The Life We Wanted

The Life We Wanted

Kelsey Kingsley / Jun 18, 2019

The Life We Wanted You have too many rules And you don t have enough Sebastian Moore thought he had it all A drumming gig with one of the world s biggest up and coming stars The looks and charm to get him any wo

  • Title: The Life We Wanted
  • Author: Kelsey Kingsley
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  • You have too many rules And you don t have enough Sebastian Moore thought he had it all.A drumming gig with one of the world s biggest up and coming stars The looks and charm to get him any woman he laid his eyes on All the friends he could ever ask for.But something was always missing.That is, until he receives a letter, telling him that he s a father to a fifteen You have too many rules And you don t have enough Sebastian Moore thought he had it all.A drumming gig with one of the world s biggest up and coming stars The looks and charm to get him any woman he laid his eyes on All the friends he could ever ask for.But something was always missing.That is, until he receives a letter, telling him that he s a father to a fifteen year old boy.Now, with the addition of his son, a love interest he never expected, and a whole new set of responsibilities, Sebastian finds himself happier than he s ever been.But old habits die hard, and when life finally gives him everything he wanted, he ll have to find a way to keep his past from ruining the present Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Kindle Edition Published February 1st 2019 More Details ASIN B07N4N7JMM Other Editions None found All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book The Life We Wanted by Kelsey Kingsley Author Release date Feb 01, 2019 Enter to win a Kindle copy of Kelsey Kingsley s brand new romance, The Life We Wanted Enter Giveaway Format

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part of this book Sebastian Moore has it all from the outside looking in, fame, fortune, fans and yet as you get to know him as a reader, you will see that buried deep there are things t Wow Just wow The Life We Wanted was everything I hope for a book to be Unique characters, real emotions, lighthearted moments, heartfelt connections This is the kind of book that I wish I always read but it s like a rare gem, few and far between This is not a rock band story however a rock drummer is a big part of this book Sebastian Moore has it all from the outside looking in, fame, fortune, fans and yet as you get to know him as a reader, you will see that buried deep there are things that he wants but sweeps aside Enter into his life a surprise child who is now 15 Greyson lives with his aunt Tabitha Clarke, a tightly wound realtor, after the death of his mother Neither ever knew who Greyson s father was until Tabby came across some old letters Her nephew is angry and sad and Tabby hopes that connecting with his father might be what he needs to help him come around Tabby has been living a very structured life for years Her sister was the fun one and Tabby felt it necessary that she be the responsible one Tabby and Sebastian may seem like polar opposites but when the sparks start to fly and they both start showing their true colors, the flames will ignite I will not give anything away other than to tell you that once you pick up The Life We Wanted you aren t going to be able to put it down You will be so emotionally invested in these characters that if you haven t read Kelsey Kingsley s other books, you re going to want to Sebastian was a minor character in Daises and Devin which is excellent as well but it not necessary to read prior to this though I highly recommend it The Life We Wanted is told from dual POV so you are going to really connect with these two Enjoy flag 19 likesLike see review Jan 17, 2019 Bianca BJs Book Blog rated it really liked it Shelves 4 25 stars, adorable, arc provided by author or publisher, cute cover, daddy, decide already, expected a tiny bit , family, first reads, frustrating Sebastian is the drummer in Devin s band From Daisies Devin He s happy in his rock star single guy life.But he s also lonely Now that the current tour is done, he s all alone in his house.That s when he receives a letter from someone named Tabitha.Telling him he s the father of 15 year old Greyson.Tabby is Greyson s aunt Her sister died in a car accident two months ago and now Tabitha is responsible for the moody grieving teen.Hot Rock Star meets uptight but very sexy Real Estate brok Sebastian is the drummer in Devin s band From Daisies Devin He s happy in his rock star single guy life.But he s also lonely Now that the current tour is done, he s all alone in his house.That s when he receives a letter from someone named Tabitha.Telling him he s the father of 15 year old Greyson.Tabby is Greyson s aunt Her sister died in a car accident two months ago and now Tabitha is responsible for the moody grieving teen.Hot Rock Star meets uptight but very sexy Real Estate broker who used to be a fun concert goer before her flighty sister had a kid and she had to be the grown up in that scenario Let the fun times begin I just love RockstarRomances Even though this is of a small town romance A story about three people who never planned to be this new little family But suddenly they kind of are But also not really, at least not yet there s a lot to overcome and fight through.I absolutely adored Sebastian as a hero As a rock star As a fun and carefree guy But then he s suddenly a dad and it s like he s finally found his place in life It was beautiful to watch him fall for his son and vice versa It might sound bad but the only thing I didn t love in that whole scenario was Tabby She got on my nerves so much that I wanted to stop reading a few times Especially once she decides she wants to start dating that Roman guy WTF I really almost DNF right then and there This whole Roman thing didn t need to be in this book at all They had enough problems without that Ugh.I loved the story And I kinda liked Tabby too here and there she really tried for Grey but she just wasn t my kind of person.I really adored Sebastian and Grey and the whole new family the boy got with his new dad.It was a great rock star small town daddy romance Lots of music moments and daddy son moments and chinchilla moments and band mates moments I really liked those It wasn t sexy enough for my tastes It took them too long to get it right well it took Tabitha too long but it was still a great book Could ve been better at least it was a rock star thingy if this would ve been a baseball romance or something else weird It wouldn t have gotten 4.25 stars from me I just have to love love love the hero and the heroine for a book to be my kind of bookE LIFE WE WANTED was an adorable, sweet, frustrating beautiful love story.Run to your nearest for your own Sebastian he ll be sold out in no time flag 17 likesLike see review Nov 12, 2018 L.J Evans rated it it was amazing I read an advanced copy of this given to me by the author, but all opinions are my own.This is Kelsey Kingsley s best book yet I don t say this lightly as I am a fan of all of Kelsey s words She s moved me over and over again with her stories, but this story left me breathless This story left me with a book hangover the size of which I haven t had in a long time.Sebastian is just the right mix of arrogance, confidence, and sensitivity He finds himself in a position of caring for someone in a I read an advanced copy of this given to me by the author, but all opinions are my own.This is Kelsey Kingsley s best book yet I don t say this lightly as I am a fan of all of Kelsey s words She s moved me over and over again with her stories, but this story left me breathless This story left me with a book hangover the size of which I haven t had in a long time.Sebastian is just the right mix of arrogance, confidence, and sensitivity He finds himself in a position of caring for someone in a way that he secretly longed for but publicly denied ever wanting He s a one night kind of guy, after all.Tabitha is recovering from so much loss