A million stars for Still by Kennedy Ryan

“Anything that ended would never be enough for a love like ours. A love like ours is only satisfied by forever.”

STILL (Grip #2) by Kennedy Ryan – 5 STARS

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I’m not going to speak on the storyline with this review. I don’t want to give anything away, especially since I’ve been recommending this series to everyone and threatening bodily harm if they don’t read it. 🙂

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But like I said in my review for book 1, Grip, I want to bow at Kennedy’s feet. This woman was born to write.

“Ask me in a million seconds, ask me in a billion years,
Do you love me? And I will say still.
Ask me when we toil, when we rest,
when we fuss and fight.
With the taste of anger burning my lips, I will say still.”

THIS is what a romance should be. THIS is the type of romance I imagine every person on the freaking planet aspires to have. What romance authors aspire to WRITE.

“I will worship you.
My eyes will never stray.
My heart will never wander,
gladly leashed to you all my days.
I am fixed on you.”

Do you hear that? Oh, that’s just the sound of my heart ripping out of my chest and throwing itself at Grip. That’s just the sound of my sniffling the MILLION TEARS I shed while reading this epic story.

“And when the years have passed,
and we have watched a thousand sunsets,
and we are bent, our bodies crooked with age ask me again.
In the twilight, in the shadow of the life we have shared,
ask me if I love you, and my heart will answer before my lips can part.”

This book is magic.
It’s despair.
It’s love.
It’s passion.
It’s EVERYTHING.

“My love, my life, my heart never left your hands.
Always, evermore, even after.
Still.”

I cannot recommend it enough.

🎼🎙️💜 Flow (prequel and FREE!) | http://amzn.to/2yq2Rfh
🎼🎙️💜 Grip (Book 1) | http://amzn.to/2ypoM6n
🎼🎙️💜 Still (Book 2)| http://amzn.to/2gcBLxk

 

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DROOLING OVER THIS COVER REVEAL! Lovers Like Us by Krista & Becca Ritchie

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*faints*
*wakes up*
*FAINTS AGAIN*
*CAN NOT FORM PROPER WORDS*

HOLY SWEET MOTHER OF MERCY my most anticipated book of the YEAR has a cover. A blurb. And it’s up for PRE-ORDER!!!!!!!

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💛 LOVERS LIKE US (Like Us #2) is coming October 31st!!
(pre-order here) ➜ http://amzn.to/2yfmbM3 

#LoversLikeUs is book 2 in the Like Us Series by Krista & Becca Ritchie and book 1 WAS FREAKING PHENOMENAL. I can’t wait to get my greedy little hands on this!!!! LOOK AT FARROW!!!!!!!!!!! *DROOLS FOR ETERNITY*

Look at these freaking studs. They look SO GOOD side by side!

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To read my 5 million star review for book 1, click here.

DAMAGED LIKE US (Like Us #1) is also currently on SALE! NO ONE writes romance like Krista & Becca Ritchie do. If you like steamy, funny, just downright amazing m/m romances, READ THIS BOOK!
Get it now! ➜ http://amzn.to/2yfxLan

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BLURB:

Twenty-seven-year-old Farrow Keene lives by his actions, and his actions say he’s the best at whatever he does. As a 24/7 bodyguard and the new boyfriend to Maximoff Hale, protecting the headstrong, alpha billionaire has never been more complicated. And one rule can’t be bent:

Keep your relationship secret from the public.

Farrow is confident he’s the best man for the job. But a twist in Maximoff’s fast-paced life sticks them with the rest of Security Force Omega and their clients.

On the road.
In a sleeper tour bus.
For four rocky months.

Sexual frustrations, check. Road trip drama, check. Awkward bonding, check.

But Farrow couldn’t have accounted for a high-risk threat (identity: unknown) that targets Maximoff before the ignition even turns. And it hits Farrow — someone has it out for the guy he loves.

Every day, Maximoff & Farrow’s feelings grow stronger, and together, they’ll either sink or swim. ​

​​The Like Us series is a true series, one continuous timeline, that follows a family of wealthy celebrities and the people that protect them. You must read Damaged Like Us, Book 1, before reading Lovers Like Us.

 

Review & Giveaway!: Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

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Without Merit by Colleen Hoover – 4 Stars

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Not every mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing a mistake deserves is forgiveness.

