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Hard to Resist

(Hard to Resist #1)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  7,655 ratings  ·  306 reviews
Natalie Carmichael thought that Bryson Daniels would be her world. She planned a bright future with him, cherished four years with him, and couldn't have been any happier, but during graduation night, all of that changes.

Natalie walks in on Bryson cheating on her. One month after catching him in the act, she finally decides to make an escape by leaving for Florida.

She wan
Kindle Edition, 221 pages
Published February 11th 2013 by Shanora Williams (first published February 11th 2012)
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Shanora Williams
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Hard to Resist is now LIVE and available! :)


Jan 10, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 1-2-stars-read
* ARC provided by author as an exchange for honest review *

My Natalie and Nolan:

"I cherish the moments that I'm away from you now
You miss what you had; you crave what you've lost
I seriously should just take a bow
Because I took this pain like a a conqueror.
Like a boss."

Natalie's life is all planned out - marriage, kids and growing old with her perfect boyfriend of 4 years. But after she finds him cheating on her during graduation party, her life is shattered and she vows to herself
Mar 06, 2013 rated it did not like it
I think what i didnt like about this book was how up and down it was. One minute theyd be all happy and sappy and giggly and in love (cringe) and then without any warning theyll be yelling at each other and thinking theyll be breaking up. Bryson is an actual Shit Bag (to those who have read it, you like what i did there?). I was just getting agitated when Natalie tried to confront him and:
1. One minute he was like "OH I LOVE YOU!!! I WANT YOU BACK"... yeah that would have worked Bryson (stupid n
L.P. Dover
Dec 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Oh....where to begin. I absolutely loved this book. The story line was very interesting and kept me captivated to the very end. I love the author's writing style because it is very easy to read and flows across the pages. The characters were well described and I could actually see them clearly in my mind when I was reading them. Wonderful story.
I think the majority of everyone has had their heart broken at some point in their life. For Natalie it happened to her by the one guy she thought she wa
Feb 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
Okay, I HATE leaving bad reviews so I am going to try and make this as painless as possible for the author. Normally on low rated books I don't leave a review, but kind of feel like I have to. But, then again, who am I? I am just a reader and have never even tried to write a book.

I will write the rest in a spoiler, because I don't want to give anything away.

(view spoiler)
Kimberly Schaaf
Jan 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Before I start my review of Hard to Resist - I first have to say how PROUD I am of Shanora and how far she has come with her writing. She's truly one of the most versatile writers that I've come across during my reading journey in the past year or so.

Now, the review....

Can we say, OH MY WOW!!??!! Not only has Shanora given us great characters and beautiful words....but this one has SEX!! And, my gosh, this work is HOT!! I think it's really important though, when an author is writing a story that
Ena May - Swoon Worthy Books/Enticing Journey Book Promotions
Okay I am going to try and do this book justice. I was lucky to receive an ARC copy of this book to give my honest opinion and my honest opinion is that I fell in love from the first page. The book covers everything from first love, heartache, betrayal, new loves, new feelings, happiness, sadness, and moving on.
I fell in love with Natalie "aka Bunny" and Nolan from the start. I can't go into too much I don't want to give anything away but this book has it all! The passion and intensity that Nol
Jan 18, 2013 rated it really liked it

3.5 Stars
Clutching the door knob, I stared in horror while chocking on my next breath and wishing that I had never gone upstairs. My hands began to tremble but I couldn’t pull my sight away from it.

Natalie Carmichael was loving life. Just graduating from high school, she and her best friend are off to a party, a party that ends up changing her life forever. Natalie’s world crumbles down when she catches her boyfriend Bryson, of four years cheating on her with her mortal enemy. Shocked, crushed a
Jan 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
Natalie is starting over. She has moved to Florida to start a new life and escape the fact that her longtime boyfriend Bryson broke her heart by cheating on her. She is having trouble letting go. She is not looking for love or a relationship, just fun and freedom.

For a very long time, I knew that my heart would remain shattered. And for a very long time, I was going to stay clear of falling in love.

Nolan...They had an interesting first meeting. I do not think I have read a meeting like that in
Melissa Novicio
Dec 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
First of all I want to say THANK YOU SHANORA for giving away an ARC of this book. Lucky ME, I was one of the 2 chosen!! Yay! ;) As soon as I received it I told her that I would put on hold what I was reading to start on this book. even though she said I didn't have to, I felt that as a thank you to her for giving me this opportunity!! I'm so glad that I did! I couldn't put it down! This is the first book I've ever read of Shanora's (I have Obtained waiting for me, but haven't started it yet), so ...more
Sabrina Olteanu
Feb 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Dec 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A quick over view is that Natalie gets cheated on by Bryson the person she thought she would spend forever with. She finishes school and then moves to Miami Florida with a friend. She meets this extremely mouth watering man named Nolan. He has this different kind of attitudes about things. Come to find out he has a very shady past and natty is not sure she can cope with that after just being cheated on by Bryson the scum bag. She does her best to resist him but there is a strong attraction. As w ...more
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I recieved a ARC copy of this book for my honest review. This was a great read. Lots of steamy scenes and you just have to LOVE Nolan. Definitely a book that will have your emotions all over the place. I hated Bryson and while I liked Natalie I just wanted to smack her half the time. I was like girl get a freaking clue!! Great writing and a great flow to this whole story. Would definitely recommend to people to read this one! Thanks for the great read :)
Jan 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
"Just when I thought that he would be completely hard to keep a hold of—just when I thought that he would shatter me even more than my past had—he’s actually made me better. This love was hard to control. This love was hard to keep hidden. This love was hard to go through with. But this love was going to happen one way or another because it was completely and utterly hard to resist"

Jan 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Hard to Resist is about new beginnings, a fresh start, a second chance at love; and Shanora Williams has delivered the ideal novel depicting just that. From the pain-filled poetry and loving lyrics, Hard to Resist is sure to touch your heart if you have ever been hurt in love.

