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Their relationship has been exposed, and now their lives are changed forever.

For Cadence Miller, the fast track to adulthood proves intimidating and frustrating. She’s a little girl lost—abandoned by her family and uncertain of her future. She doesn’t think she “fits” anywhere. She’s eighteen. She wants to be older. And the result is both comical and heartbreaking.

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ebook, 376 pages
Published November 19th 2013 by Penny Press Publishing
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Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
*3 Stars*

A very sweet and insightful finish to a bold and out of the box series!

This installment delivered the finality I was hoping for, and surprised me with one of the sweetest epilogues I've read. Told in a third person perspective that alternates focus, Better takes us on a journey through the very real and uncut complications the steep age gap between Mark and Cadence presents.

What I loved most about this installment was the fact that, although Cadence and Mark are now a couple, the story
ARC provided by the author in exchange for honest review

*****4.5~5 Too Good Stars*****

After reading Good , many questions are left up in the air: Did Cadence make a mistake in choosing Mark? Was their love real? Or was this merely a teenage crush and infatuation gone wrong? Could their love survive? And the most important questions to be answered: Is Mark good or a pedophile? Did he truly love Cadence? What happened in Mark's past?

Fear not, all these burning questions are finally answered
Aestas Book Blog
Sep 01, 2013 rated it liked it

Ok. I wanted to like this, I really did. But for me, this just didn't have the same spark that the first book had.

Please know that it was not the taboo part of their relationship that bothered me - I loved the first book and I have loved many other books that push boundaries.

My problem with this book was that I really felt like I couldn't respect the characters' decisions. Who knows, maybe they were realistic? Maybe that is how some people would react to their situation? I don't know. But I
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Better is the continuation of the forbidden love affair between a highschool student and her math teacher.

Better picks up where Good left us hanging. Cadence has made her choice and now she is learning how to live as a grownup. Better is Cadence's journey to adulthood.

All the characters from Good make an appearance in Better. We are introduced to some new characters too. Each character, in their own way, helps Cadence realize her redemption is necessary to becoming the person she wants to be.
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
3.5 ★'s

Mark and Cadence's relationship has been brought out in the open and after a disastrous fight with her father, she was able to escape to Mark's with the help of her brother, Oliver. Now the real work begins.

There were many elements of this series that I liked and I didn't like but it did keep me interested enough to want to keep reading and see what happened.

All the same problems I had in the first book, Good, are still a big factor in this book unfortunately. The heavy religious factor
Jessica's Book Review
Sep 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
“I mean it, Cadence. I fell in love with you for so many reasons. You make my heart feel. You bring joy to my life. It was never just primal attraction for me, though when I saw you on the highway that afternoon, I knew I had to have you. It was desperate feeling I hadn’t felt in so long. I went home that afternoon determined to find you. I knew no one else in the world would be able to heal my heart. It had to be you.” - Mark

Better is the second and FINAL book in the Too Good series by S. Walde
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
3.5 Stars

ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review

There are so many things that can be said about this two book series, but what comes to mind first is the creativity with which this author molded this story and created these characters. I've said it once and I'll say it again-sculpting a story around an underage romance where an adult male teacher falls for one of his female students is a damn hard thing to do. Even harder, though, is writing a story that is wholly unique in it's id
Every time I pick up a S. Walden book, I know it’s going to be like no other reading experience. Better, the sequel to Good, was no exception and I could not put this book down. I really didn’t know what to expect from this book, what it would be about, or what would happen and I loved how surprised I was by it.

4.5 Stars!

Since this is a sequel, I’ll try not to give too much away from this book or the first one. It started right where the first one left off, with Cadence and Mark facing a tough s
May 18, 2014 rated it it was ok
More like 1.5

It's sad really. The first one I actually enjoyed. Although the ending was a slight cliffhanger I think I would of preferred if this was never written.

Better picks up right were Good left off. I like this, means you miss none of the action.

