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Around the Bend

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If you were to pass me on the street, you probably wouldn't even look twice. I'm that normal. I'm just like you, only wealthier. I have it all. The kids, the family, the dog, a house on the hill. Hell -- I'm so cliché, I even have a white picket fence. I guess you could say that I've dotted my I's and crossed my T's. But what I also have -- what no one sees in yoga, or at ...more
Paperback, 302 pages
Published December 16th 2014 by Hot Banana Press
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    Cassia Brightmore
    Dec 20, 2014 Cassia Brightmore rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: arcs, ugly-cry
    This book to me is indescribable, just completely unforgettable really. You know when you think heading into a good story that you have it all figured out? That you know exactly what will transpire before you even read a word? Well, that’s how I felt with Around The Bend, however - I was ridiculously wrong. All of my pre-conceived notions were way off the mark, I had no idea what was waiting for me within the chapters of this book. The tale of Jessica and Myles is a heart-breaking one, filled wi ...more
    Julie
    Dec 29, 2014 Julie rated it really liked it
    Around the Bend by Britney King is a 2014 Hot Banana Press publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

    Wow, this book was nothing at all like I expected it would be. I have to be honest and say this is a really good book, but I will have to put on my critical thinking cap for this one because it will be difficult not to step on certain plot landmines that could give too much away. I will also confess there are a few developments in the story I had a hard tim
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    Philomena Callan Cheekypee
    Nov 24, 2014 Philomena Callan Cheekypee rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: loved-it
    Britney King you have stunned me yet again with your fantastic storytelling. I feel as if you grabbed my heart and literally pulled it apart. This story is so much more than the synopsis tells you. The storyline is one of the best I've read. Britney will take you on an emotional rollercoster. She's gonna throw twists and turns at you that will leave you gasping. Like the Bedrock series this book is going to stay on my kindle waiting for a re-read. I'm so looking forward to seeing what else this ...more
    Lustful Literature
    Dec 29, 2014 Lustful Literature rated it really liked it
    ** DEBBIE'S 4.5 STAR REVIEW **

    Did you ever read a book and you think you have it all figured out and know just how it is going to end? Yeah, I thought so too reading this book but let me tell you I was wrong. This book took me on one h*** of an emotional journey that had me literally screaming at my kindle when I got to the end. This story is raw and will eat at you for days after you finish reading it.





    This story is about Jess. A woman that life seemed perfect until one night her world was t
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    Karen's Book Haven
    Jan 08, 2015 Karen's Book Haven rated it liked it
    This book needs to come with a warning. ‘Highly emotional responses expected while reading this book’. Wow. Where to even start? Let’s start with the cover. To me, it’s not great. It’s not terrible but it’s just not a strong cover. I would hate to think that people are bypassing this story due to their judgement. So, if you are one of those who come from my camp, please don’t be put off.
    Right off the bat we are thrust into the emotionally checked out Jessica. I actually felt like I was in the ro
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    Lita
    Dec 03, 2014 Lita rated it really liked it
    Such lovely and intense material that needs to be read...

    I can't say that this was something that I saw coming. From what I could perceive from the blurb, I gathered that this woman had enough of putting a front and just decided to stick her middle finger in the air and let loose. But its not even close to that, its about so much more, definitely more than what the main character paid for. Obviously there was more in store for Jessica Clemens, a wife and mother of two children with an inheritanc
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    Stephanie Marshall
    Jan 11, 2015 Stephanie Marshall rated it it was amazing
    It has been awhile since I have had a book literally take me by surprise like this one did. It is not just a story of broken marriages and lost love, it is so much more.

    Jess thought she had it all a loving husband, two amazing children and they wanted for nothing that is until the day the accident changed it all. Jess checked out on life and living after coming home from the accident, she would rather stay drugged and sedate then face what life had in store for her. She had a nanny, butler and
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    Lora
    Jan 05, 2015 Lora rated it really liked it
    I had reservations about this book when I first started. The situation seemed unreal and too heavy for me to deal with. Those reservations quickly evaporated into a need to get to the next page and see what was happening with Jess & Myles.

    Myles has been hired to look after Jess when her husband leaves the country after an accident has left Jess a whole different person than the one he married. The first encounter between Myles & Jess comes in her barn when she’s trying to kill herself.
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    Lorena  Garcia -- Brittany's Book Blog
    **Received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review**

    This book was very touching, I have not read a book like this ever and to say that I really truly fell in love with it. The story was very different from what I'm used to reading but I highly recommend it.

