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The Other Half Of Me (The Emotio Series Willow's Branch)

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As a homicide detective for the greater Houston area, Detective Barrack Invar's job was stressful enough without his Lieutenant breathing down his neck to do more, not to mention his girlfriend, Isabella. His partner, Calhoun, was a joke. It didn’t help that over the years Barrack earned a reputation as being a bit of an asshole at work. Things for Barrack didn’t look any ...more
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Published September 15th 2015 by Thirteen Below Press, LLC (first published January 1st 2012)
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wesley
This book was provided by the author via IndiGo Marketing & Design in exchange for an honest review.

From the blurb, I was expecting a suspense-filled mystery novel with a friends-to-lovers romance on the side. Sadly, it was the other way around for The Other Half Of Me. The focus was on Barrack and Willow’s exhausting relationship (heavy emphasis on the word exhausting). The suspense/mystery part of the book was insignificant. The murder case was mentioned in passing all throughout the boo

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CrabbyPatty
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author via IndiGo Marketing & Design in exchange for an honest review.

Words. A cascade of words. Just so darn many of them. The author tells, rather than shows, just about everything in this book, yet leaves so much unexamined or unexplained.

Willow and Barrack, best friends since they were children, now live in the same apartment building. While Barrack is a police detective, Willow's career is unknown, other than he leaves for "business m
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Otterpuss
Ok so for the first time ever I'm not giving a star rating to a book. Mainly because I couldn't get past the first chapter so no way can I justify giving a rating.

So...the lead singer of a world famous band wears a masquerade mask at all times and no one, not even his band mates, knows what he looks like. Really.
That, along with the crazy names/spelling of names, Patryk, Dominik, Aksel, Willow and I could hear alarm bells ringing in the distance.

This book opens and immediately gets confused a
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Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
This was an interesting read. I really liked it, for the most part, but there were a lot of faults to it.

Willow and Barrack are great characters. Where Barrack is rough and aggressive, Willow is soft and mellow. Barrack's an asshole but Willow is sweet. Willow pretty much has Barrack wrapped around his pinky and they both know it. When they are friends, their relationship is abnormal to others but in a relationship all their idiosyncrasies fit together better. It's sweet how much these two care
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Sula
Oct 06, 2015 Sula rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book from the author via IndiGo Marketing & Design

I enjoyed reading this story and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series. It deals extensively with miscommunication, unrequited love, self realisation and some interesting twists and turns in the plot.

Barrack is a dedicated and clever detective, but a bit of a loner. He is frustrated with his older partner, who is just biding his time before retirement, but Barrack still covers for him, so he ca
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Cheryl
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This is not what I expected after reading the blurb. I was looking forward to a gay for you / friends to lovers story and what I got was a guy living in denial, who is so clearly in love with his best friend that he was nothing short of annoying. How could Barrack not know he was in love with Willow?! Really?! It was also unbelievable that Barrack never questioned where his best friend went on business and
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Tracey Steinbach
Sep 29, 2015 Tracey Steinbach rated it really liked it
I love a friends to lovers story and this one I really enjoyed. Willow was too lovable.
Erin
May 02, 2012 Erin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to break this review down...way down because there was a lot I really liked about this book.

For Bare and Willow: 4 stars! I loved these guys. The interaction between them is precious and the dialog was actually pretty good. Truth be told all of the characters were well written and likeable.

For the story itself: 3 stars. It was a really sweet, solid story.

For the writing style: 2 stars. I'm so sorry to say that because with a bit of tweaking it would have been tons better but to me it rea
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Karen Komarinski
This book was provided by the author via IndiGo Marketing & Design in exchange for an honest review.

I felt this book had so much potential, and with it being book one in the series that is why I am giving it 3 stars. I found Barrack and Willow’s relationship exhausting at times and just wanted to smack them both and say wake up and stop being so stubborn. I wish the mystery to the homicide intertwined more into the story instead of the background. I felt at time it was a bit wordy. I liked t
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Kattz
Sep 30, 2015 Kattz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book from the author via IndiGo Marketing & Design in exchange for an honest review. This story is well written and a friends become lovers book. The chemistry between the characters is well written. There is a twist in the book. There is no violence in the book. If you like friends becoming lovers than this book is for you.
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