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Alone on Earth

(Signal Bend #4)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  1,763 ratings  ·  182 reviews
Signal Bend, Missouri and the Night Horde MC gained notoriety after a shootout on Main Street brought down major players in the Midwest meth trade. The media have turned the Horde into folk heroes, and Hollywood wants a piece of that action.

Riley Chase is America’s sweetheart, with a starring role on a popular television series, and now she’s the lead actress in the movie
Kindle Edition, 412 pages
Published February 28th 2014 by Susan Fanetti
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Amy | Foxy Blogs
RE-READ (1/24/2015) with Kim!!! We tore through this series last year and when we recently heard about Ms. Fanetti's new series has Bart in it...WE HAD TO RE-READ THIS ONE.

Bart is one of my favorite guys. Even though I knew what was coming I still spilled tears.

Who doesn't like a geeky motorcycle hottie?
"He loved movies, and television-especially cult shows- and video games.

There was a few things that separated Bart from the rest of the Horde.

His love of gaming, his collection of comic
Jennifer Kyle
Mar 28, 2015 rated it really liked it


The actors and actresses have arrived in Signal Bend to get a feel for the bikers they are set to portray in the upcoming movie. The lead who’ll play Lilli is Reilly Chase. Reilly has an instant attraction to the Horde’s hacker hottie, Bart. I was all caught up in Bart and Reilly’s relationship it was hot and heavy and just wonderful.

”He called her princess, but he treated her simply like a girl he liked. Nothing more or less. She loved it.”


"It's gonna be okay,
Feb 10, 2015 rated it really liked it

Seriously upsetting events have taken place. I need to know everything is okay...So this review will have to wait, I have to jump into In Dark Woods!!
Feb 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was the fourth book in the Signal Bend series. I have loved this series from Book One. Was I looking forward to this one? Yes, of course I was. I wanted more of Isaac and Lilli but we already got their story. Still, can never get enough of Isaac.

There were a few things that separated Bart from the rest of the Horde. His love of gaming, his collection of comic books, his lack of interest in football (he liked soccer and rugby), his college degree and the fact that Signal Bend was not his
Georgia ♥
4 No Longer Alone Stars

It's like the world is upside down and the stars are on the ground.


separate, apart, or isolated


Alone, doesn't necessarily implies loneliness. One can be alone in the middle of a thousand people, never finding the one that gives meaning to his or hers existence. And the biggest sacrifice? Choosing to being alone, to save what you love most; for the people you care about.

Slightly spoilerish emotional rant

Well, hell!!!


I wanted Bart to be a badass. I wanted him to kick
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time

I think this is my favorite book in the series.

Honestly, this series just keeps getting better and better. I have really liked (or loved) every single book so far.

Riley is set to play Lilli in the new Signal Bend movie. She and the other actors are in town to meet with the people they are set to portray on film. Bart picks the gang up from the airport and he and Riley share an instant attraction.

It was pretty much insta-love but it didn't bother me one bit. Yeah, I'm a hypocrite.
Jan 16, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 I liked it, just not as good as the other ones.

Frankly, I didn't have high hopes for this one. Don't get me wrong, it was a really good read, just, well, not as good as the others. I have begun to expect more from this author.
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Alone on Earth is Bart and Riley’s story. Actress meets biker? I wasn’t sure how this was all going to come together. It took me a bit to get into their story. The first half of the book was a bit slow for me but I started to sense that something was coming leading to the mid-way point. I have to say a knot was forming in my gut and I was getting a bit anxious.

