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Still Water

(Forever Still #2)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  259 ratings  ·  81 reviews
After being rejected by his childhood best friend, Todd Dixon turns his back on love and all its false promises. Three years later, he's living in a new city, making a name for himself with his bar, record label, and one night stands.

Lily Spring knows nothing but the music that flows through her veins, but after one night of betrayal that ended in tragedy, her entire life
Published October 13th 2015 by Blue Tulip Publishing (first published January 1st 2015)
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Michelle Krystel
Sep 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
OK honetly when Todd first hit Elizabeth in still life I was so mad at him actually I was disgusted with him and shocked. Now after reading still water I still feel it was wrong of him but I understand his pain now so much more he was broken and had his heart ripped open and that shit can really destroy a person. Todd was such a broken man I felt him so hard my heart was litterly hurting for him. He's honestly such a good man and he does have a heart of gold. Lily she is also such broken girl lo ...more
Celesha Carillo
Oct 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Some books you just don't expect to fall so deep in love that you don't ever see yourself wanting to leave it.    

Still Water done that to me, i didn't expect it. This book brought so many emotions out in me it was crazy. I fell so HARD for Todd, I didn't see anyone else, I didn't hear any one else. It was all him. I wanted to give every single ounce of love that I had to this beautiful broken man. You felt every beat of your heart break for him. I just wanted to hold him so tight and not let
Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
Mar 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
He deserves to be someone's choice.
She comes from a tough past.
Both are full of insecurities, the ones that keep them living in the dark.
But when their souls collide, the light goes through the dark, leaving them with the chance to heal each other.
This is a story of two damaged souls who are given a second chance.

Still Water is book two in AM Johnson's Forever Still series.This book focuses on Todd Dixon, we met him in Still Life. When I read book one, I could not get Todd out of my head. I
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ok... I gave this book five stars only because I couldn't give it more!!!!! I loved Sawyer in Still Life and really didn't think Todd would to it for me. But DAMN was I wrong!!!! I loved Todd and I loved Still Water!!!!! I loved everything about this book... It made me feel so many emotions!!! I'm so happy and honored I got and ARC of this book. Ladies, when this book comes out, click it! It's one you won't want to miss!!!!!
Beauté De Livres  (Vivian Freeman)
3.5 STARS!!!

In Forever Still, A.M. Johnson gives readers the highly anticipated story of Todd Dixon. Following a grown man make all the wrong decisions in his life, Still Water brings feelings of warmth and contentment as Todd slowly but surely, seems to find his way. Finally showing off the complexity of Todd, giving him depth and intensity, Still Water continues to capture readers into the world of Forever Still.

As Todd is still reeling from a broken heart, he is determined that he has already
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"I'm the fucking boss, sweetheart."

Todd was burned once and the scar will never heal. Losing the only person he loved on earth sliced him deep. He became Manwhore actually Manwhore is a mild term for this man, he really is cold and broken. He wouldn't easily allow another human being to acquire that kind of power against him again.

I knew it the minute my lips tasted her she was going to be my new addiction

Lily, having just lost someone very important in her life, decides she wants a fresh start
Todd Dixon is lost, the only woman he loved rejected him for another. On one hand he is happy she has found her bliss, on the other he is in a rutt with faceless hookups and an unsatisfied life. When he meets new bartender Lily Spring, he feels something a curiosity and a need to be a better man for her. Todd though is not sure he has it in him and after a rocky start it seems the hits keep on coming.

Lily has her own plans for her future, a music career. Her talent is unparalleled but Todd is an
Laurie Breitsprecher
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have been looking forward to Todd's story ever since I finished Still Life. I wish there was a way for me to put all of the emotions I went through while reading this book. Todd is such a unique character in my eyes. He is so raw and beautifully damaged. I love how he mans up to his mistakes from leaving Liz and Sawyer behind, for his own selfish reasons of not wanting to be around them. From the second Todd sees Lily in the bar, I was hooked. There was such a chemistry between the 2 of them, ...more
Michelle Taylor
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Still Water is book two in AM Johnson's Forever Still series. It focuses on our king, Todd Dixon, and the ever growing struggles we were introduced to in book 1.

