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My Sweet Demise

(Demise #1)

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3.56  ·  Rating details ·  265 ratings  ·  67 reviews
Desperation makes a girl do crazy things…

When twenty-one year old Raina O’Connor is kicked out of her room on short notice, she’s thrown into a frantic search for a new place to stay. As the situation becomes more urgent, her choices have dwindled to her least favorite option—ladies’ man, Kent Nicholson.

Kent Nicholson loves women, just not as a roommate…

When a gorgeous blo
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Kindle Edition, Kindle, 311 pages
Published January 5th 2016 by Limitless Publishing
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Geri Reads
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was ok
I love me some manwhore hero, and I can tolerate shades of assholish behavior from them most of the time. But Kent...oh boy. To be honest, calling this guy a hero would be pushing it. There's nothing heroic about this horrible, misogynistic jerk.

*RAGE

So many ragey moments. So many that I had to step back and calm my tits for a bit before writing my review for this...


ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Sybil aka Lala
God, this book was a mess.

A wonderful, delicious mess of angst and drama and sexual tension!

Usually when I get a new book, I skim the first few pages and then it goes on the shelf to wait for its turn to be read, but this book sucked me in from the very first page and I did not put it down until I reached the very last page (and even then I frantically swiped at my Kindle because I needed there to be more).

When Raina is suddenly homeless she’s already beyond desperate to find a place to stay whe
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 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
★★★3.5 Stars★★★

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I had a serious love/hate relationship with this book, my blood pressure was not in the best place while reading this one. Was it good? Sure. Did I want to strangle certain characters and just give up? Absofrigginlutely.

Raina O'Conner is in a dire situation. Being kicked out of her previous home from a bitchy roomate,she's in desperate need for a new place to stay. Comming across a an ad for a roomate,she decides to to go and check it out but the problem is that the person is ask
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Paige
5+ "Worth Every Second" Stars

What a whirlwind. I loved it! Shana Vanterpool's debut kept me glued to my Kindle all day long. I did not want to put it down. I needed to know what was going to happen. The obvious heartache and depression that Kent was going through and Raina's inner struggle to overcome her past and survive her attraction to Kent was emotionally taxing but in such a good way. The angst, the giggle-worthy moments, and even the codependence, made me love these characters beyond what
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KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
༺**Complimentary Copy**༺ Provided by the author
"Shana Vanterpool" in exchange for an honest review..Thank you!!

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TITLE: My Sweet Demise
SERIES: (Demise, #1)
AUTHOR: Shana Vanterpool
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: January 5th 2016

MY RATING: 4 STARS

A hot sexy steamy tale from room mates to lovers in this toxic up and down spiral of two broken people coming together and slowly fixing up the broken parts of the other, this captured me from the get go and kept me entertained throughout..Awe
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Beatrice ~ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Raina O'Connor is looking for a cheap apartment to stay after being kicked out by her roommate. She found a new place but her new roommate, Kent Nicholson has a bad boy reputation and hooks up with women. A LOT. He decided to make Raina a wing-man as long as she doesn't fall for him or get into his personal issues.

This book has a potential and I like the author's writing style. However, the characters completely turned me off
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Sabrina
2.5 Stars

When Raina gets kicked out by her roommate she has to find a new place to live, and fast. After a long day of searching and only finding a bunch of dumps with creeps as would-be roommates, she finally finds one that may be the one. But that apartment comes with Kent, hot to look at, but a total manwhore.

Kent never expected a girl to answer his roommate ad, and he doesn't see the positives of it at first. All he was looking for was a man to move in, pay half the rent, and help him pick
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Andrea
Jan 07, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars
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What a great debut novel! Shana Vanterpool has created a thrilling tale of love and forgiveness.
Kent is looking for a roommate and when Raina shows up to his doorstep, he decides to give her a shot and accept her as his new roommate.
Raina is desperate for a new home since her old roommate threw her out. When she meets, Kent she knows at once that he is trouble. Arrogant and a womanizer. She agrees to be his sidekick and help him with his hook ups so she can stay.
Kent doesn't get attached to wom
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Emalie
~ Book provided by author in exchange for my honest opinion

This book was like a rollercoaster. The never-ending kind. At first you are all excited and can’t wait to ride it and the few first rounds are fun, but after a while all you want is to get off of it. But you can’t. Because it’s never-ending. Meaning: IT. DOES. NOT. STOP.

