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Full Exposure (Independence Falls #1)

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  530 Ratings  ·  57 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
May 24, 2015 Claire Robinson 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 08, 2014 Mandy 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 Caitlin 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
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
Catherine Crook
Feb 14, 2015 Catherine Crook rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, suspense
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
Defying Tradition
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
Sep 17, 2014 Jillian 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
Jan 30, 2015 Tory 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
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)
Nov 18, 2015 Joanita 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
Jul 07, 2014 Lise rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, erotica
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
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
Dec 12, 2014 Josephine 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
Cyndi Delia
Jul 02, 2014 Cyndi Delia 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.
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
Melissa Alonso
Feb 10, 2015 Melissa Alonso 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 ...
Bette Hansen
Dec 06, 2015 Bette Hansen 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
Oct 16, 2014 jGarTor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Yes
Great story, I cant wait to read Liam and Kate story.
Misty (Red's Romance Review's)
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
Nov 02, 2015 Cindy 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.
Amy ~ Love At 1st Read
After her time in the military, Georgia Trulane comes home "with a burning desire to experience the world around her" and especially a burning desire for Eric Moore, her brother's best friend and the man she's loved since she was a teenager. But Eric doesn't seem to get the message, so Georgia is prepared to pull out all the stops to snag his attention.
Eric notices alright, but he has lots of good reasons to steer clear of Georgia, the woman he's cared for most of his life. She's his best friend
Letty  (Cover to Cover Book Blog Reviewer)
A quick and enjoyable read, this is a story of two people who care about each other but refuse to commit due to issues in their past.

Georgia is struggling with PTSD, but she’s a strong character who knows what she wants and goes for it. Eric is her brother’s best friend and his sense of responsibility and doing right by him keeps Georgia off limits. But these “can’t happen” relationships are some of the hottest and we get to see it in this story.

The relationship between Georgia and Eric is vola
Cara Ross
Aug 12, 2015 Cara Ross rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is amazing! It really lives up to name Full Exposure, not just where it comes to sex (but that's great also), but also where it comes to emotions, PTSD and responsibilities.
Georgia is treated with kid gloves, not only by her brother Liam, but by his best friend Eric, the man she has loved since she was a child. The only one who treats her like normal is Nate, Eric's nephew and the child she takes care of.
I absolutely love every character in this book, from Georgia and her struggles wit
Jeannie Zelos
Aug 14, 2014 Jeannie Zelos 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
Jul 26, 2014 Pam 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
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
Nikki Barrett
Jul 16, 2014 Nikki Barrett rated it really liked it
Full Exposure is a story with surprises. I thought this was on the lines of a more hot, steamy romance...which yes, it is, but the emotional aspect of it pulled me in. I wasn't expecting that. Georgia and Eric pulled me in from the start. Each have their own pain and they're trying to heal. They've been friends for years, as Eric is Georgia's brother's best friend. Georgia served her country and is still tormented from it. Her brother is very protective over her. And Eric? He has his own feeling ...more
Becca Moree
Aug 05, 2014 Becca Moree 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
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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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