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Where the Ivy Grows (Devoted #2)

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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  3,910 ratings  ·  165 reviews
It's time to disobey...

When Sophia first meets Hollywood actor and Ivy College teacher, Marc Blackwell, she never dreams they’ll share a forbidden, obsessive relationship.
Now, dawn is breaking and they’ve decided to tell the world of their affair.

But as paparazzi hound Sophia’s every move, Marc steps up his control – dominating Sophia in every way possible, and drawing her
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Kindle Edition, 277 pages
Published April 11th 2013 by Page Turners
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Desirae (Dee)
Much like Sophia, I am obsessed with Marc Blackwell. Once you start this series you will understand why. But in this book, I became full fledged obsessed. So obsessed, I read this in one day. I could not get enough. I could not put it down. Their relationship is out now, I had to know how everyone would handle it. Including them. Well, really Marc. How was he going to handle the loss of control. I felt like around every corner there was drama. (and I loved it) Just when I thought things were str ...more
Michelle

Where the Ivy Grows starts off just where Ivy Lessons end. Marc and Sophia have decided that after being discovered by the gossip rags that they will not hide their relationship. Marc is still worried about protecting Sophia from all the ugly that will come to her by being known. But she loves him - and thinks she is ready for the aftermath of what will come from being in a relationship with Marc in the open.

Marc has things set in place, things to control the outcomes to ensure she is safe. But
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Christine
I was really excited about the sequel to this book since I loved the ending of The Ivy Lessons. However, I was a little disappointed. The book held my interest and then lost some. I just expected a little more.

The sequel picks up where The Ivy Lessons ended.

Did I feel connected to the characters? I trusted Marc more in this book than I did in The Ivy Lessons. In the first book, I was not sure how he really felt for Sophia until towards the end.

Positives: I am glad we got to see a different sid
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Jasey
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Michelle ♥ The Romance Vault ♥
I am still stuck between like and dislike. So many things go on that don't follow properly, she's letting him strike her, humiliate her, leaves her tied up so many times and sods off to do god knows what, but then she says she doesn't like being hurt and doesn't like being humiliated but then forgives it all when she has an orgasm. I mean come on! Either you hate it like she professes or you enjoy the sexual play and discuss and stop the elements that don't sit well.

Now we did have 'baddies' int
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Erica Alyson
I loved the first book but this one was even better to me. It showed sooo much character growth and development. I read it all in one day because I couldn't put it down.

The characters were mostly the same from book one. Mark, Sophia, Jen, Tanya, Tom, Her dad and family. Then you have the new Leo, Giles Getty, and Annabelle (mentioned in book 1 but actually meet her in this book).

Some of the new characters I loved such as Annabelle and Leo and others I loathe which only leaves Giles.

The book pic
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Leslie Reed
And the plot thickens. Glad they are back together. I'm hoping the next book explains things with Cecile more.
Michelle
Brilliant book I m so gutted I left it 4 so long I 4got how good the first one was the book left off where the last 1 left off the story was brilliant in this book I couldn't put it down so much happened with both characters but I luv there relationship she is so carin an he just luvs her that he want 2 protect her maybe 2 much sometime but I can't wait 4 the story 2 carry on dyin 4 book 3 xxx
Sarah Ashley
Aug 13, 2013 Sarah Ashley marked it as to-read
Started this afternoon and already struggling - just can't seem to gel with this series (see my review for book one in this series). Have "shelved" for now and will probably try again when I'm on hols at the end of July - who knows white sandy beach may leave me with a different frame of mind and I may just be able to read. Although I was planning on revisiting some of the BDB whilst away.
Anita Powers
I liked Marc better in this book then I did Sophia, she drove me crazy in this book. She overreacted to so many situations, she acted childish, she made such poor decisions, then she pined away for Marc but didn't do anything to change the circumstances of the situation. Even though certain things turned out okay I felt at times she should have trusted Marc more, she did not have to right to check on him like she did, I think if he had done that to her she would have been furious. I liked how we ...more
Jan
So much better than the first book. Love the drama in this book. Cecile is much more of a bitch but a secret that she is hiding has, implications for Marc and Sophia.

Like that we learn so much more of Marc.

Sophia, is sweet and adorable.

Can't wait for book 3 the final book in this trilogy.
Kelle
3.5 stars, I definitely enjoyed this one more than the first but I will admit that parts of it reminded me of FSOG. Curious to see how this plays out in the final book and hoping the FSOG similarities don't continue. I'm a fan of FSOG but I've read that already and want something new to read.
Mercy Cortez
3.5 - 4 stars

It's nicely written and book two delves a little further into who Marc is and his life. I found this book better than book one with some pretty good twists.

I'm looking forward to book three and finding out the darker side to Marc and the whole Getty saga.
Joanna
Loved book two! You really learn more about the characters. It is so neat how there are many story lines going on, but yet you don't feel like you are missing out on anything. Another great job done... can't wait till book 3. :)
Tia
I think this novel was a lot more well rounded than the first one in the series. I really enjoyed the emotions falling off each character. Getty is one sick fuck though. I can't wait to find out what happens to him.
Pulse
LOVED! I thought the second in the Devoted series was more romantic than the first. Marc was still Mr. Alpha, but he seemed more genuine towards others feelings. I can't wait until the next book:-)
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I enjoyed this book more than the first one. I liked seeing the part of Marc that we never knew about. Knowing some of his secrets was the icing on the cake.
Holly Allen
I just love Sophia and Marc!!!! Sometimes it's a little dramatic but I can't get enough! Cannot wait till the third book comes out!
Melisa
I love that it left off at the end of book one. And I LOVE that Sophia got herself a back bone!! :) can't wait for book 3!!
K. Bromberg
It was good...nothing to scream from the rooftops about but still good!
Marcia
Der erste Satz
Eine Stimme dringt an meine Ohren.

