Ordinary World

  • Title: Ordinary World
  • Author: Elisa Lorello
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Ordinary World Readers who fell in love with Andi Cutrone in Elisa Lorello s first novel Faking It can now join Andi on a new journey in which she faces a challenge unlike any she has ever known Ordinary World beg
    Readers who fell in love with Andi Cutrone in Elisa Lorello s first novel, Faking It, can now join Andi on a new journey in which she faces a challenge unlike any she has ever known Ordinary World begins six years after Lorello s first installment left off Andi is blissfully married, works as a recently tenured professor at Northampton University, and is a published authReaders who fell in love with Andi Cutrone in Elisa Lorello s first novel, Faking It, can now join Andi on a new journey in which she faces a challenge unlike any she has ever known Ordinary World begins six years after Lorello s first installment left off Andi is blissfully married, works as a recently tenured professor at Northampton University, and is a published author Life is ideal until her husband s death in a senseless accident shatters Andi s world, plunging her into a gulf of depression and grief Her family and friends do what that they can to ease her anguish, but no one seems to have the right words to heal Andi s pain On the advice of a friend, she travels to Italy to escape and unexpectedly runs into the man who once helped her discover her authentic self As their friendship is renewed, Andi finally begins to heal, daring to hope that someday she will be happy again Both wrenching and uplifting, Ordinary World is a moving tale of love and loss, joy and sorrow, heartbreak and hope.

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      Published :2019-09-19T04:40:24+00:00

    About Elisa Lorello


    1. Elisa Lorello was born and raised on Long Island, the youngest of seven children She earned her bachelor s and master s degrees from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and launched a career teaching rhetoric and composition She has been teaching first year writing to university students since 2000, but went on sabbatical in fall 2012 Elisa spent six years in North Carolina, where she split her time between teaching and writing, and returned to the northeast in October 2012.Elisa is the author of the Kindle best selling novels Faking It and Ordinary World , Why I Love Singlehood co authored with Sarah Girrell , and Adulation.Some of Elisa s favorite pastimes include chocolate, reading, and walking She is also an avid fan of Duran Duran, pop tarts, and finding the perfect shade of lipstick.


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    1. I was depressed and bored through the entire book. Yes it had a happy ending but too much trouble to get thereORY BRIEF:This is the sequel to Faking It. They need to be read in order. In Faking It Andi became close friends with Devin a male escort who helped her get over her sexual inhibitions. She then met Sam and fell in love. She and Sam married. Five years later Sam is killed by a drunk driver which is where this story begins. For almost the entire book Andi is grieving the loss of Sam. Beca [...]

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    2. Another exceptional read. Another wonderful interpretation of learning to find and love yourself amidst a very tragic personal experience, losing the one you love.This book, again, had me fall in love with the main character, Andi, and how "real" her character felt. There was no hidden perfection in her character. She was flawed and realistic, her reactions not censored by the author, but in fact written to evoke a natural emotion. Her revelation in this book was awe-inspiring. She goes thru a r [...]

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    3. I thought this book was absolutely heartbreaking. I didn't enjoy it as much as the first one but I still found this book very interesting. I felt so bad for David/Devin throughout the whole book. I though Andi was awful to him, I understand she was grieving but I just felt so bad that David had to suffer a lot too. However, in the end I like how she was a different person and she made up with David.

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    4. 3.5 I'm torn with my feelings for this story for several reasons. First, I really, really enjoyed Faking it; I could relate to Andi and her insecurities, her past failed romance, her love and closeness with her brothers, and her strained relationship with her Mother. She was successful in her profession, but somehow, it didn't translate into her personal life; that is until she met Devin/David. David helped instill trust and confidence in areas where she had only known fear; and that helped Andi [...]

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    5. This book kept coming up on my radar as I was researching my own books on . I bought Ordinary World after reminded me that I had bought FAKING IT when I was doing research online for my own novel, Seeing Julia. (The premise is similar: young widow finding her way back to life.) Elisa Lorello is a prolific writer, deft at first person, and effectual at drawing readers into Andi's world as she struggles with her loss and rediscovers her life. As with Lorello's first novel, FAKING IT (which you sh [...]

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    6. I didn't know there was a sequel to "Faking It" and was thrilled to get another go at Andi and Devin. However, after reading some of the reviews before purchasing "Ordinary World", I was worried that I may not like it and may not like the direction the story would take. I knew it was going to be depressing with the death of Sam, of course. Some of the negative reviews be damned, I went for itd I'm so glad I did! OF COURSE, Andi was depressed, and negative, and all the things someone is after los [...]

