Blog Tour + Book Review & Extract | Finding Felix by Jo Platt

Finding Felix by Jo PlattFinding Felix by Jo Platt
Published by: Canelo
Publication date: August 6, 2017
Genre: Women’s Fiction, RomCom
Buy Links:
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Synopsis:
A family wedding. A fake boyfriend. A recipe for disaster! A funny, feel-good romantic comedy from bestseller Jo Platt.

Singleton Dot Riley’s grandmother, Nanny Flo, is on her deathbed, surrounded by family and distraught at the thought of Dot being all alone in the world. Desperate to make Flo’s final moments happy ones, Dot invents a boyfriend – plumping in panic for her childhood friend, Felix, a firm favourite of Flo, but whom Dot hasn’t actually seen for 15 years.

But when Flo makes an unexpected recovery a few weeks before a family wedding, Dot is faced with a dilemma. Should she tell her frail grandmother that she lied and risk causing heartache and a relapse? Or should she find Felix and take him to the wedding?

Dot opts for finding Felix. But it’s not long before she discovers that finding him is the easy bit: liking him is the real challenge.

An uplifting romantic comedy about finding something you didn’t even know you were looking for. Finding Felix is perfect for fans of Anna Bell, Tracy Bloom and Debbie Viggiano.

My rating:
3 star
I read this book right after I’ve watched To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before on Netflix. And surprisingly, this book was somehow similar to that movie in terms of the “fake boyfriend” thing.

The story started with some family drama. Dot’s grandmother, Nanny Flo, was on her deathbed and only wishes one thing; and that was for her to find the person who she will be spending with for the rest of her life. Nanny Flo and her parents were worried that she will be alone after the terrible breakup she had with her ex, Alistair.

So, to assure her grandmother, Dot told a lie that became an eventful search for her childhood best friend, Felix, to ask him to be her fake boyfriend because it turned out, Nanny Flo is not going anywhere anytime soon.

After fifteen years of having no contact at all, it seems that the reunion between Dot and Felix didn’t quite went well as expected. I understand why Felix distanced himself and at first, gave Dot the cold shoulder. Putting myself on his own shoes, I would surely felt terrible too because Dot was only able to remember Felix when she needs something and on a rush to solve her supposedly small lie.

Having said that, Dot, obviously desperate to convince Felix in their little charade, truly cares for Nanny Flo’s well-being. She knew that there’s nothing good that comes out from lying and yet, she did exactly what she knew would make her grandmother better.

With the situation they’re being in, Felix and Dot was able to rekindle the friendship they once had while Dot was able to discover old feelings she never knew she had for Felix. After all, there’s still some good that happen to her little lie, right?

I like how breezy, light and funny the story was. Since I read Jo Platt’s You Are Loved the first time, I instantly fell in love with her writing and mash up details of humorous scenes she has incorporated especially with her main characters.

Though Dot was a delightful heroin, she truly didn’t stand out for me nor Felix. I wish there were more dialogue between them than Dot and her mother’s incessant phone calls who check on her and Felix all the time, or the fun-filled drama she had with her best friend, Kate. And since the story was obviously not focused on romance alone, I genuinely love how the author put a spotlight on friendship and self-acceptance which was the best takeaway I have in this story.

Still, I enjoyed this book and would still recommend it to everyone who would like to have an escape from reading heavy thriller or mind-boggling fantasy.

Thank you to NetGalley, Canelo and Jo Platt for providing me an eARC in exchange for a fair and honest review!Finding Felix ExtractKate leaned back in her chair and, putting her feet up on the small conference table at which we were sitting, looked at me disapprovingly over the top of her large purple-framed glasses. ‘So what you’re telling me,’ she said, pausing to sip her mid-morning coffee, ‘is that you told a big – nay, huge – fib two months ago and now your chickens have come home to roost.’

It was a perfect summing-up of the situation.

‘You have to remember that the circumstances were exceptional,’ I said defensively. ‘She was on her deathbed.’

Kate shook her head, her short red curls joining in and echoing her disapproval. ‘She was on her bed, Dot,’ she corrected. ‘It wasn’t her deathbed, because Nanny Flo is not dead.’

