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Salvation

(Heal Me #1)

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4.10  ·  Rating details ·  364 ratings  ·  93 reviews
A chance meeting turned my world inside out.

Intelligent, sexy, and rich. With a dash of roguish charm and a cocksure smile, Nathan Blake is the ultimate fantasy. He can have any woman he wants with only a glance.

And he wants me.

My past has left me broken and humiliated, wary of men like him.
I cut myself off from the pain, moving thousands of miles away to escape every re
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Published March 16th 2015 by S John Publishing (first published March 1st 2015)
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Sybil aka Lala
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I don’t really read books with sexy young billionaires with issues and the beautiful women who beguile them. It smacks of Fifty Shades and really the best thing about that whole spiel was the movie soundtrack (that and the fact that I discovered how far back in my head my eyes could roll). So if I knew that this book was about a sexy young billionaire with issues I probably wouldn’t have read it. But I am so happy this came across my way.



I love some angst and tension in my romance and I love a c
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Apr 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Stephanie Allen
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
***********I received this ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review**************

First off let me just say that this book is AMAZING!!! I found myself not wanting to put it down and if I had to put it down, then all I could think about was hurrying up so I could delve back into this book. I connected with Kara and adored her from the beginning. She is a strong female character even though she had moments where her self consciousness gets to her. Kara is smart, funny, and easy to relate to. N
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SydneyGen
Mar 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review on SydneyGenReads.com

First off I’ll start by saying that I won a copy of this book. I am not sure I would have picked it up, because sometimes you can read too much of a genre (think hot, billionaire male leads) and think, I’ll give this a break…

WELL… I AM GLAD I didn’t ignore this book! If you’re looking for a Contemporary Romance then I think Stephanie John has nailed it with “Salvation”. Right from the get go, the small details of what the character was doing as they were speaking and
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Rach
Apr 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All Romance lovers
Sexy 5 star book

If you like guys who wear suits and have enough charm to seduce you with one look then meet Nathan Blake. As if the suits aren't enough he is loving, loyal and sexy as hell!

Kara is a woman struggling with trust issues, thanks to past experiences. So meeting Mr Blake comes at a time when she is extremely wary of men.

Can Mr Nathan 'I don't make love to women, I fuck them' Blake convince Kara that he only wants her?

Well you will have to buy and read this sexy book if you want to k
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E.J. Logan
Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A steamy, sweet, amazing read.
I fell in love with this book and the characters quickly. I was a little worried with how long the book was. I was worried about slow spots or about it becoming boring or tedious. Well I was wrong to be worried. Sure it was long but that just means you get more for your money. I never became bored of this book. It kept me wanting more and I couldn’t seem to put it down.
Kara was a great heroin. Though she had some issues to work through, she was a fun, smart and I re
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Nikki Costello ***Crazy Cajun Book Addicts Blog***
A fantastic debut novel from Stephanie John.
Nathan (Nate) Blake is one HOT specimen and definitely a new favourite bbf for me.

Nate is a successful business man with women falling at his feet but a chance encounter with Kara Collins spins his world in a complete 180, the problem is she works for him and he doesn't mix business with pleasure or does he.

Kara has recently moved to America from England after a bad break up she's determined to make a new life for herself that doesn't include falling i
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Ashley
Mar 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Salvation is a wonderful book by Stephanie John.

Kara and Nate are very easy to fall in love with as a couple who find all the things they didn't know they were looking for.

I love Kara as a strong female main character. She is running from her past and has self esteem issues. She tries to find her way in America, easily adjusting to the single life. But when she meets Nate, CEO of the company she works for, her world is turned upside down.

Nate, the strong imposing CEO, has a much softer, gentl
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Cody Banes
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Perfection.

I read a lot. About a book every two days. I never review them. This held my attention. The author did it justice.
Rohina
Apr 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
ARC gifted by author in exchange for an honest review

4 Stars!

First off, you cannot tell anyhow that this is Stephanie John's debut book.

As a couple and even as individuals Kara and Nate are two characters that the readers will like and relate with.

