Seriously. When you let an author know how much you love their book, you have made their day. Maybe even their month and year!
My books are my 'babies.' I've spent hours upon hours of my life perfecting them, editing them, thinking through plot lines, developing dialogue and personality traits.
Hence, it's extremely rewarding to hear that someone else loved something you wrote! I can't even explain the feeling.
These words only touch on the feeling.
Here are my recent five-star reviews:
(Did I mention that I LOVE these reviews? Special thanks to Christy and Laura! Read their reviews here or check out their wonderful blogs!)
From Christy of Christy's Cozy Corner:
I love Taylor Dean's books. They always feel so real. The characters are realistic and her style of writing makes her books easy to fall in love with.
I Have People is a story that is both beautiful and painful at the same time. It is a story of love, abuse, and deep friendships. Parts of it are so hard to read because the abuse is so real, and Holly is so trusting. This story makes you want to reach in and take control of the situation. I wanted to shout out warnings constantly!
I'm sure we have all jumped head first into a situation without thinking much about what we were doing before we did it. Maybe it was jumping into a relationship with someone without really knowing who they were or maybe it was something as simple as eating a whole row of Oreos....you know you've done it! Knowing this makes it so easy to see how Holly got herself into a relationship where she did not really know the person first.
It is so easy to be in love with being in love. You get mushy feelings and want to be around the person you are in love with all of the time. You ignore any warning signs or imperfections because this is the person of your dreams! But they may end up being your nightmare. Holly is human and makes the same mistakes we all make in some way or another.
Thankfully, Holly is rescued by a deep and lasting love. A selfless and sacrificing love. Though her memories may be impaired, the rescuing love she experiences is as real as anything could ever be.
As with all of Taylor Dean's books, I highly recommend I Have People to anyone who loves a great story! I was captivated from the start and couldn't put this book down. It takes you on a roller coaster of emotions. One minute you're feeling giddy with happiness and the next you're filled with dread! It's a great ride...take it!
This next one is from Laura of FUONLYKNEW: