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Everything (Songbird #3)

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Jody Pritchett had a dream...but life had other plans. Instead of singing and dancing on Broadway, Jody's a twenty-year-old single mom, living at home with her disapproving father and overbearing sister. The choice to keep her little Angelia came with a high price and although she adores her baby girl, it doesn't take away the sting of kissing goodbye her chance at a caree ...more
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Published April 20th 2015 by Smashwords Edition (first published April 17th 2015)
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Paula M. of Her Book Thoughts!
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I swear, Melissa Pearl does things inside of me that I can't explain. Is it butterflies? Jumping unicorns? I don't know. But what I do know is that she's the only one who can do it. I started reading this book knowing that I won't be disappointed. And boy, was I right. Melissa did it again! With a hot melting romance, real and raw characters and music that soothes your heart and soul, Everything is what Melissa Pearl is all about.

Jody and Leo is Melissa's new masterpiece and they couldn't be
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Pick a Book
****ARC provided by Natgalley in exchange for an honest review: Thank you.

4 "OMG that's sooo cute" stars

This book is part of the "Songbird" series. It's the third one, but you can read it without the others. The characters from book one and two are here but this is a story about a new couple.

Jody dreams to sing on Broadway. She wants the lights, the applause, she wants to sing. But when she is at college she falls for the wrong guy, gets pregnant and has to go back home, changing her future for
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Kami Dodson-Perry
Leo & Jody

Jody is a single 20 year old Mom living back at home with her dad and sister Morgan. Jody overhears that Morgan is basically putting her life on hold because of her situation of single mother with no job. Jody decides to look for a place of her own and a job to support herself and her daughter Angel.

Leo is from Australia and needs to get a new start after his divorce is final. He wants Broadway and sets his sights on writing a play to get him there. Leo is offered a job and place t
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Dusti Hanrahan
Apr 16, 2015 Dusti Hanrahan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 "you are my everything dream" Stars

***ARC kindly given by Netgalley in exchange for honest review"***

song: "OUR SONG" by Ron Pope.

To begin, this is book 3 in The Songbird series but can be read as a stand alone. I have not read books 1 and 2 and had no problems at all reading this one and do plan to read the others.

This book was a refreshingly sweet story about chasing ones dreams. Jo and Leo have both given up their dream of Broadway for personal reasons and when fate threw them together th
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Kassiah
1-1/2 stars.

This review also appears on Pretty Sassy Cool (or it will on pub day).

I didn't read the other books in the Songbird Series, and after reading this, I definitely won't be. Pretty much every single thing about this book rubbed me the wrong way, and I am sure that I would have flounced it if I hadn't committed to writing a review. I just kept expecting it to get better. Unfortunately, it got worse. And worse.

Jody is a twenty year old single mom who gave up her dream of singing on stage
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Lee
4.5 stars "Everything" was a story about chasing dreams, having them dashed by one impulsive decision, and finding out that your dreams can evolve over time and morph into something much much more than you could have ever hoped for.

This is the first book I have read by this author and I will definitely be going back and reading the first two books in this series. I really liked the authors style of writing, the dual point of views, the honest dialogue, the way that I could relate to every emotio
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Michelle Schroer
5 'We-O' stars!!

Sweet, heartwarming, and a perfect addition to author Melissa Pearl's Songbird series!  There was no insta-love. No whiny heroine. No bad-boy to lust after. Just 2 well thought out characters who had dreams. Characters whom I fell in love with almost immediately. They drew me in by their tenacity and determination. Each, given their own voice in the book, amazingly talented and searching for their ultimate path in every aspect of their lives.  It was about finding the strength to
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Brandee Price
Apr 07, 2015 Brandee Price rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Songbird series continues to be a delight to read. It hits all my NA buttons and I was excited to be getting Jody's story in Everything.

I met Jody in the earlier novels, as she's Ella's best friend and Morgan's little sister, from Fever and Bulletproof respectively. Jody is an incredibly talented singer and was in school bound for Broadway until she got pregnant. My heart broke for her having to give up her education, her dreams to raise her baby. But I also really admired her decision to ke
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Paige
3 "Alternate Ending" Stars

What a sweet surprise! This is my first novel by Ms. Pearl and I really enjoyed Jody and Leo's sweet friendship turned romance. Both characters had complex backgrounds that made them question where their lives were headed and together were able to make a new future. The alternating pov really helped tell each of their stories so that the reader could fully appreciate the budding relationship.