that it s hard to see her way out and when Sebastian comes to help like she asked for, she s unprepared for just exactly how much he can make her world right For the way he belongs to her in a way that she didn t want.I don t want to give spoilers away because this book has my heart But be prepared to have your heart handed to you by this book in a way that will make you smile and ache for flag 12 likesLike see review Jan 29, 2019 Autumn Grey rated it it was amazing Shelves wishlist The Life We Wanted was simply amazing Kelsey s writing is equally incredible, bringing the characters to life with witty banter, unforgettable emotional, vivid scenes I loved that the characters were flawed, which made them so very relatable There are so many scenes I loved Like TRULY loved and I found myself laughing so hard and at one point tearing up from father son bonding times to chinchilla moments GOSH, these were so cute to Sebastian and Tabby moments Simply wonderful story flag 6 likesLike see review Jan 21, 2019 Alexandra rated it it was amazing Oh my, oh my I am the lucky winner of an ARC of this fabulous book Kelsey Kingsley is a new author to me and I already love her words I got a copy of this story and the first thing I did was to put it away because I needed to read Daisies Devin first You don t have to, but you should I already loved this story so much and was extremely excited to read The Life We Wanted And what can I say I m not disappointed Tabitha and Sebastian are amazing I love their banter, it s so m Oh my, oh my I am the lucky winner of an ARC of this fabulous book Kelsey Kingsley is a new author to me and I already love her words I got a copy of this story and the first thing I did was to put it away because I needed to read Daisies Devin first You don t have to, but you should I already loved this story so much and was extremely excited to read The Life We Wanted And what can I say I m not disappointed Tabitha and Sebastian are amazing I love their banter, it s so much fun and made me laugh really hard sometimes Tabitha s past was not easy but she made a decision and she s a strong woman I love her Sebastian is this what you see, is what you get type and I really appreciate that I love that he can t shut his mouth, it s hilarious And he s a good guy, the best For Tabitha and for Greyson Man, they made me cry, hard This story is perfect, there s everything I need in a book an adequate hint of fun and sarcasm, a huge portion of emotions, the right amount of sexy scenes and loveable characters all of them, I love Sebastian s family , they are one of a kind Absolutely perfect flag 5 likesLike see review Jan 26, 2019 Dana rated it it was amazing I had the honor of BETA reading TLWWd now having read the final version, I remember why I loved reading Sebastian and Tabby s story I want to start with this when first discovering an author, you realize you are taking a chance, well, I will say I am so happy I took a chance on Ms Kingsley last year because DAMN This woman can write characters so complex and with so much depth that you can feel as if you are living the life of the characters In TLWW, we are taken on a journey of life, I had the honor of BETA reading TLWWd now having read the final version, I remember why I loved reading Sebastian and Tabby s story I want to start with this when first discovering an author, you realize you are taking a chance, well, I will say I am so happy I took a chance on Ms Kingsley last year because DAMN This woman can write characters so complex and with so much depth that you can feel as if you are living the life of the characters In TLWW, we are taken on a journey of life, love, self discovery and family This story had all the above mentioned and so much I felt so connected to Tabby just from Ms Kingsley s words through in Sebastian and his quirks and determination and you are in for the ride of your life The Life We Wanted is another fantastic story and a great addition to Ms Kingsley s repertoire flag 6 likesLike see review Jan 20, 2019 BookAddict rated it it was amazing This book was a bit of a risk for me because I went into it completely blind new author to me, no synopsis, and no clue as to what genre it might be This is one of those times that it paid off in a huge way, and I m so glad I found this author The beautiful, poetic prose of the story had me highlighting passages left and right, and it s so full of emotion and feeling my heart was swept away on its tide.Tabitha is a very controlled, professional real estate agent who becomes a single mother t This book was a bit of a risk for me because I went into it completely blind new author to me, no synopsis, and no clue as to what genre it might be This is one of those times that it paid off in a huge way, and I m so glad I found this author The beautiful, poetic prose of the story had me highlighting passages left and right, and it s so full of emotion and feeling my heart was swept away on its tide.Tabitha is a very controlled, professional real estate agent who becomes a single mother to her fifteen year old nephew, Greyson, after her sister dies suddenly She stumbles across some letters in her sister s things that reveal the identity of Greyson s father and mails a letter to Sebastian Morrison, who turns out to be Sebastian Moore, drummer for one of the most promising rock bands around Between a buttoned up, always in control gal whose life has clearly gone off the rails, and a long haired, tattooed rocker, adding in a grieving teenager with an attitude and chip on his shoulder to match makes for quite eventful reading But beneath and between the discord and uncertainty is a thread of vulnerability and hope that makes this read deep, evocative and compelling The rules have changed for all of these characters, and they re each doing their best to find their footing, yet somehow managing to find themselves in the process One of the things I love about this book is the way it highlights the impact of music on our lives The way a special memory can be tied to a specific song, or the way the lyrics can speak to us and their story play out in our lives Instead of song lyrics, the author gives us lyrical prose that hit straight to the heart, like I wondered where they lived, what their house looked like, and what it must be like to have someone to come home to, and I couldn t remember the last time I told my dad that I loved him, but I would always remember the first time I whispered I love you, too to my son I won t spoil the book by sharing the most amazing quote, but it hits the hardest as these characters close a chapter in their lives and look forward to the future they ve created together.If you re not a fan of the rock star romance genre, have no fear I m always apprehensive I might get too much of the sex and drugs stereotype, and that absolutely is not the case here Instead this a heartfelt, poignant story that depicts the journey through grief, the challenges of facing the unknown, the beauty of self discovery, and the rewards of taking a chance I fell hard for all of these characters, but especially for the long haired, tattooed, arrogant but charming rocker lacking a verbal filter who has a huge heart but is a little lost I adore Tabby and cheered for her as the man she thought was absolutely wrong for her plays a part in her figuring out how to break free from her self imposed cage and find her authentic self Amidst the loneliness, grief, loss and uncertainty, Sebastian, Tabby and Grayson manage to find the good in things and build the life they want out of the devastating circumstances handed them Their story is heartbreaking but humorous and sensuous but sweet, and one of the most inspiring stories I ve ever read Take a chance and fall in love with these amazing characters Their journey will easily enchant your mind, own your heart, imprint your soul and leave you breathless, and their story is one you ll want to return to again and again I reviewed an advance copy of this book freely and voluntarily, having made no commitment to provide a review and receiving no