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(Dragonfly #1)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  2,390 ratings  ·  269 reviews
Falling in love changes everything...

Three bad things I learned this year:
-People you trust lie, even parents.
-That hot guy, the one who’s totally into you, he might not be the one.
-Things are not always how they appear.

Three good things I learned this year:
-Best friends are always there for you, even when they’re far away.
-That other hot guy, the one who remembers your
Kindle Edition, 265 pages
Published June 6th 2013 by Leigh Talbert Moore (first published May 5th 2013)
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Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
A sweet and endearing story with tons of mystery!

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After her best friend moves away, seventeen year old Anna Sanders is left to wallow in her loneliness. Having few friends and not entirely acclimated with the social scene, Anna's days are looking fairly bleak...until her intriguing run-in with Jack and Lucy—the enigmatic and filthy rich Kyser twins.

When Anna meets Jack, she is drawn to him with a magnetic-like pull. Jack is sexy and mysterious, and intensely attracted to Anna--but he harbors a
Leigh Moore
Apr 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
SO excited to share this new series with you guys! It's romantic and steamy and soapy and sexy, and it's all set at the beach...

Check out the NEW Pinterest Series Board that features real location shots, shots of "Julian's" art, teasers and more!

All series books are out now! I hope you have as much fun reading them as I had writing them. <3

May 26, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
I don't usually rate books that I don't finish. I either write a review without rating or I don't review or rate. But in this cast, simply because of the last scene that I made it through, I'm giving this 1 star.

I didn't love this when I started reading it. You're immediately thrust into the action of the book and I found that somewhat disorientating. I figured everything out rather quickly though and I thought the story was ok, it wasn't great, I was never going to give this five stars, but I
Aug 12, 2015 marked it as avoid-like-the-plague  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: stalker-alert
Future note to myself: Involves drunk-driving, stalking (main character), annoying/weak/self-centered/immature/indecisive MC, love triangle, fucked up hot and cold attitude, boring plot, terrible cover, stuck between YA, NA and other genres. To sum up; AVOID AT ALL COSTS.

May 31, 2013 rated it did not like it
Received from Netgalley for an honest review

When I first saw this on Netgalley, it was the comparison to VC Andrews that really grabbed my attention. I grew up reading VC Andrews. They were the first books that really got me interested in reading. I don’t know much about Gossip Girl, but I sure didn’t find anything in this book that reminded me of VC Andrews.

I didn’t like it guys. I really didn’t like it. It makes me so sad when I read a Galley that I dislike but it happens and I’m going to tell
May 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
My first read by Leigh Talbert Moore, "Dragonfly" is a little different from your typical Young adult/New adult and contemporary romance novels.

Normally, I can see a trend when I start reading books but this one was a little unpredictable and I was pleasantly surprised by the take on the story line and actions of the characters.

The only thing is that OF COURSE there is a love triangle between the main girl, Anna, and two guys. One of the guys is attractive and popular while the other is artsy
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
HOLY MOTHER OF PEARL! This is the first thing that comes to mind after I read Dragonfly. Leigh has such a way of writing that it draws you in and you can't help but be swept into a current and keep holding your breath until the last page has finished and you end up thinking Holy Hell what did I just read! I have to say right from the first page I was captivated by Dragonfly because it is a read like no other. There are so many twists and turns and secrets that with every page turn I was jumping ...more
Roses Book Blog
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Anna Sanders expects to have an uneventful senior year. Her best friend Gabi moved away and even though she's lived on the Gulf Coast for three years other than Gabi and Julian she's never really made friends. That is until she meets twins Lucy and Jack. Lucy is quick to make friends with Anna even wanting to set her up with her brother Jack. Jack is everything you could want in a guy, he's rich, good-looking, sweet, and popular but as he and Anna grow closer to one another he constantly pulls ...more

When the illusive Kyser twins, Jack and Lucy, start attending public school they are the talk of the town. Why are they suddenly here and not at the private schools they’ve been attending since birth? Anna is immediately drawn to Jack. He’s tall, gorgeous, quiet, and extremely mysterious. With a little help from her new friend, Lucy, she begins a whirlwind romance that has more ups and down than a rollercoaster. But while Anna is trying to figure out what exactly is up with Jack, her longtime
Alpha Possessive Heroes
I'm not a big fan of love triangle between two guys and a girl, but Dragonfly swept me off my feet! I just couldn't help but fall in love with the story and characters. Once I started reading this book it kinda sucked me into the story that I had a hard time putting it down.

