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He was seven. She was four. Neighbors and best friends. He was her protector. She was his reason. Each had their battles but they fought them together. He had a plan. She wasn’t aware.

She was seventeen. He was twenty. Tragedy strikes and their life is derailed. She leaves to heal and fulfill a dream to dance on stage. He is left behind and forgets how to live.

He stops se
Published March 2015 by Leigh Ann Lunsford
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Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~

Angst lovers, this one is for you.

I'm having a hard time rating this one. There was a lot that I liked about it - and some I really didn't like. I found myself more frustrated then not by most of the characters decisions. But, to give it its due - it was a story that most certainly touched me. I cried on and off for most of the story.

Luke, while I liked him, drove me crazy. I didn't feel like I really knew him. All I knew about him was how much he loved Phoebe. I found myself hoping
Stephie Walls
Feb 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Every time I pick up a new Leigh Ann Lunsford book I'm blown away by her storylines, the development of her characters, and her ability to have me feel as though I'm living in the story with the characters but this time she totally knocked me on my ass. This book is a heart-wrenching, soul searching, frustrating, tale of love that has to withstand not only the test of time but life's cruel obstacles. Every woman needs a superhero like Luke.

Leigh Ann will have you sobbing, laughing, pulling your
Apr 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Beginning - 5 stars
Middle - 2.5-3 stars
End - 3.5-4 stars

This book touches on several delicate issues, but it doesn't dwell on any of them. I loved the beginning, and then it started going downhill after that.
3 and a half stars.

I felt very frustrated while reading this, there were so many times, i put this down to take a breather.
She would probably be one of the most annoying characters I've come across.
The story it self was good, but because she was so immature in a lot of her decisions, I didn't want to finish it.
Terrie's Just Another Book B*tch

This is my first book by Leigh Ann Lunsford and I can say that this was an epic roller coaster ride.

We're taken on a journey through the years with Lucas and Phoebe. Watching as their pain becomes our pain. Routing for them every step of they way.

Luke and Phoebe are truly meant to be. From the beginning we know in our hearts, they are soul mates. They are what love stories are made of. Unfortunately, with all true love stories, they seem to be destined for soul crushing pain that will test them to the
Mar 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing


I'm one emotional person right now. Red eyed, tear streaked, snot nosed reviwer. I just ended this book and I had to immediately put pen to paper. Usually I wait a day or two, but I have to get this one out.

"You can be my very own superhero, and I will be your ballerina."- Phoebe

Author Leigh Ann Lunsford, I've been a fan of her since the beginning. I was so excited for Brise, but goo
3.75 - 4 Stars

Phoebe is the girl Luke loves most in the entire world, but a string of losses causes their relationship to tear apart at the seams.

An angst lover's dream book and I am not one but I couldn't put it down.

I swore that this book wouldn't get to me but the end had be shedding a few tears. The back and forth emotions between Luke and Phoebe, the tragedies and the sudden twists gave me a headache, but Brisé is definitely a guilty pleasure read.

There's a tough choice Lu
Akeisha -Til' The Last Page BB
Reviewed by: Akeisha
Rating: 5 Beautiful Stars

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This is why Brisé is currently sitting as my # 1 read for 2015 so far.

I read Brisé a while ago and I think I waited this long to write this review because I wanted a reason to skim through it again. If you have never read any book from Leigh Ann Lunsford, this is the book that will make you an instant fan. Brisé stirred so many emotions in me from the very first pa
Jennifer Sons
I was given the book for an honest review for Through the Booking Glass blog.

OMG! It's been over a week & I'm still wrecked! What an amazing book! This book is the 1st I've read of author Leigh Ann Lunsford & it won't be the last! It had me hooked from the very beginning when they were just little kids! It had the right amount of angst, sadness, joy, love, sorrow, surprise, heat & suspense!

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Luke & Phoebe(Twinkle) grew up together & he made a vow to always protect her from
DJ Sakata
Jan 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Favorite Quotes:

“…he’s so stupid I could put his brain in a hummingbird and he would fly backwards up a camel’s ass.”

“It hurts me to hate him, but it hurts more to love him. Two emotions that mean the opposite are closer than people realize.”

