by S. Walden

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Their relationship has been exposed, and now their lives are changed forever.

For Cadence Miller, the fast track to adulthood proves intimidating and frustrating. She’s a little girl lost—abandoned by her parents and uncertain of her future. She doesn’t think she “fits” anywhere. She’s eighteen. She wants to be older. And the result is both comical and heartbreaking.

Mark Connelly will do anything to provide Cadence a stable, loving home—to be her protector. But he’s just as broken and lost, and his heart won’t let go of his past so easily. He knows he must share his secret with Cadence. And he hopes his revelation won't tear them apart. He hopes it will draw them closer, and make their love better.

(New Adult contemporary romance intended for mature audiences.)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045357326
Publisher: S. Walden
Publication date: 11/19/2013
Series: Too Good , #2
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 774,619
File size: 388 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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 and visit her website at for up-to-date information on her current projects.

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Better 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wasn' t very satisfied! Got very bored the entire was! Took me soooo long to read and want to finish and Candace got on my last nerve!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly disappointed. I was not sure which was worse, Candence pretending to be all grown up or throwing tantrums like the teenager that she was. Anyways, didn't like it. But I did enjoy reading Mark's POV.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. Another recommendation fro SBC. Loved Cadence and Mark and Avery. The story is all about "choices" we make in life, whether good or bad and living with religious parents and how one interprets the Bible. This book will make you question life choices...Great read. LOVETOREAD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buries her head in her knees sobbing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
People can do this if they want its their buissness and their fault if they go to he<_>ll or purge<_>tory vecause of it. You are only provoking them more! I would know...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok... i was told that this was a place to make rping better... not another operation pumpkin ( if u dont know wat that is go to pumpkin first res) i am with u guys, but being around any kind of this stuff is unmorale, even if u r trying to stop it. U'd be suprised how easy it is to accidently get hooked on this sort of stuff. Watever u do dont read the se* enovels... on the ress. Good luck to u. But dont say I didnt warn u... im going to create an rp at rp for strictly rp bettering... not sex stopping... thx
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Goes to 'rp' res one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No se.x its wrong
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to stop nook se.x. Go to result 3 if you agree!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow ok so i immediatelty bought this after i read good cuz i had to know what happened.Wow WOW WOW!! I get what people were sayin about the whole god thing but it wasnt bad at all & mark still had a Very dirty mouth! It was good they got their HEA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Better was not better than Good... The first in the series was enjoyable, but author should have just had an epilogue to Good and left it at that.
kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
Summer Walden has done it again. As good as Good was, Better is better. :) Where Cadence and Mark&rsquo;s relationship in Good made me uncomfortable because of their age difference, the fact she was his student, and the way he ordered her around, Better made it all better. Any anxiety I had about their relationship faded. Each character grew tremendously in this book. Where I was mostly ambivalent about both Cadence and Mark after reading Good, I grew to like and appreciate them in Better. I feel like I have a better understanding about them, their histories and their relationship. &ldquo;Because I love you. madly. You&rsquo;ve infiltrated my brain. Driven me crazy.&rdquo; One of the things that made me so uncomfortable while reading Good was how controlling Mark was. After learning about his painful history, I realize now why he wanted to control her. Everything that happened with his relationship with Andy had been so out of his control, he was looking for a way to regain control. He was able to do that with Cadence. My heart broke for Mark when I learned his story. It really explained volumes about him. While he still said things that made me cringe in this book (mostly during their sexual escapades), I had a better grasp of who he was and WHY he was like he was. Also, Cadence&rsquo;s age made a difference in this book. It didn&rsquo;t seem quite as creepy this time around. &ldquo;He did nothing wrong. He didn&rsquo;t use me. He didn&rsquo;t go after me because I was lonely. That doesn&rsquo;t mean I wasn&rsquo;t lonely, but that&rsquo;s not why he fell in love with me. He fell in love with me for me. And I chose this relationship. I chose to be with him. I. Chose.&rdquo;  I found Cadence incredibly immature in Good. In Better, she acts like a teenager. After learning the truth about Mark&rsquo;s past and the lies (or omissions), she tested the boundaries of her relationship with him. I could understand why she was hurt, but I felt like she was being unfair to him. After reading Good, I didn&rsquo;t think I would be taking Mark&rsquo;s side, but I definitely did in this book. Thankfully Cadence grew up in this novel. She matured and, with time, she was able to accept Mark and his past. &ldquo;You read the Bible for smut?&rdquo; Avery giggled. &ldquo;My freaking Kindle&rsquo;s broken. I can&rsquo;t access any of my go-to books.&rdquo; I would be remiss if I didn&rsquo;t mention Avery. She was incredible in this book. I didn&rsquo;t have a great read on her after Good, but after Better, that changed tremendously. She was funny and thoughtful and a good friend to Cadence when she needed one. Her relationship with Dylan was really cute and I enjoyed following them. She came close to overshadowing Cadence. I hope she gets a book of her own in the future. The relationship between Cadence and her brother Oliver was also quite moving in this book. They&rsquo;ve found common ground and they are stronger because of it. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m mad for you. I&rsquo;ll do anything for you. I&rsquo;ll take on the whole world. I&rsquo;ll rescue you. Always, Cadence. You tell me, and I&rsquo;ll do it.&rdquo; I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I felt sympathy and emotions for these beautifully broken characters. The story was unpredictable and not cliched. Better is an emotional story of love and loss, secrets and forgiveness, second chances and growth. It was a fitting end to Mark and Cadence&rsquo;s story. The fact that it was told from Mark&rsquo;s perspective made it that much better. I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All quotes come from the review copy and may differ from the final version. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved both books. I sometimes get bored w the second book, this one kept me guessing and on edge! One of the best epilogues too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not stalking; you got on to Lev; I came to make her go to sleep because no sleep for over 19 hours is not a good thing. So Jordan, don't jump my a.s.s.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jordan, I will see her first, therefore my oresentation will be quicker. Besides, she listens to me. I can get the camp moved with ease.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Lev. Don't." e.e
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You stalking us is mean. Get out!