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Seeing Red

(Seeing Red #1)

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3.94  ·  Rating details ·  357 ratings  ·  62 reviews
There's the old adage: 'Two heads are better than one'. But when it comes to lovers - it doesn't really work so well. Actually, it’s kind of creepy. Especially when the two heads belong to twin brothers. That’s one of the many dilemma’s Jillian Stone is facing in her non-existent love life. As if Jillian Stone's life didn’t just become complicated enough, considering that ...more
Paperback, 386 pages
Published February 13th 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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axola
Apr 13, 2013 rated it liked it
BE AWARE: THIS IS NOT A STAND-ALONE .

The book itself probably deserved 4 stars, but I decided to downgrade it because until I got to the end of it I didn't know this was a SERIES.

I'm becoming increasingly frustrated with authors and sellers playing this game. Aren't you all ?.

The book was outstanding when it came to the mystery surrounding Jillian's past. It kept me going forward when I was getting frustrated with her selfish ways when it comes to the men in her life. However, by the end of
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Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews
This book was a bit of mix of On the Island mixed with a love triangle and a whole bunch of miscommunication and intrigue thrown in.

I can't imagine living on an abandoned island for so many years especially being the years of building your foundation and who you are. If it wasn't for Alexander and Oliver the three of them probably would never have survived their past. But being that dependent on each other and not knowing anything different it is hard to mix the lines of being in love and friend
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Renee
Apr 01, 2013 added it
The start of the book was between present and flashbacks of a horrible airplane crash. This put the time and place together with the current situation. The glue that held the Onion Island crew together was Helen. They gather for her wake and funeral. It is there when Jillian. along with twins Oliver and Alexander, reunite after seven years of not seeing each other. There is a paranormal aspect to the book and it ties them all together. Jillian recalls vague memories of having "seizures" this is ...more
Aleh
May 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Seeing Red was definitely worth the money and time. Halston brings new and fresh ideas into her writing.
The story updates you into the life of Jillian, Alexander and Oliver, survivors of a horrible plane crash that left them stranded on a deserted island (nicknamed Onion Island)
It them proceeds to follow the strange life Jillian, a red haired firecracker (sometimes you want to shake some clarity into her). There is a little bit of everything to this story, mystery, romance, and suspense.
I knew
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Mii
Aug 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was a great read!
Raina {The LUV'NV}
Seeing Red was one of those books I didn't read the summary again before diving right in. My only expectation was a New Adult Contemporary Romance, so when the opening scene is of the female protagonist, Jillian, having a vision, I was absolutely giddy. Add the fact that the story revolves around a love triangle, and I was even more so.

But this isn't just any love triangle (or square) either. Jillian, Oliver, and Alexander were stranded and raised on an island after a plane crash; the latte
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Saunders
Apr 19, 2013 rated it liked it
I don’t know where to start with this book. It was one of the most frustrating novels that I have read in a long time!

So first of all before you begin to read this be aware that it is not a standalone and it is not you get to the end of the book it throws in that there is a book 2. Seriously – not good Sidney Halston.

The book starts off reasonably well with a prologue from Helen Gold – a writer. She tells you the reason why she writes and then we are taken into the reason for her writing. We f
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Triin from T's Bookish Moments
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**ARC provided by author for an honest review**

Emmm... Sorry, I'm kind of speechless right now. I should start by saying that I went into this book expecting basically nothing. And I was BLOWN AWAY! I NEVER EVER EVER expected this book to be SO good. I started reading it late one night and this was probably the worst mistake I've ever made. I finally had to force myself to put it down and sleep a few hours before I had to wake up again. I have become to avoid books with love trian
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Jillian (NetGalley Addict)
Apr 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
This book was part of a blog tour, I received a copy for my honest review

Jillian has survived a plane crash and living on a deserted island for twelve years, now she is in law school. The two men who were on the island with her want more than a friendship, her law professor has taken an interest in her and she is having a lot of psychic visions. First off I have to say I love the main characters name, Jillian it's such a pretty name and since it is also my name I have a certain affinity for it.
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TAM
Jan 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. Very original storyline from the deserted island to the psychic abilities. My only complaint was the direction they took with jillian's roommate. I could see it coming a mile away. Xander and Oliver were great for the most part. Looking forward to reading the second book but will not be reading the roommates book.
RoloPoloBookBlog
Apr 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Seeing Red by Sidney Halston
(Seeing Red #1)
My Rating: 4/5 stars
Source: Author for a fair and honest review

