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Say Something...

(Speak #1)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  559 ratings  ·  91 reviews
What most girls search a lifetime for…
I felt it the minute he set those whiskey colored eyes on me.
We had it in spades…
My body was drawn to hers the moment she set foot into the room.
What happens when you both have pasts that threaten the future?
Do you do nothing?
Do you Say Something?

22 year old Ari Munoz is used to keeping men at arm's length. So when
Paperback, 267 pages
Published March 2015 by T.A. Roth
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NiCoLeTa E.
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Damn, man!!! What was that???

T.A. Roth, are you trying to kill me???
Why you put that cliffy in the end????
How many things have to suffer those two for the name of love, ugh???
What was their mistake???

They just fell in love for first time in their lives and it was a difficult road to cross...

The obstacles were too many!!!
Why the hell??? Why????
First that bitch Maria... I wanted to kick that girl in the ass so hard!!!
Then his mother and her evil attitude toward Ari!!!

Then the nightmares of her ch
Mar 09, 2016 rated it did not like it
DNF at 10%. I lost interest really quickly and actually didn't bother to continue with the book. I liked the heroine OK, but the book just didn't click for me. I might give the book another try later if I can ever find the time.
Elizabeth (Perusing Princesses)
OMGAAAWD!!! Amazing first novel by T.A. Roth!!
This story is your love at first sight even though they come from different worlds!

Ari is a strong girl who forgoes college to start working.. she does not do the dating scene, nor does she want a boyfriend... she has intimacy issues due to a being traumatized during childhood. Ari gets talked into going to a frat party by her BFF Vonne. While there... she feels someone watching her... she scans the room and makes eye contact with Ben... it is an in
Bibliophile Wonderland Reviews
Jul 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Ari she is closed off girl doesn’t really got to parties. She mostly keeps to herself and friends. She has a damaged past. Ben an all around campus hunk. He met Ari one night at the frat house. Only one word came out in his head when he thought about Ari “MINE”. Ari & Ben are great together once they finally get together. This book ahh I just wanted to punch someone. It was very sad and Happy all rolled into one. They had a lot of obstacles in their way trying to break them apart. I almost t ...more
May 03, 2016 rated it liked it
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Actual Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Stars

*I was provided a copy by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

I really don’t know how to feel about this book. It was kind of a disappointment. I had a lot of problems with the plot and the characters.

My first problem with this book was the instalove. Ben sees Ari and already knows she’s different. Why?? We’re talking about a 22 year-old guy who is a known player that doesn’t do relationships but as soon as he se
We like it big book blog
Aug 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Melanie's I'll Take Vanilla Any Day Review

A real good book that blows me to pieces means that I send text messages to my blog partner in rapid succession going wild about just how amazing it is! Say Something by T.A. Roth is THAT sorta book & goodness, do I have lots of praise to say about this author’s debut novel.

What I loved most about this book is that she took something most would consider “vanilla,” and turned it into something scorching hot. HOT like it caused my pants to melt right o
Cassandra (Thebookishcrypt)
*The author sent me a file in exchange for an honest review*
"If acting like an idiot helps her feel more comfortable around me, then call me Jim Carrey."
Wow. Ok. Can I just say... HOLY. MOTHER-CLIFFHANGER!!
This book left me speechless. I wasn't expecting it to have impacted me so much that I had to sleep on it before I had the right mind to write a review. I don't know if this will convey my overwhelming feelings for this book, but I will try.
From the very beginning my skin broke out in goosebum
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
ARC generously provided by publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

22 year old Ari Munoz works hard and leads a pretty boring life. Most the people her age are enjoying college life not worrying about paying bills. However her best friend Vonne is determined to make her act her age just a little so she drags her off to a frat party. There Ari runs across the football star on campus, Ben Rodriguez.

Ben doesn't do relationships he does hook ups. However there is something differen


This is the first book that I've read by Roth and if I'm correct, it's the first book that she wrote as well. I'm not always a big fan of new authors but Roth brought some pretty cool stuff to the table. She's an author that I'll keep reading ... if she changes just one itty bitty thing.

The cool stuff that Roth brought to the table was how she wrote Say Something. For example, you experience ten minutes with the POV of Ari, the main character and then it will switch to Ben but the kicker is tha
Cristina (My Tiny Obsessions)
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Let me start by saying how disappointed I am with this novel. Seriously… it has such a good rating on Goodreads, and yet it was just so MEH! The beginning of the book was kind of exciting and somewhat funny, and while I wasn’t connecting to the writing all that much, the story was interesting enough, and so were the characters.

