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Publisher's Summary

Ava Callahan.

Love of my life.

Wrecker of my soul.

I would have sworn on anything that what we shared was real. But she broke my trust. And then my heart. I don’t think I can piece it back together without her, but I’m sure going to try. I’m better off on my own, anyway, right? Who needs girls when you have football?

If only I believed that. Look, when you need someone in your life, you don’t want to let her go. And I can’t let go of Ava. I love her. She loves me. Nothing can convince me otherwise. It’s as simple as that. I know no matter what, this girl belongs to me. We may have issues, but we’re meant to be. So I’ll do whatever it takes to get her back.

Even if I have to fight dirty.

©2020 Monica Murphy (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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Eli Friggin Benett

What a great continuation to Eli and Ava’s story. I wasn’t sure how Monica Murphy was going to get me to love Eli Bennett but she did. He has my heart.
Sarah and Teddy made these great characters come to life. Loved every minute of this book.

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I was constantly waiting for the 10yrs later part.

There was nothing in the blurb to let me know that this was about a 16yr old girl and 18th old boy. That may have been the beginning so I was waiting for the 10yrs later part where they find each other again. There was too much experience in the sexy time for such young people who are only teenagers. Overall I didn’t enjoy this story.

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love this story!

This is a great story! I love how it shows a strong female character as well as the backstory for the main male character & sheds light on how he appears to be tough & a troublemaker to others when in reality he's hurting & feeling unloved by his family. This is likely so true for why so many people who exhibit similar behavior yet who takes the time to look beyond the disagreeable facade?
Also, there are the best sex scenes in this book! Since when do teens have such game? I was really missing out in high school if that was what was really going on! I hope the story continues. 10 stars

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Ava overkill

This book wasn’t necessary and dragged out Ava and Ely’s story. The previous book could have been shortened to include the rest of the story or worst case this could have been a novella. This is the first book in the series that I felt was meaningless and I found myself fast forwarding a lot. Great narrators but a dead horse story.

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  • 04-06-22

mediocre... teen sex, no plot zzzz

Huge disappointment. I have mixed reviews from this author's other books, but this one is definitely one of the negative ones.
The biggest problem is that there is no story... no arc just a rambling of teen cheerleader dates teen quarterback and that's about it. I actually like some HS romance/drama, but this wasn't about romance; it's about teen sex and school rivalry. The writing is weak, the dialog is not 16-17 y/o's, it is written from an adult thoughts and experiences instead of HS kids. Hard to get into the sexual aspects without cringing...(which is contantly mentioned) blech!

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All about High school kids.

I thought this book was going to be about High school sweethearts that got back together as adults. But the whole story from start to finish was about 16 and 17 year olds and High school drama. It was a good story if that's the kind of stories you like, but I prefer stories about adults. Wish I would of known it was about kids before I wasted so many hours listening to it...

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Gross and disgusting

An idiot can write disgusting words. If you have a good plot there is no need for all the gross language. I don’t mind swearing or sex scenes but this is downright ridiculous, especially since it’s a bunch of high school kids. I can’t even say how horrible this book is!

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what about Jackson

I wish we have the full story of Jackson, it would be awesome to know what happened to him

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Great continuation

Really enjoyed this story. Narration wasd fantastic. Storyline intriguing. Kind of funny too. Well done.

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  • 03-14-22

Brilliant follow up of Eli and Ava’s story. 👍👍👍

Although this about late teens/young adults, the themes are definitely more of an adult nature with quite graphic sex scenes.

The story was great and a good follow on from the earlier book about when they met. They have great chemistry 🔥🔥🔥and it’s themes are a pretty accurate representation of real life. I think it’s far better when authors keep it real, as not everyone is a billionaire dominant blah blah blah…..that scenario has totally been done to death😁
It’s a really enjoyable story, with twist and turns and some real LOL moments, with a good few OMG moments thrown in too. Great and authentic narration 👍
I’m really liking this authors books. Would highly recommend for a very enjoyable listen. Definitely a 5⭐️

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  • Laura W.
  • 02-14-22

awful

This book was uncomfortable listening at times and never really got to the point.

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  • Aj
  • 01-29-22

Awesome book!!

I listened to this audio book a while ago but I never left a review and it totally deserves one. The connection between characters was enjoyable to listen too. The story was interesting from start to finish, so much so that I had to read more of monica murphy's work as she had me smiling and feeling the emotions of the characters and I so love to read a book that is capable of doing that :). Teddy hamilton and Sarah mcEwan did a great job in bringing the characters to life :)