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Awaken (Spiral Of Bliss #3) by Nina Lane Blog Tour

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NinaLane-Awaken-cover copyTitle: Awaken (Spiral of Bliss #3)

Author: Nina Lane

Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+

Publication Date: January 7, 2014

Cover Design: Victoria Colotta of VMC Art & Design

Event Organized By: Literati Author Services, Inc.

Synopsis

“I love that you love me, professor.”

“I love loving you, beauty.”

Since their intense, passionate beginning, Professor Dean West and his wife Olivia have fought dark secrets and betrayal in order to save their marriage. Now reeling in the aftermath of a personal tragedy, Liv and Dean are driven further apart by a vindictive threat to Dean’s career.

Struggling to stand on her own for the first time in years, Liv is determined to defend her husband and prove herself. Then an unexpected letter dredges up old insecurities and endangers Liv’s newfound independence. As Dean fights for his professional life, he is forced to confront his worst fear when he discovers that he can’t protect his beloved wife from her own painful past.

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Silvana's Review

***ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review***

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Not enough Stars to describe how much I enjoyed this book!

There is no better feeling than opening a book and getting lost in its pages, wanting it to go on and on but  find that you finished it in one sitting and while sad to see it end, you are richer for having read it. This is what happened with me while reading the first two books in the Spiral of Bliss Series- ‘Arouse’ and ‘Allure’- and now ‘Awaken’. This series is everything a story should be, believable, amazingly written with a poetic feel, sensual and HOT!

Book 3 Awaken has proven to be just as amazing as the first 2 books if not better, the conclusion to professor West and his beauty Olivia’s journey did not disappoint and delivered in spades! It picked up where Allure left off and was written in dual POVs, beautifully so.

Nina Lane managed to make me believe in Dean and Olivia’s love… Marriage is work and these two did work and faced so many obstacles to get to where they want to be, their struggles seemed so real and at times heartbreaking, There were tender moments between the two that made me like I was intruding on a real couple and invading their privacy. There also seemed to be moments where you think “are these two ever going to catch a break?’ but in spite of everything they remained true and true till the end!

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Dean and Olivia were indeed each others’ soul mates!

In Awaken they have to deal with being apart while having to deal with outside forces trying to destroy the professor’s career. I felt their anguish during their time away from each other and had a lump to the throat while reading the professor’s thoughts and seeing his pain for having to part from his beloved.

Professor West still struggles with wanting to protect Olivia from everything and taking control not seeing that she has grown in leaps and bounds since they first met, she is stronger, more confident and assured whether in herself or in her husband! She deals with issues that try to pull her back into her past and away from her husband with strength and dignity!

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I HAVE To mention the sex scenes, SCORCHING! Lately in a lot of books, I just skip the sex scenes all together, feeling like I am reading the same thing over and over again. In Awaken not ashamed to say, I went to re-read a few things, HOT and an incredible chemistry between the main protagonists……

The road to the HEA or HOME was not easy one but it was an amazing journey!

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Another couple that I am happy to say are one of my favorites, wanted them happy, smiled when they did and hurt for them while wanting to hurt the people trying to get in their way. I experienced every emotion while reading, not too many books can inspire that. To say that I cannot wait to see what Nina Lane will come up with next is an understatement, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Thanks To Ehn from CrazyaboutBookz for taking the time to make me those wonderful teasers!

 
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~*~*~*~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~*~*~*~

USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane writes hot, sexy romances and spicy erotica. Originally from California, she loves traveling and thinks St. Petersburg, Russia is a city everyone should visit at least once. Nina also spent many years in graduate school studying art history and library sciences.

Although she would go back for another degree if she could because she’s that much of a bookworm, she now lives the happy life of a full-time writer. Nina’s novel The Erotic Dark hit #1 on Amazon’s Erotica Bestseller list, and Allure is a USA Today Bestseller.

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More Than Her By Jay Mclean Blog Tour

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“For every action there is an equal or opposite reaction.”

For every choice you make there are rewards, 

or there are consequences.

It was my choice to walk away the first time.

And my choice to chase her the second.

But sometimes you don’t get a choice, 

and all you get are the consequences.

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“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, 

while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

Unless that someone is Logan Matthews. 

Because loving him didn’t give me 

the strength to walk away.

It didn’t give me 

the courage to fight for him.

And when it was over,

all it gave me was a broken heart.

