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Chlorine and Chaos (Flawed Heroes #1)

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Former rebel-punk foster child. Has-been golden boy swim champ. Second chance at the love of a lifetime, or all-consuming mistake?

Drowning in guilt, Sage Shepard and Brandon Tiggs have spent the last seven years blaming themselves for their post-graduation break-up. Brand numbs the pain by sleepwalking through his monotonous existence. Sage seeks solace in random strangers
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Vrsha (PeekAtMyBookReview)
Feb 13, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2015, arc
Please note that this is solely my personal opinion and I do not intend to hurt anyone’s feelings.

Rating: 2 Stars

My Views : Storyline : Sage is someone who was sexually abused when she was a teen and Brandon came into her life and they fell in love. However, since Brandon was the Golden boy and Sage was the rebel they kept their relationship a secret. They got separated and meet later on in life when each one’s life has changed. You see this, it blew me and that was why I accepted the ARC and w
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Angie McLain-Fan Girl Book Blog
5 Stars
A second chance romance that’s seriously twisted and I couldn't have loved it more!


“The familiar chemical scent of years spent in the water teased her senses once more, lulling her back to the days when she’d get lost in the smell of him, the feel of him, his love, his touch.”

I was truly ecstatic to be given the chance to read an Advance Reader’s Copy of Chlorine & Chaos, it’s the debut erotic novel and book one in a brand new series, Flawed Heroes from Jessalyn Jameson. I of course
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Tamara Mataya
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is wrong in all the right ways. ^_^

The characters are drenched with personal history that's sexily tragic. You're rooting for them from the first page.

And Shades of Scorpius, the HEAT! You might want to read near a large body of water in case of combustion. Don't say I didn't warn you.

Well-written, emotional, and sexy, this is one of my favourite reads. Period.
Maegan
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great read! I was hooked by the second chapter. The characters in this story faced real-world problems that had me rooting for them to succeed! I would recommend this book to all who love a good romance... But, especially those people who gave up on romance stories because the plots were too simple. You will love this book!
The Lusty Literate
3 Stars | Hot Steam

Intrigued and enticed by some white-hot excerpts and teasers, I couldn’t wait to read Sage and Brand’s second-chance romance. Unfortunately, and despite of the “trigger warning” appended to the synopsis, I was stunned and unprepared for the darker than expected detours Sage takes on her way back to Brand’s heart. What begins as a romantic and sexy story—buzzing with promise—between two ex-lovers swiftly shifts into a painful and disturbing downward spiral of depression, promis
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Tia
I was given and ARC by the author in exchange for my honest review.

"Chlorine & Chaos" by Jessalyn Jameson deals with some hard topics that most people refuse to acknowledge occur, but she weaves it so well into this story that all they bother me it's necessary to tell this story.

Sage was a goth/emo chick in school and Brandon was a swim team jock. She was from an abusive foster home and he was the town golden boy. They had a secret relationship all through high school until graduation when s
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Jessalyn Jameson
Jan 03, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Now available for pre-order!
http://www.amazon.com/Chlorine-Chaos-...
Ayden Morgen
Mar 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I stayed up entirely too late reading this last night. Every time I'd prepare to stop for the night, something would happen and I'd have to keep going. I love Jessalyn's writing style. It's absolutely beautiful.

Sage is a hot mess, and I have to admit that I loved and hated that about her in turns. That's a good thing. Having endured all she has, I expected nothing less from her. Abuse isn't pretty and the long-term effects can be brutal. Sage is a perfect representation of this sad reality. She
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Alexandra
Jan 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
recieved ARC from Author. Review to come
Teri Kay
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was my first read from Jessalyn and I absolutely loved it!! This is so much more than your typical second chance romance. I think I felt almost every emotion with and for the characters- love, hate, sorrow, anger and even pity. The story of Sage and Brand is tragic and beautiful at the same time. The title describes this story perfectly. Chaos. A heartwrenching chaos that makes you root for the couple and wish they'd just leave each other alone! Everything a good read should make you do!!
H
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Red Cheeks Reads
Mar 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
CHLORINE & CHAOS is the first book of the Flawed Heroes series.
Chaos? YES! This book definitely lived up to it’s name. It certainly was chaotic! Sage and Brandon are childhood sweethearts. Well they were up until graduation. Both filled with insecurities and so much guilt on how each one had a part in their separation that neither of them never really wanted to happen. Luck is something that was never on their side but when they get that second chance, can they hold onto it?

