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4.17  ·  Rating details ·  925 ratings  ·  76 reviews
I lost my virginity when I was twenty-five years old
to a hooker my sister hired because she felt
bad for me. That was six years ago and it's probably
the least shocking fact about my life.

That was, until I met Darcy Monroe, and
"shocking" took on a whole new meaning...


Six years after escaping his cloistered, abusive, fundamentally religious upbringing, ISAIAH finds
Kindle Edition, 208 pages
Published August 24th 2015
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Jessica Gadziala
Aug 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
This is the story of Isaiah

Raised in an abusive and religious home until the age of 25, Isaiah finally emerged into the real world, for the first time experiencing modern society. Helped by his sister, Fiona (For A Good Time, Call...), who provided him with a hooker for practice, he learned all the ways life he had missed out on in the woods.

That was six years ago...

And Isaiah has demons. Finding himself detached from society as a whole and wholly unable to connect with or trust women, he engag
3.25 stars

This is a second read cuz I never reviewed it the first time. I liked this a lot, but it's definitely not for everyone.

SG Ladies: don't read this. It's not pretty, you'll hate the H, possibly even the h...and I don't think either character acted out of character.

The H has a problem with giving a shit about women's feelings because of his severe religious background and the physical abuse he sustained growing up. When he finally gets free of it, he has trouble making connections in gene
Nikki ღ Navareus

My beloved Isaiah gets his own story. We first met Isaiah in Gadziala's story For a Good Time Call. Isaiah grew up under an overzealous religious fanatic father, who had no trouble abusing the hell out of his children to get his religious teachings to stick. Isaiah was obedient as they come, and he never got a chance to leave his home and awaken to the real world until after his father's death. Isaiah's father taught him to be distrustful and closed off to women. All women. After getting
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We first met Isaiah in his sister's book, For a Good Time Call. He was raised by a warped religious father who believed women should only cook and clean and used beatings as punishment. Isaiah is therefore unable to trust and connect to women and hasn't allowed himself to get close to one. Until he meets his neighbor, Darcy. She's in a band and she's loud and opinionated and absolutely beautiful. To get closer to Darcy, Isaiah joins her road crew. Turns out a stalker is after Darcy as well.

A ro
Sep 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Dark Rocker Stars

So I dived right into this book after "For a Good Time call ..." I fell for Fiona and I loved the story. I really needed to hear Isaiah's story. It was dark, gritty and full of mystery. I loved it and I fell hard for both Isaiah and Darcy. Darcy is a sexy rocker who has a hidden intelligent side that Isaiah can't help but fall for. Isaiah is a complex individual who has had so much heart ache through out his life has caused him to be emotional stunted. This story is Dark wit
Feb 27, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amanda S.

A huge let down, to be honest, especially after the amazing story. Fiona's story. I was expecting something deep, something beautiful that will left me all scarred but.. It was a wee bit disappointing.

Isaiah's burden is just as heavy as Fiona's. What their shitty dad made them do? Insanity. But they both made it but this time, Isaiah's on his own. Will he be ready to conquer the world?

I was not expecting a heroine like Darcy. She's a metal singer, for crying out loud. At first I wasn't
Nadré Wiggill
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
After my girl crush on Fiona (For a Good Time Call...), I was a bit worried about how I would feel about Isaiah. I decided to approach Dissent with an open mind and I am SO glad I did!

The poor man is so sweetly awkward in expressing himself and absolutely crept into my heart. There were some parts where I really felt sorry for him and how lost he felt. I can't even imagine how hard it must have been for him (Well done with the imagining of this character!).

Darcy is quite a force of nature. She i
Mar 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-5-stars
4.5 *, I really enjoyed the story about Isaiah and Darcy... took off a half star just for some editing issues.
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I have to admit I'm glad Isaiah got his story. It was a doozy. Not much takes me by surprise anymore but the events and the characters did in this one. Although I had suspected who the stalker was he still took me aback as to how hateful and violent he was. Very dark. I do love Isaiah though. He was such a damaged man but he overcame it. I loved Darcy's therapy at the end!

