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The Introduction: Undying Love #1 (Undying Love #1)

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating details ·  43 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
Love is a gift, and not everyone is lucky enough to find it. Or maybe the lucky ones are those who never find it. This is not your average love story, this is a life story. Your teenage years aren't supposed to be complicated. But, sometimes they are. What happens when you're attracted to the new stranger in town. Do you just fall in love and live happily-ever-after? Do yo ...more
Paperback, 222 pages
Published July 9th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Why you should read The Introduction?
1) The Introduction was an absolutely adorable love story that I thoroughly enjoyed reading.

2) Skylar and Arianna are both such amazing characters. Skylar was just such a gentleman and when he saw Arianna for the first time he falls head over heels in love with her. Arianna certainly paid attention to Skylar too the first time she saw him and felt this crazy connection to him that she's never
Jill Corley
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone
I was a beta reader for Undying Love. It is a very well written, easy to read story. The characters are fully developed, but with room to grow. There are plot twists as friends become more to each other. You feel their emotions and root for them to stay together, even as you’re afraid it will not last.

Descriptions of time and place paint the pictures of the story without being overdone and boring. The pace is fast but not rushed.

This book is a very good start to the series and I am looking forw
Indies Heart
Aug 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this sweet high school romance. Ari and Sky remind you of your first love. The one you hope and pray will last forever. The one you wish that life wouldn't interfere with. There story has it all from denial, to jealousy, to true love. When Sky graduates and leaves for college, Ari is left behind with the promise of forever. But is that a promise Sky can keep? I'm looking forward to the next book to find out how it turns out for Sky and Ari and all of their friends. Great job by the aut ...more
Kathryn Synoracki
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received the ARC copy of this book from the author for an honest review! This is a great beginning to a new series! I totally enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next book in the series! Thank you Isabelle!
Musings of A Romance Junkie
Sep 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: na-ya, tearjerkers
This is my first read by author Isabelle Connors, and I liked it! Anyone who knows me knows that I love my teen/young adult angst-y, tear-jerking love stories, and this one ranks up there.

Skylar is a high school senior who's just begrudgingly moved to Florida (when his father gets a promotion) with his parents. It's a totally different vibe than his life as a New Yorker, but Sky makes friends rather quickly. Upon his first social outing, he sees this beautiful girl named Arianna, or Ari, and it'
Jun 24, 2015 rated it really liked it

The Introduction is the first in a new indie series (Undying Love). Chronicling Skylar's last year in high school, the year he moved to Florida and met Arianna and fell in love. I've said it before and I will say it again. Novellas are becoming very popular as of late. And it's something that I enjoy for the most part. A riveting story can be told in a much short book. Or maybe it's two or three books that equal the length of a full length novel.

So here we have the story of a boy and girl
Jalpa Williby
Aug 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ahh, the high school love...The author does a great job bringing the readers to those young, innocent days. I still remember those days, believing in the best of people, believing in love. And so we meet Ari and Sky.

Both are young and in love. Their feelings are strong for one another and it was refreshing to relive that innocence through this story. It's that sweet love when you believe in the concept, "love conquers all." Sky and Ari truly felt that nothing could ever break the special bond th
Priscilla Garcia
Jul 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was given an ARC for an honest review.

This was a cute romance book. I love reading about High School romance so this book was up in my alley. It was a light read, don't except sex scenes which is going to be a downer for some of you but maybe that was the author idea to keep us on the edge of our seats waiting for the next installment.

The characters are just as I remember my classmates from High School, I have read about other HS characters and truly they got on my nerves. This characters gro
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Undying Love is the first book I've read from this author and I cannot wait for the rest of the series to be released.
I'm a sucker for romance, so when I read the synopsis for this book I immediately hit the "want to read" button. So imagine my surprise when the author asked me to read her new book...I was in heaven.
I am in LOVE with Sky, he was so devoted and determine to get what he wanted… which was Ari. my thoughts of the heroine is still on the fence, she made me hate her at time and then w
Stephanie Lasley
Jul 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wholesome Read 4 Stars
This short but sweet story is the first book in the Undying Love series.
“The Introduction” is just that, a preamble of Skylar and Arianna’s relationship. The story begins when they meet in high school. Skylar a senior and Arianna a junior are head over heels in love. The book describes all the trials and tribulations they have faced during his last year in school. The big question is what’s going to happen to them when he leaves for college and Arianna is left behind?
Oh yo
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-be-read-again
ABSOLUTELY loved reading this young love story! Starting out in a new town in the middle of the school year sucks, that is until Skylar sees Arianna at a party. He feels the pull to her from across the bonfire as soon as he gets there. Arianna feels the same pull but it scares her as much as it excites her, the major issue is that she's loyal to a fault & Rachel wants Skylar.... How will this high school love affair turn out, will it be a story of true love for a life time or just another hi ...more
Vaidehi Sharma
Jul 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Undying Love by Isabelle Connors.
This is a novella of arround 50-60 pages, comprising of story that revolves arround Sky, Ari and Rachel. Sky falls in love with Ari at first sight but the twist in story comes when Rachel gets obsessed with Sky and falls for him. A story of teenage love and infatuation. Writer has beautifully moulded friendship, love and life. Isabelle has described a teenager's feelings and emotions very beautifully in her book 'Undying Love'. I rate it 4/5. Looking forward for
Jul 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Really good story. Accurate depiction of young love and that special connection. Well written in regards to the struggles Ari goes through being in love with someone for the first time. I understood the loyalty thing, but the strength and length of that relationship shoulve allowed the truth to come out earlier. Again, good examples of young love and friendship bonds. I hope this story continues soon, as I am anxious to continue it.

