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You and I, Alone (You and I #1)

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You and I, Book One

Twenty-one year old Anna Blake has lived her life by one simple rule; never get attached. Having learned early on in life that nothing is guaranteed, she knows there is only one person she can truly rely on; herself.

But when she accepts a job as a dancer at one of the most secretive and exclusive clubs in the country, operating under the name Logan, she
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Paperback, 450 pages
Published February 3rd 2015 by Daft Empire
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Raquel
~4.5~

Not a very new/original storyline but still loved this one. Definitely continuing with the other books in the series.
Nance
2/10/15 - Fantastic! Two strong and passionate main characters who were afraid of commitment, but seemed to find something so powerful and endearing in each other. So looking forward to continuing their story in the next installment to this trilogy...

3/4/15 – This one gets off the blocks running and it doesn’t let up with the drama, intrigue, and intimacy until the final page is turned. Two people so in control of their lives while both are dealing with ramifications in the past with career endi
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Jenny
Too much inner dialogue, not enough person-to-person conversations.
I can find myself getting into this series if only Logan can get out of her damn head.
Bentley has potential of a being a book boyfriend if only I knew some more about him.
Let's keep our fingers crossed for the next installment...
Myra Maven
Feb 03, 2015 Myra Maven rated it it was amazing
This book is HOT HOT HOT! *~MUST READ~*
I was so excited to start reading this book, and the moment I opened the pages I was instantly drawn!! Anna AKA Logan is such an independent, amazing young woman who is strong, sexy, and confident, and Bentley Reed..WOW! Let me just tell you, he is my ultimate book boyfriend :)
He's sexy, mysterious, and wealthy..BUT once his eyes are on Anna..he cannot resist! Their powerful connection is beyond anything I have ever read before..You will not be disappointed
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Trish Bedroom Bookworms
Feb 04, 2015 Trish Bedroom Bookworms rated it it was amazing
**originally posted at Bedroom Bookworms***
Toppen - You and I
One of the worst things that can happen to a book blogger is to love an author and hate their book. Pure torture. We are absolutely committed to posting all reviews – good or bad – so it can mean having to say negative things about someone’s very hard work. Someone whom we really like and don’t want to hurt.
One of the best things that can happen? When you love an author and ALSO love their book. Because then you can jump around and say “look, look! Thi
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Lorena  Garcia -- Brittany's Book Blog
I got the privilege to beta read this book and let me tell you .... this book had me smitten from page one up until the end.

The trailer is what caught my eye first and I just couldn't wait to get my hands on it.

This is book 1 of 3 and the story begins for Anna Blake (Logan) and Bentley Reed.

Anna is an exotic dancer at an exclusive club, which happens to be owned by none other than Bentley Reed, a famous soccer player, turned business mogul. Anna has never met Bentley until one night when she w
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Pawnie Santana
Feb 23, 2015 Pawnie Santana rated it it was amazing
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Let me first say, when I saw the book trailer, I knew I HAD to read this. But then, I read the synopsis and I was like, omg... I need to know more. Melissa was gracious enough to give me an ARC and I squeeled like a little school girl getting her first crush! I was so excited to read this book, it's not even funny. (Well, kinda). lol

I'm not going to tell you what the story is about becuz it's redundant when you've already read the synopsis. I WILL tell you that this book had me seriously addicte
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Angel
Apr 07, 2015 Angel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book in return for an honest review~~~~

Amazing!! Melissa knocked this one right out of the park!!

Twenty year old Anna Blake is a dancer, it's been her dream for as long as she can remember.
Bentley Reed is a 32 year old former professional soccer player turned business mogul.

Until both their dreams were taken away, Anna now has to make a different life for herself
and starts working at Allure and finds herself dancing on a different kind of stage.

Enter Bentley Reed Rich,Handsome an
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Jeneane
Feb 03, 2015 Jeneane rated it it was amazing
Two people that have had a tragic life. Bentley is a rich business man while Logan is a struggling college student. Neither one has ever allowed themselves to fall in love or be in a relationship. Logan was a ballet dancer until a devastating injury ended her career and Bentley was a star soccer player who injured himself bad enough to end his career. Can these two lost souls heal eachother or are they both too damaged? Logan is one strong woman who knows what she wants and stays focused until ...more
Laura
Feb 03, 2015 Laura rated it it was amazing
YOU AND I ALONE
By: Author Melissa Toppen

