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(North Star #3)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  400 ratings  ·  30 reviews
In life and in the ring, you never dish out pain you're not willing to take.

Kellen and Jenna have been friends for years. A boxer with a shattered past and an artist with a wealthy family, they found each other against all odds. Ever in each other's corner, they grew up together, watched relationships rise and crumble, and the only one that's always left standing is their
Published 2015
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Why this book so heavily revolved around Laney leaves me at a loss. She was a grade-A hypocrite and everyone allowed her childish behavior just cos. She didn't deserve everyone walking on eggshells for her (view spoiler)She let Jenna feel enormous amounts of guilt for an entire year and when everything was said and done and all of Laney's dark came to light everyone was so quick to forgive and for ...more
Sep 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The third book in the North Star Series, this is the book fans have been waiting for. Jenna and Kellen’s path to love has not been easy. Their history is messy, emotional and full of heartache and betrayal. Despite all their ups and downs, Jenna and Kellen have finally found each other. Now, they must prove they have each other’s backs and fight to stay together, fight their demons and fight to really see what lies beneath the surface.

“In every beat of her heart and breath in my body I felt lo
Mar 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
I had to wait almost 2 weeks to read this and it nearly killed me.
We finally get to see Jenna and Kellen be together. Although it's not as easy as it should be. Kellen still hasn't faced his history and its affecting their relationship. Throwing in the fact that he's meeting his family and learns some uncomfortable truths about his mother and it's a rollercoaster of emotions.
Jenna is still feeling guilty and Laney isn't making it any better. I never quite understood why Jenna allowed Laney to t
Krystal Smith
I might be biased because I love everything Tracey Ward has written (I seriously told her I would be happy to even read her grocery list)...but this series and especially this book get 5 stars from me!
I love that we finally get to dive in to the heart and soul of all that is Kellan, his past, present and future. Reading as Jenna slowly and cautiously peels back layers and Kellan tries with all that he has to let her in and to love her the way he feels she deserves to be loved is heart wrenching.
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Jul 06, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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🎁 FREE on Amazon today (7/6/2020)! 🎁
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great conclusion to this series. I really really enjoyed every one of these three books.
"Life is like a boxing match. Defeat is not declared when you fall, but when you refuse to stand again."

5 stars!

Oh my! Just a few days ago I re-read Knockout and Brawler and was eagerly waiting for the third book in this series. I read somewhere that it was supposed to be published on September 17th, but then I saw Madeline Sheehan announce on her Facebook page that Ringside was live YESTERDAY and I was so excited to read it! Tracey Ward delivers again, and I'm happy that there are such great
Jessica Austin Gudmundson
*soft weeping* and then *blubbering*

review to come.

The final book in the NorthStar Trilogy by Tracey Ward made me both cry and laugh uncontrollably. An amazing ride with a delicate balance between heart-rending and humorous moments and characters. It's been hard to write a review because I have no idea how to put how much this book affected me into real words. The love story between Jenna and Kellen isn't conventional, it is hard fought for and hard won by and Ward has done a masterful job makin
P. S.
This is one of my favorite book couples by far!

Kellan & Jenna just made sense together...
Kellan coming to grips the best he could involving his time in foster care,
Jenna's selfless patience all throughout their journey.
yet i thoroughly despised Laney & her "Kardashian-esque" self entitled personality.

May 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I am admittedly biased. :)
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was expecting more

The first two books were great I loved them but this was the conclusion and it just was ok I was looking for more. This was disappointing.
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series
✨5 Stars✨-Amazing (couldn't put the book down-dangerous addiction),


Book written in dual POV; This is a 3 part series; book 1 written in Jenna's POV, Book 2 is not a continuation but a replay of book 1 but filling in the gaps written in Kellen's POV, so there is new information it's not all just a repeat leading to this one, book 3, a conclusion to what more becomes of this story. More questions are answered and loose ends are cleaned up for us readers.

