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Every Time I Fall

(The Raeven Sisters #2)

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2.78  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  41 reviews
This is a stand-alone novel that includes graphic content and a HEA.

Rock bottom has just made a new friend: Janet Raeven. Unemployed and recently divorced from her abusive husband, she’s trying to get her life back in order. Despite her mother’s insistence that a man can cure her of all her problems, she knows that’s the last thing she needs right now.

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My Pink Fairytales
Thank God it’s over. I can’t believe I was able to finish it. Jeeeez!
Let me tell you this. I’m no writer. I’m no book critic. I read around 300 books so far, so I’m no expert, but I am quite certain that this book is the worst I ever read.

If it wasn’t provided to me through Netgalley, I wouldn’t have finished it. It’s awful! It felt like a punishment reading it. Now, let me tell you why was that.

We have Janet and Hayden.
Janet is a third grade teacher, currently unemployed and almost broke. She
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Laura
Jan 28, 2016 rated it did not like it
I requested this book from Netgalley because I liked the synopsis but it didn't live up to expectations. I didn't think much of the writing style. This is Book 2 in the series and I didn't read the first book but I think the author wrote this one expecting that readers would have read the first book therefore, a lot of it was confusing as some things aren't explained properly and neither the hero or the heroine are fleshed out enough.

Janet and Hayden meet at an AA Meeting. It was never explained
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Sharon Mariampillai
I received a copy from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Actual Rating: 3.25

This was a good read. It was not as great as the first book. Janet, one of Lana's sisters and Hayden, a millionaire Meet at an AA meeting. After the meetings, Janet is brought into Hayden's luxurious life and finds out more about his past. This is a love story with steamy scenes. I thought the story was a bit boring. I really liked the characters. Janet was interesting because of the abusive marriage she was
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San-Dee Keefner
The hero was such a pig. Seriously, as I am reading the book I was like who keeps all their ex's around and works with them?? plus here is this guy who is dating the h and the first thing he does when she needs help launching her toy career, he calls an ex hook up to help the h out. Seriously??? what if the ex wanted to be vindictive and screwed up the deal for the h, like a normal scorned woman would do. there are so many loop holes in this book.... All the ex's saying sorry and oh how they did ...more
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
I was even less compelled to finish this one than the first one. But I have yet to DNF a book. I find a way to complete them even if it takes me a while to do so.

Janet had an abusive ex, a job, and a home of her own. Now she unemployed, divorced and have to face the fact she has a drinking problem. Her sister has tried to help her. Her mother offers bad advice. Then Hayden enters her life and things begin to come alive again. But with Hayden's lifestyle will she fall back down again and feel th
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Cassandra Larsen
Jan 25, 2016 rated it liked it
I wanted to like this book more than I did. Truth be told, it wasn't until about 60% of the way through that I really started enjoying the story – once Janet’s ex-husband Kirk showed back up in her life. At that point, more legitimate conflicts rose to the surface and the plot really started to develop. However, the majority of the conflict throughout the book, particularly in the beginning, revolved around Hayden’s many ex-lovers that kept cropping up and causing problems between him and Janet. ...more
Brenda
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
I was excited to read about Janet. Dammit Janet...
She was so sincere and very optimistic about her rehab that I drop everything
that I was reading and start this.

What disappointment.

Janet has the low self-esteem ever. The most of her monologue
was that she did not deserve Hayden and that her past could broken,
that part I agree. But serious.... the girl was in rehab add to an abusive marriage
and she turns a creep teenager very very obssessive about Hayden.
I was kinda sad for because she did not fou
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Jennifer
Feb 03, 2016 rated it did not like it
ARC received for review

DNF

I'm so bored I don't care what happens.
Tina Lee Harris
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
A copy of this book was provided via NetGalley for a honest review.

2 stars

This is the second book in the Raeven Sisters series and also my second book by the author. I thought I was going to enjoy this book as I was intrigued by the baby sister, Janet. But as I read, I found that the main character, Hayden Lancaster, who was Janet's love interest was just awful. I can understand having old girlfriends from the past make an appearance but not when every other female in the book was one of Hayden'
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Jenn Cunha
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc-netgalley
Received an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review.

So I hate to say this, but this book was pretty unmemorable. I finished it on Saturday and by the time I came to write my review on Monday, I had to reread the synopsis to remind myself what was happening.

