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Where Words Fail

(Save Me #1)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  334 ratings  ·  58 reviews
Abby Irons has it all together.She has a life everyone envies. She’s the front man for the band Thirty Ought Six and co-owns Ironsound Records with her twin brother Alex. A girl with the world at her feet so young must be happy
Except everything is tainted by a past that won't stop coming up. A present that is falling apart everywhere but onstage, and a future that shes no
Paperback, 310 pages
Published January 4th 2014 by Createspace (first published December 31st 2013)
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Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
GTFU at 41%

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I am sure many people will enjoy this book but it was not for me. I will say the writing in general seemed fine and free of errors and made me laugh quite a bit so I'm going with no rating whatsoever. It was the story itself that I had issues with. Others who enjoy lots of over the top drama would likely enjoy this book.

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Our heroine, Abby, shows up at a new school because she has been kicked out of 6 schools in the past five years for fighting and getting in trouble, etc. She
Dec 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Loved it!! Full review below..

Woo hoo another great ARC thanks to the author Katheryn Kiden and my girl Savannah for singing it's praises..going in!

I was told by a trusted friend (Savannah) that I HAD to read this book, so being the good book bitch I am..I read it! Thanks be to the powerful reading goddess I did. What a powerfully, well written and moving debut novel. Written in a dual POV and done in a way that captured the true feelings of both Abby and Jameson in a beautifully poetic way.

L. Mertz
Dec 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC.
Ok. I was unsure of this book, because it had EVERYTHING in it and I mean EVERYTHING. Second chance love, depression, drinking, cussing, sex, a cute kid! I could go on, but I don't want too. It was an emotional rollercoster to say the least. It starts with Abigail meeting Jameson in high school. They meet unexpectedly and fall hard for each other. Then one day he is just gone. Forward to 9 years later. Abby now uses drinking and sex to cope with her lost of the love of her life
Melanie Charlesworth
She was like water after a drought or like a fix to a junkie - Jameson

I seriously couldn't put this book down once I started reading it! I can't believe that this is the authors first book! It is great from beginning to end! It is about loving and losing, abuse and heart ache, triumph and success, and second chances and fate finding a way.

When Jameson was a senior he had to choose between the girl he loved and the life of his mother. It was the hardest thing for him to do but he had to protect h
Jan 09, 2014 marked it as on-hold
Shelves: arc, safety-gang-safe

“ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review”
Amy Cox
Jan 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Abby Irons has had a lot in her life to deal with. Pain, heartbreak and yet after reckless years she channels it into music. Not saying she still doesn't have a wild hair because the fiery red head is full of shock and awe. Abby is the frontman for Thirty Ought Six and who doesn't love a rocker book? Well this is NOT your typical rocker book series, so hold on to something. Abby the tiny, powerhouse that she is commands the stage while her guys back her up. Until Derek, her guitarist, checks him ...more
Jan 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Book Worms was given this book as an ARC for an honest review.
We gave this book 5 "I want to give it more" Stars.
This Review was left by a Book Worms Reviewer Tia Blakey.
Thanks Tia.

I gave this book 5 stars, it would be 50 stars if I could, because this book is amazing.
I totally love the beginning because it gave us an introduction to who everyone was which I loved.
I totally related to Abby because I had a similar issue because of my height. When Jameson left it really sucked. Years later
Mar 30, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, kindle-read
I'm probably a 3.5 stars. It started to drag for me about half way through and I did have to do some eye rolls for all that went wrong for this girl.
Parents died as a child.
Lover of her life up and leaves in high school while pregnant but had miscarriage
Boyfriend beat and raped her
Said high school boyfriend comes back 9 years later but she doesn't recognize him??
Twin brother now dying of cancer.
Brothers wife died at childbirth with his daughter/ her niece
Stalker boyfriend comes back
Car accid
Butterflies, Books & Dreams
Jul 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book has it all... drugs, sex, Rock n roll, alcoholics, rape, domestic abuse...and a lot of LOVE!!

This book had so many emotions bottled up into 310 pages.
I literally just finished 'Where Words Fail', and I'm purchasing book 2.

I love when past romances come back together. I'm glad Abby understands why Jameson left her without even a goodbye. (It was for good reasoning)

After Abby realizes that Jameson I'd back in her life, her feelings for him resurface, which is hurting her because she cut
❤️Melanie G.
Aug 06, 2015 rated it liked it
2.5 Stars

This story was a bit all over the place. So much happened and yet nothing was completely explained.

