Her Lifeline

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 07 Feb 2019

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Can I have a love/hate relationship with a book? Please say yes because I really do. Ok let's go in order. 
1- I love Erin. She is spunky, smart and I just really felt like her character was fully developed. I get her. I understand her. I know where she is coming from. 
2- I dislike Ward. Not hate, but dislike. I just feel like I don't really understand him at all. I feel like his character could use some more fleshing out. He was mysterious and I had a hard time connecting to him. I hated what he did. GRRRRR, now that made me mad and was almost unforgivable. 
3- I love a good slow burn. This was no insta love, this was slow, simmering, meaningful and I ate every bit of it up. 
4- OK I hated reading the accents. I love Scottish men. Oh I do love them. But goodness, there were times I had no idea what was being said. I struggled, a lot. 

So my love/hate with this is exactly that. How do I rate a book and I love and hate. ?sigh. It gets a 3.5 rounded down to 3 I think. 

Thanks to NetGalley, the publishers, and the author for allowing me to read and review.
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Her lifelife is a truly emotional book from the author unlike her previous titles i have read. A story of secondchances and full of heartache. A book that draws you in from the start.
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I was not expecting such an emotional roller coaster ride when I started with this book. An emotionally gripping story. I couldn't put the book down without finishing it. Was in tears many times during my read. A well written amazing book. Looking forward to read more from Casey
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I really wanted to like this book...but I really struggled with it!
I have read other LACasey books in the past and have enjoyed them, but this one, just kind of dragged a bit. I dont even know why, as there was plenty of emotion and drama going on, but for me, it just didn't really connect with me.
As usual for this writer though, it was well written, and other readers may really enjoy it, so definitely give it a try!
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This one pretty much had me in tears the whole time. Not all the tears were sad though. You definitely need lots of tissues. This one was all second-chance. It was also about redemption and healing. I have a book hangover after this one.
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I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Oh lord, I wanted to like Her Lifeline but I just couldn't. I honestly have no idea how I even got to the end of this book. Just ask Andy who knew about all my suffering when it came to this book.

In this book, you will meet Erin and Ward. Now they sort of have a crush on one another when she is 11 and he is 19. However, something tragic happens in their lives that tears them apart. Her dads unexpected death and him getting a once in a lifetime chance to go to his dream college. It also doesn't help that he's best buds with her older brother who decides to stay back with his family.

Years later and another shit storm rolls into Erin's life. Same for Ward as well because Tommy, Erin's older brother and Ward's ex best friend has been in a car accident. Now he's in a coma and they are all praying that he wakes up.

Now this book has some dumb ass drama. I just didn't get it and it frustrated me so easily. I don't understand how Ward could so easily walk away from these people he called family. Then make all the bloody medical decisions for Tommy instead of his actual family. Then the whole "engagement" thing was just way too weird for my brain to wrap around.

Erin and Ward were cute but I feel like so many other things about this book just bothered me. Whether it was the scottish words that changed frequently in this book or I don't know what else. This book just plain bothered me and I definitely had to break out the wine just to calm my nerves. 

Besides all of that, I'm glad I got to take a chance to read this. I'm a little bittersweet about finally finding time to read it but not liking it.
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I received this book as an arc from Netgalley.

What I liked a lot about this story was the realistic portrayal of life, she works two jobs, has struggles she deals with, etc. For me, a book is so much better when you can relate to some of the characters. Nicely done!
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This book was an emotional read that I was expecting.  I was pulled into this book and pulling for the characters. Erin has had a crush on her brother’s best friend since she was 11 years old. They are eight years older and heading off to college. Erin’s life has been hard since her father died leaving her brother, mother and her behind. Although her mother might as well be gone as well. Things don’t get any better for her as the years go on. She wasn’t expecting Ward to come back into her life. 

