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You and I, Alone

(You and I #1)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  598 ratings  ·  64 reviews
You and I, Book One

Twenty-one year old Anna Blake has lived her life by one simple rule; never get attached. Having learned early on in life that nothing is guaranteed, she knows there is only one person she can truly rely on; herself.

But when she accepts a job as a dancer at one of the most secretive and exclusive clubs in the country, operating under the name Logan, she
Paperback, 450 pages
Published February 3rd 2015 by Daft Empire
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Not a very new/original storyline but still loved this one. Definitely continuing with the other books in the series.
Too much inner dialogue, not enough person-to-person conversations.
I can find myself getting into this series if only Logan can get out of her damn head.
Bentley has potential of a being a book boyfriend if only I knew some more about him.
Let's keep our fingers crossed for the next installment...
2/10/15 - Fantastic! Two strong and passionate main characters who were afraid of commitment, but seemed to find something so powerful and endearing in each other. So looking forward to continuing their story in the next installment to this trilogy...

3/4/15 – This one gets off the blocks running and it doesn’t let up with the drama, intrigue, and intimacy until the final page is turned. Two people so in control of their lives while both are dealing with ramifications in the past with career endi
Rhonda Campbell
Jan 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5* This has a great storyline and characters that keep your interest. I loved that it had heat but the story wasn't overrun with sex; which allows more time for character development. And while this book didn't have a lot of drama, I have a feeling book 2 will deliver some!

Logan (Anna) is strong, independent, confident and doesn't do relationships. So she knows better than to start something with Bentley when her attraction to him is greater than anything she's ever felt and she just met him.
Myra Maven
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is HOT HOT HOT! *~MUST READ~*
I was so excited to start reading this book, and the moment I opened the pages I was instantly drawn!! Anna AKA Logan is such an independent, amazing young woman who is strong, sexy, and confident, and Bentley Reed..WOW! Let me just tell you, he is my ultimate book boyfriend :)
He's sexy, mysterious, and wealthy..BUT once his eyes are on Anna..he cannot resist! Their powerful connection is beyond anything I have ever read before..You will not be disappointed
Mar 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
This book is a great, solid beginning of the You and I trilogy and I can’t wait to read the next part of Anna and Bentley’s love story. I wouldn’t say that it ends with a cliffhanger, but their story isn’t over yet. I loved Anna and Bentley. Anna is passionate, loving, smart and hardworking. She has been through some difficult periods in her life, but she never gives up. Bentley is an extremely rich and determined man. He wants Anna and will not give up until she gives him a chance. There is som ...more
Trish Bedroom Bookworms
Feb 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
**originally posted at Bedroom Bookworms***
Toppen - You and I
One of the worst things that can happen to a book blogger is to love an author and hate their book. Pure torture. We are absolutely committed to posting all reviews – good or bad – so it can mean having to say negative things about someone’s very hard work. Someone whom we really like and don’t want to hurt.
One of the best things that can happen? When you love an author and ALSO love their book. Because then you can jump around and say “look, look!
2.5 Stars

I love Melissa Toppen's writing, so this is painful for me. This is a story I would have loved a few years ago but as I've gotten older, my tastes have changed and I am not as easily impressed by books. My main problem is that I never connected with the characters. I feel like I know nothing about them other than being told a few sad events from their pasts. I needed more depth, more emotion, more angst, more something.

Bentley was a bit of a stalker although it was played off as being
I have mixed feelings about this book. Nothing against the plot itself, I got what I came for it that department. It's the little things that got to me.
The characters
I liked the main heroine Anna/Logan. Anna doesn't do relationships. She has casual arrangements and has fun, but the moment it stops working for her, or if the partner starts wanting more - she's out. It's not often for the female in books to behave in such a typical way reserved for the male character, but it worked here.
But man,
Lorena  Garcia -- Brittany's Book Blog
I got the privilege to beta read this book and let me tell you .... this book had me smitten from page one up until the end.

