A Life More Complete by Nikki Young

A Life More Complete

Can you ever really outrun your past?Krissy Mullins, an overworked, obsessive-compulsive publicist has been giving it her best shot for the past ten years. Throwing herself into her work and devoting all her time to her teenage starlet client, Krissy finds little time for anything else. But as fate would have it, her world is turned upside down when she falls in love with laid-back California native, Ben Torres. Unfortunately, her only frame of r...

Details A Life More Complete

TitleA Life More Complete
Release DateMay 3rd, 2013
PublisherCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
GenreRomance, New Adult, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance

Reviews A Life More Complete

  • Brenna
    3.5 StarsKrissy is a very driven woman. She came from a home where she didn’t have any love, affection, or attention. Early on she learned that she needed to be independent, self-sufficient and rely on herself for anything she needed. As soon as she turned eighteen she moved from Chicago to California to get as far away from her cold awful mother as she could. “I left potholes for sinkholes, construction for gridlock, tornadoes for earthqua...
  • Natasha is a Book Junkie
    “This is my life. Somehow, somewhere I took one small misstep and ended up here.” Once in a while you will read a book that does not fit into a mould, that does not follow a formula or try to romanticise life. A book that does not hide the ugly reality of the choices or the mistakes me make along the way. A book that portrays human nature as it is, gritty and real, and shows that sometimes it takes losing everything to truly see the value of...
  • ~ Becs ~
    Is this a romance novel? I’m not entirely sure that it is although it’s definitely a love story. Krissy is our heroine – a very closed up, emotionally unavailable publicist who is besieged with crippling OCD. She ran away from her loveless childhood the second she was old enough and made her way in life, completely set on a career and convinced that she doesn’t need love in her life. Her father was an addict and her mother cold as ice, re...
  • Elizabeth (Liz)
    4.5 Stars! Well, WOW! I mean, really. Wow. Nikki Young, you can write, woman. Seriously!! This author take us on a very real, very authentic and, yet, completely entertaining and emotional journey. I highly recommend this story, and I urge you NOT to go into it expecting many of the same overplayed plot devices found in other books. That's not what this is. Here's your story summary: Can you ever really outrun your past? Krissy Mullins, an overw...
  • Cristina
    A Life More Complete is a beautiful love story, one that captivated me from the start. I think what I love about this book is that it’s different and that’s all I ever want is a story to be unique. Not only is the story written well but the characters have their quirks and complexities which takes the reader on an emotional rollercoaster. Anyone who knows my taste in books knows that this is exactly my kind of story!“There’s something abo...
  • Swoon Worthy
    Reviewed by Rosie MastropieriFamily. Everyone knows what is said about families. Blood is thicker than water, love makes a family, we start and end with family; you get my point. Not all families fit this bill, not all families are created equal, yet Chinese proverbs, celebrities, kings and queens, and literary heroes all feel the need to opine us with their wisdom that if you just try a bit harder, love a little more, or give a damn, that it wil...
  • Sugar and Spice Book Reviews
    This was a story I was so excited to read, and once again a debut novel by a young author so I wasn't sure what to except. I was not disappointed. This book was so unlike anything I have read in quite awhile......it was realistic, beautiful, touching. 4.5 stars.This book is about Krissy Mullins, a twenty-nine year old publicist, who has had a rough childhood. She is deeply scarred and has some emotional issues. She runs from commitment, even thou...
  • Wendy Jackson
    In "A Life More Complete" we find Kristin, an OCD borderline neurotic Publicist of an Under-aged Starlet. Kristin's professional life collides with her personal life, and making decisions that will drastically alter her reality.This Book Sucked me in from the Prologue. This is a story of love, loss, and the choices we make in life (whether it's the ones people around us believe are the correct ones). I went through a mirage of emotions, from happ...
  • Becky
    Was given a copy of the book for an honest review from the authorFamily and life are two things that you take from it what you can, and if you are lucky, you find love along the way. Krissy Mullins didn't have the storybook childhood that some kids have and she was determined to live a life away from those that she grew up with. She moves to California to go to college and stays. This is a story where you can watch the progression of Krissy growi...
  • Andrea Conley
    Loved reading a novel by someone I know!!! So impressed! The story was very unpredictable and I didn't want to put it down!
  • Midwest Galley Girl
    Read my review at Midwest Galley Girl.http://midwestgalleygirl.wordpress.co... Damaged females make for great novel heroines. They just do. They have all the issues that it takes to wrap a decent plot around. Well...meet Krissy. Which brings me to my mother. I give her credit. She left her husband, my father, an emotionally and physically abusive alcoholic drug addict when I was eight. She took my two sisters and me in the dead of night and ran...
  • Megan
    Read more reviews like this at The Book Asylum.My friend Natasha at Natasha is a Book Junkie contacted me a few months back about a new author who was working on her first book. She had read some of it and couldn’t say enough great things about it. Since Natasha has never steered me wrong before, I agreed immediately to help promote the author and her book any way I could. Today, I am thrilled to wish Nikki Young a happy release day and share m...
  • Scandalous Book Blog
    what happens when love just isn't enough? I guess we are about to find out.I loved the Prologue it caught my attention and sucked me in I wanted to know Krissy's story. A slow start, then BAMM the books come to life in the realist way. The heroine Krissy is an over worked publicist, she had a rough childhood which has contributed to and controlled her adult life, she is a prisoner to her fears and irrational feeling What I like about her was that...