I am truly speechless. What
Lenna  Wright-Berry
*** Starts a few months before the airport and surprise proposal at the end of book 1 & 2*****
Finally, we got to see Kellen have his breakthroughs, face his demons, visit people he has never knew about, speak with a man from his past and be the man he always wanted to be before the dark. Remember the coma well he will remember things when someone he never met will trigger his mind and getting the truth. Him and Jenna are still working through his 'shut downs' but when she wants to meet his anima
Nov 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Surprise Surprise! I actually love this.

This book took a turn for the best.

What can I say?

I'm glad I didn't give up on this series.

I've finally warmed up to this couple. Though I liked them both before individually separated. But now they seem real nice together.

Tracey Ward I'm sorry for ever doubting you.
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Apr 26, 2020 marked it as books-boxed-sets  ·  review of another edition
In boxed set - "North Star - The Complete Series Box Set" ...more
Cyndi Hackett
Bravo!! I can't put into words how much I loved the North Star series! Each book was brilliantly written. I loved everything from the beginning in Knockout to learning about Kellen in Brawler and getting a chance to witness Kellen and Jenna coming together in Ringside. I cried, laughed, yelled, and cried again in Ringside. I felt the progression between Kellen and Jenna was just so believable by expressing all of their heart ache and pain. I waited so long to finally get a chance to read the las ...more
J.P. Lundstrom
Apr 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Same channel, same characters, but we finally get some new information. It's not your typical ending--the characters' problems don't all go away. I just wish that sister did. She's a one-dimensional evil through three books. It isn't clear why the main character keeps walking into her traps, right up to the closing scene.
Despite one-dimensional characters and poor editing, the author managed to pack a lot into this book. She could have done her readers a favor and spread some of it around, like
Jan 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. I love this indie author's writing. I love her funny, realistic characters who remind me of people I know, or people I want to know and hang out with. Kellen and Jenna are characters I feel I've known for a long time. Their beginnings are pretty awesome. Pretty intense. These books can be stand-alones but until you have invested a little emotionally into these characters this book will seem a little like you've missed something. I like closure, I like when things come full circle in a ...more
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: left-me-smiling
This was my favorite in the set!! The way it was written was better, more solid in my opinion. The scenarios were just amazing, realistic, and flawlessly presented. Tripe to Ireland? amazing!!! The foit, the family dynamics, the accents... brilliant! Well done Tracey! This is a novel I will likely read again and again because it just... Spoke to me and helped me through some of my own demons. A plus plus!
and... Jenna is my new favorite character. love her sass, her sensitivity, her wit. She's wh
Sep 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome ending to great series!

Really loved this series although I couldn't read the first to books back to back. Wait a week it gives it a better perspective on Kellen without that sense of de ja vu. Love books that really aren't cookie cutter and speak to the growth of the self. Check this series out and Tracy's other books if you are looking for something with some meat to it.
Jun 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book helps tie up some of the harsh situations in the previous books. I couldn't get up the nerve to read knockout after reading Brawler, but this book was dual POV so I was able to get Jenna's thoughts in this book.

I really needed (ok wanted) an epilogue. I want to see everyone is okay in the years to come. Also wondering if there's a story for Callum and Sam. Those two left me with questions...
Sep 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So beautiful to read I hate it's over

The first book brawler was just so well written and bittersweet and I laughed and cried and was angry at times too. I hated waiting to see what would happen in the next book and with their story but it was worth the wait. Her writing is nonpareil.
Carrie Hayes
Love it!

I just love it!!!! I Love Jenna and Kellen. They are just amazing! I hope we get Cullum and Sam's story and more Jenna and Kellen!!! Thank you for this Book!!! A Must Read!!!!
Mar 27, 2015 marked it as to-read
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Aug 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was so happy to see this last installment released. This couple has been through so much and I have been along for the ride. Even if they're not your traditional couple their bond is so deep. ...more
Stephanie Bensel
Nov 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars
Lisa P
Nov 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This author never disappoints. Her characters are gritty, real, and intense. Not enough words for this story- great great great ending to this series.
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