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A Whole New Crowd (A Whole New Crowd #1)

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Taryn grew up in a different world. Her boyfriend was a criminal. His older brother was part of a gang. They weren’t great people, but they were her family. Then everything changes when she’s adopted by a family in the neighboring town. New family. New friends. A new world. She’s elated. This is her chance for a new beginning, but secrets start being revealed and Taryn lea ...more
ebook, 295 pages
Published August 18th 2014 (first published August 16th 2014)
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Nov 02, 2014 Maria rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-in-series
How does she do it? Seriously? How? I think this is the 4th book that I've read by Tijan, and I swear to FREAKING God that I am falling in love with that woman... okay that sounded a little creepy. Let me try again: I am in love with her books. No word of a lie.

When I first started reading this, I had no idea how addictive it was. For those who haven't read this yet and plan to, take my advise and make sure that you don't have anything important that needs to be done (like, I don't know... slee
It's just me Shelly B
Sep 08, 2014 It's just me Shelly B rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-na
So I read another Tijan book. The question IS was it good?

Dammit I just don't KNOW!!! This is where rating books gets tricky because I SUCKED THIS BOOK DOWN in a day!!!! Devoured IT!!! The reason for this is because I get drawn in to fast paced books. The more dialogue and lack of inner monologues draws me in........and I'm HOOKED like a damn might as well put me on the grill!!!!

This is a Tijan book so was there DRAMA?


Was there CRAZ
Alexis *Reality Bites*
3.5 STARS out of 5
Genre: New Adult Romance with Suspense

Told from Taryn's point of view A Whole New Crowd offers a strong heroine. More than one hot alpha male and a few annoying b*tches just to piss you off all in the name of good fun.

Taryn is definitely the chick you gladly cheer for! You want her to WIN! PERIOD.

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Taryn Matthews has spent her whole life in and out of different foster homes. The small town of Pedlam, has been her most recent residence. Though she’s moved around quite a bit over t
NiCoLeTa E.
Oct 07, 2015 NiCoLeTa E. rated it it was amazing
I'm a little speechless right now...

This book it was so... ADDICTIVE...

A whole new crowd...
A whole new world for me...

Hmmm... Taryn tried so hard to balance the new crowd with the old in her life...
It didn't go pretty well...

The only thing that kept her balance was the only man that has inside him both of her worlds...

I can't decide what i enjoy more in this book... All was so awesome!!!

I loved Taryn... I like everything about her...
I liked her devotion to everyone she loved.
I liked the spirit
Feb 19, 2013 Fawn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: holy-hot, favorites
What can I say? I knew I'd like it before I started it because Tijan wrote it. I saw that some had commented that the end was a little anti-climactic... I disagree. I think the end was fitting for Tray and Tar. They don't live in a fairy-tale but they persevere together now and that's enough for them. There's a particular pattern to Tijan's writings... absentee parenting, badass boys, and a don't-give-a-shit lead girl. (Well, except for the Davy Harwood series.) It's amazing how much a weapon no ...more
Tiffany Readz
Aug 19, 2014 Tiffany Readz rated it it was amazing
Hi, my name is Tiffany and I am a Tijan super fan. I originally read A Whole New Crowd January, 2013 on her LiveJournal page. The book was fantastic then and even better now!! Tijan mentioned in her acknowledgements that she shaved some scenes out and added more, which only made the story That. Much. Better.

There is something about Tijan's bad ass female characters the catches my attention in every book. They hold their own and usually spit back lines that shut the other girls right up and Tary
Latasha Connor
Aug 26, 2014 Latasha Connor rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
I just couldn't finish the story. The main guy in this story I wasn't feeling at all. I didn't feel the chemistry between Trey and Tarryn. This is a huge problem for me, if the two main characters don't have the chemistry, that would suck you into their world then I'm at a lost.

I'm a big fan of Tijan books because usually they have me sucked into their world. This new crowd series crowd is not the one for me. So, I'm going to stick with old crowd, and of course that's with Mason, Sam, and Logan
Dec 13, 2012 Keri rated it it was amazing
i read this when i should have been studying for my organic chemistry final... enough said I just couldn't but it down. Tijan is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors and her work is amazing. The plot twists are incredible. Now only if she wrote a book that would teach me organic chemistry....
Crazies R Us Book Blog
Aug 11, 2013 Crazies R Us Book Blog rated it it was amazing
"I absolutely love Tijan's writing style!! I fell head over heels for this book! This is not your typical high school story. First. You have Taryn, she is one badass bitch! (Yes she even refers to herself as such). After having a crappy life growing up and pushed thought the foster care system, Taryn is now with her newly adopted family and trying to navigate high school with her new perfect cheerleader sister. While she is protective of her, she still can't stand her "elite" friends. She's not ...more
Aug 10, 2014 Brittney rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tijan-books

***** 5-swoon worthy stars *****

I don't know how Tijan keeps doing this.

