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(More Than Water #1)

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It doesn’t feel right. It doesn’t feel wrong. It just...feels.

EJ Cunning, an art history major, dates musicians. Foster Blake, a chemical engineering major, can’t sing a tune. They’re not each other’s type. They’re coworkers.

Then, one night leads to sex—sex between friends—which leads to an agreement. It all seems so simple—but nothing ever is.

Many layers build a person’s
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Paperback, 340 pages
Published June 22nd 2015 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Renee There is short story follow up now available called More Than Kisses. A follow up novelette called More Than Us will be available this June (2016). Bo…moreThere is short story follow up now available called More Than Kisses. A follow up novelette called More Than Us will be available this June (2016). Both of these follow the same characters. As for books in this series after that, I have no other plans at this time. However, there might be a spin off novel about a secondary character, but that is to be determined. I'm currently in the process of writing a book with a different cast of characters. I hope this helps. Thank you for reading. (less)

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Christy
Jul 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
4-4.5 stars!

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More Than Water is a beautifully written NA romance about two college students who couldn’t be more different (but have more similarities than you’d think…).

Evelyn (EJ) is an art student. Art is her passion. She isn’t necessarily supported by her family when it comes to her love of art, but it’s what she wants to do with her life. EJ has a library job a few nights a week and that is where she meets Foster Blake. Foster is into Engineering and a huge science nerd (and I mean that
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Katerina
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Katerina by: NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
Scientifically speaking,it is impossible to count all the stars in the sky.But if we could,I would give all of them to this book with all my heart.

“It's not simple,like you said.It's not just two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen.It's more than water.It's a story-a living and breathing substance beyond the reflective surface.”

More Than Water is not just two parts Art and one part Science.It's more.It's a unique harmony,a chemical reaction that resulted in something beautiful and hea
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✦❋Arianna✦❋
Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!!

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”Like a flame breaking the boundaries to survive underwater, we, too, are something beautiful. We are a substance of our own design. We're more than water. We're more than fire. We're a miracle, a living and breathing combination, with no formula to define us.”


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Evelyn Cunning aka E.J. is an art history college student. She loves art, art being her therapy. Her rich parents don’t support her love for art like she would want to. Even if they were reluctant to even let her atten
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Jennifer Kyle
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.25 Elemental Stars

”Like a flame breaking the boundaries to survive underwater, we, too, are something beautiful. We are a substance of our own design. We're more than water. We're more than fire. We're a miracle, a living and breathing combination, with no formula to define us. ”

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Renee Ericson delivered a delightful college set story of an art student, Evelyn, who is struggling against her perfect parents expectations and her fall for the hot, nerdy, chemical engineering major,
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* Meli Mel *


♥ ♥ ♥ 4.25 STARS ♥ ♥ ♥




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'Somehow, somewhere, and someway, Foster has become my muse, and I've learned over the years that it's best not to fight profoundly speaking passion.'

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E.J., a.k.a. Evelyn Cunning is an art history college student who is passionate at what she does. It hasn't been easy for her to do what she loves most, since her parents don't think art is worth pursuing. One day, E.J.
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Jamie
5 Breathless Stars!

I LOVED this book.. This is definitely one of my top 5 books so far this year. It was just.. perfect.

More Than Water is a story about two people, who, on paper, seem like they shouldn't fit together.. but chemistry is a funny thing. One spark, one flame.. one touch, one glance.. and boom! A connection is made. And that's what happened between Foster and E. Two opposites that belong together..they brought out the best in each other. And I fell head over heals in love with
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NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***5 "perfect chemistry" stars from me***



"There are many factors that make us an unlikely pair but we have a chemistry that cannot be denied.
Like a flame breaking the boundaries to survive underwater, we, too, are something beautiful.
We are a substance of our own design.
We’re more than water.
We’re more than fire.
We’re a miracle, a living and breathing combination, with no formula to define us."


Oh, God!!! That book amazed me and left me infatuated!!!
I read it in a breath, i couldn't put
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Jeanne
Sep 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
3.5 stars

Well, Foster is adorable book boyfriend perfection...I love cute nerdy heroes!

I really liked Evelyn too, and their dialogue and chemistry was great. Loved their banter, and I actually thought the sex scenes were hot. I would give all of that 5 stars.

To be honest though, I did a fair amount of skimming because I just wasn't that interested in some of the side story lines, like her issues with her mom ect. I don't know why, I just didn't care. It's possible that I've outgrown NA.

Sweet en
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Mistress
Feb 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"It doesn't feel right. It doesn't feel wrong. It just...feels."

I absolutely loved this book! This is one of those stories that you get sucked into from the beginning. I had a hard time putting this down. Foster is this hot, sexy, nerd-chic, brilliant man. His big brain in such a turn on; his nerdy dirty talk will make you hot.

