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Bittersweet Love

(Bittersweet #2)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  512 ratings  ·  114 reviews
This book is for mature readers only 18+ due to language, sexual content, alcohol use, and adult themes that may not be suitable for all readers.

The anticipated conclusion to Jenna and Rex's story is now here.

Bittersweet Love is the second book in the series, it is recommended that you read book one in the series first, before reading this that way you can get a better
Kindle Edition, 96 pages
Published September 1st 2014 by Amazon Digital Services
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This just became waaay to soapy causing my attention to waver to nothingness. Yep, ditched.
Sep 05, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014, young-adult, series
ARC provided by author in exchange of honest review

3.5 Bittersweet Love Stars


College was the beginning of a fresh start for Jenna as she moves to California with her best friend, Mimi and starts anew. Leaving behind the rumors and bullying she endured. What better way to start all over with a clean slate, but for Jenna she knew this was one hard task. The one thing standing in her was her broken heart and the memory of Rex. Well for Jen escaping and forgetting Rex was something she couldn’t
Aug 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When Jenna finds out that her relationship with Rex is anything but real she is heartbroken. Jenna wants to start her life fresh. What better place then the University of California, Berkeley?

That is until she finds out that Rex, Corey and Ryder are all going to school there too. All she wanted was to get away and try to breathe again. When Rex admits his mistake and tells her he loves her. Can Jenna forgive him and try to trust him?

Im really liking this novella series. I love reading the
Erin McKinley Carnevale
Oct 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Jenna starts college off to a great start lol NOT!

Ryder, love him!

But seriously...
I'm so glad Jenna and Rex got their HEA
Me, I'd still be single, have no best friend, and put a certain crazy guy in the Looney bin, but that's me lol

Looking forward to Bittersweet Hate tho. Even tho Corey is an asshole, you got to see in BA why he is the way he is.
Aug 11, 2014 rated it did not like it
Did not enjoy this book at all. Very childish, not really the characters (and they were really) but the plot. It's just awful.
You will not miss anything by nothing reading this book. Find a new to you author and give them a shot it be a better way to spend your money.
I Love Story Time
Aug 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, julie-jules

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

"Friends don't kiss Rex.

"They don't, but then again I never agreed to be friends.

Aww…one of my favorite lines also made it in book 2!

I was looking forward to reading this book and finding out how the storyline will continue after reading Bittersweet Revenge. You get most of the history from book 1, and it leaves you with wanting to know what happens between Jenna and Rex. I also found myself
Aug 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As noted, this is the second book in J.L. Beck’s Bittersweet series. This books picks up where book one (Bittersweet Revenge) left off so it is a good idea to read Bittersweet Revenge first. The author does do a little backstory in certain parts but it is not a complete retelling of the first book to get everyone up to speed. It is more of a refresher from Bittersweet Revenge for those that have read it. These parts are written so that it flows with the story very well.

We pick up with Jenna and
Neilliza Swaffar
Sep 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
*A copy given by author, in return for an honest review.*


Another short continuation story of Jenna learning to forgive Rex and finding love again.

In this book, we follow the journey of Jenna’s life after high school. After Jenna finally finds her voice, she no longer takes S*** from anyone. She no longer lets anyone treat her bad, she stands up for herself. She promised herself she will never be the girl she was in high school and never let anyone mistreat her ever again.

Going to college,
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I just finished Bittersweet Love and I really liked it. It is apart of the Bittersweet series, Bittersweet Revenge is the first followed by this one. You have to read in order to get the full experience plus you'll need to know what is going on to read the next one! Rex and Jenna have had a rocky start to their relationship. They were in high school and lies caused them to be apart. Now they are in college and close proximities will cause them to question everything and to also confront those ...more
Oct 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ccbh-reviewed
This story begins with Jenna, Mimi, Corey, Rex & Ryder beginning college. It was refreshing to see the growth in everyone, mainly Jenna and Corey. Out of everyone, to me they showed the most growth.

