Thursday, February 14, 2013

Blog Tour Stop for Running on Empty by L.B Simmons & Giveaway!

I loved this book and boy is L.B Simmons going places! It was emotional & heartfelt and I felt every single bit of it. 

My review of Running on Empty

I figured L.B's book would be good but I just never imagined how good. She blew it out of the park and completely blew my expectations. I have thought about this book all day long.

Alex is a widow and a mother to 3 spitfire little girls (who completely remind me of some other children I know) and takes place 3 years after the death of her husband Derek. She has never moved on from his death, loving him completely still and hanging on to dear life. However, she is a quick witted loving mother who puts her kids first. Alex has a pretty fantastic best friend by the name of Harlow that stole my heart. She is the kind of friend that everyone should have. Telling you things you need to hear even if it's hard for you to listen to. Everyone should have a Harlow. 

Let me introduce Blake. Blake is tall dark and handsome motor cycle riding man of perfection. He and Alex were best friends when they were kids and has just come back in to town after so many years away. Their friendship fell a part years ago and was never resolved. They become friends again and resolve their past which is not something that is fixed over night, it is something they work on and not rushed. The relationship and dynamic between Alex, Blake and the girls was so moving and heart warming. I COULD NOT GET ENOUGH!

I cried and then I laughed and then I cried and then I laughed. I repeated this process through the whole story. L.B did something truly amazing. She didn't over describe which was so damn refreshing. It was simplified if you will, not in a bad way but in a fantastic get to it and get to the meat of the story kind of way. No need for all the over descriptions throughout. This was a thought out book that flowed throughout and had the best dialogue I have read in a while. The best part is that it was so REAL. This book is about friendships, family and love and learning that you can still love your past as well as your future. I could not recommend this book more and I truly walked away taking something from it. 

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