Girl Spoken For

Girl Spoken For

by Suzie T. Roos


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What's the point of making a New Year's resolution when weeks later your life goes to the toilet anyway?
Sixteen-year-old Tatum Duncan's life has turned upside down. Her best friend and grandmother has died, her mother is threatening to send her to an all-girls school for defending herself against a bully, and her abusive boyfriend nearly kills her. 1989 isn't turning out to be her year.
But just when it seems like all is lost, Tatum is saved by Zach Bertano, her longtime friend and secret crush. Her dormant attraction to him surfaces with his persistent attention. As her love for Zach grows, she comes to learn that he too has skeletons, and his issues could affect Tatum's life in ways she never imagined.
Zach's overlooked her baggage-can she overlook his?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996294201
Publisher: Jacques Day Publishing
Publication date: 05/03/2015
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.57(d)

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Girl Spoken For 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
keleex More than 1 year ago
I have Spoken For this story! This is a mixture between YA with some scenes that could move it into the NA category. I absolutely love that this is set in 1989. So refreshing! Tatum is a sophomore in high school and has just lost her best friend, her grandmother. She has always embraced being different and being her own person. She ends up with Kyle, the super hot jock. She then thinks that everything is great and how she is so lucky that he wants her. Tatum is extremely naive and keeps trying to give Kyle the benefit of the doubt when he gets extremely possessive and abusive. She is put in a situation that is life altering. This is where things get really emotionally unstable. She feels that she cannot go to anyone. Zach (the other super hot, dark and mysterious guy) knows something is going on but cannot resist being Tatum’s knight in shining armor....or mobster in black. So many conflicting emotions and crazy secrets start surfacing. Gauntlets are thrown. And Tatum always ends up in the middle. The characters in the story are well written, extremely relateable, and easy to fall in love with. In the end Tatum does get what she wants but it may be at an incredible price. I have to say that I picked this book up because of the cover. It’s absolutely gorgeous! The perk is that the story is even better. I could not put this down. I am looking forward to the rest of the series.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
**I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review** This book started out not bad. The character was a bit different but totally felt like a 15yr old. The mom was a bit over the top and definitely not likeable, but still not too bad. However, about 28% into the book, an incident took place where there was no warning to the readers. Had I been aware, I wouldn't have chosen this book.
Mebuffy More than 1 year ago
I have some very mixed feelings about this book.  It was a compelling, fast read, but just never quite lived up to what I thought was its potential.  While this is a YA read, there wasn’t exactly the normal over dramatized angst I often get from YA books.  The two main characters were pretty good, and so were many of Tate’s friends, though everyone had some critical flaws in my eyes too.  The story is open ended, but does not leave off on a cliffhanger!  The only way I see this continuing as a series (which it will) is by tossing in more boy drama.  The mob thing is sort of a main point in the blurb, but seemed to have little impact in the book so I don’t see how big a deal it will be in the future, but I suppose that’s the point of reading on. *Mild spoiler alert!*  I generally try not to spoil anything when writing a review, but there’s a major plot point that I want to talk about for multiple reasons – plus it’s pretty easily predicted, even from the cover jacket.  Tatum is raped about a third to half way through the story (not described graphically – thankfully!).  You can pretty much see it coming, and while I NEVER believe anyone asks for, deserves, or should be blamed for being a victim of rape, there were still times when I thought she should’ve been more wary and suspicious.  Her friends that hooked her and the boy up knew he had anger issues, and pushed them together anyway which really bothered me too.  The immediate aftermath is very realistic and heartbreaking, however her jumping straight into the arms of another boy – no matter how safe he makes her feel – is not in any way realistic to me. Overall, just a very compelling, yet conflicting read for me personally. Girl Spoken For is a heartbreaking story of a girl learning the hard way about love and affection.  Check this one out for an emotional read that includes a dysfunctional family, good friends, and high school drama.
MichelleSh More than 1 year ago
Tatum Duncan is a teen on that sometimes hard to navigate road of growing up. After losing her confidant/grandmother, she attempts to move forward by hanging out with friends and dating a new boyfriend. But she makes the mistake of trusting the wrong guy. When her new boyfriend assaults her, she turns to longtime friend and sexy loner Zack. Zack is a good guy and cares for Tatum, but Zack has a few skeletons in his closet too. Namely he’s a member of a long-time mob family. Suzie Roos does a great job of navigating the story from a young ladies perspective. Choices and relationships can be complicated in the fragile teenage years, particularly if there’s not a close bond with parents. I loved Tatum’s struggle to find her footing as she matures and not completely lose herself in the process. I can’t wait to see what else is in store for Tatum and Zack in book 2. Between her past and his mob family, I’m betting the fireworks are just beginning.
DanaWaganer More than 1 year ago
Girl Spoken For is a YA novel with romantic elements that will have you turning the pages past your bedtime. Struggling to overcome her grief for her recently passed grandmother, sophomore Tatum Duncan only wants  to live a normal life and hang out with her friends. Her mom’s constant harping about her fashion choices and fitting in doesn’t help so when the star of the football team asks Tatum Duncan to go out with him, she hopes things will finally work themselves out after all. Except that Kyle wants their relationship to move along faster than she does. And when Zach Bertano, her secret crush and a mobster’s grandson, kisses her at the Homecoming Dance, Tatum is more confused than ever.  Will Tatum be the loyal girlfriend Kyle demands or will she follow her heart and be more than Zach Bertano’s friend? Or will the Bertano family make her an offer she can’t refuse? This is book one of a trilogy and I can’t wait to read more.
ClaudiaS1 More than 1 year ago
This is an exciting 1980's story of sweet, innocent Tatum Duncan as she faces the changes growing up in high school can bring. From her first boyfriend who turns out to be a wolf in football gear to the love of her life, Zack Bertano, I like the way Tatum fights to keep control of her life and herself. Zack is such a great bad boy/good guy hero, who thinks only of his love for Tatum when he 'Speaks' for her with his Mob 'Family'. But Tatum's fear of the 'Family' and losing control may tear the couple apart. This is the first in a series, so I'm anxious to see if Tatum and Zack are able to keep their love till the end of the YA trilogy.