Friday, October 3, 2014

Book Review: Not Leaving by Leigh Ann Lunsford

Title: Not Leaving (Parker Siblings #2)

Author: Leigh Ann Lunsford

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance


Addison Parker has loved one boy all her life, Tyler James. She met him the first day of school after moving to Tennessee to live with her grandparents. Through death, raising her younger siblings, betrayal, and heartbreak, he has been there. She has forgiven him for many things, but this time when he leaves, she decides he is not her future anymore. 

Tyler James loves Addison Parker. He has made mistakes, but his love is always constant. He wants to be with her, but through lies and misunderstandings it doesn’t seem possible anymore. When a single moment changes his future, will he be able to come back and pick up the pieces of their relationship, or did he finally break all of her faith in him?

** Due to strong language and sexual content, this is not suitable for audience under the age of 18 **

My Rating:



Favorite Quotes:

 I smile up at my gorgeous husband.  “For that, Mr. James, you get a reward,” I seductively tell him. 
“Oh, Mrs. James, in that case, I have been a very good boy.  Why don’t you come over here and sit down, and we will talk about the first thing that comes up.”

I feel like I am the poster child for depression commercials.  Each symptom they list could check off in bright red ink. 

I am walking down the aisle with you to our forever.  You will never have to take a step in life without me by your side. 

We haven’t had the easiest path, and we didn’t always choose the correct fork in the road, but through it all, we always made our way back to each other.  That is what matters, today and always.  You are one of the strongest men I know, and while we aren’t perfect, we are perfect for each other.  You give hope when I feel hopeless, peace when it is chaotic, but mostly, you always give me your love.


My Review:

I am falling into a swoon and hardened addiction with Leigh Ann Lundsford’s writing.  It just gets better and better.  This the second book of hers I have read in two days as I couldn’t wait to dive in for more.  Not Leaving is a non-stop flurry of activity – fun, chaotic, sexy, and dramatic.  If these people were real, they would undoubtedly have to live on sugar, caffeine, and amphetamines, as their homes are like bee-hives and their sassy mouths are always popping off with humorous and witty sass, even when bitterly fighting with each other.  This volume contained considerable turmoil among and between the characters, as well as the underpinnings of suspense that will undoubtedly explode in later installments.  I would be violently angry about the dramatic cliffhanger if I didn’t already have the next book just waiting to be devoured.  I feel yet another book hangover coming…

Empress DJ

About the Author:

Leigh Ann Lunsford is stay at home mom turned author. She writes Romance/New Adult and loves her happily ever after in all books and movies. She lives with her husband, son, and four dogs in Fleming Island, Florida. When she isn’t writing or reading you can find her stuck in front of really bad reality shows or watching Sons of Anarchy. Leigh Ann has a filthy mouth and a huge amount of sarcasm that knows no end. She hopes to give the voices in her head an outlet with many more novels to come. 

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