Jody was a 20 year old college student who was striving for a starring role on
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Melissa Pearl
Apr 22, 2015 Melissa Pearl added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
The music is what makes this book for me. I love singing. I have spent hours and hours of my life sitting at a piano and singing my heart out. Broadway music has always been a favorite of mine, so being able to incorporate some of my best-loved Broadway hits was a real treat. I also really enjoyed composing Leo's songs for this novel as well.

I love the relationship between Leo and Jody. Leo makes me laugh. I love the way he talks and I adore that he has a song for every moment. Music makes ever
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Book Chatter-Cath
I think this is the best book in the Songbird series so far... absolutely loved it!!
NicoleLynn (PopCrunchBoom)
3.5 stars!!

Such a sweet book! Love this series by Melissa Pearl! Review to come tomorrow ;)

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*UPDATED: Finally posting the review from my blog :)*

This review previously appeared on my blog, PopCrunchBoom Books


My Review:


Everything by Melissa Pearl is a New Adult (17+) novel that follows the story of Jody and Leo. Jody is a young 20-year-old mother struggling to find her way again after her unplanned pregnancy and dropping out of college. She had her eyes set on Broadway and becoming a star on s
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Amber
Feb 26, 2015 Amber rated it it was amazing
Achingly beautiful and exquisitely touching Everything by Melissa Pearl is a breathtaking work of art that has us exploring and an inspiring and yet raw love story that reaches deep into the heart and doesn’t fear asking the tough questions. This is one journey that will have you feeling every emotion, wrestling with your own heart, and daring to believe that a love like this really does exist. No punches are pulled and you will feel vulnerable and raw afterwards, but in a way that you feel like ...more
Lee
Apr 16, 2015 Lee rated it really liked it
"Everything" was a story about chasing dreams, having them momentarily dashed by one impulsive decision, and finding out that your dreams can evolve over time and morph into something much much more than you could have ever hoped for.

This is the first book I have read by this author and I will definitely be going back and reading the first two books in this series. I really liked the authors style of writing, the dual point of views, the honest dialogue, the way that I could relate to every emot
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Maf (Bookworm Wanders)
For more reviews check my blog Maf's Crazy Book Life

My list of favourite things is books is long and vast because I really love books so "being a book" is half of the battle, some other things I adore in books is books having playlists (bonus points if that playlist includes Broadway songs) and books with Australian characters (double bonus points if said Australian character can sing, compose, play the piano AND is good with children)

Everything begins with the main character, Jodie, crying whi
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Megan
Apr 14, 2015 Megan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, 2015-arc
This was my first read by this author and it took a few chapters to really get the feel of her the style and the way it was told. It is not my favorite way to tell a story but everything can't always be perfect.... Once, the real story started to take shape and the many flashbacks cooled down I started to see a lovely set of characters.



Jody. Poor Jody. My heavens, she seriously tugged at my heart. She is doing her best to take care of her daughter and herself, being a young mother, having no clu
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Pyper at Reading Lark
Melissa Pearl does it again in her 3rd Songbird novel, Everything!

Poor Jody made some bad choices during her Freshman year of college and wound up pregnant by her professor. He wasn't willing to take responsibility for the child, but she decided to keep the baby anyway. Jody gave up her dream of Broadway to become a young single mother to her beautiful daughter, Angel.

Jody moved home to have support from her sister and father. Unfortunately, Jody's father had a hard time forgiving Jody for her
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Jillian
*I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

This book was pretty darn cute. It wasn't just a love story, or one of redemption, but about building a family, and chasing your dreams.

I really loved the direction this book went in regards to Jody's daughter Angel. Unlike most New Adult books that involve children, this story did not revolve around the pregnancy, or taking care of a toddler. It was the first New Adult book that I've read that involved raising an infant, which wa
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Brandee Price
Mar 27, 2015 Brandee Price rated it really liked it
The Songbird series continues to be a delight to read. It hits all my NA buttons and I was excited to be getting Jody's story in Everything.

I met Jody in the earlier novels, as she's Ella's best friend and Morgan's little sister, from Fever and Bulletproof respectively. Jody is an incredibly talented singer and was in school bound for Broadway until she got pregnant. My heart broke for her having to give up her education, her dreams to raise her baby. But I also really admired her decision to ke
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Rae Sontheyon
Jan 26, 2015 Rae Sontheyon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can You Really Get Everything You Want In Life?

Another smashing hit for Melissa Pearl. Her Songbird novels just keep getting better and better with the stories being a beautiful mix of music, romance, and great character development, she's found the perfect formula for amazing books. This one definitely had me charmed from beginning to end. It's playlist is Broadway based and is definitely a showstopper!

