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(Addicted Trilogy #1)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  5,329 ratings  ·  259 reviews
Desperate to escape her tragic past, Sara Hawthorne packs up everything she owns and moves across the country to Seattle with her best friend Alexa. With the recent passing of her grandmother there is nothing holding her back from starting over. She dreams of a normal life, one which isn’t constantly plagued by nightmares. Everything seems to be going her way until a gorge ...more
Paperback, 205 pages
Published May 11th 2015 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published May 9th 2015)
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Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
This was agonizing

I struggled through this book for almost 2 weeks

What was it about? Let’s sum it up with a checklist:

Rich Hero – Check
Hero sleeping with lots of women, but explained from beginning he didn’t want more – Check
Martyr hero ‘I don’t deserve her’ – check
Virgin Heroine - check
Hero with amazing body without working out – check
Lots of undefined tension/conflict – check
Lots of sex, no romance – check
Love at first sight – check
Heroine running away from a conflict without waiting for an ex
Jun 27, 2015 rated it liked it
I read this via Kindle Unlimited really conflicted with the rating for this one. I picked up 6 books today and attempted to read them...this is the only one I didn't put down. It was good, I was quite intrigued from the very beginning...but the main male character....Alek, IDK! there's just a lot of mystery wrapped around him, and I know it'll be answered in the next book....but for now, hes a mystery and he kind of creeped me out with how much he knew about Sara and how obsessed he was wi
Yelena Bosh
Jun 10, 2015 rated it really liked it

Her gasp almost undid me, inhaling a piece of my soul as she swallowed her breath.

Firstly, can we all please take a moment to both appreciate and scowl at the author for ending a book on a freakin' Cliff hanger?! Just when you think you know it all and you're happily smiling at the wonderful way the story "will end" but NO. It seems to have been the perfect opportunity to test our emotional stability.. I mean, why? Why did Addicted have to end like, but more importantly, I NEED th
Chris Finn
May 16, 2015 rated it did not like it
This book should be called 50 shades bound. As the whole book is a copy of 50 shades of grey and bound to you
Is there a rich man - check.
Is there a virgin girl - check.
Does the girl have problems with the past - check.
Does he save her from a bar when she is drunk - check.
And so on. I was going to give up reading after a couple of chapters, but then thought no give it a chance surely it will be different. But no. I honestly felt I was reading a book I had read before. A copycat book.
Will I be rea
Aug 11, 2015 rated it did not like it
This book will get the lowest rating that I have ever given any book... 0.5 Stars

Honestly the cover caught my attention (Lesson #1 Never judge a book by its cover)
Then I started reading reviews about the book, most of them were shockingly positive (Lesson #2 Never take the word of these reviewers. Ya'll lied about "how good this book is")

What made me finish this book, was the fact that one of the reviewers stated that there was an "epic cliffhanger"

Just to note, there was nothing epic about the
Nov 22, 2015 rated it really liked it

Since the synopsis is so good it seems a bit redundant for me to do my usual summary so I'll just give my thoughts.
I really enjoyed this book and I just couldn't read it fast enough.
I read the reviews beforehand and while most are good some are not and I have to say that I agree with most of them in some way.
Firstly the writing, it's not brilliant I have to admit and it felt off at times, the conversations and reactions didn't always seem quite right.
Sara, she's been through so much and she's s

This may work for you, but it did not work for me. Too much detail. I do not need to know every single detail about the apartment. 2 pages worth of detail!!!

Writing felt a bit amateur. The verbiage between the characters felt awkward. Reactions and responses felt misplaced. The heroine is 26 years old, but reading her inner thoughts, I felt like I was reading a character in a new adult story.

Alek is the hero - Alexa is the BFF. There are a million names to choose from...why choose two names s
Mar 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 rounded to 4 stars - Mostly because I was kept entertained.

I was interested in this book last year, but the third book hadn't come out yet so I put it off. Cliffhangers are annoyance I try to avoid. I got this book on KU so it was kinda a freebie and looksie into the trilogy.

