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Deciding Love

(Bloomfield #3)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  157 ratings  ·  32 reviews
Chloe Morgan had a pretty simple life, until her father moved them to a new town and a new school for her senior year. Learning to adapt isn’t easy, especially after finding out she has an older brother she never knew about. All Chloe wants to do is get through the year in one piece. Except things get even harder when her new friend’s older brother, Kyle Briggs, keeps ruin ...more
Published April 5th 2016 by Black Quill Publishing
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Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Pretty
Rating: NC-17
Thumbs Up: 5
Overall: I loved Kyle
Characters: Well Written
Plot: Falling in love with your best friend’s brother
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Kyle

SUMMARY (55 words or less)
Oh my god, I started this last night and couldn't put it down. I finished it this morning and wow. I loved it. I love Kyle. I love this series and the guys, this author creates. She makes them so swoon worthy, you will add them to your book boyfriend
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༺**Complimentary Copy**༺ Provided by the author
"Janelle Stalder" in exchange for an honest review..Thank you!!

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TITLE: Deciding Love
AUTHOR: Janelle Stalder
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: April 5th, 2016

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When I saw the sign up form zipping around Facebook I couldn't wait to get my greedy little hands on it, I'm a sucker for "falling for my best friends brother" one of my most one click obsessions of late..This will be my first time reading anything by this author so I'
That was amazing. I knew the book sounded good when I first read the blurb but I wasn't prepared for utter perfection.

I was pulled in from page one and couldn't put it down. Not only couldn't I put it down, but it felt like I was highlighting the whole book because it was so awesome.

I loved the chemistry between Kyle and Chloe. The way he fought his want and desire for her because he was convinced he wasn't good for her had me wanting to hug him. And when their eyes would meet, sparks would fl
May 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
“(…)If this girl means something to you, you need to hold onto her and do whatever you can to make it work. And when things get tough, you just work harder. It’s not always going to be easy, but it’s not supposed to.“

Deciding Love is kind of a book that I just needed after reading some really depressing love stories that didn’t work at all in the end. This one is an easy, fast and heartwarming, though full of clichés romance. There is the dark and mysterious Kyle and the sweet and kind girl from
Keep Calm Novel On
May 03, 2016 rated it liked it
The Goodreads group Read It & Reap provided a copy of the ePub in exchange for an honest review.

Janelle Stalter’s young adult romance Deciding Love is an enjoyable story. Chloe Morgan’s uncomplicated life changes when she and her parents move for her senior year—new city, new school, new half brother and new friends.

During her first day at school she meets her new best friend, Cat Briggs. Accepting a ride home she also meets Cat’s older brother Kyle. The connection is immediate. The novel is t
Kayleigh {K-Books}
Feb 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Deciding Love Review on K-Books

When I heard about Deciding Love I genuinelly could not wait to get my hands on this book. I am a massive fan of Janelle Stalder and I have loved every single book that she has wrote so I knew this would be one that I would love. It definitely didn't disappoint.

Deciding Love is the story of Chloe, new girl in town and when she meets Kyle she falls head over heels for him. The problem? Kyle seems to want nothing to do with her. The reality is that Chloe is Kyle's be
Paula White
May 19, 2016 rated it liked it
I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

I enjoyed this book. Chloe starts senior year at a new school, she meets Kyle (who is one of her half-brother's best friends) and there is an immediate connection. Kyle was an alpha character in denial of his feelings. Loved Chloe's best friend Cat - it would be good to know her story. There was not much interaction between Chloe and her brother - would have been nice to explore that relationship a bit more as it was new.