I thought I will have a favorite male protagonist but darn it! I love Jack, the popular, sexy and a one hella great kisser but then I couldn't help but to like Julian, the artsy brooding guy! My heart is torn and I didn't
Tammy Barnes
May 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favorites
First I want to thank Leigh for letting me read Dragonfly before its release. I loved this book I'm so proud that she chose to share her hard work with me. I feel honored :) This book is AMAZING. Honestly I started it and did not stop till the end. This one is now in my favorites on my Kindle <3 It is a must read 5 out of 5 easy. I adored this read <3 Thanks again Leigh Talbert Moore. I'm happy to say I have read all your book, loved each and everyone!! Much <3 for you and your writing
Anne OK
First book in the Dragonfly small beach town saga with the infusion of a little mystery. Our characters include high schoolers through adulthood. There's a wide variety of personalities, social and class divisions that keeps this one out of the same old/same old and boring categories. There's also a bit of a triangle forming -- it's not one that made me feel icky or concerned -- they were high schoolers after all. No real triggers to avoid like the plague.

From a new-to-me-author, I was a little
Katie G
Aug 13, 2013 rated it did not like it
I put off writing this review as long as I could. I guess I was hoping that if I left it alone for a while, I would come away with some more positive things to say about this book. Sadly, that wasn’t the case. I didn’t enjoy this book at all, a fact which pains me to admit since I received this book for free from the author. I feel horrible leaving a bad review after that, but I figure authors take that chance when they give away their books for review.

The main character
I wanted to like Anna,
Anna is about to start her senior year minus her best friend Gabi. As an Army brat Gabi is used to moving and starting over all the time, but Anna isn't, and after three years she is just starting to feel comfortable. She's got friends, but none like Gabi, who always managed to make every situation turn out OK.

While sitting on the beach the day before school begins Anna meets two beautiful people, Lucy & Jack. She later learns that they are twins, and their father is Bill Kyser, one of the
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews
So far everything that I have read from Leigh Talbot Moore has been awesome so I was excited for the opportunity to read this book. It had an interesting synopsis and I didn't know what to expect from it.

It is set in a small town with big world of secrets.

For the first time Anna is alone and friendless until... she meets the twins Jack and Lucy. She is instantly drawn to them, especially Jack.

Finally she gets Jack's attention but...things aren't always what we assume. Every time she thinks she
Miranda Lynn
Jul 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

This was such a cute story! I'm usually not into "cute" books, but I received the second book in this series, Undertow to review, so I thought that I'd get the first one also, especially since it was only 99on Amazon.

First of all, this book is definitely not New Adult, so I don't know why so many people have it labeled as that. The main characters are all in high school and there is no sex whatsoever. There is a lot of kissing, and somebody does have an orgasm in one scene, but it's all
Kelly Mccurdy
Jun 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
So when I read books, I like to think about what I am going to say on my review for about a day or so. I purchased Dragonfly because it was $.99, not gonna like, I love $.99 book!! I usually read while I am winding down at night, just some me time to relax. I started reading this book at 11:19pm on 6/5/2013, I finished the book at 3:58am on 6/6/2013. The only time I put it down was to use the restroom. The book grabbed me from the start. Anna, the smart girl with the frizzy hair (I can relate ...more
Jun 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: new-adult
Gosh, Anna's annoying! I had to keep reading this book because I needed to make it to the end to see if she could actually make a good decision for once in her life. She kept annoying me right up til the end though. I think maybe I'm too old for this book. I get that when you're young you can get confused between love and lust, and everything seems like a massive drama, and you have a totally irrational sense of self-entitlement, but there's really no need to shove all the most infuriating parts ...more
Lisa Survillas
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was provided an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.

