Librarian s note This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B00FFS2U1E.Everyone has secrets secrets meant to be kept hidden away where nobody can discover the truth Adrian O Donnell aka Dre Donley is no exception Dre spins tales and half truths like it s his job, keeping the reality of his past buried deep within each lie he fabricates On the other hand, KathrynLibrarian s note This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B00FFS2U1E.Everyone has secrets secrets meant to be kept hidden away where nobody can discover the truth Adrian O Donnell aka Dre Donley is no exception Dre spins tales and half truths like it s his job, keeping the reality of his past buried deep within each lie he fabricates On the other hand, Kathryn Howell is the exception to the rule She s a straight shooter, a tell it like it is, no filter kind of girl Kathryn s honesty and straightforwardness is the ultimate turn on for a guy like Dre He s never met someone so sincere, so full of truth and innocence Their chemistry is unavoidable, their connection, magnetic When Dre sets out to make Kathryn fall for him, he doesn t realize the grave mistake he s making Kathryn s strength and convictions do not falter, even for an irresistible man like Dre When his past resurfaces, and the lies come tumbling forth, Kathryn must decide if his deceit and betrayal can be forgiven or if the damage is irreparable Will the truth ultimately destroy the relationship that neither one of them could deny or even attempt to resist This novel is for mature readers only, due to language and sexual content.
Can t Go Home Librarian s note This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B FFS U E Everyone has secrets secrets meant to be kept hidden away where nobody can discover the truth Adrian O Donnell aka Dre Donley is
4.5 Won DRE ful Stars This book had my two favorite things.It made meand it was HOTCan t Go Home is the story of Dre and Kathryn Kathyrn and Dre are both in their mid twenties, post college Kathryn works for a literary agency and Dre does the odd job around town Dre is super mysterious and keeps his past hidden.Kathryn is a no nonsense, tell it like it is chick that doesn t play games thank gawd Dre overhears Kathryn on a phone conversation and has to meet her He keeps popping up everythere Dre [...]
This is one of those cutesy books that at the end of it you go Dre was a little creepy in the beginning with his stalking of Kathryn to learn about her But then I found out his reasoning later on so it wasn t so bad Kathryn does what any typical girl does and tries to locate information about Dre on the internet But she comes up with Then she finds out why he was so mysterious but loves him anywayd meets his parentsand eventually we get our HEA
I have to admit that I ve been in a bit of a book slump Reading the same stories over and over And, let s face itwriting the same ones over and over Then I got my hands on Can t Go Home I loved the character development, the bantering between the characters and the laugh out loud moments But what I really loved most was the book made me ask myself, If this was the secret of the man I was falling in love with, would my feelings for him change See, even though this book has a feel good, funny, STE [...]
4.5 laugh out loud starsWhen Dre spots Kathryn getting out of her car he didn t see anything too special But when he notices her actions, it catches his attention Now the stranger that barely caught his eye has become an obsession over the last month He has to meet her The problem is when I actually meet Kathryn and talk to her all I m going to do is lie like crazy to her Dre is hiding secrets of his past and to protect those secrets he has mastered the art of deflection and lies Kathryn is pure [...]
Jointly Reviewed on totallybookedblog 2013 11 Jenny Gitte 4.5 WonDREful stars Jenny When we were approached to read and review Cant Go Home, the debut novel by Angelisa Stone, the synopsis certainly had us intrigued so we delved straight in Within the first few pages, we were hooked and dying to find out about the elusive and mysterious Dre Donley weren t we Gitte Just what was this luscious and very uber hottie hiding What was his story I had no idea what to expect and loved turning every page [...]
4.5 StarsShe rocks back against me I m soaring, growing, grinding, and yearning This is everything She is everything I can feel my need for deep within my body, my soul This is right It s perfect.I m smiling like a loon I would ve finished this book earlier, but I wanted to savor the opportunity to finish it on my day off so I can just feel euphoric for a little while longer This book had tons of things I love in my romance stories A gorgeous, possessive Hero, lots of banter, which of course lea [...]
I really liked this read, a perfectly normal story Good storyline, I have to say I experience every emotional reading this one Author did a good job on the character development for everyone in this book.
4.5 WonDREful stars Jenny When we were approached to read and review Cant Go Home, the debut novel by Angelisa Stone, the synopsis certainly had us intrigued so we delved straight in Within the first few pages, we were hooked and dying to find out about the elusive and mysterious Dre Donley weren t we Gitte Just what was this luscious and very uber hottie hiding What was his story I had no idea what to expect and loved turning every page to find out When you experience a few seconds of bliss, a [...]
