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4.34  ·  Rating details ·  53 ratings  ·  29 reviews
When Taylor was four years old, she became an orphan and her childhood spiraled into darkness. She spent years lying, hiding, and avoiding any love offered to her until she was old enough to run away from all the threats of her past.

Now twenty-two, Taylor doesn’t think she’s worth more than being the kind of girl a guy hooks up with in the back room of a bar after her band
Published June 10th 2015 by Kelly Lincoln (first published June 7th 2015)
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Amy Shelton
Jun 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
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**Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Sparkle Book Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review**
Taylor is not your normal girl. She was an orphan at the age of four, after watching her mother be murdered. She was separated from her twin by her own doing to protect the ones she loved. Finally at 22 she feels she can start her own life and let her guard down. She wants to fall in love and do something she loves, make music i
Biggaletta Day
Jun 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
An original story and something different from the typical romance storyline and plot setup. I found it unpredictable and engaging and it kept me hooked to the very end! I loved it and will be reading it again.

It starts off with Taylor who is down on her luck and to boot it all she’s also in a relationship with a loser. It doesn’t do her self-esteem any good but she’s a trier and is really trying hard to get her life together. But life is hard.

Then steps in the handsome and cute boy-next-door he
Lustful Literature
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was ok

I wanted to like this book, I really did. So much so that I looked past the difficulties in the beginning and didn't give up. The storyline was a great plot, but unfortunately the execution fell short for me. The last 20% of the book was a big disappointment to me. I was not a fan of how the book felt like it just ended. There was a slow build up throughout the book and them bam it was done. I wanted more, more detail, more story, more complete plot lines, more informat
Taylor Sullivan
Jun 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Loved, loved, loved it! It's so different from any romance I've ever read, and I've read a LOT! I couldn't put the thing down.

Taylor is a member of the band "Goldenrod", along with a whole group of characters I fell in-love with (Including AJ, who's story is coming next). She's a woman who's been through way too much in her short life. She's afraid to trust, afraid to love and depend on others (and has a good reason for it.) She also doesn't realize she's good enough to be lov
Jun 10, 2015 rated it really liked it

"There was lightning inside of me, centering in the pit of my stomach, and my body was the water it struck. Everything was electric."

Insignificant is the debut novel by Author Kelly Lincoln. I am so proud to have had the opportunity to read and review this book.

"Chicks with boobs get ahead in life."

Taylor is a young woman who looks tough as nails on the outside. But, inside she is soft and open, begging for someone or something to fill the empty space. Her past relationships are filled with lose
Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

He was the sexiest rule follower ever...
Being a big fan of rockstar romance, that was was caught my attention and convinced me to read this book. I was also intrigued with the idea of a rocker being paired with a nerd. I must admit that being inside the head of Taylor was quite amusing at times. Especially when she was drooling over her instructor and thinking things like, "I wasn't even in the damn pool yet I was wet." I also found the book quite educational. I learned
Renee Entress
Jun 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, suspense, secrets, and heartbreak.

This is Taylor and Ethan’s story. Taylor is stuck. She is in a relationship is a loser and she has had a tough life. Ethan is the boy next store type. The sparks fly for these two and just when you think everything is coming together for them throw in the curve ball. Will all the twists and turns of the relationship and their lives ruin any chance they have of being together? Or can they overcome a
Jun 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Crazy? Absolutely! Could I read it again? Definitely! I won this book and as soon as the opportunity was available I grabbed it and read. I've been having a little difficulty picking a book and staying with it. This one? No problem at all! I wasn't far into the first page when I started needing to know what happened next. The twists and turns really got me! I wasn't sure about what happened until it was time to find out. Not even little clues could have helped out because once you find out it is ...more
Red Cheeks Reads
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Taylor is running away from something in her past but she’s finally settled down somewhere she actually likes. She has friends, is in a band and then Ethan comes along and she has the job as well. But Ethan isn’t just someone who got her a job, he’s someone Taylor could really fall for. But will she risk not only his life but her friends as well, by becoming too attached?

