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Two Steps Back

(Moving Forward #2)

4.61  ·  Rating details ·  56 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Two simple words sent Seth’s world crashing down around him. He’s gone.

The truth begins to unravel as Seth and Dawson discover just how deep Richard's betrayal went. With the help of Detective Sterling, they race to stop the monster that destroyed their pasts. Together they find that family isn’t always blood, but rather a dysfunctional mesh of unexpected friends.

With Ava
Published 2014 by Emily R Pearson
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Stormy Udell
Jun 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Emily doesn't disappoint with the second installment of this series. While I'm not usually a fan of a story told from a different perspective with the same storyline Emily pulled this off perfectly and I wouldn't want to read the series in any other way. I loved seeing things through Seth's point of view. I loved seeing Ava though his eyes...even though at times I just wanted to strangle her for him. Tons of action, lots of self discovering, millions of emotions-some I was shocked to experience- ...more
Jun 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given an early copy of this book by the author in exchange for my honest review...

Seth thought he had finally got his happy ending only to have it come crashing down around him when Ava disappears...but he refuses to believe it's the end and works through with Dawson and Sterling to unravel the years of secrets and lies that his father created, and finds himself the target of James anger and frustration at having Ava slip through his fingers once again.

Two steps back is a page turning, ri
Tina Yankovich
Apr 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't get my hands on this book fast enough! I was given an advanced copy for an honest review and here it is...I loved it! I really enjoyed the first in the series and thought Seth seemed too good to be true and a little too perfect. This book is entirely from his POV and although he's still boyfriend material he's showing he isn't perfect which is a good thing. I thought I had pegged a few characters correctly and Ms. Pearson threw me for a loop and kept me guessing. You also get a much b ...more
Kelly Mccurdy
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
~~I received this book in exchange for an honest review~~

This is the second book in the Moving Forward series. It picks up right where it left off in Moving Forward. So IF you haven't read Moving Forward, STOP right there and go and get that book!!! Now, here are my thoughts on the book. Emily has packed this book with a ton of edge of your seatness (yes it is a word, or it is in my dictionary).

There aren't enough words to express how much I love this book. You get a better look at what Seth g
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Helen Stothard
Jul 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I kind of knew what to expect from this book, after all I'd loved book one, but I have to say it exceeded my expectations.

I was lucky enough to find myself on a long train journey with no interruptions to my reading time.

It's one of those books where telling you about it would spoil your own experience of it.

Same great characters as before, more history comes to light, it's cleverly packed full of suspense, and I didn't want to put it down.

In other words - just go out and buy it, you'll love it!
Lori Clark cook
Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Two Steps Back by Emily R. Pearson
Emily Pearson has absolutely knocked my socks off with Seth's story. Ava's story will break your heart but this one, it stole my breath. I don't want to give the story away here but I will tell you that the evil James lives up to expectations and you will want to join the ranks of those wanting him dead!
Kathy Rice
Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Omg! I sat on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading Two Steps Back!
I felt the anguish and desperation Seth was suffering along side him. I was angry at Ava for her choice to leave. And hated James even more in this book than the last wanting to help the person, whether Dawson or Seth kill the bastard! A must must READ
Apr 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved book number two!! Everyone needs to read this book! You won't be able to put it down! ...more
Nikki Costello ***Crazy Cajun Book Addicts Blog***
I received a complimenty copy of this book through Crazy Cajun Book Addicts for an honest review.
I have been looking forward to reading this sequel for ages and let me tell you it didn't dissapoint, it was as good if not better than book 1 Moving Forward. Two Steps Back picks up a week later from where Moving Forward finishes and we find that Ava and Carissa have both disappeared but this time of there own free will, Ava loves Seth so much but feels that while ever she is around his life is in
May 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This is a 5 star contemporary romantic suspense must read & only the 2nd book for this new talented Author! ... It continues from her first book, 'Moving Forward' which I also felt was a 5 star must read ! ... I am so amazed by this up & coming future best selling Author! ... Her style of writing is so advanced for such a young age :) ... The suspense kept the pages turning as well as the likable characters while despising at least one villain! ... Even though I was not happy with the endin ...more
Emily Pearson
Apr 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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AHHH This book!!!! So I don’t even know where to begin for this review….I guess to move forward *snickers* we gotta look back? This book starts the exact minute book 1 stopped. Ava and Carissa are GONE like POOF outta here. Seth is not thr
Ashley Jasper
Nov 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After reading Moving Forward, I had to get my hands on the next installment. With the ending of the last book I had to know what happened.

