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Where There's Smoke

(Jameson Sisters #1)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  529 ratings  ·  98 reviews
There is something to be said for letting go. Ryland Roberts knows that better than anyone. He'd let go of his ambitions, of his family and—most of all—of her. He'd perfected the art of putting his past behind him and accepted the fact that the town he wanted to leave in his rearview was the place where he was going to live out his days. But sometimes the past doesn't just ...more
Published May 20th 2014 (first published May 17th 2014)
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Elizabeth Lee
Feb 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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MY RATING: ☆☆☆☆ "WHERE THERE'S SMOKE" by Elizabeth Lee

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☆ Complimentary copy provided by the author "Elizabeth Lee" in exchange for an honest review ☆

This wasn't something I would normally jump on and read, I adore the cover, that's what drew me in first off, I found this a wee bit over the place in the very beginning (this is only my honest opinion) and I couldn't connect with the characters, it wasn't until about half way where I got into the story and started to sit back and enj
Apr 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I found myself a new go to author. All though I have a few of Elizabeth Lee's book on my TBR as well as my kindle, I have not read any of them yet. But I have read her co written book with Caisey Quinn and I loved it. That's why I purchased her other books.

But, damn EL can write. Page after page the words just flowed so freely. It was amazing for a story with so much angst to be so easy to read.

This book is angst at its finest. HOLY SHIT. This book. I had to step away numerous times because my
May 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
My Ryland and Piper

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Piper is a lost girl who thinks she doesn't deserve anything in life. That's why she left Truitville in the dust 6 years ago and hasn't looked back. Until a family emergency pulls her back. Know she must face the mother, the little sister and the incredibly gorgeous boy she left behind.

Ryland wants to hate Piper for the misery she has put him through. But that beautiful, sassy blonde makes it impossible. She came storming back into his life and he'll be damned if she's gonna
May 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-adult, reviewed
When I first heard this was a romantic suspense New Adult novel, I was like heck yeah! I love when authors branch out with New Adult. Elizabeth has done a great job of creating a story that will suck you in and keep you on the edge of your seat for our characters, but she also has done a stellar job of balancing out the romance and bringing the swoon!

Pacing: I felt this was really well-paced. While it was somewhat predictable (for me anyways), there were a few twists I didn't see coming that rea
Amy Logg
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A Fast Paced, Adrenaline Packed Romance

The story:
Wow, this book was so so much more than the blurb suggests. Piper is back in her old hometown to say goodbye to her sick mother and support her sister. But her return sets off a chain reaction of event nobody could have seen coming. 6 years earlier, after being falsly accused of setting fire to the airport hanger, Piper leaves town, not knowing Ryland was handing himself over to the police to protect her. 6 years later and her ex Rylan
Magen Corrie
4.5 stars

My Review:

What an exciting, fun, and thrilling read! I knew I would enjoy this one when I picked it up, I just didn’t realize how much so. I love second chance romances, and this one had that and an intense, thrilling, and suspenseful story-line to go along with it.

Elizabeth Lee definitely created a new type of romance, one that kept me gripping the pages. Though there were a few twists that I did figure out, the conflict and plot building left me just hooked! This book had so many el
Katie (GTBC)
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ryland had his life all planned out. He was a smart and dedicated student with intentions of going off to college, getting his degree and leaving his small hometown behind to live his dream. Then a little storm named Piper blew into town. She was fire to his ice and he was completely under her spell. What started as innocent tutoring turned into a brief yet epic romance that ended in a tragic accident that sent both their lives spiraling. Piper was forced to run, leaving her baby sister and mom ...more
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-authors, arc
***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review***

Well Damn. I could not put this book down.. I finished it in one day, I was so hooked!

If you have read anything else by Elizabeth Lee then you should be warned this is different than what she normally writes. This takes on a little darker subject matter and it isn't light and fluffy! I LOVED it! I am really digging this side of Elizabeth Lee!

Piper and Ryland had a good thing going six years ago. They were young and in love. Experiencing life t

Another book by Elizabeth Lee I thoroughly enjoyed! Every time I read a new book by her, I honestly can say I have loved each one so far. Where There’s Smoke is a thrill ride packed with emotion, suspense and a moving plot. Not only did I like the main characters and connected with them, but I really liked the side characters and that story line as well. I cannot wait to see where that story goes!

