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Guided Love (The Prick Series #1)

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Sam Jacobs has been best friends with Camaron Willis since the second grade. Ever since the day they met her heart belonged to him.

Now graduating from college Sam moves across the country to start their life together. They have been planning this for years, she will help him with his tattoo business while writing her first novel. Together, they will make their dreams come
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Published July 13th 2015 by Smashwords Edition (first published July 1st 2015)
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Julie
"Through the rough waters, I will find my way home."


Oh Tracie Redmond, this was just WOW to me! Not only beautiful but boy did I learn a lot from Ellie! I read your dedication and I'm going to assume which I don't like doing! (Actually that's lesson #1~ assumptions, correct?") so please forgive me. Ellie completed this story and I imagine she portrayed your mother? I spent so much time smiling where she was concerned. I was at awe with the lessons. Heck, I was at awe with this woman PERIOD!

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Lindsay
4 stars

Wow. This book was so much more than I’d expected.

Going in, I thought it was going to be your basic friends-to-lovers story. And while it was that, it was also so much more. I’ve thought long and hard about how to review this and came to the conclusion that to talk about how the book made me feel, some spoilers are needed. So…you’ve been warned.

The basic premise of the book is that after graduating college, Samantha moves across the country to be with her bff Camaron. She’s going to hel
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Natalie M
4.25 stars. What a crazy and intense story this was. I came across it on amazon and decided to give it a try. I went through so many emotions while reading this book from being so angry at the heroine for being a doormat to despising her best friend for walking all over her and allowing his bitchy girlfriend to mistreat her as well. I can't remember the last time I felt so strongly about characters in a story. The writing was decent, there were a some editing issues but nothing too bad. This is ...more
Mel
Jul 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaway, favorites
Wow what an amazing read! Sounds cliche, but I am picky. From the moment I read the introductions to this book...I thought classic fall in love with childhood best friend. I am one to enjoy a cute feel good romance, so I went in with that expectation.

After the first several chapters, this book held my heart, peeled back to the most fundamental truth in my opinion of what love looks like. I loved this story. Often as a reader we get so caught up in a fantasy of girl meets a boy and falls in love.
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Jessica
May 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I honestly don't know how to explain how much I loved this book!

I am not going to summarize the book, because you have to read it as each situation happens to understand the journey this story takes you on.

First of all, I can barely stand love triangles. But THIS ONE... this one was completely different than anything I expected. I loved the premise of this book. Two best friends that are nearly inseparable, running into life's brick walls.
I LOVED EVERY WORD!!

Sam is REAL! She is a real woman with
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Sarah Strawinski
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book made me ugly cry. I haven't done that with a book since I read a Nicholas Sparks book. This book reminded me of when I lost my father. Not to give anything away but the pricks lose an important member in their late 20's just like I did. It hit home and I ugly cried. I loved this book. I fell in love with Sam, Axel and Cam. There were times when I was upset with Sam because she was being so stupid when it came to Cam. After reading the rest of the book I figured out that she needed to b ...more
Emily
Overall rating: 2 stars

Genre: Contemporary romance
Plot: 7/10
Ending: 4/10
Writing: 2/10
Hero: 7/10
Heroine: 3/10
Humour: 7/10
Steaminess: 7/10
HEA: (view spoiler)

There was some really sweet touching parts but it dragged so badly, got too repetitive with the mush and wasn't written too well.

Recommend: No
Re-read: Nope
Read more from author: Probably not
Simera
Loved this!
Sarah - Vanilla Twist Reads
Jul 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing and I couldn't put it down, its full of love, laughs, friendship and heartbreak but leaves us all with some lessons to learn.


