Review~ Seven by Susan Renee

Title: Seven
Author: Susan Renee
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 22, 2016




Moving back home wasn’t anything I ever wanted. 

But after enduring the worst,

Going home was the only answer.

Being back is everything I thought it would be…

Awful, isolating, a constant reminder of what I lost. 

And the last thing I need–or want–is more reminders of my past,

Especially Bryant Wood. 


That’s all I feel–all I can see when I look at Savannah Turner.

I want to hold her, feel her, love her,

And thank her for what’s she given me.

But I can’t show her the gratitude.

The relief.

The gift she’s given me.

I won’t.

It’ll ruin everything.

A secret I must keep–a secret that could break her. 

Shatter her.

Destroy her.

All over again. 

January 1, 2013
“You are my sunshine…”
Breathe Peyton.
“My only sunshine…”
Fight for mommy.
“You make me happy…”
Breathe baby girl.
“When skies are gray…”
You can do it Peyton.
“You’ll never know dear…”
Please. Please Peyton breathe on your own.
“How much I love you.”
Don’t you die on me baby girl.
“Please don’t take my sunshine away.”
Beep. Swoosh…..Beep. Swoosh…..Beep. Swoosh.
I sit here next to her hospital bed holding her little seventeen-month old lifeless fingers, so delicate, so small. I think about her first birthday and how adorable she was with cake all over her face, her tummy and in her hair. Peyton is the happiest little girl and so full of life.
She was so full of life.


This is a hard review to write without giving anything away. One of the best things about this book is discovering all of the hidden gems within. Only having read a few snippets and having seen some comments about the book, I was definitely curious about the reactions this book was getting. It didn’t disappoint. I was hooked from page one. It hit every emotion you could possibly want in a book. To be honest, I cried a lot, both happy and sad tears. My husband refers to Seven as that book, you know, the one that turned me into a puddle.  

I am overwhelmed with the talent that Susan Renee has displayed here, I knew she was good, but this blew me away. She has made the characters so relatable that I can only dream of a world where I have the bonds with people like those in this book. I fell in love with some and I really want to slap a couple of the women so of course I want to read more about these people, I am addicted to their story.

I learned a good lesson from this book too; one that I have been trying hard to wrap my head around but this story solidified it for me. Thank you Ms. Renee for showing me it is possible to live in the present and to forgive the past. This is a story that I will cherish and that will stay with me for a very very long time.


Susan Renee wants to live in a world where paint doesn’t smell, Hogwarts is open twenty-four/seven, and everything is covered in glitter. An indie romance author, Susan has written about everything from lawn mowers to thick colossal bottles of wine, and has won a Snuggle Buddy award for her nonfiction book, “The Hula Hoop Tester’s Guide to Jumping.” She lives in Ohio with her family and seven tiny donkeys. She’s a Pet Whispering major from OMGU with a Masters in medical care for inanimate objects (a la Doc McStuffins). Susan enjoys crab-walking through the Swiss Alps, drinking Muscle Milk, and doing the Care Bear stare with her closest friends.  

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