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Say Something by Jennifer L. Allen – Review by Robin Rankin

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Say Something by Jennifer L. Allen grabbed me when I read the synopsis and it was so much more than I was expecting. I really feel almost like I’m at a loss for an adequate description for how much their story effected me.

I personally never had to deal with the issues Jessica dealt with in regards to infertility, but that consuming desire to become a mother is something I totally understood and could relate with that.

This was an emotional story to read, and I cried more times then I want to admit, but I so loved this book and everyone in it. If you can handle the sensitive subject, I would highly recommend you read it.

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Say Something by Jennifer L. Allen – Review by Birna Bjornsdottir.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I just finished reading Say something by Jennifer L. Allen.

I feel like I have to be honest here – I can get overly critical of romance novels, I don’t know why but I find that it’s easy to make them too mushy or unrealistic.

This book took my breath away!
It has such depth and it pulls you in right from the beginning.

From page 1 I was invested! And I got pulled further down this delightful bunny hole, with every page!

It had romance, heartache, friendship, complicated family history, old times and new beginnings and I loved it all!

I would love to read more books from this author – including a book about each one of the characters we got to know in this one. I’ll be going on the hunt for more of her books.

This book was unbelievably well written – in every sense of the word.

Pick this book up today – you’ll regret it if you don’t!

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Say Something by Jennifer L. Allen – Review by Lisa Brydalski

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Say Something by Jennifer L. Allen is a touching love story dealing with tough issues. Jessie and Danny have known each other since childhood, have been high school and college sweethearts as well as man and wife. Things didn’t work out as planned and now they are divorced and on separate paths. Jessie is headed home to start fresh and rebuild the strained relationships she has with her family. Will she be able to start anew or will the past continue to hold onto her?
This was the first book I have read by this author and I don’t see it as being the last one. I’m hoping there will be more stories for Jessie’s siblings and possibly Danny’s brother. The secondary characters were exemplary and really fleshed out the story. I loved this book from the first page to the very end and would recommend it to anyone.

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Say Something by Jennifer L. Allen – Review by Chantelle Smith

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jennifer L. Allen is a new author for me, but after experiencing her read Say Something – she for sure will become one of my go-to authors. This book was everything and more, it was emotional it had you sad at times it was raw & real it also had you in awe and gave you the heartwarming and happy emotions. This is a book I couldn’t put down, I loved every single minute of it – I didn’t want it to end and just wanted more story to be had! It is also a story a that once you finish, it sticks in my mind just that little bit longer for you to really think about and understand more.

I loved each character in their own way and both of them deserved their HEA, whether that was together or separated, but was this their second chance? This author has created an amazing story plot, but also two incredible main characters and secondary characters just make this read even better!
This was written effortlessly and beautifully and flowed from chapter to chapter, I cannot fault any part of this story.

This is a read to be experienced by all, I highly recommend this read. Don’t miss it!

 

Reviewed by @tillytillzz

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Say Something By Jennifer L. Allen – Review By Stacey Baxter

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am a huge sucker for a second chance romance I mean why wouldn’t I be there is something magical about reading a novel where two people lose there way with one another or thing’s just work out the way they thought it would and then later on in life find each other again beautiful. This story weezer took me on an amazing emotional journey one that I didn’t want to end! Once you indulge in this novel you will be left wanting more from this author I certainly have I’m actually waiting on the edge of my seat!! Another reason why I absolutely loved this storyline is because it covered topics that some people can relate too and real life problems the author done a brilliant job writing about sensitive topics. It really hits home how certain life issues can effect someone/relationships. I really was hooked to this novel I mean I just couldn’t pull myself brilliant brilliant BRILLIANT!

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Say Something by Jennifer L. Allen – Review by Shannon Fowler

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

How many characters or even people in real life actually say:

“I never thought I would return to the town I grew up in”

“I wanted to leave there so fast after graduation”

“I always imagined bigger and better things for myself.”

