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Love You More

(Broken #1)

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My life had been fabulous, but that was before I was murdered.

There are only two things in a person's existence that truly matter—before and after.This is my after.

Caught in a realm between life and death, Jade is torn between the unexpected love of a stranger, or catching the people who killed her.

With the clock ticking, she struggles to find a way to save the life of her
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Published December 8th 2012 (first published December 7th 2012)
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Charissa Nelson
Apr 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What about Ella?" I half-heartedly asked. "She'll be back soon."
"...and we won't be here," he moaned.
"Where will we be?" I asked, suddenly worried about being caught in a precarious situation.
"Heaven," he breathed against my skin.
His answer sent chills down my spine.

That was just one of many lines in this book that sent chills down my spine. M.L. Stephens has created a world in Love You More that is full of love, loss, grief, lust, and almost any other emotion you could imagine. I felt a
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Melissa Yoder
Apr 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was an amazing story. There are tons of stories about a strong character that fights to right a wrong and overcome whatever vile act was done to them. There are few great stories about that character dying and her ghost seeking justice....or is it her ghost?! I'll just stop there! What an incredible ride of emotions! I read this book start to finish in one day. This is this first book in months to hold my attention for so long without needing to take a break. I could keep going but the next ...more
N. Kuhn
Mar 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
This was my first read of a M.L. Stephens book. Though, I hadn't understood it was paranormal, it felt weird reading it. But as you get sucked into this book, you're drug through an amazing, heart wrenching tale of love, loss and so much more. The end is the biggest jaw dropper ever. I have to say, I'm in love with this series!
Katherine McCarthy
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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My Thoughts

I can say with all honestly that Love You More is one of the most original and memorable books I’ve read. It’s a novel that just stays with you for a long while after reading it.

Beautifully written, the novel stirred up so many emotions, it took me a couple of days to work through them all and write this review. I cried tears of sadness from the heart-wrenching tragic event that started things off to tears of joy at bearing witness to the heroine’s dramatic
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Fab Fun & Tantalizing Reads
I fricken loved this book. I can't even put into words just how much.

'My life had been a fairytale, my death had been a nightmare, and my ghostly existence was tinkering on the edges of insanity!'

When I was asked to review, I saw the cover, and was all over that baby. It looked like a 'Jodie' book. I have to tell you, this is so much more than JUST a 'Jodie' book. Everyone should read it.

'There are special moments in our lives that touch us so deeply, it sucks the oxygen from the room and our
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Jodie
Jan 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I fricken loved this book. I can't even put into words just how much.

'My life had been a fairytale, my death had been a nightmare, and my ghostly existence was tinkering on the edges of insanity!'

When I was asked to review, I saw the cover, and was all over that baby. It looked like a 'Jodie' book. I have to tell you, this is so much more than JUST a 'Jodie' book. Everyone should read it.

'There are special moments in our lives that touch us so deeply, it sucks the oxygen from the room and our
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Lisa
Jun 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was almost halfway through reading Love You More when I realised Claire had already reviewed it, but I was enjoying it so much I needed to add a review too!

When the author sent me the book, she warned me that the first chapter was heart wrenching. But I was in no way prepared for what I was hit with, it was hard hitting, emotional, shocking stuff, that was so well written. I realise that makes it sound a little scary, but it isn’t at all, and I don’t want to put people off with that, but if
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Bella Doerres
Jun 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Love You More
By M.L. Stephens

Life is filled with Butterflies and rainbows for Jade. Claire had lost the love of her life the year before but having just come out of her depression she wanted her friend Jade’s wedding to be everything Jade wanted. They had been close since childhood. You would swear they were sisters the way they knew each other’s thoughts and could sense each other’s loss. It was just after the Bachleret party and they were coming home, stopped for coffee and came to the aid of
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Jaime
Apr 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am a sucker when it comes to anything ghostly and psychic...I honestly have had my own "experiences" and can totally relate. I haven't come across any books related to this topic that grasped me in a way that this book has. All expectations I had when starting this book, we're blown out of the water by M.L I was completely captivated by this story, the characters, and the personal revelations I pondered after reading this intricately woven tale of grief, love, anger, fear, self understanding, ...more
Nicole
Feb 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WOW! I don't think I've ever read a book like this before. I thought I had it figured out and then it suddenly changed one me! This was a great book from beginning to end...there was never a point in time that I didn't want to read it. I can't wait to read the rest of the series!

