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Bittersweet [Kindle Edition]

Noelle Adams
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (233 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 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
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #808 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart-felt and beautifully written May 11, 2013
By Loren C
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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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25 of 27 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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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written story May 13, 2013
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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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25 of 29 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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12 of 14 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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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book July 27, 2013
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: " This story y Noelle Adams was great and I really enjoyed reading it. It is the story of Zoe who meets Adam and then later meets his cousin Josh. Josh and Zoe fall in love and get married, then years later Josh dies. Zoe tries to pull her life together for her and her son. Adam is a great help and he and Zoe rekindle their friendship. Zoe is not aware that Adam has always loved her. The story follows her struggles and Adams as they try to rebuild a life. Its really a good read(less)"
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent Love Story September 22, 2013
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This story is about a a woman who loses one love (her husband to cancer) to find another. The nature of the story realistically means there will be some heartache and drama. While those weren't my favorite parts it was natural to what was occurring. I was thankful that the author never went into full soap opera mode and right when I thought she might she pulled back. I do not like ridiculously angsty stories, where the drama is contrived. Thankfully this story's angst came from realistic sources. It never felt heavy handed and it could have in another author's hands.

I also liked that the hero in this story was a little different than many that populate this type of story. When he reappears in the heroines life he comes across briefly as the typical hero, a little pushy and controlling. But it turns out that really isn't who he is. He is an extremely intense, hyper emotional man who because of these traits has learned to try to keep a lid on these aspects of himself. He doesn't try to push or dominate the heroine which I was very thankful for. Yes, he can be very brooding and emo. But there are really guys like this. They aren't for everyone but I liked that he was a little different.

While the subject matter, or trope isn't my favorite for books I still thought it was done well and realistically. There were a few times things felt a little trite. But I always expect that in these types of novels so it didn't overly bother me.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
It seemed like i was just repeating the same story over and over.
Published 2 hours ago by Ohiobabe
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Couldn't stop reading this romance.
Published 5 hours ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad
This book wasn't bad but it wasn't great, what I liked about it is what I also disliked. Pacing. I felt at times it moved too fast when there could have been more build up but on... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Jennifer Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars cute Story
Love this book! I'm a sucker for romantic stories- this one didn't disappoint. Great story line and characters. Can't wait to read more from this author.
Published 6 days ago by Janice A
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely
I enjoyed this because it is a standalone for one reason. Also, the characters were emotional and thousands deeply. Bittersweet indeed
Published 11 days ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Above-average love after bereavement
Definitely an above-average read despite the hackneyed plot. Zoe meets Adam who falls for her but she is oblivious and he doesn't make his feelings clear quickly enough. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Alan A. Elsner
3.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars
Although I reviewed this a few days ago I've decided to upgrade it. I have gone back and read and reread the story so obviously I really like it. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Angela Raspberry
4.0 out of 5 stars Bittersweet
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and have never read this author before. It was very sweetly written and had a great love story to tell. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Mary Patricia Jolley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
REally love this book! A great story and a wonderful read!
Published 18 days ago by Sonya
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book I've read in a very long time!
This book shows intelligence, heart, soul, pain, patience, respect, and immense compassion! I will definitely recommend to readers. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Daphne Edie
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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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