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Moore to Lose

Moore to Lose

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by Julie Richman

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Continuing the fight for their happily ever after that began in Searching for Moore, Schooner Moore and Mia Silver struggle to overcome the ghosts and baggage they accumulated during their time apart.

Exploring the missing 24 years when they were separated, Moore to Lose follows Mia's journey from heartbroken teen to kickass businesswoman to her emotional


Continuing the fight for their happily ever after that began in Searching for Moore, Schooner Moore and Mia Silver struggle to overcome the ghosts and baggage they accumulated during their time apart.

Exploring the missing 24 years when they were separated, Moore to Lose follows Mia's journey from heartbroken teen to kickass businesswoman to her emotional reunion with Schooner and the exploration of the love that was ripped from them.

But is their love really strong enough to overcome the damage of those missing 24 years or will they continue to be ripped apart by pasts that can't be changed?

This is Book 2 in the Needing Moore Series trilogy and is not to be read as a standalone book. Searching for Moore is the first book in the series and should be read prior to reading Moore to Lose. Book 3 - Moore than Forever will be available February 21, 2014.

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Julie Richman
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Needing Moore Series , #2
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Author Julie A. Richman is a native New Yorker living deep in the heart of Texas. A creative writing major in college, reading and writing fiction has always been a passion. Julie began her corporate career in publishing in NYC and writing played a major role throughout her career as she created and wrote marketing, advertising, direct mail and fundraising materials for Fortune 500 corporations, advertising agencies and non-profit organizations. She is an award winning nature photographer plagued with insatiable wanderlust. Julie and her husband have one son and a white German Shepherd named Juneau.

