Monday, May 15, 2023

Review: Authentically, Izzy by Pepper Basham


Oh my stars! This delightful romcom felt like a cozy hug for my book loving heart! 

Pepper Basham is one of my absolute favorite authors, and if she writes it I know I’m gonna love it! I have been so excited about this book since long before it released, but just finally had a chance to get to it, and wow what a joyful journey this book took me on! 

My life story is definitely not the same as Izzy’s, but I related to her in so many ways. Her love of fictional characters, and her journey of learning to let her authentic self shine through really hit home for me and touched my heart in so many ways! 

Brodie is an amazing swoon-worthy hero who I fell head over heels in love with! I almost never picture book characters in any specific way when I’m reading, however in Brodie’s case JJ Feild circa Austenland kept coming to mind, and I’m definitely not mad about it! Hear that Mr. Feild, if you can pull off a Scottish accent then please keep your schedule open for when this book becomes a movie! BTW Hollywood, you need to get on that ASAP! 

I also loved the secondary characters, especially Luke! 

As with everything Pepper Basham writes Authentically, Izzy put a smile on my face, had me laughing out loud, and made my heart swell to the point of overflowing with joy! 

I know that epistolary novels (those told through letters, emails, etcetera) aren’t everyone’s jam, but personally they’re one of my favorite things, and I loved this one so very much! 

I ADORED every second of Authentically, Izzy! It is one of my favorite reads of 2023, and I most highly recommend it! 

P.S. the audiobook is AMAZING and one of my all time favorites! If you’re into audiobooks you need to read this one! 

P.P.S. you also need the paperback for your keeper shelf, and if you read ebooks you need that too. This is one of those stories that one needs to own in as many formats as possible! 

(5 Stars!)

I received a complimentary ebook copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley.

My review was not influenced in any way. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own. 

Click HERE to purchase your copy! 

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