Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Before Hadley” as Want to Read:
Before Hadley
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Before Hadley

by
3.89  ·  Rating details ·  1,264 ratings  ·  153 reviews
What's worse than a cocky new guy at school? A cocky new guy with a killer body and the attention of every girl in town. Hadley can tell the minute she lays eyes on Caynan that he's someone to avoid. He may have looks and charm, but he's got heartbreak written all over his face.

Unfortunately for Hadley, Caynan has his sights set on her. She's the one girl who doesn't want
...more
Paperback, 332 pages
Published March 14th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Before Hadley, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions
J. Nathan I would love that! There has to be a big request for it for foreign publishers to pick it up to translate it and distribute it. So spread the word and…moreI would love that! There has to be a big request for it for foreign publishers to pick it up to translate it and distribute it. So spread the word and I'll keep my fingers crossed!(less)

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Dali
Before Hadley is an amazing new adult romance. It has the precise blend of witty and flirty banter, sweet and oh so swoony moments that had me melting in a big puddle of goo, incredibly hot sexiness, and a beautiful story about finding oneself, hope, forgiveness and love.
“You are the only person who has ever given me hope. The only person who has ever shown me love. The only person who has ever given me all of herself and made me want to do the same.”

Hadley knows what she wants, she’s going
...more
KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
༺**Complimentary Copy**༺ Provided by the author
"J. Nathan" in exchange for an honest review..Thank you!!

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

TITLE: Before Hadley
AUTHOR: J. Nathan
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: March 14th, 2016

MY RATING
Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

A modern day Romeo & Juliet

BEFORE HADLEY: is a slow burning romance, it's about love, deceit, betrayal, forgiveness and second chances..

Cayden the bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks dating the detectives daughter Hadley

She's the one girl who doesn't want him. She's the o
...more
Maria...
"4,5 Caynan stars"

"You silly girl. You. You're my dream."

I FREAKING LOVED this book!
description
I'm just gonna tell you one thing and you will understand how much I enjoyed this reading!In this book I found a few to none things I could complain about and it's been a long freaking time for this to happen people...That's me all complaining blah...blah...blah...
description
I'm gonna start with the review because I want to SHOUT OUT my love for Caynan!

"I can't believe I made it through life without you."

That above reflec
...more
Sybil aka Lala


Caynan has learned four things in his eighteen years. How to mash a baseball. How to make friends. One very specific skill. And how to hide a secret. Caynan is the cocky player with the delicious English accent that has a swarm of girls ready to take the new guy in school at face value. But one girl seems to be immune to his charms and is about is about to overthrow his carefully planned out li(f)e.



Hadley is used to being alone. She has her friends and she goes to all the parties but she usually
...more
Mandy
Mar 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5

I liked this book but didn't love it. Caynan was not very likable for the first half of the book but I really liked him in the second half. I liked Hadley in the first half of the book but not as much in the second part. I wanted a little more chemistry between these two- I didn't really feel the love connection between them (especially during the 2nd part of their story.) I did find the story interesting and I love a reformed bad boy. I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more by t
...more
S.J. Abbo
Mar 04, 2016 rated it really liked it

“Hi! I'm what you call a bad boy. I'm 18, tall dark and handsome; have a fake British accent, live in a trailer and I move a lot.
That is because I'm a thief (not by my choice), and must be one step in front of police. But I would like to stay in one place long enough to have friends, to play baseball, to be a normal teenager for once."
“I needed friends, I needed girls, I needed sports to keep me sane in my insane world. “
Nice to meet you all…”

CAYDEN aka Conner
description


Oh, Cayden, it's Nice to meet Y
...more
Michelle
Jan 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

 photo b9a89b6b17a02140834a7d4538a332_zpsdtaw2vvz.gif

 photo 4bf17ebf3b134285c4cdcd89c23a0d_zpsmcit5bvv.gif“Then I met Hadley, and bam, I shared my biggest heartache. And what were the odds she had to go and be the daughter of a fucking cop? Karma truly was a bitch.”

In this revolving door called life, there are people who walk into our life and out for a reason. And for those few people, they can leave their mark. Some may stain and taint our heart and memories while others may leave a permanent tattoo on our heart, mind, body and soul. And in
...more
aNneMarLi - Chatterbooks Book Blog
Mar 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-arc
5.0 FEISTY + PLAYER STARS!!!

Too bad I didn’t do relationships. What sensible eighteen-year-old guy did? Especially when he switched area codes like he did boxers.

Oh damn! This book is soooo good! Jen Nathan just delivered a fast paced and enjoyable read about friendship... acceptance...forgiveness...finding oneself...love...and second chances.

Before Hadley follows the story of Caynan...a cocky new guy with an accent and can mash a baseball like no one's business.

"He was the type of guy m
...more
Julie

description

I found J. Nathan last year when I read Since Drew. Which was amazing, by the way and you need to read it or you'll be cursed with reading bad books for a decade. This is a real thing. Believe me.

