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Give and Take

(Stories from Beauville #1)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  52 ratings  ·  28 reviews
Compromise is a word Annabelle Macon knows well. Sacrifices at home, in college and with her career, have all given her the tools to be the person she is. Now it seems she must also make concessions for her long-time love, Jackson Storme.

Six months into their relationship, and he’s already making unrealistic demands. With distance putting that much more of a strain on thei
Published May 19th 2015 by Kats Kreative Ideas (first published May 5th 2015)
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(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Kats Kreative Ideas and NetGalley.)

“Now I understood why he slowed up. It wasn’t because he missed me. It was so he could remind me who I belonged to.”

This was an okay adult contemporary romance, but I did lose interest a bit.

Annabelle and Jackson had quite an explosive relationship in this book. They assumed things, jumped to conclusions, and made hasty decisions based on these assumptions, and their
Monica **can't read fast enough**
GIVE AND TAKE sucked me in right away. Eden has created a wonderful love story that is complicated by distance as well as a lack of full confidence and trust between Annabelle and Jackson. Life throws up secrets from the past, adds in disingenuous friends as well as some troublesome family members to make developing a relationship difficult for Annabelle and Jackson. Add to all of that the quite normal and expected growing pains of a couple coming together and trying to blend their lives togethe ...more
Kelly Clare
Jul 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was so bloody hilarious. Lola had me in absolute stitches. Couldn't get enough of her.
There wasn't one moment when I wanted to put down this book, not even when I was having a 'Stand strong Anna' moment.
The author's style is straight-forward and easy to read. There is no needless detail, so the pace is great. At the same time, the reader is left in no doubt of the setting and background of her characters. A difficult balance which Tigris Eden has perfected in this story.

Oh, and Jackson

OH MY GOODNESS!! I swear I am not going to throw a tantrum but I seriously want to. For-real!!! Cliffhanger totally a kick in the lady parts!!! Plus I got to read this book waaay early and now I have a longer wait then the rest of the world. *Bursts into tears*. Okay okay I’m better now let’s move on to the review and past my emotional state.

Jackson and Annabelle are an adorable and sexy couple who aren’t without
Rosie J.
4.5 Stars I love me some Jackson Storme and there are no words for Cousin Lola. Suffice to say these are two people you want on your side when the sh*t hits the fan. WARNING: This book ends on a cliffhanger, which I dislike so I checked the author's website and found out that Book 3: Until Her is scheduled to drop on August 22, 2016 -- so mark your calendar. Lengthier review to follow at a later date.

Bambi Unbridled
I started this series not knowing what to expect because Tigris Eden is a new-to-me author. I have seen her paranormal series, but have not gotten around to reading any of it yet.

When I started this book, I felt like I was missing something. So after some research, I discovered there was an intro that I had not read, A Slow Burn. I quickly read the intro (approx. 50 pages), and I felt it was quite good. I liked the chemistry between Annabelle and Jackson and thought the first book would be going
S. Policar
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
***My Copy of this book is a BETA ARC given to me by Tigris Eden***

Give and Take picks up roughly a year after A Slow Burn ends. Anna and Jackson have been an item for almost a year now and as usual, the gossip in Beauville is on fire. There's a LOT of plot twists and surprises waiting in this book. And the reader is anything like me, they'll get so lost in this book they'll forget that they aren't Anna or Jackson lol

The plotline is solid and flows evenly through out the book, There's a bunch of
Ruthie Taylor
May 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads

This is a really engaging story, which ends ... in somewhat of a cliffhanger ... So I do hope that Ms Eden has her fingers skating across the keyboard, because I do not want to wait long for the next in the series.

The story itself is difficult to describe, but fundamentally unputdownable! It has layers, and weirdness that confuses and amuses. The lead characters are delightful, but there is clearly a darkness that is hinted
Dec 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!! This book is HOT!!!
There is a lot of drama occurring, mainly because of Jackson's previous conquests, some of their family and friends contributed as well.
I love Anna's personality. She overcomes her insecurities and doesn't allow people to walk all over her. She's a tough, "nerdy" chick. Jackson is just damn sexy with his alpha self, though he was a jerk at times.
It ends in a HUGE cliffhanger!!! So be warned!

**I received an e-ARC from by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Sep 12, 2016 rated it liked it
When it comes to books with major drama, I'm conflicted. On one hand I lap up the pettiness but on the other I cannot stand villains who are borderline cartoonish. Which this book has. I mean, some of the female characters in the book are one step away from twirling their mustaches. Also, the hero is bordering on my "you say alpha, I say asshole" shelf but I'll let it pass in this book.

Decent read; I'll read the follow up book just because I want to know what happens. Cause I live for pettiness
Apr 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Tigris Eden knocked this one out of the ball park. I was at the end before I was ready to be. I have not been left wonderfully hanging in a very long time. The chemistry between the couple was steamy and hot. Both characters were head strong and that made for their love worth fighting for. Annabelle fight scenes were so real I was laughing wishing I could have been there. Jackson love for her was so strong that not even the nasty women in his life could tear him away from Annabelle. No spoilers ...more
May 19, 2015 marked it as to-read
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Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was completely hooked on this small town and everyone in it and all their drama in ‘A Slow Burn’, a quick half-hour read that had SO MUCH going on in it.