This is going to be one of those reviews where I won’t discuss details of the plot (sorry!). But there is too much that happens to discuss without giving too much away.

Right from the start, this story will cause your jaw to drop. Colleen just drops bomb after bomb and doesn’t let up until the end. My eyes were glued to the pages and I didn’t want to put this down until I was able to finish it.

There’s a reason this woman hits best seller lists every time she releases a book. None of her books are like the last. They are always totally unique and refreshing, and Without Merit is no different. And while this may not be for everyone (especially those who like books that focus heavily on the romance), I can’t say enough how much I appreciate when authors write books outside of the norm for them.

This was a gripping and at times surprisingly humorous story about mental health, a dysfunctional family, perspective, compassion, and love that’s so well written you’ll have a hard time putting it down until you’re done.

Bravo to Colleen for going completely out of the box with this one. The characters were so unique, so quirky, so DIFFERENT, but their personalities or actions never once felt forced or disingenuous. I honestly felt like I was given an inside look into a real family and their issues while reading this. The characters felt that real. And THAT takes some talent.

Without Merit is out now!

*A BIG thank you to Atria for providing an ARC*

 


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ABOUT WITHOUT MERIT:

The Voss family is anything but normal. They live in a repurposed church, newly baptized Dollar Voss. The once cancer-stricken mother lives in the basement, the father is married to the mother’s former nurse, the little half-brother isn’t allowed to do or eat anything fun, and the eldest siblings are irritatingly perfect. Then, there’s Merit.

Merit Voss collects trophies she hasn’t earned and secrets her family forces her to keep. While browsing the local antiques shop for her next trophy, she finds Sagan. His wit and unapologetic idealism disarm and spark renewed life into her—until she discovers that he’s completely unavailable. Merit retreats deeper into herself, watching her family from the sidelines, when she learns a secret that no trophy in the world can fix.

Fed up with the lies, Merit decides to shatter the happy family illusion that she’s never been a part of before leaving them behind for good. When her escape plan fails, Merit is forced to deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth and losing the one boy she loves.

Poignant and powerful, WITHOUT MERIT explores the layers of lies that tie a family together and the power of love.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, This Girl, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Not, Confess, November 9, and It Ends with Us. She has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance twice – for Confess in 2015 and It Ends with Us in 2016. Confess was adapted into a seven-episode online series. In 2015, Colleen and her family founded The Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly subscription service offering signed novels donated by authors. All profits are given to various charities each month to help those in need. Colleen lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit ColleenHoover.com.

FIND COLLEEN ONLINE: 

Website: www.ColleenHoover.com

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/ColleenHoover

Twitter: @ColleenHoover

Instagram: @ColleenHoover

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Cover Reveal! The Rivalry by Nikki Sloane

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I love love LOVE college romances! Looking forward to this one!
The Rivalry by Nikki Sloane releases on NOVEMBER 21st!

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This tight end is at the top of his game.

He’s good with his hands, even better with his sexy mouth, and the best at making me forget my own name. His—ahem—stats are perfect.

But I can’t fall for him.

He might be everything I want, all rolled into a glorious package of gridiron god, but there’s one teeny-tiny problem. The vile, loathsome team I’ve spent my entire life hating—my beloved school’s arch-rival?

This guy is their star player.

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About the Author:

Nikki Sloane landed in graphic design after her careers as a waitress, a screenwriter, and a ballroom dance instructor fell through. For eight years she worked for a design firm in that extremely tall, black, and tiered building in Chicago that went through an unfortunate name change during her time there. Now she lives in Kentucky and manages a team of graphic artists. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, is married with two sons, writes dirty books, and couldn’t be any happier.

Stalk Nikki:

Website: http://www.nikkisloane.com/
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5 HUGE STARS for Grip by Kennedy Ryan

“If I break your heart, I break mine.”

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Grip (Grip #1) by Kennedy Ryan – 5 HUGE STARS!6c050-goodreads-button

I’m apologizing right now for the amount of gushing coming your way and the amount of quotes I’m about to share. But I can’t help it. It’s very rare for me to pick up a book or series with the hype I have seen for this one and for me to actually understand what all the fuss is about. But WOW. Kennedy knocked me off my feet. The romance, the steam, the humor, the issues regarding race she delves into. Kennedy’s story telling and prose is off the charts amazing.

