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by Steph Campbell, Liz Reinhardt, Abby Craden, Sean Crisden
     
 

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Nineteen-year-old Whit Conrad leaves her conservative Pennsylvania home for sunny California, looking for independence, a fresh start, and a place to stash her grief. She promptly finds a job at a tattoo parlor, a craptastic first apartment, and one friend-Ryan-who is a little less friend, a little more benefits.

Deo Beckett is a soulful surfer with a passion for

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Nineteen-year-old Whit Conrad leaves her conservative Pennsylvania home for sunny California, looking for independence, a fresh start, and a place to stash her grief. She promptly finds a job at a tattoo parlor, a craptastic first apartment, and one friend-Ryan-who is a little less friend, a little more benefits.

Deo Beckett is a soulful surfer with a passion for tattoos and beautiful women. On the eve of his twenty-second birthday, he finds himself living with his grandfather, recently unemployed, and seriously adrift. He doesn't know much about what he wants out of life, but he does know his current situation isn't cutting it.

When Deo meets Whit, she's all sexy makeup and fierce, smart-ass fun. It doesn't take him long to see past her tough shell. And when he gets a good look at what's under all the superficial stuff that usually gets his attention, it leaves Deo wondering if there might be more to life than living fast and free.

Too bad Whit has a past she doesn't plan on sharing-no matter how hot Deo is. She might want him, but she knows better than to let her guard down.

Deo falls for Whit, and falls hard. But everything about her, down to that mysterious tattoo and the way she thrashes in her sleep, tells him that the girl he loves is hiding something. And the more he pushes for answers, the more Whit pulls away.

Having your guard up is one thing, but are the lengths Whit goes to to protect her secret worth throwing away the second chance she has at happiness with Deo?

LENGTHS is a Contemporary New Adult Romance by Liz Reinhardt and Steph Campbell.

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"It's sweet, tender, funny, spicy, and a little bit sad. It's a story about a couple finding trust, love, and comfort in each other." —The Autumn Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452614267
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
09/09/2013
Series:
Lengths Series, #1
Edition description:
Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Steph Campbell is the author of several novels, including Delicate, Beautiful Things Never Last, My Heart for Yours, and A Toast to the Good Times.

Liz Reinhardt is the author of several young adult novels, including Inherit, Forgiving Trinity, and the Brenna Blixen series. She is also coauthor, with Steph Campbell, of Lengths and A Toast to the Good Times.

Abby Craden is a professional actress and voice artist who can be heard in numerous TV and radio commercials, video games, and audiobooks. An AudioFile Earphones Award winner as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2012, Abby is an award-winning stage actress and a resident artist with the prestigious theater A Noise Within.

Sean Crisden is a multitalented actor and an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator who has recorded audiobooks in almost every genre, from science fiction to romance. He has also voiced characters in numerous video games and appeared in many commercials and films, including The Last Airbender.

