Book review – ‘The Evermore of Callie and Kayden’ by Jessica Sorensen: Bring us back to Callie and Kayden as they fight for their HEA

Format: e-book, paperback
Format read: e-book arc
Series: book 8 of Coincidence series
Rating: 18+ sexual content, language
Genre: Contempory Romance
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36301110-the-evermore-of-callie-and-kayden

I don’t know about any of you but I was beyond excited when I saw that Jessica Sorensen decided to do a new novella series for the couple. I missed them so much and I love that we get to see what happened to the couple after the end of the last series. They have been through so much in the last three books that I want to make sure that they turned out ok.

In this book Callie is trying to make a name for herself in the writing world but the job that she gets is not what she expected and know she is knee deep in a dangerous world. The question will be how far will she go for the job before it become to much.

And Kayden. This boy has been through so much and the hits just keep coming. Once again he is pulled in to another drama of his family and he doesn’t know what to make of it. There is a big cliffhanger at the end and I can’t wait to see where she takes us next.

Rating: A


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Review: ‘The Year of Second Chances’ by Jessica Sorensen has Kai and Isa learning the truth about her mom

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Format: e-book, paperback
Format read: e-book arc
Series: book 3 of Sunnyvale series
Rating: 15+ sensual content
Genre: Romance/Young Adult
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28442624-the-year-of-second-chances

This book picks up right where the second leaves off as Kai and Isa try and figure out who is stalking her and the truth behind what happened with her mom. As they continue to get the threatening notices, Kai slowly figures out who it is and has to decide whether or not to tell Isa.

The ‘twist’ of the story wasn’t really that big of a surprise. I think that if you are paying close enough attention you would have figured it out by the time it gets revealed. While it may deter some people, it didn’t for me. The point of this series is not supposed to surprise you. It’s not a murder mystery. It’s a love story and it’s a beautiful love story. It’s about young love and the hope for possibilities and the future that comes from it.

I absolutely loved Kai in the first two books. I was rooting for him from the get go. He was the underdog in the little love triangle and I almost always root for the underdog. But this story there were times I wanted to just smack him. He takes being protective to a whole new level that I think he would have been perfectly happy putting her in a plastic bubble. I would have liked to have seen him trust Isa more and her to push the issue more because his overprotectiveness came and backfired on him.

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We don’t get to see any more layers in this story with the characters. We do find out some interesting stuff about other characters, but they are secondary characters that you almost don’t care about. I would have liked to have seen more in Isa and Kai’s characters especially as the truth unfolds. Perhaps if there is another book (no official word either way) we will see them develop into adulthood, but as it stands, they just are parallel to the type of people we met in the first book.

Jessica Sorensen books are beautiful stories and what I love most about her books is that you don’t feel like you are reading the same story over and over again. There are some other authors that I love, but there are major similarities between the major characters and sometimes I get annoyed because there is no way that 10 different people have the same little quirks.

I liked the story overall, but it’s not my favorite that she has written. It is one of the better series because we get to see the beginning and full bloom of young love and how it gives us all something root for in this ugly world that we live in.

Rating: B-

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The Year I Become Isabelle Anders
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The Year of Falling in Love
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Review – ‘The Year of Falling in Love’ by Jessica Sorensen – the plot thickens as Isa falls in love

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Format: e-book

Format read: e-book

Series: book 2 of Sunnyvale series

Rating: 16+ sexual content, language

Genre: New Adult/ Romance

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26245953-the-year-of-falling-in-love

In the next book of the series, we meet back up with Isa as she tries and figures out the past of her parents while trying to figure out her feelings for Kai.

This book doesn’t cover over a large amount of time, but it does have quite a bit of things that go on. First off, Kai is still falling more and more in trouble with T but he doesn’t seem to care because he’s becoming obsessed with helping Isa. It’s obvious (to everyone except for maybe Isa) that he’s in love with her and as we get his point of view, we see just how deep his feelings go.

Isa is torn in so many different levels. On the personal level, she is torn with her feelings for Kyler and Kai. And thank the heavens she finally comes to terms with her feelings for both of them by the end of the book. But of course, she doesn’t know what to do. Because what 17-year-old knows what to do when it comes to two good-looking guys who apparently like her?

While there is an underlying romance to the story, it’s the bigger story that holds your attention from the start to finish. We all want to know what happened with Isa’s mom and how she came to live with her dad. Of course we don’t get the full answer, but we get a few other pieces and another big twist to the soap-opera story that is Isa’s life.

Stay tuned to the series as we get to see what happens now that Isa and Kai are close to figuring out the past with her parents whether or not Kai will have the courage to tell her how he feels. More importantly, we will see the ghosts from both of their pasts come back and haunt them.