Grip picks up 8 years later from where Flow leaves off (to read my review of the FREE prequel Flow, click here), with Bristol managing Grip’s musical career. Bristol has kept Grip at a distance, stubbornly ignoring the insane pull they feel toward one another while trying to forget the intense week they spent together and that kiss under the stars. But their infatuation for one another is INTENSE.

“And you watch me.” He dips his head until he traps my eyes. “You watch me all the time. You can’t keep your eyes off me any more than I can keep my eyes off you.”

Try as she may, Bristol isn’t fooling anyone, especially Grip. He knows deep down, behind all that bravado and her well-guarded heart, Bristol wants him just as much as he wants her.

“It makes me want to set the world on fire.” His words come softly, but the truth roars in his eyes. “To think of you with them.” There haven’t been nearly as many men as he probably assumes, but I don’t reveal that. I can’t offer him any relief. “You wanna know what consoles me, though?” He looks up at me, calculation in his eyes. Before I can tell him I don’t want to know, he goes on. “For one, I know when we’re together, it’ll only take once for me to fuck their memory out of you.”

Even though on the surface Grip & Bristol seem so wrong for each other, their connection runs deep. And despite what society and friends and family might tell them, despite the years apart, the other people they saw, they know there is no one else for them.

“A fiery chord bridges the distance between our bodies, and I want to pull her close enough to burn me, to hurt me, to destroy me. Sometimes I don’t think I care as long as she’s close. I just want to feel her, even if it burns me alive.”

O M G just typing these quotes is giving me goosebumps all over again.

Without breaking rhythm, I bend to her ear. “You have nothing to be afraid of.” I press her hand to my chest, over my heart. “This is yours. No one else’s.” I dip my head, slowing to nothing, but keeping her eyes. “I’m yours. No one else’s.” I scatter kisses over her cheeks. “Even when we fight, I feel you. Your anger, your frustration. I feel your pleasure like it’s mine. Your emotions like they’re mine…Don’t you feel how connected we are?” I ask. “If I break your heart, I break mine.”

I’m not going to lie. This book was tough.
It hurt.
SO many scenes hurt my heart.
But god damn it, it HURT. SO. GOOD.
Kennedy Ryan is a goddess and I want to bow at her feet for creating one of the best and most influential romances with such well thought out characters and dynamic relationships I have read.

Her words are poetry, her characters are flawed and real, and the angst and tension leapt off the pages and GRIPPED ME from page one and didn’t let go until the end. You know a book is good when you have to go back and re-read scenes over and over because you can’t get over how beautiful the words are.

“Her tears come even as our bodies resume a ferocious pace. We splinter into a thousand pieces in her kitchen, becoming more together than we were apart. More than we were alone. With whispered promises and words of love, we exchange hearts.”

I was hooked from Flow. My infatuation with her words just grew in Grip. And I am freaking ecstatic this story isn’t done and I get to read one more book about this complex and amazing couple.

I CAN NOT recommend this series enough. READ IT!!!!!!!

💜 Reading order 💜:

FLOW, Prequel *must be read first*➜ (FREE!) http://amzn.to/2xVguDa
GRIP (Grip #1) ➜ (99c Salehttp://amzn.to/2wCUMDG
STILL (Grip #2) ➜ (LIVE!) http://amzn.to/2hrQRij

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Review: Drumline by Stacy Kestwick ⭐🥁

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Drumline by Stacy Kestwick- 4/4.5 Stars

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OMG. Dirty talking heroes on college snare lines is like my new favorite thing. Stacy Kestwick- where did you come from girl and when can I get more?!? This book was so much better than I expected it to be and was just the book I needed to get me out of my book funk. When I picked this up, nothing was grabbing my attention and I had DNFed 3 other books. But I saw a teaser on Stacy’s FB page, picked this up, devoured this sweet, funny, sexy as all hell little story, and well… you can now just call me Mrs. Bronson. And no I’m not kidding. I don’t know the last time I read about a hero as freaking perfect as he was.

I’m not going to write a long winded review about the plot. No no, the blurb will tell you. I’m going to let the hero Laird’s fine ass sell you on this book for me:

“I’d started to measure time by the number of hours until I’d see her again. And the answer was always too fucking long.”

“I wasn’t lost.”
“But I was, Reese.” I opened my eyes and searched her face. “I didn’t know where you were, so I was.” <— my fave line.

