I Have People

I Have People

by Taylor Dean

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475221398
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/20/2012
Pages: 374
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Taylor Dean lives in Texas and is the mother of four grown children. Upon finding herself with an empty nest, she began to write the stories that were always wandering around in her head, quickly finding she had a passion for writing, specifically romance. Whether it's paranormal, contemporary, or suspense-you'll find all sub-genres of clean romance in her line-up. Connect with Taylor at www.taylordeanbooks.com

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I Have People 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Laura_Pol More than 1 year ago
Before I start my review I want to mention that this book is a 5 star because it is excellent! I "liked" the book, but it is an amazing novel! Very powerful and eyeopening! I didn't really know what to expect when I agreed to read this novel, but I am so glad I took the opportunity! It was so informative even though it was fictional! It opened my eyes in many ways and helped me to understand as best as I can what these women go through or feel! I was blown away by what real abused women go through and why they stay with the abuser! My heart broke as well as laughed with joy when I read Holly's story. Taylor writes with a love for these women and shows them that their is hope. They don't have to think they are trash or so damaged that no one would want or love them. Men like Gabriel are out there as well as friends like Angela! After reading "I Have People" it helped me to see that if I have ANY suspicions concerning a friend, coworker, or family member being abused in any way that I need to step in! I do not want any person to live in that kind of misery that Holly did! No person deserves to be treated the way she was! Overall a great read that tackles what many people want to ignore: domestic violence. I am grateful that Taylor did not remain silent, but gave these women a voice and remind us that we have the power to help. We can't stand back and let it happen. These women (and men) need to know that they have people and Taylor makes the point that we could be those people! One thing I will mention is that there would a few leading up to sex scenes I guess you could call them and it took me by surprise by the description Taylor gave (such as "he got on top of her" and "their mouths opened to each other, their tongues explored"). This might not bother some people, but the books I read do not usually describe kissing scenes like this. Also their are some curse words in the novel. It did bother me as well since again I don't read books that have cursing in them, but I realize the parts that they were spoken was most likely a real portray of how it would be said in real life. I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review!
JoyAnneTN More than 1 year ago
Holly Sinclair awakens from 8 months in a coma and has lost most of her memory. She does have memories of her wonderful husband, Greg. He begins to recreate certain events in hopes of helping her regain her memory. It doesn't take Holly long to figure out he and her best friend are hiding information from her about the accident. When her memory does return she in shocked at what she remembers.  This is an emotional story of domestic abuse and recovery, wonderfully written with realistic characters, and it will stay with you long after you finish. How I wish women (and men) that are bring abused would seek help and realize they have "people" too. It made me angry, it's heartbreaking and stirred up memories of abuse I witnessed as a child in my home. Taylor handled the subject very well, I highly recommend this book to everyone!  I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 
DaniC More than 1 year ago
I Have People is an emotional journey of a young woman named Holly Sinclair. She was in foster care all her life because her mother couldn’t stay clean long enough to take care of her and she never knew her father. As soon as she turned 18 she was released from foster care with no family or friends to go to. Because she doesn’t have anyone, she becomes the perfect target for domestic abuse. I don’t really want to say too much more about this wonderful story because I don’t want to give anything away. What I will say is that I totally admire Holly’s character. While I have personally never dealt with the types of situations she went through, I can completely see how and why she does the things she does. I recommend this book to any woman. I think it might even help some who find themselves in a dangerous relationship with someone. I smiled and cried and I will defiantly re-read this book one day!
DaleneH More than 1 year ago
This book is definitely a love story that is not without its difficult times. I really enjoyed how the author has woven the various parts of the story together to provide such reading enjoyment. I could not read it fast enough. It’s like she has written many cliffhangers throughout the book. This is my first book by this author and I can tell you it definitely will not be my last. As soon as I finished reading this book, I purchased Sierra by Taylor Dean. I just hope I can find time to read it soon. There are very few authors that can write such a dramatic story, but Taylor Dean has just proven that she can. I don’t even know what else to say without giving anything away. I liked all of the characters, but not really. If that makes sense. The author has created some remarkable characters and their lives that intertwine amongst one another. She has also been able to take such a sensitive and upsetting topic and write a wonderful love story. This story is definitely not for the faint of heart, but is also for the hopeless romantics. My favorite line from the book: Listen to me, you can take a precious jewel worth millions, dip it in mud, leave it dirty and stained, its beauty spoiled, and underneath it all it will still be worth millions. Taylor Dean. I Have People (Kindle Locations 6902-6903). I would definitely recommend this book to all readers of romance and women’s fiction. If you love Diane Chamberlain, Jodi Picoult, or A.L. Jackson, this book is for you.
coziecorner More than 1 year ago
Taylor pens "I Have People" with realistic and relateable characters. The plot deals with love, domestic abuse and the characters healing process. A very well written story with a roller coaster of emotions in a difficult read, but totally well worth it. Highly recommended for all readers. This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Every once in a while a book comes along that tugs at the heart strings, for me that book is I Have People. Holly Sinclair has awaken from eight months in a coma after a traumatic accident that caused her extensive injuries, in fact the doctors considered her recovery a miracle of modern science. She has amnesia and the only memories she has is that of her loving husband Gabriel. Frustrated with the missing pieces of her memory and her inability to recall what happened to her, Gabe recreates their dates in an effort to make new memories and a fresh start for their relationship. But things aren't always what they seem: an attentive Gabe and best friend Angela are holding back information on the traumatic accident which causes Holly to become suspicious .... and when she does regain her memory of the accident, the shocking revelations changes everything. I Have People is a poignant story of love, hope, domestic abuse and redemption. Author Taylor Dean weaves an emotionally charged tale about one woman's life story and how she recovers from a traumatic experience to discover the warmth of being loved and having people who really care about her. Written in the third person narrative, the author draws the reader into the life of Holly Sinclair as she recovers from a traumatic experience of domestic abuse. I was fascinated with the progression of Holly's growth: from her naivete when she awakens from the coma, to her frustration at her memory loss, to the recovery of her memory and strength to stand up for herself. You can't help but feel for Holly and what she's been through, her story will take you on a roller coaster ride leaving you emotionally spent. Author Taylor Dean does a wonderful job of thoughtfully writing about a very serious and sensitive issue that unfortunately does occur in some domestic relationships. The storyline is told in the present day with a flashback to two years prior, and the intriguing twists and turns keeps the reader engaged as Holly's story unfolds. With realistic and complex characters; engaging dialogue and interactions; and various settings and a multi-layered storyline that is rich in detail and vivid descriptions, I Have People is a powerful and compelling read. I Have People is an amazing story that will bring out all the emotions, and will stay with you long after the words have been read.