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Cherished by You

(Love in the City #4)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  158 Ratings  ·  46 Reviews
“Move in with me,” he said.

Being cherished is how Tessa Wilder always imagined falling in love. But for years, she’s always gone for the wrong guys. Now that she’s fallen for one of the good ones, she fears rejection.

“I can’t,” she replied.

Justin Jameson quit looking for a woman after being used so many times for his brains. A bit of an introvert and completely oblivious
Published October 7th 2015
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Mar 20, 2015 marked it as did-not-finish
If you want a hero who gives ZERO chase, this is your book! The h starts online dating and going out on dates in front of him and he still didn't man up and claim her. He probably wouldn't even have noticed her as more than a friend if they hadn't become roommates. Literally all his friends are telling him to make a move but what does he do? Nothing! Ugh so annoyed.
Lauren R.
Mar 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Omg I devoured like devoured this book this morning! made my Monday & start to the week freaking Amazing!

Steph Nuss you rocked it!

Yes Justin... Yes Justin.... you are MINE!!  

The gang is back and we finally get Justin & Tessa story!

If you haven't started this series, you need to jump on it ASAP!

1st: they are all in NYC!  <3 this!! While reading these books, Steph Nuss brings us visually into the fast paced city of New York and into the lives of this amazing group
Eunice Lan
Apr 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Tessa Wilder had more trouble than many people can imagine. She only dreams to be cherished and receive love by someone special. Justin Jameson is a professor at college. He is known for his shyness and genius mind. When Tessa is looking for a place to stay, Justin offers her one, even though he doesn't like sharing his place.

I really enjoyed reading this book. It is full of romance, friendship and sexy scenes. It is the whole package. Both of the main characters are great. Tessa is a very stron
Maree Repa
Oct 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Such an amazing book. This series just seems to get better. The further it goes. Such brilliant writing and such wonderful characters in this book. I fell in love with the romance. I love the relationship between Justin and Tess so much. They were complete opposites. I read this book in one go. I brought laughter and tears to me

Well done Steph Nuss. Yes you know how to get to our heart strings and you do it so well. I wish I can give you more stars. Such an amazing series and the most excellent
Oct 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Love this book so much! Review to go up on my blog soon!
Oct 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Find this review and more at Ramblings From This Chick

I absolutely love the Love in the City series from Steph Nuss! Each book is a great read on it's own, but the entire group of characters here are great and I love seeing them all as the series continues. Each book can be a standalone and are definitely enjoyable, but I would recommend reading them all in order if possible for the full experience. Cherished by You is the fourth book in the series and centers around Tessa and Justin. I have to
Tina Lynne
Oct 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Lately I have had a habit of starting in the middle of a series but I find that it is a testament to the authors skills that they can allude to something that has happened before but you never feel like you are confused or missing something. Cherished By You is the fourth in the Love in the City Series and a quick story of friendship and love. It is a sweet tale of two people who have been friends for years and their chance to be something more.

This story was a great blend of friendship and roma
Kimberly (Kimmy Loves to Read)
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Ever read a book and as soon as you are done, want to go back to before you read it, just so you could read it again for the first time? Well, this is how I feel about this book. I've been looking forward to Justin & Tessa's story for a while now, so I was ready. And I absolutely devoured it! This book is definitely my favorite of the series and Justin has made his way onto my book boyfriend list. I. LOVE. HIM.

It's always the q
Mar 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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The thing I love, probably most, about Steph Nuss’ writing is that I always feel like I’m coming home. Her characters in the Love in the City series are sweet, fun, and have practically become family. Everything about her writing is heartwarming and light-hearted perfection. Cherished By You is no exception, and honestly is, by far, my favorite of this author’s work to date!

“His mouth was lethal, but I’d let it kill me if it meant dying such a pleasurable death.”

I’ve followed Steph Nuss since
Mar 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Firstly I would like to thank the lovely author Steph Nuss for kindly providing me with a copy to read and review.

I absolutely love this series, if you haven't started this series, you need to jump on it ASAP!

Finally we get Tessa & Justin's story! Cherished By You is sweet, sexy, passionate, and had a beautiful romance that blossomed over a period of time.
Many of us have been waiting a LONG time for this story to come out, especially since book 1, when we first met these two.

