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Product Details

  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (May 4, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1484893964
  • ISBN-13: 978-1484893968
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (288 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,725,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Rucy Ban was born in 1978 and still continues to thrive. Ever since she first met Francine (the protagonist of her favorite novel, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn), Rucy fell in love with the written word. Rucy has a B-school degree in Marketing which she now puts to good use teaching lovable rowdy rogues and negotiating with her equally belligerent adolescent. In her previous avatar, she handled corporate communications for companies. At present, Rucy lives in Sao Paulo, travels often, speaks decent, if not quite fluent, Portuguese and really hates talking about herself in third person.

More About the Author

Rucy Ban was born in 1978 and still continues to thrive. Ever since she first met Francine (the protagonist of her favorite novel, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn), Rucy fell in love with the written word. Rucy has a B-school degree in Marketing which she now puts to good use teaching lovable rowdy rogues and negotiating with her equally belligerent adolescent. In her previous avatar, she handled corporate communications for companies. At present, Rucy lives in Sao Paulo, travels often, speaks decent, if not quite fluent, Portuguese and really hates talking about herself in third person.

Customer Reviews

A very good story with well developed characters.
Jeffery A. Moubray
Once I started reading this book I couldn't put it down.
Joanne
So love a good love story where all is well in the end.
Louise Belz

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By J on July 9, 2013
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The story starts off with a young, innocent girl just falling for a guy that was who everyone thought was the best. Then her life turns into a nightmare for the next year.

Kari is a budding tattoo artist who is terrified of being inked herself. I found that amusing. She is also a 17 year old college student that lives at home with her mother. Plus she is incredibly awkward around son of the owner of the tattoo parlor. He is way too hot for her to be relaxed around. She has been burned before and she isn't ready to commit to any member of the opposite sex.

Neil Mars is an enigma at first. Alpha male, wannabe dance studio owner, and has fallen in love with his Angel after coming home to help his mother with the tattoo parlor. He is funny too though as well as being extremely protective.

I loved the interactions between Kari and Neil. I could so relate to some of the dumb things she did around him. If I had a panty-melter like Neil paying attention to me, I would probably lose some brain cells as well.

No cliff-hanger ending either so that was great.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Brittany @ Spare Time Book Blog on May 9, 2013
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I was sent a copy from the author for an honest review. I have to say that I was really surprised by this book. I have read a few books where a girl was scorned by a guy. This one however got my attention with the prologue. It is quite different from all of them that I have read! I liked Kari's character. She is a snarky girl who works in a tattoo parlor. Even though her Mother does not approve. But, she loves it. If I have learned anything in this world its that if you find a job you love then by God keep doing it! Anyway, it is because of this job that she has some extra cash considering some of it is going to the A-hole Eddie. She also meets Neil here. I really like Neil. He is super yummy! He always is telling Kari that she saved him but, I think he is the one who did the saving. I liked how the story progressed, I had a hard time putting it down. When Kari's secret comes out will it ruin things with Neil? Will she ever be able to have a healthy sexual relationship after her past? Is her life on the road to being destroyed?

I would have to say that Agnas and Nalini are amazing. Agnas would be awesome to have as a mother. She is such a caring person. Nalini is a great friend. Blunt but, we all need that every once and a while. I found her extremely funny and I loved her relationship with her boyfriend. He was also great.

I really enjoyed Neil. The amazing man that rescues Kari on a white horse. He has a few secrets of his own that come out with time. I love that he lets Kari give him a tattoo. It's a very intimate thing. At least it felt like that to me. He also rides a motorcycle which is super sexy. Their romantic scenes are very hot. Like super spicy and I loved them. I didn't really know what to expect given the cover of the book. But, I loved it!

I really enjoyed this book and am glad I go the chance to review it. I would recommend it!! I have no idea if there will be another book in the series but, I was happy with the ending!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By ambrosia on July 8, 2013
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Where to start. This author deals with several important issues. The problem is that she deals with them very superficially and without sufficient real world knowledge. As a result, the shop owner's issue is handled incredibly unrealistically for the maximum amount of angst, but not any modern, practical considerations. Even the h's primary problem only pops up when necessary to cause the h to retreat, or be upset, but otherwise fades. And the resolution is dismayingly deus ex machina - not a deep or serious solution, but rather through a cheap and facile soap opera moment.

The story is told entirely through the narrow lens of the self-absorbed heroine. Yes, she has some major issues to handle, but she acts as if no one in the world has as horrible a situation as she does. She is incredibly unaware of anyone else until it is thrust in her face. Maybe this would work if the author were portraying her as a typical, self-involved teenager. The problem is that the author herself doesn't seem to realize how shallow her character is. So there is no basis for why everyone loves her, why she is so wonderful, or why the H falls head over heels for her. The H who is too wonderful for words. He is sweet, sensitive, hot, can cook, polite, protective, and, of course,
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SPOILER (but not really, because like every other book out there, the H must be super rich and either a rock star or a famous professional athlete)
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*superrich quarterback for a professional football team at the age of 23 who is going to give it all up to be with his mother and the h!
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Can we say, trite?! This book is just full of cliches. You'd think the h really was an angel and the heavens were arranging everything for her.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By NovelGrounds on June 6, 2013
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Let me start off with telling you I just Loved this story. It was original and had some turns that I did NOT see coming. It was truly a very attention grabbing book and I am so honored to have gotten the chance to read it and share how much I adored it with you. It deserves the High Ratings that it gets.

This story follows a young woman who has a secret. A secret that horrible and just infuriates and breaks your heart all at once. But she is surviving. She is pushing day to day counting the time till her nightmare is over. This is where we meet Kari. She is enduring this and trying to find a way to live her life to the fullest she can. Enter Neil. Tall, Dark, & Most certainly Handsome. I know, I know it sounds like THAT story, but its really not. Kari may seem like the girl that needs to be saved, but give her a chance. She will surprise the heck out of you.

Neil keeps popping up in her life, and despite how she wants to feel, Kari is extremely attracted to him. ( I mean really, as long as it takes her to realize it I am begging for him to turn my way! Can we say Perfect? ) Slowly but surely Kari starts to lose her will and fall for him. With falling for him she grows closer and he is inevitably exposed to her past. The one she is trying to escape.

This is THAT story. No, not THAT one, the boy save girl yadda yadda yadda. This is the one that Grabs you from the first page and you just can't seem to put the book down till you find out the ending. Or, at least that is how it was for me. I couldn't get enough. I feel blessed that Rucy asked me to read it. It was a honor. It was well written and an amazing story in itself. Very original.

The Characters were Extremely lovable in this book as well.
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