See My Review Below!
LIVING OUT LOUD, the next in Staci Hart’s Austen Series, is LIVE! I adored this modern love story inspired by Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility. Everything about this book had me smiling and swooning! Hart takes us back to the world of Wasted Words and gives us a love story you will not soon forget!
When Annie Daschle arrives in New York City, the only thing she can control is her list.
Not her father’s death or the loss of her home. Not the hole in her heart or the defective valve that’s dictated so much of her life. But she can put pen to paper to make a list of all the ways she can live out loud, just like her dad would have wanted.
See the city from the top of the Empire State Building: Check.
Eat hot dogs on the steps of The Met: Check.
Stand in the middle of Times Square: Check.
Get a job at Wasted Words: Check.
Two things not on her list: Greg Brandon and Will Bailey. And just like that, she finds herself caught in the middle of something she can’t find her way out of, with no clear answers and no rules.
List or no list, she realizes she can’t control anything at all, not even her heart.
Not the decisions it makes, and not the moment it stops.
*Standalone contemporary romance Inspired by Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.*
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Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.
Inspired by Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility…..
I first fell in love with Staci Hart’s work when I read With a Twist. And I have been loving her stories ever since.
Can I say, without getting yelled at, that I loved Living Out Loud just as much as I love Jane Austen’s work? Because I do! This adaptation is fabulous!
This story of Annie and Greg is so lovely. I like how Staci went with the impulsive middle sister, and waiting to give Elle her story! I really enjoyed Annie’s wide eyed innocence and Greg being with her through it all. Annie was funny, she was sweet and yet she was oh so naive. I think the best line was “But a girl like you needs no wishes, for she eats wishes for breakfast and dreams for lunch” whew, loved that line!
Greg was perfect, he was willing to give up his happiness to support Annie’s. He was swoony, he was sweet and that touch of alpha was spot on. His inner turmoil about his feelings towards Annie was moving and his self-sacrifice was admirable. He is a true friend in the best sense.
I also enjoyed seeing past characters from her stories, I have missed them and it was good reading about them, even it’s just a small bit!
I cannot wait for Elle story! Thank you for your words and stories Staci! The world you create in your books is amazing!