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Where the Ivy Grows (Devoted #2)

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It's time to disobey...

When Sophia first meets Hollywood actor and Ivy College teacher, Marc Blackwell, she never dreams they’ll share a forbidden, obsessive relationship.
Now, dawn is breaking and they’ve decided to tell the world of their affair.

But as paparazzi hound Sophia’s every move, Marc steps up his control – dominating Sophia in every way possible, and drawing her
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Kindle Edition, 277 pages
Published April 11th 2013 by Page Turners
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Ruth
This was OK. It picks up where book 2 left off.

Very FSOG ish, but I liked FSOG much better.

Desirae (Dee)
May 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Much like Sophia, I am obsessed with Marc Blackwell. Once you start this series you will understand why. But in this book, I became full fledged obsessed. So obsessed, I read this in one day. I could not get enough. I could not put it down. Their relationship is out now, I had to know how everyone would handle it. Including them. Well, really Marc. How was he going to handle the loss of control. I felt like around every corner there was drama. (and I loved it) Just when I thought things were str ...more
Michelle
Apr 13, 2013 rated it really liked it

Where the Ivy Grows starts off just where Ivy Lessons end. Marc and Sophia have decided that after being discovered by the gossip rags that they will not hide their relationship. Marc is still worried about protecting Sophia from all the ugly that will come to her by being known. But she loves him - and thinks she is ready for the aftermath of what will come from being in a relationship with Marc in the open.

Marc has things set in place, things to control the outcomes to ensure she is safe. But
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Amy
Oct 13, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
*SPOILER* Ik vind dat trouwen toch altijd zo jammer in die New Adult / erotische boeken... Het gaat altijd heel snel, als ze elkaar nog niet eens een halfjaar kennen. Zó ongeloofwaardig, maar wel een leuke cliffhanger. Verder heb ik er echt van genoten en wil ik erg graag het slot deel lezen. Het was fijn dat dit deel meer op de personages in ging en niet zo zeer op de sex. En de schrijfstijl is ook prettig, vooral door de korte hoofdstukken leest het snel weg. Leuke serie! 3 sterren.
-S♡
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
5 STARS!
Jasey
Apr 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary, erotica
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Erica Alyson
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-adult
I loved the first book but this one was even better to me. It showed sooo much character growth and development. I read it all in one day because I couldn't put it down.

The characters were mostly the same from book one. Mark, Sophia, Jen, Tanya, Tom, Her dad and family. Then you have the new Leo, Giles Getty, and Annabelle (mentioned in book 1 but actually meet her in this book).

Some of the new characters I loved such as Annabelle and Leo and others I loathe which only leaves Giles.

The book pic
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Michelle ♥ The Romance Vault ♥
I am still stuck between like and dislike. So many things go on that don't follow properly, she's letting him strike her, humiliate her, leaves her tied up so many times and sods off to do god knows what, but then she says she doesn't like being hurt and doesn't like being humiliated but then forgives it all when she has an orgasm. I mean come on! Either you hate it like she professes or you enjoy the sexual play and discuss and stop the elements that don't sit well.

Now we did have 'baddies' int
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Christine
I was really excited about the sequel to this book since I loved the ending of The Ivy Lessons. However, I was a little disappointed. The book held my interest and then lost some. I just expected a little more.

The sequel picks up where The Ivy Lessons ended.

Did I feel connected to the characters? I trusted Marc more in this book than I did in The Ivy Lessons. In the first book, I was not sure how he really felt for Sophia until towards the end.

Positives: I am glad we got to see a different sid
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Sharon Mariampillai
Actual Rating: 4.25

I love books that involve student-teacher relationships after Loving Mr. Daniels. The book takes places right where The Ivy Lessons left off. This book had a better storyline as I got to see more into the mind of Sophia and learned more about Marc. In the first book, I thought there was something missing. In this book, I was hooked from the first page.

I loved Sophia. She is likable, innocent and sweet. I also loved Marc. He is the actor teacher that is mysterious and always
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Roos
Jun 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Quinns sterke punt blijft haar schrijfstijl. Het sleurt je het boek in en laat je doorlezen. De korte hoofdstukken zijn wederom weer erg prettig en maken het verslavend. De verhaallijnen in dit boek vond ik leuker dan in deel één. De nieuwe personages die worden geïntroduceerd zijn leuk. Tevens is er veel minder nadruk op seks. Alleen miste ik verdieping. Veel gebeurtenissen gingen zo snel, er was weinig rust. Als er iets meer verdieping in bepaalde gebeurtenissen en personages was toegevoegd, h ...more
Sarah Ashley
Jun 08, 2013 marked it as to-read
Started this afternoon and already struggling - just can't seem to gel with this series (see my review for book one in this series). Have "shelved" for now and will probably try again when I'm on hols at the end of July - who knows white sandy beach may leave me with a different frame of mind and I may just be able to read. Although I was planning on revisiting some of the BDB whilst away.
Michelle
Brilliant book I m so gutted I left it 4 so long I 4got how good the first one was the book left off where the last 1 left off the story was brilliant in this book I couldn't put it down so much happened with both characters but I luv there relationship she is so carin an he just luvs her that he want 2 protect her maybe 2 much sometime but I can't wait 4 the story 2 carry on dyin 4 book 3 xxx
Tia
Apr 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
I think this novel was a lot more well rounded than the first one in the series. I really enjoyed the emotions falling off each character. Getty is one sick fuck though. I can't wait to find out what happens to him.
Mercy Cortez
Apr 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 - 4 stars

It's nicely written and book two delves a little further into who Marc is and his life. I found this book better than book one with some pretty good twists.