    Very emotional at times, a lot happening in this story. Too much heartbreak that's for sure. I felt for Jessica because that poor woman went through so much in her life. My heart broke for her, but she was such a good woman that
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    Kelly P.
    Dec 12, 2014 Kelly P. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    We meet our main character Jess when she feels her life is falling apart, and unfortunately, it pretty much is. After a terrible car accident, she’s experiencing problems with her husband Spencer (who drops a pretty huge bomb on poor Jess early on in the book which left me open-mouthed, saying “he’s whaaat?”), problems with drug and alcohol dependency, and issues with her two children. Then along comes Myles, who takes on the sexy, authoritative role in her life, which turns out to be just what ...more
    Jennifer Diaz
    When Around the Bend was first released I started to notice some of my favorite bloggers raving about out it. When I saw the announcement for the blog tour, I was going to be all over it! I was so excited about this release! But unfortunately do to my personal schedule I was not able to participate but Ms King was generous to offer a copy for an honest review. I was not familiar with her Beyond Bedrock series but this book truly intrigued me. I was not disappointed in the least and found this to ...more
    Amanda  Wooden
    Dec 18, 2014 Amanda Wooden rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    There are times when you read a book and days after you are sitting in your car and all you can think about is "that book." Well Around The Bend is that book! You can't help but let your mind wonder about the relationship, the healing, the devastation….and although you have a TON of thoughts and emotions pouring out of you, you know the story has ended. I think that is what all Authors want from us as readers is to have a connection, a question…an emotional attachment to the story. Britney King ...more
    Tbird London
    Jan 03, 2015 Tbird London rated it really liked it
    I was rather surprised with this book. It isn’t a long story, took me just a few hours to read but will stay with me for a very long time. The author did a fabulous job at taking some of the rawest emotions and events and weaving them into a plot that will have the reader not only feeling the pain and joy but thinking about their own lives in the process. The characters are not only well developed they tell the story themselves. You will see what they think and feel while their actions might not ...more
    I Love Story Time
    Jan 11, 2015 I Love Story Time rated it it was amazing


    *** I Love Story Time was gifted an ARC in exchange for an honest review **

    5 Stars!


    "Sometimes people come into our live for reasons we may not understand at the time, but that these people end up changing the course of our lives-forever and for the better. And no matter how long they end up staying-whether it's for a long time or a very brief period, these people matter, and that honoring them and what they stood for is the most important work of one's life.


    Wow!! This story left me feeling s
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    TLBC
    Dec 31, 2014 TLBC rated it really liked it
    My review:ARCprovided
    4 stars! (slight spoilers)
    I really love this cover.

    Wow, what this book did to me. It took me on a roller coaster of emotions. Money does not bring happiness. After a severe accident Jessica Clemens mother of two, wife, and socialite spirals to the lowest point possible. She can't take care of her children, she is absent in her marriage and doesn't go about her daily routines anymore. She hits pills and bottles and becomes numb to it all. After her husband (Spencer) packs up
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    Judie
    Jan 06, 2015 Judie rated it it was amazing
    *An ARC copy was provided in exchange for an honest review*

    I don't even know where to start! I felt so many different emotions reading this book. I laughed my ass off at some points, got totally pissed in others, some pieces had me totally fanning myself, & some had me just breathing deeply from all the love exhumed.

    My favorite things:

    OMG! The Notes!!! They had me laughing so loudly! I Loved it. Truly Myles being the smart ass he is... I love it! Smart and witty, that man.

    Oh, & I absolu
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    Sue Williams
    Dec 07, 2014 Sue Williams rated it really liked it
    First, let me say don't judge a book by it's cover. Bad idea with this book. When I started reading it my first thoughts were that it was just going to be about a rich lady, Jess, who is addicted to drugs and alcohol, and it is. But it is so much more than that. She is married to a man that spends more time away from home than he does at home, and she has two children, a boy and a girl. She has everything millions of dollars can buy including an unending supply of alcohol and pills. Unfortunate ...more
    Nikki Reeves
    Dec 05, 2014 Nikki Reeves rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    First off I am going to try and write as much of a spoiler free review as possible. I love Britney King and I was very lucky that I got to read this book early. In the Bedrock Series we get a glimpse at Jessica so we know something is going on but the good thing even if you haven’t read it this is a standalone book. When the book starts Jessica and her husband Spencer were involved in an accident. After the accident things went downhill from there. Jessica had so many problems to deal with and I ...more
    Brandy
    Jul 22, 2014 Brandy rated it it was amazing
    What can I say about this book but WOW! What drew me to Britney King's writing and keeps me coming back for more is her ability to write about believable character and circumstances that we all face within our lives at one point or another. Britney’s writing is direct and ‘tell it like it is’ she does not sugar coat situations and life nor the characters she creates. Jessica and Myles are ‘real’ people with history and baggage but you love them and you cheer for them. Yes there are times that th ...more
    Carissia Beckler
    Dec 12, 2014 Carissia Beckler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    let me see how to put this in to words (which I'm not good v at to begin with) and not give spoilers I hate when people do that! at first I was unsure of this book just because it was so different then the books I normally read but I wanted different. man did I get that! this author has a true talent with taking a hard real life situation and making it nearly impossible to stop reading it until is done! the first few chapters were kinda hard for me to be addicted too, but once the next of the st ...more
    Ashley
    Dec 09, 2014 Ashley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    I want to thank Britney for the amazing opportunity to read this book. I can understand that it is a scary thing to have people read something you've put so much work and part of yourself into but she does a beautiful job.
    The characters are forced to deal with very difficult issues and situations and there is no tip-toeing at all. Sometimes the book is sweet. Others it's raw and brutal. I was frustrated with Jess so often sometimes I wanted to find her and just yell at her (even though that's i
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    H.K. Szczesiak
    Dec 15, 2014 H.K. Szczesiak rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    I was lucky enough to beta read for Britney King again and this newest book Around The Bend is a great book. It is full of emotions that people deal with in normal families, love, regret, hope, grief, suspense, and most importantly self discovery.
    Around The Bend will make you laugh, hold your breath for hope, and bring you to tears at certain points.
    If you want a good read, this is it! I can't wait for it to be released so I can reread it again, it was that good.

