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#WOTR18 #Review #FriendsToLovers – Until You Fall In Love by Lyssa Layne

Until You Fall In Love

Single mom Jordan Glastetter doesn’t know how she’d survive without her best friend, Abram Tomko. He’s the father her son never knew and he’s the rock she’s always leaned on. When Abram’s father suffers a heart attack, it’s Abram’s turn to depend on Jordan, finally seeing her as the woman she’s become and not the little girl he grew up with. Will they risk their friendship for a chance at love?

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I received this book from the author for an honest review.

Oh man where do I begin!!??  Lyssa, sister!!  Abram was such a hot mess in Robbie and Jordan’s book I was really wondering how you could fix him but fix him you sure did!

Jordan and Abram have known each other all their lives.  Jordan falls in love and married Robbie who is Abram’s bestie/wing man.  As soon as their life picks up and moves forward, Robbie is killed in the military.  This story picks p 5 years after his death.  Their story is the prequal to this story.

Jordan is a dedicated mom, rancher, friend and is slowly freaking out that the feelings she has for her best friend, Abram, are slipping into the “more than friends” category.

Abram has watched Jordan every day her entire life but when situations change, and he comes back after helping his sister, his eyes open to the woman she has become. He soon realizes he can’t live with out her in his life. PERIOD.

The couple are essentially raising her son as THEIR son. They are starting to realize there is a lot more going on then just best friends…which everyone else sees but they are both to dumb to see until their world is shook when Pop, Abram’s Father, has a heart attack.  The thought of losing his pushes them both into re-evaluating things.

Now of course love can’t come easy with the two for them.  They are dealing with her fears of finally moving on past her dead husband of 5 years.  They are dealing with other people being interested in the pair plus the fear of what if this doesn’t work.  There were times I wanted to smack Jordan upside the head and shake her senseless for thinking less of Abram’s feelings for her.  Then toward the end of the story I was gonna nut check Abram for being such a jackass over something that happened with Jordan…sigh…but mainly I loved the journey these two take!!

Lyssa Layne is first, and foremost, the proud momma to her precious daughter, AR. In addition to working full-time and being a mommy to AR, she is also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a runner, blogger, and an infertility survivor.

Having watched one too many medical dramas and being inspired by author Rachelle Ayala, who introduced her to the world of indie writing, Lyssa decided to try her hand at writing a romance story. Her attempt turned into the Burning Lovesick series. You can find Lyssa’s own interests throughout her stories although all stories are fictional.

You can visit Lyssa’s writing blog at http://www.authorlyssalayne.blogspot.com You can also follow her on Twitter @layne_lyssa or check out her Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/lyssalayne

Feel free to contact her regarding blog reviews, giveaways, or blog book tours authorlyssalayne@gmail.com Happy reading!

 

#WOTR18 #AuthorSpotlight – Attending Author Lyssa Layne @layne_lyssa

Lyssa Layne

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hi, Lyssa Layne here! Single mom to a sassy five-year-old who is my clone, it’s kind of scary. Lover of Grey’s Anatomy and anything involving firefighters which led me to write my first ever novel, Love is a Fire.

When and Why did you start to write?

I published my first novel in May 2014. As a blogger, I was asked to review a book and was introduced to the world of indie authors. I thought to myself, hey, I can do that… and so, I did!

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

Melissa Keir, K. S. Thomas, Michele Shriver, and Judy Blume… we all need a little Judy Blume in our lives.

What is the most surprising thing you have found out with the writing process?

That you never have it mastered, it’s always changing because I’m always changing.

What are you working on now?

A cowboy bride story that’ll be out in June. If you’ve read Until You Fall In Love, this will be a prequel to it.

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

I plot… then I pants.

What are your social links?

Website:

Newsletter
Facebook: 
Twitter:
Pinterest
Goodreads: 
Barnes & Noble:

What are your buy links?

Amazon

 

My Favorite What If HERE  FYI Smitty IS MINE!!!

Love and Familgia HERE   FYI Guy and ZoZO are mine!!

#WOTR18 #Review – Destined for You, Book 4 Love & Famiglia: The DiDominzio Novellas by Lyssa Layne

Love and Famiglia

The DiDominzio Novellas

by Lyssa Layne

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Date of Publication: 3/13/2017

ASIN: B06VVKY7DV

Number of pages: 400

Word Count: 157,013

Cover Artist: Amanda Walker

 

Meet the DiDominzio family—fiery, loud, Italian. Francesca, Antonia, Gianna, and Carmine were raised by their strict, old school Italian father. Each sibling has their own journey but how they find their happily ever after definitely isn’t easy.

The King and the Pawn – Francesca, the baby of the family, wants nothing more than to fulfill her dream of being a fashion designer. Unfortunately, Papa DiDominzio will stop at nothing to squash her dreams and lead her toward the traditional career of the women in their family. Francesca concocts the perfect plan to bring home a man her father will hate in hopes that he’ll make a deal so she can still reach her dreams.

Not in Love – Antonia, the sexy second to youngest DiDominzio, exudes nothing but sex appeal, especially with her non-traditional blue eyes. After dating one man after another, Antonia thinks she’s finally found the man of her dreams until she realizes the one she really wants has been right in front of her since they were children.

