Thursday, November 29, 2012

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Just wanted to share a few of these exciting book reviews of "You Heard It Here First!" 

This book was such a surprise for me! I had the opportunity to review it and so I took it, but because it was a political fiction - I didn't expect to love it as much as I truly did! Personally, politics have never been my thing - I leave that for my husband. But this book drew me in with its characters, plot, and moral values. I loved the strong, modern woman that Haley is and enjoyed the special looks into her character, her personality and into her thoughts. She just felt like a "real" woman - one that everyone can relate with. I loved the very likeable male character and their love story. I enjoyed the conversations, the adventures, the mysteries, and even the political situations in this story. Even in the midst of moving, I couldn't wait to pick it up at the end of the day to read. It was the perfect book full of romance, family values, independence, and living your dream.

You Heard it Here First is a well-written, engaging novel that left me wanting more and I can't wait to get my hands on more Haley Jo books! I sure hope another one comes soon!  


Just finished reading You Heard It Here First by Erin McBride. I have spent the last week curled up with my ipad reading and I enjoyed every minute of it. The main character, Haley was so easy to relate to. I loved how she moved from secure in her skin to the typical woman questioning everything and everyone around her, sometimes on the turn of a dime. Something that all of us can relate to. I loved her personality, her desires, her quirks and her personality. Ms. McBride really brought her character to life. I love politics but have always been scared of the stock market. Ms. McBride made it seem fun and exciting. Perfect read during this political season. If you are looking for a fun, engaging read, pick this one up! 
Perhaps it was the timing of the reading, or just plain good writing. Amidst the political ads, the drama of powerful people, or maybe just what I'm going through personally, I enjoyed this book.

The novel is based in Washington, DC and captured the dilemma anyone living and working in the DC metro area goes through as they navigate through the power, money, prestige and expectations that come with the territory.

Though it is clear that Haley is standing her moral ground, it is also clear she will have choices to make, more joys, more heartache and will ultimately grow into the big shoes she's created for herself in this story.

This helped me step back and re-assess what I am doing, where I am going and what trade offs I want (and don't want) to make going forward.

Thanks for sharing this special novel Erin! I couldn't put the iPad down, but will admit to skipping forward to ensure she was still with her man! (-:  
What are you waiting for? Go buy  "You Heard It Here First!" on in paperback, or on Nook, and Kindle!

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