I have quite some mixed feelings about this book. I quite liked it …till about 40%. Then the characters kind of got annoying in there ups and downs. They were fighting an
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Elle's Book Blog
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
:: 5 “Give me Forever” Stars ::

Gah! I absolutely LOVED this book. For a debut novel, this is pure perfection! The book has everything romance lovers crave- a sexy bad boy, a sweet and innocent heroine, a lot of sexual tension with a great build-up to the “fireworks”, a little bit of drama, and angst. I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on the authors up and coming work because it is that good! Readers definitely don’t want to miss out on this sizzling romance read- it is swoon worthy and
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Jellie
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is Shana Vanterpool's debut novel, And I must say Im impressed with the storyline, Its simple yet there's depths in it.

Its about two young people who has trust issues, different situation but end result is the same. As the story goes, Raina and Kent will have to learn to trust each other in order to overcome their issues.

What I love in this story that its realistic. The situations, the problems, Its happens in real life. Its Angsty.. Its sexy... with a drama on the side.

Shana Vanterpool is
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Maria11
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was ok
Complete Mess

This book is a complete melodrama! Let's see who can hurt who more. I think it is total BS that his family tells him to get over it when it is his brother that is the cause...and if he loved that total B like he did he doesn't have a clue.

Rain is a doormat and has issues that are too many to name. She is that girl that loves to be treated like crap and comes back for more.

The only character I like was James.

If you want to read a melodramatic mess read away. I can even bare to read
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Coco.V
Sep 09, 2017 marked it as to-read
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Casey
Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Find this review and more at Ramblings From This Chick

My Sweet Demise is Shana Vanterpool's debut novel and the first book in her Demise series. This book is a standalone, with the next book featuring a different couple of interconnected characters. Taking a chance on an author's debut novel is always a bit of a risk, but the blurb here was one I just couldn't pass up. While I had a lot of issues with this story, I had to finish it to see how things would turn out.

When her roommate kicks her ou
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Mybooklatte
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"My Sweet Demise by Shana Vanterpool." Congratulations on a great debut story !! I was so much looking forward to it after reading the synopsis. It caught my attention at the heroine being “Damsel In Distress”and OHHHHH how I love such stories. "A Roller coaster ride, I didn't want to get off from." This book is fun, sexy, intense and a hot mess; with both the characters fighting the attraction towards each other and dealing with their own demons. I give it "5 SEXY ROOMMATE STARS" !!!! Recommend ...more
Michelle Austin
Jan 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My Sweet Demise by Shana Vanterpool was a 5 star read.
Romance, Ugly cry, Mind Games, Hot Alpha, Controlling Sister

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“You better not let any bad guys into my apartment. I’m the only one allowed.” He grins at me and winks one blank eye. In the dark his eyes are insanely magnetizing.

My emotions were all over the board with this great read.

“I love to punish women. Be careful.” “Why do you like to punish them?” “Because you’re all bad, lying, whores,” he says si
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Sultan * Baby Mama Smut-a-teer*
Jan 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Wow, this book had my attention from the jump!! I didn't know what I was getting myself into. I thought it was going to be a sweet and funny new adult ride. But a lass the wicked Ms. Vanderpool had other thoughts in mind. This was my first read by this author and it certainly won't be my last. I loved her style and how she developed such amazingly tragic characters.

Raina, is in a jam, she need a new place to call home ASAP, since she was rudely kicked out by her nasty roommate. She has not been
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Shana Vanterpool
Oct 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This is my book, so of course I love it. After writing a few really emotional novels I wanted to try writing about a topic we all struggle with at some point in our lives: TRUST. What if trust was something you struggled with in every aspect of your life? I think you'd get My Sweet Demise. You'd get Kent's anger and sense of betrayal and Raina's uncertainty and unwillingness to give anyone a chance. When you can't take a chance you have no choices.

I wanted to take that sole issue (trust) and bl
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Maria Vickers
Jan 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My Sweet Demise by Shana Vanterpool…SO GOOD! The book was hard to put down and had me weeping in parts. That’s not to say you are going to need gobs of tissues - you won’t – but you will definitely feel the emotions the characters are experiencing.