“I wanted to find out what made her laugh, discover the secret to making her smile so big that dimple appeared, and uncover her greatest fear so I could stand by her side when she had to face it. Yeah, this wasn’t a girl who’d let me do the dirty work for her, slay her dragons while she cowered in the ivy-covered tower. Reese would be on the front lines, carving her own path and wielding her own sword. And I wanted to be the one to have her back on the journey.”

“You feel this.” I pointed between us. “It’s basic. Call it hormones, call it chemistry, whatever. There’s something there when I look at you. When I touch you. Your body reacts, just like mine does.”

“What would you have done with my panties?”
“Later that night, after I’d climbed in bed, I’d have used them while I stroked my dick. Pretended the slight scratch was your nails. Or your teeth. Pumped myself raw into the same scrap of cloth that had been pressed to you all day until I came.” I paused to run the tip of my tongue along her earlobe, and an absurd sense of pride swelled my chest when her breathing stuttered.
“Then I’d have done it all over again.”

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And the hysterical heroine Reese, too:

“Breathe, Reese,” he chided. I hadn’t even realized I was holding my breath, and the air escaped in a whoosh. He grinned wolfishly. “I won’t bite. Unless I think you’ll like it.”
My head fell back on the pillow. Unless I think you’ll like it. His words echoed in my head. Dear Peter, Paul, and all the apostles, even the shitty one, Judas.
I would. I would like it.”

Ok, just one more quote:

“Fuck, Reese,” he murmured against my lips, his hands slipping up to frame my face. “What am I going to do with you?”
I lost myself in the nocturne of his kiss, the endless way his mouth slanted over mine, our bodies tangled together like a chord.
I kissed him until I was breathless, the answer to his question settling quietly between my ribs.
Everything.”

I lied. I think ^that was my favorite quote.

This book made me realize just how much I have missed reading NA romance and how rare it can be to find one that is as funny, emotional, sexy, and well paced as this one is.

Bravo Stacy Kestwick. I adored this story and characters SO MUCH and can’t wait to read more from you!

Drumline is out now!! (click below to purchase)

Forget You, Ethan by Whitney G. COVER REVEAL ❤️

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Forget You, Ethan by Whitney G.

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: Fall//Winter 2017 (TBA)
 
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Keep your friends close and your enemies closer…
I’ve hated Rachel Dawson since I was seven years old. My next door neighbor and number one sworn enemy, she’s the reason why almost all of our childhood fights ended with me setting something of hers on fire. (Or, vice versa.)
 
She snitched on me when I broke curfew. 
I snitched on her when she lied about having a boyfriend.  
 
We went back and forth like this throughout high school, both vowing to never talk to each other again when we went off to college.  
 
But that was until she showed up at my apartment during my senior year and asked me for a temporary place to stay. Until I realized just how much between us had changed, and the line I thought we’d never cross became harder and harder to ignore…
 
**Forget You, Ethan is a standalone friends (to enemies) to lovers romance**
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Happy release to Pam Godwin! Three Is A War is LIVE!

The conclusion of the Tangled Lies series is now available!

Three is a War (Book 3)

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Three means war.
Three sides vying for forever.

Cole.
My first love.
The bad boy with the dangerous smile and passionate temper draws attention like a lit fuse on dynamite. But his dark molten eyes spark only for me.

Trace.
My second chance.
Over six feet of Norse god in a tailored suit, he calculates every move and seizes my hungry breaths with an iron fist.

Me.
The free-spirited dancer, torn between two men with no resolution in sight.
I tried leaving, staying, refusing, and surrendering.
What options do I have left?

I love two men, and I do the only thing I can. I fight.



One is a Promise (Book 1)

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One promise.
One forever.

One look and I knew Cole was mine. My dark rebel in leather. My powerhouse of passion, devastating smiles, and impulsiveness.
When his job sends him overseas, he promises to return to me.
A promise that’s destroyed in the most irrevocable way.

Two years later, an arrogant suit invades my heartbroken loneliness.

Clean-cut and stern, Trace is everything Cole wasn’t.
At first, he’s a job that will rescue my dance company. But as he intrudes on my life, our hostile relationship evolves.
He knows I’m still in love with Cole, but his dedication is my undoing.

Then a catastrophic moment changes everything.

Promises resurface.
Lies entangle.
And an impossible choice shatters my world.

I love two men, and I can only have one.


