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Undertow

(Dragonfly #2)

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Falling in love will pull you under...

Bill Kyser has a plan to take the sandy farms of his hometown and turn them into a world-class tourist destination--and become a billionaire in the process.
Alexandra "Lexy" LaSalle has a plan to change her life by becoming a world-famous artist.
Meg Weaver has a plan to hold onto Bill no matter what she has to do.

Three friends, three
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ebook, First, 337 pages
Published July 18th 2013 by Leigh Talbert Moore (first published June 14th 2013)
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Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
*3.5 Stars*

Sweet with a side of scandalous!!

Undertow is an edgy and dynamic sequel to 'Dragonfly'—and it was an amazing read! The characters were lovely, but they were also flawed. That sort of realness and honesty breathes life into them and is truly refreshing to come across as a reader. This is such a great story, with a unique execution. There are certain 'controversial' and deeply tragic scenarios that arise, but they are handled tactfully and offer the story a genuine feel. I fell hard
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Leigh Moore
May 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
It's possible Undertow is my favorite book I've ever written.

This installment takes Anna & Julian to the start of their serious relationship; however, the main focus is on WHY everyone is where they are.

The secrets Anna discovers along with her new "alliance" set the stage for some crazy drama to come~

Check out the NEW Pinterest Series Board that features real location shots, shots of "Julian's" art, teasers and more!
Here: http://bit.ly/1kP9RCe
Sarah
Jun 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Leigh Talbert Moore.)
This is book 2 in the ‘Dragonfly’ series, and kicks off where book 1 left off.
Anna has received the journals that Julian and Jack’s parents kept at the time when both Julian and Jack were conceived, and she’s going to read them to discover what exactly was going on at the time.
What was going on in Meg’s head? Why did Lexi sleep with her best friends boyfriend? And how was the
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
I just finished Undertow and my God I am so emotional! I just can't even think straight right now. I love this series so much and October can't come fast enough to see what happens to everyone. This review is going to be a little different because I feel like I have to say something about each character that played a huge role in this book. As we all know well those of you who have read Dragonfly know that the ending was an incredible ending leaving us with Anna having three journals in her ...more
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews
Source: eARC for Honest Review from Author and Inkslinger PR

This suspense is killing me with the why's and hows and all the secrets.



In this book, through the three journals we finally get to find out what happened in the past with Meg, Alex and Bill.



With Meg we find out how superficial and shallow she is yet still has a big heart but is a bit naive to the reality of life and expectations.

With Alex in Dragonfly, I thought she was a bit of a bitch but with her journal and the others you realize
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Magan Vernon
Jun 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The saga continues...

Three journals could hold the clue to all of the questions that Anna has.

Or they could just raise more.

You know how some books lately have done this whole re-telling of the same story and you feel like "Didn't I just read this in the last book?" I can tell you that Moore does not do that in the slightest.

We start out with Meg's journal and learn what was behind the deceased mother of Jack and Lucy. Moore does an excellent job of showing Meg's character growth and had me
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Veronica of V's Reads
Jun 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
***If you have read DRAGONFLY, there are no spoilers in this review.

What can a person confide in wholeheartedly, without censure? A private journal.

Through it a reader sees the author’s bold hopes, petty machinations, and outright manipulations in stark relief.

I’ve just completed reading an advance copy of UNDERTOW, book two in the Dragonfly Series by Leigh T. Moore, and it wasn’t what I expected.

I’ve rambled before about expectations and how it’s nice to upset them. Mix things up. Make bold
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Roxanne Kade
Jul 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting in anticipation for this amazing book, and it was everything I imagined it would be and so much more!

My heart shattered into a million tiny pieces, rebuilt itself and then melted over and over again with each flip of the page.

I loved Moore's unique approach to this story. She allowed me to live it through the eyes of each major player - to feel their fears, happiness, joy and pain. Being privy to their most personal thoughts felt like a violation of their privacy, but I was
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Lindsay
Jun 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review
Leigh Moore has just proven to me that she is an incredibly versatile author. This was not at all what I was expecting, but I am not in the least disappointed. Undertow follows three different points of view: Meg, Lexy and Bill, through journal entries. Three entirely contrasting personalities and Leigh showcased the best of her talent in giving them each distinct voices.