Raina has really only had her sister to depend on her whole life and was just kicked out of her apartment. Homeless with nowhere to go, she starts searching for a place to live and after searching all day, she find the perfect spot. The only problem i
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Emily Goodman
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Angst, sexual tension, forbidden love…. that is exactly what you are getting when you pick up Vanderpool's My Sweet Demise. Vanterpool does not come close to disappointing with the story of bad boy, manwhore Kent and sweet, innocent Raina. I ate this book up with a spoon and loved every single second of it.

Raina is desperate. After being kicked out of her apartment with just the clothes on her back and the furniture on the lawn, she has no choice but to move in with manwhore Kent Nicholson. Sure
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Shameca Smith
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 STAR READ!!

I really, really enjoyed this book. I honestly thought it would've turned out a completely different. Raina had never known what love is. She grew up with her older sister in a home where her parents fought and abused each other. While she is out on an apartment search, she runs into Kent. Kent is a party boy; drinking, having sex with everything that walks, to having daddy pay for everything. He will accept Raina as his roommate on 2 conditions don't ever talk to his roommate and
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Jess (the cozy reader)
Big thanks to Shana for an ARC copy for review.

DNF at 40%
Unfortunately this wasn't a book for me. I couldn't stand Kent and his asshole behavior. The guy was basically a walking, talking STD. And how in the world Raina got turned on by watching him with other women was beyond me.

"It would be simple to say yes, I did get excited watching him thrust into another woman. The thought ashamed me, as it should." ~ Raina

Huh?..

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Renee Entress
Jan 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2016, arc
4 star

The story has laughs, suspense and heartbreak. I was pulled right into this story.

This is Raina and Kent’s story. Raina has been kicked out of her room. Her only option is a roomat Kent. He is a player and does not want a woman roommate. He finally agreed but has rules and conditions. What happens when the one you thought you didn’t want is the only one you now want? Is a player always a player? Can these two learn to trust each other and learn to love? Can these two who are so different
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★ Belle The Bibliophile ★
My Sweet Demise? More like, My Painful Demise.

Had to DNF @ 56% because this book was getting nowhere. I couldn't really get into it because I hated both main characters. They both needed some growing up to do. The hero is an absolute piece of shit. He's an asshole! He lashed out at the heroine and called her a whore when he got jealous and angry. Jeez. This guy made Christian seems like a freaking gentleman.

The heroine, the other hand was just downright stupid. Sorry I don't know how else to
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Mojo_Mama
The ending ruined this book.

RUINED. IT.

Things are not resolved, at all, just a screaming rush of the last 10% to get to “The End” and I don’t know how we got there. Everything between the H and his ex and his brother is a hot fucking mess with no real explanation or resolution. It lost a star just for that :/
Melanie (mells_view)
Angsty, OTT, but I sort of enjoyed it.

Ok so the first 90% of this book was pretty enjoyable. It was super angsty, but I don't really mind that in new adult books. It also had its repetitive moments where I was just like, "COME ON, you just said that two pages ago!.!?!!??.!::"

Anywho. Raina gets kicked out by her roommate and needs a place to live ASAP rocky. So she's on the hunt. She finds some places that are real duds and is at the end of the line when she walks into a sort of shady apartment c
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Sierra Clothier
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an incredible debut novel. Its hard to believe a story so true to life and romantic could come from a debut author. Edited really well, and the stream of consciousness was written with everyone's ability to relate.
This book is about Raina, the strong but aimless woman, and Kent, the gorgeous manwhore trying to cover his life's disappointments. They immediately have a connection that they both use lots of effort to fight.

We meet the characters after Raina moves in with Kent and his frie
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Amy Crandall
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay. I loved the writing style, attention to detail, and depth to the characters.

My one problem: our beloved MC crawls back after he emotionally beats her over and over again.

I can take a certain amount of asshole-like behaviour until I completely despise the character. He had some great qualities but some of the things he did made me want to throw my phone across the room.

Long story short: I wish the MC had more common sense to RUN! Other than that, amazing book with a great storyline! 8/10 r
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Iona Fincati
The only positive thing I can say about this book was that the author writes really steamy sex scenes / almost sex scenes. Other than that, it was irritating. Raina is a doormat and one moment acts like she's going to get a back bone but then is the same frustratingly ignorant girl.
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