Two is a Lie (Book 2)

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Two lies.
Two men who don’t share.

I never stopped loving Cole. Not when he left me. Not when he disappeared for three years. Not when he crashed back into my life in a violent explosion of testosterone and fury.
His sudden reappearance questions everything I thought I knew, including how I came to love another man.

Trace is an intoxicating breeze of seduction over ice. My rock. My second chance at forever.
And he’s committed to annihilating the competition.

The battle that ensues wrenches me back and forth between them.
Fighting and fucking.
Resisting and submitting.

Together, they entangle me in a web of lies, rivalry, and desire that weaves as deeply as their devotion to me.

I love two men, and if I can only have one, I choose none.


Pam Godwin

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.
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Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.

Other books by Pam Godwin

Deliver Series
DELIVER (#1)
VANQUISH (#2)
DISCLAIM (#3)

Trilogy of Eve
HEART OF EVE (FREE)
DEAD OF EVE (#1)
BLOOD OF EVE (#2)
DAWN OF EVE (#3)

Stand-alones
DARK NOTES
BENEATH THE BURN
DIRTY TIES
INCENTIVE

Everything Under The Sun by Jessica Redmerski EXCERPT!!

Everything Under The Sun by Jessica Redmerski will be here soon and I cannot wait!

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Keep scrolling for book info and an excerpt!

EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN: A Novel

Jessica Redmerski

Fiction & Literature | Post-Apocalyptic | Suspense | Romance

Release August 28th! PRE ODER HERE!: http://amzn.to/2vy2v0o


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Thais Fenwick was eleven-years-old when civilization fell, devastated by a virus that killed off the majority of the world’s population. For seven years, Thais and her family lived in a community of survivors deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. But when her town is attacked by raiders, she and her blind sister are taken away to the East-Central Territory where she is destined to live the cruel and unjust kind of life her late mother warned her about.

Atticus Hunt is a troubled soldier in Lexington City who has spent the past seven years trying to conform to the vicious nature of men in a post-apocalyptic society. He knows that in order to survive, he must abandon his morals and his conscience and become like those he is surrounded by. But when he meets Thais, morals and conscience win out over conformity, and he risks his rank and his life to help her. They escape the city and set out together on a long and perilous journey to find safety in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Struggling to survive in a world without electricity, food, shelter, and clean water, Atticus and Thais shed their fear of growing too close, and they fall hopelessly in love. But can love survive in such dark times, or is it fated to die with them?


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“Thais,” I said, “I do think you’re beautiful. I just—.” I couldn’t force myself to say the things I really wanted: I want you to want this kiss, not because I’m the only man here to give it to you. But her heartfelt speech about todays and yesterdays and tomorrows and the very real possibility that there might not be another one, didn’t alleviate that thought—it only reinforced it.

In the end, after fighting with myself, all that mattered to me was what Thais wanted, what Thais needed. And if it was simply a kiss she asked of me, then I would do it. For her. Not for myself, though as much as I, too, wanted it, as much as I knew it would only make my own needs and wants more unbearable, I would endure the impending ache if it would ease hers.

I leaned toward her slowly; my eyes swept the curvature of her lips, the tiny hollow beneath her nose, and I touched the left corner of her mouth with my own.

The right corner.

The center.

The impending ache…


💙📘Author Info📘💙

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J.A. (Jessica Ann) Redmerski is an international bestselling author and award winner who juggles several different genres. She began self-publishing in 2012, and later with the success of THE EDGE OF NEVER, signed on with Grand Central Publishing/Forever Romance. Her works have so far been translated into twenty languages.

Jessica is a hybrid author who, in addition to working with a traditional publisher, also continues to self-publish. The Portuguese rights to her popular crime and suspense series, In the Company of Killers, have been picked up by one of Brazil’s largest publishers – Suma de Letras; Paikese Kirjastus in Estonia; Ephesus in Turkey; Konyvmolykepzob in Hungary. The series has been optioned for television by William Levy.

EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN is Jessica’s newest love story.

5 HUGE Stars for Ghosted by JM Darhower

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Ghosted by JM Darhower – 5 Stars!

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I know I say this with every books of hers, but really, this book was so fantastic! Perfection. Emotional and heartbreaking but SOOO sweet at the same time.

