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Wanted by You

(Love in the City #1)

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Carter was captivated by Ellyson Evans the moment he laid eyes on her, but she was the one girl who didn't beg for his attention.

He wanted her.

Ellyson vowed to never fall in love, because love can destroy you, but then she met Carter Jennings.

She wanted him.

Unwilling to risk their comfortable friendship, neither confessed their desires.

Losing touch after college, a chance
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Paperback, 360 pages
Published February 25th 2014 by Bandit Publishing (first published February 23rd 2014)
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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Stand-alone book 1. 2nd chance at love!

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Carter was captivated by Ellyson Evans the moment he laid eyes on her, but she was the one girl who didn't beg for his attention.
He wanted her.
Ellyson vowed to never fall in love, because love can destroy you, but then she met Carter Jennings.
She wanted him.
Unwilling to risk their comfortable friendship, neither confessed their desires.
Losing touch after college, a chance meeting reconnects them.
They want each other
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J. Kahele
Dec 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Carter and Elly

Friends through college, Carter and Elly always wanted more but secretly kept it to themselves afraid to ruin the strong friendship they shared.

When they meet nine years later by chance, can they hold back their feelings for each other and restart where they off as only friends?
Kat  Snark
Jul 13, 2014 rated it really liked it

4 "It’s always been you for me," stars!

Wanted By You is a book about friends, drifting apart, and finding each other again but this time admitting that their feelings go farther than "just friends".

My heart knew it wanted and needed Carter.

The minute Carter Jennings saw Ellyson Evans on their first day of college, he knew he found her. Her. The One. Carter makes sure to sit right next to her, borderline harassing her the entire of class. Lucky for him, she returned his feelings, and they beco
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just finished and LOVED this book - what a GREAT read... Carter is definitely new book boyfriend material - SWOON!!! Get ready ladies! Book releases on Feb. 27th Mark your To Read list. FULL REVIEW TO COME.
Danielle from Short and Sassy
I am in shock that Wanted By You in a debut novel. Steph Nuss wrote an truly amazing story for her first novel. This was a beautiful story that truly touched my heart, and made me cry. There is no doubt in my mind that she will be around for a long time!

This book tells the love story of Elly and Carter. The way this story was told, I felt like I was watching their story unfold, and at times felt like I was apart of it. Elly and Carter meet in college. They quickly become best friends. Although b
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Francine Petro
Jun 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! When I heard the series took place in NYC, that was enough for me to dive in!

Loved her pop culture references and absolutely loved her writing style! Carter is definitely a dreamy book boyfriend! Looking forward to reading the next book in the series!
seton
Jul 13, 2014 added it
Recommended to seton by: Amazon Freebie
DNF @ 22%

It tilted my B.S. Meter too much. Author's voice is likable but seems young, too young for the H/h now (they are 27 when I left off).

Not interested in continuing the series.
Lauren R.
Nov 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Received as an arc for an honest review.

Loved it! I could not put this book down! Read it in one day. So many fun characters introduced that I can't wait to read what happens next in this series.

Carter is my new favorite book boyfriend.

Full review to be posted on my blog!





I totally fell in love with Carter Jennings the moment I read him in the 1st Chapter!  And then I fell in love with Carter over and over and over again throughout the entire book!



NEW BOOK BOYFRIEND ALERT!!!!



CARTER JENNINGS IS
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Kristal & Charmaine
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The prologue for this story had me completely captured from the start. I could tell that this wasn’t going to be any standard NA romance. The difference being, that Carter & Ellyson’s love story turns out to be years in the making. The basis of a great relationship is an amazing friendship and these two characters definitely have that in spades. From the first t
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Aimee P Blogging as Enchanting Ella
Carter and Elly are charming and fun all on their own but together they make a great love story. This book made me think back on lost loves of mine that I may still have the possibility of finding once again. It gave meaning to the romance of second chances. To have love even once in your life, you are said to be lucky but to have the chance to meet that person again later on when you've grown up and matured more and experienced life - that's romance.

I love the way Steph writes and the flow of
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Amazeballs Book Addicts
Mar 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Wanted By You is a good quick read. It hooked me right from the beginning. We start out in 2004 when Carter meets Ellyson, then we come to present time. In the present Carter and Ellyson have let life push them apart. You know at some point they are going to ran into each other again, which kept me interested in reading because I wanted to see them reunite. When they reunite, they no longer want to be friends but they both want more. I was happy to see their relationship was going good until I l ...more
Sheilia M Holbrock
Excellent book

This book will keep you captivated from the first page to the last! This book will tug at your heart strings!
Kaylynn Dunn
May 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing

I loved this book from the first page! It is one of those books which leave you hungry for more.
Bookworm Betties
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*****5 -Blown Away- Stars*****
~I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review~
~this review contains minor spoilers~


“You don't learn how to be in love. It's not like learning how to walk or talk. It's innate, like breathing. I think love is something we do to survive. To love your life to the fullest, you gotta love every bit of the journey. Remember that.”

Well, that took me completely by surprise and that's not easily done. I was half expecting a friends to lovers fluffy love s
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Jenn Green
Feb 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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*****5 -Blown Away- Stars*****
~I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review~
~this review contains minor spoilers~


“You don't learn how to be in love. It's not like learning how to walk or talk. It's innate, like breathing. I think love is something we do to survive. To love your life to the fullest, you gotta love every bit of the journey. Remember that.”

Well, that took me completely by surprise and that's not easily done. I was half expecting a friends to lovers fluffy love s
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Kelly Emery (Beneath The Covers Blog)
**ARC received for honest review; may contain spoilers**

This book doesn't waste any time throwing you right into the story. It starts as a flashback of how Carter and Elly, the main characters, meet at college in NYC. The instant attraction these two have for each other at the very beginning was enjoyable, not having to endure games being played or the whole I-want-you-but-I'm-not-good-for-you type of book. I was instantly hooked!

Fast forward to present day, 9 years later, to discover Carter ha
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Holly Price
Sep 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-read
I don’t know how any could not love this book!!

Carter grew up in Texas with a family that had way too much money and cared way too much about appearances. He had wonderful grandparents and parents that were more than happy to pawn their kids off on those grandparents. His parents were concerned about Carter’s happiness. They just wanted Carter to take over the family oil business. As an attractive guy with a wealthy family, Carter never lacked attention from women, but he never met one that mad
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Melanie Charlesworth
Loved it!

"You don't learn how to be in love. It's not like learning how to walk or talk. It's innate, like breathing. I think love is something we do to survive. To live your life to the fullest, you gotta love every bit of the journey."

I didn't expect to like this book as much as I did. I thought that it was going to be playboy meets shy girl in college and they fall in love but then his past comes back to bite him in the ass, making him realize how much he loves her, yada, yada.... But that i
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Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
If you like to read a book with a second chance love story, then this is the book for you. The couple is really sweet and you won’t get the urge to throw your e-reader at a wall – so not angsty and frustrating. You may however get a lovely warm feeling in your chest and a few tears may leak from your eyes.

Elly and Carter met in college in New York and were best friends. They were both attracted to each other but kept things on a friendship level. Carter had to leave after college to return to he
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Christine
This is a very sweet contemporary romance story. Very little angst. If you are looking for a light second chance romance read, this story is for you.
Ellyson and Carter meet each other on the first day of their freshman year in college at NYU.
During their 4 years at college, Elliyson and Carter become good friends. However, after college Carter goes back to his hometown and loses touch with Ellyson. 5 years later a job opportunity comes up at NYU which has Carter return to New York and see Ellys
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Amanda
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
“You don't learn how to be in love. It's not like learning how to walk or talk. It's innate, like breathing. I think love is something we do to survive. To love your life to the fullest, you gotta love every bit of the journey. Remember that.”

