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He Loves Me Not (Lily's Story, Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Christine Kersey
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Book Description

This is the first book in the Lily's Story saga.

"Stay away from him."

When college student Lily Jamison receives the ominous note, she convinces herself it's a mistake. After all, she's barely met the two men it could be referring to. But as she begins to fall for the man with the striking blue eyes, the disturbing messages increase.

Refusing to believe warnings from an anonymous sender, and trusting her own heart, Lily presses forward with her relationship, eventually coming to understand the meaning behind the messages as she fears for her life.

He Loves Me Not does not contain any profanity or sexual content.

BONUS: Includes the first 5 chapter of Don't Look Back (Lily's Story, Book 2).

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Product Details

  • File Size: 2713 KB
  • Print Length: 301 pages
  • Publisher: Sapphire Creek Press; 2 edition (March 15, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004SBO41S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,315 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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209 of 227 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very simple, very annoying October 7, 2011
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I got through reading this book because it is an extremely easy read. I started it, so I finished it. But I did not enjoy it. I found the writing style very amateurish and uninspired. The main character could not have been more incapable of making a good decision. If there was a solid reason for this, it should have been explained better. Her mother passed away when she was young, but her Dad was extremely supportive until he passed before she went to college. But she claims to have had a solid upbringing, not one of turmoil making her incapable of recognizing when things aren't quite right. I think if a main character is determined to self-destruct, you should explain why. She was "in love" after one or two dates. I could almost accept that, if the author gave me cause for this. There was nothing. The object of her affection was closed off and revealed nothing about who he was, yet her heart "swelled with love" at the mere sight of him. If the author wrote, "my heart filled with love", "my heart swelled with love" one more time...
After an entire book of a girl ignoring every sign pointing to, "this guy is bad news", you kind of give up on her completely. She goes from sympathetic, to pathetic. If the writing had been more intriguing, clever, humorous, anything, I could have hung in there better. Instead I just raced through it, praying for the end. When it finally came, I realized this was the first of a series of books. I always finish a book I start, so I did, the entire time, hoping for something better to happen. It didn't. I needed to finish this book, but in no way am I tempted to pick up the next installment. This series will go on without me. I wish I could be more positive. I think a very young audience might receive it better, but if you older than 22, I would not recommend it.
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118 of 129 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Astoundingly Bad March 3, 2012
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I am compelled to write my first review because of how awful this book is. Even as a freebie it is way overpriced. The entire tone of this "novel of suspense" is monotone. I'm not sure if I read the same book as the other reviews. The main character is supposed to be damaged and shy, but she's written as really simpleminded, with no real evidence as to why she's making bad decisions. Really upset that my time was wasted, I could have organized my closets and been more excited.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
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I did not like this story at all. The beginning (and summary) sounded like a bit of a mystery was going on, which intrigued me. However, at the point where the abuse began, the writing became very predictable. I found it very difficult to read an account of a man abusing his wife, so from that point on I skimmed through it to see if things got better. They did not. The ending didn't have closure. The woman was not free from her husband, she was just on the run from him. I will not be reading the sequel, because the first three chapters give the sense that the whole book will be spent with this woman trying to keep from being found by her husband. I would not recommend this book to anyone.
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61 of 68 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed December 1, 2012
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I decided to read this book after reading several good reviews, but I've read a lot of great books lately, so this one suffered horribly by comparison. It reminded me of a 4th grader's writing style (ie. 'He went to get the remote control and turned on the TV.' 'I was sad and started to cry.''I loved him so much and he was being mean to me.') Those aren't direct quotes from the book, but they're close from what I can remember. Honestly, it's difficult for me to even recreate the type of juvenile writing style Ms. Kersey uses. The plot of the story was a huge let-down as well. She introduces characters or ideas and then drops them. She might expound more in the sequel, but I knew I couldn't force myself to read that too. I only finished reading this one because I don't like to leave a started book unfinished. This one is really better left alone.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Could have been so much better February 10, 2013
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There really was zero suspense in this story. The idea might have been a good one, but the writing fails to live up to its potential. The main character should be one that you can get attached to, but that never even came close to happening for me... I, too, wonder if I read the same book as some of the other reviewers.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars dont bother November 12, 2012
By josie
Format:Kindle Edition
boring, boring, boring what more can i say. Even though it was free i honestly felt it was a waste of time very amatuerish. Would'nt recomend at all
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Why was this book written? March 1, 2013
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I don't believe I have ever read a book as awful as this one! This book is proof that too often we get what we pay for. Yes, the plot of an abusive husband involved in illicit activity has been overdone, BUT the right author can transform a simple, reused plot into an enjoyable read. Not Christine Kersey! I think it is a literary crime that this writer is allowed to publish her work and subject other people to it! And why oh why was this author's work likened to that of the incomparable Mary Higgins Clark!!!!!

