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Full Exposure

(Independence Falls #1)

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  586 Ratings  ·  59 Reviews
No touching allowed …

After serving her country, Georgia Trulane craves adventure—and sex. She's set her sights on her brother's best friend—now her boss, since she took a temporary job as his nephew's live-in nanny. Only problem? Eric refuses to touch her. That doesn't stop Georgia from seducing him. But an earth-shattering encounter leaves her fully exposed, body and sou
ebook, 272 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Avon Impulse
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Claire Robinson
Mar 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4 - "I'm my own hero." Stars!

Full Exposure is a book of firsts, it’s the first in the Independence Falls series and the first book I have read by Sara Jane Stone. As firsts go, it was a quick, painless and really enjoyable experience, and one I would happily go through again!

The brother’s best friend trope, when written well, is an out and out winner, and the author really pulled out all the stops for Georgia and Eric’s story. Both have issues in their pasts that make them reluctant to commit to
☆ I was gifted a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!! ☆


Full Exposure was a really enjoyable read. It teaches you about real characters and situations that we experience in life and how we deal with it.

For Georgia Trulane, I could see her plight. She comes back from serving time in the military but isn’t the same girl she once was. She has now developed PTSD and the only way she feels merely alive is to do things that end up concerning her brother, Liam.
Jul 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars
I like a book that makes me think and I also like a book that is a little different and this book delivers. What is different with this one? Georgia is a FEMALE character with PTSD issues from military service. (Now, I’ve have read one book recently where, the female MC had physical issues due to serving.) But this was alll about Georgia and her issues. She knew she had issues, she admitted she did crazy shit to feel the rush so she didn’t have to feel anything else. Cue the overprotec
Aly is so frigging bored
Wasn't blown away, it was nice though... Both hero and heroine seemed all over the place with their feelings.
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Tons of fun with a heart of gold!

I had the pleasure of reading an advanced copy of Full Exposure and I loved it. I have been a huge fan of Sara Jane Stone since her debut novel Command Performance (if you haven't read it, check it out!), and this book cemented her position as my favorite romance author. Once again Stone has created lovable and relatable characters that you can't help but root for from the very first page. Georgia is a strong female lead who knows what she wants and isn't afraid
Sep 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Full Exposure is the first book in author Sara Jane Stone’s Independence Falls Series and is the first of her work that I have read. Well, I’m hooked and am anxiously awaiting the next in this series. This book was fantastic!

Veteran Georgia is home now and is silently struggling with the experiences from her time overseas at war. She has found a few things that work to keep the nightmares at bay…sleeping as little as she can manage, jumping from one adrenaline rush to the next, and Eric. Eric, h
Genesis Sheli (Latte Nights Reviews)
This review was first published on GenGen's Book Blog

I started reading this book on June 21st and I finished the book the same day. I couldn’t put it down for more than a few minutes. I tried, I really did but it kept calling my name.

FULL EXPOSURE is about Georgia Trulane, who loves to live life and search for the next big thrill. She doesn’t want emotions, not after going back home from a war where she saw a lot of loved ones die. She wants things to be simple, not complicated. Problem is, Geor
Defying Tradition Allisia Wysong
Sara Jane Stone is an Avon Romance writer I recently discovered during a live chat through Avon’s Facebook page. She is amazing, her talent for writing passionate scenes, heartwarming love, and describing the nature around you engages your mind fully. Sara has a great deal of knowledge and depth that she brings to her characters to make this book come alive and feel very real. There is romance, loyalty, strength and even a level of cute she intertwines in the pages. I was unable to put the book ...more
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica, romance
What I discovered reading Sara Jane Stone's debut is that this author is a deft hand at crafting complicated characters in a richly emotional setting. Full Exposure, Book 1 of her Independence Falls series, is a short novel, but so packed with great storytelling that you don't even realize it. Though more would be a scrumptious treat. Stone flips the usual trope on its head and gives us Georgia, an Army vet who is suffering from PTSD following her tour in the Middle East. She's home with her bro ...more
Dec 14, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I just feel very meh about this book. The setup sounded promising: the male love interest is the best friend of the heroine's brother. She is a combat veteran newly back from Afghanistan & he's a literal lumberjack (ok, he owns a logging company). She's working as a (live-in!) nanny for his nephew he adopted, and for that reason, he refuses to start anything with her. You can probably imagine how well that works out.

