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Pulled Within

(Bar Harbor #2)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  237 ratings  ·  57 reviews
For five long years, Rae Ryan has lived in a storm. Little by little, everything has been taken away from her—her job, her relationship, her best friend and her home. Plagued by nightmares and a terrible family secret, she carries her scars as much on the inside as she does on the outside.

But storms can’t last forever…can they?

Hart Booker, another disappointment from her
Kindle Edition, 230 pages
Published September 12th 2014 by Booktrope Editions
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Jun 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing

**Pulled Within generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**

5 Beautifully Scarred Stars

Certain authors I expect certain elements present in their stories. While I’ve not a clue what to expect in terms of plot awareness of what to expect in terms of writing and feeling I retain certain ideas about what I’ll read. One such author is Marni Mann. I can’t ever guess her plot lines but I always feel deeply when I read her stories. I’ve once said a Mann story is an unstoppable
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Apr 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Pulled Within (Bar Harbor #2) by Marni Mann
5 stars!!

“Everyone has a chance to heal. Some people choose to stay in the past and let their scars define them. Others choose to let it be nothing more than a mark on their body. That’s what I’ve done. It doesn’t define me. It sure as f**k doesn’t determine where I’m going.”

It seems years ago when I stumbled across my first Marni Mann book. I read it, devoured it and have been a huge fan ever since. Marni is one of these authors that are still
Jamie White
Sep 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
NOTE:I was given a free copy of this book with no expectation of a favorable review.
WARNING: This book is not for readers under 18.

Let me just start by saying this: I love Marni Mann's work. She has a lyrical and emotional writing style that really speaks to me as a music fan. This book was no exception. The second in her Bar Harbor series, it focuses on a young girl who is dealing with a painful secret from her past.

Along the way, she comes face to face with another painful reminder of the
Gillian (Tattooed Book Review)
Sep 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, new-adult
This review and more at

” ‘When you’re in my house, I only want you wearing my clothes.’

‘Even your boxers?’

‘If I tell you to, yes. Nothing of yours… Not even panties.’ He bent his head, running his nose across my shoulder and to the opening of the shirt. ‘I want my scent on you- always.’ “

Once again, Marni Mann has stunned me. Each time I read one of her books time stops and the world around me disappears and for those few hours I’m there with her characters, living
Lustful Literature
Oct 17, 2014 rated it really liked it

Pulled Within is a story about heartache but also about a second chance at love and a chance at healing. We first meet Rae in Pulled Beneath and she now finds herself with no boyfriend, no job and her best friend is on the missing list almost 2 months, they are about to be evicted from his apartment if she doesn’t come up with the money and she is counting down the days to a date every year she never looks forward to, a day that reminds her of a tragic loss that has
* A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review *

Amazon Link---->>Pulled Within (The Bar Harbor Series Book 2)

~~ 4 Healing Stars ~~

Pulled Within is the second book in Marni Mann's series, but can be read as a standalone. This book was truly it's own story. I was shocked at how little some of the other characters from the first book weren't in this book.

I enjoyed this book and the author's writing style. She knows how to create an engaging storyline that
Angie Elle
Oct 05, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: maine-setting
This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

2.5 stars

Pulled Within is the story of a scarred young woman, Rae Ryan, who was trying desperately to get her life on track.

Rae was my favorite character in this story. Like all of us, she has things in her past that have scarred her. Unfortunately, she hasn’t been able to move on. I really liked that this story starts with Rae at rock bottom. We get to see her start to put the pieces of her life together, and we witness a
Allie Burke
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, brt
I loved Pulled Beneath, but Seductive Shadows is my favorite Marni-book, which is shelved as erotica, so I went through some withdrawals jumping from that to New Adult (not that I'm complaining; Mann does New Adult correctly).

I found the author again who has achieved favoritism amongst my already favorite authors in this book. It was beautiful. Mann writes books that guarantee darkness, that guarantee survival, gorgeous storytelling, and great sex, and Pulled Within delivers. It is brilliant
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
*I received an arc of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review*

I read Pulled Beneath and this book is a wonderful sequel. I personally think to read them together is perfect. However, it can be read as a stand alone and still be great.