The one thing I really noticed when I first read this book (months ago for beta) was the voice that Johnson is developing. You can tell she learned a lot from publishing and re-working her first novel and it definitely shows in the pages of this story. The character development is stronger, the plot line is more in-depth and the dialogue
Apr 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When two fates collide and when passions burn high, will the fire die quickly or will it slow burn and become more than either knew possible.
This is a story of hope, repentance and second chances.

Loved loved loved this book so much!!!! Such an awesome read!!! So much emotions and ups and downs !!!! Love Todd with all my heart!!!!!
Oct 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
I am in love! I honestly with all my heart love Todd! I just want to hug him, kiss him and give him all my love to show him he is worthy and he deserves it. I love everything about Todd and Lily, I love everything about this book!
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love, love, LOVED this book. I definitely need time to gather my thoughts. Todd is definitely my favorite and before this book, I wasn't a big fan of him because of something that happened in Still Life... OHHH did he make up for that!! I'll have more thoughts later.
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Writing an honest review because I'm an honest person *wink wink* .


might contain spoilers of book one from the forever still series .

as we read in the first book (still life ) Todd has been in love with Elizabeth since day 1 , he always thought that as they grew up she'd come around and they'd eventually date and become more than just "best friends" , he had always been there , especially when she lost her parents in a very tragic way for a child to witness , the had all the firsts together ,
Mary Ruth (TheReadingRuth)
*ARC given by the author in exchange for an honest review*

A. M. Johnson's poignant and gripping writing prose mixed with her marvelously complex plot is really something every romance reader should watch out for. Starting Still Water was like testing my toes in the water and ending up completely drowning in the authors' prowess. Magnificently written and driven.

"You're my king, Todd. You rule this heart more than you'll ever know."

Todd was burned once and the scar will never heal. Losin
Oct 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Since Lily's dream went up in smoke she has one goal and that's to land a recording contract. She moves from Florida all the way to Utah to try to achieve that goal. Since his heart was shattered into a million pieces when the woman he loved married someone else, Todd is trying to mend that shattered heart. When he walks into work one night and sees a new bartender behind his bar there's an instant pull. Lily is gorgeous of course and her blush turns him on, but she hates his guts, or so he thin ...more
Analia Almonte
Apr 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I was honored to received an ARC of this book and again she don't disappoint me.
Wow, no words can describe how much I love this book. Still Water is the second book of the #ForeverStillSeries and I LOVE IT!!!! I though my life was complete when Sawyer took my heart but Todd have a piece too. Like I said before this books are real, with all of the emotions you can ever have and situations of the reality. You know when you read a certain part of the book and you have to stop because of the emotion
reading the sheets
Oct 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I thought Sawyer from still life was it for me but Todd omg I loved him!!!After suffering a crushing rejection Todd turns his back on love for good.Three years have passed and Todd has started over in a new city working on his bar and his record label.He takes what he needs from one night stands.Lily has also suffered, after a tragedy she has moved to start over with her sister she made a promise to her dad about her music and she fully intends to keep that promise.Todd is Lilys new boss,as soon ...more
Dec 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Todd has stolen my heart. I really thought I was going to have a hard time for trying to forgive him for everything that happened with Elizabeth in the first book. Once you read Still Water you will get a whole completely different Todd. When he said he just wanted to be loved back he broke my heart. He is so broken and you just want to love and fix him. When Lily comes to town, she turns Todd's world upside down. He starts having all of these emotions/feelings for Lily when he only thought he h ...more
Dec 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Gahh, these books are fantastic! I loved Still Life with a passion and Still Water, just stepped up to a whole new level! A. M. Johnson, has become one of my all time favorite authors! Each book just keeps getting better and better.
Todd Dixon is an emotional wreck. He goes from girl to girl just to try and feel something. To get over the numb feeling Liz has left him with. Todd doesn't think the feeling will ever go away, that is until he meets the girl with "wildfire hair" and she turns his wo
Tonya Farmer
Oct 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Read and reviewed for Rambelings from Beneath the Sheets Blog!

