One Little Yes – Jamey Moody

Rating: 4 out of 5.
Having enjoyed the Your Way series, I was definitely looking forward to reading One Little Yes, and it didn’t disappoint. Whilst it was missing something for me to be a five star book, I thought Moody did a great job of looking at the characters situations and approaching them from a different point of view.

Gina needs a kidney transplant. She’s had kidney disease since she was a child, and the time has finally come to look for a donor. At her best friends New Years party she meets Angel, a loner workaholic, who instantly catches her eye.

I liked both characters a lot. I especially liked how Moody dealt with Gina’s embarrassment about having to ask her friends to support her and get tested to be a donor – it’s done in a sympathetic way that doesn’t inspire feelings of sorrow for Gina.

The growth in both Gina and Angel’s feelings for each other, and the acceptance of their past reasons for not letting themselves connect with other people is also done well.

i liked the cast of characters that make up their friendship groups, and the addition of the ‘Rainbow Warriors’ from the LGBTQ+ youth group is a nice touch in giving us more opportunities to get to know Gina.

There’s no crazy conflict, a heartwarming ending and genuine communication between the pair, making this a nice romance to read when you need a bit of a book hug.

I received an e-ARC directly from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Live This Love – Jamey Moody

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
I’m really struggling to read anything that isn’t light and feel good at the moment, so thought I’d take the opportunity to read Moody’s first book as I’ve enjoyed all of her others so far.

Happy to say I enjoyed this one too. It has some of the hallmarks of a new author that don’t appear in her later work, but the story is enjoyable and a good read.

I liked both Alex and Riley and their romance, I also enjoyed that any conflict that appears is caused by outside factors and not by some unnecessary conflict between either of them. It deals with a difficult topic in one of their pasts, and I thought it was done really well.

Would recommend to sapphic romance fans, and as it’s set in the Virgin Islands it has a real ‘get-away’ feeling to it as well.

Finding Forever (Your Way #3) – Jamey Moody

Rating: 4 out of 5.
I’m not sure how Moody does it, but yet again I seem to have really connected with and love one of her books! This is the third instalment in the Your Way Series, about a group of friends who opened their own fitness centre together.

This book focusses on Stella, the third of the friends. She thought she had her forever when she met her wife Danielle, but after twenty years of marriage she passed away. Six years have now passed and Stella is quite happy by herself, spending time with her friends and surrogate niece and nephew, or so she things.

We’ve met Sofia before in previous instalments, she’s friends with Olivia, who falls for Frankie in book one of the series – Finding Home. She’s a teacher, and has a bit of a reputation from moving on from one woman to the other.

I really liked that Moody didn’t feel the need to introduce another character to the group in order to find forever for Stella. The growth of both main characters for this instalment is one of the fun parts of the book, seeing both of them come to their own conclusions about how they’ve changed and how that fits with each other.

I’m not normally one for crying at books, but this one had me. This is an age gap romance, with a significant age difference, something I have some experience in. Because of this I enjoy age gap romances, but often find myself frustrated at the typical depictions of immaturity, or ageism and the like. Whilst these briefly appear here through their friends, I felt Moody has managed a really respectful and honest depiction of what it feels like to be in that kind of relationship.

As always with the last book of this kind of series it’s nice to catch up with the rest of the friends and see how their romances have moved on. There are some great friend moments in the narrative that I don’t want to give away.

I would highly recommend this series for anyone looking for some easy to read, sweet but realistic wlw romance. You could read this as a standalone, but I think you’ll enjoy it more if you start at the beginning.

I received an e-ARC directly from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Finding Home (Your Way #2) – Jamey Moody

Rating: 4 out of 5.
I’ve not really had the opportunity to read very much in the last couple of weeks and to be honest I’ve missed it a lot – so it was nice to try and get back into the swing of things with this one. I have an ARC for the second part of this series – Finding Family – and I didn’t want to read it without having read Finding Home first.

I really enjoyed the main characters in Frankie and Olivia – but as is normal with me I most enjoyed the friendship group around them and how the characters interacted with each other. I enjoyed getting to know both MCs through the friendship discussions and it made things seem much more believable when they got together.

The addition of the ex-girlfriend worked from a story point of view but frustrated me none-the-less.
The body positivity messages throughout the book are great and I appreciated that whilst there could have been a source of angst towards the end of the book it wasn’t treated that way.

I’m looking forward to reading more of Moody and reading more about this friendship group.

Finding Family (Your Way #2) – Jamey Moody

Rating: 4 out of 5.
This is the second part in the Your Way series and Moody produced something I actually slightly enjoyed more than the first instalment of the series – Finding Home. This could be read alone, but I would recommend Finding Home first as it sets up key details about the lives of the minor characters in this storyline.

I loved both Desi and Erin as main characters and enjoyed being able to read progression of Frankie and Olivia’s relationship from the first book. It was also good to read about more of the friendship group and I’m hoping there will be at least one more book so that we have Stella as a main character. It was fun reading about the kids in their respective families too.

As someone who has experienced the stereotypical meet, fall for each other, move in, get married in a short period of time, I felt this storyline was written really well. The family pushback was also aptly incorporated. The pace of the relationship was matched well by the pace of the book – but key elements of the narrative were explored in appropriate depth so it was clear why the MCs loved each other.

The ex-girlfriend trope is quickly dispatched expertly by Erin and any angst/turmoil for the remainder of the book is created through life events rather than the often typical desire to split the MCs close to the end just to get them back together. I found this refreshing as it makes the book a sweet romance tale of two people falling in love and getting everything they could ever dream of.

I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys wlw romance but particularly to anyone who enjoys a series about friendship groups. I’m hoping there isn’t too long to wait for book three.

I received an e-ARC directly from the author in exchange for an honest review.