REVIEW – WE WERE HERE by Daisy Prescott

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SYNOPSIS:

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.

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

*****Dee’s Review*****

5 ~I Love The 90’s~ STARS*****

(ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review)

Meet Maggie Teaser

In order to properly review this book I need to provide you with a little bit of the back story, so bear with me. A few years ago I was hunting for something new to read. I came across a book with a very cute cover and a very weird title. The book was Geoducks Are For Lovers by Daisy Prescott. When I googled Geoducks, the pervert in me thought Jackpot! Just kidding…
So I decided to read it, and after only the first chapter I was hooked. Even though the story had a main character, Maggie, and the book is told from her POV, the real star of the novel was the amazing and long lasting friendship between all the characters. It’s been many years since I readGeoducks, but that book has always stayed close to my heart.

We Were Here is the story about the same seven friends, but it goes back into their college years. The story is set in the 90’s and since I grew up in that era and I loved the first book, I was immediately bursting with glee and desperation to readWWH. This beautiful novel is the soundtrack of the college years of seven friends, who discovered love, hangovers, heartbreaks, failures, and dreams, together. Seven strangers who became family after four years of college.

The beauty of this story is how familiar it feels. Do you remember those beautifully, messy years of college? Parties, study groups, cigarettes or maybe pot? Feeling young and reckless, and as if the world was at your feet? Well, that’s what this book is about. Those feelings and experiences.

WWH Teaser Blog Tour 1

The humor of Daisy Prescott translated beautifully into the story, making it highly entertaining and so funny. Belly aching funny!

Daisy Prescott’s books feel familiar to me. Like wearing my favorite blanket on a rainy day, or eating my favorite meal. These characters along with her storytelling have grown very dear to my heart, always igniting happy feelings inside me.

Reading We Were Here has made me even more nostalgic about these characters, so I’ve decided to re-read Geoducks are for Lovers. If you haven’t discovered that book yet, drop what you are doing and go get it today, I promise you that you will LOVE IT!

I grew up in the late 90’s so this is my We Were Here music playlist:
*Save Tonight by Eagle-Eye Cherry
*Hand In My Pocket by Alanis Morissette
*Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
*Loser by Beck
* Accidentally In Love by Counting Crows
* Dreams by The Cranberries

 

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