Rae Ryan is a girl that has struggled. As I read this book I felt like I was suffering with Rae. She's been heartbroken and left behind. Then, Rae's ex boyfriend, Hart Booker, shows up back in her life. One day, years ago, he just up and left her.
Charlotte Lynn
Aug 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read the first book in the Bar Harbor series and was extremely anxious for the second one to come out. But, with almost any series, you never know if the following books with hold true to the first books. Pulled Within not only lives up to Pulled Beneath, it surpasses it. I could not put it down. Rae tugged at my heart and won me over. I had to know what was causing her night mares and what had happen to her brother. Her happy ending was a must happen for me to be happy.

Pulled Within is raw
Aug 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-2014
Pulled Within is solid proof that Marni Mann is only getting better!

Full review on Agents of Romance -

Well...I cannot believe I didn't love this book.

I love the author. (I don't know the author, I just mean as a reader of her books.) I stumbled across her Memoirs Aren't Fairytales: A Story of Addiction once upon an Amazon freebie and it was one of those books that kept me from sleeping and made me a reader for life. Regrettably I did not review that book (not here anyway...I might have gushed about it on Amazon) and in order to do so now, I would have to reread it, which I haven't had time to
Source: ARC from author
My Rating: 5/5 stars
My Review:

Every once in a while, every single one of us likes to sit down and have ourselves a little pity party. You know the kind I’m talking about: all hang dog sad with a pint of ice cream, your favorite pjs and, a good ugly cry book or movie. Yeah, you’ve been there. Next time you go there, pick up Marni Mann’s Pulled Within and you’ll get a serious dose of “my life so doesn’t suck that hard!”

Rae originally shows up in Pulled Beneath, the first
May 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

I really loved the first book in Marni Mann's Bar Harbor series, and was excited to get the next book from her. I will admit that when I found out it was about Rae though that I was a bit worried about how I would like it. She wasn't my favorite character in Pulled Beneath, and I was prepared to have to really work to like her in this one. But that didn't end up being the case at all. She really won me over, and it was good to see a different
Flirty Reader
Apr 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
I absolutely love reading an author that improves with each book. Not only does it show growth as a writer, but it shows a great progression of the story. You see this mostly in authors who write series books. Marni Mann is on book two of her Bar Harbor series with Pulled Within. I read her other series, The Shadows, and can tell that she has even come so much farther in her craft. The writing is more concise, the plot and characters are solid, and the story itself if much tighter. That all ...more
Oct 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
In Pulled Within, the second book in the Bar Harbor Series, author Marni Mann transports the reader back to Bar Harbor, Maine for another intricate, emotional, and complex tale filled with loss, lies, secrets and betrayals ... a tale of struggle and heartache ... and a journey of healing, and redemption. Written in the first person narrative, the reader follows Rae Ryan on her emotional journey as she learns to overcome her traumatic past, move forward, and embrace happiness in her life.

Falling In Fall Book Blog
Sep 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog-read-shelf
I rated Pulled Within (Bar Harbor #2) by Marni Mann FIVE FABULOUS leaves!!

"Everyone has a chance to heal. Some people choose to stay in their past and let their scars define them. Others choose to let it be nothing more than a mark on their body."

Pulled Within left me speechless. After I finished this book, I was gutted. The story is beautiful, devastating, and emotional. It's one of those books that will stick with you forever. Marni Mann showed us the struggle of Rae and the struggle to
Mar 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Lisa by: The Reading Room Blog
I received a copy of this story for an honest review for The Reading Room Blog.

Author Marni Mann knows angst and heart break, but best of all she knows how to temper it with the right amount of hope. That skill of balancing dark and light is transparent in her new release Pulled Within.

Rae Ryan is out of options. No guy, no job, no best friend and no home. Desperation causes her to take an out of town job that brings her face to face with the one person who may care enough to save her, the one
Red Cheeks Reads
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I Have to say that I really enjoyed this 2nd book of the Bar Harbor Series, the first book being Pulled Beneath. I really…really loved the first book and was excited to start this second one. This book did not was soooo good!!! Although you really will want to read the first book because…like I said it was really good. I feel that this second book can be read without the first.. this book is a very heart felt story about Rae Ryan and the demons she is fighting currently and from ...more
B at Spare Time Book Blog
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book deals with some serious issues. Rae's life is not what she dreamed it would be. She has dabbled with some drugs, has lost her job, and since Brady went to rehab she is about to be homeless. Her childhood was not a happy one. She went through some terrible things. Things that change you as a person forever. She is not the same anymore. After finding a new job in the town a drive away she runs into an old flame. Hart is back. For Rae this isn't all good. He broke her heart broke her. He ...more
Emma Nellie
Oct 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
*I received this free copy in exchange for an honest review*

Pulled Within (The Bar Harbor Series #2) by Marni Mann

Four Stars

From the beginning, I knew this would hook me. I didn't have the will to put it down and when I did, I kept thinking about it!

