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Wanting Reed (Break Me #2)

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  426 Ratings  ·  63 Reviews
“Love is giving someone the power to destroy you, but trusting them not to.”

How do you live with yourself when you are the reason you lost the one thing that meant the most to you.

Timing is everything and for Reed, he can never seem to catch a break. When Reed returns to Boston to redeem himself he finds that Elle has already moved on, building a new life, a new beginning
Published January 31st 2014 (first published January 29th 2014)
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2.5 drama filled stars

I'm a romance reader at heart. I'm a sucker for anything that has even a hint of a love story in it. This book here... I think its romance? There's 'romance' in it, but mostly there was lust wrapped around drama. It carries on from the first book and keeps on rolling.

Elle is CONFUSED. She's left hanging when Reed doesn't return from Texas like he was supposed to. So after a while she transfers her feelings to Tyler, her best friend who has so obviously been in love with her
Page Turning Book Junkie
Feb 18, 2014 Page Turning Book Junkie rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
*ARC given to blog for honest review* For your next fix:

4 out of 5 Fustrating, Passion-filled, I Want Reed Stars!

Oh my effing God! This book was a torturous, hair ripping, build up tease, that drove me to the brink of madness. Wanting Reed is the continuation of the Breaking Me Series. I was left on the edge of my seat from the first book, Breaking Elle. We were left wondering if Reed was going to wait it out inTexas to recuperate, or was he going to rus
Donna ~
Feb 07, 2014 Donna ~ rated it it was amazing
Wanting Reed…..hell yes! I have been Wanting Reed since finishing Breaking Elle. Yes, this is Book 2 in a series and you must read Breaking Elle before diving in. But I totally recommend it! I loved this book for more than one reason. It gave closure to a lot of unresolved issues in Breaking Elle, had several twists and turns and was full of angst and love and wanting.

So the story picks up where we left off in Breaking Elle. Reed has extended his stay in Texas with no word to Elle. She decides s
F*ck, I want to read this but first I need to read "Breaking Elle" first ASAP!

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Myra Espino
Apr 09, 2014 Myra Espino rated it it was amazing
Wanting Reed, is amazing!!
This book is much amazing than Breaking Elle.
I loved it!!
This book is the continuation of
Breaking Elle. The way the things went, loved it!!
Things are much more intense here and the events rocked my world!
The way the story ended, FANTASTIC!
Ms. Antoinette did an amazing job in making this book amazing,
interesting and full of emotions.
Alissa Evanson- A is for Alpha B is for Books

So, it’s not really a secret that I was frustrated with book one, Breaking Elle, because of the love triangle/square or whatever you wanted to call it but I was really excited to start this book. I really liked Reed (for the most part-whenever he wasn’t gawking at every hot female alive *eye roll*). Anyway, that book ended with us wondering if and when he was going to go back to Boston to explain everything to Elle. We were also left with Elle in the arms of another man after Reed’s no show a
Books and Boys Book Blog
Feb 06, 2014 Books and Boys Book Blog rated it it was amazing
In this follow up to Breaking Elle, Antoinette Candela has DONE IT AGAIN people! She has done it again! Sometimes sequels lose their 'spark' and are not able to capture all the emotions and beauty of the their predecessors but not with this follow up, not a chance it only got BETTER! Now if you haven't already purchased Breaking Elle on Amazon or on any other e book retailer, I suggest you do so now, as I wrote in my review for that book you need both especially if they are released already ...more
Jun 24, 2014 Courtney rated it really liked it
First off, if you have not read Breaking Elle, you must. This book takes off exactly where that one ended and gets right into it.

"Falling in love is beautiful, dangerous, and unpredictable."

When I heard that I got to review and read Wanting Reed before it was released, I literally jumped out of chair and squealed. LOL I love Reed and Elle's story and I couldn't wait to see where everything went. Reed is in Texas trying to right his wrongs and fix his past so it no longer haunts his future.
Anny hernandez
Apr 11, 2014 Anny hernandez rated it it was amazing
I was provide a copy of the book by the Author for an honest review.

Ok so let me just say that I am still half way with reading book 1, which I had to stop reading for I could have the chance to read this one, and that's because of the Blog Tour, but I am back to reading book one. I was loving the first book, but after finish reading this one, I don't know which one to love the most, I love the characters and love how the book turn out to be, love it how all the question where answer in this boo
Mar 31, 2014 Cassie rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars ~ this was the much needed follow-up to Breaking Elle, because YES ~ I wanted Elle to have answers! But I ask, how much more can a girl take??? I loved Reed's tenacity and I loved that Elle had the strength to love through some tough situations.

Tyler ~ oh Tyler. He is the one guy that every girl wants. I am happy that he can maintain his friendship with Elle, but I did feel sorry for him in parts of this story.

Loved Piper ~ such a Fun-Loving girl who knew how to engage others!

Rumpled Sheets Blog
Feb 22, 2014 Rumpled Sheets Blog rated it it was amazing
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Wanting Reed is ah-mazing and so irresistible.

It took my breath away. From the start, I was sucked right into the story. I couldnt put it down.

The story is beautifully crafted and has a nice pace. Twist and turns keep your attention and you cant wait to be on the next page to see what will happen next.

Antoinette has an amazing, mesmerizing writing style that has your full attention and it is very picturesque.

Brilliant job, Antoinette. Loved this book.

5 read

>>>ARC received in exchange
Apr 07, 2014 Donna rated it it was amazing
Wow amazing I'm speechless,love it ! elle was spoilt for choice all men's affections she was getting her ex,best friend,reed,Chad.reed had messed up big time, Tyler is elle best friend he loves her her but she doesn't love him in that way but she's giving him affection he know she loves reed more than anything.reed has a lot of baggage,he's kept secrets & needs to provide himself to elle.loved storyline so much emotionally involved,there attraction was electrifying from first time they ...more
Kimberly Shackleford
I truly enjoyed Wanting Reed. Elle and Reed drove me crazy at times because they just needed to communicate with each other, but as we know love doesn't come easy and there are obstacles standing in the way sometimes.

I liked all of the secondary characters and I hope to see more of all of them!! Good work Antoinette!! I can't wait for more!!
J.A. Heron
May 05, 2014 J.A. Heron rated it it was amazing
Perfect! I cannot stress exactly how much i enjoyed both reads. Elle although unlucky in love at the beginning of this journey turned out to be the luckiest girl in the world when she met Reed.
It's funny, sexy, angsty, and well written. Well done Antoinette for a great job!!
Looking forward to reading more of your stuff xx
wendy Shelton
Feb 16, 2014 wendy Shelton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hope the story continues

Hope the story continues

looooooove this series I just hope it continues one more book. I would love to see what holds for their future
Feb 08, 2014 ChuCha rated it really liked it

Review Originally Posted at: Book Freak

Love and second chances – my favorite plot ever!

Reed had made a mistake, but he had to do it to protect Elle. But can he just come back after vanishing without a trace and redeem himself with Elle? She might
have moved on, or she could be very well angry at him after what he had done.

All he wanted to have is the CHANCE to explain to her what happened, and why did he
had to leave. He needed to tell her he loves her, and his feelings were real no
matter how sh
Melanie (Sassy Divas BB & HS Promo) Charlesworth
"Love is giving someone the power to destroy you, but trusting them not to."

This is book 2 in the Break Me series and unlike Breaking Elle, which had a major cliffhanger, Wanting Reed has a happy ending. Although I enjoyed the story, I think that it was a bit long. The first half of book could have been cut in half because I don't think that it added too much to the overall story.

The book is told from both Elle's & Reed's POV, but featured a lot more of yummy, yummy Tyler. And picks up where
Elizabeth Horbaczek
Apr 09, 2014 Elizabeth Horbaczek rated it it was amazing
5 stars

I was really excited to find out what happens with Reed and Elle. The author takes a turn and tells how Elle is trying to get her life back together which I think is good, but it is frustrating because Reed is in town but they still haven't met up in the first ten chapters. Life seems to be getting better for Elle, but for Reed he is frustrated. The author starts Reed off, going to college, getting ready for tryouts, and trying to figure out if he can win Elle back. In the first quarter
Apr 08, 2014 Kristin rated it it was amazing
The story continues and were still trying to figure out why Reed hasn’t contacted Elle and let her know what’s going on back home in Texas, we know he doesn’t want to get her mixed up in his past, but if he could just be honest it would save a lot of heart ache. We also witness Elle trying to pick the pieces of her broken heart up and put it back together, she starts by finally getting her own place, even though her brother Jace, who she has a close bond with doesn’t want her to go but knows ...more
Gretchen Anderson
Apr 30, 2014 Gretchen Anderson rated it really liked it
Shelves: love, great-story
We pick up with Reed & Elle pretty much where we left off after the first book, Breaking Elle. The story continues as they try to either find their way back to each other or face the fact that they need to move on. The people “protecting” Elle might be doing more harm than good.

Elle is devastated that she’s at the airport and there’s no Reed. I mean it can’t be helped and we, as the reader, know that it’s because he’s back home in Texas in a hospital. This really breaks her and it seems to a
Jennifer Diaz
Jan 31, 2014 Jennifer Diaz rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta
This is the follow up to Breaking Elle and if you have not read it, STOP and do not read any further!!! You need to stop reading this and go get it!! It’s a hot read that you will not want to miss!! So I am assuming if you are still reading you have read Breaking Elle… if you didn’t, don’t say I didn’t warn your. This will contain some a little SPOILER from Breaking Elle!