‘..Because here
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Becca Moree
Mar 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
With the trigger warning at the beginning of Chlorine and Chaos, I was honestly a bit worried about reading it. (I even had two of my guest reviewers turn it down because of the warnibg...) However, once I got into it I kept would drink when the big bad flashbacks that were triggers were going to pop up....honestly, while there were a few abuse scenes there was nothing that was so in depth or so detailed that I had any issues or flashbacks of my own. I was quite happy about that, I loved how the ...more
Roseanna
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Holy heck, that was one of the best books I have read in a while. And trust me, I read a lot of books. I love that neither Brand or Sage was perfect, but they are perfect for each other. Beautifully flawed. The writing was superb! Full of details, well developed plot and characters. Oh the characters. Some you will love,Jimmy, some you will sneer at, coach Simmons. Without giving away too much, I will say I am glad there will be book number two coming soon with Jake. I did wonder what the devil ...more
Chuck
Mar 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book of author Jessalyn Jameson's Flawed Heroes series. It was introduced to me as an "erotic novel", which, of course, is a genre I have never read! However, I know the author, a sweet, beautiful, young woman who does possess a fiery, powerful spirit, so I rushed out to purchase it.

I will not go into the story much, except to say that this is not a "dirty" book. It is a well developed story of two very damaged people brought back together. I found both main characters to be we
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Rhonda Meller
Mar 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
You're hooked from the beginning. When Sage and Brand see each other again, you know it's going to be an amazing story. When their pasts come back into the picture, it gets crazy and dramatic. I couldn't figure out what was going to happen next. Sometimes they sabotaged their own happiness. Thinking they didn't deserve it.
What I truly loved about their story is the fact they never gave up on their love. Each knew they loved the other. They might have each made mistakes at different times but th
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Lisa
Mar 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Some parts were a little slow moving but over all it was good.

Brandon Tiggs was a high school all star athlete who saw a girl one day and and fell in love. The girl just happened to be Sage. But Brandon and Sage could not be together. For more reasons than one. But there were people who always knew but never said anything.

Sage moved away after graduating and went to college. She promised to return one for her brother Jimmy. That day came but what it brought with it was a whirlwind of total cha
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Rady Reads
May 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ive got this e-book for honest review.

Its story about high school sweethearts, whos been together in secret relationship. After their break up Sage went to nursing school and havent heard anything about her only love Brandon Tiggs. She comes back to town and get job as nurse at high school she went. What she doesnt know is that Brandon is there swim team coach.
I really liked this book. Its great written and I couldnt put it down.
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Monika
Ok, here goes:
This book frustrated the ever loving shit out of me. Why you might ask...
Well in this book you can find everything that I hate :
Drama, because of the lack of communication - check
Potentially great heroine thinking with her vagina, and sadly turned whore - check
Love triangle (or rather lust triangle) - check
And hero, who you don't know if you love, hate or pity - check
So here it is ladies and gentlemen, the reasons why this book wasn't for me.I'm disappointed.
Tabitha (Bows & Bullets Reviews)
Mar 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
This review is also available on my blog, Bows & Bullets Reviews

Sage Shepard and Brandon Tiggs had their epic high school fling, but that was YEARS ago. Things didn’t really end on a good note and both parties have spent the past seven years trying to get over it. Now, Sage is back in town and unintentionally walks right into Brandon’s life. She takes a job as the school nurse at her old high school only to learn that Brand is the swim coach at that very same school. Brand is in the middle o
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Nancy
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a great read full of amazing characters. Ellie, Jimmy, Artie, Sage and Brand/Tigg loved them all, even coach Simmons though he was always an idiot. Some (Brand/Tigg) had me loving him one minute, hating him the next, then thinking OMG! he's my favorite! I'm not one to give away spoilers but I will say my emotions were all over the place as these to damaged souls tried to find their way to their happily ever after. Here is the range I went though, Awww, Yes! What? No, Lord have mercy, ar ...more
Misty Hamilton
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
An emotional tug of war with the person your soul was meant for. Sometimes in life even second or third chances don't get things right, no matter how badly we want them. Sage and "Brand" think they are meant for each other, but outside sources disagree. Read this and see if things work out, or if they have to learn to grow up and let go of the love that has anchored them together since high school. This had me glued from the first page!
Epiphany
May 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: jessalyn-jameson
This is the first book of Ms Jameson's that I have read. This is a fairly quick read. Now there are a couple of times during this book that I absolutly hated, but most of the is book a good read. This book deals with some real life issues that can be hard on everyone involved. Sage made some choices as an adult that I really had a hard time with. All in all this book is a second chance at true love and that road is not always and easy ride. 3.5 out of 5 Stars.
Tina Buchberger Oase
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was my first time reading a book by Jessalyn. I love her writing style!
Sage, Brand, 2nd chances, love, romance. With every page the story spoke to me & when I had to put it down it called to me.
Wonderful story, beautifully written!
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Jenna Schmitt
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