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Seeing my ex-husband four years after the ink dried on our divorce papers was not part of my plan. Returning to the small town where we’d grown up and fallen in love to rebuild my life at the exact time he’d chosen to do the same thing wasn’t part of my plan either. It was, however, the reality.

Back in the place where it all began so many years ago, memories of our past, b
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Published November 12th 2018 by Jennifer L. Allen
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Debbie DiFiore
Nov 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very Sweet Romance

This is a love story of infertility, divorce and second chances. I really liked the story and I hope there are more about Melissa, Mikey, Darcy and Dean. I love small town stories and this one doesn't disappoint. I had some issues with the heroine. She took responsibility for her behavior which was good, but she was so full of self pity. I have never had that issue my daughter had so maybe it's the way people deal with it. They don't ever talk about the two or three years they
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Say Something by Jennifer L. Allen is the kind of book that hits you in the feels. It touches on emotions and feelings you weren't prepared for. It was eye opening regarding a subject I may not have personal knowledge about, but the way this book was written, you can certainly emphasize.

I really enjoyed how everything flowed and was tied together. The way the problems and struggles of a couple can also effect their loved ones, even when they don't realize it or didn't intend for it to happen. I
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Izzie d
This is such an emotional story.
Danny and Jess.
They are divorced, they were childhood sweethearts, got married, moved away from town had issues with fertility then got divorced.
They both move back to their home town separately.
The story is about Jess fixing her relationship with her family and her ex husband, Danny.
No cheating.
Separation but celibate. Danny says he views himself still married.
No intimate scenes at all.
HEA.
Danielle S.
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: second-chance
I NEED MORE! It was over too quickly!

Danny & Jess broke my heart! Their struggle is one I’m thankful to have never experienced, but it’s so common and I’m sure every person handles it differently. Infertility.

They loved each other for as long as they could remember. 15, 16 years old. Something like that. High school sweethearts, college lovers, married as young adults. All they needed to complete their family unit was a baby. But having a child wasn’t part of God’s plan for them. And with
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Dana
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
🌟🌟🌟4 1/2 stars🌟🌟🌟

There are times when a book comes along that will re-awaken thoughts and feelings that you have dealt with in your past and/or present.

Say Something did that for me. This story hit home on so many levels! I knew I would have a difficult time getting pregnant after being diagnosed with endometriosis in 1998 and losing an ovary. I had no clue what my struggles would entail. From 2002-2005, I was at doctor's appointments and in and out of the hospital with surgeries, so many that I
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Sunny Shelly Reads
This book was an emotional one for me. I never experienced the infertility that tore Jessica and Danny apart, but I did suffer a miscarriage with my first pregnancy, so I felt and understood every emotion she went through in feeling broken and like a failure.

It’s four years after their divorce when Jessica and Danny both end up being back in their small hometown. At first, the run-ins with Danny destroy her, but Jessica eventually gets to a place where they can discuss their past and the issues
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Jodi Bird (Ruby Red Romance Review)
5 STAR Review by Jodi for Ruby Red Romance Review

Oh my...this book. This book had all the feels and so, so much more. This book hit very close to home for me. My husband and I have struggled for years to have children, only to give up entirely to save our marriage. This book was very, very personal and at times, my heart broke all over again. Jess and Danny's story was much like ours. I think each couple handles this differently, but for me, I saw much of my husband and I in this couple.

One thin
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JoAnna G
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Second Chance Stars

This was an emotional book to read and unlike anything that I have ever read before. Such a charged book that will gut you. It's heartbreaking, uplifting and hopeful all at the same time. This book felt so real and the struggles of a couple who are so in love but simply don't know what to do or how to deal with it in a healthy way. This is a good second chance romance that will keep you invested and on edge through the whole thing. I do mean the whole thing. It was well thou
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Read.Review.Repeat Blog
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"🌟🌟🌟4 1/1 stars🌟🌟🌟

There are times when a book comes along that will re-awaken thoughts and feelings that you have dealt with in your past and/or present.

Say Something did that for me. This story hit home on so many levels! I knew I would have a difficult time getting pregnant after being diagnosed with endometriosis in 1998 and losing an ovary. I had no clue what my struggles would entail. From 2002-2005, I was at doctor's appointments and in and out of the hospital with surgeries, so many that
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A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
I enjoyed this book, I did. The storyline had really good promise and overall this was a well written story. I absolutely LOVE books with a plotline that isn’t all fairytales and unicorns. The centre of this book is a couple struggling with infertility, which isn’t necessarily the front-runner for a romance novel either. I was so excited to dive into something different, something guaranteed to give all the feels. Unfortunately, for me, while the storyline could have taken me there, I just could ...more
Heather
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Falling in love, marriage, heartbreak, and redemption are the themes in Jennifer L. Allen's Say Something. The themes are standard in many romance novels, but Say Something is written as more of a women's fiction story. This makes it work and work well.

