Not my genre, but surprisingly good writing. Believable characters and interesting premise for a book! Definitely wanted to know how things panned out between the main character and her estranged—but desperately ill—father.
Crazy Comes in Threes
Bad things always happen to Quinn in threes.
This book tells the story of Quinn & her little sister Tara as they deal with a mother with debilitating mental illness, Quinn gaining custody of her sister, and trying to find a new “normal.” Quinn desperately wants to go to college, live in the dorms, and for once be the quintessential teenager—going to parties, studying over pizza, and making friends with her roommates. But it all falls apart as her Mother’s bipolar disorder makes it necessary for Quinn to “step up” and take care of her little sister. […] It was a great opening to what could definitely be a deep story that deals with mental illness, families, the fallout, and how it’s possible to peace your life back together after it’s shattered.
The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos
Well-written, charming story told from a young single dad’s point of view. And Max is seriously cluelessly cute in the most adorable manly way, ladies. I loved how lost he seemed at times about women and adult life in general. Not only was it funny (“girls are so confusing”), but it made him so much more interesting than the usual, one-dimensional romantic lead, without ever once making him seem weak or “beta”—instead, it made him real, which is a nice change. […] I really enjoyed this and highly recommend it.
Not Just Any Love Duology
Just One More Minute
A down-on-her-luck waitress inherits a bakery with the man who stole her dream job—and broke her heart.
I loved Rowan and Matt and following them on their journey from friends to more. Rowan’s strength was so admirable. Elizabeth Barone definitely knows how to write sweet books that make me happy. Also, there’s a f/f companion book in the works and I can’t wait! I loved all the side characters and recommend this book to Romance lovers.
Any Other Love
Sade on the Wall
Save her friendship, or save her best friend…
Remember that one friend who you loved as a teenager, thought of as an extension of yourself, shared the things you never felt comfortable sharing with anyone else, and then one day—for whatever reason—you lost? Elizabeth Barone takes you back to that time with this incredible tale of Sade, a young girl forced to look at (even while trying to deny to herself) the cold harsh reality that often comes, when someone you love and care about becomes lost to a lifestyle you don’t understand. Poignant, heartfelt, and extremely well written, Sade on the Wall is a story for anyone with a heart.
Post-grad doesn’t always go as planned.
South of Forever Series
Diving Into Him
Jett might be sober, but she can’t kick her addiction to Koty.
Dive into this book!! What a wonderful book full of love, hope, drama, very steamy hot scenes, and strength. The story is very well written, includes refreshing humor, love and friendship, commitment, and touches on some important issues like alcoholism and persistence. The characters in this book were so well thought out and fun. [Jett Costa] is most definitely my favorite type of female character, strong, funny, and full of personality and depth. […] I highly recommend this book and this amazing author Elizabeth Barone.
Savannah’s forever has a secret that could destroy them—and the band.
This was a really good story about love, betrayal and redemption. The characters are very likable, the story is fast and has very good flow. If you like hot rock stars, sex, and love, this book is for you!
What Happens on Tour
South of Forever’s first tour is about to begin, and so is Poppy’s career—if she can keep all her lies straight.
I loved reading Poppy’s story, it was filled with a plethora of different emotions and some very hot rockstars in tight spaces always brings out some form of fun chaos. […] I am really looking forward to reading the fourth book in the South of Forever Series.