Jenna has become this outspoken, says whatever is on her mind, backs down to no one, DARE I SAY….WOMAN! I thought I loved her in BR but it must have been just admiration because I fell in love with her in this book! Through this story she is having a constant internal battle but she still
Heather Carver
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

This was a great follow up to Bittersweet Revenge. I loved Jenna and Rex. Mimi irritated me a little, but that's what best friends do!!

Jenna has been trying to move on after being devastated by Rex. She has been through a lot the last couple years. But she doesn't want to welcome anyone new into her life, but Mimi thinks since they are away at college now that she needs to open up and let people in. Get over Rex or forgive him. Since he goes to the same school it would be easy to
Melissa Christenson
Aug 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Spoiler Alerts in this so if you haven't read the book don't read this review.

Ok I love love love this author! Her first book was awesome and the second was even better. Now I have a bunch of questions about Ryder and Corey and Mimi that need to be answered. The book is a total cliff hanger and I can't wait for the next one. I want to know why Ryder kissed Jenna and what the heck his problem was. Was it because he has feelings for her or does he have other issues. I also want to know what on
Amy Beth
Aug 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
After all hell breaking loose in book 1 Jenna was left heart broken and used.

Now she's off to college with BFF Mimi and taking on a new attitude where she will never be put in that situation again. As far as she cares Rex, Ryder and Corey can all go to hell.

Things don't always go to plan and Rex will NOT be letting the girl he is madly in love with get away from him again.

JL Beck has upped the antics in book 2 and you are brought into the characters life as if your their witnessing what is
Jenna Haines is ready for a fresh start and college is just tat, after a tumultuous highschool life with rumors swirling rampantly about her unsavory character she needs a new beginning. Jenna just hopes to avoid Rex Winchester, the boy who broke her heart but Rex is intent on winning Jenna back. Can Jenna trust Rex again?

The follow up to Bittersweet Revenge. Jenna is moving on and her self worth has rocketed by leaps and bounds. I thought Jenna had found her own center, she sticks up for
Fiona Sheldon
Aug 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was kindly gifted this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

This book picks up where book 1 left off. It is again a short read but it still managed to make me feel the emotions of the characters. I found it's not as emotional as book 1 but still had me in tears at points. Again, laugh out loud moments cue more funny looks from my children. I'm thrilled the 2 leads got their happily ever after and I would definitely love to read more about them in future as I feel their story is
Book-Lover Book Blog
Aug 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another great novella by J.L.Beck. Can't finished the way it did...I'm still trying to pick my jaw off the ground! I love Rex and Jenna. Jenna is one of the sensitive kind of girls, but she has a brand new attitude from bittersweet revenge. Mimi is a little over the top though haha...but what would a story be without the OTT best friend right?
brilliant story, am really looking forward to Corey and Mimi's story! <3
Mayra Statham
Aug 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
J.l Beck reminds you what it was to be nineteen all over again. I don't usually read new adult, but Jenna's story is amazing. I love Becks characters, their voices, the drama of being that in between age of not completely an adult nor child. I love where she is taking this story even if they do kill me with cliff hangers. Haha. Can't wait to read Corey and Mimi's story
Lady E
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was ok
So nothing was technically resolved from the first book, no mention of HUGE plot points from the first book, and no resolving of issues in this one. Definitely not my cup of tea. Also Mimi is the worst friend, not ever, but she has to be up there.
Aug 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-for-review
4.5 Crazy "Bittersweet" Stars!

Wow, this was a great ending to Rex & Jenna's story! I love how Jenna's character has grown and she finally stands up for herself. The story played out well and I was happy she got closer on issues that plagued her. I can't wait to read Mimi & Corey's story!
Maheen Niazi
Aug 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Overall it was better than the first one but I got the feeling sometimes in the book that Mimi's story was overpowering jenna's story...
I mean she has her own books it was not needed honestly and also I just can't understand the deal with Ryder??
WTF is wrong with him?? And why did the writer wanted to explain their life in the books too much when she should've focused on the main characters... It was just too instant....

There was too much unnecessary suspense if you ask me .
Sharon Kallenberger Marzola
I give this book 3.5 stars

Love is the second book in J. L. Beck’s Bittersweet series. The book is advertised as Jenna and Rex’s story but there is quite a bit of Mimi and Corey’s story in this book. Love picks up shortly after Revenge ends. The five main characters (Jenna, Mimi, Rex, Corey and Ryder) are off to college TOGETHER.