So we left Reed in a whole bunch of trouble. He has to stay in Texas longer than expected to clean up his mess before he can
The Book and The Harlot's Blog
Apr 08, 2014 The Book and The Harlot's Blog rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, romance, 2014-books
Wanting Reed is a great follow up to Breaking Elle, and if you haven’t read that one yet, I suggest you get on that before continuing this review, or beginning Wanting Reed.

This sequel picks up right where Breaking Elle ended, I loved that. Reed was left with trouble on his doorstep. Having to leave to tie up some loose ends cost him dearly. While Reed was away, Elle had no clue what was going on and so, she moved on. Reed manages to get way more than her bargained for and getting his life toget
Mar 20, 2014 Shay rated it really liked it
I just finished Wanting Reed and I really liked it. This is apart of a series so you have to read Breaking Elle first to be able to know what is going on. From Breaking we find that Reed has left Elle with no word on what or where he has gone, even though she has been given some clue as to where he has gone just still doesn't understand what is going on. At the beginning to me she is really by herself even though she surrounds herself with loved ones. She still has contact with Cane (ex ...more
Cocktails and Books
3.5 Cocktails

If you haven't read Breaking Elle, you must before you start this one. WANTING REED picks up pretty much where the first book ended. Reed is in Texas recovering from his run in with the unsavory fellow he borrowed money from and Elle is in Boston trying to recover from what she perceives is Reed's abandonment of her. Both of them are broken by what Reed's past has done to them. Reed knows he has a lot to make up for with Elle and she's pretty much put Reed in the flaming pile of shi
Romance Readers Retreat
Apr 11, 2014 Romance Readers Retreat rated it it was amazing
Wanting Reed is book two in Antoinette Candela’s Break Me series but the last book that revolves around Elle. Its brilliantly written and I thought it was a beautiful ending to a beautiful story even if things didn’t always go to plan. This book starts pretty much where Breaking Elle finished, with Reed in Texas and Elle left alone to pick up the pieces and of course Tyler there to be her shoulder and knight in shining armour and it’s full of ‘hold your breath’ moments.
Just like book one Elle h
Feb 12, 2014 Anna rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
Wanting Reed picks up where Breaking Elleleaves off. What Elle knows is that Reed left for Texas and didn't come back. She doesn't know why and can only believe that he left her and his new life in Boston. She does her best to move on with her life and even starts to explore a relationship that could be more than it is. Even as she tries to move forward, she can't get rid of the strong feelings she still has for Reed.

Reed has been through a lot of terrible situations, and he is desperately tryi
KC  -- Reading Is My Superpower
WOW--- Reed is just LUSH!!! I adored him.

Wanting Reed is a story of second chances. Reed has totally messed up with Elle, and isnt sure how to fix it. Elle is devastated by the loss of Reed and is trying to bury all her feelings.

Now, I have to say, I have not read the 1st book in this series, Breaking Elle. But I will right that situation. With that said, I was not lost while reading this one. Iam sure some things would of been mush clearer, but I was totally able to understand and never felt l
Aug 09, 2016 Becky rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads, 2014

I have been waiting a long time for this one to come out. The way that Breaking Elle ended I needed to know what was going to happen. I needed to know if Elle was going to end up with Tyler or if Reed was going to be able to fix the broken heart that he gave Elle.

I was a nervous wreck reading this book. I LOVE Tyler- I have since book 1. What is not to love? I just didn't want him with Elle. I really wanted Elle in the end to be with Reed. I think that Tyler and Elle have a great friendship. Th
Georgette The "G"
Feb 04, 2014 Georgette The "G" rated it liked it
I'm not too sure what to say here about this book.

I loved that Elle and Reed found their way back to each other but I didn't like any of the circumstances surrounding it.

Tyler was a world class douche in this book when it came to being "over protective" of Elle. I really hate what he did and how he constantly lied to her. I would not have forgiven him if I were Elle. Right from the beginning at the airport how he "showed" he possessed Elle was ridiculous!

Her brother Jace on the other hand, yes,
Heather andrews
Jan 27, 2014 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing
This book starts right where book 1 left off and let me tell you after being pi**y over the ending of 'Breaking Elle' and being pi**y over the beginning of this book it wasn't looking promising, as I got into the book though I well got into the book. Elle that girl is a damn tough cookie and I'm so glad that she didn't lose her luster from certain events, "you guys are gonna help me pack and move," I say, looking between Jace and Tyler. "Well, move. The packing I can handle myself. I have some ...more
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Antoinette Candela is most likely listening to music at a very high volume right now and pondering her next book. She grew up in Upstate New York and is an avid New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys fan. As a child, she enjoyed reading and writing and penned her first story at the age of thirteen. She drives fast, is a neat freak, loves red wine, Scrabble and can't live without her iced coffee and a
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