Contemporary, Romance

Review: Live Like You Mean It @Ava_Stone

Title: Live Like You Mean It
Series: Desolate Sun, Book 1
Publisher: Night Shift Publishing
Author: Ava Stone
Genre: Contemporary Romance

★ ☆★ ☆ – 4 Stars

“Delightful, thought provoking, funny, and poignant…A must read!” ~ International Bestselling Author Tammy Falkner
Bad boy rocker Brody Campbell won’t let anyone stand in the way of his pursuit for a music career, nonstop parties and arena tours. But when he meets single mom, Leah Willett who is struggling to put herself through school, his outlook on life and his future start to change.

Leah falls hard and fast for Brody, even though she knows that a guy like him can never be who she needs at the end of the day. But she can’t help herself. He makes life exciting for the first time in forever. But does she love him too much to keep him from his dreams?

Oh my dear heavens, I think I have found another author to stalk!
Okay, so maybe not fully stalk, but hello.. I clicked follow on some stuff like: Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Brody, Brody, Brody…
Who doesn’t love a man in a band? He has such a rough edge, but a soft heart.. well, when he wants to, or when the timing is right. I loved how the story played out. I really enjoyed being in both Brody’s and Leah’s head. The double POV is spot on!
Leah, who knew Ava Stone could pull off such a super mom! Leah rocked it, devoted is an understatement. I really loved how she was going to school, had a job, and cared about who she brought around her family. It was really great to be able to connect with another mom in a book so to speak.
Leah and Brody have a lot in common: they both have a past, they both are learning about what they want in life. Brody has to decide is it fame he is seeking, and Leah has to decide if a relationship is in her playing cards. Is it time to adjust or is it a time to dig the heels in and keep pushing for what they always wanted?
I love reading New Adult, it brings back how much we have to get use to the adult thing, which you will read throughout this book. The feelings, emotions, how to handle yourself is all mixed into this read, you will grow with the characters, and I truly loved that.
This book would definitely be something I would read again. It grabbed your attention, your heart and your mind. I would love to know more about Brody and Leah! Maybe eventually we can get more of their story as the series continues.

Buy Link
Amazon | Paperback

About the Author  
Ava Stone is a USA Today bestselling author of Regency historical romance and college age New Adult romance. Whether in the 19th Century or the 21st, her books explore deep themes but with a light touch. A single mother, Ava lives outside Raleigh NC, but she travels extensively, always looking for inspiration for new stories and characters in the various locales she visits.

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