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The Lonely [Kindle Edition]

Tara Brown
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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  • Length: 292 pages
  • Collection: The Lonely (Book 1)
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Book Description

Rated 19 +

This is not a love story. It is so much more. But like all things in life, you have to get past the worst to get to the best.

This is a dark and captivating novel, tread lightly.

The Lonely

The truth is subjective to what the lonely lets in.

Emalyn Spicer has lived with it for a long time. She thinks it goes back further than her memories do. She knows it goes back further than the OCD.

When she arrives at college, her OCD's and the lonely refuse to let her have her wish to be normal.

When she meets Sebastian and starts to fall for him, she lets herself believe it's possible to outrun the things chasing her from the past. But how to you get away from the things inside of you? How do you run from yourself?

Just as she gives up and succumbs to the lonely, the unthinkable happens. She finds herself once again trapped in the dark, once again held against her will.

This time she meets the lonely head on. In the darkest corners of her mind, she discovers there is more to her world than she ever imagined. She discovers that the lonely was there for her, protecting her from herself and her secrets.

How far would you go to find yourself?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1092 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #30,489 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

I am not going to talk in the third person. It feels weird.
I am a Canadian author of Contemporary, Paranormal Romance, Post Apocalyptic and Fantasy novels. Mostly because I think I have Writers ADD, I like to call it WADD. It might be a real thing.
I write New Adult, my books have sexual content (Heck yes) and Swearing. You have been warned. Now enjoy!

I have a beagle named Buster, a husband who I force to read everything I write and two girls who want so badly to be a character in my books. And not in that order.

I am mid thirties so be prepared for the chick lit novel this year. I am calling it my Ode to my Midlife Crisis.
I have been writing since I was old enough to lie. So for some time.

Welcome to my world. Please enjoy the ride.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deep, dark at times, but a good read 27 Feb. 2013
By Lmm
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book as the description was so vague, but I was intrigued and it was only 99p so I thought I'd try it! It is quite dark at times, but it shows how this girl, abducted at 2, finds her way through life, her coping mechanisms, her ocd, anxiety attacks, 'the lonely' makes being 'journal's a far away dream, but then someone comes into her life who knows her darkest secrets and changes her life forever. She has a lot to come to terms with from her past and for her future and the person from her past has as many issues. She also has this 'benefactor' who has come forward and given her a driver, paid for her to go to college and live, but he is controlling and a bit scary, she doesn't know who he is, but she has to trust that he has her best interests at heart, but it certainly begins to look like his intentions are anything but good, she finds herself abducted once more, facing her worst fears of dirt, dark and 'the lonely' just when she feels she has nothing more to lose, nothing left to live for, her world is turned on its head, but can she come back from it?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG!!!!! 17 Feb. 2014
By kazza
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This book has completely blown me away not what I was expecting at all. There were so many twists and turns my head was spinning. I can't ever imagine goin thro life like Emalynn/Sarah being afraid of everything having your life ruled by her own compulsive behaviour. At the beginning of this book she was scared of everything and everyone with only her friend shell, Stuart and her mysterious benefactor to rely on. As the book goes we learn what she had been through and her behaviour makes sense. I thought I had sussed out who her benefactor was but got it completely wrong. Can't really say much more without spoiling it for anyone who hasn't read the book. You need to read this book absolutely amazing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 31 Mar. 2014
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I absolutely love the way Tara Brown writes! I had the same feelings as Em crying when she left Sebastian the first time hating Eli yet feeling drawn to him and the day after I started the book I went buying some wipes and hand sanitizer! Didn't wanna put it down desperately wanted to see what happened with every single character not just the main one. Wasn't a boring moment twists and turns to the storyline that keep you to grips with it! Wish I had a best friend like Michelle someone who doesn't judge yet tells you if you're being an idiot. Addicted to Tara Brown she deserves more credit!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very gripping broken love story. 8 Feb. 2014
By Becki
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The Lonely is such a heart wrenching story. I feel for Em so much. It was not what I expected at all as I don't normally read the romance genre but it is a brilliant read it is so fast paced I couldn't put it down!
It is written so well that you feel all of ems emotions.
The sexy racy parts are just a perfect balance not enough that it takes over the whole story but enough to keep fifty shades of grey fans reading!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too rushed 12 Mar. 2013
By Jens
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I enjoyed this book once all the jumbling around thoughts stopped however felt it was very rushed and ended short.

I normally read a book several times and was really looking forward to this book due to the good reviews however im now left wondering why its warranted such good review. Not one I will be rushing to read again in a hurry which is a shame because this book could have been great.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What can I say... 25 Feb. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was entirely unexpected. There were so many levels to the story and not your typical romance. It very cleverly lifted the veil on the past to lead to you to realise why the characters are in their current mindset. The back story is surprising as the hints of the past never let you think the story is going to be as it appears. Loved its unconventional plot.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where do I begin? 20 Feb. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
"No wonder the summary was so vague. it doesn't even begin to describe this book. I can't even say anything about this book as it will give away spoilers. Nothing like a typical college type book n not what you expect. although I question one of Em`s descisions towards the end of the book. A definately must read."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazinggggg 17 Feb. 2013
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Absolutely brilliant!!! So well written...SEXY dark and romantic!!couldn't put it down! Please keep writing more
I will recommend it without a doubt x
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4.0 out of 5 stars intriguing
How many books was I reading? This was a challenge to read, so many aspects to contemplate. Gripping, sensual, aggressive and at times frustratingly are the words I need to... Read more
Published 1 month ago by sandy dean
3.0 out of 5 stars not a good ending
Loved the characters and story. The end was very poor. Too abrupt.
There should have been more of a build up. Will read the next book though.
Published 1 month ago by DMC
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
enjoyed this book. It was different from what I usually read but love tara`s work thought why not. So many twists and turns almost got whip lash.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars holy s*** I loved this book
This was such an intense read loved it from start to finish as I do all tara brown books. Can't get enough
Published 2 months ago by mg
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Started a bit strangely,but stuck with and really enjoyed
Published 2 months ago by CLARE 74
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
This book had me gripped,it's amazing,
I loved it all, laughed cried and thoroughly enjoyed it
Just buy it !!#
Published 2 months ago by G.K
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
What a good story. Really enjoyed this book, it made me laugh, it made me cry and that is the sign of a great book. I would recommend this to anyone
Published 4 months ago by Susan Banks
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
This was an amazing read and had me enthralled from the start, it twists and turns and made me laugh and cry. It's an amazing read and I can't wait to read Eli's POV xx
Published 4 months ago by Mandy b
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpectedly good
Another Tara Brown classic!! Bit slow this one but keep reading and you will be hooked and wanting more!!! Great read
Published 5 months ago by julie
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read
I didn't know what to expect with this book, and it pleasantly surprised me! From the first page you know something is wrong with Em, you see how she reacts to everything... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Keeley Smith
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