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Since I've Been Loving You

(NOLA's Own #4)

4.52  ·  Rating details ·  126 ratings  ·  31 reviews
There's a saying that three is a crowd.

With her heart and soul shattered, Alys Stuart suffers in silence for a secret she's been hiding from everyone for eight years.

Xavier "X" Johnson sees right through her facade and vows to love and cherish her until his dying breath. Because he understands what it means to have a secret that no one can ever know.

But, just as X starts
Published June 12th 2017
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Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
Wow...i have no idea how Kelli Jean does it. Beautifully emotional and writing so potent!

Once again Kelli Jean delivers her signature mystic sexy mojo with the emotional journey of Alys and those men who love her. As a fan of NOLAs own series the story of Alys and X was sweet and sexy and beautifully tragic. This beautiful rock star came into her life when she needed to be loved the most yet no one knew the past love and loss that Alys experienced in the arms of a man who was her part of her li
E.M. Abel
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Alys, Connor and X OH MY!!!

I've been dying to get my hands on more NOLAs Own books and I'm telling you, this book DOES NOT disappoint! In the first three books of this series we get a glimpse into the dynamic relationship between Alys, X and Connor but Kelli Jean just shows us enough to keep us guessing. This book reveals all the hidden moments, the secrets, the pain, the love, the real CONNECTION they all share and DAMN it's beautiful.

I love the way she lets us see every point of view and even
Kelli Jean
Apr 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta
Major feels and absolute LOVE!!!
Wendy ⏃: ✦Cheeky Chicks Blogger✦

When I found out that Kelli was bringing us back to the NOLA's Own world, I just knew I had to get my hands on this book!! Plus hello, its Kelli... I'd read anything that woman writes! She's progressed so much since her first book released and I couldn't be more proud of her as I am right this minute. It's always a pleasure being back with the NOLA crew, reliving the angst and everything I love about these characters and their stories. It was like coming home and being welcomed
While I enjoyed every book in this series...THIS BOOK was my absolute favorite. Full review to come...


"It was this moment, more than any other, when I knew I would go through anything to give this man--my first love--the life he wanted. Deserved. Even if it cost me my own."

I really have no words for how much this book touched my soul. Jean has a knack for detail and with X, Alys, and Conner I was given everything I could ever hope for in a love triangle. But more than that, I fe
Misty Walker
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've been wanting to revisit the NOLA's Own family for so long, this book was exactly what I needed to transport me back into the world of this rock and roll "family", and to know Alys, Connor and X's story more thoroughly was everything I wanted it to be.

The sordid tale is too much to put into a synopsis, so I will just say that it was perfect. Kelli Jean doesn't just tell a story, she completely envelopes you in a world that you would otherwise never visit. I always feel like I'm there with t
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Just Wow!
Review to come!

I had to think long and hard about my feelings for this story.
ALL THE FEELS again Kelli Jean! I really think she likes ripping our hearts out. Plus, Kelli can make you feel like you are right there with these people. I love that about her writing..and she keeps getting better.
We know Phil and Kenna's story..we always knew there was something between Alys and Connor and then add in X. We all knew Xavier's fate but it did not make it any easier...we really got to know
Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
”Opening my arms, I tilted back my head and took my last breath.  No regrets.”

I can’t explain how excited I was to finally get this book!  NOLA’s Own is one of the most memorable series I’ve ever read.  Phil and his Baby Girl’s story was powerful and all-consuming in those books.  But, this author knows how to create fascinating characters, even when it comes to side characters.  I knew I had to have more from Connor, Alys, and X.  Their story isn’t the norm we are used to.  That is one of the
Oct 31, 2017 rated it did not like it
Don't recommend. Stop after book 3: The Song Remains the Same.

Ugh, the first half of this book just retells the events of the first three books in series, but from X, Alys, and Conner's perspectives, just with less detail and more confusion- what even was the point?
The second half is Alys and Conner getting together, but all contrived with obstacles for the sake of obstacles (something which admittedly the earlier books in the series also suffered from, but here it just seems exacerbated...).

*** I received an advanced copy and chose to review it ***
** 100% spoiler-free review **
* 5 Emotional "Get Your Tissues Ready" Stars *

Sometimes you wait and wait and wait for a book to be written and released and then, when you finally get to read it you are disappointed because it doesn't quite live up to your expectations. Since I've Been Loving You is the complete antithesis of this---it absolutely blew me away in the most amazing ways! I'm a HUGE fan of Kelli Jean's work (she's an incredib
May 25, 2017 rated it liked it
**First, thank you so to Kelli Jean and Co. for sending me an e-arc and allowing me to review this story**

I have read all three of Phil and Kenna's books before reading this one, so I knew some of the events that were going to covered in this book. I am happy this story got told and that this book is getting published, I definitely think anyone who is a fan of Phil and Kenna's story should read this. I have come to expect a decent amount of angst from these stories and I have to say, while I am
If there was ever a book that I could call bittersweet it’s Since I’ve Been Loving You. Told in three points of view—Xavier, Connor, and Alys—it’s the story I’ve been anxiously waiting for since I first fell in love with the NOLA’s Own series. Now if you haven’t read the series (what the hell are you waiting for?) don’t worry, this can be read as a standalone. But if you have, you definitely know what I’m talking about. All that being said, SIBLY is beyond words. If you follow my reviews at all, ...more
**We were gifted an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review.**