Before I gush over this book and the author for a few paragraphs, let's have a moment of silence for this cover. For the love of everything holy, please let every single book from J. Nathan have a cover as amazing as this one. Amen.

I'm starting to see a trend with J. Nathan's books and it's not just th
...more
Samantha
Mar 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 I love you enough for the both of us right now stars. I was expecting some emotional stuff because J. Nathan's first book Since Drew made me cry and ripped apart my heart. This book is in that same fashion but instead of ripping out my heart, it tore shredded it. Hadley and Caynan have such a tragically beautiful love story and this book is their story. It confused me, overwhelmed me, shocked me but most of all it made me fall in love.

The book is separated into two parts, before Caynan got
...more
Natalie The Biblioholic
This is my first book from this author and it was a great introduction to her work. Before Hadley follows the typical new adult romance trope with a twist.

We are introduced to Hadley. She's the daughter of a socialite and a police detective. Her father being a cop intimidates most people from interacting with her. Along comes Caynan and he has no problem pushing all of her buttons, finding his way in despite her father's career and the walls she's erected to deter people from getting too close.
...more
Anne OK
Mar 17, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-reads
This is the first of three back-to-back books from J. Nathan that I recently read. Sadly, I found them a little repetitious in their plotting scenarios. I like the author's writing style and the premise of the stories. But, again I found way too much redundancy in the dialogues, particularly in the direct interactions between the two main protagonists. It was a bit disappointing. So I decided to do one review that covers all three books. And this is it - there's no need to say more. They weren't ...more
Red Cheeks Reads
Mar 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
God, I am so mad at myself. Why do you ask? Because usually when I am reading a book I highlight and make a million notes about what is going on and my favorite parts so that I can write my review easily. And, you know what? I didn't highlight or take a single note and here is why! I was in this story. I mean, seriously glued to it like a crazy person. Not one single note. Not one single highlight. Gah! I am really mad at myself but all I can say to the author is "Way to go J. Nathan, you made m ...more
Deserie williams
Mar 15, 2016 marked it as just-not-for-me-stay-away-hell-no
self note : not for me
Sarah
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: new-adult

He threw his head and laughed, low and deep. When he laughed like that, his accent was non-existent. And as much as I wanted to deny it, I liked his laugh.

What????

description
Chu
Mar 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing


Purchase Link Link: Amazon

Caynan was an irresistible force to everyone in school. He’s the new guy with a swoon-worthy body and a killer English-accent. Hadley knew he was nothing but trouble, and but he was making it hard for her since she caught his attention.

Unlike any other girls, Hadley seemed to be immune to his charms. She doesn’t want him, but she’s also the girl who challenges him and makes him forget every problem he has with their banters.

But Caynan has secrets of his own, and it wasn
...more
Kat DM
Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
★★★★★ 5-Second Chance Romance ★★★★★
copy provided by author in exchanged for an honest review

 photo BeforeHadleyTsr1_zpsowtl5nyw.jpg

It's been three years since he was arrested, three long years since after she turned him in. Now that he's out of prison, his only mission is to win her back, win back the one that got away. No matter what it takes...? Feeling betrayed and lied to, will the heroine be able to move past the hurt caused by him? She knows deep down that there is a connection between them. That somehow they'll both be able t
...more
Wit & Wonder Books
Mar 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
** ARC provided by the Author for an honest review **

Before and After .. once you have lived through the before ... The after well it can either be painful or beautiful. When your life consists of two instances that define you as an individual, every choice you make sets forth a chain of events that has the power to heal or destroy.

J. Nathan wove such a tale that at the end of this read I was left teary eyed and reeling. I simply did not want this story to end.

Caynan will forever be one of my
...more
Shannon
4.5*


Ahhh, this book! Equal parts funny, sweet, sexy, heartbreaking, and stomach-clenching. Add in a snarky, fiesty, sarcastic heroine, a troubled, cocky, arrogant hero and you've got the perfect recipe for an engaging New Adult novel.

Hadley and Caynan are 2 fantastic characters, I loved them as individuals and as a couple they made my heart smile. I adored Hadley. It's always so refreshing to read a female character who's not weak, who can give as good as she gets, who stands up for herself.
"Y
...more
Jen
Feb 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Read the full review on Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous.

Note: This ARC was provided by Patchwork Press Cooperative in exchange for an honest review.

I can't really get too much into the story because giving details would clue in those who have yet to read the book to what secrets Caynan is keeping from Hadley. What I will say, though, is that J. Nathan has given readers yet another story that has at least one main character dealing with complicated circumstances and how different their life becomes
...more
Christine
2.5 Stars

I really liked the beginning, but then at PART 2, the story lost me. (view spoiler)

I am tired of hearing how beautiful the heroine is. After awhile I am not sure what made her so beautiful. She got on my nerves. She seemed to be going
...more
Judy Miracle
Mar 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I thought J Nathans first book Since Drew was an emotional read and dont get me wrong it completely is but now he have Before Hadley and HOLY moley this one shredded my heart. This book gives it all to you and you will be hooked from the beginning and not wanting to put it down. You get friendship, love, second chances, forgiveness and a whole lot more.

