Conceal [NOOK Book]

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No one said going home would be easy...

Black sheep and all around trouble maker, Betty Jo Barker is back home and hoping for a do-over. Things are finally looking up until Beau Simon comes to town. The man pushes every button she owns and manages to awaken long dead emotions she'd rather leave buried. Beneath the surface she knows she's a wreck--her scars run deep--and she ...
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Conceal

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Overview

No one said going home would be easy...

Black sheep and all around trouble maker, Betty Jo Barker is back home and hoping for a do-over. Things are finally looking up until Beau Simon comes to town. The man pushes every button she owns and manages to awaken long dead emotions she'd rather leave buried. Beneath the surface she knows she's a wreck--her scars run deep--and she can't help but wonder, is Beau Simon the one who can fix her?

Beau Simon, the brightest star in Hollywood has come to New Waterford for one reason only. He's determined to have Betty Jo Barker star in his next film. He knows she's perfect for the part, but a past encounter might prove more than a little difficult to overcome. As Beau turns on the charm, hoping to win over this complicated woman, he realizes it won't be easy.

Only time will tell if what lies beneath can ever be overcome. Or if love can heal all…
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016795799
  • Publisher: Juliana Stone
  • Publication date: 6/13/2013
  • Series: The Barker Triplets , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 5,409
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Juliana Stone’s love of the written word and ’80s rock have inspired her in more ways than one. She writes dark paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance and spends her days navigating a busy life that includes a husband, kids, and rock ‘n’ roll! You can find more info at www.julianastone.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2014

    Anonmous

    The series was good and I enjoyed it but I have to say that she uses the "f" word where many other words that could have been used. I think that sometimes it is easier to use that word when you can't think of word to use. Change the language and the book could be much more enjoyable. The stories were creative and held your intrest. The sex scenes were a bit bold but very much like todays world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2014

    Read this book in conjunction of the other Baker sister books. I really recommend it.

    THe books about the Baker sisters are a must to read. One needs to read them all. The sisters all have great stories to tell.

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  • Posted June 13, 2014

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    The whole series is just wonderful!

    When Betti Jo Barker left town, she had no intention of ever returning, save for a quick visit to her dad or maybe a tension-filled holiday dinner. But her fast-tracked modeling career crashed and burned, and she had little choice but to return home to a father who didn't remember her and two sisters for whose judgement she had no use.

    Beau Simon's career couldn't be going better, but when he gets the chance to pick up his new custom bike in New Waterford, he knows he's going there for an entirely different reason. To say they didn't part on amicable terms would be putting it lightly, but there's just something about Betti, the hard as nails woman he hurt in Hollywood, that he can't get out of his mind.

    But... It says a lot about a story that I'm able to (sort of) ignore all the missing commas and commas thrown in odd places and actually finish the book. Yes, the editing is that bad, but the story is just that good. And an author who can write like this really deserves an editor who can red pen the hell out of a story and get it closer to mistake-free.

    Judging Covers: You know, if it weren't for that big gray bar across the bottom of every cover in this series, I'd probably say they were perfect. But the odd opaque gray kind of screams self-published, which (as good as a lot of indie books are) doesn't get taken as seriously as those with a bunch of professional graphics people. I'm really hoping everyone else ignores that and just dives in because…damn, Juliana Stone really knows how to tell a story.

    The Verdict: I really didn't think there was any way I was going to like Betti. In the previous two books, she was just so awful to everyone, so mean-spirited and cruel that I seriously doubted anything could redeem her. And then I started reading.
    God, Betti's story is just heartbreaking. She ran from home to escape a horrific event, and right as her career seemed destined for something really great, she was brutally brought back down to earth. And when I read about Beau's part in it? Not gonna lie. I kind of hated him for a while. But what really made me feel for Betti was when I got a glimpse of her relationship with Matt. Up until Conceal, I just thought he was some worthless jerk who was using her, and she was beaten down enough to let him. And boy, was I wrong!

    Watching Betti just trying to survive everything life had thrown at her was incredibly sad, but Beau's determination to get through her walls and get her to realize that she deserved the dream, too, was so endearing. He certainly redeemed himself in my eyes when he came to her aid over and over again.

