I loved Tawna Fenske before this book. Few people make me laugh like she does, and not just in her books. I smile, laugh, and sometimes spit things ou...moreI loved Tawna Fenske before this book. Few people make me laugh like she does, and not just in her books. I smile, laugh, and sometimes spit things out of my mouth anytime I read her Facebook, Twitter, or blog. But with this book... she out does herself. Witty, fun, sexy, swoon worthy, ADORABLE... It's definitely one I'm going to be rereading a lot in the future.
Novellas are hard as heck to write, and Tawna knocks it out of the ball park!
PS I've never laid claim to a female character, but CAMI IS MINE. Weep, all of you. Well, just as soon as I clear it with the author.(less)
After being a book reviewer for a time, I was burnt out. I haven't felt the urge to write one, no matter how deep my love for books runs, in well over...moreAfter being a book reviewer for a time, I was burnt out. I haven't felt the urge to write one, no matter how deep my love for books runs, in well over a year. Until this book. There are always certain parts of a book that I love the most. Plot, character, dialogue , world building etc. It's not often that you find a book that has it all. LET THE SKY FALL does.
The settings, the plot, the dialogue all of it combined were like a tornado, which sucked me up and spun me round and round with these characters as they endured obstacle after obstacle. I constantly found myself stopping simply so I could go back and relive parts of the book. It was dramatic in all the right spots, sweet and funny right when it needed to be, and the gifts of some of the characters are down right brilliant.
Then there's Audra--please take a moment to admire THAT fantastic name--while all the characters are beautifully developed Audra shines the most for me. This character is heartbreakingly loyal and strong. Not because the author wrote that in the book, but because she MADE the character that way. There's a difference. The character is put through the fire and comes out on the other side. Still standing. She breaks, but she puts herself back together. She loses it, but she pulls it back together. And each time it's always better, stronger, more beautiful. Audra is a heroine worthy of teens, young adults, and even adults. She inspires independence, loyalty, endurance. And in the end she leaves you with a message. You must come first. You must fulfill your own self. Now, don't get me wrong. There is teen love. There is that young desperation. And it's SO GOOD. But more, Audra shows you that finding love does not make you whole. You make you whole, and you don't have to skip over yourself to have love.
The only downfall to a good book is when it's over. If you are like me you tend to overly invest yourself in the world of the book and dang near feel empty when it's over. NOT THIS BOOK. I read the ending twice. I simply could not believe how much I loved it. Hope and an expectant eye to what is to come is what I was left with. That might just be the most amazing part of the entire book.(less)
Exclusively Yours is my first Shannon Stacey read. I've seen her website, and heard things here and there about her writing, and I kept meaning to pic...moreExclusively Yours is my first Shannon Stacey read. I've seen her website, and heard things here and there about her writing, and I kept meaning to pick up one of her books. However, when someone is as unorganized with their reading as I am, some intensions fall by the way side. Well, ever since I finished chapter one of this book, I've been kicking myself, with much force and repeatedly. Shannon Stacey is fantastic!
This contemporary romance has every element that I look for in a book. Good, believable plot. Relatable characters that you want to sit down with over coffee. Tight, well written dialogue that pushes the book forward, forcing you to read just five more minutes. My emotions held throughout the book, as I was completely engaged with each scene.
I love a good paranormal, suspense, and sometimes even a dark thriller, but my love is contemporary and like Jennifer Cruisie, Shannon Stacey brings me back, full force, to the uninhibited joy of reading a well written contemporary romance.
You may all consider me a new fan, and can bet on your best Christmas present that this entire series will be in my house soon.