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Tragic Desires

(Tragic #2)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  430 ratings  ·  59 reviews
My name is Gemini Sheridan. At least that’s what I thought it was for 23 years. Then one day a slight adjustment on the wheel of my mountain bike set into motion a series of catastrophic events that changed my life forever. Now I’m running from the headaches that threaten to destroy me… from the assassins that threaten to kill me… from the truth that exposes who I really ...more
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Published February 16th 2014 by A.M. Hargrove (first published February 3rd 2014)
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Jan 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Tragic Desires by A.M. Hargrove

A.M. Hargrove has yet again written another outstanding novel. Her writing is what I would say is outstanding! In my opinion A.M. Hargrove's writing is only getting better with each new book she publishes. The characters in this story are well written, plot is fast paced and filled with an intriguing story line. Tragic Desires is one of those books that you cannot stop reading, even though you have to work in the morning the story is too compelling to stop. I
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4.5 Stars

I was all over this book like a fat kid and cake. Excuse the cliché but this book was everything I Love in a book and more. I won’t lie and say I wasn’t scared to read it. Not because of the subject matter, cover or author, nothing to that effect. In fact my fear of reading this book stems from having met A.M. Hargrove this past summer. She was one of the nicest and sweetest authors I’ve met. Once she found out I was a blogger she wouldn’t stop signing bookmarks and postcards and more
✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ ✝✝
Mar 01, 2014 rated it did not like it

I stopped reading this book at the mark 49%.

Tragic Desires was an interesting read when I started it. I had so much hope that it will be brilliant, sadly when few issues were revealed, it totally put me off.
Even worse, I couldn't see any connection between them. Drex and Gemimi were both nice kick arse characters to read thou.

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What put me off was (view spoiler)
 Lissa Smith Reads'~Bookaholics Bookshelf Reviews
5 Star Kindle Read

Please keep in mind that it is a themed series of stand-a-lone novels.

Yet fills the bill of "Tragic Love Stories"... thus it has been dubbed the second installment of the Tragic Series.

Increasing better than it's predecessor ~~ laud is that even the right word?? ~~. Can't wait for another Tragic Love Story!
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this book , the characters , the plot , the chemistry between G and D
Loved this book more than the previous one
Yeah well done !
Margreet Asselbergs
Feb 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing

My rating: 5 of 5

Raised rather sheltered by a single mom, Gemini Sheridan finds her freedom in mountain biking after her mother passes away. When after a biking accident she is left with daily migraines that cannot be controlled, her boyfriend leaves and she slowly slips into an alcohol and medication fuelled haze. Anything to numb the pain of her migraines and losing her dreams. Mindlessly hanging around clubs and bars, drinking and dancing until one
Love your sizzling romance with edge-of-your-seat intrigue and action? Love an over-the-top pure male, alpha hero with strength, compassion and the need to protect, all while scorching the letters off the pages with sensual steam? Want your heroine to have enough backbone to be worthy of said hero? Grab a quiet corner, hang out the do NOT disturb sign and get ready for the ride of your life! Tragic Desires by A. M. Hargrove is proof beyond doubt that her writing just keeps getting better and ...more
Laura Thomas
Jan 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you’ve read Tragically Flawed, you may remember Drexel. If not, you won’t forget him after reading Tragic Desires.

Gemini ignores her boyfriends concerns and takes her mountain bike on the trails alone. The water softened path gives way and sends her tumbling down the hill. She survives, but her concussion leaves her with headaches that are so severe, she can no longer function and she turns to alcohol and pills to get through each day. After her boyfriend breaks up with her she has no reason
Feb 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for Confessions From Romaholics

Tragic Desire is the second in the Tragic series and is a complete standalone novel. I must admit it’s been a while since I have reviewed a contemporary novel with a romantic suspense twist and was looking forward to read this. I had high hopes since I tend to read more YA/NA for review now and I must admit this book drew me in from its blurb. I kid you not, I didn’t see the cover until after I got this arc and damn I probably would have signed up for this
Mar 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Tragic Desires by A.M. Hargrove is the second book in her Tragic series and focuses on Drexel whom we met briefly in the first book, Tragically Flawed.

