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Saving Grace (Mad World #2)

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After spending over 2,000 years being a lost soul looking for the angel I was forbidden to fall in love with, I finally found him. Lucky for me he has taken up residence inside the hot body of NYC’s local bad boy, tattooed rock star, Shane Maxton. Turns out, not only is he absolutely perfect, so is the whole Grace Taylor life that I’m stuck in. The only problem is Gabriel. ...more
Kindle Edition, 245 pages
Published October 5th 2012 by DarkRoadDesigns
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Jemma Dinsey Honestly I got tired reading this book. I was so filled with anticipation from the first book so was hoping for something great somewhere in the…moreHonestly I got tired reading this book. I was so filled with anticipation from the first book so was hoping for something great somewhere in the book...
Dragged myself through it an had to stop somewhere in the middle. I'm disappointed .
It kept repeating the same things and actions and emotions over and over and over with nothing new. Had to keep asking myself if it was the same author who wrote the first book, I'm definitely not going to try the third one.(less)
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Blacky *Romance Addict*
Jun 16, 2013 Blacky *Romance Addict* rated it liked it
Recommended to Blacky *Romance Addict* by: Vishous * suit me up & tie me down *

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Savingrace - uber-hot and famous book, separated from Blacky for months, a tortured soul disappointed in life
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Once upon a time existed a book. Fall from Grace was the name.
Legend says it had a really, really hot guy in it.
His name was whispered in the shadows and passed through generations of horny teens as a sex symbol.
The story and romance were rumored to be amazing
Aestas Book Blog
Oct 06, 2012 Aestas Book Blog rated it really liked it
Spoiler-free review!

“I promise you, I will pick up every broken piece of you, every single fucking piece, Grace, and for the rest of my fucking life, I will put you back together… I’ll make you whole again.“

This book was a bumpy ride that had me screaming “WTF!!” in frustration at my kindle on more than one occasion but had me swooning so freaking hard over Shane that I just couldn’t put it down!!

I read it in one sitting. I was exhausted but it kept me glued to my Kindle until 3am just flipp
Mersina Stark is a Bookwhoreasaurus
Oct 07, 2012 Mersina Stark is a Bookwhoreasaurus rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-fav-s
October 7th 2012


Okay so I jump on GR and I see my GR friend Jade has advised this book is here......

I thought they announced a release date......

Then I saw it ACTUALLY had a release date of 5th October and I was like....


Sooooo I jumped onto Amazon and IT WAS THERE TO PURCHASE FOR ONLY 1.50!!!

Me =





Still can not breath.....

The worse thing though is I have to work tomorrow and it it's already 11pm. I will somehow, someway, go to sleep. I will go into work and somehow be able to conce
Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥
4+ Fallen Angels, Endless Love, Alcohol and Bad Boy Rock - Stars


In the beginning of time, before the world becomes old, God was merciful and vengeful, at the same time and angels were still pure. A small band of them was stationed on Earth to help the humans, but they were corrupted. They fell in love with the women and they gave birth to abominations. The giants, the Nephelim. There were no other choice. God punished them. They fell from grace and they were imprisoned in hell. And their human w
Lise *friends don't flag*
2.5 stars for me. I loved the first book, the whole bad boy in a band vibe was great. The mystery of Grace and her long lost love intrigued me the paranormal overtone and the chemistry between Shane and Grace was five star!. I shelved Fall From Grace in my top books of 2012! So… of course I was thrilled to see the sequel out so soon. I snatched that baby up and cancelled my Saturday plans and started reading. Maybe I am just a grumpy old lady that expected so much more out of the “rest of
Apr 16, 2017 DW rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mad-world
Shane and Grace just about drive me up the wall but I sure did love these idiots!!

So, after finishing book 1 Fall From Grace at 3am this morning, and absolutely loving it, I got 5 hours sleep and was then straight into this one. Was it worth it – HELL YEAH!!!

It picks up immediately after the hideous cliffhanger of book 1 (thank God!) with Grace dealing with fallout from that big, dramatic climax. I’m not going to go into detail about the storyline because I don’t want to give any kind of spoiler. The story is amazing, but intense, and best experienced just to read and feel it
Kellie Maddox-Ward



Yes I'm aware I just used a shitload of SHOUTY CAPITALS IN BOLD but that's how serious I am!

Everything a PNR lover could want! The perfect amount of everything.
OFF the freaking charts melt your panties while your wearing them sexual tension!
Great characters, laughs, tears, love, writing.... It's not off the charts steamy explained to detailed sex but the story more than makes up for it!

