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Reviewing Life (A Review Story)

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  22 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Sequel to Five Star Review
A Review Story

Recovering alcoholic Marshall Ellerbee still grieves the loss of his best friend and lover, Eric. After a year of sobriety, Marshall accepts a new job with the Wellness Center, something else to help him continue cleaning up his life. Things are finally improving when his sponsor has a heart attack. The counselor hired t
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Published November 20th 2013 by Dreamspinner Press (first published November 19th 2013)
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Dani Elle Maas
Dec 04, 2013 Dani Elle Maas rated it really liked it
First let me start with saying this was one of the stories I was really looking forward to coming out one day! The first book I read from this author had me absolutely captivated with her portrayal of Cade and Eric, the main characters of “Five Star Review”. So what a great thing to find out it was start of a series.

In this second part of the Review series, we meet Marshall and Kyle, both of whom we know from the first book. Kyle is Eric bests friend and and Marshall we know as Eric his nemesis.
LiveYourLife BuyTheBook
Nov 21, 2013 LiveYourLife BuyTheBook rated it really liked it
4 Stars
A "Live Your Life, Buy The Book" Review

I am so glad the author wrote Marshall’s story. I love when authors redeem characters. Forgiving Marshall isn’t an easy thing to do after what we learned he did to Eric in Five Star Review, first book in this series, but I think I have. Eric forgiving him wasn’t surprising since he has such a beautiful soul. However, his best friend is another story. That’s who is playing Marshall’s love interest in this book. Drama and tension from the start, right?
Tina Marie
Dec 17, 2013 Tina Marie rated it really liked it
After reading Five Star Review and meeting Marshall, it was clear that he was a tortured soul. All the horrible things he did to keep Cade and Eric apart were done out of his unhappiness and inner turmoil. I so wanted to see what had happened to Marshall and was thrilled to bits when Lara said he was getting his own book.

Marshall had lost Eric, who had been his long-time best friend and lover, due to his own actions. When we catch up with him, he is a recovering alcoholic with a year of sobriety
Chris Einfach unverbesserlich
Marshall Ellerbee ist ein trockener Alkoholiker, der seinem Leben endlich einen neuen Sinn gegeben hat. Doch noch immer plagen ihn Schuldgefühle. Denn im Suff verursachte er einen folgenschweren Autounfall, der seinen Geliebten Eric in den Rollstuhl brachte. Inzwischen hat Eric sein Leben wieder in Griff und sogar einen neuen Lebensgefährten. Marshall hingegen ist allein und muss nun auch noch mit dem Tod eines engen Freundes und Mentors fertig werden. Ausgerechnet Kyle, der beste Freund von ...more
Apr 08, 2014 GayListBookReviews rated it liked it
This story will make more sense if you read the first book, Five Star Review, before hand. This is Marshall and Kyle’s story, but so much of their past and issues involve Eric that it helps to know Eric’s version of events.

Marshall is trying to get his life back on track after years of devastating addiction to alcohol has left it in shambles. He has burned all of his bridges and spent so many years drunk that he has no friends and is relearning how to interact with his family. I felt for Marshal
Joyfully Jay
Dec 27, 2013 Joyfully Jay rated it really liked it
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This review was originally written for Joyfully Jay Reviews.

4 stars

I thoroughly enjoyed Lara Brukz’s first story in the series, Five-Star Review. That novel featured Eric Carillo and Cade Montgomery’s story. But Marshall figured largely in that tale as the ex-lover who, driving drunk, put Eric in the wheelchair and the lifestyle that isolated him in his loft. His attempts to re-enter Eric’s life after the accident only caused more pain and heartache through a scheme hatched by a drunken Marshall
The Novel Approach Reviews
Dec 22, 2013 The Novel Approach Reviews rated it really liked it
In Reviewing Life, Lara Brukz gave me what I had been hoping for since I realized just how much pain Marshall was truly in. She let us see the kind man hidden under the layer of protective anger and just plain meanness. She revealed a caring man capable of love who was desperately sorry for his past actions. Lara Brukz gave Marshall what so many characters don’t get; a chance at redemption. It was delightful to see the changes in him. This book stands alone or can be read after Five Star Review. ...more
Feb 11, 2014 Melanie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone

Rating: 4 stars out of 5

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A Review Story series continues with the villain of the last book, Marshall Elllerbee trying to pull his life together after the events of the last story and his alcoholism have trashed his life. Brukz takes a damaged man and makes a monster not only worth of our compassion but someone we understand and start to root for as he gets his life together.

Highly recommended along with the first book in the series.

For all my revi
Mar 02, 2014 Alina rated it it was amazing
I liked this one more, than it's prequel.
Less sappy and more to the point and I've been interested in Marshal's fate since the first book. Sure Kyle behaved like an ass when the main conflict happened, but still he apologized and did a little groveling, so I forgave him. Marshall's journey to redemption was flawless.

Now I'm waiting for the hot paramedic Dane's story!!! )))
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