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Thrown

(Promise Cove #1)

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3.23  ·  Rating details ·  57 ratings  ·  19 reviews
An emotional New Adult Romance

Amy is trying to get over the death of her mother and aunt. Promise Cove offers her a new start and an escape from the pain. She is closed-off emotionally and avoids relationships with others. Her only emotional outlet comes from self harm.

Then she meets Dean Stoker, a local mechanic and friend of Amy's aunt. Stoker has a secret. He wants to b
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Paperback, 198 pages
Published July 5th 2013 by Moonlit Window Press
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Eva
Don't judge a book by its cover. I probably should have gotten the memo every time I heard that phrase, but I didn't. I saw a reasonably attractive dark-haired boy on the cover of this book, and I had to read it.

So I'll start by addressing the very misleading synopsis of this book.

How the HELL is Stoker the bad boy of Promise Cove? He's your average broody nice guy! I don't understand where the "attitude, muscles, and leather jacket" came from. Did he even have a leather jacket? I'm not sure.
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Sarah Covington
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-read, 2013
I absolutely loved this book! It's a story of how two broken individuals have to work through their painful pasts to be able to be whole for the other person. Amy has recently lost her mother and now her aunt mysteriously dies. While Stoker is dealing with the loss of his mother and brother, and with the disapproval of his father. They find peace in each others company and work to solve the mystery of Aunt B's death. This book was incredibly moving and showed how you have perhaps the old saying ...more
Lisa Survillas
Sep 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story! So many important coming of age issues. I love when two broken characters find each other and help each other heal. Amy was all alone in the world and had to find a way to cope after her mom died. Dean was also struggling with the loss of loved ones. When they meet, Amy is so reluctant to even allow Dean to be a friend. Watching him chip away at her heart was touching. Lots of emotion in this book. Highly recommended!
Gia
Jul 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

I enjoyed this book. Once I started reading I didn't want to put it down.
The book is listed as a New Adult Romance novel. It has romance in it but it also has a mystery. The main characters, Amy and Stoker have both suffered great losses in their lives. Their story was beautifully written. The book is a great read and I would definitely recommend this book.
JoAnne
Aug 16, 2013 rated it liked it
***I received this book in exchange for an honest review***

I will give this book a 3.5 Stars. It was a romance with a mystery. It was about 2 lost souls finding love...and following there dreams. I liked the characters and I liked the writting style...it was just missing that IT factor for me.
All-Things-Books [Whairigail]
Eeeeeeeeek, excited for this :) the blurb sounds AWESOME x
Chelsea
Mar 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
A story about 2 young adults ; Amy & Stoker who both had there share of tragedies in life. Both feeling depressed, and not wanting to share the struggles because they felt that those tragedies made them ugly and unwanted. Amy came back to her old stomping ground of Promise Cove, and the Promise house due to the sudden death of her Aunt Beth. Mystery surrounded this unusual death of Aunt B and Amy is constantly wondering how she died by plotting out different seniors throughout the book. Ther ...more
Olivia
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


The thing that made me want to read Thrown is the fact that the protagonist, Amy, cut herself. I'm a fan of angsty plotlines and broken souls so I figured this book would be a good addition to my angst-ridden, broken-soul-filled reading list. I ended up quite disappointed. In fact, I decided not to finish the book because there wasn't much keeping me motivated to finish reading it.

The first thing that I didn't like about the book
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Joanna
* * * 3.5 S T A R S * * *

Amy Anderson has just returned to Promise Cove, England to attend her Aunt Beth’s funeral. Having lost her mother one year earlier, her Aunt Beth was her last living relative. When she died, Amy inherited her house and a bookstore. She takes this as an opportunity to leave behind her “old-life” of dysfunction and start-over. During the funeral, she meets Dean Stoker (“Stoker”), young, hot, mechanic with an interesting connection to her Aunt. They soon begin to realize
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Felicia
Mar 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-it-review
From the start I was intrigued by this story and it kept my attention throughout. After Amy's Aunt B dies, she returns to Promise Cove to take over the bookstore left behind by her aunt. Amy have already lost her mother and now her aunt, only adding to Amy's pain and loneliness. The closest thing she has to a family is her best friend who lives in the states. Amy's self harm is her only release for her emotions and feelings. She meets Stoker (Dean) the day of her aunt's funeral and he immediatel ...more
Sharon
Mar 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was given this book for an honest review.

when I started reading this book, the first few pages go me excited, I was intrigued to read more.
"Thrown" is about two troubled teenagers, Amy who is coming to terms with the death of her mum and her auntie B, and Stoker who has lost his mum and brother in a car accident.

the first 50% of this book was setting the story, and introducing us to the characters.

I was really frustrated with this book as I feel that there was a great opening into what could
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JMV
Mar 19, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: author-review
**ARC** received for a honest review... Amy has no one left. She doesn't know how to feel. To everyone else, she is a normal sad woman that has not only just lost her mother but now lost the last of her family, her Aunt. But she can't seem to feel the pain and the only way to feel is to inflict her own pain. This is her secret that she has kepted for so many years. She hopes coming to England and running the bookstore her aunt left her will be her new start.
Stoker is dealing with his own pain.
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Glitter
Aug 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I won this book as a first reads giveaway. I enjoyed this debut book from a new author, and her influences are apparent throughout the book: Colleen Hoover, Abbi Glines, Nyrae Dawn all with some similar leading characters. The pacing and character development were good and her writing style keeps you reading and turning pages. It definitely kept me from getting around to working on my to-do list!!! But it did fall a bit short for me with it's formulaic NA elements: damaged girl meets bad boy and ...more
Farida
Mar 17, 2014 rated it it was ok
2.25 stars.

This was a bit difficult to get into. I loved the synopsis of it and wanted to read the book immediately. However, as I kept reading it, it was getting harder and harder to find the motivation to continue reading it. I don't think the topic of self-harm was addressed properly. I think it failed to deliver the seriousness of the topic. I felt like there were a lot of loopholes in the story as well. I would've loved to see Stoker and Amy work on their relationship and inner demons more
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Kimberly Morris
Mar 15, 2014 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review

This story had potential. It wasn't terrible, but it did have some things that need work. The book needs serious editing. It was packed full of errors throughout to the point of being distracting.
I found the plot and characters to be a bit predictable.
I couldn't really understand Max Stoker. If he felt the way he did about his son then why did he care what he did with his life. If he would have had a change of heart and admitted his
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Alwaysreadingbooks - Reading Drinking and Relaxing
I was given this book for my honest review

Just like the title I was thrown by this book. It was better than I thought it would have been and I loved the characters. The story line was interesting and the twist and turns I loved even more. Amy and Dean were the perfect messed up couple that you loved and rooted for. I look forward to reading more from this author
Jaime Sherman
Aug 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this book. Amy was brought back to her childhood home, due to the death of her aunt and she was taking over her bookstore. Then she met Dean Stoker, with a name like that he must be hot. I really loved both of the characters, I wish it was a little longer! it was a really fast read with a good story and great characters.
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Aug 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. Two wounded kids, a deceased aunt & a mystery. I read this in one sitting & enjoyed it.
Would recommend this as a quick beach read:)

Received from author through goodreads in return for an honest review.
Tabi Wollstonecraft
May 14, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: new-adult
Thrown is now live on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and Kobo and Apple! :)
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