He was a boy that changed everything.
I didn't know Parker O’Neil outside of the occasional smile and wink. The AMA Supercross racer came to our small town one winter, and I had no idea what he was capable of. How could I have known that he would change my life forever that summer? Eventually, the occasional smile became a smile I grew to love and longed t...more
Here are the pertinent sections from chapter 4 of my fic:
The first moment is tentative, just holding still, lips on lips, but as Edward’s fingers find new skin, his mouth moves over mine and everything in me responds at once. First, it’s hot and needy. His mouth is soft and sup...more
Due to recent development of the events considering the plagiarism the fact that book has been pulled from Amazon, I decided to erase my rating and initial review!
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This was a story about a girl named Rowan and a guy named Parker. They were each others first, and only loves. No matter what happened between them, the miscommunication, the time that passed... they always gravitated back to each other.
If I ever had to find a time when I was happiest, it was that summer with Parker.
Rowan was a 17 year old girl who worked at her dads garage with her best friend Addy. One day, the O’Neil brothers came to work. 19 year old Justin and 17 year old Pa...more
This book frustrated me. In a very bad way. I could not connect with Rowan. And I wanted to. Connect.
With her face.
In a bad way.
She almost made me throw my kindle. She was a continuos stream of wtf is she DOING/THINKING/SAYING ??? I was lost and frustrated and I powered through just so i could get answers. I kept my song on repeat. Tried to let the lyrics calm my ass down.
EVERYTHING CHANGES by STAIND
The first half of the book I was in love. They had a perfect summer of FIRSTS ;) and it...more
"When the ground shifts beneath you and everything you thought you once knew changes, can you handle it or do you collapse?"
I was really psyched to read this book. Shey Stahl is an amazing author and after I read her last book I waited in anticipation for this.
The story did not WOW me. Im not sure if this is because im not really into the whole bike riding thing?
Rowan is a 17year old girl who is a good girl, never goes out and is always helping her family. She works at her step dads me...more
Spoiler alert...I'm going to sum up the book (view spoiler)[ Guy and girl fall in love. Guy has to go away for his job. Girl goes on with her life and dates. Meanwhile the the guy waits for her to come to her senses and realize she only wants him. (hide spoiler)]
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Can anybody please tell me if this book is coming out today??? 16 April 2013?? I want this book and I don't find it on AMAZON!
PLLLLLLLLEASE come out today!!!!!
It looks like there are sections of this book that were taken from the popular Twilight fan fic The Art Teacher by spanglemaker9.
Here are the pertinent sections from chapter 4 of The Art Teacher:
The first moment is tentative, just holding still, lips on lips, but as Edward’s fingers find new skin, his mouth moves over mine and everything in me responds at once. First, it’s hot and needy. His mouth is soft and supple. He opens, I open. Then it’s tongues and I’m gasping and he’s m...more
Rowan, "Ro", has secretly had the hot's for Parker the professional dirt bike racer. Quiet he barely says much to Ro but hell that boy didn't need to say anything he was hotness PERSONIFIED. Addy, Ro's best friend, had...more
I just wanted to slap some sense into Rowan.
I mean they let this mess drag on for 5 years and no one can put their foot down? I call
While reading the unnecessary crap about Motocross I kept thinking:
And Sean didn't hit it for 5 years, I mean:
I love Shey Stahl but this wasn't her best wor...more
I'm not one who usually leaves reviews for books but I reviewed her Racing on the Edge series, read and love Waiting for You, and felt like I should leave a review for Everything Changes because it was different from her other books. Shey Stahl has easily become one of my most favorite authors. I love all her books simply because she has a way with her words in her writing that make you feel connected to the character whether it be told from one specific point of view or alternating ones. And w...more
Not only did I not lik...more
I am all for angsty reads but the reason the main characters in this book are separated for so long (4 years) is because they DIDN'T FUCKING TALK!!. My number one hated reason for story conflict is the MISUNDERSTANDING. I'll take another reason. Anything else at all:
(1) he's a werewolf and she's a vampire (preferred)
(2) alien abduction
(3) evil twin
(4) alien abduction by an evil twin
Another case where one character assumes something about the other despite evid...more
Everything Changes is a book that made me take a step back and think hard about it. I wasn't sure how I was going to rate, so many things worked for me and then again so many things didn't. I rode the fence on this one. I chatted with Kim and we pondered for a while, bouncing...more
BAH!! I love Shey Stahl, but I wanted to strangle these characters!! This book….oh this book. I loved it. I hated it. I hated loving it. Honestly, I’m all over the place. Hah!
In the beginning…get yourself ready for the sweetest “falling in love” story ever! They meet at her dad’s car shop. She is super nervous and he makes up excuses to get closer to her but doesn’t talk to her! They steal glances, they wink, they sigh… (ok, I made up the sighing…...more
I really like the way this book is written, it gripped me straight way. The story felt like a realistic love story, complicated because of the lack of communication, but real.
Over the course of 5 years Rowan and Parker pretty much learn everything together except communicating, at times it was frustrating but i had to remind myself that at 17 we don't tend to communicate our feeli...more
When the hero is a shy guy kicking his foot through the sand next to the heroine who is a shy girl kicking her foot through the sand, the reader sometimes will get so frustrated that she wants to kick sand AT the both of them.
The story follows Parker and Rowan from 17 to 22. Their story of young first love, which was sweet at first, quickly became tedious. This reader can only take so many shy glances and awkwardness back and forth before something needs to happen - and I'm not taking about just...more
Way to much build up for the story. If I was giving the 1st half of the book it would be maybe 2.5-3 stars, then the 2nd half would be 4.5 stars. The story is told by Rowan's POV until 70% into the book then you get some chapters from Parker's POV and that helps give you some idea what was going on with him. The story starts in 1997 and goes for 5 years so this is before everyone had a cell phone and could stay connected like you can today. Over all it was a good story it just took me...more
Well it took awhile but everyone got there shit together and made a life..sheesh.. I enjoyed the watching of a timeless first love..that always feeds my soul! I don't think you have to know about Motor cross to get the book I actually enjoyed learning bits and pieces..angsty with heart which I enjoy..