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It's Not Over (The Do Over #2)

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He had wanted her to help him win his ex-girlfriend back. She had wanted to teach him a few lessons on how to treat a woman. Neither one planned for the unexpected.

Madison Stuart thrives on self-discipline and control. She’s driven by her career ambitions and isn’t about to let anyone derail her from her goals. Over the years, Madison uses sex for sport, believing love is
Published January 13th 2014 by A. L. Zaun Publications (first published January 9th 2014)
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Jan 20, 2014 Lucia rated it really liked it
My Rick and Madison:

4.5 STARS! Great villain, lovable side characters and amazing main duo - that is It's Not Over. Steamy romance story full of drama and entertaining banters!

Rick and Madison. He is egoistical and overconfident. She is clossed-off man-eater. What started as convenient partnership, got out of hand once feelings were involved. Can these two extremely complicated and stubborn characters save their friendship and develop real relationship?

Let's face it, we have these two crazy char
Jan 23, 2015 Deeksha rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
4 $tar$
I hadn't read the first book because I'm not really into angsty love triangles . This book though was awesome . Rick *new book boyfriend alert* is arrogant , cocky , funny , sweet , sexy , smart....yeah deadly mix right ??

I cannot begin to express how much I liked that Madison had self respect and DID NOT fall at Rick's or for that matter anyone's feet . Sometimes it would be on the border of too much . But you don't get to see strong protagonists often . My only regret about not reading
Jan 12, 2014 BethyMac rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2013
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“I’m not the same man that you first met. I’ve made some really shitty choices, but my intentions were in the right place. I’m going to prove it to you and Daniela that I’m that man, the better one. You’ll see” ~ Rick

It’s Not Over is the story of Rick Marin and Madison Stuart which picks up right where they left off in The Do Over ~ Daniela and Liam’s story. Let me start off by saying I absolutely hated Rick, actually that is an understatement, I down right despised him in The Do Over. Although
Ena May - Swoon Worthy Books/Enticing Journey Book Promotions
Before starting It’s Not Over – to get the full background story of Rick and Madison I encourage you to read The Do Over. With that being said let’s start this shit!!!

Okay so like most I HATED Rick going into this story. Like serious hatred that ran deep. If he was on fire I would probably continue walking without throwing water on him – hated. When I heard the name Rick Marin I was like….

However, with that being said I went into this with an open mind hoping and praying that Rick “asshat” would
Paula (Poll) Conway
Jan 30, 2014 Paula (Poll) Conway rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed book 1 , but this is so much better, lots of hick ups along the way in this crazy romance the downside is the ending !!! A cliffy wait for book 3 to be released if you hate hanging round for the end of a story !
Felecia Hickman- amaya
Jan 06, 2014 Felecia Hickman- amaya rated it it was amazing
An Arc was given for a honest review.
I SAID IT COULDN'T BE DONE. Well I was so wrong.I AM A OFFICIALLY HERE TO SAY I LOVE RICK MARIN. If you have read The Do Over you'll know what I'm talking about. In The Do Over we are introduced to Rick Marin. let me tell you I HATED him with a passion. I believe my first thought was I would love to castrate this mother**cker . I had never met a more arrogant self centers as*hole in all my life. Then there's Madison Stuart and in The Do Over your not to fond
Jan 19, 2014 Raj rated it really liked it
4 stars!!!

It took me awhile to write this review so.... I don't remember much, sorry :(

I like Rick in book 1 and now? I love him! I totally love this novel from the start...though the was totally unexpected..I didn't read the ending before I started reading the novel coz i'm pretty sure that it's a 1-book-novel just like THE DO OVER!

I love both main characters! they're really interesting and this is a page-turner book and really worth it!

There's book 3!! god! I didn't expect this t
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
3.5 stars

I went into this book not liking Rick cause of the way he was in book1, but I must say I changed my mind.

So Rick you Rock! lol

Mar 11, 2014 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
***ARC was provided by author in exchange for an honest review***

You know an author knows how to write when she takes a character who most readers hated in The Do Over and makes him the hero in Book 2, It's Not Over, and it not only works, but in a kind of warped way, Rick even outshines Liam. I know...I know...can I really be saying this? How can I take an asshole douchebag over a hot firefighter with a heart of gold? There's just something about an alpha male who knows he's an ass and owns it.
Holly Craft
Jan 21, 2014 Holly Craft rated it really liked it
**ARC received for an honest review**
4.5 stars

It's Not Over is Book 2 in this series. You meet Rick and Maddy in The Do Over when Maddy helps win his ex Daniella back but she really falls for him.

Its starts out where book 1 ends when Maddy leaves town and Rick realizes that he's not in love with Daniella and wants to be with Maddy. I absolutely despised Rick in Book 1 because of what he did, so going into this I had no idea what to expect from him. Well, he has totally won me over! He is defin
Stephanie D
Mar 03, 2014 Stephanie D rated it it was amazing
Yes! Yes! Yes!!

This book is totally crazy!! While the first one is sweet and slow. This book just took off. The plot is twisted where each of Rick and Maddison's family play a pivotal role in their relationship.