“He was my calm before the storm and the raging inferno of my fire.”

“His anxiety mixed with mine equals a dosage Xanax hasn’t formulated yet.”

“For one day, one m
LaVida Brisco - One Last Page Book Blog
Emotional Rollercoaster

**ARC Provided for a Honest Review**

This book is a heart-wrenching love story that hit me in my soul. This is a story of hope, love, perseverance, and sacrifice. It's about making the tough decisions while still trying to follow your heart. It's about trying to live your life despite all the obstacles that constantly seem to come at you. This book flooded me with emotions just like I knew it would.

Luke and Phoebe meet when he was seven a
Tara  TUG
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Leigh Ann Lunsford can write a damn story let me tell you. The story of Luke and Phoebe, although, angsty, is also heartbreaking and beautiful. I think she secretly sits in her writing cave cackling with new ideas of how to have her readers fall in love with her characters only to rip it away for about 30% of the book. Even though she is guaranteed to rip your heart out you can’t help but come back for more because in the end you are left with a love story that was beautifully written.

Best frie
1-Click Addict Support Group
Mar 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh man! That blurb! I'm a total sucker for friends to lovers romances. Even better when they're childhood best friends. This book is so juicy and epic. This is my first read from Leigh Ann Lunsford and I'm definitely going to be checking out more by her in the future.

We meet our main characters, Lucas and Phoebe, when they're just little kids. We watch them grow into teens, and then adulthood. But one thing is always constant, they love each other. Even through all the bumps in the r
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Epic emotional rollercoaster. HFS. I needed a box of tissues and clean panties while reading Brise. Leigh Ann Lunsford keeps outdoing herself with each new release. Luke and Phoebe are soulmates. They meet when he is seven and she is four. Right away they are drawn to eachother and become best friends until hormones kick in. Phoebe and Luke love eachother and he's got a plan only he doesn't share it with her. Typical male. Will he lose Pheobe before they've even begun? Tragedy stikes and it mark ...more
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
***I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review!***

This book was extremely emotional and powerful. One of those books that hits you in the gut, and makes it hard to breathe. It is packed with heartache, love, faith, beauty, strength, laughter, forgiveness and loyalty. Luke and Phoebe were a part of each other from the day they met. That connection just got stronger over time. They had a lot of obstacles to overcome on the road to love and happiness,
Heather M. Orgeron
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am such a sucker for boy next door, friends to lovers, coming of age... I love the ups and downs and angst that inevitably come along with it.

Phoebe and Luke became best friends at the ages of 4 and 7. Just read that blurb!!! I don't want to say too much other than that blurb.. that BLURB!!! The book does not disappoint. There were so many highs and lows and oh the feels! The character development and pacing was spot on. The writing is excellent. I don't have a single complaint. Br
Tammy  Tracy
May 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I finished this book a week ago and I had to let it settle in my brain before I could even think of what to write in a review. As I began reading I just fell in love with the book- tragic but incredible couldn't stop talking about how my reader friends definitely had to read it...then final chapter of book about broke me- I was so upset and could not stop crying that I thought no way can I recommend this book to friends and wreck them like I was feeling...but I carried on reading and it was simp ...more
Renee at Book Happiness
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this for an honest review.. I have to say I was absolutely blown away by this book.. This book is such an emotional roller coaster.. I honestly don't think I cried so much through any book I have read.. This author does an amazing job of pulling your heart out and stomping it and then putting it back together all in a nice little package... This was just wonderful. It was a great second chance romance along with many OMG moments that will leave you wanting more and not willing to put ...more
Lorraine Harvey
Mar 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another perfect book! What a ride! I loved every moment of this book, I was lost to the story of these two beautiful characters.
I managed to devour this In one sitting. It has everything you need in a book and more.
You'll need tissues. Well worth reading, highly recommend this book.
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
**arc received from author in exchange for an honest review from us bar crawling besties at **

Is there Bison love?

No! Full review with tour!
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2015
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Brisè – {literally “Broken”} A Ballet Term

I decided to pick this book up after a friend brought it to my attention. The synopsis pulled me in right away. I knew this book was going to take me on an emotional roller coaster and boy what a ride it was.

