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Almost [Kindle Edition]

Anne Eliot
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Book Description

At a freshman party she doesn't remember...Jess Jordan was almost raped.
...Almost. Very nearly. Not quite. Three years later, Jess has managed to make everyone believe she's better. Over it. Because she is....Almost. Very nearly. Not quite.

Unfortunately, until Jess proves she's back to normal activities, her parents won't discuss college. So, she lands a summer internship and strikes a deal with hockey jock, Gray Porter: He gets $8,000. She gets a fake boyfriend and a social life.

Jess has no idea Gray signed on for reasons other than money. She also never expects to fall in love. But Gray’s amazingly hot, holds her hand all the time, and makes her forget that he’s simply doing his job. It’s like having a real boyfriend
...Almost. Very nearly. Not quite.

Gray Porter is hiding secrets of his own. About Jess Jordan. About why he’s driven to protect her, why he won't cash her checks, or deny her anything she asks.


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About the Author

Anne Eliot lives, reads and writes in Southern Colorado. Please visit her Amazon Author page or her website http://www.anneeliot.com

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 886 KB
  • Print Length: 367 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Butterfly Books, LLC; 2 edition (3 Feb. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0075CHVDA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #39,786 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Anne Eliot is the author of the, How I Fall (and coming soon, How I Fly) two book series, and bestselling, young adult teen issue romances, Almost and Unmaking Hunter Kennedy. She loves writing about teens who live outside the ordinary and she's devoted to stories about teens who live outside the ordinary but who also get to find sweet first kisses and first loves.

Anne resides in Colorado with a very patient husband, two teens of her own whom she adores (an some teens near and far thanks to hosting many exchange students) who are all growing up too fast. She can also be found dreaming on tumblr at anneeliot.tumblr.com, tweeting @yaromance or goofing off on Facebook at facebook.com/anneEliotAuthor. Please visit her website at www.anneEliot.com for information on latest upcoming releases and additional fun and photos.

Any questions on subsidiary rights, inquiries about foreign translation and/or film rights should be directed to the awesome, Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Almost... A 4 Star Rating! 19 Nov. 2012
By Telss
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
For me, this book is more of a 3.5 star rating than a 4. I did enjoy the book a lot and must say the more I got through the better it got. The reasons I've rated it down is because I don't like how the scenes go on for so long at a time. For example the first scene in the book goes on for roughly 50 pages in the same room and it didn't feel like it was going anywhere. Other reasons are, I was hoping in the end it would say her dreams have gone or something but there was no mention of the dream.

However... I did enjoy this book, it didn't take me very long to read it. It had a good story and good meaning. I love that it was a happy ending. I like how between chapters its changes from Jess to Gray. You get a feel of how they both truly feel about each other.

I would recommend this book although it wouldn't be one of my favourites. I cant see me reading it again. 3.5 out of 5 stars!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 1 Aug. 2012
By DonnaC
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Could not put this book down, very well written and a great story that really tugs the heart strings, this book had me laughing, smiling, shouting and crying and though the underlying story is of an "almost" rape the love story at the forefront is so endearing...well worth the read!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars ahhhhhhh 4 July 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
this book is fab. i loved how it showed guys have feelings and love/like girls. i liked watching their realationship bloosmon. must btw happy 4th july americans!
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5.0 out of 5 stars loved it 19 Jun. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
A really amazing book! I enjoyed every second of reading it. The characters become so real you share each moment of pain, happiness and love with them. Perfect.
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I don't know what to say about this book besides READ IT. It's a perfect romance. Sweeps you away, does just what it's supposed to do--takes you on an escape and makes you dream and disappear into a love story.

You fall for Gray Porter so hard... like heart twists and sweentess and just all around amazing romance. I just love how he loves Jess, as she is, and the twisted past that is between them. We all have boys we've known for a long time, that maybe know stuff about us... or that have had crushes on us (OK I WISH) but I know for a fact that I have a couple of boys that I've had crushes on for way too long. So, fine, I hope it's the same with them. That they sometimes think about us and wonder 'what if' I could only talk to that girl... Well, this is why I'm a sap and I read romance I guess.

Jess's situation is also so sad, and she's so strong but also so very vulnerable at the same time, and you get to see that through Gray's eyes and that's where I just fell in love--but you can relate to Jess, too. How she hides behind her mask, how she's just trying to take herself, broken or not, and move on with her life. I think everyone has some heavy stuff they carry around and hide behind a mask of 'I'm OKAY', and they have to keep on walking and living just like she does. Things that happened in their past happen, but the next day you've got to chose to get out of bed and walk, or not. It's a story that just made me think--made me wonder what if this happened to me. How would I be? How would I be able to move on? Could I? Would I be tough enough to deal?

I also love the way the points of view switch between the two of them so you can see what the other is thinking. Makes me wonder so much what guys really think, if they wonder the same stuff that I wonder...?
Anyhow, it's awesome. Gray Porter is my total book boyfriend choice. I can't wait to read more by Anne Eliot xo
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I don't know what to say about this book besides READ IT. It's a perfect romance. Sweeps you away, does just what it's supposed to do--takes you on an escape and makes you dream and disappear into a love story.

You fall for Gray Porter so hard... like heart twists and sweentess and just all around amazing romance. I just love how he loves Jess, as she is, and the twisted past that is between them. We all have boys we've known for a long time, that maybe know stuff about us... or that have had crushes on us (OK I WISH) but I know for a fact that I have a couple of boys that I've had crushes on for way too long. So, fine, I hope it's the same with them. That they sometimes think about us and wonder 'what if' I could only talk to that girl... Well, this is why I'm a sap and I read romance I guess.

Jess's situation is also so sad, and she's so strong but also so very vulnerable at the same time, and you get to see that through Gray's eyes and that's where I just fell in love--but you can relate to Jess, too. How she hides behind her mask, how she's just trying to take herself, broken or not, and move on with her life. I think everyone has some heavy stuff they carry around and hide behind a mask of 'I'm OKAY', and they have to keep on walking and living just like she does. Things that happened in their past happen, but the next day you've got to chose to get out of bed and walk, or not. It's a story that just made me think--made me wonder what if this happened to me. How would I be? How would I be able to move on? Could I? Would I be tough enough to deal?

I also love the way the points of view switch between the two of them so you can see what the other is thinking. Makes me wonder so much what guys really think, if they wonder the same stuff that I wonder...?
Anyhow, it's awesome. Gray Porter is my total book boyfriend choice. I can't wait to read more by Anne Eliot xo
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book 22 Dec. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Almost by Anne Eliot

Review by Becky Harley

5 Stars

I loved this book.

The storyline is engaging, the characters are captivating and the writing is excellent. I loved Jess and Grey as characters, their personalities really compliment each other. I like the way that their relationship is slow to develop, it makes the book a lot more realistic, especially in regards to the topic. Even though Jess suffers from her trauma she is an excellent, strong female heroine and her character is well portrayed. Gray suffers with guilt throughout the entire book, but his determination to help and his kind and gentle nature really show how much he cares about Jess.

This book excellently portrays the emotional and ongoing struggle after a trauma such as attempted rape. The way it describes PTSD also gives some insight in to how difficult it can be to live with and deal with on a daily basis.

Overall this was a fantastic book which I would recommend to anyone.
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