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He kissed me once, softly. ” I want to feel everywhere he’s felt. I want to replace the memory of his touch with mine. I don’t want a single part of your body to no know my hands, do you understand?” His voice was low, husky, filled with desire.

My eyes drifted shut at his words. A sound of agreement leaves my mouth. He started kissing my jaw. “Has he kissed you here?” he whispered, his words muffled.

I nodded.

His lips moved from my jaw and worked their way down to my neck, kissing, licking, and slightly sucking. I could fell his hard-on against my stomach. One of the his hands moved to cup the back of my head, his finger curled into my hair, softly pulling and tilting my head back to give him better access.

I moaned.

His other hand moved under my shirt, the back of his fingers skimming my stomach before I felt him grip my side, just under my breast. I wasn’t wearing a bra.

He released his grip on my hair just enough that my head fell forward; he kissed me again, just once. Then I felt his thumb rub against my already straining nipple. He made a moaning sound from deep in his throat, pushing into me. “Has he touched here?”

I nodded again.

He replaced his thumb with his hand, covering my entire breast, gently squeezing.

“Oh my God,” I whispered. My chest heaved with every breath. My legs squeezed together trying to find some form of relief.

His other hand moved from my head, to under my shirt and onto my bare back. Then he started to slide it lower, and lower, slowly making it’s way under my panties and onto my ass.

“Fucking shit, ” he spat out, grabbing a handful. “Please don’t tell me he’s touched you here?”

I kept quiet.

“Fuck.” He knew the meaning of my silence.

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5 I Fudging Love it Stars!!!!

This time it’s Logan’s story! Logan who though he loved Mickey but is seriously attracted to Amanda! The story started with flashbacks from when Logan first met Amanda…. How he tried to be different but ended up hurting her….. I fucked up. I fucked up bad. And I want her. I want her so fucking bad. Logan will do everything to win Amanda back….. and their sexual tension? HOT!!!!!

Just when things starts going perfect…. Logan’s past comes to haunt him…. Again, I love it!!!!!! It’s beautifully written and definitely one of those you couldn’t put down once you start reading. It’s hot, romantic, funny, heart-wrenching and engaging!!!  But OMG for me, the ending feels unfinished, and it’s killing me!!!! Excerpt on the next book sounds promising, can’t wait!

*** ARC kindly provided by author for an honest review. ****

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*Mikayla* In one night my fairytale ended. Or it may have begun. This is my story of friendship and love, heartbreak and desire, and the strength to show weakness.
*Jake* One night I met a girl. A sad and broken girl, but one more beautiful than any other. She laughed through her sadness, while I loved through her heartbreak.*This is our story of a maybe ever after.*

He was right. It made no difference whether it was 6 months or 6 years. I couldn’t undo what had been done. I couldn’t change the future. I couldn’t even predict it. It was one night. One night when everything changed. It was so much more than just the betrayal. It was the Tragedy. The Deaths. The Murders. But it was also that feeling. The feeling of falling.

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~*~*~*~AUTHOR BIO~*~*~*~

Jay McLean is an author of Mature YA / New Adult contemporary novels. She enjoys reading and writing books that make people laugh, cry and swoon for dreamy book boyfriends. When not doing ether of those things, she can be found looking after her two little boys and trying to avoid house work at all costs.

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Consumed (Devoured #2) by Emily Snow

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Now that Lucas has declared his love for her, Sienna is sure the drama between them is over.

She’s not afraid of Lucas’s ex-wife or whatever secret the other woman is holding over him. For two blissful days—the remainder of Sienna’s contract with Lucas—they hole up in a vacation house in the mountains of Tennessee, consuming each other. At the end of their stay, Lucas comes to Sienna with a proposition: his band, Your Toxic Sequel, is going on tour with Wicked Lambs, and he wants her with him the entire time. Sienna agrees to work wardrobe and be his official girl.

Life on the road is different from anything Sienna has ever known. Not only does she have to deal with Lucas’s band members, but she’s also forced to be around Cilla, the lead singer of Wicked Lambs, who’s clearly in love with Lucas. Despite horny band mates and a persistent gorgeous rock goddess determined to sink her claws into Lucas, Sienna stays by his side.

Then the threats start.

Lucas’s ex-wife Sam isn’t happy that he’s moved on, and Sam begins harassing Sienna—everything from threatening emails to phone calls and even fake accounts on Your Toxic Sequel message boards slamming her and spreading vicious rumors. Sienna keeps this from Lucas since she knows how bad Sam is for his music.

