Love Unchained’s Review of Forsaken by Sloane Kennedy

Forsaken (The Protectors, #4)Forsaken by Sloane Kennedy

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beautifully tragic, stunningly broken, amazingly heartbreaking-this book is all of those things and beautiful, loving, supportive and strong. I’ve loved this series from the beginning but this one and these two men by far owned my heart from the first page to the very last one. This book gutted me, it tore me up, it stole my breath and then it put every piece of me back together again. In a word it was….Perfect.

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Love Unchained’s review of The Misadventures of Doc and Dirk by Dan Skinner

The Misdaventures of Doc and DirkThe Misdaventures of Doc and Dirk by Dan Skinner

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m supposed to be writing. I’m supposed to be editing. I have deadlines. So what am I doing? Reading The Misadventures of Doc and Dirk by Dan Skinner of course. Because why? Well, read it and you’ll understand. You’ll get the laugh out loud, tears down your face, snort like you mean it belly laughs that will turn heads if you’re in public – just tell anyone who asks why you’re laughing so hard “It’s a Dirk thing.” If they don’t get it then it’s their loss – or better yet explain it to them and get them to read the book. Because everyone needs a little Dirk in their life. See life the way that Dirk sees it. You’ll feel more alive, younger, freer, you’ll have more heart….you’ll just be more. I know I do and am. And I’m so grateful to Dan for his wonderful gift with words (and pictures) and for introducing me (and so many of us) to this beautiful young man. And I’m so grateful to Dirk for just being himself. You’ve heard of rose-colored glasses? Dan, Dirk, their Facebook interactions with us and now this book gave us Dirk-colored glasses and we are so damn lucky and better for it. Wear them with pride – I know I do, every chance I get.

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Love Unchained’s Review of Counting Daisies by Nicola Haken

Counting DaisiesCounting Daisies by Nicola Haken

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As I unfurl from the emotional turmoil swirling inside me I begin to count the many ways this book made me feel:
One: Innocence-the joy and beauty of young friendship and love
Two: Pain – the pure heart wrenching pain of addiction
Three: Fear- the fear of reaching out for help, the fear of helping and the fear of failing
Four: Hope – After a few stumbles, finally finding hope
Five: Love – not only the feeling of love but the power of love- love for another human being and the damn f-ing love of a f-ing drug. It’s all there in this amazing book. Nothing is held back.
This author continues to use her words to take me to places that are incredibly difficult, moving and meaningful but she does it in a way that I know I can do it because she’ll be there to catch me when it’s all over and I’ll be a better person for having gone through it.

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