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Rainer Torrence is everything I could have wanted in my life and more. He became my best friend when I was 13 years old. From then on,we were inseparable. He was my first love and my first heartbreak. But I always thought it was forever. Until his father died and things went bad. Then suddenly he disappeared. Ten years and I didn't see or hear from him. Then came the call I'd been praying for - he was back in town. Only the man I remembered is not him. This man is quiet, deadly, and so incredibly beautiful. He also doesn't remember me. He looks into my eyes and sees nothing. So, I let him believe I'm just a girl who walked into his bar. I let him use me on the cold, dark nights. I let him believe that I am as emotionless about our relationship as he is. I just let the secret go on and on. But all secrets have an end, don't they?

©2015 Bella Jewel (P)2015 Tantor

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  • Parrish Elizabeth Eidell
  • 09-03-2017

Be Prepared

You will be frustrated. You will be annoyed. Your guts will be ripped out. It comes out happy, but very late in the game. I have an emotional hangover.

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  • Davis
  • 08-05-2016

Thank you Bella, loved it

This is an erotic, romance with drama.

Rainer aka "Rai Rai" Everyone in his life has left him, either from death or from life itself, the only steady he has is his best friend Emy. They were best friends growing up, but he not only lost it all due to his father, but if he does realize what he has soon he may end up losing everything he has ever really loved.

Emalie aka "Emy/Mali" was always though of as a geeky, tom boy. She never really dated and she could never live up to the expectations of her sister and mother. But as she becomes best friends with the one boy that makes her life a living hell and worth living she realizes that she wants all her first to be with him and they do. But when Rainer leaves her she is left empty and wondering what happen to the man she fell in love with, until he comes back to town but has no clue who she is.

Bella Jewell has always been a favorite of mine. If you want drama women hear ya go. lol

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  • venicelivin
  • 09-10-2020

So torn on this one

Overall, I enjoyed listening to this story. But it wasn’t without flaws that kept it from being great. For the first few chapters, Emily’s deception was difficult to wrap my head around and made me dislike her. But as the book progressed, I really came around to liking her fiery spirit, ownership of her sexuality, and ability to stand up for herself. But, what kept this from being a 5 star read for me was the fact that Rainer’s conflict / trauma itself seemed so over the top unbelievable and their second chance romance felt so flimsy on his end. So while it was easy to believe the depths of Emily’s love for him, there wasn’t enough emotion on his end to believe that he truly cared for her.

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  • happyjo
  • 06-09-2019

Flawed love

This book was interesting and the characters were quite different from most romantic stories. It was good.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-07-2019

love

Loved. couldn't put down. love how she did the then and now. Fell in love with the characters. I was tearing up and cried several times it melted my heart. Also thought narrator was great. Excited to check out her other series. These are a must read ...I am a true fan now.

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  • Joe
  • 09-02-2019

No male voice

The story is great, but you keep waiting for Roger Wayne's smoldering tone and it happens in chapter 24.... and that's it. Weird choice..

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-11-2018

Boring!!

This sucked and it was all over the damn place and then had the audacity to rush the last chapter and rush the epilogue. Emi & Rainer's love story was a rollercoaster ride of ridiculousness. Oh he loves me but he's in love with another woman... Oh he loves me but puts another women infront of me REPEATEDLY! Oh he loves me But tells another woman "I'm just a bit of fun" the amount of emotional abuse Emi endured was just too much! I disliked this book very much and didnt like the characters half way through I just want it to end!

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  • Dee
  • 08-05-2018

I loved this book

So glad to finally get to hear/read Rainer's story. Loved Emily too, she's perfect for him.

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  • Momma Duds
  • 20-08-2016

Eh

I usually like Bella's books. This one was boring. I didn't feel the spark between the two main characters. He seemed distant. Over explaining at times. Repetitive. He and Pippa's relationship not understandable. Her jealousy of his relationship was so ridiculous. Just wasn't feeling it with this book. The story could've been developed more

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