Then the story lost something, the characters lost depth, the writing bothered me more and more, until I was rolling my eyes like crazy. I thought som
K.F. Germaine
Feb 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love-story
In her debut novel, T.A. Roth kicks off the Speak series with a powerful attraction between two people from very different worlds. Ben is the resident college playboy, president of his fraternity, and a talented athlete. He’s survived up through his senior year without forming any meaningful relationships, but always has a steady stream of ladies to keep him company. When sweet Ari arrives at his frat one night he is captivated from the very moment he lays eyes on her and something just feels d ...more
Renee at Book Happiness
Apr 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received this for an honest review. This was a really good read one that I thought was a beautiful read and a very well done debut novel that sometimes I forgot that this was this authors first book!
I love the discovery of new authors and ones that write such wonderful characters with nice surpises at the end!!!! I cant wait for the next book!!!!
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Amazing!!! What the heck just happened??? I need book 2 right now!!! I couldn't put the book down... Kept turning the pages.
I can't believe this is T.A Roth's first book. What a awesome start to the series!
J.L. Drake
Feb 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. It's a sweet romance, with a surprising twist at the end. Looking forward to book two.
books are love
Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
The boy who doesn’t want a relationship thanks to his mom and her ways and the girl who is afraid and introverted in a way meet one night with just their eyes and romance is anew. Ben is the playah of playahs. He doesn’t do sleep overs, doesn’t care about the girl or her feelings only cares about getting what he wants and than lets the girl go. Underneath this jerky exterior is a sweet guy. He is kind and caring and loves his grandmother to pieces. He changes his ways for Ari. Ari the girl who h ...more
Apr 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Rating: 4.5 Stars

What had me wanting to read this novel is the cover! Don’t you think it’s beautiful? Plus, the title is the same as one of my favorite songs! I was excited to read it, and I wasn’t disappointed (well, all throughout the novel except for the ending which I was warned that it will end in a cliffhanger)!

Ari and Ben were easy to love. You might as well give a hug to this wonderful, brave girl who had been through something at a young age, and yet was courageous enough to risk her h
Jul 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-2
Nonononononono. Just no. I can't believe it!!!! I finally figured out who the guy that was haunting Ari's dreams since she was 7 years old!!!! I feel relieved but now there was a cliffhanger and it was expected -.- and the fact that I don't agave a summary for the second book or even a hint of what the second book is going to contain, gets me really mad -.-


What most girls search a lifetime for…
I felt it the minute he set those whiskey colored eyes on me.
We had it in s
Katie Battaglia
Jul 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Thank you so much Netgalley for the free copy in exchange for an honest review!

I absolutely fell in love with this book. I read it all in one sitting! I loved the characters, I loved the story, I loved everything (despite the cliffhanger at the end that all but guaranteed I will most definitely have to get the second book when it comes out).

The story follows Ari and Ben on their difficult journey together. They see each other at a party at Ben’s frat house and later meet. Ben never does relation
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
I don't really know where to start or what to say, my head is still stuck on that cliffhanger!!! WOW what a book, I'm never the biggest fan of 'lust' at first sight but I enjoyed the characters and the story this book told so much I overlooked it. The book begins with playboy Ben setting his sights on our good girl Ari but is shocked to find that once he has her he doesn't want to let her go. I did quite enjoy this different route where the playboy instantly recognises its different and understa ...more
Apr 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-arc
5 Crazy Ass Must Read Stars!!!!!

I absolutely loved this book! I don't if any one has experienced what I call the "reading matrix". The "reading matrix" is basically like de ja vu only it has to do with my personal playlist for a book. This playlist is not something that is planned. It can only happen while I'm reading the book and certain songs remind me of the point in the story I'm reading. It happened to me yesterday. I started reading this while traveling from TX. I had a smile on my face fo
Stephanie Christensen
Apr 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a arc for a honest review*

I love this book!! its amazing written an I felt connected to the characters immediately..i would of never thought this was a debut book!! its a sweet and spicy read!

ari is strong independent woman, she forgoes the collage life to go right to work in the grown up world. shes never really did the dating thing, I mean she had a boyfriend all thru school but that was just to pass the time and he had big dreams an she didn't want to hold him back. until ben. ben
Love Africa Book Club
Ari is at a frat party but according to her it's the last place she wants to be. Yes, she loves to dance but 'Axe body spray and cheap beer' isn't her scene. I had to smile at this scene, being dragged to a party you don't want to be a for your friend. Things change when she sees 'him' in the crowd. By him I mean, Ben. Frat president, bad boy jock, Ben. The exact kind of person she should be avoiding.
And the attraction is mutual. From the moment Ben sees Ari, he can't keep his eyes off her.
But h
Angie Brashears
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This was a great book from a first time author! I couldn't even tell it was her first book. From the beginning, I was hooked. I'm not going to provide a play by've gotta read it, but I loved the way a working girl, who bypassed college for her family, is able to snag the USC football player. Just like any relationship, there are obstacles to overcome, but what a story! I've read this story a few times, and my daughter, who's in college, loved it as well.
I recommend it to everyone I t
Apr 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
What a terrific debut novel! This is a great bad boy/good girl love story. Characters are complex and well developed with secrets that Ari would like to keep hidden. I kept thinking I knew what was coming nest only to be surprised at the turn of events. I don't like cliffhangers (because I'm impatient) so I'm really excited for the next book in the series!
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was ok
I really tried with this and hate a book beating me but this was a dnf. I don't usually rate them if I don't finish, but as I got over 60% in I did this time.

I didn't like the character at all, didn't relate to them and felt the story line has been done too many times before to consider it 'new' or 'different'.
Apr 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*An ARC was provided in exchange of an honest review*

What a read!!!! I could not put it down!! Have you ever read a book that when you aren't reading it, you can't get the the book out of your mind? Well, this book is definitely like that!!
May 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
OMG!! I loved this book.. can't wait for the next one..
Casey Morris-monaghan
Jun 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Amazing story! I could not put this book down and am DYING for book 2! It's a good thing Ben doesn't like his uncle already...
Mar 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
love love love this book. I couldn't put it down. I cant wait till book two comes out!!
Dec 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
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