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by S. Walden
     
 

Cadence Miller is a good girl. She just happens to make one terrible mistake her junior year in high school which costs her ten months in juvenile detention. Now a senior, she’s lost everything: her best friend, the trust of her parents, driving privileges, Internet access. It’s a lonely existence.

But there is one bright spot: Mark Connelly, her

Overview

Cadence Miller is a good girl. She just happens to make one terrible mistake her junior year in high school which costs her ten months in juvenile detention. Now a senior, she’s lost everything: her best friend, the trust of her parents, driving privileges, Internet access. It’s a lonely existence.

But there is one bright spot: Mark Connelly, her very cute, very off-limits 28-year-old calculus teacher. She falls hard for him—a ridiculous schoolgirl crush headed nowhere. She can’t help it. He’s the only good thing at Crestview High. She doesn’t expect him to reciprocate her feelings. How inappropriate, right? But he does. And he shows her.

And that’s when her life goes from bad to good.

(New Adult Contemporary Romance/Book 1 in the Too Good series)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045263931
Publisher:
S. Walden
Publication date:
08/26/2013
Series:
Too Good , #1
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
115,755
File size:
414 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

S. Walden used to teach English before making the best decision of her life by becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Georgia with her very supportive husband who prefers physics textbooks over fiction and has a difficult time understanding why her characters must have personality flaws. She is wary of small children, so she has a Westie instead. When she's not writing, she's thinking about it.

She loves her fans and loves to hear from them. Email her at swaldenauthor@hotmail.com and visit her website at http://www.swaldenauthor.com for up-to-date information on her current projects.