There was a lot to love about Bart. He wasn’t a “Show” or “Isaac” badass type of biker, he was a bit of a geek but he held his own when
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
I love the Signal Bend series. Susan Fanetti has a way of keeping me on edge whenever I read her books. I know I can never get too complacent because she will rip the rug right out from under my feet in a heartbeat. This isn’t your mama’s cute little oh-look-I-found-me-a-sweet-bearded-biker-let’s-ride-off-into-the-sunset romance series. It’s raw, passionate, and gut wrenching, and I can’t get enough. Alone on Earth tells Bart’s story.
There were a few things that separated Bart from the rest of
Duchess Nicole
3 Stars

Grrrr. I'm so...just mad and disappointed right now. I may change my rating later to a four, because I was completely and totally abandoned to this entire book. It reached inside me and twisted my heart until I actually hurt. I sobbed too hard to read the words. Any author that can do that to me has to deserve more than three stars. If it comes to pass that this is a small part of a larger whole for what actually happens within the pages of Alone on Earth, that will definitely change my

Re-read August 2017 - When I first read Bart and Riley's story it was weeks after reading the first three books of the Signal Bend series. For what I'm sure now are a myriad of reasons, they're story didn't effect as much as those first three books. Today though, I think that's resoundingly untrue by leaps and bounds. This time around I felt consumed by them in a way I know has to be because I know end game type stuff but also because I'm reading each story back to back and recognized all the
Kim Bailey
When I picked this book up for the second time, I knew exactly what I was getting into. My fave Horde member, Bart ...My nerd in leather ... My Han Solo ... Sexy beast of a book boyfriend ... And a whole lot of heartbreak with some sweetness mixed in.
And I wondered why I had never written a review for this book (other than the fact that my crazy, slavedriver friend Amy made me read the first 6 books in 12 days!) ... Well I've figured it out ...

I absolutely fucking adore this book. And I have a
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
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Bravo! If I could rate a book based on halves, I'd rate the second half of this book 10 stars! I loved it.

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Alone on Earth is the love story of Bart and Riley. We met Riley in Show's book, Into the Storm. She's the actress that's portraying Lilli in the Signal Bend movie.

This is the exact opposite of what most romances are made of... Riley is the beautiful, wealthy, successful heroine that falls in love with the "ordinary" outlaw biker and hacker Bart. Bart is a video game and computer
Dee Montoya
**** 4.5 The Actress and The Biker Stars*****

I'm not going to lie,; when I read that the premise for this book was about how a Hollywood studio was going to be making a movie about the life of the Night Horde MC and the tragedy that happened in the Signal Bend town, like the rest of the guys in the club, I thought this idea was kind of lame. Leave to Susan Fanetti to turn this crazy concept into an amazing book that made me cry like a baby and so hot and bothered that I had to dump a bucket of
I am going to rate Bart and Riley's book a 3.5 stars..This wasn't one of my faves; but there were still scenes that held me captivated, as well as at times I was balling like a baby. There are a few things that happen that are extremely intense, and it changes the total course of the storyline and what direction I thought it was going. I was shocked at times, angry,touched,and even downright devastated. Susan Fanetti took me on another roller coaster ride of my life, and again I was left ...more
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
May 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 stars

Riley is playing the lead role in the movie based on Signal Bend. Bart has been ordered to show her around. How will things work out for them when they are both from different worlds?

I really liked this couple, maybe still not as much as Lilli and Issac but I wont be forgetting them anytime soon. I liked how the plot builds on previous books and Im excited to see the direction in the books to follow. Theres actually nothing wrong with this book to stop me giving 5 stars, I just wasnt
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**
***3.75 Stars***

First off let me say that I'm a HUGE fan of this series! From the setting, to the characters, to the writing....all of it is fantastic! This town and it's people feel like family...truly. And that right there is a testament to Susan Fanetti's writing.

However, this one let me down. I think the main reason was I just couldn't get on board with Riley. I wasn't buying her, or her whiny "everyone runs my life" attitude, or her connection with Bart.

She let me down as far as what a
S.M. West

I’m loving every minute of my stay in Signal Bend. In this fourth book, Hollywood comes to Signal Bend. The town is finally on solid ground yet their backs are up with all the attention the movie is bringing to their small patch of earth.

Again, this one was different from the other books and I have to say, I just love that! This was Bart Elstad’s story; the Night Horde’s chief intelligence officer. Bart is so different from Isaac and Show yet, with all three,
Dec 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, mc
3.5 to 4 stars. My review on rereading: A fast-paced and sweet story about a lonely young movie star who falls for a biker while making a film about the bike club. It's really just Riley and Bart's story, although there is a bit of stuff about the tough life and violence in the biker world.

