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Everything Changes

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  2,751 Ratings  ·  309 Reviews
I knew a boy once.
He was a boy that changed everything.

I didn't know Parker O’Neil outside of the occasional smile and wink. The AMA Supercross racer came to our small town one winter, and I had no idea what he was capable of. How could I have known that he would change my life forever that summer? Eventually, the occasional smile became a smile I grew to love and longed t
Kindle Edition, 302 pages
Published April 14th 2013 by Shey Stahl
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Sep 23, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: plagiarized
It's been brought to my attention that a passage in this book contains sections lifed from my Twilight fanfiction, The Art Teacher ( ). Here is a screencap of the relevant section:

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Here are the pertinent sections from chapter 4 of my fic:

The first moment is tentative, just holding still, lips on lips, but as Edward’s fingers find new skin, his mouth moves over mine and everything in me responds at once. First, it’s hot and needy. His mouth is soft and sup
Mar 14, 2013 added it
EDIT 23/9/2013
Due to recent development of the events considering the plagiarism the fact that book has been pulled from Amazon, I decided to erase my rating and initial review!


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4-4.5 Stars

This was a story about a girl named Rowan and a guy named Parker. They were each others first, and only loves. No matter what happened between them, the miscommunication, the time that passed... they always gravitated back to each other.

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If I ever had to find a time when I was happiest, it was that summer with Parker.

Rowan was a 17 year old girl who worked at her dads garage with her best friend Addy. One day, the O’Neil brothers came to work. 19 year old Justin and 17 year old P
Apr 21, 2013 rated it liked it

This book frustrated me. In a very bad way. I could not connect with Rowan. And I wanted to. Connect.

My fist.
With her face.
In a bad way.

She almost made me throw my kindle. She was a continuos stream of wtf is she DOING/THINKING/SAYING ??? I was lost and frustrated and I powered through just so i could get answers. I kept my song on repeat. Tried to let the lyrics calm my ass down.


The first half of the book I was in love. They had a perfect summer of FIRSTS ;) and it
Farah *Professor Dean's Beauty*
3.5 stars!

"When the ground shifts beneath you and everything you thought you once knew changes, can you handle it or do you collapse?"

I was really psyched to read this book. Shey Stahl is an amazing author and after I read her last book I waited in anticipation for this.
The story did not WOW me. Im not sure if this is because im not really into the whole bike riding thing?

Rowan is a 17year old girl who is a good girl, never goes out and is always helping her family. She works at her step dads me
Amy (Foxy)
Apr 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommended to Amy (Foxy) by: Alicia Boudreaux
This book was a 3 star for me. Rowan was a frustrating character and I ending up hating her and her selfish ways.

Spoiler alert...I'm going to sum up the book (view spoiler)

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Kara, Christy, Alicia, Kelli and Kammie.
Mar 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-2013-read (Thanks Lucia - she found it for me)


Can anybody please tell me if this book is coming out today??? 16 April 2013?? I want this book and I don't find it on AMAZON!

PLLLLLLLLEASE come out today!!!!!

Apr 19, 2013 rated it did not like it

It looks like there are sections of this book that were taken from the popular Twilight fan fic The Art Teacher by spanglemaker9.

Here are the pertinent sections from chapter 4 of The Art Teacher:

The first moment is tentative, just holding still, lips on lips, but as Edward’s fingers find new skin, his mouth moves over mine and everything in me responds at once. First, it’s hot and needy. His mouth is soft and supple. He opens, I open. Then it’s tongues and I’m gasping and he’s m
Kim Person
Mar 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
To say I'm a HUGE fan of Shey Stahl's would be an understatement ~ I'M HER FREAKING BIGGEST FAN ~ lol I'm sure some would disagree with that statement but when I got the ARC of Everything Changes in exchange for my honest opinion I seriously.........................................

Rowan, "Ro", has secretly had the hot's for Parker the professional dirt bike racer. Quiet he barely says much to Ro but hell that boy didn't need to say anything he was hotness PERSONIFIED. Addy, Ro's best friend, had
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Can I just say WOW and more WOW for this book. Where to start this review is beyond me. I laughed, I cried, and then I laughed. Crap I have never been so emotional over a book in a long time. I mean DAM this book was such an emotional journey that I never expected I was just taken by surprise. Shey is a great writer who pulls you in and keeps you right there in the moment. Man I have to say that I was right there every step of the way with Parker and Rowan. I loved how their relationship came to ...more
Mar 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loveeeeed-it

I'm not one who usually leaves reviews for books but I reviewed her Racing on the Edge series, read and love Waiting for You, and felt like I should leave a review for Everything Changes because it was different from her other books. Shey Stahl has easily become one of my most favorite authors. I love all her books simply because she has a way with her words in her writing that make you feel connected to the character whether it be told from one specific point of view or alternating ones. And w

May 08, 2013 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Child Pedophiles
Recommended to Molly by: Idiots at Amazon
41% of reviews on GR as of today are 5 stars. Did I read a different book? Because the book I read, was painfully awful. The relationship between this couple was purely based on sex, and even that was awkward at best. I forced myself to finish this book. There was just nothing to it really. Teenagers fall in love, fail to communicate, fall apart, fall back together, and again repeat multiple times. Aside from the motor-cross stuff, there really wasn’t much to these people.

