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Everybody Knows

(Sunnyside #1)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  43 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Life in the fast lane was going nowhere… At least that’s how librarian Harper Simmons felt. Despite growing up in her mother’s glitzy world of high fashion and rock-stars, that lifestyle holds no appeal for Harper. She craves small-town normalcy and a place to call home. With a grant from a philanthropic foundation, Harper sets out for Sunnyside, IL, to renovate and reopen ...more
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Published May 13th 2016 by Indie Published
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May 18, 2016 rated it liked it

I normally love small town romance stories mainly because of the people we get to meet. More then half the time I want to move their because everyone is just so damn friendly and nice but for Everybody Knows, this is one town I would just drive right through and wouldn't stop for gas.

Harper is the new town librarian and the moment she steps into town she is dealt with mean people. The only person who is nice to her is Zach and that's mainly because he wants to sleep with her before he moves fro
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Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
May 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Harper Simmons is ready for a change, between the hustle and bustle of the city, and being constantly exposed to her mother's glitzy lifestyle she is feeling a little overwhelmed and ready to take a more peaceful approach to life. She has always dreamed of moving to a small town, where every one knows their neighbors and finding a real place to call home. Being the daughter of a famous mom meant they were always traveling from place to place and never really putting down roots anywhere, not to m ...more
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May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It’s fantastic fun being there while Zach and Harper fall in love. The great part is that it took half the book before they hooked up so that allowed for plenty of time for them to get to know each other better (and for us as well).

Zach has good guy syndrome. He feels like he owes the town and does all he can to be everything to everybody, regardless of what it costs him. But he’s getting close to getting out of town, too bad Harper comes into his life at the wrong time. She’s sassy, caring, an
May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Everbody Knows, is the first book that I have read by Jacie Floyd who is no stranger to the romance world. Floyd who has numerous books under her wing, is a veteran when it comes to romance and I am very humbled and lucky to have the opportunity to review her latest novel, Everbody Knows.
Harper Simmons is no typical librarian. Step-daughter to a well-known Film star, a famous fashion icon, a sister to a world-famous Model and ex-fiancé to a fashion photographer, Harper could be escaping to a nor
3.75. I did end up enjoying this quick read, mostly because of the hero and heroine in this novel. The small-town aspect in this was incredibly annoying, and it made me worry that if I were to go back and live in small-town Midwest (I'm from the Midwest), coming from a city, would people be this horrible to me? I'm hoping the author overdid things, but it was pretty annoying. There's no way I would want to stay there.

Everything tied up way too fast at the end, with things being horrible for the
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I really enjoyed escaping into Harper and Zach's world. This book included a steamy romance, humor, the good and not so good about living in a small town, and a few surprises along the way.

"Everybody Knows" by Jacie Floyd is book one in the "Sunnyside" series. This is librarian Harper Simmons and Doctor Zach Novak's story.

Harper has taken a job in Sunnyside, Illinois to revive their library. She is so excited about living in a small town. This is a good time for her to get away from the city. W
Isha Coleman
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Small town living, beautiful heartwarming scenarios are just some of the rewards that Jacie Floyd offers with Everybody Knows, the intro to her Sunnyside series. Harper has always felt out of place in the fast track world of celebrities and high living. She prefers the simple life without the glare of the camera and the invasion of privacy that go along with her mother's everyday life. Sunnyside proves just the place for her to start anew and follow her dreams. And perhaps find the home and happ ...more
Becky Burciaga
May 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a story depicting small town life at both its finest and worst moments. Zach and Harper's story is filled with challenges, chemistry, desire and a singly focused passion...and on the flip side, wry humor, clever banter, and a friendship riddled with obstacles. Then because of small town personal politics and prejudice they are reduced to subterfuge pretending to be casual acquaintances. Small town life can be heartwarming, but at the same time there's an ugly underbelly of antiquated ide ...more
Jacie Floyd
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
EVERYBODY KNOWS is very loosely based on an experience my daughter had when she moved to a small Illinois town after college. We had an idealized image of what small-town life would be like and it turned out very differently. So when I decided to write a small-town series, I wanted to show all the different facets and factions. The newly-arrived heroine, Harper, wants to tap into all the good features about small towns (and she eventually does). The hero, Zach, lost his mom to cancer when he was ...more
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Coming from a small town, I can totally relate to the small town drama when a new person comes to town. I thought Zach came on a little strong in some places - almost didn't seem real - but you can relate to the story. As you read, you become one of the characters and feel all the emotions and drama. Fun read for a weekend getaway in the cabins!

I received a reading copy of this book and am voluntarily reviewing it.
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the book a lot. I wanted to keep reading to see where it would go. While Harper has some challenges as an outsider in a new town, I think it is likely very realistic for many small towns. I like Harper’s character as a strong and independent woman. I would recommend this book.
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Encouraging theme of ownership or sense of claim. Scrutiny can be harsh or kind and characters have reason in them to keep their stance.
DelAnne Frazee
May 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Title: Everybody Knows - The Sunnyside Series 1
Author: Jacie Floyd
Published: 5-13-2016
Publisher: Barclay Publishing
Pages: 282
Genre: Romance
Sub Genre: Women's Fiction; Romantic Comedy;
ISBN: 9781533070678
Reviewer: DelAnne
Reviewed For: NetGalley
My Rating: 5 Stars

Harper Simmons grew up in the midst of glitz and glamour, but became disillusioned with and craved the quiet life to be found in a small town. She packs up her
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Everybody Knows by Jacie Floyd is the first book in her new Sunnyside series. It is a definite reminder of what truly living in a small town can be like, especially to a newcomer, or outsider. Harper Simmons left her job in Chicago to become the new librarian in Sunnyside, IL. Her job is to reopen this closed building and return it to the masterpiece is once was. Harper is used to moving around and being the new girl wanting to be accepted. Zach Novak is the town doctor who meets Harper when she ...more
Jun 04, 2016 rated it it was ok
I like Jacie Floyd’s slow writing style, but this romance was not my cup of tea. There were several points that didn’t add up for me:
- Sunnyside is said to be so small, that the local grapevine posts all encounters of h and H next morning at the latest, but nobody knows anything about the vandalism in the library;
- On the other hand they are able to collect a thousand signatures to support Harper in the end;
- Three doctors in one family. As a German I learnt from American novels that med school
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful way to start a trilogy out! An easy-to-get-into read, the author keeps the reader engaged until the very end. Well written and heartwarming that anyone can enjoy.
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From the first time I read a Nancy Drew mystery as a child, I’ve been an avid reader and occasional writer. After marrying the man of my dreams and giving birth to the world’s two best children, I spent many years as a wife and mother with an interesting variety of nine-to-five jobs. Eventually, the desire to create my own stories took over.

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