“There is no in between. That’s not life, and that’s not how people should love, with only part of their souls or just when it’s easy and pretty. Love is ugly, it’s painful, it’s full of sorrow, long days, terror filled nights. Love asks for everything and nothing all at once. I love the only way a person should love. With every part of me that’s tethered to this universe”
It’s a jungle out there! Wow! Just Wow! What a uniquely, thrilling, lusciously dramatic, romantic and suspenseful read! Based on true stories and events, we felt like voyeurs, enjoying a 'behind the scenes' look into the mired world of the fashion industry, through the eyes of three very different, formidable yet achingly vulnerable best friends. With twenty years in the fashion industry, Zoe, Everlee and Brittany, have secrets…many, many secrets and we were dying to hear all of them. Starting with the death of their best friend Danica.
The gripping synopsis gives you all you need to know about this story and its various players and it's a story that's best enjoyed completely spoiler free. As we closed the last page, we felt as though we knew each of the characters intimately, experiencing the myriad of emotions felt by the characters, desperate to uncover their pasts and devour the secrets they slowly shared with us.
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FASHION JUNGLE by KATHY IRELAND & RACHEL VAN DYKEN
See our review for The Fadeaway and check out our Exclusive Excerpt from The Tip-Off, the third book in the fabulous Smart Jocks Series! We are LOVING this series!
“Why did you turn me down thirteen times?”
“Because you’re Joel Moreno.”
So, as you know we read The Assist, our first book by Rebecca Jenshak and had to jump straight into The Fadeaway! Whilst we really enjoyed the first book in this series falling in love with Wes and Blair, as well as the rest of the jocks, there really was something very special about Joel and Kitty’s story. It ticked all the boxes for us. The two jocks that intrigued us the most coming out of The Assist was Joel and Zeke. The cad and the silent giant. Both had us gagging for their story. So, of course, we jumped straight in and we were not disappointed! Whilst each book can be read as a standalone we absolutely recommend reading this series in order as there’s an overlapping storyline threaded through them. We’ve fallen in love with a new series and a new to us Author and now we eagerly await the third book which is our boy Zeke’s story. This is the best place to be as a reader!
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THE FADEAWAY (Smart Jocks #2) by REBECCA JENSHAK
‘Who do we have if we don’t have each other?’
The Friends We Keep by Jane Green is an epic story of life and a friendship cemented at University between three friends from different walks of life. We met Maggie, a sweet and naïve middle-class girl, Evvie an immigrant English-American former child actress and Topher an adorable American asexual lad. The friendship these three forge felt real and relatable. Each had their own story, hang-ups and dreams.
The angst level is extreme, the subjects covered heart-breaking and realistic. Tragedy, secrets and betrayals are rife, as a strong friendship is threatened by life, actions and personal emotions. The Friends We Keep goes full circle from University days till the characters are in their fifties. It shines a light on the fact that friends are the family you chose and that these bonds can be stronger than blood. The Friends We Keep is set in both the US and UK through the years which served as a character in its own right and we loved that aspect.
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THE FRIENDS WE KEEP by JANE GREEN