Jillian and the twins Alexander and Oliver have been together their entire lives thanks to a freak accident which lead to their having been stranded on a deserted island for eleven years. As kids the three were inseparable and when they were finally rescued, they were taken in and raised by Helen, also a survivor of the island who had cared for the children when their own parents perished. S
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Literati Literature Lovers
Mar 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Romance with a little Mystery
Review of this intriguing book coming April 4th.

Title: Seeing Red

Author: Sidney Halston

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Release date: Feb 15, 2013

Age Group: Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

Book Description:

A love triangle just wouldn’t suffice; Jillian Stone had the ‘misfortune’ of getting herself into a love square– with twins, nonetheless.

Alexander, Oliver, and Jillian were raised on a deserted island. For 12 years, all they knew were those that were marooned with them. A strong
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Ashley Williams
Mar 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Seeing Red was seriously awesome. It was original, mysterious, and sexy! I have to admit, I am not one for suspense, so I skipped to the back to see what happened then finished reading. From the beginning of the book, I was intrigued. A group of travelers stranded on an Island for YEARS! But the story picks up years after they were rescued. And now the twins and Jill are all grown up! I loved the slight paranormal aspect too!











Cover and Writing


I don't much care for the cover. If
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Kim
Apr 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
Seeing Red was a pleasant surprise! This book had everything! It had love, drama, mystery, danger, and even a little paranormal.

Jillian, and twins Alexander and Oliver grew up together on an island for 12 years after a plane crash. We learn about this through flash backs and journal entries. But as the book starts up, we are following them 7 years later as they are reconnected. There are intense feelings between all of them and they feel like family.

Alexander: "He'd always known, since he was
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Sheila
Mar 01, 2013 rated it liked it
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Karla Mae (Reads and Thoughts)
Plane Crash. Island. Stranded. Surviving.
Twin Boys. One Red-Headed Girl. Romance

Spending your childhood in an island isn’t as naturey and summery as you might think especially when you spend the day you we’re born up to the 10th year of your life there. That is what Jillian Stone and the twin brother Oliver and Alexander thought after surviving a tragic plane crash .

Once again I stumble reading a book where love triangle is present. The thing about love triangles is that no matter how good the o
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DelSheree
Mar 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Growing up as a survivor of a deadly plane crash and spending her childhood on an island awaiting rescue have defined Jillian Stone's life. Finding a real home is something that has escaped her, as has making lasting friendships. The only support she has are the twins, Alexander and Oliver, that lived through the island years with her, but even the twins prove more of a complication than relief when she begins developing feelings for both brothers. Add in strange visions of a red haired man, and ...more
Aman
Apr 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Rating: 3.5 stars

Reviewed @ Enticed by Books

First things first, I was under the impression that Seeing Red was a standalone, it's not mentioned anywhere on Goodreads that it's a part of a series, so I was really mad when I flipped the last page and it said coming soon: Book 2 in the Seeing Red series. Seriously?!? That's not good. Now that that's out of the way, I really enjoyed Seeing Red. I love that the MC grew up on a deserted island with her two best friends and their guardian Helen after t
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Tami
Apr 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
I won a copy of Seeing Red in a giveaway from the Author hosted on The Autumn Review (check out http://www.autumnreview.com/).

Seeing Red was fabulous – a really different premise with a slight paranormal element to it. The three main characters are Jillian, and twin brothers Alexander and Oliver. The three grew up together, stranded for 12 years on an island following a plane crash. Alexander and Oliver were born on the island, with their parents both dying while there. Jillian’s mother was kill
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Laurie Treacy
Apr 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
Seeing Red is certainly an interesting read. One red-headed graduate student named Jillian, two twin brothers who love her, one professor who claims to love her and then there's Jillian's psychic visions and the mysterious red-haired man. Law school is certainly not boring.