What a thrilling, exciting and unexpected roller coaster of a book that has been one of my favourite reads this year! We have
Tiffany Readz
Sep 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Insignificant is that wonderful mix of funny, sweet, sexy and suspenseful. Kelly Lynch keeps her readers on their toes with the characters she created. She did a great job at building the relationship of Taylor and Ethan before it all goes to hell in a hand basket.

"Ever since I was eight and realized I was a threat to anyone I loved, I made it a point to not stay in one place too long. You never knew who would come find you and f#ck everything up." ~ Taylor

That is the mindset of Taylor Green. No
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
* I received an ebook in exchange for an honest review. *

This is my first time reading author Kelly Lincoln, but it will not be my last!! She writes an intense, edge of your seat read that leaves the reader frantically turning the pages of the book to see what could possibly happen next! There is no way to predict what the author has in store for the characters and the way in which she spins the tale will leave you panting for more! Just when you think you have it figured out, another twist is
Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
Taylor and Ethan SWOON !! I loved them so much. Not a typical love story at all. So many pieces to this book were refreshing and new. I couldn't get enough of these two together and that is just a piece of the story !!

Taylor's backstory is heartbreaking. Orphaned at age 4 , stalked by an unknown guy for years and sadly then separated from her twin. There is so much more to that and wow the way it all played out is just so worth the read. Yet we get even more. Taylor is now 22 and in a band for
Aug 16, 2015 rated it really liked it

This is one of the most unique books I've read in a while, in the best possible way!

Taylor has a past and her past is her secret. A secret she has hidden in order to build her life. And what a life she's built, she's now in a band called Goldenrod (hence the series title) and with a few changes to her life she can be ready to be happy.
Enter Ethan, the epitomy of geek chic! He has thins uncanny knack of looking right through Taylor's well practised shield and se
Amy  Crull
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I must admit as I started reading this book, I thought it was going to be a rock star book but I was so far off from that. This book is so much more than that. It’s about accepting yourself and moving on from the past. It also teaches you who to trust. Who you might think is your best friend may have a deep dark secret that could cost you your life. This book was definitely a thrill ride. Taylor, after having a traumatic childhood, which led to her in and out of foster care is determined to chan ...more
Apr 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Taylor has recently moved to Silver Falls to escape her past and settle down but she is always cautious that her past may be back to haunt her. When finding a job is almost looking impossible Taylor meets sexy paramedic Ethan and then things start to look up. Taylor's band start booking more gigs, she gets a job as a lifeguard at a new hotel and she just can't stop thinking about Ethan.

I don't want to say too much more about the plot of this book as it risks spoilers and trust me you don't want
Aug 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-blog
This was a absolutely great read. In the beginning the storyline seemed like something that I have read before. Troubled, insecure woman running from her past. However as the story went on I quickly realized that this novel was unique and unpredictable.

Kelly Lincoln does a great job of building up to the climax. You get to know the characters. Get to see them fall in love. You feel the connection between Taylor and Ethan; As well as witness both of their insecurities and their complete acceptanc
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a ARC from the author in exchange for a honest review.
4.5* read.
This was a book that completely took me by surprise and was so original and different to your typical romance book that I loved it that much more. Full of different emotions that has you gripped throughout you will not want to put this book down till you've finished every last page.
What I loved was how unlike other romance books out their this book was. The male lead wasn't your typical hero, Ethan was the sexy geek
Kate DeHart
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book!!! From the start I was sucked into this story and didn't want to stop reading. Taylor is a tough on the outside, vulnerable on the inside character with a story that will haunt you and break your heart. As a reader I wanted to watch her grow and find happiness, which is what happens when she gets a promising job and many areas of her life start to improve. Within that journey she meets Ethan, who is one of my favorite male characters I've read in a long time. He's caring and dev ...more
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Taylor’s story is a pretty unique one. She’s running from something terrible in her past. You are told a little bit throughout the story what it is she’s running from, but once her entire past is revealed all you’re going to be able to say is, “WOW”!

