A Cappella Series by Yessi Smith

*Blurb*
**Mature Content Warning** Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual content.
I want to tell you how great my life was.
How I lived without regrets. With constant laughter. Without any tears. I want to tell you how I lived each moment to the fullest. How each breath I took was fresh and full of life. With eagerness. Without any fear.
I want to tell you all of that, but then my story would be masked with lies and not worth telling.
My life didn’t start until I left my past. And I left everything…
My mother, my friends, my name. My new name, the name everyone knows me by is Erin Lewis.
Four years after finding the courage to leave her hometown in Alabama, Erin is finally happy with where her life has led her. Not only is she secure in her environment, but the relationships she has formed center her, making her forget how damaged she once was. Before she can fully settle into her new life, her past crashes into her present, unraveling a set of events that destroy the very foundation she has built her new life on.
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*Krystle’s Review*
Life’s A Cappella
Life’s A Cappella by Yessi Smith is a story that has it all. It has lovable characters that I really enjoyed reading about and characters that made me want to scream. It has a plot with depth and twists to keep the reader interested and it showcases lots of strong subjects and shows the strength it takes to get through them. It is heartwarming and heartbreaking all at the same time. It is real, believable and a journey that any reader would enjoy!
I think that my favorite part of LAC is the dynamic between the characters. I love to read stories about a group of friends that are believable. Too often I read books where the friendships seem forced so I can’t help but love when friendships and relationships are real. The characters in this story just blend so well together. Although theyf have a few rocky parts along the way they are living real life and I really enjoyed getting to know them.
 
Another one of my favorite parts of this story was the integration of Shayna’s POV. I loved seeing her side of things and loved how she brought so much to the story. It was great seeing adult situations through a childs eyes and seeing how real life situations affected her.
 
There was only one relationship that confused me a bit in this story. Erin’s relationship with Nate went from her not knowing who he was to not being able to live without him. Eventually he was a great part of the story but I just couldn’t understand how someone that was so important to her life entered the story in the way that he did. 
As I said before, LAC hits a lot of touchy subjects. I think that Yessi hit a lot of these topics with grace and does a really good job integrating them in to the story. However, there are a few that I felt like were just thrown in. There were some BIG things that happened that just seemed to be thrown at you and I just felt like what?! Wait a minute, can we slow down and revisit that. I just felt like at times I was getting whiplash. The story would throw this huge bit at me and either I didn’t know where it was coming from and it had a HUGE part in the story or I thought it should have had much more importance placed on it and then it was never brought up again. Don’t get me wrong, some times I LOVE quick reads I just felt that this book was so short that sometimes some important details were skimmed over.
All in all I really enjoyed the story. Despite the few confusing bits and the few parts that I felt were lacking I still really enjoyed it and was looking forward to the next part of the story. I would give this one somewhere between 3.5 and 4 stars and definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a quick read that will leave you craving more of the story.
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*Blurb*

Five months after their wedding, Trent struggles with the strain of juggling work and family life as Erin furthers her education, getting a Master’s degree in Nursing. All Trent wants is one weekend alone with his wife to reconnect but Erin’s focus is adamantly elsewhere.
Meanwhile, Nate, Erin’s oldest friend and brother, has formed an undeniable bond with Tonya that he is reluctant to pursue because of his own inner demons.
Will love be enough?
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*Krystle’s Review*

Our A Cappella is a novella of the A Cappella series with crazy amounts of feels! This novella hold so many emotions in it’s 80 pages and I really, really enjoyed it.
OAC hits real life on the head. It has real issues and struggles that I would imagine the main couple to have in their situation. Again, just like in the first book, I really appreciate that the characters feel real. They show that just because there is love everything isn’t rainbows and butterflies. Life throws tough stuff at us all the time so the issues are believable and I was really feeling for the characters.
 
Our A Cappella gave just enough to remind me why I loved the characters so much and left me dying for the next book! It gave me just enough hope for the future but left enough open so that I’ll be one-clicking as fast as I can when Yessi releases the next book.
*Meet Yessi Smith*
 
I’m a Hispanic living in South Florida with my redneck husband
from Texas and our “half breed” son, who is actually the reason I started
writing again after years of celibacy. My son loves stories, but not the kind
you can read in an existing book. No, he’d rather make up a story, complete
with our own illustrations. So, thank you, Son, for igniting a flame I had let
go out.
I also live with two dogs: a neurotic Border Collie we call
Nitro and a midget Rottweiler named Nisa.
I have always found my sanctuary at the beach and in music and
writing. I wish I could write rhymes so I could become a famous rapper, but
rhyming is completely lost on me.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master’s
in Human Resource Management. I have held several jobs, from picking up dog
crap to upper management positions. And now I am hoping to leave the business
world behind so I can live full time in a world that does not exist until I
place my fingers on a keyboard and bring them to fruition.
Yessi Smith
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