Wow my first DNF am I reading something different from all of y all people This really sounded like a wonderful book suspenseful moments surrounding hero heroine, LOL scenes, but honestly The first 100 pages smacked me with enough WTF moments and I finally gave up The very first page confused me To other readers Dre might sound super sexy and mysterious after latching onto Kathryn they haven t even met yet but to me that s just obsessive stalking And for some unknown reason, he s been womanless [...]
After reading the synopsis, I decided to take a chance on this New to Me author and I m so glad I did The first thing that took me by surprise was how much humor Angelisa Stone wove into this story The banter between Dre and Kathryn is some of the best I have read and it s not an easy task to make the hero as funny as the heroine She was also able to create these characters multi dimensional Dre was confident without being arrogant and his secrets were far from predictable, Kathryn had some vuln [...]
I had the honor to read Can t Go Home as a beta reader Angelisa Stone has the ability to write a heartfelt story with characters I grew to love from the first chapter and add a little kink to spice the story up Cocky, self assured Dre has you guessing and questions him from the beginning and snarky Kathryn knows just how to put him in his place I finished this book in a little over a day and could not put it down It s a must read.
Right off let me say that I fell completely in love with this book It is officially on my favorites list It was such a witty and funny book Definitely a classic.You are going to LOVE and I mean love Dre The guy is just wonderful He is a gorgeous man Not to mention one of the kindest people ever He is very helpful to everyone around him He helps everyone in town and doesn t ask them to pay him or anything His heart is absolutely huge and you just want to hug him His bluntness and truthfulness wil [...]
I am so happy that Angelisa Stone contacted Nicely Phrased to read her debut book, Can t Go Home.Happy because it was freaking awesome You know how when you start reading a story, there s that one line or couple of lines or maybe a paragraph, that makes you want to continue That moment when you know that the story is going to be good or even better that you know it s going to be well written Well this is the what hooked me and it happened right at the beginning Normally, a girl like her wouldn t [...]
I received an ARC of this story via Fiona s Book Reviews in return for my honest opinion When I saw the synopsis for this I was half expecting yet another young woman meets hot but damaged man with a hidden past and they fall in love type story, but from the beginning the fresh and original writing style really set this one apart from the hundreds of other NA stories that recycle this sort of storyline to death.Ade spots Kathryn out in the street one day He likes the way she looks doh but what r [...]
5 stars I love it Dre Donley the handyman of the Charleston, South Carolina he fixes a little bit of this and a little bit of that And when I say handyman I m talking about H O T kind of guy who fixes things or as Kathryn describe him he s God like, perfect, sculpted Then there s Kathryn Howell a literary agent with such honesty that amazes people around her Like she s good but try to step and crush her she will fight you back with all her might Kathryn s the kind of girl who ll slave her own dr [...]
4.5 Stars You can go anywhere as long as you have happiness and love Thank to you Angelisa for providing an ARC of Can t go home Let me start off by saying that I was a bit hesitant about starting this book I ve been having trouble with many of the contemporary books lately and was on the fence about this one But I saw the cover and I just had to trust that I wouldn t be let down Great news I wasn t This was a wonderful book to read And I didn t know this was a debut novel so mad props to Ms Sto [...]
I ve been an avid reader since second grade when I discovered Peggy Parrish s mystery books Over the years, especially into my adulthood, my reading choices and even genres have varied However, there are some things that have never changed A book must have certain aspects in it that make me love it and for me to consider it a great book This is my CURRENT criteria again it may change in the future love story that may or may not end happily, thought provoking circumstances, moments of laughter an [...]
I liked the first part a lot The second part was boring and predictable The secret was not an OMG moment for me Both characters were likable I would like a bit drama in part two Maybe it would have made it less boring The heroine s BFF, Sydney, was a porn star Not sure why she had to be doing that for a living.
Classic story, great twist Looking forward to the full review with my tour date 10 4 FULL REVIEW I can t help the smile that is betraying me and splaying itself ridiculously across my face She s right she doesn t hold anything back God, I don t want to hurt her But I have no idea how I can possible walk away like I should I should finish this date, take her home, and forget I ever met her Utterly impossible I could never forget the honesty of her words, the sincerity of her voice, the beauty of [...]
