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Tear (Seaside #1)

3.96  ·  Rating Details  ·  9,614 Ratings  ·  501 Reviews
Life as a teenager is never easy. But for Natalee Murray, things have just gotten way more difficult. Bored with life, she can't wait to graduate high school and get out of town, especially considering the famous band members from AD2 suddenly start attending her school, making her once boring life, absolutely insane.

It starts with a pen. A single brush of fingers, and she
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Published November 23rd 2012 by Rachel Van Dyken (first published November 21st 2012)
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Stacia (the 2010 club)
Before starting this review, I will disclaimer that I actually did want to read Tear before picking it up. I thought it looked like a fun possibility. It was not my intention to read this book and go on a ranting spree. Should I have quit sooner? Probably. But it was like being on a runaway train once I got started and I wanted to know where I was headed!

If I had a running list of every single thing that I would not want to read in a romance book, I would have been able to check every single ite
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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When I finished this book, the first thought that came to my head was . . .

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Sadly, Tear was about the most vapid waste of time I’ve spent in recent memory. HOWEVER, with that being said let me tell you this cost zero dollars and is so far the only Rachel Van Dyken I haven’t enjoyed. Okay, “enjoyed” might be a bit of an understatement. I had dabbled unsuccessfully in NA a bit before stumbling across The Consequence of Loving Colton. Th
Jacqueline's Reads
Jan 28, 2015 Jacqueline's Reads rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-books, freebie

4 Stars

Tear is not a typical book I pick up. It has a love triangle between two brothers, oh and there is slight cheating, that pretty much screams a no for me. HOWEVER, I’ve been in this Rachel Van Dyken high, I just couldn’t help myself.

Demetri and Alex are not only brothers, but famous rock stars. Its Nat’s senior year of high school and her world is turned upside when Demetri and Alex walk into her school. Demetri is a major man-whore, who loves attention and Alex is t
Feb 23, 2014 Dorie rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish

Okay, I've never tried nor wanted to write a review but this book just irritated me so much I feel like I must scorn it with all my might.

Normally, I'd finish a book no matter how dumb or unrealistic. What can I say, I'm a sucker for YA anything. However with this book, I dropped it before I could finish Chapter 3. I'll get to why in a bit, but let's start from the beginning. Almost immediately in Chapter 1, plain ol' Natalee catches the attention of not one, but TWO, super famous super h
Sep 24, 2015 Cristina rated it liked it
Ok...I've just started my Seaside series marathon (after reading Capture ) so basically I have a week or so to finish al the books in this series.


I know but I just had to put it out there...

Anyway...I just remembered why I don't often read YA!!!


The characters are so immature I just what to straggle them and to top it off I broke one of my cardinal rules and went for a novel with a love triangle...and with brothers non the less!!!


Overall I enjoyed the book so I'm moving on to the next one...hopef
A. Bookzilla.
Nov 25, 2012 A. Bookzilla. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: clean-read
I really really liked it! I mean, once it got serious, at first I thought it was just the same as all mindless YA without much substance out there. But things got sort of heavy somewhere in the middle, and I have to say I was surprised.

I can't even lie, I liked both brothers. Ok, I'm lying. I actually liked Demetri more even if I hated his name. He had so much potential and I liked him with Nat.
I liked Alec, too, but not as much on his own as I liked him with Nat.

I was heartbroken at their story
Dec 31, 2012 Eatonlm rated it it was ok
Shelves: owned
I picked this book up for two reasons. First, the cover is amazing. Second, how can you go wrong with a story about rockstars? Apparently it’s very easy.

I really wanted to love this book. Nate and Alec are both well written characters with some serious issues. Once the story started getting serious it got better. The problems with the story line are what threw me off.

These boys are described as being really famous. In my mind the descriptions of their fame put them on a level that equates with
Feb 11, 2013 Trisha rated it it was ok
I live in Oregon, so it was exciting to see a book based in Seaside, a place I have visited every single summer every single year almost my whole life.

