In the 90s …
texting involved paper and a pen …
… our selfies were Polaroids …
… our favorite music was on mix tapes.
Sex was dangerous, music was raw, and falling in love felt nostalgic.
We were friends and lovers.
We thought we knew everything.
We knew nothing.
We were here.
Set in the early 1990s, a time before the internet, social media, and smart phones, We Were Here is the prequel to Geoducks Are For Lovers. This book can be read as a standalone.
“This story has it all! Just like a mixed tape; we get a dose of steamy romance, angsty ballads and sweet love songs woven together in a compelling, heartwarming and sometimes heartwrenching journey of self-exploration.” – Helena Hunting, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
I have to start with professing my love…for this book, for Daisy, for the countless swells my heart made, for all the feels!! This left me in tears. ❤
I spent the whole morning and afternoon devouring this book, and I completely fell head over heels in love. I enjoyed every word. These characters and their stories were absolutely wonderful and compelling to read about. With the way it’s all told, it was like reading seven books in one–trust me, in a VERY good way!
Daisy is a mastermind on creating this ultimate work of art. I’ve never gotten into the minds of seven different people to describe the events happening in their lives. How she entwined all their journeys and weaved them so seamlessly had me amazed. Nothing was narrated twice, but told in a continuous style which made it even more fascinating to absorb.
I’m a big fan of Daisy’s “Modern Love Story” Series–as should you all! 😉 Every installment gets better and better, but this prologue to the series has to be my favorite. I’m so grateful to have the other books on my shelf and I truly believe reading them added to my understanding of each character. (It’s not necessary but it’s always a nice treat to know some backstory.) There are some friends that I didn’t know too much about or didn’t stand out to me before that I fell hard for this time around! Yes, I’m talking about Ben & Jo. OMG. I ADORE THEM WHOLEHEARTEDLY!
You’ll get that^ Sixteen Candles reference once you read their bit. *sigh*
Plus, don’t get me started on Quinn. Jeez. Can he be real? I want to be his shadow and follow him everywhere because no matter where he is, he’s always the life of the party. I love how he steals every scene without even trying.
This girl squad is also one to be jealous of. The biggest messages I take from this series are about loyalty, friendship, and love. They’re common themes in each book and things I admire most. Every woman tells her tale and makes you want to be their best friend!
And finally, let’s talk about Maggie and Gil. Those two… SMH
We Were Here makes me even more crazy about them than I ever was before. I’m including this next gif since we now have one of our favorite 80’s movie in our head thanks to Ben and Jo.
Just look at the way Jake smiles so modestly and humbly. It reminds me of how Gil and Maggie’s chemistry was like, on some level. In this installment, we see how it all started for them and get both of their points of view, while understanding the way they cherish each others company and friendship.
Oh, Maggie! If you only knew!!! *sobs* The will-they, won’t-they had me on pins and needles! And then how it all comes together at the end! AHH! I can’t spoil it for you all, but your heart will just race for this couple.
BUT, alas! We have Geoducks Are For Lovers and the rest of the series to hold us over till we meet the gang again! 😀
As you can see, there’s absolutely no reason whatsover you wouldn’t adore this book! I was left itching for more and now HAVE TO read Geoducks over again just to fill the void…
…and probably go back and read We Were Here countless more times due to all the highlighting I did. 😉
Go on, and don’t miss this gem!
Check out the “Modern Love Story” Series! 😀
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Before writing funny contemporary romances, I dreamed of being an author while doing a lot of other things.
Born and raised in San Diego, my husband and I currently live in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with an imaginary house goat.
Ready to Fall, my second novel, features John Day, the hot, sexy neighbor in my debut novel Geoducks Are for Lovers. Both can be read as standalones.
My third novel, Missionary Position, a contemporary romance/romantic comedy, released on June 10, 2014. It stars Selah Elmore, from Geoducks, and can be read as a standalone.
Confessions of a Reformed Tom Cat is a spin-off from Ready to Fall. It features John Day’s best friend Tom Donnely. It can be read as a standalone.
We Were Here, a prequel to Geoducks Are for Lovers, is set in the early 90s. It’s old school style New Adult. Releasing early 2016!
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