Abby had one hell of a life and she struggled to say the least. Jameson was dealt a crappy hand at life also. However like I mentioned no details as to everything that happened to them.

This book had the potential was fell flat. I did however love the epilogue and the supporting characters.
Dec 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rockstar-music
Beautiful love story with themes of loss, abuse and 2nd chances woven into the fabric of the music industry and a successful band.
Evoked emotional responses sometimes laughter others crying in despair.
The hidden jem for me would be the sage Izzy, who at six, broke through to the adults, demanded action and asked the questions or made observations that everyone avoided.
Enjoy this journey.
Feb 12, 2016 rated it liked it
I didn't love the characters in this, and I didn't love the romance either, but they were both okay.

There were a few parts in this where I felt a bit bored, but it was an alright read overall.
Rebecca Austin
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tbr
Abigail "Abby" Jenkins grew up with her grandpa and her best friends were her twin brother Alex and AJ. She never had friends but her life changed when she met Jamie who stuck up for her at school until the day he disappeared.

Now 9 years later Abby Irons is the lead singer of Thirty Ought Six and is in desperate need of a replacement guitarist when Derek checks himself into rehab before their tour. But when she discovers who the replacement guitarist is her life once again begins to tailspin ou
Apr 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

I have been trying to write this review and get my thoughts together, and honestly the name of the book seems to be pretty accurate. Where Words Fail by Katheryn Kiden was not at all what I was expecting going in, and even though the blurb is accurate, the book is so much more than just that. I feel like I didn't really have a clue what I was in for because of everything that happened, but I did end up enjoying this story. I think that this bo
Dec 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-reviewed
"Home was where Abby was. Anywhere else would now just feel like hell."
"Have you ever had your hear and soul ripped out, stomped on, cut into pieces and then handed back to you?"

OH MY GOD!! This book broke my heart, pieced it back together, and then broke it into a million pieces again! I'm still picking up chunks of my heart and trying to glue it back together!

When you first meet Abby, she is a quiet, introverted girl, who is picked on horribly in school and has been kicked out of more schools
Jamie  Zishka
Nov 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Words can not describe how much I felt from this book... So the title totally describes how I feel right now trying to write this review! But to not tell everyone about how great this was would not be right!! This a new author and u wouldn't be able to tell that from her writing style at all she is simply amazing and I can't wait for more from her!
So let's get to the story.... You have Abby and I loved her from the beginning of the book to the very end! She is a broken girl and finds her way thr
Dec 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Nothing makes me happier than picking up a book and having no expectations or preconceived notions about an author. This makes the reading experience that much more amazing! Where Words Fail is the debut novel for author Katheryn Kiden. Where has she been hiding?? I absolutely loved this story!

Every book has its star couple that we are bound to enjoy reading about. It just so happens I actually felt the connection between Jameson and Abby in this story. Their defining moment came at a time where
Kelly  O'Connor
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Firstly I need to thank author Cat Mason for sending me this book
as I may not have come across it otherwise and that would be a tragedy
cause this book brought me to my knees on more then one occasion. If you are looking for an emotional read with lots of angst, heartbreak and tears then this book is for you (yes I'm still crying while writing this review).

Abby is a young woman who has had more than her fair share of heartbreak in her life, losing her parents, an abusive relationship, a sick br
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Jan 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow, Where Words Fail is a great book!

Abby and her brother Alex are no strangers to tragedy. In high school Abby meets Jamie. He was her world then but he left without telling her and she hasn't seen him since. Abby and Alex have lost a lot in the lives but as adults they have made themselves successful. The own a record label and Abby is a famous musician. Abby uses drugs and meaningless sex to help her cope with her past. She had made a family with Alex, his daughter, her friend Tuesday, and
Theresa Alberts
Jul 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Amazing. This book was referred to me by a friend and boy am I glad that she suggested it. This book was absolutely amazing, I read it in one sitting, I couldn't put it down. I fell a little in love with Jameson as I turned each page and I had to see what the future held for him and Abby. This book had a little bit of everything that I look for when reading a good story, it made me laugh, it made me cry, I swooned a little and it had the perfect ending, not gift wrapped HEA but the perfect HEA. ...more
A.R. Von
Jan 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love it when the title of a book truly fits the actual story! Where Words Fail is an emotional, fun, touching and addictive read that many fans of the genre will enjoy their time reading.

