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Sharing Harper
     

Sharing Harper

3.8 23
by V Murphy
 

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“I’m not very good at sharing, especially when it comes to you Harper.” A pain too hard to understand. A struggle too deep to reach. A love too complicated to work…but too intense to let go. Harper Mae ran as far away as she could from her abusive past. She went to a different city and numbed her pain by using men, never sleeping with the

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“I’m not very good at sharing, especially when it comes to you Harper.” A pain too hard to understand. A struggle too deep to reach. A love too complicated to work…but too intense to let go. Harper Mae ran as far away as she could from her abusive past. She went to a different city and numbed her pain by using men, never sleeping with the same guy more than once. Ryder worked at a coffee shop trying blend in with the rest of the world, desperately trying to live a normal life. After leaving a relationship and losing his family, he vowed never to fall in love again. Until one day they are unexpectedly drawn to each other unable to let go. Harper and Ryder’s turbulent relationship, two people who are struggling to find themselves, realize the answer lies within each other. Secrets, so deep, that both have, end up surfacing causing irrevocable pain. Will their love be strong enough to survive or will their pain be the downfall to their relationship? Will Harper open up enough to share her past with Ryder or will he be just another number on her list?

Warning: For mature audiences only. This book contains graphic sexual scenes, violence and a scene with sexual abuse

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148197287
Publisher:
Victoria Murphy
Publication date:
07/06/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
780,680
File size:
692 KB

Meet the Author


Hi! I am V. Murphy and I love everything about reading (some may call me a bibliophile). I am a current graduate from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and heading out west to live the California dream while pursuing my masters degree in school counseling at the University of San Diego. You can find me writing in a Panera, small coffeeshop or on campus. When I am not spending my time in school or reading, I love to write, bake and shop. Thank you for taking your time to pick up and read my story. I hope you loved it as much as I have loved writing it for you. If you would like to know more about me and the books in progress, look me up on the ‘net. Facebook: www.facebook.com/VMurphyAuthor Twitter: www.twitter.com/vmurphy16 Email:

