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Pulled Beneath (The Bar Harbor Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Marni Mann
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

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Book Description

What happens when you uncover years of secrets and find out everything you thought to be true was a lie?

Drew Stevens finds her world turned upside down when her parents are brutally murdered. Soon after, she learns she inherited a property in Bar Harbor, Maine, from recently deceased grandparents that she believed had died when she was a baby.

Drew travels north to settle her grandparents’ estate, but finds more questions than answers as the truth starts unraveling. What she didn’t expect to find was Saint, whose reputation was as tumultuous as his past. But the very thing that brought them together was the same thing that kept them emotionally caged.

With Saint’s scars so deep and Drew’s so fresh, can the pair heal from their painful wounds or will they be pulled beneath the darkness of their pasts?

Editorial Reviews


"This is an amazing book, one that you will remember you have read, the character connection, the emotions, the angst will have you sobbing, angry and laughing but most of all, you will feel and I love a book that makes me feel." - Donna, The Romance Cover 

"At its core, Pulled Beneath is a story about two young people finding the strength to restart their lives after surviving crushing losses. This was a real page turner and I recommend it without reservation." - Lisa, Amber's Reading Room 

"She weaves this complex web of mystery with her usual multi-sensory approach. There is such a delicious tension that runs through the entire story and I loved that she had me teetering on the edge." - Autumn, Agents of Romance

About the Author

Marni Mann is the best-selling author of Seductive Shadows, Seductive Secrecy, Pulled Beneath, Pulled Within, Memoirs Aren't Fairytales, and Scars from a Memoir. She lives in Florida with her husband and their two dogs. Visit her at

Product Details

  • File Size: 497 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1620152193
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Booktrope (March 18, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,336 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AN EXCELLENT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE March 30, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Series: Bar Harbor #1
Category /Genre: Contemporary Romance
Received from: Marni Mann (in exchange for an honest review)
Recommended for: 18+ due to sexual content and violence
Grammar/editing: ungraded – book received as an unedited copy / errors excused

This is the first book in a new series, but can stand-alone.

After her parents are murdered, the life she knows proves to be an intricately-woven web of lies. As the web begins to unravel, Drew finds more questions than answers. She travels from Florida to Maine to settle the estate of the grandparents she thought had already died when she was a baby. Once in Maine, dealing with her survivor’s guilt and the confusion that comes from the identities of her family, she is also struggling with new friends, renovations, and real estate. Saint is just as deeply scarred by his family and afraid to lose again. Can they heal together?

I loved how real the characters are in this story. Nobody was all evil or all good. They were all people with good and bad habits and histories. Ms. Mann approached several sensitive subjects with grace and empathy, including teenage pregnancy and substance abuse. Drew has the support of friends in Florida and the many people she meets in Bar Harbor, Maine. She also had the love and support of her four-footed friend, Bella. The relationship between her and her dog was so lovingly written that I just know Ms. Mann must have a special fur-baby in her home.

This was the first book I have read from this author, but I am already in love with her style and the content she presents. I look forward to reading more from this series and this author.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I wanted more from Drew. March 18, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
The mystery in this book was my favorite part. I was constantly kept on the edge of my seat as I continued reading, and I anxiously awaited each new clue and revelation. Marni has a very talented approach to writing, and I enjoyed the way she told the story. The plot was great at drawing you into the story.

My downfall with this story was the characters. I never felt connected to Drew. The mystery of her family was very interesting to read about and discover, but I got frustrated with Drew as the story went on. She put me in the mind of Bella from Twilight for a lot of the story. I wished that she had pursued her past more relentlessly than she did. Saint was too much of a cliche for me to get behind. I'm not a fan of the bad boy with angst. It wasn't the way he was written; it was just a personal preference of mine.

This story is a very good fit for the New Adult genre. Marni has a great book with this one. Regardless of my frustration with the characters, I know that this book will be a big hit in NA fiction. It blends all of the elements of the genre perfectly in a compelling journey into the secrets of the past and the temptations of the present. The ending was very fitting, and I was happy for Drew at the end of the story.

I'd recommend Pulled Beneath to fans of NA without pause. It's an enjoyable read with the usual offerings of angst, mystery, and romance.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars True Life Questions Answered with Real Beauty March 12, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
4.5 Omission, Reveal, Breakthrough Stars * * * * ˝

Every day we make decisions... will I go to the store, will I go and hang with my friends or will I tell the truth about an event....

