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4.18  ·  Rating Details ·  79 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews
Twenty four year old Olivia is trapped in her own life, struggling to escape the painful scars of her past. Moving in with her best friend and old college roommate, Olivia seeks a life of independence, happiness, and love. Above all she desperately seeks a life not defined by her physical appearance.

Finn's world collapses with one shattering phone call. Seven years later,
Kindle Edition, 353 pages
Published November 15th 2015 by Susan Renee
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Jennifer Pierson
Nov 18, 2015 Jennifer Pierson rated it it was amazing
O.M.G! Nothing prepared me for this absolutely AWESOME story! I couldn't love it anymore if I tried.

Olivia is stuck in the nightmare that left her with severe scars. It's keeping from having a life. She moves in with her best friend to seek a new life of independence, and happiness. Finn is battling his own demons from the past. When he runs into Olivia while running, he can't get her out of his mind. He asks her out, and offered her a job with a dream company. As he proves to her that she's st
Nov 18, 2015 Lauren rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Susan Renee captures the reader’s heart from the very beginning as you laugh, cry, and even scream watching multiple relationships form and fold in this heartfelt debut novel. I found myself relating to Olivia (and even Finn) because everyone has scars they deal with on a daily basis, whether they are inside or out. In “Solving Us,” we take a journey through the trials and tribulations of forming new relationships, both personally and professionally, while dealing with our underlying insecuritie ...more
Izney Bae
Nov 19, 2015 Izney Bae rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I liked the book. From the moment they started seeing each other to the time they were facing challenges that threatens their relationship, I thought they were both amazing and strong. Both of them experienced a tragic past but still, only the two of them made each other came out of their shells and be open, again.

For a debut novel, I thought this book was very well written, both characters were easily likable and it was so easy to connect with them because th
Nov 14, 2015 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I received an ARC of Solving Us by Susan Renee in exchange for an honest review.

Olivia and Finn seem to be a match made in heaven, but there is always something that threatens to tear them apart. They are both imperfect beings that are struggling to find the missing pieces in their lives that will make them whole again.

This is Susan Renee’s debut novel. As the story between these two characters progresses, you get to learn more about their broken pasts and what makes them who they are. The char
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I received an ARC of Solving Us by Susan Renee in exchange for an honest review.

Olivia and Finn seem to be a match made in heaven, but there is always something that threatens to tear them apart. They are both imperfect beings that are struggling to find the missing pieces in their lives that will make them whole again.

This is Susan Renee’s debut novel. As the story between these two characters progresses, you get to learn more about their broken pasts and what makes them who they are. The char
Nov 16, 2015 Geri rated it really liked it
This is a beautiful debut novel about two beautifully imperfect people and how they piece the puzzles pieces of their lives back together and try and see where love may take them. Olivia and Finn are not written to be people no one could relate to, they are real and you can actually feel like you know them and they could be your friends. I felt like I was drawn into the story and could not wait to see what would happen next. I felt so many different emotions while reading; happiness to tears and ...more
Susan dummermuth
Nov 21, 2015 Susan dummermuth rated it it was amazing
Awesome job

I thought Susan did a great job on her book. I am not a reader at a but I promised her husband, my boss that I would attempt it. I was not able to put the book down at all. It kept my interest the whole time and couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. Great job and can't wait until your next one comes out. You definitely have a calling for writing. Keep it up....
Barbara Wise
Mar 06, 2016 Barbara Wise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good romance novel. I read this one during lunch at work. I have to say that I was looking forward to lunch so I could take a mental break and immerse myself into Olivia and Finn's world. I also found myself blushing many times...
Saira Mendoza
May 26, 2016 Saira Mendoza rated it it was amazing
Tears by chapter 2. Bawling by chapter 32. AMAZING, INSPIRING, BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN!!! Susan Renee, you have completely left me wanting so much more! For those of you reading this review all I can say is ...if you read, if you breathe, if you sleep....YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK!!!!
Dec 14, 2015 Elise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great potato chip book. Romance novels are not particularly my thing but this one had me turning pages way into the night. The story is engaging and keeps you needing that JUST ONE more chapter.
Wendy Leonard-Richardson
Another difficult to rate book. I absolutely loved the premise of this book-any book involving abnormal psychology is an automatic want to read book for me. I just didn't feel like this book lived up to the potential.

This story is about two people who fall in love after a chance encounter. Both of the characters have issues from their past which makes their falling in love more difficult-and yes should make an excellent read.

So here is where my struggles with the book come in. I often felt the
Angela LaRue
Oct 02, 2016 Angela LaRue rated it it was amazing
Oh My Gosh!!!! Solving Us is simply one of the best stories I have read in a long time. From Olivia dealing with her emotional anxiety, feeling like she wasn't worthy of being loved or even that she is a beautiful person, despite scars, both physical and mentally, to learning about Finn and his own personal battles, this book will have you captured and hanging by a thread, waiting for the next turn. I sat on my couch until 3am, unable to move from reading and wiping tears from my face. I wish it ...more
Faye Errington
Dec 28, 2015 Faye Errington rated it really liked it
Fave Quote - “Sometimes the ugliest parts of ourselves are what others love the most.”