Enjoyable read, low o
Mar 30, 2016 rated it liked it
My anticipation in the beginning of this book was high. I felt myself preparing for a great read. As much as I liked Chloe & Kyle ...the story for me lacked angst & grit. It was sweet but too easy. About 50% in I was able to put it down & never really feel pulled to pick it back up.
Mar 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book cannot wait to read more
Kimberly Garner
Jun 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a good teen angsty type vibe in this book. Not at all unrealistic, it does have issues that kids go through with their love. It does end kind of abruptly, tied in a nice bow. I kind of wish it had gone a little longer to maybe tie it up a different way. Over all, not bummed about it, it was overall a good book. Told in dual pov.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review

4 "don't know if I'll be able to let you go now that I have you" Stars!!

Let me start by saying that I am a sucker for love/hate, forbidden love stories. The synopsis immediately intrigued me and was thrilled that I got to review this book!


The best thing about this book was the sexual tension...


Multiple times I felt like I was going to combust in the best way possible. The story flowed well and was an easy read but the sexual tension between

This was absolutely Superb! I was immediately drawn to it when I first read the blurb, it sounded like forbidden romance and I just unconditionally love them so obviously I needed it in my life!

It didn't start of slow which I liked we were hit with a billion things all at once and I certainly enjoyed everything it was just so great!!

I was hooked from page one and only rarely, and reluctantly, put it down, because of my wailing child one year old, there are so many parts of the book that I jus
Izzie d
Apr 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
I hadn't read the 'blurb' when i chose to read this book, and i am glad i didn't because i normally don't read 'i fell in love with my brothers friend ' story-lines. Why? I find them too cliche, brother threatens friend, then see each other anyway and when big brother finds out and huge row ensues. Its not like that at all.

The book is written in dual POV so there isn't a rehash of the same scene you just read in the last chapter so that is done really well.
This is my first book by this author b
Ashley Thomas
May 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: yes
I received this book as an ARC for a honest review.

I liked this book it was an easy read even though it could have been edited it a little better.
This story was a typical love story. Its basically about Chloe a new girl in town who doesn't fit in but everyone seems to be attracted to. She becomes friends with Cat and eventually meets her brother Kyle and instantly they both have an attraction to each other. Like literally it seems that all they can do is stare at each other when they are even i
wendy Shelton(obsessedbybooks)
* * ARC given on behalf of obsessed by books for an honest review * *

There is nothing better than a brothers best friend romance and Janelle did not disappoint. Chole is up rooted and moved to another state due to her father's job so she's starting over, new school, new friends and new brother, an older step brother. Her relationship with her brother is great, she net a friend, so her first day at school is great til she sees him Kyle and she's frozen. Just when things where starting to go grea
Chrsitina Somerville
Received this book in exchange for my honest review.

I loved this book, I could not put it down, read it in one day.

Chloe is the new girl in her senior year of school, she is so used to being invisible but on her first day of school Cat befriends her. Cat offers to give her a ride home which she meets Cats brother Kyle. One look in each others eyes and everything changes.

Chloe and Kyle have such a strong connection from the beginning. They both have feelings for each other but they are both af
Brittany Price
This is a great book! It has the forbidden romance aspect to it. Kyle falling for the younger sister of one of his best friends was a dangerous thing to do. He definitely qualified for knight in shining armor material. I wish I had an older brother with a friend like him! The resistance shown between Kyle and Chloe was hot. They definitely did not have a perfect romance. There was plenty of drama with stupid decisions, which I absolutely love! The sex was good and steamy. I wouldn’t have minded ...more
May 18, 2016 rated it it was ok
I, like many, am a sucker for best friends brother and brother’s best friend stories. Chloe had an instant connection to Kyle. The first think that came to mind was Twilight. I thought to myself, “oh they just imprinted on each other”. Their relationship felt insta-lovey and I felt things moved very quickly between them. I did like Cat, but felt like I didn’t really get to know anything about any of the characters. I’d say this is your run of the mill boy likes girl. Boy thinks he’s not good eno ...more
Tara (coffeedrinkingbooknerd)
Jun 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Received this as an ebook in exchange for an honest review

Chloe and Kyle were both easily likable characters and I think that's what made this read a lot more enjoyable. I really thought it would be a typical "forbidden love" type of story. Chloe recently discovered she has a step brother Colt she never knew about and that's where Kyle comes in (also her best friend Cat) and I assumed that Colt and Kyle would make this big scene and Chloe would have to chose or something and I'm just so so happy
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Oh, my!!! What can I not say? I just got this book yesterday (4th April). I had it downloaded all of 20 minutes before I got started and then I could not stop. I was consumed by the words on the page and the character depth, passion, infusion. I was drawn in and just could not get out.

