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4.24  ·  Rating details ·  2,073 ratings  ·  340 reviews
She was mine. Our love unquestioned. Our futures planned. But she didn't show. All that we had, all that we meant, and after all that was said, she just didn't show. That one act by her changed everything, but it especially changed me and from that moment on, there was no going back. No words of love, no whispered promises, just sex and drugs and rock and roll. No one gets ...more
Paperback, 310 pages
Published March 2nd 2015 by Lesley Jones (first published February 28th 2015)
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★★★ 3 Stars ★★★

Conviction is a second chance romance of two teenage lovers who due to a misunderstanding are separated for 15 years and reunited after bitter regrets and longing.

Conner Reed and Nina Matthews meet at their little primary school in the leafy suburbs of Surrey, England. They grow up with Conner teasing Nina and it's not until she is 15 that he realises that she is the girl for him.

After a year long relationship, events occur that force them apart and whilst Conner's life seem
The 5 star reviews lied.

This wasn’t angsty.
It was fluffy bunny.
The group sex was gross.
And interrupted.

Major pet-peeve...”the big misunderstanding” is the entire plot here. That’s it. Some douchebaggery from the h’s brother and a convo neither H/h was adult enough to force on the other before they “gave up” on each other and moved on setting up a second chance 15 years later :/

Then instalove so hot it gave me heartburn.

Not safe. OW/orgy scenes before reuniting. Weirdly, H usually settles for
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I started reading Lesley Jone's "Conviction" in a hospital waiting room... biggest mistake E.V.E.R because within the first 10% or so of Reed and Nina's story, I was horny as hell, shifting uncomfortably in my seat, crossing my legs, then uncrossing them, clenching my thighs, ready to pounce and rip the pants off the first unsuspecting hot male that
Mar 04, 2015 rated it did not like it
I'm just going to write a short review to explain my low rating.
I couldn't get into this story from the beginning. The two MC's didn't even see each other again until after 50% of the book so the first half felt completely irreverent to me. After that, I just started to skim because I couldn't feel the connection between Connor and Nina. How they were broken up by someone didn't seem real and at the end it didn't come together well, at least for me. There were a lot of things in the book that I
Karen Mc
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lesley Jones has rocked the reader world again with a riveting and raw read that's her best and most beautiful book yet! Conviction is another rock star masterpiece where you can't help but fall in love with its characters and let them into your heart. Like the rest of the Lesley's books, but perhaps even more so, Conviction makes you feel. A second chance love story, Conviction tears your heart wide open and shakes every emotion out of you. You can't help but root for love, hope, and that much- ...more
Wow Lesley took me on an emotional roller coaster again.

Sometimes you find a go to author were you just know if you read it you won't be disappointed and Lesley Jones is definitely that author.

Heart bumping in your chest moments, laughter,tears that goes with the emotional rollercoaster Lesley takes you on, and as an avid reader I want the complete package in a read and I got it.

Two people torn apart by lies, its heartbreaking what could of been.

A brilliant rockstar read and the sex,drugs rock n
Lesley Knox
Jan 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Well I was very very lucky to receive an arc for this and WOW!
I could not put it down, Lesley Jones is just the best, Ive read Lesleys other books and she blew me away with those, Yes I was blown away again with conviction. Its my favourite book of 2015 so far. Conner Reed is another hot hot hot male that you just wouldnt be able to resist. I dont want to give anything away but when this is released I highly recommend you buy it!!! I laughed and even got a tad emotional at times but it just woul
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Kaylene Osborn
Feb 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Kaylene by: Lesley Jones
Fantastic, awesome, but would you expect anything less?

Conviction by Lesley Jones is another fantastic book by one of my favourite authors. I had a little tease of this book when Lesley released a few chapters titled “Reed” in the Owned Anthology and I was hooked. I couldn't wait until this book was finalised, so I could get my reading eyes on it and devour it. Well, devour it I did, and there are no disappointments here let me tell you.

Conviction is a standalone book and the star of this story
Feb 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
BEFORE you tell me it's not been released yet........Yeah, I know that! BUT I was blessed to get to read it before release :-)
So far Lesley has given me Gabe, Macca & Cam (to name a few) in the form of the Saviour series and the Carnage series.......Both amazing sets and all damn mighty men!!!! So Conviction had a LOT to live up to!
Well knock me down with a feather, not only a totally different story AGAIN but whooooooaaaaaaa, I NEED me a Mr Reed!!!!! Mrs Jones has blown my knickers away again,
Jan 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s-2015

3.5 - 4 stars

A story of soul mates and second chances- forced into taking separate paths that eventually lead back to each other. Unity and love can never be overcomed without the CONVICTION to fight.

