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Paper Dolls

(Falling Paper #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  62 ratings  ·  29 reviews
It's too bad for Scarlet that no matter how sweet a person is, fate can still screw you over.

Now she’s jaded, half of her torn away and the remainder flesh and bones. In her grief, all Scarlet wants to do is to rebel against the life that betrayed her and her roommate provides the perfect lure...

Scarlet awakens when she enters the New York City underground, where vice an
ebook, 396 pages
Published November 12th 2015 by Ketley Allison LLC
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Aug 07, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Carlene Inspired
Oct 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

The very first thing I did when I finished this book was login to see how long I had to wait for book two. I know, I know, it just released, but it was so good! This will absolutely be a book I will have to revisit a time or two, because I had so many feelings! For now, I will just go ahead and one-click buy all of Ketley Allison's other books. Ah. Okay, I owe you all a review, a proper review, sorry about that.

Scarlet has no fears; if it looks ominous, sounds ominous, is probably omino
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 "fucking cliffanger" stars!*****

Who does that? Ending a book like that? I need the next book immediately! And I didn't find when there's going to be the next book. I'm on the verge of angry tears (seriously).

The ending would be perfect if there was sequel. Right now it just pisses me off. I hate cliffhangers! Why don't books come with a warning? "Hey reader, this book can dangerously affect your health with its abrupt and open ending. Read carefully."

But otherwise I loved the book. It was dar
Oct 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 you can't help who you love and how they love you stars. I finished this novel not realizing it was the first one in the series. My immediate response was, "THEO, baby, come back!" The novel is fast-paced, well written, and passionate. I found myself really invested in the story and ended up shrieking at the end.

Scarlet ends up swirling about in the crime world partially because of her own choice and partially because of her interest in Theo. She's a little bit broken due to her loss and ha
Romance Readers Retreat
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5* I'm still brooding stars.

In this book we have Scarlet, she's been through something that's very deep and personal. She closed her self off to everyone in her life. She thinks the further she pushes people away, from family to friends, the less chance she has to feel anything.
That is until she meets Theo Saxon.
Theo is her new boss at an underground gambling society. Theo is a man of little words, but big on brooding.
There's this instant spark between these two, it builds til it explodes.
I love
Dilushani Jayalath
Dec 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
*Was kindly provided with an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

Actual ratings=4.8 stars

Wow, another awesome contemporary romance author who's not given proper place she deserves. Believe me when I say this book is good, it is GOOD!!!! Paper Dolls was one of those books that have contemporary romance blended in nicely with the whole mafia effect. This isn't a book about a good girl falling for a bad boy but rather two broken individuals finding solace in themselves. Beautiful bo
Erin Dunn
Oct 08, 2015 added it
Shelves: dnf
I completely lost interest.
*Netgalley ARC*

DNF @ 73% - 2.5 stars

I liked the character development, although there was a lack of genuine connection between Scarlet and Theo. I really liked the story line. However! There was no real sense of "danger" She just liked to gamble. The author does try her best to make the reader feel that Scarlet might be in danger. Many times I wanted to DNF the book because there were just too many details. I needed more action! More drama!

Daniella Marchand
Verily, Scarlett bf, find her a job as a waitress in the Underworld Poker in Theo Saxon's club. He is a dealer, into Crimesite, drugs .... as he is one of the 3 sons of a mafia Boss. The girls are friends since college and have a common friends circle, where Scar didn't took part since the dead of her twin sister in a auto accident, where Noah & Scar are survivors. There is a feeling of warm attraction & butterfly, but she needs easy, emotionless effective sex. They fight the urge and making her ...more
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Emotionally Fierce!❤
Voluntarily review
I LOVED IT! 2 broken lost souls stumbling through life finding there true loves awakened from there darkness to have it ripped from there grasps all over again! An electrifying read from beginning to end that will get to your heart mind and soul and stick with you long after the last page has been read having you wanting and needing more! An abundance of emotional intrigue that will make you laugh, dip you into sadness and rip your heart out sending you to a
Moon Love
3.5 stars.

So I started this book and got to 41% pretty quickly, and then put it down. It wasn't bad, but I wasn't quite all in with the story. So it was easy for me to put it down and forget about it.

Well today I picked it back up and finished it. The last half of the book was better, more action packed, both romantically and otherwise. Some of the confusion I'd had in the first part was cleared. The book is what I'd call a new adult romantic suspense, and I felt the story was better than the r
Viper Spaulding
Dec 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hang on for the reading ride of your life!

Scarlet meets Theo when she signs up to waitress at his private poker games. Soon enough she's swept away by his magnetic presence into the dark and dangerous world of the mafia. Is he the good guy she wants to believe he is? Just how far will he go to get what he wants?

