Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Avoiding Responsibility (Avoiding, #2)” as Want to Read:
Avoiding Responsibility (Avoiding, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Avoiding Responsibility

(Avoiding #2)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  23,915 ratings  ·  1,573 reviews
A sexy angsty second chance romance from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde…

Lexi gave up her past with Jack, only to find love and heartbreak with none other than Ramsey Bridges.

In an effort to win her back, he does the unthinkable—invites her to Jack's wedding.
She’s determined not to go. Seeing Jack would be madness. Getting back together with Ramsey would be just as
Paperback, 350 pages
Published December 1st 2012 by Createspace (first published November 29th 2012)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Avoiding Responsibility, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Avoiding Responsibility

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.07  · 
Rating details
 ·  23,915 ratings  ·  1,573 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Avoiding Responsibility (Avoiding, #2)
Tough Critic Book Reviews
Dec 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Everything you thought you wanted is about to change...

I've been manipulated in all the best ways! The. Best. Ways. K.A. Linde took everything from Avoiding Commitment and found a way to make it better. This was better. Better in a way that I did not see coming.

Don't get me wrong, this book will frustrate the hell out of you. There are times you'll want to punch Lexi right in the twat hole, grab Ramsey, then run! Wait...WHAT!?? Did she just say grab Ramsey? Hell yeah I did!

True, I was the captai
Once I finished reading 'Avoiding Commitment', I immediately downloaded 'Avoiding Responsibility'. I was completely sucked in by this story and I couldn't wait to find out where Lexi's life was going to take her after the upset at the end of the first book. Even though Lexi epitomizes poor choices and a lack of self-respect, I cannot get enough of her story. I'm a masochist like that!

If you haven't read 'Avoiding Commitment', know that this review may contain some spoilers for that book. 'Avoidi
S.C. Stephens
Apr 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I took a journey with this book! My stomach was in knots when I started it. The first book was so emotional and painful, I wasn't sure if I could handle more. But I am SO glad I dove in (bar of chocolate in hand, of course). What an amazing sequel! I think I felt everything that Lexi did. And the last few chapters...awesomely perfect! I'm still grinning over this one! Love the story, love the characters (even the ones I actively despise). Crossing my fingers for a third book!
Jennifer Kyle
Jul 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

”I would do anything I could to go back to that time when we could have been together and change the way I acted. I’d change it, because we were fated to be together however brief, however unbelievable, however painful, however flawed.”- Jack Howard

That’s right readers… I read Avoiding Responsibility for the second time and I am NOT as convinced that Jack and Lexi belong together as I was originally. My man will have to work for it!

In Avoiding Responsibility, Lexi Walsh'
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
Five Stars
The yellow tape surrounds the area; the sirens have all been silenced. The damage has been done. Everyone injured has been patched up and sent for further treatment. The train wreck is over. There’s nothing more to see here.

Once again, I am a mess. This emotional rollercoaster ride has come to an end; well, at least for now. Wow! This was just like the first book. My emotions were all over the place. Just check out my status updates, you’ll see just how
Sep 08, 2012 rated it it was ok
First, a letter to the person who made me read this book (view spoiler) ...more
Alexis *Reality Bites*
Spoiler Free Review Do not read if you have not read bk #1 in this series
4 STARS out of 5
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

That is the best word that comes to mind after reading this book. The lies and deception lives on in book two of the Avoiding Series. I read that when this book is re-released to the public in December it will have some changes and so will this review. Because I am so re-reading this book in December.

The story starts off when Alexa awakes in bed with a
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Jun 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
**************RE READING THE NEW VERSION...squeeeeeee******************

So I have to say that after reading Avoiding Commitment I had to jump in immediately and read Avoiding Responsibility!! The books are so captivating that you just can't pull yourself away. This book was just as angsty as the 1st book. We continue Lexi's journey to completely get over Jack and holy cow does this girl make some choices that make you scream "WHAT THE HELL"! I'm not gonna go into to much of the plot because

Before reading this review, I would suggest reading Avoiding Commitment, the first book in the series. See my review here. My review below has some spoilers from the first book. You don't want to miss reading these two books in order.