One Day as a Lion – Gianna, the eldest DiDominzio sibling, is the only one that has followed Papa’s wishes by marrying an Italian man and working in his restaurant. While her brother and sisters suspect something isn’t right with her marriage, none of them can prove any differently. However, there is one man that will do everything in his power to save Gianna from the man she calls her husband.

Destined For You – The only male sibling, Carmine is more like a second father to his sisters than their brother. There’s only two things that are important to Carmine-his family and his club. Keeping up with his sisters and running his successful business leaves him no time to find a mate. As luck would have it, fate falls into his lap, changing his world, in more ways than one… and not necessarily for the best.

 

Available at Amazon

Get the first book in the series,

The King and the Pawn,

for FREE at Amazon

Destined for You book 4 of the Novellas

Destined book 4 , Love & Famiglia: The DiDominzio Novellas by Lyssa Layne

I purchased this book.

Carmine you sweet talker!!  Natalia you sweet innocent girl!!

Lyssa told me she thought Carmine would steal my heart and I gotta agree.  I sure did enjoy seeing the playboy fall in love with the sweet innocent girl in Natalie.

The couple meet and are instantly attracted to each other however, Natalia is pulling away but why I mean Carmine is THE BACHELOR and he wants to see you.

Carmine can’t believe this young woman has him is such a fit of agony, but he just needs to be with he rand get to know her more.

The couple get to spend time together when we learn some family secrets on both sides that cause our H/h to split up.  I was loving the surprise twist that we were given as to why they can’t be together.

I loved the epilogue, but my heart was super happy to see that Frankie and Guy get another book all about their wedding!!  YIPPEE!!!!

Lyssa Layne is first, and foremost, the proud momma to her precious daughter, AR. In addition to working full-time and being a mommy to AR, she is also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a runner, blogger, and an infertility survivor.

Having watched one too many medical dramas and being inspired by author Rachelle Ayala, who introduced her to the world of indie writing, Lyssa decided to try her hand at writing a romance story.

Her attempt turned into the Burning Lovesick series. You can find Lyssa’s own interests throughout her stories although all stories are fictional.

Website:     http://www.lyssalayne.com/

Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bq2JQn

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/lyssalayne

Twitter:       https://twitter.com/layne_lyssa

Pinterest:    http://www.pinterest.com/authorlyssalayn/

Amazon:     http://www.amazon.com/Lyssa-Layne/e/B00KP1Y5BY

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8280977.Lyssa_Layne

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/lyssa-layne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#WOTR18 #Review – One Day as a Lion Book 3, Love & Famiglia: The DiDominzio Novellas by Lyssa Layne

Love and Famiglia

The DiDominzio Novellas

by Lyssa Layne

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Date of Publication: 3/13/2017

ASIN: B06VVKY7DV

Number of pages: 400

Word Count: 157,013

Cover Artist: Amanda Walker

 

Meet the DiDominzio family—fiery, loud, Italian. Francesca, Antonia, Gianna, and Carmine were raised by their strict, old school Italian father. Each sibling has their own journey but how they find their happily ever after definitely isn’t easy.

The King and the Pawn – Francesca, the baby of the family, wants nothing more than to fulfill her dream of being a fashion designer. Unfortunately, Papa DiDominzio will stop at nothing to squash her dreams and lead her toward the traditional career of the women in their family. Francesca concocts the perfect plan to bring home a man her father will hate in hopes that he’ll make a deal so she can still reach her dreams.

Not in Love – Antonia, the sexy second to youngest DiDominzio, exudes nothing but sex appeal, especially with her non-traditional blue eyes. After dating one man after another, Antonia thinks she’s finally found the man of her dreams until she realizes the one she really wants has been right in front of her since they were children.

One Day as a Lion – Gianna, the eldest DiDominzio sibling, is the only one that has followed Papa’s wishes by marrying an Italian man and working in his restaurant. While her brother and sisters suspect something isn’t right with her marriage, none of them can prove any differently. However, there is one man that will do everything in his power to save Gianna from the man she calls her husband.

Destined For You – The only male sibling, Carmine is more like a second father to his sisters than their brother. There’s only two things that are important to Carmine-his family and his club. Keeping up with his sisters and running his successful business leaves him no time to find a mate. As luck would have it, fate falls into his lap, changing his world, in more ways than one… and not necessarily for the best.

 

Available at Amazon

Get the first book in the series,

The King and the Pawn,

for FREE at Amazon

Day as the Lion Book 3 of the Novellas

One Day as a Lion Book 3 , Love & Famiglia: The DiDominzio Novellas by Lyssa Layne

I purchased this book.

I am so clapping right now.  I was super excited to see Gia get a book.  The eldest sister needed an HEA and I am thrilled with how she got one.

We have seen Gia and Vinnie in the other books and we have not been fans of his and now we get the full truth of their marriage.  Vinnie is a DICK!  Gia is the good girl.  The girl who followed her father’s rules and married an Italian man.  She is the dutiful daughter and wife who is miserable in her life.