I loved getting to see Seth's journey and struggle to come to grips with everything that had happened. My heart broke for him, more than once at the suffering he had endured. Both at the hands of his father, his crazy brother-James and even from Ava. He had endured so much heartache and Ava's internal battle, and need to push him away hurt him so much more tha
Aug 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the series and is told in Seths point of view this time around. At first I wasn't sure how I felt about the change but Emily pulled it off flawlessly. It picks up exactly where the last book left off. It was nice to see things from the guys point of view. I was happy to get more depth into Dawson and Sterling. Although I feel there was no definite resolution and I was left feeling a bit frustrated and wanting to shoot James myself, I can't wait for the next book in the ...more
My Secret Book Spot
Jun 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
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4 of 5 stars

Two Steps Back starts one week after Moving Forward ends, you really need to read the first book in this series in order to enjoy this one. Ava and Carissa are on the road. They have taken off and left everyone behind in order to protect those they care about from James. Seth is in turmoil, he understands Ava's thinking but at the same time he wants to protect her.

More secrets get uncovered and more lies get told. James is determined that he and no
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really liked the first book in this series, Moving Forward, but was very disappointed in this second installment. Read more like an Abbott and Costello without the humor. No clear planning by the main characters on how to deal with James and getting Ava back from him. Every time the 3 main players sat down to plan their next move, they would decide to drink because they couldn't figure out what direction to go. Was filled with lots of anger and cursing in almost every sentence. Not impressed a ...more
For the Love of Books
Well what can I say, except Emily R Pearson you have done it again, provided me with a gripping and emotional read. This book is a suspense story but to me, at its core is love. And it is this love which drives the story forward. I'm not just going to do a retelling of the story as this would spoil it for you, but I am going to say that this story is full of sexy and strong alpha males with equally strong and independent females. Ava and Carrissa you show that us girls sure can fight when we nee ...more
Linda Rimer-Como
Jul 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I did not read the first book in this series, but did not have trouble following the story. Ava's journey to escape from a madman is full of intrigue and suspense. The story is told from Seth's point of view as he struggles to uncover family secrets and rescue Ava. The story moves along nicely as mysteries are unraveled, but is it finally over? Great story, great characters, great author!

Received copy for review.
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Jul 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
I loved book one and holy moly I loved this one too. This book continues from book one so make sure you read it before you start this one.

This is told from Seths point of view which I loved. It's another brilliant rollercoster story from this author I found myself going through so many emotions reading this. I felt as if I was holding my breath while reading it.

Really hope this ending means there is another book coming soon. Brilliant read that I highly recommend.
Eye Candy Bookstore
Jul 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I did not read the first book in this series, but did not have trouble following the story. Ava's journey to escape from a madman is full of intrigue and suspense. The story is told from Seth's point of view as he struggles to uncover family secrets and rescue Ava. The story moves along nicely as mysteries are unraveled, but is it finally over? Great story, great characters, great author!

5 stars

Reviewed by: Linda Como
May 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If there is a way to feel heartbroken, terrified, deep love and relief in one book Emily will make you feel each of those things and then some. I am absolutely in love with this series and these characters. I cannot wait to see what else she has I store for Seth, Ava and all of us!!!
Susan Groves
Jul 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a great story. It being told from Seth's POV was fabulous. You really know how to write like a guy! I can't wait for the rest of the story... Seth and Ava, Sterling and Carissa, Dawson and of course James.
Kudos to you on this series :)
Lacey Stoecker
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Ahh! I loved this book! Ava.. I hope I'm half the women she is someday! Been through so much yet can still put a smile on her face! I'm recommending this book to EVERYONE
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