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On Solid Ground

(In Too Deep #2)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  186 ratings  ·  52 reviews
Gracie survived an emotionally abusive relationship that wrecked her. Her ex, Noah, systematically chipped away at her self-esteem through intimidation, humiliation and infidelity which left Gracie unable to trust her own perception of his intentions. But after falling head over heels for Jake, her best friend and the man who stood by her through it all, she is ready to ex ...more
Kindle Edition, 361 pages
Published November 14th 2013 by Michelle Kemper Brownlow
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Jenee -Jenee's Book Blog
A beautiful journey, uplifting, emotionally moving, sexy, passionate and incredibly HOTT!


I am excited to finally get a chance to share my thoughts on a book that I was highly anticipating. This book is close to my heart, as is it's author. This special book is On Solid Ground (In Too Deep #2) written by Michelle Kemper Brownlow. I fell in love with the pure emotion of In Solid Ground and was anxiously awaiting the continuation of Gracie and Jake's story. Michelle has an amazing ability to ma
Sandy Knox
Dec 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OH MY FREAKIN WOW!!! I loved, loved, loved this book. What a perfect ending for this sequel. I felt such a plethora of emotions. I laughed so hard I almost peed my pants.Lol. I cried so hard I could hardly see to continue reading and I mean sometimes screaming ugly crying. Lol. There's excitement, suspence, pain, arousal,and extreme anger. The characters are great. Jake and Grace have an amazingly intence chemistry. sexual and otherwise. Jake is the man of which all men should be compared. The s ...more
Holly Baker
Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

****Pre-ARC received in exchange for an honest review****


Captivating, emotional, beautiful, sexy, funny - Michelle Kemper Brownlow has surpassed my expectations with the conclusion of Jake and Gracie's story. On Solid Ground is a book that will stay with you long after you turn the last page and has instantly become one of my favourite reads of 2013.

Wow! This book, was amazing. Plain and simple. I was a fan of book #1 In Too Deep and was really looking forward to reading On Solid Ground but
Kim Person
It was my distinct honor to receive a pre-ARC of On Solid Ground by Michelle Kemper Brownlow. Words cannot convey the emotions this book ripped out of me! I read In Too Deep and was anxiously awaiting the continuation of Gracie's journey!

Before I get too involved with my thoughts & feelings on this one I have one recommendation and TRUST ME it will make reading this book all the more intense if you follow this recommendation. Throughout the book Michelle reefer's to many songs along with the ba
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
First off I have to say that Michelle blew me away with In Too Deep and I just could not get enough of that book. I have never read such emotions like that before and I was so glued to the book that everything around me stopped and it did not exist until I finished it. Then the ending had me wondering if there was going to be another one and low and behold I stalked Michelle and found out that there was indeed going to be another few books and I jumped for joy. I had to have more of Jake and Gra ...more
Leanne Gillings
Oct 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was honoured enough to receive an arc copy of this story and what a story it was!
I just want to say a little something about the author! Michelle's clever writing and the emotion she puts into the story is beyond clever, she is so kind and fun always getting us involved with new tweets pictures upcoming characters and story lines! Always emailing and tweeting back, always having time for us and for that thanks Hun!
Now for the story..........I knew this would be an emotional one! But I couldn't
Brooke-True Story Book Blog
Review to come very soon. What an amazing sequel to In Too Deep. It will be hard to put my thoughts and feelings into words when I get ready to write my review.
Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 STARS all the way !!!

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED In Too Deep. So I was super excited to see what the future held for Gracie in On Solid Ground.

While reading On Solid Ground, you’ll follow Gracie’s journey as she searches for inner peace and holds tight to Jake’s love, which has supported her along the way. On Solid Ground is a riveting book that will captivate your heart and touch your soul.

As we already know, Gracie’s ex-boyfriend, Noah was emotionally and verbally abusive toward her. She allowed him
Sarah {Literary Meanderings}

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*Will contain spoilers for In Too Deep!*

Gracie is a survivor. She's done with her emotionally abusive ex-boyfriend, Noah, and is ready to move on with her life.

But having immediately jumped into a relationship with her best friend Jake, Gracie wonders if maybe she needs to take a step back and try to stand on her own two feet.