Solving Us is the debut book by Susan Renee.... WOW what a debut... this author has serious talent ....

Solving Us is about two very broken people...

Olivia has had a tragic past that has left her both physically and mentally scarred...
she has lived in a nightmare for so long.... Until she takes the leap and moves in with her best friend... where she can start living and try to start healing...
instead of just ex
Apr 11, 2016 reader_luv_books rated it it was amazing
I went to Indie Invade Philly book signing in 2o15 and met this 2 friends (Susan and Lauren) at the after party event, Lisa and I asked them if we could sit at their table and we had so much fun with them. Talking more about ourselves, we learned that one of them was publishing her first book. Now, let me tell you something...she didn't just said "oh yeah, i am publishing a book and you should check it out", she was telling how she got to write her first book and her ups and downs, mostly explai ...more
FMR Book Grind
Dec 14, 2015 FMR Book Grind rated it liked it

This is astory about two people with lots of baggage, that after dating for a few weeks, neither has told the other their actual stories so as you can imagine, it leads to lots of
Individually the characters are likeable but when they are together they seem to spend most of their time apologizing to each other.

Olivia had her world torn apart seven years ago after a brutal accident & Finn’s world was shattered around the same time in a family tragedy.
Frank Atkins
Nov 17, 2015 Frank Atkins rated it really liked it
In so many ways life is a puzzle. From lining up all the details of how to accomplish everything in a day to finding a way to allow two people to coexist together, it makes a Rubik cube seem easy. In Solving Us, Susan Renee has definitely lined up all the right pieces to produce an excellent book.
Olivia, Liv, is a gifted artist with a troubled past that continues to give her problems in the present. Her luck certainly takes a turn for the better when she happens to meet "Hot runner guy", Finn. F
Dec 11, 2015 Tina rated it it was amazing
Wow. Holy book hangover. What an amazing debut novel from Susan Renee. Such an emotional ride. You will laugh and you will cry. You will also swoon. This book was incredible!!! You won't want to put it down once you start.

Olivia has scars and insecurities. She is afraid to open up to men after the way she's been treated just because of her scars. She never expected to meet "hor runner guy" when she was out strolling through the park taking pictures.

Finn is a successful businessman. He inherited
May 18, 2016 Kandy rated it it was amazing
Well, first things first! Susan Renee you rock woman, plain and simple. I am glad to have had the opportunity to have been gifted this book so I could read it and of course give you a glamorous review.
You had me so emotional in the first few chapters, tearing up, smiling, loving, and singing all at the same time. The past pain that you have made me feel with the back stories of Liv and Finn is downright amazing. I am so excited to see what else you can come up with, I vote for Abby and Riv...Jus
Kelly Wittmer
Mar 26, 2016 Kelly Wittmer rated it really liked it
To say this book hit me hard would be an understatement. The thoughts and feelings the main character, Olivia, experience were mine at different times in my life. Accidents change your life, especially when you are a teenage girl! It was comforting to see that my thoughts weren't unexpected or weird. Thank you Susan Renee for understanding that scars suck and just seeing them everyday can make you sad and/or feel ugly.
I won this book through good reads. First book for this author, and I will be reading whatever she writes in future. Book is about two torturedsoles. Both with allot of baggage and scars from past. Tells us of their insecurities and fear of opening up and sharing with someone. Author describes like she knew these people and how they are feeling. Makes you see things in yourself that these people share
Apr 20, 2016 Kelsey rated it it was amazing
I picked up this book on a whim and a recommendation from a trusted friend, and I am so glad I did! This story is beautifully written and tells a tale that seems to touch parts of personal experiences we have all had. You will laugh, you will cry, heck, you will probably ugly cry at times, but it's so worth it. This is not my typical genre, and I am so glad I gave it a shot! You should too!
Dec 02, 2015 Samantha rated it it was amazing
Such a sweet love story!

I would recommend this story to anyone looking for a good love story! Susan delivers drama, suspense, passion, and cat fights! I simply couldn't put it down. Looking VERY forward to much more from one of my new favorite authors!!
Devon Anderson
Dec 16, 2015 Devon Anderson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't usually frequent this genre, but I couldn't deny this book had me hooked. recommended. for sure.
Darlene Cowham
Aug 07, 2016 Darlene Cowham rated it it was amazing
Great book

This is an awesome book I loved every page and cannot wait to read more books by Susan Renee she is a fabulous author.
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Susan Renee wants to live in a world where paint doesn’t smell, Hogwarts is open twenty-four/seven, and everything is covered in glitter. An indie romance author, Susan has written about everything from lawn mowers to thick colossal bottles of wine, and has won a Snuggle Buddy award for her nonfiction book, “The Hula Hoop Tester’s Guide to Jumping.” She lives in Ohio with her family and seven tiny ...more
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