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Moore to Lose 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
kgeist More than 1 year ago
Where do I begin?? I will start by saying that I loved Searching for Moore, but I am in LOVE with Moore to Lose! Mia Silver…I love this girl!! She is so real, so flawed, but just so easy to love. Her story is so raw and full of emotion. In her 24 years without Schooner, she carried the memories with her always and there were so many triggers that brought Schooner to the forefront of her mind.It’s heartbreaking to watch her struggle through her demons and try to overcome her past and move on. She’s such a smart and successful businesswoman, but for so many years, that was just a mask she put on. For so many years, she was losing the battle to her demons and her past. There are many new characters in this book; some you love, some you hate, some you want to absolutely strangle. Although he was always with her as a ghost, Mia did not spend those years pining away for Schooner. She lived her life; she had some great relationships, and some not-so-great relationships, and one really HOT relationship! She made some poor choices, but also some great choices. There are also many characters in this book that we got to meet in Searching for Moore, but we get to now see how they became part of the story. The degrees of separation in this story are just mind-blowing! This book is definitely a rollercoaster of emotions but it’s a ride that I want to take over and over and over again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG!! I love this story so much...I adore Mia & Schooner....I laughed my ass off. Mia is a force to be reckoned with. Between the writing and the dialogue this book is off the hook. I hope someday it is made into a Lifetime mini series. The sex is HOT! HOT! HOT!! but the story is pure sweet love.....Mia & Schooner are the old couple you see holding hands, and know that even though they had rough times, they ended up together, forever. I have read almost 300 books this last year and The Moore series is on my top 5 list. I can't say enough about this story, it touches your heart and taps into your soul!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the book, but was hoping it wouldn't end in another cliffhanger. So now I'm just anxious to read the rest of their story.
countrygirlbookfri-ends More than 1 year ago
Such a pleasant surprise! Let me first start off by saying this… I LOVED THIS FRICKEN BOOK! Book 1, Searching for Moore was so good. It kept me on the edge of my seat. Book 1 took me a bit to get into, because I thought, well I know how it ends, so do I want to read it? But I didn’t really know, and I was so glad to see how the story developed. Book 2, I was told that Moore to Lose was going to be Mia’s POV, and I usually don’t want to waste my money on a POV story. I always feel like I am reading the same story, just a different book. That is SO not true with Moore to Lose. You do hear about similar things from book 1, but you learn more about Mia and how things developed during the time that Mia and Schooner are broken up. You see a different side of the “younger Mia” and you will fall in love with her. She is so funny and she is very witty for a younger student. You also see the sadder side of Mia. You will hear what she was going through and why she left Schooner after their freshman year. Then you see her softer, funnier, witty side also. I felt like I was on a rollercoaster ride with my emotions…but what a great ride it was. There is one more book to come… and I cannot wait for it and wish it were out NOW! Julie A. Richman has a unique writing style that I haven’t seen in any books that I have read and I am looking forward to reading anything else that she writes!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book in the series! I will start off by saying that I believe this will be the most important piece of the puzzle to the whole series. Without this book, I don't feel that the story of Mia and Schooner will have came full circle for the readers once this series is finished. Anyone who thought Julie was just going to hand over the HEA in this book needs to re-read SFM and realize you have a story that isn't so easily unraveled like most of the other books that get written. And for making us sweat and be on this journey with her through such a gripping story of two love's lost then found makes me admire her more as an author. Moore to Lose, is the missing years of Mia after leaving Schooner in CA. Learning how she lived and got to become the successful business women was great, it gave me a lot of answers to the questions I had,once I read the last lines of Searching for Moore. I was also glad to learn just how some of the characters from book one came to be a part of Mia's life. Was Mia the good girl, or did she rock a few boats? (no pun intended) You'll just have to read Moore to Lose to find out! For the Author, Julie A. Richman, I was once again blown away by your brilliant writing filled with such raw and genuine emotions, as well as your attention to details and taken on a heart-stopping roller coaster that I could ride over and over!! And I THANK YOU for giving us this EPIC story and will be patiently waiting to see what happens next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful Read..... This is as good as the first book. I cried at many spots in this book. I love to be moved like that and to get a real feel for Mia and how she coped was so good. I cannot wait for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Top 5 of my all time fave books/stories. Loved to take the journey through Mia's life during the time she and Schooner were apart. She is such a real character for me that I have to agree with the reviewer that said this should be made in to a movie or TV series. I devoured this book in one day and it was well worth the laundry that didn't get done. Here is hoping the next book doesn't take long to be written and published! I cannot wait to see their HEA ending. Would like to have seen more of Mia and Schooner together in this book but it worked as it was written. Schooner needs to get off his butt and stop being so naive. Anticipating this will happen in book 3. Keep them coming Julie, you are truly a talented writer. Love her writing style and dialogue of all the characters. It is modern and not so formal as some these days. Much preferred to the formality of proper English some writers feel they need to use. Don't get me wrong, her style is not all slang or anything, it's just real where it needs to be. Enjoyed getting properly introduced to Mia's friends from book one and how she formed those relationships. P.S. the story is super hot in places too and will have you almost rooting for a different love interest for Mia. Do not miss Moore to Lose! You do need to read Searching for Moore first or nothing will make sense.