Life As We Know It by J.D. Hollyfield ~ Review & Quote-tastic (@jdhollyfield)

Life As We Know It is the forth book in the Love Not Included series, but it was a fantastic standalone read. Penelope and Sam had amazing chemistry, and this book was a serious page turner. I'm looking forward to reading more of Hollyfield's work.
Life As We Know It (Love Not Included)
Title: Life As We Know It
Author: J.D. Hollyfield
Series: Love Not Included #4
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: November 14th 2016

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Life has not been easy for Penelope Summers. Specifically, the last month, when her high-profile boyfriend dumped her, her indecent exposure record surfaced, and her favorite thing in the world, tequila, failed her.

Good thing for Penelope, she has her best friend to pick her up, and take her on the vacation of a lifetime. A seven-day cruise that will change the direction of her downward spiral. But will that spiral shift in the direction Penelope needs? Or will it throw her into a bigger whirlwind of trouble?

With Reckless Abandon as her motto, tequila as her wingman, and a hot one-night stand as her much needed reward, will the tables finally turn for Penelope, or will life as she knows it continue to fail her?

Sometimes you just have to ride the wave of crazy to find out.

What an unexpected ride this turned out to be! I honestly hadn't read J.D. Hollyfield before, but I came across this one on my Kindle App and had to give it a whirl! It was an entertaining read, I tell ya, because Penelope was such an amusing character to read about! She was a bit of a disaster and could never manage to be on time, however, she was a kind hearted person who deserved better than her boyfriend Henry.

After getting dumped, I loved the way she took revenge... not just the coffee order, but the trip away with her friend Patti, where she finds amazing chemistry with Sam on the final night of her cruise. He was hot as hell, lured Penelope out of her comfort-zone and treated her the way a woman needs to be treated. What Penelope didn't expect was to cross paths again, which began as a roller coaster ride for the both of them.

This book wasn't all about the lust and attraction that these two shared, there was a bit of intensity and danger to the read as Penelope's past came back to haunt her. Although Henry was the one to dump Penelope, it seemed like he couldn't let her go completely. I did love the way that Sam fought for her, despite having secrets of his own.

I really enjoyed my first ever read by J.D. Hollyfield, and I know I will be picking up more of her work. She created a casual, carefree world that was easy to be drawn into. I liked that Penelope had a good friend in Patti, and even though she went through some tough times Penelope was strong enough to hold her head high. The chemistry between Sam and Penelope oozed between the pages and I just could not get enough of them. I'm keen to get more from this world, I tell you!

Don't these words just make you swoon!

“You ran away from me once and it wrecked me. I knew the moment I set eyes on you that night you were someone that I needed. I crave you, Penelope Summers. Let me worship you. Let me show you I can be someone you can trust.”

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J.D. HollyfieldJ.D. Hollyfield is a creative designer by day and superhero by night. When she’s not cooking, event planning, or spending time with her family, she’s relaxing with her nose stuck in a book. With her love for romance, and her head full of book boyfriends, she was inspired to test her creative abilities and bring her own stories to life. Living in the Midwest, she’s currently at work on blowing the minds of readers, with the additions of her new books and series, along with her charm, humor and HEA’s.

J.D. Hollyfield dapples in all genres, from romantic comedy, contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, fantasy and erotica! Want to know more! Follow her on all platforms!

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