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Kill Devil Hills (Kill Devil Hills #1)

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He’s twenty-four. She’s eighteen.

His life is exactly the way he’s always wanted it to be...stable.
She’s quite possibly the very definition of unstable.

Noah saved her.
Georgina never wanted to be saved.

Growing up, Noah Clark was passed from one relative to the next until he finally ended up living with his abusive, alcoholic uncle in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Thanks
Kindle Edition, 205 pages
Published August 5th 2014 (first published August 2nd 2014)
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Sarah Darlington
Feb 06, 2015 Sarah Darlington rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Read chapter 1 here:
Katy Loves Romance ❤️
4.5**** sexy Stars

Hope your all ready to meet Dazzling, sexy, sweet and Hot Noah and he's going to become your next new book boyfriend no joke he was all in yummy. Then there's feisty but vulnerable Georgia this was a beautiful story that is a real enjoyable summer read.

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So What's it about
It starts off at a pretty upsetting beginning, basically Georgia and the rest of her family have lost Ben (her brother), Georgia who was closest to him is struggling to live without him, so she decides to end
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
Oct 06, 2015 SamJ ★Needs a HEA★ marked it as on-kindle-waiting-to-be-read
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Aug 23, 2014 Michelle rated it really liked it
ARC provided by author in exchange of honest review

4-4.5 Sweet Noah Stars

In our darkest moments, we can lose sight of the light, hope and love that surrounds us. For some, a great loss, heartbreak and grief can tear and rip our life apart. At that moment, we can either give up, let go, or just carry on the burden. But what if, you are not strong enough to live? Who will save you?


In Kill Devil Hills by Sarah Darlington, loss, heartbreak, grief, death, hope, love, and a second chance at l
Apr 07, 2015 Alex rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I received this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review.

And... this was amazing! It was nice to read a not so heavy book after just finishing Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover, which was really sad.

It was a real nice change to read another book by Sarah and I am so glad that a few months ago she had reached out to me to review her debut because I loved it and loved this and if she hadn't reached out to me, I wouldn't have gotten the chance to read this!

The romance was great! I really en
Superfly Gibson
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★¸. • * ° * ༺*Blanka*༺*°°*•.¸. ♥★

It's a very cute, very easy to read book however it lacked angst.. Nothing happened that had me holding my breath, everything went easy breezy and I was hoping for some bumps!
The beginning is sad, her brother died, she attempted suicide, but that is it. Nothing else happens.
So if you're into a book that 99.2% happy, go for it!
I simply loved this book!
Noah and Ellie were best friends forever. He had rough childhood and her family sort of adopted him. Ellie is a lesbian so there was never anything sexual about her and Noah.
Georgie is Ellie's younger sister who can't handle one event that happened in her life. She tries to kill herself but thankfully Noah is there on time.
From that moment on, two people who never paid much attention to each other, the connection was formed between them.She comes back home, and the roma

About This Book:

This book deals with a very serious issue--suicide--but it's not a dark or depressing read. It's about what comes after that life altering decision. It's about realizing your actions don't affect just you, but everyone around you--your mother, your father, your sister--they're all right there with you. It's about moving forward and realizing that life may just be worth living.

I don't really know what I should say about the plot.
Tanya (Girl Plus Books)

I am so glad I read Kill Devil Hills. I was in the mood for a quick new adult/contemporary romance and this was a perfect pick.

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Georgie has just returned home from a four month stay at a recovery facility after a suicide attempt. And she's still not sure if she regrets her actions.

Maybe holding everything in is part of the reason you feel so much pain.

Noah cannot forget the night he found Georgie near death on the bathroom floor. The experience took her from his best friend's younger


Sarah Darlington was kind enough to send me a copy of Kill Devil Hills after I requested an ARC of her upcoming book Changing Tides. Thank you again so much for that, Sarah. That was very nice of you!