This was an emotional read that I couldn’t put down once I started.  I can’t wait to read more of her work.
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I absolutely loved this book and read it in one sitting. The pace of the story and the slow burn change from hate to love was perfect and felt very believable. Reading Scottish accents was hard on me, and I think I would have enjoyed this book even more in audio format.
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I really enjoyed it. The writing was engaging, the pacing good and I liked the dual 1st person POV’s. This one definitely gets emotional and the triggers are real, but everything was well done and thought out and gave the story depth and realism. As for the characters, they were all well written and it should come as no surprise that my fav’s were Aiden and Jesse and I wouldn’t mind getting more of both in the future.
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I really enjoyed this one, and especially this author. Enemies to lovers are often my favorite type of romance.

The reader really feels sympathy for Erin as a character, as she can't seem to catch a break. The reader is mean to dislike Ward from the beginning, but he really begins to come around.

Overall, a good read and I would definitely be looking for more to read from this author.
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Thank you for the opportunity to read this ARC. I didn’t enjoy it as much as I’d hoped I would, so I’d prefer not to leave a negative review.
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"Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review."
Loved this book very much.  It had just enough sweet, sexy romance and the storyline was great! I highly recommend!
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Awsome book! Very well written and amazing plot to keep the readers hooked in its thraws. I'm really looking forward to more of this author's works!!
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This was a great story with great characters. It flowed nicely without rushing the story. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to more from this author! Read it and you won't regret the time spent.
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Her Lifeline is a stand-alone and its a very emotional read it will certainly tug at your heartstrings, it’s a book that will take you on an emotional roller coaster as you read about family, love and loss. 
Her Lifeline starts in the past with Erin’s POV and then takes us back to the present time when tragedy strikes and Erin’s older brother is in a awful accident and Ward comes back into the families life . Erin doesn’t want the man she once crushed on to be anywhere near Tommie all she sees is Ward left her brother and his best friend to set up his very successful company with the ideas Ward and Tommie worked on together she doesn’t know the real reason why Ward left all those years ago.
This story tugged at my heartstrings and just when I thought I had it all together this author threw any spanner in the works and the tears started all over again. This wasn’t an easy read and yes you will cry but this author has given us a beautifully written love story and she covered some heartbreaking situations with compassion as we learn why Ward left all those years ago we learn why Erin and Tommies mum is the way she is and we are left wondering how we would react if life had dealt us the hand it dealt this family. Emotional read that I couldn’t put down.
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This might have been the most depressing and sad book I’ve ever read. I’m talking ugly crying from the word go. If you like that kind of book, go for it! It’s extremely well written and well structured. But if you’re like me and find that kind of sadness complete torture, this one is NOT for you!
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I really wanted to love this book because I’ve adored all of Casey’s previous titles but I really couldn’t get used to the way it was written with the Scottish accent. 
I know it was done to make it more authentic but I felt it made it more difficult to get in to and read in general. 
That being said I did enjoy the character dynamics.
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Thanks to the publisher for an ARC to read and give my honest opinion!

The night Erin's father was killed and her brother Tommys best friend leaves them to go to college is the night her life started to go irrecoverably wrong. Now years later she is watching her brother lie in a hospital bed she's not sure she can retain her sanity with another loss. Her brothers best friend arrives back in their life and sparks fly. 

What did I like? The chemistry between Ward and Erin is just amazing. Loved watching these two go toe to toe and Erin deserved a HEA. The situation that made Ward leave home didn't come out until the bitter end but the stage was set for Erin to get some real happiness well deserved too.

Would I buy this? An L.A. Casey masterpiece? Heck yea. Loved it and read in one sitting and a very loanable book for someone looking for an outstanding read!

Thoughts for the author? I already have another book lined up to read of hers so just enjoying being able to read for a lovely writer. I remember her first one and it was a pretty awesome book. Five huge stars of entertainment!
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Oh man. Her Lifeline is beautiful, amazing,, heart wrenching and everything else in between.  This isn’t your typical “I love my brother’s best friend” romance. There is so much depth.
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