Ghosted tells the story of Jonathan Cunningham (aka Johnny Cunning) and Kennedy Garfield. They meet at the prestigious high school they’re both enrolled in. Kennedy just wants to get good grades and make something of herself. Johnny couldn’t care less about academics. He’s a gifted actor with stars in his eyes and dreams of leaving his life behind to act.

They meet. They flirt. They fall in love. They both leave school to move to Hollywood to chase Johnny’s dream of becoming an actor. But somewhere along the way, Johnathan lets the pressure and Hollywood life ruin the one good relationship he has and Kennedy fears she’s loosing herself too.

“You don’t know this, but that woman? Even as she smiles, she’s utterly terrified. Your love is more than enough for her, but she feels pieces of it slipping away. Something inside of her is disintegrating. Her dream. She’s losing it. She came here with you, not quite realizing what you were going through. You felt invisible, and you were desperate for an audience, but where does that leave your love? Because the more people who see you, it seems, the less you see her.”

He drinks. He does drugs. Kennedy leaves. And she’s pregnant.

Years go by, and after becoming a HUGE star and FINALLY getting clean, Johnny wants to be back in Kennedy’s life and meet the daughter he’s never even seen. Kennedy is of course reluctant and still angry, but little by little she lets Johnathan back in her life and their daughter’s, Maddie.

“I’m playing with fire, like I don’t remember how much it hurts to get burned, but from here, where I’m standing, all I can seem to feel is the warmth.”
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I nod, looking down at my hands. “I wasn’t accusing you of cheating. I just wanted to know how long it took you to move on.”
“Oh, well, that’s an easy one,” he says. “It hasn’t happened.”

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Besides the beautiful, perfectly done, slow burn rekindling of Johnathan and Kennedy’s love:

“I hate you. That’s it. There’s nothing else to say. I hate everything about you. Your voice, your face… I hate it. Why aren’t you going away?”
“Because I can’t,” I tell her, “and I’m pretty sure you don’t really want me to.”
She scoffs. “You’re upset,” I say, “but you’re lying to yourself if you think you want me gone.”
“I do.”
“You don’t.”
“Leave.”
“No.”
“Go away.”
“I’m not.” As soon as that last word leaves my lips, she’s on me, slamming into me, her lips pressing against mine. She’s kissing me, and I’m so fucking stunned that it takes me a moment to react, a moment to consider kissing her back. She moans and wraps her arms around my neck, clinging to me damn near aggressively as she kicks the door closed.

..the relationship Johnathan builds with his daughter was such a freaking treat to read. Maddie honestly stole the show. Every. single. time. they had a scene together I had tears in my eyes. And anytime this child opened her mouth, I was either laughing or clutching at my heart.

“Next time,” she says, just like that, no question about it.
“Next time,” I say.
“And soda, too,” she says.
“No soda,” Kennedy chimes in.
Madison glances at her mother before leaning even closer, damn near right up on me, whisper-shouting, “Soda.”
“I’m not so sure your mom will like that,” I say.
“It’s okay,” Madison says. “She tells Grandpa no soda, too, but he lets me have it.”
“That’s because you emotionally blackmail him,” Kennedy says.
“Nuh-uh!” Madison says, looking at her mother. “I don’t blackmail him!”
Kennedy scoffs. “How do you know? You don’t even know what that means.”
“So?” Madison says. “I don’t mail him nothing!”

How freaking cute is this kid??

There’s SOOOOO many more quotes I’d love to share, but I really highlighted almost this entire book and I’ll just give everything away. And I don’t want to spoil JM’s beautiful words.

But ok ok, just one more:

“What could be lonelier than always being by yourself?
Worse is loving someone who disappears and never knowing if they’ll come back. Because how do you move on if you’re not even sure they’re gone? The answer is—you don’t. When you spend most of your life chasing ghosts, eventually, you become one.”

GOD, that ^ is just brilliant. But I wouldn’t expect anything less from this author. She also has this amazing ability to tie up endings in such a perfect way you’re never left wanting (Well. I’m lying. I’m always wanting more books from her. I want her to do nothing but sit in a closed room and write 24 hours a day so when I finish a book of hers I have a new one to read immediately after. But that’s besides the point.)

I’m pretty sure by now people know of my obsession with JM’s work. If anyone asks me for recommendations, her books are usually the first ones I say. And this book will be no different. HIGHLY recommended for ANYONE who enjoys romance and second chances.

Ghosted is out TODAY!!

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