Avoiding Responsibility is the stellar sequel to Avoiding Commitment. It’s filled with passion, drama, angst, and lots of surprises. I didn’t feel near as exhausted or emotionally drained this time around. Don’t get me wrong, this was still an emotional rollercoas
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Feb 27, 2013 rated it really liked it

 photo 8aae9d22-9f5e-4af1-85e9-c1d815bc8ce5.jpg

 photo 609a5de6-1331-4668-8176-bf0f3e9f7b6f.jpg

 photo bded05cb-0dcd-41a1-915b-86b7a9de9fb8.jpg

In this book Lexi is a lucky lady, & has lots of men to choose from. We start out with a mystery man that is oh so yummy, that I really liked! Then of course their is Ramsey who takes up the majority of the book. We get a lot of answers about this past with Parker, and it makes me wonder if she is his meant to be. But he is also very sweet with Lexi, and really does seem to love her. He also lies a lot, and I find it hard to trust him at times. Even though he is likable in this book
Jul 31, 2012 marked it as not-for-me
Shelves: cheating
Cheating and over-the-top drama. No thanks!
Nov 01, 2012 rated it did not like it
These books wore me out...and not in a good way. Only read if you want to punish yourself.
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
This story picks right back up from where Avoiding Commitment ended. Hopefully, Lexi has said goodbye to Jack for good so she can focus on her relationship with Ramsey.

Again, another rollercoaster ride of emotions! This series is like book crack and it probably would've been best for me to take a break between books but I just couldn't put it down. It's still told like the first book with the alternating chapters going from the past to the present and back. I still don't know if I like that or n
Sep 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favorites

Sweet Jesus this book was AWEsome! I freaking hated it!! And by hated it, I mean I LOVED it with all my heart and wanted to rip my hair out!!!

Lexi, you might be the dumbest and most infuriating character ever written!!!

Ms. Linde you have done it again!!!

So, let's talk about it shall we. Let's talk about how I was angry the ENTIRE time I was reading. I mean seething! Lexi!!!! You are a total twat, but damn if your milkshake doesn't bring ALL the boys to the yard. What sort of magica
Lise *friends don't flag*
Kudos to K.A. Linde for creating two characters (Jack and Bekah) I disliked more than any other character I can think of right now. What a tumultuous read these two books were. I did not want to spend the past two days reading them back to back, but I could not put them down. I kept saying "just one more chapter and I will stop" but that did not happen, I had to find out how everything would turn out. I hung on to the very end and was rewarded with a very satisfying ending.
Nice job, K.A. Linde!
Michele Realitybitesblog
Sep 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Also posted at http://realitybites-letsgetlost.blogs...

My Thoughts:

Lies….Lies…..And More Lies…… Sums this book up!

K.A. is back with her second book of the Avoiding series. Its chalk full of lies, deceit, angst, passion and intrigue…. Oh and love???

Lexi surprised me! That year away from Jack sure helped her grow up. That was one of the things that bothered me in AC (Avoiding Commitment). She was so damn whiny that it drove me crazy! But in AR, we get to see a more grown up side of her that I rea
Samantha Towle
Dec 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Never thought I would say it, but Team Jack all the way! ;)
Ann Pareja
Aug 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
UPDATE 25.10.12 --- *facepalm* Same cover as In Bed with the Opposition by Stephanie Draven! :/

I love the ending! Wow! Talk about predicament for Lexi! Didn't see all of that coming! Not to mention the mystery man... who would have thought!

