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(Teal and Trent #1)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  505 ratings  ·  70 reviews
Ex-Marine and former combat trainer, Trent Reed has been shot at, he’s been in a coma and placed in war zones behind enemy lines most of his Marine career, but when his best friend calls for a favor, he is faced with one of the hardest decisions of his life—to be the Best Man. His turbulent past with races other than his own have him at odds with his best friend and the ma ...more
ebook, 318 pages
Published February 28th 2015 by Smashwords Edition (first published February 26th 2015)
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Inger Iversen Inevitable is about Teal and Trent. While Katie and Logan are in the book, they aren't the main focus of the novel. We follow Teal and Trent when they…moreInevitable is about Teal and Trent. While Katie and Logan are in the book, they aren't the main focus of the novel. We follow Teal and Trent when they are stranded in a cabin in Maine together. (less)

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Inger Iversen
Feb 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I heart Teal and Trent! I loved writing this novel! If you have any questions about the book, characters or upcoming releases you can email me at!

Thanks, Inger Iversen.
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Some readers may say the premise of a 'racist' white man hooking up with a woman of color is unrealistic but it is certainly more believable than a kinky billionaire playing slapping games with a poor skinny woman.Can't wait for the next chapter of this captivating tale.

The FountainPenDiva, Old school geek chick and lover of teddy bears
Okay, I'm finally getting around to writing a review for this book. Overall I enjoyed it. Trent and Teal were actually a lot more alike than different in the fact that both can't figure out how their respective best friends--one an ex-con with a race problem and the other a successful Black author--ended up falling in love and soon to be married. Moreover, both Teal and Trent have done their best to tear the lovebirds apart. Ironic then, these two strong-willed people end up falling for the othe ...more
So sick of colorism and body issues

Okay, this book is not bad per say, but I am so sick of black women writing characters that have such serious body image issues and self-hatred for their dark skin. NO, NO, NO! That's called internalized racism and it's not okay to perpetuate. I really wanted to root for Teal and Trent, but the story was too contrived, and seriously, I couldn't take hearing about Teal's blood pressure one more time. I must say that I also agree with the complaints about the cu
Stephanie (Bookfever)
Inevitable was such a good read! I pretty much think that all of Inger Iversen's books are great but I liked this one even a little bit more than Incarcerated. It had Teal and Trent as main characters. I loved them in Incarcerated + Katie and Logan make a few appearances in this book. I was really happy to find out how things were going for them.

Teal was is of my favorite characters. I love everything about her from her beautiful name (I seriously love the name!) to her awesome personality and t
Dec 13, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Musings of A Romance Junkie
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
***This review contains ZERO spoilers. It is meant to give the prospective reader insight into the storyline only without summarizing the entire plot.***

Inevitable is Book 2 of Inger Iverson’s Love and War series. It picks up where Book 1, Incarcerated Letters ended, with Katie and Logan preparing for their Winter Wonderland wedding extravaganza. While Book 2 could be technically read as a standalone, I do not suggest it because there is some crossover that may cause the reader to question the w
Although the original premise was interesting, the book fell short of what it could have been. The main issues that I found were, a lack of character development, along with crimps in the storyline.

Also, the issue concerning Harper and her Dad wasn't explored as thoroughly, as it should have been.

Despite the fact that there were a few issues, I did like the fact that Ms. Iverson manages go address the sheer stupidity of prejudice, with common sense wisdom, style, and grace.

Giving this one 3 sol
This is the love journey of Trent and teal. Trent is an ex marine with trust issues. They were brought about when he was a young boy just graduating high school he was in love with a girl. Who he changed his life for the better. And it seems that everything was going OK until she got pregnant and the girls father stepped in and brought them up. And someways to get back at her for not standing up for him against her father he let everyone believe he was a racist you see the girl he got pregnant ...more
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I give this book 5 stars. I absolutely LOVED it! Teal and Trent's story was just as passionate as Katie and Logan's. The author did an excellent job of bringing them together and giving details of Trent's background to explain how he became the person that he was. Job well done! Looking forward to Marcus's story.
Sep 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
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This was a great addition to the series. I can't wait for the next one.
Lebrondae Shei
A fake racist

Well written. I found this book a bit disturbing; these are my reason why and the reason why I gave this book a 3 star ratings. Trent went thru 21 years distancing himself from black women because he had been stereotype by his background and lost out on his first love and child, instead of fighting for his child he rather pigeonhole himself and live in hurt, pain, distrust and anger! To me this is a Damn shame that he rather live his life in torture then fight for his rights to be i
Feb 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is book 2 in this series and this is Teal and Trent’s story!

Whilst I enjoyed this story it was not as explosive as I first thought it would be given the type of characters that Teal and Trent were portrayed to be in book 1.

I also felt like another reviewer has already said that the minor characters came across as the major characters and the major characters came across as the minor one!!! There was too much of Logan and Katie in this story. There was way too much about Shayla!!! Plus I co
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love and War

This a good story; once you start reading you won't be able to stop. I can't wait to read the next book in this series.
Rosie J.
Longer review to follow ... soon!