Drexel is dreamy (sigh)! So, the book is about Gemini. She is a mountain biker who suffers an accident and concussion, the concussion leaving her with debilitating migraines. Her boyfriend leaves her, her mother dies, she moves to Texas. She gets through her days (and the pain) by sleeping the days away and drinking and doing drugs in the bars at
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*ARC received in return for an honest review

***5 Stars!!***

A.M. Hargrove you've done it again! I was totally hooked from the beginning right until the very end. I loved this book.

Oh maaan, if ever I'm in a tight spot and need rescuing I want ex-soldier sexy Drex Wolfe to come get me!! He is definitely the full package - ex-military, tough, strong, alpha male with brooding looks and as HOT AS HELL! *swoons & fans oneself*
Did I mention he was a soldier??

Tragic Desires had everything I love



so different from the first book!! loved it!!!
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

This book had the perfect romance-action ratio for me. I didn't really find myself skimming which I do with a lot of other stories similar to this.

My only problem with this book was the terrorist plot. I tend to stay away from action stories that involves terrorists just for this reason. I hated how Allah was mentioned a few times in the story and it seemed to be painting Him in the villainous light. It's quite disrespectful to Muslims because real Muslims all know how these terrorists
Katie Komo
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing story

I’m a huge fan of the author, and I’m glad I found her because wow- amazing talent.
This story is complex, interesting, and unpredictable, with just the right amount of action and sexy time thrown in. Well developed, relatable characters, with a realistic perspective. I mean, I hate books that center on insta-love, because I think it is so unrealistic. However, the connection between Drex & Gemini is explained in a relatable way- and the struggle over their feelings & the
Melanie Marnell
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
While I really liked the first book in this series Tragically Flawed, I LOVED this one. It was intriguing, suspenseful, action packed and the chemistry between Drexel and Gemini was off the charts. These are richly written, strong characters supported by a great story.

I have definitely become an A.M. Hargrove fan!
Michael Clogston
It would make a great movie !!.

All the things needed for a great movie !! I hope the other books in the series are just ads good
Shirley Frances
After a a biking accident left her with post-concussion syndrome, Gemini became a shell of the woman she used to be. Plagued by intense migraines that leave her unable to function and reaching for alcohol and harder drugs to alleviate the pain, Gemini rolls with the motions of her life, but she's not truly living. Until a one-night encounter with a stranger. Once Drake is in her life, Gemini's life turns on its axis leaving her to question everything she thought she knew and wanted.

Drake owns
Tragic Desires is a Stand Alone Companion Novel to author A.M. Hargrove's novel Tragically Flawed. I haven't read Tragically Flawed yet, and I read Tragic Desires as a stand alone novel and enjoyed it as such.

This story is told in alternating points of view from the two lead characters Gemini Sheridan and Drexel Wolfe. Both characters are likeable and the story is an adult contemporary romance filled with suspense. Drexel is a private investigator who is working on a case and meets Gemini
Jan 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
The thing I love about romantic suspense and thrillers is that it keeps your adrenaline pumping, mind racing, questioning your own judgement, on the tips of your toes you fear of falling over the edge all the while entertaining some sweet romance along the way, and Tragic Desires is no different. It is packed with suspense, action, anticipation, intrigue, fear, courage, hot sexual tension, a dangerously sexy alpha male hero and an unstoppable romance. Hargrove weaved a myriad of elements to ...more
Jan 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is more realistic than most books. It shows that some people are embarrassed talking about intimacy or their body parts. I liked that. Since I work in Labor and Delivery, I see a lot of that. Women use lots of names for their vaginas and that’s the way Gemini was. It was too cute!

I like that she used headaches in her book and showed how debilitating they can be. At the end, A. M. Hargrove shares her own story of headaches. Again, more realistic. My hubby suffers from them after a terrible
Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
I loosen my grip and when I do, so does he. But this whole thing has unhinged me. Nothing is the same. My entire life has been rewritten. I’m a character in a novel and I’m not sure how this story is going to end.

