Series Book Review: Parker Siblings Series by Leigh Ann Lunsford

 Not Enough  not leaving Not Hiding Not Over

My Rating:

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Favorite Quotes:

From Not Enough:

“Brielle, I am in no way, shape, or form a boy.  If you need me to demonstrate that at any given time, I am up for it.”

“I want to take you home and worship you tonight, tomorrow, and every day until my life is over.”

“He is a few colors short of a rainbow, if you get what I am saying.  He has no filter.  I am not sure he even understands half of what comes out of his mouth, so I don’t know how in the hell anyone around him is expected to.”

“I want to bend him in ways Gumby would be jealous of.  I wonder if there is a pill or a shot for these feelings.”

From Not Leaving:

“I smile up at my gorgeous husband.  ‘For that, Mr. James, you get a reward,’ I seductively tell him.  ‘Oh, Mrs. James, in that case, I have been a very good boy.  Why don’t you come over here and sit down, and we will talk about the first thing that comes up.’”

“I feel like I am the poster child for depression commercials.  Each symptom they list could check off in bright red ink.”

“I am walking down the aisle with you to our forever.  You will never have to take a step in life without me by your side.”

“We haven’t had the easiest path, and we didn’t always choose the correct fork in the road, but through it all, we always made our way back to each other.  That is what matters, today and always.  You are one of the strongest men I know, and while we aren’t perfect, we are perfect for each other.  You give hope when I feel hopeless, peace when it is chaotic, but mostly, you always give me your love.”

From Not Hiding:

“Great, I have a better chance of having sex in a hammock, standing up, than I will trying to thwart her plan.”

“I can’t sing worth a damn, and she has actually asked me to stop singing in the shower because it scares her dog, but I swear I can jam out in the shower.”

“I would kick you in the vagina, but I am afraid I’d lose my shoe.”

“You are proof that evolution can go in reverse if you think that shit is going to fly.”

“Nope, been there, done that.  Got that t-shirt, and that shit doesn’t fit anymore,”

From Not Over:

“Well it isn’t a family dinner unless someone leaves in tears.  Another successful year.  Who wants cake?”

My Review:

I adored this books and all the characters with their frenetic energy, sassy mouths, and scrappy personalities.  What fun.  Leigh Ann Lundsford’s writing style and dialogs are casual, breezy, irreverent, wicked funny.  I was instantly sucked in and had difficulty disentangling myself from the story when I had to put my precious kindle down.   This family is full of drama, frenetic energy, quick wits, smart mouths, chaotic pranks and outings, deep passion, and a long history family disappointments and heartbreak.  The books are a non-stop flurry of activity, alternating between fun, chaotic, sexy, and dramatic.  If these people were real, they would undoubtedly have to live on sugar, caffeine, and amphetamines, as their homes are like bee-hives and their sassy mouths are always popping off with humorous and witty sass, even when fighting with each other. I read all four and was sorry to see it end.  I am not a fan of angst, and at times, the books could be quite angsty, but the sassy humor of the rest of the family, and of course the steamy love scenes, more than made up for the discomfort and conflict.  I have grown to adore this family and Leigh Ann Lundsford.  I imagine she is quite the firecracker herself, and I would love to just hang with her and drink wine.  Her writing is witty, clever, fast paced, emotional, moving, steamy, familiar, and informal.  And I loved reading her work, despite the angst 😉  I think she should start in on the next generation of this riotous clan and just keep on going.
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Not Enough


Synopsis:

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 to 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 was 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?

 
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 TRAILER:
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Not Leaving

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 SYNOPSIS:
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***
 
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Not Hiding

 
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 SYNOPSIS:
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*** 
 
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Not Over

 
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 SYNOPSIS:
Dustin Parker had life and love in his grasp until the moment she disappeared without a good-bye. He has watched his sisters struggle, fall in love, and find a happily ever after. He thought it was his turn, but fate had other plans. Leaving the family again, this time to attend school across the country, he will play soccer, and try to keep her off his mind. All of a sudden in walks someone to occupy his bed but not his heart. Why is he promising her forever?Teryn Hall has suffered years of abuse, held a prisoner in her home by the one man who should have nurtured and loved her. Her scars run deep, and when her pain bubbles to the surface she can’t control the memories and the anguish. She thought she was doing the right thing when she walked away. She thought he would wait for her. Didn’t he promise her forever? Right when she thinks things are back on track, the news of Dustin moving on could derail her.Can love really survive anything?
 
 ****WARNING… THIS BOOK MAY CONTAIN TRIGGERS FOR VIOLENCE AND ABUSE****

***Not recommended for anyone under 18 due to adult language and situations***
 
 ** This is the fourth book and conclusion to the series**
 
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 ABOUT 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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