Here's my biggest issue: I never really connected with the characters. I mea
Catherine Crook
Feb 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense, romance
I've said it before, and I will say it again - the perks of being an Avon Addict are tremendous. I came across Sara Jane Stone in a conversation with a fellow addict, and knew I had to try the series. I have read books where the men are dealing with their demons from war, but never from a female's POV. An interesting take indeed.
Meet Georgia Trulane. Sister to one Liam Trulane. Served in the Army and was deployed to Afghanistan. Home and unsure as to what she wants to do with her life as a civi
Feb 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-5-stars, gr2015
This book had a very interesting plot and storyline. Usually it’s the hero that went to war and returned with PSTD. In this book, Georgia went to war and on returning she’s finding it difficult to live with the memories of the death she witnessed and the friends she has lost. This has made her reluctant to feel any emotions except the ones generated by adrenalin.

I really liked Georgia, and you could feel her confusion and determination on how to overcome her war experiences.

I had trouble liking
Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Synopsis: "No touching allowed . . .

After serving her country, Georgia Trulane craves adventure--and sex. She's set her sights on her brother's best friend--now her boss, since she took a temporary job as his nephew's live-in nanny. Only problem? Eric refuses to touch her. That doesn't stop Georgia from seducing him. But an earth-shattering encounter leaves her fully exposed, body and soul.

Eric has a long list of reasons to steer clear of the woman he has wanted for as long as he can remember. F
Dreadful. DNFing after 50%. My time is more precious than reading of constant telling not showing. I'm not connecting with the characters and the story is so unbelievably boring and predictable that I could not give a flying fuck about finishing.

Jumping to the epilogue shows I made the right decision because seriously, (view spoiler)
This was interesting. The heroine is a veteran who saw action in Afghanistan while the hero is a long-time friend who runs his own million dollar logging business. The attraction has always been there but now Georgia is living life to the fullest and taking chances in order to prove to herself that there is a reason she survived the war when so many didn't. Eric is just as attracted but his best friend is Georgia's brother and he isn't sure she wants him or if she's only interested in the rush o ...more
Dec 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first time I picked this up, I barely read a couple of pages before I put it back down. This time, however, I couldn't wait to pick it back up and keep reading. This was sexy, sweet, romantic, and even though it was quite short, I felt like the issues that arose between Eric and Georgia were fully explored. I wish the ending had been a little longer but I'm hopeful we'll catch up with Georgie and Eric in the second book in the series. Really keen to find out what happened between Liam and Ka ...more
Jan 30, 2015 rated it liked it
This is the he first book by Stone that I have read and I look forward to reading more. I liked Georgia and Eric both individually and together. I thought Stone did a great job with portraying Georgia's PTSD, but there was one trauma toward the end that I thought could have been addressed more. That being said I thought Georgia was a strong heroine. She was self-aware and took in advice from others. She and Eric talked things out rather than making assumptions and owned up when they messed up. I ...more
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
This was my first book by this author, and I must admit it left me with a VERY good first impression. Her writing style is very easy to just fall into and enjoy, overall I found it to be quite a enjoyable read! The characters had undeniable chemistry from the start, which created some very heated scenes that left me blushing a few times!