It seems like many second chance romance stories start with this same ideal. The main character is coming home after trying to live life somewhere else, usually a big city. Say Something starts out that way but quickly turns into something more! Not just one main character is returning to the small hometown they grew up in, but both of them are! Danny and Jess are high school sweethearts who grew up together, got married, moved away, divorced, and returned home to the small town that brought them together. Where family means everything. Where love always win.

“Nothing in love is unforgivable”

I love these characters so much. Their heartaches, their frustration, their growing up moments.

“If there was one thing I had learned over the years, it was that one of the most crucial parts of adulthood was recognizing and then admitting when you needed help.”

This author and book is new to me so I cannot wait to read more from this author. I highly recommend this story.

Reviewed by @shannonlovesbooks

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Say Something by Jennifer L. Allen – Review by Sarah Oakes

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A great read about second chances. Four years ago, Jess and Danny got a divorce after their struggles to have a baby led to disaster. Returning to where it all happened for a new job, she tries to concentrate on the future instead of the past. But life makes things difficult when she discovers that he has returned. She is even more surprised to bump into him and all the feelings rear their heads. Can they resolve the issues of the past for a chance at a happy future together?
A great read. Well developed plot. Well developed characters like Jess struggling with her feelings but still standing up for herself or Danny trying his best Great cast of supporting characters like the fun sister Melissa or Mom supportive and kind.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel like with the sense of nature with Oak River and its tall trees and green spaces as fresh and tranquillity. Or the flowers in the memories with their fresh scents and bold and beautiful colours so vivid its as if you’re actually there.
The flashbacks into the past worked well to display what happened and didn’t disrupt from te narrative of the present with the italics used to differentiate the memories from the present day. Overall, a great read and I would give it four stars.

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Say Something by Jennifer L. Allen – Review by Karyn Taylor

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The first thing I’ll say about Say Something by Jennifer L Allen is please make sure you have plenty of tissues with you when you read this. I don’t know if I was overly emotional at the time of reading but I cried so much at many points throughout this book.
This is a beautiful second chance romance story that shows that true love never dies. Danny and Jess were school sweethearts who got married once they had graduated from college. They had the perfect life together until they tried to start a family. Jess was devastated when they realised that she couldn’t have children and she closed down and pushed Danny away, asking for a divorce.
4 years later and by some twist of fate both have moved back home to their original hometown beside their parents at the same time. It’s obvious that both are still deeply in love with one another.
This is a wonderful story of they try to overcome all this issues that ended their marriage. Jess still feels that she has failed as a woman and has never come to terms with her infertility. This story will pull at your heartstrings so much. It is so well written and deals with a difficult storyline in a sensitive manner.
I had never read anything by this author before this and if this book is anything to go by then I’ll definitely be reading more.

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Say Something by Jennifer L. Allen – Review by Stefanie Carney

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Holy cheese on a cracker. This was such an amazing story! I knew from the first page that I was going to love this book while hating the emotions that it would bring out in me. I cried in empathy for Jessica, I cried in support for women who suffer through such a hard thing and I cried for the pure beauty that is this love story. I felt all of the emotions that this book conveyed and I am better for reading it. I knew how this love story would end, but I still never wanted to read the final words, I could have read so much more about these two and the amazing love they share. This book is an inspiration and it gives hope to those that may be lost. I feel like every woman should read this story to see that there is a light at the end of a dark tunnel. I can not recommend this book enough.

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Say Something by Jennifer L. Allen – Review by Heidi Eich Woodring

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Say Something by Jennifer L. Allen is a remarkably written romance that I loved reading. This book had my emotions all over the place. I was happy one minute and wanting to cry the next. Jessica is broken, having to return home to small town four years after her divorce. Being back in the town that throws her into her and Danny’s past is almost too much. The good and bad memories, the need to still want and need him and that even now she still loves him. She doesn’t know if he will ever forgive her or is she can even forgive herself!
This BOOK, I have tried for a few days go put into words how good it was. I could NOT put it down and read it in one sitting. I really do wish that the book itself was longer as I loved Jessica and Danny. I highly recommend this book and wish I could give it MORE than FIVE stars! This is my first book by this author and it WILL NOT be my last.

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