Every Rose (Every Rose #1)
What do you do when you realize you were foolish enough ...more
^^^ Add tattoos to Michael.
*big big sigh*
Ok, I can't rate this. I've tried, but there is no rating that can encompass what this book put me through...
If you don't want to read spoilers, stop reading now. I will hide major spoilers, but I can't write this review without giving some things away.
Okay? So, you're still reading... so you can't moan when I tell you...
This story does not have a happy ending. And this story will tear you apart.
Throughout, this was a four/five star read for me. Michael ...more
I debated long and hard on how to rate this one. Long and hard...hard and long. As I click the keys with bipolaric indecision, I'm still unsure.
I think my biggest problem with this book was the dialogue. The story, I really liked. The dialogue? I just can't get past it. Lorraine's voice seemed naive and immature. Michael, he seemed to be talking out of a Thesaurus. The words just didn't seem to fit the characters. They were forced, unnatural, and at times melodramatic. I even ...more
7/13 Every Rose is on sale this weekend for $1.99! I have a contest going on on my author page on Facebook as well for a chance to win 1 of 3 signed paperbacks. https://www.facebook.com/LynettaHalat...
7/11 Every Rose has been updated on all platforms to contain the epilogue and the bonus scene! If you aren't able to update for some reason, you can read it on my website at www.lynettahalat.com.
6/23 I'm so excited to share thi ...more
My heart is having a hard time right now. I literally finished Every Rose moments ago. Go buy the book, grab a box of tissues, and cuddle up because Lynetta is going to take you on a roller coaster. Enjoy the review and book while I go drown in cookie dough ice cream, kiss my husband, and remember that life is too short to take people for granted!
Every Rose will go on my HEARTS AND FLOWERS W ...more
I can't make a review right now because I'm in tears
That comment was made the day I finished the book... I still feel the same though
There are some books that teach you a lesson, others that make you fall in love with the plot and characters, some can make you cry and many many books can force you to change the view of your time and your life. This one? Was all of the above!
I have to admit that I cried like a little baby with this books and I loved it. The reason wh ...more
It is literally almost impossible for me to write this review. Why?? Considering it’s been a few days since I read Every Rose, one would think I’d have moved on. Well, you thought wrong. Every Rose is so amazing there are not enough adjectives to cover it’s amazingness in the dictionary. Every Roseis about rediscovering an old friend and an old romance and realizing what you thought you never wanted is exactly what you want and need.
“Even the most beautiful flower, the rose, has the th ...more
*Warning: If/when you read this book have tissues with you*
Honestly I have no idea what to say about Every Rose. I hated and loved it at the same time. As I am writing this review I cry like a baby. I hated the end. I don't understand how the author did that and why. Couldn't see let them live happily after everything? Why?
I loved Michael so much. He was sweet, romantic and everything yo ...more
I was asked to read and review this by Lynetta . I am very thankful that she asked me to read and review this book .
My heart is heavy right now , I want to say I was not expecting what happened to happen , but I would be lying to you and myself . About 77% into the book I knew something was going to happen . I just felt it with my heart , everything was going to well. All I have to say is you need to buy this book , grab some tissues, and enjoy the story that your about to read. There will be l ...more
Lorraina Dabney has a painful past – one she’s used her success in high school and a full-ride scholarship to college to escape from. So, when she’s forced to go h ...more
I love roses growing, especially unexpectedly, wild. But cut roses, no matter how arranged, repulse me.
The book starts off with the main character going through a very changing event in her life. At first I thought this was going to be your typical girl falls in love with the wrong guy type of story. I was c ...more
This book is about Love, Loss, coming of age and holding on tight to what matters most.
Lorraina, I've known and loved you my whole life. The day I first saw you was the day my life began.
Before Michael Bang even met Lorraina Dabney, he knew she was 'The One'. It was a spiritual connection, he felt it in his soul and just kn ...more
(view spoiler)[I didn't like the flashbacks to the past. The past scenes were a bit too childish for me. I liked Michael and Lorraina meeting up and getting together. All that was good and sweet. But then as we go on it seemed Micahel's character was ...more
Saw the blurp and the great review and decided to get them. I normally think flashbacks can be confusing but this one is nice. I guess she's a gifted writer because i was hooked and having trouble putting it down.