The Synopses:

Taryn has this knack for getting into places she shouldn't and taking what she wants. Mainly banks, police stations and principal offices. Her talents have her deeply rooted into the lives of the Lanser brothers. Jace is the local drug lord and pretty much runs the town. Brian, his younger brother, was Taryn's partner in crime, best friend and boyfriend until she gets spontaneously uprooted.

Taryn has been
Kristal & Charmaine (Once Upon a Book Blog)
Every time I read a Tijan book I swear it will be my last. More often than not I’m left confused and stunned, feeling like my emotions have been toyed with - an overall feeling of “what the f-ck just happened”. However, something about the rich spoiled bitches, the ‘I don’t give a damn’ female leads and the hot as hell alphas sucks me in time and time again. A Tijan book is like a giant octopus – you end up wrapped up in the story, unable to get free. But you don't want to be free. You won't eve ...more
Jun 07, 2015 Mayra rated it really liked it
While I was reading the book I was expecting that somehow Mason was going to show up and make a scene, but other than that, I loved it. The trama was amazing it kept me hooked with some exceptions,for example sometimes I thought that Taryn and Tray's relationship was kind of always the same. I was hoping that the book had more steamy scenes like the ones in FCH, but anyway, I liked the whole drug-lord thing, and the fact that Taryn wasn't such a screwed up girl it made it a little confusing, I m ...more
Oct 26, 2015 Lia rated it really liked it
I heard so much about this book that I expected more . It was a nice easy read though
Irini K!
Nov 03, 2015 Irini K! rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
5 Stars!

What can I say about Tijan that haven't been sad before. She is brilliant. She pulls me in her story like no other author. It's quiet ridiculous how much I love her high school drama storys. I just love love love them!

So we have in this one our bad ass heroine Taryn Matthews, 17 years old. She is a foster kid. Under miraculous circumstances she's been adopted by a wealthy family, the Parsons, who live in a neighbor town. Taryn sees this as a chance to move on withe her live, with hope fo
Jessica Alderette
Aug 14, 2014 Jessica Alderette rated it it was amazing

I was given the privilege to get an advanced readers copy of A Whole New Crowd by Tijan.. And let me tell you, it was just that. A great privilege. For those who know me, know I am a super Tijan fan... From Carter Reed, to Broken & Screwed to my absolute favorite Fallen Crest with the illustrious and mysterious Mason and Logan Kade.

I'll admit, when I asked for an arc of A Whole New Crowd, I didn't even read th
Ivie ✩Born to Magic-Forced to Muggle✩
One thing that I can say I loved about this book – the cover.

The rest is well.....Tijan.

I have read a lot of her books in the past, and I have to say she is tragically repetitive. What blew me away in her first novels, disappointed me in the rest, because she seems to use the same ingredients for each and every novel she writes. Considering that she wrote quite a few, you wind up with the same old routine, but different costumes. It gets old real quick.

Her preferences are creating deeply traumat
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Aug 30, 2014 Donna ~ The Romance Cover rated it really liked it
A Whole New Crowd (A Whole New Crowd #1) by Tijan
4 stars!!

“I belonged in the criminal crowd, not this one. It was A Whole New Crowd.”

Taryn has had a crap life, lives on the wrong side of town, has been through the foster system, pushed from crap family to crap family and was in with the wrong crowd. She was your resident bad girl but she was extremely good at what she did. Her life revolved around the two constants in her life Brian and Jace. These two were brothers but had taken Taryn under
I'm trying not to be biased but I loved this. Gritty and captivating...with an ending that was a total nail will draw you in and you won't want to leave. Stressful but I loved it. Taryn was one tough girl, and even though she hadn't had an easy life she always kept her head up, and forged ahead...even if it wasn't always on the straight and narrow, which shouldn't be sexy but totally was. She spoke her mind and I couldn't help but respect her.