Sam has just graduated and is packing up her life to move across country to be with her best friend Cameron these two have been friends for over 15 years and have plans all set to live their dream together but are these plans what they both want or is love making Sam blind to her future. Sam has an outgoing personality but she also has her own insecur
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Michelle
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a great first book by a new author. Such an emotional read. This is a story of a guy & a girl who are best friends, and have been for over 15years. They've been each others anchor since childhood. One decides to follow his dreams and moves across country, the other finishes college and shares in his dreams by moving after college to help run his business. But when one feels completely and totally in love with the other, and has for years, but the other only feels friendship, what happen ...more
Leigh Ann
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
An amazing read!!! Sam anticipates good things to come when she graduates college and finally moves in with her best friend Cameron and their life together can really begin. Howeven Sam finds out that things aren't always what they seem when it comes to her male bff. Although Sam longs to be with him love has other plans in store for her. Sometimes the best things in life come in unexpected packages.
Rhonda Ziglar
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 BEAUTIFUL HEARTFELT STARS!! What a beautiful heartfelt story with all the feels. This book was perfection from the friendships, love, drama, humor, sad, happy and the best characters ever. Ellie was everything in this story for me with all her love and wisdom she has. Cameron, Sam and Axel have a story to share with you, so sit back back relax and listen. I am so happy I found Tracie Redmond, what a phenomenal author she is.
Destiny
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
First time reading a book from this particular author. When I started reading I thought typical love story.. but it has so much more . I was pleasantly surprised by every chapter and could not wait to see what happened next. I totally recommend this book.
Samantha L
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Originally posted on Redhot Romance

WOW…. So I went into this book expecting a particular type of story from the blurb. What I got was so much more than I expected. While there was large doses of the angst that I expected from a love triangle, for me this was a book more about discovery – of one’s self, life lessons, importance of following your dreams and of course love so strong that you can’t deny it’s pull.

Sam always believed that her fate and future were intertwined with her best friend Cama
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Meleaha Howard
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I adored this story! Sam has been in love with her best friend Camaron for years. She moves across the country to be with him and help build his business. Upon her arrival in Philly, he doesn't bother to pick her up. He sends his friend, Axel. Over the next few months, she gets closer to Axel as Cam pushes her further away. This story is heartbreaking, but Sam gets her HEA.
Three Chicks
Aug 03, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Review by Lisa Kane

Samantha Jacobs is Cameron Willis' anchor. He tells her this all the time, so she knows it must be true. They've spent years being each other's best friend. Sam has two years more of college and then she and Cameron are going to move somewhere and follow their dreams. Only Cameron comes home and tells her he's following his dream right now. Not in two years. He's moving from California to Philadelphia and is opening a tattoo shop. He's talented, trained and ready to m
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Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
I have read a lot of books, romance, erotica, paranormal you name it. I have laughed, cried and gotten so aggravated that I want to throw my iPad. This book, this book brought out so many emotions that I am kind of speechless, and that never happens. I started this book in the middle of the afternoon and it is now...12:23 a.m., I had to stay up to finish. I'm writing this review now (at 12:23 a.m.) because I don't want to lose the severity of words (if that makes any sense). I can honestly say t ...more
Paula Radell
Jun 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked up Guided Love, Tracie Redmond's debut novel - and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of the story, the strength of the main and secondary characters, and the emotions she was able to invoke from beginning to end. Honestly, the only drawback was in the editing; as a writer and freelance editor, I found the spelling and punctuation errors to be distracting. But, ultimately, the beauty of the story won me over. I would read it again, an ...more
Sadie Grubor
Aug 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
When I started this book I'd seen many reviews and comments about getting tattooed by a prick.

Let me just say that the name of the tattoo parlor is BRILLIANT. The fact that it's based in PA - the state I call home - is great too.

I'm going to start off telling you straight up that I really enjoyed this book, story, and would recommend it to others. The story is something I think a lot of people can relate to if you grew up with a close male friend. Sometimes feelings get confused, lines get cross
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Arika Dingmann
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Team Axel

