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Almost [Kindle Edition]

Anne Eliot
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (264 customer reviews)

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Book Description

At a freshman party she doesn't remember...Jess Jordan was almost raped.
...Almost. Very nearly. Not quite. Three years later, Jess has managed to make everyone believe she's better. Over it. Because she is....Almost. Very nearly. Not quite.

Unfortunately, until Jess proves she's back to normal activities, her parents won't discuss college. So, she lands a summer internship and strikes a deal with hockey jock, Gray Porter: He gets $8,000. She gets a fake boyfriend and a social life.

Jess has no idea Gray signed on for reasons other than money. She also never expects to fall in love. But Gray’s amazingly hot, holds her hand all the time, and makes her forget that he’s simply doing his job. It’s like having a real boyfriend
...Almost. Very nearly. Not quite.

Gray Porter is hiding secrets of his own. About Jess Jordan. About why he’s driven to protect her, why he won't cash her checks, or deny her anything she asks.

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About the Author

Anne Eliot lives, reads and writes in Southern Colorado. Please visit her Amazon Author page or her website http://www.anneeliot.com

Product Details

  • File Size: 560 KB
  • Print Length: 366 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Butterfly Books, LLC; 2 edition (February 3, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0075CHVDA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,389 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book that I couldn't put down. February 7, 2012
By CMadsen
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Almost is a beautiful book about healing, redemption, and love. It gave me butterflies, made me laugh, and made me cry. A total must read.

ALMOST is everything I look for in YA. Great characters, story, and of course the kind of love that gives me butterflies and has me yelling "kiss! kiss!" at the characters. I love how the author shows us how Jess's struggle with the past and how she grows and gets stronger throughout the book (the younger sister was great, too) So many teen girls have dealt with this or a similar situation and I admire the author for addressing it and then showing that there's healing and hope. And then there's the secrets Gray's been holding in and how he deals with it. Gray Porter is sweet and cute and a great guy. The love story is totally sigh-worthy. I could go on and on about all the amazingness of this book, but I'll just say read it, read it, READ IT!!!
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic story! February 7, 2012
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Anne Eliot has created such a wonderful love story with Almost. I immediately connected with Jess and all she's been through and how desperately she is to be considered 'normal' again. So desperate that she hires Gray Porter as her boyfriend for the summer. Eliot is a master at creating tension between the characters but still letting the reader know that Jess and Gray are meant to be together. The story was sweet and heartbreaking at the same time as the two fell in love and overcame their fears to be together. It was the exact fulfilling ending that I love in a book and I can't wait to read more by this talented author.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars YA Romance at its best! February 7, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Anne Eliot has created a moving YA Romance with all the tenderness and yearning that your heart can hold! Both Jess and Gray have experienced trauma and the way their stories intertwine is both heart wrenching and sweet. Filled with unexpected twists, readers get to follow both Jess's point of view and Gray's, making it a unique read.

Readers of all ages will enjoy Almost!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly Engaging February 17, 2012
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I downloaded the book today and couldn't stop reading until I finished it! I loved the way the author wrote it from the points of view of both of the main characters. The character development was beautifully well-done and I soon fell in love with Gray right alongside Jess. The details and descriptions are so believable and authentic that I found myself being taken back to my teenage years. Beautifully executed by the author. But not only is it a beautiful story of love and innocence but the author touches on a very serious issue of rape and does an admirable job of relating what the experience is like for a teenage girl. I got so wrapped up in the lives of the main characters that I could not put it down until I had finished it. A great read for all ages. I highly recommend it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Read ! February 15, 2012
By LSPN
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Almost, by Anne Eliot is one of those love stories that stays with you long after you've put the book down. I read it in two days. Amazing romance with two point's of view. I LOVE when you get to see what both characters are thinking. Jess and Gray, when they fall for each other, you can't help but have your heart twisted around as they try to navigate the sad past between them. I kept wondering, what would I have done? Would I have made the same deal with Jess if she asked me for help? Would I have lied to my parents to try to convince them I was OK? Probably, yes.

I was really surprised by how much I loved this book. There's no vampire slayers, werewolves, sneaky, shape-shifting fairies, evil bad-guys trying to take over the world, or even anyone with superpowers. Almost, it's just a quiet story about real kids who are facing the most powerful things of all: Falling in love for the first time. Being with the person you were destined to be with... I could not stop thinking about Jess and Gray.