Natalie is an very mature young woman at only 19 years old. She and Bryson had been together since their 9th grade year in high school, and she was head over heels in love with him. But everything changed on the night of he
Stina Rubio
Dec 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: indie-authors


Natalie Carmichael thought that Bryson Daniels would be her world. She planned a bright future with him, cherished four years with him, and couldn't have been any happier, but during graduation night, all of that changes.
Natalie walks in on Bryson cheating on her. One month after catching him in the act, she finally decides to make an escape by leaving for Florida.
She wants to start over, have fun, and be free while also finding a way to mend her broken heart but when she meets Nolan Youn
Feb 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: written-reviews
Oooookay, THAT was good. Seriously good.
Their sex was super verbal, which I happen to greatly enjoy.

Natalie leaves Charleston, SC (what what! shout out to my home town!!) to spend the summer in Miami with one of her oldest girl friends. She just needs to get away from her shitty shitty shitty shitty ex boyfriend. Cheaters, I forever loathe thee.

So when she gets there, she almost runs over this hottie, Nolan. And then runs into him that exact same night, because of course she'd be that lucky. Say
Mary Tatar
Jan 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Tara Fuller
Feb 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It is official. I am addicted to this New Adult genre. And this book is yet another amazing addition to the list of “college age” contemporary romances that have me swooning!
Natalie Carmichael has loved one boy all through high school and truly believes he will be her happily ever after. That is until she finds him with another girl on graduation night. In an attempt to escape the pain that her cheating boyfriend has caused, Natalie moves to Florida to start over and heal with the help of her e
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Dec 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, favorites, blog-tours
I can't even put into words how much I loved this book! Hands down the best Shanora Williams book so far! I can't fault it at all! Everyone needs to read it as soon as it comes out! This book made me shiver so much! I just got sucked right into the storyline and the characters! I honestly couldn't stop reading! The plot was quite sad to be honest with you! I think that it involved a lot of heartbreak and there were a lot of emotional scenes but there were also a lot of other amazing scenes that ...more
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a ARC REVIEW

First off i want to say i totally loved the poem and song lyrics in this book they totally fitted in with the story and actually added to the emotion of how Natalie and Nolan felt.I found myself tearing up at a few especially when Nolan sang his song.I am new to Shanora's work but i have to say i was impressed her writing style keeps you there turning the pages wanting to know what happens next.And the
sex scenes are beyond Hot i was abit flustered a few times fanning myself.
Heather andrews
Jan 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved Shanora's book "Obtained" but I loved this one more. I love when Nolan and Natalie first meet:
"I'm alright, I'm fine," I breathe. "I'm just glad that I didn't...tun over you."
He raises both of his eyebrows. "Oh. Good." Sighing he rocks on his heels while tucking the tips of his fingers into his back pockets. "I guess I'll just be on my way then."
I love Nolan's bluntness, it's truly funny, he says things that I don't even think Natalie knew what to do with. "Well, I was just hoping
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: amazing-3, top-2013
My Review! 5 million stars!
OMG, this book is drool worthy! I cannot begin to explain how much my stomach had butterflies for Natalie’s and Nolan’s swoon worthy relationship! This book was so spectacular I was in a reading rut for over two weeks! I had to read it again and again to get my head out of the gutter! I loved this so much that I wish I could read book two a month ago! Nolan is beyond swoon worthy and Natalie is a strong girl! Shanora has yet again shown us how amazing of a writer she
Feb 09, 2013 rated it liked it
I may be in the minority here, but I felt the story was a bit rushed. At times I thought the story was going up and down. I would've liked more story of Bryson and Natalie before she caught him. Nolan was fabulous! But the way they fell in love, it seemed rushed. I liked the cat and mouse game they had going, that was fun to read. When Nat finally got to speak to Bryce, I was kinda pissed he was such an ass! I felt after 4 years she deserved better than that. Nolan's decision about his mom(can't ...more
Floe (TheRandomFlo)
Mar 18, 2013 rated it it was ok
Sorry it didn't work for me. It was an okay read, I guess.

I hate the fact that the main characters are as hot as the Sahara for each other one minute and then as cold as the North Pole the next.

The constant reminder that she could not trust and love someone again after being hurt by her ex, Bryson, just got really annoying and boring for me.

Laura's Book Addiction
Jan 02, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2013
DNF!!! Just couldn't get into the story or like the characters.
Feb 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Finally its on Sale on Amazon Came out Yesterday!!!Yay Cant wait to start Reading it
Loved it :) can't wait to see what happens next ;)
Lauren ♥ Inked in Chapters

*3.5 Stars*

“Right then and there, I knew my heart would remain shattered and that I was never, ever going to fall in love again.”

After walking in on her boyfriend of four years doing the nasty with her archenemy, Natalie Carmichael’s heart is smashed to smithereens. Bryson was supposed to be THE ONE. He was the guy she planned a future with. In the blink of an eye or the opening of a door, everything changed.

Moving to Miami to escape her past seemed ideal. Never in her wildest dreams did Natali
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Shanora Williams is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who loves writing about flawed heroes and resilient heroines. She is a believer that love outweighs all, but doesn’t have a problem making her characters fight for their happily ever after.
She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and is the mother of two amazing boys, has a fiercely devoted and supportive husband, and is

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