Rating: A

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Review: ‘The Diary of Lexi Ashford” by Jessica Sorensen

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Blurb

Lexi has always had a reputation for accidentally messing things up, but she never thought she’d be jobless and homeless at twenty-six. With no other choice, she returns to her hometown to do a little life searching.

Lexi quickly discovers a lot has changed in the eight years since she first left Fairville, a quirky little town in the middle of nowhere. Most of her best friends from high school are now married and have children, and her parents have sold their home and are now living in a loft above their store. One thing still remains the same, though. Anders, her old high school crush is still as hot as ever.

Determined to get her life back on track, Lexi starts searching for an apartment and a job. But during a crazy night at one of her friend’s bachelorette parties, she wakes up in Las Vegas, hungover and married to Evan, Anders’ brother, a guy she barely knows. So much for getting her life back on track.

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I’m the first book of a new series we follow Lexi as she tries to get her life back on track after losing control of it, but she quickly learns that sometimes life has it’s own way of throwing your life in a loop.

This story is a bit different than Sorensen’s other books. It’s a lot lighter and focused more on staying upbeat than going to dark places. It is  refreshing and a fun read. We know that she is great at creating in depth characters and we get to see her do that with characters that aren’t so broken.

Lexi is the typical 26 year old trying to make a life for herself but nothing ever seems to go right. Being stuck at that point in our lives is always tough when you don’t know where you want to go. We will get to see Lexi go down this road to finding herself and maybe be inspired to do the same.

The story has a bit of a cliffhanger and it keeps you intrigued enough to want to keep reading. For me, I kind of liked that Sorensen tried something different but I think I like it better when she wrote these broken characters who have to transform themselves to get healed. I find that I can relate to them more and those are the best books. The ones we can see ourselves in.

Rating: C+

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‘Confessions of a Kleptomaniac’ by Jessica Sorensen Release Day Blitz

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Synopsis

Everyone thinks Luna Harvey is a good girl, but she has a dark secret. She’s a kleptomaniac. For years, Luna has managed to keep her secret from everyone, until one day she slips up and almost gets caught. Fortunately, Grey Sawyer steps in and saves her from getting into trouble.

Grey Sawyer is one of the most popular guys in school and hasn’t always been nice to Luna. While she’s grateful he helped her out, Luna worries he’ll tell everyone her secret and her good girl reputation will be ruined.

Grey understands Luna’s situation more than she realizes, though, because he has a secret of his own. One he desperately wants to tell Luna. But with their rocky past, he knows he’ll have to get her to trust him first and show Luna he’s not the guy he used to be. 

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26177713-confessions-of-a-kleptomaniac?ac=1

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In the first book of a new series, we follow Luna who has a stealing addiction to help cope with her controlling parents. She meets Grey who helps her out of a sticky situation and they reconnect. Grey is changing from what he used to be as he tries to be the person that his dying father had wanted for him.

 

If you are a fan of Sorensen’s books, you know that she loves to have the parents with issues. This one is no different. Luna’s parents are very controlling and verbally abusive that it makes you wonder what made them that way. We don’t dive too much into the story, but that could come with the rest of the series. Especially with the way that Luna ended things with them.

 

I really enjoyed Grey’s character in the story as he plays the hero. We don’t get to see too much of the time when he was the jerk, but we do get to see the after. We hear how he wasn’t so nice to Luna at one point but he more than makes up for it later on. The reason why he changes is believable enough for me and I liked how it was for something other than ‘the bad boy changing for the good girl’. That has been done so many times before, it’s a bit redundant.

 

One of the best part of the book, as it usually is in many books is the side characters, the friends. This is what I think Sorensen does better than a lot of other authors in that she is able to create fuller characters who have more going on in their lives then just them individually. They have more than one friend and they appear more than once or twice. In fact, they are so fully developed that we get to see of the friends’ problems bleed out through the pages. It makes it that more realistic.

 

The end is a little anti-climatic for the fact that nothing really happens. After you find out the big twist from the story, nothing happens. There was a buildup that something was going to happen with Piper and Luna and it’s disappointing that it doesn’t. There is more books coming out from the series and it’s definitely interesting enough to keep reading, just a little sad that nothing happened right at the end. Sorensen is great a cliffhangers and I had hoped there would be one at the end of this one.

Rating: C+

Excerpt

He reaches out and molds his hands around mine, bringing me the smallest amount of comfort. “Can you do me a favor? The next time something happens when you feel that pressure, can you talk to me first before you do anything?”

“You really want me to keep talking to you after what I just told you?”

“You think I’d stop liking you because you steal sometimes?” He shakes his head in disbelief. “Luna, I let my friends torture you for years. If anything, you shouldn’t be sitting here, talking to me.”

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‘The Year I Became Isabella Anders’ by Jessica Sorensen Release Day Blitz

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Synopsis
Isabella Anders has always been the girl that never fit in. Most days she feels invisible, especially when she’s around her older sister, Hannah, who catches the eye of everyone, including Kai and Kyler, the boys who live next door.