Jenna is more mature in Love. She is stronger and she knows how to stand up for herself. The new Jenna is a positive character development. Jenna is still reeling
Sheila Cuthrell
Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Bittersweet love

Part two was good I like how she got her "revenge" on all the haters. My only complaint is the stories are short. Can't wait to see what is next.
Akeisha -Til' The Last Page BB
Nov 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Rated:3.5 STARS
Reviewed by: Sharon

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review

Bittersweet Love is the second book in J.L. Beck’s Bittersweet series. The book is advertised as Jenna and Rex’s story but there is quite a bit of Mimi and Corey’s story in this book.

Love picks up shortly after Revenge ends. The five main characters (Jenna, Mimi, Rex, Corey and Ryder) are off to college TOGETHER.

Jenna is more mature in Bittersweet Love. She is stronger and she knows how to stand up for
LA Spiez
Sep 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: four-star-reads
"I want to try...I want to...I don't know if we'll ever be what we used to be, and even though I'm not really okay with that, because every part of me is pulling me to you...I would rather have that than not have any part of you. So what I'm saying is if we can't be us again, then maybe we can be friends." ~ Rex Winchester

The first thing I'm going to tell you about the novella Bittersweet Love by J.L. Beck is to read Bittersweet Revenge before you go any further. A. it's a really good story and
Twin Sisters Rockin' Book Reviews
Overall Rating: 3.75 Rockin’

High school was a disaster for Jenna Haines. She was betrayed by her ex-boyfriend, who spread vicious rumors about her and broke up with her in front of the entire school. When his cousin approaches her wanting to be her friend she finds herself drawn to him and accepting him at face value. Everything warned her not to be so trusting, but she listened to her heart and he betrayed her. The only friend she had left was her best friend Mimi and they decided to attend
Chicks Looking For A Book Fix
Sep 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Bittersweet Love is book 2 in the Bittersweet Series. It picks up with Jenna and Mimi in college.
Jenna is learning how to let go of the past, it’s not easily done since the ones that caused her so much heartache is lurking around the same college she attends. Many months have past and she still isn’t quite over Rex, even though she wants to be. When Mimi decides it’s time for some good college fun she makes Jenna tag along. Just so happens they’re not the only ones who decided to go to that club
Tina Donaldson
Aug 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Yet again J.L. Beck has made me laugh and cry as I anxiously rooted for my favorite characters!

As in Bittersweet Revenge, the characters and storyline drew me in to this book and wouldn't let me go despite the many spelling and grammatical errors I noticed. As a side note, the only complaint I have about this novella is that the author needs a better proofreader. The mistakes are distracting, but the storyline was more important.

I felt like I was continuing life with the characters as I again
Kat DM
Sep 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Bittersweet Love
By: J.L. Beck
4-Love Stars

This story continues from where we left off in Bittersweet Revenge. When the secrets came out about the plot Corey had Rex involved in, all hell broke loose. Love was lost and Rex will not stop at nothing to get the love he lost.

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Jenna tried to move forward, but she is struggling since she could not stop thinking about Rex. Somehow it made it difficult for Jenna to avoid Rex since her best friend is the one pushing for them to get back together. What an
Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
Great continuation of the story

We end book 1 with college acceptance letters and finding out the guys who have ruined Jenna will be heading to college in the same place...
Here we are months later with Jenna and Mimi getting set up to start classes and move on with life , or so Jenna thought. It does not take long for Ryder , Rex and Corey to show up and start rocking their worlds in more ways than one !! I am still a little disturbed over the whole Mimi and Corey thing , I know nothing has
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*Spoiler Free Review*

This is the second book in the Bittersweet Series. I will advise you to read the first book Bittersweet Revenge before reading this one. This book do end in a cliffhanger.

I love the way J.L. Beck characters matured from High School into their college days now. I could not put this book down for a minute and I read it in one sitting.

Jenna and Mimi are roommates in college, if you read the first book your will know that Jenna and Mimi aren't the only ones going to the same
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