compensation of any kind from any source for this review flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 19, 2019 Paulette rated it it was amazing Let me just say, I love Thor Now that I have that out of my system let me try to move on to what I hope will be a good review that makes sense and makes you want to read this book There are so many moments in this book that I wanted to remember I started highlighting and taking notes at which parts that tugged at my heart almost as soon as I opened this book The little details in this story will have you crying, sighing and trying to remember them all No I am not Dr Seuss but this is a book Let me just say, I love Thor Now that I have that out of my system let me try to move on to what I hope will be a good review that makes sense and makes you want to read this book There are so many moments in this book that I wanted to remember I started highlighting and taking notes at which parts that tugged at my heart almost as soon as I opened this book The little details in this story will have you crying, sighing and trying to remember them all No I am not Dr Seuss but this is a book you will want to pick up again and again You will laugh, smile, cry, swoon and tense up Your heart will constrict then expand I usually take a day or two to absorb what I read but I didn t want to lose my momentum and my immediate reaction or those thoughts that were rambling around in my head but important in my heart It was that important for me to get this out One of the best aspects of this book besides hope is understanding By that I mean you will understand each person in this book and that is not something I think we get out of every story when we read Usually, I become frustrated with someone for being dense, wonderingly why they act the way they do, even though I know that s how true life can be However, in this story, I got each person You could get into their soul The author left no detail unturned She thought of things that made me stop and think, Wow, how did she think of that As they say the truth is in the details, even the little ones There is so much I want to say but I don t do spoilers It s not fair to the author You can read the blurb and just enjoy the story What I will say is even the language was on point so real and she included all different types of characters, even a quirky older person we all have someone in our lives who s interesting, who we know and love This author writes from the heart Her stories aren t outlandish They always make you think These are people you know Like I said no spoilers but there are three details that really got to me I m not going to go in depth I m just going to mention some parts I highlighted Tabitha washing her hair thinking, Sebastian talking about his rules made me smile in the telling and Greyson talking to his dad I know that s not much but believe me again, it s all in the details.Don t worry you get every feel imaginable, including the heat, really good heat That s only part of what makes this so good It will bring questions to your mind about yourself Questions like, are you living your best life and do you know what your best life is Are you living your life for you Do I make judgments about others without thinking it through Do I let my preconceived ideas guide me In addition you get the great rock and roll aspect The musical references are phenomenal I could keep going on and on but I would just be redundant without saying much else because you need to read this book yourself What I will say is that even though I m not Dr Seuss your heart will definitely grow just by reading this book Yes, you may think this review may be a little corny or over the top but it is the truth By the way the cover is original and awesome flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 24, 2019 Zilpha Owens rated it it was amazing 4.5 Thumbelina StarsAn adjustment no child or sister should have to make The dynamic of a relationship changing because of circumstances beyond your control Letters that broke my heart All this from just the first few pages of The Life We Wanted.Tabitha Clarke comes across is a little standoff ish and uptight But you can t really blame her She s trying to cope the best way she knows how I can t help but feel sorry for her She s always had to be the adult Her laughter and carefree ways 4.5 Thumbelina StarsAn adjustment no child or sister should have to make The dynamic of a relationship changing because of circumstances beyond your control Letters that broke my heart All this from just the first few pages of The Life We Wanted.Tabitha Clarke comes across is a little standoff ish and uptight But you can t really blame her She s trying to cope the best way she knows how I can t help but feel sorry for her She s always had to be the adult Her laughter and carefree ways shoved into a box Some of her decisions I didn t really like Watching her change and relax was refreshing Sebastian Moore is every bit the dreamy drummer He may have had the typical bad boy persona, but he was than that He immediately made my heart race His laid back attitude and carefree soul was everything The struggle between the two and as individuals, the chemistry, the push and pull was evident Getting over those first impressions and digging through those layers, discovering their commonalities and admitting to what was than just attraction only made their story that much magical But this isn t just about a romance What I found just as important was the development of the relationship between Sebastian and Greyson Finding out you re a father or discovering you have a dad is not easily navigated but witnessing the connection and deepening respect and love for one another is incredible The Life We Wanted is a beautiful look at choices, mistakes that really aren t mistakes, love and finding family when you need it It definitely evoked emotions and left me feeling warm and giddy a fantastic place to be after reaching the final page flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 20, 2019 Lisa Hill rated it it was amazing Where do I start This story has my heart It made me laugh, it made me cry oh boy, did it ever , it made me swoon and it made me fall in love with Sebastian and Tabitha.The thread that weaves it s way through this story is the song Everlong by the Foo Fighters I ve never read a book that makes such clever use of a songs lyrics, it s meaning and the emotion it evokes It s a song that I love so it made the book even special, but if you don t know it, listen to it and read the lyrics It Where do I start This story has my heart It made me laugh, it made me cry oh boy, did it ever , it made me swoon and it made me fall in love with Sebastian and Tabitha.The thread that weaves it s way through this story is the song Everlong by the Foo Fighters I ve never read a book that makes such clever use of a songs lyrics, it s meaning and the emotion it evokes It s a song that I love so it made the book even special, but if you don t know it, listen to it and read the lyrics It will add an extra dimension to the book and the characters.The premise of the story is Sebastian discovering that he has a 15 year old son, after the boy s mother dies Greyson s aunt, Tabitha, reaches out to Sebastian in the hope that he will be a positive influence in his life.Tabitha has been a stable influence in Greyson s life, when his own mother couldn t be Living contrary to her own desires, she s helped bring the boy up for 15 years and feels like she s reached her limit.Bringing Sebastian into their lives shows all three of them that the lives they want lie within their reach Greyson finally gets a father figure in his life Sebastian gets the child he always thought his mother had aborted and importantly, he gets Tabitha, a woman who makes him feel than any other has Tabitha gets the person who can accept her for who she wants to be, not who she has to be.The way Kelsey Kingsley writes makes me feel as though I m coming home It s comforting, somewhere I want to spend time getting to know the characters, their lives and