This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Lisa McCombs for Readers' Favorite
Alexis and Lucas are the perfect couple. Their love is what every person dreams of. But Alexis finds herself in a rut, unable to fully commit to the permanence of the happily ever after. In an attempt to establish a more financially secure future, or maybe because she just wants to toy with the “what if”, Alexis lays her cards (literally) on the table in a high stakes poker game. She is not a loser. She never loses at cards. Until she does. The couple’s entire savings is depleted within minutes and Alexis suddenly realizes the grave error she has committed. With unexpected guidance from a complete stranger and the kind words of a friendly bartender, Alexis is reminded of the many reasons why life without Lucas would be unbearable.
In her short story Losing You, author PJ Haynie compresses an entire novel into a few short pages. Haynie’s vivid descriptions bring the reader face-to-face with the realities of what we do in the name of love and self-preservation. Losing You reeks of human emotion with which the reader will certainly relate. Her sentence structure is perfectly in tune with the brief story, creating a sense of novel proportions. Normally not a devotee of short stories, this reader was drawn into the very real circumstances of a relationship on the edge of break up. I felt like I was standing beside Alexis as she jumped from possible disaster to making the right decisions. I really, really enjoyed it. I hope the author will think about extending the story.