Even though I loved hearing some of the quirks of Seaside, Oregon mentioned...I had a tough time staying focused on the story. It was like watching a ping pong match watching her struggle between Alec and Demetri.

and I found both boys to be very cute but I found Nat to be annoying. She never seemed happy with her lot in life - Seaside wasn't goo
Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~
I liked this one. Nat is a great character, funny, sarcastic, self deprecating. Dimitri and Alec are hot and tortured, with secrets and issues galore. They both love the same girl (Nat) so all sorts of angst ensues. My only beef is that the whole thing felt more than a little rushed. I cannot believe that Im actually ASKING for a love triangle to be more drawn out, but really, it felt like insta-love all around, which I really hate. When Nat broke out the "L" word at like week 1.5 I just wanted ...more
Jenny Levine
Nov 25, 2012 Jenny Levine rated it really liked it

Jun 06, 2015 Sophie rated it liked it
I hate love triangle! Especially "real" love triangle. When the girl is kissing one boy but thinks about the other and vice versa. She can't decide even if her heart is beating faster for one of them.
And they used her! He toyed with her for petty revenge. And he cheated on her but she took him back "I'm sorry baby, I was drunk, she had blond hair and I thought it was you"... lamest excuse ever! So if you're drunk, you can do everything you want and not be hold accountable for what you did??? Ope
I received a review copy in exchange for my honest opinion.

The chemistry between Natalee and both boys is so electric that you're nearly afraid to turn the page for fear of being shocked. I spent a good portion of the time wondering how on earth anyone could be expected to choose between the dark and brooding Alec or the outgoing and sexy Demetri.

However, in the end, I do believe that she made the right choice.

I nearly tore my hair out and bit off a nail trying to figure out the boys' big secr
Dec 02, 2012 Radiant rated it really liked it
I love that cover...i think that is what drew me it..and i got to know that the author is same of Savage winter..which i read few months back and i loved it.

But i have to say i loved how she handled a nice new adult was such a contrast..!

Nat is the normal school girl in a very boring Seaside town..until two rock star brother's start their school with her and become her close friends,confidants and may be whom she love.

But the brother's may be hiding from just more than the papar
Jan 31, 2013 Julie rated it it was amazing
I was up until 1:00am reading this book. I couldn't put it down - if I could have kept my eyes open I would have stayed up to finish it. This is definitely a change from all the Regency novels Rachel has written, but she's just as good at contemporary. I really enjoyed how she slowly drew out details about Demetri and Alec's lives and personalities throughout the book. That suspense, not knowing why the boys were truly in Seaside & what was in their past, kept me, as a reader, compelled to k ...more
Mar 17, 2013 Krystal rated it liked it
This book (and its follow up Pull) came highly recommended by a close friend of mine. So when I got the chance to read and review them both in exchange for my honest opinion, I jumped on the chance.

However, I found it very hard to get into this book - at least in the beginning. Right off the bat, the brothers reminded me of Damon and Stefan Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries, something I could easily overlook. The problem for me was the way the text messages were formatted. I understand that its
Zoe and the Edge
Dec 04, 2012 Zoe and the Edge rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, romance, edgy
I hated it when he smiled at me like that. As if I was his sun, moon, and stars.

Alec - “I'm pretty sure my only job from here on out is to show you how much I love you.”

Nat made me smile.

I liked his brooding attitude even though I knew it was just a sign of his immaturity and lack of personality.


Maybe he found me interesting, like some sort of pet he could watch and spend time with. Oh, my gosh! Was that what I was? A fish?

She gets excited over taco and ditzy over cute boys. But she know
Tear definitely almost had me shedding some in the beginning of this book. I thought I had made a horrible mistake by getting this book. It started off annoyingly with Nat complaining about how boring everything was from her looks, to her hometown, to her parents and just her life in general. Soon enough it started picking up and I didn’t feel annoyed as much. Then later I wasn’t annoyed but only tiny bit. Nat grew on me a bit and she didn’t end up being as annoying as she had first started ou ...more
i absolutely loved this book, it had such a good storyline and wasn't boring and predictable.

Nat was a great character, not annoying at all and really funny and forgiving, i enjoyed her little smartarse comments and the way she didnt take any shit from the boys!

Alec was a little bipolar but i understood why he was like that, he had so many sides to him (all of which i loved) he could be cheeky one minute and then so serious and moody the next, but that didnt make me hate him at all, i loved how
♥ Sarah
Sep 22, 2013 ♥ Sarah rated it did not like it
Um... wow. No. Just no.