I also loved the character Gray. How he vows to never hurt Jess, no matter what. His commitment to that really does make your heart beat fast. And Jess is so cool because she's not perfect. She's just trying to deal with her life and her problems like everyone does. She made a deal --a contract--with a boy. She never expects to fall for him...or for it to be so scary and wonderful to trust someone. I laughed, (the friends and sister are good also). I cried and I smiled a lot as I read this book. It's only got two kisses between Jess and Gray, but that's enough. They are perfect first kisses. Wow.

If you like books that sweep you away and make you sigh, or books that make you think about how just a few minutes can change a life forever, and of course, if you like falling in love, I say, read this book. One day, I want to fall in love for real. And I honestly hope it feels like how I felt in this book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 STARS!!!!!! February 18, 2012
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Seriously, if you are a fan of Jennifer Echols, you will love this story. I did! The romance, the dialogue, the subject matter; it just all adds up to one fantastic read that I honestly could not put down until the last page. I love high school dramas like these and all the characters are perfect and a delight to read about. This is a must read! No profanity or sex and discreet handling of sensitive subject.

It was the product description that hooked me in the first place making me realize I HAD to read this story. "At a freshman party she doesn't remember...Jess Jordan was almost raped..Almost. Very nearly. Not quite. Three years later, Jess has managed to make everyone believe she's better. Over it. Because she is....Almost. Very nearly. Not quite.
Gray Porter is hiding secrets of his own. About Jess Jordan. About why he's driven to protect her, why he won't cash her checks, or deny her anything she asks. Gray Porter is hiding secrets of his own. About Jess Jordan. About why he's driven to protect her, why he won't cash her checks, or deny her anything she asks".

I don't want to add much more to it and give any of the book away. Jess was ALMOST raped at a party her freshman year and has withdrawn into a private, protective shell ever since. Her dream is to go away for college next year, but she must prove to her parents she is well/normal enough to be given that chance. Gray is a cute boy that she is competing against for a summer internship. He has had a crush on her since freshman year, but has stayed away from her. This summer they enter into a dating contract that will make Jess appear normal and give Gray the money he needs for college. What they didn't expect was to actually fall in love or that they already had some history together.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
Great book. Loved it, great teen high school story. I really enjoyed reading this book. The characters were interesting and fun.
Published 10 days ago by mindicar
3.0 out of 5 stars Almost...
Almost

Jess is rich, beautiful, quirky, and super smart. She is is self proclaimed geek and everyone thinks she is a bitch. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Godiva
4.0 out of 5 stars So many feelings!!
First, let me say I personally have never been the victim of rape so as to how realistic the story and the emotions conveyed are I cannot say. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Chubby Bookworm
5.0 out of 5 stars The truth hurts but backs a great story!
Wonderfully written story of falling in love and the repercussions of keeping secrets! A must read for al young adult book lovers.
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars good story
I was a bit iffy on this book but it was amazing. the story is very interesting and if you like these types of books you should definitely read it!
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!
Jess Jordan and Gray Porter are the best couple ever! :-) These two characters are simply amazing. Both of them. Jess was almost raped her freshman year of high school. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mitsy
4.0 out of 5 stars A Powerful Story of Bad Choices, Almosts, Lies and Secrets
This book was a contradiction. It was dark, it was light. It was swoon-worthy and it had its cringe moments. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Feeding My Addiction Book Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Recommend for a YA read. 3.75 stars
YA isn't my normal genre, but I decided to bunker down and read this story because the content is so very relevant and something that touches close to home. Read more
Published 5 months ago by AlohaDawn
5.0 out of 5 stars Even old people
I really enjoyed this book. I am old but not so old I don't remember the teen years. This book handled the traumatic emotions and helped us all to open our hearts and minds. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Wanda L. Garner
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 Stars
Almost was my 2nd—I think—book that I borrowed from Amazon Prime’s Lending Library. I enjoyed the first book I read from there, Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes, but truthfully I’ve... Read more
Published 5 months ago by SandySomewhere
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More About the Author

Anne Eliot is the author of the, How I Fall (and coming soon, How I Fly) two book series, and bestselling, young adult teen issue romances, Almost and Unmaking Hunter Kennedy. She loves writing about teens who live outside the ordinary and she's devoted to stories about teens who live outside the ordinary but who also get to find sweet first kisses and first loves.

Anne resides in Colorado with a very patient husband, two teens of her own whom she adores (an some teens near and far thanks to hosting many exchange students) who are all growing up too fast. She can also be found dreaming on tumblr at anneeliot.tumblr.com, tweeting @yaromance or goofing off on Facebook at facebook.com/anneEliotAuthor. Please visit her website at www.anneEliot.com for information on latest upcoming releases and additional fun and photos.

Any questions on subsidiary rights, inquiries about foreign translation and/or film rights should be directed to the awesome, Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.



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