A gorgeous man from Gracie's past pops into the picture to stir things up. Not only does he have feelings for Gracie, but t
Dec 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, new-adult
I read and reviewed MK's In Too Deep earlier in the year and it was such an emotionally, heartbreaking story. Our main character Gracie has been through so much, so when I saw MK was writing a sequel my heart skipped a few beats. She has been beaten down emotionally and physically by her ex-boyfriend Noah and I hated how he manipulated her. Her self-confidence and self-esteem have been shredded to pieces by this guy. While Gracie has finally broken the vicious cycle known as Noah Foster, she is ...more
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When I read In Too Deep, it was a continuous read and I loved every page of it, from beginning to end. The premise of In Too Deep was the violent relationship between Gracie and Noah. Noah was a cheater, deceiver and was abusive both emotionally and physically towards Gracie. Gracie was not strong and took his abuse; she cried a lot but continually put up with Noah’s ways. As a reader I felt a profound, agony and passion with what Gracie underwent and wanted better for her. Eve
Lydia H
Dec 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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4.5 Stars

I want to start right off by saying that I had been looking forward to this book ever since I finished book one, In Too Deep. Michelle Kemper Brownlow is an author that managed to evoke a lot of emotions from me while reading. This, along with her writing style, are just some of the reasons I’ve been a fan of hers. If you haven’t read that intense and emotional first book, you need to do so before picking up this sequel.
“It was as if Noah ha
Chelsea (Starbucks & Books Obsession)
*Actual rating 4.5 Stars*

What a healing journey that Gracie has ventured on. She has come so far since In Too Deep and her emotional strength and growth was inspiring. In Too Deep was intense and emotional and it broke me. I was so happy to see Gracie was able to put the pieces back together and learn how to heal. Coming back from everything she's been through isn't easy and she faces more obstacles that threaten to hinder her healing process. However, Gracie is strong and she doesn't break that
Gracie has just survived an emotional abuse from her ex boyfriend, Noah. Now, it's time for her to heal and continue on with her life. However, it ain't that easy to just walk away from an abusive relationship, even with the help of Jake, her boyfriend, and best friend. In every move and action, she is reliving her past relationship and it is coming between her new one.

Gracie promised Jake and herself that she would get through her current situation but in doing so she needs to have a little tim
Trish at Between My Lines
4.5 stars.

Loved, loved, loved. This book broke my heart and made me dig deep within myself to confront some personal truths which made it a very intense, emotional read.

First Line of On Solid Ground:
"Gracie, please" Noah Foster stood unwelcome in the doorway of my apartment."

My Thoughts on On Solid Ground.

That first line was enough to scare me, surely Gracie wasn't going to fall back under Noah's spell. That would have been too much for me and I would have had to resort to banging my head off th
Jillian Stein
Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
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On Solid Ground is the follow up to Michelle Kemper Browlow’s emotional debut, In Too Deep. I fell in love with Gracie and Jake in that debut and damn if I didn’t fall in love with them even more in On Solid Ground.
Gracie is just at the very beginning of her personal journey to become stronger and get back to the girl she once was. The girl she was before she experienced the emotional abuse at the hands of her ex-boyf
Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I give this book 5+ radiant stars! ★★★★★+

*This book should be read by those who are 18 years old or older!*

I received this book from the author for an honest review.

This book was one of my highly anticipated, must read books of the year. WOW! Michelle did not disappoint. There were so many different emotions that I felt while reading this book. I had sad tears, happy tears, moments where I had a big grin on my face, moments that made me laugh, and moments that I was in shock of what has happene
Nov 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While In Too Deep broke my heart, this sequel patched it right back up. Mind you, the end of In Too Deep was already starting to get there, but this was so much more.

On Solid Ground starts soon after In Too Deep ends, and this time around, the book is written from both of their points-of-view, which I loved because it gave me a little bit of insight into what was happening from both perspectives, instead of just having the story be one-sided. In Too Deep was Gracie's story, and On Solid Ground b
Dec 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: beta
On Solid Ground IS NOT A STANDALONE!! It is the sequel to In Too Deep, if you haven't read that book you will be completely lost in this one. Also, this review will be spoilery for you. I did not love In Too Deep, I was so pissed at most of the characters I couldn't see straight. It was well written though and I knew that I had to know what happened with Gracie and Jake after all of the badness that was Noah.