Wanted by You is a story that you want to read slow, savor every word, and hope it never ends. It’s sweet, romantic, and reminds us what true love is all about.

I loved the story from the very beginning. Steph has a way with her words and writes so beautif
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Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
This book was amazing. It was a mixture of sweet, sexy, and emotions. I loved Elly and Carter. I am a sucker for second chance romances and this book hit the spot!

This is the story of Elly and Carter. When they met in college they became fast friends. But neither one wanted to admit their feelings and mess up they friendship so they stayed in the friend zone. Upon graduation, Carter had to go home to run his family's business.

Years later, they run into each other by chance but this time they bot
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Riza
Sep 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
4.5 Dirty Dancing Stars!

I've read this. book without expecting anything.. I don't even read the blurb and well I really enjoyed reading it.
Wanted by You is good, sweet, amd realistic read. I love how nice the story of Carter and Ellyson goes and it doesn't have too much drama.
I also like their set of friends and Carter's sisters.
It is a good light read and I recommend it and I couldn't wait to read the next book from this author.
Here are the two quotes I love from the book:
"You don't learn
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Renee at Book Happiness
Oct 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this for an honest review... I have to say that I just really enjoyed this book. I was not sure what to expect when I read this but I just fell in love with these characters. Not just the Main characters captivated me but the whole array of secondary characters pulled me in. Carter and Elly meet in college and Carter knew then that Ely was the woman he wanted. Ely was more standoffish and found the friend role to be more to her liking although she was falling in love with Carter. Fast ...more
Karine
Loved everything about this book. The story was excellent and the plot was well thought out. The twist toward the end was such a shock and totally unexpected. From there on in I just couldn't put the book down. I had to find out whether everything was going to turn out for the better or not.

Carter and Elle (Ellyson) were just beautiful together. Really came across as a real couple, with real struggles in a real world. Nothing in life is ever easy, esspecially love. Yet Carter and Elle proved tha
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Raj
Sep 21, 2014 rated it liked it
3 stars

The novel started well and I like it better coz it was written in dual 1st person POV.

There's really nothing exciting about the story, I even skipped the love scenes..

Around 10 to 15& of the story, I started to get really bored and I wanted to drop it but went against it. I was almost done reading and decided to give it 2.5 stars, but then, the last chapter... it was good, the letter from Elly's mom made me cry. so 3 stars...
Coco.V
Nov 01, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Beneath The Covers Blog
*received ARC in exchange for honest review; MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! - reviewed by Kelly*

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This book doesn't waste any time throwing you right into the story. It starts as a flashback of how Carter and Elly, the main characters, meet at college in NYC. The instant attraction these two have for each other at the very beginning was enjoyable, not having to endure games being played or the whole I-want-you-but-I'm-not-good-for-you type of book. I was instantly hooked
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Romancerwblog
Mar 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Wanted By You is the story of Ellyson (love the name!) and Carter, college best friends who always harbored feelings for the other yet never acted on them while in school. It was the first day of freshman year outside his first class that Carter noticed the gorgeous red headed Elly. He felt drawn to her, wanted to know her, decided then and there he would most definitely be spending as much time with her as possible, even if that meant just as friends. As soon as Carter introduced himself to her ...more
Jillian
Feb 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Wanted By You is the debut novel from author Steph Nuss and the first in her Love in the City Series. Wow…what a kick ass debut. I loved this book!
Carter and Ellyson met the very first day of their college career and became fast and close friends. But that’s all they ever were. Close friends. Oh, not because they didn’t have feelings that went beyond that because they both did. They both also had reasons for never acting upon those feelings and so it stayed in the ‘friend zone” for them. Soon co
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Steph Nuss was born and raised in rural Kansas, where she currently resides with her black Labrador son named Gunner. She grew up with a passion for reading and writing. When she’s not immersed into the land of fiction, she enjoys listening to music that came before her time, watching movies and reruns of her favorite shows, and hanging out with her family and friends. She also has a bachelor’s de ...more

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