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Embracing Life (The Embrace Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Nicky Jayne , Erinn Giblin , Kari Ayasha
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Moving to San Diego was supposed to be a fresh start for Melanie. Three years of sun and sand and she would be heading to college.
No matter how many miles she traveled away from her childhood home, the darkness of the nights still tormented her. His face came as if he was still there. His blood red eyes, kept her from moving forward.
At night she faced her demon, during the day she faced the one thing she never though she would ever be worthy of, Josh!
Josh was the eager young lacrosse player who wanted nothing more than to claim her heart as his.
Their friendship blossomed. As quickly as it started, trauma ended it.
There are some things in life that you cannot run away from. They always find you in the end.
Will they find each other? Will Josh be able to save Melanie from her past, as well as herself?

Product Details

  • File Size: 1365 KB
  • Print Length: 120 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1492708410
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Nicky Jayne (September 29, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #602,365 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Had trouble believing it November 7, 2013
Most of the time I had trouble believing the characters motives. Main character Josh really didn't have what I consider good friends, yet he was willing to put up with being treated badly by them for years. And Melanie, yes had a troubled past, but was not standing on her own like I like my heroines. Majority of the book I disliked her a lot, then I just felt sorry for her. Not sure if the story line moved fast enough for me to care about the characters. On the good side though I feel the author had put a lot of herself into the book. She just made some rookie mistakes and can improve on them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it March 9, 2014
By JoT
Format:Kindle Edition
Melanie Clark is starting a new life in San Diego. She is trying to leave her hard, terrible past behind her.

New friends. New school. New life. Sounds easy but it is not always like this.

For 3 years she had nightmares. She still has them. Now they are just not as terrible as they were. They are just a sweet torment because they are filled with him. Josh.

Josh Danes is lacrosse player who since the moment he saw her, he couldn't tear his eyes from her. He was captivated by her. She intrigued him.

Their friends kept them apart because they feared for her. They saw the effect he had on her.

When her past hits her in the face, will Josh be able to save her?

I need the next book as soon as possible.

A quick read. Not an easy one because some scenes will just won't allow you to swallow or breath because they are hard.

≧◔◡◔≦ 4.5 ✰ read ≧◉◡◉≦
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Story, Terrible Grammar October 24, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I loved reading the book, but I was slightly distracted as I constantly corrected the author's grammar. PLEASE FIX THE GRAMMAR!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not to impressed November 14, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
a bland story, i was not overly impressed i read a lot and this story did nothing for me. luckily the price was right for it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great heartfelt story January 20, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
We're introduced to Melanie in chapter 1 she seems like an average teen but this poor girl is haunted by nightmares caused by an extremely violent and traumatic experience. Melanie' s mother is not worthy of the title, and she goes and lives with her dad, a naval commander, until her graduation.

Then comes Josh, your typical car loving guy who's on the lacrosse team!

Katie a real little firecracker and his best friend, Mike's girlfriend. Melanie is introduced as a new student and Katie takes her under her wing and soon enough these 2 girls are joined at the hip.Mike takes on the big brother and protector role, he is also 1 of the 3 only people that know what really happened that tragic day.Josh, the possible love interest is warned off her
but the heart wants what the heart wants!

There are a few tender moments between Josh and Melanie but due to her past and whats happened her fear is that she's not good enough and that nobody will have her.

Reviewed by Heidi
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Addicting! January 13, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I just got this book yesterday and I am already done! It was so good. I am starting book two (Embracing Love) today. I could not put this book down. I completely fell in love with Josh immediatly. In the beginning I did not like Melanie because she was not giving Josh the time of day. However, towards the end of the book you find out what has happened to her and then you realize how amazing she really is. This is such a great book I recommend it to everyone!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a quick read beginning the Embrace series January 12, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
The new girl. Shy, keeps to herself, Katie and Mike take her under their wing, befriending and protecting her.

Josh is Mike and Katie's friend. Attracted to the new, shy Melanie.

She's way too shy and broken to notice Josh's attempts to befriend her, instead staying to herself, Mike and Katie.

Josh knows nothing of her past and neither does the reader as three years of school go by. Finally Melanie decides it's time to live her life only to have the past come back and smack her in the face.

In the final chapters we find out what she's suffered through and Josh saves her from her past.

Embracing Love is next, I've got to read it ASAP to find out where things go for Mel & Josh, as well as Steven.

Intriguing quick read, as with other Nicky Jayne books, there's a very emotional story being told, it endears her characters to the reader. I look forward to reading much more from the author
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5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating June 19, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
a story of a girl who is tormented by an act of which she had no control. and the boy who falls in love at first sight. this is book one and you will not be able to put it down. I can't wait for the rest of the books. Everything Nicky Jayne writes is amazing.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
Embracing life is a suspense and love story rolled into one. This is the first book in the series. Melanie has been through the ringer as a young girl. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Michelle~Indies Steal Our Heart
4.0 out of 5 stars Trying to start again
Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.

Melanie has just moved to San Diego CA from Kentucky to live with her father that is in the Navy. Read more
Published 13 months ago by rach71
4.0 out of 5 stars Intense
Melanie was such a mystery. As the story develops we get a bigger glimpse into why she is the way she is. Katie and Mike are the kinds of friends everyone needs. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Lisa Survillas
5.0 out of 5 stars Read on 11/20/13
Melanie is forced to move in with her father when her mother fails to protect her. She tries to look at it as an escape, but tragedy has already shaped her. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Samantha S
4.0 out of 5 stars I want more!
Ok...just so you guys know, I'm a glutton for punishment. Nothing is worse than reading a book that you're totally enthralled with, only to have the ending smack you in the face... Read more
Published 17 months ago by ChooChooTre
4.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars..great new author
4.5 stars

Melanie has just moved to San Diego from Kentucky. She has been given the chance to start over. Read more
Published 17 months ago by LHamp
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!
Absolutely AMAZING! I simply could not put this book down, not for one second. I got extremely attached to the characters in the book. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Alisha Black
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More About the Author

Nicky Jayne, was born and raised in the UK. Always having a passion for numbers she received her bachelors degree in business and finance, but after her long affair with numbers, she decided to take another path.
Not phased by the hurdles that she would more than likely face she began writing, instantly falling in love with her words. What was supposed to be one short story turned into a series. She releases Embracing Life in September 2013, followed shortly by Embracing Love in October 2013.

In her spare time, when not chasing her children around with a vacuum cleaner, carpooling to sports, drooling over her military man (its the uniform) and overseeing a mass of sleepovers. She loves to read, with a cup of English tea in her hand and the Nevada sunset in front of her.

Nicky Jayne has released six books to date.. Head on over and check them out.
The Embrace Series:
Embracing Life
Embracing Love

The Deception Series:
Taking Flight

Coming Late summer 2015.... Entwined.
"Sometimes a happily ever after isn't enough."

You can contact Nicky Jayne at

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