By Degrees [NOOK Book]

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CONTENT WARNING: This is a New Adult Romance, perhaps not suitable for younger readers due to foul language, sexual situations, drug use, and obnoxious rock-n-roll musicians.

Scarlett Barnes has another name she goes by sometimes. People call her The Normalizer when they need her to take care of a certain kind of problem. A certain kind of Hollywood problem...

Celebrities ...
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Overview

CONTENT WARNING: This is a New Adult Romance, perhaps not suitable for younger readers due to foul language, sexual situations, drug use, and obnoxious rock-n-roll musicians.

Scarlett Barnes has another name she goes by sometimes. People call her The Normalizer when they need her to take care of a certain kind of problem. A certain kind of Hollywood problem...

Celebrities all suffer from the same disease. I call it the create-your-own-reality disease. Most of them start out normal, like you and me, but somewhere along the way they lose sight of up and down, left and right, and then eventually right and wrong. It's my job to fix that.

Who hires me? Agents usually. Producers sometimes. Occasionally a spouse or other concerned family member (although I'm usually skeptical of those calls, but that's another story). They know they can trust me to be professional, discrete, and above all, not personally involved with my clients. I come in, I take over their lives, and I get them back on track. Help them remember what it's like to be an average Joe.

I attribute my success to my take-no-prisoner's attitude. I don't have time for games or playing around. I've closed down every job in thirty days or less, and no one, not even the most outrageous celebrity screw-up will ever change that, hard as they might try.

Case in point, my latest job acquisition: his friends call him Tear-It-Up Kilgour, but I just call him Tarin - lead singer and guitarist for the band By Degrees. I have thirty days to get his butt back on planet earth before he loses his record deal, his movie contract, and possibly even his life. I've never failed so far, and I don't plan on failing this time either, even if Tarin has other ideas.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148569411
  • Publisher: Elle Casey
  • Publication date: 8/5/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 436
  • Sales rank: 15,326
  • File size: 455 KB

Meet the Author

Elle Casey is a full-time writer of New Adult and Young Adult titles in several genres, including romance, urban fantasy, sci-fi dystopian, and action-adventure. She's an American girl who's been living in southern France with her husband and three children since 2010. She loves chatting with her readers, so feel free to drop her a line.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2013

    FABULOUS! First I loved Shine not Burn - now this one - both ex

    FABULOUS! First I loved Shine not Burn - now this one - both excellent!! This is a great rock star gone bad book - Tarin is beyond sexy!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 4, 2014

    Except for being a rock star, rich and famous I could very much

    Except for being a rock star, rich and famous I could very much relate to Tarin and his lifestyle of self destruction. So I pretty much knew where Tarin was coming from the whole time, that didn't stop me from disliking his actions at times but it's very hard for me to judge others knowing I've been down that same road and much like Tarin I had someone help me out through thick and thin, in my case a relative but in Tarin's case it was Scarlett who I absolutely loved.




    Scarlett is such a strong woman and I know some may mistake her pain in the end for weakness but it was anything but. Because of events in her past she never fully dealt with she was still in pain and vulnerable. Being strong doesn't mean you're a robot. It takes a very strong person to ask for and to get help. It takes a strong man or woman to be able to cry in front of their partner and to let them to help them through their pain. Scarlet threw everything into her work. Instead of working on herself she set out to save others and while it was good short term it really isn't that healthy in the long run especially for any kind of relationship and meeting Tarin brought back so much of her past along with her vulnerability and pain. It's a wonder she wasn't even more of a mess to tell the truth. So yeah I can very much relate to where she and Tarin were both coming from and it felt real. Honesty is important to me in any book. Some books I read there are certain events just don't feel honest or real, like people are trying too hard to give that happily ever after. Don't get me wrong, I love a happy ending but sometimes real life isn't always a bed of roses. There's almost always pain or other issues mixed in with the wonder and love and I felt Mrs. Casey did an excellent job of not only showing that but staying real to her story and characters.