5+ stars
"…the fairy-tale I’d write for you, Grace. You and Shane. One hot rock star badass and one beautiful rock star badass with a happily ever after"

Waking up from a coma, she never expected to be saved and sent back to earth without her Angel. He left her to be free to live a life without him, completely broken Grace has to find a way to live a life as a mortal, but thousands of years is going to be hard to just forget and just LIVE. Could she put aside her love for her Angel and find pe
Alexis *Reality Bites*
Minor Spoilers -Do not read if you have not read book one
3 STARS out of 5
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Fantasy/Contemporary Romance

'Holy Dripping Wet Panties! That man should come with a warning label.'
~Inner Monologue of Grace

Yes. He. Should.

2,000 years.... Could you imagine your soul going through time from one life to the next in search of it's soul mate? Well that is exactly what happened to Selah now known as Grace. And finally she has found him... The one who captured her heart.
When the b
Lisa Jayne
Mar 03, 2013 Lisa Jayne rated it it was amazing

This author knows How to write a book with a seriously fabulous mix of FUNNY, SEXY and serious. Following on from the let's say A HUGE mind mess of a cliffhanger from book one, thankfully book two starts straight off with a bang ...

Welcome to Saving Grace a HUGE 5 star read and a whole lot of Grace and Shane eternal loving!

This book made me swoon and laugh in the same chapters and with the perfect fairy tale happily ever after I'm one happy reader.

5 heavenly star
That was beyond perfection .. that was .. I have no words!



Favorite quote: "Grace, I still have the taste of you on my tongue and the feel of your body in my arms, you're not easy to get off my mind. As a matter of fact, I haven't thought about anything else since I first laid my eyes on you."

I feel so happy right now, my life is complete!!


Only three books have ever made me fangirl so much .. Beautiful Disaster, Fall From Grace AND Saving Grace.

My inner fangirl has been on overdriv
Jun 30, 2013 Jen rated it it was amazing
As busy as I was this weekend, I devoured this book quite quickly! Once again, I have thoroughly enjoyed the blossoming romance of Shane and Grace. This book had sizzle, the sexual tension was intense and at times heartwrenching and frustrating. I love every minute of it though, and when these two get together-they cause the earth to move. I kid you not, this book had some of the most erotic scenes in it that I have ever read. All, I will tell you about one scene in particular is that Grace scre ...more
Tough Critic Book Reviews
2.5 stars

I love pop-tarts. I really love Lucky Charms. Who doesn't? They're magically delicious! But raise your hand if you like to pick off the brown edges of a pop-tart or eat all the brown charms first and save the marshmallowy goodness for last. Anybody?? Sometimes we have to pick off the not so good parts to get to the part we really want...the part that's left...the awesomeness.

I'm convinced that Christine Zolendz is walking potential. The concepts and ideas she has in her head are unique,
Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
I have been going back and catching up in some of the 100s of unread books my kindle can't believe I have has this series so long and haven't read it! Fallen angels, long lost everlasting love, immortals behaving badly...PERFECT!

While I was getting one hell of a back and forth with Shane and Grace that usually would drive me nuts, I still could not stop reading. I devoured this book start to finish in under 2 hours reading until 2am! If you're a fan of smoldering sexual tension and
Oct 22, 2012 Karen rated it really liked it
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!! Loved the ending!!!!!!!

This story picks up where Fall from Grace left off. I'm not going to go into details, for those who haven't yet finished book one. I just want to say that this was a well put together conclusion to the story!! I will also say that I only left a star off my review because of the monotonous and forehead banging sexual tension that flew back and forth between Grace and Shane throughout this book. By the end... I thought about hurling myself off of
R.E. Hunter
Oct 22, 2012 R.E. Hunter rated it liked it
Okay. I really, really tried. I got through Fall From Grace and thought maybe it would all come together in Saving Grace, but I'm left feeling even more frustrated, and completely unsatisfied.

Once again, potential is the key word. This book, the last book, this series, had the capability of being great - knock you on your ass with an amazing romance and a paranormal twist that wrenches your heart out of your chest and has you really, truly believing in soulmates - great. But it just completely f
Laurynne Gouws -
Saving Grace is the second book in the Mad World Series by Christine Zolendz and the follow up to Fall from Grace (Book #1) which I absolutely adored right down to the core of my soul. When I saw that Saving Grace was available from Amazon I went all psycho and scared the life out of my family when I woohoo'ed loudly and did the sitting dance...

If you thought Fall from Grace was one of the best books of 2012 (which I totally did) then you have another thing coming... Saving Grace completely tops
Oct 06, 2012 Christine rated it it was ok
I so wanted to love the book. I bought it the minute it came out. Saving Grace is the sequel to Fall from Grace. I thought Fall from Grace was so-so, but I saw the potential when Shane discovered who the true Grace was, but NO. Did the author even address that in Saving Grace?! Not sure.

The whole game of miscommunication and misunderstanding was played until the very end. I hate that!! You have to do more in the story for me than..."does he love me, does he not?" "I saw him look at that girl. so
Oct 23, 2012 Mistress rated it it was amazing
“This was the sort of love that people wrote books about. Right in the middle of what I thought was an ordinary life; fate sent me a fairytale, one with a happy ending.”

