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Life's Turned Upside Down (The Show Me Series #3)

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Gabriella Alvarez is the youngest of the Alvarez family. She’s watched her best friend marry her brother and another brother find love. Deep down, she’s looking for love, but she can’t quite shake the college sweetheart that broke her heart.

Dr. Ashton Holder works for the famous Alvarez practice. He and Gabriella have always clashed—she continues to see him only has the ro
ebook, 353 pages
Published April 30th 2017 by Anne Stone
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Tracy  Kalvin
While Life's Turned Upside Down can be read as a standalone, as I read it, I would recommend reading the previous books in the series to fully understand the beginning of the book, and get a full, well rounded look at Gabriella and Ashton.

If you have not read the previous books, the first few chapters can be a bit confusing. There is a lot of animosity between our hero and heroine. Gabriella just cannot forgive Ashton for a previous error that effected her nephew and brother greatly. Once they
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was super glad I got the chance to read this book, I am new to Anne Stone, I see a lot of folks say you are good to go not reading the other books, but I think after experiencing the fun of reading a new read to me from Anne ... I believe when I find the time I will read the 1st two books. Such a fan of Anne's writing. I love the cover. I love a tight knit family, who doesn't??! Alvarez family is too great. This is a book that will cause you to not allow it to be put down, you will have to see ...more
Patricia Baxes
Apr 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Man oh man...Ashton and Gabriella definitely took the circuitous route to finding love! This book just went on and on--I found myself urging the characters to just "get on with it" so the story could move along.
It just seemed take a very long time to get through this book. Definitely NOT a quick read.

This is the third book in the series about the famous Alvarez doctors of St. Louis. It was another warm, touching story about finding your HEA. It just took them a long time. 🙄 (I voluntarily review
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sweet, romance, emotional
Life’s Turned Upside Down is a sweet romance full of heart and emotions. Gabriella is the youngest of her family. She has witnessed so many around her find their HEA. She wonders if she will ever find hers. She really wants to find it, but she finds it hard after her ex broke her heart. She’s not sure she can trust anyone completely with her heart again.

Ashton is a doctor in her family’s medical practice, and he and Gabriella have never gotten along. He’s not the friendliest person, and she has
Amy Neighbors Senethavilay
May 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I cannot tell you how thrilled I was to return to the Alvarez family and the compassion and support that fills their lives. This family loves hard and is there for one another through the ups and downs. But even greater is their ability to open their hearts and lives to others, embracing those around them and loving them unconditionally.

In this third installment of The Show Me Series, we are given a greater glimpse into the life of Gabriella Alvarez and the contempt she holds for Dr. Ashton Hol
Scarlett Ian
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was my first read by Anne Stone and as I read I became more & more involved in the storyline, until I got to the end. Then I wanted there to be even more.

This book follows the relationship between Gabriella & Ashton. When the book first starts out Gabriella wants nothing to do with Ashton; she is angry at him for how he treated her brother & even though everyone else in the family has accepted his apology and forgiven him - she just can't bring herself to let it go. When she fi
Christina Concus
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-read
This book was about two people that had to learn what love was again.

Gabriella Alvarez is a strong and independent women who is a teacher. She once had what she thought was true love, only to be completely broken. She now has a really hard time believing in love even though she has watched her brothers find their true loves. Gabriella is also the type of person that has to help fix others problems even if they do not want the help.

Ashton Holder is a very strong willed person. He works with the
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Life's Turned Upside Down by Anne Stone ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Life's Turned Upside Down is an enemies to lovers romance with a bit of angst and mystery thrown in. Like the rest of the Show Me series, it is a heart-warming book filled with love of family. This series would make perfect Hallmark movies!

The characters of Gabriella and Ashton were well developed. However, I didn't like like them much at first: they were constantly at odds and very immature. As the storyline went forward, however, I grew to like them
Patricia Solla
May 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: digital-reads
I received this digital file from the author (Anne Stone) for an honest review. This book is part of a series but is a very good stand alone story. In this story the reader is introduced to Dr. Ahston Holder who has a very unusual family upbringing. He is very much an introvert and his personality clashes with Gabriella Alverez who is very much an extrovert. The storyline opens with Ahston and Gabriella at odds over the doctor's treatment of her nephew. Gabriella is still carrying a grudge but t ...more
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: astria, anna-stone
Gabriella Alvarez teaches school. She is the youngest
in her large, close family. She has a fear to love again.
Gabriella needs to overcome her past to learn be able
to love again.
Dr. Ashton Holder has just joined the Alvarez family
medical practice. He had a very bad bedside manner
but has learn overcome this as is progressing along
fine. Ashton is a only child. He needs to let go of his
old demons who haunt him to find love.
Both need to overcome the haunting of the past to
be able to do anything a
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have come to look forward to every Anne Stone release ,so when I heard about Life Turned Upside Down I was so excited and I dived into this story as soon as I could and it was such a fantastic story . Life Turned Upside Down is story filled with emotion , heartwarming romance and love. Anne Stone has such interesting writing style, the way she tells her stories always has me turning me page after page needing to know more and I love that .Life Turned Upside Down is now my favorite book by her. ...more
*I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book*

I have read book 2 of this series, although I seem to have missed book 1. Even reading book 2, I found it hard to understand why Gabby was treating Ashton the way she was. Her grudge with him was almost an overreaction and made me dislike her at first. I did however, grow to like her as the story went on. I felt bad for Ashton and the childhood that he had. I don't wish that on anyone. I love how the author pulls the reader into the story. You can almo
Kari Hansen
May 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Gabby, a school teacher, still holds a grudge against Ashton, a doctor, for the way he treated her nephew and brother and every time they see each other the hostility flies. Ashton goes out of his way to antagonize Gabriella and her actions always manage to get a rise out of him as well.