Lesley Jones starts us off with teenagers, Conner Reed and Nina Matthews, professing their undying love for each other but whose lives takes differing paths than what they planned. Matters of circumstance and betrayal, leaves these young lovers to lead unfulfilling and destructive lives.
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone who likes a HAWT story that develops into a really great love story
Recommended to Kat by: I follow the author
So Lesley Jones is the Queen of Emotional reads as far as I am concerned, she crippled my heart in Boxed Set Complete Carnage Series: Carnage #1&2 - but redeemed herself in book 2, in Saviour I loved her realism of the older woman getting the second chance at love, I need to finish book 2 of the series.

The beginning of this book had me lulled into a enjoyable experience of "Young Love" and as a person who was blessed to find her soul mate as a young girl, I love these books that have me remember
Dec 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to be given an advanced copy of Conviction.

Well what can I say about such a fantastic book - Lesley Jones has done it again!!!!

Conviction is a standalone story, about Conner Reed, sexy as hell rock god and Nina, his lost love. I will say no more about the story itself. It is a story which will grab you from the first lines, suck you in and keep you enthralled. I could not put it down. I loved the characters in the book and how their story unfolded as I read.

I love the angst,
 Cora Monica
Feb 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC for an honest review

Conner fucking Reed!! Holy shit! Holy fucking shit!! This woman has done it again!! This read was amazing! It was beautiful. It ripped me apart, it pulled at every emotion. Lesley Jones is a fucking genius!! She has a way of putting words together that is just breathtaking and beautiful.

Nina, god, I loved this character. She had my heart from the beginning. Strong, loving, loyal. I understand the choices she made and they were all made wit
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I had no doubt when I heard that Lesley Jones was writing another book, that it would be incredible. I've read all 4 of her previously published works and they rank up there with some of my absolute favorite. Conviction just adds to my list. Well written, detailed, humorous, sexy, full of angst and definitely a book that you will want to get your hands on. There were literally times I laughed so hard I had tears in my eyes, and others that I wanted to throw my kindle across the room because I wa ...more
Lyns Simpson
Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am honoured to be a part of Lesley's Beta team so I got to read this before release. What an amazing story it really is, I'm not just saying this because I'm a friend of Lesley's as a Beta I have to be honest and I truly am being honest when I say how good this is.
You first Met Conner Reed in the Owned anthology, and we get to know the story behind why he is the way he is.
In conviction you get the best of both worlds, you get part Conners POV and part Amoeba's POV.
There are plenty of twists
Feb 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC for this book to give an honest review.
Having read Saviour and Carnage series by Lesley Jones I did expect this book to be good but it exceeded all my expectations.
Lesley sure know how to give us HOT guys. Gabe, Macca, Cam & now Conner Reed and she can sure tell a story like no other.
As the book is not released yet I will not go into the plot but it will make you laugh, cry and send you on a rollercoaster ride of emotion.
If I could give this book more than 5 stars I would. It i
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 1-2-star-reads
First half was rough. I didn't like Connor, he disgusted me. Nina and Connor don't reconnect until 50% in. By then I was hoping she would hook up with her lawyer. This book would have benefited from flashbacks so I could get invested in the H/h. By the time they reconnected I didn't believe in them. The reunion was really cheesy. Sadly this was a big miss for me. ...more
Feb 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Conviction by Lesley Jones is absolutely fantastic!!! I could not put this book down. I was hooked from the very first page. This is the story of Conner Reed and Nina 'Meebs' Matthews. Conner and Nina have known each other since they were young and became very close. Unforeseen forces tears them apart and they are reunited 15 years later. Issues are revealed and circumstances brought them back together. However, will their past keep them apart or will they find the love they once had and get a c ...more
Sarah Hooks & Books
Feb 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, hot-spicy
**I was lucky to obtain an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review**

HOLY panting dripping hotness and that's only at 8% in!!!! I don't even know what to say about this book, except it's everything I love about Lesley's books, all rolled into one AMAZING story! HOT SEX, DRUGS & ROCK & ROLL. Conner 'fucking' Reed had me gasping, swooning, crying & smiling throughout the whole book.

