Grounding Quinn

Grounding Quinn

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by Steph Campbell, Emily Durante, Kris Koscheski
     
 

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Eighteen-year-old Quinn MacPherson's biggest fear has always been turning out like her mentally unstable mother (solving algebraic equations comes in as a close second). That is, until she meets Benjamin Shaw. Quinn thinks hooking up with Ben over summer vacation will be nothing more than a quick fling. She can't even commit to a nail polish choice, much less…  See more details below

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Eighteen-year-old Quinn MacPherson's biggest fear has always been turning out like her mentally unstable mother (solving algebraic equations comes in as a close second). That is, until she meets Benjamin Shaw. Quinn thinks hooking up with Ben over summer vacation will be nothing more than a quick fling. She can't even commit to a nail polish choice, much less some guy. Unfortunately for her, Ben is not just some guy. Ben gets her—the real her, flaws and all—and that scares the hell out of her. When Ben does the unthinkable—tells Quinn he's in love with her—she does what comes naturally. She pushes him away. Ben can only watch from a distance as Quinn lashes out and punishes him for daring to care about her. But how far can you push someone, even someone that loves you, before they are gone for good?

Editorial Reviews

Still Seeking Allies Blog - Fred LeBaron
“For those of us who prefer dysfunction to dystopia, relationships to spaceships, cupid's darts to bows and arrows, and real emotions to EMOTING, this is an awesome book.”
Jacket blurb - Nicole Williams
“Grounding Quinn sucked me in from the first page. I couldn't get enough of the story and characters. Simply beautiful."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452614298
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
07/15/2013
Series:
Grounding Quinn Series, #1
Edition description:
Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Emily Durante has been narrating audiobooks for over ten years and is also an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning audiobook director. She has been acting since the age of seven and has performed in a number of stage productions at the professional, collegiate, and regional levels.

Kris Koscheski, narrator, director, and audio aficionado, has worked on over four hundred audiobooks over the last twelve years. He has produced and directed many titles that have earned AudioFile Earphones Awards, Audie Awards, and Grammy nominations.

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Grounding Quinn 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
What a beautiful and amazing book! Let me tell you people that this book rock my socks off. It is beautifully written, amazingly told and a great book that I can read over and over again! From the very first word on the page, I was hooked and done for. What got me hooked on this book is the amazing plot line. I loved that Ms. Campbell created greatly flawed characters. I love seeing characters grow and become new. Seeing characters open their eyes to what they thought they were to someone they are meant to be. Every turn of the page left me either feeling love, sad, or just pissed off. The way the author is able to pull my emotions along with the book left me in awe! The love interest in the book is so simple, something that happens everyday in this real world that it was super good to read. Love is not easy for everyone. I loved how Ben fought for Quinn. There is a line in the book that stole my heart. "If you love her. You fight for her." And Ben fought. And when he did, I swooned like there is no tomorrow. I fell in love with Ben, and rooted for him. This is a great book! It not something based on over dramatic stuff, but real love, real problems, and a real girl just trying to find out where she stands. I loved that the author took many real elements adding them to her book. Grounding Quinn is an amazing debut! Filled with heart ache, one messed up family and a love that will with stand time, you must read this book
Icecream18 More than 1 year ago
If you need a great read, pick up this novel. The characters have depth and will become friends with the reader. The reader will be rooting for Quinn and Benjamin, the main characters, throughout the novel. The plot itself, while nothing otherworldly or extra special, is very interesting. Not too many books are about a girl having a fear of relationships and not chasing after the guy. Quinn makes for a great, complex character. She has a safe where her heart should be. However, she doesn't make the best choices when it comes to guys. She tends to be afraid of intimacy. Selfishness, while not an ideal quality, makes Quinn seem much more realistic and likable. Benjamin is Quinn's opposite in many ways. He is much more protective, caring, and responsible. He doesn't make that many mistakes. He is much more innocent than Quinn. For whatever reason, he really tries to love and respect Quinn. He takes all of her jabs and her pushing him away and continues to go after her. The book has many ups and downs as well as quite a few exciting scenes. The reader will not be bored while reading this novel. The ending is definitely satisfying and not even all that predictable. This book is recommended for young adults/adults (females) who enjoy romance novels with a twist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book...page turner!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very realistic characters. Great story development and juicy story all together.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
cute book. a little young for me. but still pretty cute
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author has way of writing that draws you to her characters. They always have an easy way of falling into each other.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was such a emotional book. I could not put it down.
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Good read
upallnightbookblog More than 1 year ago
Wow so let me start by saying that I read a couple of bad reviews for this book on goodreads saying that it was a typical story.  F That!  I just finished reading and I am in the mood to go on goodreads and call anyone who reviewed this poorly all kinds of unkind words. Quinn broke my heart through out the whole story.  She is a girl in so much pain from her completely dysfunctional family.  At one part I felt like reaching  right into the pages and screaming at her dad for being so blind in his selfishness that he wont see what he is doing to his daughter. Quinn’s mother is mental.  At one point Quinn says that her mother is lucky her and her brother were never removed from their home.  She is manic, over medicated and a drunk. All of these are an extreme family disease. This book brings to light how much the illness of a family can corrode its children.  She needed help. In walks Ben.  He is everything to Quinn but she is so messed up from her dysfunctional family that she struggles to being okay  with feeling and letting someone love her.  He is perfect for her though.  So compassionate, caring, protective and loyal with lines like this, If I never saw a sunset through your eyes,  I’d never know loss, or wounded pride. If I never felt love like you made me feel, I’d never believe that my heart was real. I am anxious to finish this review so I can read the next one, Beautiful Things Never Last.  
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Read this book or u will regret it umebsly
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I really liked this book,as I read this I felt like i really knew,I felt her pain,and I could feel the love between her and Ben.