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What happens when you take a chance one night … make a decision that will change your life forever?

Kasey Wilson, the girl next door, had a crush on the boy next door … Joseph Mitchell was that boy.

Kasey was left with the consequences of her decision when Joseph left her behind, leaving for the Marine Corps. She never thought she would see Joseph again, leaving her to cont
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220 pages
Published February 16th 2014
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Lucy Qhuay

This book calls to mind 'Goodnight, Beautiful' by Dorothy Koomson, minus the amazing writing, well developed characters and interesting plot.

And why?

Because, apart some slight similarity in themes, the male leads of these two books are two freaking spineless cowards.

You do not know how much I hate them both.

These two use and abuse the very women who were always there for them, loving and supporting them, damaging them almost to the point of no repair, due to their own selfishness and because t
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Liza
Feb 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Received an ARC for an honest review

"Love is sweeter the second time around."

This is one stubborn of a love story. Joseph, being still engaged with Elizabeth in more than half of the book, and Kasey pushing him away because she thought their undeniable love is wrong. This novel is full of emotions that even readers who are not in the same situation as the characters in the book will feel everything--- from happiness to heartbreaks.

I love love love Joseph. Hands down. Whatever the mistakes he m
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Candi-
Feb 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-read
I started this book when I got up this morning and could NOT put it down till the end!!

Kasey has been in love with her neighbor Joseph forever. The night before he is to leave for bootcamp she invites him over for dinner while her parents away knowing they would not approve. Before Joseph ends up leaving that night they make a decision that will change their lives forever. Kasey's mother notices changes in her behavior and once she brings the situation to light they send her away to live with h
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Jamie  Zishka
Nov 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have been a fan of Gabbie for a very long time and was super excited when I got the oppurtunity to read another story by her. This was a definete 4-5 star read for me! This story had everything you would want in a book--love, hate, angst, sadness, and many more! I cried a few times in this story because it will touch your heart in places you knew existed but didn't realize a book could touch.

Kasey is the main female character in this book and my heart hurt for her many times. She fell in love
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The book sounds complicated because of the plot, but it was actually a fast read for me. There were parts of the book that were sweet, and there were also parts that I liked the least. Honestly, the premise of this book is already very common. I don’t remember how many books I’ve read in the past where the story is highly similar to With Me. However, romance novels never get old for me, so I still liked this b

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Falling In Fall Book Blog
Feb 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-read-shelf
I enjoyed reading With Me; it was a nice, quick read with just a touch of drama, a cute little girl and a big misunderstanding. Kasey’s was in love with her next door neighbor Joseph and on the night before he is about to leave for the military, she cooks him dinner which leads to more than just dinner. Joseph knew that leaving Kasey after their night was going to be hard so he vowed to return to Kasey as soon as he could after training to get her. Years later when Joseph returns to see Kasey, s ...more
Alexis Kloehn
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Kasey grew up next to Joseph for most of her life. She had feelings for him for a long time, and the day before he left for the marines, she invited him over. She cooked dinner and one thing led to another, and it got interesting. He had to leave that next day, but when he returned three months later, she was gone. Five years later he somehow ran into her and found out that he was a father.

The setting of “With Me” takes place a few years ago. This is a very recent story, because the IPad mini i
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C.M. Johnson
Dec 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received an advance read copy of With Me and read it over the course of two days. It is a well thought-out contemporary romance that incorporates real-life choices, responsibilities, and the consequences of our actions. Ms. Duran has chosen to tell the story from the viewpoint of the two main characters and explores their feelings and confusion with an insight that often seems to be missing in our world of instant gratification. The main characters are very relatable and Ms. Duran's descriptio ...more
Rebeka Duran
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lovely LOVE STORY finished in one sitting!

Well this story drew me in from the synopsis.

Kasey falls for the boy next door, Joseph.
Joseph has to leave for boot camp and leaves Kasey behind.....also not knowing he left something else after their night of passion......