their stories I cannot recommend this book enough It s everything flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 31, 2019 Chele rated it it was amazing This book has taken over my whole life and invaded every one of my thoughts Brilliant writing Unforgettable Characters Heart stopping and breath taking A Real Romance God, Tabby, what the fuck are you doing to me What do you mean You really are a witch She giggled, You keep saying that It s better than the truth And what s the truth That you re going to be the end of me I m just in awe Kelsey knows just the right way to crack your heart so it splintersbut man the way she This book has taken over my whole life and invaded every one of my thoughts Brilliant writing Unforgettable Characters Heart stopping and breath taking A Real Romance God, Tabby, what the fuck are you doing to me What do you mean You really are a witch She giggled, You keep saying that It s better than the truth And what s the truth That you re going to be the end of me I m just in awe Kelsey knows just the right way to crack your heart so it splintersbut man the way she puts it back together makes you never want to stop reading her words It s a heartbreaking, emotional story about family, trust, strength, love, acceptance and change I love it so much I knew I loved Sebastian from the first time I met him in Daisies Devin His no filter, blunt and honest personality is so sexy He is hilarious, compassionate, talented and kind Tabby and her nephew Greyson are having a horrible, terrible, tragic year Things are bleak But when Tabby finds an old letter from Sebastian to her sister, things getinteresting The intricacy of this story, the layers, the evolution of the characters all speak to the talent that Kelsey possess She is earning a top spot on my favorite list of authors and in my heart I love the depth of her stories and the perfect way she weaves her words I couldn t sleep without imagining her in my bed, or shower without imagining her long, red hair between my fingers I felt obsessed and fucked up Why the hell is this feeling coveted I didn t feel complete, or good I felt ruined flag 4 likesLike see review Kat Valentine Fabulous review 11 hours, 38 min ago Chele Kat wrote Fabulous review Yay Thanks 5 hours, 57 min ago Jan 22, 2019 Leanne rated it it was amazing This book It s happy, sad, angry, lonely, sexy, smart, and freeing Sebastian is a rock drummer who is completely unapologetically himself Tabitha is a buttoned up, straight laced professional who really isn t Greyson is a teenage boy trying to navigate through the death of his mother Together, they are a family The just are The playlist for this book could almost be a character of it s own I have never read a book that uses music so perfectly to make you a part of the story I fell lik This book It s happy, sad, angry, lonely, sexy, smart, and freeing Sebastian is a rock drummer who is completely unapologetically himself Tabitha is a buttoned up, straight laced professional who really isn t Greyson is a teenage boy trying to navigate through the death of his mother Together, they are a family The just are The playlist for this book could almost be a character of it s own I have never read a book that uses music so perfectly to make you a part of the story I fell like I KNOW these people I feel like I am these people.Kelsey Kingsley has once again made me feel all the feels and this time, she really made me think About my life am I living the life I wanted flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 22, 2019 Bree Shearer rated it really liked it This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I absolutely loved Sebastian and Tabitha Well, and of course Greyson The entire book combines all of my favorite tropes Rockstar romance Small town romance Enemies to lovers Single dadSebastian is everything you didn t know you wanted but everything you need All the muscly goodness of Thor, all the best stereotypes of a rockstar drummer, all of the arrogance and confidence, and of course the giant teddy bear with the giant heart buried beneath it all Seriously, drummers are my favorite, the I absolutely loved Sebastian and Tabitha Well, and of course Greyson The entire book combines all of my favorite tropes Rockstar romance Small town romance Enemies to lovers Single dadSebastian is everything you didn t know you wanted but everything you need All the muscly goodness of Thor, all the best stereotypes of a rockstar drummer, all of the arrogance and confidence, and of course the giant teddy bear with the giant heart buried beneath it all Seriously, drummers are my favorite, the best role in a band He was everything to me.Tabitha is a woman after my own heart She is the rocker goddess lyric groupie hidden under layers and layers of forced professionalism, adult clothing and heels Her Chuck collection rivals my own Her heartbreak is devastating and her ability to force her way into surviving and adulting for her nephew showcases the strength she has within her Although Tabitha made me angry at times, I was so excited to see her embrace herself and lose her walls to express the real her.This book is intertwined and based on the song Everlong by the Foo Fighters Arguably the greatest love song ever written an argument for another day Kelsey managed to capture the importance of music and the impact it makes on so many lives through emotional relation I truly enjoyed being able to follow along with the music this time, as it covers some of my favorite songs and bands The story brought out every single emotion and then some I laughed, I cried, my heart was shattered, I yelled at the stupidity of Tabitha and praised the persistence of Sebastian I also love that Kelsey makes her supporting characters relevant and just as developed as the main characters I loved the banter with the band and hope to see a storyline from Chad wick soon The relationship development between Sebastian and Greyson was absolutely heart wrenching my heart ached for their lost time, cheered for their bond, and cried joyously when the word Dad was uttered For Sebastian and Tabitha, I enjoyed following them through their battle of sarcastic wit, angry flirting, the eventual HEA I was rooting for Although it was achingly frustrating at times, the story was sweet and beautiful it could have had a little heat but did well without it I would highly recommend a one click on this one from Kelsey 4.5 stars for the heat element.And now my top three quotes from this book I have no problem imagining you knocking someone up, but the idea of you as a parent is just really f ing with me right now choosing felt like choosing a favorite pair of Chucks They were all comfortable, and they all felt good Not for any particular reason, other than they just were The freedom to give her the life we all, not just wanted, but deserved to have I received an ARC Advanced Reader Copy of this book by the author, however, all opinions in this review are my own flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 19, 2019 Donna rated it it was amazing Shelves advance reader copy, read 2019 As a member of Team Dearie Kelsey Kingley s ARC Team on Facebook, I was blessed with an advance reader copy of The Life We Wanted expected to be released February 2019 To say I was nervous was an understatement I am in a group of close quarters with the author, what if I hate this book How would I be able to write an honest review The day arrived and in my inbox was this book That day was only yesterdayI finished this book in one day honestly, around 4 hours of my day total I As a member of Team Dearie Kelsey Kingley s ARC Team on Facebook, I was blessed with an advance reader copy of The Life We Wanted expected to be released February 2019 To say I was nervous was an understatement I am in a group of close quarters with the author, what if I hate this book How would I be able to write an honest review The day arrived and in my inbox was this book That day was only yesterdayI finished this book in one day honestly, around 4 hours of my day total I could not get