When there are multiple POVs for one timeline there is often not enough new material to make the reader want to read it more
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Megan
Dec 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Undertow picks up right where Dragonfly ends, with Bill Kyser giving Anna 3 diaries, including his, Meg Kyser's (Jack and Lucy's mom) and Alexandra LaSalle's (Julian's mother). Each of the diaries unfold the tragic events that eventually led up to Meg's death, leaving all the Kysers and Lexy somewhat emotionally scarred.

I really enjoyed reading Undertow. It was interesting learning about their heartbreaking past and I felt that all of the diaries were very distinct from each other, even though
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Loralee
Feb 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: love-triangles, 2014
This was an interesting follow up to Dragonfly. Certainly not what I was expecting, and while it was nice to learn about the backstory of the parents, I'm not sure that it should've been its own volume. Maybe a 1.5...then again, after reading this, I have no idea where this series is going. I was committed to the Jack-Anna-Julian love triangle in Dragonfly, and now I feel like I've veered off on this Meg-Bill-Lexy tangent. I'm a bit confused about where my loyalty is supposed to be.

Very
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Asheley
Jun 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Not long ago, I fell in love with a little book called Dragonfly by Leigh T. Moore. I loved the Gulf Coast setting, the romance, and the summertime feel of the story. I mean, you guys, I really loved that story, and I've been so anxious to read the next book in the series because I was so invested in things and I wondered where things would go when I finished the book.

This excerpt is taken from my review on Into the Hall of Books. Read more here: http://www.intothehallofbooks.com/201...

Oh. My.
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Ilaria
Aug 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review
I really, really loved this book.
'Dragonfly' had left me a bit puzzled, I admit, but 'Undertow' won me over.
The story is divided into three diaries. Three points of view. A brilliant idea, which I loved and still love it. Maybe I'm one who loves the stories told through the secret diaries and did not know!
The book tells, through the diaries, the life of Bill and Meg Kyser and Lexy / Alex LaSalle, while Anna, our protagonist, is reading them. Between a diary and the other, there is a break where
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Ann L.
Apr 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romance readers
I rate this book a 3.5 rounded up to 4. Pretty good but it was a bit repetitive as it was based on three journals, same story. It filled in all the blanks on the parent's stories of their love lives though, as that is the back story that led to the story of Anna and Julian and Jack.
Gabbie (Rampant Readers)
Favorite Quote(s): Of course, my quote is about Julian and Anna!
“I was sure we could face whatever happened and make it through. My mind was on the future. Us together.”

Favorite Character: Julian
First Line:
“Day after Christmas, and it was eighty degrees out.”

My Musings: I really enjoyed Leigh’s first novel in this series, so when I got the blog tour invite for Undertow, I just had to apply. Luckily, the book gods were with me and allowed me to be a part of this tour!

Undertow delves deeper into
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Sheri (Tangled Up In Books)
Originally posted on my blog: Tangled Up In Books

I received a copy of this book for a blog tour in exchange for an honest review. For the majority of Undertow, we follow along as Anna takes advantage of her parents being away for the weekend, to start reading the journals that Bill Kyser gave her at the end of Dragonfly. The journals allow us to dive into the parental love triangle from the past. Honestly I was a bit worried before starting this. I was really excited to get back to Julian and
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Kim
Aug 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book so much more than Dragonfly. I think the writing was much better, as were the characters. There was a lot more development and the dialogue, both written and spoken, was much improved. This book had more purpose. Also, there was no Jack. Since he annoyed me so much in the previous book, I'm in full support of his absence in this book.

As I said in my review, the mysterious history of Jack's dad and Julian's mom was one of my favorite parts Dragonfly. The majority of this book
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Miranda Lynn
Aug 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

After being pleasantly surprised by the first book in this series, Dragonfly , I was excited to read Undertow, hoping that it would be just as good. And I actually ended up liking this one even better than the first! It was a lot different than Dragonfly, and I really appreciated how unique and quite risky it was. At the end of the first book, Anna receives three journals that are all about the same event, told from three different perspectives. In Undertow, she reads these journals
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Jenn
2.5

*Just a warning, there may be some Dragonfly spoilers in this review.*

So Dragonfly was a sweet surprise for me. I really didn’t expect to like it as much as I did and it was a welcome surprise. Because of that feeling, I went into Undertow with slightly high expectations and unfortunately, I was a tad disappointed.