Isabella has had a crush on Kyler for years, but knows he’ll never see her as anything more than Hannah’s little sister, unless she finds a way to standout.

When Isabella gets an offer from her grandmother to travel overseas for the summer, she seizes the opportunity, hoping she’ll discover more about herself. And she does, but not in the way that she expected. p

Three months later, Isabella returns home an entirely new person. The change is enough to catch both Kyler and Kai’s attention. But Isabella is still struggling with what she discovered over the summer and until she deals with the truth, she’ll never truly be herself.

  
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Right off the bat you feel something is off with Isabella and her family. They treat her like the ugly step sister and maybe a step above dirt. When she discovers the truth she finally understands why but it only creates more questions.

The story reminds me a lot of Cinderella but has a lot of modern touches that separate the two stories. Isabella has to deal with the same things that Cinderella did but with her own problems.

As the story comes to an end, a love triangle starts to form between Isabella and her neighbors next door. She has been in love with Kyler her whole life and he finally notices her. Kai and her had been friends and he finally sees what he could have but only if proves his worth. I’m not a fan of love triangles but it becomes obvious that you are one side and get frustrated with Isabella for some of her decisions.

While the story is similar to Cinderella, it sets itself apart because all the characters have depth and while we may not like Isabella’s mom and sister, but you could see how they got to the way that they acted. We get to see Isabella gain her confidence with the help of her sassy cousin Indigo and the best grandma ever. As with anything that’s in a hostile environment, she struggles to keep that confidence but thanks to Kai it makes it easier.

The story has a a little bit of a cliffhanger but not to bad. There are a lot of questions that still need to be answered and we should get that in the next book. And thankfully there is at least one more book.

Rating: A

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Cold rain instantly soaks through my clothes as I skip down the driveway, moving awkwardly, because I can’t bend one knee. I don’t care though. Rain is awesome. And it smells so great. Seriously, if I could, I’d skip around in the rain all the time.

My hair is drenched by the time I reach the sidewalk, and the flip-flops splash water from the puddles all over the backs of my legs. It reminds me of this one time Kai and I walked home in the rain and we intentionally splashed in all the puddles.

“Isa! What are you doing?!” Someone shouts with a hint of laughter in their voice.

My head whips to the side as I stumble to a stop.

Kai is standing out on the side deck, beneath the shelter of the roof, and I think he might be laughing at me, but the veil of rain crashing from the cloudy sky makes it difficult to see.

“Going to the paint store!” I shout then wave at him and start to skip off again.

“Are you crazy?” he calls out. “You can’t walk to town in the middle of a rainstorm.”

I sigh and slow down again. “I’m not walking! I’m skipping!” My eyelashes flutter against the rain.

“Can’t you wait until it at least stops raining?” he asks, shaking his head as I jump into a puddle.

“No way! It’s either the rain or being in the house with Hannah. And I choose the rain. Besides, rain is awesome!”

I can hear him laughing all the way from over here.

“Would you get your ass over here?” He waves at me to come to him. “I’ll drive you if you really want to go. But it’s too damn cold for you to be playing around in the rain, no matter how cute you look.”

Cute? Did he just call me cute?

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‘Inspiring You’ by Jessica Sorensen release day blitz

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Synopsis
Ayden knows it’s time to remember what really happened four years ago, so he can help save his sister. With the help of Lyric, he faces his past head on.

But dealing with the truth is difficult.

Will Ayden finally be free of his past so he can move forward to his future?


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Review

In the final book that involves Lyric and Ayden, Ayden continues to try and find his sister Sadie while Lyric tries to support him when he resorts to using a method that Lila and Ethan didn’t want.

This story is certainly that pretty bow on yet anther beautiful series for Jessica Sornsen. Lyric and Ayden have been through a lot of the year and they finally get to the end of the long dark tunnel that has been most of Ayden’s life.

What I like most about this book is the relationship between Lyric and Ayden. She is an optimistic, happy person and you can just feel that jump off the page, while Ayden has never really had anything to be happy about. And despite the stuff that happens, she never loses sight of who she is and Ayden never loses sight of how perfect she is for him.

The ending of the story was a little anticlimatic. We’ve been getting this giant build up for this big show down with Ayden’s dad. You get a little peak into something exciting, but it cuts to another point of view before you get to the ‘good’ stuff. I wish we would have seen more of what happened rather then hearing about what happened.

It was a good series and made me love the whole world a lot more then I already did. There is a surprise announcement at the end of the book that I won’t spoil for you, but it definately put a smile on my face.

Rating: A-


 

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Unraveling You series

Book 1 – Unraveling You

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Book 2 – Raveling You

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Book 3 – Awakening You

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