enough This book was inspired by the song Everlong by the Foo Fighters and you will see how that intertwines throughout this story Music is amazing and this tale uses music as a muse for the story so well.The story is about Tabitha Clarke and Sebastian Moore Tabitha is a successful real estate agent who just lost her parents and sister over the course of a year and gained custody of her 15 year old nephew Sebastian Moore is a successful drummer in a band and tours around the world and has a life of one night stands When Tabitha goes through her sister s belongings after another fight with her nephew she discovers letters written by Sebastian and discovers he is her nephew s father At her wit s end she writes to him in hopes he can help her out and get through to her nephew, Greyson.This story is told through alternating points of view between Tabitha and Sebastian I really liked how the story flowed this way We were not left with any unnecessary narratives and I really appreciated that I also appreciated the details that went in to describing each character and I may or may not have a HUGE crush on Sebastian myself.I would best describe this story as an edgy Hallmark tale and in case you did not know, I LOVE Hallmark movies There is cursing throughout this book so if that is not up your alley, don t pick up this book Is this book predictable Yes But, did it make me tear up Did it make me yell at the characters Yes and yes I became attached to Tabitha and Sebastian grew on me It truly is a wonderful romance tale that has left me wanting.I am in a total book hangover I am left day dreaming about Tabitha and Sebastian and hope that one day we will get a sequel I know that this book is not for everyone so I won t sugarcoat that If you love Hallmarky things that have an edge to them, THIS IS FOR YOU Stop what you are doing and run out to get this book It will leave your heart full and your face smiling So, despite the fact that I know this book isn t for everyone, I am still giving it 5 stars Why Because I freakin loved it and that s good enough for me If you are into this genre you will understand why I gave it 5 stars after you read it and then come back and let s talk all about it flag 3 likesLike see review Feb 01, 2019 G heartbooked rated it really liked it Sebastian Moore, you are one swoon worthy daddy rockstar drummer in the world If you are keen for your next rockstar hero, Sebastian is your man I know this was a romance novel but every scene of this hero and his son is so beautiful and honest and pure amazing Absolutely loved the hero s character I was a little reserved when it came to Tabby Don t come at me for this because I get it She had so much happening in her life that she felt like everything was uprooted and she had to re learn Sebastian Moore, you are one swoon worthy daddy rockstar drummer in the world If you are keen for your next rockstar hero, Sebastian is your man I know this was a romance novel but every scene of this hero and his son is so beautiful and honest and pure amazing Absolutely loved the hero s character I was a little reserved when it came to Tabby Don t come at me for this because I get it She had so much happening in her life that she felt like everything was uprooted and she had to re learn how to be steady on her two feet again She did a lot of good But she also frustrated me to hell and back It was her perception of the hero in the early days up til 70% ish of the book put me off But when you have a guy like Sebastian Moore as the hero, everything will fall into place.I enjoyed this because of how this story was told and Kelsey wrote this amazingly.Problems, passing judgement, struggles, relationships and so many other things were explored in this novel But you ll want to read because of Sebastian Moore Because of how he helped Tabby see the good in the bad Because of Grey Because this was a good book relaying the struggles we face and how it changes our perspective It was Sebastian and his son that did it for me Well done KK This was a beautiful piece of the author s heart.heartbooked on instagram xX flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 22, 2019 Nicole Chu rated it it was amazing Did you ever pick up a book and knew instantly that you were done with your day The reason being you could not stop reading it Be prepared because this is the book Put on some comfy clothes and make sure to water your plants because once you start you are not going to be able to stop This book wrecked me then built me up again I laugh, then cried, then got angry and then cried So many emotions and it was amazing Lets not ever get into Tabby, Seb and Greyson The ties that bind these thr Did you ever pick up a book and knew instantly that you were done with your day The reason being you could not stop reading it Be prepared because this is the book Put on some comfy clothes and make sure to water your plants because once you start you are not going to be able to stop This book wrecked me then built me up again I laugh, then cried, then got angry and then cried So many emotions and it was amazing Lets not ever get into Tabby, Seb and Greyson The ties that bind these three just blew me away.Books are always part of your heart but this book is a piece of my soul.Time to re read because work is done and I need to fall in love again flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 31, 2019 A.BookNerd.BooksellerBibliophile.Blog rated it it was amazing My first book by Kelsey Kingsley and it was pretty much love from the beginning The characters are layered so that you really feel like you are getting to know real people There is tons of wit, sarcasm and emotion, but what it boils down to is two people trying to do the right thing for a person that they love, even if it means making sacrifices or finding yourself in the process I m a big fan of rock music and there were tons of references to music that I love, so that was just an added bon My first book by Kelsey Kingsley and it was pretty much love from the beginning The characters are layered so that you really feel like you are getting to know real people There is tons of wit, sarcasm and emotion, but what it boils down to is two people trying to do the right thing for a person that they love, even if it means making sacrifices or finding yourself in the process I m a big fan of rock music and there were tons of references to music that I love, so that was just an added bonus Reviewed by Lauren L flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 19, 2019 Jaime Reynolds rated it it was amazing Holy hotness was this story fantastic I love Kelsey s writing and this book did not disappoint The storyline and charismatic characters had me turning the pages, never wanting the story to end I love music and the way she incorporates song lyrics into her characters lives is brilliant and flawless If you love music, romance and hot rockers then this book is must read flag 3 likesLike see review Feb 01, 2019 Love2ReadRomance rated it it was amazing Oh my goodness Totally in love with Sebastian He is so patient and persistent with Tabby, and that s exactly what she needed him to be Best book yet by Kelsey Kingsley I can t wait to read flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 22, 2019 Jodie Catan rated it it was amazing First of all, I love Kelsey Kingsley s books She writes flawed and beautiful characters who come to life on the page The dynamics between the various people in the story are real and the situations they find themselves in are believable In The Life We Wanted we meet Tabitha, Greyson and Sebastian Three hurting, lonely people who don t know how to live the life they wanted Tabitha is struggling to raise her teenaged nephew after her sister dies unexpectedly Greyson is learning to live with First of all, I love Kelsey Kingsley s books She writes flawed and beautiful characters who come to life on the page The dynamics between the various people in the story are real and the situations they find themselves in are believable In The Life We Wanted we meet Tabitha, Greyson and