Kasey finds out she's pregnant....forced to raise her daughter all alone... I know you're thinking what a butthead Joseph was!
Well he never knew!

This story shows the struggles they go through with raising their little girl when they bo
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Virginia Lee
May 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Gabbie has done another great job with her stories. She bring her characters to life with some real life issues.
Kasey has always been love with Joseph. She wanted to do something special before he leaves for boot camp. When Kasey try’s to make contact with Joseph and all her attempts are return.
Kasey is seeing everyone turning their back on her, the love of her life and her family.
What will Joseph do when he learns why Kasey was trying to get ahold of him? Will Kasey forgive Joseph? Will we see
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Lynsey Sabin
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastically lighthearted read. I have throughly enjoyed this story, its sweet, fun and heartwarming. You are introduced to Kasey and Joseph, Kasey is a fun woman but serious at times. Joseph is a hard working bloke who is kind of "under the thumb" a little. There is some angst through the story in a will she won't she kind of way. This is the second book from Gabbie and i am pleased that Gabbie hasn't focused on the unspoken memories series and broke away to write something completely d ...more
Brenna
I really enjoy this author but this story was quite predictable, there wasn't much in the way of extraneous conflict. the conflict in this story was quite realistic for a sped up time line such as this. I do feel that there could have been a bit more interaction with Elizabeth, something to point to any reason he was with her at all, because throughout the entire book she is only portrayed as selfish and bitchy. I would have preferred some character depth but besides that the story was touching ...more
LLEP  Book Blog
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This girl-loves-boy book was sweet and wonderful. It has suspenseful elements that makes it dramatic. Those elements caused me to not want to put it down. This is the first book I have read by Gabby S. Duran and now I want to read more of her books. With Me is a book that should come with a tissue box for sure.

~ Reviewed by Lindsey
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Shelley Ashdown
Feb 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A massive 5 stars absolutely loved it. It's a beautiful love story that will stay with me for a long time. I will defiantly read again and again.
Lustful Literature
Mar 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
**JOSIE'S REVIEW**

*4.5 Stars*


I am a military mom so anything with military in it I jump in and let me say I loved this book. Gabbie Duran did such an amazing job and I was stuck from the prologue.

Kasey Wilson is the good girl next door. Her family is very religious but she has had a major crush on Joseph Mitchell (the boy next door) forever. The night before he leaves for boot camp Kasey wants to say goodbye to Joseph. She has the perfect opportunity since her parents are away on a retreat. Let
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Spunky N Sassy
Apr 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star, 4-star
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Jerome V. Murphy
Incredible!

This one was impossible to put down, if you like romance novels. It is not erotic, but truly romantic. Love conquers all!
Aryanna Marquis
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book. It’s dramatic and romantic. Nice!
Brittany
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
While the overall concept has been done dozens of times, I personally thought this book had some potential. But the grammar and spelling errors made this book almost unreadable.
Jenn
Feb 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book is definitely not what I was expecting. I didn't think I would like it as much as I did, but boy did I like it.

Kasey Wilson is the girl next door. Her family is religious and she has a huge crush on Joseph Mitchell, the typical boy next door. The day before Joseph has to leave to go to boot campy Kasey wants to have a proper goodbye with Joseph. Her parents are away and she has the perfect chance. Joseph thought that Kasey was too good for him; however, this all changed one night.

“I’ve
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Ariana *mommy's late night book-up*
4.5 Heartwarming Stars!
What an adorable story! I completely fell in love with Kasey and Joseph. They were both incredible characters, and despite the mistakes both have made in he past (especially Joseph) you cannot help but open your hearts to them. Kasey always loved Joseph, but they never did end up together. She silently watched as he dated other girls, and never voiced her feelings for him, thinking that he did not feel the same way towards her. The night before he leaves for bootcamp, ever
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Audi Forest
Feb 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

This was a sweet, second chance romance. I actually didn't take this book seriously at first, but I got curious and started reading. Turns out, I finished it within the day.