‘Well of course I know now that it wasn’t her deathbed!’ I exclaimed. ‘But at the time I thought it was, and I didn’t want her going to her grave miserable about my single status. She was distraught.’ I was aware of a rising tension in my voice. Kate’s undoubted ability to mercilessly cut through the crap and get to the essence of a problem was a quality which made our day-to-day professional partnership, and our two-woman graphic design company, a success. But the approach grated whenever she applied it to my personal problems – which she invariably did.

‘You’re thirty-six,’ she continued, apparently unmoved. ‘Lots of people are single or unmarried at thirty-six. And it’s not like you’re permanently on the shelf. You were in a long-term relationship until less than a year ago.’ She took another sip of coffee. ‘As you know, I didn’t meet Fred till I was thirty-five. And we didn’t get married until August 2015, by which time we’d been together…’ her eyes flicked up and to the right as she performed the mental calculation, ‘two years and seven months and I was thirty-eight. So I hardly think temporarily single at thirty-six is any big deal these days.’

‘You’re so right,’ I said tonelessly. ‘If only I could have provided Nanny Flo with a pie chart showing UK sexual and marital relationships by age, I’m sure that would have calmed her down just as quickly as pretending that I had a boyfriend.’

‘You’re upset,’ said Kate. ‘I can tell.’

‘I’m just cross with myself,’ I said miserably, picking up my own mug of coffee and blowing on it.

‘But what I don’t understand…’ she continued.

I braced myself.

‘… is why Nanny Flo still thinks you’re going out with Philip…’

‘Felix.’

‘… eight weeks later.’

I sighed and put down my coffee. ‘She’s never once mentioned him and neither has anyone else. She was in hospital, intermittently delirious for a couple of weeks, and it was touch and go whether she’d make it. And then when she came out, he didn’t come up again. You know how relieved I was when she began to recover.’

Kate nodded sympathetically. ‘I do.’

‘Well, that was my only focus,’ I said. ‘So I just forgot about the Felix thing – and it seemed like everyone else did too.’

‘Even your mother?’ asked Kate with undisguised scepticism. ‘I find that hard to believe. She’d usually be scouting out wedding venues for you by now, wouldn’t she?’

‘With hindsight I can see that that was suspiciously out of character,’ I agreed. ‘But at the time she was totally wrapped up in Nanny Flo, wasn’t she? Of course, I now know that she didn’t ask me about it because she’d promised not to pry. She feels guilty because she thinks she scared Alistair off,’ I added.

Kate raised her eyebrows. ‘You don’t think that, do you?’

‘Well, the fact that she described every single one of our holiday destinations as the perfect place for a honeymoon didn’t help,’ I sighed. ‘But no. Alistair and I just wanted different things. I wanted us to stay together – he didn’t. Can’t really blame Mum for that, can I?’ I smiled ruefully. ‘Anyway, she was determined not to ask anything about Felix, so it was all left to drift.’

‘Like a room-clearing fart,’ Kate said, shaking her head.

‘I had other things on my mind.’

She looked at me but said nothing.

‘And OK, so maybe there was a little bit of not wanting to think about it involved,’ I admitted.

‘Head buried in the sand,’ she said. ‘Typical Dot.’

I frowned but didn’t feel able to challenge the statement. I knew she had a point. My tendency to refuse to confront personal challenges and consider their consequences until my nose was pressed up against them was undeniable. In my defence, it was an approach that on the whole seemed to work reasonably well. It cut down considerably on the amount of time spent worrying and stressing about things, and, nine times out of ten, a last-minute fix was just as good as a lengthy, considered and, in my opinion, tortured approach.

However, like it or not, I had to admit that this was not one of those times. This was definitely the one in ten.

About The Author:
Jo PlattJo Platt was born in Liverpool in 1968 and, via the extremely winding route of rural Wiltshire, London, Seattle and St Albans, she is now happily settled in Bristol with her husband and two daughters. She studied English at King’s College London before going on to work in the City for ten years.

In 2000 she escaped into motherhood and part-time employment, first as an assistant teacher in a Seattle pre-school and then was a Bristol-based secretary to her husband.

