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Bend Me, Break Me

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  129 ratings  ·  25 reviews
One girl.

One boy.

Two hearts.
One terrible secret.
It will either bring them together or tear them apart.

A New Adult Romantic Suspense, coming soon!!!
ebook, 236 pages
Published December 12th 2017 by Chelsea M. Cameron (first published February 7th 2016)
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Jan 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own, ebook
Es ist kein Geheimnis, dass ich jedes Buch von Chelsea M. Cameron beinahe sofort am Erscheinungstag kaufe und auch lese. “Bend me, Break me” war ein ziemliches Überraschungsbuch, dessen Erscheinen ich sogar beinahe nicht mitbekommen hätte.

Chelsea schlägt bei diesem Buch eine andere Richtung ein. Es ist nicht so sehr New Adult, wie man vielleicht glauben mag, denn in diesem Buch gibt es zum Beispiel keine einzige Sex-Szene. Das ist nicht schlimm, denn der Fokus liegt hier mehr auf den Charakteren
Jan 25, 2016 rated it liked it
Bend Me, Break Me is a very difficult story to review without affecting the plot in any way. Emotionally poignant dealing with the drastic effect tragedy can have on altering the person we are, our identities are shaped by our life experiences and unfortunately it includes the ones that tear us apart.

Ingrid is in a very bad place mentally and emotionally following a traumatic incident; gone is her outgoing personality replaced by depression, anxiety and the weight of survivors guilt. Ingrid is q
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I have to say this one was a tough one and have to say Chelsea M. Cameron shined in this book. It is a topic that everybody sometimes go through in life and we have to learn how to cope and move on. Coen is one sneaky devil and have to say his persistence is in a way truly romantic. The love he has for Ingrid is what she needs to move on and make her be the girl she was supposed to be all this time. Chelsea I have to say never give
Jun 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
This review was originally posted to Jen in Bookland

4.5 stars

Bend Me, Break Me was an incredible read. I picked it up one morning to just read a little bit before working on some chores and didn't put it down until I finished. I was just drawn right in and man...Ingrid and Coen are just so amazing together. He is so sweet and just what she needs. Oh I loved this story.

Ingrid has suffered some tragedies pretty recently that have left her broken. She tries to stay within herself, not letting anyo
Kristen Johnson
Feb 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was curious about this book at first glance of the synopsis, my mind already guessing at what I would find inside. I pieced together parts of the story, but didn't guess it all.

Coen stands out from the start of the book, the hottie has an agenda based around secrets, that much we know. He wants to find an in to quell something in himself, guilt I assumed at first, which is part of the truth, but also, he's pulled in Ingrid's direction as well.

Ingrid wants to be alone, she wants to go to clas
Beauté De Livres  (Vivian Freeman)
Bend Me, Break Me is my first Chelsea M. Cameron book. Lured in by the cover I went into this book blind. From the beginning I was hooked, desperate for answers and sucked into the world of Ingrid and Coen. Told in dual POV's the book doesn't lead into the story slowly, from the get go readers are aware that there is something different about these two characters and that secrets fill the pages of this story.

The connection between Coen and Ingrid was fascinating. As Coen tries to coerce Ingrid o
Ellen Anderson
Mar 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, hec, ap-arc
Where to start here. First, I will say I had never read anything written by Chelsea M. Cameron before. After reading her acknowledgements at the end, I understand that this is the first she has written of this type.
I want to start upfront, by being honest and admitting that I read this at a hard time in my life, so bare with me if I don't seem to make sense at times.
I find Ingrid and Coen's story unique, not in it happening, but in the fact that we don't usually see these things addressed quite
Feb 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Book: Bend Me, Break Me
Author: Chelsea M. Cameron
Format: ebook
Source: Pub Date: 2016

I am not quite sure how to rate this book. Of course, I can applause Chelsea M. Cameron on her ability to tell an engaging tell, weaving in what some consider to be the elements of storytelling: Action, Conflict, Resolution, Protagonist & Antagonist. Those elements differ based on which Google site you land. Nevertheless, where elements are added or removed, the basis is still the same.

Bend Me, Break Me w
Mar 23, 2016 rated it liked it
I have to say that Bend Me, Break Me was a good book, but I just couldn't get into it the way I wanted to. So going into this book, I definitely had no idea exactly what the book was about because the blurb was pretty vague. I really like going into books when the blurb is vague because it really gives the book a chance to reveal everything and make it seem more unique and new. Also, sometimes a blurb can be too revealing and give away the most important parts of the book which makes it feel bo ...more
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When I started to read Bend Me, Break Me, I was not sure what to expect because the synopsis was a bit vague. Chelsea has quite an array of storytelling and her mind can jump from one genre to the next. I was curious as to what kind of story I was getting myself into, but as always, I was not disappointed. This book delves into some heavy sadness, a few situations that are horrifying, exemplifying the best and worst of humanity. When you meet Coen and Ingrid you cannot help but be intrigued. The ...more
Mar 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

First Sentence: I always loved Bubbles.

Bend Me, Break Me, tells the story of Ingrid, a character broken by the pain of past events. She's trying with all of her might to go on in life, and live life. Ingrid however, can't live the quit existence that she wants due to the fact that she encounters Coen. Coen, on the other hand is a character that's trying to rectify the events of the past so that he might be able to move on in l
Jennifer LaFon - Book Bitches Blog
*Review copy received form the author for an honest review*

3.5 “For her” stars!