Riley and Bart do fall for each other really quickly, although of course at first it's lust and loneliness that brings them together. But then their connection grows until they accept they need to be together
Mar 31, 2014 rated it did not like it

So far, this book was the worst in the series and a total mess.

The main no-no for me:

The heroine.
I'm sorry but it's hard to find a more TSTL heroine than Riley. And she is supposed to incarnate Lilli... *major rolls eye*

The plot.
The whole Scorpion business absolutely makes no sense. Worse, doing what they are doing in the book is susceptible to bring exactly what they claim they want to avoid. It was obviously the author's pretext to make Bart move to L.A. and brings some action to the story,
Crazy for Books (Stephanie)
Mar 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites

This is the fourth book in the Signal Bend series and it was fantastic. I almost loved Bart as much as I loved Show and for very different reasons. Bart Elstad. Bart was different from the other Horde. He had a collage degree, wasn't from Signal Bend (although his father was from there, therefore he'd had family from there), liked comic books and video games and was the one who suggested they rebuild the town by letting the movie be made about them. Pulling the Horde out

4.5 Stars!

Another fantastic read... Review to come!
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
3.5 stars

Not my favorite in the series, and the first half dragged a bit, but holy shit did the shit hit the fan in the 2nd half.

Anna Banana
Jun 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!!

For some stupid reason I stopped reading this series and basically all but forgotten about it until I saw it pop up on my newsfeed about 10 million times. Reading all the excited and amazing reviews about the series I decided to go back in and see what I was missing...and boy was I missing out!

The thing I love most about this series is how realistic it is. I won't ever truly know what it's like to be in a MC but to me, this book is very close to how I imagine it to be. It's not all
Jul 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
Bart Elstad (or Bartholomew, as Isaac calls him) is the Night Horde’s intelligence guy. A mix of hot biker and nerdy geek, he’s a 30 something non-native of Signal Bend who considers Isaac, Show, and his other MC brothers, his family. While we met him earlier in the series, Alone on Earth is his story as well as the heroine’s, RILEY CHASE (all caps). Riley is the Hollywood actress who is to play Lilli in the upcoming movie about Signal Bend and the Horde. She, along with her co-star and each of ...more
Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
WOW...completely unprepared for this book! With each book in this series we get deeper into the Horde.

Bart is not your ordinary MC member. The Horde is his LIFE. He not immune to the violence and the illegal activities that come...but he is a gamer, a dork with a sweet beautiful heart!

Caught up in the world of technology and social media, He is not immune to the paparazzi or the Hollywood rags. He is not afraid to admit that he is captivated by the young Hollywood starlet Riley Chase! Good thing
5 Stars

I adored this book. The series getting better and better. I admit it was a bit boring for me at start, but when 30% onwards, I was hooked. This about loyalty, acceptance, sacrifices and love. Bart and Riley story was not quite normal relationship. Two different people from different world. How they connect to each other was something you will looking forward into story, which I truly enjoyed. I was really touched by the story. It's safe to say that this my favorite of series so far. Other
Feb 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: motorcycle-club
2.75 stars
I didn't know about reading this one...

Then I skimmed it, skipped some parts, and then reread others. All of this having the effect of "finishing" the read without a DNF.

I just didn't take well to Bart and Riley. Some parts weren't so bad, but...meh.

This story served as a transition book anyway and the conflict for the excellent novella that follows it finds its origin here.

It was a decent story, regardless. I just didn't like the Hollywood biker angle.

Sep 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This past week I have been consumed with reading the Signal Bend series. I am so thankful that I stumbled upon this series while perusing Goodreads! Alone on Earth is the fourth book in the series. In the previous books, we have met Isaac, Lilli, Show, and Shannon. Now we get to dig a little deeper into the character of Bart and his other half Riley.


Bart is the Horde geek and computer guru. He spends his days digging up dirt using technology as his artillery. Bart isn’t originally from Signal
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