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My Life As A Country Album – by LJ Evans

About two months ago, I was introduced to an author to review her latest book Guarded Dreams and I loved that book. This author is LJ Evans. I recently picked up her debut novel – My Life as a Country Album and I can honestly say that I am officially a fan!


“All I know is that I love you. I’ve loved you my whole life. This is where I belong. This is home.”

Tomboy Cam belongs to football hero, Jake. After all, he announced she was on the way long before Cam’s mama even knew she was going to make an appearance.  Whether they’re out at the lake listening to crickets, or in the tree house counting stars, they’re always together. All Cam needs is him at her side. Even when he drives her crazy flirting with the girls that chase after him like he’s some boy band star, she never wants to be without him. It’s like she isn’t quite herself until somehow their day brings them next to each other again.

But what happens when they grow up, and it isn’t just the three years that separates them that’s slowly tearing at the fabric of them? 

What happens when it’s the illness he hides that’s threatening it all?

What happens when he kisses her and leaves?

How will Cam came ever find where she truly belongs? 

Inspired by Taylor Swift songs, comes the AWARD-WINNING novel about aching love and loss and learning to live again

My Review:

WOW! At first when I read the first chapter I was like what? What’s happening, why is the end at the beginning? Then I read further and I COULD NOT PUT THE BOOK DOWN.

I loved how the book was written, how Cam told Jake their story. The story was beautifully written and tug at all my heartstrings. LJ is a master at telling stories.

It’s a story of two kids that grow up together and basically live in their own little world. She falls first of course, because let’s face it, boys are idiots LOL. And then he notices her and they struggle to act on their feelings, because life gets in the way and after all there is a 3 year gap between the two of them.

Then tragedy strikes and they work through it together until the end! How does Cam manage to move on? She can’t! She’s forced too! And after a while, she finds happiness in life again.

This book had me laughing, frustrated and balling my eyes out! Definitely a story worth recommending.

Rating: 5/5

Author: The Reading Papillon

Just a girl who loves stories.

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