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Stanton Adore

(Stanton #1)

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She’s kryptonite.
Sensual, sweet, and as annoyingly perfect as she was when I left 7 years ago.
My body remembers the way she felt underneath me, and wants her again.
My heart remembers the way she crushed it and wants as far away as possible.
But she’s everywhere, haunting me, torturing me, driving me past all logical reason.
I need to forget her, move on and get her out
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Kindle Edition, 379 pages
Published September 30th 2014 (first published June 22nd 2014)
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T.L. Swan Hello, Adore is available for free on Smashwords as an introduction novella. It is the first few chapters of my book Stanton Adore and was simply to a…moreHello, Adore is available for free on Smashwords as an introduction novella. It is the first few chapters of my book Stanton Adore and was simply to allow people to sample my writing style. Thanks for your message and stay in touch, Tee xx(less)

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Roksana
Safety Gang: Not safe/Hero slept with OW's on separation, also slept with stripper whilst met with the heroine after separation, heroine virgin celibate

I would give this book more stars, if not for the fact the Hero was a total manhore on a monumental proportions! I am not kidding! The things he did with all those strippers in his house in that bed were disgusting! Add the fact heroine never slept with anyone for 7 years because she loved him so much and he was swimming in women for all that tim
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Beverly
Jun 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
OMG this book! It literally gave me whiplash. Like the couple I was in love one minute, ready to kill them the next, and all the while hoping for their HEA.

Nothing about Josh and Natasha's relationship is easy, and over time their hardships wore on me. However, it is addictive and I obviously have to read their sequel now.

Do I recommend?

If you are into forbidden love, okay with serious angst, and in the mood for something super hot - YES!
Jenny
What. Did. I. Just. Read.??????????????????????

I have no words...none at all. My head is spinning...my fists are clenched...what?????

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Please forgive me for completely going overboard here with my venting, but WHAT WAS THIS???

Super forbidden love going on here (until we learn the truth in the end).

Natasha, Tash, Presh, whatever -A spastic, dense, insecure, backbone missing, drama magnet "heroine" (if we can even call her that). The fact that she ALLOWED herself to be treated or talked to the w
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1-Click Addict Support Group
So, this is an author I had never heard of. And I am shocked! This book is so far beyond amazing I think everyone needs to read it! EVERYONE!!!

At the end of chapter two, we are given some information that may make you turn your head, but trust me, you NEED to keep reading.

This book is told primarily from the perspective of Natasha, although we do get some glimpses of the other characters. Natasha has truly loved only one man in her life. She has been in love with him for seven years, even thou
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Christina
Mar 10, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed-2016
This is going to be one of the harder reviews I’ve ever written. I hate writing critical reviews, but with all of the glowing four and five star reviews I just need to put it out there of what to expect with this book.

But first, let’s talk about what worked…When Joshua Stanton returns to Australia after seven years away, he immediately crosses paths with Natasha, the one who got away. The two had a whirlwind romance over a couple of months as teenagers and neither was able to get over the attra
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100sweet
Sep 26, 2015 rated it did not like it
DNF @ 40%.

The h is a clinical psychologist while the H is a billionaire tech guy. Unfortunately, these characters were incredibly immature; they spoke and acted like idiots. By the way, you can't be a clinical psych at the age of 25. You would be closer to 30. Oh and did I mention that the H who is a rich tech guru also participates in underground cage fighting? My eyes rolled so many times when I was reading this book, I didn't even finish the story!! The h slept with the H when they were teens
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Trish
Mar 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Holy ducking hell.... I devoured this book and the 2nd book in a matter of less than 18 hours..... It's been so long since I've read a book(s) in one sitting... and especially a book that gave me butterflies whilst reading it.... this book had it ALL:

Childhood romance (my favorite)... Check
Forbidden Love (kind of lol)... Check
Tons of Drama that make me punchy.... Check
Hot off the charts sex... Double Check

Now I just need book 3 ASAP!!!


Amber’s reading
There were so many things wrong with this book, yet I couldn’t stop reading it. It’s like a car crash that you can’t look away from. The ultimate rubber necking book.

The formatting was horrendous. My high school English teacher would have had a field day with this book. She would have burned through a whole pack of red pens.