Tessa saw in p
Connected By Books
Oct 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by Steph Nuss and I’m happy to say it won’t be my last – I enjoyed her writing style immensely – it’s contemporary, easy to follow, with lots of fun dialogue entwined with nicely written ‘angsty’ scenes and lovable characters.

Cherished by You is book 4 in her Love in the City series – and even if I read it out of order the book still made sense – I already got book 1 and I intend to start the series soon. This book follows Tessa, Elly’s receptionist and friend, and Justin,
Dec 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Tessa has never believed she has been good enough for her group of friends. She comes from a completely different background, one from the wrong side of tracks, with parents that were more interest in supporting their drug habit that taking care of their children. This upbringing has earned her the title of “scrappy one” among her friends. Tessa doesn’t wear that nickname in honor, even though her friends are impressed with everything she has gone through and what she has made of her life for he ...more
May 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Steph Nuss can do no wrong!! This series is like a breath of fresh air in a time where angst reigns supreme. I took a chance on this author with Wanted By You and haven't looked back since. I anticipate every single book in this series and can't wait to get each and every one of them in my hands. Cherished By You was no different. I couldn't wait to read Tessa and Justin's story.

If you haven't read the first three books in this series I highly recommend you do. While each book is technically a s
Oct 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
I've enjoyed the books in this series and Carter has always been my favorite male lead, that is until I got to know Justin Jameson. He's the underdog, the cinderella story of this series if you will. In all the other books I feel like his presence has always been just there. Nothing has ever really stood out about him that made me go, I want to know you more. So needless to say Cherished by You surprised me in the best way possible and Justin stole the show! He's smart, intelligent, sensitive, c ...more
Janett The Pleasure of Reading Today
This has to be my favorite book of this series to date.

This is Tessa and Justin's story. Two very unlikely people who come together to teach each other about unconditional love and to help heal wounds from a dark past.

I really like a strong heroine in a book and Tessa is that and then some. She's been through so much and yet she remains true to herself and strong, but sometimes even the strongest people need a shoulder to cry on, someone to unload their most painful memories and experiences on.
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

This author is absolutely brilliant and can pen a book like no other out there. I swear as this series continues, the books continue to get better and better, making me fall harder. Sure this can be read as a standalone but why spoil the other books in the series for yourself? Grab the whole series and start with book one because I promise once you start you won't be able to put the books down.

This book right here may just be the sweetest of the series as we get to know Tessa and Justin
Itsy Bitsy Book Bits
Oct 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Cherished by You is the 4th book in the Love in the City series, written by Steph Nuss. This book tells the story of Tessa Wilder and Justin Jameson. Tessa is a receptionist who has been raising her brother, Trey, since they lost their parents when they were teenagers. Justin Jameson is a psychology professor at NYU, and he and Tessa have been friends for a long time. What Justin doesn't realize is that Tessa has had a crush on him for a long time, but she has never let him know her true feeling ...more
Liezel Felix
Oct 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
I’ve enjoyed the “Love In The City Series” from the very beginning. What made it stand out for me was the tight-knit friendship amongst the characters. It is pretty much comparable to both “Friends” and “Sex And The City” combined. Two classics rolled up into one!

The fourth installment focuses on Tessa and Justin. Tessa has had feelings for Justin for a very long time. She chose to control those emotions, however, not wanting to spoil the great friendship that they shared. Ignoring how she felt
Oct 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 out of 5 stars Kindle Copy for Review

Tessa Wilder did not have an idyllic childhood. She learned early to take care of herself and her younger brother living with a drug addicted mother and step father. She keeps a secret which brings her nightmare at times despite therapy.

When her younger brother wants to move out and live with his friend, she finds herself looking for her own place and giving up her rent control apartment to her brother and friend. But she soon realizes that finding a place
Oct 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Cherished by You is the 4th book in the Love in the City series. It can be read as a stand alone and be very enjoyable as such but with any great series reading the books in order just makes it so much better. It makes all the characters feel real, they have a history, and the reader feels a connection. Tessa and Justin have been the book I have been crazy to have since book 1. Tessa is the shyest of the group, she feels unworthy because she never finished high school and only has her GED. Justi ...more
Jamie  Zishka
Oct 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Cherished by You is the 4th book in the Love In The City series but it can be read as a standalone. I would give this book a 4 stars and would recommend to others. Although it can be read as standalone I would recommend the other books in this series because those characters lives are followed in this book as well. I really like the quality and uniqueness of Steph Nuss's writing and will continue to follow her and the books she writes.