Meine Erwartungen
Nachdem ich von dem ersten Band der Reihe schon so begeistert war, hatte ich ziemlich hohe Erwartungen an dieses Buch. Ich habe erwartet, dass dieser Band mehr von den Gefühlen der beiden Protagonisten handelt. Sich also mehr auf der Gefühlsebene als auf der sexuellen Ebene spielt. Ich habe natürlich trotzdem erwartet, dass es ziemlich heiß hergehen wird, denn die Autorin hat mir schon in dem ersten Buch bewiesen, dass sie es eher
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Franzi303
Das Cover:
Ähnlich wie das Cover zu Band 1 ist hier eine weiße Lilie auf schwarzem Hintergrund zu sehen. Die Farbe des Dreieckes mit dem Titel ist diesmal grün und nicht rosa/pink. Das Cover passt gut zum ersten Teil und sieht gut aus.

Die Geschichte:
Sophia und Marc haben ihre Beziehung öffentlich gemacht und haben nun die Paparazzi und die Presse am Hals. Besonders ein Reporter hat es auf die Geschichte der beiden abgesehen: Giles Getty, den Marc als ‘alten Feind’ bezeichnet. Von nun an wird in S
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The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog
So the book started as the first one had ended, with Marc and Sophia deciding to tell the world they were together. Their relationship up until now had been a secret, it had been hidden from all the ugliness being a Hollywood A-lister could potentially bring.
Marc had lived in a media circus most of his life. He knew the damage the world's press could do not only on a relationship but also on an individual and his basic instinct was to protect Sophia, to shield her from the cruelty being in the l
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Writer
Apr 19, 2013 Writer rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
So endearing, a great follow up from a sweet beginning of a true love story, April 14, 2013

Can this be any sweeter and a truer love between two lost beautiful people? It teaches you that fear, trials and tribulations, all struggles can be conquered.

Mark and Sophia...so perfect for each other, despite their deep emotional struggle, it made them even stronger and helped them find their way back to each other.( there are many moments I was afraid they'll never get it right ) I'd consider myself ver
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Jen
Unlike the first book, I'm giving this one a full four-starred rating. Yep, no halfsies! Hehe...

I actually enjoyed "Where the Ivy Grows" more than I did "The Ivy Lessons". While I still felt Sophia was lacking some good sense in some of the decisions she was making, I'm happy to say that I finally found myself liking Marc, something that seemed pretty far-fetched as I was reading the first book. The supporting characters have also been beefed-up, minus Tanya and Tom who didn't get as much "face
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Roberta
I love the story of Sophia and Marc. If you follow my reviews then you know I'm a huge fan of almost any writer from the UK. I think that Lerman did any amazing job of creating Sophia's character. I love how she looks at life. She always see's the best in everyone and gives mercy even to those who want to hurt her. She was simply beautiful inside and out. Then there is Marc our hot famous actor who has a dark past that he keeps himself closed off. When he first meets her in the first book I thin ...more
Nicole Yn
SO how do you know a book is worthy of five stars? Simple when a person like me, someone who reads one to two books a day, can read the second installment almost six months later without having to reread the first one.

Please don't go into this book thinking that it's another GREY, it's not. There is only one GREY, but for SQ this isn't a bad thing. Her book is so much more than hot sex and a controlling man. It's a mixture of CROSSFIRE and GABRIEL'S INFERNO. Where hot sex, a controlling man, a t
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Jen Mcnamara
I was bothered that she took the role in the play so easily. You think she'd be put off by the fact that the ONLY reason she was offered that part was because of her association with Marc and NOT because she's proved herself as some amazing actress. I'd be embarrassed!!! That should also throw up a red flag to MARC...is this girl really with me because she wants to be or because of what I can offer to her? Such a pitty.

I was so annoyed with ---- throughout the whole book. In the first book she
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M.J. Lowell
I was really excited for this book because I was gasping for more Sophia and Marc at the end of Ivy Lessons...and I wasn't disappointed. I felt like this book was even tighter and the writing was more confident and engaging. Comparisons to other sexy trinities (you know what I mean) are inevitable, but I admire the way S.K. Quinn is charting her own ground in this series. My only complaint would be that I want Marc for myself and I don't want to share him with Sophia!
DCT
I must admit, I got the first edition as a free download and the story did pull me in, and by the time I got to the end, it held me enough that I wanted to see how the story progressed. I just finished this edition and I must say that I enjoyed it more than the first one, or it may just be that the story is evolving. Sophia and Marc are making a go at taking their relationship public, and that is the basis for this entire book. Sophia is caught up in the joy of being with Marc, but extremely naï ...more
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“There's no defying him now, and we both know it. I'm belted into the Marc Blackwell ride, and all I can do is hold on tight.” 3 likes
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