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My Love Letter to 90’s Romantic Comedies by Aimee Brown

The Lucky Dress by Aimee BrownThe Lucky Dress by Aimee Brown
Published by: Aria Fiction
Publication date: August 7, 2018
Genre: RomCom, Chick-Lit
Pre-order Links:
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Synopsis:
We all have our lucky dress… an irresistibly hilarious rom-com: perfect for fans of Anna Bell, Jo Watson and Sophie Kinsella.

Emi Harrison hasn’t been feeling particularly lucky lately. Ever since her ex-fiancée, Jack Cabot, successfully shattered her heart into a million pieces. She’s managed to avoid him for a whole year, but all that’s about to change at her brother Evan’s wedding…

She will have to face Jack, Jack’s sister, Jack’s parents, and Jack’s new girlfriend: a mean girl that just won’t quit. What could possibly go wrong?

But with her lucky dress on, she might just find new love, life, and maybe even happiness at last!Behind The Pages with Aimee BrownHi awesome fellow bookworms! It’s my stop on today’s The Lucky Dress blog tour and Aimee Brown is our special guest for the author spotlight, a segment I’m calling Behind The Pages.

I met Aimee last year while she was promoting her then debut Little Gray Dress. But even before that, I’ve been reading her blog and reviews (because she was a book blogger too, friends!). So, when I heard the news that her book will be rebranded into its second edition with a new brand title, and will be published by Aria, I got really excited for her!

I read that she’s a huge fan of 90’s romantic comedies where she thinks they’re not the same anymore. And today she’s sharing a love letter dedicated to all Hollywood to see!

MY LOVE LETTER TO 90’s ROMANTIC COMEDIES

Dear Hollywood,

I’m a woman, middle-aged, with older teens who are no longer interested in Disney films. I don’t love action, mafia, superhero, or horror movies. Because of this I haven’t been to the movie theater to see a film besides a children’s movie for years. Decades. In fact, the last movie I went to see in the theater because I couldn’t wait to see it was Sweet Home Alabama with Reese Witherspoon. You know when that movie came out? 2002. That was the last of the 90’s style romantic comedy movies in the theaters.

Why? You do know there is an entire generation of women, even men, who grew up watching 90’s classic romantic comedies that would spend good money to see them again? We want to escape through laughter and romance. We want to see the ridiculousness that is a Katherine Heigl romcom and we want to fall in love with Josh Duhamel, Paul Rudd, and Tom Hanks. I want that moment where my breath catches in my throat and my hand is over my heart in anticipation that this couple will indeed get together even though I knew they would before the previews even started.

Where have the romantic comedies gone? Netflix, so I’m told. I’ve seen a few I love but they are so far and few in-between. There is a whole demographic of romantic comedy lovers waiting for the comeback of the 90’s style romcom. Take my money, I say but apparently nobody wants it. I don’t need the crude humor, violence, or the sex scenes that now seem to over run every film made. I just want light-hearted comedy, the perfect casting, and a romance to fall for in an hour and a half. I want to walk to my car feeling like I’m on a cliched cloud nine.

There are SO many amazing romantic comedy books that could be made into film to fill this gap but it just isn’t happening. What happened to movies marketed towards the soft hearted? The romantics? We’re still out here, and we’re not so patiently waiting.

Aimee Brown,
hopelessly romantic in a hate filled world.

About The Author:
Aimee BrownAimee Brown is a writer of romantic comedies set in Portland, Oregon, and an avid reader. She spends much of her time writing, raising three teenagers, binge-watching shows on Netflix and obsessively cleaning and redecorating her house. She’s fluent in sarcasm and has been known to utter profanities like she’s competing for a medal.

She grew up in Oregon but is now a transplant living in cold Montana with her husband of twenty years, three teenage children, and far too many pets. She is a lot older than she looks and yes, that is a tattoo across her chest. Aimee is very active on social media and would love to see you stop by and say hello.