Abby has been through a lot in her life. Add the loss of her parents and being picked on and pretty much harassed forever just for looking and being different, and yea, it's much worse...
Abby's had to calm her temper and basically just sit back and swallow her retorts and actions because she's been firmly war
Myra Espino
Nov 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The title "Where Words Fail" really fits the title of this book, amazing read!!
Words can never describe what I felt when I read this book, everything just falls into place.
From the start up to the last, this book never disappoints me.
I love how the story started and of course the way it ended!!

The characters, I love the characters... Gah, Jameson is FANTASTICALLY-OH-SO-SIZZLING-HOT. I love his patience and his dedication making making things right. My new book boyfriend. Abb
Rachael Orman
Nov 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
The title totally describes this book.. Words Fail to describe it.

I guess I went in thinking I was going to get something different than what I got so I was a little taken back. I thought I was going to get a bad ass, hard core all out rocker.. Instead we get a tamed down rocker who most of the time didn't really seem to fit into what I would think of as a female rocker. So, it took a bit for me to come to like our main lady since *I* had expected something different.

Abigail is the lead singer
Dec 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ok first this book was AMAZING!!! Everything about this book was perfect. First we meet Abby who I loved from the start. You learn early on she a a badass who's just trying to stay out of trouble. We also meet her twin brother Alex who I absolutely adore. We also meet the sexy Jameson ( by sexy I mean do me now sexy). Abby winds up being a sexy badass lead singer in her band, and Jameson, who is taking over for Derrick, the lead guitarist who put himself into rehab. Anyways, Jameson and Abby hav ...more
Dec 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Received as an ARC for review.

How lucky was T and A After Dark to get this book for review? My answer....Very!
I thought it was awesome and I would absolutely recommend this to my NA genre reading friends! I personally like a little more 'Sexy Time' in my books but if the storyline is good then I'm good. It kept me interested and that says a lot!

A not so nice childhood has made Abby who she is. A strong willed (on the outside) young women who has dealt with heartbreak and loss. One loss she neve
Jamie White
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
NOTE: I received an ARC for an honest review.

I fell in love with this story of a rock star dealing with wounds that go back to the time she was a small child. When she ends up crossing paths with someone from her past, Abby has to decide if she's willing to let go of her hurt or keep her distance.

The story has a lot of language in it and sexual content, so be warned that this is NOT a book for younger audiences. It's from from two points of view, giving the reader an insight into what each one
Jodie Squelch
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-reads
WOW... I loved this book.. it took me on a jam packed ride of emotions...
Jameson is a hot tatt'd ex marine... who had a screwed up childhood which caused him to lose the only girl he will ever love...
Abby is broken yet tough as nails... she is a closed book because everyone always leaves in the end... when the only person she has loved walks back into her life after nine years... how will she react???
When her past becomes her present and being the lead singer of thirty ought six band she uses mu
Kimerin's Confessions of a Bibliophile
I really liked this book. At times it felt a little long and that every possible thing that could go wrong went wrong and it sometimes felt like a little much. However, I was rooting for Abbi to have her happily ever after and, thankfully, she got it! After years of self destruction and depression, of course. And not without the help of her band mates, her brother, her music and, of course, Jameson her first love that leaves her without a word years earlier. Alex, her twin brother, broke my hear ...more
Jan 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. At times it felt a little long and that every possible thing that could go wrong went wrong and it sometimes felt like a little much. However, I was rooting for Abbi to have her happily ever after and, thankfully, she got it! After years of self destruction and depression, of course. And not without the help of her bandmates, her brother, her music and, of course, Jameson her first love that leaves her wothout a word years ealier. Alex, her twin brother, broke my heart ...more
Jan 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was recommended by a friend and then bought for me while she threatened to sit on my ass while I read it. She assured me it was that good. She was right! As usual. This was a ride that I didn't want to get off of and when I finished I called my friend and find out the next book is in progress now! HOLY EXCITEMENT! Great book it's a must read. If you're unsure my friend will sit on your ass while she makes you read it just so you can tell her how great it is because it really is awesome ...more
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