Thursday, May 8, 2014

One of the Most Amazing Authors I know! Leigh Ann Lunsford & The Parker Siblings Series

Not Enough
by Leigh Ann Lunsford

Blurb Courtesy of the Author:
Brielle Parker has her life in front of her, she just does not know how to live it. After years of not being enough for her parents, or the dreams she once had, how did one man Colby James show her she was actually more than enough?

Raised by her grandparents with her three siblings, Brielle was loved, no doubt. However, her grandparents were taken too soon, and she was left with her older sibling to try and raise her younger ones. She couldn't help but let the doubts take over her life. Would she ever be enough? Then Colby walked in and changed everything, and just when she facing her fears and falling in love for the first time, Colby ripped her heart out.

Will they be able to get past their mistakes to live the life they both want? Did Colby finally break Brielle when all he wanted to do was protect and love her? You can rebound from some mistakes, but some you just have to learn from and walk away. The love they have is true and pure, but will they finally be enough for each other?

***Due to strong language and sexual content this book is not suitable for under the age of 18***

My Review:

This book is beautifully written, Leigh Ann is an amazing author and I'm seriously upset I haven't found her before. She has definitely made her way to my Fave Top 5 Author's List! I've never read a book like this before. The personality she gives her characters, especially Brielle is Amazing! I am already waiting for her next book. I normally wait til the end of my blog post to rate a book, but this needs to be rated now. I give this book 10 STARS on a 5 STAR scale, and I've only done that once before with T.K. Leigh's Beautiful Mess Series, but this book is definitely deserving.

Brielle is smart, funny, beautiful and a spit ball of fire waiting to launch herself at the first person who messes with her family. All of her siblings are very close. Her and her older sister Addy, argue a lot but make up quickly. Her two younger siblings, Dustin and Cambree are going through the preteen hormones. They were left plenty of money when their grandparents passed away. Their parents even though they barely ever see them, regularly put allowances in their accounts. Brielle can't stand her parents, trying to force things on her that she never wanted. She finishes school early so she can return back home to their huge farm land and house to take care of mainly her younger brother Dustin, who has a serious peanut allergy and Brielle is his the one back and forth to the doctor's with him. Having almost died before she takes his allergy as serious as anyone should. The only things Brielle has ever asked of anyone is: Don't ask her a lot of questions that you already know she doesn't want to answer, and Do NOT under any Circumstances, bring peanuts into their house. After having a failed relationship with her parents and ex-boyfriend she feels as if she is not enough for anyone. She gave up having a relationship of her own and took taking care of the family as her main concern...Until Colby. I love how Leigh Ann Lunsford writes so that you can read everyone's POV, you know what everyone is feeling and when they are feeling it which I loved!

Colby James, is Tyler's (Addy's Boyfriend) cousin, he locks his eyes on Brielle and can't get her out of his head. He is determined to make this girl his and his only. He ignores Tyler, telling him how much of a FIRECRACKER, Brielle can be and makes it his mission to have her, not only in the bedroom, but for the rest of their life. The conversations between the two of them, and well between Brielle and anybody will have you laughing so hard you cry. She has her own personality and I fell in love with her. They find themselves in a relationship and Brielle has only one rule. That rule will break the relationship forever in her book if he ignores it. So when Colby does break that rule will Brielle ever be able to forgive him? You will have to read to find out. Go buy the book and you can thank me later.

The Author incorporates music into this book in such a wonderful way, it's the only way Brielle can really communicate her feelings. She picks a song that describes her feelings at that very moment and will take off for a long drive to relax and clear her head. The playlist of songs is wonderful, telling what a true country girl she is. Don't get in between her relationship with Blake Shelton LOL she loves him more than I do! Go buy this book, it's amazing! I loved it. I am ready to read the next book in this series, just as soon as it comes out.

This book is truly amazing, I've never felt so many emotions at once in reading a book and Leigh Ann Lunsford is definitely going places after this book! Watch out for her, don't miss anything she writes! I can't wait to see where her imagination takes me to next!

Not Leaving
by Leigh Ann Lunsford

Blurb Courtesy of Amazon:

Addison Parker has loved one boy all her life, Tyler James. She met him the first day of school after moving to Tennessee to live with her grandparents. Through death, raising her younger siblings, betrayal, and heartbreak, he has been there. She has forgiven him for many things, but this time when he leaves, she decides he is not her future anymore. 

Tyler James loves Addison Parker. He has made mistakes, but his love is always constant. He wants to be with her, but through lies and misunderstandings it doesn’t seem possible anymore. When a single moment changes his future, will he be able to come back and pick up the pieces of their relationship, or did he finally break all of her faith in him? 

**Due to strong language and sexual content this book is not suitable for under the age of 18***

My Review:
Well, let me just start by saying that Leigh Ann Lunsford has done it again! (Which I knew she would) First things first: Nicholas Sparks, Move Over, there's a new girl in town! I've said it before with her first book Not Enough, the personality she gives her characters is like no other book I've read. While reading this book I felt like I was a Parker Sibling myself. You get to know them so much more and you really feel what they feel. This book is about Addison and Tyler and let me tell you, O.M.G! She can be just as feisty as Brielle when she wants to be. I have loved Tyler since book 1, Not Enough, when I got a few chances to get to know him. I was so excited to find out that this book was coming out. I really connected with all the characters. I know I say that a lot but until you've picked up this book and started reading, you won't understand. Leigh Ann has a talent when it comes to writing and her characters. The personality they have is amazing. I loved LOVED loved the P.O.V she gives her characters. Being able to know what they are thinking and feeling and going through in life is awesome.