Sebastian Three hurting, lonely people who don t know how to live the life they wanted Tabitha is struggling to raise her teenaged nephew after her sister dies unexpectedly Greyson is learning to live with his aunt after his mother dies in an accident Finally, there is Sebastian who has been living the rocker life as a drummer with a band he has been with for years, one that is growing in popularity Sebastian, you see, is Greyson s dad but didn t know that Greyson had ever been born He thought that Tabitha s sister Sam had terminated her pregnancy, so to find out 15 years later he s a dad changes his entire life and his priorities.Tabitha has spent her entire adult life being the grown up, ever since her sister got pregnant after hooking up with a guy at a concert Her sister wasn t going to grow up, so Tabitha took it upon herself at 16 to leave behind her rebellious ways to provide some stability for her nephew and sister She graduated college and became a successful realtor.Tabitha struggles to live the life she wanted, and to see if what she thought she wanted is still what she wants now Greyson is learning his new normal, a dad he didn t know he had and a mom he misses, he struggles with feeling guilty about being happy Sebastian is learning how to be a dad, learning how to live a new life that involves a family he never thought he d have Kelsey Kingsley delivered a wonderful story of family, of people who discovered that they could live the life they wanted, even when they thought it had slipped through their fingers.I will definitely re read this story and I hope to visit these characters in some of Kelsey s upcoming stories.I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of this book in advance in order to leave a fair and honest review flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 19, 2019 B.J Bentley rated it it was amazing I was up until 2am with this book It s now nearly ten hours later, and I m still trying to process my feelings The Life We Wanted is a poignant look at how questionable decisions can lead to the greatest outcomes and how there really are no mistakes in life, just lessons and learning experiences Tabby has spent her entire adulthood muted She covered up her vibrant rainbow personality with shades of beige in order to fit into what society deems a traditional and acceptable role successful ca I was up until 2am with this book It s now nearly ten hours later, and I m still trying to process my feelings The Life We Wanted is a poignant look at how questionable decisions can lead to the greatest outcomes and how there really are no mistakes in life, just lessons and learning experiences Tabby has spent her entire adulthood muted She covered up her vibrant rainbow personality with shades of beige in order to fit into what society deems a traditional and acceptable role successful career woman and legal guardian to a grieving teenager Unfortunately, by dimming her light, she set herself for failure Sebastian has everything he thinks he wants until he realizes he doesn t The exact opposite of everything Tabby pretends to be, Sebastian has zero filters and gives zero fucks Until he finds out he has a son a child he believed didn t exist.Tabitha and Sebastian come together in a clash of wills and personalities It s sexual tension at its finest and proof that non traditional families can be filled with as much love and sacrifice as any other This story had me alternately laughing and crying There s witty banter, angst, and steam to satisfy all your moods Kingsley s storytelling is effortless, and each chapter flows naturally, expertly showcasing each emotion at every turn of events On a personal note, this book got me in all the feels Having lost my father unexpectedly at age 15, I related to Greyson in a way that I was not expecting when I started this book His grief is palpable, his emotional struggle is raw But witnessing the healing process is a beautiful thing I loved everything about this story, and I m so glad the author chose to share it with us flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 28, 2019 Courtney Hagel Swinson rated it it was amazing Kelsey Kingsley has taken my breath away again I was immediately captivated from the author s note Kelsey s way with words is so eloquent and beautiful and she never fails to reach deep into my heart Sebastian, Tabby and Greyson have settled there and aren t going anywhere any time soon There are so many layers to this story So many new, wonderful relationships forming and reading it felt so real and special.Sebastian is the realest hero I ve ever read A total manchild and completely unapo Kelsey Kingsley has taken my breath away again I was immediately captivated from the author s note Kelsey s way with words is so eloquent and beautiful and she never fails to reach deep into my heart Sebastian, Tabby and Greyson have settled there and aren t going anywhere any time soon There are so many layers to this story So many new, wonderful relationships forming and reading it felt so real and special.Sebastian is the realest hero I ve ever read A total manchild and completely unapologetic about it But at the end of the day, a man who takes his responsibilities and relationships seriously and this made him such a likable, sexy character He was the perfect compliment to Tabitha s heroine Tabby could be frustrating at times, but I couldn t help but sympathize with her I loved her character arch and enjoyed seeing her many layers being peeled back as the story progressed And then there s Greyson who was a hero of this story in his own right His developing relationship with Sebastian really spoke to me as a parent It ripped my heart open and put it back together The Life We Wanted is truly a masterpiece and easily one of my top reads this year A story that I will definitely be coming back to again and again Swoony, magical and beautiful everything you could possibly want in a romance flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 20, 2019 SCBookAddict rated it it was amazing Terrific story I love Kelsey Kingsley s writing One She incorporates music into her stories and I LOVE music Two She has unique characters and they are all beautiful From purple hair to pale skin covered with tattoos, she doesn t use standard characters It s quite refreshing This book will give you ALL the feels It s funny at times and its also emotional at times You feel what the characters feel.In The Life We Wanted, drummer Sebastian finds out he had a 15 year old son, Greyson Ta Terrific story I love Kelsey Kingsley s writing One She incorporates music into her stories and I LOVE music Two She has unique characters and they are all beautiful From purple hair to pale skin covered with tattoos, she doesn t use standard characters It s quite refreshing This book will give you ALL the feels It s funny at times and its also emotional at times You feel what the characters feel.In The Life We Wanted, drummer Sebastian finds out he had a 15 year old son, Greyson Tabitha, Greyson s aunt, recently had her life turned upside down.Sebastian has no filter while Tabitha is the exact opposite and these two clash quite frequently until they don t Usually, when there is a child involved, they seem to disappear in the story However, in The Life We Wanted, this didn t happen Greyson s story stays strong throughout the book and was as important as Tabitha s and Sebastian s.I loved the banter between Sebastian and Tabitha I also enjoyed the camaraderie between Sebastian and his band mates My favorite quote was, And you, he added, nodding affirmatively I ve secretly wanted you for years A little witch who could finally tame this beast If there is anything I would take from this book and use, it s this, be unapologetically you Living your life for others will only hurt you in the process flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 25, 2019 Michelle rated it really liked it This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Boy oh boy did this hit some emotional points I think I loved Sebastian from the get go His