We’ll always be Luke and Phoebe. Two souls destined to be one

Phoebe met her superhero, Luke when she just 4 and battling a courageous fight against cancer. From the moment they met when Luke was just 7, he fell in love with her and swore to always bewas.
Léatitia Brière
Feb 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
(From my blog)

I loved reading this book so much ! I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I'm so happy I "met" the talented and nice author Leigh Ann Lunsford. I'm telling you, this is not the last of her books I'm reviewing. It's my pleasure to share about her last book release.

There is a lot I loved about Brisé ! But before, what do you think of the book cover? I want to call it a piece of art ! Just like the blurb, I fell for it. And I wasn't disappointed when I rea
Angie  McLain
5 Stars - Adagio

“I could walk out my door tomorrow and it be my last day on Earth, but I would die knowing I always put her first… always.”

I was gifted this book from a fellow reader, she raved about it. She said it was amazing and it’s a must read, she was absolutely right! This book was all of those things, and a lot more! Brise is the newest book from Leigh Ann Lunsford and while I must admit this is my first book by this author, I can say without a doubt it will not be my last.
Three Chicks
Mar 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My gosh where do I start with this book. Leigh Ann amazes me with each book she puts out. The romance in each book is so heart warming and wishing you had this sort of a romance. She has put every emotion in this book and in each of her other books. I have been on every journey of each of her books and they will tear your emotions apart.

In Brise, you read about the story of Lucas, Luke, and Phoebe, Twinkle. These characters are so very strong in the story. This is a hard review to write about w
Booked  Every Night
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“’Well, I am a superhero…’ I tell her with all of my seven-year-old authority. ‘Okay,’ she says, ‘I’m going to be a dancer like my mom. You can be my very own superhero, and I will be your ballerina,’ she murmurs before falling asleep.”
~ Luke and Phoebe

Brisé is a book that had me hooked from the prologue. I had tears coming down my face when I read the above quote. It encompassed the naievte and innocence of a 7 year old boy and a 4 year old girl. I bond was formed right away
Tina Lee Harris
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

This is my first book by Author Leigh Anne Lunsford; all I can say is amazing!!! She was able to bring to life a story that will forever be a part of my soul. The trials and emotions that are involved with these characters is like you are right there with them sitting in that tree house watching them fall in love with each other. I advise that you have a box of tissue with you too when you start this read. It is a must!!

Lucas and Phoebe have been neighbors since
Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
I knew from the start I was going to be an emotional wreck , just finding out about Phoebe's struggles as such a young kid , but then add in the boy next store , the best friends that secretly or not so secretly love each other , the pain of trying to do what is right but really who is it right for. So many things wrapped into this one beautiful love story. Then you throw in that one chapter , OMG you know the chapter I mean and I was crus
Ramblings From Beneath The Sheets
ARC Given by the author for an honest review....

Where do I begin.... Leigh Ann has brought out every emotion possible in this one. She gutted me and then turned around and replaced all that with smiles.

Let me attempt to write a review of this story without spoiling anything for you, the reader.

We are on a journey - following the lives of two best friends....
Lucas "Luke" and Phoebe or "Twinkle" as Luke calls her. Introduced to one another at a VERY young age by their par
Danielle Ione
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I finished Brise last night, and I still have no wrods. It was an emotional rollercoaster from the first paragraph, and I ate it up. The words that Leigh Ann Lunsford put to paper were astounding. It’s not a secret that I’m a fan of out of the box story lines, so it shouldn’t have been a surprise that I loved this so much. It’s definitely a book that everyone needs to read because although it breaks you down, it builds you back up too.
I had to admire the way Pheobe eluded strength, even w
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Leigh Ann Lunsford is stay at home mom turned author. She writes Romance/New Adult and loves her happily ever after in all books and movies. She lives with her husband, son, and four dogs in Fleming Island, Florida. When she isn’t writing or reading you can find her stuck in front of really bad reality shows or watching Sons of Anarchy. Leigh Ann has a filthy mouth and a huge amount of sarcasm tha ...more
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“You have me, always. You may not want me, but my heart is yours. My life is yours. don't do this to me.” 4 likes
“It hurts to hate him, but it hurts more to love him. Two emotions that mean the opposite are closer than people realize” 3 likes
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