Kasey Wilson was a daughter of very religious parents, and one night, when she invited her friend and the boy-next-door, Joseph, they end up giving in to their passion. What they realize that night is that their relationship runs way deeper than just friendship, and the consequence of that night will forever alter the
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Becky
Mar 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
First off let me say I am beyond excited to tell you that this is a STAND ALONE BOOK! I don't have to wait forever to wait for the next book in the series! This makes me happy, so that it one bonus point for this book.

Ok- in all seriousness I did like this book. I pretty much knew from the synopsis what was going to be the main plot of the book, so they may as well have said from the beginning that Kasey slept with Joseph before he left to be a Marine. Of course she was going to get pregnant- th
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Melissa Mendoza
Jul 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Received a copy in exchange for an honest review

“Already weak from his touch, I lean my head back, it lands on his shoulder as he continues to nip his way down my collarbone and then slowly trailing kisses back up my neck. His warm tongue glides on my skin, sending a chill down my spine, hitting me like a jolt of electricity at my core.”

3 stars. I can’t really say whether I liked this book or didn’t like this book. I’m right down the middle with the characters and the storyline.

What happens when
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What happens when you take a chance one night … make a decision that will change your life forever?

Kasey Wilson, the girl next door, had a crush on the boy next door … Joseph Mitchell was that boy.

Kasey was left with the consequences of her decision when Joseph left her behind, leaving for the Marine Corps. She never thought she would see Joseph again, leaving her to continue on with her life, moving forward.

But fate has a way of intervening …

Joseph Mitchell always lived with the regret of walki
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Micheala
*contains spoilers*

With Me by Gabbi S. Durban is definitely a book I liked, but some of the writing takes away from it.

The plot I give 4 stars. But the writing I only give 2.5-3.

When I read the pitch, I immediately knew she was pregnant in his absence. either a) with his baby or b) with another guy she moved onto after he left. I kept thinking A though. the summery made this obvious.

As for some of the plot issues:
I didn't like how he stumbled upon her right away. I expected more of a ease into
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Alicia at Mean Girls Luv Books
With Me was a quick read for me. It was pretty simple for me to guess what was going to happen right off the bat. Kasey has always had a crush on the boy next door, Joseph. The story starts off when her very religious, strict parents are out of town and she invites him over for dinner. She invites him to stay to talk afterward. When he is getting ready to leave, they end up kissing and then she loses her virginity to him. Of course, he has to leave for basic training the next morning as he has e ...more
Raj
Nov 01, 2015 rated it liked it
With Me is a sweet and heart yearning read of wanting what you can't have, having people, circumstances and time determine what you think your future should be despite craving the one person who makes you happy and lights up your soul. Kacey Wilson had secretly been crushing on Joseph Mitchell as a young girl and after sharing one night together they act on their true feelings for each other. As Joseph heads off to Boot camp the next morning leaving Kacey behind, she holds onto their one night o ...more
Bound By Books Book Review

This was a beautiful light hearted read. It was like reading a hallmark movie script. This story was sweet, fun, romantic and different than most reads.

In With Me we are introduced to Kasey who is a hard working, independent, loving, single mother. Lives every day making sure her daughter is taken care and has what she needs. After living a shelter life and having a rough pregnancies, she does everything she can for her daughter.

Joseph is on leave from the military when he runs in to Kasey. Jo

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Daphnie's Bennett
Mar 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a beautiful light hearted read. It was like reading a hallmark movie script. This story was sweet, fun, romantic and different than most reads.

In With Me we are introduced to Kasey who is a hard working, independent, loving, single mother. Lives every day making sure her daughter is taken care and has what she needs. After living a shelter life and having a rough pregnancies, she does everything she can for her daughter.

Joseph is on leave from the military when he runs in to Kasey. Jo

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