Kara is a strong character unless and until she does not succumb to her past. Incidents from her past have left her scarred so much so that, she left her home, the job that she had always wanted and has left her with major self esteem and trust iss
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Marina (Living In Our Own Story)
I love being introduced to new authors and I have to say that I am definitely happy that I got the chance to read this new book by debut author Stephanie John :) The story was quite interesting and intriguing :) I loved the main characters and enjoyed their journey to each other every single step of the way :) The story is quite well written and the leads in it are quite captivating, well developed and interesting. Kara and Nate feel like real people, with flaws and mistakes in their pasts. And ...more
Natasha
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Review from 2 Girls a Book & a Glass of Wine by Natasha
If you liked books like Pulse or Forever Black, then you’ll love this book!
Salvation rocks!!!! I’m in withdrawal I want more NATE!!!!! 5 stars all the way! I was hooked from the start. Sleep…I got very little, when I did I dreamt of the story. I didn’t want to put this book down.

I love Kara, I love Nate and I love them together.

Kara is a smart, beautiful, strong woman that has a good head on her shoulders. She’s started a new life in
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reading the sheets
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Nathan Blake, CEO,sex god,rich and always gets what he wants and he wants Kara.Kara is still damaged from her past,betrayed by her boyfriend shes sworn off men,men like Nate.Nate is her boss carrying his own heartbreak and betrayal that makes him live his personal life the way he does,he enjoys the physical side but nothing more until he meets Kara.From the moment these two meet the chemistry is electric though Kara tries to fight it,not wanting to date her boss,Nate is more than happy to pursue ...more
Susi
Feb 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Congrats on your debut Stephanie. I loved it. Full review on blog on 3/16. And, where can I find a Nate?



First of all, congratulations Stephanie on a brilliant debut! There are so many things I loved about your book especially the theme, a second chance on love. Your characters as well as your story were well written and very real. I love it when I can read a book and connect with characters the way I did in Salvation. Kara is beautiful, independent, but yet reserved due to past heartache. Nate,
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Dayreader Reviews
This book was so good. Well, good doesn't start to describe this book! Let's see- superior, superb, outstanding, exemplary, umm- it was just plain HOT! Exquisitely Hot! There that is how I want to describe this debut book by Stephanie John, Exquisitely Hot. Salvation, isn't your normal office romance, or your normal billionaire, alpha male takes his woman, kind of book, it is so much more.


John amazes me, with her writing skill, she writes with a level of complexity that matches seasoned autho
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Nikki Reeves
Mar 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
First off I absolutely loved this book. Such an amazing story that sucked me in from the very beginning. This was a fantastic debut novel from Stephanie. Be prepared from NATE to melts your “knickers” right off!

The story is told through Kara’s POV. She is such a strong character but also afraid of the unknown. Immediately we know something happened in her life but it’s not until later we find out actually in detail what happened. When I found out what happened, I fully understood why Kara was s
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Monique
Jul 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
For a debt novel, this is outstanding. I really enjoyed the story line and felt that these two characters complimented each other. Both had issues, and with some time and trust, they worked well together to be a power couple.

Stephanie's writing is clever. She kept the story interesting and realistic. My only criticism would be that it might have been a tad long as there was numerous sex scenes that started to get repetitive. But they were hot!!!

Kara Collins has only been working at RED as an Ass
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Pamela Cunningham
Sep 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing Debut Novel!!!!

Stephanie John took the story we have all re-read over and over about the "Rich Alpha Boss" and turned it on it's ear!!

I absolutely LOVED the almost immediate attraction between Kara and Nate and her misguided desire not to get involved with him. I also really liked how Kara and her friend/sometimes assistant Mai played off each other. Kara has some deep seated confidence and self esteem issues and between Nate and Mai, I think she is well on her way to laying the
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The Magic of Books Blog
Mar 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book and Kara and Nate’s relationship. Kara really didn’t think much of him when she first met him and I don’t think it helped that he was her boss. Nate was so dreamy to read about and sometimes Kara really annoyed me with her over the top reactions to things that happened. She never gave him time to explain but I’m glad she always realised how stupid she was being. I like that when she finally meets his ex-girlfriend. I thought she was going to run again but she holds her ...more
Kerry-Ann
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky to be offered an ARC of this debut from this lovely new author and I am honoured to have read it!

Kara Collins has moved to LA from London after suffering a major betrayal from her boyfriend. She is determined to never let another man hurt her again. Then she meets Nate Blake…bachelor millionaire…and her boss!

