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Living Out Loud

(The Living Series #2)

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4.63  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  33 reviews
Connor
At the age of seventeen, I made a huge mistake, one that continues to haunt me to this day. Although I'm no longer the dumb kid whose sexual experimentation went wrong, I'm smart enough to know my true desires make me unsafe for any woman. So, I bury them deeply, hoping one day I might actually convince myself they no longer exist. Until I achieve that impossible fea
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Sarah
Jun 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
Connor and Maddie are closed off, sarcastic, and use members of the opposite gender for sex only. Each had a bad experience in their late teens because of naiveté, and they've been stuck in a rut ever since. When they meet, they feel intense attraction and become each other's biggest challenge. Can they move beyond their histories to set up a life together, or will they be stuck in a holding pattern?
JoAnna G
Aug 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Ok here goes. I loved this book. It is a series and we first meet Connor and Madison in the first book in the series. Madison is Chloe’s best friend and roommate. Conner is Jayson identical twin brother. The books in the series so far run concurrently, so in this book you get Jayson and Chloe as well. The relationship between Connor and Madison is not perfect by any means, I think that’s why I like it so much. This book has so many feels in it. It has drama, laughter, and tears. My heart breaks ...more
♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ the Romance Bibiliophile ♡


If there is one thing we learn from Living Out Loud by Melody Dawn it should be to never believe the internet without re-checking it first – expecially when it could really cause damages that will most probably follow you for the rest of your life.

Jayson's (which we met in the first book of this series) twinbrother Conner had to find out the hard way that the internet is not a reliable source for every kind of information. Haunted by his experiences he feels he is not normal … not safe for any
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 ♡ One Click Romance ♡
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
There aren't enough words in the world to fully express how in love I am with Connor F*@!ing Reece. He and Madison or a match made in heaven.

Every since I read To Live Again and This is Living I was anxious to get my hand on Living Out Loud. And, when I did, I DEVOURED IT.
Ms. Melody Dawn definitely does not disappoint.
Lindsey Kramer
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Melody Dawn is a new author for me and this book was epic! It made me laugh, it made me cry and it made me fall in love. These characters are so lovable and believable that you end up rooting for them in the end. If you need an author to get hooked on, Melody Dawn is the one!
J. Thompson
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another emotionally charged book by this fabulous new author. please read! you wont be disapointed
Jennifer Pierson
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Connor Reece has been battling the demons of a disastrous sexual experiment from his late teens, and now believes that no woman is safe with him. Now his life consists of a revolving door of one night stands, but that is ruined when his twin brother finds his soul mate. So Connor is introduced to her best friend, Madison McKinely, and the instant connection shakes his world up. But Madison is haunted by her own demons, which makes her the female version of Connor, as she won't have anything to d ...more
Tracy Grieve
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is sexy it has drama it has laughter and tears and will leave you all hot and bothered.

Connor Reece is swoon worthy, he had a bad experience when he was a teen and he has vowed never to give his heart to a woman, so he hides behind the player rep that he has built up, random hook us no strings, but underneath it all Connor has a heart and he has it closed off that is until he meets his brothers girlfriends best friend Maddie, she is feisty, smart and has a mouth on her. Connor has real
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Crystal
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Living Out Loud is the second book in The Living Series. We first met Connor and Madison in To Live Again. Madison is the best friend to Chloe the main female character in TLA, and Connor is Jayson, the main male character's twin brother. There was just something about Connor's character in book 1. I was drawn to him and wanted to know more about him, to find out his story. Ms. Dawn did not disappoint at all with Connor's story. This man is so complex. He has a dirty mouth and a heart of gold. H ...more
Chasing Away Reality
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have to start by saying how much I loved how the author started Connor's story. BDSM is popular in the romance industry these days, and we usually get thrown into the story without a lot of background on how the guy started his road to becoming a dominant. In this case, we are introduced to Connor's clumsy attempt at a first time and struggles in the subsequent years to accept himself. I loved how supportive his parents were and his personal journey to accepting his desires and emotions. I als ...more
Diane
Oct 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Emotional and angsty combo…

I knew, I just knew Connor and Madison’s story was going to be an emotion-filled powerhouse with drama aplenty. Not that I have to be right all the time but this time, I was more than happy to be right! With Jayson and Chloe’s story already told I couldn’t wait to hear how Connor and Madison, who were both such a part of their relationship, fared in their round with Cupid…

Connor is tortured by events from years ago and all his relationships, if you can call them that,
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Book Loving Fairy-Blog
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

Melody Dawn has outdown herself with Living Out Loud. I could hardly wait to hear Connor and Madison's story. Their flirtiness and chemistry intrigued me in To Live Again and This is Living. Melody Dawn delivered it beautifully.