This story is full of dramatic twists and surprise turns, but don't fool yourself into thinking you'll get a HEA here. Survival becomes the main goal, and happiness is just going to have
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Get ready to get sucked into the world of Theo and Scarlet. They are two individuals with broken souls but as they meet it feels like all the pieces to the puzzle finally click into place. Their attraction is undeniable. But there are many things keeping them apart. Can they really live with out the other? I cannot wait for the next book in this series.
I received an ARC from Exclusive Arc and I am leaving a voluntary review.
Dec 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is book one of this duet and does end on a big cliffhanger. Theo and Scarlet's story is jam packed with intensity, drama and emotions. There is a lot going on here emotionally as Scarlet's past heavily weighs on her future. There are many twists on this roller coaster ride of a read. I am interested to see how it ends in book two. I am posting a frank, freely posted review.
Mandy Saial
Aug 28, 2017 rated it liked it
I loved the storyline and the emotions the author penned in this book . The main characters had a lot of angst & passion towards each other , but I didn't feel as solid a connection as I needed there to be between them .
Cliffhangers Suck!!
Nov 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shel: Courtney and I got to know Ketley Allison through her Snapped series and have been looking forward to her next book for-freakin-ever. Ketley, ever the sneaky, quiet writer she is, kept Paper Dolls under lock and key not even breathing a word of it until she dropped the cover and an ARC in what felt like days of each other; I was surprised and thrilled. At the very first opportunity I dove into Paper Dolls and was pretty surprised. Court: And what a cover it is! I was very excited when I sa ...more
Kj (Birds Love Words)
Oct 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Have you seen that cover – because damn! It has to be one of the sexiest covers I’ve ever seen and the whole reason I just had to read this book! Yes I’m a cover whore! The book was raw gritty and oh so damn perfect. Don’t get me wrong I love the romances where the millionaire just happens to fall in love with the young innocent teen girl that stumbles in front of him but it was so nice to read this raw gritty love story.

Life is not always easy and some of us have harder times and more heartache
Mary Strunk
**New author alert** This is my first book by the author and I wasn't disappointed. The author will draw you in the story within the first few pages and then keep you hooked until the last page. You have a plot from the beginning to the end. The emotions will run high in this book and you'll feel different ones for each character.

Scarlett is trying to overcome something tragic in her life and she really doesn't know how. She pushes people away as she feels that it's not her they really want. Wh
Melyssa Winchester

Title: Paper Dolls
Author: Ketley Allison
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Suspense
Series or Standalone: Series
Rating: ★★★★



I’ve never had the pleasure of reading this author before but when I came across this book on NetGalley and I read the blurb, I knew it was one I wanted to take a chance on.

This was a faster paced, suspense driven at times, darker side of romance type book and one that the more I read the more it kept me guessing. When I read any type of book with suspense undert
Sissy Lu {Book Savvy Reviews}
I received this ARC for an honest review.

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So, I’ll sum this book up. Scarlet has a penchant for things consisting of dangerous, something in her is dark and thrives when danger is around, so when her friend decides to pull her into a secret society to waitress, she’s all about it. She meets this bad boy there who is all kinds of danger, he has bad connections and to consort with her is just .. crikey! Danger, Danger! Said bad boy, Theo Sax begins to want to chase her away from th
Carolina Godinho

I received an ARC in exchange of a honest review.
I'm having a really hard time to review this book. I requested this book, because I loved the blurb and the cover. And is also a new adult book which I love. And though I think it was a well written plot, and the characters does not have the flaws that usually annoy me. I just could not relate with them. I felt disconnected and I don´t think this is a good thing about a book, but also is not necessarily a ba
Tanya Grech Welden
Oct 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love the cover, I love the typesetting. In fact, there is a whole lot to love about this slightly sexy, New Adult, Crime Romance. With vividly drawn characters and action in every chapter this is a page turner that I couldn't put down. I'm not normally a fan of crime stories or poker, but the author cleverly balanced this making the title accessible to a broad audience. While not completely unpredictable (I guessed the back story the moment Noah mentioned the word brunette), I think the author ...more
Christina Oswald
Nov 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
BOOM!! That's how this book hit me.
Right from the start you are pulled into Scarlett's world. She feels lifeless after a tragic accident. Meeting Theo makes her feel her heartbeat. Everyone warns Scarlett to stay away. She has to follow her heart. Will Theo let her in?
This was my first time reading a book by Ketley Allison and I'm so glad I read this one. Fantastic! It was suspenseful and very emotional. The writing really put you in Scarlett's shoes. There is a cliffhanger. I'm hoping I don't h
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Okay, it's definitely safe to say that Ketley Allison is one of my favorite authors ever!!! I've read a couple of her previous novellas and wow Paper Dolls was just as good. Allison has a way of writing that just sucks you in till the very last word. Paper Dolls had so many feels that it felt like I was living everything Scarlett and Theo were. The suspense and the sadness I felt for Theo was just unbelievable. And the ending!! Wow that was a spectacular ending and sort of unexpected but it's le ...more
Nov 09, 2015 rated it liked it
I really liked the story line. The story was beautifully written. Fast paced reading that'll make you think more about the life you lead right now.
Briana Pacheco
Oct 24, 2015 marked it as dnf
Shelves: netgalley
Sadly I couldn't get into this one. I loved the author's Snapped series so I'm torn about this. Hopefully others will enjoy this!
Oct 22, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Fast paced, emotional, and very suspenseful. Enjoyable read.

ARC received from NetGalley for review.
Oct 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
You'll be able to find my review here at Fictional Men's Page for Book Ho's blog
Patricia Cortez
Dec 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Major cliffhanger!!! Why you do this to us Ketley?!!! Then there's no date for the 2nd book. Whyyyy???
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