Both families are twisted in their own way. Which made me understand how they both became who they are.

They were lots of times I just wanted them to get out of there. Go to a place where its just the two of them.

Rick and Maddison are both complex persons. They drive each other crazy. But
Kelsey's Korner Blog
Feb 25, 2014 Kelsey's Korner Blog rated it it was amazing
Rick Marin was a total douche! Until he met Madison Stuart.

In The Do Over Rick was manipulating, sly and selfish, but once he realises what he wants from life he's a changed man and he redeems himself. Not necessarily with his past but definitely his future. I bloody loved this Rick!

"Hold on to me," he said, nipping my ear." I won't let you fall, and if you do I'll catch you or die trying."

Madison was a self sufficient independent woman, she was detached and never let her guard down. Her one nig
Mar 12, 2014 Katherine rated it really liked it
Ana!!! What have you done?

Rick Marine you cocky bastard you! ….Ok let me start out by saying I loved and hated Rick in The Do Over. Stating that, if you have yet to read The Do Over I suggest you do before reading It’s not Over, that way you can be acquainted to Rick and Madison. Yes, they both start out in Book one The Do Over and even though they are people you want to hate you can’t help love them, especially Rick.

I really don’t want to get into the plot, meaning I dare not to give anything a
Shona Reid
Mar 10, 2014 Shona Reid rated it it was amazing
ARC received by author in exchange for an honest review.

I would read The Do Over before starting this book, it will give you the whole picture of what's happening.

I started this right after book one. When I read it was Rick and Maddy's story I was like oh no. I kept reading and I started rooting for Rick. I shocked myself, I couldn't believe I started to like him. The arrogant idiot I thought he was, was long gone.

You get a glimpse of who Maddy is in book one. As you start to get to know her y
Three Girls and a Book Obsession
Jan 29, 2014 Three Girls and a Book Obsession rated it really liked it
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Leary says...

Warning: We highly recommend that you read The Do Over before you read It’s Not Over. Although each book can be read as a standalone we really believe you need to meet Rick in The Do Over first to fully understand It’s Not Over. If you haven’t read The Do Over, the following review may contain spoilers for The Do Over.

Finally we got to spend more time with Rick Marin. He was the character that I hated with a passion in The Do Over but it was one of those love/hate relationships. I j
Jen ~ Schmexy Girl Book Blog
Dec 21, 2014 Jen ~ Schmexy Girl Book Blog rated it it was amazing
We were introduced to Rick in The Do Over. Now we really get to know him and his a$$holery was in It’s Not Over, and let me tell you, that man is HOT. There’s just something about him and his cocky ways that really mess with your head. I seriously saw past it and realized that he is sexy and had my heart early in the book. I found myself swooning over him and thinking of all the things I’d love to do to him!!!

Rick is doing anything in his power to win Madison’s heart. Too bad his attempts are pa
Bridger Bitches
Jan 26, 2014 Bridger Bitches rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sophie, arc
I seriously never thought I would say this…. BUT I love Rick!!! I despised him in The Do Over and thought there was no way my feelings would be swayed in this book. BUT they were. I love him!!! Then there is Madison, I didn’t really care for her in The Do Over but I felt sorry for her because I knew there was more to her story. Again, I must say my opinions were changed. I LOVE Madison too!! I loved her strong, snarky attitude and I was right, she does have a story!!! There are quite a few twist ...more
Debi Barnes- Mean Girls Luv Books
Ah Rick and Madison. These two were the villains you loved to hate it The Do Over. Madison was a bitch and Rick was the asshole. I hated Rick in book one for Daniela but loved him for Madison so when I heard they were getting their own book I was all over it.

Good news is Madison is still a bitch and Rick is still “Asshole Extraordinaire” but better. These two are a favorite couple of mine. Their banter and fighting in the first half of the book was great foreplay. I could feel the sexual air flo
Mar 31, 2014 Nasreen rated it it was amazing
After finishing book 1, I didn’t know how the sequel was going to live up to that standard of awesomeness. It totally did! This was superbly great and the fact that it was not the typical sweet, lovey-dovey romance made it that much more intriguing. Even though Rick was an a*hole in book 1, the author completely changed the way I perceived him in this sequel. I guess you can say that we saw more of his soft side and his humanity became more apparent. Maddy was a breath of fresh air! She was not ...more
Crazy~Chaotic Book~Babes
Jan 23, 2014 Crazy~Chaotic Book~Babes rated it really liked it
What do you get when you bring a egotistical man and a hard ass female, a love story waiting to happen. Madison was a hard ass who didn’t take crap from anyone. She was raised by her grandparents because her parents were too into themselves to parent her.

Rick on the other hand has an ego the size of Texas and he’s a womanizer. He needed Madison to help him get his ex-girlfriend back and his attempt was almost there until he realized that the person he wanted was right in front of him.

Rick follo
“I’ll take a day of crazy with you over a lifetime of sanity without you.”

After reading The Do After and It’s Not Over back to back I’m feeling like I’ve just developed a personality disorder. Yesterday while reading The Do Over, I was absolutely hating Rick with every fiber of my being. I couldn’t believe how much pain and suffering he put Dani and Liam in the first book. He said he loved Dani yet he practically destroyed their perfect relationship for his own personal gain.