This book was Tessa and Justin's journey to find love and ev
Bookaholic And
Oct 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 Star Review

Cherished By You
Love in the City Series #4
Steph Nuss

Being one of the two single from the group Tessa had to do something about it since the guy she is fantasizing about has no clue she even exist, and the sad thing he is the other single person in the group Justin Jamisson.

Justin doesn't have too many experience with the ladies so when his friend needed a place he didn't hesitated but when the light was shun in a different angle he started seeing Tessa in a different way but will
Jennifer Dicenzo
Feb 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!! I cannot express to anyone how much I love this series by Steph Nuss!! I love all the friends, their interactions, their stories, and their love for each other. You always feel like you are part of their group when you read these, not like you are on the outside looking in. This release involves Tessa and Justin. Many of us have been waiting for this story since book 1 when we first met these two. Tessa has loved Justin for a long time, but Justin, having missed much of his c ...more
She Hearts Books
Oct 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
I so love this series. I couldn't wait to read Tessa's story. She has gone through such a nightmare to save her brother and herself, but it has made her feel like she isn't good enough for the man she has loved for awhile. Justin has his own issues after being neglected by his parents and being a super smart geeky man who was wise beyond his years. Except for when it came to Tessa. He didn't see her coming and didn't recognize those clues. Then they became roommates and everything changes. I lov ...more
Crystal Singer
Apr 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Steph Nuss has totally done it again. She has made me completely fall in love with another man! Cherished By You is book 4 in the Love In The City series. I didn’t think it was possible to keep falling for new book boyfriends, but I have! Justin is just so…….wonderful! He makes me swoon big time and surprised me in a big way! This quiet introvert has a dirty mouth! Loved that about him! And Tessa? Well she is as kick ass as they come. She is an incredibly strong woman who believes in happily eve ...more
Jamie Rhodes
Oct 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This series is about a group of friends. While in each book we get caught up with old couples, you can still read it as a stand alone. This is the story of Justin and Tessa. Justin is a psychology professor who is a bit awkward with the ladies. Tessa is a receptionist who has had a tough life raising her younger brother. In the other books you know there are sparks flying between the two of them, but nothing comes of it. Poor Justin is clueless as to how to snag Tessa. Tessa is doing all she can ...more
Oct 11, 2015 rated it did not like it
I don't understand why people are giving this book 5 stars when it's just rubbish compared to other 3 previous books. I have read all her previous books and I liked all very much. This one is just ridiculous. The hero is so weak and pathetic it's not funny. He needed others to tell him what to do, just wow what a looser. I liked the heroine and that's why I gave 1 star just because of her.
I'm not sure if I'll read any more of her books. I was soooo disappointed!
I usually don't like giving bad r
Apr 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love, love loved Justin an Tess' story!!
Seeing a different side of Justin, not just the attractive quiet friend was great.
Tess, I love her too. Her insecurity, thinking she's not good enough because of where she came from. Her hiding her feelings for years, being in love with the one man you think you can never have.
Cherished by You was another excellent addition to the Love in the City series, this is one I'll read again and again just to experience Justin and Tess' evolution.
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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5 Crazy Ass Must Read Stars!!!!!

Steph Nuss, I absolutely adore you! You have outdone yourself with Justin and Tessa's story! I loved it! It had all the feels and had me laughing out loud and getting weepy at times. Justin and Tessa are my favorite characters in the Love in the City series.
Hopelessly Hooked on Books
Oct 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love every single book in this series and I think Justin and Tess's story has become my favorite.
I couldn't put them down!! And their story was too short and needs more!!!
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Steph Nuss was born and raised in rural Kansas, where she currently resides with her black Labrador son named Gunner. She grew up with a passion for reading and writing. When she’s not immersed into the land of fiction, she enjoys listening to music that came before her time, watching movies and reruns of her favorite shows, and hanging out with her family and friends. She also has a bachelor’s de ...more

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