The trailer is what caught my eye first and I just couldn't wait to get my hands on it.

This is book 1 of 3 and the story begins for Anna Blake (Logan) and Bentley Reed.

Anna is an exotic dancer at an exclusive club, which happens to be owned by none other than Bentley Reed, a famous soccer player, turned business mogul. Anna has never met Bentley until one night when she w
Brittany Reece
Jul 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I will read the sequel. (Spoilers ahead)

I've seen this book advertised on social media, so I jumped at the chance to read it. (There are mention of things that could be considered spoilers in this review.)

I will admit that I almost DNF-d it about 3 times.

Certain things annoyed me: in one scene the heroine puts her jeans on, then two minutes later she's literally getting plowed against the wall BUT HER JEANS NEVER CAME OFF. I checked. Several times. They just kinda poofed to the floor because tha
Pawnie Santana
Jan 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Let me first say, when I saw the book trailer, I knew I HAD to read this. But then, I read the synopsis and I was like, omg... I need to know more. Melissa was gracious enough to give me an ARC and I squeeled like a little school girl getting her first crush! I was so excited to read this book, it's not even funny. (Well, kinda). lol

I'm not going to tell you what the story is about becuz it's redundant when you've already read the synopsis. I WILL tell you that this book had me seriously addicte
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book in return for an honest review~~~~

Amazing!! Melissa knocked this one right out of the park!!

Twenty year old Anna Blake is a dancer, it's been her dream for as long as she can remember.
Bentley Reed is a 32 year old former professional soccer player turned business mogul.

Until both their dreams were taken away, Anna now has to make a different life for herself
and starts working at Allure and finds herself dancing on a different kind of stage.

Enter Bentley Reed Rich,Handsome an
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Two people that have had a tragic life. Bentley is a rich business man while Logan is a struggling college student. Neither one has ever allowed themselves to fall in love or be in a relationship. Logan was a ballet dancer until a devastating injury ended her career and Bentley was a star soccer player who injured himself bad enough to end his career. Can these two lost souls heal eachother or are they both too damaged? Logan is one strong woman who knows what she wants and stays focused until B ...more
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
By: Author Melissa Toppen

What a beautiful emotion filled story that author Melissa Toppen created. It had so much depth in character development, the storyline and feelings that it once again allowed me to see a amazingly artistically crafted book play out like a movie in my mind.
Logan and Bentley are such a imperfectly perfect couple, like two lost puzzle pieces being found and fit back together. Their story is raw, sweet, romantic, hot, strained, uplifting and one that I can no
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Holy Effin Hotness that is Bentley Reed.........All I can say is just WOW!!!! Logan had a dream of being a professional dancer. That all changed after her accident that took her dream from her. Logan has a great job at a high end gentlemens club. She is approached one night for a private dance. Once she is in the room the man that she sees in the room is none other than the owner of the club Bentley Reed. This story is Amazing, Sexy, Hot as sin and will have you swooning over Bentley. A must rea ...more
Sarah Hooks & Books
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
**ARC copy received in exchange for an honest review**

The blurb and book trailer for this book got me excited to read it immediately!

There is nothing sexier than a hot man who knows exactly what he wants and will stop at nothing to get it! Bentley Reed is that sexy man & I loved him from the beginning of this book. Wow...what a story of two broken souls, trying to find their happiness in the world. This was my first Melissa Toppen read & it won't be my last!!
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Logan had a tough life growing up. But she found herself through dance till that was taken from her. Now she does what she has to survive till she meets Bentley.

Bentley was a famous soccer player. He was on top of the world till it shattered. Then he made a name for himself in the business world.