Caynan is the cocky new guy with an accent. Hadley is a cops daughter and feisty as all get out. throughout this book you are on a roller coaste
...more
Lorie
Mar 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 STARS

If that cover doesn’t capture your attention, the words between the pages sure will!


I’ve read J. Nathan before so I expected something good, but not THIS good! In fact, it’s fabulous! This one really came out of left field and surprised the hell out of me. The beginning captured me. The middle kept me wanting more. The ending wasn’t overdone …. it was damn near perfect. And, that epilogue… had to be one of THE best epilogues ever.

If you haven’t read J. Nathan, you have no idea what yo
...more
Violet  Musonda Winchester
Great book.
Loved the character development the most with this story.
Kept me reading and I couldn't put the book down.
Didn't expect it to be the way it was... which was awesome. Kept me guessing half the time.

:)
Kendall {Book Crazy}
4.5 stars!

I had been wanting to read one of this author's books for awhile now! I've been on a few Cover Reveal and Release Day Blitz's for her books, but I'd yet to actually read one of them! I then really wanted to read a book set in high school, and this book seemed to fit the bill lol, so I decided to start with this one! I really enjoyed this book! It did take until round about the 60% mark to really grip me and keep me desperate to read one! This book was also sort of split into two parts
...more
Sparklybearsy¤°.¸¸.•´¯`»
So good!!

A hero who is bad and does bad things but is also good with a good heart. Loved it!

This was different to what I've read before and it spans over a few years towards the last half of the book ( if you don't like time jumps and the heroine does have other relationships )

It has a very big message about forgiveness and making amends and doing the right thing. Our hero was in a bad position due to his father and did a lot of crappy things but it wasn't hard to see he was a good person und
...more
Bookmafia
Mar 05, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance

Age: 18+

Recommendation: No, but you should read the review to decide for yourself.

Type: Stand-alone

Summary: This story really irked me in some ways and in others caught my attention. + good female lead -predictable -unrealistic plot

Synopsis:

What’s worse than a cocky new guy at school? A cocky new guy with a killer body and the attention of every female around. Hadley can tell the minute she lays eyes on Caynan that he’s someone to avoid. He may have looks
...more
Melissa Mendoza
Mar 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alpha-book-club
Title: Before Hadley
Author: J. Nathan
Release Date:March 14, 2016
Genre(s):NA Romance
Page Count:247
Heat Level: 4flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Blurb:

What's worse than a cocky new guy at school? A cocky new guy with a killer body and the attention of every female at school. Hadley can tell the minute she lays eyes on Caynan that he's someone to avoid. He may have looks and charm, but he's also got heartbreak written all over his pretty face.

Unfortunately for Hadley, Caynan has his sights se
...more
Sanaa  ☆ Sanaa's Book Blog ☆
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED:

4.5 stars!


At first, I was wary of going into this book because it's been a while since I read a romance that was set in high school and they're usually the same. But again, I was wrong and I will tell you that don't make the mistake that I did. Because this book turned out to be a hell of a lot better than I could have ever expected.

The writing was fantastic, the characters were likable even though they frustrated me at times, the plot was also great and yet very differe
...more
Lorena  Garcia -- Brittany's Book Blog
**Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review**

Heartwarming, heartfelt and different emotions that had me all over the place. I was really shocked to read such a great book that left me teary eyed and wondering before I got to the end if there was going to be a HEA or not!

Two people from completely two different worlds.

It wasn't that Hadley was playing hard to get with Caynan but she saw how he was with the girls and she knew that he was a player and she just didn't do players (literally)!
...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Kissing Trouble
  • What Tomorrow May Bring
  • Angelsong (Dark Angel, #3)
  • Redemptive (Combative, #2)
  • Walking Dead Girl (Vampireland, #1)
  • The Struggle (The Things We Can't Change, #2)
  • Zora and Nicky
  • The Eslites (The Eslite Chronicles, #0.5)
  • Zero Hour (Gypsy Brothers, #8)
  • Ethan (Brightest Kind of Darkness, #0.5)
  • Bloodlust & Initiation (Vampire Beach, #1-2)
1,071 followers
J. Nathan is the author of new adult and sports romances with cocky heroes and sassy heroines. When she's not writing, she's a total romance junkie! Add an alpha male who's unlikable in the beginning...even better. She loves watermelon margaritas, guys in backward hats, country music, the summertime, and her amazing family and friends.

Readers Group: bit.ly/JNathanReaderGroup
Author Page: https://ww
...more
No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »