Sky Lopez thought she had it all—the perfect job, the perfect relationship, the perfect life…until she discovers her not-so-perfect boyfriend has been cheating on her. So when her uncle asks her to help plan his Hamptons wedding, Sky jumps at the chance, leaving all of her “perfect” future plans in the rearview mirror.
The wedding doesn’t prove as good a distraction as she’d hoped, because when her relatives and friends find out she’s single, they put Sky in their match-making sights. Never mind that she’s only twenty four. Never mind that she doesn’t want to settle for anyone other than Mr. Right. Seemingly everyone in Sky’s life wants her to get married and have babies. Like, yesterday.
So when Hayden—a sweet, sexy roofer—plummets through the ceiling and practically falls into her lap, she can’t help but think that maybe nice guys do just fall from the sky.
Soon Sky finds herself juggling crumbling wedding plans, the cheating ex who’s trying to win her back, the cute plastic surgeon her family thinks is perfect for her, and the hot roofer she can’t seem to get off her mind.
As the wedding date draws closer, Sky will need to choose one—or none—to keep herself from falling off the ledge, and maybe into love.
Was given a ARC from author for honest review.
I didn’t read the first book in this series, but that was okay. This can be a complete stand alone, which I like. It makes it so much easier to be able to read a series, but know they are also solid stores in their own right
Think of this story as a mix of My Big Fat Greek Wedding + Because I Said So + The Real House Wives of New Jersey. Our female protagonist Sky, is on the run. Running from her broken heart that was shattered in Boston from her former boyfriend (we shall call him the “Cheating Scum-Bag”). She left her job, as a nurse, and is currently living with her Uncles. Sky is helping plan their wedding in the Hampton’s and this has allowed her to ignore all the other outside distractions. That is until all her extended and immediate family begin to show up for the wedding. The story takes places in the span of an approximately a month.
Sky refers to the wedding and family event as, “My Big fat Italian-Ecuadorian Gay Wedding.” Which in a nut shell means I loved it. If you are familiar with Hispanic cultural you will get a kick out of this book.
am married into an El Salvadorian family, so I understood many of the Hispanic references. The way the parents are. The pressure and teasing from ALL the family. The taboos and the constant medaling. Well I guess you get that in most families anyway.
I really enjoyed this story. I loved that Sky was so hesitant to fall for anyone because of the heartbreak she went through with her ex-boyfriend. He cheated on her and that made her unable to trust. Her Uncles were her inspiration for a health and, happy couple. That was all she wanted.
Why I loved this book.
I give the story a 5 hearts.
Totally worth the read.
We have family drama, self-discovery,
diversity, hot romance,
and a wedding!
Come on who wouldn’t love this book!
When I first read the synopsis about this book I knew it was something I wanted to read. I finally got the opportunity.
Avery’s struggles are real! Her ex-husband (the douchebag) left her. She was a single mom with a one-year-old that was given a diagnoses of something she had no clue about. She had her bestfriend and her father. There was no room for anyone or anything else to take up her time. She knew that the only person fighting for her son, would be her. So Mason showing up and reopening old wounds wasn't in Avery's plans. She had to many other things to deal with, then having to deal with her heart regarding the the one boy who truely broke her heart in high school.
The emotional, mental and physical effort it takes to go out in public and do ordinary things can be extremely difficult for any mom, but add having a child with special needs makes it excruciating. I give my heart to Avery when she was disturbing the fear and anxiety she was having when ever entering a new situation with Max or when he was having a melt down. The first chapter of the book I was crying. I mean like huge crocodile tears because of Avery struggling at the grocery store. I have seen those people and heard them. I used to be one, before I understood. Avery is such a strong women.
I loved how Max was into space. I love how Ginger Scott showed how easy it was for Max to pick up music. He has a photographic memory and his auditory skills carry over to that too. He was great. I have seen those people and heard them.
I am glad that Masons didn’t understand what Autism was and that he had to have it explained to him. There is SO much more to it, then what was described in the book. I loved that music was such a large part of this book; and, I mean not the pop stuff either. We had inspiration from Otis, Cash, and Stones. Got to love a book that knows good music.
Avery’s father, Ray, was the old wise man in the story. Almost like a fairy-god-mother that was keeping everything in order with the other characters. I truly enjoyed his loving rough exterior ways.
This book gives the readers highs and lows. It has such strong themes of personal strength, sacrifice, over coming ones fears, and autism awareness.
I am so grateful I finally read this book. It is something that was entertaining, heart pounding, inspiring and total swoon worthy. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.
If you haven’t read this book,YOU MUST!
Max is always telling me about gravity, and how it pulls two masses together. Gravity. That's what I'm feeling right now."
When I was a teenager my sister had her first son. He was the light of all our lives and I loved him. He was so smart and funny and adorable. Around two years old things felt off to my family. My sister took him in and he was diagnosed with autism at 2 ½. It was very difficult for everyone, especially my sister. She would cry at night and struggle during the day. She submersed herself into studying and reading about the disorder. She did everything, changed his diet, took him to all his therapies, and changed many other things in their lives to make his easier. Unlike Avery, in the story, my sister had her husband and all of us for help. We would try going to restaurants and he would have a melt down because of the noise. Life was difficult. That little boy is now going to be 12 years old. He is very high functioning. He has been taken off the Autism diagnoses, but he still has some social struggles. He is SO SMART! I mean the kid knows geography of the world like the back of his hand. He is into space and enjoys asking questions and is curious about everything. I love him so much.
Most people for their 21 birthday go party and drinking with their friends. On my 21 birthday my family and I went to an Autism fair in Southern California that they hold every year. I spent the day eating Gluten and Diary free cupcakes and playing games with my nephew. It was great. I will always remember that. I would haven't changed that experiences for anything.
Every April I promote Autism awareness month to help inform people of the reality of the diagnoses. I am going to put this book out there as a must read in April to help bring more knowledge and bits of reality regarding the struggles individuals and families go through.
I received an ARC from Netgalley, by the publishers, for an honest review.
I loved this story.
I couldn’t put it down. I started it yesterday at work and finished it this evening. It was a world wind romance that was super painful and sweet. If you have read That Boy by Jillian Dodd, and enjoyed it, you will love this book.
If you are looking for an enjoyable new NA book to read that is about best friends falling in love and second chances, this is your go to.
When Andrew finally gets his chance, in college, five years after his first love broke him completely, he finds out old feelings don’t really disappear just because you say you hate someone. The more he tries to avenge all that he believes he lost, the more he uncovers the real story of what happened years before.
Love is wicked. But a restless heart is never satisfied beating on its own. Can Andrew and Emma make it right before it's too late, or will the ties that bind them now destroy their only chance at a future?
If I had to pick a song that was the theme of the first half of the book, this would be it! "Stitches" by Shawn Mendes.
We are introduced to Andrew in book 1 of the Harper Series, Wild Reckless. He is about 14/15 at the time and still strongly sheltered by his older brother, Owen, and his mother. We learn in that story that Andrew is pretty much a genius. He doesn’t have to work hard to do well at school. He does half of his classes at the local community college and the other half at the high school, where his teachers have to give him more advance work. We find out that Andrew has to still take a P.E class at the high school and that is where he meets Emma.
Andrew and Emma. Meet in high school and had an instant connection. They became friends and sought out one another’s company when the opportunity was available.
One night was all it took to tear everything apart. A night they will always remember for the good and the bad; a happy experience ending with pain and fear. This night Emma could have lost it all, but instead Andrew sacrificed himself. He gave up everything for her and was left alone.
I really liked this book. There is so much more story and angst between Emma and Andrew then there was between Kensi and Owen. As usual to Ginger Scott books, there is a sports theme. Andrew is a hockey player. Not professional, but good enough to be recognized. While Emma and Andrew are in high school they bond over ice skating. There first outing together was at a skating rink and he helped teach Emma how to skate. love that he says,
Award-winning author Suzanne McKenna Link brings you her powerful and moving debut novel set on the South Shore of Long Island. Saving Toby is the first book of a two-part story that follows the emotional and inspirational tale of a young couple's journey to find themselves.
Taking Toby's side means Claudia will be forced to face situations she never imagined. She will have to be tougher than she's ever had to be
Does Claudia have the grit to love Toby through his fall?
Full length, New Adult Contemporary love story. No cliff hanger.
*Contains strong language and explicit scenes. Ages 18+ recommended.
Received an ARC from Author for honest review.
This book is an emotional roller-coaster for our two main characters. We have Claudia who is still trying to find herself. She is in that awkward stage between adulthood and adolescence. Should she still rely on her father for everything and if so follow his laid out plan for her; or, does she blaze her own path? Then we have Toby. The poor guy was handed a crappy situation from the get-go. With his external negative influences, shaping who he believes he is, Toby goes through many emotional and physical obstacles.
One thing I liked about this book was how real and raw it was. The characters had many struggles and the author illustrates them with an honest interpretation.
Claudia is the main focus for the first half of the book. She grew up with a strong father who expected her to be the ideal daughter. Claudia didn't get into trouble. She was a "good girl," but in college she begins to realize that she wants more. Living under daddy's thumb isn't going to let her get very far. She has to stand up for herself. Her dream to attend USC (GO TROJANS) is inspiring. She doesn't give up and devotes all her energy and focus on getting into the degree program. When she allows herself a break and to reevaluate her situation, that is when she truly and finally allow Toby in.
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