ARC provided in exchange for honest review.
Kristen Iten
Aug 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Older Teens
This is a great teen romance novel - full of drama. Each chapter is written from the perspective of a particular character. This works well for the story since the reader gets a chance to hear the internal dialogue of the main characters in a more natural way. The writing is clear and flows pretty well. I would recommend this book to the older teen audience as there is a bit of language and some mild sexual references.
Jul 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Do you remember your first love? This book reminds me of my first love. I enjoyed a sweet love story and how love can be when you are so young. * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Sep 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'm waiting for Undying Love #3 before reading #2, would rather have the complete set.
Mani Khanna
Jul 12, 2015 rated it liked it
The Introduction (Undying Love #1)
-By Isabelle Connors

First of all, Thank you Isabelle for the free review copy of this book.


This story of Skylar and Arianna who are madly in love with each other but still are not together since Ari's sister-like-best-friend, Rachel, is in love with Sky too. To make her best friend happy, Ari takes the decision from sky's side to him get into a relationship with Rachel. But that one sided love doesn't take them too far and soon Rachel comes to know about A
J.S. Frankel
Jul 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to J.S. by: The author
I was gifted with this novella by the author in exchange for an unbiased review. I gave it three-point-five stars, but rounded it up to a four-star affair.

Overall, I liked it. It’s a simple, sweet story told from two POV’s, Skyler’s (Sky) and Arianna’s (Ari) in first-person style. Skyler is a teenage boy in his last year of high school, living in Florida due to his father being transferred there for his job. Ari—fifteen—is the girl he meets at a party. He falls for her, instantly. She likes him
Izabela Monick
Oct 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sweet YA romance

Skylar absolutely hated having to move to Florida for his father’s job promotion, but things changed when he first saw Arianna and felt his heart skip a beat. He knew immediately that she was special to him like no other girl had ever been. When he finally got the chance to talk to her at a beach party, it was already too late. Ari couldn’t give him her heart without hurting her best friend.

It’s hard to be in love with someone knowing you can’t have them. It hurts even more if yo
Kari (BookandCoffeeLover)
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
What I had hoped was an epic soul-mate type love turned out to be more of an obsessive I won't let you go love. The characters were well written and realistic, but I found it challenging to empathize with them and their problems. Still, this is a contemporary romance that will likely appeal to young adults going through the motions of first love.
Dec 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So far so good

I am going to reserve judgement until I finish the series but so far I am enjoying the story of Sri and only knock is the dialogue is getting pretty thin.the constant " I love you'a" are getting to b too much.other than that I am intrigue and moving on to the next book with anticipation.
Isabelle Connors
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-books
I know... I have no shame! But I loved ... I wrote it. Lol
Sep 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from the author for an honest review

3.5 Stars

The Introduction is just that, it’s an introduction to the characters and the story of Ari and Skylar. It is a short and sweet read that is about the pull that Skylar and Ari have and what they are willing to do about it.

Ari doesn’t want to let people in, she has her reasons and she is loyal to a fault. But when her strength is tested against Skylar, it seems like it won’t be long till she caves. The only thing stopping her is he
Sandra Lopez
Nov 04, 2015 rated it liked it
The last thing Skylar wanted was to be uprooted from his home so suddenly, but it turns out that it was the best thing that could've happened to him because otherwise he wouldn't have met...her. Ari doesn't know how or why she's feeling a certain connection with the stranger she just met.

Written in he said/she said fashion, Undying Love draws a juvenile rendition of everlasting love, as if there is such a thing. I mean, we have these two kids taking one look at each other, suddenly knowing what
Madi (TheBookNerdDiaries)
I received this book from the author through my blog.

The writing style combined with the addition of teens wanting to or whining about not having sex just didn't work for me. It's frustrating that this is how teens do probably act these days and it's accurate. The storyline just didn't catch me like I was hoping it would and at times seemed like the generic "I want but can't have" storyline was present. I just didn't connect with this book from the start and the Want/can't have storyline reminde
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