It’s not until Sienna is attacked by a crazed YTS fan hired by Sam, and Sam starts to aim her verbal threats at Sienna’s grandmother, that Lucas finally reveals his secret. And it’s a big one…

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Silvana's Review

3 STARS

I waited for this book to come out for sooo long, was beyond ecstatic the day it came out only….

The book was too short and the conflict resolution was weak! I was looking forward to see what Sam held over Lucas and when it was revealed, I thought this is interesting and could not wait to see what will unravel next. Unfortunately the way it was resolved was too ‘easy’, unbelievable and so not in keeping with the character at all. The story was too rushed and lackluster.

It wasn’t all bad, there were things I enjoyed mainly Sinjin, I am so looking forward to his story, the banter between him and Sienna had me smiling every time they got together. Lucas was amazing, loved how he loved Red (Sienna) whom I thought seemed much stronger and more sure of herself in Consumed. I just would have loved more interaction between Lucas and Red, also them having more time with each other. I needed to feel more connection, whether me with the characters or between the characters themselves, this was sadly lacking.

This book just emphasizes the point that not all stories need to be told in series, some can be told in one long instalment.

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That’s a Promise by Victoria Klahr BLOG TOUR

That’s a Promise by Victoria Klahr

Publications Date: December 10, 2013

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This book is book one in a three part series, so not all matters are resolved at the end of the novel. It is also meant for ages 18+ due to yummy adult content ;)  

Happily ever after doesn’t exist. Not just in the romantic sense, but in the sense that there will never be a point in life that will contain no more obstacles. 

Josie Sommers is a nerdy twenty four year old, elementary school teacher who has always considered herself a strong person. But with the loss of a loved one and the return of someone she vowed to never see again, her strength starts to break. 

When he betrayed her in the ultimate way, she never thought she would let him back into her life, let alone open herself up to falling back in love with him. 
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with resentment and the burden of her own dishonesty, Josie has to decide if forgiving and coming clean is worth the risk of losing him again. With so many hurdles, we know that Josie’s story is no fairytale. 

That’s a promise.

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“You are gorgeous, as always, Josie.” He turned me around and brought his lips to mine. He kissed me slowly, and I could feel myself getting heated. He grabbed my hand and pulled me towards the bed. I was a little embarrassed when he started undressing us, unable to believe that I agreed to do something so risqué. He position me in a particular way, and went back to his cameras to make sure his shot was right and to set up timers on them.

“Okay, don’t think about the cameras,” he said, coming back to me. He started sucking on my neck as his hands roamed my thighs, stomach, and then my chest. I tried to ignore the cameras and focused on his tongue and mouth on me.

He brought one of my breasts into his mouth and sucked on my hard nipple. His tongue always knew how to make my body feel good. Click. I moved my hands into his shaggy sandy blonde hair, and arched my back, needing more of him. Click. Seth aligned his chest with mine, and went back to assault my neck as I moved my hands to rub his shoulders and arms.  Click. His other hand that wasn’t fondling my breast, moved its way in between my legs, and rubbed me. I gasped at the feeling of increased pressure on my clit. Click.

His fingers really were magical. It didn’t take me long before both the pressure of his mouth on my neck and breasts and the rubbing of his fingers against me, made me come. Click.

“So sexy,” he whispered, before putting on the condom he had ready on the bed. His eyes were hooded with desire. He positioned himself in front of me and moved my long hair in a way that covered my breasts. Click. He eased inside of me gently, and then pulled back out fast. Click. He teased me like that for a while, as I whimpered with need. I decided to sit up and grab onto his back, nearly clawing him to finally give me what I needed. I started to raise my hips to his at a better rhythm, loving the small whimper that came out of his mouth.

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4 STARS

“Life is all about CHOICES.”

Thank you for the advance reader copy of That’s A Promise, this is the 1st book of Ms.Victoria Klahr. I love to discover new authors and their works because they bring new excitement to the readers.

The story is about Josie Sommers who loves to read and study so she is like a nerdy heroine. She has a very strong personality and a little hot tempered a good friend and a daughter. Seems life for her is perfect, but destiny has a different plan for her. With the loss of a loved one and the return of someone she vowed to never see again, her strength starts to break…
The story tackles a very sensitive subject that most women experience nowadays, the scar that it will leave is not just on the outside but on the inside, it will crush you and your soul. But Josie is strong enough to surpass the obstacle with the help of her parents, her best friend Seth, and the love of her life, Blake.