Book three is about Jody Pritchett, now if you aren't familiar with the series I suggest star
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Jessica
Apr 14, 2015 Jessica rated it really liked it
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review

This is the third book in the Songbird series but can be read as a standalone. I haven't read the other books but I plan to. This is my first book from Melissa Pearl and I really enjoyed it.

Blurb
Jody Pritchett had a dream...but life had other plans. Instead of singing and dancing on Broadway, Jody's a twenty-year-old single mom, living at home with her disapproving father and overbearing sister. The choice to keep her little Ang
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Rose
Apr 09, 2015 Rose rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Everything is a beautiful story of two people who wanted to reach their goals of sharing their love for theatrics and music with the world. Even though they both had an idea of exactly what they wanted in life, sometimes everything doesn't work out the way we planned. Sometimes it may get messy and it may seem hard but in the end, it might just be better than anything we ever planned. I love how they connected over music and how much that added to the story. I have always loved books that involv ...more
Zili
Apr 20, 2015 Zili rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 - 4 Stars in my Sky!

Everything is the third instalment in Melissa Pearl's Songbird series but it works as a standalone. The book is sweet and sentimental in places, but most importantly, it's realistic. I never felt as though any of Jody or Leo's choices were forced and they frequently managed to make me smile.

Jody has given up on her dream of Broadway stardom to look after her baby daughter Angel (who gets the award for cutest book baby ever). She's a young but caring Mum, who struggles to
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Danita - The Book Nuts
This was my first book by Melissa Pearl, and I was an instant fan. I absolutely loved everything about this book. There were so many great things about it that I'm actually finding it hard to review, so I'll just start with the characters.

Jody was one of the most realistic characters I've ever read. She had goals and dreams, but had to put them on hold when she finds herself a single mother, living back at home with her disapproving father and overbearing sister. For Jody, her daughter became he
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Kandy Butler
Apr 21, 2015 Kandy Butler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ARC received by Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
EVERYTHING (Songbird #3 that can be read as a standalone)
By Melissa Pearl
This is the first book I've read written by this author and it won't be my last. I immediatley bought books 1 and 2 after finishing EVERYTHIG.
Young naive Jody Pritchett was her dads Sunshine when he sent her off to college to follow her dreams to dance and sing on Broadway. Then she meets and falls for what should be a forbidden older man and becomes pregnant at 2
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Beatriz from Cover to Cover Book Blog
What a cute story!!

This was a quick, sweet story. I liked the author's writing style. The characters were relatable and Leo will probably go down as one of my favorite book boyfriends, ever!!

Jody was living her dream. She was going to art school and she had met, who she thought at the time, was the love of her life. She was headed to Broadway and nothing would stop her. But life had other plans for her. She is now a 20 year old single mom, without a job, living with her sister and her very dis
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Karen Voitik
Mar 24, 2015 Karen Voitik rated it it was amazing
>Book Review - Everything -

>I am an independent reviewer. This is the third novel in the Songbird Series and ends with an HEA.

>Jody is an aspiring singer who sleeps with her professor and then drops out of college to raise her baby at the tender age of 20. She lives back at home, allowing her sister and father to care for her and little Angel. Wanting to grow up a bit, she moves out and begins to work for Leo. Leo is an Aussie, working at his dream of writing a Broadway musical.

>The
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Kassidy Carter
Apr 22, 2015 Kassidy Carter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an Arc through Netgalley for an honest review
This is the first book I have read from Melissa Pearl. It is book 3 in the Songbird Series but it can be read as a standalone. I did not read the other two books before I started this one, and I was able to follow along just fine with the story.
The story was cute and refreshing. There were a few times I wanted to jump into the book and yell at Jody. She was a great character and you could relate to her. She had a dream to sing but ended up
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Priscilla Garcia
I was given a ARC by NetGallery in exchange for an honest review.

This was a great story from beginning to end. I love the chemistry between Jody and Leo, but this book wasn't just about romance. You will get to see Jody relationship with her friends, sister and father, and I want to say I felt the need to slap her dad more times than one.

Jody is a single mother who is struggling to adapt to motherhood. Her bond with Angel was realistic, the author made a great decision on not making her a 20 ye
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Marcia
Sep 29, 2014 Marcia rated it really liked it
Leo has big dreams of being a play write and music composer. He has immense talent at both. Music is and has always been his life. He always has an uncanny way of finding just the right song to help him through whatever life is throwing his way. Leo seems lost here in Australia, his home so with a little coaxing from his brother and support from his family he finds some direction and takes the leap to follow his dreams. He makes his way to the U.S where he is determined to make his dreams come t ...more
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