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Tainted Love (A Totally '80s Romance #2)

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Welcome to 1985…If there were a preppy Olympics, Russell James would medal.
If Heather Knowles stepped in front of an open flame her hair would burst into flames from the sheer amount of Aqua Net she’s shellacked it with.
Big hair, leg warmers, bitchin’ music, and the Brat Pack—what’s not to love about the 80’s? Head back to 1985 in Tai
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Kindle Edition, 202 pages
Published February 18th 2016
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Mar 29, 2016 Nook Books and More Blog rated it it was amazing
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Totally Freaking Rad Fer Sure !!

Omg This brings back memories from the 80's! The shopping trips, the football games, the best times of your life! Well you think that at the time lol. I even had a 80's talk fest with my best buddies about it! Addison Moore has such a brilliant way with her words.

Totally 80's Romance books, you always feel a part of the story. A must-read for anyone who wants to take a stroll down memory lane. I'm more into paranormal but when she writes a novel I'll read it bec
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Three Chicks
Feb 18, 2016 Three Chicks rated it really liked it
Review by Lisa Kane

I am loving this series, maybe because I adore the music from this era and the clothes and the perfumes...Love's Baby Soft and the glitter lipsticks. Ms. Moore manages to throw in the name brands everyone over used back in the day and that is half the fun with this series.

Russell is the rich boy who holds a secret close to his heart. Heather is the girl whose family struggles to make ends meet. It's obvious that Russell has a thing for her, and she is less than eager to jump
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Chanpreet
Jul 24, 2016 Chanpreet rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars!

More please! I loved this trip back to the 80s and seeing characters I met in Melt With You and meeting new ones. I loved getting to know Heather Knowles better, as herself, and not just one of Melissa's BFFs. I loved also getting to know Russell James better.

I loved Heather's take me or leave me attitude. She's so self aware and mature. I admired her a lot for that. I mean she's tackling life head on and dealing with the cards on the table. She's honest, hard working, and not resent
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Kaila
Feb 16, 2016 Kaila rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just like the first book, I enjoyed going back to the 80's! The music is what I miss most! Anyway, if youmlived the 80's, you are going to enjoy reading this. It's like hopping in a time machine, and voila - you are back to your old High School!

Russel and Heather are from different social classes, but that shouldn't get in the way of love. Right? Right! They only thing that's in their way is Amanda. Sorry girl, but he's so not into you!

Never Surrender. Yes, that is the theme song for this book.
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Michele A.
Feb 22, 2016 Michele A. rated it really liked it
Heather and Russell finally see each other after years of pretty much ignoring each other. Heather is definitely from the wrong side of the tracks and her mother and siblings all struggle to make ends meet. Russell has everything he could ever dream of handed to him, but also has a dark secret his mother has insisted he keep. Heather and Russell finally form a friendship and both are surprised when they discover they want more. Russell has promised his mom a favor, which comes in the form of agr ...more
Heather andrews
Feb 19, 2016 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing
Russell sure knows how to put up a front when he needs to, “no, I’m not just another guy looking to get into your pants.” I swallow hard, because for one, I think I just lied to the first girl I’ve fallen hard for." Russell knows when to admit he's been defeated, “someone who’s warming your seat for you.” I nod past him at the building line. “You’d better go. I’ve got customers to help.” Russell doesn’t break our gaze, just gives a slight nod and steps aside." I enjoyed this book, I loved Heathe ...more
Lucinda Jester Smith
Well I couldn't get this one fast enough after reading the first one of the series *Melt With You* and can I say I really, really loved Heather and Russell's story, just like the first book this one takes you back once again to that great time in your life when you think you'll never get the guy and then by some miraculous event you do!!!! All is good and then just when you think life is great it gets ugly..... the guy is a douche and your heart will never be the same! This story really had some ...more
Kaila
Feb 16, 2016 Kaila rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just like the first book, I enjoyed going back to the 80's! The music is what I miss most! Anyway, if youmlived the 80's, you are going to enjoy reading this. It's like hopping in a time machine, and voila - you are back to your old High School!

Russel and Heather are from different social classes, but that shouldn't get in the way of love. Right? Right! They only thing that's in their way is Amanda. Sorry girl, but he's so not into you!