We are given a little background to Connor's past and find out what he is curious about as a seventeen year old. The understanding he receives from family had me just as shocked as Connor but not really all that surprised.

Connor and Madison have more in common th
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Penny Leidecker
Sep 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Connor Reece is going to be your next BBF, after his twin Jayson Reece. Connor has a sexual experience at 17 that affects his future experiences and how he treats women. Everything changes, once he meets Maddie! They are perfect for each other because they both are just alike in regards to sex. I could go on and on about this book, but I don't want to give any spoilers, lol. I highly recommend this book to everyone over 18. Although it isn't necessary, i suggest reading To Live Again and This is ...more
Lisa Gerkey
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It is great to finally get Connor’s and Madison’s story. Since meeting the twins and getting Jayson and Chloe’s story, it felt like forever getting here. Just like the other books, I loved this one. I didn’t fall right into the book in beginning, but once it moved on to the present and the POVs started alternating, I could not read it fast enough because it was that good.
I don’t feel that it’s completely necessary to have read the other books before reading this one, but since it is a series I b
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Cassandra Cole
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Connor f@cking Reece!!! I Flove these characters. Connor likes control in ALL aspects of his life and that includes Madison! But will she follow her heart this time or allow her past to devour her happiness? Can she face her past to ensure her future is free for Connor? I Flove these two! Be prepared to want to spank her yourself! It's a love/hate tug of war!
And what about Ava and Phillip! Seriously! I love these parents! What a strong father to help guide his son through a tough phase in life!
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United Indie Book Blog
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amazing!!! Living Out Loud is the second book that I've read in this series. Madison is feisty, smart and has a mouth on her and also she is Chloe's best friend. Madison has her own past demons. All she wants is someone to protect her. While Conner is Jayson twin brother. Conner is so swoon worthy. Conner has his heart closed off because of his past. Connor has met his match Madison. They are so perfect for each other. I laughed, cried, was happy, and got frustrated too. Melody Dawn did another ...more
Rosie Chapel
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Melody Dawn does it again - wow! The way her words reach into your very soul - yanking it out kicking and screaming, beat it seven ways to Sunday before tenderly tucking it back in - is incredible. A sexual misadventure when he was seventeen, haunts Connor Reece and has adversely affected every relationship (or should that be fleeting sexual encounter) since. Then he meets Madison, a very spirited girl with her own secrets, and sparks fly.

It's clear from the get go these two have something spec
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werejumpinbooks
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love a non-perfect relationship. Melody has a way to develop characters so you can relate to them as “normal” people. Her characters are ones you want to invite to a cookout, hang out as friends, or even be your neighbors. This whole series has a vast amounts of emotions, probably one of the reasons I love it so much.

Connor and Madison have more in common than they want to admit. Madison is the female version of Connor, and a match made for heaven. These two bring out the best in each other. C
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Denise Bailey
Oct 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When I received my book I was a bit shocked that it was a bit long. By the end of the book I was hoping and praying for more pages. I kept slowing down to make the book last longer. When I got to the end and saw the ad for the next book in the series I immediately went to see if it might be available now. I wanted and needed more and more and more. For someone who was thinking, "holy cow that's a big book" to desperately looking for more pages. It just doesn't get much better folks. I loved this ...more
Nicole
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Living Out loud by Melody Dawn is book 2 in the Living Series. It's a contemporary romance series that focuses on a different couple each book but in the same realty. I haven't yet read book 1, however, it seems that this book might run along side book 1 rather then after it. Living out Loud is Connor and Madison's story. It has a unique writing style that once I got used to it, I really enjoyed. Flicking between Connors past and present as we grow with him during his younger years was a great w ...more
Tammy  Tracy
Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Second book in this series- Conner is Jayson's twin you get a retelling of the first book from his POV, his sexual secrets and his romance with Madison.
Janet
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Living Out Loud is a part of The Living Series by Melody Dawn. We first meet Connor Reece in To Live Again. You could potentially read this book as a stand alone but there is so much chemistry between the characters, especially being the Reece twins, that you really should read the earlier books in the series.
Even though Connor has a twin brother, he is different than his brother. Don't get me wrong, he is really close with his brother and family but some things are just too embarrassing for hi
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Smashlybookalicousreviewingchicks
This is book 2 in the series and can be read as a standalone, but you will definitely want to go back and read the other Reece brother. Trust me! We saw Connor and Madison in book 1. Connor is the older twin brother to Jayson. Madison is Chloe's best friend. We all knew that there was a story to these two, but based upon what we read in book 1 on them I totally did not expect their stories to be like this.

