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4.07  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  8 reviews
I never wanted to fall in love.

I lived a life tainted by mental illness and the stigma that came with it. That illness almost claimed my life once and I had a promise to keep, a promise that I would live, no matter how much it hurt. All I craved in life was marginal happiness, a little success, and an unfractured mind. I longed for the normalcy that the rest of the world t
Published September 2nd 2014 (first published September 2014)
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Stacie Marquart
Jun 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given this ARC copy to read and give an honest reveiw. I fell in love with this book. Frankie is a tough women on the outside and soft and sweet on the inside. You will fell in love with her right away. I had a hard time putting this book down. I is well worth the read.
Jun 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
this is an amazing book !!! again the author knocked this one out of the park!! Love this story. couldn't put the book down. read this in one day !!! amazing !!
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Sep 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 Star Review by Jen Skewes

There are not enough words to describe how much I loved this book. It was such a wonderful story about two people, one who is mentally ill and the other who is battling addiction. Together they find comfort in each other but their road to happiness is anything but easy. Madness is the story of Frankie and Rory, two beautifully broken people who have to fight the madness in their life to be able to come out whole, and happy. While this is a wonderful love story it is
Oh. My. God. Just. Seriously. Oh. My. God. J.L. Vallance just blew my heart into a million billion pieces and then pieced it back together again with her beautiful new book, Madness.

I have loved every single book that I’ve read of J.L. Vallance’s books, so when I found out that she was veering away from her paranormal series (which I love and freaking adore with all of my bookish heart) and writing a contemporary novel – I was beyond curious and excited to see what she would come up with. And wh
Jun 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I can't even say how much I loved this book. I read it in one sitting! Frankie is one bad-ass chick! I aspire to be more like her when I grow up. ;-) Such relate-able characters and a very yummy bad boy to swoon over. I will warn you though, this is NOT a sweet fairy-tale love story, but a messy complicated one that depicts real life more than fiction. Kudos to the author for taking the subject-matter to heart, displaying how ugly addiction can be, life altering depression can be, and that there ...more
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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I LOVE this story. Two people broken somehow find one another. Francesca a strong woman who won't let her illness completely take over her life. Rory a man running from ghost that haunts him every day and drives him to addiction. a must read!!!!
Jaime Starcheski
Sep 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!~
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Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautiful, heart wrenching love story that makes you think about living life to the fullest!
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J. L. Vallance is a wife, mom, and nurse by day, while posing as a writer by night. Plagued with an overactive imagination, a lover of all things supernatural in nature, she has an extraordinary flair for the dramatic that adds flavor to life. There’s little in her world that Otis Redding and buttercream icing can’t fix. And of course, coffee always helps too. True story.
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“Eighteen months pass in a mere blink of an eye. But when you miss someone, someone that took up over half of your heart, the days seem to drag on for an eternity. Each day seems longer than the one before it. And no matter what everyone tells you, the pain that comes with losing someone you love doesn’t get better. You just get better at living with it.” 3 likes
“Love isn’t for the weak, it’s for those brave enough to risk it all.” 2 likes
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