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Bittersweet [Kindle Edition]

Noelle Adams
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (179 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Love is the last thing on Zoe’s mind. Widowed at only twenty-six, she’s just trying to get through one lonely day at a time as she grieves her late husband, and finds the energy to take care of her infant son.

As Zoe bravely tries to hold herself together, her husband’s cousin and business partner, Adam, offers his support and friendship. Shattered by her loss, Zoe is distant and resentful at first, but Adam gently persists, and Zoe’s reserve soon begins to crumble...

Adam knows that Zoe needs time to heal but finds himself more and more attracted to her. He knows he must not act on these forbidden feelings, but they just won’t go away...

Noelle Adams’s Bittersweet is a poignant, fearless exploration of friendship, loss, new beginnings, and the healing power of love.


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About the Author

Contemporary romance novelist Noelle Adams was born in Savannah, Georgia. At just twelve years of age, she wrote her first romance novel by hand in a spiral-bound notebook—and she hasn’t stopped writing since.

Noelle has a PhD in English literature and enjoys travel, art, and history. Her biggest weaknesses are eating ice cream and spoiling her beloved cocker spaniel, Jane.

She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she teaches English. When she’s not teaching, she devours any book she can get her hands on.

Her website is http://noelle-adams.com/. Find her on Twitter at @NoelleAdams3.


Product Details

  • File Size: 2085 KB
  • Print Length: 277 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477818340
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance (November 26, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FPYGZEQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,871 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart-felt and beautifully written May 11, 2013
By Locast
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
What a lovely story! Ms. Adams sure knows how to create wonderful characters that, in a blink of an eye, find a way to our hearts. The story moves just at the right pace to help the two main characters build their romantic relationship. Don't let the idea that Zoe is the widow of Adam's late cousin throw you off the story. The Author weaves such a beautiful romance that such premise only helps enhance the depth of the love felt by the main characters.
The title says it all! Bittersweet yet breath-taking, indeed.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Much anticipated book - didn't disappoint May 7, 2013
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The story is really good. I wanted to give 4 1/2 stars. The story flows real nice. I particularly enjoyed the subtle humor prevalent throughout the book. There is enough anguish but not overly so. The h and H are shown as decent and affectionate people. Their interaction with Logan is portrayed realistically. Overall, I liked the book.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written story May 13, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I truly loved reading this story. The plot was excellent and the story was well written. It has been hard finding a good book these days, but this one was well worth my time. I highly recommend this book.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nicely written but slow moving May 22, 2013
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This book is one of the few romances I've read that is very real. People crying just because they're sad, and maybe overreacting a little because their emotions are out of wack. The relationships are real and believable. There is nothing grandiose about the book. I liked the characters, I liked the subject, but it was just so slow. And it's nit-picky but i got annoyed that the author wrote the same thing over and over. We get it, he's very verile and masculine. Yes, he likes slightly wrinkled camp shirts or suits. So, overall, just okay. Not a must read.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another homerun! June 3, 2013
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Another great book by Noelle. What i love about her books is that the emotions are real and deep. You feel as if you are part of the story by how it captivates you. One of the things that i love about Noelle's writing is that she doesn't do all the drama and misunderstandings that cause the main characters to part. For example, (spoiler alert) when Adam finds Zoe in the middle of the night crying and wearing her rings while looking at pictures of josh. Of course he thought that she missed him so much and would always love josh, so he automatically decides to pack his stuff and head back to his house. But Zoe figures out what bothers Adam and clear the air so they make up. Noelle does this in a smooth and natural way. Not in a way that makes you think, "this only happens in books and movies". I swear every book of noelle's that i have read, i wished that a movie can be made from it. I felt that i was living the story. No one does emotion like noelle. A must read, definitely!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Swoons May 16, 2013
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Oh Adam.... I first started this story with some reservations about the subject matter regarding a cousin having a relationship with his dead cousin's wife. But the author did such an outstanding job of weaving a beautiful relationship that you had no choice but to root for the h/h throughout the book. The romance was steamy and realistic, so intimate that you felt as if you were sitting in on the encounters between the two. I just missed the season finale if my favorite show because I couldn't put this story down. Two thumbs up!!!!!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eyes Still Stinging July 27, 2013
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Beautifully written romance. Sometimes when you read a book where there is a death that, inevitably, brings two people together, there's always something that makes a reader feel uneasy. This is NOT the case at all. The feelings, timing and emotions were perfectly paced throughout the entire book.

Zoe was a character that you could admire and feel absolute happiness for as you see the struggle of overcoming the death of her husband Josh. The healing that she, slowly, was able to get made her that much more appealing. At times you felt that kinship with her. The hard loss, being a single parent, the hardship. You really couldn't help but love her.

Adam was just as adoring. For him to be what Zoe needed as a man, uncle, and friend. Never really pushing Zoe faster than she was willing to go and basically just holding her hand and giving her a shoulder. His character was written just as well.

I say again that the pace at which Noelle Adams wrote this book was done perfectly. Even the ending wasn't rushed. It was as though a falling feather was floating to the ground and landed so ever softly. I'll be looking for more from Miss Adams. Thank you!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not a favorite June 13, 2013
By asm
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I usually read a book straight through. This one I put down more than I pick up. Probably won't finish it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Bittersweet
I enjoyed Bittersweet very much it held my interest to the end. The characters were likable especially Logan he was so cute and
a real and acted like a real young boy.
Published 2 days ago by Adele Nickelson
5.0 out of 5 stars Bittersweet
I have read other books by Noelle Adams, but I think that I liked this one the best. By her descriptive writing, you could almost see the story come to life, like a good... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Jane Ann Hale
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Easy Read
A very easy read with likable characters. While the ending was predictable, I did enjoy reading this book and would recommend it.
Published 12 days ago by Marie Dorry
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
this was a perfect read. it kept you hoping and wishing for the main character, and guessing about whether or not it's going to work out in her favor. loved it.
Published 13 days ago by Sarah S
5.0 out of 5 stars Super cute story!!
Miss Noelle Adams did it again! I fell in love with the characters and couldn't put the book down! Logan is so adorable that I wished Miss Noelle Adams would write a book with just... Read more
Published 15 days ago by pika123
2.0 out of 5 stars Thumbs Down
Bittersweet started out as a pretty good story. But it just began to go on and on. I just wanted to scream "come to terms with it already! Read more
Published 20 days ago by Terri B. Klingman
4.0 out of 5 stars CUTE
I enjoyed reading this book. It was a cute book, steamy at times, and an all around good romance. Was a little slow at times.
Published 21 days ago by atabarac
5.0 out of 5 stars heart ache
such a great story and amazing characters. from the beginning I loved Adam and Zoe. but the timing was all wrong. Josh was what she needed but Adam was never far from her heart. Read more
Published 29 days ago by Lorie
5.0 out of 5 stars Unpredictable.
Bittersweet kept me drawn to it. You had an idea how the book would end, you just didn't know how it would get there. The story was very realistic in a sweet loving way. Read more
Published 1 month ago by J Johnson
3.0 out of 5 stars Sweet story
Sweet story. Quick read. It kept my attention. I was more that once irritated with Zoe the main character, sometimes you just want her to the drama. Overall a good story.
Published 1 month ago by jennifer albright
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More About the Author

Noelle handwrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasn't stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she teaches English, reads any book she can get her hands on, and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel.

She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many years of her life in graduate school, she has decided to reorient her priorities and focus on writing contemporary romances.

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