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Sharing Harper 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was such a great story overall but it was written so poorly.  I am not a writer or an editor, just an avid reader.  I found this book to be all mixed up; sometimes in the present tense and sometimes in the past tense, often  times in the same paragraph.  I appreciate independent authors and first time novels and would normally read other books by the author.  With all due respect to the hard work it obviously takes to publish a book in any  genre, this one needs some serious revisions before I would consider another by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This ebook was good the length was long but I did not like it enough to buy the next book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A book about love n truse. A book that shows how domestic abuse can effect people when they r grown.Yes teres sex but more of how two people meet n fight through their problems to get along.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so glad I chose to read this series. I love the characters so much. As I was getting towards the end of stealing Ryder I was getting a little depressed knowing this was the end of it and then came to realize that Tye was gonna appear in THE NEXT SERIES oh was I thrilled. Cannot wait to read that one.Thank you for writing such good stories and hurry with the next one. This is one happy reader. Will be reading more of your books....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story was a little dark at times but enjoyed the developing story of Harper & Rye. A girl who had to overcome a very troubling past to believe in herself & find happiness. Will look for more books to come.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
1st: Ryder is delicious :). Good book, but I agree the past (dreams) & present tense were a little distracting especially out of no where crazy sick things start to happen. Very explicit love scenes....450 pages!
KendraAnn More than 1 year ago
Sharing Harper is an awesome debut novel by V Murphy. Harper runs from Chicago to start a new life in San Diego. She’s been hurt time and time again and refuses to let herself love anyone or let anyone know about her past. Harper meets Ryder at the coffee shop where he works. There is an undeniable attraction but Harper doesn’t want to acknowledge it. They both have deep secrets that can either make or break them. I loved that this book was different in that Harper isn’t some naive girl. She is troubled and uses men and partying to numb herself. It was really well written and kept you interested and guessing until the very end, I couldn’t put it down. Definitely add this to your TBR list! ~Kendra with For the Love of Books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this because of all the great reveiws well its not as good as the reveiws say it is its overly dramatic in spots dole in others the only good thing it had going for it was the steamy sex senes. im just glad it was only 99 cents
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Review: The settings that Harper is in jump out at me for their vivid descriptions. The flow of the story line is like a choppy current in a large ocean of feelings. It was an up and down emotional ride that at times I thought I would be sea sick, but then Harper would pull at my heart strings and I would be back in the book next to her fighting my emotions I thought I buried deep inside. I screamed at Harper every time she pushed Ryder away when he tried to save her. He was her knight in shining armor in all of the trash pain. The point-of-view is from Harper’s and I wonder if it could be better by having it in a combination With Ryder’s point-of-view. The writing style was an alliance of witty and colorful wording. It was breath taking to read each and every word. I believe having this seen as Harper’s point-of-view lets you feel her pain and happiness more than any other point-of-view. The ending was what I was expecting and not expecting. Harper grew as a character throughout the book more than I expected her to do, which shocked me. Ryder opened up very quickly at the end, too quickly for my taste. As least another chapter was needed. 4 Stars Quote: “Did you cheat on your husband?” I asked. “I wasn’t cheating on anyone who I loved or who was in love with me. Sometimes love is deeper than what your brain tells you love is. Real unrequited love is something that cannot be explained in words or pictures or movies. It’s something so ordinary that it becomes extraordinary. But I was scared. I was like you; I was scared of falling for someone that wouldn’t be able to pick me up after I left my husband.” Another Quote: “Sure I'm alone here, but I have my home, my books, my store, and my friends. I have moved on from the life I thought I had. My heart still lies in the south with John, but my real life is here. Sometimes we just gotta wake up in the morning and face reality no matter how bad you wanna spend the day in bed," she said while fixing herself in the small handheld mirror we had behind the counter. "Anyways, the bottom line of this story is that sometimes we love someone so much that it hurts to love them. Sometimes it's unexplainable why someone walks into your life. Most of the time it’s at a moment where we desperately aren’t looking for someone to save us, but they happen to understand that deep down we need someone to share a life with." "The take home message from all of this is that you need to follow your path. No matter where life takes you, there is a reason for that path, so you follow it. Follow it all the way home Harper. Do this and you'll find your rainbow. Hey, maybe you'll even be greeted by a[…]”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not sure what to think about this book. It had huge potential to be an epic story. Unfortunately it fell short. I think the author focused too much on the sex and not enough on building the story. Don't get me wrong the sex scenes were hot but i would have liked better character development. Also this book is in dire need of a good editor! But for $2.99 it's worth a read.
thislittlebookworm More than 1 year ago
Received ARC from author for honest review.  I absolutely LOVED Sharing Harper! I did not want to put it down for anything, and like I said to V. Murphy, "Well you did a wonderful job! I could not put my kindle down for anything! My boyfriend dragged me out golfing so I was riding in the cart until I finished!!"  The situation with Harper is real life and you can see why she chooses to live the way she does in regards to booze and boys. You want to knock her out of it, so she will have a chance to be happy but Harper doesn’t believe in love anymore. When she meets Ryder, you instantaneously know he got under her skin and wouldn’t leave her thoughts.  Ryder Andrew Kent, the man who messes all that up for Harper. Ryder is a man that she actually trusts, a man that she actually wants to see when she wakes up in the morning, and a man that she could picture herself falling in love with. But ultimately a man with his own dark hidden secrets, which Harper can’t live with.  I kept going back to Evelyn though and wanted to know who she was to Ryder. I didn’t figure it out until close to the end which was awesome. Usually I figure things out early on in the book, but with Sharing Harper I had a couple guesses that kept going through my head and I couldn’t just pinpoint one.  I’m really glad how the book ends, and could have easily been a great standalone book because it really didn’t house any cliffhangers. Knowing that this will be a series though makes me super happy, because I know that there are things that could be elaborated in future novels. V. Murphy, you better get writing!!! I can’t wait to read the next installment of Harper and Ryder’s relationship! I am going to give Sharing Harper 5+ stars, because it was truly amazing and will be added to my favorite list. I have already purchased my paperback copy!! I will make sure that all of my reading friends read this book! I will even take all ereaders as hostages until they finish! That is how amazing this book was. 
Marias_Book_Blog More than 1 year ago
I was completely blown away by this novel. While reading I did nothing but eat, sleep & breath Sharing Harper. So obviously, to say that I loved it is a HUGE understatement. Harper isn't your typical heroine and that's what makes her so awesome. Not that I'm encouraging her tramp-like behavior but its refreshing to see a lead female character in that role instead of the typical womanizing male. Not that there's anything wrong with Ryder, I absolutely adore everything about him. Especially the fact that he saw a damaged beautiful woman with obvious issues and didn't run in the other direction. Instead he ran towards her and was determined to win her over. Yes he has secrets of his own, but it doesn't take away from him being the wonderful jaw-dropping God that he is! Harper's personal growth is noticeable throughout the novel. Ryder did some growing of his own and it was nice to finally see them open up to each other and accept one another for what they are, faults and all and work towards something very real & maybe even permanent. I really enjoyed the writing style and thought the story flowed seamlessly. The characters were well developed and even though most of them had trust funds or where filthy rich in other ways they seemed like your average joe, making them real & relatable. I definitely look forward to reading more books by V. Murphy!
Caroline_Hat More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book!! The moment I picked it up I was hooked and could not put it down. I read the book in about a day or so. Ryder and Harper are like two lost souls that find each other. Ryder is such a loving and caring man. Their love story will have you laughing and crying and even yelling in places. I can not wait to read more by this author. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poorly written. Many writing mistakes that should have been caught in editing. The time line was off on several scenes. Very predictable with no climax.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Get an editor
OphionOfSamsara More than 1 year ago
I picked up Sharing Harper after a few friends recommended it to me. Its genre is not one of those that I typically read, but I had some free time and decided to give it a chance. I’m glad I did. Sharing Harper is a very well written book that makes it difficult to put down once you’ve started reading it, if not impossible. I feel that the characters are believable and that their issues / conflicts are very relatable. The way Harper, the protagonist, talks and thinks is also very down to earth and similar to how people do the same outside of fiction. This made for a gripping story that actually lets the reader feel like they are part of the story. An added bonus is how each of the characters in the novel have their respective flaws. They are not the perfect, unassailable gods and goddesses that are sometimes cliché in novels. The author even includes a few detailed sex scenes in the novel, yet portrayed them in a way that was realistic and not tacky in the least. I recommend this novel to others because I think that they, too, would able to get into the novel for all the reasons listed above, and then some. I look forward to whatever works this author has planned, and truly hope those reading this review enjoy it as much as I have.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I seriously cried. In fact, I loved, I laughed, I hated, I cried. I agree with other reviews...this cannot be a debut novel. Oh, the way V. captured my heart, my attention and my interest is everything a reader wants. Ryder is what every women needs...not someone to save Harper, but someone for her to lean on. Harper, I relate to so much. The way she loses herself in everything she does, is just how I do. The steamy scenes...oh my. Just...oh my. Erotic, passion-filled, and just...whoa. I haven't put my nook down since I dl-ed my copy just a few hours ago. It's one of THOSE books. Just perfect. And I was delighted to read the awknowledgements and find the spoiler...and absolutely cannot wait to read more by V. This author has talent and will go far!