That said, Hayden was really annoying. If you liked the girl so much, why would you treat her like every other one of your hit-it-and-quit-it conquests?

The only thing I found particularly interesting was the story puzzle she created...I'm won
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Jeannie Zelos
Jan 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Every Time I Fall, (The Raeven Sisters 2),  Anna Karington

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Genre:  New Adult, Romance

I really wanted to like this story but...Janey was so negative, so whiny. I know she’d had a tough time, I know she had family issues and alcohol problems, but her constant talking herself down, dismissing Hayden as a rich guy just playing with her really got irritating after a while. It feels as if so much of the first half of the book is just Janet putting herself down and
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book review: 4 stars!!

“Hope. That’s what I need right now.”

This book proved to be more beautiful and above any of my expectations. It plainly burned every one of it to the ground! The blurb just gives you a very generic view of the story, but when you get to read it you can’t but love it.

Every Time I Fall is the second book in The Raeven Sisters series and tells the story of Janet Raeven who finds her true love and other half on
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Sabiha
Jan 25, 2016 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: divorced, insecure singletons
Shelves: ng
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Marla Josephs
Feb 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I really enjoyed this book. I write about, and love reading about, strong female characters. Some might say that this female character was weak, self-effacing, and really down on herself. And, while that could arguably be true, I didn't see it that way. This book was about addiction, which I didn't know when I requested it. And, generally the downward, hopeless, self-destructive spiral of those storylines don't interest me. I write about kick-butt characters. But, to me our main female char ...more
Meghan
Feb 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
People change. That is the biggest take-away for me from this story. Yes, there is romance, angst, drama and family issues, but when I think about this book I think about the changes that almost everyone experienced.

Neither of the main characters, or really any of the characters, are perfect. In fact, they are riddled with their own self-doubt that presents itself in many different scenes and conversations. Hayden comes across as a perfect individual until AK starts sharing his background, how h
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Linda
Apr 07, 2016 rated it liked it
*ARC received from NetGalley in return for an honest review* *3.5 stars*
I think if I had read book one of the series, I would have had a better understanding of Janet's dysfunctional family dynamics (I hope so, anyway,) because I did not feel a solid connection to her character. Same for Hayden - superficial connection only. The instant lust between Janet and Hayden from a brief AA meeting was kind of weird. Also, when Janet had her lapse in sobriety, she should have gone directly to a meeting o
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Donna Sweeney
Jan 31, 2016 rated it liked it
Kindly provided with an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review......

I enjoyed this read, but it did take me a while to warm up to the story line. In a nutshell this is Hayden and Janet's book.

Hayden mega successful, man-slut and is a commitment-phobe (in my opinion). Janet has low self-esteem and is out of a bad marriage, trying to turn her life around. Janet and Hayden meet at an AA meeting and soon after their affair begins. What was draining was that okay Hayden has a past, yup he
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Francoise
Feb 04, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-reads
Janet Raeven is slowly recovering from her divorce with her abusive ex-husband. She meets the hero of this story, Hayden Lancaster during a meeting at Alcoholics Anonymous. Despite their differences in professional status, both have unresolved issues that resulted in their addiction. Janet is an unemployed elementary teacher, Hayden is a successful businessman. Their insta-attraction results in a one-night stand, but Janet is not ready for a new relationship. She is too scared of developing feel ...more
Nikki Lostinsweetwords blog
Janet knows the minute she lays eyes on Hayden that resisting him is going to be a challenge but she also knows nothing good can come from getting involved with him. She’s trying to get her life back on track and the last thing she needs is to get distraction but after getting divorced from her abusive husband and being alone for so long she just wants to feel close to someone again but Hayden’s life may be more then she can handle.
Hayden’s got a successful business, money and can have any wome
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Angel Hatfield
Mar 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Janet doesn’t have a job and is single. She finally gets a divorce from her abusive husband Kirk. Janet went to an AA meeting and met Hayden. Both Janet and Hayden were fighting to stay sober. Janet is a third grade teacher . Second time Janet sees Hayden she had been in an accident and Hayden helped her out and put his business card in her purse. Hayden was a rich businessman but he was hiding something from his past. Hayden is a player and has slept with a lot of the beautiful women he works w ...more
Ree
I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my review.