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    7. I thought the previous book, Faking It, was all right. It had its flaws, but I was interested enough in the sequel. I thought the sequel would be better because Andi had finally grown up. Sadly, she was the weakest part of the book. Again.I didn't like her in Faking It because she was very insecure and that's the number 1 turnoff for the guy. But that was part of the plot so it made sense. I actually hated her more here because she was a such a bitch to Dev/David. I got that her husband died but [...]

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    8. I really enjoyed this sequel, probably even more than the first book. Although it is sad, and sometimes frustrating, to see Andi take so long to pull her life back to "ordinary", I really like the way this author writes. It was realistic. I also LOVE that this is a book about a woman in her 40's and the subject matter is not about kids/empty nest/lack of kids/OMG did I make the biggest mistake of my life in not having kids, and that she is not obsessively career-focused. Too many books with wome [...]

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    9. I jumped straight into this book after finishing Fake it, which I read in one sitting. I, too, read this sequel in one sitting either. Two books in one day is UNHEARD of for me, so you must know how gripping these stories were for me! I'll admit, I loved Faking It more than this one - but was so happy to have the story continue for me.This book was completely, completely different than the first. It was so emotional and so deep. I know many other reviewers felt the struggle between Andi and Dev [...]

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    10. I really hated Sam (ok, hate is strong word but I really disliked him) in book one for getting in the way of Andi and David. But now I feel guilty I haven't cried this much while reading a book in probably ever. This was an incredibly sad and emotional jorney. I really hope the author didn't have to go through something like this because you could really feel the anguish Andi's character is feeling as you read this book. I know this was Andi's story but I felt like we should have gotten more Dav [...]

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    11. I really struggled through this book. Let me tell you why. It was such a departure from Faking It and the tone that was set there. Faking It was a fun, coming into her own, sexy book. I became invested in the characters of Andi and Devin/ David. This book took all of the good feelings I had about that couple and tossed it out the window. It did not meet my expectations of what the sequel would be like. It was dark and a bit depressing and really lacked what I liked so much about book one. There [...]

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    12. You have to read Faking It first to completely relate to this book. The story took a sharp turn and I was hooked. Faking It & Ordinary World are perfect vacation reads one right after the other.

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    13. I read this book primarily because I liked the way the first book ended. Andi, who had annoyed me throughout most of the book, seemed to grow and be content with herself. I kind of liked that the protagonist had ended up with someone other than the main male character, even if I couldn’t really understand how this insipid woman was attracting so many eligible men. What I didn’t like:1. The exploration of Andi’s grief. When I started this book, I knew right away that it was going to be a st [...]

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    14. I had "Faking It" downloaded to my Kindle for quite some time before I actually got around to reading it. I stumbled across "Ordinary World", and when I realized it was the second book in the series, I finally went back thru my library to start it. I'll be honest, if I hadn't already purchased "Ordinary World", I may not have continued the series after finishing "Faking It". I understood Andi's personal growth and development throughout the story, but I was so disappointed by the ending with Dev [...]

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    15. It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t amazing eitherThis story has its predictable moments between the characters. You just know that Andi and David are going to keep finding each other and their fights are continuously about the same topics half the time. I’m happy it only took me a day to read this and get it over with but sadly there’s another book in the series so apparently I’ll have to finish it out.😝

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    16. Healing is processI love the way the loss, grief and broken heart is written. Healing is a process and out will happen if you allow itbut even so, ones heart will know in time.

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    17. **Suggestion: do not read review if you like going into a book having absolutely NO any idea on what it's about. I tried to keep this as vague as possible, but it's quite difficult as the "twist" is known immediately in the story. I knew the twist (read a review, whoops) - but it didn't ruin anything for me.**You have been warned."Ordinary World" is the follow-up to "Faking It", by Elisa Lorello. Andi is abruptly shaken with tragedy immediately in the story. The book follows her journey through [...]

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    18. The story should have stopped at "Faking It." "Ordinary Life" turned out to be a disappointment. This book wasn't as good as "Faking It." Andi's story wasn't as strong or compelling and I didn't feel the need to know what happened as I did in her previous story. "Faking It" was strong, it was different, and we learned about Andi. In "Ordinary World" I felt the storyline was more preachy and that Andi floundered. While I understand this novel contains a tragedy the previous novel didn't have, And [...]

