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I’m happy to bring you my first book review, and the crazy way it came to be!
First, you should know that I’m a total bookworm, and have been since the second-grade. Seriously, I was the kid that got in trouble for reading at the dinner table! I read several books a week on average. I’m notorious for staying up way too late reading. I read instead of doing chores. I’ve been known to read while fixing my hair, and while cooking dinner. I think the e-reader was the single greatest invention ever, because I can finish one book and, within seconds, I can start on the next.
Got it? Total. Bookworm.
So, of course, it’s always been a dream of mine to read books for a living.
Recently, I have been honored to be a beta-reader for a local-to-me author. I met Savannah Stewart through a mutual friend, and we hit it off, bonding over our love of books. Then, she said “I’m a published author,” all nonchalantly.
Ummm. What?!!! I totally fan-girled. I started calling her “my author friend” and quickly devoured one of her novels.
Randomly, in a text conversation about LuLaRoe, her writing, and what-do-I-read-next, I jokingly told her to let me know if she ever needed a proofreader. She said “oh I do! I’ll send it to you soon!” BAM! This was the first step in a dream coming true–I had a hand in the process of a book being published. (Big Magic, people. It’s real!)
Bonus, her books are fantastic! If Love Was Fair is the first book of hers I got to beta-read. I read it in a day, and added commas and word suggestions. I was thrilled to get to do it! It made my bookworm-and-inner-grammar nerd heart so happy!
Book review of If Love Was Fair, by Savannah Stewart (my author friend!):
Arbor and Colin meet in a small town, where he’s playing as a traveling musician, and she’s on her way out of town. They collide in one memorable night that stays with them for years, until by chance, they meet up again. A beautiful second-chance romance unfolds, with unexpected twists that will make you cry (don’t say I didn’t warn you!).
One of my favorite things about the book is Arbor’s relationship with her best friend, Emily. The two of them crack me up! They are goofy, sweet, sassy, and very real. I’m holding out hope for Emily to get a book of her own someday!
Keep up with Savannah’s author page here! I’ll be reviewing her newest book soon, so stay tuned!!