*~Review: First Came Forever by Annie Woods~5+++++ Stars~*

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~First Came Forever is available now!~

I want to thank Annie Woods for providing me with an ARC of First Came Forever in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate this opportunity. All opinions and views expressed are my own.

Synopsis: Erica and her 3 closest friends are off on a summer vacation celebrating turning 18 and being legal. When Erica’s friends want to party hardy, Erica feels out of step with them. Erica has set up the vacation so that they will backpack over beautiful countries and enjoy sightseeing.

At their current location the other girl’s decide to stay because the place is well known for its parties and they know they are going to get lit asf at the next full moon party.

Erica pleads with her friends to stick with the original plans. She wants to see all the beautiful sites and attractions that she can. After her pleading is shown to be useless, Erica decides to continue the journey on her own.

While waiting in line at a tourists’ attraction, Erica bumps into an intriguing and attractive stranger, Sasha. They hit it off right away and Erica experiences all the feels of love for the very first time.

When everything seems to be a fairy tale and perfect, Erica is faced with Sasha’s deception. She moves to the United States and starts a new school that brings on a whole new set of life experiences. Erica goes on many adventures throughout First Came Forever. She faces love, friendship, confusion, betrayal, high school drama and grief. Will Erica forgive Sasha for his deception? Will Erica make a way through her new life and trials? Read First Came Forever by Annie Woods to find out!

Review: Wow!!! This book was epically amazing! When first reading this story, I felt it was going to be a simple and cute love story….

You and I belong together, it’s as simple as that. I’ve waited for you my whole life, I’m nothing without you. We’ll make this work, I promise.

I couldn’t have been more wrong! As things progressed I was thrown for twists and turns that I had no clue were coming! I absolutely adored Erica! In so many ways I was Erica. Erica loved others to a fault and felt out of step with her friends.

Annie Woods based this book off of actual life experiences. I was thoroughly impressed and enjoyed this book so much. Annie took her life experiences and weaved through these pages passion and talent creating a Young Adult Masterpiece that I won’t soon be able to forget. First Came Forever made me feel so much emotions and I felt like I couldn’t fathom waiting for the sequel! I give this book 5+++++ royal stars out of 5! I didn’t realize all the feels this book gave me! I couldn’t recommend this book enough! There also was some LGBT+ friendly stuff in here which I enjoyed. If it wasn’t the holidays with sick kids I would have finished this within hours!

Oh and I usually don’t like love triangles but this book had so much more to it than that! I will have to say after a certain incident didn’t sit well with me, I am #TeamTyler but man are my feelings all out of sorts! My only problem is how could you leave us with that ending Annie and make us wait?!! #WorthIT

I also want to do a shout out to Adrienne @ Darque Dreamer Reads for fangirling with me throughout my reading of this book! She just made things even more AWESOME! In the link above and HERE you can find her review of First Came Forever. She also posted a Q & A with Annie Woods with it!

One more thing I wanted to add is that not only was this book awesome so was the author. I was kind of scared that after making friends with Annie that I would hate if I didn’t enjoy this book. Well all of my fears were put at bay when reading this book and realizing it’s now one of my favorites of all time. I can see why Erica is based off Annie and why me and Annie connected! She even sent me a sweet signed copy! Yay! First Came Forever by Annie Woods is highly recommended!🤗💟😁😍💃💝📚

*~Intertwined Hearts by Christi Snow~5+ Stars~*

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I want to thank Christi Snow, NetGalley and Barclay Publicity for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate this opportunity.

Synopsis: Leigh is a co-owner for a construction company in Snowcroft and is currently pregnant as a surrogate for her brother’s husband so they can have a family. Leigh’s in her early 30s and doesn’t see love in her future so feels it’s best to put her lady parts for use for her family.

Hudson just sold his dream business after a traumatic attack has him scarred for life and is just released from the hospital for not wanting to live with the trauma anymore and its effects. His friends take him back to Snowcroft to help him get back on his feet.

David accepts a job in Snowcroft after he feels heartbroken after the girl of his dreams ups and leaves him and the next day he is shot at his police job. He moves to Snowcroft to start over.

These three broken people wind up becoming a part of each other’s lives. They find love, happiness and the road to healing within each other but isn’t love supposed to come in pairs? This is a MMF romance novel.

Review: First off, I’m going to state that this might be a surprise and some may be uneasy with my review. I am a pansexual and polyamorous woman. I believe in free love. I don’t believe that love has to be restrained by how many people you love or what gender. I fall in love with hearts not parts. I think we should be honest and be who we are and love who we love. I know my beliefs and opinions might be unsettling to some but this is who I am and can’t change who I am.

This book was a beautiful and touching romance. One of the most touching and heartwarming books I have ever read! I loved that there wasn’t much jealousy in this book. In my personal opinion, jealousy can be such a bad thing in a relationship and it’s just not for me. I fell in love with all of the characters in this book and I didn’t want this book to end. Christi Snow weaved this story into an epic romance that I won’t forget.

I have been having some issues in my personal life because of people being judgemental and jealous but my love prevailed. Intertwined Hearts is just what I needed to remember how beautiful a poly romance can be and that I deserve to be happy. If someone doesn’t agree with my point of views it’s no reason to stop living my life as the person I am. We only have one life and we should all do what makes us happy and if people love us then they would just want us happy.

If you are open minded, I recommend this book to you. Christi Snow created a beautiful triad romantic masterpiece that will stay with my heart for a long time! I will be reading this book again and the author’s other works as soon as possible!🤗💖📚

*~Hate is Learned~*

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“No one is born hating another person because the color of his skin or his background or his religion…

-Barack Obama

Last week or so I replied to a friend’s post and said exactly the same thing Mr. Obama has quoted. I never knew he quoted this so made me feel I said the right thing when someone responded that “we need hate to survive.” I respect all points of view but what Mr. Obama said is exactly how I believe.

No child is born hating someone based on gender, race, sexuality, disability and/or any other difference. What we say to our children and what we teach them affects them the rest of their lives!

I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

-Martin Luther King Jr