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Carter Reed

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

I first read about this book on the Totally Booked blog. I am so

I first read about this book on the Totally Booked blog. I am so grateful that I subscribe to that blog; this was one of the best books that I have read this year.

Emma needs help and she goes to the only person that she knows can help her, Carter Reed - a man who is c...
I first read about this book on the Totally Booked blog. I am so grateful that I subscribe to that blog; this was one of the best books that I have read this year.

Emma needs help and she goes to the only person that she knows can help her, Carter Reed - a man who is connected to the mob. He was her brother's best friend before he was killed.

This is the first book that I have read by Tijan and I want to read more. I want so much more of Carter, Emma, Noah, Teresa and Amanda. Carter Reed was such a great book that dealt with so many complicated issues and I fell in love with the characters, plot and the author's work.

posted by lissasue25 on October 2, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Well that was a bomb for me.... I just don't understand how it h

Well that was a bomb for me....
I just don't understand how it has such a high rating...

Perhaps it's just me....

Ok, I picked this book up because I was in the mood for a story with the Mob in it. I wanted something
suspenseful and badass with a little romance. And ...
Well that was a bomb for me....
I just don't understand how it has such a high rating...

Perhaps it's just me....

Ok, I picked this book up because I was in the mood for a story with the Mob in it. I wanted something
suspenseful and badass with a little romance. And come on the cover is AWESOME!!

BUT like my momma always said...."Never judge a book by its cover"

The beginning was actually really really good. I thought Emma would be a kick ass chick so I was hooked after
 the first chapter and went ahead and purchased the book and then it just went DOWNHILL after that for me.

Here's my issues....

1. This chick gasps and sighs way too much! I mean come on! She's "hot" for him the moment she sees him...
her nipples harden, she starts throbbing and blah blah blah. I must ask...why is she instantly turned on?? What
type of relationship did they have in their past that would make him her "ideal"???? I just don't think the back
story was built up enough for me.

2. I'm so over all these romance books where these girls almost have orgasm's just looking at the guy and
everyone's eyes are hot/passionate/steamy again...blah blah blah. I'm just over this style.

3. This chick is a sucky ass friend! She cares for Mallory, yet leaves Mallory and doesn't even put up a fight or try
to help Mallory AT ALL! She so quickly ditches her friends for new co-workers then when they don't talk to her
goes back to find out why her old friends aren't talking to her. Uh DUH!

4. After reading 55% of the book I still had no idea who Emma or Carter were...there were no deeps insights into
them no conversations between the two where we got to know them. All I new was Carter was in the mob for
Emma and they magically loved each other in a freakin day.

5. The story just didn't flow for me like I would have wanted it to. I didn't connect with Emma at all and found her
 to be whiney, clingy and very needy. I personally like my chicks with some attitude and Emma just didn't have
enough for me.

Most of my issues with the book are for my own personal reasons. Lots of readers love these types of romance
books but I just feel like this "style" has been a little overdone. A lot of independent romance books are starting
 to look and read the same to me. Maybe I need to find another genre for a little while and then try again.

Who knows....

I stopped reading at 55%. I just couldn't do it anymore, especially with Red Hill by Jamie McGuire coming out
tomorrow!!

posted by Paula0 on September 30, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2013

    Well that was a bomb for me.... I just don't understand how it h

    Well that was a bomb for me....
    I just don't understand how it has such a high rating...

    Perhaps it's just me....

    Ok, I picked this book up because I was in the mood for a story with the Mob in it. I wanted something
    suspenseful and badass with a little romance. And come on the cover is AWESOME!!

    BUT like my momma always said...."Never judge a book by its cover"

    The beginning was actually really really good. I thought Emma would be a kick ass chick so I was hooked after
     the first chapter and went ahead and purchased the book and then it just went DOWNHILL after that for me.

    Here's my issues....

    1. This chick gasps and sighs way too much! I mean come on! She's "hot" for him the moment she sees him...
    her nipples harden, she starts throbbing and blah blah blah. I must ask...why is she instantly turned on?? What
    type of relationship did they have in their past that would make him her "ideal"???? I just don't think the back
    story was built up enough for me.

    2. I'm so over all these romance books where these girls almost have orgasm's just looking at the guy and
    everyone's eyes are hot/passionate/steamy again...blah blah blah. I'm just over this style.

    3. This chick is a sucky ass friend! She cares for Mallory, yet leaves Mallory and doesn't even put up a fight or try
    to help Mallory AT ALL! She so quickly ditches her friends for new co-workers then when they don't talk to her
    goes back to find out why her old friends aren't talking to her. Uh DUH!

    4. After reading 55% of the book I still had no idea who Emma or Carter were...there were no deeps insights into
    them no conversations between the two where we got to know them. All I new was Carter was in the mob for
    Emma and they magically loved each other in a freakin day.

    5. The story just didn't flow for me like I would have wanted it to. I didn't connect with Emma at all and found her
     to be whiney, clingy and very needy. I personally like my chicks with some attitude and Emma just didn't have
    enough for me.

    Most of my issues with the book are for my own personal reasons. Lots of readers love these types of romance
    books but I just feel like this "style" has been a little overdone. A lot of independent romance books are starting
     to look and read the same to me. Maybe I need to find another genre for a little while and then try again.

    Who knows....

    I stopped reading at 55%. I just couldn't do it anymore, especially with Red Hill by Jamie McGuire coming out
    tomorrow!!

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2014

    Alright

    First Carter Reed deserves 10 stars he is every bit Alpha male a women would dream of AND rich! But Emma was horrible she doesn't deserve Carter she is WEAK!! I almost didn't finish d book cuz of her AGAIN they were not compatible at ALL. I finished it cuz Carter is just soooo *sigh* HOT!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2014

    Average.

    This started out as a promising love story but, sadly didn't ever develope. After chapter two it just became stagnant. Characters didn't have much depth, love story was sidelined by mafia issues, and there's not a lot of dialogue. This " romance " is average at best.

    S.A.K.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    Such wasted potential

    This story had such potential but the author just didn't get there. The characters seemed shallow and I never felt like I really knew them. The "hero" was almost too mysterious and I never connected with him. The storyline seemed choppy and rushed in places and dragged in others. Not sure if I'll read anything else by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2013

    Something to read if there isnt anything else to read

    I agree with a previous review...this girl sighed and gasped way to much it got really annoying. There were times where her emotions were all over the place and I just wanted to slap her. I liked carter but I dont know how he could be so in love with such an emotional basketcase. I read the entire book but about halfway through I was ready for it to be over and had to force myself to finish.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2013

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