Dragonfly had Anna confused by her feelings for the mysterious Jack Kyser and falling for her longtime friend Julian. The story ended with Anna finding out a huge secret that
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
I was excited to start reading this after finishing Dragonfly. I knew this wasn't going to be Anna's story so much as it would be about Lexy, Meg and Billy and the secrets the three of them had, from each other, from themselves, all of it and I couldn't wait to get started on it. I wanted any opportunity I could to find out what made Jack and Lucy the way they were. I love Julian but I have to admit, a part of me loves Jack and all his brokenness as well. What can I say? I am a hopeless ...more
StacyHgg
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Undertow by Leigh T. Moore
Series: Dragonfly Book 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Young Adult, New Adult, Adult
Release Date: July 18th 2013
Print Length: 337 pages
Format: Nook
Source: Purchased
Review Date: July 19th 2013
Cover Rating: 5 Stars
Steam Rating: Hot
Overall Rating: 5 Stars!

Review:
Let me start by saying what this book was not. It is not a standalone, does not resolve much, and is not for people who think in black and white. It is for people who know that we, as people, have faults,
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Roses Book Blog
Jun 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
If you have not read Dragonfly, you will need to go back and read it. This book is not a standalone. In order to fully understand the story you need to read Dragonfly first.

Love changes everything. Anna has grown a lot closer to Julian. She doesn't want to get too close to him just yet because she just recently ended things with Jack and doesn't want to use him as a way to get over him since she really does have feelings for him. Anna is also trying to deal with the decision to not tell him the
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Melissa Carpenter
Aug 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
There's SO much going on in this book.

First, it blurs the lines of YA/NA/Romance in a really fascinating way. The protagonist, Anna, is in high school. She's still getting over a past relationship and moving into the "more than friends" category with Julian, one of her best friends. The problem is that she knows a secret about Julian's family history that she shouldn't know, and she's wrestling with the decision to tell him or not.

The way that Julian's family history is told is interesting,
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Tiffany Reads
Jul 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
You know that feeling that you know you should not be reading something but you just can’t stop? It is almost like when you see an accident on the road and instead of focusing forward you look over and almost cause your own accident. That’s how I felt while reading Undertow by Leigh T. Moore. It is the sequel to Dragonfly which was released earlier this summer and it gives an insight into the backstory of Meg, Alex (Lexy), and Billy.

“Dear Journal, My best friend is sleeping with my husband.”

OMG,
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Julie
Jul 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Anna finds herself in a precarious situation……tell Julian the truth about his father or keep the secret that could cause a ripple effect for so many people. Before Anna could reveal the truth Billy Kyser hands her three journal, and asks her to read them before making her decision.

With the three journals in hand, Anna delves into the ‘journey’ of the three people whose decisions will change the lives of those around them.

Bill Kyser wants to ‘conquer the world’, turning his coastal town into a
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✿kawehi.reviews
Jul 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-copy
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Wow. Just Wow.

"Undertow" picks up where "Dragonfly" leaves off and there's no unnecessary recaps. The story starts head on and man is it a rush!!

While the pacing was slow, I felt like I was tossed and turned as there was a lot going on in the plot and the characters. "Undertow" is more of an emotional read and will take you on a roller coaster by the intensity of it all.

You learn a lot of secrets (e.g. the truth
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Kelly Mccurdy
Jun 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
This book is more of a background on what happened between Bill, Meg, and Lexi. Anne is back and she is reading the journals that Bill gave her to read. As much as she wants to tell Julian the secret that she knows, she knows that she needs to read these journals to see why Lexi doesn't want to say anything. This book is great! It has love, hate, drunken nights in Mexico, boats, and buildings. But most importantly it has love. The journals that she reads are full of love and devotion.

I am glad
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Becca ~BS BOOK REVIEWERS~
Jul 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Undertow by Leigh T. Moore
4 Stars
And the mystery is solved leaving more questions...

I have been impatiently waiting for this release date. I don’t think that I have been hooked this hard on a series in quite a while. Leigh has a way of sweeping her readers up and leaving them wanting more with every book that she writes. She has gone above and beyond with this particular series.
Undertow is the second book in the Dragonfly series and if you have not read the first book you might not keep up in
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Ashley
May 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Kim
Oct 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
OMG I have to say The Dragonfly series by Leigh Talbert Moore has become one of my favorite series. In Undertow the book continues where Dragonfly left off with Anna doing her own personal research after she lands an internship with the newspaper. I hated to put the book down I have been drawn into this series and book two was amazing. To read the Journals of Meg,Lexi and Bill to learn about their past. I really was drawn into the journals. Felt like reading a friends journal. Leigh I have to ...more
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