Rae is a complicated character. From the start we know something isn't right. This person has seen things and its messed her up. She's trying to fix everyone but herself. She's secretive, but the town knows what happened. The outside version of
Oct 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is yet another gripping and emotional book by one of my faves Marni Mann!!

Marni Mann has done it again. She's written an emotional, note worthy book that is simply mesmerizing from the first pages. She is one of those authors that hooks you right from the get go and makes you stay up late, regardless of early morning commitments, in order to read, devour and finish her brilliant work.

Pulled Within is the second book in "The Bar Harbor" series. This time we learn about Rae who is hiding
Shari Ryan
Jul 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you want to have a physical reaction to a book, Marni Mann's, Pulled Within, will do just as the title describes. I was hooked at the very first page and was sad to reach the end, not wanting the story to be over. I love how I didn't have to read Pulled Beneath (Book 1: The Bar Harbor Series) in order to get into this book. But since I did read it, it was like an awesome bonus.

Marni is such an incredibly detailed writer who makes you feel every ounce of emotion pouring through her MC. Along
Andrea Murray
Sep 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
Can you like a sequel more than the original? Does that EVER happen? I’ll admit; it’s extremely rare, kind of like seeing a unicorn frolicking with Bigfoot under a rainbow. Well, break out your camera because this one does just that!
Rae’s story is tragic and touching. She is broken so many ways, and while I felt a little lost in the beginning because it had been so long since I read the first novel, as the story goes on, I realized
Darra Hulsart
Sep 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Marni Mann's writing has evolved this series to make each book exceed the previous. Both books in these series can be stand alone and have such strong characters, you develop a need to know more about each one. I believe this is Marni Mann's best book I have read so far.

I loved the first book, Pulled Beneath. Drew and Saint were a winning combination and could not help but fall in love with both of them. When I learned that this story was about Rae, I was reluctant. She was not favored character
Danielle Schaaf
Jul 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Pulled Within, Bar Harbor #2
By Marni Mann

Tomes Rating: 5 Stars
Tissues Rating: 5 Boxes

I am still suffering from a book hangover following Pulled Within. This story is about Rae. At first I was not a fan of Rae, especially after some of her actions from Pulled Beneath. But, quickly I started to feel each and every emotion that Rae felt. She is left in a difficult position when her best friend (and sometimes roommate) Brady is missing. He calls her to be rescued, but her problems are just as large
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Okay I just finished Pulled Beneath and thought no way can it get better. I was wrong. In the first one Rae was a bitch and in some cases she is yet she has a reason. My heart broke for her and what she has endured all these years since the tragedy that happened. Here is a young woman who sadly was dealt with a bad thing in her life and now she is just trying to survive. Hart seemed genuine and the love he has for her is stronger than it used to be. The pain that Rae goes through each year is ...more
Ina Zajac
Jun 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love Marni Mann's previous books, but this one really got to me. This story pushes all of the right emotional buttons for me, and in the right order. It pushes buttons I didn't even know I had. I won't rehash the plot as I know there are already several other reviews up. But, I have to say that Rae is the most compelling protagonist I've come across in a long time. She and Hart compliment each other so well. I highly recommend Pulled Within. Also, and this may seem an odd thing to notice, ...more
Rumpled Sheets Blog
Sep 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review
Another amazing story by Marni Mann. Pulled Within is filled with so many roller coaster emotions that can hit you pretty hard. It was heart pounding and addictive since the beginning and you are just sucked in.

The way this story was written is emotional‚ raw and real. This story makes you feel. The character developed is out of this world. Its flipping awesome.

I absolutely love Marnis writing style and how much it evolves with each next book she publishes. I cant wait to read more from her.

Twin Opinions
Oct 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Such a beautifully emotional read. I loved Rae. She is so broken but yet so strong. It was amazing. She is one of the most beautiful characters I have read. I really enjoyed this book. Such growth and strength in the characters. Rae has so many scars and so much damage. I really felt for her. Hart is her perfect counter and is so amazing. I fell for him so hard. I love a man who can admit his wrong doings and grow from it. He is perfect in his flaws and love. This book has its hard times, its ...more
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USA Today Bestselling author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Marni was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotions. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida, with ...more

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