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Girl Spoken For

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3.98  ·  Rating details ·  51 ratings  ·  26 reviews
What’s the point of making a New Year’s resolution when weeks later your life goes to the toilet anyway?

Sixteen-year-old Tatum Duncan’s life has turned upside down. Her best friend and grandmother has died, her mother is threatening to send her to an all-girls school for defending herself against a bully, and her abusive boyfriend nearly kills hers. 1989 isn’t turning out
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Kindle Edition, 270 pages
Published May 19th 2015 by Jacques Day Publishing
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NiCoLeTa E.
***2,5 - 2,75 stars from me***

I'm not so sure how i felt about this book...

It wasn't a bad story, but it wasn't great also...
I think it was somewhere in the middle...
I was having high expectations about this book, but it didn't work for me!!!

I'm not so sure why that happened... but something bothered me in the most part of the book!!!

First of all, i didn't like the fact that in the blurb was written a storyline that intrigue me, but i didn't see it until near to the end!!!
Where was my mob bo
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Three Chicks
May 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review by Lisa Kane

Tatum is a sophomore in high school and has had a sheltered life due to her parent's strict upbringing for her. When the big time football player starts to pay attention to her, she is swept away by her feelings. But he isn't what he seems and she will suffer from that. But she turns to Zack who has always been there for her. He has a huge secret-his family is connected to the mob. Where will all of this lead? This one is a cliffy but I am anxious to see how this YA romance tu
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Samantha
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
You have to open your eyes to take in what you are overlooking. Girl Spoken For is a refreshing Young Adult read. I wasn't sure I was going to like it but the premise called to me and I ended up liking it quite a bit. The writing was pretty solid, the characters were interesting and well crafted, and the story line its was laid out well so Girl Spoken For gets a comfortable 4 star rating from me.

The story is told from Tatum's point of view and is the first book in the series. Tatum is a sophomo
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LadyTechie
May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Girl Spoken For is the beginning of a new YA trilogy by Suzie T. Roos that I was granted an early release copy of from Netgalley. I have to admit that I was intrigued by the title of this book. It is what drew me to it and of course the blurb on the back cemented my desire to read this book. I kept going back and looking at the cover and trying to determine what about it kept drawing my attention. Even as I read it I kept going back to it. I finally figured it out after I finished the book and w ...more
This books
May 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
ARC kindly provided via NetGalley for exchange an honest review...

I wasn't sure what I was letting myself in for when I started reading Girl Spoken For, I normally read modern young adult books so when I started reading and noticed the date, I was worried that I wasn't going to enjoy it, but I was actually very surprised, not only did I enjoy this book I frigging loved it!!

Tatum Duncan is very naive, her parents are strict, kind of restricting her view of the world. When hot football star Kyle
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Morwa Pal
May 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“Girl Spoken For” is a debut YA book by Suzie T. Roos that delivers a worthy reading experience. Well written, from first page to last you experience the 1980’s through the first person eyes of sixteen year old Tatum Duncan. She’s lost her best friend and confidant, her grandmother, and living with her impossibly strict parents can be a real drag on a girl’s self-esteem.
When the star football player at her high school becomes Tatum’s boyfriend, for once things in her life are going good. Until,
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Michelle Sharp
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Tatum Duncan is a teen on that sometimes hard to navigate road of growing up. After losing her confidant/grandmother, she attempts to move forward by hanging out with friends and dating a new boyfriend. But she makes the mistake of trusting the wrong guy. When her new boyfriend assaults her, she turns to longtime friend and sexy loner Zack. Zack is a good guy and cares for Tatum, but Zack has a few skeletons in his closet too. Namely he’s a member of a long-time mob family.

Suzie Roos does a grea
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Dana Waganer
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Girl Spoken For is a YA novel with romantic elements that will have you turning the pages past your bedtime.

Struggling to overcome her grief for her recently passed grandmother, sophomore Tatum Duncan only wants to live a normal life and hang out with her friends. Her mom’s constant harping about her fashion choices and fitting in doesn’t help so when the star of the football team asks Tatum Duncan to go out with him, she hopes things will finally work themselves out after all. Except that Kyle
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Claudia Shelton
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is an exciting 1980's story of sweet, innocent Tatum Duncan as she faces the changes growing up in high school can bring. From her first boyfriend who turns out to be a wolf in football gear to the love of her life, Zack Bertano, I like the way Tatum fights to keep control of her life and herself. Zack is such a great bad boy/good guy hero, who thinks only of his love for Tatum when he 'Speaks' for her with his Mob 'Family'. But Tatum's fear of the 'Family' and losing control may tear the c ...more
Kelly Akemann
May 18, 2015 rated it really liked it

I really liked this one. This was something set in the 80's and has Mob influence. Sweet! And I loved Zach and Tatum!! So sweet yet So connected. Cannot wait to read more in this series. Definitely a 4 star rating
Kristy K
May 22, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, netgalley, 2015, arc
DNF at 40%

First off, the book's description on Goodreads is very misleading. 40% into the book and there is no mention of the mob or Tatum being spoken for (Zach himself has barely been mentioned as of yet).

