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Poet (Avenues Ink Series Book 3) Kindle Edition
|Length: 317 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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- Book 3 of 3 in Avenues Ink Series
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Author, Kennedy Ryan
"This is contemporary romance at it's finest!! It's AM Johnson's best work..."
Blogger, Amanda Young
"Johnson's weaving of poetry and prose ultimately creates a work of beauty in Poet."
Blogger, Maggie Jane Schuler "It's a love story that it's gonna hurt, but at the end, every tear, every heart-stopping moment, it's going to be worth it. Worth to see them live happily ever after."
Blogger, The Bookish Media Lite "It's a wonderful story of discovery, passion, and redemption that stays with you."
Author, Stephanie Rose
"This book is so beautiful and haunting and just made me feeeel so much. AM Johnson is a real artist."
Author, Dylan Allen
"Every time I begin a new book by A.M. Johnson I think 'there's no way she will top her previous book'. And then she does."
Goodreads Reviewer, Alissa
"Raw ... sexy ... gritty ... honest ... it was all of these things and so much more. "
Author, J.A. Derouen
"Kieran wasn't like any other Hero I've read before. He was pure and so innocent with a heart made of gold. He was everything good and I basked in his light. "
Goodreads Reviewer, Ness Reads
"Both characters were not perfect, and both had a great character arc to them that drove the story forward. I loved it!"
Author, Kathryn Nolan
- File size : 1101 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 317 pages
- Publication date : October 13, 2017
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B076FXBBZZ
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #595,241 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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On the surface, the contrast between Kieran and Mel appears to be as vast as black and white and good and evil. Somehow though, Mel and her shades of gray bring color and poetry back into Kieran’s sterile existence, and Kieran’s purity and goodness help Mel see the goodness that still exists in her when all she can see is the sins of her past. Rather than contrasting, they complement each other perfectly, as yin and yang or two halves of a whole. Their passion is a burning flame, but their struggles are real and their journey to forever is intense and arduous. Kieran and Mel will easily work their way into your heart and their words will stain your soul. You’ll feel the wide array of their emotions and by turns be frustrated with them, heartbroken for them, and rejoicing for them. One thing is certain, this book will leave its mark. If you haven’t read Kingdom and Possession, absolutely grab them too! The whole series is amazing, and Poet is the perfect finale!
“You can’t be afraid of who you were. You must wear every badge, every scar, because without them, you wouldn’t be my Mel, you wouldn’t be my daughter."
Mel is hiding so many secrets from Kieran, believing that if she were honest with him about her past Kieran wouldn't want her, rather he would see the dirt tarnishing her soul and reject her out of hand because he wouldn't want to be trapped under her filth. So Melissa keeps burying the secrets in her life, shutting off or going cold when Kieran asks questions, not understanding that he just wants to know what makes her tick.
“This place, for me, is like church…” I whispered as if I was in the middle of a cathedral. “Because you stand before gods like Whitman, Poe, Keats, Cummings, Hardy… Frost, and every word they’ve written, they will never change, they’re timeless.”
Kieran wants to ignore how strong his feelings for Melissa are, but when he meets her at his favourite bookstore 'Across The Pages' Kieran realizes he's never going to want to let her go. He wants to pour everything he's feeling in to Melissa, through his words, and the rough innocence of his kisses. But just when they are getting comfortable, when he's set to meet her folks, Kieran finds out all of Melissa's secrets in one fell swoop, and he can't see how to forgive her. He told her at the beginning that a lie of omission was still a lie, and she ignored him.
“He held her happiness safe in his hands, but what would happen to her smile if his fingers began to shake.” A.M. Johnson
When his family, including his sisters in law, try to tell him he's making a mistake that he might never walk back from by allowing his own weakness to show in the heat of the moment, Kieran realizes he dropped Melissa his own damn self when she needed him most.
A beautiful story filled with the love of 2 families trying convince their beloved girl that she's never needed to do more to be worthy of their love, she is worthy simply by existing. Author A.M. Johnson's words, combined with those of other poets builds Kieran and Melissa's story into the beautiful double rainbow necessary to give everyone joy and peace on the last page. I'm very hopeful we will see the rest of the 2nd generation O'Connell's when Author A.M. Johnson's genius strikes again.
~ 4.5 Stars ~
"She is the light, and I'm the shadow that chases her dawn."
I can't tell you enough how much I enjoyed Poet. Both Melissa and Kieran are struggling with their own issues. Although on the outside, they may seem very different but deep down they are similar and equally important.
Melissa has had a rough past and she is has done everything she can to survive the additions of her past that continue to haunt her. Her story is completely relatable and I really enjoyed that we were given her point of view and the struggles of how she feels now while in sobriety. Her imagined self-worth and at many times her self-loathing can be a heard thing to overcome just by itself but adding that on top of the continued battle of fight addiction, it can be overwhelming. So I really liked how strong she was.
From the moment they met, we knew they were destined to be together. Something was calling the two of them together and the force is intense. But just like all relationships, things happen and wedges can form. It's what you do with it when that happens that makes you who you are. And if I wasn't already falling in love with Kieran, he sealed it with these words.
"Red is the color of my heart, and when I gave it to you...I wanted you to keep it."
Whew. Freaking heart warming, swoon worthy and let's be real....panty dropping. I really enjoyed Poet and I really hope everyone picks this up and gives it a chance. You'll fall in love. Trust me. I was completely invested in their story. I'm sure you will be, too.
Top reviews from other countries
I loved everything about this story, the fragile yet hopeful Melissa and Kieran, this unique story line, the beautiful words of A.M. Johnson and how she mixed it with her poetry was simply amazing. It made this story more real, more pure, more adventurous, more romantic, more forgiving and yes in some ways more sad. She tells a story of two lost souls trying to find their way to each other, for each other and with each other. Despite their unique and different pasts they are determined to find love in each other but will it be enough to erase pasts filled with heartache, lies, deception and uncertainty.
This is one of those stories that will grab your attention from page one and want you yearning for more. The pages are filled with so many emotions from happiness, sadness, to shock, to understanding, to anger, to compassion but with so much love that will keep you saying just one page until you reach the epic epilogue.
A.M. Johnson should be commended for handling such difficult yet important topics for all of us to become aware of. Her writing in all her Avenue Ink Series is pure magic translating beautiful words into real life stories that everyone should read. Her writing just keeps on getting better and better and always leaves you wanting more. I highly recommend this book and all her books in this series as the O'Connell brothers will cast a spell on you leaving you to fight for love always.
Kieran and Melissa's love is impassioned and obsessive. Their story and the love and forgiveness needed to help them deal with their beliefs, pasts and particularly Melissa's former life of self loathing and addiction is truly remarkable.
This series, these stories and the arousing McConnell brothers I'm sure will stay with me for a long time to come.
Definitely a recommended read!
Thank you for a great story. I loved it