"It's a pleasure chemical." "You know I love it when you talk nerdy to me," I jest at his playfulness. "Forget dirty wordsmithery. Science is where it's at."



Foster i
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[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
4 stars

I thought I was done with NA. You know you read the same old stories: insta love, manwhore hero, virgin heroine, throw in some misunderstandings and you get a best seller. Instead what we got here was a believable friends to lovers story, a nerdy hero, a sarcastic heroine and witty banter. All of which I love in my books.

It couldn't quite reach 5 stars because there was some parts that was a bit slow and it never really had that wow 5 star moment. But there was so many times I was giggli
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Hanne
Jul 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I just finished my reread of More Than Water. I loved it just as much as I did the first time. EJ and Fozzie are great characters! They are opposites, but they fall hopelessly in love with each other in the end. They are so funny and passionate. I’ll probably reread it again.


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4.5 -- More Than Water -- stars

I am a huge fan of college romance books with a geek/nerd, funny and sexy moments and damaged characters. This book ticked all those boxes. The pleasant surprise was that Foster was
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Renee
Jul 11, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
BONUS SCENE:
Wanting a little more EJ and Foster? Please check out this bonus scene: HERE CAUTION: Contains spoilers for those who have not read MORE THAN WATER.

NOW AVAILABLE

Amazon:
US http://amzn.to/1BnSg11
UK http://amzn.to/1FDIN0P
AU http://amzn.to/1BnSg11


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SYNOPSIS:

It doesn’t feel right. It doesn’t feel wrong. It just...feels.

EJ Cunning, an art history major, dates musicians. Foster Blake, a chemical engineering major, can’t sing a tune. They’re not each other’s type. They’re coworkers.

Then, one
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Melissa (Ever So Mela)
“Like a flame breaking the boundaries to survive underwater, we, too, are something beautiful. We are a substance of our own design. We’re more than water. We’re more than fire. We’re a miracle, a living and breathing combination, with no formula to define us.”


That euphoric moment when you're able to truly enjoy a book you just finished after a long forced upon hiatus.

So during the past year I've been ridiculously swamped. And I mean swamped!So much so, that my reading has gotten
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Patrycja
Apr 22, 2015 rated it really liked it


Review to follow.
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NMmomof4
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star, college
4 star read

This was the story of EJ and Foster. They met when EJ was transferred to the engineering library for her job which is where Foster worked. Neither of them are each other's type, as EJ is an arty smart ass and Foster is a nerdy brainiac. Both of them are still dealing with the emotions of bad break ups. After establishing a quirky friendship, one drunken night leads to a hot night between the sheets. Eventually, they decide to have a "friends with benefits" type relationship. Feelings
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Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Feb 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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4.5 Stars

‘I bleed my struggles onto the canvas, into my sculptures, and through my drawings. I create compulsively. It’s my therapy and my way to make all the complexities right within my mind.’

This book had us laughing at the banter, smiling at the romance, tearing up over the emotion and swooning at the intensity and passion. But most of all it has us falling in geek love with the fabulously sexy spectacled Foster. Yeah; whilst we loved everything about this book – Foster was IT for us. This
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jenny
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
’It doesn’t feel right. It doesn’t feel wrong. It just…feels.’
This was exactly my kind of story! This isn’t particularly new or deep but it was absolutely what I needed right now.

More Than Water has been on my tbr for quite a while now. It’s that kind of book that sits on your tbr forever, being ignored. Recently, it was free for kindle, so I downloaded it. Still, I didn’t think that I would read it soon, I don’t know why. Fortunately, I’m participating in the Pass the Parcel Chall
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Kelli C
Nov 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.25 More Fozzie and EJ Stars!

What a great book to get me out of my book funk! I have had this sitting on the e-reader for quite a while and I kept passing it by thinking I wasnt in the mood for over the top angst. Color me shocked that Renee Ericson delivered to me a silly but fabulously fun romance between two quirky characters built on the chemistry of friendship.

So, yes this is one of those friends to lovers tales, but it really is a breath of fresh air. Evelyn "EJ" is so much fun. She is a
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Renee
Jul 02, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
FOUR Scenes from Foster's POV Now Available HERE ...Just in case you wanted a little "more."



BONUS SCENE:
Wanting a little more EJ and Foster? Please check out this bonus scene: HERE CAUTION: Contains spoilers for those who have not read MORE THAN WATER.

NOW AVAILABLE

Amazon:
US http://amzn.to/1BnSg11
UK http://amzn.to/1FDIN0P
AU http://amzn.to/1BnSg11


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SYNOPSIS:

It doesn’t feel right. It doesn’t feel wrong. It just...feels.

EJ Cunning, an art history major, dates musicians. Foster Blake, a chemical eng
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Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Jun 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
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4.5 Stars

‘I bleed my struggles onto the canvas, into my sculptures, and through my drawings. I create compulsively. It’s my therapy and my way to make all the complexities right within my mind.’