There is a lot of mystery surrounding the characters of this book which keeps the reader invested and keep turning pages. This book is almost like a teaser of the whole story if that makes sense. You don't really know wh
Two Chicks Who Love Angst
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Excellent, Amazing, & Wonderful!!!!
S. Nelson creates romance novels that are not typical. With her debut novel Stolen Fate I was drawn in and Redemption got me hooked and now with Addicted Let's say I am now Addicted to her writing style. I love her books.

Sara and Alek are the main characters. Both are hiding something from there past but there attraction to each other is immediate neither ever feeling this way Sara is cautious while Alek trying not to push her before she is ready. She is his s
Jul 05, 2015 rated it did not like it
Sara Hawthorne didn't know what to do when Alek Devera walked into her flower shop one day. She especially didn't know what to do when she woke up next to him a week later. And when she saw him again another week later.

And that's about as far as I got guys. Which is actually about 40% of the book. It was just so boring.

Like, I knew what I was walking into. Within the subsection of romance novels that include alpha male billionaire trilogys, there's not a lot of differentiation in plot, or even
Anita Powers
I enjoyed this book, I like how strong, assertive, and dominant Alek is, he shows Sara so much attention and is always trying to take care of her and make sure she is safe. I like Sara, she is sweet, sassy, and a loyal friend. I like reading about their times together, her best friend Alexa seems like she would be a ball of fun to go out partying with, I don't trust Matt completely, I think he does like Sara. I do think it seems like his affection for her is fast but I love how he takes care of ...more
Beth, Hurricane Readers Book Reviews
Excellent, Amazing, & Wonderful!!!!
S. Nelson creates romance novels that are not typical. With her debut novel Stolen Fate I was drawn in and Redemption got me hooked and now with Addicted Let's say I am now Addicted to her writing style. I love her books.

Sara and Alek are the main characters. Both are hiding something from there past but there attraction to each other is immediate neither ever feeling this way Sara is cautious while Alek trying not to push her before she is ready. She is his s

Blatant Fifty Shades rip off, with the exception that Fifty Shades has a plot. Seattle. Virgin. Possessive, controlling, mercurial billionaire. Buys her an AUDI. If you are going to copy the story, at least be original in the details.

I won't get into the writing. Let's just say the author would benefit from a few creative writing courses. The sentence structure is very stilted and sometimes hard to follow. While that normally wouldn't influence my rating of a book, it did set the tone
Khanique McDaniel
"Kicking off my own shoes, I worked the fabric down my muscular thighs before kicking them to the side, as well. Her eyes hungrily drank me in, the sight of me causing her to blush again."

Now this is Alek speaking, he can't possible know this and that was the general flow of this novel. I had to keep checking to ensure the POVs had switched as it felt as though the story was being told by a bunch of teenagers, specifically a teenage girl.

It has no real rhyme or reason and I can't believe I r
Marlene W
May 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Addicted turned out to be quite a mysterious read for me. I knew there would be romance and sizzle, but the amount of intrigue and hidden puzzle pieces of the story came a bit unexpectedly.

With this being my first book from this author, I was pleasantly surprised to say the least. I loved the writing style. The story had a nice and easy flow. Once I began, I quickly became Addicted to the characters and to finding out the path their lives were taking and the different roles everyone played in Sa
Nikki  Malan
May 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Addicted (Addicted Trilogy Book 1)
By S. Nelson
And the cards come tumbling down - all is not as it seems

Sara is running away from her past. She decided to move to a new city with a new beginning and her best friend Alexia. She has a wonderful set of friends and a great job with the potential of owning her own business, things are looking up. Then she meets Alek by chance in her florist shop – but is it a chance meeting?
What can I say, rich man who is so used to getting what he wants and then he m
Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I'm intrigued by this story. It give to much details, it just started in the middle, at least for me. Excited to find out happens
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
41/2 STARS.

Alek and Sara is not what I would have expected but their story brings a connection that is so insta-love and downright sweet but yet hot.
books are love
May 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
received in exchange for a honest review.

I am on the fence here. The story is fascinating. Some aspects freaky with the ending and Alek with his mysterious ways but overall interesting.I think Alek’s sister has something to do with Sara’s past that we aren’t privy to yet that holds her back and Alek’s stuff in his closet that freaks Sara out.