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Good 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
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"Are you prepared to die?"
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U know your'e reading a good book when your heart is in your throat the entire time!!! Im not kidding this is one of of the most well written books i have read & i read alot!! Candence & mark were so raw & forbidden that it just made it better.
xxBianca More than 1 year ago
Good is a well-written new adult romance that touches upon a very taboo, controversial topic- teacher and student relationship. This isn’t your typical teacher and student romance love story. This is real. You may question your morals as you watch a seventeen-year-old fall in love with her teacher that is 10 years her senior. Cadence made a huge mistake and is paying the consequences. When she meets Mark Connelly, initially she has no idea how much this gorgeous mystery man is going to turn her world upside down. Mark is drawn to Cadence in their first encounter. Then school starts back in session, and its discovered that Cadence is his student. I literally just finished this book. I held my breath during the last 20%. I had to seriously think how I was going to put my thoughts and feelings into words. The entire book was intriguing and intense. The realness factor of this story is what sets it apart from others. There is no sugar coating here. Do you remember what it was like to be 17 years old? I try to block that out of my mind too, but it was awkward! This story portrays the honesty of the seventeen-year-old girl mind. I cringed, laughed and swooned throughout the entire book. For such a controversial topic, I wasn’t sure how I would react. Does love have limits? Who are we to set these limits? As you question your beliefs, you will fall for Cadence and Mark and find yourself rooting for them. If not for them, but you will root for forbidden love. Cadence and Mark also question their beliefs and morals throughout their story. There is a spiritual element weaved in the story that is an important part of the foundation of their relationship. It explores the meaning of true love. The author made a bold move to write this taboo story, however it is nothing short of amazing. This is not an easy read, but is so well-written that I recommend it to anyone that believes that all true love stories must be told no matter how difficult or taboo it may be. Love knows no boundaries, as I have learned through Cadence and Mark. I look forward to the continuation of this story. There is no major cliffhanger, so don’t let that deter you. If you are looking for a read that will make you question what you think you know about love, then this is the book for you.
TheAutumnReview More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars so good I was completely hooked from beginning to end. That's not to say that I think the book was perfect, but I really liked the overall plot. I liked Cadence. I think the mistakes she's made are very realistic. I mean, the arrest was severe, but I think her curiosity about trying new things and wanting to be accepted was very "normal" for a teen. Usually, religious references bother me, but for some reason it didn't in this book. But, I also feel like it fed the plot too. And then, there is Mark. OMG...I loved him. LOVED HIM. He pretty much made the story for me. I did like a few of the supporting characters too. I would love to see a book for Avery and I liked Cadence brother too. Overall, I really enjoyed this one and I immediate bought the second book. I can't wait to know more about Mark's past. 
kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
This book made me uncomfortable. I'm not even going to lie. This isn't the first teacher/student romance that I've read, but it's the first one that affected me this way. I think the biggest difference between this book and the others I've read is that this one is NA, not YA, thus the scenes and dialogue is far more explicit. But the discomfort it caused me is exactly why I rated this book four stars. It pushed me outside of my comfort zone and that's something I need every now and then. I'm filing this one under "books I couldn't help but enjoy, even though they're 'wrong' or taboo." Mark wasn't the typical, conflicted teacher who fell for his student. There was something dirtier about him. The things he said made me cringe at times. I don't doubt that he had real feelings for Cadence, but I still don't know what his true motivation was. Was he a nice guy who just happened to fall for a student or was there something more predatory at work? Their relationship and sexual exploits were absolutely consensual, but it did make me uncomfortable at times. There was a definite dominating edge to his character and his treatment of Cadence. Cadence was immature. I don't know that I can honestly say that I liked her. I think she went into this entire situation thinking it was a big game, a way to rebel against her strict upbringing. I truly believe she had real feelings for him too. I have a hard time believing that she really was as innocent and naive as she was portrayed. She just seemed utterly clueless about all things sex. I think that's also part of what caused me to be uncomfortable with some of their encounters.  Generally speaking, I have to connect with characters to enjoy a book as much as I did this one. Each of these characters were flawed and I feel like I never fully connected with either of them. I grew to appreciate things about them as the story continued, but I can't really say that I honestly liked either of them. Did I love this book? No. Did I enjoy it? Absolutely. Am I anxiously awaiting the sequel? Oh yes. I can't wait to get inside Mark's head. I desperately need to understand more about him, his history and his motivation.  What I will say, without reservation, is that Summer Walden is an incredible writer. This is the second of her books that I've read. Her writing is exceptional. Her stories and characters are interesting and have an edge. She isn't afraid to push the boundaries and "go there" and that's one of the things I appreciate most about her writing. Her books make me think. They make me question right and wrong and any preconceived notions I may have had. I can't ask for much more than that. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow....is all I can say! I'll admit the subject matter of the book disturbed me being 40 years old w 3 kids! I kept thinking Mark should know better but this book was well written and S Waldon made me want to keep reading! I couldn't put the book down! I can't wait to read the second one!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good read! Enjoyable! Thought it would be better! Yes, pun intended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just read Good straight. through. First time for me, and I read 3-4 books a week. It kept me thinking, laughing, and crying throughout. It's amazing to me that I could both love and hate Cadence and Mark at the same time. Being an avid romance reader, I'm always looking for the heroine to get the guy, but this book had me confused, flustered, and sometimes a little pissed off. When you read 150+ a year, it takes a special one to stand out. Last year, that book was The Edge of Never for me. This year? Good. 5+ stars
Tammy_SmutReviewer More than 1 year ago
5 Freaking get me some Pepto stars! Goodness gracious this book messed me up. My stomach stayed in knots the whole time. I kept thinking this is so wrong but why does it feel so right. Arghh! I am pulling my hair out. I fell in love with Cadence. I fell in love with her innocence and wit and just everything about her. Sometimes throughout the book I forgot she was only 17/18. Her maturity is amazing, but I know that this is mainly due to having up to grow up too fast following "the incident". Ahh, Mark. I love Mark. Mark is ah-mazing. The problem is, he's Cadence's teacher. So, isn't it crossing the line for him to have any type of relationship with a student? Yes. It definitely is. Summer somehow makes you look past it. You look past it to see the beauty in the relationship. You see the healing that Mark does for Cadence. You see their love shining through. This book is amazeballs! I am seriously on pins and needles waiting for book 2, the final installment!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommend it
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Amazin Book!!!!!!!!!! I love the writing style that this author has. 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How is reading about statutory rape good or delightful? Because that's what this is... even if fiction. Its gross people actually like this... dirty.