Janet is completely and utterly depressed. Nothing seems to be going right. Nothing, that is, until she meets Hayden. She second-guesses everything that he does for her, even when it becomes obvious to the reader that Hayden is truly crazy about her. Yes, Janet is negative, but she's been hurt a lot, and therefore has extremely low self-esteem. This causes her to try to inflict pain first before it's inflicted on her.

Hayden h
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Kim Pet
Feb 14, 2016 rated it did not like it
I started hopeful, but quickly became annoyed with Janet; she's a whiner, a complainer and honestly, if I wanted to spend my free time listening to this nonsense, I would have called my mother. Janet's in AA, divorced from an abusive husband, has internal conversations and 'memories' that don't fit her personality... and that's just the main character!
The writing is distant, and there's no spark or feeling of closeness even when Hayden first kisses Janet. It's like the story is being written i
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Diane
Sep 20, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: reviewed-books
I really wanted to like this book but I’m afraid I just could not get into it. The characters of Janet and Hayden just didn’t connect with me. Maybe it was because there wasn’t much dialogue and lots of narrative. There was too much internalising of Janet’s thoughts some of which were contradictory, one minute she thought x then a split second later she thought Y. I found it all a bit jumbled and confusing. I realised at 25% in that I had no idea what was actually going on in the story and I cou ...more
Nklsweets
Mar 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
ARC provided by Netgally in exchange for an honest review...

I requested this book because the premise sounded promising, but I had a hard time finishing the book. I understand Janet just got out of an abusive marriage and is on the road to sobriety, but this woman's self-esteem is so low, I had to put the book down for a while. I started to get interested in the book about half way through, after her ex shows up. But she is so negative about anything positive in her life, it's hard to get invest
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Carolina Godinho
I was given an ARC in exchange of an honest review.


I requested this book at NG, because the blurb was interesting but the book itself was awful.
Janet is so whiny and she spends so much time, in inner monologues about how Hayden would never give her the time of the day that is annoying.
Hayden is also very immature and arrogant. In one scene he´s dining with Janet and he ask her if she likes to travel, she laughs and says she would love to, but she´s a teacher and can´t afford. Then, she asks him
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Born To Read
Mar 09, 2016 rated it liked it
I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I really liked this book. I had read some negative reviews but no way. This book is good.
Janet may seem weak but she is not. She has a lack of confidence and she is living a tough moment in her life. Because of her past she is always having negative thoughts, saying she is not good enough, that she is not worthy of attention. This is what abuse leaves as a consequence. She is a very sweet woman who needs to be lov
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(Received ARC from Netgalley in exchange for our honest review.)

Janet Raeven is an alcoholic who attends AA meetings weekly. Enters Hayden Lancaster in the AA meetings. Janet finds attraction with Hayden but does not want interaction with any male because of her abusive ex-husband. Hayden helps Janet after a car accident. Hayden and Janet finds each other attractive. Janet finds out Hayden is a manwhore. Janet fights her will to stay away
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Jenn
Mar 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Janet recently ended her abusive marriage and began on her path to sobriety. When she meets Hayden at an AA meeting, she can't help the feeling he evokes. She wants him even though she knows it's not the best thing for her. Hayden is a successful business man with a very long line of exes around every corner. Yet, he wants Janet.

Janet's low self confidence and constant need to keep everything to herself takes away from the story. The story was predictable at times and annoying at others. As a re
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Korena Kerner
May 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Janet Raeven is an alcoholic who attends AA meetings weekly. Enters Hayden Lancaster in the AA meetings. Janet finds attraction with Hayden but does not want interaction with any male because of her abusive ex-husband. Hayden helps Janet after a car accident. Hayden and Janet finds each other attractive. Janet finds out Hayden is a manwhore. Janet fights her will to stay away from Hayden. Hayden lures Janet back.

The entire story is a tug-a-war with insecurities and arrogance. I didn't like the
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Avephoenix
Feb 02, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: net-galley
I really started to enjoy the story when I was about to give up. It was an okay read, but not as good as book #1. The story sounds very promising but just didn't do it for me. I enjoyed it but I didn’t love it.

I wouldn't discourage anyone to give it a try, since this is just my personal opinion. The big problem I had though is that I couldn't connect with the characters, especially Janet.

ARC kindly provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
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