Where There’s Smoke is a reunion romance, which is a favorite theme of mine, but it has to be done
Leah Isakson
Mar 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Thank you EL for giving me the opportunity to have an advanced copy and for starting a support group for all the heartfelt, loving, crazy, suspense you wrote! I wouldn't have made it without all the support, pictures and F bombs. :)
I will not write a spoiler so this review may be a little crazy because there is so many amazing things to be said about what happened and so many jaw dropping, holy shit moments. This book has so much love between two people that it makes you long for something so st
Anne OK
Mar 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014-reads
I didn't quite make a love connection with this NA story -- however, it was an okay read for me. I liked the premise of the story with the addition of suspense and thought the characters were likable as they fought to overcome the heartbreak and grab hold of a second chance at love.

There are editing problems throughout. This author tends to drop words from sentences that should easily be picked up and corrected with a good proofread. I've noticed this same tendency in her other books as well. I
Jun 08, 2014 rated it did not like it
Una sola estrella y fue gracias a esto → “channeling her inner Spiderman”


Parte I (leído hasta la página 138):

El libro puede engañar, literalmente. El que espera un romance de esos “niña mala que regresa a su pueblo natal, se redime con su amor de toda la vida, y luego de un llantico (o algo emocional) tienen su HEA”…


La chica era mala, regresa, y a pesar de “haber cambiado”, sigue culpándose por lo que le pasó a su novio de adolesc
Stephanie- The Boyfriend Bookmark
We all have that list of go-to authors. The ones that you know you will read and devour and probably love anything they have written and you will be the first one to have it in your hands… you know the kind of author… Elizabeth Lee has quickly become one of those authors for me. With this smart, chaotic, sexy, angsty and suspensful romance, she very well may have sealed the deal.

Piper is coming home to a life she left many years ago. She needs to say goodbye to her mom and make sure she knows th

She’s the TROUBLE

He’s nothing but THE GOOD.

Until they met and the sparks flew instantly.


. . .But people didn’t say they’re THE LUCKY ONES.
They think they were wrong together. A huge mistake. . .

So She left without a word, without much of a choice. Wanting him to lead a GOOD LIFE everyone expects from him.

He stayed. Took all the blame and didn’t get the GOOD LIFE.

She came back. But not for HIM. And not for GOOD.

He found a new co
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Ryland and Piper just made my day. :)

This review can also be seen on our blog Musings of the Book-a-holic Fairies, inc.


The story is refreshing to me because I haven't read a NA book with the same kind of action-crime feel. This is good because I didn't really know what to expect. To be honest, I just read this because Caisey Quinn, a fave author of mine posted this on Facebook and I decided to give it a shot. Thank God for that. I would've missed out on a very good story.

❤ Tila Grey Maddox ❤
When Elizabeth Lee asked me if I want an ARC for her upcoming book Where There's Smoke, I was like "hell yes I do!" lol. So Thank You Elizabeth Lee :)

Firstly I love Elizabeth Lee's writing skills & how she comes up with characters that you can't help but fall in love with. So of course I couldn't pass up the opportunity in receiving an advanced copy of her new book, which is different from her other books, this book is a romantic suspense book.

Okay let's jump straight to it shall we ;)

Paula  Phillips
May 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
What happens when you put a good boy from the right side of the tracks with a bad girl who keeps getting in trouble ? They fall head over heels in love. Ryland Roberts had everything going for him including a full-ride scholarship to Stanford until the night everything turned to rubbish and instead of being the best day of his life, turned out to be the worst. Piper Jameson was the step-daughter of the Sheriff and a pain in his side , so when she gets into trouble - he sends her off to boarding ...more
Apr 20, 2014 rated it really liked it