When Nate Blake meets Kara, his world is turned upside down. He has never been interested in a relationship other than physical, as he has also been in a relationship which has m
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Dina Littner
Apr 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*MUST READ!* Breakthrough Debut by Stephanie John

Salvation (Heal Me Book 1) is the breakthrough debut book by author Stephanie John. Her writing is superb, her characters are believable and her story is unexpected. Oh, and she created NATE BLAKE who is absolute perfection in a leading man.

Kara Collins left her home in England to escape her past and restart her life in the US. With a new job in California, a new best friend, and a new boss (ahem, NATE BLAKE) who is nothing like she expects in all
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Suzanne
Mar 27, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: finished
Somehow I feel apologetic for only giving three stars since this book is so enormously popular, but I found it to be tediously repetative in sex acts and lacking in a story line that would support all those pages and pages of sex. I would give it about two and a half stars if I could.
The main male character was charismatic and engaging, sweet even, while I didn't find the female main character so interesting. Sometime around the middle of the book I realized I couldn't remember her name. It just
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Nancy Jones
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was gifted a copy for a honest review.

I really enjoyed this book. Nathan and Kara are the main characters in this story. They are trying to make the relationship work. Kara has major trust issues and tries to make this work. I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys romance.
Deb Carroll
Add to me the list of people in LOVE with this story! Nate is the bbf who is more than just hot and rich! Kara is his everything! This is a true love story! I can't wait till book 2!
Marla
Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Marla (After This Page Book Blog, received an ARC) Review Salvation, Stephanie John
When this book first started, I was a little hesitant. We have Kara, she is English, beautiful, dazzling eyes, great legs, but she is vulnerable, a hard worker with a broken spirit. She is young, but she has definitely been through major things in life. She meets Nate, rich, powerful, movie star good looks, and happens to be her boss. I thought, oh it’s going to be another book like that (which is aok!! I just tho
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Kristie
Feb 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Synopsis:

Kara Collins is a talented, intelligent, and gorgeous accountant that is new to the states. She moved to LA after leaving her childhood home in England following a devastating broken heart. She has serious trust issues, and refuses to allow anyone really see her....until a chance meeting with the CEO. Nate Blake is all male, and undeniably gorgeous. When he sees Kara for the first time in the waiting area of his fifteenth floor office, he can't help himself. He has to meet her, and with
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Paula Radell
Feb 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
It has taken a long time for me to find words to adequately describe a debut novel that is truly a masterpiece of flawless fiction. Stephanie John has an amazing talent and has written a powerfully beautiful story. You cannot help but fall in love with Nate and Kara. They hook you at the very beginning and gradually reel you in until you wonder how you ever lived without them in your library.

Nate is - on the surface - a self-assured CEO and ladies' man. Kara is - on the surface - a savvy, sassy
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Margaret Smith
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the type of story I really enjoy. Stephanie John has me intrigues by this book - I just love the interaction between the two main characters - Kara and Nate. Nate is a billionaire who can his pick of women - Kara is someone with very low self esteem - mainly due to the bad treatment she suffered in a previous relationship.

When she meets CEO Nate at a work meeting - she is very wary of him and his reputation - although she finds him so attractive - she refuses to go out for dinner with
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Sole Dl
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
First of all, let me tell you this....it was absolutely AMAZING. I loved how Steph brought the characters to life; you'll fall in love with each one of them, you'll laugh, cry, scream, and yeah, let's be honest you'll want to smack them on the head for their stubbornness.
With that said, I'll explain why I loved it. The book tells us the love story of Nate and Kara's. He's a businessman, that owns his company in which Kara starts working.
Eventually, they run into each other, and they discover a
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Dawn
Jul 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Nathan Blake, CEO,sex god,rich and always gets what he wants and he wants Kara.Kara is still damaged from her past,betrayed by her boyfriend shes sworn off men,men like Nate.Nate is her boss carrying his own heartbreak and betrayal that makes him live his personal life the way he does,he enjoys the physical side but nothing more until he meets Kara.From the moment these two meet the chemistry is electric though Kara tries to fight it,not wanting to date her boss,Nate is more than happy to pursue ...more
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When she isn't asleep and dreaming, in real life you're more likely to find her at the school gates, wearing whatever she dragged on that morning, drinking copious amounts of coffee. She still eats chocolate, though -- everyone has their vices, right?

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