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Being Jolene (Tell Me #2)

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The first time Jolene meets a mysterious man wearing flannel, it’s a case of mistaken identity. The second time, they end up against the side of a bar.

Third time’s a charm, right?

Jolene Hayes finds herself spending the summer in the picturesque mountains of Idaho in order to avoid a past fling. It’s a perfect escape, except for the one problem that keeps popping up: a sexy
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Natalie
Oct 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
“I feel so lost,” I said breathlessly.

“We aren’t lost. No one is lost. Not when you’ve been found. We’re on an adventure.”


Being Jolene is the second book in the Tell Me series by author Caitlin Kerry and while it can be read as a standalone without missing any details I highly recommend that you read Finding June first simply because it was a really great book too.

Anyway …

Jolene has faced some difficult challenges growing up and as a result she is fearful of not just commitment but really open
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Steph
Mar 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars

The first time Jolene meets Ty, she is leaving her "friends with benefits" house. Jo has so much baggage, it is all she does...sex and she's out. The second time she runs into Ty is in a bar in a town she has landed in for the summer. They get drunk and end up having sex against the wall outside the bar. Jo knows she can't give Ty what he wants but he is relentless in his pursuit of her and determined to get more from Jo then she ever though she could give.

So I realized after I started
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Piper Lawson
Mar 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
*Received in exchange for an honest review*

Being Jolene is the second in Caitlin Kerry’s series. I did not read the first, but would.

I’d rate this a 3.75. I am going to optimistically assume the occasional grammatical issue and typos present in the proof I received were corrected in the final version.

The beginning drew me in right away, with the opening scene leaving me wanting more. Jo meets Ty literally moments after getting out of the bed of her chronic habit, Caleb. There’s attraction immedi
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Samantha  Kurtz of Sammy's Book Obsession
3 Stars From Sammy's Book Obsession!

TITLE~ Being Jolene (Tell Me #2)
AUTHOR~ Caitlin Kerry

MY THOUGHTS~

I was provided with a Review Copy/ARC for review.

I read Being Jolene not having read the first book in the series, Finding June. Although, I don't think it's absolutely necessary to read in order. Either way though, I'm not a huge fan. Don't get me wrong, there are good points and not-so-good points to the story. It seemed to take me a while to read because it really just didn't hold my atten
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Sgiova
Mar 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
I liked the first book in the series and this one even better. The characters were strong and interesting throughout. The twist was unexpected and threw me for a loop which I can't say happens often. I loved how the family was not typical and yet was. I think everyone has a circus like arena when it comes to their family but it was surprising to me to actually have it integrated into a story like this. It really made the scenario that much m
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Daria
Mar 27, 2015 rated it liked it
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This book was ok.

First the good parts: this book was instantly engaging, drawing you in to the story. It has likable characters that seem realistic and that you can relate to. The story is sweet and simple, if not a little predictable.

The bad: I didn't care for the multiple excerpts from the old journal or the parallel they were trying to make. What was at first engaging quickly became drawn out and wordy. This book needs a good edit to take away a lot of excess. Too many thoughts and too much
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Ruby's Book reviews
Feb 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Jolene's story breaks your heart. She had a tough life and keeps her heart closed off. That is until she meets a sexy lumberjack. Ty is exactly who she needs, but it's a tough road to convince her of that.

It's a great story and would totally recommend reading. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series!!
Lyss C
Apr 02, 2015 rated it liked it
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*I was kindly gifted a copy of Being Jolene to read in exchange for an honest review.*

My Review: 3 out of 5 Stars

Being Jolene is the second book in the Tell Me series, and while it can be read as a stand alone book, I would highly recommend reading the first book, Finding June first as it provides a bit more information on Jolene, there are a few references to events in the first book, and just because it is a great book (my favorite between these two).

Caitlin Kerry has a way of writing books of
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Angel
Mar 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
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**Received this book in exchange for an honest review**

"Let me be there for you. For every season, for every second, no matter what happens."