    Conceal is not the lighthearted read that Offside was, and it's a bit darker than Collide, but I'm sure anyone who's read the first two books knows that Betti's story isn't going to be all fluff and daydreams. I still loved it, obviously, and I was really sad to realize that the series was over. I may just have to read all three books again to get my fix! Then again, Beau's brother Tucker's story is starting a whole new series, and I know I won't be able to stay away. But oh, what I wouldn't give to get Matt's story!

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  • Posted June 11, 2014

    Betty Jo wild child but now I know why did not see that coming a

    Betty Jo wild child but now I know why did not see that coming aww so sad but Beau Simon the man of the hour. Glad she finally opened up and found love

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2014

    Good

    I have to say that this book was good, but we were left hanging. What about Matt? What about Shane and Bobbi? Are they getting married? A lot of unanswer questions. I gave it 4 stars, but the ended needed more. Plus a big thing Betty couldn' t forgive her sister, no this one left me cold.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    This book did not do it for me. I didn't find either of the char

    This book did not do it for me. I didn't find either of the characters very likable. A huge turnoff was the way Beau and his brothers talked about women's bodies. Seriously? These guys sounded like immature teenagers. Hoping Tucker's book is better. If not, I'll be done with this series.

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  • Posted February 7, 2014

    Highly Recommend

    I enjoyed all three books, this last one being great at tying up all the loose ends from the beginning of the series. I reocmmend reading them in order to appreciate the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2013

    great

    Great threebooks. I hated it to end.

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  • Posted July 30, 2013

    Great story

    This was a good third book to the series. Much was finally revealed to explain the issues of the third triplet.

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  • Posted July 23, 2013

    3.5 stars:  CONCEAL is the third and final installment in Julian

    3.5 stars:  CONCEAL is the third and final installment in Juliana Stone’s contemporary New Adult series The Barker Triplets based on the lives and loves of three identical sisters Billie-Jo, Bobbi-Jo and Betty-Jo Barker. This is Betty-Jo and Beau Simon’s storyline.  Betty-Jo has been one of the most unlikable characters in this particular series but like all storylines there were obviously some issues with this character and her relationship with her sisters.
    Betty-Jo is a burned-out, has been cover model who fell into a life of drugs and alcohol.  When she was finally ‘kicked’ out of the business, Betty-Jo returned home to a small town mentality where she became known as the local whore, slut and junkie.  Although she tried desperately to straighten out her life, a pattern of drinking and sex with one night stands exacerbated the situation. But like every story there is a history – a history that set the stage for Betty-Jo’s life.  Drinking and drugs were not the answer, but the love and support of a good man and family would have done miracles for Betty-Jo.
    The storyline focuses on Betty-Jo and Beau’s history together-a past mired in betrayal and pain. When Beau arrives in small town Michigan to offer Betty-Jo the lead in his latest movie, Betty-Jo suspects there is more to the offer than meets the eye.  And she is correct.  Beau has never forgotten Betty-Jo and blames himself for part of Betty-Jo’s failure.
    The relationship cannot be described as a second-chance or even friends to lovers, as Beau used Betty-Jo in the past. Their history is not pretty and one Betty-Jo considers a form of betrayal.  But the truth about Betty-Jo’s descent into alcohol and drug abuse will open a few eyes, especially for the family that has treated Betty-Jo like a leper and loser. Knowing what happened on that fateful night so many years before will bring the sisters closer together and tug at your heart knowing what Betty-Jo has had to endure for years.

    CONCEAL is an emotional storyline of one woman’s struggle with alcohol and drugs but it is also a storyline of family and forgiveness.  Betty-Jo’s low self esteem is masked by revealing clothes and make-up as well as an attitude that would frighten most people.  Where once stood a beautiful cover girl model now stands a broken woman with demons that continue to haunt her every waking day.
    With Conceal, The Barker Triplets saga comes to an end, but Juliana Stone will continue the storylines with Beau Simon’s three brothers (Tucker, Jack and Teague) and his sister Grace.  Two of the brothers are introduced in Conceal but the entire family is referenced through out.