Some choices are very easy.... If you're hungry... you have to eat... so shopping for food is a no brainer... but telling the truth about certain things can cause hours and hours of concern, stress and lead you right back to the same question.... Do I tell the truth about this event...?

And that question can lead to a lie which will change the course of your life, the lives of those around you and those who haven't even been born yet. Because when you make the decision to withhold you are lying by omission.... It may not be as blatant or in your face... but the power and feel is just as strong when discovered.

Pulled Beneath by Marni Mann uses this as the basis of her book and it is as compelling as any I have read. We have a young woman, Drew, in Sarasota, Florida on the verge of finding a strong hold in her photographic career. Her vision and sense of light has been with her since childhood..... she sees the moments, the streams of the sunlight as if filters through everyday objects and captures their beauty... how they can caress the leaves or blades of grass. It is an ability which is like breathing to her.

She has recently broken up with a man who lied to her every day for years.... He lied with his smiles .... He lied with his excuses of "forgetting things" and he lied when he shared his body with others. As a means of escaping her pain from this... she seeks comfort in the connection with an old boyfriend, now hook up. There is no real feelings... just the coming together of bodies and it is the release and hiding place for now.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Emotional and wonderful. March 10, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
The book was a gift from the author and Paranormal Romance & Authors That Rock for an honest review.

This book is about a girl Drew Stevens. She has just lost her mom and dad. They were killed while someone was trying to rob their home. A couple months later she finds out her grandmother left her a house in Maine. That is were things start to get worse for her. She always grew up thinking her mom’s parents were dead. She takes a trip to Maine to get the affairs there in order and sell the house. When she gets there she meets a strange and handsome neighbor. She decides to update the house so it will sell better. The contracts son and she become good friends along with a girl who works and the restaurant in town. Both warn her about the handsome stranger. But Drew can’t help it. Every time she is talking to him or near him all her painful thoughts go away. It’s like when she swims. She can just forget about all her problems and just be. This handsome stranger goes by the nickname Saint. He has his own demons he deals with. Maybe together they can both get through their past and come out better on the other side together. This story was so emotional. Drew feels so guilty about her parents’ death. Then she learns just about everything she was told as a child about her family is a lie. She doesn’t feel like she belongs in Maine but she isn’t sure she should go back to Florida either. I really liked this book. The characters were engaging and I really felt for them as well as what they were going through. The book was very well written. I am excited to read the next book in the series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
I would love to read this book from Saints POV. I know the story was primarily about the heroine struggle with her parents death and the subsequent lies but I felt left hanging... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Joey Aranguren
3.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 stars!
This is a bit of a conundrum for me as I was really loving the story until about 75% of the way through when the author needed to involve Saint more with Drew's story and her needs... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Adelin
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly surprised!
I'll be honest - I don't usually read NA as I prefer my heroines either a bit older or young enough to be YA. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Meredith G. Schorr
5.0 out of 5 stars ~ARC FOR HONEST REVIEW~ Good read! Marni Mann know just how to give...

Good read! Marni Mann know just how to give it to the readers! Mysterious on the edge of your seat... it will keep you till the end. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Peggy Salkill (UNDERCOVER BOOK REVIEWS)
5.0 out of 5 stars Emotional Honest & A Fabulous Read
Well let me say this I absolutely loved Pulled Beneath, So much infact I cried at a very touching moment near the end of the book. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Chicks That Read
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and entertaining!
The book Pulled Beneath was very good. No matter how much time I have to read I look forward to the interesting characters and thoughtful story lines that Marnie Mann writes.
Published 2 months ago by Susan Hentrich
4.0 out of 5 stars A really good read
I enjoyed this book because it was a smooth and quick read for me even with all the twists and new directions the author took us on in the life of Drew. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Crystal's Many Reviewers
5.0 out of 5 stars Pulled Beneath is a great read.
I have been reading quite a bit lately as I recently retired. This one I couldn't put down, read it in a day and a half. I loved the characters and the setting.
Published 3 months ago by csj302
5.0 out of 5 stars So Beautiful
Marin Mann, I have read every book you have written. You write with love and passion and a sweetness I adore. I am so excited to have pre-ordered Pulled Within. Read more
Published 3 months ago by ROBIN MILLER
4.0 out of 5 stars pulled beneath by desperation, building hope through love and...
Thank you for the opportunity to read this book in exchange of an honest review.

"Pulled beneath" is the story of a young woman, Drew, facing a terrible moment... Read more
Published 3 months ago by liliana diaconescu
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More About the Author

Best-selling Author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books. When she's not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she's scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and devouring fabulous books.

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