Relinquishing Liberty

Relinquishing Liberty

by Maureen Mayer


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Relinquishing Liberty by Maureen Mayer

On the outside, Liberty Davis appeared to have it all...a loving family, a tight knit circle of friends, and a bright future ahead of her. Everything was perfect. That is until her brother tragically took his own life, turning her whole world upside down.

Left to pick up the pieces of her broken family, Liberty is faced with focusing all of her attention on helping her parents cope with the loss of their son, while putting her own life on the back burner. But what no one seems to realize is that she is just as broken inside.

Now, four years later, twenty year old Liberty is taking back the reins of her life. She leaves behind everything she's ever known, hoping to make a fresh where she isn't faced with the constant reminder that her brother is nothing more than faded memory. What she didn't expect to find along the way was Shayne.

Tall, dark and tattooed, Shayne Thompson has developed quite a reputation for being a player. Despite everyone's negative perception, Liberty still finds herself drawn to him. When she learns that Shayne knows all too well what it feels like to lose someone you love, she finds that they have a lot more in common than just a physical attraction.

When Liberty discovers a secret from Shayne's past that threatens to tear them apart, she begins to question everything she's ever felt for him. Will Liberty choose to follow her heart or will she give up the one person who finally made her feel whole again?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492101406
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/26/2013
Pages: 372
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Maureen Mayer was born, raised and currently resides in Buffalo, NY with her loving and supportive family and boyfriend of 8+ years. She's always had a love for the outdoors, and when the city isn't buried under snow, she can be found hiking, fishing, camping or lying on the beach. She's a sucker for off-color humor, but holds a sweet spot for sick and twisted horror films. When she's not writing, you can find her curled up in bed with her kindle, diving into a steamy romance novel and falling in love with the latest book boyfriend.

