Living Out Loud

LOL-wrapLiving Out Loud (The Austen Series #3) by Staci Hart

Publication Date: February 1, 2018

Cover Photo: Perrywinkle Photography


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When Annie Daschle arrives in New York City, the only thing she can control is her list.

Not her father’s death or the loss of her home. Not the hole in her heart or the defective valve that’s dictated so much of her life. But she can put pen to paper to make a list of all the ways she can live out loud, just like her dad would have wanted.

See the city from the top of the Empire State Building: Check.

Eat hot dogs on the steps of The Met: Check.

Stand in the middle of Times Square: Check.

Get a job at Wasted Words: Check.

Two things not on her list: Greg Brandon and Will Bailey. And just like that, she finds herself caught in the middle of something she can’t find her way out of, with no clear answers and no rules.

List or no list, she realizes she can’t control anything at all, not even her heart.

Not the decisions it makes, and not the moment it stops.

*Standalone contemporary romance Inspired by Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.*

My Review: 
4 stars

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Annie is a young girl from a small town in Texas. When tragedy strikes, she moves with her mom and sisters to New York to live with her uncle.

Annie has a list of things she wants experience in this new life of hers.

  1. Get a Job
  2. See falling snow
  3. Make a snowman

She knows some things are going to be harder to do than other because of her heart condition, but she is determined to make this new life of hers amazing.

One thing Annie didn’t expect to experience was being caught between two men who did not like each other.

Greg knows that there is something special about Annie the first time he sees her. She is much younger than him and he knows he needs to tread lightly with her.

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What he didn’t realize was that a person from his past, Will, could swoop in an take Annie right out from under him.

Annie is caught between two men. Her heart is pulling her in two different directions.

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When everything comes to a head, which person will Annie choose?

Will a bad choice end up costing her more than she could have ever imagined?


This was a sweet love story. If you are looking for a heart touching story, this is the right book for you. Staci knows how to touch your heart and soul.

Wasted Words and Bad Penny also make appearances in this book and I loved it!!!!

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About the Authorstaci headshot

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.


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