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Crave

(Undone #1)

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I vow. I crave. I give in.

I used to be a nice, normal girl. I had dreams. Good, happy dreams of a white picket fence, 2.5 kids, and a fairytale love that lasts forever. Nobody ever warned me that sometimes, the prince dies three weeks before the wedding.

Like any addict, I swear this time is the last….

Now, I go through my days, a shadow of my former self. I pretend I’m ok
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Kindle Edition, 308 pages
Published June 1st 2015 by Jennifer Dawson Publishing
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Sophie  **2 Greek Girls Reading**
**4 Properly Marked stars**



Layla Hunter is a lonely woman, hiding from every person in her life, isolating herself for the past 18 months, drowning in grief, since she lost her fiance two weeks before their wedding. Knowing that she won't be able to sleep because of her nightmares, she's visiting an underground club, suitable for her cravings.

One night she meets him. The man who could give to her what she really needs. But she has rules and Michael is not the type to follow them. He's danger
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NiCoLeTa E.
***4,5 "Craving" stars from me***



I was thinking to read this book for a long time, but something was holding me back...
I don't know, in a way i was afraid that i won't like it!!!
The blurb intrigued me and scared me at the same time...

I'm liking romance novels, but i don't like to push my boundaries and i thought that this book would shock me!!!!
But damn me!!! I was sooooo wrong!!!!
I loved every single moment in it!!!!
And i'm craving for more... and more... and more...


Mrs Dawson, you are an a
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★


THIS ONE SOUND PURRRFECT!

Stand-alone book 1
Purchase: | AMZ US | AMZ UK |
Blurb:
I vow. I crave. I give in.
I used to be a nice, normal girl. I had dreams. Good, happy dreams of a white picket fence, 2.5 kids, and a fairytale love that lasts forever. Nobody ever warned me that sometimes, the prince dies three weeks before the wedding.
Like any addict, I swear this time is the last….
Now, I go through my days, a shadow of my former self. I pretend I’m okay, and the people in my life pretend to belie
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Sarah
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Jennifer Dawson and NetGalley.)

“I don’t want to obey. I want to fight.”



This was a sexy erotic romance, and I really liked Michael!

I felt quite sorry for Layla in this story, to lose her fiancée the way she did must have been awful, and I understood the way she didn’t want to reconnect with the world after all she had been through.

“I am a total, fucked-up mess. Sometimes I barely make it through the d
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Elfina Renee
Mar 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jennifer Dawson was a first time read. I can't help but wonder, where the hell have I been for her to go unnoticed? I think what draws me in is this author spins a story so real you can feel. I mean actually feel, each and every descriptive scene of the leading character. So picture this, the sound of high heels grating along the paved asphalt.

Bumping bass crackling over loud speakers in a pulsing rhythm. Nervous energy of lingering club goers loitering along the entrance, waiting their turn t
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Pick a Book
ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review: Thank you.

4,5 "I want Michael" stars

WOW!! I was super excited to read this and I was right: It was sooo good!!!

The cover and the synopsis kinda mislead the reader, made us think is a book just about sex and crave. But is so much more than that. CRAVE is also about finding a way to live again after a tragedy, to regain strength and also to not forget but to learn how to live with the hole in the heart.

Layla had a perfect life and a perfe
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Coco.V
Jul 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
FREE on Amazon today (10/26/2017)! I read this book two years ago and I thoroughly enjoyed it as well as the rest of the series. :)
Aliana Milano
Apr 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Okay wow... I feel like I've just gone through a complete mind f***. I was so into that book that when I swiped my e-reader screen and it took me to my homepage declaring this book was over I was torn between sobbing and throwing it across the room.

Anyway the book.... This book was AMAZING. I'm not gonna lie - at first I was like...

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So yeah ... Bored and confused to start with really which is to be expected. This book starts and finishes with a BANG that just leaves you aching to read more - lite
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Christina
Apr 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Let my start by saying that this is not a BDSM book and thank God for that. I am so sick and tired of all the “Masters”, “Lords” and “Sirs”. This is a book about overcoming grief, fighting to live and laying your life to another person who will gratefully take responsibilities from your back.