What a beautiful emotion filled story that author Melissa Toppen created. It had so much depth in character development, the storyline and feelings that it once again allowed me to see a amazingly artistically crafted book play out like a movie in my mind.
Logan and Bentley are such a imperfectly perfect couple, like two lost puzzle pieces being found and fit back together. Their story is raw, sweet, romantic, hot, strained, uplifting and one that I can no
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Amanda
Feb 03, 2015 Amanda rated it it was amazing
Holy Effin Hotness that is Bentley Reed.........All I can say is just WOW!!!! Logan had a dream of being a professional dancer. That all changed after her accident that took her dream from her. Logan has a great job at a high end gentlemens club. She is approached one night for a private dance. Once she is in the room the man that she sees in the room is none other than the owner of the club Bentley Reed. This story is Amazing, Sexy, Hot as sin and will have you swooning over Bentley. A must ...more
Hooks Books
Feb 03, 2015 Hooks Books rated it it was amazing
**ARC copy received in exchange for an honest review**

The blurb and book trailer for this book got me excited to read it immediately!

There is nothing sexier than a hot man who knows exactly what he wants and will stop at nothing to get it! Bentley Reed is that sexy man & I loved him from the beginning of this book. Wow...what a story of two broken souls, trying to find their happiness in the world. This was my first Melissa Toppen read & it won't be my last!!
Annette
Feb 04, 2015 Annette rated it it was amazing
I could not put this book down The characters are very compelling and the story just would not let go. While I feel that rich guy/poor girl stories have been overdone this one has a different feel to it and I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Logan and Bentley. Love, angst, steamy moments, and forgiveness all build to a fabulous ending. This is very well written and I would highly recommend reading it. You will not be disappointed.
Cassandra
Feb 03, 2015 Cassandra rated it it was amazing
Logan had a tough life growing up. But she found herself through dance till that was taken from her. Now she does what she has to survive till she meets Bentley.

Bentley was a famous soccer player. He was on top of the world till it shattered. Then he made a name for himself in the business world.

What is a college girl to do when she catches the guy of a mysterious business man? Who won't take no for an answer and gets your best friend to help win you over?
Kimberly Blalock
Mar 12, 2015 Kimberly Blalock rated it it was amazing
The best book I've read this year!! I love it. So sexy and hot!
More detailed review to come!!!
Nicole
Sep 28, 2016 Nicole rated it liked it
3 1/2 stars. It just wasn't quite enough yet I liked the story. Just the characters where annoying
Natasha Weir
Apr 08, 2015 Natasha Weir rated it it was amazing
Hell on heels! 5+

WOW! I have no words and so many words for this AMAZING book all at the same time! It is truly outstanding and took my breath away.

It is written fully from the P.O.V of Logan AKA (Anna Blake). She is a strong, independent, beautiful women that hasn't had the best life, but won't let it knock her down. Logan is a college student and a dancer. She knows better than most how it feels to have your dream ripped away. She also knows she can only depend on herself. Everyone else she's
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Brittany Reece
Jul 08, 2015 Brittany Reece rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I will read the sequel. (Spoilers ahead)

I've seen this book advertised on social media, so I jumped at the chance to read it. (There are mention of things that could be considered spoilers in this review.)

I will admit that I almost DNF-d it about 3 times.

Certain things annoyed me: in one scene the heroine puts her jeans on, then two minutes later she's literally getting plowed against the wall BUT HER JEANS NEVER CAME OFF. I checked. Several times. They just kinda poofed to the floor because tha
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Melanie Adkins
Mar 05, 2015 Melanie Adkins rated it it was amazing
Anna Blake is a college student and a dancer. She knows better than most how it feels to have your dream ripped away. She also knows she can only depend on herself. Everyone else she's ever loved or depended on left her. Sex is fine but no commitment.
Bentley Reed is a powerful, rich and handsome man. He's use to getting what he wants. He's the type of man who doesn't take no for an answer. When he meets Anna, the connection is overwhelming.
Now they've met, can Anna and Bentley put aside thei
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Rhonda Campbell
Jun 09, 2015 Rhonda Campbell rated it it was amazing
4.5* This has a great storyline and characters that keep your interest. I loved that it had heat but the story wasn't overrun with sex; which allows more time for character development. And while this book didn't have a lot of drama, I have a feeling book 2 will deliver some!

Logan (Anna) is strong, independent, confident and doesn't do relationships. So she knows better than to start something with Bentley when her attraction to him is greater than anything she's ever felt and she just met him.
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Jody Pardo
Mar 19, 2015 Jody Pardo rated it it was amazing
The is the first book in the trilogy.