Addison and Tyler have been together for YEARS!!! They are perfect for each other. You can imagine the shock I was in to find out they had broken up and he'd just up and left! I mean really Tyler? The book is set in the very near future and skips dates a bit but I love that about it because I can find out all the information I need and I'm not left hanging, wondering when the hell that happened, like some books do when they attempt that. If you haven't read the books then SPOILER ALERT Ahead!!!

Tyler quickly finds out that Addison has twin baby girls. He got a text from someone (Who will not be named) that the kids are his and he's the biological father. But what about what Addison had told him? Could it really be? Okay,he's got to find this out for himself so he quickly loads up and heads back to his hometown. When he confronts Addison she lets him have it for everything he is worth. I mean backed-in-a-corner-let-him-have-it! Addison is with a new man now, and claiming he's the father of the twins. HIS twins. So what happens when you have Tyler on one hand, who loves Addison so much he'd lasso the moon just to prove it to her? And Addison on the other hand, who loves Tyler with all her being but hates to even look at him? Throw in some Brielle/Colby marital arguments (we love her sassy attitude)! Add a hormonal teenager who doesn't know where he belongs or why he doesn't fit in and a creepy very dangerous person from their past and that my friend is one hell of a story! You thought I was going to give you the juicy details and all the epic scenes? Ha! That's cute. Nope! You need to go #1Click this book right away! But definitely start with Not Enough first! That in itself is an amazing book! And I would feel truly at fault if you missed out on Brielle's sassy-tude and Colby's Hot-ness! You can thank me later! And then after you read them, be sure to go add Leigh Ann Lunsford as a friend on facebook and thank her for this amazing story!

Like I said, I've never read anything so well written. I felt every single emotion possible while reading this book as well as Not Enough. I even read some scenes to my husband, he loved them. I give this book a 10 Star Rating on a 5 Star Scale! This is a MUST READ! If you haven't already stopped reading this review and went to purchase it, Go... Now! Those Parker Siblings will be the death of us all!

Not Hiding 
by Leigh Ann Lunsford

Blurb Courtesy of Amazon: 

Cambree Parker has finally flown the nest and headed off to college in a different state, truly alone for the first time. Trying to escape from her sisters shadows, she runs from the lies and deceit that have plagued her family for years, and from the boy who stole her heart and shredded it in the process. Once there, she realizes her freedom is not all she hoped it would be. She misses her family, thinks of Max daily, and when she decides she wants to take control, she is attacked, leaving her family to fear for their safety. Can she protect her heart and remain safe when the source of her heartache has taken up permanent residence by her side? 

Max Baird knew he messed up. His guilt over Cambree being attacked makes him doubt if he is good enough for her. He just knows he can’t walk away. She has told him she hates the lies, but the one he is keeping can blow her family apart, and he doesn’t know if she will ever forgive him. He has seen his share of sorrow and heartbreak, but he refuses to allow Cambree to suffer at his hands anymore. He will prove to her they can work. Hopefully he isn’t too late. 
*****This is 3rd installment in Parker Siblings Series, and you need to read Not Enough and Not Leaving prior to this book****** 

***Due to strong language and sexual content not suitable for readers under 18***

My Review: 

Leigh Ann, you have done it again with this amazing story. Not Hiding is absolutely everything you hope it will be and more. If you've read Not Enough and Not Leaving, you will see that this is the third installment in the Parker Siblings books. This is Cambree's story. This book is so amazing in every aspect of the word. It will have you crying one minute and laughing out loud the next. There are some points where you will find yourself screaming at the characters and the next minute you're right back in love with them again. That is what a book is suppose to do to you. Draw you in. Capture you. Take you inside it's pages. Leigh Ann's books always do this. She has a way with her words and such an unbelievable talent for writing. I feel like I've been part of this family since the very first book. I get caught up in their drama and wrapped up in the love they have for each other. I find myself literally cheering for each one of the characters. Max and Cambree's story is an amazing one. I think this book was absolutely stunning from the very first page. And it kept my attention all the way to the last page. I couldn't put it down. I actually read it twice. It has everything I look for in a book. The passion, romance, suspense, drama, and of course humor. I have said this before and I will say it again...Leigh Ann Lunsford has a gift that I haven't seen in a very long time. She can capture your heart after just a couple pages. I really hope you pick up this book and while you're at it. Grab Not Enough (Brielle's Story) and then grab Not Leaving (Addison's Story) because I know you'll love it and you can thank Leigh Ann for the A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Job!

Oh and if you couldn't tell by this review, I give this book 5 Stars! Although all of her books deserve 10 Stars and a gold medal. Leigh Ann, you are an amazing person, a wonderful friend, and I love you to pieces. I look up to you and you teach me everyday, through the things you do and things you say, how to be a better person and I'm so thankful to have met someone like you. You're books give me that escape that I need every now and then. I can really start reading one of your books and close my eyes for a moment and I'm there. That is what makes you amazing!

Meet The Author:
Leigh Ann Lunsford
Leigh Ann Lunsford is stay at home mom turned author. She writes Romance/New Adult and loves her happily ever after in all books and movies. She lives with her husband, son, and four dogs in Fleming Island, Florida. When she isn't writing or reading you can find her stuck in front of really bad reality shows or watching Sons of Anarchy. Leigh Ann has a filthy mouth and a huge amount of sarcasm that knows no end. She hopes to give the voices in her head an outlet with many more novels to come.

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