Give It Back


Author: Danielle Esplin

Published: April 7, 2016 by Wise Ink Creative Publishing

Rating: ★★★★★ (4.5)

Date Read: June 5-6, 2016


*The author provided me a digital copy in exchange for an honest review.




Not long ago, Lorraine lost her husband to another woman. She thought that was the worst thing that could happen to her, but soon she realizes it’s just the beginning of an everlasting nightmare.


Lexy, an au pair from London, moves to Seattle to help Lorraine with her infant son. But she didn’t come for the child…she came for something else.


When Ella receives a call from her sister, Lorraine, who begs her to leave San Diego to spend time with her, she decides to take a few days off from work to visit her. Frightened to see how much Lorraine has weakened since her diagnosis eight months ago, she packs a bag and heads to Seattle with a foreboding feeling that this might be the last time she sees Lorraine.

But on her way to the airport, she learns that something shocking has happened since she last spoke with Lorraine and now. To make matters worse, once Ella arrives in Seattle, Lorraine’s story keeps changing, making Ella question how reliable her sister really is.

Soon Ella is entangled in a mysterious investigation, and more so, in the lives of everyone involved. She realizes not only that she won’t go home anytime soon but also that she’ll never look at others the same way she did before.

head2This debut novel deserves 4.5 stars!!! (Well, for me, might be 5 stars for others 😉

There were three POVs: Lorraine’s, Ella’s, and Lexy’s. The author did a clear and good transition of events and when the POV changes. They were not confusing. The chapters are short but they gave enough information and story.

I LITERALLY COULD NOT STOP READING THIS!! It caught my interest from the first few chapters until the last. I like the ending too, it was unexpected.3oxrmfjwm7w6lhx2b6

<— I think this is how I looked while I’m reading the most exciting chapters.




head3“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf.”

“It’s like I’m on a roller-coaster ride, but I’m not allowed to get off.”

“Have you ever loved someone so much that even when they chip pieces away from you, you still try to give them what’s left? I know I have… I know I do.”

“An illusion of requited love, for the moment, for the time being.”




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