Review: THE BIRTHDAY LIST by Devney Perry

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Misty's 5 Star Review ~ Good Reads Review Link

"My birthday list this year will include reading all of Devney Perry's book." ~ Misty, White Hot Reads

First off let me say how much joy I get out of reading a new author and absolutely falling in love with their words. That's a tough feat in the book world and truly in my world. It takes a lot for me to not only fall in love with books but new to me authors as well but I am head over heels for Devney Perry and her words. 

I gravitate to books that are real. That make you hurt. That make you feel. Because although real life is tough, books like The Birthday List also remind you of the beauty of life. Books like this give you hope. They heal. The world needs more of these books. 

As someone who has lived in Poppy's world it's refreshing to be given hope that although your heart is absolutely broken it is strong enough to love again. It is strong enough to move one. And it's big enough to never forget. 

Now where can I find my Cole? 


Heather's 5 Star Review ~ Good Reads Review Link

A second chance at love and life after tragedy! This book is all about the feels for me. 

All. The. Feels. 

We often hear about a Bucket List but we don’t hear about Birthday List’s - celebrating life and experiences. Well now, actually the whole time I was reading, I feel the need to make a birthday list. 

Poppy is healing after her life is shattered into a million pieces. She’s grieving, growing and trying to determine what’s next... Shen she does not everyone agrees with her but she stands her ground and makes her own path. 

Cole has been forever changed after the night he spent with Poppy. Time passes and she re-enters his life in the craziest way. He is determined to act on his feelings or at least see where they lead. 

You guys! I’ve always believed it’s better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all. And I still agree after this book. My heart bled out on the pages for Poppy. Yet, I had an extreme girl crush because she was strong. Strong enough to pull through the other side and on her own terms. That is so flipping powerful to me. 

This book is everything. A wonderful read for 2018 that will remind you what’s important in life — LOVE!

  Happily married to her college sweetheart, Poppy lived a blessed life with the husband of her dreams. Then everything changed. She is no longer a wife. She is no longer the envy of her single friends. Now, people look at her with pity as they whisper a single word behind her back.    Widow.    Years after her husband’s tragic death, years of pain and sorrow and wishing for the life she’ll never get back, Poppy decides to finish Jamie’s birthday list. She’ll do the things he wanted to most. Because maybe, just maybe, if she can complete his list, she can start to live again.    Poppy expects going through the birthday list will be hard. She expects it to hurt. But what she doesn’t expect is Cole. Could the man who delivered the news of her husband’s death and shattered her heart be the one to help her put it back together again?    Amazon:    https://amzn.to/2pLyfiC     iBooks:    https://apple.co/2GEZdBS     B&N:  http://bit.ly/2DupsKN     Kobo:  http://bit.ly/2FWFj2h     GOODREADS:   http://bit.ly/2Bj50GK  

Happily married to her college sweetheart, Poppy lived a blessed life with the husband of her dreams. Then everything changed. She is no longer a wife. She is no longer the envy of her single friends. Now, people look at her with pity as they whisper a single word behind her back.

Widow.

Years after her husband’s tragic death, years of pain and sorrow and wishing for the life she’ll never get back, Poppy decides to finish Jamie’s birthday list. She’ll do the things he wanted to most. Because maybe, just maybe, if she can complete his list, she can start to live again.

Poppy expects going through the birthday list will be hard. She expects it to hurt. But what she doesn’t expect is Cole. Could the man who delivered the news of her husband’s death and shattered her heart be the one to help her put it back together again?

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2pLyfiC

iBooks: https://apple.co/2GEZdBS

B&N: http://bit.ly/2DupsKN

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2FWFj2h

GOODREADS:  http://bit.ly/2Bj50GK 

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EXCERPT

Turning to the door, I smiled, ready to greet my late-evening customer, but faltered as the door closed behind him.

Cole Goodman was walking my way.

My belly dipped as I took him in. His aviator sunglasses were perched on top of his chocolate-brown hair. A black polo stretched across his broad shoulders and pulled tight across his muscled arms. His pale-blue jeans molded to his Herculean thighs before draping down to his black, square-toed boots. The leather belt on Cole’s trim waist held both a shining badge and a holstered gun.

Cole smiled and locked his light-green eyes on mine as he crossed the room.

His straight, white teeth made my breath hitch—something that had happened last night more times than I wanted to admit.

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Molly, who had turned around from her seat to greet our customer, spun around so her back was to Cole. Her cheeks flushed as she whispered, “Wow.”

Wow was right.

Cole Goodman was—simply put—gorgeous.

He could give a woman a speeding ticket and get a thank-you in return. He inspired women to attempt push-ups in a karate class just for the chance to watch him sweat through his gi. Cole made grown women blush like teenagers and giggle in corners, like those girls at the dojo last night.


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Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.

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