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    19. Lien ici : wp/p5AuT9-1WsAprès cette fin imprévue dans « Faux-semblants » j’ai été plus que ravie d’apprendre que Elisa Lorello avait écrit une suite. Et cette fois-ci, avec « Un monde ordinaire » l’auteur aborde un autre sujet plus délicat et plus sensible d’une manière autant impressionnante…Nous retrouvons notre chère Andi, six ans plus tard qui doit faire face à un tragique évènement. Anéantie, elle perd pieds. Et suite à un voyage le destin va remettre sur son chem [...]

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    20. This book started out pretty great. In contrast with the prequel, I loved the beginning and the argumentation was excellent. She loses her husband and it doesn't turn out as an excuse to go to David (let's face it, our favorite) but something happens in the middle. I did not like the development of her relationship with Dave and Sam's presence throughout the book and this made the main characters a bit inconsistent. Devin/David: So I assumed he fell for her since book 1 (when he asked her out ev [...]

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    21. my reviewi liked the book but found it to about 2 hours too long. she should get right to the point faster.

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    22. When I started reading Faking It by Elisa Lorello I was so moved by her writing and the book itself that I knew right away that she would become one of my new favorite writers and that I would look forward to reading anything that she wrote. So when I found out that there was a continuation to Faking It, I immediately ran to purchase it for my Kindle without even reading any of the reviews, didn't need them, I would read it if Elisa Lorello wrote it; yeah, she's that good! But the fact that I ab [...]

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    23. So I found this randomly at the library, and to my surprise, I was thrilled that Lorello penned a sequel to Faking It. These books aren't meant to be earth shattering, but they do depict everyday situations that can have a little bit of creativity infused. I was sad for Andi. She made a safe choice at the ending of Faking It, and it seemed to turn out ok for her. It is a hard pill to swallow to leave the person that you're passionate about, and go to someone that you could have a great love with [...]

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    24. Gahis book had me crying! It is the follow up book to Faking It. If you are going to read this book - you MUST read Faking It first to get to know the characters. Faking it introduced us to Andi, Dev/David and Sam. At the end of Faking it - Andi got her HEA. Fast word a few years down the road and we have Ordinary World. In this Andi is struggling to come to terms with her loss. She's a grieving widow who just about throws all that she's worked for professionally away. One night she comes across [...]

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    25. This was really good. It's a sequel to Faking It in which we met Andrea and Devon and at first were appalled by their relationship then caught up in it as it transformed. In this novel, it is several years after they split up and Andrea's husband is killed by a drunk driver (on their wedding anniversary), sending her into oblivion. A year later, she finds her husband's anniversary gift to her, a trip to Rome. Of course it was for months long past but her friend convinces her to talk to the trave [...]

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    26. I like just about everyone else read Oridnary World after Faking it thinking it was a sequel which would follow basically the same storyline and character flow. Boy was I wrong. OW touches on new feelings and emotions which if we are lucky enough in life we will never have to tap into. After losing her husband suddenly, Andi needs to focus on finding herself and creating a new life without Sam. Andi struggles every day with her grief and in the process pushes away the opportunity for new love wi [...]

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    27. Liked this better than Faking It was sad to see Sam's demise felt as if my own grieving of a lost spouse would be very similar to Andi's enjoyed her interaction with some of the "surrounding" characters a bit more so than her interaction with Dev - perhaps I'd had enough of him through the Faking It saga, he never became quite likable enough for me - maybe I still don't see what Andi sees in him. Maybe he was written more like a 20 something than the maturity I'd imagine from a 40 something him [...]

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    28. I was quite looking forward to reading this one as I did enjoy Faking It.However this wasnt nearly as good.I really felt for Andi's character and putting myself in that situation I can only guess at how it would make me feel and at the beginning of the book it made for compelling reading.But didnt last long, if you have read the first book then its obvious who she meets in Rome, but then a new relationship starts up with this person again.I actually found Andi exhausting in this book, she was se [...]

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    29. After finishing up Faking It, I was surprised to see a sequel! Although I was not thrilled with the ending of Faking It, when it was done, I really felt like it was over"and they lived happily ever after"! Boy, was I wrong!!!Lorello does a great job of pulling the reader right back in to the lives of these familiar characters as Andi deals with a devastating lose. I could not never have imagined the road that the author would take to get us to the end, but I loved the ride. As someone that recen [...]

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    30. "Ordinary World" depicts well the crushing horror of losing a loved one in a tragic, senseless way. The story begins with Andi's paralyzing loss of her husband, Sam, on their fifth wedding anniversary and takes us on her harrowing journey through grief, loneliness, and heartbreak.While the author's depiction of the grief process is quite vivid and believable, Andi's memories of Sam (we meet him only briefly at the beginning of Chapter 2) make him seem too good to be true. Most frustrating is tha [...]

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