When we see Luca and Gia meet my heart was so conflicted for her because divorce isn’t an option for her not that Vinnie would ever leave his punching bag.  Seeing Luca and Gia form this undeniable bond was amazing.  Seeing the ends of the Earth Luca goes to help save Gia is even better.

I am not getting into a lot of the plot because I think it would be a big spoiler if I said Gia *spoiler* and then Vinnie *Spoiler*…so yeah you wanna know how the broken eldest was glues back together??  Then read the story!!!

 

 

Lyssa Layne is first, and foremost, the proud momma to her precious daughter, AR. In addition to working full-time and being a mommy to AR, she is also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a runner, blogger, and an infertility survivor.

Having watched one too many medical dramas and being inspired by author Rachelle Ayala, who introduced her to the world of indie writing, Lyssa decided to try her hand at writing a romance story.

Her attempt turned into the Burning Lovesick series. You can find Lyssa’s own interests throughout her stories although all stories are fictional.

Website:     http://www.lyssalayne.com/

Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bq2JQn

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/lyssalayne

Twitter:       https://twitter.com/layne_lyssa

Pinterest:    http://www.pinterest.com/authorlyssalayn/

Amazon:     http://www.amazon.com/Lyssa-Layne/e/B00KP1Y5BY

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8280977.Lyssa_Layne

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/lyssa-layne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#WOTR18 #Review – Not in Love Book 2 , Love & Famiglia: The DiDominzio Novellas by Lyssa Layne

Love and Famiglia

The DiDominzio Novellas

by Lyssa Layne

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Date of Publication: 3/13/2017

ASIN: B06VVKY7DV

Number of pages: 400

Word Count: 157,013

Cover Artist: Amanda Walker

 

Meet the DiDominzio family—fiery, loud, Italian. Francesca, Antonia, Gianna, and Carmine were raised by their strict, old school Italian father. Each sibling has their own journey but how they find their happily ever after definitely isn’t easy.

The King and the Pawn – Francesca, the baby of the family, wants nothing more than to fulfill her dream of being a fashion designer. Unfortunately, Papa DiDominzio will stop at nothing to squash her dreams and lead her toward the traditional career of the women in their family. Francesca concocts the perfect plan to bring home a man her father will hate in hopes that he’ll make a deal so she can still reach her dreams.

Not in Love – Antonia, the sexy second to youngest DiDominzio, exudes nothing but sex appeal, especially with her non-traditional blue eyes. After dating one man after another, Antonia thinks she’s finally found the man of her dreams until she realizes the one she really wants has been right in front of her since they were children.

One Day as a Lion – Gianna, the eldest DiDominzio sibling, is the only one that has followed Papa’s wishes by marrying an Italian man and working in his restaurant. While her brother and sisters suspect something isn’t right with her marriage, none of them can prove any differently. However, there is one man that will do everything in his power to save Gianna from the man she calls her husband.

Destined For You – The only male sibling, Carmine is more like a second father to his sisters than their brother. There’s only two things that are important to Carmine-his family and his club. Keeping up with his sisters and running his successful business leaves him no time to find a mate. As luck would have it, fate falls into his lap, changing his world, in more ways than one… and not necessarily for the best.

 

Available at Amazon

Get the first book in the series,

The King and the Pawn,

for FREE at Amazon

Not in Love Book 2 of the Novellas

 

I purchased this book.

I abso love Lyssa’s books.  Her characters make my heart so happy.  I fall head over heals in love with each of her men because she writes the sweetest alpha’s every….sigh.

SO this review is for book 2 in the set of novella’s.  This is Lorenzo and Antonia’s story.

We saw the twinkle in their eyes for each other in the first story but this is all about the untraditional love story between these two friends and one time lovers.

Lorenzo has had a think for Antonia for as long as he can remember.  He dreams of the day when she will see him for the man he is now and not the young boy he was once.

Antonia can’t remember being loved by another like she was with Lorenzo.  However, she doesn’t seem to love herself enough and settles with a DB of epic proportions until Donovan gives her a giant ultimatum.

Antonia runs to her friend, Lorenzo, who then helps her deal with the repercussions of her decision along with pick up the pieces of her shattered life.

Can I say I wanted to throat punch Antonia a few times, but sweet baby Jesus did I love Lorenzo and His strong silent character was so what she needed and what she deserved.

 

Lyssa Layne is first, and foremost, the proud momma to her precious daughter, AR. In addition to working full-time and being a mommy to AR, she is also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a runner, blogger, and an infertility survivor.

Having watched one too many medical dramas and being inspired by author Rachelle Ayala, who introduced her to the world of indie writing, Lyssa decided to try her hand at writing a romance story.

Her attempt turned into the Burning Lovesick series. You can find Lyssa’s own interests throughout her stories although all stories are fictional.

Website:     http://www.lyssalayne.com/

Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bq2JQn

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/lyssalayne

Twitter:       https://twitter.com/layne_lyssa

Pinterest:    http://www.pinterest.com/authorlyssalayn/

Amazon:     http://www.amazon.com/Lyssa-Layne/e/B00KP1Y5BY

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8280977.Lyssa_Layne

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/lyssa-layne