Then There Was You
Chris King never saw it coming…
In some ways, closing the book on my first love was the worst day of life. I was gutted, and yet I was completely at peace with my decision. I walked away knowing that I did what was best for her, unsure if I could ever recover.
Little did I know that one concert would change the entire course of my life.
There I st ...more
This book was a complete surprise!! I only intended on reading the first 10% to get a feel for the story but before I knew it, 4 hours passed and I flipped to the last page. What an emotionally gripping and realistic story this was...a wonderful delight!
So this is the second book in the So Much It Hurts series and to be honest, I didn’t care for the first. I had many reasons but number one was... I fell for the wrong guy and he didn’t deserve what he got in book 1!! A ...more
Anyway, I digress....let's get back to this story. These two characters were doomed from the start...he was kind of a thug and she was kind of a mother figure. Yikes, right? How could they possibly work things out now, especially since so much time has gone by? Well, let me tell ...more
I have to say up front.....in this second book of her So Much It Hurts series, author Melanie Dawn has created one of the sweetest male fictional characters I've ever met! Chris King is introduced in the first book of the series, So Much It Hurts, when fate reunites him with Kaitlyn, the girl who remembers him as her salvation from a devastating high school experience. In Then There Was You, Chris is reunited with another woman from his past, Salem, his counselor from Juvenile ...more
Then There Was You follows Chris King. We go back to his time in Juvenile Detention to when he meets Salem (his counselor). At the time Chris is devastated over having to leave Kaitlyn behind. Salem has just returned to counseling in the detention center from being on maternity leave. Both characters are having a hard time adjusting to the changes in their lives.
I was thoroughly impressed wi ...more
Let me start by saying that I love authors who willingly explore what some would call taboo subjects or ones that are not readily explored or accepted in society. Melanie Dawn gives readers an inside look at one mother’s struggle with postpartum depression; she also illustrates that love is ageless, and it only takes one person who cares to change someone’s life forever.
Then There Was You is the follow-up book to So Much It Hurts. In ...more
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The ending of So Much It Hurts made me want to hurt someone. Talk about heart wrenching, gut crushing disappointment – at least from Chris King’s point of view. Yes, he made some really horrendous decisions, but he deserves happiness as much as the next guy. Thank the Lord above for Then There Was You. *sigh*
So, Kaitlyn and Chris did the horizontal tango when they clearly shouldn’t have in So Much It Hurts.It is entirely possible that ...more
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Salem Honeycutt makes a difference in the lives of a lot of boys in juvenile detention. Their burdens, their problems, their angers, their frustration – she could understand where it all came from, and how to combat it. But when it comes to her baby, Salem has no clue. You can feel the frustration, the hatred, the intense feeling of dread when she’s at home. My heart was aching badly, feeling for both mother and baby. I don’t blame her, the ...more
Melanie Dawn writes realistic, heartwarming contemporary romances. You can tell she has a sweet, very loving nature of style by her writing.
I do recommend, but you don't have to, that you read So Much It Hurts first, before reading Then There Was You because of the characters involved. My review is spoiler free for both :0)
This story is more about Chris. When he was about seventeen he was sent to a juvenile detention center. We learn why he is th...more
“Not only was he gorgeous beyond belief, but he was humble, sweet, amazing, and compassionate.” -Salem
But then I was offered an ARC of Then There Was You and my hopes for happiness came alive for Chris. But ladies, it is not instant happiness. I wish I could tell you that you will instantly feel all better for him. But,you will…eventually ;) My heart still aches from the back and forth ...more
Where to start? I love Chris King, he is one of my favorite rock stars and book boyfriends. I was beyond ecstatic when I learned there would be more.
We start off with Salem taking her daughter and her friends to one of Chris's concert. We then learn who Salem is and then we are catapulted in the past when Chris was sent to juvie. There we learn a lot about him and see what he goes through when he was away from Kaitlyn. My heart brea ...more
Salem who saved him when he was in juvie. Salem who let him believe he could make something of himself and had him believe in hope. Salem who was his counselor in ...more
**If you haven’t read So Much it Hurts, there may be spoilers here**
When I finished So Much it Hurts by Melanie Dawn, I was a freaking mess! My heart was ripped open and bleeding for Chris King. That was one of the few books I ugly cried for and I couldn’t let it go. Even now, I can still feel the ache in my chest for what I wished for Chris. Imagine my excitement and joy to know that Chris would be getting his own story!!! Commence fangir ...more
Salem Honeycutt- what a great name first of all, loved her. The novel starts off in the present day. Salem’s daughter Alexis is a huge fan of Fifth Wheel- Chris King’s ...more
If you read So Much It Hurts, then you are familiar with Chris King. He is a rock star with a troubling and heartbreaking past. He went to juvie in order protect the love of his life Katelyn. This story delves into his life in juvie. We get a bett ...more
Storyline 5/5 Perfection,Breathtaking
Characters – Chris – There is nothing I don’t love about Chris, he is defiantly oh par to be my 2014 Book Boyfriend
Salam- I connected at a deeper level with Salam after being through what she had gone through I knew what she was feeling and how hard it is to feel like everything will be ok.
Romance- Sweet and Sexy
Heat- SIZZLING HOT!
Drama- Definite page turner but it was perfect for the storyline
Laughs- I did laugh at some of their banter and conversa ...more
I’d love to be Mrs. H right about now! If you didn’t completely fall in love with Chris King in So Much It Hurts, then you’ll DEFINITELY fall in love with him in Then There Was You!
In this book we are given a deeper picture of Chris. Of whom he is, what makes him tick…what makes him love.
The relationship between Mrs. H aka Salem and Chris was a first a little off. I couldn’t understand how it was that a counselor and her counselee could have that kind of bond. Ho ...more
Chris King! What can I say but Wow! I fell for him in "So Much It Hurts" was upset how it ended. I wasn't sure if I could with him falling for someone else other than Kaitlyn. I couldn't see him fall for someone else and then enter Salem! "Then There Was You" picked up right where SMIT left off. I cried when this book ended and so happy to see Chris' side of the sto ...more
I just loved this book! After reading So Much It Hurts, I was a little upset but held out my full judgment until after I read this book and I’m so glad I did. I’m a huge fan of HEA (Happily Ever After) books and series so I was pleased to see that Chris gets his own story. I really enjoyed the characters and the story line was very engaging.
Chris and Salem have a really great relationship that goes back 14 years ...more
Once Salem was introduced I instantly felt a bond. Any woman who has had children can totally sympathize with her being tired and the feeling of taking the world on yourself. I felt so bad for her because her husband was less than helpful. The message of post partum is a very real and very serious disorder. Many women can relate and find solace in the fact tha ...more
That was the first word I thought after I finished Then there was you.
Chris and Salems story is poignant and emotional. Things that Salem went thorough years ago are relatable and real.
These two have history. Salem was Chris’s juvenile detention counselor when Chris was having really a hard time after leaving Kaitlyn behind and she was a new mom and had a hard time adjusting to that.
The time when they met was hard for both of them. They were both in need for someone to lean one and be ...more
Um WOW, I don’t even know where to begin with this one. I, like most of you, fell in love with Gabe in Ruin. I knew he had so secrets but didn’t really think there was too much there. Holy hell was I wrong. Gabe’s story was AMAZING and so unexpected. It is the type of story that will keep you guessing until the very end. It was beautiful. But let me tell you, more times then not I was sitting there thinking WTF. I did not see this back story comi ...more
Melanie graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BA ...more