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    Loved

    Loved Loved Loved this book!! I've loved this entire series but this is truly my favorite. The added characters in this book were great. I adore the always chipper and snarky Chloe. She's a perfect match for the brooding Michael. He was always my least favorite character but this book changed all that! This is truly a fantastic read and one I definitely recommend for everyone's must read list.
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    Learning to love

    This is the 2nd book in the Redemption series. This book can be read as a standalone. I recommend reading the series, since the author always gives us an HEA and makes it easier to understand each companion novel. Michael meets Chloe, when she tags along with her sister to a tennis lesson he is giving. He recognizes right away that she has a lot in common with him and reminds him of his past weaknesses. Then he learns to like her outgoing personality. Chloe is bored, at home for the summer and sick of being in her sister Kristin's shadow. Everyone just assumes she is the fat sister and not worth their time. Well, not dating has given her time to like herself, be almost finished with a double major, and spend time wondering why her sister's boyfriend has forgotten her. Michael is in Texas to solve his past. It is causing trouble with his present. He is also getting distracted by the amazing and lovely Chloe. Why is he suddenly noticing her more than her sister? This book is so much better than the average romance. It gives one the feels and makes you want to hug the book itself. The characters are refreshingly honest with one another, and the sexy times are seriously sexy and hot.
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    Chloe is a hilarious heroine!

    This delightful romance is the story of Michael and Chloe. Michael has moved to Texas from New York on a quest to find a part of his family he's recently discovered. He's given up on love after a heartbreaking personal experience and is focused on his goal. The only problem is Chloe, the sister of his new half-brother's girlfriend, and secretly crushing on said brother. Hatching a plan to help them both get what they want, Michael unwittingly discovers that Chloe is much more than he bargained for. When their friendship strays into new territory, will Michael be able to let Chloe in all the way? What a fun opposites attract story! On the one hand you've got serious, broken-hearted Michael. He's been through hell and back lately and is now a reserved and focused man, determined to use his position as a fitness trainer at a country club as a way to find out more about his newly discovered family. Chloe on the other hand, is a fun, friendly, outspoken and outgoing girl. "Always the bridesmaid, never the bride" is an apt description for how she has played second fiddle to her beautiful sister Kristin her whole life, used to being the less pretty, less attractive one, but not letting that deter her from being her witty, fun self. She seriously made the story for me, her banter with everyone making for several laugh out loud moments and her internal monologue cracking me up equally. She and Michael are like oil and water, but they strike an unorthodox friendship, one that eventually crosses the line as they discover an attraction to each other that was always there, simmering under the surface and waiting to come out. Chloe sees into the damaged heart of Michael and is willing to take him as he is, if he'll only let her. When Chloe feels something, she does it with her whole heart and she isn't afraid to tell Michael her true feelings for him, even if Michael isn't ready to hear them. I loved how their story progressed, from the initial friendship to something much more exciting. And I have to say that the ending was really perfect. It was great to see some of the previous books characters again, and lovely to have Michael finally with someone who he deserves and who will make him happy. 5 stars for this romantic romp!
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    Joyous, Vibrant & Deliciously Steamy!

    4 Stars | Hot Steam You know when you read a romance so joyous, vibrant and deliciously steamy that your entire week feels lighter and brighter? CRUSHED is that romance and so much more. Bursting with sunny wit, inviting charm and satisfying sizzle, Chloe & Michael’s delectable story held me eagerly captive and blissfully amorous from start to finish. This couple’s vivid tale of passion, plight and perfect resolution felt so authentic and stirring—I simply couldn’t get enough! And did I mention CRUSHED is scorchingly sexy?! Chloe and Michael’s electric connection is white-hot heaven! Oh my goodness I must have re-read those blistering passages a half a dozen times and am now in desperate need of my very own “private” tennis lessons—STAT! Sigh…that Michael St. Claire is LUSCIOUS. Not only did this fabulous and entirely entertaining novel deliver a unique and unforgettable romance to gush over, but it introduced me to the amazing Ms. Lauren Layne and her extensive back catalog of promising romances to devour! (Hooray!) Off to one-click! Bottom Line: Read this book! Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
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    Angst-y & age-appropriate. Stand-alone/no cliffs.

    CRUSHED (Redemption #2) by Lauren Layne April 14, 2015 Publisher: Flirt approx 304 pages Romance: Contemporary, New Age & College, Comedy ** Provided by the Publisher and Netgalley in Exchange for an HONEST Review ** -- MY THOUGHTS -- Judging a Book by it's cover: The cover is sweet, soft, and inviting - a bit misleading when considering the drama and angst inside. The synopsis is a little busy and chaotic, but captures the general essence of the book.  Looking Deeper: The beginning starts out with a bang... pun intended. There are several important characters and key factors introduced within the first chapter, so make sure you're paying attention -oh, and, keep your hand and feet inside the car at all times - it promises to be a crazy ride!  It's hard to break this one down purely by Lead male, lead female, and secondary characters because of the relationship dynamics. We know Michael *is* the lead male, but from there, it's mix-and-match drama for a bit. Unrequited lust, drama, angst, chaos, jealousy, spite... oh, it's got it all. The characters are all unique in personality and attitude, which provides some entertaining moments. Dialogue and interaction range from a bit awkward to natural and believable. The plot is solid with a steady and progressive flow. As you could imagine when a several love triangles intertwine, there is plenty of conflict. Add in there the parental and sibling drama and it's truly a drama of epic proportions, but the conflicts are handled in realistic, age-appropriate ways. There was not a lot of predictability. The conclusion was rather solid, but the epilogue felt like an afterthought without a significant, defined purpose. Overall, it was a good read for those who enjoy the angsty, dramatic plots of the NA genre.   This story CAN stand alone. I read it without reading BROKEN first with no problems.  ------------------------ Heat Level: 3.25 ------------------------ Score: 4.1 Stars: 4 ----------------------- Tina J / Happily Ever Chapter  Reviewing for:  Tangled Hearts  -and- Smut Book Junkie
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