Holy rollercoaster of emotions. This book was so well written that it felt like you were right there with the characters. This is a definite must read. I can't wait to read what happens with the other Pricks.
Ani
Oct 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I recieved this arc for an honest review. This book was awesome! I love that this is Tracie's first book. She rocked it. It was f@#$*&% ducky;P . It was pretty emotional. I was giggling, I loved the pricks. I cried, I loved Ellie. I was angry at Cam for being a selfish prick, I wanted to bitch slap Roni because she was an evil bitch, and I was annoyed at Sam for her lack of self confidence. All that said, I loved the characters...except Roni...lol. In the beginning I was rooting for Sam and ...more
Julia
Wow this was a quite a ride. I wanted to punch the heroine so many times I lost count. BUT I also kinda loved her because she had a level of realness a lot of books lack. She was annoying, insecure, stupid, oblivious, and a doormat but she was real. She came off as one of the most realistic heroines because she gave up so much to a man who would never love her. Typically, women are very unselfish how they care for other people and men take and take and take without giving back. So when she final ...more
Kim  Brewing
May 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Okay so I just kind of jumped into this one because I had won book 2 in a contest and really felt I should start with 1 first so I didn't read the blurb or anything.

Holy Shitzballs this was not what I was expecting at all! This is so much more than what the blurb tells you. I'll warn you now, there is a secondary character that will lift your spirits and tear your heart out...UGLY cry at that part. I even messaged the author and told her I hated her.

Sam and Camaron have been friends forever and
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Corinne Brinkley
Jul 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Axel... Need I say more?!

I saw a post about a new author and I always give new authors a try. Well, I was blown away. Her character development was wonderful and they were fully relatable. Sam is the "best friend" and has been friend zoned her whole life. She turns her life upside down to fulfill a promise to Camaron. She moves in with him, always hoping he'd love her the way she loves him. He doesn't keep his promises and enters Axel. He's her knight in tattooed armor. He's there to pick up the
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Indies Heart
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Tracie Redmond creates a story of friends, loss, love, heartache, and finding yourself with Guided Love. Samantha has been tied to Camaron all of her life, so much so that she doesn't really know who she is without him. He's her best friend, she's his anchor. Camaron and Sam really don't see their relationship in the same light. But that happens sometimes when you have lost yourself in someone else. Axel, well Axel is every girls dream. Sexy, funny, protective, and sweet. He loves fierce. When S ...more
Tara
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When I was contacted through my blog about doing a review for this book. I checked it out thought sounds good, could be interesting as I haven't read one that is anything like it.. I mean for God's sake they call each other pricks. I mean how can a book suck that has pricks and tattoos in it. Well I was wrong it was beyond interesting. It is an amazing book. It has so many aspects to it and up and down moments. There is self discovery. There is also lessons on self love that I think alot of us c ...more
Tara Pennington
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When I was contacted through my blog about doing a review for this book. I checked it out thought sounds good, could be interesting as I haven't read one that is anything like it.. I mean for God's sake they call each other pricks. I mean how can a book suck that has pricks and tattoos in it. Well I was wrong it was beyond interesting. It is an amazing book. It has so many aspects to it and up and down moments. There is self discovery. There is also lessons on self love that I think alot of us c ...more
Renee at Book Happiness
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this for an honest review... and I have to say that the words that are formed and that come to mind is WOW.. What I thought this book was about is not entirely what the book is about because let me tell you its WAY BETTER!!!

Once I picked up this book I could not put it down. It absolutely blew me away.. This book gives you all the emotions. It has the sweet moments and the super sexy moments and the moments that just break your heart..

This book has ALL the feels it was just that good
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Frank Atkins
Jul 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book

This is an excellent story, I couldn't help but fall in love with Samantha and pull for her to sort everything out. It was such a well written book with an incredibly rich set of supporting characters that I was transported away. I will even admit to being moved to tears at a certain point of the story. If you enjoy tales of romance and true love you owe it to yourself to read this and wait anxiously, like I am, for the next installment. This Devil rates it 4.5 pitchforks
Chantel
Jul 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My heart broke so many times! Sam moves across the country to be with her best friend and the man she's always wanted to be with since she was a freshman in High school.

That's where the story begins and I'm not going to summarize the whole book because it's a must read! I loved all the Characters!! The story kept my interest the whole book. I wanted to cry for Sam so many time. Cam is the that guy that every girl has had. Axel is the guy that every girl wants to have. The secondary characters ke
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