What is a college girl to do when she catches the guy of a mysterious business man? Who won't take no for an answer and gets your best friend to help win you over?
Kimberly Soto
Feb 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The best book I've read this year!! I love it. So sexy and hot!
More detailed review to come!!!
Mary Winstead
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Anna lost her parents and brother at the age of four. Lost her grandmother at the age of twelve. After a few years of foster care. Anna's dance teacher took her in. She used her pain and sadness in dancing. So when she hurt her knee her dancing career was over until a club manager Josh wanted her to dance for rich clientele.So she took it to pay for college. When one night a clientele wanted a private dance. She declines only to find out he was the owner of the club. There is sudden attraction t ...more
Jami Mathis
Jul 26, 2017 rated it liked it
I really loved the dancing part of this story. Anna/Logan used to be a dancer. Now she works at a club. She is very passionate about her dancing and puts her heart and soul into it.

We meet Bentley. Sexy, intense, Bentley.

But the only thing they have going on is they are attracted to one another... they don't actually talk. Until he stalks her. And then the book ends? This book was only wrote to set up another book.

I've just heard this story too many times. This series has potential, I will keep
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
Honestly, kind of trashy, kind of cliche, mediocre at best BUT a Demi Lovato song was referenced so extra points.
Apr 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
good plot line, not a lot of sex and a little boring at times
Lesley Badham
May 16, 2018 rated it liked it
I have read this book before. Long time ago. It is very predictable and full of love and honestly.
Sep 28, 2016 rated it liked it
3 1/2 stars. It just wasn't quite enough yet I liked the story. Just the characters where annoying
Natasha Weir
Apr 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Hell on heels! 5+⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

WOW! I have no words and so many words for this AMAZING book all at the same time! It is truly outstanding and took my breath away.

It is written fully from the P.O.V of Logan AKA (Anna Blake). She is a strong, independent, beautiful women that hasn't had the best life, but won't let it knock her down. Logan is a college student and a dancer. She knows better than most how it feels to have your dream ripped away. She also knows she can only depend on herself. Everyone e
Melanie Adkins
Mar 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Anna Blake is a college student and a dancer. She knows better than most how it feels to have your dream ripped away. She also knows she can only depend on herself. Everyone else she's ever loved or depended on left her. Sex is fine but no commitment.
Bentley Reed is a powerful, rich and handsome man. He's use to getting what he wants. He's the type of man who doesn't take no for an answer. When he meets Anna, the connection is overwhelming.
Now they've met, can Anna and Bentley put aside thei
Jody Pardo
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The is the first book in the trilogy.

Anna aka Logan is a pole dancer/stripper working at Allure a very exclusive gentleman's clubbing Chicago while attending university. Logan is her stage name and she doesn't do private dances. Until one night, she is requested for a private dance and her manager Josh, whom she has a friends with benefits relationship with insists upon it. it is no longer an option. Who is this enigmatic man whom she is vividly attracted to? Bentley Reed....Logan fights her in
Sashoy Wilson
Oct 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
For some reason I've been gravitating to books with somewhat iffy heroines, but this one was refreshing. Refreshing in the sense that the heroine of this novel didn't want attachments, she didn't want Bentley Reed and all his millions, she wanted sex and a good time. And I couldn't judge her for it. Age old double standards.

She didn't really change her mind. She had feelings for him and he ruins it by getting caught with someone else and while Anna recognizes that he ended things, she knows tha
Ink Angels  Book Blog
Mar 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ink Angels received a copy of You and I Alone in exchange for an honest review.

Having never read anything from this author before I was not sure what to expect, but I could not put this one down. Anna is not looking for forever, far from it, but forever is hard to resist when Alpha male and proprietor Bentley Reed make a pass for your affections. Bentley does not take no for an answer and will do whatever it takes to strip away Anna’s resolve. Anna may be used to baring parts of her body for Be
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Melissa Toppen is a USA Today Bestselling Author who specializes in New Adult and Contemporary Romance. She is a lover of books and enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good novel. She has a soft spot for Romance and focuses her writing in that direction; writing what she loves to read.
Melissa resides in Cincinnati Ohio with her husband and two children, where she writes full time.


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