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Bittersweet [Kindle Edition]

Noelle Adams
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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: #20,960 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart-felt and beautifully written May 11, 2013
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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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24 of 27 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly Adequate Contemporary Romance. May 30, 2014
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For reasons I won't go into here, I don't read a lot of Contemporary romance novels these days. However, since I have downloaded nearly 500 books to my Kindle for PC-and prior to this hadn't actually READ any of them!-I decided to actually start reading them. The first in my queue in alphabetical order is "Bittersweet" by Noelle Adams.

The Story: In Chapter 1 we meet Zoe-no surname, one of several flaws in the book-and the hero of the book, Adam Peterson. Zoe is an assistant department manager in a department store and Adam is a tech geek who has designed a computer trivia game that later blows up to become a major multimedia success. At the same lunch in the first chapter, Zoe meets Adam's cousin, Josh, whom she later marries.

Fast forward to present day. Josh is dead, and Zoe is the mother of a six-month old son, Logan. Adam starts to help Zoe get her life back together and eventually, she and Adam fall in lust, then in love with each other. Both Zoe and Adam feel guilty at times over having sexual and romantic feelings for each other, but resolve their emotional issues with their love and eventually realize that they are in love with each other and have their happily ever after.

This is not the most wordy review I've done, mainly because there really isn't anything going on in this book that doesn't go on in most traditional contemporary romances. Zoe and Adam eat dinner together, date, go out, take care of Logan, have sex-with and without intercourse-nothing terribly different than other contemporary romances. And, sadly, not very interesting either.

There are multiple issues I had with this book, beyond not knowing Zoe's surname. The book just kind of sits on the surface. Despite Ms.
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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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7 of 9 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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Bittersweet is the perfect description for this book.
This story is both happy and sad at the same time. You will be smiling and crying at the same time. Really enjoyed it.
Published 21 days ago by Nanny B
1.0 out of 5 stars boring book about a couple & a baby
Mundane,boring book about a couple & a baby. No substance...
Published 1 month ago by Patricia Dinnen
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful
An emotional glimpse into the life of a young widow and her infant son in the two years following her husband's tragic death. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Ending!
Noelle Adams does a great job with this romance book. She spends ample time on each character to give the reader a clear picture of his/her past. Read more
Published 1 month ago by The Italian Opinion
5.0 out of 5 stars Good reading. Good plot and was enjoyable to the ...
Good reading . Good plot and was enjoyable to the very end.
Published 1 month ago by Sis
4.0 out of 5 stars Bittersweet is a very good book.
This is a really good romance novel. It is all about a family tragedy and new beginning for this family.
Published 1 month ago by Linda
4.0 out of 5 stars What I loved was the sadness wasn't too extreme
What I loved was the sadness wasn't too extreme. Having your husband of only four years die of a brain tumor is sad, but the author does that Zoe character justice in my opinion... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Reading Renee
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read!
I liked this story, even though I don't usually like romance novels. There were a few proofing issues, most notably using protege for progeny and another glaring one I can't... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Pattie Peer
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Silly story and inane writing. Luckily it didn't cost much!
Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars It was Bittersweet!
What a great read...I couldn't put it down. I read it in less than 2 full hour. Great characters and an even better love story!
Published 2 months ago by Donna Fast
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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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