The story was ridiculous, but I couldn’t put it down. The heroine is a psychologist, but acted like an immature middle schooler. And the reason the main characters shouldn’
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Victoria L. James
Holy hit by a monster truck! I loved this book by TL Swan. Joshua Stanton is all kinds of McSwoony and I absolutely loved the struggle and the tension between him and the leading female character, Natasha.

There are so many twists and turns along the way that I couldn't even begin to tell you what kind of road it goes on. All I can say is that it never once made me think I knew what was coming. There is plenty of hot, steamy moments between the two of these characters, and despite the obvious el
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Anonymous Girl
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


UNDYING LOVE
This story is mainly from Natasha's pov, & seldom from Josh's. It starts with 17 yr. old Tasha making love to her 19 yr. old 1st love, Josh. They live in Australia, & Josh has the opportunity to go to the US for an internship with Apple that can be worth millions for an app software he developed. He falls deeply in love with Tasha & is willing to give up the opportunity to stay in Australia with her. When Tasha finds out, she decides to end the relationship by deceiving him by breaki
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Michelle
Jan 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 01-signed
Where do I even start! I loved this. I hated this (at times). But... I could not PUT IT DOWN! Immediately after finishing this book I bought books two and three and read the entire trilogy, cover to cover!

Stanton Adore brings us the story of Natasha and Josh, they haven’t seen each other for seven years and it seems neither of them have moved on. But this wasn’t just a second-chance love story. This was far more complicated. It was a HOT MESS.

We are hit with some surprises early on and I’m not
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Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
Whoa... there is just so much drama packed into this book. Damn!

Joshua and Natasha fell in love in their teens. Their relationship was 'taboo' so she made a sacrifice and broke both of their hearts. Seven years later, the love is still strong, still deep. But Joshua was a serious slut while they were apart. Hurdle number one. Their relationship is still 'taboo'. Hurdle number two. Joshua's mom is mean and manipulative. Hurdle number three. Let's not forget that Joshua and Natasha are freakin LOC
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Jen
Jul 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hot... yes!
Angst... yes!
Forbidden romance... yes!
I totally fell for Josh and I swear he made me swoon and melt! Great read and am on to book 2!!
Christen
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
So, I read Dr. Stanton first and absolutely loved it! Then I started the Stanton series with really high hopes, even my GR friends gave it high ratings so this might be an issue of it's me not you.

The cousin thing did not bother me, the Aussie slang though hard to understand at times was endearing, the writing flowed and was well written. My problem was the two main characters. I found them very annoying to the point I tried to dnf it at least 10 times.

Natasha's character started out great but
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Daisy
Jul 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars for the storyline. This book has a bit of everything I enjoy in a story, young love, hot millionaire with an Aussie accent, likable characters, taboo relationship, some suspense, angst and scorching sex. So glad I waited until book 2 was out to start this series bc the end of this book is a huge cliff. I can only imagine how much this author got from her readers to hurry up bc book 2 was needed. Now onto Stanton Unconditional!!!!!
Fathima
Jun 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Yowza this was angst overload There were moments that I really wanted to smack some sense into both Josh and Natasha .. God lord these two were daft as a mule at times ! But there were also those bits that I absolutely adored . And let's not forget the steamy bits !!! Looking forward to book 2 for sure.
Robyn
Jun 24, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Presh Stars

I don’t really know where to begin with this book. This is an Australian author, and from what I can tell, her first book. The formatting and structure was off, and I did find myself a bit frustrated with the flow, at times. It could have definitely used a good editing.

The theme seems to be “forbidden,” but the MC’s have a whole other host of issues that are neck and neck with the taboo element. Natasha, is a clinical sexual psychologist in Australia, who’s only ever been with J
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Jennifer
Wow! I can describe this book in 2 words - HOT and TOXIC! I kept hearing Brittany Spears in the back of my mind as I was reading.

Natasha and Josh are first cousins, who happen to fall in love in their late teens. Natasha breaks it off, fearing that he will ruin his future if he gives up everything to be with her. After many years apart, they reconnect at a family wedding in Australia and pick up immediately where they left off.

The relationship between Natasha and Josh is probably the most toxi
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Natalie M
Totally addicting! I loved the story. It's one of forbidden love that has twists and secrets, awesome secondary characters and funny dialogue. The two main characters, Joshua and Natasha are amazing together! Josh is a domineering, possessive prick that is in love with Natasha but he makes some shit decisions at times. Natasha is a psychologist so she's prone to over-analyze everything and that just causes more drama. There are so many unanswered questions at this point and this does end on a cl ...more
Jacqueline
Compulsive and gloriously trashy, I haven't been able to put this down. It's a bit like a cross between a Jerry Springer episode and a filthy romance. I read Dr Stanton first and so know how these two end up which has been a relief at times.

