From the Jump by Lacie Waldon: A Book Review
Thank you Putnam for the gifted copy and Penguin Random House Audio for the alc.
From the Jump was such a delight. It had me floating on a cloud and sent my heart a flutter with its sweetness. This book is exactly why I love friends-to-lovers romance novels. The slow burn was perfection and I really enjoyed the different dynamics between Liv and her group of friends. While I could foretell what would happen regarding the point of conflict between Live and Deiss, I was relieved that it didn’t pan out to be a several chapters long issue that frustrates me in other romance novels. And the chemistry between the two of them was amazing!
The narration by Brittany once again, was perfection, as she is one of those narrators that truly draws you into the story and makes you forget it’s one person narrating multiple characters.
From the Jump is truly a story not to add to your TBR but rather, to your must-read-now. I cannot wait to read what Lacie comes up with next!
Thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.
A chronic yes-woman finally admits to what—and who—she really wants in this unforgettable and heartfelt romantic comedy, by the author of The Layover.
Liv Bakersfield is used to living her life in “shoulds.” Be fit. Be financially responsible. Be your best self. An overworked graphic designer, she’s stretched so thin that she’s about to miss yet another vacation with her beloved group of college friends. But when Liv finally decides to start saying no, it feels good…good enough to leap straight into quitting her job and hopping on a plane to join them in South Africa.
Amid the exotic landscape and unforgettable sights, Liv expects sun and safari animals and an easy time with her best friends. But such close proximity makes everything more complicated, especially with the emotionally unavailable Lucas Deiss. Their friendship is the only thing in her life that's still solid, and she vows to do anything she can to keep the group together. But once they get back to L.A., Liv discovers that her leap of faith has become a freefall, sending her crashing into Deiss's arms. With the trust of the people she loves most on the line, Liv must decide between doing what she should … and risking everything for what she shouldn’t want.