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We met Schooner Moore in Searching For Moore, as he was reunited with his college sweetheart, Mia Silver, after 24 years. We knew what transpired in Schooner’s life, during those years, but were left wondering what happened to Mia. Moore to Lose, answered those questions. Moore to Lose focused on Mia’s journey. We already knew she was not the typical, innocent ingénue - she was a tough New York City girl. “Moore to Lose,” showed us the dichotomy of the sweet teenager versus maturing young woman, in some of her early decisions. Decisions that many readers have made in their own lives – good, bad and ugly. Julie A. Richman approached these events with great sensitivity, knowing how deeply the readers were invested in Mia’s happiness. Readers also knew that Mia lived her life for 24 years without Schooner. Moreover, it was unrealistic to believe that an independent, intelligent, vivacious, self-made woman, in her forties would have remained free of friendships and relationships. That was simply not “our” Mia. She was a REAL woman – complex, warm, ebullient, loyal and yes, sometimes sad, and lonely. Ms. Richman brought back familiar secondary characters and framed the story within the backdrop of New York City. NYC was another character in Moore to Lose, and served as one of the catalysts in Mia’s voyage of self-discovery. Ms. Richman continued her trademark use of music and popular culture references as touchstones throughout the story. They helped mark the passage of time and kept Schooner with Mia, connected across the miles and years. Searching For Moore demonstrated Ms. Richman’s storytelling talents. Moore to Lose illustrated her ability to consciously immerse her readers inside the story. Moore to Lose was not the romantic happily ever after, but the necessary bridge that prepared Mia to be reunited with Schooner. Without Moore to Lose, the series would simply be a lovely romp down memory lane. Readers will identify with Moore to Lose, because it is so much more than a “romance” novel. It is the story of a woman losing, finding, healing and honoring herself and her spirit. We fell in love with Mia in Searching For Moore. In Moore to Lose, we understand why we love her. As Mia lives her life, we live the experiences with her. Searching For Moore was a roller coaster ride of emotions. Moore to Lose took that ride, plunged it into complete darkness and added loops, spins and rolls. Ms. Richman promised that all issues would be resolved in the third, and final, book in the Needing Moore series. This reader will be anxiously waiting for that book. In the meantime, I highly recommend Moore to Lose for readers who want rich characters who evoke tears, anger, joy, heartbreak, forgiveness, friendship, acceptance, and ultimately, love.
dmrobinson More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars In Searching for Moore, I was instantly caught up in Schooner's and Mia's story and after the way SFM ended I was definitely in need of Moore to Lose to take me off that cliff that I was left on. I love Julie's writing style and found myself again completely involved with Mia and Schooner in Moore to Lose. After SFM, I was ready to jump headfirst into the next chapter of Mia and Schooner. I fully expected Moore to Lose to be that but really, it was so much more than that. It was Mia's story. In my mind, it's the perfect transition between book 1 and what I fully anticipate (hope?) will happen in book 3. Julie shows us all that Mia goes through from the time she leaves Schooner at college until they meet again. As difficult as it may be to see Mia's life and those she surrounds herself with after leaving Schooner, those were moment of growth and learning. Mia is hanging on by a thread and hasn't really dealt with some of her issues from book 1. Moore to Lose is an opportunity to see her grow and come to terms with all that has happened. As someone that is similar in age to Mia when she and Schooner reconnect, MTL was real and emotional and reminded me how all those who are part of our lives make an impact. A few of those people in MTL were Seth, Tom, and Michael. I won't spoil anything but there is one part of this story that hit me very hard and had me sobbing for Mia (dammit - doing it again even thinking about it!). Julie Richman knows how to touch on a spectrum of emotions and her character development is spot on as we see Mia's growth. I was quite a bit frustrated with Schooner throughout part of this book so I'll be impatiently waiting to see what happens in book 3. Overall, I was immediately drawn in to Moore to Lose and found myself finishing in 2 sittings (not 1 because I couldn't keep the eyes open any more!). Julie Richman delivered a book that had my feelings right at the surface and I'll certainly jump on book 3 the moment it's available! (Oh, yeah, there's a slight cliff on this one too...) *Copy provided by author for honest review.
Marianna-ALustForReading More than 1 year ago
