I Remember

Shared interests and flirtatious banter

You were quite the enchanter

I was put under a spell the moment we met

I was ready for forever, but not sure yet

Our first date and you gave me a ring

Just a joke but it made my heart sing

Staying up late so the night wouldn’t end

Reality would set in, and you’d head back to Michigan

I remember singing off key in a rental car

And making out in theaters

Holding hands as we walked through the city

Broken shoes but you made me feel pretty

Flying through tornadoes and getting stuck in OK

And overnight layovers in LA

The way your smile would light up your face

And the way texting you made my heart race

Rocking out at concerts and sneaking up front

I remember Drops of Jupiter and a security stunt

I loved you

But you never knew

We ended before we got started

Left alone and broken-hearted

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Well Met by Jen DeLuca – Book Review

Amazing read! I think this was the quickest I’ve read a book all year. I could NOT put this book down. 5 stars all the way. Witty, romantic, sexy, fun. Nice light and easy read compared to some of the things I’ve read this year. I didn’t want it to end. Please pick this book up ASAP!

This book follows the story of Emily, a 24/25 year old recently broken up with and jobless girl who, when her sister and niece get in an accident, moves to a small town to take care of them. While there she is forced into volunteering for the local Renaissance Fair and meets some interesting people along the way. She will figure out that what happens in a small town is heard by everyone in about two seconds and she soon realizes that sometimes it’s the people that take care of others that need the most caring themselves.

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Things You Save in a Fire – Katherine Center: Review

Wow.

This book has it all. Ups, downs, highs, lows, twists and turns. It’s an emotional roller coaster that leaves you wishing for more.

The story follows Cassie, a 26 year old firefighter. She’s tough, independent and strong. But is she as tough as she thinks she is? Can she forgive all the bad things people have done to her? Can she learn to trust anyone?

Cassie will prove herself time and time again. Whatever is thrown at her she is bound to overcome it. Will she?

This book made me want to go back in time and fall in love again, to be a teenager again. To appreciate the people and things we have in our lives and that we love. It will make you want to put your phone down and learn to enjoy the moments. It will truly make you feel all the emotions!

“The best revenge is to love like crazy.”

Trigger/Spoiler: Rape. If this is a sensitive topic to you please read with caution.

Also, for me the hard parts included pulmonary fibrosis as my daughter has cystic fibrosis and discussion of motorcycle accidents. So be aware that these are in the book. Not much, but it may be hard to read.

You Are A Badass -Book Review

Definitely listen to this as an audiobook, Jen is hilariously entertaining and motivating. She definitely makes you want to get your crap together and live the life you want to live. The greatest takeaway is the notion to stop making excuses and doubting your greatness and do whatever you want to do in this life. I love the part where she talks about doing whatever you want unless it screws people over. And by screwing people over, disappointing or upsetting your parents doesn’t count. It’s so true, we live our lives afraid to disappoint or upset our parents but we can’t base our happiness on theirs. We have to be happy on our own. Even if that upsets them. They will get over it when they see you thriving.

“Do not deny yourself the life you want to live because you’re worried you’re not good enough, or that you’ll be judged, or that it’s too risky, because who does that benefit? No one! That’s who.” – Jen Sincero

I gave the book 4 stars. I feel like there definitely could have been more in certain areas. It was highly entertaining and motivating and I would definitely suggest it.

Review: Where the Crawdads Sing

Review of Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

Fantastic coming of age story about a young girl named Kya, who is forced to grow up on her own and learn the ways of life. She goes through so many trials and tribulations but remains strong willed despite of everything handed to her. It did start out a little slow for me, but once the book got going it was hard to put down.

This is a book that you continue to think about after completing. It is a book everyone should read at least once. I’m glad I bought the book so can read again. Would highly recommend reading this for any young adult and adult readers.

Some sexual content.

Trigger warnings: physical abuse and rape.

Review: Tallulah Plays the Tuba

I received this book as an advanced readers copy from Netgalley and this in no way shapes or forms my opinion of the book.

Tiny Tallulah wants to play the tuba! Cute read about a little girl who will do anything it takes to make her dreams come true. She won’t listen to anyone who tells her she can’t do it. She will find a way! I gave the book 4 stars.

Review: Girl, Wash Your Face

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis is a power anthem to women to get out of their own head and get into their life. It is a powerful, exactly what you need to hear, self-help book.

Rachel does a fantastic job of explaining her own trials and tribulations and making them relatable. She is truly inspiring and makes you want to be the best version of yourself.

If you’re looking for motivation, feel stuck in a rut, want to do something new with your life, I highly suggest this book.

Some of the chapters are very Christian based, so if you are not religious maybe skip the chapters or be open minded to the general concept of her ideas.