I'm lost for words on how amazing this story was and how beautifully it was written. At the very beginning I was a little hesitant on what to think about the happenings and I was even a little afraid that it would turn out into some whiney "I'm so depressive'
Sep 04, 2015 Cyndi rated it really liked it
Shelves: safe
This was a sweet book despite the sad start with Georgie. Noah was so great with Georgie- he was truly crazy about her! She was also crazy for him and their relationship was fun to read about. Even though it started with a tragic event this book was low angst and safety gang safe!
Sep 14, 2015 Kay rated it liked it

“It will be because I can’t go another minute without knowing what those sweet, plump lips of yours taste like.”

Me and my misconceptions, actually. I had a hard time thinking what to say. Well, I know what I want to say but I haven’t had the opportunity to organize my thoughts well. To be honest, after finishing reading this book, I actually jumped with the next one, skimming because I wanted to glimpse more of Noah and Georgie because I fell in love with them, at the end. But before I go o
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MY RATING: Stars - Kill Devil Hills by Sarah Darlington

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Get ready to meet your new book boyfriend, Noah in this book is every girls fictional dream come true..He will melt your heart and take it hostage..A beautiful tale that will leave you wanting more..


Right at beginning of the book you are smack bang in the middle of a disturbing scene

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Georgina had hit a low point in h
Blondies Little Book Life
Jul 19, 2014 Blondies Little Book Life rated it it was amazing
*This review may contain Spoilers*

"Keep breathing. Count your breaths if you have to. One day breathing won't be as difficult. One day you won't have to count. I promise, there is good stuff waiting for you. It will find you."

This book is a Must Read! I am so happy i was given the chance to read Georgie and Noah's Story. From the very beginning i was hooked. This book touches on a very sensitive subject, which you do not see a lot of in books. The beginning for me was very well written, I litera
Keep Calm Novel On
Feb 24, 2015 Keep Calm Novel On rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of the ePub from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Kill Devil Hills by Sarah Darlington is a wonderful read. The author brilliantly weaves suicide, bereavement, abuse and parental abandonment into this well written character driven contemporary novel.

The story is told by the main characters: Georgie and Noah. Little did they know that their connection could not be suppressed or ignored as it undeniable from their life saving encounter. The author shows and tells the r
Cassia Brightmore
Aug 10, 2014 Cassia Brightmore rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
I read a variety of genres of books. I’m obsessed with dark romance, I love erotica, I love humorous books. At the root of it all, I am a romance reading fiend - but what I really look for in a book is an emotional connection. A pull between myself and the characters, some sort of commonalities. And I found it, in this book by Sarah Darlington. Was it unexpected? Hell yes. This book touches on real issues and problems - and very serious ones at that. The way the author portrays the struggles, da ...more
Oct 10, 2014 Candiefloss rated it really liked it
Kill Devil Hills.

*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review*

This story had me from the start. It is definitely a very delicate subject, but one written very well. I don't want to reveal too much so I'll try and stay as vague as possible.

It's about a young man, who saves a young woman - and so starts a beautiful, touching love story. Noah is 24, has a painful past of his own and seems scared to love, but yet he can't seem to help himself when it comes to Geor
Is it so wrong to desire a book boyfriend savior like Noah in my life?!
Kill Devil Hills by author Sarah Darlington is a fresh new adult mash up novel I devoured! With a catchy title, and plot set, in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, I was immediately hooked with intense moments. Be advised, as the blurb included, Kill Devil Hills hits the gut hard with real life relevance. Touching on the finer aspects of actions, in example, but not limited to, abuse, alcoholism, death of a family member, sui
Nov 30, 2015 Melissa rated it really liked it
Shelves: safe-read
A hero that was beyond perfect. Loved how he was with the heroine... helping put her back together again.
Jun 29, 2014 ✿ marked it as to-read
Ooh! I want!


Tracey Nelson
I generously received this book from the author.

The first three words that come to mind to me after reading this book are: beautiful, passionate and endearing. I loved it from the first page to the last and couldn't put it down. Yes, I did read this in one sitting. It was strongly written and character driven, making it an easy read for me.