This is book 2 in the still series and while it is easy to follow without reading book 1 I recommend book 1 so you can already have that emotional connection. Plus Still Life (book 1) was amazing!

Book 2 takes place about 3 years after
book 1. Todd wakes up to find a girl in his bed which is nothing new but this girl happened to have blue eyes. He never hookes up with blue eyes because those are her eyes. Todd has went his whole life
L.A. Taylor
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC of this book and I literally dropped everything I was doing to read it the second I had it in my hot little hand.

Still Life, The first book in the Forever Still series was one of my absolute favorite books this year. I did not think this book would be as good as it was.

I was left with negative feelings towards Todd at the end of Still Life and to be honest I did not think he could be redeemed.

Boy, was I wrong.

This book broke my heart. Todd's story is so beautiful. He is so bro
Maria Macdonald
May 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Still Water is Todd and Lily's story. After reading Still Life it was hard to see how you could fall for Todd. But A.M Johnson turned it around, so I fell for Todd, completely. He had a journey, they both did, but it was amazing to watch it unfold. I'm not going to give any of the story away, I just want to say that I recommend it to everyone.
Jan 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is very much a story of being wanted - both Lily and Todd have struggled with that in the past so to find each other, and stay was a little bit of a journey.

Their were a few twists and turns but mostly - and story of love and fighting for what you need, and want.
Sep 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If You Love Still Life You will Love Still Water even more ... The Words, The Feels , The Todd !!!! This Book is one you start and don't want to stop its all consuming
Melissa Ann
Dec 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book I can't comprehend how amazing it is! it deserves more than 5 stars! The feels was all over and I loved every minute of it!
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites-books

Yet another Amazing book by A.M. Johnson. That I extremely loved and enjoyed so much. Now I know probably some readers didn't like Todd as much and the terrible way he treated and acted towards Lizzy. He was a pure douchbag for doing that too poor Lizzie. But I honestly really liked him and I felt so bad for him in Still Life. But that doesn't mean I condone his horrible action to
April ~ The Reading Belles
***ARC was provided***

First of all: O… M… G… WHOA.

Second: W O W .

Third: Get this. Right now. No kidding, you don’t have to read this review. Just go, buy and read it.

This was my first AM Johnson book and I wasn’t really expecting anything. So you could just imagine how mindblown…




I-really-want-to-hug-this-author-so-tight-right-now kind of amazed I was when I started reading it.

Hook, line, and f
Yelena Bosh
Oct 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 heartbroken stars

A gorgeous soulful and heartfelt story that had me so emotional, and that's saying something since I couldn't keep my emotions in check when reading Still Life.

Now, we get Todd's story.

The guy from Still Life that many might hate, especially with his view on who he takes to bed every week, but I actually kinda had a soft spot for him. In book one we get to see the beginnings of how he's story might be like.. And with STILL WATER? Jesus. Bloody. Hell. That is such a weird mus
Crystal D.
Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Todd. My heart broke for Todd in Still Life. I so badly wanted him to find someone that loved him. Truly loved him and not just as a friend. He loved Liz so much and so much more as a friend and I just wanted him to feel and experience that too. I really wanted him to find someone that could love him back the same way. And in walks Lily!!! With her fire red hair and sexy curves and she knocks him on his ass! Then her smooth sexy voice just gets to him. He finally met his match. I think Todd met ...more
Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle
4.5 ⭐️ - Wow, what to say about this book? I really loved it! Todd was a redeemable character. I really hated his behavior and remarks in the first book of the series, but this book provides the reader with insight to who he is as a character. He is broken and doesn't feel like anyone wants him. This can do some serious damage to a psyche. So even though, it doesn't excuse his behavior, his repentance and motivation allows the reader to move past it. He loves fully and it has burned him before. ...more
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A.M. Johnson lives in Utah with her family where she works as a full-time nurse. If she’s not at the hockey rink with her kiddos, you’ll find her buried in a book or behind the keyboard. She loves romance and all things passionate. Amanda enjoys exploring all genres and bringing life to the human experience.

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