The main problem I had with this book is fully down to Mark and Cadence so I'm just going to talk about that as it explains my rating, which may be slightly harsh but honestly from first book to this? It deserved it.


Cadence has you like that th
Nov 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So I started reading this series because my boo Yahaira mention it and since I love all her choices I decided to give this a try. Ummmm where do I begin with this book! I freaking loved it. I've read taboo love stories but this series was amazingly naughty written. I love Mark! He is caring, loving, a bit of alpha male, romantic, sexy, sweet, naughty, and just sigh! Candace I loved her personality.. A bit crazy at times, pretty , funny, sweet, curious and very full of surprises. I absolutely rec ...more
Aug 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a kind of difficult review to write because for the most part I loved Better and would give it an easy 5 stars, but then things took a turn for the worse and I felt like I was reading a different story, one I would only give 3 stars. So it has to be 4 stars for me, even though parts were less and other parts were more!

I was a mahoosive fan of Good. I loved Mark and Cadence individually and I loved them as a couple. I know people had their issues with Mark, they thought he was creepy and
Rachel Reads Ravenously
Oct 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

I ended up really liking this sequel to S. Walden's book Good. Typically, most story continuations tend to lose me, but I was riveted throughout this entire story!

With the semi-cliffhanger ending of Good, I was glad to get some answers about what happened to Cadence and Mark right off the bat. Cadence and Mark are able to remain together despite the taboo surrounding their relationship. All too quickly, Cadence is thrown into an adult world when quite frankly, her parents had done every
Aug 03, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: book-duo-read
Nope. Don't feel any better about their relationship. At times I wished that she would just shut the hell up. She is too immature to have this kind of relationship and it felt like she was playing house, not planning a future with the love of her life. And the epilogue went against what happened in the book which was confusing to me but this whole book could have been an epilogue at the end of the first book. Waste of time and energy. 1 star.
Oct 04, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-stars, needs-review
Quite disappointed. What's happening with sequels these days? Review to come.
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
I want to take this series and eat it. I want to squeeze it while I sleep. It's like a tangible thing I want to hold in my hands and not let go of.

The characters in this book are perfect. If perfectly flawed, sad, broken sinners can still be considered perfect anyway. They are certainly perfect to me. Mark Connelly might be one of my favorite fictional characters. Ever. I love every word out of his mouth, every nerdy, sexy thing he says and does. Every mannerism and tick and imperfection. I love
Sep 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-for-review

*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.*

***4.5 stars***

“Because I love you. Madly. You’ve infiltrated my brain. Driven me crazy.”

When I read GOOD I knew I was in for quite the literary experience! People told me how amazing S.Walden was with her writing, so I had to see for myself. And people were right, she is an amazing storyteller. I fell in love with the idea of reading something that people were manic about, something controversial that m
Deborah G.
This second & final installment of the series was painful for me to read. I wanted to throttle Cadence throughout most of the story, so to finish this was quite the achievement for me. Mark & Cadence are living together, he pays most of the bills & she is going to university. She misses her family in spite of the fact that they disowned her. With the exception of the occasional visit with her brother, there has been no contact. An argument with Mark sets her off & produces a very nasty version o ...more
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Better by S Walden
3 stars!

“…be quick to forgive and slow to anger.”

I absolutely loved Good, the first book in this series. I adore stories of student/teacher relationships, that forbidden romance and S Walden’s writing certainly captivated me with Good. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Better as we continue the story of Mark and Cadence. As usual S Walden’s writing is beautiful and flawless but I must admit, I did struggle with the first 50% of this book, I found it slow and it just didn’t gra
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, drama
SUCH a let down! :( Its drama drama drama and Cadence getting drunk and/or blasted for like 75% of the book!!! I hate reading tons of crap about peoples shitty lives and poor choices! Reading is my escape from irl shit. Guh. I know she was 18 but really she was bat shit crazy and immature the whole time.
I get keeping the secret from her was bad and saying she had no history was even crappier, but leaving her after a pregnacy scare in the first book was WAY worse imo. Boooo :(
Its probably more o
All Romance
Nov 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I don't care what anyone says. I love these books. S. Walden is amazing and I am obsessed.
Better is the second and final installment in the story of Cadence and Mark. You must read Good before you read Better. And if you don't read these books, you are missing out.