pov will leave you swooning and just I don t know, hoping and wishing your friend will find a guy that falls head over heels in love with her Yes he s a rock star and a known ladies man But once he laid eyes on Tabitha all bets were off Add in his absolute LOVE for Greyson and your heart will go to him too.Now Tabitha, I wanted to throat punch a few to many times Like A LOT of times Maybe it s Boy oh boy did this hit some emotional points I think I loved Sebastian from the get go His pov will leave you swooning and just I don t know, hoping and wishing your friend will find a guy that falls head over heels in love with her Yes he s a rock star and a known ladies man But once he laid eyes on Tabitha all bets were off Add in his absolute LOVE for Greyson and your heart will go to him too.Now Tabitha, I wanted to throat punch a few to many times Like A LOT of times Maybe it s b c we got Sebastian s POV and knew where he stood, no wait that s not right, b c we get his WORDS and ACTIONS in her POV and she just chucks it all back at him I was so freaking pissed Like seriously pissed I put the book down and hoped she didn t do what she did But the book stood there the same as when I left it.I had hoped SHE would do all the groveling ALLEOVELING But she didn t All she did was show up and that pissed me off to I felt Sebastian deserved better, but the heart wants what the heart wants and it wanted her I volunteered to read an advance copy flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 29, 2019 Jamie rated it really liked it This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here So this is a very well written story Your everything I shouldn t want And yet, here you are, he whispered in a horase voice Let me just say I thought the two main characters getting involved was a little taboo for me I understand it s my opinion, and I get that BUT I d also like to point out that how the story developed and the passion behind the words just shows to me how Kelsey can take something and make it so much This isn t just about him and her but the whole family How rel So this is a very well written story Your everything I shouldn t want And yet, here you are, he whispered in a horase voice Let me just say I thought the two main characters getting involved was a little taboo for me I understand it s my opinion, and I get that BUT I d also like to point out that how the story developed and the passion behind the words just shows to me how Kelsey can take something and make it so much This isn t just about him and her but the whole family How relationship that aren t romantic are still filled with love I never knew Parenthood could be so uplifting and yet so soul crushing, all at the same time I absolutely loved Sebastian He has a heart of gold I liked Tabitha a little less She had me shaking my head a few times But holding everything in will do that to a person So I understand but she just had me yelling at my Kindle Like No, woman Definitely pick this up if you love Kelsey s writing, this one won t disappoint flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 21, 2019 Sarah rated it it was amazing Wow this book was so much than its description What amazing characters Miss Kingsley has created The writing flows beautifully, there s humour, great dialogue, realistic situations and so much heart I couldn t put it downSebastian what can we say he is an awesome character I fell in love with him instantly, his banter with Greyson was just right His relationship and conversations with his family and friends had me laughing out loud who wouldn t want to be in his orbit, he Wow this book was so much than its description What amazing characters Miss Kingsley has created The writing flows beautifully, there s humour, great dialogue, realistic situations and so much heart I couldn t put it downSebastian what can we say he is an awesome character I fell in love with him instantly, his banter with Greyson was just right His relationship and conversations with his family and friends had me laughing out loud who wouldn t want to be in his orbit, he is like the sun Tabitha, well she was a bit tricky to like I found myself struggling to empathise with her in some parts and then my heart breaking for her in others I really did feel for her and I m so glad she managed to get her head back on straight Not as steamy as other books in this genre but it certainly didn t detract from the heat and chemistry that was brilliantly woven into this story.I was privileged to receive an arc from the author, it is my first read by her and certainly won t be my last I have chosen to leave a review because I loved it flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 31, 2019 Cat rated it it was amazing Kelsey Kingsley is becoming one of my favourite Authors, you can tell she puts all her heart and soul into her stories and characters I am actually quite New to her books I have only read Daisies and Devin, so this is only my second book by her But Oh my Gosh she is truly an Amazing writer, you are instantly addicted to her beautiful words and the story unfolding before you The Life We Wanted is No exception, it is breathtaking and I am lost for words.Tabitha and Sebastian s Romance will comp Kelsey Kingsley is becoming one of my favourite Authors, you can tell she puts all her heart and soul into her stories and characters I am actually quite New to her books I have only read Daisies and Devin, so this is only my second book by her But Oh my Gosh she is truly an Amazing writer, you are instantly addicted to her beautiful words and the story unfolding before you The Life We Wanted is No exception, it is breathtaking and I am lost for words.Tabitha and Sebastian s Romance will completely and utterly capture your heart and every emotion you have.To be honest with you I have no words to describe the magnificence of this book, you will only know once you read it for yourself,and experience its sheer magic Feeling every single emotion there is to feel, it will take you on a journey of pure perfection, this is what Romance is All about and exactly why we read it I Loved it so Much It s a MUST read flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 19, 2019 Bree rated it really liked it I freaking love Sebastian I loved him, even in his minor role in Daisies Devin He is honest and real, and unapologetic for those things It s refreshing He defends those he loves and he forgives when they fail He s not perfect, but he s pretty amazing Tabitha has lots of baggage and grief, so I can forgive her for being an uptight jerk on occasion, because that s pretty real too Sebastian s family and Tabitha s friends are fantastic supporting characters, and of course we get a littl I freaking love Sebastian I loved him, even in his minor role in Daisies Devin He is honest and real, and unapologetic for those things It s refreshing He defends those he loves and he forgives when they fail He s not perfect, but he s pretty amazing Tabitha has lots of baggage and grief, so I can forgive her for being an uptight jerk on occasion, because that s pretty real too Sebastian s family and Tabitha s friends are fantastic supporting characters, and of course we get a little taste of Devin and Ky and the band, which is super There are some great music references, appropriate for a rockstar I most love Sebastian s relationship with Greyson, which is really beautiful Overall a great book flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 22, 2019 Meghan rated it it was amazing This is by far the best book Kelsey has written and I loved all of her other books immensely Her characters and story development grip you from the beginning and leave you unknowing if you want to laugh, cry, throw something or love harder and deeper than you ever thought you could I found myself wishing I could hug Greyson and offer him comfort, laugh and swoon at Sebastian s antics and depth of love and shake Tabitha and make her realize what s being offered right in front of her Music is t This is by far the best book Kelsey has written and I loved all of her other