And I want my very own Ramsey! :)
I love Jack in book 1 but I'm all for Ramsey on this one. And for that im grinning like a cheshire cat! :)

Just got confused bout Parker's pregnancy though. It was never clear to me what really, truly happened to her. Was it A o
Sep 08, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommended to Lex by: Dani
Shelves: adult, contemporary
3.5 stars. That's saying something, isn't it?

I can finally say that I'm done with this series. I had my eyes rolled at almost all the effin' scenes. Sighed like there's no tomorrow; I'd also CUSSED a LOT in DIFFERENT Languages I know (English--WTF is always there of course, Tagalog--which is actually sounds a lot like Spanish, Japanese and Korean); I also keep asking myself Why the hell am I doing reading this book? but of course I keep on reading.

Actually it's NOT that bad like the first book,
djdavis~*Sivad*Sex Pocket
OMG! WTF!!! So amazing

I'm giving this 5 stars because while reading this book I went through every possible emotion; rage, pity, grief, lust/love, more anger, disappointment and so much more. Anytime an author can make me feel so much that when I've finished their book I'm left exhausted and need to recuperate from reading a story... they've done their job, and very well.

Book one had me pulling my hair out and on an emotional cliff. It took me a full day to remember that it was a book and not m
Jun 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic sequel!!! I was just as captivated as I was with Avoiding Commitment. I can't tell you how scandalous the dissension!!! Angst, doesn't even cover it. It is just down right dysfunctional!!!!!

It is also fascinating to see the characters evolve. They are such dynamic entities; never a dull moment. Each and every character transforms in some way or another. Changing in ways that either bring them into a beautifully enlightened maturity, or transforms them into a lamentable being so low th
Jun 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I am woman hear me roar! That was my caption toward the last few chapters. I loved this book.

I was sucked in again as Lexi's story has progressed to a year further than where it left off. Written in the same style as Avoiding Commitment, this book was just as beautiful, if not more. As I finished book one my emotions were raw, just as Lexi's would have been. It didn't take long, however, to understand what a difference a year makes. With Ramsey being the focus of this book, you learn he has ear
Jul 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Well I am done I am also speechless. Imagine that! I will say even the premise of Lex going on this self loathing hell trip was like a kick in the ass. I was like girl, really, go hang out in Brooklyn and we will show you how to do a few things, lie, cheat, and even steal without getting caught! GGGRRR To say I was glue to the Kindle was understated. I am so in love with this one and hell I have a friend (Andi ILY babe @AndreaJo1113 ) that is the epitome of Chyna. There is nothing that can descr ...more
Sep 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Okay, this was fantastical- just as good as the first for me... I just couldn't put it down once I started it! I was a nervous wreck through a lot of the book (especially the last 25-30%) but it ended in a way I was happy with and left me wanting more... a third book please?!? Anyway, Lexi was the same to me, I wanted Jack to be better, I really had high hopes for him but he shows his true colors as always. Bekha is still an evil wench ugh can't stand her. Ramsey I just love him, I know he has m ...more
Jun 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
*slight spoilers*

This book, much like Avoiding Commitment, made me mad. It was almost uncomfortable to read. So much drama, so much angst. I think because you are reading he past AND the present there is just never a break from it.

I loved Ramsey. I really did, even in book one but even I couldn't trust him after all his lies! Some were small, some were understandable but the big picture is he lies...a LOT. And he's going to be working with Parker? No way buddy! I'm glad they stayed together in
Ok, now I get why everyone was saying that Jack and Bekah deserve each other...I just realized how much of an ass Jack is! He's charming all right, but, like Lexie, I just felt out of love with him...I loved him in the other book, and I now I see him, for the weak character that he has. Love Ramsey!!! I now that I said in my review of the previous book I hated him, but now I can finally see who he is!!! K.A. Linde made an AMAZING work with this two books, I felt just like Lexie...I changed my op ...more
Jul 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-own-ebook
Ok...I'm not gonna lie. I have been rooting for Jack and Lexi to work things out since the first book. They've been through a lot together and to me, it honestly looked like they were meant for each other. At least that's what I kept telling myself. Then Ramsey came along and showed her that it doesn't always have to be cheating and heartache...yes he lied to her...but usually under the pretenses that he thought it was best for her or to surprise her (something along those lines). The end of thi ...more
Adriane Leigh
May 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, angsty
So whaaa? We never find out if the wedding happens? And Jack... I do kind of want you to redeem yourself even though Ramsey is so completely perfect :/ And thank God Lexi finally stood up for herself and the truth, and kicked him in the balls. That was nice :) It was a great ending. When she's with Ramsey it's fantastic, but the profound connection she has with Jack is just...beautiful and just know they could have had some epic love if he wasn't a douche :/
Ugh, Jack and Lexi
It's just me Shelly B
Aug 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: angst
My Thoughts......