Wow! I expected this to be a sweet teen love story. While it is about teens, it's not sweet. Anna is a relatively inexperienced, naive high school senior. She has been friends with Julian for 2 years, but her friend Gabi was always crushing on him. Gabi moves away before senior year and Julian lets Anna know he's interested. This new interest happens at the same time hottie, Jack, shows up at school and also sows interest in Anna. Anna
May 08, 2013 rated it liked it
2.5-3 stars
I really struggled with this one, just could not connect with Anna the lead character she just drove me crazy. To me she came off weak and indecisive. And I usually love, love triangle stories. I didn't like Jack though Arrogant with a capital A. Now Julian I really liked, he is cute, artsy and romantic. See the problem though liking just one out of four characters leads to a problem. Lucy, Jack's twin was just kind of fake with Anna, at least that was how I felt. Amongst the love
May 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Okay, so I read Dragonfly by Leigh T. Moore and I loved it so much. I was hooked on the summary and I just wasn't disappointed at all.

This excerpt is taken from my review on Into the Hall of Books. Read more here:

Anna Sanders lives in the deep South - the Gulf region - and is a high school student with dreams of writing. She's just been a bit devastated when her best friend has moved away and is feeling that loss. On a solo trip to the beach one day, she
May 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
My Thoughts:

Dragonfly was a story that grabbed me right away. The story is told from the main character, Anna's perspective. She is 17 years old, entering her senior year, and feeling down because her best friend Gabby has to move away. While at the beach, before the new school year has started, Anna meets beautiful twins Lucy, and Jack. Anna and Lucy exchange a few words, and Anna can't help but admire Lucy's gorgeous brother. Once the new school year begins, Anna is pleasantly surprised when
This book was so boring. Literally nothing happened throughout the first 75% of the plot except for Anna bouncing back and forth between two guys. The "Mystery" didn't even come into play until just before the end!
The love triangle was trash and Jack is a confusing asshole. Ugh.
No thanks.
Cristina Mazilu
May 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A love story
Senior year of high-school
Intricate relationships and characters
Mysterious secrets and dangerous situations
A love story
Gabbie (Rampant Readers)
Favorite Quote(s):
“I studied his face and considered for a few seconds how much of a mistake it would be to take his hand and venture out into the swirling water. Letting him teach me to ride the waves that were growing in height, following him into the currents most people feared. I was a pretty good swimmer, and I trusted Julian.”
Favorite Character: Julian. He’s sweet.
First Line:
“The first time I saw the Gulf of Mexico I didn’t believe it was real.
My Musings: This is actually the second time
Laura P
May 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
*I received this book from the publisher to honestly review. I was in no way compensated.

After her best friend moves away, Anna Sanders plans on a quiet and lonely senior year, with lots of college prep. Her plans quickly change when Lucy and Jack Kyser, the twins of wealthy land developer Bill Kyser, enter her life. Lucy becomes the friend Anna needs, and an encouraging force behind the sparking of more than friendship between Anna and Jack. Even though Anna feels a strong pull towards Jack,
Jun 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed, new-adult
This was a light, summer read and also the beginning of Leigh's new series. It has a bit of everything: teen angst, drama, romance (a bit of a love triangle), and intrigue. I found myself really drawn to the family backgrounds in this story, more so than the romance.

Anna is our main character, and from what I have gathered- she is pretty shy and hasn't really come out of her shell. She has an innocence about her that I liked, but found she could be pretty naive and immature at times too. Her
*Marsha,Marsha,Marsha* It's always Marsha
I received an ARC via Netgalley for an honest review of this story. 3.5 -4 Stars
This book is a complete YA and not in the new adult genre.

Our story opens with the MC Anna realizing she is starting her senior year without her best friend of forever. Without Gabi, Anna has no one to fall back to for support; she will "still be the outsider."
Anna: "Now I was the one starting senior year without a life."
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On this last day before senior year, Anna is alone, at the beach, trying to come to
Roxanne Kade
Jul 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Anna starts off the year believing it is going to be terrible, but her life flips completely when she meets the Kyser twins, and to top it off, she finds herself in the middle of a love-triangle. Throw in a secret that could change many lives, and this read was quite exciting.

I really liked Anna. She was a sweet girl who was still trying to find her place in the world. I really wish she hadn't fallen so quickly for Jack. And I was a little annoyed with her that she kept allowing him to lead her
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