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About Damn Time

(Life Won't Wait #2)

4.79  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Published January 28th 2019
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Becky Claxon
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It started off a little depressing, but the emotions were so heartfelt. I can’t even imagine Winnie taking drugs and her mother encouraging her. Luckily I have never been in the drug scene, but have heard horror stories. It was awful how Winnie and Quinn’s parents treated them since they were little. That was no way for children to be treated. It was so encouraging to watch Winnie try to get better and fight the demons and her mother and Mitch. I was glad she had her little gi ...more
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Do you want to "feel" while reading? Then this book is for you. Ms. Barrett certainly seems to understand the scars in people's pasts, the insecurities in their present and their undeniable hope for redemption in the future.

I liked that the relationship of the protagonists, Winnie and Parker, was not rushed. It just percolated throughout their story and the connection between them just couldn't be broken. Sprinkle in their adorable tiny tots, the devoted love of Quinn and Tucker from the first t
Chillingly realistic, impeccably plotted, and
utterly compelling storyline.
This story is power packed with emotion and
family issues, fear to love again, loss and
grieving, forgiveness, personal growth,
friendship plus love.
I thoroughly enjoyed Winnie’s journaling. It
gave her and the reader a new view on the
ups and downs in not only her life but those
surrounding her.
Winnie DeVita is out of drug rehabilitation.
She is trying to make a life with her young daughter.
Winnie’s mother and ex-husband
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2019
I have been waiting for Winnie's story since she was first introduced. Her struggles continue as she works to rebuild her life but she faces those struggles with maturity and strength. Ms. Barrett writes her characters with such care and understanding. The author chooses to not gloss over the struggles of her characters which makes them more real. This book will hit you in the feels and make you go through a range of emotions. This series is one of my favorites and this book adds another layer t ...more
Lindsey Kramer
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’m so glad that Winnie got her own book. I think I’ve come to a better understanding of her character and what makes her tick. I can’t believe I had to wait so long! Nikki is a jerk!
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Winnie gets her story!! YAY!!
Winnie has been working hard to stay clean and sober and to foster a relationship with her young daughter. She struggles daily but her drive and determination to give her daughter a better life keep her on the right path...
Another great book by Ms. Barrett....I recommend this as well as her whole back list.
Debbie Kolins
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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This book has a lot of up's and down's and love in it!! This book also brought back memories of my struggles with my own mother [her constant abuse of me and forcing me to drink [wine] with her constantly] and my drug use [I was in the drug scene when I left home and it was not good]. Winnie and Quinn’s parents treating them the way they did since they were little was terrible. Winnie's mother getting Winnie hooked on drugs was so horrible. Winnie is working hard to stay clean and sober and to b ...more
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I absolutely LOVED About Damn Time by Nikki Lynn Barrett. Watching the slow burn relationship of Winnie and Parker was beautiful to watch!! These two have a hard past, come from different histories, both have had tragic heartbreak. But both of their sweet adorable kiddos give these two more strength then they can imagine. Plus we see Quinn and Tucker standing by them both!

I have a become a HUGE Nikki Lynn Barrett fan through the years. She always gives us characters that we will ADORE! Plus she
Phylis Carpenter
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A real emotional book. As the story starts to unfold, you feel like you are really part of the story. As I was reading the characters seemed so real. Some of us can relate to problems in our past and trying to overcome them.

I am glad that Winnie has gotten her story and highly recommend it to anyone. Thank you Ms. Barrett for continuing to bring us these remarkable books to read.

Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. The characters are great and they have a lot of depth. I really felt for them. I love the letters that Winnie writes to help her heal. They feel real and raw. This book had me hooked from start to finish. I can wait to read what this authors writes next. She is one of my favorites and this one confirmed that even more.
Cherie Melbourne
About Damn Time

Nikki Lynn Barrett never fails to amaze me with the stories and the characters she creates. Winnie 's story is a hard one to read, I couldn't help feeling sorry for her and the life she was born to. Well written and as a bonus it has all the characters I've grown to love.
Shauna Slade
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing book by Nikki Lynn Barrett. I love how the characters come to life and have real life problems. I'm so glad Winnie got her own story! Love your cliffhanger, now you have me wanting the next books in this series already! ...more
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
About Damn Time is book three in the Life Won't Wait series. Winnie and Parker's story hooked me from the start. The emotions portrayed in this book are so real, you literally feel like you are part of it. I loved their interactions, especially with their daughters. This was an excellent story, and I highly recommend it. ...more
Rebecca Austin
Feb 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Winnie DeVita has never really had an easy go of life. Growing up with her sister, Quinn, bringing in money as a childhood actress she always felt not good enough to her father and then struggled with her mom. Soon enough her mom got her hooked on drugs but now with a daughter, Piper, being raised by Quinn and her husband Tucker, she is ready to get sober.

Parker Hennison is a co-star of Quinn and a single father to Anya after his fiance, Leslie, died. He is struggling with what he wants to do wi
Dec 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Having read Tucker and Quinn's story I was looking forward to Winnie's. She's had a hard life for sure with a VERY toxic mother. Based on the lies her mother told her, Quinn is someone who she's HAD to rely on, but isn't someone she'd want to be involved with. But given the fact that Quinn and Tucker are caring for her daughter, Piper, and helping her out as she builds a new life post-rehab, she's forced to face a lot of truths... about herself and her past. Parker is a single dad...his fiance d ...more
Carly Flis
Dec 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was one of the most emotional stories I have ever read. Winnie is a young woman that has a drug addiction - courtesy of her mother- who loses custody of her daughter to her famous sister. The current opiate problem in the world makes this extremely relevant. I have met very few people that were not touched by the epidemic: most people know someone that had been in a similar situation. It was sad, but it gets happier as you go along.

The only thing I have to criticize is the legal techni
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book it was a much anticipated book from the others in the series. Winnie is faced with a ton of life choices at such a young age and she is very vulnerable throughout the whole book. I loved how she was this fighter and realized that she wasn't always strong enough to fight her demons, my heart truly ached for her in some points of the book. I loved being able to catch up with Quinn and Tucker and I loved being able to see where they are now. I liked Parker he annoyed me a l ...more
Margery Baker
Dec 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Finding peace and love
Alcohol and/or drug addiction can change a person completely and turn their life upside/down and inside/out. Winnie has gone for another stint in rehab, and this time she successfully completed it. All she wants is to bond with her toddler daughter; however, she is not only thrust into her sister’s limelight, but also her mother and ex are again trying to use her. When she meets Parker a connection develops. He is raising his daughter alone since his wife died from her habi
Apr 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved Quinn & Winnie's book. This was such an emotional read. I just wanted to hug these characters. I got a copy of the book. And am voluntarily leaving my own opinion. ...more
Paula Barto
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Winnie and Parker continue to find themselves and each other. With the love and support of family anything is possible. Another must read from Nikki Lynn Barrett! ❤️
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