Love doesn’t always end with happily ever after.
After spending five years with the love of my life, I did nothing to stop her from walking away. She had her reasons to leave. I had my reasons to stay. But a year later, the realization of loss hits me, and I’ll stop at nothing to fix it. I leave everything behind to drive acr ...more
There's this list floating around for the Top 10 Emotional books and this was on it and that's why I read it. I just have to realize that although I do love emotional books, I really love angsty books and sometimes emotional does not equal angsty! (IMO)
And there's this weird thing about emotional books, at least the ones I've read, that one of the MC's has a weird affliction or a disease and that does not make me a happy camper! Some of that stuff just isn't happy reading unless you're w ...more
Eminent Love was a rollercoaster of a ride. This book took directions I never saw coming and kept me glued to my Kindle. Leddy Harper wrote an emotional journey that lasted all the way through the epilogue.
Creed and Laney meet in college and soon become inseparable. Yet when push comes to shove, they end up going their separate ways. A year later Creed realizes exactly what he's lost and set out to win the heart of his true love back. But what he finds, after all that time go ...more
I’ve read two Leddy Harper books. Correct, I read one and tried to read another. One was a hit and the other was a let-down. Because I love My Biggest Mistake so much I REALLY wanted to give another Leddy Harper book ago.
I understand why everyone loved Eminent Love so much. I understand that it’s a beautiful story. I actually enjoyed the angst. My issue was the way it was written. I didn’t agree with the flow and that really hinder my reading experience.
The first 50% of the book was a fi ...more
It was hard to get into this book at first, it was slow going, but once it found it's legs I became invested. Told from Creed's POV you are treated to alternating chapters in Then and Now. I loved Creed and Layne as a couple, they have that bone deep, soul mates kinda love, ...more
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Wow. This book. I may never read another by the author because she ripped my heart out and sent it through the shredder, I'm kidding, of course. But, it was that intense. Once I started this story, I literally didn't put it down. The love story of Creed and Layne was told almost exclusively from Creed's POV, which can sometimes be a hard sell. That is, a female author writing a male POV, bu ...more
It's likely just a timing thing with me but this book really couldn't keep my interest. Leddy Harper is the queen of "the one that got away" tropes so this book blurb really piqued my interest. But it seems 75% of it is in the "then" and nothing is happening in the "now" part either. I just feel like it's going too slow...
I'm not giving up on this author. I've loved her books in the past and look forward to the next.
Advanced copy received by author in exchange for my honest review.
This story has alternating chapters written in the 'now' ...more
“… Give people you have known a fresh set of eyes, as we all learn & grow from our experiences & mistakes…” -Diem Brown
Oh.My.God this book! I couldn't even form any coherent thoughts after I finished reading it several hours ago up until now because it was just too much. The emotion was just so damn heavy my heart was wrenched and I am a mess! I just couldn't believe it! I wasn't prepared at all. Sure I heard and read posts on it being a tear jerke ...more
Creed just wanted to go to college and do what he was supposed to, to be able to succeed. His plans never included Layne—Drea's sister—but he was blindsided by her, and by the emotions she brought with h ...more
"I'm a warrior.Not a hero.
The real hero of my story is Creed.
He'd shown me more love than most experience in a lifetime."
For me, this sums this book up...
Leddy has surpassed all my expectations with this one, she's set the bar super high for her next one!
Eminent Love was beautiful in every which way, the story was stunning and flowed perfectly. I would not change a thing.
I found I actually loved the secondary characters which is not the norm for me, I even loved her parents which are not a huge part of the story.
This book is written with a Now and Then type writing. The then is how they met and grew to love each other. The now is their present life together. I won't say much more on their story because I want you to feel it yourself. And trust me you will feel every emotion!!!
I fell in love with Creed!!! He was an amazing man. He wanted nothing more than to love Layne for the rest of his life. That was his so ...more
"Eminent Love" by Leddy Harper is a beautiful love story, inspired by a true story and so reading was so much more intense. This book explores the love story of Creed and Layne. This story is narrated by Creed and His speech alternate between Then and Now.
When Creed meets Layne something in him changes, something he never had felt before. One thing is ...more
WOW! This book had me all in my feels from beginning to end. It goes back & forth between present & past to show the relationship between Creed & Layne. Dre is a huge part of the book as she's Layne's sister & Creed's friend. There's also a plethora of amazing secondary characters that I love.
Layne has been sick for most of her life. We travel through time from past & now to learn about her journey & how Creed & Layne's love progressed. When Cree ...more
Colin and Creed were roommates. Layne and Andrea were sisters. All were in college. Creed was studying to become a lawyer. Layne was studying to become a graphic designer. Andrea and Colin were dating. Andrea invited Layne on her date with Colin and begged Creed to join in. It was an insta connection with a slow burning development. The connection was instant but Layne and Creed took their time learning, exploring, and growing.
Leddy depicted the st ...more
That quote is the perfect way to describe Leddy Harper's book Eminent Love. A book that will capture your attention, pull on your heartstrings, and have you hoping that the ending for Creed and Layne is a happily ever after. The personal growth of both Creed and Layne as individuals is one that is so real you can feel it burst from...more
This story is told from Creed’s POV and each chapter is split bet ...more
Creed is so focused on school and his plan in life when asked to take out his roommates sister to the movies he want to say no and focus on his studies but his gut tell him to take a ...more
I absolutely adored this book, it melted my heart, broke my heart and left a scar on my heart. This book will make you laugh, cry and give you faith, it will leave you numb in places and just emotionally spent but this book must be read, It is so beautifully written, its overfilled with raw emotion, heartbreak and hope.
Layla and Creed’s story is the example of true, unconditional love, it’s about living life to the fullest, following your dreams and learning to dance ...more
Creed and Layne. Both who have battled their own wars and attempted to live their lives to its fullest. Creed, who is both determined and capable of fulfilling a long life dream. And Layne, who has been through more than anyone else shoul ...more
This has to be one of the most emotional books I've read, and I absolutely loved it. To have a love so strong for someone that even a year later you know you screwed up, is unimaginable. I stayed up until 11:30 at night finishing this book and by the end, it had me in tears. The relationship that Creed and Laney have is something that I want in real life. It wasn't an insta-love and that is one thing I loved about this book. I loved the flashbacks from then and now because it gave m ...more
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Not every happily ever after looks the same.
Nor is it how you’d imagine it being.
So, let me tell you a little story about how this book came on our radar. We were at an author signing event back in June in CT and we stopped by Leddy’s table to check out her books and to chat. We’d heard of several of her books but hadn’t yet had the opportunity to re ...more
She often calls writing her therapy, using it as a way to deal with issues through the eyes of her characters.
She is now a mother of three girls, leaving her husband as the only man in a ...more