Chloe had a lot on her plate. Her senior year. A new school. A new brother. A new friend. And a love/hate relationship with her new friend's older brother. Where do I take you know. Kyle lights a girls fire and the
Sanne Heremans
Apr 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Sanne / Scandalous Book Blog***

This was quite an intense ride I’ll tell you that much. The sexual tension between Chloe and Kyle was absolutely insane and unlike anything I have read in a while. I mean that in the best way possible.

Was this a cliche of new girl falling in love with her best friend’s brother? I wouldn’t call it that. Like I previously stated this book has got a unique factor; the build up of the story and how it plays out.

I hate
Jenn Allen
Apr 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This story is so great! I really liked Chloe and how sweet and caring she is. She is a shy girl and she wants to keep mostly to herself since she had been picked on at her previous school. She has an immediate friendship with Cat and when Chloe meets her older brother Kyle.... all bets are off. Kyle is a bit cocky but that connection he feels is intense. I loved the ups and downs. There is pain and the emotions hit me hard, which had me loving their story even more. This is a must read!

I re
Liana Key
May 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I like high school romances and for the first half of the book I totally engaged with Kyle and Chloe. But I found things dropped off a bit and Chloe's character was disappointing, we knew she was beautiful and sweet, but there were no actions or dialogue with her which really pointed to why she was so sweet, and it was a shame her relationship with her brother wasn't worked into the story. And probably needed more reference to the other characters, Gage etc, because had no idea who they were. Ov ...more
Lenna  Wright-Berry
Mar 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Really an enjoyable story about fighting attraction towards their best friend's sibling but unable to and falling. Only to be hurt with lies because the man is afraid of commitment because of the way his parents are with his mother's MS illness and the fight and loss and fight his father is facing everyday. Be prepared because wit got my heart pumping and tears coming out in a few sections.

~~~~~~~~ ARC was given for a honest review~~~~~~~~~
Mar 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
WOW! This book sucked me in from the first page. I loved the way Kyle tried to fight off from liking his friend's sister Chloe in the beginning. While Kyle and Chloe was fighting their feelings; I also enjoyed the other characters in the book. Especially Chloe's brother Colt (I am happy to find out this book is part of a series and you can read about Colt in Brush Strokes). While Deciding Love is filled with love there are some heartbreaking movements that made me shed a tear. ...more
Jun 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received the copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.

I loved the book as it has a somewhat forbidden romance aspect to it. Chloe recently moved to the town along with her family where her half brother Colt lives. Now enters Kyle who is Colt's best friend and is also the brother of Cat with whom Chloe connects instantly. The connection between Chloe and Kyle is intense.

Overall, loved the book!!!
Andrea ♡
3 stars

There was a lack of development between Kyle and Chloe that is why I really didn't feel any connection. It didn't make me feel anything. And the crap Kyle pulled really pissed me off. It was so immature. I only enjoyed the post-breakup part of this book. Also, the reconciliation, reunion, and ending are sweet.
Jan 29, 2016 marked it as to-read
When is this one published?
Juli Woods
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book.

I finished this book in about a day, which was surprising. It was a fun, easy read with lovable characters.
Apr 12, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
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Janelle Stalder was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario. At an early age she developed a love for literature. Her debut novel, Eden, was the first book in a series of four, released in September of 2011. Since then she has released an Adult Dystopian Romance series, the New World Series, hitting the best sellers list on Amazon. She has also released a Mature YA/NA novel, Brush Strokes, that staye ...more

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