This book had us laughing at the banter, smiling at the romance, tearing up over the emotion and swooning at the intensity and passion. But most of all it has us falling in geek love with the fabulously sexy spectacled Foster. Yeah; whilst we loved everything about this book – Foster was IT for us. This
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A_Ryan
6 Stars!!!
"The Best 'Friends with Benefits/Opposites Attract' book of the year!"


“I like you, Evelyn. I do. But I can’t…we can’t…”
“Date?”
“It’s nothing against you. It’s me. I just…can’t. I’m sorry.”
I laugh.
“Stop, Fozzie. You’re going to hurt yourself. I had a lot of fun, and I like you, too. I’m not looking to date you either, so don’t worry.”
He adjusts his dark frames. “Still friends then?”
“Yes, friends.”


What's it about?: Two polar opposites, a rebellious artist and a chemical enginee
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Mandy
I loved this book so much! This was my very favorite friends to lovers book. I loved all the witty banter, the connection and chemistry between these characters and the great friendship. This book had everything I love in a good romance book and I can't wait to read more by this author!
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
More than Water by Renee Ericson
4.5 Stars!!


“It doesn’t feel right. It doesn’t feel wrong. It just…feels.”


I absolutely loved this story, it was a prime example of never judge a book by its cover, not in the literal sense but in the way these characters made their opinions from first glance and couldn’t have been more wrong until they started turning the pages. First appearances can be deceptive, it is always worth to take the time and find the real person underneath, you may be pleasa
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Mysza
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-read


One of the best college/NA romances I've ever read. Hot geek and sassy artist. So awesome.

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Vanessa
OMG! I may have a lady-crush on Renee Ericson. I'm so in love with this story...I don't know if my review will do it justice. This was so much more than words for me, my heart is forever changed with this story. this may be my favorite book read so far this year.

Full review to come on 6/22...

**FULL REVIEW**

“That place suffocated me—not just the workplace, all of Manhattan. The constant clack of six-inch heels, prim bun hairdos sculpted by gay men with names like Ms. Marcus, and pressed suits
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Book-Bosomed  blog
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Evelyn Jane “EJ” Cunning is a senior Art History major who really wants to be an artist but her rich socialite parents don’t exactly “support” the arts. EJ is a bit of a free-spirit (with the exception of the suppression she suffers from her uptight mother), speaks without filters, and changes her hair color with the seasons. Foster “Fozzie” Blake is a senior Chemical Engineering major completely focused on his studies. To the point he doesn’t date! He sports comic book t-shirts and glasses, enj ...more
Jen
Jun 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

This is the kind of book that just gets to me every time! The chemistry and the banter between them was so entertaining. I absolutely loved it!



EJ (Evelyn) Cunning is an art history major. It's her life. It's what she wants to do, but her family don't necessarily approve and have other plans for her. She comes from a wealthy family where everyone has an MBA and they expect no less from EJ. EJ ran off to a school in the Midwest in order to get some space from them. It's her sanctuary. A
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E.M. Abel
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this story!!
Renee Ericson's writing is beautiful and flows so easily. This book combines lighthearted banter and fun moments with deep and thoughtful insights into life and love. I loved the dynamic between EJ and Foster. EJ has an artist's soul. She thinks outside the box and refuses to be held down by her parents' expectations. Foster is incredibly smart and logical. He's a sexy nerd who knows who he is and carries a confidence that instantly draws you in. Reading their jou
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Paige
4.5 Stars

I loved this sweet and sexy opposites attract story. I was laughing from the first page. EJ was hilarious and sarcastic but smart and sensitive. She was trying to make her own way in life but it differed so much from what her family expected that she was having a hard time finding herself. While working at the college library, she meets Foster. He was pretty much the exact opposite of EJ. As they began working together they built a work friendship. Not having much in common, they had so
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❃**✿【Yasmine】✿**❃
4 STARS

Genre: New Adult Romance
Cover: 8/10
Writing: 8/10
Heroine: 8/10
Hero: 8/10
Humour: 5/10
Hotness: 5/10
Romance: 7/10
Extra book Details: Heroine ; 1st person. Stand alone.

More Than Water is a witty read with a touch of angst, good sex and likeable characters.

I think I might have rated this higher if I were more interested in the whole 'what to do after college' & 'I hate my parents' NA trope. I can't help but feel I've read it all before.

The real thing that stood out to me was the awesome ba
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Renee Ericson is the author of More Than Water and the These Days series--After Tuesday, Forgotten Yesterday, and Deciding Tomorrow.

Originally from the Midwest, she now resides in a small town just outside of Boston with her husband and three children.

Most winters, Renee can be found skiing with her family on the slopes of the White Mountains. During the summer months, she likes to spend every s
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