Avoiding Temptation (Avoiding, #3)
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Two years after walking out of Jack’s wedding, Lexi has finally put her past behind her. She has made up her mind about where her life is headed. This time, she is sticking to her guns, no matter what.

That is, until a phone call shatters the fragile grasp she has on her new life. Lexi is forced to question everything she thought she knew about what she wanted, and life-cha...more
400 pages
Published December 10th 2013 (first published November 30th 2013)
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Kelli Spear
UPDATE 12/12/13: I finished this last night and, well... after *THAT*, I can't write a spoiler free review. If you don't want to know, don't read anything in the spoiler tag. It's going to be a vent session and will definitely ruin the story for anyone who hasn't finished the book.
This is your final warning!

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Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Andddd... we have a date

Dec 10th!!!!!


Thank you Emily! :)
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If Jack the jerk comes in between Ramsey and Alexa, Imma murder someone!
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Moreeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
woopie
I am so happy, curious, excited, scared & I am just going to sit and hope that all ends well for Alexa n nothing goes well for Jack. Bastard. I don't want anything bad to happen for Ramsey, he was always nice! :((
And Bekah can just die, I don't care for her.
Alexis *RealityBites! Let's Get Lost!*
FULL REVIEW POSTED 12/12/13
NOTE: My original review did not save on Goodreads, I became frustrated and here is the finished product.


4.5 STARS
Genre: Contemporary Romance

SPOILERS AHEAD-SPOILERS HERE-SPOILERS THERE-SPOILERS EVERYWHERE

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Avoiding Temptation went a little something like this

Jack calls Lexi


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Ramsey reacts with a nonchalant..


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Ramsey and Lexi are all..


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Jack to Lexi


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What Bekah recently said to Jack was...


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Lexi to Jack about the divorce papers being filed..


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Me


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Ramsey to Lexi


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Lexi


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John to Lexi


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Lexi is l...more
Taryn at My Secret Romance

No more than 3 stars- And that's pushing it.



I had a review written, was ready to push publish, but at the last minute couldn't. I've decided I won't be posting one. I just can't bring myself to talk about a series that I hold dear to my heart in a bad light the way my review was written. But just like I said with Following Me- Get new betas. Makes me wonder who read this and if they had any constructive criticism at all other than love for it. How did no one see the HUGE MASSIVE issues with this...more
Mary
UPDATE 12/11/13: Review now posted!

Oh boy. Where do I even begin?

Let me start by saying SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS ahead. STOP reading right now if you don't want to know what happens in this book. I do not feel like spoilering out my whole review and I also can't seem to find the f*cks to give to do so....Or...wait a minute....There's one:



That would be the one word review to this book.

But...because I need to purge myself of the rage this series has invoked, I will explore my thoughts more in...more
Jennifer Kyle
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Has Lexi learned nothing from the first two books?

Don’t answer that phone!!

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Kyla Linde delivered one hell of a crazy ride!

“Lose Jack and be with Ramsey.
Be with Jack and lose Ramsey.
Be by herself without either of them.
Move back to New York, start a new life, rebound-fuck John all over again.
Run from her past for a future that couldn’t even begin to handle her emotional baggage.”


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Right from the first chapter my jaw hit the floor and I wondered where Kyla was taking me and do I really want to go t...more
Christy
4 ‘I have no clue who’s team I’m on’ stars!

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Going into Avoiding Temptation, I was scared. The last book scarred me. I went into this with no team. Much like Lexi, I was undecided. Who is she going to pick? What the hell is going to happen?

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This review isn’t going to be like a ‘normal’ review. I can’t review the way I normally do without spoiling too much, so here it goes...

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Lexi honestly doesn’t want anyone to get hurt. She had what she had with John, she is trying to be a good friend to...more
Vibha★
2.5 stars..

To be honest,at this point,I'm just glad it's over.I don't even think I'll be able to write a proper review for this one.No,just no.This book drove me INSANE!What is it with these characters and their hugely messed up lives?It was one crazy ride.I was Team Ramsey in the beginning but I'm not too sure now.I was really pissed at Lexi because of her indecisiveness.All those "Am I happy?" questions infuriated me to no end.(view spoiler)...more
It's just me Shelly B
"People come in and out of your life all the time. They shape and mold you like clay, and then the water washes away the edges."





All of these characters....Lexi, Jack, Ramsey and John all hold a little piece of my heart. I like them ALL for different reasons and through out this series they have also pissed me off for different reasons. However I have always loved them through everything. Triangles are a tough read sometimes because she can only pick ONE...unless you get lucky with a ménage some...more
R.S. Burnett
I'm actually afraid to read any future books by K.A Linde. Not sure I can put myself through all this again!
Loved all five books though, even if they did make me temporarily insane.
Tough Critic Book Reviews
I just wanted to soak in a relaxing vodka bath and brush my teeth with Xanax...

