My So Called Life by J.D. Hollyfield
Publication Date: May 19, 2015
Life couldn’t be any brighter for art dealer Christina Daniels. At the top of her career, she has no problem flaunting just how perfect her little world has become.
When tragedy strikes back home, Christina is forced to put everything on hold to return back to a past she’s tried so hard to escape. Including a love she regrets letting go.
Ian Whitman has only one regret and it was letting his first love walk out of his life. Now that she’s returned, his heart won’t give her up twice without a fight.
As secrets are revealed, can Ian soothe her heart while convincing her that a place she tried so hard to run away from is the place she’s destined to stay?
Will love get a second chance in the face of tragedy?
“Jesus Christ, Ian, you scared the shit outta me.” I press my hand to my chest. The look in his eyes says he doesn’t care too much about my well-being. Uh oh. It also looks like I may have over-poked the bear.
He steps into my personal space and presses his body into mine. The door automatically swings shut behind him.
“Ian?” I question.
“Chrissy?” he retorts back, his breathing already heavy with what seems like pure lust.
“Can I help you with something?” I take a deep breath, trying to calm the unsteady beat of my heart.
“Yeah, you can start by not leaving your god damn lingerie around for me to see. Unless you want me to finally break and do something about it?” He pushes himself harder into me.
And oh my god, he is definitely that. Hard.
“What are you doing?” I ask nervously.
“What I’ve been wanting to do since the moment you came back into my life.”
“And what exactly is that?” I choke out.
“Continue where we left off.”
And with that, he pulls me fully into his solid chest. The instant his lips touch mine, my knees buckle. This kiss—this powerful, overdue kiss— is going to literally bring me to my knees.
Christina Daniels walked away from her past, including her drunken mother and her sister, and into a bright future determined not to dwell in this past but to make a life for herself instead. Becoming self-absorbed, Christina never looked back at where she from until she received the call she never dreamt she'd get.
Ian Whitman let Christina go and spread her wings once, but now that she's walked back into her life, he's determined to show her that she is meant to be by his side.
As Christina re-evaluates her life and her priorities as she while trying to figure out how to care for a child, her feelings for Ian come rushing back to her as if they had never left. When secrets come out, can Christina and Ian get a chance at love despite the tragedy that has brought Christina home?
My So-Called Life is the story of forgiveness (especially that of self), second chances, and coming home.
J.D. Hollyfield's talent is out of this world. With charismatic characters that you cannot help but to love (and get a good laugh at), Hollyfield's writing style beckons you in and welcomes you home. You smile, you laugh (out loud!), and as you fall in love with each characters you root for them to get their happy ending. The previous books introduced us to a writing style that puts a smile on your face and a good mood in your heart and with each book Hollyfield's talent has only grown. My So-Called Life definitely shows readers this.
Christina is a heroine that undergoes tremendous personal growth and is a woman who is strong and independent as her leaving home at first chance shows. Christina's character is likable and humorous as she wades through her so-called life.
Ian is devoted, sweet, handsome, compassionate, and kind. The perfect package, Ian's devotion and determination to show Christina that they belong together moved me. Hollyfield's men makes single women everywhere believe that good guys do exist.
The humor is once again present in My So-Called Life and this time I kept my laugh out loud moments to my bath tub instead of public. Speaking of which, I must learn how to not throw my head back while laughing in the tub. This is the second time I hit my head from laughing to hard while reading in the tub but one cannot help but to laugh when reading a J.D. Hollyfield book. I swear every embarrassing situation a woman can get into, Hollyfield puts her female characters in to it.