Avoiding Responsibility and Avoiding Commitment were definite page turners! I want to commend K.A. Linde for writing these two books, it was a cray wild ride! I couldn't put either book down, I was glued to my ipad and stayed up way to late reading because quite frankly I was greedy and couldn't get enough. I loved the characters, even hated some of them at times...well except Bekah I hated her through out both books and that is all I'm going to say about her. Lexi..poor..Lexi,
Dec 27, 2012 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars but I rounded down :(

I was so excited about this sequel. I really enjoyed Avoiding Commitment. Even though it was so super frustrating, it hooked me. Lexi was a weak lead who drove me insane - yet I rooted for her throughout the book. As hot as Jack was, in the end, I was happy to see Lexi finally stand up for herself and show some dignity.

Despite my efforts - I just couldn't connect with Avoiding Responsibility. It was too all over the place. And I expected some more maturity from Lex
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Will I get my HEA? 28 437 Dec 09, 2013 09:18PM  
Mystery Man 4 115 Jun 13, 2013 08:31AM  
Will there be a 3rd sequel??? [abit spoiler] 21 606 Apr 23, 2013 01:46PM  
Why does it hurt so much?! 89 275 Jan 30, 2013 11:35AM  
Gabriel's Inferno...: December Challenge - Avoiding Responsibility 46 159 Dec 26, 2012 11:25AM  
Changes? 2 83 Dec 14, 2012 01:57PM  
Can't find it 15 286 Nov 26, 2012 12:55PM  

Readers also enjoyed

  • Love Left Behind
  • The Space Between (The Book of Phoenix, #1)
  • Serendipity (Inevitable, #1)
  • Love Unrehearsed (Love, #2)
  • Strings (Hard Rock Harlots, #1)
  • The Mighty Storm (The Storm, #1)
  • Mack (The King Trilogy, #4)
  • Restore Me (Wrecked, #2)
  • Games of Fire
  • Effortless (Thoughtless, #2)
  • I Am Stalker
  • The Boat Builder's Bed (Wicked in Wellington, #1)
  • Coming Home (Wakefield Romance, #2)
  • Leave Me Breathless (Ross Siblings, #3)
  • Aberrant (Aberrant, #1)
  • Amaury's Hellion (Scanguards Vampires, #2)
  • Gabriel's Hope (Rhyn Eternal, #1)
  • His Desire (HIS, #1)
See similar books…
K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding Series, Wrights, and more than thirty other novels. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy n ...more

Other books in the series

Avoiding (4 books)
  • Avoiding Commitment (Avoiding, #1)
  • Avoiding Temptation (Avoiding, #3)
  • Avoiding Extras

News & Interviews

Hispanic Heritage Month is the perfect time to relish the latest works from beloved Hispanic and Latinx authors like Isabel Allende, Natalia...
85 likes · 74 comments
“We have such a long history that when I look into his eyes that's all I can see. I forget the stupidity of what we've done and who could get hurt. I just remember the man who loved me once” 154 likes
“I do want you Ramsey Bridges," she told him as a matter-of-fact.

"And you shall have me whenever you like.”
More quotes…