- File Size: 1979 KB
- Print Length: 305 pages
- Publisher: The Elizabeths, LLC. (July 12, 2014)
- Publication Date: July 12, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00LRYFSZ0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #207,785 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Innocents spans years. Years of secret moments… tender loving moments and heart breaking, soul crushing ones as well. I felt like that young girl crazy in love with the unattainable boy. Secrets, lies, betrayals… but you just keep coming back for more… because those stolen moments are worth all of the pain. After all… the heart wants what the heart wants.
That hot-headed, troubled boy and baby princess girl have wormed their way into my heart and I cannot wait to see where life takes them in Delinquents. There is so much that I want to say but I can’t find the words and I really don’t want to give their story away. I didn’t just read Innocents. I lived it. I experienced it and those are the special books. I have a feeling the Indie world is going to be blown away, just as I was when this book goes live. I will be stalking The Elizabeths for the follow-ups release in October!
You know when you read a classic book such as Wuthering Heights, or Romeo and Juliet, and you have a sense of contentment, fulfillment, and satisfaction, right after you've finished reading it?
Innocents is just like that and so much MORE.
This is not your average book.
This is not your average coming-of-age story.
This is a story about growing up, sneaking for love, loving passionately, heart-overruling-mind-and-common-sense, and love being a trader.
This story is about Thomas and Leighlee. Or, as some of us know them, as Dusty and Bliss.
Who knew starting your first day of school, while eating a banana popsicle, would change your entire life?
And yet that is exactly what happened.
Best friends enter your life and so do newly-appointed brothers.
Bliss and her best friend, Becka are inseparable. Sometimes Rebecka’s brother, Thomas, was around, sometimes not. But the girls never had to worry, because Dusty and his boys always had their back.
After all, little sisters are untouchable.
Becka and Bliss have a sleepover, and on one fateful night, Bliss couldn’t fall asleep; she was restless.
Call it fate, destiny, a higher power, or whatever you believe in, but Dusty and Bliss are soul mates. They are meant to be together. Should they be together? That is up to you, the reader, to decide.
But, I digress.
Now, on the way to the bathroom to wash her face, Bliss sees Dusty’s television is on and asks him if she can watch TV with him.
Was that the end of the beginning? Or the beginning of the end?
Finding out for yourself is the sweetest reward.Read more ›
I was aware of Dusty as a piece of fan fiction work but I had never read it therefore I was interested in reading Innocents in all its polished glory. From the synopsis, I had assumed it was a New Adult novel like all the others, I hadn’t heard much about the book so I had that in mind. So imagine my surprise when the book starts with Leighlee Bliss McCloy as a young eleven year old, I thought perhaps it was a little bit of setting the scene and there would be an imminent time jump to the present day. But in actual fact the story focused on Bliss and Dusty’s childhood from 11-15 and 13-17 years old respectively.
Bliss has moved to a new neighboured and the normal worries of a small child is making friends. She needn’t have worried the moment Rebecka Castor literally ran into her. From then on Bliss’ eyes were opened. Going from a strict household and being the only child to spending time at Becka’s house were the rules are lax and Thomas “Dusty” Castor is the hot older brother makes everything more appealing to Bliss. Bliss is in for a childhood full of fun, secrets and many firsts.
To be honest I struggled with the age range, I really did. I know teens are getting up to good younger and younger. I know this is a fact, would I choose to read about it? Probably not. I couldn’t even be frustrated with Bliss when she forgave Dusty time and time again. She was practically a baby, she knew no better.
I am really torn with my feelings on this book. It took me a while to appreciate the writing, it was over half way when it really kicked in for me and I loved the prose and the phrasing used.Read more ›
Where to begin? Perhaps with the prose so purple it glows like a gruesome bruise? The grammar that made me want to run away screaming? The absolutely bland characters that the author(s) might have thought were fresh and exciting because they were engaged in some twisted love story punctuated by bad punch lines? The boy is a selfish, emotionally abusive junkie who'd rather do coke than cultivate a relationship with the girl he's been leading on since she was in 5th grade. The girl, a sugar-addicted doormat who'll lie down in front of a train for the boy who continually snubs her, only running back to her when his world goes to pieces. I suppose they have this in common: they're both into white powder. Neither one has one single redeemable quality. As protagonists of this mess, there has to be something to them for the reader to care about, but alas, they're both human refuse.
Bottom line—this is not a story worth telling. This is self-indulgent unedited (or edited by a lobotomized gorilla) garbage that the author(s) (I still can't believe there were TWO of them and neither one put a stop to this disaster) that's not even worth the zero dollars it currently costs.
Such is the state of publishing nowadays... Pitiful amateurs whose friends told them they're awesome, so they see fit to inflict this atrocity on the rest of the world. My advice: steer clear. Reading this will make your IQ drop by 10 points.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I don't think I have the words to review this book properly. I don't think I can articulate how I felt reading it. It grabbed me by the throat and never let go. Read morePublished 5 days ago by SueAnnna68
Chaotic, love, there are so many words I could use to describe this book. Wow. Dusty. Omg. I'm in love with love. Read morePublished 9 days ago by BeautyandtheBooks
Out of my comfort zone but I could not put this book down. I look forward to reading more from both these authors.Published 10 days ago by AJL
I liked the storyline as a whole. I won't discount it because I personally do not like stories that begin in childhood age. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Shirley Wilson
I sincerely hope I'm not the only one who thought that reading this book about kids was NOT ok. The sad thing is this probably happens in real life too often, that's why there are... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anonymous
This book took me a bit to get into. There are a lot of characters, and they have multiple nicknames... so I was confused, which to be fair, isn't too hard to do. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Leah D
hunmmm... where to begin? !?! This book hits home and had me very emotional for these kids . I couldn't stop reading. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Coraline Jones