This book keeps the pace and pretty much picks up where the other left off. Jackson and Annabelle are trying to make it work and clearly have deep feelings for one another, despite each one’s hesitation to admit it to the other. Jackson’s past shows up to haunt him, bringing Annabelle’s claws out AND Annabelle’s got a frienemy who only adds to
Eva Millien
May 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Old insecurities and unrealistic demands threaten Anna and Jackson's happily ever after but hopefully with a little give and take everything will fall into place in this riveting contemporary romance.

Anna's career has become a bone of contention between Jackson and Anna but so has Jackson's past, especially when she waltzes right back into his life and the reader can't help but get caught up in all the emotional turmoil and drama that flows from every page as it seems everything and everyone con
Jul 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I started the story not really liking Jackson. He's not my kind of man but then, Anna likes him and she has to live with him, so I'm okay with him. I had my doubts about Anna too because in the beginning she seems easily manipulated by him. But then the Story took me in completely and I fell for her - hard. She is so strong, powerful, emotional, passionate, so full of life and love and laughter, and I could relate to her so much, even in her violent phases, that I would like to move in her neigh ...more
Mar 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bitten-by-love
Giving this wonderful story 5 freaking fantastic fangs!

Ms. Eden brings us back to Beauville, Anna and Jackson have been an item for almost a year now they are the most gossiped thing in rumor mill of that is called Beulville. In this installment we get to know and see how the relationship is growing and changing for Annebelle and Jackson.

Ms. Eden's characters are strong, the plot twists will keep you turning the pages and if you are like me you will get lost in story. The characters you love yo
Vondetta Carter
Dec 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE THIS BOOK... Yes, it is a continuation from Slow Burn. Anna and Jackson are meant to be. As Jackson says "You are it for me and I am it for you". However, others are determined to see them not make it. Anna is devastated to find out a secret that she didn't know about Jackson. However, she has to overcome the situation.( I still have some questions about it.) Anna finds out a whole lot of info in this saga. She believed her father was one man and finds out its someone else. She has lived ...more
Kristen Gough
Aug 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Annabelle Macon and Jackson Storme have a strained relationship due to issues between them both over her career and his past discretions. Anna has insecurities and has trouble expressing her feelings to Jackson and tends to default to anger as a way of expressing herself. This causes even more problems for the two, especially in the form of epic fights that lead to hot make up sex. They love each other very much and want to do what ...more
Sep 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from the author in return for an honest review. Wow!! Tigris Eden, this is a fantastic book. It has some of about everything. It has love, really hot sex, finding out who her father is, friendship, lies, secrets, fighting, laughter, tears, jealousy, revenge, babies, and suspense. One minute I was crying, the next I was laughing, the next I was needing a fan to cool off. The author really knows how to pull you right into the story, so much that you do not want to put it down. ...more
Sharon Doucett
Jul 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Excellent storyline. I really got into Jackson and Anna’s relationship, with all its turmoil, and feelings. They did not have an easy time of it and you could feel it with every word written. The drama and tension built throughout the story as Jackson’s past comes out. Anna has a lot of insecurities that come into play and also add further tension to their relationship. She compensates her insecurities through her anger, that sort of get her in hot water. But her love and possessiveness of Jacks ...more
Donna-Dee Mullings
Aug 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Super hot read focusing mainly on the relationship of Jackson and Anna, but with a surprise twist at the end that blindsides the reader! Southern small town full of secrets and scandal, some of it coming to rest on Jackson's front step in waves!

While I didn't quite like some of the stereotypical language, it lent an atmosphere to the story that was perfect. The different backgrounds came alive in the characters' voices, with the South singing out from every page. This was extremely well written
Dianne Donovan
Mar 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! I received a beta arc copy for review.

I very much enjoyed this book. Highly recommend it.

I couldn't put this down. I felt really bad at times for Annabelle. I am glad that Jackson got it together and started new with Annabelle. I dont know if I would have put up with everything that she did, but glad she stuck with it. I thought there was something more to Jackson and glad that there is.

I can't wait form the next book. So hurry up Tigris and get it written. I will be one
Jul 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a great storyline. And so much depth in the characters. I love how pieces of their lives are revealed, much like an onion being peeled, bit by bit. When I started the book I had no idea of the twists and turns the story would take. And then the ending! Wowsa!! I must get book 3 to continue their story. And did I mention....the sexy parts are red hot!!
Jul 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
And ex lover, a conniving "best friend", a job, location and social stigmas are all fighting against a couple ment to be together if they can both get over the boundaries and roadblocks they put if front of themselves.
Oct 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alpha-male

Loved the story, but I am really starting to hate the CLIFFHANGERS now ! it takes author's to long to write the sequel
and when they do u have forgotten about the story and what it was about I hope I don't have to take to long.
Oct 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Good read from beginning to end.
Chrissy Van Der Laan
Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Boy I didn't see that coming that was intense. I kept finding myself skimming pages to get to the good bits you knew were coming. I enjoyed the story but it definitely dragged in some parts.
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USA Today Bestselling Author, Tigris Eden loves reading and writing.
One of Tigris’ fondest memories, was in the sixth grade, when her teacher read her story, “The Case of The Missing Pepperoni”, out loud to the class. It was then she decided she wanted to be a writer when she grew up. But like all childhood dreams, reality has a way of crashing in and disrupting plans. But her imagination and

Other books in the series

Stories from Beauville (4 books)
  • A Slow Burn (Stories from Beauville, #.5)
  • Until Her (Stories from Beauville, #2)
  • Stories from Beauville: Anna and Jackson