Anna aka Logan is a pole dancer/stripper working at Allure a very exclusive gentleman's clubbing Chicago while attending university. Logan is her stage name and she doesn't do private dances. Until one night, she is requested for a private dance and her manager Josh, whom she has a friends with benefits relationship with insists upon it. it is no longer an option. Who is this enigmatic man whom she is vividly attracted to? Bentley Reed....Logan fights her in
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Ink Angels
Mar 11, 2015 Ink Angels rated it it was amazing
Ink Angels received a copy of You and I Alone in exchange for an honest review.

Having never read anything from this author before I was not sure what to expect, but I could not put this one down. Anna is not looking for forever, far from it, but forever is hard to resist when Alpha male and proprietor Bentley Reed make a pass for your affections. Bentley does not take no for an answer and will do whatever it takes to strip away Anna’s resolve. Anna may be used to baring parts of her body for Be
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Sandi Ramirez
Jul 29, 2015 Sandi Ramirez rated it it was amazing
Gotta tell you this is the first book I read by Melissa Toppen and it will not be the last. She is not on my 1-click list. Holy Heck Batman this book was so hot it burn up my sheets and my panties MELTED!

We have Anna/Logan who is a high class stripper if you even call it that i call it a dancer because she actually doesn't take what little clothes she has on off. She does work at a high dollar gentleman's club owned by Bently Reed.

We get to know both of these folks and see how so much alike they
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Bjaynes1220
Feb 12, 2016 Bjaynes1220 rated it it was amazing
This is my first time to read anything by Melissa Toppen, and I must say this book had me hooked at the very beginning. I am not one to give out spoilers, but Anna was a strong character, and I really like strong women characters. Bentley was a rich powerful man, but his character came across as also nice, which was good. I could tell they needed to be together, just from their tragic pasts, but I could also see that it would take some work on Bentley's side. I would very much recommend this ...more
Alisha Cole
Feb 11, 2015 Alisha Cole rated it it was amazing
wow! I just have to say that Bentley and Anna (Logan) are Hot Hot Hawt!!!! Loved the storyline it's brilliant! There was just the right amount of sex scenes in it that it didn't affect the flow of the story, and I just loved everything about it from beginning to the end! I absolutely can not wait for the 2nd book You and I together, I am so anxious to see where their story takes me! So if your reading this wondering if you should read it I have to say YES YES YES it's a must read one of my new ...more
Serena
There were aspects of this I liked. The main character is an unapologetic stripper, the male lead/love interest owned the club, and they were learning how to do the dating thing together, since they had both preferred to stick to sex-only relationships before. All of that is right up my alley. Beyond that though, I didn't find myself caring much about the characters, and I wasn't fond of Bentley coming off as a stalker. I'm also not a fan of love triangles, or love squares in this case. All in ...more
Strausbaugh Lesley
Apr 20, 2016 Strausbaugh Lesley rated it it was amazing
Anna aka Logan. She's a full-time student and a high class stripper at a club. she meets a mysterious man who she can't seem to take her eyes off of. Bentley visits his club Allure in Chicago, she meets Logan. Neither of them are the commitment/relationship type. So then they end up hooking up for a night....
This story was admazing I love Melissa work, I started this book one night and stayed up most of the night reading it hooked me right in and wanting so much more.
Erin
May 01, 2015 Erin rated it it was amazing
This book was fantastic. I read it in under 24 hours and have not been so excited to already have the follow up to a book in forever. Melissa hit this one out of the park. She drew you in immediately and never let go. Anna and Bentley won me over in no time at all and they have so much chemistry it is impossible not to want to see them beat the odds. There are challenges and some great twists and turns. Melissa really keeps her readers on their toes and it is wonderful.
Ramblings From Beneath The Sheets
I REALLY wanted to love this one. There were aspects I liked in the story. I wanted to fall in love with these two characters and sadly I did not. I looked forward to following the story of the dancer who hooks up with the boss. I just think they needed more development and then maybe I would have loved them. Bentley came across a tad too stalkerish to me. Maybe I also needed a little more drama. It came across as too cookie cutter for me.
Randi
Feb 23, 2015 Randi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing

In all honesty I did not expect much from this book. I was wrong. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Finally a book where the heroine is not a forgiving, whining and spineless person. She has guts and know when to walk away. This book was a good story with an alpha male and a few steamy moments. I can't wait for the next book.
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