The writing is strong and some of the characters are endearing Sara I am on the fence about. She is strong at times but irritating as well. She can be fun a
Jun 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sara meets Alek at work only to meet him again and again. He is attracted to her as she is to him, having had a really bad experience she has run away from to live in Seattle we don't know really what her past is but its hard to believe she has met her prince charming, he is so caring and cautious of her, well written and can't wait for the next part to this series, recommend you put this book on your TBR list, Cheers
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**Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review**

This book was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!

Addicted really had me in suspense and boy it was hard for me to put it down and concentrate on anything else. This book was just that good!

This author really knows how to hook you with her books, they are just that good!

You'll find a little bit of everything in this book, there is definitely romance that will leave you panting, some mystery that will keep you from putting the book down and it will leave you breathl
Joc The Audio Flow Bookin Around Town
ADDICTED is addicting...

S. Nelson begins this story with an interesting encounter between Sara waking up with sexy, smoldering Alek in her bed...

Sara is 20 something young lady who is independent, smart and a bit shy, but the reasoning behind her reserve is something to be uncovered. While working at the flower shop she meets Alek who is there to order flowers for a friend who's been hospitalized. It is during this moment he sets his sights on her to be his. He does become one of those overbeari
May 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Addicted – Releases tomorrow! May 11th!
S. Nelson
Sara Hawthorne has lots of secrets that she is desperate to escape. She and her best friend Alexa pack up everything they owns and moves across the country to Seattle after closing her eyes and pointing on a map. A new start and the nightmares will end – right? All Sara wants is a normal life; normalcy. Everything seems to be going her way until a gorgeous stranger walks into her newly acquired flower shop, turning her world upside down. And why is
Apr 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 huge stars for book one in the Addicted Trilogy. I read this book in one sitting and I literally could not put it down, but reader beware there is a cliffhanger! Sara Hawthorne was orphaned at eight years old then raised by her maternal grandmother. A little over a year ago her grandmother also passed away and Sara decided she needed a fresh start and took off for Seattle with her best friend in tow. Sara is working at a flower shop with hopes to buy out the current owner and see her dreams of ...more
May 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Addicted is Addicting!
This is my first time reading anything by S. Nelson. Wow! A fast paced great read! From the book synopsis I was drawn in. I hoped that the book would be as good as it sounded. It is! This is the story of Alek and Sara. Sara moves to Seattle with her best friend to get a fresh start after her grandmother passes away. Alek is obscenely wealthy, and one hell of a sexy catch, but he doesn't want to be caught.
When these two get together there is major heat and chemistry between
Mihi Vienna
May 20, 2015 rated it really liked it

This book is amazing!.. had me on edge and reeling from start to finish!.. Like all my other reviews I have done, I stand by each one
as I don't do spoilers. instead I just tell you how a book makes me feel :)

Anyway I absolutely loved the two key Characters Sara & Alek !!! Especially when you say his name "Alek Devera" hehe how that rolls when you first read it, is like a mini moan lol :P
But anyway Sara's character had me loving her instantly she is the perfect character for
Apr 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sara is finally enjoying her life. She moved to Seattle with her friend to start over and all her plans are coming together. Then wealthy businessman Alek Devera turns her world upside down. The attraction between Sara and Alek is immediate. Alek has never met a woman who captivates him like Sara. He's obsessed with making sure Sara is safe while Sara is determined to keep control of her life. Both are hiding secrets from each other.
This is a terrific romance that has some interesting twists. Th
Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
He's over protective. She's a virgin.

He's got a lot of secrets. She's running from her past.

Alek and Sara.. Sara and Alek..Two contrasting personalities, one sizzling pair. Two dark secrets, one common denominator. They both got skeletons in their closets, each trying hard to hide them for as long as possible. One thing for sure, this is one awesome book!

Addicted is my first book by S. Nelson and I am completely stoked. From the moment these strangers Alek & Sara shared a bed after a drunkenfest
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S. Nelson grew up with a love of reading and a very active imagination, never putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard until 2013.

Her passion to create was overwhelming, and within a few months she’d written her first novel, Stolen Fate. When she isn’t engrossed in creating one of the many stories rattling around inside her head, she loves to read and travel as much as she can.

She lives in th

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