#BookReview: Adulting by Liz Talley

Standing Outside The Fire. Ok, so possibly *too* on point or perhaps even a little cliché with the title of the review there, since Talley explicitly brings that song in late in the book with one character explaining to another that this is exactly what has been happening. But I *love* that song, it is easily one of my all-time favorites. 🙂

Anyway, on the book itself: Very fun, but also very deep. The two main characters – Olivia and Chase – are dealing with similar events in their worlds, neither of them realizing at first just how similar they are even if their perspectives on the events in question are very different. Along the way, many, many hijinx are had, including one very scared and borderline feral kitty cat. It is hard to note a particular trigger warning that is relevant enough to probably mention (even though I am not a fan of the practice generally, it is that significant here – though off screen, discussed by the characters as past events). So I’ll note that it ties into #MeToo and leave it at that. Truly a very balanced book about taking control of your own life and being open to possibilities that don’t seem obvious at first, and a very fun read. Very much recommended.

This review of Adulting by Liz Talley was originally written on October 2, 2020.

#BookReview: His Brown Eyed Girl by Liz Talley

Deep Romance. This is one of those romances with deep character backstories and a fair amount of action, particularly in the back/ closing sections of the book. Excellent dramas that all get resolved to make a self-contained story, but allow for some explorations elsewhere should the author decide to pursue them. If you can’t handle reading any form of stalker-based tale at all, this one probably isn’t for you. If you’re looking for a “clean” romance… eh, this one probably won’t work for you either. But for most everyone else, truly an excellent romance book that hits pretty well all of the expectations while doing each quite well. Very much recommended.

This review of His Brown Eyed Girl by Liz Talley was originally written on September 15, 2020.