Well, I'm trying to figure out what best describes how I feel after reading Moore to Lose. I think "holy crap" might sum it up. When I'm going to be reading and reviewing a book, I usually refrain from reading other reviews until after I've read it myself. I want to start with a blank slate. So when I started reading this, I expected it to pick up right where Searching For Moore left off. And it does. But after a brief visit to the present, we are plunged back in time to when Mia fled back to New York. What followed was so far from what I had anticipated for this book. Mia is starting her sophomore year and is absolutely miserable over what she believes happened with Schooner. We follow her journey through the years between then and now and witness her attempts at relationships, her self destructive behavior and finally properly dealing with her PTSD. To say it is an emotional roller coaster is putting it mildly. Even though I knew that they would eventually reconnect, my heart ached for broken Mia. You want Mia to be able to move on and find love. Her relationships range from dangerous one-night hookups, to a long term disaster and then to something really sweet and loving. And dammit I was pissed all over again at CJ for screwing everything up, plus at others who you find out helped keep them apart. At about the 63% point something hit me. I suddenly realized where a part of the plot was going and it broke me even before it happened. I started crying just knowing what would eventually happen and I had to walk away from the book for a few hours. When I finally came back and powered through to it, my heart shattered. I didn't just cry, I big ugly sob cried. It has been a while since a book did that to me. After we get through Mia's very emotional journey, we come back a little bit closer to the present and get a quick glimpse at Schooner during the time he contacted Mia and then him leaving CJ. (Yup, still hate her). When we make it back to the present, Schooner has some issues going on that impact his relationship with Mia. Things are very strained and we are left wondering if they can survive this. Quite honestly, I am pretty pissed off at Schooner. I 100% loved this book. The emotional ride left me raw and gutted at the end but it needed to happen in order for us to fully understand everything Mia has been though. No one deserves a happily ever after more than her and now we just have to wait for the final book, Moore Than Forever, to see if she gets it. And I'm also hoping that CJ gets her butt kicked. Hey, a girl can dream, can't she?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Julie Richman did it again. I loved this book as it was told from Mia's POV. I would tell everyone to read Searching for Moore first so you can understand the book. I can't wait for book 3 .
lissasue25 More than 1 year ago
The 2nd book in the Needing Moore series focuses on Mia's life after her freshman year of college and her reunion with Schooner. I was shocked by everything that she did, everything that happened to her and everything that she had running through her head. We learn do much insight into how she thinks and why she thinks the way that she does. The most disappointing part to me was that several times, we jumped to other people's points of views but there was really no designation. I was left reeling at the ending and can not wait until the next book is released.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book picks up right where searching for moore left off, but we see more of Mia's life over the past 24 years. I loved Mia, but I feel she needs to show Schooner the door. I don't want to give out any spoilers, but will tell you to read it! This author really does a fantastic job of building characters. I just felt so heartbroken for what hapoened with Michael. It seemed to me that he loved Mia more than any other man she had been with. Loved the supporting characters. Would really like to see CJ and Zac get some karma delivered.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome. Very well written. I love the characters, even the onrs you love to hate. Raw emotions, I've felt the sadness and cried, I felt their pain, love, happiness and despair. Its an amazing story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wasn't sure that this could top the first book. But it is right there. Mia is so real. She's hurt and hurting and doing bad things to herself to deal with the hurt. And just when you think she's finally going to get it together, POW!!! Another blow. The references to NY events was so accurate it brought back a lot of memories for me too. And now, I can hardly wait for the 3rd book. Thank you, Ms. Richman.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't binge read anything for a long while. With the advent of Netflix and video streaming, I forgot that reading was the one love that started that all for me. The need to keep going til the end, forsaking everything else because I'm sucked in this vortex. This series... yeah, it's like that. On to the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Intense ready for final book
bucmjt More than 1 year ago
Moore to Lose is the second episode in the Needing Moore Series by Julie A. Richman.  This book has much more depth from Mia's perspective and a lot more relativity to the events of the 'missing' 24 years.  Richman's portrayal of 9-11 was heart-stopping genius.  I have never read such an accurate fictional portrayal of the emotions surrounding that tragic event.  Yes, even I cried real tears, and that never happens.  I am so deeply in love with these characters that I find myself giving them advice as I read, but they don't listen...LOL.  As happy as I am to have found such an intriguing author, at this point I am also glad that I did not discover her until the trilogy was completed.  I am moving right into book 3.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the story!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Schooner and Mia are my new favorite couple. How true love prevails in this heartfeldt story. A must read for any romance reader.
Lisa-Lou More than 1 year ago
My rating: 4 of 5 stars Another powerful tale, this time mostly Mia's story in between leaving Schooner and reuniting with him almost 24 years later. The tragedy and pain that these two have gone through in their lives is poignant and painful. A steady-paced read that will have you needing tissues AND wine. I'm honestly still reeling from the 9/11 scene. Well-written dear author. Well-written.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait to read the next one. Great author. One of my favorites