Jillian is a likable character even when her indecision about guys could frustrate even the most patient of readers. She has a unique past with the twins since they were stranded on an island as infants after the plane they we
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Stephanie- The Boyfriend Bookmark
This book was a mix of emotions for me. I adored the characters, I hated the circumstances. This book was full of drama from the very beginning. And though the book starts with such great loss, the book is so full of love…and a crazy, crazy situation.
This book starts with a plane crash on a deserted island, where the few survivors are struggling to stay alive waiting for their rescue. In the end, there are very few survivors that are rescued from the island, including three young children. Jilli
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Lou Tennant
Mar 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads, reviewed
I received this book for free as part of a goodreads giveaway.

Spending much of her childhood on an uninhabited island following a devastating air crash, Jillian Stone’s adult life has been defined by this experience. A life that is inevitably entwined with those of her fellow survivors, twins Alexander and Oliver.
It is the intensely complicated relationships between these three main characters that draws in the reader and propels them through the at times fervid storyline.

All raised and loved
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Anny hernandez
Dec 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
***** I received an ARC copy for an honest review *****

First let me just say that this is the first book that I read from this author and I absolutely love it.

Oh Wow I just finish reading this book, and wow don't know what to say, I love the characters love how some of the story is from all the main characters point of view. this book had me all over the place thinking who is the mystery man, and what are the journals hiding, love it how it gives you entry from the journal, that makes you unders
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Humaira
I enjoyed reading this book. Its primarily about Jillian and her love for two twins who also both love her back and she has to choose one. It has quite a unique premise as the three main characters are childhood friends from a plane crash that left them stranded on an island for years. After being rescued Jill is separated from the twins and doesn't see them again until 7 years later. The book also has a portion of mystery and paranormal in it as Jill is a physic.

There are actually three love i
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Seeing Red is one of the craziest and greatest books I have ever read. Does that make sense no but I will tell you this Sidney Halston is one BRILLIANT writer that has crafted this story that leaves you wanting no needing more from it. I started the book at noon time and ended at 7:00 pm that night because I had to see what was going to happen.

Jillian Stone has suffered some things in her short life. From being stranded on an island as a child to being stalked and having strange dreams about a m
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Book Lover
Apr 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I got this book free from an Amazon promotion. I didn't read any reviews or anything before reading it-- which I am glad! Now that I've finished reading it, I had to leave a review. It is the first time I review a book. I've left "stars" but not reviews. First, I want to say, I started this book on a Tuesday morning and finished it by Wed morning. I absolutely loved it. I almost called in sick at work just to read! I loved the sexual tension between the characters, I loved Helen's little sayings ...more
Izzie
Dec 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If I could, I would give this book 4.5. It was a great read, definitely read it again sometime...in the next 30 years ;) Anyway, on to the book.

I loved all the characters but one. The Professor. I smelled something off the second he entered the page and I really didn't like any part about him. He screamed 'CREEP'. I guess I'm a psychic (I'm laughing at myself for that one).

I thought this book had an interesting storyline and it had a perfect ending. Its the type of ending that makes you have t
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Katie
Apr 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Seriously, this book was amazing!

It begins as a story about stranded airplane survivors then advances to the adult lives of the youngest remaining survivors. Jillian and the skmokin hot twins Oliver and Alexander.

Jillian is reunited with the boys after four years apart and that's when the love triangle begins! Added to the mix, Jillian starts experiencing visions again and admits to the boys that she has as always been clairvoyant and that her visions always come true.

As the sexual tension ris
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Crystal
Apr 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I started reading this last night at work and could barely set it down. Even with life and family obligations I still finished it in one day! It is the perfect balance of drama and sexual tension. I love the clairvoyant aspect, in fact, I actually would have liked to see more of Jillian's psychic episodes... it sounds like book 2 will focus on that more. I LOVE the cute little sayings and phrases from Helen's journals, many of them made me laugh out loud (I may have snorted once or twice too). A ...more
Camille
Dec 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
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USA Today bestselling author, Sidney Halston lives her life with one simple rule: “Just Do It” Nike, and that’s exactly what she did. After working hard as an attorney, Sidney picked up a pen for the first time at thirty years old to begin her dream of writing. Having never written anything other than very exciting legal briefs, she found an outlet for her imaginative romantic side and wrote Seein ...more

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