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Lengths 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
JustRead99 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I fell in love with Deo and felt a connection to all the characters. I loved his Mom and his Grandpa and the relationship they had. Deo reminded me a bit of Travis in Beautiful Disaster, one of my favorite books. I liked Whit, too. I appreciated that she was sexual and not ashamed of that. I am thankful to the author's trust in the reader to accept the realism that sex does happen. I get so tired of the 'oh my gosh, We. Can. Not. Have. Sex.' trap that a lot of these books fall into.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Emotions galore!! Both Whit and Deo are broken and it was amazing to see how they both handled it in different ways. Loved Deo's strength,understanding, and drive to get Whit to come out of her shell and allow him to be there for her! The lengths people go to overcome drama and/or anxiety is infinite...but it seems that love always prevails!
ksandoval More than 1 year ago
LENGTHS is an overall well rounded story.  The two main characters, Deo and Whit, are emotionally flawed, and evolve with each other to deal with past hurts and internal demons, as well as “grow up”.  I enjoyed the narrative/plot, and felt the dialogue, situations, and characters were believable.  The authors achieved the “show don’t tell” rule, because I could actually smell salty ocean air when the characters were at the beach.  There are quite a few steamy scenes, so definitely not a book for a high school aged readers.  The book maintained a steady pace.  This was not a “page turner” type story for me, but it kept my interest, and had no slow moving areas.  As Goldilocks would say “it was just right”.  I would rate this book as a definite read, it was entertaining, and I look forward to reading more stories from Liz and Steph.
MeganHandWrites1 More than 1 year ago
Okay. Let me be a girl for just a second… Oh man, oh man, ohmanohmanohman. Alright. Got that out of my system. First, I need to give a shout out to Steph Campbell and Liz Reinhardt. I’ve read other books of theirs, and LOVED them. So please check them out. They are bow-worthy writers in this amazingly rich Indie industry. Second, I must thank them for this Absolute Piece of Genius, I believe this book to be. Alright, enough groveling. Amazon Summary Nineteen-year-old Whit Conrad leaves her conservative Pennsylvania home for sunny California, looking for independence, a fresh start, and a place to stash her grief. She promptly finds a job at a tattoo parlor, a craptastic first apartment, and one friend—Ryan—who is a little less friend, a little more benefits. Deo Beckett is a soulful surfer with a passion for tattoos and beautiful women. On the eve of his twenty-second birthday, he finds himself living with his grandfather, recently unemployed, and seriously adrift. He doesn’t know much about what he wants out of life, but he does know his current situation isn't cutting it. When Deo meets Whit, she’s all sexy makeup and fierce, smart-ass fun. It doesn’t take him long to see past her tough shell. And when he gets a good look at what's under all the superficial stuff that usually gets his attention, it leaves Deo wondering if there might be more to life than living fast and free. Too bad Whit has a past she doesn't plan on sharing—no matter how hot Deo is. She might want him, but she knows better than to let her guard down. Deo falls for Whit, and falls hard. But everything about her, down to that mysterious tattoo and the way she thrashes in her sleep, tells him that the girl he loves is hiding something. And the more he pushes for answers, the more Whit pulls away. Having your guard up is one thing, but are the lengths Whit goes to to protect her secret worth throwing away the second chance she has at happiness with Deo? Hummuna hummuna… Hummuna. From the get-go, this book had me, but it wasn’t like a kick-in-the-stomach or a vise-to-the-heart kind of had me, it was more like a hot sexy bug crawling up my leg, burrowing into my skin, eating its way to my brain… Okay, maybe this direction isn’t so appealing. Simply put, it was a slow burn, but like on a California brush fire scale. This book was H-O-T. HOT! And the best part was, the intimate stuff didn’t come until about halfway through the story. Deo. Sigh. He could be put into words, but I’d much rather pinch his rock-hard surfing non-existent love handles. He was juicy. Aside from that, he was sweet, real, and honest to a hilarious fault. His huge blunders only managed to make him more lovable, and the lengths (get it? ha) he goes through for Whit are seriously love-him-for-life material. One of Deo’s best lines: Whit looks like an angel when she sleeps. She’s all sweet, full lips, long, curly eyelashes, and a tumble of sleek, dark hair against the pillow. She also kicks like a mule, snores like a bear, sweats like a hog, and steals the covers like a fat, menacing caterpillar about to cocoon herself before her metamorphosis. Bwahahahaha! I think I almost peed my pants when I read this line. Whit was a strange blend of controlled and crazy, but also severely broken, vulnerable, and more guarded than the President of the United States walking into an open ring of terrorists. Seriously. This girl had it all when it came to
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome read. The characters were well developed and I enjoed the story line. There were moments that had me shaking laughing, tugged at my heart, and fanning myself from. Those three points are rarely found together, however this book was well written and well worth $4.
tahsmom More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was great!! Can't wait to read more by these writers!!
Rm91 More than 1 year ago
A great roller-coaster ride of a romance. This book will have your laughing, tearing up, and fanning yourself. It was sweet, frustrating, and heartbreaking all at once. Steph Campbell and Liz Reinhardt did a great job! I just fell in love with Deo and even hes grandpa lol. I recommend this book for anyone who's looking for a great contemporary romance with some steamy scenes, alot of laughs, and a touching story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Two great writers, one book, cant get much better than that! Def a mature young adult book, but those are the kind Im always looking for. Loved Deo and most of thebook is from his pov
sharon1JT More than 1 year ago
A coming of age story featuring two young people in lust while dealing with their own personal demons, and raging hormones. I just could not finish reading this book.
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This book is great. Read it!! The story catches your interest right away and it doesnt have an ending that leaves you hanging like some books. I couldnt put it down!
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Loved this. Beautiful story:-)
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Loved it!
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