I highly recommend you pick up this book, once you've finished you will dying to get your hands on the next one in the series...I know I am!! Be prepared for a
Bette Hansen
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So happy I finally got around to reading one this author's books! Excellent story, characters, and writing style made this one I enjoyed very much and now of course I'm hooked and will have to gobble up the rest in this series. This books is about Georgia Trulane, newly returned home from serving in the military and just a bit lost. She's taken a job with her brother's best friend Eric working as a nanny for his young nephew. With sizzling attraction between them neither are sure they can keep t ...more
Cyndi Delia
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read an ARC of this book provide by the publisher at Edelweiss as part of the Tasty Book Tour. I was SOOOO HAPPY! This book was on my radar after spotting the cover at this year's RT CON. This author is now on my to buy list. It was well written all round. Great characters, chemistry, heart, thrills and emotion. You may even wipe away a tear or two (I did). Don't miss out. I can't wait for the next book in this series.
Kelley Schmidt
Sep 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This was my first time reading a Sara Jane Stone book and I was very pleasantly surprised. I loved this story! Lots of twists and turns. I couldn't put it down! I look forward to reading more of her books.
Nov 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lot of twists and turns in this story (not that predictable), can wait to read the next one in the series.
Melissa Alonso
Feb 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Oh what a great read.. Can't edit yo read more about the lumber jacks .. Can't wait yo see how Liam and Katie's story goes ...
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Yes
Great story, I cant wait to read Liam and Kate story.
Jul 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

Full Exposure is the first book in the Independence Falls series by Sara Jane Stone. It is also the first book that I have ever read by her, but it definitely won't be my last. I really enjoyed this story, and I thought that it was well written. The characters were interesting and easy to relate to. This book was a great quick and easy read, and I thought that the story was different from others that I have read before.

After returning from ser
Becca Moree
Aug 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2014
In Full Exposure, Sara Jane Stone pulls off the incredible! She grabs the readers attention, gets you emotionally attached to the characters and the story, and makes you feel like somehow everything will be okay...all within the first few pages!

The story in this book is both unique and typical all at the same time.

No, seriously...let me explain!

We have the typical falling for your best friend's little sister story mixed with the I'm falling for my boss story with a touch of I need to make the be
Jeannie Zelos
Aug 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Full Exposure: Book One: Independence Falls, Sara Jane Stone
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I enjoy romance that has just that bit more plot that a simple boy meets girl and they live HEA...and this one had an interesting slant, the heroine is an ex solider. Of course that brings with it some mental trauma, no-one can see their colleagues killed and not suffer some kind of mental problems.
So Georgia is now working as a Nanny for her brother’s best friend, looking after his nephew. She lov
Redheads Review it Better
Jun 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love when authors like to switch things up. We have Georgia who served in the military and has some PTSD. I am so used to reading guys with it that it's nice to see it from a female prospective. And because Georgia is not an idiot and isn't in denial, she knows she does her crazy stuff for some thrills to fell alive. (Enter the feels here.) She's dealing with her time in theater and the things she's been through and seen as best she can. So the logical thing to do when looking for your next th ...more
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
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When I started Full Exposure by Sara Jane Stone, I was trying to get a feel for the story. Cause the story kind of started out a little slow for me, then jump to a sexual experience. I was like wow; okay, you have my attention. Full Exposure does have a few sex scenes, but it doesn't mask the overall plot. It had a good balance of sex to story.

Full Exposure is about Georgia Trulane and Eric Moore. Georgia basically comes back from serving her country suffering from PTS
Jul 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Georgia doesn't want someone to take care of her or her problems. She wants to live life to the fullest after her duty in the war is over. She loves adventure and wants to end her dry spell with sex. Not just anyone will do. She wants Eric the man she has always known and her brother's best friend. Being a nanny for his nephew keeps them close together. Eric has feelings for Georgia but has made a promise not to touch her. he is set on keeping her from harm and that includes keeping her at a dis ...more
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Sara Jane Stone lives near New York's Hudson River with her very supportive real-life hero, two lively young children, a lazy Burmese cat, and a very active dog. When she is not finger painting with the kids, she loves writing sexy stories, staying up past her bedtime reading red-hot romance, and chatting with her readers on Facebook.

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