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I was young enough not to understand that my life was different. Colin became the one person that I could count on to protect me. He suffered for the both of us by carrying the burden of our secret.

We were the lucky few that got a chance to start over. A fake family, a new home and a pretty little life built on lies. But while our lives continued to intertwine, we were pu
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250 pages
Published March 11th 2014 by Teresa Mummert (first published March 7th 2014)
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Christy
Jun 07, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 pretty little stars

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“We don’t pray for the weak, we prey on the weak.”


Annie and Colin are linked by their tumultuous past. It’s not been easy, but they’ve both survived. They both are strong. And they both have one major weakness. Each other.

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Annie is a high school student who just turned 18. She is trying to live a normal life, but her life is far from normal. She does a good job of faking it, but only Colin knows the real her. Colin and Annie were put in a situation where they h
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Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
"My scars should have been a warning to not get close to someone like me, but Annabel saw my dominant side as a reflection of my overprotective nature"

Wow it was amazing!!I loved every part of this book!!I have so many feelings about this one!It blew me away!! At the beginning I didn't know what to expect because the synopsis doesn't give a lot.But when I start read it,it was so captivate that I couldn't put it down!!The characters feel so real and the story was so pawerful!!


Two people trying
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Ashleyjo
Jul 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
This book covers dark subjects, and it's one of the few in the niche that pull off a hopeful and happy ending that I felt was both beautiful and appropriate.


Annabel



"She was a chameleon with a self-imposed dementia."

"It took far more guts to stand tall in the face of fear than to intimidate the weak."



I appreciated Annie's role here. Her innocence and defiance -and- her fear and trust played well off each other. But, if I'm honest, Colin steals the show.

Colin

Scarred



" I sighed as I
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aksana  -  4 - 8 - 15 - 16 - 23 - 42 -
3.5 Stars

I have to spoil a little the beginning of this book so you can understand my problems with it and because the blurb isn't telling much. Don't worry, I won't spoil major information. The things I will tell, I guessed right after the second chapter. It won't ruin the story if you read my review but you will know with what you have to deal.

So be warned!

Colin and Annie escaped from a tragic past. They were rescued from a man named Connor. To protect them from their past they had to live a l
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Belle Aurora
Feb 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Whoa!

This book started with a bang!
We were definitely thrown into the deep end as we first learn a little about Colin and Annabel.

2% in and I was already feeling that nervous flutter in my belly.

"If you don't dress like a lady, I will stop treating you like one, and that will be more fun for me than it is for you, I promise."


Teresa Mummert delivers an (almost) taboo story that I didn't know I wanted until she offered me the apple, tempting me to take a bite.

"Some things are unforgivable l
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Barbara
Mar 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the story of Annabel and Colin ..

Chained to their past and secrets!!
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Trying to live a new life!
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Colin, sees Annabel as the angel he as to protect!
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That protection and new life is a disguise to what they feel ...
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It was a good read!!

Another fantastic BR read with Carolina and Barbara!


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Sofie Hartley
Feb 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Pretty Little Things - Teresa Mummert.
5 HAWT Stars.

"She was so much stronger than I could ever be. It took far more guts to stand tall in the face of fear than to intimidate the weak."

Sex. Lethal. Sex.

I have no doubts that you will find Colin Blakely's name in the dictionary under many, many adjectives...

Dominant.
Alpha.
Dark.
Sexy.
Delicious.

There isn't an adjective in the dictionary alone that could sum up this dark, slightly twisted, fine specimen of a man, he's just... Colin. Rough aro
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Deborah
Jul 06, 2016 rated it really liked it

This book was recommended by a friend and I was intrigued it's also the first book I've read by this author.
Now it's difficult to write a review not spoil this for you so I'll skip my usual summary and just give my opinion.
I was hooked instantly, there's something about this book and the way it's written. The characters, Annie and Colin are almost haunting at times I couldn't get enough to the extent where when faced with Jacobs POV I was a little annoyed that it had taken me away from where I w
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'Q' aka CoCo
Jul 08, 2016 rated it liked it
This was recommended to me by a friend, and I'll admit Colin's character was everything I hoped he would be--dominant and larger than life. Annie's immaturity was an annoyance but can be excused given her youth, so it didn't bother me too much. I enjoyed the story, although I couldn't help but feel like this was the sequel to the book I wish had been written. We get bits and pieces of what happened to Colin and Annie through dreams/nightmares, and it's enough to understand why they're in the pos ...more
Barbara
Jan 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
BR with Carolina and Barbara <3 I love you girls!! xxxxxxx

4 pretty little stars

“All things truly wicked start from innocence.”


Wow! That was mind-blowing! I fell in love with that quote. However, it was not enough dark for my twisted mind :P
I don't know, maybe I expected something more disturbing. Mind-fuck. So, yes, something was missing to call this book perfect, but damn, it was really close to perfection.

I will definitely check other books from this author.

The chemistry between An
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Debra Anastasia
Nov 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was provided an ARC for Pretty Little Things. I will be buying a hard copy as soon as it's available.

It grabs you by the short hairs from the first page. By page four you love the characters so, so much. Colin is my favorite, an anti-hero.

And he is a delicious one. He is terribly dirty and has a devious mind. Mummert absolutely slaps you in the brain with the vivid descriptions. When you find a book that has perfect character development and a unique, driving plot, as a reader you just want
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Willow Madison
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really should've written this review when I read this. Now, I'm going off of my memory and some really piss poor notes/highlights. BUT...from what I recall...this sort of stuck with me.

I love the cover. It's...kinda twisted like the whole book was. The writing was good. I fell for the characters and the plot, even if I was raising an eyebrow along the way to both....I was still riding shotgun and enjoying it.

It wasn't overly elegant in its psychological study of the main MCs. And there were s
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Carolina
Mar 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I don't know what to say!!! LOL

Well.. let's see...

Until 50% of this book I was a bit...

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After that, the story became more interesting... And I...

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So... in the end...

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BR with fabulous and fabulous Barbara and Barbara!!! MY GIRLS! xD

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Brianna H
This was completely different from what I expected it to be.
Months ago I read a teaser which made me believe this was about something completely different.
That original teaser wasn't even in the book, so it must have changed at some point.
But it was amazing. I went into it with no idea what it was about and it was very hard to put down.
It's helped push me out of the slump I've been in. My favorite Teresa Mummert book for sure.

Go into it like me, knowing nothing. If you know, it will ruin it
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Eni
Mar 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
4-4.25 stars

I really liked it...but still it didn't meet all my expectations.
I was waiting for something more complicated.
Does this makes sense ??



Anyway.....
It was a really good storyline and a book that i couldn't put down.
So yeah,you could say that i enjoyed reading this book and it was a really good read.
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Brenna
Jan 05, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: romantic, arc, dark
Pretty Little Things puts truth to the words that looks can be deceiving. From the outside it looks like Annie and Colin live a charmed life. Brother and sister living with their wealthy father in a big house, complete with hired help and all the perks of big money. But… Annie and Colin aren’t really brother and sister and the man they live with isn’t their father.

Trying to overcome a traumatic past, Annie and Colin are doing what they can to live under the radar and be the people the outside wo
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Review: Surj

I really had high hopes for Teresa Mummert's "pretty Little Things," especially with the vague yet intriguing synopsis but for me, this one really fell short. Looking back, the premise of the plot was fantastic and the characters definitely piqued my interest. Equally, the air of mystery and suspense that slapped me in the face very early on and this had the makings of something quite spectacular.

So what went wrong? For me, the length of the book really let the story and the charact
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Keri
Jan 07, 2014 rated it liked it
I am not understanding all the 5 stars, I am giving it a 2.75 star, and I am not afraid to be in the minority. The writing was good, there is no doubt Teresa Mummert can write, it flows well, but the actual storyline, left me just baffled and bored. I just can't wrap my head around any of it. I don't like weak female characters and the last two books of Mummert's I have read have done nothing to empower the female heroine. I thought I would give this book a chance after the disaster of SafeWord. ...more
Brooke Cumberland
Oct 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
I was beyond ecstatic to receive an ARC of this. I literally stopped everything I was doing to read this.
And I'm so glad I did!!
I didn't know much going into this book. The blurb is kind of vague, which leaves you guessing as you first begin. It's mostly told in Annabel's and Colin's POV - with a small glimpse into Jake's POV.