I was really afraid that we were going to skate over Gracie getting help with all of the
Nov 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
In this book we meet Gracie, the survivor! She is turned in on herself, trying to figure out how to put all of the pieces back together after having them strung out all of the place. She had learned that Jake, is her strongest ally. But trying to keep her head above the water is proving to be more difficult that she realized. Gracie soon seeks out help from a counselor that at first glance she doesn’t think she will like but soon comes to find out that she will just be one more tool to recovery. ...more
Bernice Hudnall
Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I finished this book about 2 days after I started reading it, but it has taken me so long to write a review because I needed time to process all of the emotions that this book invoked in me: hurt, pain, love, fear, joy, anger, excitement,and anxiety (just to need a few). First off, I absolutely love this series and am so excited for book 3. I am so in love with Calon. And I am hoping Sam gets his own book. Gracie and Jake are just perfect. After book one, I was hoping that there would redemption ...more
Dawn Smith
Dec 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I don’t even know how to begin this review. This book has totally bowled me over and turned me into an emotional wreck. I cried big old nasty tears while reading Gracie and Jake’s story. On Solid Ground is powerful, painful and healing. This is a story full of characters that are just trying to live without the shadow of their pasts dictating their futures, but to do that they are forced to face the pain and trauma h
It's completely rare to find a book that can speak to you on level that you never expected but that's exactly what this book did for me. I really felt connected to Gracie's journey and story throughout this book. She just coming out of an abusive relationship and has lost her voice, is broken and lost and doesn't know her own self worth. Something about this dark and low time in Gracie's life resonated within my story and I was able to empathize with her character. Luckily for Gracie she had Jak ...more
Desiree Gorman - A Love Affair With Books
Here's what I know about this book.....Emotionally gripping, inspiring, beautifully written and an absolute must read for any young woman about to start her life away at college, a new city, anything that brings with it a chance to possibly get overwhelmed and make decisions with your heart.

With Michelle's first book "In Too Deep" we met Gracie, Noah, Jake, Becki and a host of other characters. Gracie was a naive and sheltered college student, deeply in love with Noah, who was emotionally and v
Dec 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, read-2013
It was emotional and intense read. I did not know what to expect when I started reading. It was a rollercoaster of emotions. First, I was not sure what direction the story was going to take or where it was going to go. Gracie has good and very supportive people by her. Gracie is loved so like I said I was not sure where the story was going to go.
Initially, I was not sure how strong Gracie was on her own. Michelle Brownlow did a great job writing a sequel which can be tricky. We see Gracie deal w
Nov 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Michelle ,thank you for letting me read this early....WOW! ....a very emotional book....Gracie was such a strong willed women in this book,determined to live her life after all the trauma she had experienced with the emotional abuse of her ex boyfriend Noah....Gracie is a lucky girl to have such great friends..Becki...Sam and Calon..LUV Calon...wasn't sure what was gonna happen there....Jake,well there are not enough great things I could say about him...every woman would give anything to be love ...more
Nov 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was quite lucky to receive the chance to read this story in the making and let me tell you, it's good.
Gracie and Jake are a couple to root for and the continuation of their story was done beautifully. This story embodies the complexities that life and love bring our way and I think it continues to shed light on the recovery process after experiencing emotional abuse.
I sincerely encourage everyone to give this book a read. Laugh, cry, hope and love every word of it.
Deanna Watson
Dec 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. There are no words to describe this very intense book. Again Gracie has shown how to overcome it all. Then you have Jake, a definite Prince Charming who learned how to overcome it all right by Gracie's side. Gracie had a true support system and met more along the way. Can wait to read her best friend Beckie and Colan's story.
Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing book. So much love and heartbreak and anger and sadness and growth and friendship all wrapped up in one story. Gracie was so broken down but with amazing friends and the earth shattering jake she becomes a strong beautiful fun life loving girl. Noah I just want to kill! How can anyone do the things he did to a sweet girl who loved him like she did? Just sickening!
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Loved the ending to Gracie and Jake's story! This is a fantastic series! Do not miss out on reading In Too Deep and On Solid Ground! Your heart will be touched and you will admire Gracie's strength to pull herself up from the emotional abuse she endured from Noah. Ms. Brownlow is awesome!
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Michelle Kemper Brownlow likes her music loud and prefers live concerts to digital playlists. This Penn State grad and former high school art teacher is easily distracted by colorful art supplies and Eddie Vedder's voice. She can often be found choosing her imaginary friends over housework and grocery shopping. She lives with her college sweetheart and their three kids in Amish Country, Pennsylvan ...more

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