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Fading Away

(Hardest Mistakes #1)

3.52  ·  Rating details ·  42 ratings  ·  12 reviews
One night.
One stupid mistake.
Changes everything.

SAMMY STEVENS was tragically orphaned at the age of nine and sent to live with a foster family in the town of Miakoda Falls. She's bullied at school by the arrogant, selfish, one and only... KAI JORDAN.

Kai is your typical entitled teen who's on the verge of attending University and having everything he ever wanted handed to
Paperback, 280 pages
Published April 7th 2015 by Limitless Publishing
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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Book – Fading Away (Hardest Mistakes #1)
Author – Dannielle Wicks
Publication Date – April 7, 2015
Genre – Romance/Paranormal
Type – Companion Series           
Cliffhanger – No
Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars

Complimentary Copy generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
My Thoughts - Story
Have you ever read a book without reading the synopsis?

I skimmed the first part of the synopsis and agreed to read and review…just think of my surprise when I found out that this had a touch of t
Aug 21, 2015 rated it did not like it
I am quite disappointed. This story had a lot of potential but didn't deliver. IT felt like it was simply told by a 3rd party outsider with no feelings. I don't think i will read the rest of the series.
Kelly Yekel
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An enjoyable book. I'll never understood how crashing into a tree would later change Kai into a dog.

Sammy lives in foster care and is terribly shy. She keeps to herself and doesn't have any friends. Kai, is a rich popular douche bag that is really nasty to Sam. She knows they all whisper about her, but she just plasters a small smile on her face. After attending a lake party, Kai gives in to the taunts and he and his friends out riding around in the forest in his new truck. Swerving to avoid hi
May 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received this book from the author, Dannielle Wicks, and Paranormal Romance & Authors That Rock for an honest review. Not the usual genre that I pick up for a read but I really enjoyed it. I tend to lean towards supernatural or sci fi romance novels. This book definitely satisfied the supernatural/sci fi need :) It has romance in it but it really was a great story about growth and change. I loved the two main characters and enjoyed some of the supporting characters later on as well, charac ...more
Jennifer Clausen-greene
I 've struggled with this review. First off, I love the book cover, it draws you in without even reading the synopsis.The book does act as a standalone, even though it is part of a series, which is nice. It has a nice love story between Kai and Sammy built into it that showed potential and was very sweet. I also love the premise of the book and it has alot of potential, but in parts it fell flat for me. The characters come across very black and white without a lot of room for growth, which reall ...more
Sep 05, 2015 rated it it was ok
I liked the idea for the story line, but execution of putting that idea in a good book making this work was not accomplished. Sammy was a strange girl no friends, I don’t’ know why not she seemed so nice, the love building was not so great, characters were very black and white, good or bad. Cliche's where a guy would be a total A-hole and the main character would still go out on a second date. Or she would be so naive that she didn't realize that's it not normal that you don't have contact with ...more
Shannon (aka The Tale Temptress)
3.5. Wasn't what I was expecting. I liked the characters and their journey. A sweet romance with some unexpected paranormal elements. Would have liked to have had some explanation as to what happened though. Otherwise, an enjoyable book.
InD'tale Magazine
An interesting paranormal romance, “Fading Away” plays with a beauty-and-the-beast-type plot in a contemporary college setting.

Read full review in the 2015 July/August issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book!!

It's been awhile since I've read any paranormal books. This book caught my eye so I decided to read it. I'm so glad I did. I was caught up in the story from the very beginning. I loved the Kai and Sammy. Their love story was so sweet.
Laura Rendler Rendler
Apr 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is kind of like a Beauty and the beast type book and really good! I can't wait for the next in the series!
Laurie Wicks
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Excellent, must have book
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Recommends it for: New Adult, Young Adult and Paranormal Romance Fans
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Dannielle Wicks is the author of the NA paranormal Hardest Mistakes series, and writer of many more YA books to come!

Born in Brisbane, Australia, Dannielle grew up driving race cars at the South Burnett Speedway Club. She has worked as a baker, a book seller, and a retail clerk, among other fun things. She currently works in Information Technology for her local council, flying drones and fixing co

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