I'm usually one who enjoys love triangles, but this one was just too bizarre for me. Long story short, two *hot* musician brothers of the "Greek god" variety, in their modelesque, masculine perfection, pine for this one clumsy, plain-jane, who radiates "beauty" even without make-up on... wow. *cue eye-roll*

Apparently, this is like the ultimate guilty pleasure fantasy "we" women love to indulge in. Sorry, but no. Not for me. The multiple Twilight references kind of made me
Crystal Spence
Mar 28, 2013 Crystal Spence rated it liked it
OK, I just finished reading this book. It was a very quick read, finished in under 4 hrs. I got really sucked in form the beginning. The story is quite fun, and the characters are unique. I definitely liked the contrast between the brothers Alec and Demetri. As I read the book I was pulled into the confusion that Nat carried with her about the boys. They definitely had the secrets and odd hints to some sordid past seeping through them. However, while reading, I did feel that some of the story li ...more
Jelena Bosh
Feb 12, 2016 Jelena Bosh rated it it was ok
Ugh. Why did this have to happen?!

I kept seeing this cover all over the place and finally decided to purchase it. I also haven't read previous Rachel Van Dyken books and I heard great things about her work so I was excited and very eager to see how this 2 boy band brothers and 1 girl would turn out..

I don't know where to start. I do know I will be keeping this review short because firstly I never expected to be posting a low rated book review. Usually I just steer clear of anything other than
Feb 11, 2013 Jess rated it really liked it
Great book! Kept me interested the whole time! Love triangle with lots of angst and secrets. I can't wait for book 2 the sneek peak at the end of this book already tells me its going to be better, I can't wait to get in Dimitri's head!
Dec 05, 2012 Jessica rated it it was amazing
Couldn't put it down. So f'in good :) If you love NA...and rockstars..READ IT!
Feb 20, 2013 Laura rated it really liked it
Really liked it!4.5 stars
Apr 14, 2013 Lori rated it really liked it
I think I have found myself another author to add to my extremely large list of favorites!

Review originally posted on Lori's Book Blog -

Tear was a great read. I loved it in a way that I normally wouldn't like this kind of story. I'm not huge on love triangles and I'm really not big on boys who say they love you and then go do stupid (and I mean really stupid) stuff and expect you to forgive them. But I couldn't for the life of me put this book down and I
Mar 17, 2013 Manda rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book and amazing recommendations in exchange for an honest review.

I will admit that at the beginning I had a bit of trouble getting into the book, especially during the texting scenes but I'm also one of those people who refuses to write in chatspeak. However, towards the end I couldn't put it down. The story line had me hooked - I just had to find out what the big secret of the brothers was even though I had a general idea. That and I was hoping that she'd pick th
Jul 06, 2013 Christie72 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Tear is the second book I have devoured this week by Rachel. Tear takes place in a small town in Oregon. Natalee is in high school experiencing some problems with her parents...mostly feeling rejected by her high achieving parents. However, she has a great group of friends and an awesome personality. Love this girl's sense of humor. Little does she know her life will be forever altered with the arrival of teen heartthrobs, Demetri and his brother, Alec. They have arrived in her small town to esc ...more
Sarah Oxford
The author was kind enough to provide me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review

Ok when I first started this book have to admit it felt a little too young adult for my tastes but it really won me over. Actually, it was Nat that won me over. She is such a great female main character. She is tough enough to be herself and not be too bothered by expected behaviour but vulnerable and 'real' enough to be believable. Oh and I laughed out loud frequently at the things she
Jun 26, 2013 Anushka rated it did not like it
Gosh. I don't know what, it's like freaking TWILIGHT! -.-

A love triangle which ends up really weird and all. I really shouldn't have gone through this. Never.


And guess what? The book has amazing twilight references too! What more could one ask for?!

Natalee - Bella part 2. Clumsy, trips all the time and has to make a choice between two guys. What's worse? THEY'RE BROTHERS. How cool is that? *rolls eyes* I thought she was rational initially and I really really
5 ***** sweet yet drama induced STARS!!!!

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I never know what I am about to get into when I read a book...mainly because I don't read the synopsis.

But with Tear I kinda knew what was going on right from the start...Loved it!!!

This first book starts out in a small town with little going on other than the shore and the taffy stores.

Two rockstars move into town and find themselves picking up after a girl that can't seem to catch her balance when in their presence.

Nat deals with life on her own and
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“I guess that's what makes life special. It's unexpected. Scary as hell. But in the end, totally worth it.” 19 likes
“Alec tilted his head. "You really don't see it do you?"
"See what?" I swallowed out of nervousness. Alec's eyes bore into mine as if he was trying to figure out a piece to some giant puzzle. His gaze made me want to squirm, but I was able to keep myself still.
"How breathtaking you are." His eyes shone with appreciation. "Nat, you're absolutely gorgeous without any help from make up or fancy clothes.”
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