Again, I read this within only a few hours once I started. And unlike the other book, I have a complaint in the front of this book rather than at the end. Again, without spoiling too much, one of the main characters gets new information and takes certain actions that lead to a cliffhanger (which I didn't enjoy too much—more information in my review of Hitched, Vol 1).
And this novel opens with the affected main character and the confusion that started at the end of the first novel, and it's not until the middle of the second chapter (which is a little too long in my opinion, especially since I was expecting it to be in the first chapter to follow the routine of alternating POVs). BUT once that was out of the way, the story picked up with its usual fast rate and took me on one hell of a ride.
First things first: thank you to the awesome Living Within Fiction for nominating me & sending these questions. We haven't known each other for long, but I love having you as a friend.
Second, if you don't know what the Liebster Award is, it's meant to promote new and rising blogs. It's also a nice way to pay it forward!
I've been debating about writing this for a long time. The reason I finally decided to make this post is because my friend Sierra (who is also a writer) shared an in-depth blog post yesterday about how she had been struggling with some of the same stuff I had, unbeknownst to me. She's also one of my favorite bloggers, so you can find her two blogs linked underneath "Blogs I Like" to the right in my sidebar.
Anyway, I thought college really would be "the best years of my life," and they may be. I hope not, though. Because, honestly? People who think their life peaked in college must not be that happy now. But back to the whole point of this. The nicest way to put this is: I was disillusioned in my first semester and fell into a depression.
I slept all the time (more than usual), and I knew I was using it to avoid dealing with stuff, but I got more tired because I was so emotionally drained. I didn't want to do anything. And I mean that. Normally, I write one story start-to-finish, but sometimes I take a week-long break, or switch projects temporarily, before getting back on track. For the few times I need a break from writing altogether, I switch to making inventory for my organization, Our Hope Is Here. And when I don't feel like doing anything, I read. But starting from October through Winter Break, I was internally miserable, even if I pretended I wasn't.
Originally posted 7/8/16: You may remember me announcing the finalists and alternate for Team Israel... And then a lot of radio silence. But now it's finally here! Today starts the Agent around where agents will read the query & first 3 pages of all the finalists' manuscripts. It's super exciting!
Since I'm the leader of Team Israel, though, I'm only going to be linking to my team's 3 finalists' posts:
Happy reading! If you're an agent participating in the contest, I hope you find something you like and leave a comment below.
And, because I'm not a totally selfish person... here's a master list of all submissions (I changed my mind in the course of writing this post).
Update 7/10/16: Team Israel's alternate finally joins the fray!
WOW, this was hot. Now, for the sake of full disclosure, you should know that I'm a fan of contract marriage books (this inclination started with the Marriage to a Billionaire series by Jennifer Probst, and most recently continued with the Heirs of Damon saga by Noelle Adams—both series I've read in their entirety and the reviews will be forthcoming).
But what sets this apart from the aforementioned series is the humor and fast-paced plot found in this story. I'm a fast reader to begin with, but I finished this book well inside 2 hours and then had to fight the urge to not throw my phone that it ended so quickly. I'll get back to the end, later.
I'm a self-published author— because being a college student wasn't hard enough! I write YA multi-genre fiction for young adults or the young at heart. I love This Is Us, NCIS, BBC's Sherlock,
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