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Turning Tides

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  119 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Allison Phillips is looking to escape a life of continual disappointment. When the constant berating of her family and the reminders of her failures finally weigh too heavily on her shoulders, she moves away from her unhappy past to start life anew. Allison takes a position with Whitton, Incorporated, a large construction and property development company in Jacksonville, ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 17th 2005 by Yellow Rose by Rce (first published November 30th 2004)
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Loved this as a fanfic. Re-read after 3 years. The unequal relationship (D/s) reminded me of Riley Lashea's Behind the Green Curtain, though Turning Tides is more emotional and the other more erotic. It is endlessly frustrating. Best appreciated by the hopeless romantic. :)

4.5 stars

P.S. The author has written an epilogue of sorts (though its more of a vignette) set a few months after the close of the book. Read it here:
I read the online version of Turning Tides a long time ago so I bought ebook by Regal Crest released this month (I prefer ebooks over paper books). I liked it even better than the first time. Not just because of editing but because this is one of those long captivating stories that are getting better and better with each new reading. A character-driven romance with well cut proportions of drama, passion, angst, love... all in all a great book. Unfortunately, this is the author's only published ...more
Danni Mladenovic
Oct 11, 2016 Danni Mladenovic rated it it was ok
I am sorry to say this, but I almost gave up on finishing it... I have a major problem with characters like M.J. - I find them to be completely unattractive, royal a...oles and pompous jerks. And that is not something I'm looking forward to in a good romance book. Again, I am sorry, but this book just wasn't "it" for me.
Frank Van Meer
Jul 24, 2014 Frank Van Meer rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
For me, reading this book was like driving past a 20 car pile up on the highway. You drive by, know that you shouldn't be looking, but you still do.

It was an excercise in frustration, but I still wanted to know how it ended.

Unfortunatly, nearing the end, my patience was severly tested, and I started skipping text, just to see if Morgan would finally be able to epress her feelings. To me, it never seemed to have happened.

Oh well, I never got the feeling this was a relationship that would stand t
May 24, 2015 Musa rated it really liked it
A great story filled with angst. Admittedly I didn't like M.J. most part of the book - she's a piece of work and insensitive most of the time. I can totally understand why Allison was exasperated. I'm glad she redeemed herself towards the very end. In my opinion though - the author's Epilogue of sorts posted on her website would have been a great Epilogue for the book.
Sep 06, 2015 Tiffany rated it did not like it
The book started off very well, but quickly went downhill after the first erotic encounter. MJ spends a large part of the book taking and then clamming up and deluding herself. Allison spends a large part of the book giving and then running off to cry, panic, and cry some more. They're both weak and behave in a shockingly cowardly fashion, and it was very tiresome and annoying.
Mirtha Siblesz
Mar 02, 2016 Mirtha Siblesz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent first novel

First off, I hope AK Naten publishes her next novel soon. This first novel was so well written with great character development. The angst was there but it needed to be there for the flow of the story. It would be nice if Ms. Naten wrote a sequel of how MJ and Allison where doing now that they're back together again. Just saying!
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A Pennsylvania native, A.K. now makes her home in Northeast Florida. Her daytime hours are currently spent working in a field that has absolutely nothing to do with her varied background of architectural design and drafting, computer tech. support, real estate appraisal, and human resources. A lover of ancient history, A.K. has a particular fascination with all things Egyptian. She spends whatever ...more
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