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  • Posted July 12, 2013

    Recommend

    Loved this series.i really enjoy this author and will read more from her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    Wild child Betty Jo

    Betty Jo was known for many things and not one of those things was a nice girl. She was an IS model with a lot of emotional problems. One not even her triplet sisters know about. When she steps back into her home town people still remeber the wild child. Beau really made it hard for.Betty Jo to forget many of those struggles mostly because he created one for her. Beau goes in search for Betty Jo because now he needs her. This story is sad and has many shocking insights but the love that Betty Jo finds with herself, Beau and her family is beautiful. My only dislike is the mystery of Betty Jo's bestfriend life. Fell in love with his character. But other than that great book to read.

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  • Posted June 30, 2013

    When reading romance, we are used to meeting tortured heroes wit

    When reading romance, we are used to meeting tortured heroes with pasts, memories, and deeds that haunt them and turn their hearts cold until the right woman comes along to save them. Well, in CONCEAL by Juliana Stone, it’s not a tortured hero that brings our emotions to a crest, and tugs at our heartstrings, making us wish we could do something to ease the pain. No, in this final book of the Barker Triplets trilogy, it’s a tortured, haunted, and severely damaged young woman by the name of Betty Jo Barker. She carries the memory of a night that keeps her from opening her heart, and her soul, to real happiness, real love, and even the love of her family.
    Even before reading CONCEAL, I suspected that Betty carried some deep buried burden but it didn’t lessen the pain I felt for this young woman when I learned what it was. No spoilers here. You’ll have to read CONCEAL for yourself to learn what happens and how Beau wins her over.
    CONCEAL by Juliana Stone is an emotional and somewhat darker addition to the Barker Triplet series, but I wouldn’t want it any other way since this is Betty’s story. Juliana lightens the darkness by introducing us to some new characters that will surely pique your interest as they have mine. I was very happy to learn that the Simon brothers will be revisited in Juliana’s next series, The Family Simon series with Tucker Simon’s story coming this Fall. WooHoo! You are going to love Tucker Simon. I already do.

    Whereas, I can’t say that CONCEAL by Juliana Stone is my favorite of the Barker Triplet series - COLLIDE featuring the sexy and unforgettable Shane Gallagher is still my most favorite - but I can say that I have no regrets regarding this one. I knew that Betty was harsh, angry, and unhappy but her story is no less poignant than her sisters’ stories. All three girls had something from their past they each kept hidden, that continued to haunt them, and that eventually is revealed. Betty’s secret is the most damaging, the most hurtful, and the most painful, yet she has the strength to finally reveal it to the two people she knew it would hurt the most. Together these resilient and loving sisters come together and help each other heal. That’s what makes the Barker Triplets series so special and why CONCEAL by Juliana Stone might just be her most incredible and most heartrending of the trilogy.

    I highly recommend CONCEAL by Juliana Stone to anyone who has ever known heartache, a friend in need, and understands the real healing power of love and compassion. If you’ve read the first three, reading the third is an absolute must to truly understand the Barker Triplets and their men. If you haven’t read this incredible series yet, I can only ask you this – why not? ***Purchased for my own personal reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2013

    Very Good

    Very Good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    Loved it!!!

    I loved every one of these books!! Ready for the next one!!!

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  • Posted June 17, 2013

    I love the Barker Triplet series. I have read Bobby Jo and Billi

    I love the Barker Triplet series. I have read Bobby Jo and Billie Jo's books, an anxiously awaited this one.




    I wasn't a big Betty Jo fan in previous books, honestly she made herself hard to like, but now, she just might be my favorite Barker! Betty Jo uses her attitude to protect herself, after her first encounter with Beau years before he told her what he really thought about her... (it was not nice), it broke her, although hell will freeze over before she tells him that... My heart hurt for her in this book. The pain that she has dealt with silently and alone for years is too much for one person to bear. I loved the way the relationship between Betty Jo and Beau developed, and how he realizes that people can/do change and how she realizes it is ok to be yourself.




    Juliana Stone has the ability to develop characters that you can relate to and relationships that feel real. I am such a fan of this series. I think that Conceal was the perfect ending to the Barker's, although I wouldn't mind a book with a few of the characters from this book, and it would be nice to visit with the Barker's again!

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