Wow, what a story of long lost love and true soul mates. I loved this book! I love how faithful Selah (Grace) has been to her angel and how desperately she has search for him in each life.

She has been through so many horrible things in her two thousand years, but has continued to be strong and determined. Shane was completel
Oct 20, 2012 Kristin rated it really liked it
This book has really been on my mind since I finished it a few days ago. I hate to do it but Im moving it down to 3 stars. I really loved Fall from Grace and I still love Shane and Grace but there are just too many things that don't add up for me. Its not even JUST what I listed in my original review but also things like,
If Grace didn't think her angel was still in Shames body, then who was he suppose to be? Why would he have all the same memories and feelings for her if he was someone el
Oct 22, 2012 Christy rated it it was amazing
"Remember tonight... for it is the beginning of always.

Okay, I seriously loved this book! I started it and stayed up reading it half the night until I finished... Could not put it down!

I'm the freaking lost soul. And just when I finally found my angel, all hell breaks loose to try to keep us apart. Seriously
Saving Grace starts off right where book 1 leaves off. Read book 1 before reading this!

Holy Dripping Wet Panties! That man should come with a warning level.
That is the perfect description
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
Four Stars

Just created a new shelf called "sexually frustrating" and I'm placing this book, along with book 1, and some others in this category. No worries, though. The deed was FINALLY done after a long fought battle, but I could only take so much before I was ready to go postal. Ugh!
Yep, bring out the paddles, because I think my heart just flatlined!!! *insert obnoxious beeping sound effect* I started reading Saving Grace before I even wrote my review for Fall from Grace because I was so desperate to see these characters get their (FINALLY!!) happily ever after; and holy crap Christine Zolendz just turned up the torture quotient!!!!

I've died and gone to "perfect torment" book heaven, because this story is the mother of all anticipation foreplay orgasms!!!

Yes, for a reader
I really agonized on how to rate this book. I finished it at almost 2AM last night, woke up and have fought with myself about how to rate it. In the end I'm going 3 Stars and I think that is being generous, mostly because I don't want to be a complete bitch about a book. Again.

On the one hand I couldn't put it down and I was VERY invested.

On every other hand (in the universe) it drove me absolute coo coo for cocoa puffs. The grammar and editing was VERY bad, the plot and characters went round a
Danielle (Danniegurl)
This is full blown New Adult book with a side of PNR. Or if you want to call it something else it's PNR LITE. Anyways after reading the synopsis I totally though this was gunna be one of those super long reuniting type stories. I so wasn't into reading that, but Grace and Shane kept coming back to my mind and so I knew I had to continue.

This book really picks up after we left Grace in the last book. She completely thinks her angel has left her and that she has no idea what's going on with Shane.

Oh. My. Dear. Lord.
My poor brain. My poor nerves.
This book is terrible!
There is no actual plot here to talk about!
This whole book was only just about:
That man just melted the panties right off me with his eyes.

His face was tense and pained; he was so fucking perfect it took my breath away.

But this man was affecting my panties in all the right ways.

She was so wet ALL THE F****G TIME (I thing she needs to go to the doctor, because it's not normal...).

She wants him. - His g
Oct 13, 2012 Bayli rated it it was amazing
Yes. Yes. Yes i did finish both of these book in just 1.5 days.

I loved the second book in this series and I really cannot wait to see Shane's POV. Holy Hottness, I can only imagine.

Okay so basically this book was full of so much steamyness that I really couldnt put it down- not even for a second. I think I might have been just as sexually frustrated as both Shane and Grace! I mean how many times can you get interrupted? Seriously! GAH.

The book started off with a bang...
Grace is seeming
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I really enjoyed this series Mad World and am looking forward to reading the next one in Shane's POV. I think he has a lot more to say and it dove me a bit nuts in Saving Grace he wouldn't explain himself to Grace most of the time, which caused all the conflict. Shane explaining himself would have totally cut their time apart in half!

In Saving Grace both Grace and Shane’s secrets are revealed. They have more in common then they think and their b
Melissa Settle
Oct 16, 2012 Melissa Settle rated it it was ok
This book had so much potential! I really liked the first book and loved the characters but this 2nd book fell short. It felt really choppy in some parts and then other parts felt like they were repeats of the same storyline told over and over. The ending was a mess and I'm sorry....I'm no prude.... but angels and F-BOMBS should never mix!
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“Grace: "I wanted to tell you how I felt. Why I was always so mean to you, Shane."

- "Because you feel broken?"

- "Completely shattered," I whispered

Bringing his hands to my face, he leaned over me, lightly stroking my cheeks with his fingertips. - "Then let me in, because I promise you, I will pick up every little broken piece of you, every single fucking piece, Grace, and for the
rest of my fucking life I will put you back together...
I'll make you whole again.”
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