• Romance

    Hold On to Me – Lucia Franco

    5/5 Stars. Alyssa Winters is used to temporary. With an absentee father and a mother with a habit of packing up and moving them from town to town, attachments were always too complicated. When Alyssa and her mother, Lauren, land in South Fort, Lauren insists this is the last move they’ll make, assuring Alyssa that she wants what’s best for her daughter. When Alyssa meets John Jackson and his friends, Ford and Jace, she wants to pull back. She doesn’t want to grow attached to her new friends, but they make it hard for her. Especially John, who she has an unspoken chemistry with. With the boys showing her a…

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    You’ll Think of Me – Lucia Franco

    4.5/5 Stars. “There was no one else, Livy. No one got what you got.” In this small town novel by Lucia Franco, You’ll Think of Me follows Luke Jackson, a country singer, and Olivia King, a doctor, who fell in love at a young age. Their passionate relationship is strong enough to ignite a fire, but when Livy accepts a scholarship to a medical school in New York City, Luke decides he can’t handle the distance. If he can’t have all of Livy, he doesn’t want any of her. Nine years later, Livy is done with med school and moves back to Georgia practicing medicine in Savannah while Luke has…

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    Hush Hush & Say Yes – Lucia Franco

    5/5 stars. In this award winning novel by Lucia Franco, Hush Hush follows Aubrey Abrams, a college student who struggles to afford day to day life. When her parents died, her Grammy took her in and raised her, and now Aubrey is on a mission to take back her life and care for Grammy the way that she deserves. When Aubrey’s bestie and roommate, Natalie, offers her a once in a lifetime opportunity that comes with quick cash, Aubrey puts aside her hesitations and does what she needs to do to support herself. With this new job comes a new set of rules: Don’t get attached to clients and don’t…

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    Off Balance – Lucia Franco

    5/5 stars. Absence did not make the heart grow fonder. It made the heart ache for something that might never be.” -Lucia Franco, Dismount. In this 5 book series by Lucia Franco–Balance, Execution, Release, Twist and Dismount—Off Balance follows sixteen year old, Adrianna Rossi and her couch, Konstantin Kournakova (Kova) as they struggle to find balance between attraction and professionalism. Their relationship, while forbidden and taboo, is not predatory in any sense. I’ll go further with that after my quick break down. In book one, Adrianna turns seventeen fairly early on and begins working in Kova’s gym, World Cup, so that she can test Elite. Adrianna’s goal is to make…