I liked the character’s in the book. Ethan was sweet and the kind of guy Taylor needed after the tool she was with in the start of the book. The nerdy, sexy paramedic was a nice chang
Hooked On Books
Nov 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Insignificant is a debut novel by Kelly Lincoln and she has given us
something different.

Taylor is part of a band and has a past she is trying to keep hidden. After
losing her job and facing the possibility she runs into paramedic Ethan who
recommends her for a job at the new hotel that's opening.

These to quickly form a fast relationship (and I mean fast, we had I love
you's rather quick) and Taylor opens up to him about a past she has kept
hidden. That past was quite twisted and opened up and twist
Apr 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Five Amazing Stars! Taylor has had a traumatic past and is finally settled down enjoying her time in the band. Ethan offers Taylor a job but she finds herself drawn to him and feels she could become attached to him. What will Taylor do because if she becomes attached she runs the risk of hurting everyone if her secret is exposed? This story was amazing, the author writes a story that has so many twists and turns that she kept me wanting to know more. This book will keep you guessing as to if it ...more
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A Really Great, Different (in an awesome way), Romance
I am so happy to have discovered this author, as soon as I read the synopsis for this book I was in. I am a total sucker for a sexy nerdy guy. This book is all that it promised and more. It has romance, and suspense, laughs, and mystery, heartache, and super sexiness. I love sweet Ethan and Taylor, and really all of the band members, they are such great characters. I can't wait to get to know them better. I was totally sucked into the story r
Nikki Needham
Apr 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying I effing loved this book!!! It's one of those books that sneaks up and bites you in the ass in an oh so good way. It's totally different to your normal romantic suspense. It has all the elements you need in a romance (and those sexy times are off the charts hot) but it's dark, and not in the usual manner I'm so used to seeing in romance these days. It's VERY different and gripping and oh so good! It builds into something you can't quite believe you're reading. It makes you ...more
Kishan Paul
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Taylor is an insecure woman running from the demons of her past. I fell in love with her and ached for her insecurities and her pain. Enter Ethan, the calm quiet hunk of a man, who falls in love with her. He has his own insecurities and I think that's what I loved about these two characters. They weren't perfect. Kelly Lincoln did an excellent job of developing Taylor and Ethan. She did an excellent job of weaving suspense into the story and I found myself holding my breath until the very end. I ...more
Jun 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was the first "erotica" novel I've ever read so I went in with extremely low expectations. But I'm pleasantly surprised! The plot was actually really good and the sex scenes were kind of just worked into it.
My only reason for giving it a 4 star was because it was farfetched; how exactly are they tracking this chick who has legally changed her name and moved a million times? BUT it was still a good read. And I would definitely read the next book in the Goldenrod series.
Spunky N Sassy
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star
SNS Rating: 5.0

~~~~~~~~~~Kelli's ★★★★★ Review~~~~~~~~~~

Totally not what I was expecting! Awesome book, fantastic page turning read. This really had everything. A great romance story, a mystery, suspense, I couldn't put it down. Loved Taylor's character and Ethan is so adorable. The author did a great job keeping the bad guy off your radar until the perfect time. Totally didn't see it coming! I can't wait to see more of this groups stories. Looking forward to reading AJ's story!
Brandy Roberts
Sep 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
i loved this book i want to read more from kelly lincoln :) Taylor was super badass i felt really bad about what she went through and then i loved the guys they were hilarious they reminded me ogf they guys in nick and noahra infanet playlist i cant wait for there books <3 i loved Ethan he was so adorable the chemistry between taylor and ethan was off the charts hot i cant wait to read more
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Kelly Lincoln is the author of Insignificant and Beyond Repair. She enjoys reading, inappropriate jokes, all things Disney, and spending time with her family. She lives in the northeast and drinks way too much Diet Coke.

For information about published works and upcoming releases, please visit You can also find Kelly when she’s avoiding writing on Facebook at https://www.faceb

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