Sunday, December 15, 2013

Review: Life's A Cappella

Life's A Cappella
Life's A Cappella by Yessi Smith

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is an amazing story of one woman's strength and drive to be better than her beginnings. Erin's story is of accepting things you can't change, dealing with life's journey and making the best of it. Even when Erin is at her lowest she finds the inner strength to pull up her big-girl panties and forge on. I loved the realism of the journey and the authors lack of sugar-coating issues that needed to be addressed. A love story within a journey of acceptance and strength and lots of love.

Erin "was born into a family in which the word family in and of itself was laughable." But she picked her new name and made a new life in Miami. She put herself through school and had her circle of girls known as "The Cunt Hut"...seriously!! With her best friend Camilla aka Cam, they had fun and could laugh and rely on one another like sisters, to call them on their shit and laugh at their antics. From Cam loosing her car, yes, her whole vehicle in a parking Erin getting so animated with recalling something, Cam would accuse her of her "Cuban is showing. Hands and tongue flapping so fast..." They share an amazing friendship anyone would envy.

Trent was "bananas" for Erin, literally, as he "offered us a banana." In a most sweet and kind gesture he worked his way into Erin's life and though his actions wound up helping her heal what was broken. He was in a band....OH YES!!.. a band....not full time but he played the most rockin' instrument...ok, not really...well kind-of....hahahaha, nope you have to read that part ;) But his honest and openness to life and his feelings made you want to *swoon* over him.

Nate and Shayna are a part of Erin's past that come into the story and ambush you and your heart. You can't (i dont care who you are) you can't help but love both of them. Both independantly and together. It changes everything and makes this story into so much more, more heartache, more love, more joy and more healing.

This is a must read, I can't say enough about this book without giving away every delicious detail. I laughed till If almost PMP. I cried ugly tears and hiccups. But most of all I loved the warmth and love this story told. I hope when you pick up this book you enjoy it as much as I did. :)

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