Not only did I not lik
Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
This book aggravated me on so many levels. It spent 1/3 of the book talking about the trip that summer and the other 2/3 spanned over years...They were holding onto everything they had during that summer...
I just wanted to slap some sense into Rowan.
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I mean they let this mess drag on for 5 years and no one can put their foot down? I call

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While reading the unnecessary crap about Motocross I kept thinking:
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And Sean didn't hit it for 5 years, I mean:
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I love Shey Stahl but this wasn't her best wor
*Marsha,Marsha,Marsha* It's always Marsha
Love Shey Stahl but this one simply didn't connect with me. I felt as if this story's plot never passed beyond the YA genre. I was rather interested for perhaps the first 35%, but then this 5 year separation/booty call thing began, and it just quit working for me. I found Rowan's character annoying towards the end because of her ambivalence in making a mature decision; one that should have been more than easy to make. And let's not forget Sean. I mean come on. (view spoiler) ...more
May 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Loved this book, I wanted to bang Parker and Rowens heads together which makes a change for me as I usually only wanna shake one of the main characters!!! I thought their relationship came across real regarding the fumbling intimate moments and though it was frustrating their lack of communication I thought it a nice love story!!! And it had motorbikes which I love :)
*me reading this whole freaking book

I am all for angsty reads but the reason the main characters in this book are separated for so long (4 years) is because they DIDN'T FUCKING TALK!!. My number one hated reason for story conflict is the MISUNDERSTANDING. I'll take another reason. Anything else at all:

(1) he's a werewolf and she's a vampire (preferred)
(2) alien abduction
(3) evil twin
(4) alien abduction by an evil twin

Another case where one character assumes something about the other despite evid
Apr 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Glad that I kept reading and did not give up on this book, It kept getting better. Loved Parker, his loyalty to Ro was endearing. Wanted to hit Ro on the head a few times but in the end she redeemed herself. Love the HEA with no cliffhanger!
Tammy  Zautner
Mar 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"Sometimes everything changes and you're left wondering how it happened and where you could have down shifted. Sometimes you wonder how you missed the track changing and then before you know it...your pitched from the bike."

Everything Changes is a book that made me take a step back and think hard about it. I wasn't sure how I was going to rate, so many things worked for me and then again so many things didn't. I rode the fence on this one. I chatted with Kim and we pondered for a while, bouncing
Cari Sury (Girl+Book Love Blog)
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BAH!! I love Shey Stahl, but I wanted to strangle these characters!! This book….oh this book. I loved it. I hated it. I hated loving it. Honestly, I’m all over the place. Hah!

In the beginning…get yourself ready for the sweetest “falling in love” story ever! They meet at her dad’s car shop. She is super nervous and he makes up excuses to get closer to her but doesn’t talk to her! They steal glances, they wink, they sigh… (ok, I made up the sighing…
Apr 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is about two young inexperienced 17 years old, Parker and Rowan who discover love, sex and heartache together.
I really like the way this book is written, it gripped me straight way. The story felt like a realistic love story, complicated because of the lack of communication, but real.
Over the course of 5 years Rowan and Parker pretty much learn everything together except communicating, at times it was frustrating but i had to remind myself that at 17 we don't tend to communicate our feeli
Apr 22, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: own-ebook
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Apr 23, 2013 rated it liked it
This one is hard for me to review. I loved the plot and story line. A quiet boy, races motorcycles, love it. However, some parts of the story are very, very repetitive. We are told that she is seventeen...often. Other parts just seemed to tell the same bit of story over and over. Ex: how much Ro missed Parker when he was away. There are also still quite a few errors in this story. I can overlook a few but honestly, I felt that if this book would have been edited better it may have been incredibl ...more
Apr 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
Wow. This is my first Shey Stahl book, but i've heard many great things. Let me start off by saying she is a fabulous writer. Seriously, this book cut me to my core. The book was the perfect length, i felt such a connection with all of the characters. The story was really awesome also. Even though I had no idea about motocross/supercross etc. I felt like I understood perfectly what was going on. it took me a long while (as compared to my norm) to get through this book because it hurt my heart so ...more
Carrie (Rotten Banana)

When the hero is a shy guy kicking his foot through the sand next to the heroine who is a shy girl kicking her foot through the sand, the reader sometimes will get so frustrated that she wants to kick sand AT the both of them.

The story follows Parker and Rowan from 17 to 22. Their story of young first love, which was sweet at first, quickly became tedious. This reader can only take so many shy glances and awkwardness back and forth before something needs to happen - and I'm not taking about just
Mar 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Well it took awhile but everyone got there shit together and made a life..sheesh.. I enjoyed the watching of a timeless first love..that always feeds my soul! I don't think you have to know about Motor cross to get the book I actually enjoyed learning bits and pieces..angsty with heart which I enjoy..
Apr 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Really? I'm shocked by how high this is rated. I waited and waited and waited for author to get it moving. Still waiting. Cute love story about two virgins giving self to each other. One moves away. Book is mostly about neither speaking up to ask other one to stay.
Guys, please check this review from one of the authors of a fanfic that has been plagiarized by Shey Stahl. Yes, this book is also a plagiarism from a Twilight fanfic.

Do not support plagiarism guys!
It is a good story... I just got tired of all the chasing after who and what.... love how it ended...
Apr 22, 2013 rated it did not like it
OMG - the book could have been half the length if it lost all the meaningless prose. I think I would have enjoyed it more has the author tightened up the story and left out useless info.
Mar 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely love this author's writing style. 5 stars from me x
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