I'm looking forward to book three and finding out the darker side to Marc and the whole Getty saga.
Joanna
Apr 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved book two! You really learn more about the characters. It is so neat how there are many story lines going on, but yet you don't feel like you are missing out on anything. Another great job done... can't wait till book 3. :)
Jan
Apr 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So much better than the first book. Love the drama in this book. Cecile is much more of a bitch but a secret that she is hiding has, implications for Marc and Sophia.

Like that we learn so much more of Marc.

Sophia, is sweet and adorable.

Can't wait for book 3 the final book in this trilogy.
Kelle
Jan 21, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 stars, I definitely enjoyed this one more than the first but I will admit that parts of it reminded me of FSOG. Curious to see how this plays out in the final book and hoping the FSOG similarities don't continue. I'm a fan of FSOG but I've read that already and want something new to read.
K. Bromberg
Jul 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
It was good...nothing to scream from the rooftops about but still good!
Leslie Reed
Mar 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
And the plot thickens. Glad they are back together. I'm hoping the next book explains things with Cecile more.
Holly Allen
Apr 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
I just love Sophia and Marc!!!! Sometimes it's a little dramatic but I can't get enough! Cannot wait till the third book comes out!
Pulse
Apr 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
LOVED! I thought the second in the Devoted series was more romantic than the first. Marc was still Mr. Alpha, but he seemed more genuine towards others feelings. I can't wait until the next book:-)
Melisa
Apr 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
I love that it left off at the end of book one. And I LOVE that Sophia got herself a back bone!! :) can't wait for book 3!!
Alwaysreadingbooks - Reading Drinking and Relaxing
I enjoyed this book more than the first one. I liked seeing the part of Marc that we never knew about. Knowing some of his secrets was the icing on the cake.
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: keeper
LOVED IT
Much better than the first book!
can't wait for book 3!
Marcia
Jan 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Der erste Satz
Eine Stimme dringt an meine Ohren.

Meine Erwartungen
Nachdem ich von dem ersten Band der Reihe schon so begeistert war, hatte ich ziemlich hohe Erwartungen an dieses Buch. Ich habe erwartet, dass dieser Band mehr von den Gefühlen der beiden Protagonisten handelt. Sich also mehr auf der Gefühlsebene als auf der sexuellen Ebene spielt. Ich habe natürlich trotzdem erwartet, dass es ziemlich heiß hergehen wird, denn die Autorin hat mir schon in dem ersten Buch bewiesen, dass sie es eher
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The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog
So the book started as the first one had ended, with Marc and Sophia deciding to tell the world they were together. Their relationship up until now had been a secret, it had been hidden from all the ugliness being a Hollywood A-lister could potentially bring.
Marc had lived in a media circus most of his life. He knew the damage the world's press could do not only on a relationship but also on an individual and his basic instinct was to protect Sophia, to shield her from the cruelty being in the l
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Franzi303
Jan 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Das Cover:
Ähnlich wie das Cover zu Band 1 ist hier eine weiße Lilie auf schwarzem Hintergrund zu sehen. Die Farbe des Dreieckes mit dem Titel ist diesmal grün und nicht rosa/pink. Das Cover passt gut zum ersten Teil und sieht gut aus.

Die Geschichte:
Sophia und Marc haben ihre Beziehung öffentlich gemacht und haben nun die Paparazzi und die Presse am Hals. Besonders ein Reporter hat es auf die Geschichte der beiden abgesehen: Giles Getty, den Marc als ‘alten Feind’ bezeichnet. Von nun an wird in S
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Nicole Yn
Jul 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
SO how do you know a book is worthy of five stars? Simple when a person like me, someone who reads one to two books a day, can read the second installment almost six months later without having to reread the first one.

Please don't go into this book thinking that it's another GREY, it's not. There is only one GREY, but for SQ this isn't a bad thing. Her book is so much more than hot sex and a controlling man. It's a mixture of CROSSFIRE and GABRIEL'S INFERNO. Where hot sex, a controlling man, a t
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Anita Powers
I liked Marc better in this book then I did Sophia, she drove me crazy in this book. She overreacted to so many situations, she acted childish, she made such poor decisions, then she pined away for Marc but didn't do anything to change the circumstances of the situation. Even though certain things turned out okay I felt at times she should have trusted Marc more, she did not have to right to check on him like she did, I think if he had done that to her she would have been furious. I liked how we ...more
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