Never Surrender. Yes, that is the theme song for this book
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Nancy Hesse
Jun 08, 2016 Nancy Hesse rated it it was amazing
Addison Moore has once again knocked it out of the park! Tainted Love is the 2nd book in the A Totally 80s Romance series and was so well written!! This time I was transported back to 1985 and loved every second!!! I’m a total 80s fan and loved all the pop culture references. Addison didn’t miss a detail – the fashion, music, makeup, & lingo it all brought back so many memories!!! Even if you didn’t get to experience the 80s decade you will still enjoy this book. The story is a sweet, romant ...more
Kathryn Jacoby ~ My Book Angel
Addison Moore does it again, she never ceases to amaze me with her magnificent talent! I absolutely LOVED this book. From the very first page all the way to the last, it hooked me, reeled me in and had me falling...falling...falling...completely head over heels! Every page flowed smoothly, every chapter had me craving more. The characters are real and relatable. The storyline perfectly written. This is a very sweet, fun fast read. There's romance, suspense, comedy and snark, but most of all, the ...more
Kathryn Jacoby ~ My Book Angel
Addison Moore does it again, she never ceases to amaze me with her magnificent talent! I absolutely LOVED this book. From the very first page all the way to the last, it hooked me, reeled me in and had me falling...falling...falling...completely head over heels! Every page flowed smoothly, every chapter had me craving more. The characters are real and relatable. The storyline perfectly written. This is a very sweet, fun fast read. There's romance, suspense, comedy and snark, but most of all, th ...more
Melissa
Feb 16, 2016 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like, totally amazing... fer sur. This book was nostalgic, hilariously witty, the perfect amount of sarcasm, heart, and friendship.

We know Melissa and Joel, now its time to meet Russell and Heather. Heather has the best friends and an amazing family, if only her hormones could pay attention to her brain and stop firing every time Joel's preppy, popped collar, best friend Russell is in her vicinity. Heather has enough on her plate looking for a new job (wheels and a camera are in order), helping
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Heather
Feb 18, 2016 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved "Melt With You," the first book in this series, so I was very excited to read "Tainted Love." I adored Heather and Russell's story just as much. If you're a fan of 80's nostalgia (especially the music!) and you love the "star crossed lovers" trope (think "Pretty in Pink") then you will really enjoy this book. There's plenty of drama, humor, and "coming of age" conflicts in this one. It's written in alternating points of view, which gives us insight into the minds of both Heather and Russ ...more
Tracy
Feb 16, 2016 Tracy rated it it was amazing
Another outstanding read by Addison Moore. The 80's songs and hairsprays and lipsticks all brought me back to a wonderful time! I loved Heather and Russell's story<3 It shows that no matter how different your lives may seem true love will succeed. Heather and Joel both have amazing friends that help them through it all. Amanda is just truly a horrible person. Pasts and secrets collide for a terrible twist that will have you in tears. But through it all Heather and Russell are destined to be. ...more
Susie
Feb 27, 2016 Susie rated it really liked it
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**** stars

TAINTED LOVE by ADDISON MOORE is the second book in the TOTALLY 80s ROMANCE SERIES. Each book can be read as a stand-alone.

This is a fun book, plain and simple. The author does an excellent job of recreating the vibe of the 80s. I love the use of hit songs throughout the story.
Sharon Richmond
Feb 16, 2016 Sharon Richmond rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Freaking Fantastic!!
Omg throw in a Woolworths and Shopper's Fair and I would say this was me and my friends, only in the 70's though. I even called my sister after the first few chapters to tell her she has got to get this book when it's released Thursday. haha

Addison Moore weaves such brilliant tales with her Totally 80's Romance books, you always feel a part of the story. A must-read for anyone who wants to take a stroll down memory lane or just a great story about friends and their lives dur
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Kaila
Apr 02, 2016 Kaila rated it it was amazing
Just like the first book, I enjoyed going back to the 80's! The music is what I miss most! Anyway, if you lived the 80's, you are going to enjoy reading this. It's like hopping in a time machine, and voila - you are back to your old self, rockin' the hair, and fashion!

Russel and Heather are from different social classes, but that shouldn't get in the way of love. Right? Right! They only thing that's in their way is Amanda. Sorry girl, but he's like totally not into you!

Never Surrender. Yes, th
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Rochelle
Apr 27, 2016 Rochelle rated it it was amazing
4.25
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Jul 06, 2016 Christy CaptainReadsALot rated it really liked it
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Like, totally awesome

I don't think I have ever read an Addison Moore book I haven't loved. I loved the references to the 80's and all the song selection. I loved this couple and their issues and how they overcame them. This was just a really great book.
Sara George
Feb 21, 2016 Sara George rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Awesome!! No matter what Addison Moore writes it sucks me right in. I Love every book she writes!!! :)
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Addison Moore is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who writes contemporary and paranormal romance. Previously she worked as a therapist on a locked psychiatric unit for nearly a decade. She resides on the West Coast with her husband, four wonderful children, and two dogs where she eats too much chocolate and stays up way too late. When she's not writing, she's reading.
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