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Nothing Else Matters [Kindle Edition]

Leslie DuBois
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Revised 1/25/12
When racism tears a school apart, can love put it back together?

As the senior star quarterback of Charleston Preparatory school in South Carolina, Scott Kincaid is poised for a spectacular professional career in sports. Though he and Reyna Lewis have been best friends for six years, between leading Charleston Prep to victory week after week, and seeking the approval of his tyrannical, racist mother, he doesn’t have time to develop anything more with her. But when his once perfect, healthy body is attacked by a debilitating disease, he reevaluates what is important in life. Just when he finally realizes he’s in love with his half black, half Puerto Rican best friend Reyna, a presidential election throws their small private school into racial turmoil. Now it’s up to Scott and Reyna to unify their school and their city. But it just might cost them their newfound relationship.

Product Details

  • File Size: 513 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615593011
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Little Prince Publishing (January 18, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006ZOP28K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #201,444 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars An unnecessary excess of tragedy drama sadness February 1, 2012
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I wanted to like this book - and I gave it only 2 stars - for effort. It is the first of Ms. Dubois' books i have read - not sure if I would entertain another. the writing was ok, the story bordered on interesting if disjointed, the situations not altogether realistic; and then layer upon layer of heartbreaking drama which can only take a negative toll upon the reader; and then the ending Ms. Dubois gave us - UNBELIEVABLE. Come on! Ms. Dubois, do you not have at least one happy bone in your body. I was just so disappointed. The story had potential, but I just felt so weighed under by the mounting trajedy in turning each page
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars beautifully written inspiring January 23, 2012
By samijo
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This book was well written with minor editing errors. Though it may seem predictable it has a few twists that I personally didn't see coming. I sat down and read it all in 3 1/2 hours but it was definitely worth it as it had the inspiring inter racial relationship in the seemingly racist town until someone talks some sense into everyone. It also has some very good plot centered around a deep maternal issue and i was pleasently surprised with the way the author went about detailing it. The characters were well developed and made you root for them, especially scottie's younger brother stu. It is definitely a tear jerked so be prepared for some sniffles, there are a few moments of "that would never really happen" but generally an overall great book that makes you want to believe wholeheartedly in true love.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As Beautiful As Any Masterpiece... December 29, 2011
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This book was so good that I had to recommend it to my mother, who, like me, couldn't put it down until it was left you wanting more, wishing the story would never end.

What was even more refreshing was the fact that it had very little, if any, typographical errors and that is very uncommon in my line of work (copy editor).

The storyline was a very emotionally charged one till the very end...speaking of endings, the story ended so not like how I thought it would, both my mother and I were very shocked to say the least.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartstopping Story January 17, 2012
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This book is a modern interracial romance, with both teens pressured from the outside. He must win football games for his sports-addicted mom; she must represent the black students in a racially charged time. I've always said a good book causes a reaction that stays with you. I finished this book three days ago and I'm still thinking about it. The ending is a shocking twist--I find myself mulling over ways the characters could have changed the outcome, as if it was a news story instead of a novel. Gripping action, empathetic characters, a quick read. Enjoy it!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Overly Dramatic March 25, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase the time I finished this book I was just pissed off. I wasn't left satisfied. There was no big sigh like I usually have at the end of a good book...just frustration. I believe Leslie is talented but she is incapable of writing stories with even a semi happy ending. There's just an unrealistic amount of tragedy and drama that it almost feels like watching a Mexican soap opera. I read romance novels to escape not be depressed. I think I may have to skip Ms. Dubois from no on because frankly she's interrupting my chi.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smile November 20, 2011
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I loved this book. I read it in 1 day. I love a book that makes you feel like you are right there. This is the fourth book I've read by Leslie DuBois and I haven't been let down yet. This book was touching, heartfelt and warming. I don't want to spoil it for anyone else. I read a lot of books and I can say this is a book if someone asks me 2 years from know what's it about and how was it I could tell them like it I read it yesterday. (From the book..."Then I closed my eyes and felt La Cienega smile." by Leslie Dubois) Awww, Tear :-)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT READ!!! January 25, 2012
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing. March 9, 2012
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I never expected the ending to end the way it did. But this book is amazing. I loved reading every minute of it. I couldn't put it down. I loved it, and I would recommend this book for readers.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
This was book is captivating and at the end it just leaves you speechless this is a beautiful and yet tragic love story
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars shallow
This story really borders on unbelievable. The circumstances and characters are not what you would expect to find every day.
Published 5 months ago by Britton's Granny
1.0 out of 5 stars From Good to Bad to Horrible!
It didn't have a HEA (Happy Ever After) ending. Reyna died at the end right before there wedding, I mean come on! not worth it! it builds up to let you down.
Published 9 months ago by halo4mea
3.0 out of 5 stars I usually never leave reviews but I had to voice my opinion on this...
So don't get me wrong this book is well written and in the beginning and the middle I was completely in love with the book BUT when I got to the end I feel like I was cheated. Read more
Published 15 months ago by C. Goode
5.0 out of 5 stars I absolutely loved this book
I hated sam . I have never hated someone so much before but i couldn't stand her . My hate for her went from 100 to a 98.9 at the end of the book . Read more
Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
I just finished reading this and and I found myself mad at Sam throughout this book. It was a good book and I'm little disappointed how it ended.
Published 19 months ago by J. Wilson
3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing Else Matters
This was a slow read. Not much unlike the "romeo and juliet" story but involving perspectives in racism. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Js
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book overall... deserved a happy ending
I wanted a happy ending for Reyna ans Scott but it was the total opposite. This was a well written book. Read more
Published 20 months ago by wam
4.0 out of 5 stars To be with Love
Coffee/Black or Egg/White no matter love can't be contained in a jar. This book pulled at my insides making me cry. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Curry
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
This a good book for everyone to read. It shows that true love never dies regardless of age or race
Published 21 months ago by Hawitha Richardson
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