Blake for me is the good guy, easily to fall in love with but I love Seth more he is mysterious, much appealing persona, tough on the outside soft in the inside. And on the other hand you will love and hate Josie’s character because of the choices she made, but it makes her more human because the emotions are raw and authentic.

The story is well written, just some typo errors on the names. The challenge for me is the past and present scenarios I’m not really a fan of it. Maybe it would be better if the story is narrated from the past going to the present instead of bouncing back and forth so the story will flow smoothly. And it is very predictable I knew from the start what Blake’s secret hold is. But I enjoy reading the story; it shows the reality of life. The essence of loving someone and the importance of acceptance. Sometimes the choices that we made will ruin or save us. And real life situation is not a fairytale.

I’m TEAM SETH by the way if you are curious why, add this to your TBR list (^o^)
Congrats on your 1st book! Kudos!

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Victoria Klahr (pronounced like “Claire”) lives in Elizabeth City, North Carolina with her husband and daughter, Stephen and Alexis. She loves her chug (Pug/Chihuahua), Bandit, and three year old to pieces. She loves to stay home and take care of them, even if they do drive her insane at times. She is a huge and proud book nerd who looks at her bookshelf in admiration daily. She has her Associate’s degree in Business Administration, but her passion has always been the stories that talk to her in her head. One day she decided to take a chance and let the voices write her story. She has never felt more certain or comfortable about who she is than when she writes.

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End Of The Innocence By Alessandra Torre COVER REVEAL

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Book Title: End of the Innocence

Author: Alessandra Torre

Genre: Erotic Romance

Release Date: March 25, 2014

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He thought I owned him. He thought he loved me, that I was enough. But this animal, this sex god who could drive me crazy and steal my heart in the same breath, he would never be fully mine. It was impossible. No one ever owns a God.

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Alessandra Torre is a new author who focuses on contemporary erotica. Her first book, Blindfolded Innocence, was published in July 2012, and was an Erotica #1 Bestseller for two weeks. The sequel to Blindfolded, Masked Innocence, will be released in February 2014. Alessandra lives in the Southern United States and is married, with one young child. She enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and playing with her dogs. Her favorite authors include Lisa Gardner, Gillian Flynn, and Jennifer Crusie.

Learn more about Alessandra on her website at http://www.alessandratorre.com, or you can find her on Twitter (@ReadAlessandra) or her Facebook fanpage.

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Brad exhaled, his hands clasped before him, the collar on his tux scratchy. Finally. Fourteen months after she had walked into his office. Thirteen months after she had broken in and stolen his heart. The year-long engagement had dragged on, punctuated by empty nights where she stayed at her house, nights he realized how much he wanted and needed her to be his wife. He felt lost without her – incomplete, like he was missing out on something incredible. She had become, in those twelve months, his best friend as well as soul mate, the power of their relationship terrifying in its perfection. And now, finally, he would have security. Would have the strength of their marriage. A message to his family and to the world that they were, and always would be, together. Chords of music began, the orchestra gradually joining in, bit by bit, until the entire ensemble was participating, their notes rising in a strong crescendo. His heart swelled along with the music and he smiled despite himself, a burst of relief that they had reached this day.

The doors opened and the wedding procession began, Julia’s mother entering to tones of Bach.

Had Brad paid any attention during the procession, he would have noticed the tight faces of the women, their hands clenched around their bouquets, worried glances flitting from one bridesmaid to the next. But he didn’t pay attention to them. He stared, fixated on the large arched entrance, and waited. Waited for Lohengrin’s March to begin and for the love of his life to appear.

He worked through the processional schedule in his mind, trying to sort through how many more individuals would walk through that arch before Julia. It had to be soon, her mother and bridesmaids making the slow walk. His palms sweated as he stared at the space, waited with an excited smile, for her to appear. A small blond appeared, Catalina, his niece, throwing petals into the air with happy abandon, a small tuxedoed boy at her side. The presence of Catalina indicated to him that Julia was next, rose petals an indication of her pending arrival.

The music changed, familiar notes beginning, the announcement of the bride. The audience turned as one, a hushed silence falling over the room. He attempted to breath slowly, attempted a calm veneer, but was beaming despite himself. This was one of those moments that defines a life, one of the few moments in his life where he was certain he was in the right place, at the right time.