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Relinquishing Liberty 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the story, but it needs some editing through out the whole book.
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
Relinquishing Liberty (Second Chances, #1) When Liberty's brother takes his life and she finds his body her world crumbles. With her parents leaning on her for support she really does not have time to grieve and heal properly. She moves away and meets 2 great guys. Brett who turns out is more like a brother to her, and Shayne who is a bad boy. She also meets Maddie who is Brett's sister. She loves spending time with Brett and Shayne but will the past come back to bite them all? Will the secrets that come out blow everything up and make Liberty run from all the new pain she feels? Who will Liberty want with her in the end?
TSRBR More than 1 year ago
Liberty is running away from her brother’s death caused by his suicide.   He had always been her big brother, protector, best friend and confidant.  Life would never be the same after she found him hanging from the rafters in the garage.  She had been so excited to share her news with BFF about being accepted into a special program and had eagerly hunted through the house calling him. No one had expected or seen signs that he might take his life.  He was always so happy, loving and giving to others. How she ended up in Savannah, Georgia and decided to stay there felt right, like fate had stepped. Shayne Thompson has grieved for his mother since he was sixteen and had let himself become a man that he knew she would not be proud of.  The suicide death of his best friend had Wade had made him look really hard at his life and the choices he had made. Slowly he had started to return to the man that his mother could be proud of.  That’s when he met Liberty and found the missing pieces of his heart and soul. Life should have been perfect from that point on, but life is never simple or direct.  Things from both of their past continue to surface and cause problems between the two lovers.  Will they be able to keep what they have or lose it to their past?    Hero –Shayne Thompson: 5 stars Heroine –Liberty: 5 stars Steam: 5 stars  Plot: 5 stars  Cliffhanger: Yes Would I recommend this book: Yes! This is a wonderfully touching story of meeting your true love, finding the other piece of your soul and becoming more because of it.  There is soul wrenching drama with the loss of a loved one to suicide, friends loosing each other and the trials of growing up.  Would I recommend this author: Yes! Ms. Mayer has her place on my favorite author list.  I plan on reading all of the books in this series. ***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a very judgmental reader when it comes to books because of the authors I have fallen in love with. Well I now need to add another to my list Maureen Mayer you are so talented. There is nothing more that I love than a book that pulls me in and I can't stop reading till it's done; which this one did it. I can relate to Liberty on how you can want to just run away from everything and start new. Make a family of your choosing and be happy again. I could see parts of myself in this charcter which drew me into this book. Any interaction with Liberty and Shane I couldn't take me eyes from the page. Loving someone so deep and having that passion for them is such a true and strong feeling. It is brought to words perfectly. Final thing I loved was the music tgstvwsd incorporated through out the book. I love songs and listen to one and knowing that it was ment for different parts makes me enjoy this so much more. So just plain and simple...READ THIS NOW! If you haven't already.
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book.   Once I started reading I could not stop reading.    I laughed and I cried and, oh, those steamy scenes.   The pace was perfect, speedy but not skipping over the important parts.  I knew that I would be up late having to finish and make sure the right guy got Liberty. Liberty is my favorite type of character.   She is family orientated, but able to stand on her own and stand up for herself when needed.   She also knows when to rely on her man.  The fact that she had a rough history, but was not shy about sharing it with those important to her made her a heroine to me.   What she went through would break many people but in her case it managed to make her stronger.   Shayne Thompson made me tingle.   He is absolutely amazing.  With his history he had to fight to win Liberty.  I was hoping for him to come out the winner, but knew that either way he would come out a better person.  The scenes with him wooing Liberty are my absolute favorites in this book.   I will certainly recommend this book. 
MamaEm More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book for the most part, but I don't get why someone is like a brother to you and you've only known them less than a month. Bret was a little to hostile for me too.
Babygirl2005 More than 1 year ago
So I got this book as a gift from my husband and I wasn't sure what to think. I was pleasantly surprised by his choice. I have read the book twice and I am very excited to read the next one. I enjoyed the fact that the story was not just about a romance but also about friendships and loss.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found myself skipping over large sections of the book just to get to the end. *possible spoiler* I never understood why Liberty never told Maddie who she was dating and kept referring to him as the mystery man. She would have obviously told her "best friend" right? Also, who just agrees to movein with someone they have never met? The grammer mistakes and improper uses of words were too big to get past.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book its really good. Made me cry in some spots of the book but they were happy tears and some sad. I cant wait to read the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed in this book. The characters are very one-dimensional, immature and boring. They act more like 13 year olds instead of twenty-something. Liberty comes off as a dimwit most of the time. And Shayne is just too cool for me. Brett is creepy and Maddie needs to do a lot of growing up. There are so many improbable scenarios in the story. And I'm still trying to figure out how Maddie's friend Carrie who works in a salon became Claire a few pages later. It is so difficult to read this book. There are words missing and wrong words used. I had to go back many times to get the meaning of a sentence. The absurd use of adjectives is really over the top. - adorably addictable dimples, aqueous depths and my favorite, panty-dripping smile. The author should have just kept the descriptions simple. The punctuation is all over the place - commas when not needed and no commas where they should be. It seems as if no one proofread this book. It was a very amateurish attempt at writing. I find it hard to believe this is considered an adult book. It seems more suited for 12 year olds, without the swear words and the utterly boring sex scenes. I can see them oohing and aahing over Shayne. Personally, I don't see the attraction. In regard to the swear words, its seem as if the author just kept throwing them throughout the book just because she could. Most of the time they were just a distraction. I find it so hard to believe that so many readers gave this book 5 stars. It makes me wonder what they usually read. The plot of this book is so sappy and predictable. I hope that the author takes more time and effort into writing her next book. I, for one, will not waste $2.99 on it. The only good thing I can say about this book is that it was really pretty funny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and i plan on buying maddie's story when it comes out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He drives to the ocean and throws her in because hes mad at her and she almost drowns...the next thing you know, hes giving her cpr and everythings ok. ...WHAT??? Too many random things keep occuring in this book. I keep having to re-read parts because i keep thinking "surely shes dreaming and that didnt really just happen" I can't figure Liberty out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOW.... Few stories grasp me tight enough to keep me awake all night, and willing to be sleep deprived the next day. I rarely read a book that leaves me spinning, reeling, with an absolute euphoric high, wanting more of the characters, more of SHAYNE, but Maureen Mayer has fully executed that emotion for me,with Relinquishing Liberty. I will try not to go too far into the story line, as I do not want to reveal any spoilers. This book is a must read, I just wish there was MORE MORE MORE of Shayne and Liberty!  Shayne is your sexy southern gentleman, with a scarred past that he is trying to move past. OMG, when he says Sweetheart, I can imagine his sexy southern drawl, and I literally tremble. What I love about Shayne, is he is a REAL man, not some swanky millionaire hot shot. But a real man,with true emotions,who works hard for everything he has in his life. He is sorta the loner, but once Liberty falls into him, he has met the broken piece of his puzzle. This man has true raw emotion for her, and by the end of the book, my heart felt as if it had been ripped from my chest. Ahhhh swooooooooon over Shayne, he is just so sexy, so sweet, so bad....mmmmmm!!!!! Liberty is a spicy little yankee. Just as you'd expect a true New Yorker, she can handle herself just fine. She is cocky, but sweet. She falls hard for Shayne, and gives him her heart. She is young, and has a stupid moment, but when her eyes are opened, and reality sinks in, she realizes home is where her heart is...home with Shayne.  I truly loved all of the characters in this story, I even felt bad for Brett at one point, but was glad when he stepped back and let Liberty have the happiness she deserved.  This book was well written, with little to no errors. Maureen has a true knack for writing, and her characters come to life in Relinquishing Liberty. There are only a few books that have affected me so deeply,and those books stay close to my heart....RL has a new spot in my heart. Thank you Maureen for a fantastic story!!!! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very juvenile plot. Some hot scenes, but not worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldnt put this book down once i started reading it. If thats not a sign of a good book i dont know what is. Liberty was a strong character that you rooted for until the end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first and last book of this genre that I will ever read. The story is long, boring and soooo predictable. The characters are very immature and uninteresting. Liberty seems somewhat dim-witted most of the time. I think she only likes Shayne because of his body and tattoos. Shayne is just too "cool" for me. Not much personality there. I thought I would like Brett but he became pretty creepy. And Maddie really needs to grow up. It's easy to see that this is Ms. Mayer's first book. There are so many things technically wrong with the book that it was difficult to read. There are dozens of instances where the wrong word or words were used. I had to go back many times to reread what was written so that I could make sense of it. After a while I found myself ignoring the story and just looking for the many errors. The punctuation is terrible. There were commas all over the place where they shouldn't have been and no commas where they belonged. Did anybody proofread this!!!!!! There were well over 120 sentences that began with the word "well". The overdone descriptions were actually very funny. I think Ms. Mayer should throw away her thesaurus and try to write without all of the unnecessary adjectives. For example; "our intimate exploitation", "heavenly green orbs", "hot, liquor-stained breath", "the aqueous darkness" , "his plump luscious lips", "his luscious assault lapping up the sticky residue", "addictively adorable dimples", and my favorite - "Shayne's panty-dripping smile". There were many odd scenarios that were kind of strange. Shayne is mad at Liberty and throws her in the ocean and next they are making out on the beach. And proposing to Liberty over her dead brother's grave? How weird is that!!! It is very annoying that throughout the book that the main character is called by name. Shayne only calls her sweetheart and sometimes baby but rarely Liberty. Brett only calls her darlin'. And even her mother only calls her sweetie. Very annoying. I hope that before Ms. Mayer writes another book that she takes some writing courses. It can only help.