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Liv's Existence

(Liv #1)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  100 ratings  ·  47 reviews
First in the series

Olivia Levins was on the run from her nightmare. Tired of running, but still fearful of what could be waiting at every turn, Liv settled into a routine of existence, keeping everyone at arm’s length, including the one man who wanted to keep her safe. Would she let him protect her, or would she find herself on the run again?

304 pages
Published July 5th 2015 by Twisted Books LLC (first published February 10th 2014)
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Katie Blythe
May 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review*

Olivia “Liv” has a secret that she’s been holding on to for 10 years. Her ex-boyfriend Adam did something to her so bad that now all she thinks of herself is damaged goods and that no man will ever really want her. Her best friend Kyle who she met through work cares about her so much and she cares about him but she doesn’t want to drag him down into her problems.
They work at a wedding planning shop where her e
Jennifer Sons
Jan 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Let me 1st say how honored I am to have received an advanced copy for an honest review!! I'm so lost for words right now! This book had me from the beginning!

We have Olivia. The broken, damaged shell of a woman she once was before she was totally destroyed by someone she once cared about, Adam. For 10 years she ran & hid! For 10 years she never allowed herself to get close, until Kyle! Kyle is Liv's boss & best friend. He reminds her to live, to love, to breathe! He loves her & will
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
I'm speechless!! Not sure how to write this review. It's nothing like I've read before.
This is a gripping story about Olivia's heartache. She's been so damaged in the past she's not sure how she can get through it. She has kept herself to herself until she meets Kyle.
Then we meet Abby. Abby has her own problems but tries to help Olivia.
The author keeps us in suspense with a lot if what's going on so I'm not gonna say much about the story. I want you as a reader gasping like I've just done rea
Hooked On Books
This book started off very slow in my opnion. I found myself wanting to skip pages to avoid some of the endless storyline. Once I got mid way through the book however I found that the story starting peeking my interest more. I will not give any spoilers in this review other than to say this book is a rollercoaster of serious issues that also mixes love and emotion into the story. I will say that they cliffhanger at the end had me wanting to throw my tablet at the wall. I hope there will be a 2nd ...more
Alissa Evanson
When I first heard about this story and that it followed the lives of five people immediately I thought love triangle. I’m not a huge fan of love triangles so I wasn’t too excited to start this book. After a bit into it I realized the story was not what I thought it was.

This story is told in the POVs of Olivia and Abby. Two women who find an unlikely bond in each other. One woman’s horrid past is another woman’s possible future.

Olivia was hurt many years ago by a man she once trusted. She
Monique Machuca-Austin

Liv's Existence is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Olivia Levins has been struggling to live for the past ten years, because one man just about destroyed her entire life when she was eighteen years old and that man was her ex-boyfriend, Adam. Since that horrific event, Olivia found herself on the run from place to place never settling at a place long enough to make friend
Jan 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

Once again, B. L. Mooney has delivered an emotional rollercoaster of a novel. Much like the first book of Ms. Mooney’s I read, Striving For Normal, I had to sit and digest it for a couple of days before I felt I could comment on it. Liv’s Existence was even more so, as it ended on a stunning cliffhanger, which came out of left field.

Olivia, or Liv, even Livvie, is broken. It’s hard to call her a survivor, because it seems as
Tiffany Readz
May 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In Liv's Existence we are introduced to an emotionally broken girl Olivia. She has been running from her past for ten years and now works in a bridal shop, considers Kyle he boss her best friend, keeps to herself and for the love of god, does not date. Olivia only exists, she's constantly looking over her shoulder for her past to rear its ugly head. While she wants to get over what was done to her, she just can't seem to come to grips with it.

Abby is getting married, or so she thought. Once she
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just finished Liv's Existence and Wow. That is all I can say right now so let me explain the story to you. Olivia is just barely surviving. At first you do not know the extent of what she has gone through but you have an idea and it hurts you to know what she is going through. You can cope a little because you know that she has Kyle. She had met Kyle a few years ago when she came in his wedding shop to catch a breather before she had an interview down the street. She sees a couple and she trie ...more
Feb 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
***I received an Arc copy from the author in exchange for an honest review***

Live – it seems like such a simple word, but, for some, to actually put it into practice is easier said than done.