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Blog Tour + Book Review & Giveaway | To Be Honest by Maggie Ann Martin

To Be HonestTo Be Honest by Maggie Ann Martin
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: August 21, 2018
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult
Buy Links:
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Synopsis:
The author of The Big F is back with another snappy, utterly relatable contemporary novel about loving yourself and forging your own path, perfect for fans of Julie Murphy and Rainbow Rowell.

Savannah is dreading being home alone with her overbearing mother after her sister goes off to college. But if she can just get through senior year, she’ll be able to escape to college, too. What she doesn’t count on is that her mother’s obsession with weight has only grown deeper since her appearance on an extreme weight-loss show, and now Savvy’s mom is pressuring her even harder to be constantly mindful of what she eats.

My rating:
5 star

News flash: fat isn’t a bad word, Mom.

When Savannah’s sister went off to college, she experienced a life-changing moment of her own. Having only Fiyero the monster poodle and her mom around, Savannah had to deal with her emotions and anxiety that was filled by her mom’s one-track mind to count calories and food restriction.

From her parents’ divorce to her mom joining a weight-loss reality TV show, Savannah felt her insecurities skyrocketed but I love how well she handle everything that has happened in her life. She’s funny, understanding and most of all accepts who she is—what body she has. Even if her mom says her otherwise, Savannah is confident enough and believes that beauty is not define by weight or size but rather comes from loving herself first.

Having said that, Kim, Savannah’s mom, for me was the complete opposite. She chose to go through an unhealthy transformation, and who am I to judge? The very person, who should have been there for her, broke not only her heart but also her trust. But her lack of confidence was not mainly rooted with her ex-husband cheating on her but with how she was raised to hate herself. So, Kim tried to earned her validity by being something she was not and living a fake reality brought by the media.

On a positive note, I adore the relationship between Savannah and Ashley. They accept each other’s quirks and queer, and always have each other’s back no matter what. That same goes with Savannah’s friendship with Grace. I love the humor they brought in to the story because they totally complement each other.

And let’s not forget how Savannah meeting George, her best friend’s cousin and an absolutely talented saxophonist, gave a light and fuzzy spin in to the story. The chemistry between them was 100% delightful. I love how they started off as friends like how real romance sparks and thankfully that family’s summer cookout with the Morenos happened. It was dreamy, sweet and feels like it’s truly meant to be for both of them.

Moreover, I love George’s character not because he’s nice, charming and kind but because he likes Savannah by simply being her true self without pretenses. This gives us the realization on how we could easily like a person base on their outward appearances but what’s far greater than that was how we truly knows them and falling in love with someone for all the right reasons.

Unmistakably, this story brought a powerful and positive fat representation in YA that every one of us deserves to have. In an interview I did with Maggie Ann Martin, where she talks about body positivity and how this book hit very close to home for her, she clearly pointed out the issues we have today about perceived beauty and body image.

Sadly, this fat stigma often begins during our childhood where parents project their own insecurities on their children. As a result, they were the ones who threw the first negative impression that being fat is ugly.

The author significantly highlighted this and the effects of media through Kim’s experience and gave emphasis on how we could change the culture towards size diversity the way Savannah did.

To Be Honest is a fun, breezy and affirming story about how you #LoveYourBody because #AllBodiesAreGoodBodies. From being fat to openly and happily living as gay, the story immensely surrounds itself with an attitude of acceptance and gave readers a strong message on self-love and importance.

There’s no expiration date on acceptance.

Thank you to NetGalley, MacMillian Children’s Publishing Group – Swoon Reads, Xpresso Book Tours and Maggie Ann Martin for providing me an eARC in exchange for a fair and honest review!

About The Author:
Maggie Ann MartinMaggie Ann Martin hails from Des Moines, Iowa but moonlights as a New Yorker. She has a shiny new BA in English and Journalism from the University of Iowa, the most welcoming literary community in the world. When she is not writing, you can find her binge watching TV shows or passionately fangirling over fictional characters on the Internet. The Big F is her debut novel.