A day later and a th
Dawn Smith
Mar 10, 2014 Dawn Smith rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Remember Rick Marin from the Do-Over? Well this is his story. I remember when I read the first book in this series and how much of a dumb ass Rick was. He was an egotistical arrogant jerk and I could not find any redeeming qualities about him. Somehow, A.L. Zaun created a miracle and made me fall hard for Rick Marin. As much as I loved the Do Over, this book was so much better. I loved getting to know Rick better and
Janna ~Cheyenne~ I'm a book whore
3.5 stars had the potential to be 4-5 stars too

Rick Marin is an asshole to put it simply. He tried to win back his ex-girlfriend when he knew that she had finally moved on from him and was happy. He used a friendship to help make this happen. He wanted Dani back and even accepted the help from Madison “Maddy” Stuart to do so. What he did anticipate was what he began to feel for Maddy, the biggest bitch and best friend he has ever had. Now he can’t live without h
Jan 21, 2014 TheDanishBookaholic rated it really liked it
Although this is #2 in The Do-Over Series, I think you can read it as a standalone novel. However, I would not advice it as I believe you miss out on the real Rick Experience if you do not read book one first.

This review will focus mainly on Rick and Madison instead of the actual storyline as there is so much going on in the book that I fear I will reveal too much once I get started. But first a bit of a warming, though: this books ends in a major cliffhanger...Yes, you read it right. And I know
Jan 26, 2014 DCT rated it it was amazing
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I really, really loved this story, and A.L. Zaun is brilliant! I also enjoyed The Do Over (which you must read in order to truly appreciate the entirety of this story), and what I loved about The Do Over is how much I despised Rick Marin. I literally yelled at my Kindle at him, but he didn't hear me; however, luckily Maddy got through to him in the end, and he told Dani the truth. I was looking forward to this addition to the series, because I wanted to see Madison make a fool out of Rick, and f ...more
Jan 23, 2014 Amanda rated it it was amazing
Ok, I have to say that after The Do Over I really disliked Rick. He was egotistical, arrogant, and just a jerk! However, after reading It's Not Over I now LOVE him. He changed in some ways and stayed the same in others but, in my eyes totally redeemed himself. We got to see his softer side when it came to Madison. Madison on the other hand does not show a softer side. She still has some work to do!

This book took me on an emotional roller coaster. I laughed, cried and wanted to throw my iPad agai
Kathy Ann
Jan 18, 2014 Kathy Ann rated it it was amazing
It's Not Over picks up where The Do Over left off. I highly recommend that you read The Do Over first.

Rick met Madison when he had hit rock bottom. He begged Madison to help him win back his ex-girlfriend. She agreed to teach him some manners and to coach him on how to be a gentleman.

When the novel opens Rick has realized his error: he was focusing on the wrong girl. The problem is that Madison is done being second fiddle. She is getting out of town and away from the one guy who has managed to b
Jan 21, 2014 Jan rated it it was amazing
Oooh boy!
What was that?! Fenomenal!!
A strong, sassy and witty heroine, perhaps I should say: a bitch. An arrogant asshole alpha and... the cherry on top of the cream: a very hot chemistry between them.
I loved the interaction between Maddy and Ricky Marin, the clever and funny spats, their crazy friendship, his possessiveness a la caveman lol and the way she deals with his shit tantrum.
They hate and love each other.
"She was the only woman who put up with me and didn't take my shit. I's spent ever
United Indie Book Blog
Mar 22, 2014 United Indie Book Blog rated it it was amazing
I was compensated with a free copy of It's Not Over. After reading The Do Over I was not sure that I was even going to read this one, but I am so glad that I did. I was interested in Madison and Rick during the first book and the fact that this book is all about them both and I love their story. The relationship between the two is amazing. It's not all sunshine and roses but that makes the story all the more interesting. Even through all their conflicts you can still see the love between the two ...more
Melonie Merritt
Mar 21, 2014 Melonie Merritt rated it it was amazing

I was compensated with a free copy of It's Not Over. After reading The Do Over I was not sure that I was even going to read this one, but I am so glad that I did. I was interested in Madison and Rick during the first book and the fact that this book is all about them both and I love their story. The relationship between the two is amazing. It's not all sunshine and roses but that makes the story all the more interesting. Even through all their conflicts you can still see the love between the two
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A.L. Zaun graduated from Florida International University with a degree in English Literature when the dinosaurs roamed the earth and cellphones were the size of a brick. Her impressive degree did absolutely nothing for her professional endeavors in health care management but did stir her imagination and opened up the world of books in a new way.

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“Never, Madison, look at me.” She held my sobbing face in her hands, “Never regret the choices you make.” She brought me into her frail chest, rubbing circles with her hands on my back. “You made the best choices you could at the time. These same choices might not work at another time, but for the moment, they’re your choices. Own them and take responsibility for them. Never let anyone make you feel shame. Never let anyone make you doubt yourself. Pick yourself up, my dear beautiful girl. You are loved.” 2 likes
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