Full blog post goo Rvq1OS ARC GIVEN FOR HONEST REVIEW That s right bitches 5 count them 5 fucking GOLD STARS for this book If you follow our blog you realize we don t give out 5 stars very often To get a 5 star around us the book must literally be the biggest thing since well sliced bread Holy shit this book had it all I was not originally the one who supposed to review the book but my girl got sick and I took it on at about 3am this morning That s right 3am Nothing like doing it last moment rig [...]
Reviewed at Lives and Breathes Book BlogDre Donely, the hot, mysterious handyman of Charleston is captivated with Kathryn Howell, literary agent, and I am infatuated with their story While it s a similar story style as many others good girl meets hot boy with secrets and a little insta love it was the spunky heroine, my curiosity to learn Dre s secrets, and the bouts of wisdom sprinkled throughout the story that had me hooked That s what s wrong with the damn world today Nobody wants to take a s [...]
Ok people I loved this book Like HARD This book is a great example of why you should take chances on unknown authors and books you have never heard of I was gifted this book by another author I had never heard of it or the author I planned on reading it but with so many books on my to be read list I put it to the side for the moment About 2 weeks later I thought of the book and decided to check it out I am SO GLAD I did One thing I love about this book is the chapters alternating between the 2 m [...]
Kathryn is a strong young woman making her way in life She has always been attracted to the intellectual or nerdy type and is honest almost to a fault As she says, she has no filter if she thinks it she says it She dated the same man throughout college assuming they would marry, but he had other plans Dre is a drifter of sorts, trying to find the real him He has sworn off women for the last year in order to keep his head clear, that is until the day he sees Kathryn Howel Kathryn is not his usual [...]
Please note that I did format this book for the author and this review in no way reflects my formatting business or services Angelisa is a dear friend and this review is strictly personal for me as a reader First of all, this story was near and dear to me being that it s set in Charleston, South Carolina, one of my favorite places in the world The setting was described in vivid and accurate detail and I could picture being on the streets of the Holy City right along with the characters This was [...]
I received and ARC copy for an honest review.5 stars Just like on the cover Angelisa Stone takes you on a wonderful ride A tale that spins your emotions around and around Well done I could not put this book down The I read the I wanted Kathryn and Dre are the perfect main characters Both are strong, spirited, and independent I love Kathryn s strength and spunk She tells it like it is and doesn t back down.Dre is the perfect blend of confidence, cockiness and care He also has an amazing alpha m [...]
Home is where the heart is, and Dre is at home with Pebbles I really enjoyed this story It was charming, funny, intriguing and just downright good I was drawn in immediately as I wanted to know all about Dre, what he was willing to share and what he wasn t and something told me that Kathryn was the one to get to the heart of all that was Dre, and of course I was right I just loved Kathryn her wit and quick thinking humor, her confidence, her loyalty and charm made her loveable The mystery surrou [...]
I won this book, I d never heard of the author or this story and I love that these little gems are out there like diamonds in the rough, it was such a lucky find for me I ve given 5 stars not because it s akin with the works of Shakespeare, it s because it was like a total breath of fresh air in a book world of same old, same old Kathryn is so switched on and self aware and she s funny, quirky and completely true to herself Yes Dre is gorgeous but he is SO much and the unveiling of his big secr [...]
This is a really hard book for me to rate I loved the first half with the relationship between laid back, cool, hunky Dre and feisty, tell it like it is but a little self esteem challenged Kathryn We knew Dre was holding back some huge secret but he was so lovable we didn t care.The middle of the book lost its way With the big secret being revealed and parts of it not really making any sense, Dre became this kind of weird dude, not the sweet, sexy, hunk we ve come to know.But Dre redeemed himsel [...]
This book was fun, this book was a great story, and this book was hot, Hot, HOT Well drawn believable characters, with strengths and flaws, in a story line different than I have seen, and yet utterly believable You find yourself really caring for these people On top of it all was some of the most erotic, hottest sex I have ever read I m talking about flushed face, sweating, heavy breathing, throw my Kindle onto the bedside table and leap upon my wife with no warning hot She likes when I read boo [...]
It was a refreshing and enjoyable change to read this, as I was unable to predict the plot We ve all come to realize that you don t get to choose your family, but they re a part of you, your past, your present and your future you just have to learn to accept them for who they are and love them the best that you can