that I can’t ignore” he says and his voice turns to ...more
Family. Everyone knows what is said about families. Blood is thicker than water, love makes a family, we start and end with family; you get my point. Not all families fit this bill, not all families are created equal, yet Chinese proverbs, celebrities, kings and queens, and literary heroes all feel the need to opine us with their wisdom that if you just try a bit harder, love a little more, or give a damn, that it will change everything. It always comes back to famil ...more
This Book Sucked me in from the Prologue. This is a story of love, loss, and the choices we make in life (whether it's the ones people around us believe are the correct ones). I went through a mirage of emotions, from happy, to mad, to downright pissed off (if I hadn't be ...more
Family and life are two things that you take from it what you can, and if you are lucky, you find love along the way. Krissy Mullins didn't have the storybook childhood that some kids have and she was determined to live a life away from those that she grew up with. She moves to California to go to college and stays.
This is a story where you can watch the progression of Krissy growing into her own person, dealing with her demons, a ...more
This book is about Krissy Mullins, a twenty-nine year old publicist, who has had a rough childhood. She is deeply scarred and has some emotional issues. She runs from commitment, even though she knows that deep down she would love to sett ...more
A life more complete
Work - a - holic! That would be Krissy Mullins. She fled the place she called home and has made a life for herself on the west coast. This is a stretch from Naperville, Illinois!
"My job is my life. I don’t work nine to five like most of the population. My job is unpredictable and demanding, it leaves little room for planning or scheduling."
Keep people at a distance and work work work! That is the way to go
for Krissy. Most of her choices and the way she lives no ...more
Can you ever really outrun your past?
Krissy Mullins, an overworked, obsessive-compulsive publicist has been giving it her best shot for the past ten years. Throwing herself into her work and devoting all her time to her teenage starlet client, Krissy finds little time for anything else. But as fate would have it, her world is turned upside down when she falls in love with laid-back California native, Ben Torres. Unfortunately, her only frame of reference on love and marriage is ...more
Krissy is a damaged, OCD, closed off publicist who is scared of love and commitment and works round the clock. She ...more
When I started reading this book, I was immediately intrigued. The prologue sets a tone for the book that is so unlike any other contemporary romance book. Krissy is an overworked publicist who grew up in a dysfunctional home that was completely void of any love. She gave love a shot once and had it completely blow up in her face. Now she uses her job as a way of avoiding love in her life. I have to say. ...more
I loved the Prologue it caught my attention and sucked me in I wanted to know Krissy's story.
A slow start, then BAMM the books come to life in the realist way.
The heroine Krissy is an over worked publicist, she had a rough childhood which has contributed to and controlled her adult life, she is a prisoner to her fears and irrational feeling
What I like about her was that she is a regular every day girl, she makes mistak ...more
My friend Natasha at Natasha is a Book Junkie contacted me a few months back about a new author who was working on her first book. She had read some of it and couldn’t say enough great things about it. Since Natasha has never steered me wrong before, I agreed immediately to help promote the author and her book any way I could. Today, I am thrilled to wish Nikki Young a happy release day and share my review of her debut novel, A Life More Complete, w ...more
Damaged females make for great novel heroines. They just do. They have all the issues that it takes to wrap a decent plot around. Well...meet Krissy.
Which brings me to my mother. I give her credit. She left her husband, my father, an emotionally and physically abusive alcoholic drug addict when I was eight. She took my two sisters and me in the dead of night and ran. Cowardly, but that was all she knew, and when I
Rating: 4.5 stars
Wow, I had to take a half hour break after reading this one just to wrap my mind around everything. My emotions were so up and down throughout the whole novel. Krissy hates her job yet its run, work, eat, & sleep every day. She works her ass off and it's warring her thin. Krissy knows she can change things to make her happier but she doesn't want to. I love Krissy but her stubbornness drove me nuts at times because he ...more
I also love the characters and the variety of relationships Krissy has. I think the author did a great job portraying th ...more