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Book Blitz + Giveaway | Rewrite the Stars by Julieann Dove

Rewrite the Stars by Julieann DoveRewrite the Stars by Julieann Dove
Publication date: August 23, 2018
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Cover Design: Kristin Clifton of Sweet Bird Designs, LLC
Buy Links:
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Synopsis:
For ten summers Claire and her mother had been guests at the Prescott’s beach house at Kelly’s Cove. And for ten years she played with Mallory and her twin brother, Colin. But it wasn’t until she returned after college graduation for her last summer there, that she realized Colin had grown into a guy who made her knees knock just by smiling at her. Being from different worlds, she knew nothing would come from her attraction to him.

Having returned to the states from studying abroad for four years, the last person Colin thought he’d find staying in his bedroom was Claire Ashton. Lanky and awkward during her adolescent years, he had to look twice to make sure this was the same girl. After a week together it was obvious he’d overlooked something before, because he felt things for her he’d never experienced before. There was only one problem—his last name and all that came with it would never permit him to be with her.

In the end, it’s either love or prestige that will win in the game of love.Rewrite the Stars Excerpt“Colin, where are you taking me?” Claire saw he’d taken a right at the intersection, rather than the left that led downtown.

“I hooked us up with a private flight around the island. The instructor told me I can even take the controls to feel what it’s like to pilot the plane by myself.” His eyes became as large as fifty cent pieces, just like the little boy who’d gotten excited when his mother brought home a model plane for him to drive remotely around the side field of the house. Mallory and Claire saw very little of him that summer.

Claire’s anxiety level began to soar, higher than she ever wanted to experience from the air. “I’m not so good in planes, Colin. And that’s usually the commercial ones, with two hundred or so seats and a locked cockpit where I’m unable to see the pilot and all the buttons it takes to lift off into the clouds and stay lifted. I’m not so sure I can do two-seater tin-can models.”

“Do it for me?” He took her hand in his and pleaded, trying to stay on his side of the road.

She took a deep breath, teetering on thoughts of plummeting into the earth’s atmosphere and touching again on soil with all body parts intact. The last thing she wanted was to disappoint Colin. His father did enough of that already, and he looked so happy. His foot was tapping to the song playing on the radio and his smile was completely infectious. “All right, but the first time I’m scared, you’ll tell the pilot it’s time to come back?”

“Promise.” He crossed his heart.

“All right then. Let’s go earn you some wings!” she yelled.

He pulled into the parking space and grabbed her face for a quick kiss. “I love you.”

She opened her eyes quickly right before the contact of lip on lip. What did he just say? He must have caught that slip-up, too. Instead of following through with the kiss, he was doing somewhat of a staring-off contest, and neither one was blinking.

“Did you just—”

“I did. It wasn’t planned, I promise, and if it freaked you out…” He didn’t finish his sentence.

She didn’t know what to think. She thought of her mother instantly, and what advice she’d give her. Stop being so guarded, more than likely. Claire had a problem with letting people get close to her. Especially now that she knew how completely lost she was without her mother. But she knew if she was ever going to find love, she’d have to open herself for the possibility of having her heart broken, too.

“Aren’t we still in the trying out period?” She eased back a few inches from his beautiful intense blue eyes. Not that she hadn’t already fallen madly in love with him. But she was waiting it out, for him to figure whether it was something he wanted, too. Guys usually didn’t figure it out until years into a relationship. This was sudden and completely a pinch-me moment for her.

“I mean, did you mean what you said, or was it just sheer excitement and adrenaline over being able to fly a plane and me agreeing to go with you? Risking life and limb.”

His eyes didn’t waver with his answer. They stared at her, to the very core of her, and his words rang inside her ears. “I meant it. I do love you.”

Her heart leapt with joy. A thousand fireworks exploded inside her, setting off tinier ones for the smaller parts, like her pinky fingers and piggy toes. “I love you, too.” She tried her best not to sound fourteen when she said it.

There it was—spoken to the universe. Like a corked bottle finally getting release. Lightning could strike her if it was untrue. But it was true. And a secret. Like the ones Frieda told her the house held. A secret that had been burning inside her since high school. It was in those years after Colin had grown out of a little boy playing pranks and into a young man who was hell-bent on spending his time challenging Claire to swim out to the first beacon. Although both wore the guise of feeling indifferent, inside she wanted him to want her as much as she wanted him. The mask was now off and it felt wonderful to say it out loud.