Here are some of the problems with the book.

The main character, Lilly, starts out being a determined young lady bent on maintaining her independence and achieving a good education. Then she meets Trevor, a character who at the onset is little more then a dull stereotype. She literally bumps into him and falls in love with him (very realistic?). A week later he is crazy about her too and within the span of a few weeks he pressures her to get married and she DOES IT! Only in Walt Disney movies do two characters race so quickly to the alter. She knows very little about this man and the little she does know is highly suspicious. Then we are expected to feel sorry for her when her marriage inevitably goes bad.

It takes 300 pages for the author to write what could have been condensed to 100 pages especially since the novel has no ending, which works because it has no character development. Other characters include Nicole and Michelle. All we know about these young ladies are their names. Then there is Alyssa, the prophetic and relentlessly judgmental best friend of Lilly (a friendship that is never developed). Alyssa is determined to dislike Trevor even though initially she has no reason to. She is also a saint who drops everything to help the main character.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars I did not like this book at all
I did not like this book at all, but I made myself finish it. Then when I realized that it is the first in a series so I really had not finished anything, I wished I had read more... Read more
Published 3 days ago by grammyB
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good book!!
Published 7 days ago by Melanie Lamanna
3.0 out of 5 stars Wanted some kind of happy emotion whwn reading this
Hard to read. Wanted some kind of happy emotion whwn reading this. Not sure if I can read the rest of the series.
Published 7 days ago by Stephanie Shelley
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Good writing, but not a topic I like reading about. A little too intense for me.
Published 7 days ago by Stephanie Perry
2.0 out of 5 stars Good for a young reader
The store line was kind of juvenile and predictive. And the romance was innocent and sweet but not hot and the book definitely doesn't suck you in. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Catherine Kelly
2.0 out of 5 stars Poorly written
This story was interesting but so poorly write. That I barely made it through the book. It was predictable and redundant!
Published 1 month ago by Barb Wittwer
1.0 out of 5 stars Clean romance but slow, slow build
I didn't really enjoy the writing style, a little too much "I did this, then I did that, then we went here and did this... Read more
Published 1 month ago by JDS
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!
This one is super intense and I couldn't put it down. Its an adrenaline rush to read and I found myself rooting for Lily whole heartedly as she gets into quite a difficult... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great book
Published 1 month ago by Pat Rager
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Christine has always loved to read, but enjoys writing suspenseful novels as well. She has her own eReader and is not embarrassed to admit that she is a book hoarder. One of Christine's favorite activities is to go camping with her family and read, read, read while enjoying the beauty of nature.

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Here is a list of Christine's books, grouped by series, with the books in each series listed in order:

He Loves Me Not
Don't Look Back
Love At Last

After (a parallel story)
The Other Morgan (a parallel story)

Over You
Second Chances

No Way Out

Lily's Story: The Complete Trilogy
Parallel Trilogy: The Complete Story
Suspense Bundle (No Way Out and Suspicions)

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