In true Teresa Mummert fashion, we get bird fed little bits of info from the past, letting us think we know what's going to happen…but it's not until you get the holy sh*
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Maureen Mayer
Feb 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"If I could make her happy; keep her safe, I would redeem myself."

Wow...blown away by this one, Teresa!

Pretty Little Things grabbed my attention from the very beginning! I wasn't really sure what to expect at first, but damn girl, you know how to pack a punch right from the start! I think what I loved most was the originality of the story. I'm finding it more and more difficult to find well-written, original stories, but Teresa nailed this one!

Colin Blakely…now he's my kind of alpha male! D
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Willow Brooks
Jul 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
I thought the heroine was dumber than toothpaste at times but I could understand why she made crazy choices, and I still loved her character and rooted for their relationship. I enjoyed reading this book. The cover helped me to like it even more. The cover is so simple yet it's saying a lot. Once you start reading the book, you actually understand the cover. ...more
Lexy
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
h my God this book had all my emotions going from anger to happiness and this book made my heart swell with happiness even though there are some parts that make me angry it was still a good book.
L.B.
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
JUST WOW!!! LOVED EVERY SINGLE MINUTE OF THIS READ!!!!!!!

First of all, I would like to say a huge thank you to Teresa Mummert for giving me the wonderful gift of reading her baby early. I know how hard it is to let go and send your novel off to fly on its own, but let me tell you, this one will soar to new heights.

From page one, I was fully engrossed in the storyline. I am VERY picky about my heroines, and trust me when I say, Annabel did not disappoint. She was defiant, snarky, and I often fou
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'Q' aka CoCo
This was recommended to me by a friend, and I'll admit Colin's character was everything I hoped he would be--dominant and larger than life. Annie's immaturity was an annoyance but can be excused given her youth, so it didn't bother me too much. I enjoyed the story, although I couldn't help but feel like this was the sequel to the book I wish had been written. We get bits and pieces of what happened to Colin and Annie through dreams/nightmares, and it's enough to understand why they're in the pos ...more
Shannon
Mar 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was awesome!! I highly suggest picking it up..

I bought this yesterday, I had a sick kid and we laid in bed all day and I read the whole thing. That NEVER happens that's how good I thought this was!

It's one of those that is hard to review, the way that I do at least without spoiling the entire plot.

Colin is freaking sexy and alpha, and badass all around.

Annie is soft, and we almost think breakable, until she blows that right out of the water.

The entire plot of this book got me. I though
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Serena (The Book Comedian)
I give 3.5 stars

I clicked on this book because I thought the girl on the cover was soo pretty and then I read the summary and I was like 'ehh' and then I read the reviews and I was like 'hmmm'; So that's how I finally decide to read it.

When I finished this book I was like 'wow that was a pretty fast read' o.o so I looked up how many pages this book has and it was 251 pages, which I think is a decent number but I could've sworn it was a 100+ or low 200s page book. Maybe it just seems short becaus
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Jacqueline's Reads
Jun 07, 2013 marked it as considering
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Emily Snow
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I think this is my favorite Teresa Mummert book to date. Review to come later this week.
♥ Sarah
Nov 24, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
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The chemistry was electric!! Wow. I really enjoyed this book (despite my kind-of critical review).

The story centered on two teens escaping a cult -- wherein depraved, unmentionable horrors occurred. They find a new home with a local attorney who rescues them, exposes the cult, and the two teens re-establish themselves as siblings. “Forbidden” love ensues through a passionate love/hate relationship, smoldering stares, and a series of flashbacks.

But that’s
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Avid Reader
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
“Perfection is an illusion that I have mastered. It is the weak who suffer in mediocrity. But my fears are very real and the story of my past is what nightmares are made of. The monsters no longer hide under my bed. I welcome them under the covers. Popularity is a contest after all and I was anything but a loser.”

This book brought me to my knees. I read it in one day and I am pretty sure I forgot to eat. I rarely read a book that is capable of eliciting so many emotions. It’s hard to put int
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