All in all a good read. On to Shane...
Kodie Mackay
I must have forgotten to mark this down. However I read it months ago and loved it.
Jun 05, 2018 rated it liked it
El prota decepciona, y mucho, hasta la mitad¬¬
Pero luego el libro te gana completamente con ese toque que tiene Jessica de hacerte amar sus historias.
Rowan Leigh
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Does anyone know if Jay has a book? Or if a book is planned for him? I really fell in love with him. <3
Kiri Fiona

Never has it pained me so much to give a 1 star review. But I'd rate this book even lower if I could.

At first, I was just...

Then, I thought...

There was a bit of...
... thrown in there for the first 70%

Until finally it was all just...

What I loved:
- Nothing. Seriously, I liked this book less than FSOG.

What I didn’t love:
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Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wow. Not what I expected but love it, I did! At first I wasn't sure what I would think about this book and I put it off for a long time. Why oh why?! A brilliant read! The characters are real and so touchable. Highly suggest!
Oct 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
On the heels of "For a Good Time Call..." comes the story of Fiona's brother, Isaiah. Isaiah was also a victim of their father's abusively strict religious upbringing. After his father's death, with the help of his sister, Isaiah learns about the real world. 6 years later he is living his life with empty sexual conquests. His new neighbor, Darcy is a free spirited rock star. He finds her a breath of fresh air and a challenge to conquer. Attempting to learn more about her he joins her road crew. ...more
Gucci Girl 35
Feb 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book. Isaiah is a complex individual who was sheltered his entire life until his father and grandma passed away. He had no understanding of the outside world. He lived in a shack with no electricity, no running water. He inherited a ton of money from his grandmother decided to hit NYC were his sister Fiona aka Fee lived. Fiona showed him her world and Isaiah adjusted , he worked in the financial district, turned into a male whore and tried to fit in. He then meets Darcy Monroe and f ...more
Nov 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-star
I wish GR allowed half-stars because I couldn't give this 5 stars but it came so close! I liked the characters, I liked the writing, and I liked the story - with one exception. Unfortunately, the resolution felt just a tad bit rushed, so I didn't get the tingles I usually get. Particularly here since there was a huge plot point so late in the game. But I still highly recommend this book and this author. Can't wait to read more.
Dec 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I liked Darcy throughout the book. However Isaiah was a different story. I don't agree with guys trying to forget someone by being with another. He used all 7 elsewhere. It took sometime but I eventually began to like him. I was a surprised at who the obsessed stalker was. Poor Poe. I'm wondering if her band mates will get a story of their own.
evette w
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Aug 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
I wasn't sure I was going to like this book because I really wanted it to be about Mallick brothers but in the end a well told story wins me over.
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent finish to the series... 5 I should have been asleep hours ago but I couldn't stop reading stars!
Christina Sweeney
loved it
Mar 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great book.
Simple Pleasures
Mar 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
not exactly my cup of tea.
Mar 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Really liked this also. Jessica can't do any wrong.
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's amazing how Jessica can manage the fact that you hated Isaiah because of what Fee's went through, for how much suffering she dealt with, because he went to look for her and demanded something that was difficult for her. And then, Jessica managed that you start getting into him, wanted to know more about him, his suffering, his story, his past. Getting to the end of "For a Good Time Call", she managed to get you growing a feeling for him, making him insecure, funny... even. So, I started to ...more
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
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Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was unsure what to think when I first started this book. I've now read it several times and each time I discover a new piece to the puzzle. Isaiah is a complex leading man and Darcy is nothing short of unique as a leading lady.

Again, Jessica gives us a unique story with tidbits that keep you engrossed in the whole story. Asylums (have to read to understand), touring, business, and betrayal all abound in this story about the rough road to life.

It is easy to take your life for granted. It's wh
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Jessica Gadziala is a full-time writer, parrot enthusiast, and coffee drinker. She enjoys short rides to the book store, sad songs, coffee in Big Gulp-sized cups, and cold weather, and has recently developed an unhealthy obsession with acquiring houseplants. She lives in New Jersey with seven parrots and six dogs.

She is a big believer in snark, strong secondary characters, and bada$$ women.

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