LIVING OUT LOUD, the next in Staci Hart’s Austen Series, is LIVE! I adored this modern love story inspired by Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility. Everything about this book had me smiling and swooning! Hart takes us back to the world of Wasted Words and gives us a love story you will not soon forget!
When Annie Daschle arrives in New York City, the only thing she can control is her list.
Not her father’s death or the loss of her home. Not the hole in her heart or the defective valve that’s dictated so much of her life. But she can put pen to paper to make a list of all the ways she can live out loud, just like her dad would have wanted.
See the city from the top of the Empire State Building: Check.
Eat hot dogs on the steps of The Met: Check.
Stand in the middle of Times Square: Check.
Get a job at Wasted Words: Check.
Two things not on her list: Greg Brandon and Will Bailey. And just like that, she finds herself caught in the middle of something she can’t find her way out of, with no clear answers and no rules.
List or no list, she realizes she can’t control anything at all, not even her heart.
Not the decisions it makes, and not the moment it stops.
*Standalone contemporary romance Inspired by Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.*
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Living Out Loud is an upbeat yet emotional read. Annie is very sheltered and naive which I struggled with a little bit. Her mannerisms seemed younger than her age to me and that was hard to connect with at times. That doesn’t mean I was completely disconnected from her character however. I felt for her and what she was going through personally and with her family. It was so great to finally read Greg’s story. He was definitely a favorite of mine and I wasn’t disappointed. He’s a bit guarded but I loved the way he took care of Annie and showed her things that she’d never experienced before. I also loved how their friendship blossomed over time. Yes, the attraction was instant but they actually took time to get to know each other and bond over similar life experiences. I thought Staci Hart did an awesome job on this one and I look forward to reading the next book in the series!
Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.