Trent and Teal… makes sense to me. I mean why not? Nothing is ever what it seems especially if you’ve read book 1 in the Love and War series, Incarcerated: Letters from Inmate 92510. This time around race/ethnicity is no secret. Inevitable is not a Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner story but more like an Imitation of Life in the sense of theme, not race. Trent has been and is currently living a lie that no one knows about even best friend Logan. Revelations and secrets concerning T
Shyla Colt
Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Iverson has done it again with this tale of two people from opposite ends of the spectrum in every way, who come to find common ground. Trent’s a man who hides behind a mask. The pain of his past is so profound, he’s allowed misconceptions to color his reputation and his attitude. As his best friend finds happiness with an African American woman , he’s forced to face his beliefs head-on. When a snow storm hits during the weekend of his friends’ wedding, Trent finds himself stuck with, Teal. ...more
Karen's Bookshelf
Have you ever read a book and couldn't decide whether you like either the hero or heroine? Well that's the way I felt about Trent and Teal. Neither one made root for them in the beginning, but because I enjoyed the first book, Incarcerated, I wanted to give them a chance. If you've read Incarcerated you know that neither of these characters gave a good first impressions. So is it any wonder I wasn't so sure about them as a couple. Well I'm glad I didn't give up on Teal and Trent. These two are a ...more
Mar 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Although the rough language got to me at times, this is a good story about an ex-marine who has a reputation for being a racist that does not reflect his true character but he does not try to change the impression. After being hurt in a interracial relationship as a young man, he is bitter about women in general and interracial relationships with women in particular. So when his best friend falls in love with a Black woman old, hurt feeling rise up and bring out the inner jerk. Along the way he ...more
--karen Green-berry

I was anxious to read Trent and Teal's story after meeting them in Incarcerated; where they were both opposed to Their best friends Katie and Logan relationship. He had the reputation of being a flaming racist and she an outspoken woman who was not afraid to confront anyone.

Their story took an interesting turn while they were on their way to attend their friends wedding. The series of events were quite interesting, even hilarious. I love how the author explained w
Gisèle Altagracia
Was anxiously waiting for this one and it didn't disappoint. Even though it didn't have the same impact as Incarcerated had on me, probably because I was now already familiar with the concept of a racist ex-convict falling in love with a black woman. But I still liked it a lot. At times I failed to feel the described chemistry building up between them. And I would have like more of a back story for Teal, I kept thinking there is more to her than what was now told about her.
Overall a good story
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit that after book one I wasn't really a fan of Teal's but I had to read this book because I loved book one so much. Teal fully redeemed herself in this book and so did Trent. I was surprised by his depth. Great book and awesome series.. I'm excited for book 3 and can't wait to read it!!
Nancy  L Thompson
I'm a true fan

I love Inger's style of writing. She writes the way people really talk. I hate that the next installment won't be out until late 2015. But this installment was very well written. A few small typo's but not enough to deter me from the book or the series
Linda D. Christiani
Linda Christiani

I always appreciate love with a man that gives his all mentally And physically even when he has issues he knows when he loves and he shows it unashamedly! Can't wait for the next storg
Michele Wesley
Apr 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Trent and Teal's story was GREAT! I was hesitant to put this book down because I wanted to know where the story was taking me. I was surprised, I laughed, and got frustrated at this book, which is the kind of reaction that a good book should elicit.
Mar 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Fiction or not, there is someone for us all. Broken or not, love is powerful. I really enjoyed this book. Hope to read more like this.
Debra Spears
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Really enjoyed this series so far! Our past is not as always and cut and dry as it seems. Looking forward to the next book. Team Teal and Trent!
SheR Smith
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't put it down!

This book turned out much better than I thought it would! I really felt for Trent in the beginning of this story and totally understood his distrust to an extent even though it made me want to slap him a few times. Loving the dynamic between him and Harper within those first few pages, you forget about the incoming appearance of Teal and really want Harper and Trent to work out - and then came that painful betrayal that made you just immediately side with Trent and hate Harp
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Not excited with narrator and enjoyed the story

Overall 4 out of 5 stars
Performance 3 out of 5 stars
Story 4 out of 5 stars

I found getting to know more of Trent past and what set him on his path gave me a deeper respect for him and what he was going through. I did not say it was fair to paint all with the brush he did but I did understand. Teal was just a character all to herself. She was the fire that was needed for Trent. She gave him something he was missing.

Quiana Goodrum was not impressin
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
T & T 💥

This was a good story. Trent was complicated and his hurtful past made him seem like a jerk, and Teal was a spitfire that took no junk. The two of them together was a recipe for disaster, but it was a beautiful disaster. I’m ready to see what else happens in their journey to love.
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Inger Iversen lives in Virginia Beach with her tree-hugging boyfriend Joshua and her overweight lap cat Max. When not reading or writing she spends her time watching reruns of True Blood or killing zombies in Call Of Duty.

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