  • Kim
    I wasn't looking to fall in love. Nope, not me. Been there, done that and boy, oh, boy did the ending suck. I'm serious, ambitious, goal driven, at least that's how I want to be perceived, but I know my view might be a little skewed. I'm the girl who wears white pants and assumes they won't get dirty. I'm clumsy and silly, but long to be taken seriously. Yep, that's me. A damn fool.Krissy is a damaged, OCD, closed off publicist who is scared of l...
  • Tonya
    So the story goes:Can you ever really outrun your past?Krissy Mullins, an overworked, obsessive-compulsive publicist has been giving it her best shot for the past ten years. Throwing herself into her work and devoting all her time to her teenage starlet client, Krissy finds little time for anything else. But as fate would have it, her world is turned upside down when she falls in love with laid-back California native, Ben Torres. Unfortunately, h...
  • Nadia
    I haven’t read a book like this one in a while, it was like a breath of fresh air. This books is not what we normally read about, with the an amzing couple destined for their happily ever after, this book didn’t shy away from the fact tat our main heroine was flawed, she made mistakes and that’s alright, because we are human. It was one of the most realistic books I have read. It didn’t hide the ugliness of life, the horrible, the painful...
  • Sara Bree High
    A life more complete Nikki Young Work - a - holic! That would be Krissy Mullins. She fled the place she called home and has made a life for herself on the west coast. This is a stretch from Naperville, Illinois! "My job is my life. I don’t work nine to five like most of the population. My job is unpredictable and demanding, it leaves little room for planning or scheduling." Keep people at a distance and work work work! That is the way to gofor ...
  • Trisha ❊ Devoured Words
    A Life More Complete is an original story where the characters are relatable and realistic. Sometimes our past hurts in life holds such a big piece you and holds on to you in a death grip, you just need to let go but its so hard. It happens with everyone the reason it soooo relatable. Krissy is strong woman, she went through a hell of lot. The only thing that created such hindrance in her life was that she never got closure. It wedged such a prob...
  • Kara
    Review posted at: http://bookcrushbookreviews.com/2013/...Rating: 4.5 starsWow, I had to take a half hour break after reading this one just to wrap my mind around everything. My emotions were so up and down throughout the whole novel. Krissy hates her job yet its run, work, eat, & sleep every day. She works her ass off and it's warring her thin. Krissy knows she can change things to make her happier but she doesn't want to. I love Krissy but her ...
  • Desirae (Dee)
    I’m going to start with saying OHHHH BEN! Okay, now that I have that out you are probably wondering where that came from. We have a little bit of a love triangle here. We have Ben, swoon..... who Krissy spends years with as a friend before she opens up and falls in love. Knowing that she has a past that haunts her she still falls in love. But she is married to her job. This causes an issue, it would for anyone, right? It would for me. Then when...
  • Kelly
    A Life More Complete was an awesome read! Nikki Young did an amazing job with her first novel. Her writing style is a breath of fresh air compared to other contemporary romance authors. From the characters and their development to the emotional ups and downs that take the reader along for the ride, this book was hard to put down. The characters were so real that I wanted to hug some and slap others!!! The ending was so beautifully written that I ...
  • Sarah Driggars
    This story was written very well. You get that back story that is needed to get to know the characters and the book takes off from there. I don't think Nikki missed a thing while telling Krissy's story. The book brought out all the right emotions, one minute you cry for what Krissy goes through and the next you are yelling at her for making a bad choice. I can't wait to see what else Nikki Young writes.
  • Cathy
    I really enjoyed reading this book, even when the main character, Krissy, annoyed me with her bad decisions. I kept on yelling at her while reading the book when she kept allowing Tyler run her life. I enjoyed how the story ended, but it left me wondering what the future holds for Krissy & her family. I sure hope that Nikki Young writes a companion novel or sequel to A Life More Complete.
  • Liz H.
    This book was good that I wanted to read it and keep up with the story. I like the main character, Kristin. I thought her choice of her ex-boyfriend was wrong from the beginning and I was right. It's a good, easy read.
  • Lauren
    I could not put this book down! From the first page you get sucked into the life of Krissy. Even though you love to hate some of her decisions, you can't stop reading what she will do next. Great story by Nikki Young! I could really see this story play out on the big screen
  • Jinabeana87
    I really did not think I liked this story while I was reading it. But the ending was perfect; so happy with the way it ended. I've had to re-read the last chapter & the epilogue since I finished the book. I have not been able to stop thinking about Krissy& her story all weekend.
  • Scandal (Scandalicious Book Reviews)
    Oh man, this book tore me up, broke me down, made me yell and scream at my Kindle multiple times yet I still enjoyed it! Click here for my complete Scandalicious Book Review:http://www.scandaliciousbookreviews.c...
  • Julie
    I really enjoyed this story. Kristin tries her best not to repeat the mistakes of a mother who did not know how to love. She loves, but does not understand the full meaning until it slaps her in the face.
  • Shannon
    This book was a lot of fun! It will keep your interest and become attached to main character Krissy. I found myself always rooting for her and wishing I could give her advice. A story with likable characters and many twists and turns.
  • Stacy
    I wanted to shake the main character during most of this book, but the story kept me hooked until the very end. Good summer read!