And Tray. He was delicious too. I loved t
Mar 14, 2013 Stacey rated it it was amazing
Taryn was good at three things: swimming, stealing, and sex. She just needed to survive her new school, her past, and the newest drug dealer that arrived in town..

That's what the little blurb on GoodReads says but it clearly doesn't do this story any justice. Now usually I'm all in love with Tijan's men. The strong, fierce silent type of a man, who stands by main girl but let's her handle herself. They are basically dream men, in my eyes. I've always loved a quiet bad boy. And Tray, from A Whole
Ugh! Tijan's stories are giving me sleepless nights. This one is no better. I spent two major holiday christmas and new year stuck to my tablet! pouring over high school drama! WTEFFF! This one felt so d*mn long i thought it would never end. But man Taryn Rosette Matthews is one icy talented criminal b*tch! ahahaha! she tells it like it is and is not afraid to let those people know. And those people either end up hating her guts or form a grudging respect for her. I like how Taryn and top dog of ...more
Anne Mercier
I just finished this book and OMG it's PHENOMENAL! I'm a little in love with Jace and a whole lot in love with Trey. Such an amazing story. I had no idea what was going to happen next. Such angst and sadness yet the flare of hope.

Tijan's way of weaving a tale is incredible. You can picture exactly what's happening as it happens without excessive descriptives... lots of dialogue-which I love! A strong, kick-ass heroine; a sexy, charismatic, wonderful hero; other amazing hot and sexy men--Incredi
Apr 10, 2016 Chanelle rated it liked it
AWNC was a little darker than other books that I have read by this author. I enjoyed it, even if I didn't absolutely love it. Tijan's books are always rich with unpredictable plot twists, heavy dialogue and intriguing characters. Exactly what I needed.

3.5 stars!
Jacqueline's Reads
Sep 10, 2014 Jacqueline's Reads rated it liked it
3 Girl Power Stars

A Whole New Crowd was an interesting read. I think it may have been better if I read the non-edited and grittier version. I didn’t dislike AWNC, but there was just something off about it.


Taryn is a hard core girl. She was in a rough crowd and she’s getting out of it, now that she is adopted. Her ex-boyfriend and her would steal and do a lot of illegal activities. Now, she’s reforming, her new adopted sister wants Taryn to be part of the new crowd. The popular kids.

I liked
Aug 16, 2014 Christina rated it it was amazing
You know when you pick up a book and are like, "oh, I totally see where this is going"? Well.....not gonna happen with this one.
Holy Cow!!!!!! Truly amazing read. Not once did I even have a chance to question where Tijan was taking me. She had me completely captivated from the beginning. I literally read this in less than 24 hours. (Ok, nursing a 2 week old in the middle of the night helped) can you not feel for this girl? My Goodness the things she's had to deal with. But low and be
Aug 18, 2014 Loyda rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Absolutely in love with this book all the suspense it keep me guessing the entire time. I was hooked from the begging just couldn't put this down. Fell in love with all the characters I love Tray but for some reason I miss Jace LOL
Victoria Wright
Jul 16, 2014 Victoria Wright rated it it was amazing
Edited: loved this book! I can't wait for the next one! :)

I'm really excited for her revised version of this book! she's currently in the process of rewriting it and is going to be publishing it. Definitely a book I'll be buying!
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
An okay read. Boring at times and too long, but it had action, love, and lots of surprises. But it was still not enough to be good/great for me.
Alana Austin-payne
Dec 02, 2012 Alana Austin-payne rated it it was amazing
Loved this story!!! It was an emotional roller coaster! I really loved Tray and Jace! Can't wait to read more with Jace.
Jan 07, 2015 EllieVidal rated it it was amazing
First, I just have to say that Tijan is brilliant. I'm a fan of her writing, her style, her stories. She always manage to write amazing books, full of passion and pain. Every single book turns out better than the other, and this was no different.

Beautiful, heartbreaking story. Amazing characters. A strong female character for a change, which is refreshing and inspiring, honestly. We all could use some more. I find this book so, but so sad, yet we can learn a thing or two with many characters. Th
Sep 06, 2014 Kira rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance, dnf
DNF at 55%. I thought this was going to be dark and gritty but it wasn't. This was a romance where all they do is kiss passionately. Lame. None of the characters had any depth. A lot of things in regards to the characters were told, not shown. It was completely unrealistic on many levels. None of these high school students had any parental supervision. At school, the kids basically told the teachers what to do instead of it being the other way around like IRL. The way the kids interacted didn't ...more
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