“All you need to worry about right now is dinner. That’s it. Nothing else. We’re going to eat and talk. I’m going to touch you. I’m going to kiss those lips that drive me crazy whenever I want. I’m going to

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Kika
Apr 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Title: Crave
Series: Undone, #1
Author: Jennifer Dawson
Release Date: 1 June, 2015
Rating: 4 stars
Cliffhanger: No
HEA: (view spoiler)



You know that saying "It's not the destination, it's the journey that matters"? Well, it's the first time in my entire life that i felt that this saying is total crap! I was craving (no pun intended) for the MC to be done with their journey already, reach their destination and finally get some peace! Wow, what a ride...

I'm going to be honest here, w
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Paige
Apr 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 "Craving" Stars

Woah. Crave made me crave more. Made me crave answers. Made me crave resolution and healing and justice and a happily ever after. My first book by Ms. Dawson was like finding a diamond in my backyard. It's been there all the time, I just didn't know it. I loved this book.

Crave follows Layla's journey through the aftermath of losing her fiancé three weeks before she was supposed to be married. Held captive by memories and guilt, Layla craves finding release in the taboo world o
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Julie
Apr 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
REVIEW TO Cum ;D
Nancy❤The❤Bookaholic
May 01, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc, netgalley, for-review
✰1/2

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~~1.5 HEARTS~~

I felt like this was trying too hard to be something it's not. I had to stop around 50% because I felt myself losing interest really quick. So I put it on hold and after reading a few different kinds of book I decided to go back and give it another try. Though I did get to the end I struggled to finish it.

Layla is suffering from the lose of her fiancee in a murder. Days before their wedding Layla witnesses her finance John die in her arms. Eighteen months later she's still a b
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Samantha
Apr 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The best kinds of novels are those that touch your very soul and Crave does just that. I'm left raw! This story makes you pant and bleed. Layla is a survivor, struggling to deal with her own demons and the loss of her ex-fiance. Everyone tells you how strong you are and that you're a survivor, but none of them really understand just what you are going through or need. That is the place Layla has been sitting for about 18 months until she meets Michael.

Michael is all dominant alpha male that mak
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☕️Kimberly
Mar 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Five reasons to curl up with Crave

This is the fourth book I have read by Jennifer Dawson and I love how developed her stories are. Regardless of the trope, through her characters and creative writing style she allows you to slip in and become involved. Crave is first in the Undone series and I am anxious to learn about all of the characters we met. Layla and Michael's story was bittersweet and I quickly consumed Crave.
Layla is a successful business women who once had it all but things fell a
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Kj
Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 punish-me-please stars

Crave by Jennifer Dawson is the first book in the new Undone series. This book really surprised and intrigued me in the best of ways. Layla lost her fiance 3 weeks before their wedding.Their story is heartbreaking and painful. Layla is definitely a damaged girl and goes to an underground sex club for her "punishments". She has also left any hope of falling in love again behind. That is until she meets Michael. I had a hard time grasping the fact that she met Michael at

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Doris
Apr 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really like this one. The story had a great plot to it and I really liked the characters. Recommend this one to all.
Trish at Between My Lines
May 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
I haven't reviewed a lot of Adult Romances here but I do enjoy reading them now and again. So when I saw that Kim, the Caffeinated Virtual Assistant was organising a blog tour for this one, I decided I was craving a scorching hot read and jumped on board.


My Thoughts on Crave by Jennifer Dawson:

The main reason that I haven’t reviewed a lot of erotica books on here is because I somehow feel a little shy about putting my thoughts on them into words. But when well written, I enjoy them and a spicy r
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Allyson Morris
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book.. I felt so bad for Layla and what she has gone through. Michael was an awesome friend/dom that pulled Layla back from the hell she was in. This book was filled with sadness, friendship and love!!
Tonyalee
You can find this review and more on my blog, After Hours at Lilybloombooks

4.5 stars

THIS.BOOK. *fans self*

Crave, is a book I like to consider a rare find. It's not one that I would have easily stumbled upon, but I am so glad I did. There is so much Crave has to offer, and not the intense sexual tension and eventually, hot scenes. This book is about guilt, grief and moving on. Discovering yourself and living your life, second chances.. And, love.