Tengo que reconocer que lo primero que me llamo la atencion de este libro al descubrirlo en Goodreads fue la hermosa portada que tiene y luego cuando lei la sinopsis termine de enamorarme de la historia.
Me gusta mucho cuando los protagonistas se reencuentran despues de unos años y vuelven a saltar chispas.
La verdad cuando lei la sinopsis no me esperaba que la historia se desarrollara de la forma que lo hizo pero por esa razon me gusto aun mas, porque me sorprendio gratamente. Para mi la trama no
Caisey Quinn
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta-read
I was fortunate enough to receive an early copy of Where There's Smoke! I devoured it in one sitting! This book was romantic suspense at its best! Piper and Ry have a complicated history. After an accident (that wasn't their fault) sends Piper away, Ryland is left to deal with the fall out. Six years leaves him bitter and jaded, but when Piper's mom dies leaving her little sister in the clutches of a monster, he's the one she turns to, and the one who can't turn her away. Ryland quickly became m ...more
Annie Brewer
Well done, Elizabeth Lee. You amaze me with every book. This was a bit different than the others, but oh so good. Such a great story filled with angst, suspense, heartbreak and lots of STEAM!!! Not to mention, Ryland Roberts is one fine sexy man with a heart of gold. Loved him and was so thankful for his pov!!

*review to come*
Đurđica Sarjanović
Apr 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
You know what? This book is awesome! The only part I didn't like is the one that reminded me of Gossip Girl. But if I reveal anything other than that, I'll spoil everything. Characters in this book are strong and tense, but the book got me from the first page. And it's the first one I've read on iPhone without whining about it. Give it a try, you won't regret it ;)
Chelsea Ballinger
May 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It was awesome! I had love, it had excitement, it had suprises (The ending) Im so glad we have a book two! I think Elizabeth Lee is one my favorite authors now. I just really loved the love story between Ryland and Piper and Hadley was awesome especially when she pointed out their undying love. Loved this book so much! Cant wait to read book 2
Lucia Franco
Mar 07, 2014 rated it really liked it

4.5 stars! A reunion romance... my favorite!

Love, Love, Love Elizabeth Lee's writing! I've read every book she's published, and each book I've loved in a different way. Elizabeth has a way of making me fall in love with her characters and story, leaving an imprint on my heart each time. I cannot wait to see where the story goes from here! That's going to be a juicy for sure!
Twin Sisters Rockin' Book Reviews
Where There's Smoke by Elizabeth Lee

Overall Rating: 4 Rockin’ ★★★★

Piper is a bad girl that strikes out at everything around her. Her mother’s new husband is a controlling, verbally abusive man that expects perfection from those around him. From the first time she meets Ryland, Piper knows he is the one for her but she is afraid that she will destroy him and his future.

That was the thing about Ryland-I saw a side of him that no one else saw. I could probably say the same for him about me. Until him, I’d never felt like I was go
Alexa Nichole Demers
May 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. The story had a lot of things going on with it. There were a lot of different elements to this story. It keeps you guessing about what Lee is going to bring in to the story next. The best part was that it didn’t feel overwhelming. All of it seemed to work together and make the story better.

Young Love/ Young Heartbreak

Piper and Ryland met in High School. They fell in love despite what everyone thought of them. Piper was the trouble maker/ hellion. Ryland was the nerd tha
May 12, 2014 rated it really liked it

I always look forward to Elizabeth Lee’s work, because she knows just how to give the one-two punch with characters that are completely captivating and a storyline that is smoking hot sexy. With this first installment of the Jameson Sisters series, she wows us with characters that jab at the heart and a story that draws you in for the good, the bad, and all those parts in between that make you glad you grabbed this one to curl up to!

Ryland and Piper had a connection that went beyond their young
Feb 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

I have become a huge fan of Elizabeth Lee's and I absolutely loved her Give Me Something series! So when I saw that she had a new book coming out, I didn't even need to read the blurb to know that I wanted to read this story. Where There's Smoke was so good, and I loved that it was completely different from not only what I have read by her but also by anyone else. Everything that I have come to love about Elizabeth's books was still there thou
May 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
*I received a copy of this from the author in exchange for an honest review.
*Full review can be found at Part of that World.

I've never read any of Elizabeth Lee's books, so I wasn't sure what to expect from this one. But I looove that cover, and I also looove stories about second chances and people finding the strength to heal and let go. People who find the strength to forgive. Where There's Smoke is a solid story, albeit a sometimes unbelievable one with characters who grated on my nerves a li
Bella Marley
Mar 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
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