Jennifer L. Allen deals with the issues of infertility and it's impact on marriage and relationships with an understanding that is rare in romance writing. Her own experiences with the pitfalls of infertility treatments, the long waits to discover
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Gwen Shafer
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this one. First one I have read by this author and it was amazing from beginning to end. Very heart wrenching emotional and page turning. Jessica and Danny dealt with something no couple should have to deal with. While dealing with this their relationship fell apart. Jessica locked herself away because she felt alone and guilty. Years have pasted and she is back in her home town where Danny also is. She runs into him and realizes that she still has the same feelings for him th ...more
Kathy Wideman
This book takes you an emotional rollercoaster ride. This is a second chance romance book in the end. This book deals with infertility issues. This is something I have experience with myself. Not in the same way as Jess and Danny though. This book is so real. Infertility of any kind is hard to imagine unless you have dealt with it yourself. When your own body turns on you and the one thing that should come easy doesn’t it does all kinds of things to you mentally. This book is fantastic and so ar ...more
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Cassie
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Infertility is so often a silent struggle. One we don’t know how to share with people who have never felt the pain. I am one of the women struggling with infertility for years now and I’ll be honest...I wasn’t sure if I was going to read this book. I love it day in and day out so why would I want to read a book an author wrote about it? I’m glad I gave this book a chance. I know everything Jess is going through. The heartbreak and depression. The struggles in a marriage and the horrid silence th ...more
Book Fancy
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
An ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

This book took me on one emotional roller coaster ride! Infertility tour Danny and Jessica's marriage apart. It was heartbreaking to read, to say the least. Infertility is a subject that is very real in today's world. Jennifer L. Allen really did a fantastic job at portraying the struggle a couple goes through when dealing with infertility and how it can destroy a marriage. This book had all the emotion and the characters felt so real. The story a
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IrishdaisylovesRomance
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Say Something is the latest sensational read by Jennifer L. Allen it's the kind of book that hits you straight in the heart!! It is a second chance read that will take you an emotional rollercoaster ride and leave you feeling raw. Jessica and Danny were high school sweethearts that went through something that cold easily break a couple or pull them closer, unfortunately for these two it tore them apart and left a big hole that they couldn't fix. It's true what they say - "Time heals all wounds" ...more
Crystal
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book!
I don’t even know where to start. Danny and Jessica broke my heart in so many amazing ways. Their story was tragically beautiful. It brought me to tears so many times. The journey these two took to get to their happily ever after was heartbreaking. But the way they finally found each other was heartwarming and amazing.
I absolutely love the emotion Jennifer can weave into a story, she makes you feel like you know the characters and are going through their journey along with them.
If y
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Jeanne
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Jessica and Danny’s relationship fell apart when she couldn’t handle their infertility and pushed him away. She shut everyone out, including her entire family, for years. This story is about rebuilding those relationships and coming to grips with her own mistakes in handling her life. Her getting to a place where she can actually talk about her issues is a big step. Letting Danny back in is a bigger one. Very sweet love story.
We Review Books
Nov 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sensitive subject matter, but handled beautifully

Danny and Jess will break your heart. They have such history, but still, when you want to shut someone out you can make it happen, no matter the history. More than once, I wanted to scream at them to get out of their own way!

This book does have all the feels and your heart will be put back together. This is my first book by this author, but won’t be the last.
Lauren
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book will give you all the feels. These two broke my heart there struggles are real and many have struggled with. Jess is broken and it takes Danny leaving her for her to pull herself together and back up into the land of the living. But Danny is also all about fixing them and making sure she doesn't shoulder the blame. These two have some struggles even after they get back together but they each step up in there own ways. Im so glad in the end they get there happy!!!
Natasha Carrere
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I don’t know that I have the words to explain how wonderful this book is but I’ll try my best. Wonderfully written and beautiful. It touches on a very sensitive subject and I felt that it couldn’t of been done any better.

Jessica is broken woman who I loved reading about and then you have Danny is probably the best man possible. This was such a wonderful love story.
cupcakes and bookshelves
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
A very sweet and emotional story of rebuilding lives and coming to terms with the things that devastate. A honest and personal look at something that has affected so many. I thoroughly enjoyed this journey from beginning to end, even when the words and feelings portrayed made me so sad at times.

*Copy kindly given in exchange for an honest review, thank you so much*
Amanda Gillespie Shock N Awe Book Blog
Sometimes saying something is overrated. Sometimes the most important thing you can do is take a step back and say nothing. Betrayal is bad enough but when it's your own body it becomes personal and not easily let go. Jennifer Allen portrays this perfectly in this couple story.
Amanda Lee
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
There is so much emotion in this book, it will make you feel everything along with the characters. Jess and Danny have very relatable struggles and I loved watching them try to rebuild and grow. My heart broke for them, it was a beautifully told story.
Gianna Santanello
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was an emotional one. It was beautifully written about infertility and how ex husband and wife got past their problems. It broke my heart but then put it back together. I will most definitely be reading more from this author!
Spunky N Sassy
Spunky N Sassy Rating: 5.0

~~~~~~~~~~Lindsey's ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review~~~~~~~~~~

This was a heartbreaking and beautiful story. I couldn’t put it down until the very last page.
Sashiel "Shy" Gawerecki
Nov 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for Nerdy Dirty and Flirty Blog
C bond
Nov 13, 2018 rated it liked it
good solid read
Danielle
Dec 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Decent book. Well written. I get as if parts of it were predictable but was decent overall.
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Jennifer was born and raised on Long Island, in New York. She relocated to South Carolina in 2002, where she met the love of her life. They got married and live their happily ever after just outside of Charleston with their fur-kids: a spoiled rat terrier and a cat who think she’s an MMA fighter. When she’s not reading or writing, she works as a behavioral therapist, and is an evening graduate stu ...more
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