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.
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Release February 1st February
What a beautiful and moving story.
I knew from the very beginning Living out loud would pull on my heartstrings and it did along with experiencing such a wonderful written mix of angst, humor, heartache, beautiful words and heartwarming moments.
"She was an open book, her pages fluttering from one emotion to the next with an easy whisper".
Annie was born with a heart defect and had experienced very little in her life and the simplest things like getting her first job was a life altering and happy moment. Annie believed in living out loud, living in the moment, she was a ray of sunshine on a dull day kind of girl.
Annie had a wish list that included things like building a snow man, her first kiss, first boyfriend and Greg who had become her friend encouraged her to fulfill it even though he wasn't part of all her firsts.
Greg.. swoon, as book boyfriends go he was ideal and he was instantly attracted to Annie and offered her a job when she first walked into the book/coffee shop.
Greg was selfless, loving from a distance and was happy when Annie was happy even when she got her first boyfriend and his heart hurt.
Greg friend-zoned himself from the very beginning until he finally made a move and the journey to that moment was filled with anticipation.
'"Not all love is loud and assuming. Sometimes it's silent, especially when it puts someone else's happiness above it's own".
Living out loud is the kind of book you need to lock yourself away with and enjoy every moment.
A story of firsts, hope, new beginnings and finding true love.
"Even when we can't go on, we go on. Because the world keeps turning and the clock keeps ticking and our hearts keep beating even if we sometimes wish they would stop".
Told In first person dual pov, contains one intimate sex scene and leads to hea.