The music continued, the audience waited. And waited. Strands floating through the air, the rise and fall of notes sweet and perfect in their promise. There was uneasy movement through the audience, heads turning, voices whispering. Then the notes ended, silence fell, the doorway remained empty, and Brad’s world ended.

Silence. It is often the worst sound in the world.

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Sempre: Redemption (Forever Series #2) By JM Darhower BLOG TOUR

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In this thrilling and sexy follow-up to Sempre, two young lovers struggle to keep their relationship intact after they become deeply enmeshed in the dangerous mafia-run crime ring they once tried to overthrow.Haven Antonelli and Carmine DeMarco have been through a lot. Haven was taken in by Carmine’s father, and with his family’s help, she escaped a gruesome fate. However, saving Haven from the dark intentions of a mafia family cost Carmine a steep price: he was forced to swear loyalty to them.Now, still passionately in love, Carmine and Haven must face the fall-out of Carmine’s forced service, as Haven discovers terrifying secrets about the family that enslaved both her and her mother—and why she matters so much in this intricate web of lies.
 
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★★★★★★★★★★ Fantastic Stars!
The continuation of Carmine and Haven’s story, Carmine now deeply involved in the dangerous mafia-run crime ring after swearing his loyalty to save Haven… the consequences…. and the choices that have to be made. I loved every twist and turn of this story…
Reading Carmine’s POV… his transition to the mafia life wasn’t easy, keeping Haven away from it all, and losing himself along the way.. was heartbreaking.

Then there’s Haven’s POV. Living a life of freedom she never had… learning about the outside world and fulfilling her dreams.

Vincent and Corrado’s POV was really interesting! I liked and hated them both… but what they both did in the end was an amazing surprise.

It also unravels a lot of secrets, secrets of Haven’s past and the person behind the murder of Carmine’s mom.

The perfect ending for their story, the epilogue was beautiful!

It’s heartbreaking, gut-wrenching, thrilling, action-packed, gripping and just perfect!

Did not disappoint, definitely worth the wait! One of my top favourites this year.

ARC kindly provided by publisher through Netgalley for Slitsread Blog.

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~*~*~*~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~*~*~*~

JM Darhower is the author of countless stories and poems, most of which only she has ever read. She lives in a tiny town in rural North Carolina, where she churns out more words than will ever see the light of day. She has a deep passion for politics and speaking out against human trafficking, and when she isn’t writing (or fangirling about books) she’s usually ranting about those things.

Chronic crimper with a vulgar mouth, she admits to having a Twitter addiction. You can usually always find her there.

 

 
 
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Carmine sat in his usual chair in the library, casually strumming his guitar. A sliver of light filtered in from the large window, illuminating his somber expression in the darkness. She called his name but he remained still, continuing to pluck at the strings almost as if he hadn’t heard her. She took a step toward him and was about to say his name again when he let out a long, deep sigh. “I had a dream.” “Another nightmare?” she asked, walking over to him. He glanced up at her as his fingers stilled, the music stopping, but Haven barely noticed. She couldn’t focus on anything but the green eyes boring into her. Once so alive with passion, she saw nothing but deep sadness marring the bright color. Carmine set the guitar aside and moved his legs to make room, motioning for her to join him. She climbed into his lap and he wrapped his arms around her. “Not a nightmare this time,” he said. “It was a good dream.” “What was it about?” “You,” he said quietly. “You made a painting—some abstract shit, I don’t know—but it was so good they hung it in a museum and raved about how talented you were. It was like you were the next fucking Picasso, tesoro.” She laughed. “I don’t even know how to paint, Carmine.” “You could learn,” he said. “Would you want to?” “Maybe, but I don’t know how good I’d be.” “Oh, you’d be good,” he said confidently. “You shouldn’t doubt yourself. You can do anything you set your mind to.” “Except for play the piano,” she said playfully. “Or the guitar.” He chuckled. “Yeah, for the sake of everyone’s ears, we ought to leave music to me, but the rest is all you. You can probably do all of that, you know. Draw, paint, sculpt shit into weird shapes and tell people it’s something it doesn’t look anything like. That takes talent.” She smiled. “And you think I have that kind of talent?” “Of course,” he said. “There’s gonna be no stopping you once you get started.” “Thank you,” she whispered, a swell of emotion surging through her at his words. “It means a lot that you believe in me.” “I’d be an idiot not to,” he said, kissing the top of her head.