books immensely Her characters and story development grip you from the beginning and leave you unknowing if you want to laugh, cry, throw something or love harder and deeper than you ever thought you could I found myself wishing I could hug Greyson and offer him comfort, laugh and swoon at Sebastian s antics and depth of love and shake Tabitha and make her realize what s being offered right in front of her Music is the universal language for any situation and it is thread beautifully throughout this story I felt every emotion that every character did which is a true testament to Kelsey Kingsley s amazing storytelling As usual I cannot wait to reread this book and I cannot wait to see what she has in store next flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 25, 2019 Megan rated it it was amazing Perfection Seriously.I don t think I will ever be able to put a Kelsey Kingsley book ahead of Daisies and Devin, but this is right up there with it for me When I finished, I had that feeling like I wish I could read it again for the first time I always go on in my reviews about how eminently normal KK s characters are and how much I love that give me a small town romance over a rockstar billionaire gruff alpha romance any day What I found especially notable about TLWW is that despite being Perfection Seriously.I don t think I will ever be able to put a Kelsey Kingsley book ahead of Daisies and Devin, but this is right up there with it for me When I finished, I had that feeling like I wish I could read it again for the first time I always go on in my reviews about how eminently normal KK s characters are and how much I love that give me a small town romance over a rockstar billionaire gruff alpha romance any day What I found especially notable about TLWW is that despite being a rockstar, Sebastian still has that normal dude thing that Kelsey hits so perfectly every time Playing the drums is his job, and music and drumming feature heavily throughout the story, but his famousness is almost an afterthought, which I really appreciated flag 2 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed Well, Diane, I don t know if my books are ever going to be on the shelves of libraries, but I m sure as hell going to try When I m not writing stor When I was a wee lassie, I was told by my preschool teachers that I was a natural at storytelling When I was just a little older than that, an old friend s mother said to me, Kelsey, one day your books are going to be on the shelves at the library Well, Diane, I don t know if my books are ever going to be on the shelves of libraries, but I m sure as hell going to try When I m not writing stories destined to be bestsellers, I enjoy devouring TV shows, listening to every type of music there is and going to concerts, reading pretty much anything with a soft spot for romance and certain books located in 18th century Scotland , obsessing over makeup, and pretending to workout I also have a fondness for cats, my family, tattoos, and a really good French fry Books by Kelsey Kingsley More Trivia About The Life We Wanted No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now renderRatingGraph 85, 20, 2, 0, 0 if rating_details 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        When I was a wee lassie, I was told by my preschool teachers that I was a natural at storytelling When I was just a little older than that, an old friend s mother said to me, Kelsey, one day your books are going to be on the shelves at the library Well, Diane, I don t know if my books are ever going to be on the shelves of libraries, but I m sure as hell going to try When I m not writing stor When I was a wee lassie, I was told by my preschool teachers that I was a natural at storytelling When I was just a little older than that, an old friend s mother said to me, Kelsey, one day your books are going to be on the shelves at the library Well, Diane, I don t know if my books are ever going to be on the shelves of libraries, but I m sure as hell going to try When I m not writing stories destined to be bestsellers, I enjoy devouring TV shows, listening to every type of music there is and going to concerts, reading pretty much anything with a soft spot for romance and certain books located in 18th century Scotland , obsessing over makeup, and pretending to workout I also have a fondness for cats, my family, tattoos, and a really good French fry


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    1. Wow Just wow The Life We Wanted was everything I hope for a book to be Unique characters, real emotions, lighthearted moments, heartfelt connections This is the kind of book that I wish I always read but it s like a rare gem, few and far between This is not a rock band story however a rock drummer is a big part of this book Sebastian Moore has it all from the outside looking in, fame, fortune, fans and yet as you get to know him as a reader, you will see that buried deep there are things t Wow J [...]


    2. Sebastian is the drummer in Devin s band From Daisies Devin He s happy in his rock star single guy life.But he s also lonely Now that the current tour is done, he s all alone in his house.That s when he receives a letter from someone named Tabitha.Telling him he s the father of 15 year old Greyson.Tabby is Greyson s aunt Her sister died in a car accident two months ago and now Tabitha is responsible for the moody grieving teen.Hot Rock Star meets uptight but very sexy Real Estate brok Sebastian [...]


    3. I read an advanced copy of this given to me by the author, but all opinions are my own.This is Kelsey Kingsley s best book yet I don t say this lightly as I am a fan of all of Kelsey s words She s moved me over and over again with her stories, but this story left me breathless This story left me with a book hangover the size of which I haven t had in a long time.Sebastian is just the right mix of arrogance, confidence, and sensitivity He finds himself in a position of caring for someone in a I r [...]


    4. The Life We Wanted was simply amazing Kelsey s writing is equally incredible, bringing the characters to life with witty banter, unforgettable emotional, vivid scenes I loved that the characters were flawed, which made them so very relatable There are so many scenes I loved Like TRULY loved and I found myself laughing so hard and at one point tearing up from father son bonding times to chinchilla moments GOSH, these were so cute to Sebastian and Tabby moments Simply wonderful story


    5. Oh my, oh my I am the lucky winner of an ARC of this fabulous book Kelsey Kingsley is a new author to me and I already love her words I got a copy of this story and the first thing I did was to put it away because I needed to read Daisies Devin first You don t have to, but you should I already loved this story so much and was extremely excited to read The Life We Wanted And what can I say I m not disappointed Tabitha and Sebastian are amazing I love their banter, it s so m Oh my, oh my I am the [...]


    6. I had the honor of BETA reading TLWWd now having read the final version, I remember why I loved reading Sebastian and Tabby s story I want to start with this when first discovering an author, you realize you are taking a chance, well, I will say I am so happy I took a chance on Ms Kingsley last year because DAMN This woman can write characters so complex and with so much depth that you can feel as if you are living the life of the characters In TLWW, we are taken on a journey of life, I had the [...]


    7. This book was a bit of a risk for me because I went into it completely blind new author to me, no synopsis, and no clue as to what genre it might be This is one of those times that it paid off in a huge way, and I m so glad I found this author The beautiful, poetic prose of the story had me highlighting passages left and right, and it s so full of emotion and feeling my heart was swept away on its tide.Tabitha is a very controlled, professional real estate agent who becomes a single mother t Thi [...]


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