I did not go into this book lightly. In fact, I think there was a lot of cursing involved. At some point, even my emotions said, "shit". I just wanted to soak in a relaxing vodka bath and brush my teeth with some Xanax. I wanted somebody to hold me and I hadn't even started the book yet.

Here's where my review gets tricky. My emotions are a tell all.

I can't share too much about the state of my feelings because my emoti...more
Angie's Dreamy Reads
Whew....Ok...some thoughts. NOT many but just a few.

1. I LOVE this author, I LOVE her writing, and I LOVE the way she builds angst and kills you with it. I LOVE HER WRITING...I DO. SHE KNOWS HOW TO WRITE...SO PLEASE, DO NOT CONFUSE MY FEELINGS OVER THIS BOOK WITH HER TALENT...SHE IS BRILLIANT! EVERY CRITIQUE BELOW IS ON THE PLOT AND CHARACTERS! THAT IS IT. THE AUTHOR ROCKS, HER BOOKS GUT YOU, SHE WRITES LIKE A BAD ASS!!! AND, IF YOU LOVE A LOVE TRIANGLE THAT DESTROYS YOU..YOU WILL LOVE THIS SER...more
Angela Richardson
3 stars. *spoilers*
This is just a personal reflection of my feelings after I read this book. This could be an entirely wonderful experience for the next reader, so I hope you do give the story a chance and go forth and experience it for yourself.

But simply...for me...most of it did not work. And its not because of who she ended up with in the end, because I was happy that they finally got it together. It was how they came together as well as the execution of the story that left me very disappoin...more
Ana Rita
Great ending. :) Review to come.


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Here's hoping those green boxers belong to Jack

#TEAM JACK-Ass

<3 because you have to read between the boxers lines

Zizz
To say that I am not a happy camper is putting it mildly. I will now hide everything behind spoiler tags to be fair...

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Jenn
Okay that's it. I'm over this book and these characters. I think this whole series should have been done in two MAYBE three books and no extra side books. This whole relationship with Jack and Lexi was ridiculous. Jack's reasoning's were stupid. He wasn't redeemable, EVER!

This is one unhappy reader. I have a lot to say but will hold back, seeing as there are plenty of other readers who will want to read this book with out it being ruined completely for them if they see my review in the way I wo...more
Hail
Mar 14, 2013 Hail marked it as to-read
Team Jack!

Sometimes, a happy ending to a story isn't meant to be happily EVER after. Maybe it's just happy 'for now' - not 'for EVER'. This is my happy ending for Lexi and Jack and this series. And maybe after running off into the sunset and trying out a REAL relationship, things will go horribly wrong and Jack will dog Lexi out YET AGAIN. That's ok. I think Lexi and Jack are meant for eachother. Let's face it: Jack is a player and a dog, but Lexi is no innocent angel herself. As much as I wante...more
A.L. Jackson
My favorite of all the Avoiding Series. I might have done a little fist-pump at the end. This girl was happy. Great job in wrapping up an amazing series K.A. Linda!
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
Some things you should know about this group

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Character breakdown time!!

Jack

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Ramsey

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JK!!!! I'm Team Jack that's why ;)

Lexi

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Wait whose face are we talking about here?

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Bekah

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John

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And the ending

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Ok spoiler-lovers this is for you

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Brandi
"People come in and out of your life all the time. They shape and mold you like clay, and then the water washes away the edges."

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An intense, angst-filled journey comes to an end. Throughout this read, my heart was racing and my head was spinning. As a reader, especially when it comes to a love triangle, you have to have faith in the story the author has to tell. In my opinion, regardless of which team you go into this book pulling for, Kyla creates a compelling story that should leave everyone s...more
MareTara SLiTsReaD Reviews~Lover of all things MM~Sarcasm Junkie n Kissing SLut~
KA Linde- you have superb writing skills, your skills get you a 5 star... your writing skills

The story gets a big FAT ZERO FROM ME

"Cheaters never prosper"
"A leopard doesn't change it's spots"

LEXI- You are the sluttiest idiot I have ever read! I.D.I.O.T

JACK- YOU ARE A L.O.S.E.R... MOMMY DADDY ISSUES~ PLEASE YOU ARE JUST A MALE WHORE

RAMSEY- GOOD GOD, I WAS FOR YOU ALL ALONG... ANOTHER I.D.I.O.T

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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Dec 12, 2013 Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen marked it as did-not-finish
DNF @ 30%

I can't do this.....I'm so ashamed of myself

I can't endure the heartbreak that Ramsey is going to have to go through.

I can't endure the hatred I'm going to feel towards Lexi.

I gave #1 and #2 both 5 stars but I can't wrap my head around this -----

Why stay friends with a guy who has been a major asshole to you?