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Until You (Fall Away, #1.5) by Penelope Douglas

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***This novel contains graphic sexual content and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+.

Have you ever been so angry that hitting things felt good? Or so numb that you actually felt high? The past few years have been like that for me. Traveling between fury and indifference with no stops in between.

Some people hate me for it, while others are scared of me. But none of them can hurt me, because I don’t care about anything or anyone.

Except Tatum.

I love her so much that I hate her. We used to be friends, but I found out that I couldn’t trust her or anyone else.

So I hurt her. I pushed her away.

But I still need her. The sight of her centers me, and I can pool all of my anger into her. Engaging her, challenging her, bullying her…they are my food, my air, and the last part of me that feels anything human.

But she left. She went to France for a year, and came back a different girl.

Now, when I push, she pushes back.

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“This book was never supposed to be written.”

THANK THE LORD IT WAS!!

I was hooked from the first page, there was not a moment in this book that bored me; ENJOYED the beginning, the middle and ESPECIALLY the end. I may have liked Jared in Bully but I LOVED HIM in ‘Until You’, I loved being in his head, there were moments where his thoughts just brought a lump to my throat… I hurt reading about his inner struggles and his pain, seeing how much he truly loved Tate and that he really wasn’t the unfeeling asshole we thought him to be in Bully, yet he did not sound like a whiny, self-pitying coward.

Jarod’s Tate

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I think I highlighted most of the book, it was so hard to choose a favorite quote because Penelope Douglas did a brilliant job and proved herself to be an amazing story-teller. It isn’t easy telling the same story in two different POVs but she managed to make it new, even the same scenes from ‘Bully’ told in Jared’s POV felt like you were reading and experiencing them for the first time; it was like I was reading a fresh dialogue.

As soon as I’d seen Tate at her doors that night, I didn’t feel shitty anymore. Mom was forgotten. My birthday was forgotten. Tate became more of a home to me than my own blood. Oh Jared, she was always your home if only you talked to her!

The purest, truest, most perfect thing in my world, and I’d dumped pile upon pile of shit on top of her for years. Good that you realize that now Jared!

“Why didn’t you tell me all of this years ago?” she asked. “I could’ve been there for you.”
I wish I’d let you.

“She’d look at me, and I’d stop dead in my tracks, never wanting to leave that moment. Do you know what that’s like?….Day in and day out, you’re thrilled to be alive and experience a million moments of love and happiness that constantly compete with each other. Every day was better than the last.”

It was great to see Jared grow up and conquer his demons. Tate was one my favorite heroines in ‘Bully’, she was more than a match for Jared and through his eyes in ‘Until You’, Jared manages to make you fall in love and respect her character EVEN more.

God, she was a handful….Jared, we know you love it!

OK I have to say that I still dislike K.C. as she truly does not deserve a friend like Tate even though (view spoiler), she is still a selfish, self-serving individual!

*Recommend : ABSOLUTELY, being in Jared’s head was a journey I delighted in taking and I am certain many would too! looking forward to reading Madoc’s story, I enjoyed every scene he was in, cannot wait for his book!

~*~*~*~MY REVIEW OF BULLY~*~*~*~

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My name is Tate. He doesn’t call me that, though. He would never refer to me so informally, if he referred to me at all. No, he’ll barely even speak to me.

But he still won’t leave me alone.

We were best friends once. Then he turned on me and made it his mission to ruin my life. I’ve been humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got more sadistic as time wore on, and I made myself sick trying to stay out of his way. I even went to France for a year, just to avoid him.

But I’m done hiding from him now, and there’s no way in hell I’ll allow him to ruin my senior year. He might not have changed, but I have. It’s time to fight back.

I’m not going to let him bully me anymore.

***This novel contains adult/mature young adult situations. It is only suitable for ages 18+ due to language, violence, and sexual situations

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I have to say it takes an amazing writer to make someone like Jared so appealing, his behaviour towards Tate regardless of the reasons was WRONG and CRUEL…. He did redeem himself though at the end but I still think he needs to grovel 

TATE IS ONE OF THE MOST LOVEABLE FEMALE BOOK CHARACTERS I’VE COME ACROSS except when dealing with her so-called best friend, I would not have been as understanding and forgiving as Tate was!!! She survived, kicked ass and got her HEA yay… I have to say I have the biggest crush on Tate and I get why Jared would totally fall under her spell!

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4.5 STARS!!!!

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