One of our favorite moments during #COPA17 was meeting Kelli Jean. We fangirled sooooo hard and begged to be put on her ARC list. Well, the begging worked and we got an ARC. This has been one of my most anticipated reads and it didn’t disappoint. After Phil and Kenna’s story ended, I was more than curious about Connor, Alys, and X. This story starts with the history of these three, before “NOLA’s Junk” was big. We got to ex
Yvonne Edmonds
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"No Regrets". That's a quote from X in this return to the NOLA family. That is exactly how I feel about this book. It was filled with emotion and humor and most of all, love. The story of Alys, Xavier and Connor was so beautiful. It is filled with so much emotion that you can feel the story while you are reading it. That is what I love most about this author. You don't just read her books, she makes you feel everything on the page. While it broke my heart over and over, it was such a joy to retu ...more
Patti K
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I knew, as soon as I finished book 3, that I absolutely had to read the story of X, Alys, and Connor. Nothing could have prepared me for the heartache or the love. This tale of mingled souls and hearts left me breathless and gave me everything I didn't even know I wanted from it. If you are looking for a traditional love story, you shouldn't bother. If you prefer to have your horizons expanded and to be lifted from this mundane plane when you read, then, by all means, dive into the lives of thes ...more
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5-Heart-wrenching and Beautiful Stars! I LOVE all of Kelli Jean's books and when she let it know that she was working on the 4th book in the NOLA's OWn series I could not wait to read it. I loved the first 3 books, despite the book hang-over I had for days after reading them, and was hoping for the same reaction with this one. I WAS NOT disappointed. I loved Alys and X in the first 3 books and wanted to know more about these two and Connor. The characters are wonderfully written and you can feel ...more
What a beautiful love story. It is a story of growth and loving with your heart, mind and soul. If you are a fan of the NOLA Own series, then you already know Xander, Alys, and Conner.

SIDE NOTE- GO read the other 3 books- This story is the love of three beautiful people and how the each grew emotionally and mentally. Alys has always loved Conner since the day he was born. Conner knew deep down that he was meant for Alys, yet each of them had to experience life. Xander always knew his life would
Kathy Aronoff
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow Just Wow

It is not often that you read a series that just keeps getting better and better and considering the first 3 in this series were five star reads for me, I am truly in awe. Kelli Jean's writing is off the charts in this story of love and loss, the flow is in warp speed and if you have read the first 3 books this one will fall into place brilliantly but if you haven't, you can read this book not feel lost and grab the others. This may be my favorite but hopefully I can say that about t
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was so good! In the prior three books we learned about Connor, X and Alys. Three people with a connection so strong. Alys loved Connor first but there is something about X that she could not resist. Their story told in this book filled in the gaps and was so amazing to read. Three people all with so much love to give. Will they get past the hurt and find happiness? Their story is one I will remember. I don't want to give this emotional but amazing story away. All I can say is you will ...more
Tracy Grant
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

The NOLA's own series is definitely one of my favourites and the newest book is a fantastic addition and another brilliant read from Kelli Jean.
Seeing things from the previous books from X, Alys and Connor's point of view was great as well as finding out what happened next.
I'd recommend reading the previous books first.
Can't wait for book 5!
Cindy Crowley
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing. NOLA's Own just keeps getting better.

Kelli Jean has killed it again. I love the spirit of these characters. She's creates this family you can't help but love. I wish these could just keep going forever. I have dying to hear Connor and Alys story. But X just made it become so much more dynamic. This did not disappoint.
Dawn McClure
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a great book

Another great book. I loved reading what continued on with NOLAS own. It was another emotional book. I loved the story of X, Alys, and Conner. I put a lot of things into perceptive from the first 3 books. I had to pull out the tissues as with all of her books .
Diane Nixon
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Thank you for writing this fourth book. I loved it from beginning to end. I've missed these characters so much and am glad you told the beautiful story of Alys, Connor and X. Well done Kelli Jean!
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic read - loved coming back to Nola's Own.
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: j, kindle-unlimited
All the stars!! Review to come...
5 'blew my mind' stars!!

This book is #4 in NOLAs Own series, and I have been anticipating it forever.
It's the story of Alys, Connor, and X!!!

I'll start by saying, that if you haven't read the other three books in this series, I would HIGHLY recommend reading those before diving into this one. The first three revolves around Kenna and Phil but there's a ton of backstory, side story, and other minute details. Since I've Been Loving You is told over a span of years, running from before NOLAs #1 t
Luthermilla Ecole
Apr 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Well I don't like triangles , but I knew right away that this would be one. The series were so amazing, that I felt like I needed to turn the last page, and be really done with the series.
The series start with X telling us about the past events that led to the future.
The first half of the book was hard for me. Really, There is some heavy shit there. But I felt sorry about how much Alys and Connor hurt each other.
Jesus this book had so much DRAMA, OMG, like I am pregnant and its yours kind.
I di
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Born and raised in Miami, Kelli Jean traded the tropical heat for the arctic. Now she deals with twenty-four hour daylight in the summer, zero sunlight in the winter, and believes the Northern Lights make up for the mind-boggling amount of ice and snow she has to put up with for seven months out of the year. She’s surrounded by mountains and ocean and sheep, and claims her bizarre sense of humor i ...more

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NOLA's Own (5 books)
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  • No Quarter  (NOLA's Own #2)
  • The Song Remains the Same (NOLA's Own #3)
  • All My Love (NOLA's Own #5)