The story feels very real and the emotions are raw and honest. At times i wish it differently. I love Michael and feels like shaking Lorreina to get with the program already. But in reality not eve ...more
Well, it had its good and it had its bad, drama-overloaded moments.
I liked it at times and at times it was too cheesy to like it.
The second half of the book was better than the first one.
I felt the same way about the main characters Lorraina & Mike.
Both characters were flawed, at times really annoying & immature with the teenage drama, but still, in the end, their tragic story didn't leave me indifferent, but after reading the captivating blurb & seeing ho ...more
My mind cannot quite capture the perfect words for this review. (But I will try) I am not at all surprised at how well you have written your FIRST book. My head is still reeling from the beautiful story you created. I was right there with every word. I was feeling every moment with Michael and Lorraina. It's one of my favorite feelings when I'm reading. Beautiful story, beautiful couple, just beautiful.
"Faith, hope, and love. The greatest of these is love."
I am beyond proud o ...more
This debut novel simply blew me away. I was immediately drawn into their story, and fell more in love with Michael with each passing page.
Their story is intensely emotional, and they have a lot of issues to deal with. They remain committed to each other, and to working out their problems together.
I cried through the last 10% of this book, and I know that Michael & Lorraina's story will be with me for ...more
After reading this book, I'm a total wreck.
I almost cried (ok, I cried really) on how the story ends.
It made me realize that not all story ends in a happy ending (the one that the boy and girl lived happily ever after). So if you really love somebody, tell or show them so that you won't regret anything if something goes wrong. Life is too short and you don't know if the person you love will be taken away from ...more
This is a beautiful story of life, keeping the faith and believing that true love does exist.
I was quite speechless by the time I finished (you’ll need tissues) it’s not often I find a book quite so compelling as this one was. I’d love to read more!
It's funny how life does that to you. You have a plan and dreams and desires. Then, in a flash, all that can change. All that you thought you wanted dissipates and you're left with what you needed. Never knew you needed but, nonetheless, did.
I am kind of at a loss and really affected after reading this book. Some parts were sweet, some were frustrating, some were heartwarming, and some were painful. And I really did not see the twist coming.
Lorraina and Michael were best friends since s ...more
Let me just start by saying, yes, I way ugly cried through the last part of the book... but it all seems so worth it knowing everything that happened throughout the book. This book was everything I didn't know I wanted in a book and so much more. I fell in love with the characters and their l ...more
I'm not going to say a lot right now, partly because my Kindle decided to hate me RIGHT as I hit that 86% where everything ended, so the rest of the book was sort of ruined for me because I'm pretty upset about my Kindle. Not only that, but my heart has been torn to shreds by the ending of this book.
Don't let the three stars dishearten you. I liked this book, really. And I loved Michael. I just feel that some things were very melodramatic, and I don't believe I have enough resolution in ...more
First, let’s make sure your expectations for this book are in place. This is not a smut type of ...more
I don't even know where to begin with this review. I've never in my entire reading life read something as staggeringly emotional as this book was for me. I was up and down and turned inside out almost right from the beginning.
The entire story has some kind of reconnection with the past. I was so torn on how to feel about this at first and then about 7% into the book, I got it.
"Because you wanted to know whether or not I was over you, and I wanted to know what yo ...more
Lorraina and Michael went to school together. Lorraina didn't know who Michael was until her brother Jermone said Michael wanted him to tell Lorraina that he was going to marry her. BOY was she upset. He was 15 and he professed his love for her. She said she could only be friends. She didn't understand the way he viewed them being together so young. He tried everything for her t ...more
Right before I left, I read a book called Every Rose by a first time author named Lynetta Halat. She wants an honest review so I'm going to give it to her. If ya'll have read my other reviews, you know I love funny paranormal romances, super steamy erotic novels, and I prett ...more
When they say, "Reader Beware: If you're not OK with having your guts ripped out and are not a bit of a masochist when it comes to reading, this may not be the book for you. If you're open-minded and willing to have a life-changing experience even if you have to go through the wringer emotionally, this is definitely the book for you." You should really listen to that.This book had such sweet/adorable character's. We have L ...more