{Blog Tour ~ Bieke Reviews} This Ordinary Life by Jennifer Walkup

Posted September 28, 2015 by Bee in Blog Tour, Reviews / 6 Comments

{Blog Tour ~ Bieke Reviews} This Ordinary Life by Jennifer Walkup

{Blog Tour ~ Bieke Reviews} This Ordinary Life by Jennifer WalkupThis Ordinary Life by Jennifer Walkup
Published on October 1st 2015
by Luminis Books Inc
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Format: eARC
Source: The Fantastic Flying Book Club
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Sometimes Hope is the Most Extraordinary Gift of All.

High-school radio host Jasmine Torres's life is full of family dysfunction, but if she can score the internship of her dreams with a New York City radio station, she knows she can turn things around.

That is, until her brother Danny’s latest seizure forces her to miss the interview, and she’s back to the endless loop of missing school for his doctor appointments, picking up the pieces of her mother’s booze-soaked life, and stressing about Danny’s future.

Then she meets Wes. He’s the perfect combination of smart, cute, and funny. He also happens to have epilepsy like her brother. Wes is living a normal life despite his medical issues, which gives Jasmine hope for Danny. But memories of her cheating ex-boyfriend keep her from going on a real date with Wes, no matter how many times he asks her.

Jasmine can’t control everything. Not who wins the internship, not her mother’s addiction, not her brother’s health--not even where her heart will lead her. She wishes she could just have an ordinary life, but maybe what she already has is pretty extraordinary after all.

I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

4.5 Stars

Oh gosh this was so very cute, guys! I got all the fluffy feels and I giggled and swooned and everything. This was exactly what I needed and I’m so very happy that this book exceeded my expectations! Oh and I called it while I was reading and I’m calling it again… DIBS ON WES! He’s mine!

This Ordinary Life is about Jasmine, who dreams of working for a New York City radio station. And when she has a change to get an internship there, it seems like her dreams getting closer to coming true. But life at home gets in the way when her  younger brother’s latest seizure forces her to miss the interview and school. Her mother is not much of a help since she’s lying drunk on the couch when she’s home. Then she meets Wes at the hospital. He has epilepsy like her brother and he’s there for one of his regular check-ups. Wes is living a normal life and hasn’t had a seizure in years, which gives Jasmine hope for Danny. But not too long ago, Jasmine caught her ex-boyfriend cheating on her and now she’s too scared to go on a date again, no matter how many times he asks her.

When I found this book, I hoped it would be a good, heartfelt read and what I got was so much more! This Ordinary Life is fun, sweet, heartfelt, swoony and so very, very adorable & cute. I’ll be looking forward to more from this author, I can tell you that already. The story was very lighthearted with a few tougher moments and I liked that. It didn’t get overly dramatic and it didn’t add any unnecessary drama either. I liked how Jasmine and her mom worked things out on their own and didn’t need help from someone else to do so. I started out really disliking the mom but she really did redeem herself by the end, like I hoped she would.

The characters were all so perfect! I adored Danny, he was so cute and I felt so bad for what he has to go through. I loved Frankie, Jasmine best friend. Sebastian, her ex, on the other hand… He was kind of pathetic. Seriously. Jasmine is a very sweet, loyal, hardworking person and I loved her bond with her brother Danny and how she stood up for herself. I loved it when she finally confronted her mom. And Wes, oh my god, Wes. I love him so much! He’s so cute and sweet and caring and I want him. I called dibs, remember. Wes is mine. I shipped these two so hard, you guys. From the moment they met to the moment they finally got together. The romance was a slow one, perfectly paced and so very sweet.

This Ordinary Life is yet another YA Contemporary to add to your 2015 reading list. It’s sweet, cute, adorable, touching,… everything you want without the unnecessary drama, perfect to read on a lazy afternoon. But, and I can’t stress this enough, Wes is mine. I’m serious.

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About Jennifer Walkup

Award-winning author Jennifer Walkup is most often found writing, reading, and spending time with her husband and young sons. A member of SCBWI and RWA, Jennifer also works as an editor and creative writing instructor, and is an advocate for Epilepsy awareness. This Ordinary Life is her second novel.

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Bee

About Jennifer Walkup

Award-winning author Jennifer Walkup is most often found writing, reading, and spending time with her husband and young sons. A member of SCBWI and RWA, Jennifer also works as an editor and creative writing instructor, and is an advocate for Epilepsy awareness. This Ordinary Life is her second novel.

To hear about Jennifer’s upcoming books, sign up for her newsletter here:

http://eepurl.com/belmjH

Bee

Bee (born as Bieke) is 26 years old and from Belgium. (No she won't send waffles.) She's a major book nerd (or just nerd in general really) and she's very proud of that. She blogs over at Quite The Novel Idea. Oh, and she also writes books as Nelly B. Jones. Or tries to anyway.

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