The writing was a bit choppy at the start with the narrative switching randomly between first and third, the slut shaming gets a bit much at times and I had to snigger whenever a character 'gets the shits ' at another (around my way, 'getting the shits' has a
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Ann
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 STARS
Nance
***This review is part of a blog tour***

Where to begin? Well, I can honestly say that I was totally blown away by this novel. It really had me chomping at the bit from the very first chapter. The two main characters hit the sheets from the very first page, and it’s HOT!!! Smokin’ dirty talk from two teenagers that definitely set the stage for their intimate encounters. And, that whopper of a secret divulged from that first chapter leads me to believe that this is going to be one heck of a ride.
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DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

“It’s a shame you talk. You’re so pretty when you don’t open your mouth.”

“I moan a sound that, if I hadn’t made it myself, I would swear came from a beached whale. I feel like I am having an out-of-body experience.”

“It seems I quite like destination pound town. I would suggest you take the scenic route.”

“At this moment in time I am absolutely certain of three things. Amelie is in love with Joshua and I am in love with Joshua. And Joshua is in love with the both of us.”

My Review:
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Christine
Sep 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A steamy sexy angst filled forbidden romance.

The opening scene had me gripped from the start. Natasha 17 and Joshua 19 first cousins in love. Natasha ending things when they got too hot to handle because she saw what Joshua was going to throw away for her.

Seven years on Natasha now a clinical psychologist and Joshua a cage fighting millionaire computer wizard meet up at a family wedding. The sexual tension and chemistry still very much full on between them. They decide to make a go of things tog
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Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
Four Stars

This book pissed me off and frustrated the fuck out of me. Of course I had to give it Four stars.
Fuck.
That was a HOT MESS.
Liber_Lady
Apr 24, 2019 rated it liked it
3 seems very generous

DRAMA
DRAMA
DRAMA
DRAMA
DRAMA
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I still couldn't stop reading.
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MORE DRAMA
MORE DRAMA
MORE DRAMA
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I still read.
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I didn't like the writing style
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I still kept reading.
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I hated the characters, their immaturity.
GAAHHH.
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I. STILL. KEPT. READING.

THIS SERIES IS ADDICTIVE..
Rachel
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars.

Wow! My favourite kind of romance; forbidden and totally hot! This book completely captivated me. I got to 16% in on my kindle and stopped to message a bookie friend to tell her that already this book was so freaking good! I then pushed real life aside to live this one; I couldn’t tear my eyes away if I tried!

This book is set in Australia and told in duel point of view between gorgeous Clinical Psychologist Natasha Marx who specialises in sexual issues and her first cousin Joshua Stant
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Luiza
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am still a little confused....Don't know if it's a 4 or 5 stars, though I choose now a 5!

This book is a wooow...
Get to know Natasha, a sexual psychologist - which is funny, considering she needs to have some sessions with a sexual psychologist - she a regular lady, sometimes she has the power to piss us off a loooot, but she is not (so) boring, she is pretty much like a normal person, jealous as hell, acts on impulse and cries... OMG, she is not afraid of crying! Tash also knows what she want
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Three Chicks
Jul 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars!
Review by Lisa Kane
I loved this book! Natasha and Josh were teen age lovers but there are reasons they SHOULD not be together. Fearing that Josh is giving up his future for her, Natasha tells a lie and dumps him. Seven years later, they meet again at his brother's wedding. He is back home in Australia, having based his business in America. He is a multi millionaire and she is a sex therapist. Neither has really gotten over the other.

I will say this-Josh is a total manwhore of the wor
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Lydia's Romance
2.5 Messy Stars

This entire book is such a freakin mess. My DNF button must be malfunctioning because I can-NOT believe I kept reading to the end. I did skim after 60% but not much.

I can't decide how to rate this book but I'm going with 2.5 Stars because a few things were enjoyable. It is very angsty and melodramatic and maybe that's what kept me glued to the pages--like a train wreck I couldn't look away from. Or like when I get momentarily drawn into watching a very bad reality tv show. It's h
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