#Review #NewRelease – Flirt by Lavinia Leigh

Title: Flirt
Series: Chasing Hope Series 
Author: Lavinia Leigh
Genre: Teen Romance
Release Date: August 1, 2017

Seventeen and pregnant isn’t exactly the ideal situation. Neither is fighting through a firestorm of parental disapproval.

That doesn’t mean I’m not up for the challenge. I have no choice but to stay strong and not lose hope.

Unfortunately when hope turns into heartbreaking tragedy, all I can do is pack up and move on, and focus on the one most important thing in my life—my kid.

Making peace with the fact that love might not be a part of my future isn’t easy, but I do it anyway. I need to let go, to grow up—and part of growing up is realizing that life doesn’t always turn out the way you want it to.

But sometimes—just sometimes—fate decides to intervene, and suddenly you have this whole new world of possibilities in front of you…and some new complications as well.

3.5 star review
 Emmeline is pregnant and Seventeen with her high school sweetheart and their parents strongly disapprove.  She doesn’t just have to deal with that but  life takes another turn for poor Emmeline to face. She deals extremely well by putting her daughter first and keeping going living her life without love but her daughter is enough for her. After years of being alone suddenly fate intervenes and life seems brighter. But what happens when your brighter life doesn’t mesh well with other parts of her life? What will she do?
This book was very hard for me to get into because it sort of speeds through years at times and other times is slower. The problem when you write a book like that is its harder to feel the connection of the characters. Well, that is how I felt. I didn’t feel as connected. This book has enough material that it could be more than one book. I do understand have the years jump. But it just seemed everything was too fast and other times too slow.
But I did like the story and enjoyed reading it. I just didn’t feel as connected as I should have been. I didn’t feel the emotions throughout the book like I usually do. I did predict the ending and so I continued to read to find out if I was correct. I felt so bad for poor Emmeline. She had it rough with very little support and had to grow up fast.  But I wanted so much more from this book. It was a good read and I enjoyed it.
Lavinia Leigh has been in love with stories her whole life. As a child, she used to read well past her bedtime with her foot on the light switch, primed to turn it off quickly at the slightest hint of being caught. As an adult, she has carried that love of stories with her until the day she started to write herself. 


Outside of writing, she is a serial volunteer, and loves being involved in her community, from helping to build a giant waterslide down the middle of her town’s main street, to running a day camp, and working on a committee that honors volunteerism. She has also won a cooking show on Food Network. 


Lavinia Leigh has a super supportive family who lets her go ahead with whatever hair-brained idea she comes up with and helps her along the way.