Liv’s Existence follows the lives of five people….three share a past that changed all of their lives, for the most part, in dramatic and traumatic ways. The other two were not part of that past, but as the present and past collide, they have major roles in making sure that the heroine
Wendy Jackson
Feb 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Liv's Existence
by BL Mooney
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Wendy @ Shhh, Mommy's in the Bathroom.,.Reading

Olivia has spent her adult life running, never staying in one place to long, and never letting anyone close to her. She stumbled into being a bridal consultant 3 years ago and this the closest she has come to having a resemblance of a life. I don't know if you could call what she's doing is having a life, but more like existing. 
The most consistent thing in her life is her be
Mar 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I was gifted this book from the Author for an honest review.
I gave this book 5 stars.

This is Liv and Kyle's story.

Olivia has been hurt by a man that she thought she would never have to face ever again. She had things done to her that to this day she still lives a nightmare over. It has been 10 years and she still doesn't live her life the way that she should. Kyle is her best friend, she usually runs when she gets to close to people, but he is different and she feels safe. That is until Adam shows back up and turns what li
Mar 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars

I received an ARC for an honest review.

Liv's Existence packs a powerful punch. While the storyline is good, Mooney's writing is what rates so high. She has a talent for making the reader feel. Good, Bad, Happy, Sad, doesn't matter...She makes you feel what the characters are going through. I could feel Liv's frustration with her life, herself, and those around her.
Olivia's story starts out with her only friend Kyle trying to do his damnedest to prevent her
Angela Goodrich
Let me start by saying that THAT was an awful ending and I mean awful as in "How could you do that to your readers Ms. Mooney?" not awful as in badly written. Fortunately I have the sequel and will be starting it immediately after I finish writing my review.

Liv's Existence is exactly that - the story of a woman who is simply existing after a life-shattering event a decade ago. Olivia does not live her life, she simply exists and as her story unfolds you figure out that her existence
Anny hernandez
Feb 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
***** I received an ARC copy from the author for an honest review *****

WOW I just finish reading this book, this is a book that I was not EXCPECTING to be the way that it turned out. I love it from the first page to the very last, I have to say this book left me speechless, and in a motional roller coaster, I love the way B.L. Mooney writes and tell story she did an AWESOME job with this book, while reading it I felt like I was in the story and feeling what they where feeling.
Apr 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Janice by: Author
Shelves: arc-completed
I stumbled upon a post on one of the many pages that I like, regarding the opportunity for reading for reviews. I followed the link over to Ms. Mooney's page and filled out the form. I got my book later that day and started reading it the next morning. This is the first time I have read anything by this author and I have to say, it will NOT be the last. I thoroughly enjoyed her writing and the characters were so believable.

Olivia (Liv) has been in hiding for 10 years, from a past so painful tha
Gretchen Anderson
WOW! Talk about a different type of story! This one is it!

Abby fell in love with Adam, got engaged, began planning a wedding and making plans for their future. Her world come crumbling down when Adam told Abby about his horrible past - something he did to another girl…

Olivia is broken. She’s barely hanging on and going through her days one step above functioning. It’s ok because it’s better than she’s been. One reason she’s doing so well is because of Kyle, her BFF. He is firmly in
Dianne Hunt
***I received a copy of the book in exchange for a review.***

When I first started reading Liv's Existence I didn't know what to think or the direction the book was going. As I continued reading and getting to know the central characters, Liv and Abigail, I couldn't help but invest myself in their stories.

B.L. Mooney gave these characters life, substance and a reason to have their story heard. At first, I wanted to reject the idea that I could somehow relate to these incredible women
Alicia at Mean Girls Luv Books
4.5 Stars

I'm going to start off by saying that I already knew how this book ends before reading this. I received an ARC of the next book. Abby's Survival, and started reading it before I realized it was a series. You need to read this BEFORE Abby's Survival. I was a bit lost, so get this book. Okay, you've been warned, so on with the review.
This book is good. It's well written and flows at a nice steady pace. Olivia is running from a dark past. She finally settles in one place
Ajs  Book Reviews
**We were provided an Arc in exchange for our honest opinion**

Olivia or Liv, has dealt with something no one should. Its been years since it happened but it replays in her mind all the time. Kyle is her best friend, who she actual loves but is so tainted by what happened to her that she doesn't even realize it.

