This was a second chance romance book but because of the story it becomes a fast read. They have been divorced for 10 years and they both decided to go back to their home town. It’s read through her point of view so she does go back to her memories. She ends up realizing that she left her family hanging. She does a lot to make it up to them and to fix relationships. With her ex husband she still feels like she loves him and it does show that he still loves her. They have a moment when she thinks she saw something but it isn’t what it seems, that becomes a big trigger for her. This does become an hea, towards the end it does feel rushed. There is an epilogue which I like because I always like to see where they are a few years down the road.
Say Something by Jennifer Allen was an amazing book. It’s the first I have read of hers, so I didn’t quite know what to expect. It had me feeling so much emotion that I didn’t expect. I have never dealt with infertility, and until you do, I guess you don’t really think about it. All the feelings of guilt and blame, as well as sadness and loss for what could have been. This was a beautifully written story about love, loss and second chances. The characters were wonderful and I enjoyed the supporting characters as well. Very sweet book and I recommend anyone who is looking for a romantic story to curl up on the couch with. Just bring a box of tissues. I look forward to reading more by the author.
“You are not alone. You are not less than. You are enough.”
“…that’s what family did. They forgave you for your moments of weakness and selfishness and helped you move forward.”
This is one of those stories that is so powerfully simple and yet so complex at the same time. Those two quotes are an example of the wisdom penned between the covers.
I hope this becomes (is part of) a series. There are so many characters that I want to know more about.
I could go on and on about this book but I wouldn’t be doing it justice. It is a book that I would recommend to anyone that likes a clean story that has a purpose. The purpose is forgiveness of self.
I absolutely recommend this book!!!
Review by @mauraharper
Say Something is a story by Jennifer L. Allen that touches upon many of the topics that we as mature readers feel drawn to – second chances, infertility, divorce …. It seems to be a standalone though I hope that the writer decides to give the other sibling their stories as well, fingers crossed!
Say Something is the story of Jessica and Danny, childhood sweethearts that have their marriage ripped apart due to infertility. They are both very likable. I liked how Jessica took responsibility for behaviour though at times I was a bit bothered by her self-pity … we don’t know though how we would feel in her shoes. On the journey with Jess and Danny it is so easy to see how problems a couple faces effect also their loved ones, even when they try to protect them and never ever intended it to happen. It was great how the story felt so real thanks to those uncomfortable conversations that needed to happen for those two to more forward … towards their second chance …
Say Something by Jennifer L. Allen
Where do I begin with this book? This story touches on a subject that is very sensitive and not talked about much, until more recent times. It was written beautifully, and made me feel just like the main character, even though I’ve never personally been through this. Im talking infertility.
Marriage is hard work already and adding this on top of it, puts its strains on it. These two just never had the reason to know how to face a tough battle until this.
I love second chance romance and this has bumped to my top list. This is a must read!
This is the first book I have read from this author and she has a new fan. I absolutely love second chance romance but this talented author exceeded all my expectations. This story is a stand alone that will make you want more. I was hooked on this storyline right from the beginning. It only took me a few hours to devour this incredible book.
Jessie and Danny were high school sweetheart and then they got married. They thought they had their happy ever after. They had some very hard times and they got a divorced. Now Jessie is back where it all began. She is now living in her hometown to start her new life. Jessie is shocked to find out that Danny is also living there as well. She doesn’t know what to do. All she knows is that she still needs him. Can Jessie and Danny find love again or will it be shattered once and for all?
I absolutely loved this book. The storyline has it all romance, devastation, healing, and forgiveness. You will fall in love with these characters right from the beginning. Jessie is a strong woman that had some dark times in her life. She is trying to heal so she can move on. Danny is very charming and he knows what he wants. He wants the love of his life back. The way he treats Jessie will make your heart melt. This author will have you at the edge of your seat until the end. I can’t wait to see what she will write next.
Say Something – Jennifer L. Allen
Say Something by Jennifer L. Allen is a phenomenal second chance romance read. This isn’t my first book by this author, but it certainly was my favourite, which is saying something since I loved her book titled Change of Heart. From the very first chapter I was hooked, the incredible detail and emotional history of the characters had me feeling so invested, and the flow of the story was seamless.
I ended up reading this book in one sitting as I couldn’t bring myself to stop reading, I just had to know how it was all going to play out. Jennifer L. Allen is an incredibly talented author whose stories always have me hoping and praying for a happy ending, and she never disappoints.
I would absolutely recommend her books to anyone looking for their next romance read!
Say Something by Jennifer L. Allen is a beautiful and yet sad story that brings about emotions and feelings that left me sobbing. It is a story about infertility and what one woman went through at some dark times in her life and how she lived through it. My heart bled for those who suffer and it hit home with memories of what my youngest and my daughter-in-law went through. Jennifer’s writing his heartfelt and the story is well written and I loved the characters and wanted to engulf them in hugs and love.
Jessica has just returned to her home town to rebuild her life. The life she has left behind is nothing but bad memories and loss. What she did not expect is the one person she would always love but she needed to learn to re-love herself.
This beautiful story should not be missed. You will definitely need tissues and a good strong drink but it is so worth it. I am hoping that we get to see the rest of the characters with their own stories.
Reviewed by @jennadb
Say something by Jennifer L. Allen is an emotional and heart wrenching book that will completely suck you in. It deals with a delicate but common problem and the author does an amazing job of being sensitive to the topic.
I always love second chance romances but it has been a while since I have read one as emotionally charged as this. I was completely drawn into Jessica and Danny’s stories. They had been through so much and yet they still had so much to go through before they could figure out how to be happy.
I have read a couple of books by this author and I love her strong writing style. I am hooked time and again. This is definitely a book worth reading and one I would highly recommend.
Say Something by Jennifer L. Allen. This is a very heart felt, emotional read. Its the story of Jessie and Danny. They were high school sweethearts, first loves and ended up getting married. They thought they had the world in their hand until their dreams were crushed. Infertility killed their marriage. Four years after the divorce Jessie decides to move back home where she had first met Danny and their dreams were fresh. Unbeknownst to her Danny does the same. They are both just trying to get their lives back on track but miss each other terribly. Will they be able to move on together or will they both be miserable alone? This is a very emotional book about a subject I’ve never read about before and it happens more than people know. This book will open your eyes to a whole new problem many people face but are silent about. Be prepared to have your heart ripped out while reading this story. Its a very good book!