Book: Living Out Loud
Author: Staci Hart
Genre: Contemporary Romance
*ARC provided by Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.*
My Review in a Nutshell:
So far, The Austen Series has three books, I’ve read book two, and now three. I really appreciate romance series that can be read as standalones as well!
Now, the nit and gritty: Annie is naive, young, and overly inexperienced. Annoying? Yes. Did it make me dislike the book? Absolutely freaking not. She. Is. Lovely.
Staci Hart has the modern Jane Austen feels on lock down. Her ability to spit out poetically written novels makes me green with envy.This world she is building is beautiful, dazzling, and sweetly romantic.
Once again, a true modern classic.
What’s It All About?
Bestselling author Staci Hart brings you another installment of the Austen Series, inspired by the works of Jane Austen, with a heartfelt contemporary retelling of Sense and Sensibility.
When Annie Daschle arrives in New York City, the only thing she can control is her list.
Not her father’s death or the loss of her home. Not the hole in her heart or the defective valve that’s dictated so much of her life. But she can put pen to paper to make a list of all the ways she can live out loud, just like her dad would have wanted.
See the city from the top of the Empire State Building: Check.
Eat hot dogs on the steps of The Met: Check.
Get a job at Wasted Words: Check.
What wasn’t on her list: Greg Brandon. And just when she thinks she’s figured out where to put him, everything changes. In the span of a few staggering heartbeats, she finds herself her caught in the middle of something she can’t find her way out of, with no clear answers and no rules.
List or no list, she realizes she can’t control anything at all, not even her heart.
Not the decisions it makes, and not the moment it stops.