ARC Review: The Life She Wants by Robyn Carr *Stephanie’s Review*


Blogging shame is such a real thing. I’ve had The Life She Wants by Robyn Carr for forever. I love Robyn Carr. I have literally no excuse as for why I didn’t read this book. I am SO very grateful that I did.

Right off the bat there is Emma Shay who is someone that I would never have felt sorry for in real life. Unfortunately I am one of the people who would have whispered about how she would have had to have known what was going on in her own home. Carr is a genius though and before long I knew I was wrong.

I adored watching a woman gather the tatters of her life and with an incredible backbone and the kindness of friends and strangers start to build a happy life for herself. There’s an underlying story of best friends who were no longer friends. This really struck home with me. I have a best friend that I haven’t talked to in a decade. Thinking about that nearly gutted me. I could relate SO much to Emma and Riley’s story.

All of the characters in The Life She Wants made me dorky smiley happy. There was so much about this book that I loved. It instantly became a book to adorn the keeper shelf at home. I don’t have many books like that anymore. Truly I loved this book. In fact, I’m going to make it a book that I will re-read every year. Maybe I can use it in the month of January sort of as a motivational yearly read.

I forget how much I love contemporary romance and then a book like The Life She Wants comes along and reminds me of how great it is. If, like me, you had overlooked this book, do yourself a favor and pick it up!

4 responses to “ARC Review: The Life She Wants by Robyn Carr *Stephanie’s Review*”

  1. I adore Carr but struggle with her standalone novels…so I stop reading them and now you have me over here thinking I need to try this one.. LOL


    1. I struggle with the stand alone books that are more along the lines of “women’s fiction”. I think that The Life She Wants had more of a romance element than the others did. The book was still mostly about Emma getting her life back but it was just so damn good. I can’t recommend it enough! πŸ™‚


  2. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed this one so much here!! I do love this author quite a bit, and need to read her way more than I do.


    1. I tell you what not only did I enjoy this book but it gave me the strength to reach out to that friend and we’re starting to heal our friendship. I sent Robyn Carr an email because I wanted her to know the real life impact of her books.

      I am reading her Virgin River series but I picked this one up in my NetGalley quest. I am so SO glad I did. I definitely recommend it!


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