I literally do not know where to begin with this review. I was so excited about this book and when the ARC showed up in my inbox I was like:

So here's the thing. I loved Good. It was so different from other books that
Kelly 'Perusing Princesses blog'

*ARC was kindly gifted by the Author for an honest review for Perusing Princesses Blog at: *

“Loving you is not about percentages: I give 50 percent. You give 50 percent. That’s bullshit. My job is to love you and give to you as much as I can each and every day. Try to make it to one hundred. On my own.” - Mark Connelly

‘Better’ is another beautifully written, honest, passionate love story with a flair of the forbidden between two u
Nov 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

*starts singing* "If its wrong I don't wanna be right..." So I know this series was slightly controversial because of the age/religious angle but honestly I just couldn't muster enough energy to be outraged by it. I love this series and I feel like shouting it from the rooftops! I don't care how wrong it seems.

Better is the the follow up to Good and it picks up exactly where the 1st book left off. Cadence's parents have just discovered that their 18 year old
Apr 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
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Sep 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was the Perfect follow up to Good. She couldn't have made it better, oh wait she did at 83%(Consequnces). We already know from Good that this is a Teacher/Student relationship with mutual consent. So if the age difference or topic of Church bothers you, you are on the wrong side of the library.

I found myself very upset with Cadence many times but quickly I remembered how young and innocent she still was. Oh Shut Up. Just because she was fucking her teacher didn't mean she still wasn't inno
Lara Kareem
May 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Lol, I love them, although I was a lot annoyed.
*ARC Given to Blog for Honest Review*

4.5 "Sweet Cheeks" Kisses

I am in shock...awe...and amazement. I knew Mark and Cadence had a tough road left ahead of them...I knew it was going to be far from easy...but wow. There was so much to their many aspects I didn't anticipate...difficult barely scratches the surface. But I am so proud and happy of their journey. First of all, if you have not read Good – drop everything because you MUST read it! It’s the first book in the Too Good Ser
Jade Violet
Better starts right on the tale end of Good with Cadence literally fleeing her home with a black eye courtesy of her very 'christian' father at the discovery of her relationship with Mark who she goes running to for shelter. With her family and friends no longer by her side, Mark is Cadence's one safe place and he has every intention of taking care of the girl he loves. While the taboo and question of age wasn't quite as startling as in the first book, it is still there -the age gap always prese ...more
Nov 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
If GOOD had me conflicted, BETTER had me downright pulling my hair out.

In GOOD, we experience the love affair between Cadence and her high school math teacher, Mr. Connelly (Mark). GOOD didn't hold back any punches and I felt completely torn—I fell in love even as certain things about their story made me question my sanity for being so intoxicated by their forbidden love! It's no happily ever after either, people find out and Cadence and Mark's world comes crashing to a halt.

So yo
G. K. Malathi
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
This honestly would have been a great book but when Candance cheated on Mark with Charlie and Carrie it kind of put a huge slope and hypocrisy since it was never mentioned again in the book. (Kissing someone else when you are still with someone is still cheating! ! !) She should have confessed or this whole kissing thing should have never happened.
This is the second book to a series. If you haven’t read the first book, don’t read this review - but even if you have read the first book, procceed with caution as this will most likely contain spoilers.

I’m going to start off by saying that, for me, the first book was a work of art. I adored it; I thought it was worthy of more than a five star rating! It was everything I could ever want in a novel of this genre.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for this book - in fact, I actually struggle
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S. Walden used to teach English before making the best decision of her life by becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Georgia with her very supportive husband who prefers physics textbooks over fiction and has a difficult time understanding why her characters must have personality flaws. She is wary of small children, so she has a Westie instead. She is the USA Today bestselling author of Going ...more

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