He moved forward to kiss her again. This time slower, with a hundred percent more passion. His tongue fought to get at her. His chest heaved in and out, as he touched her breasts, straddling across the center console to do so.

“Colin, are you going to be late?” She backed away slightly, wiping her lips. “Not that I’m not enjoying this immensely and maybe hoping a little tiny bit,” she held up two fingers, “that the flight will get canceled and we can return to the guesthouse. But I don’t want you to miss this opportunity.”

“You’re right.” He adjusted his shirt from riding his neckline. “We’re supposed to be in there now. Thanks again, Claire, for coming with me.” He jumped out and ran to her side and escorted her to the tarmac.

About The Author:
Julianne DoveJulieann Dove lives in Virginia, where she loves collecting houseplants, sewing cute little quilts, and writing about messy love. She fell in love with reading at a young age, after following Nancy Drew in solving the mysteries of the world.

This carries on today, as crime shows are among her favorite to watch. Well those and the Hallmark channel love stories and mysteries. Keeping busy with soon-to-be six children, she needs time to unwind!

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Cover Reveal + Giveaway | Twisted Gift by Jessi Elliott

Twisted Gift by Jessi Elliot
Title: Twisted Gift
Author: Jessi Elliott
Series: Twisted #2
Release Date: September 21, 2018
Genre: Urban Fantasy (New Adult)
Cover Design: Cover It! Designs
Pre-order links:
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Synopsis:
Being the new leader of the light fae really puts a dent in your post-grad plans.

Aurora, once a snarky business major, struggles to adjust to fae life—and the diet of human energy that comes with it. A change made worse by the overwhelming ability to feel the emotions of everyone around her, especially when she can barely manage her own.

Agreeing to work with her dark fae counterpart, Tristan, in an attempt to bring peace between their people is a painful reminder of how strong they are together. Even still, Aurora fights the urge to keep her distance. She needs to be sure what she feels for him is real, and not a result of the former light fae leader’s manipulation as a part of his plan to eliminate Tristan.

Aurora thought she’d encountered the worst thing since early morning lectures when she stumbled into the world of the fae. She’s about to find out that they may not be the most twisted creatures out there.
Twisted Gift Cover

First book in Twisted series:
Twisted Fate

About The Author:
Jessi ElliotJessi Elliott is a newly graduated law clerk and debut author of both young adult and new adult romantic fiction. Her love of writing was born after many years of reading and reviewing books on her blog Living Within Fiction.

She lives in Southwestern Ontario with her family and two adorable cats. When she’s not plotting her next writing project, she likes to spend her time hanging with friends and family, getting lost in a steamy romance novel, watching Friends, and drinking coffee.

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Cover Reveal + Giveaway | When Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington

WHEN SUMMER ENDS
Title: When Summer Ends
Author: Jessica Pennington
Published by: Tor Teen/Macmillan
Publication date: April 9, 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Romance
Pre-order Link:
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Synopsis:
Aiden Emerson is an all-star pitcher and the all-around golden boy of Riverton. Or at least he was, before he quit the team the last day of junior year without any explanation. How could he tell people he’s losing his vision at seventeen?

Straight-laced Olivia thought she had life all figured out. But when her dream internship falls apart, her estranged mother comes back into her life, and her long-time boyfriend dumps her right before summer break, she starts to think fate has a weird sense of humor.

Each struggling to find a new direction, Aiden and Olivia decide to live summer by chance. Every fleeting adventure and stolen kiss is as fragile as a coin flip in this heartfelt journey to love and self-discovery from the author of Love Songs & Other Lies.

About The Author:
Jessica PenningtonJessica Pennington is no stranger to the combination of love and drama. She’s a wedding planner, after all. A writer since the age of ten when she sought publication for her poem about a tree—Jessica likes the challenge of finding the humor in a sad situation or highlighting the awkwardness in a romantic one.

She lives in a Michigan beach town suspiciously similar to the one in her novel, with her husband Josh and their son, Rory. Love Songs & Other Lies is her debut novel.

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