Laurie Franco


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Smashwords book reviews by Laurie Franco

  • Whisper Privileges on Sep. 29, 2012

    I have to admit that I am probably one of those readers most authors don't like. I almost ALWAYS judge a book by its cover. If the cover looks good, I'll take a peek at what it's about, and if that sounds good, I'm sold! And I have to say that 99.99% of the time that works for me. And I hit another one out of the park with this choice! Whisper Privileges is an amazing book. From the way the story flows together to the dynamics between Sydney and the other characters (especially that nasty ol' Morgan) and the way Ms Venetta brings the Special Olympics to's just outstanding. She made such a....(looking for the right word here)...not often talked about (?) subject the focal point of her story with such grace and aplomb and it really makes the reader, or me at the very least, have a whole new perspective on special needs children and their families. One of my former co-workers had a son with autism and the few times I saw him, I noticed he was more reserved around people, but I never paid much attention or thought much more about it. After reading this I have a whole new appreciation for those families who raise special needs children and realize just what a great organization the Special Olympics really is. I look forward to reading the next book to see what Clay has up his sleeve to try to get Sydney to commit to him! What a guy!! I really recommend this book. It's a great, heartwarming story, especially when Syd gives her speech at the closing ceremony. A definite must read!
  • Angel's Kiss on Oct. 09, 2012

    This was an amazing book that I honestly could not put down. The characters are all very likable, I love the sexual tension between Lexie and some of the other characters (who shall remain nameless), and the entire plot was unique. Watching Lexie grow and embrace her powers was wonderful and I truly hope that there will be a sequel soon to continue on with the story. Highly recommend this book, great read!
  • Last Summer on Oct. 10, 2012

    Fantastic book! I adored the storyline and was completely won over by Chloe as she tried to help Logan. I also loved the way her mom came back into herself and started the healing process! I finished this book in about two hours, because I could not put it down. I really REALLY recommend this book. Such an amazing story....