As the rest of her family welcomes him into the fold and they start spending time together Gabby realizes that she must move past her initial dislike and get to know the man that he really is. They both have bagg
Cecelia Kelsey
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Gabriella Alvarez is the only daughter with two brothers. Her brothers have both found the love of their lives. Even though she is looking for love, it is hard to get past her college sweethart that broke her heart. Dr. Ashton Holder works in the Alvarez practice with her brother. He had a falling out with her brother and his son that Gabriella cannot get past. She is a teacher and she really loves her job. She tries to avoid Dr. Holder but is thrown together with him in a project for the school ...more
Juliana Ignácio
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved reading Gabriella's story, I was anxious for her to finally find happiness, just as her friend Angelina found with her brother Alejandro.
I was delighted to see how the interactions between Gabriella and Ashton have evolved over the course of history, as they were both a bit afraid to lower their walls to the feelings that arose.
And when Gabriella began to unravel the secrets of Ashton's past, things could have gone bad, but with love, understanding and forgiveness, the two of them finall
May 11, 2017 rated it liked it
I wanted to like this more, I just felt like it was so slow. So much happens and over such a long period of time. It takes them forever to get together. Will they or won't they. A lot of misunderstandings and lack of communication that was frustrating. So much is repeated, also. A character will think something, then say it out loud. Everyone talks about how a character has changed or is not acting like themselves. Took me forever to read. I haven't read the previous books so I don't know how it ...more
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I havent read the first two and it made the first couple of chapters a little confusing. But I kept reading and it started to come together and turned out to be a very good read.I always like to find a book that is a sweet romance full of heart and emotions. Watching how such an introvert like Dr. Ashton Holder mixes with Gabriella Alverez who is very much an extrovert. The way he antagonizes Gabriella just to get a rise out of her would make me laugh out loud. I will have to go back and read th ...more
Barbara Watts
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Third book in the Show Me series and this has been a very well written series once I got started on this bookI did not want to put it down. I am now going to go back and re-read the books all over again ! Dr. Ashton Holder has just joined the Alvarez family medical practice and he and Gabriella Alvarez have a history and she just does not believe he has changed. Can these two damaged people find that maybe they could have something together if they could put their pasts behind them ,or will misu ...more
Heather B
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Life's Turned Upside Down, by Anne Stone, is the third book of the Show Me series. I have fallen in love with this family from the previous two books of the series and was so excited to finally read Gabriella's story. This was a truly wonderfully written story that I enjoyed from start to finish.

Anne Stone knows how to write a gripping romantic story filled with suspense without overloading it. The stories are wholesome, quality and fully involved. These stories are always a joy to read and Life
Emma obsessed book reviews bramley
May 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed

This is the third book in this series . This is the first book by this author that I've read and it definitely wont be the last. The story between the characters is interesting with lots of twists and turns through out the story. The characters are fantastic and you will fall in love with them as you read. I can't wait to read more from this author in the future.
Highly recommended
I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have been provided with a copy of Life’s Turned Upside Down by the author for an impartial review. This is the third book in The Show Me Series and the author has done it once again. She has brought the characters to life and made them real in such a way as to make you fall in love with them and wish that you knew them. In this story you get to see Gabriella Alvarez and Dr. Ashton Holder find their way to each other. It was truly beautiful I can’t wait to read more by this author.
May 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoy Anne Stone's writing. The book is the story of Gabriella and Ashton. Ashton works with Gabriella's brothers and when they first meet, she takes an intense dislike to him. The book deals with how they change their perceptions of each other and deal with past issues which have made them what they are. An excellent read. I received a copy of the book from the author and voluntarily reviewed it.
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I ended up reading this series out of order but it really did not matter. I throughly enjoyed this story. It is a treat to read a story without having to skip over language and explicit sex scenes! I highly recommend this wonderful happy ever after tale! Ann Stone has become one of my favourite authors!!
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-read-2017
At times I struggled with this book as it seemed to go on and on with the relationship between Gabriella and Ashton. One day they are together, then the next day they are not. I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Carol Stalnaker
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was an interesting addition to this series and I enjoyed revisiting the Alvarez family in this book. The characters' interaction and development were insightful and entertaining. The path to love for Ashton and Gabriella was hard won by the two of them making for interesting reading.
Brandy Glaser
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It was so great to finally read Ashton and Gabriella's story. Keep up that wonderful work.

***given an ARC in exchange for honest review***
Helen Beasley
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

Anne you have done it again brilliant read from the word go.

Gabriella Alvarez is part of the Alvarez is she the youngest sister of the Alvarez family and best friends with Angeline who she saw get married to her brother. She does not let her guard down when it comes to men in her life she likes that the wall protects her so after having another argument with Ashton at her nieces christening she decides that he is disgusting vile and s
Apr 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautifully written book full of twists and turns. I began to wonder if Gabriella would ever get her man! The two main characters are so complicated. Gabriella finds it hard to trust any man after having her heart broken. She finds herself being drawn towards Ashton even though she hated him for his poor treatment of her brother and nephew.
Ashton is also a complicated person. He didn't have a proper childhood as such. He was sent away to boarding school and forgotten about. His mother
Lenda Burns
Apr 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was one of the best that I have read.
It shows the love does eventually wins out but sometimes it's a rocky road.
The story of Gabriella and Ashton was so very interesting, not run of the mill, but with many twists and turns.
The unexpected twists made this book.
Anne Stone has done it again.
rated it it was amazing
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