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Before The Storm (Against All Odds #2)

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3.13 of 5 stars 3.13  ·  rating details  ·  368 ratings  ·  38 reviews
For the first time since her mother’s death, Victoria has something she cares about. Nathan is smart, funny, and totally gorgeous. Oh, and he also happens to be her future stepbrother. It was a shaky at first, but Victoria finally has Nathan right where she wants him, and for the first time in a long time she feels alive. But just when the dust begins to settle, Victoria’s ...more
103 pages
Published June 21st 2013 (first published January 1st 2013)
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Dinjolina
Fuck this ending and fuck this book.
Sorry, but I just…ugh.
And fuck this BRAND NEW utterly pointless cliffhanger, in the end of a freaking filler book - in which NOTHING happens!!!
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Jenny Levine




Again, WHAT THE FREAKIN' HELL?!

Is this really the sequel to Against All Odds, which I absolutely love?!

If it is, WHAT THE FVCK HAPPENED?

NOTHING

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING HAPPENED IN THIS BOOK.

Nothing has been resolved. Not one thing.

This book is like 95% NATHAN-LESS , which I do not get the point because this book is supposed to be THEIR (Nathan and Victoria's) story. They did see each other AT THE END OF THE BOOK , LIKE WTF?! And when they saw each other, stupid Victoria didn't tell him wha
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Gisbelle
What a disappointment!! I still cannot believe that I just started my day reading this book. It was a bunch of bull! A whole lot of nonsense!

This book is a perfect example why some books are better of being standalone. Dragging a book, chopping it up and trying to turn it into series just doesn't work for this one. The first book was so good. Heck, I rated it 5 frigging stars! And this? I'm not sure what to say.

Nothing happened in this one. NOTHING. I hope the authors stop chopping up books. I'
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♠ Becka & Cerys ♠ | Spitfire Reviews
Im sorry, I hated it. I was hoping there were going to be answers to the questions from the last book - but no - not one single thing was resolved, AND WE DONT SEE NATHAN FOR 98% OF THE BOOK! WTF! Im pretty sure these books are meant to be romance, not drama. This book was 1million percent screwed...And a huge disappointment.
reading junkie- not enough time
WTF!!!!!!?????!!I will not rate this book!!!definitely,never,ever,in a right mind i will not rate this,this, ..whatever it is,it is not finished book!it feels like
Anishaa
What the hell?! I'm starting to get seriously annoyed with Ms. Barnholdt. This was not a book. This was an tenth of a book, maybe. Honestly this could have been the beginning of a decent sequel. But no she had to stop in a totally random place and tell us to wait for book 3. What the fuck? This book ended in what I think of as a middle of a chapter. This was definitely not long enough to be a book - it is definitely more of a novella. I pray to god that Ms. Barnholdt gives us a FULL length novel ...more
Mackenzie
WTF..seriously I don't even know how to react..ABSOLUTELY NOTHING..NOTHING WAS RESOLVED OR CLOSE TO BEING RESOLVED..literally a waste of a book. Victoria's life just gets worse and worse and everyone treats her like crap...even Nathan, and that annoyed me the most. If anyone, Nathan should have been the one to ask her what really went on and all but no he is just a dick to her. ALSO THE TWO DONT EVEN SEE EACH OTHER UNTILL THE VERY END OF THE BOOK!! The book is suppose to be about them, and yet w ...more
Stephanie
Can someone explain the point of this story to me? What got resolved? Nothing. It was pointless and worthless and we really didn't need this book. Are you trying to tell me that she wouldn't have told Nathan what had happened to her as soon as she set eyes on him? I didn't like it but I'll probably read the next one in the hope that its better.
Amanda Faria
Who in their right mind wants to spend money on basically 2 chapters worth of reading and wait 6 months between each 2 chapters. I love the story this author has come up with but she is seriously skewering herself cause now I know that anything she right is going to be the biggest let down known to man!!! I got really into the first (section?) but was so disappointed with how it ended. I just held out hope that maybe it was just a prelude to the real story, but alas, I was so very wrong! I have ...more
Rosie
This one was a major let down since book one was so amazing! I really didn't get it I mean we got 5 minutes of Nathan the rest of the book was Victoria moaning about how much her life sucked.. It was so short like what the hell?? :( Such a disappointment. Need more Nathan and Victoria and an actual story time next book.. I wouldn't care about the cliffhanger if there was an actual story! There wasn't a plot! Hopefully next book will be much better and longer and an actual book. I still have fait ...more
Noelle Zafina
I hate the ending. It killed me more when I found out BOOK 3 is not out since 2013! :(
Missy
A good read.
This is real interesting storyline and I really would like to see where it goes and how it ends.
You can really feel the pull that Tori and Nathan have and their connection.
In this book you find out really how much of an uncaring jerk her father is and really feel for her. She has been gone for 3 months and is now finding out how her BFF and Nathan coped with her disappearing without a word. The guilt she feels and worry about being taken away again effects her on a daily basis.....an
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❤ Tila Grey Maddox ❤
WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED IN THIS DAMN BOOK!!! I dont know what the hell I was reading..this book was just not for me....
Maddy
Warning expressive rant:

ARGHHHHHHHHHH I FUCKING LOVE THESE BOOKS BUT REALLY 180 PAGES IN TWO FUCKING BOOKS???!!! THATS NOT EVEN ONE FUCKING BOOK LET ALONE TWO AND THE CLIFFHANGERS HAVE ME RIPPING MY HAIR OUT AND CURSING THE WORLD FOR THE HELL THAT ITS PUT ME IN!! (OBVIOUSLY TODAY HASENT BEEN A VERY GOOD DAY FOR ME: EXPLANATION FOR OVER EXAGERATING A TEESNY BIT!)

BUT COME ON!! THAT IS NOT FAIR!!!! :(

I AM NOW GOING TO SIT IN A CORNER AND CRY... sigh...

I gave it 5 stars because only a good book ca
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axola
At first I rated this book as 2 stars. However after nearly a year waiting for the 3rd book, I had to downgrade it. Actually, waiting for a 3rd book may lead someone to a misunderstanding. The "2nd book" is just a bunch of chapters that take you nowhere. What a joke!
Demitri
Excuse me but, WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT!!!!????? I hated it! I hated the ending! I hated that there was like 98% no Nathan! The book is about their relationship or it's suppose to be. Therefore it should be half about Nathan too! I fell in love with the first book in this series and was so excited to read this and now I'm just plain disappointed. I'll be honest tho, I kept on flipping back and forth on the pages to see if there was more and my device was just screwed up, but shocker! The book was ...more
Nikki
I didn't mind the story too much. I was expecting very little based on reviews.

I seriously *hate* Victoria's Dad and Missy. And the power they have.

Aunt Jenna and Victoria's BFF are awesome.

Want more.
Sarah
One of the reviewers here griped that the two leads didnt exactly meet until the VERY END of this book. Well, that's also my beef...there's not enough screen time between the two. Shouldn't be the point of this whole series about the two of them getting TOGETHER? This book is nothing but Victoria's incessant pining for Nathan and the plethora of bad luck and bad treatment happening to her. I've never felt sorry as much as I've had for Tori, she's actually a decent person and by no means deserves ...more
Sarah Vale
SOME OF THE STORY IMPLAUSABLE

It was bad enough that the second book was firstly so short and secondly mainly a recap of the first. The story was also annoying and implausible, they weren't brother and sister, but they lock her away. Which I'm sure in real life they wouldn't get away with. but it would be good just to have the third book, a good book, 400 pages just to finish it and have some closer. Please don't extend to 4 books cause firstly it's taking u nearly 2 years to give us the third, i
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Princ3ss
So this installment causes a lot of speculation but it also gives some insight on who Victoria is as a person. I don't think I got that in much in the first book.
Jamie
I still love this story, however missed Nathan throughout it. Great buildup to the next book!
Einiaz
Geram! Can't wait to read the 3rd book!
Sofia
Too short, lots of questions, the best thing is the cover.
Erica Braun
Very short as others mention. For me the length and direction of the storyline where not a problem, for me it is the length between book releases. These books are written much like Kelly favor or Lucy Covingtons weekly/ monthly short story series. Which are fine but with short bouts of time in between. My opinion this series would have been better suited for this type of release and promo!
Jordan
I love the series but seriously nothing was resolved and its not worth the money you pay for it. This writer needs to lock herself in a room and not rest until she can write full books instead of giving us little teasers that she calls books. It's a real shame but now it's just becoming annoying. She could do so much with this story line but she's blowing it.
Jessica
So short and practically in eventful. I skimmed it but this is hardly a book. No ending ugh
Lindee
Still planning on reading the rest of the series, but this whole book could have been condensed into 5 chapters. I don't mind Cliffhangers but this ending didn't make any sense and was really dragging.
I hope the next book picks up more and I would be interested to see if her best friend from the institute comes back into the picture...
Lyn
WTH?!? Really? I mean really? This is the second book? It doesn't read like it. This is just like a FILLER book. It doesn't even have Nathan on it just the ending.... Total disappointment. :(

And how many book is it going to take?
Angelus
Wow this author is really fond of giving cliffhangers. I hope the next one will be the last although Im not quite sure if they are planning on releasing it sometime this year. Hey,some help here ya know!
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Kelsey Barnholdt is the younger sister of author Lauren Barnholdt. She was born in Syracuse New York and has loved to read ever since she was little. She had success with her first novella, What's Meant to Be, in 2011. She currently lives in CT where she spends a lot of time creating stories she hopes inspire people.
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