Why agree to marry another guy when you just aren't "feeling" it?

I wanted Jack but I switched sides to Ramsey.....no no no

I know this book will frustrate me and get my blood pressur...more
Michelle
5 I-can’t-believe-my-Kindle-survived-this-series-stars



This has to be one of the most difficult reviews to write. I am going to try my hardest to avoid giving anything away for those who are either in the midst of reading the final book or those who’ve been waiting to start this series. There has been no question that I am a proud member of Team Jack, but that in no way made me feel like there was only one path for Lexi to find her happily ever after.

Each man offered Lexi a different ending. Eac...more
Nikki
October 3rd


Ok, so I have been DYING for this book since I finished Avoiding Responsibility last year. The first two books left me ABSOLUTELY wrecked...but I'm kind of peeved about the blurb. Why is Lexi juggling the burgeoning affections of three different men? I don't know about anyone else, but when I finished Avoiding Responsibility, I was absolutely elated that Lexi had actually stuck up for herself and put Jack in his place and then left with Ramsey.

Honestly, Team Ramsey all the way. If she...more
Farah *Professor Dean's Beauty*

3.5-4ish Stars!

Do you want to read a book that makes you crazy?

*******This review contains major spoilers*****



Well you've pricked the correct series!

Now we all knew Jack married Bekkah bitch at the end if Avoiding Responsibility and Lexi left the wedding and chose Ramsey!



Fast forward two years.......

Lexi is still with Ramsey but now she and Jack are friends??? Sorry what?!



And.......

Ramsey has just proposed to Lexi

And........



Bekkah bitch has asked Jack for a divorce!

Yeah you heard me, so what...more
✽ Sharon is an emotional book junkie ✽
3.5 ★'s

My Thoughts:

✦ Well, it's been a long wait for me to get to this conclusion, over 1 1/2 years, and I have to say that while I liked how it ended, there were just too many things that bothered me.

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✦ I just really do not like the going back and forth from the present to the past. It feels choppy and I find myself going back and forth rereading what happened last.

✦ Jack...while I have to say that I liked his improvements, I didn't like what prompted him. I was happy that he finally got it b...more
Spoiler Whore but you can call me Amanda
These 3 stars are not because of who she stayed with. It's because of HOW she stayed with him.

SPOILERS

I will admit that I went straight to the end and read who Lexi stayed with. I could give a flying fuck what anybody thinks about that. Did it take away the element of surprise? NO. I'm Spoiler Whore. Doesn't bother me the least if I know spoilers or not. I'm not gonna delve into the story. I'm just going to get to my fucking problem on how Lexi ended up with Jack.

Jack and Lexi would never have...more
Renee

“No matter what we might want, we have to live with our mistake and live with our past”.

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Writing this review without spoiling the book is going to be little challenging, but I shall try.

If you’re looking for a book filled with drama, mind games, wild angst, heartache and love triangles than The Avoiding Series delivers precisely that and more.

This story was flawed. If you're expecting a hearts and flowers kind of story nicely wrapped with a bright pink bow, then maybe give this book a miss. I...more
MELISSA
(BR with Patty)

*Most of the Jack pics and quotes in my review were posted before I read the book, because I am Team Jack! Not meant as a spoiler of any kind, just showing my Jack love! lol*

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I thoroughly enjoyed this series and loved all the angst, drama, love, and variety of smoking hot men! Lexi was one lucky girl to have such quality men fall for her. I really could see her with all three of them. Jack I felt was her soul mate, but I also fell for Ramsey and John. I credit the author's wr...more
Patty❤️❤️Belongs To❤️Kellan Kyle❤️AND❤️Jesse Ward❤️❤️
TEN++++++++++++ OVER THE FUCKING MOON STARS!!!!!!!
(BR with Melissa❤️❤️❤️)
I'm going to wait at least till the weekend to post a review so as not to spoil it for anyone.

I just want to say I love you Kyla Linde!!!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HEALING MY HEART!!!

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OK...so here I go and this may be a long one because I FUCKING LOVED this finale to the series!!

I, along with many other women waited well over a year for this book to come out.
This is definitely a story that will definitely make you go through th...more
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K.A. Linde graduated with her Masters in political science from the University of Georgia in 2012. She also has a bachelors in political science and philosophy. She wrote her the Avoiding Series while struggling through advanced statistical modeling and writing her thesis. She enjoys dancing and writing novels that keep you guessing until the very end.

She currently resides in Georgia with her boyf...more
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“But this isn't about Jack. This is about Kellan Kyle.” 36 likes
“Those blue eyes stared straight through her. They demanded she think and feel and remember. She hesitated. “Yes.” He shook his head and looked away from her. “Then, what are you doing here?” “What?” “If it’s him, Lex, and you’re really happy, then what are you doing here?” 11 likes
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