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Time of Want (The Times Trilogy, #1).

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  50 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Samantha Bennett has the perfect life. A beautiful home, a loving husband, and all the designer labels a girl could want. But she is lonely. Feeling trapped at home while her husband John works long hours, Samantha craves love and attention. She is desperate for the one thing she can’t have - a child.

Following one let down after another, Sam questions her existence. Her
270 pages
Published June 1st 2015 by Self-publish (first published May 28th 2015)
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Apr 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Without giving away any spoilers, this story was told from a different angle, which I found to be fresh and new. I thought it was a very nice touch. Not every main hero/heroine has to be so perfect or be the victim, just saying.

I really liked the characters, they were well developed. While reading, I must have felt every emotion there is. There were moments of suspense/mystery, other times I found myself reading with my mouth wide open and then I had the A-ha moment. The story really grabbed my
Jennifer Allen
May 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
** I received an ARC from the authors in exchange for an honest review. **

I loved this book! It’s a fresh story and so well written. The authors kept the plot intriguing from beginning to end. They did a fantastic job leading my emotions where they needed to go throughout the book. Just when I wasn’t sure if what I was feeling about a character or an event was appropriate, they validated it. And my feelings were all over the place! I went from loving a character and sympathizing with them, to
Apr 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying that I am a tough cookie to please. I read this book bc a close friend recommended it and I'm glad I listened.
This book kept me on my toes from the very beginning, not a dull moment ever. I couldn't put it down. It was fast and easy and left me wanting more with every chapter. I found myself angry at characters, sympathizing with them and then cheering them on. I have never felt so many different emotions in one book. I say that is pretty amazing writing right there!
D.B. Canavan
May 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend this book!

This is the first book I've had the pleasure of reading by Amanda Bianco, and Stacie Jacobs.

Let me start off by saying, if I could have given this book 6 Stars, I would have.

This is not your ordinary cheating spouse romance novel. This book is suspenseful, sizzling and a real page turner.

The main characters, John and Samantha Bennett and Derek and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Miller, are so well written I found myself rutting for each of them separately. Throughout the book,
Jul 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Stacie Jacobs and Amanda Bianco.. What a great read.. I couldn't put it down! OMG I loved it from the first page until then. Samantha type of girl that wants all & whatever is on her mind it has to be done. She doesn't care who she hurts in the end when is to please herself she doesn't have no remorse. Derek married using the excuse that's feeling lonely make his biggest mistake. Would he learn the hard way? You don't know what you have until it's about to be gone. Everyone learn from their ...more
May 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was leery of this story because of the subject matter but I heard it was good and since it's KU I figured I had nothing to lose. We start off with Samantha, a lonely wife with too much time on her hands. She is married to John, who works long hours and travels far too often to have a happy wife and marriage. Across the street we have Derek and his pregnant wife, Elizabeth. She also works far too many hours to maintain a happy home life. When the lonely spouses find themselves attracted to one ...more
Kim Quick
Apr 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: must-reads
It's official. I am addicted to this story, and can't wait for the next installment in the series! I couldn't put the book down. The care that was taken in developing these characters is evident in every phrase that these lovely ladies wrote. I loved the gradual enlightenment of Sam's past. There is definitely a dark spot on her soul. The losses that she has endured are heartbreaking, and although I don't agree with her choices, I can sympathize with the feelings that led to her indiscretions. I ...more
Apr 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! It was addicting to read, once I started it was impossible to put down! I got so involved in the characters and had a love/hate relationship with Samantha, as a wife I hated her, but enjoyed reading every minute of her and her drama. And don't get me started on Derek..... He was a love/hate/love relationship and I loved it! I cannot wait for the 2nd volume‼

I highly recommend Time Of Want to anyone who loves a good quick moving book that leaves you wanting more‼
Linsey D
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Powerful! What a different and unique way to tell a story. Refreshing to read a book where the main character has flaws. It's too often I read a book and think no one is this perfect. To read real raw emotions is heart wrenching and fantastic! At times I hated Samantha, other times I envied her, and then I was rooting for her! What a mixed bag of emotions, and for me that's a great story! I can't wait to read the next two books in this trilogy. I would recommend to everyone to go read this ...more
Heather Hollister
May 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a great read. It is full of twists and turns. It is well written. Samantha is one of my favorite characters. I can relate to her in the lonely department. Give this book a try.
Mohammad Abdelrahman
Aug 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Time of want
Review done by M.Taiseer (Dark0lover on wattpad)

First of all, this books gets 4 stars from me. 5 from a friend whom I unusually allowed to borrow the book -maybe because she paid my yes with an angel food cake-. Anyway, I got to discover the book by some cover reveal contest (I think it was held by wicked covers or something related to them since all the covers were their designs) and I was integrated by the book cover.. very well made and it was the second reason for buying the book
Susan  Owensby
May 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: some-fave-books
I have to say that I was more than thrilled with Time of Want by debut authors Amanda Bianco and Staci Jacobs. I went into reading this book with certain expectations but, they blew me out of the water with their creative minds.

