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Innocents (Dusty Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Mary Elizabeth , Sarah Elizabeth
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Book Description

The girl with an innocent heart knows all about bad choices, but has yet to make them for herself. Searching for freedom, she finds it in the delinquent down the hall.

The troublemaker with summer-sky blue eyes knows he should stay away, but can’t resist the blissful wonder who makes his house a home.

She’s a hopeless romantic. He’s just hopeless.

She’s his reason, but he might not catch her when she falls.

She loves him. He loves her crazy.

This is what happens when a love made of secrets is kept with rules instead of promises.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1772 KB
  • Print Length: 305 pages
  • Publisher: The Elizabeths, LLC. (July 12, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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41 of 54 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A story that glorifies abuse. July 15, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
The story of a drug addicted cheater and the doormat that loves him no matter what is not a story that I enjoyed. This book glorified drug usage and abusive relationships. I don't recommend it to anyone. I really hope that people under 18 aren't reading it. I don't want young girls thinking that this relationship is an indicator of love. This is a story of what abuse looks like. What to run away from. I hope in book 2 Bliss finds a way to cut ties with him. That her parents seek help for her.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have so many good things to say about this book but if you take anything away from my review,take this : Dusty and Bliss will stay with you after the last page. This is how well written this book is! I loved everything about this story and it really pulled me in.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Innocents is More Than A 5-Star Read! Pure Poetry! July 14, 2014
By Byrd009
My heart is so full right now.

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?

Bliss didn’t.

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.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
Wow! It has been a LONG time since a book has literally kept me up ALL NIGHT! The writing is perfect… poetic. The story is different. It is relatable. It is real. Innocents took me back to my own adolescence. And while my story, of course is different from Dusty and Bliss’s. We can all relate to young love. How all-consuming it is. How stupid love can make you.

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!
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28 of 38 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Bother July 16, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Abusive behavior isn't fun or interesting or needs to be glorified at all-
Let alone the whole 'let me be your doormat' thing going on. I was hoping that these 2 actually read their FanFic reviews to realize that not everyone likes this crap prior to publishing, but as usual, they think everyone else just doesn't get it
Spend your $5 on a coffee
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The writing is beautiful and poetic July 15, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I would describe Innocents as frustrating and raw. It certainly challenged me. The writing is beautiful and poetic. However, this was not a story that I personally loved. I struggled with it and had some issues with some parts of the story. Watching Dusty and his self destructive behavior was difficult. It became even harder as Bliss begins to develop feelings for him. Bliss is a kid. She's young, naive and inexperienced. Although Dusty (a couple years older) says he wants to protect her, she ends up being the one hurt by his behavior.

This story moves along slowly and tells the story of Dusty, Bliss and other characters which make up this angst filled adventure. I particularly liked the friendship between Bliss and her best friend. It's artfully crafted and certainly heart wrenching. The ending is like whoa! I’m not sure if I can honestly root for Dusty & Bliss as a couple.

I was hoping this story would wow me, but it didn't. This story and it's characters will certainly appeal to many. It's emotional and gritty with absolutely no fluff.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read
This is one of the most important stories I've ever read. It began as fanfic, but is more gritty, more raw, and more honest than anything I've come across. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended!
The subject of addiction and codependency is not easy and this book got tougher and tougher the longer I read it. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Myrtlebean
5.0 out of 5 stars If you read one book your entire life, make it this one.
I'm overwhelmed by the idea of writing a review for these two books (Innocents and Delinquents) because I feel anything I have to say won't do them justice. Read more
Published 12 days ago by TLS
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 reminiscing stars
Good girl with strict parents loves best friends older brother with parents that let them run wild. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dayreader Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I don't usually like YA but this book is defenitly for ever girl ...
I don't usually like YA but this book is defenitly for ever girl who ever fell in love with the wrong boy...I cant say anything to do it justice. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jodell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Amazing!!!! Loved it
Published 2 months ago by jennifer swafford
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this book!
Published 2 months ago by Tarra Whitehall
5.0 out of 5 stars Addiction and Obsession!
WOW! I don't even know how to review this book. I loved it and I hated it. It hit so close to home to me it was hard to read. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Words have the power to change us
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book bad editing
Have no clue why such an awesome story would be riddled with typos and errors. At the end it even transposed an entire name...?yikes!!!

Awesome otherwise!!!
Published 3 months ago by The Book Curmudgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this story so much that hurts so much to ...
Time 5 more for this book... I love this story so much that hurts so much to read it but I can not put it down, I have never had a book make me cry so hard in my life and I love
Published 3 months ago by Emily
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