Connor meets Madison when Jayson and Chloe meet for lunch and for two people who don't do r
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Amy Neighbors Senethavilay
Dec 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Every person faces times in their life where they are defined by the moment, changed in some way, or held captive by the memory. In Living Out Loud, both Madison and Connor had experienced from the past that have paralyzed a part of their life—that part which impacts the heart. Both Connor and Madison believe they are tainted and unworthy, throwing themselves into meaningless one night stands or relationships that mean nothing. How can the heart get broken when there is no feeling involved?

But
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Tessa
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to read Connor and Madison's story and boy it was everything I hoped it would be. How Melody Dawn creates characters that are absolutely real and have you feeling their struggles is beyond me. Living Out Loud is undoubtly one of my 2016 favorites.

We begin with a seventeen year old Connor trying a few things he read online that appealed to him to do with his girlfriend. We find out his aren't surprised by his curiosity and that leaves Connor shocked and in disbelief.

From the mo
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Sophie Koufes
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is book 2 in this amazing series. Book 1 & 1. 5 revolves around Connor's twin brother Jayson & Madison's best friend Chole who meet first. It's not necessary to read these first but I highly recommend it as you will want to read in order to learn about all the Reece family members and it is worth it. The author did an amazing job with tying in this book to the first book & the novella as unlike other books these two relationships are actually happening at the same time. As the s ...more
Annamaria
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Five Amazing Stars! Madison has scars from her past and therefore keeps men at a distance. Conner is Jayson"s twin brother, he suffers from demons in regards to relationships and now he will not get involved in one. Conner is introduced to Jayson's girlfriend Chloe's best friend who is Madison. He is instantly attracted to her but, can he convince her to give him a chance? Melody again does an amazing job with this story! The story is a heart warming, emotional, sexy, read that will have you lau ...more
Sharilyn Dickerson
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned-kindle
This book was ahhh-mazing!!

This is book two of the Living Series and is Connor and Madison's story. If you read book 1 and 1.5 you know that Connor is Jayson's equally sexy twin brother and Madison is Chloe's best friend.
Connor and Madison met when Jayson and Chloe had lunch to discuss their class project and it was instant attraction. They both come with some pretty heavy baggage and will have to come to terms with things from their pasts or their relationship will never survive.
This series j
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Chantelle Bouffanie
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amazing!!! Living Out Loud is the second book that I've read in this series. Madison is feisty, smart and has a mouth on her and also she is Chloe's best friend. Madison has her own past demons. All she wants is someone to protect her. While Conner is Jayson twin brother. Conner is so swoon worthy. Conner has his heart closed off because of his past. Connor has met his match Madison. They are so perfect for each other. I laughed, cried, was happy, and got frustrated too. Melody Dawn did another ...more
Cassie
Oct 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

This series just gets better and BETTER. Connor and Madison's story was written so well, it felt real. I love that Melody can make me laugh, make me cry & simply make me feel the story. I liked the way the internet played into the story, with google at your fingertips, you never know what information you'll find! It was nice to see a book address it. The Mom and Dad chapter's were a great addition - this is an AMAZING family!!! I can't wait for more of the Reece family.

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Melody Dawn is a contemporary romance author. She started reading romance novels when she was a teenager and became addicted to Happily Ever After's. She got her own HEA when she met her soulmate. It was instalove and they've been together ever since. She spends most of her time reading, writing, spending time with her main guy as well as nursing a secret addiction to organizing and crime shows.

Other books in the series

The Living Series (6 books)
  • To Live Again (The Living Series, #1)
  • Living On the Edge (The Living Series, #4)
  • Double In Love (The Living Series, Vol. 3)
  • Learning to Live (The Living Series: A Short Story)
  • Living and Loving (The Living Series)