Hmmm….I liked Bend Me, Break Me but I didn’t love it. This is not a new author for me and in the past I have loved her stories. Not loving it is not a bad thing, though, so don’t start thinking I didn’t enjoy Coen and Ingrid’s story. I was just surprised. It wasn’t exactly what I thought it was going to be. But, it’s a sweet romance, just with a BIG secret.

“I used to smile. I used to laugh. I used to be a lot of thin
Jennifer Pierson
Mar 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ingrid has been through a tragedy that has affected her so much, she isolates herself from living life. She's afraid to let anyone or anything she could lose near her, so she keeps herself locked up tight, only expressing her feelings through writing poetry. Coen is a hottie with secrets swirling all around him, who can't stop thinking about Ingrid. He can't stay away from the beautiful but wounded girl, even though she won't give him the time of day. However, the more he chases, the harder it g ...more
Apr 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Where are all the good ratings for this book?

This one really took me by surprise.

I think the plot was intriguing and it just kept me going.
Plus, the writing style was really good.
And the characters were just adorable, especially Coen with his charme and humorous nature.

Ingrid is shattered, she avoids everyone but there is this one guy who doesn't let her push him away. He is always there, always trying to help, trying to be her friend. But when she finally gives in, will she be ready to open her
Julie Reveles (Juls ~ ILST BLOG)
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc

5 stars!

“I like the way you see me, Coen,”

“I see what’s there, Ingrid, but only because you let me. Even though you tried not to. I could see you and what I saw was so beautiful. You are beautiful, Ingrid. In so many ways.”

Talk about devouring a book! Once I started, I couldn't put it down! I finished it in one sitting! To say that I enjoyed it would be an understatement. After I read the acknowledgments, I liked it even more. I loved Coen, and even though he was hiding something, he was sti
Mar 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Read the full review on Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous.

Note: This ARC was provided by InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review.

This was a story with a great deal of angst and understandably so. It's clear early on that Ingrid is dealing with very heavy burdens, and it's also obvious that Coen's reasons to get close to Ingrid aren't as innocent as they may seem. We do see the progression of their hesitant friendship, and this allows readers to observe how Coen earns the trust of this girl who
Witchy Richey's Booktastic Reviews
Great story. Amazing characters and just enough wonder to keep you going.

The story of a girl and a guy. The girl has lived through something horrible and is terrible broken.
The boy has a mission, an obligation. He must know this girl, he must help this girl. He didn't plan on loving this girl. BUT...
The boy has a secret. A secret that could ruin everything

A great college read about Ingrid and Coen. A perfect HEA if you will. Somewhat predictable as I saw the ending coming. I wish I could have
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: heartbeats
Ingrid versucht unsichtbar zu sein und zu bleiben, aber Coen sieht sie trotzdem.
Nach einem kompletten Fehlstart wartete er vor jeder Vorlesung mit einem Tee und einem kleinen Geschenk auf Ingrid. Und Ingrid kann sich seinem Charme nicht lange entziehen....

Keine Ahnung, wie oft ich es schon gesagt habe, aber ich bin ein riesiger Fan von Chelsea M. Cameron und dieses Buch ist mal wieder ein guter Beweis, wozu sie fähig ist.
Die Geschichte ist süß und zieht einen in ihren Bann. Auch wenn ich innerha
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
Jun 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2016
One girl.

One boy.

Two hearts.
One terrible secret.
It will either bring them together or tear them apart.

Rate: 5/5 stars

A very beautiful, heart wrenching book just like I love them to be. I really loved this dispite it being so sad, the love between Ingrid and Coen just made it more powerful and lovely to read. You should know by now these are my favorite kind of books. They break my heart but they mend it at the same time. So this was perfect in my opin
Maria Lazarou--Obsessed by Books Blog
This was a very different read for me, at first it was slow moving and a bit hard to get in to. This is a very different read by Chelsea and not like any of her other books.

Ingrid has lived through tragedy, losing everything that mean to her in her life. Deciding to go off to college and keep to herself in order to protect herself.

Coen has secrets and his desire to attend a certain college not for the education but for a person. He feels he needs to protect someone, someone that was affected by
Aug 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wow is all I can say

Man this was some story. The trauma that Ingrid had gone through was really big, and Coen just felt as though it was, his job/ place to fix everything or make it right. Almost like he blamed himself when it wasn't his fault. Ingrid, was really hard to crack at first and getting her to let her walls slowly come down was even harder. But as time went on you could see how perfect they were for each other. It was really sweet. The ending felt a little blah but I liked everything
Mar 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was slightly darker than I expected it to be. Darker probably is the best word, maybe heavier?

Two main characters with secrets and huge issues from their pasts that are impacting them today.

Beautiful writing from an author that I always one-click. Chelsea has a wonder way of making the words flow on the page.

I'm being deliberately vague about the story here, but as you can see from the blurb, that's the best way to go into this story.

Not a light, entertaining read but one that will stay
Maureen Mayer
Feb 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
Paula Wallis
Feb 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, it reminded me of other authors, similar writing style.
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Chelsea M. Cameron is a New York Times/USA Today/Internationally Best Selling author from Maine who now lives and works in Boston. She's a red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader, and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, getting brunch with her partner, tweeting, and playing fetch with her cat, Sassenach. She has a ...more

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