Claire and Jade become the victims of two unforgiving criminals when they stop at a truck stop after Jade's bachelorette party. One of them comes back but thinks she's the other one until she is forced to come to her
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Happy New Year 2013!

I have to say first that M.L. Stephens has created a world that draws you in and keeps you wanting more and more. When I first started reading Love You More I was caught up in the story that I found it very hard to out it down. I ordered take out and told the kids to rent any movie they wanted and I kept reading.

Jade had a great life until someone decided to end it. Why she has no idea but caught in between worlds she will have to figure out who killed her. But something
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Edi Cruz
Mar 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERY ONE
Recommended to Edi by: everyone that has read it
This book had me laughing, crying, cheering, cursing, swooning in some bits, and over all at the edge of my seat because I wanted to know what happened next. ML did a great job writing this book. She sure had me fooled from the beginning. I literally had cried out "Oh my God! Really? How'd I miss that?!" Anyone seen the movie "Ghost" with Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg and the late Patrick Swayze? If you loved that movie (and let's be honest, who doesn't?!) then this book is a must read. This ...more
Felicia Tatum
Feb 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book totally surprised me! I was not expecting it at all. It's a new type of romance, full of turns and twists that will keep you reading. I started this and finished it in just a couple of hours. It was amazing!
Chrissy Sharp
Feb 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Wow! I want to start off by saying that paranormal is not my usual reading material. I wasn't sure how i was going to feel about this book when i started it but I was so drawn in by this book from the very beginning. Before I had even made it to the end of the 2nd chapter I had already laughed and cried. I loved the snark from Ella and Jade/Claire because it helped me move past the pain and sorrow that I was feeling while reading other parts. There wasn't one supporting character that I didn't ...more
Layna
Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Review originally posted on Ctrl, Alt, Books!

Love you More is a paranormal romance and is a very compelling story. It is one of the best books I have had the pleasure of reading. This book caught my attention from the first few pages and believe me, I did not stop reading until I was done. It took a few hours, but I just found myself sitting there reading. I am glad I did too. This book literally brought tears to my eyes. I don't think I can say enough how much I enjoyed this book.

The story
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Ctrl, Alt Books!
Jan 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Love you More is a paranormal romance and is a very compelling story. It is one of the best books I have had the pleasure of reading. This book caught my attention from the first few pages and believe me, I did not stop reading until I was done. It took a few hours, but I just found myself sitting there reading. I am glad I did too. This book literally brought tears to my eyes. I don't think I can say enough how much I enjoyed this book.

The story starts off with a pair of best friends who go to
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Ikelia 'Bookoholic Anom' Francis
Wow, what a book! I could not put this book down. Had a road trip to Miami, and basically spent the entire ride down reading the book! This is actually my first paranormal book that I have read that deals with ghost. Not at all what I expected this book to be and I’m glad because I absolutely devoured it.
There are so many twist and turns and unexpected findings and such that take place in the story that I couldn't keep mouth from just hanging open the entire time. I literally held my hand to my
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Brenda- Naughty Bits' Book Reviews
My favorite quote from the book!

"My life had been a fairytale, my death had been a nightmare, and my ghostly existence was tinkering on the edges of insanity!"

Now I want to be clear there is only some romance in this book. Yet, it's so sweet it might make you a little teary eyed!

Everything I type I erase because it gives something big away.

Hmm...

How about...


It's dark, suspenseful, exciting, puzzling, funny, sweet, insightful, romantic and so much more!

The whole time, once I realized something
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When I began this book I hadn't read any reviews or book descriptions. By the end of chapter one I was like "WHOA! Hold up! What in the hell?" So off to Goodreads my fingers ran.
This story is unlike any other I have ever read. For me it was a dream like rendition of the movie "What Dreams May Come". M.L. Stephens grabs the readers attention at page one and she doesn't
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Heather andrews
Feb 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
I loved Jade and her quirky humor, I'm sure Ella didn't appreciate but that's okay I did, "Lucky for you, you're dead. Now you can meet all the 'crazies' and not be weirded out." I've only read one other book about the afterlife, well maybe two but I don't really count the book I read when I was thirteen and trying to understand death, and it's interesting to see the different aspects and what different authors think about the afterlife. Actually I've read three books about the afterlife (sorry ...more
Pamela Foreman
Feb 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ever wonder what happens in the afterlife? Have you thought about what is happening to people while they are lying in a hospital bed in an apparent coma? Wanna be afraid to stop at a truck stop for the rest of your life?