The prelude by far pulled me right in and I had to keep reading. But I wasn't sure where the story was going to go after that. We meet Samantha and John and at first they seem to be the "perfect" couple. He is a successful lawyer and she is the ever loving and supportive
Time of Want
By Amanda Bianco & Stacie Jacobs
Samantha, at first glance it was though that she was just a nosy neighbor.
I then realized that no, she was just a bored housewife; whose husband works and goes out of town far too much.
Then there's her crazy side.
She's a lot wrapped into one cute little package!
At times I felt sorry for her and then there were those times that I wanted to shake her.
Sam has suffered two miscarriages, her husband is rarely home, and there's a hot new neighbor whose
Apr 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is not my typical read, as I tend to lean toward more light and happier storylines, but I must say, I was deeply impressed with this story. Time of Want is not your average romance and isn't one of those lovey feel good books. Touching on the difficult subjects of child loss, adultery and self esteem issues, it's at times dark and heart-wrenching. But, it also pulls at your emotions and draws you in. I could literally feel my heart racing at times when I'd get anxious about a scene. For me, ...more
Andrew Hess
May 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
The book was a little hard to get into at first, but quickly drew my attention. The characters were interesting, witty, and a realistic feel to them. As much as I liked the book, I did find a few things that took away from thoroughly enjoying it. The first happened to be the length of the book. I am all for reading a long book, but kept feeling like the end was coming soon and I was still at 60%. The only other thing that bothered me was the point of view. In some areas, it was difficult to tell ...more
Mandy Saial
Time of want (The Times Trilogy #1) Amanda Bianco (4 Stars)

* Gifted a copy By Author During PageCurls' Halloween Hop

Samantha has been muttling through life a hallowed shell of a woman , because of all the Heart Wrenching things that have happened in her, but once the new neighbors move in will she finally discover what she's been missing all along ?

This was a great , fast paced storyline that really grippes ahold of you until the end of the book. It takes it's readers on a rollercoster ride
 Aschlie Brake - The Piggy has Flown Books
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Well I am a firm believer of staying true to your love/lover, so the main topic within this book is infidelity and made me uncomfortable at times. The book was well written, and I really like the main characters. At moments you'll with love or hate the characters, you'll feel their emotions so well. I almost felt guilty just reading it, so it is bittersweet that I do want to continue reading the next book. I hate the topic, but I ...more
Julie Gustafson-Monk
Jul 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Reviewed on behalf of 2 Girls Who Love Books!

This isn't normally my type of book to read.
But nevertheless, I enjoyed it.
Sam is a housewife who battles depression, miscarriage, and loneliness.
She sparks interest in the new neighbors specifically the new man across the street.
But is it what she seems?

Overall very well written story with a great storyline. I am very anxious for book two.
Shannon Godwin
May 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is not your average romance story. If you are looking for an all happy read then this is not your book.
I found myself heart broken over some of the things happening in the book. Make sure you grab your tissues bc you will need them.
The book is very well written & kept me drawn in at all times!
Apr 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book. I found it very Dark and Unusual to my typical reads...This book is a High recommendation due to the Dark Content in this book...A wonderful Dark Contemporary Romance of Love, Loss, Desire & Deception...Thank you Amanda Bianco & Stacie Jacobs for doing what you do for us Readers :) Will definitely be back to read more...Hope you enjoy your Summer ;)
I heard about this book on Facebook and it's not my usually read I thought let me try it while on vacation...I found myself waiting to put the kids to bed to read it and couldn't wait for the drive home. Looking forward to what happens next.
Ashley Erin
Apr 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Received an ARC. Review to come.
Nov 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Omg! Fantastic!! I didn't know whether to hate Sam or feel sorry for her and I can't wait for the next book!!
Pam Fabiano McComb
Oct 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a great book! It moved fast and sometimes had me on the edge of my seat. The characters had that real life neighbor feeling. Can't wait for the next book!
Apr 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
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May 11, 2015 added it
Recommends it for: To all my female friends
Recommended to Arlene by: The Authors
I have to say I enjoyed this book. It moved along fast and I can't wait for what happen in the next book.
Jun 09, 2016 rated it liked it
Time of Want is the first book in a planned trilogy by writers Amanda Bianco and Staci Jacobs. Although touted as a romance, I didn’t find anything romantic about it. I’d call it contemporary fiction.

The story is primarily about Samantha. She’s a pampered stay-at-home wife with nothing to do. She is a cat on the prowl looking for a distraction. She doesn’t want to leave her husband or his wealth; she just wants a diversion. Her perpetual dissatisfaction is probably a symptom of her
Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
loved it
Teri Edney
May 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Thrill of the chase pulls me in every time.....

Let me start with that I fell in love with this book when first seeing the cover. From that moment, I was a fan and wanted to read it. These ladies did a great job on pulling me in even deeper with the story line. The characters were developed as the book moved forward in the story. I also like that the story made me like Sam one minute and dislike her very much the next. It was a great love-hate relationship between her and I because I am a sucker
Pam Fabiano McComb
rated it it was amazing
Oct 01, 2015
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Amanda was born and raised on Long Island, New York. When she's not "playing mommy," you can find her reading, writing, or watching bad reality T.V. all while drinking obscene amounts of coffee.