"Women want me, men want to be me and yet, one song, just one fucking song, can bring me to my knees." - Conner Ree

Lesley Jones is one of my favorite authors. I love her! If you haven't read Carnage 1 & 2 The Story of Us and The Story of Me than you need to RIGHT NOW! Both books continue to make me feel something serious even almost a year after I've read them.

I am not going to give a detailed synopsis of this story. The book's description sets the stage well enough and there are lots of twists and turns that I wouldn't want to give away (outside of my tagged spoilers). There are several things I loved ab
Hayley Blaiberg
Sep 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Such a good read!

I was really nervous reading another Lesley Jones book after Carnage as the author is quite depressing and doesn’t always give a HEA! However thankfully in this book, even though not always the cheeriest of topics, it was really enticing and kept me intrigued the whole way through! I loved the leading male and female characters.

It was extra fun to read with two other readers and talk about our OMG moments!”, I’d never done that before, but plan on doing it more in the future!
Michelle Krystel
Feb 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow Conner Reed is every woman dream definitely rock God, abs, looks, alpha, all in one perfect package. He have emotion issues but when you fall in love young and lose the love of your life. That goes without saying. Nina this girl as been put through the ringer more than once. She's string tho I give her that. Her too losing the love of her life as ruined her. And after what she has been through you can't help but just want safe option where you can't get hurt again. Her heart belongs to Conne ...more
Feb 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC from Lesley (THANK YOU, again!)

Lesley has been one of my all-time favorite authors since falling in love with Carnage. Let me be honest and just say that this book did not disappoint! Conviction is now, hands down my new favorite read from her.

Conviction is a standalone about the HOT, sexy as sin rock God, Conner Reed and his long lost love, Nina. This story has both POV's so we get to hear both sides of what happened that night that changed both of their li
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC copy given by Lesley and again Lesley Jones has rocked it again. Definitely one of my favorites of 2015. This book had it all, true deep love, filthy sex, anticipation and above all loyalty. She is one if my favorite authors and cannot wait for her next book.
Mar 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
What can I say; another good one by Lesley. I love this author!!
5 "Because I'm Connor fucking Reed and I can" Stars!

She has done it again! Another bad boy rocker with such a sweet side and forever love that just turns me on! To say I was pissed how this started is an understatement! These two were planning to be together no matter what it took. They were torn apart before they got that far. Feeling the other had changed their mind, each devastated. Both experienced heart breaking events that night that years later they would learn about.

I'm always bothered b
Rude Girl Book Blog
Feb 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished-in-2015
I am a relatively new Lesley Jones fan. I completely devoured the Carnage series a few weeks back so from the moment I heard about Conviction, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. This beautiful story broke my heart, then healed it, and made me truly believe in second chances.

Connor Reed has achieved legendary status as lead guitarist for the band Shift. He has spent the last fifteen years traveling the world and even though he is rarely alone, he is a very lonely and isolated person. Connor c
Talk Books To Me
Feb 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Brandi’s 4.5 star review
Lesley Jones blew me away last year with her story,Carnage. Needless to say, I could not wait to get my hands on Conviction because I knew Jones would deliver another heart-stopping journey full of the unexpected…and yes, I was right! Conviction is another masterpiece that tangles all your emotions and leaves you breathless.

By the first 30% I felt like I had read an entire book because these character’s have a lot to tell, Conner’s past is full of pain and anguish. Not on
After an unsavory beginning I wasn't sure if I could continue reading. But I powered through and I'm so glad I did. This book floored me by how much I enjoyed it.

Conner Reed and Nina "Meebs" Matthews have known each other since they were kids. Nina comes from a wealthy family, Conner comes from a struggling broken home. They grew up as friends and as teenagers became young lovers. Everything changed on New Years Eve. They planned to run away together but events beyond their control and family co
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Lesley Jones was born and raised in Essex, England but moved to Australia in 2006 with her family. Her first book, Saviour, was published in 2013 and she quickly gained a reputation as a writer of gritty, down to earth characters, involved in angsty and emotional plot lines.
Carnage, her third novel, made a number of lists, and won a number of awards for 'Best Ugly Cry'. Her readers love the fact

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