Series Book Review, Giveaway: Love Not Included Series by J.D. Hollyfield 2


My So Called Life
by J.D. Hollyfield
Love Not Included #3
Publication Date: May 19, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Humor, Romance

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Life couldn’t be any brighter for art dealer Christina Daniels. At the top of her career, she has no problem flaunting just how perfect her little world has become.

When tragedy strikes back home, Christina is forced to put everything on hold to return back to a past she’s tried so hard to escape. Including a love she regrets letting go.

Ian Whitman has only one regret and it was letting his first love walk out of his life. Now that she’s returned, his heart won’t give her up twice without a fight.

As secrets are revealed, can Ian soothe her heart while convincing her that a place she tried so hard to run away from is the place she’s destined to stay?

Will love get a second chance in the face of tragedy?

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My Rating:

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Favorite Quotes:

Life in a Rut, Love Not Included – Book 1

“I had to crawl home to my parents, who definitely did not see this coming since they turned my room into one of those storage rooms where Home Shopping Network junk goes to die.”

“I think I just mentally fainted.”

“I think I’ve been in love with you since day one.  And all I think about and all I crave is to make you happy, to make you smile, and possibly to hear you scream my name on occasion.”

“Not that I am one to wave the white flag but if I don’t get a decent amount of food and caffeine in me, I am going to die of sexual exhaustion.  What would my poor mother say?   Would they write death by sexual exhaustion on my tombstone?”

“I knew exactly what he was to me.  He was my heart.  The one I loved more than the air I breathed.

Life Next Door – Book 2

“If I ever lost my eyesight, at least my drinking habits would survive.  My body is trained to sniff out wine.”

“We tried to be civil with one another, but having your soon-to-be-ex living next door with your trashy neighbor just didn’t allow for friendly banter.”

“I am going to spend the rest of our lives loving you like you deserve to be loved.  And till our dying breath, I will still never be able to show you just how deeply that love runs for me.”

“Then I’ll show you just how lucky of a girl you are by making you scream my name in languages you didn’t even know you could speak.”


My So Called Life #3

“I almost run over a whole family of skunks.  With the lingering stench in my car, I’m convinced one, to defend his family’s honor, jumped into my exhaust and has been spraying into my pipes ever since our head-on road battle.”

“Sometimes people use physical weapons to take a person to their knees.  And sometimes it takes a verbal beat down to call it quits.”

“I want to love you until I don’t have a single breath left.  And when that time comes, I will tell you how much you’ve made me whole.”

“I try and speak but my throat is broken.  I think he broke me.”

“And if there was a word to describe how I feel for you I would use it.  So for right now I will just say love. But I want you to know that word is mediocre compared to what I truly feel inside.


My Review:

I am in total fan-girl mode after reading J.D. Hollyfield’s latest masterpiece.  She had mad skills and I plan to stalk her hard and soak up every word she ever writes down in the future.  I have now read all three of her published works and have loved every word.  Her humor and wit are unfailingly entertaining, and her insightful writing is witty and cunningly clever.  And her sensual scenes are volcanically hot.  Her main characters are women in transition after suffering a devastating loss – which sounds tragic, although Ms. Hollyfield’s narratives are anything but, her writing is crisp with self-effacing humor.  Her female protagonists tend to live in their heads, and are more than a bit clumsy, shrewish, snarky, smart, broken, and out of touch with themselves.  Each one is a hot mess in their own right and prone to Calamity Jane type antics.  I am enthralled with their inner narratives and thought processes, and delight in the entertaining and humorous summations of their self-discoveries and epiphanies.  I have enjoyed and adored all of Ms. Hollyfield’s characters, they are complicated, well-defined, witty, endearing, and lovable.  I felt a tug of regret to come to the end of each book, as I always wanted the stories to go on just a little longer, but I am greedy like that.

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My So Called Life (#3)


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Life Next Door (#2)

Life in a Rut, Love Not Included (#1)


About J.D. Hollyfield

Author JD Hollyfield


J.D Hollyfield currently resides in the Midwest with her husband, son and three doxies. As a Creative Designer by day, she enjoys spending her spare time with her nose in a good book. This obsession inspired her to test out her own creative ability. With her love for romance books and a head full of book boyfriends, this encouraged her to bring her own story to life and create her first novel.

2 thoughts on “Series Book Review, Giveaway: Love Not Included Series by J.D. Hollyfield

  1. Reply joselynburke May 28,2015 11:01 am

    It does sound like a good romance =) will put on TBR list

  2. Reply anitaloves2read May 30,2015 9:50 am

    I’ve seen a lot of ‘buzz’ on this book lately. I’m seriously interested in reading it!

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