The first chapter thoroughly broke my heart, reading a topic like this always does, however the author was able to do it in a way that wasn't dramatized or ad
Diamond Drake
Jul 29, 2014 Diamond Drake rated it liked it
Kill Devil Hills was an enjoyable read. It definitely dealt with some serious issues which I related to in a lot of ways. In that regard, it roped me in emotionally. There were times, however, when I didn't feel as engaged but I realize that had more to do with the age of the characters and the types of things that are important to them at that time of their lives. It's been a LONG time since I was a teen so in some instances I felt completely out of touch and unable to truly relate to what the ...more
Aug 05, 2014 Christa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
***Received an ARC copy by the author, Sarah Darlington, as part of the Sarah Darling Street Team in exchange for an honest review***

4.5 Second Chance Stars

I was on the edge of my seat from the beginning. The first chapter of Kill Devil Hills is one of the most intense I’ve ever read.

“”Noah, I’m cold,” she whispered, before her lids fluttered closed once more. “You will not die on me,” I told her with absolute certainty. “I won’t let you.” I leaned over to press my chest against her body, hopin
Dirty Dayna
Aug 04, 2014 Dirty Dayna rated it it was amazing
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4.5 scar stars

* ARC provided as part of the Sarah Darlington Street Team by the lovely Sarah Darlington herself!!! for an honest review*

I have had this little baby in my on deck pile til the last possible second I could.. I cant wait any longer!!

I have to destroy and devour every bit of this book NOW!!!

this is a sweet little book I devoured quickly. Georgie attempted to kill herself over th loss of her brother and her sisters best friend Noah saves her life. this cute story is what happens whe
Teri Beth
Aug 08, 2014 Teri Beth rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

This book first intrigued me by the title alone; I’m from NC and recently visited the area. After reading the synopsis I realized this was a definite one-click, it sounded so good, full of promise. And after first starting the book I felt the same. The very first chapter had me hooked and curious about Georgie and Noah. Unfortunately, this book didn’t keep me hooked very long. Granted I read it in one sitting, it was fairly short, but I didn’t stay invested in the characters. It didn’t
Advance Readers Copy (ARC) provided for my blog for an honest review via blog tour

Rating: 3 stars
Cover: 9
Plot: 6
Heroine 6
Hero: 8
Ending: (view spoiler)

Maybe it's just me but this book fell flat for me. After reading the blurb I had other ideas about this book. This book was sort of enjoyable. I loved how the author wrote about the tragedies but it was kinda insta-love that happens in most books.

And also the fact that Nothing really exciting happened until 50% into the book. i
Elusively Ella
Jun 26, 2015 Elusively Ella rated it it was amazing
From the first moment I picked up this book, I was completely and totally sucked in to its heartfelt story! I felt every emotion the author described for Noah and Georgie, right down to the butterflies in my stomach!!! 'Kill Devil Hills' is an incredibly touching, young adult romance with pain from loss, love, confusion, humor and just a bit of sexual intrigue. I found it incredibly difficult to concentrate on anything else until I reached the end ;-) Even now after I've finished, the characters ...more
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Aug 03, 2014 Amazeballs Book Addicts rated it it was amazing
Wow, I absolutely loved Kill Devil Hills. Kill Devil Hills is one of the first books I read this month and really set the bar high for the rest of the books I read this month.

I am go glad I had the opportunity to review this book. It is not something I would of picked up on my own to read. Kill Devil Hills is definitely a drop everything and read now book. Even if the synopsis doesn't appeal to you, you should still give it a try because I think you will be pleasantly surprised on how good it i
Aug 07, 2014 Christina rated it it was amazing
I hadn't heard of this book prior to reading it. I won an ecopy at a FaceBook party. I was drawn in by the stunning cover and after reading a few of the teasers, the synopsis, and chatting with the talented Sarah Darlington I KNEW I had to bump this one up to the top of my TBR and read it right away! I. WAS NOT. DISAPPOINTED!

This book was amazing. It was such a refreshing read, exactly what I was looking for. I've been in a book slump for a while and this book was so good! I could not put it dow
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Sarah Darlington lives in Virginia with her husband and son. She’s a former flight attendant, day-dreamer, traveler, wanderer, and wannabe photographer. She currently has two New Adult novels available, HE BELONGS WITH ME and KILL DEVIL HILLS. For info about new releases, subscribe to Sarah's Newsletter here.
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