If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then you need to grab yourself a copy of “Love You More” by M. L. Stephens and grab it now!

I began reading this book one evening and hated to put it down after only reading a few chapters and do the typical mom activities at
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Samantha
Jan 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was such a cute book the story line was great and flowed nicely.The character's are written beautifully my favourtite being Ella she is a in your face kind of women with her own battles.
When i first started reading i thought oh no i'm going to end up crying but i didn't as it was written with a great outlook on death,ghost etc and the banter between Ella and Jade/Claire made me smile a few times.
There are alot of twists and turns and the message is written all over this book"The love you
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Catrina Barton
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
In the spirit of full disclosure I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

From the beginning, the main character jumped to life. The first chapter left me breathless, and kept me hooked. I adore how it was handled.

I enjoy when the main character's POV is so deep I can experience everything along with the character. I think all authors strive to create that deep connection. M. L. Stephens did so flawlessly.

The details are just enough to enhance the story, without detracting from the
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Kim
Feb 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel like I have read it before but yet it is the first time I read it. WHAT AN AWESOME JOB!!!!!!!!!!! I made it through Claire's witnessing even though I had a lump in my throat but the JOURNEY WAS AWESOME!!!!!! When I started reading the book last night and it was a fast read I wasn't sure if I could continue due to the event that occurred. I said nope continue reading this I had promised that I would leave an honest review and let ...more
Minerva
Jun 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing

I've been wanting to read M.L. Stephens books for a long time and a friend of mine gifted me this book :) thanks again Emily!!!!

Wow was this just a rollercoaster of a read!!!!! A rollercoaster of emotions, I cried like a baby, cheered and rejoiced. We are introduced to Jade and Claire bestfriends for along time and are on their way home from Jade's Bachelorett party where they stop at a truck stop, seeing a woman in need of help and stepping in to help her, things go horribly and I mean
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Crissy
Feb 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
“Love You More” was absolutely amazing and I loved it. I have read a lot of paranormal books but I have to say I have never read a book quite like this. This book is truly captivating from the beginning until the end. You will not want to put this book down; I read the book in 2 days. This book has a way of breaking your heart and putting it back together again. There is a lot in this book that actually makes you think about what happens in the afterlife. This book is far from predictable, so ...more
Rustys
Feb 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Love You More
What an intriguing story of love, loss, pain and death. Not the usual cast of characters more otherworldly. I couldn’t put the book down!

Jade and Claire have been friends since kindergarten.
Claire was recovering from the loss of her fiancée who died in a boating accident just about a year ago and Jade was about to be married.
They were returning home from Jade’s bachelorette party and the events of that night would forever change their lives.

Amazing is all I can say, spirits,
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Amber
Apr 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!!!I cried, I laughed and I got angry. I don't really know what I was expecting with Love You More, however it was so AMAZING. ML Stephens had me captivated from the start, once I got to reading I could not put this one down. My emotions were running wild straight from the beginning. I was kept in a trance through out this entire book, and when it ended I was left on a book high that I still havent come down from. Completely Epic!! Can't wait to read the rest of this series, ML Stephens has ...more
Joood Hooligan
Feb 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
From the beginning the book was interesting to me. It started out as a normal fiction book, which made me quite curious to see what would happen that would make it a paranormal story.

Without giving anything away, the beginning was hard to read. Not because it was boring, but the content... I may have cried. *shifty eyes* I don't like crying, especially during my lunch break at work.

Once the actual story started, it was intriguing. I assumed something was going on, and was waiting for the story
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Kelly Erickson
Apr 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Love You More by M. L. Stephens starts out right in the middle of the action and keeps you in suspense with suspense at every turn. There is just enough foreshadowing that the twists and turns in the story are surprising. Then I thought, “Of course. Why didn’t I see it?” I put it down after reading about half of the book. But at two in the morning, I woke up and my first thought was that I HAD to finish it. The characters have depth and I ended up really caring for them. The writing is very well ...more
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