Since losing her fiance weeks before their wedding,
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Kristin
Jun 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, contemp, romance
 

Completely different than any romance I've ever read before...

How many times have you read those words in a book review?  Probably quite a bit.  But I have no other way to say it - Crave had an intense, emotional story I wasn't expecting.

What do you do when the love of your life is violently ripped from your world in front of your eyes?  How do you recover from that?  Layla has no idea.

This is a story about healing the loss of your soul mate and how you move on.  And what do you do when you f
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Adriana
Apr 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Arc Provided via NetGalley.

You first meet Layla and she is a shell of her former self, she is empty and barely recognises her own self, everyone wants the old Layla back the Layla before John died and she wants that Layla back to but she is long gone. She spends nights at clubs and finds men to take home for the night, she isnt looking for anything series. Then she meets Michael is who is a typical Alpha male, there pull is instant, the chemistry is sizzling. Michael helps Layla in her journey o
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Lisa
ok that was intense.

Jillian and Leo's book next pls

Updated, 12/10/15: up my rating from the original 3 to 4 stars because I keep coming back to this one. I've probably reread it 3 times since I finished it the first time. I have a penchant for miserable and angsty stories yassss gimme twenty

Anyway, Crave is about this girl Layla who's pretty damn miserable at the start of the story (just the way I like it). She's been through a horrible ordeal in which she lost her fiance, and she's been existi
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❤️ Paulette
Jun 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotic-series, arc
Title: Crave
Series: Undone, #1
Author: Jennifer Dawson
Release Date: 1 June, 2015
Layla Hunter & Michael Banks

Layla Hunter has been living the last eighteen months in her own Hell… Layla is definitely a damaged girl and goes to an underground sex club for her "punishments" -Layla think she cause the death of her Fiancé John a just few weeks before their wedding day. Layla is also visiting a therapist, trying to overcome her situation and her depression. Her therapist is the only one who knows
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Juletta Gilge
May 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
**ARC provided by author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

When I first checked out this book, I was a bit dubious. But it was so much better than I anticipated.

I mean...really, really good. The entire thing took me by surprise.

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Layla was a phenomenal character. I loved that she had flaws, but didn't apologize for them. She was afraid of many things, including going after what she really wanted. And then Michael came in. Michael was possessive, controlling, and perfect for Layl
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Susan (susayq ~)
If I could give this more than 5 stars, I would! If I had the money, I'd also go buy a copy for all of my friends! Yes, I thought it was that good.

Layla has been through a most horrible tragedy...she lost her fiance 3 weeks before the wedding. And she feels responsible. She's lived the following 18 months barely getting by because her guilt is slowing killing her. Then, one night she meets Michael. The pull is instant and she knows that he will make her forget her dead fiance. Michael knows ther
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Heather andrews
Apr 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Layla and Michael's relationship is interesting and I liked that Layla surprised Michael from time to time:
I decide on the truth. With him I always decide on the truth. “It would have been great if I hadn’t met you first.”
He laughs and shakes his head. “You never fail to surprise me, sugar."
I liked that Michael was understanding it was a strange way but he was a good guy, "his fingers skim down my throat. “You’re mine, but being mine doesn’t mean you weren’t his." I liked this book it was diff
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Bethyboo ღ The Book Addict ღ
This will be a rather short review, not because i didn't like the book, I did. I loved it, but rather because this book hits so close to home for me i can already feel the emotions of it dragging me down and if i dwell too long on it to write a decent review i'll drown. The story is so much more than what the blurb gave away and i loved every minute of it. Even the minutes i spent crying like a baby. And that is all i will say about this book.
Leigh
May 03, 2015 rated it it was ok
When I first started Crave I found myself bored and confused. The story picks up a little when Michael enters the picture but unfortunately it was short lived. This book was an almost DNF several times but I did finish it and I wasn't impressed. I felt no connection with the characters and felt there was something missing with the story.

**Copy provided by NetGalley**
Tash
Apr 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review to be posted on June 9th
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Jennifer Dawson is the author of the popular Something New series, spicy, small town romance released with Kensington, and pens the dark and edgy contemporary romance series Undone.

Jennifer Dawson grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and graduated from DePaul University with a degree in psychology. She met her husband at the public library while they were studying. To this day she still maintains sh
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