Title: Living Out Loud (Austen #3)
Author: Staci Hart
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: February 1st, 2018
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.
Get a job at Wasted Words: Check.
What wasn’t on her list: Greg Brandon. And just when she thinks she’s figured out where to put him, everything changes. In the span of a few staggering heartbeats, 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.
Living out Loud is a retelling inspired by Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility…
Living Out Loud is a fun, heartwarming and sweet read… It’s romantic and almost innocent like.
I quite enjoyed the book to be honest but I didn’t love it. I couldn’t really connect with either of the characters: Case in point, Annie. I think there’s a difference between being innocent and annoyingly naive and sadly, I found myself annoyed with Annie’s Naivety. Now I know some might say that I should consider her ‘condition’ but come on! Annie is apparently ‘almost’ a booknerd like us hahaha…she too, loves a good romance book.. I’d like to believe people who read as much as we do, aren’t that naive. But besides that, I liked Annie’s perspective and enthusiasm for the everyday things that we take for granted.
Greg Brandon is a patient one. He’s sweet and thoughtful. I really liked Annie and Greg together.
Living Out Loud is a sweet book with some very interesting side characters. I especially loved Meg (Annie’s sister), her outspoken, curious bluntness is hilarious!