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Jagged Love by [Simone, Nicole]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 813 KB
  • Print Length: 210 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Nicole Simone (8 Dec. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x90a3ec24) out of 5 stars 12 reviews
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HASH(0x90d5f36c) out of 5 stars 3.5 Stars 14 Dec. 2014
By I love to read - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Haven’s life has been anything but easy. Watching her mom go from one mans bank account to the next, until drugs finally took over her life is the only behavior ever modeled for her. At twenty-three and shortly after her mother died from an OD Haven is working two dead end jobs just to pay her bills. When a rowdy customer in the coffee shop she works at gets in her face, a prince charming suddenly steps in to help her.

Most woman would love to be saved, but Haven doesn’t believe in prince charming and happily ever after’s but when she sees her savor, named Andrew again he’s insistent on giving her a ride home. When drug dealers come looking for money Haven’s mother owns, Andrew’s need to protect Haven seem over the top for someone she’s just met.

Andrew is a local artist, when lots of friends, a big family, and what appears to be a lot of money. And while Haven’s agreed to accept his help until her mother’s thug friends back off, she’s not about to become her mother and accept any money.

Andrew becomes a huge contradiction. One moment he acts like he wants a relationship, and the next moment he leaves her wondering if she’s just a pity project. But the closer they become the more clearly Haven can tell that he’s keeping something from her.

Haven wants answers and Andrew wants trust…

”I wasn’t taught to trust. I was taught to survive, which was what I was doing until you came along.”

The longer Haven stays, the harder she falls, but when Andrews past finally catches up with him, Haven is rocked to the core, and has to wonder if she ever really knew Andrew.

Jagged Love was a fairly quick and easy read, with just the right amount of angst. The story is told by Haven’s POV, so the reader is left in the dark to the mystery that surrounds Andrew and his past.

When Andrew “saves” Haven in the coffee shop, he claims to have felt an instant connection, one he never believed in until that moment. But he’s not in a place to start a new relationship. At the same time that rare moment was something he doesn’t want to slip away and when serious trouble lands on Haven’s doorstep, he knows he needs to help.

The relationship between Haven and Andrew happens fairly quickly. I almost want to say insta-love but Haven didn’t turn into a doormat heroine. While she was feeling something strong and fast for Andrew she was always willing to stick up for herself and was ready to walk away when something didn’t feel right.

The only thing about Jagged Love that didn’t like was the ending. I thought it very was rushed. Andrew’s big secret comes out and while Haven didn’t make life easy on him, and didn’t suddenly become a doormat, I didn’t enjoy the way things wrapped up so quickly. In my opinion an epilogue of how life turned out for them down the road would have given me the closure I was looking for.

*ARC kindly provided by Nicole Simone in exchange for an honest review*
HASH(0x90d5f3c0) out of 5 stars -I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this read to my friends!! It was definitely worth my (and even your) while!! 12 Dec. 2014
By Kawehi's Book Blog - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
"I had an impenetrable barbed wire fence wrapped around my heart....My untrusting nature was a second skin. Andrew wasn't going to change that."

Oh, me feels! I really LOVED the depth and versatile diversity of Jagged Love!!

For me, it emoted themes of unconditional love, trust, the destruction of drug abuse, family, and sensation of longing to have a home to call your own.

Haven McClain has had a hard life with a lot of misplaced trust in individuals that have constantly ruined or let her down.

She meets enigmatic art painter-- Andrew Foster, of whom has a past of his own, and the two are instantly drawn to one another with renewed hopes and dreams they seek within the other.

But what happens when old skeletons and insecurities rear their ugly head and try to make a play on your future?

"Playing the victim won't propel you forward in life, it will keep you stuck in the past."

Will you stay back and let it identify you and ultimately succumb you?...

"These scars are simply a part of you, but they do bit define you."

Or will you rise up against your fears and obscurities and take life by the horns?...And by your own conditions?

Will love truly triumph? Or will it, fail? Read and you will find out!

#A heartfelt and relatable book that had me cheering, guessing, and also shocked by the turn of events that author Nicole Simone packs in this beautifully written read!! I loved everything from the story, the pacing, and even the main and secondary characters!! Andrew and Haven't BFF's were the best!! Matthew, Andrew's bestie was the ultimate husband and family man. While, Monica, Haven's bestie-- had really great talks and advice for Haven when she (Haven) was at her lowest! Such a TRUE friend!

"Like your mom, you are seeking a home, somewhere to belong....The thing is though--- a home isn't a place, it's where your friends and family are....Wherever you are ready to return, we will be waiting with open arms."

I love, loved this novel, Nicole!! Glad you left the ending a happy one, but also a sort of open one as well! It left more to the imagination of sunshine and butterflies. :)

-I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this read to my friends!! It was definitely worth my (and even your) while!!

Hearts and kisses!

HASH(0x90d5f7f8) out of 5 stars I loved it! Not a typical romance, but a beautiful romance none the less! 11 Dec. 2014
By Jubie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
What can I say about Haven and Andrew?!?! I loved these characters!! Haven comes from a background of a drug-addict mother and an absent father. She grew up having to take care of herself and with the determination to keep from falling victim to the life of her mother. Haven works hard at 2 jobs to save money so that she can get herself out of Detroit and get away from her past. Andrew grew up in the best of homes, rich, smart, creative, he has dabbled in a little bit of everything. When they meet he is currently working as an artist. He happened to come in to the coffee shop where Haven works and ended up rescuing her from a harassing customer. Their paths cross again and Andrew is there when Haven really needs someone. Their chemistry is so strong that they cannot resist the pull to each other. But Andrew has a secret that he has not been totally honest with Haven. When the secret is revealed unexpectedly, Haven is upset. She has been honest with Andrew and now she does not know if she can trust him. Andrew is such an endearing character and you find yourself falling in love with his personality and admire his protectiveness for Haven. Haven breaks your heart knowing she had a terrible home life. Her mother was always looking for her next fix and Haven was always at the bottom of her mom's priorities. But Haven is a strong person and no matter what troubles and hardships fall in her path, she pushes through the adversity. Together Andrew and Haven sync as soulmates. Read this book and see if together they can make it!! This book is a fantastic read. This is the 3rd book I have read of Ms. Simone! Ms. Simone keeps you turning the pages to see what is going to happen next with Andrew and Haven! Loved this book! You will not be disappointed.
HASH(0x90d5fbc4) out of 5 stars Good Story Line 1 Mar. 2015
By Robbie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Andrew Foster is a golden boy with a Midas touch...a modern day renaissance man. Success comes easily to him in everything he tries. Blessed with swoon worthy looks, a wealthy loving family and a talent for art, it would seem Andrew has it all. Haven McClain, on the other hand, has lived a life filled with hard knocks. Determination, a gutsy personality and a dream of leaving Detroit behind have allowed Haven to survive. When Andrew and Haven meet, their story seems on track for a fairy tale ending. Even the scars Haven bares from a lifetime of abuse and neglect are unable to keep them apart. The only problem is, Andrew has a secret that makes it impossible for these two characters to be together. Author Nicole Simone tells a story with a rather predictable outcome in her novel Jagged Love although there are enough twists to keep readers interested until the end. At times the dialogue seems a bit stilted and not what I would expect from people in Andrew's and Haven's age group, but they are both very likable and readers will want them to have a happily ever after. Of course there are some characters you will love to hate. . .there are some real baddies in this book. Speaking of the end. . .it was a bit abrupt although satisfying. I would have liked to see more angst there in view of the events described in the characters' pasts, but hey! That's just me. I don't believe things worth having should come too easily. Your heart will break for Andrew and for Haven, but together they will mend it for you.
Be forewarned if you are a stickler for good editing...this book will make you want to throw your book at times! A note to authors...don't lose a good story line in bad editing!!!
HASH(0x90d5fca8) out of 5 stars A jagged kind of love 13 Feb. 2015
By Book Crush-Kara - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Review posted at: http://bookcrushbookreviews.com/2015/02/12/jagged-love-by-nicole-simone-review/

Rating: 3.5 stars

Nicole gives us an experience of love that is rough and jagged around the edges. Haven is a fiercely independent woman who's raised and relied on herself from a young age. She's only got herself, a step-sister, and her friends she's met through work. Andrew is a mystery emotionally, but physically has a put together persona. Haven lacks trust due to her upbringing and rightfully so doubts any positives that cross her path. Haven is waiting for the other shoe to drop. Andrew sees beyond Haven's surface and this type of love makes you swoon. It feels real. Haven opens herself up when we know she doesn't do so willingly in any of her friendships or relationships. What's left when Andrew abuses her trust through lies of omission is ugly. A jagged knife was inserted and the wound leaves a nasty scar. Character development receives an A+ rating while the plot dragged in the middle holding steady at a B. My thoughts are that the end was the most pivotal point and the ending could have wrapped up more loose ends instead of being rushed. The beginning and end sucked me in, making me wish the middle would've kept my interest in a similar manner. Andrew is an enigma as I wouldn't mind picking his brain. He and Haven have a balance, a jagged yet "their normal" balance. Give Andrew a try and find your next book crush!
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