Abby, is Liv's ex-boyfriends fiancé. Her and Adam meet at Liv's job so he can make amends before they get married. Little does Abby know, that he really did hurt her. In mor
H.K. Szczesiak
Feb 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was a Beta Reader for this book.

This story is captivating! Olivia has a past (don't we all?) however her past contains things she participated in and seem to haunt her at every turn. Kyle is her boss and her only friend, he wants to protect her from harm, life, and herself. He has managed to break through some of her walls.
Olivia (Liv) is trying to overcome her past and when that past comes back to get her blessings on him moving forward with his life, she has to face a lot of her
Rumpled Sheets Blog
Feb 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Liv’s Existence delivers heartbreakingly emotional and intense story that tugs at our heartstrings.

Olivia is a broken and damaged girl who went through something horrible when she was young. That event changed her life and left her with scars and fear that found its way deep in her bones and it is still there.

Years have past after that event and she still can not live her life the way she wants. She is still struggling with the past and especially when the past refuses to
Apr 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book one in the Liv series was an emotional roller coaster ride. Olivia, been running for the past years, always looking over her shoulder, never getting close to anyone. Up till now it's been working for her. Until she meets Kyle, warm and compassionate, and her best friend.

Olivia, Liv, is finally starting to have a small semblance of a life. She has a job she loves, a best friend, and is just relaxing enough so that she is not looking for the past to catch up to her every time she
Shawn Verdin
Dec 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ms. Mooney has done it again! She has successfully written a novel that is not only a page-turner, but forces the reader to think and to feel. Liv’s existence is not the happiest of existences, but instead one of pain and struggle and ultimately a fight for survival. Mooney has written two multi-layered characters, Liv and Abby into this story. She takes us through a journey filled with heartache, physical pain and emotional chaos. Is there romance? Yes. Are there hot guys? Yes. Are these things ...more
Kitty Via
Apr 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was given this book for an honest review

Olivia had a past she wanted no one to know about. Not even her boss Kyle who is her only and best friend. Kyle is in love with her but she doesn't see it since she is afraid to get close to anyone. She had been able to keep away from it for 10yrs. One day the past walks and and slaps her in the face. He wants her to forgive him and wants his blessing to marry Abigail. But how can she forgive him for ruining her life. He took something from her she thin
Christie R.
Jan 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A MUST READ!!! There is so much to say about this book. First of all, Author B.L. Mooney is a fabulous writer that knows how to bring readers in and keep them interested. This was my first experience reading a book from this Author and I couldn't put it down! May I also commend the Author for writing about such a rough subject and doing it with grace, dignity and truth. The characters were believable and you will fall in love with Abby, Olivia, Kyle and John. They really make the story come to l ...more
Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
Amazing story by B.L. Mooney! Can you ever outrun your past? Can you just ignore it and hope to exist by running away from it? What about guilt? Can you really ignore the guilt inside you and start a new life with no remorse or regret?

These are the questions this book deals with. This is a complex story. The author has a wonderful writing style the eases you in to the plotline. Just when you think you are comfortable with where the plot is going, Mrs. Mooney throws a curve ball at yo
Stacy Clark
Feb 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC of this book from BL Mooney. Let me say this, I absolutely love her style of writing. She seems to have a knack for reeling you in and making the story so believable. I felt all the angst and heartache Liv felt. It is definitely not your cookie cutter romance novel, and I loved that about this book. Once I started reading it, I could not put it down. I am really looking forward to reading more books by BL, she has a wonderful future ahead of her as an author. Add to your to rea ...more
Jan 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG, loved this book. I couldn't put it down, I stopped for a few hours to sleep then finished it right away the next morning. I can hardly wait for the next one. It is written with three characters POV, it is different than alot of books I have read lately but it was a nice change. An unlikely friendship evolves with the two female characters from a tragic event that happened in the past. This book has you laughing and crying and on edge to see what is going to happen next. I don't want to give ...more
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book had my emotions running in every direction. I cried and felt horror and laughed and I fell in love. Liv is an amazing character and I’m impressed with the authors’ ability to bring to life emotions of this caliber. The deep issues in this story unfold like a flower. Each layer takes you deeper into Liv’s life and what she has gone through. I loved this book but at the same time it was hard to read what she had to go through. This is a 5 star read and I applaud the author for the ingeni ...more
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