This book was not at all what I was expecting. I am not even sure what I was expecting, because I had forgotten over time what the book was even about. That is a little habit of mine. I read the blurb, then by the time I read the book, it has been some time and I have no idea what
Charity Foster
Feb 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
**Provided ARC for Review**

Umm, I really don’t know where to start with this one. This book hooked me in right from the start and didn’t let go until the very last page. Even then I was wanting more. The book starts with Gemini doing what she loves to do, mountain biking, when disaster strikes. She is left with a head injury that causes so much pain she begins seeking relief with illegal drugs. When Drexel first sees Gemini his whole life changes. He can’t explain why he is drawn to her, but
Danielle from Short and Sassy
Mar 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is my first A.M. Hargrove and I must say, I am loving it. This book is full of mystery and intrigue and romance. I enjoyed the fast mining plot. It was quite a unique story.

The book starts with Gemini Sheridan having a really bad bike accident. She ends up severely injured. The most serious is her head injury. After the accident her life changes dramatically because of the migraines she suffers from. They are so severe that she cant hold down and job or even function anymore. She is in
Aug 17, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
The story line is interesting,but the writing style does not pull me in. The writing style needs work. I sense some immaturity and inexperience in the style of writing. " I can't be a smarty pants because I'm not wearing any", is a quote about Gemini. These are the kinds of words that are used to describe her personality. How old is she again?
The dialogue and banter is cheesy and grates on my nerves. Every little detail gets explained and it's unnecessary.
I'm not feeling any connection or spark
Heather andrews
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Gemini is just so adorable and cute and I loved her to bits, "her voice is a whisper. "Your eyes. Sometimes when you look at me. They're um...well, they're sexy." I mean Drex sometimes has to show Gemini what she does to him, "look at me. Touch me. Feel what you do to me. Do you even have to ask?" His lips are parted and those damn eyes draw me in. But when my gaze drifts down to his boxers, I finds my answer." He also has to make sure things are straight between them, "Gemini, wasn't it you who ...more
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
Overall, I'm smitten with everything A.M. writes in the romance genre... but I'll admit, I do have favorites. I wanted this to be a favorite... really, I did. Once I 'met' Drexel in a previous book - I wanted more. Nay, I demanded for more. He needed his own book, and he got it. And I just can't give a reasonable explanation as to why I don't love this as I've loved other books. Like, really, really, like... entertaining and hot, and hey - it's got Austin in it! All good things... but ...more
Feb 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Once again, AM Hargrove has written a book that has kept me glued to my kindle and up far too late into the night. Well, actually too dark and early in the morning. My favorite book of hers is Tragically Flawed and I was really unsure how she was going to continue the series because it ended just how I would have hoped. Then I read that it was about Drex and knew I had to read it. The double awesome thing about it being about Drex is that his life intersected the lives of those in Tragically ...more
Carver's Book Cravings
Feb 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was an ah-mazing book. Super sexy hot alpha male. Female that actually has a backbone and doesn't lay down and let people walk all over her.

Gemini is struggling with sever migraines from a bike crash. She is to the point she just can't handle the pain anymore. She just wants to forget the pain and get her life back. She finds relief with alcohol and drugs. She isn't looking for friends or any type of relationship because it wouldn't work. She lost her boyfriend after the accident because he
Feb 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing

*I was given a copy of the book, in exchange for an honest review*
I think I fell in love with this book, the moment I started reading it. Okay, okay….Drex helped too! What can I say, a strong protective guy, is very SEXY!
Gemini got into a bike accident, which left her with horrible migraines. The only way that she can find relief is by using strong pain medication. After a while she becomes addicted. In my honest opinion, I don’t think she is addict. I know how she
Chelsea (OwlAlwaysBeReading)
Gemini Sheridan, well that was her name for 23 years, had a biking accident and it completely turned her life upside down. Now she has incapacitating headaches and turns to alcohol and drugs to numb the pain.

"This isn't life; it's just some sort of sad imitation."

Then one night she runs into Drexel Wolfe, while he is on the job. He is a private investigator and was asked to help out on a case, but when he runs into Gemini, everything changes. The case he was on, is no longer a priority,
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One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, USA Today bestselling author, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So she made a quick decision to quit her job and reinvented herself as a Naughty and Nice Romance Author.

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