Sunday, September 8

Book Review: You, Me and Other Stuff by L.M. Barrett

You, Me and Other StuffAuthor: L.M. Barrett
Title: You, Me and Other Stuff
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: ebook
Expected to be Published: September 28th 2019
Where I Got It: My shelf (Given it to me by the author/publisher for my honest and unbiased opinion)

A witty, coming-of-age, romantic comedy about friendship, unrequited love and betrayal.

Declan's a tad annoyed; not only has the love of his life run off with 'Superman' but she's also unwittingly caused his current hostage status.

Find out what Sarah did to cause this unusual situation.

Can Declan overcome his hatred for Sarah and can Sarah overcome her doubts to end up with the right man?

I could not resist picking this up and reading it! I enjoyed a previous book by this author and this just sounded so good. 

The story follows Declan and Sarah. They have been friends for years and have been in love but didn't really know it. Years pass and now Declan is held hostage and it is Sarah's fault. Will they get it figured out and finally end up together? 

Oooooo Declan and Sarah. I wanted to shake them and kick them. You love each other! But they don't realize it and make stupid, stupid decisions that end up blowing up in each others' faces. Especially Sarah's. Girl! NO!

I did really enjoy this even though the two drove me bananas. There was some humor and sadness. It was a nice balance of those things. Wonderful writing! Hooks you in from page one.  

The format of telling the story was fun and I didn't expect it. It worked well for these characters to tell others about their sides of their story. They needed to talk it out with others I think in order to get some perspective. 

My only issue was the bits with Lisa near the end there. I didn't hate her but I sure didn't like her. I also feel like her part made the story go a bit longer then I wanted. I could be biased because I just wanted the two knuckleheads to FINALLY get it and be together, but yea...not a fan of Lisa and her part. 

Besides that, I really enjoyed this story. I wanted to shake our main characters, but shake them with love. And I didn't really care about the Lisa bits. I'll give this 4 stars. Really good and a fun story. Humor and sadness all mixed in. 


Blodeuedd said...

Yay for another good one :)

But ugh stupid decisions!

Sophia Rose said...

Kudos to the heroine for a new approach to love by being responsible for the hero getting taken hostage. :)

Carol said...

Sounds like it might be fun, but I'm not a fan of too much sadness.

Carole Rae said...

B, yesss. So annoyed!

Sophia, it is so unique. Love it.

Carol, it was a nice blend. A touch of sad stuff and funny stuff.

Anachronist said...

It seems it worked for you - I am glad. Still not for me.

Carole Rae said...

Ana, it worked for me. LOL I don't blame ya for skipping it ;)