    I don't give spoilers away in m
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    Teri Lamie
    Sep 11, 2014 Teri Lamie rated it it was amazing
    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
    Julie Reveles (ILST BLOG)
    Jan 10, 2015 Julie Reveles (ILST BLOG) rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: arc


    *** I Love Story Time was gifted an ARC in exchange for an honest review **

    5 Stars!


    "Sometimes people come into our live for reasons we may not understand at the time, but that these people end up changing the course of our lives-forever and for the better. And no matter how long they end up staying-whether it's for a long time or a very brief period, these people matter, and that honoring them and what they stood for is the most important work of one's life.


    Wow!! This story left me feeling s
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    Jo *Reading Is My Bliss*
    Well this book caught me by surprise. I am guilty of always trying to predict the storyline but I was well and truly duped this time. I did not guess the outcome of this at all but I did enjoy the ride.

    Jessica's life was changed overnight after a car accident left her in hospital and rehab as she struggled to recover from her injuries. This left her using pain relief and alcohol as a coping mechanism which has caused a lot of sadness for her children and her husband is spending more time away fr
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    Akeisha from Til' The Last Page BB
    Reviewed by: Akeisha
    I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.


    I saw a lot of other blogs I follow on Facebook talking about Around The Bend and I thought why not give it a try too.
    Around The Bend was not what I was expecting and I thought the story line was unique from other stories I've read lately. I loved that it was not all about rainbows and unicorns and the usual HEA love story. Around The Bend hit some heavy issues that so many people go through and the struggle of getting one's
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    The Art of Romance Promotions
    Jan 04, 2015 The Art of Romance Promotions rated it really liked it
    Around the Bend by Britney King

    The blurb for this book was enough to have me hooked and ready to get my hands on it. Around The Bend took the clichés that life shares and shows that we have to work toward what we want and not expect everything to be handed to us.
    I never expected to feel the emotions that came through with this book and I loved it more than I can put into words. There was a lot happening in Jessica’s life and she dealt with more problems and heartache than I have seen in other bo
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    Barbi
    Dec 09, 2014 Barbi rated it really liked it
    Around the Bend by Britney King



    The blurb for this book was enough to have me hooked and ready to get my hands on it. Around The Bend took the clichés that life shares and shows that we have to work toward what we want and not expect everything to be handed to us.

    I never expected to feel the emotions that came through with this book and I loved it more than I can put into words. There was a lot happening in Jessica’s life and she dealt with more problems and heartache than I have seen in other bo
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    Melissa
    Jan 15, 2015 Melissa rated it it was amazing
    The story starts off fast and it doesn't stop. You get drawn in by the raw emotion and the constant twists in story. It was enough to keep me completely immersed and I couldn't stop reading until I had reached the end. And believe me, I didn't want it to end! There were some parts that were hard for me to read, not because they were lacking, but because of the situation...Like when she is reading Jonathan's journal (with permission!) and when I was getting near the end... Let's just say, I'm rea ...more
    Sara
    Jan 08, 2015 Sara rated it it was amazing
    I had soo many emotions reading this book! It started a little slow and then it picked up and left me speechless. I felt all the raw emotions that were part of the story and loved the book. Jess is in a nutshell destroying her life due to an accident that has caused her soo much pain and her life has become a wreck. Things start to be seen that leads her to the idea that life is not worth it. Jess has money and her lifestyle is basically buying friends. The struggles that she goes through are re ...more
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