Tuesday, August 12, 2014



Life Interrupted 
Kristen Kehoe

Rachel Reynolds isn't running from her past, but she wouldn't mind if it stopped chasing her, either. A senior in high school getting ready to graduate, Rachel is trying to look ahead toward her future, while forgetting the one night two years ago that set events in motion which altered the course of her entire life. Part of the future she's looking for includes falling out of love with her best friend, an act she seems incapable of, especially when it appears he might just love her, too. As Rachel tries to find her footing in a relationship that has baggage before it starts, a nightmare from her past reappears, upsetting the tenuous balance of Rachel's life and threatening the one person she loves most.
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My Review / Thoughts:

Rachel (a.k.a. Rae & Flow) and her best friend Katy are starting their Senior year in high school, but Rachel's life is anything but easy.  A choice she made one night two years ago changes her course forever.

I do not want to give away too much, and since the synopsis doesn't explain Rachel's problem, I will try my hardest not to ruin anything for you :).

This book is so full of emotion.  It is written from Rachel's point of view, and it's amazing.  This book also shows you the ups and downs of decisions you make as a teenager/young adult that can alter the course of your life in a heartbeat.  Good or bad.  There are a few moments in this book I had to take a deep breath and gain my composure ;).

Tripp is Rachel's "other" best friend, that she has known and loved since she was a child.  I don't think I liked him very much at the beginning.  He seemed to be the type of guy that kept you hanging on just enough, so that he always has a "back-up" relationship to fall on.  I didn't like him at all.  In the beginning....

Rachel's parents are divorced but still civil with each other.  Rachel's Mother, sister Stacy, and grandmother are such a great support system.  Her dad on the other is not my favorite person.  He isn't mentioned much in this book, but when he is my heart aches.  He's a man child.  There is really nothing more irritating to me than a man who cannot grow up.

When Rachel's past comes to find her again, she thinks she is strong enough to handle everything on her own.  It is during this time, when she finds out what true love really is.  Who her real friends are, and how deeply her whole family cares for her.

This book was so full of emotion.  It made such an impact on me.  I haven't been in high school for a VERY long time ;), but I sure felt like I was there while reading this book.  Which, is something I never want to feel again.  I hated high school when I was in it...hehehe!  I guess that means the author did an awesome job of connecting me with the characters, but UGH, high school is something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.  hehe.  Kidding (sort of).  Too many emotions, too much drama.

I want to go on and on and on, but I don't want to ruin anything.  The only complaint I had about this book was that the "f" word was used a little too much for my liking, but that is my own PERSONAL issue.  This book was fabulous.  The author really drew me in and made me love/hate her characters.  I cried, I laughed and just wanted to scream.  Great writing.  Just great writing :)!.

I even had some funny quotes I wanted to share, but alas I cannot for it will ruin the book for you.  hehehe!

Content:  There is swearing and the "f" word is used quite a bit.  There is some sexual content, that was sometimes a little descriptive, but not uncomfortable.  (these are all my opinion).

Source:  I was given this book as part of a tour in return for an honest review.  I was not compensated in anyway for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.

My Rating:
4.5 out of 5 :)

Livvy and Mommy 2014

About the Author:
Mom, Wife, Coffee Addict, and Book Lover
I am a writer of YA/NA contemporary novels.  I write about those crazy ages of 18-23 because there is nothing scarier than being told to grow up and decide what to do with your life and who to be so suddenly.  I write about love because it's my belief that love, in one form or another, saves us all at some point in our lives.  I am married to a man who understands and believes in me, and mother to a beautiful baby girl and a neurotic Great Dane Puppy.


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  1. This is a difficult subject to deal with in real life, let alone fiction. I can't wait to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway and review.

    1. My pleasure. It is a difficult subject. I hope you enjoy it when you read it :)

  2. I love that the author's picture includes her daughter, so sweet!

    This does sound like it would be an emotional read but one well worth it.

    1. It is emotional...it's fabulous. I love the Authors picture is awesome.

  3. Your review has made me very happy! I'm so glad this was one that you really connected with. Awesome review! Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop!

    1. Thanks Candace. It was a fabulous book. It was so touching, and tough to read at some times. I couldn't put it down :)

  4. I am glad you reviewed this one. I have seen it around and was curious. It is amazing how many people hated high school. I didn't love it all the time but it was for the most part a memorable experience. This book sounds like it was emotional and impactful. I am glad you enjoyed it so much.

    1. I did hate high school. Not because of what went on, but because I hated school, period. If school was all about being social it would have been FANTASTIC ;). hehe Although High School, along with a child, is WAY more than I would have been able to handle. It would have messed up my social game. ;). This was a tough read, but so fabulous.

  5. Is it me or does the book cover kind of give away the problem? I think from the comment you made above that I'm right. (Rachel had a baby as a result of that one night stand is what I'm guessing. But I could be wrong....)

    Anyway, this sounds like a very emotional book. Great review, as always :)
    Jen @ YA Romantics

    1. It does give it away, but I don't like to assume anything for anyone else ;). It is an emotional read. It was such a great book :)

  6. This sounds really good Paij, and I love when a book makes you thing, remember and become emotionally invested

    1. I do as well. This one was so hard to read at times, but it was also so good. :)