    The ending completely caught me off guard and I loved the story even more for it. I thought the story was heading in one direction and once again Mrs. Casey does a U-Turn on me and then blindsides me with something I never even saw coming and I loved every second of it. I am very much into drama at least in fiction, not so much in real life and I absolutely love stories of redemption: that light at the end of a dark tunnel. I really want to say more so bad but don't want to give the story away for anyone so I'm just going to end by saying that I applaud the author for creating a story that was refreshing and unique and for tackling the subject matter that she did while keeping it so very honest. I would not have been in the least bit surprised if this was a true story (it's not but it wouldn't have surprised me if it was - I think this one would make a great movie). As fantastical as some books can be, life is always even more fantastical and I've known many people who have been through very similar situations although none of them famous. This is one I'll be rereading many times in the future. They say sometimes life imitates art but I think By Degrees very much imitates or mirrors life and I enjoyed every second of looking into that mirror even when I had to look at the shadows because in the end the light overcame the darkness.

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  • Posted February 20, 2014

    Good read, Good story. 

    Good read, Good story. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    Good

    Enjoyed the characters and storyline. Scarlett was strong until the end when you let tarin decieve her and she put up with it. It made her a sad excuse for not demanding to be treated with respect. This story line lets young women think it is ok to be pushed to the background and take it! Please dont let your leading female characters seem so wishy-washy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    Hmm

    Loved tie the last chapter which felt rushed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2013

    Loved it

    This story was original, funny, and serious to. All and all great book. Tarin yummy and for once the herorine is all kick a@@. Great book coming from me that says alot I read entirely too much.

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  • Posted September 6, 2013

    Absolutely loved Elle Casey's writing! Another amazing book. 

    Absolutely loved Elle Casey's writing! Another amazing book. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2013

    loved this

    Loved the characters... the storyline...

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  • Posted August 11, 2013

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    This was my second Elle Casey book and I loved it as much as I d

    This was my second Elle Casey book and I loved it as much as I did Shine Not Burn! "By degrees is a way to get past any obstacle." "It happens by degrees. That's how it always works. Little by little, things fall away." I loved this book and the storyline. A must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    Grest book!

    Couldn't put it down

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  • Posted August 7, 2013

    I loved this book I loved this book for many reasons:  I love

    I loved this book


    I loved this book for many reasons:  I love rock music, I love kick-ass heroines, bad-ass rock stars, romance and humor, this book had it all.

    Scarlett is the Normalizer (I like that word, it describes what she does perfectly), she moves in when tough love is required to pull someone out of a downward spiral, and she does it well.

    Tarin is the very young, seriously out of control rock-star.  He did not know it, but he needed her.  His life changed in ways he would never have imagined when he first met her.

    Scarlett started off as this tough as nails chick but ended up taking far more than I thought she would have, or should have, from an arrogant and egotistical rock star – even though she was strangely attracted to him.  He constantly said and did things which had me cringing or itching to give him a slap, but Scarlett accepted it and went along with him, which surprised me to an extent as it seemed so out of character for her.  However, the further I got into the book, the more I understood her as a person, and as someone who was dealing with her own problems and tragedy in the only way she knew how.

    I loved the ending, it was not what I was expecting, but it was the perfect ending for this story.  It is the ending that actually redeemed Tarin in my eyes – he finally grew up, and became a man.

    My personal hero in this story is Jack ………. a rock star, gorgeous and sexy.  He has all the right moves and says all the right things and actually means them. I would LOVE to read a follow up to this story, but featuring the oh so sexy Jack.

    I highly recommend this book – it has a very good storyline with really interesting and complex characters, and is so well written it was a pleasure to read.  Elle Casey rocks!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

    This story is honestly one of the best stories I've in the last

    This story is honestly one of the best stories I've in the last week (I read about 10+ stories a week). This is honesty whether is was made up or not. This story is not only about happy endings but battling your past, and present and giving hope for the future. You can only go so far by yourself holding everything in and putting it to the back of your mind. Trying to help people when in reality your trying to make yourself believe your making up for something you did in your past. This was wonderful and I will surly read this again. Ms. Casey is a wonderful author. I've read about 5 of her books already if not more. 

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  • Posted August 5, 2013

    Another fantastic novel from Ms. Casey! If you don't like cliffh

    Another fantastic novel from Ms. Casey! If you don't like cliffhangers or series books, this stand alone story is for you.

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