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Almost [Kindle Edition]

Anne Eliot
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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.

About the Author

Anne Eliot lives, reads and writes in Southern Colorado. Please visit her Amazon Author page or her website

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 560 KB
  • Print Length: 366 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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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #28,087 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

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, tweeting @yaromance or goofing off on Facebook at Please visit her website at 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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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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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover 4 Oct 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
'Almost. Almost.
How I hate that word and the way it defines me.
Almost raped. Almost over it. Almost normal.
I can almost forget. Way worse, I can almost remember.'

'If you judge a book by it's cover, you might miss out on an amazing story.'

This is soooooo true, in this case...
The cover of this book did absolutely nothing for me, but a few people had mentioned that I should really give this book a chance, so I did.

And it was soooo good! A fabulous, heart warming, page-turning YA romance. I read it in one sitting and couldn't put it down.

Jess Jordan was almost raped. Three years ago. And she's not okay. She has night terrors, she's suffering from PTSD, she doesn't socialise and she's completely forgotten how to be normal.

'Lucky. Lucky. Lucky girl.
Nothing happened.
Nothing happened.'

But her parents won't entertain the idea of her going off to college, until she can prove that she's normal. That she's making `progress'. So, her little sister writes her a list. `How To Be Normal'
On the list; Get a boyfriend.
Enter Gray Porter.

'Person slaughtered: Me.
Method used: Dimple.
The guy has a dimple. Of course he does. To match the Hollywood chin divot. To make the lump on my forehead pound even harder.
Pointes for Gray Porter: 3,000,000-bajallion, trillion to the millionth power.'

When Jess and Gray both apply for the same internship, rather than go head to head for the one spot they both desperately need to secure their future at college, they come with a plan to benefit them both. And Gray becomes Jess's one way ticket to `normal' for the duration of the summer. Her pretend boyfriend.

'I'm living in fiction.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good read 30 Dec 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
As a lover of romantic fiction I was looking for something different and came across this by chance what a pleasant surprise. Im in my 40s and was able to relate to some of the issues in this book took me back to my teenage years . Essentially it's a love story between a boy who's been in love with a girl for sometime but he has a holds the secret which if revealed could lead to them never being together. Go on give it a go ..... to older readers i'd say don't let the teenage theme put you off you are?
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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 Great romance story 22 Aug 2012
By An avid reader. TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
What I loved most about this book was the wit sprinkled throughout, it had me grinning from ear to ear and laughing out loud at some comments. What I also loved was though that even with the wit, the underlying issues were told with care and attention and with feeling. It really is a well written romance that will appeal to both young adults and adults.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Feels like there are bits missing
This book is OK. There seems to be bits missing, at one point they head off on a hike and suddenly it's another day. No mention of how they go on etc. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly written!
I loved the chapters coming from both Jess and Gray 's perspectives, really gave the book more depth! The story was so well written, it was totally believable!
Published 6 months ago by Megan
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Well written and thoughtful book, I feel as though I have befriended the main characters. Very relevant to issues surrounding recent events, in particular the authors notes at the... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Saffron Townsend
4.0 out of 5 stars witty, easy read but surprisingly good
i wasn't sure at first when I bought this book what it would be like, but when I got a few chapters in I found I really enjoyed it. Read more
Published 7 months ago by avid reader
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read
An enjoyable read as well as a thought provoking topic. The epilogue could have skipped ahead a few years for me, it was a bit pointless, otherwise it would have received 5 stars.
Published 8 months ago by JMel
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost read it in one go.....
I really had trouble putting this down. It's a gripping heart-warming story very well written.
I highly recommend you fall into this story.
Published 10 months ago by MissG
5.0 out of 5 stars Boys in books ARE better!
I ALMOST didn't read this book this year. ALMOST.... It's been on my kindle for a while, and very nearly slipped under my radar, until it was recommended to me recently. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Jo Blogs
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing loved it!!!!
This book left me wanting more I didn't want it to end.. I laughed and cried real page turner I wanted to find out what happened next.. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Charlotte James
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!
Wow what a book!

Almost is about a girl called Jess who almost gets raped and how she tries to move on with her life three years later by asking a guy to be her paid... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Kirsty
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 Solid Stars
Very much an older teen novel - good read but deals with slightly less mature themes than i would like.

Easy reading though
Published 19 months ago by AllThingsBooks
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