It's no secret that Jolene likes men (especially if you have read the first book Finding June). Caleb is the only one that she has keep around for longer than a month and she knows it's time to run in the other direction. After waking up in his bed, she hears who she thinks is Caleb in the kitchen, and she walks out in what she has on, which isn't much. I
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Peggy M
I received this book in exchange for a honest review.

This is the second book in the series ‘Tell me’. I must confess that I haven’t read the first book in this series. But I didn’t think it was problem for reading this book.

Jolene Hayes is a young woman who doesn’t believe in relationships or at least that is something that she doesn’t do. Her best friend June can have a very loving relationship but that’s nothing for Jolene. She believe in have sex with a guy and then leaving him. The only exce
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Shay_yahS
I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

This is was a STRONG 3.5



I didn't hate it... There was something about it that I couldn't 100% connect to...

The book starts with meeting Jolene.. she likes one night stands.. she does anything in her power to remain detached from men... she is in a "booty call" situation when she meets Ty... a mountain man... tall bearded flannel wearing man.. who happens to be her "booty call" friend...

Fast forward where sh
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Dorothy
Mar 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Being Jolene is a really sweet story recommended for everyone, looking for a quick read.
Jolene, who was mainly raised by her father, doesn't like commitment. She doesn't want any long-term relationships with men, unless it is casual like the arangement with her friend-with-benefit Caleb.
Caleb and Jolene seem like they would make a perfect couple, but both are too broken from past issues, to help fix each other. At least, Jolene beliefs that, until she meets Ty. Although the way they first meet
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Briana Pacheco
Nov 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Being Jolene is book 2 in the Tell Me series but can be read as a stand-alone. Having read Finding June, prior, I LOVED seeing June and Reese pop up with some sweet moments.

Jolene isn't like your average heroine and I loved that about her. She sleeps around. A lot. She doesn't think of anyone but herself so she's going to do what she wants to do.

Ty is the guy you'd want to run into while you're in the woods, having some you time. He's holding onto some serious secrets which can get annoying unti
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Karen Harper
Feb 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Do you read the dedication written at the beginning of a book? I’m glad I read this one: “To the ones who are brave enough to challenge their happily ever after”. That was when I had an inkling that Being Jolene might be an emotional read. It was a big of highs and lows.
It took me a while to get into this book, but it wasn’t too long before I was invested in this story. “Being Jolene” is full of secrets which can be both annoying and titivating at the same time. Wanting to know those secrets ens
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Holly Robinson
Mar 02, 2015 rated it liked it
I fell in love with Ty from the get-go! I just did not care so much for Jolene's character. I felt that her charcter was a bit shallow, using men for simple distractions. I suppose if the man is on par with her plan then her behavior was fine, but from what she said over and over again, she would let these men develop feelings her and THEN she would flee. Just a bit bitchy IMO. The ending was a bit glossed over..their time after the summer, moving to Boise and then jumping to the Spring. I would ...more
Heather Miller
Jan 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received this book as an ARC copy, in exchange for an honest review.

I did enjoy this story. Jolene is a strong female character, something you don't see much of. She does have a good head on her shoulders. Jolene has issues from her past that still haunt her in her twenties. She meets an outdoorsman, Ty who is friends with her sex buddy. Ty is instantly attracted to Jolene. Jolene has mixed emotions about Ty. Jolene has made herself believe that she can't be happy. Jolene like everyone can fi
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Kim Mcjunkins
Feb 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

All in all I enjoyed this book. Jolene has issues from her past that prevent her from believing she can be happy. Instead she relies on random hookups with strangers and her one friend with benefits. It's while she's at her friend's apartment that she meets Ty. Ty is instantly attracted to Jolene but Jolene doesn't make things easy.
Fateme kerdegari
Mar 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
when I start to read I get messup because jolent is kinda mess in other hand tye is some kind of person I think is a good man. Like any man in this world but a conservative cause who wants to help a messup girl in this world or care about her like no one else?
Julie Johnson
Oct 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review to come...
Lisa
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book! The characters were very likable and it had a great story too. I didn't want it to end!!
Caitlin Kerry
May 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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I really liked Jolene's story and I would recommend the book to everyone.
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