I chose to stop reading here for a myriad of reasons. I just couldn't connect to Tate or any of the characters. Up until right before I stopped, Tate came across as melodramatic and whiny. Supposedly, Tate's mom is horrible toward her, but besides her seeming to care more about appearances th
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Kelly Hawkins Solomon
Aug 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have Spoken For this story! This is a mixture between YA with some scenes that could move it into the NA category. I absolutely love that this is set in 1989. So refreshing! Tatum is a sophomore in high school and has just lost her best friend, her grandmother. She has always embraced being different and being her own person. She ends up with Kyle, the super hot jock. She then thinks that everything is great and how she is so lucky that he wants her. Tatum is extremely naive and keeps trying t ...more
Christina Marie
May 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
I can't and won't review this book. I'm too upset to even really form the right words, but... I am so disappointed in this book. I found so many things wrong with it. But I don't slander books. I will just say that it wasn't for me. At all. We're not compatible.

I don't even know what to say... I really don't.

I've never heard of Suzie T. Roos before, and I hope that this isn't the only thing that she's written. I will always give an author another chance, so I am willing to read something else
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Joy
Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: other
I thought this book was well-written and kept my attention throughout. I especially appreciated how the author dealt with some of the more difficult topics addressed in the book. She could have easily gone down the detailed/raunchy/violent path that other authors have chosen, but instead she got the point across with maintaining a certain taste level. Can't wait to read #2!
Stephanie Curry
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Unbelievable

This was an easy flowing book to read. Unbelievable love story. Well written. Read it you will enjoy it I did.
Kerryn (RatherBeReading)
Jun 18, 2015 rated it did not like it
1.5 stars

This book perpetuates one of my all time bookish pet peeves, when we are told something in the synopsis of the book that does not become present until quite a way into the book or, as was the case here, almost at the very end of the book.

I had some other problems with this book as well. I thought both the pacing and the dialogue were off and all the characters just seemed like caricatures.

All of the side characters of Tatum's friends were severely underdeveloped, they all bled together
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Buffy Kennedy
I have some very mixed feelings about this book. It was a compelling, fast read, but just never quite lived up to what I thought was its potential. While this is a YA read, there wasn 19t exactly the normal over dramatized angst I often get from YA books. The two main characters were pretty good, and so were many of Tate 19s friends, though everyone had some critical flaws in my eyes too. The story is open ended, but does not leave off on a cliffhanger! The only way I see this continuing as a se ...more
Buffy Kennedy
May 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
I have some very mixed feelings about this book. It was a compelling, fast read, but just never quite lived up to what I thought was its potential. While this is a YA read, there wasn’t exactly the normal over dramatized angst I often get from YA books. The two main characters were pretty good, and so were many of Tate’s friends, though everyone had some critical flaws in my eyes too. The story is open ended, but does not leave off on a cliffhanger! The only way I see this continuing as a series ...more
Jeraca
Jun 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, read-but-unowned
I received this free eARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

Hmmm... I'm conflicted by this novel. First, the whole Mobster thing doesn't even happen until the end of the novel.

Second (I'm just coming right out and spoiling this since I was blindsided by it) TATUM GETS RAPED. I'm not a fan of this subject, and I stay far away from books about this topic. The synopsis did not forewarn me about this, so I'm letting everyone know if this read this and also do not like the topic.

And i
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Leah
Soooooo.

I'm not quite sure how I feel about this book. I didn't hate it, but I didn't like it either. I'm sort of somewhere in the middle and I'm actually feeling a little dissatisfied with the story as a whole. Going from the description of the story, I thought this was going to be way more exciting than it was, especially with a mob family being a part of the element. But the realization that Zach was part of a mob family didn't even become clear until about the last two chapters or so of the
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Ashlan Thomas
Jul 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ladies...meet Zach Bertano.

description

He's hot. Dresses and looks like he was made for the runway. Speaks fluent Italian. Brings dinner to his girlfriend's house. And he knows how to the put the alpha in male. Package...complete.
You're welcome.
Phoenix
May 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was so awesome! I could not put it down. I literally read all night with no breaks. I don't read a lot of YA but loved this. Even better...it is set in the 80s! Zach is so protective and is most definitely a leader. And don't even get me started in Kyle. Man, I kept waiting for her to kick him in the balls. I am addicted to this series now. I can't wait for the next book. This book is a must read, but be prepared to be up all night!
Angel Hatfield
Jun 26, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: contemporary, reviews
**I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review**
This book started out not bad. The character was a bit different but totally felt like a 15yr old. The mom was a bit over the top and definitely not likeable, but still not too bad. However, about 28% into the book, an incident took place where there was no warning to the readers. Had I been aware, I wouldn't have chosen this book.
Brittney Mulliner
Jul 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I need more Zachary!!

I read this book in one afternoon because I couldn't/wouldn't put it down!! Some of Tate's decisions worried me but by the end I understood her perspective and cannot wait for more!
RCA
Jan 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Very sweet YA read but the end grabbed me to read book two. PC and local author so you know I love the STL setting.
Marie
Sep 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 stars! Review to come!
Becky
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May 19, 2015
Poisonic
rated it it was ok
May 25, 2015
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Suzie T. Roos is from, and has settled in, St. Louis with her husband, two children and a number of foster pets at any given time.

She and her husband have lived everywhere from Philadelphia, PA to out West in Santa Monica, Ca. They’re thankful they could expose their children to different American lifestyles and cultures.

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