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Trainwreck 1

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(An Alpha Billionaire Romance Inspired by a True Event)

A steamy and suspenseful two-part series by NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling Author Nelle L'Amour, with both novel-length books releasing on the same day!

SARAH: I’m an utter trainwreck. I can barely pay my rent. Mom’s sick and her insurance company won't cover her new treatments. To make matters worse, I work for a total bit
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Kindle Edition, 250 pages
Published June 2nd 2016 by Nichols Canyon Press
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Dora Koutsoukou
Apr 01, 2020 rated it did not like it
1,5 🤯⭐️s

I had the best reading intentions for this book.
But they were not enough...

The characters were not sufficiently developed, especially Ari.
He was brusque, tactless and terse. Every time he called the heroine Saaaarah, I only wanted to kick his arse! At every turn, he was treating Sarah as his personal sex toy and she just lived with it!

And Sarah!!! One of the most spineless characters I have ever read! She was a 25 y.o. virgin geek girl who one moment met with Ari and the very next had
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Nelle L'Amour
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I can't wait to bring you Trainwreck 1 and 2. Both full-length books will be releasing on the same day—June 02, 2016. So you won't have to wait to read the conclusion! MWAH!




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Tpagirl Loves Romance
Trainwreck was the first book in a duet by Nelle L’Amour. It was also my first book by the author.

Ari was a billionaire that lives in Manhattan but owned a company in Philadelphia. He rode the train daily.

Sarah was recently out of college, living in Manhattan and working towards her dream in a toy company. She rode the train frequently to visit her sick mother in Philadelphia.

Ari and Sarah were in two entirely separate worlds. They would never intersect except to randomly meet on the train. The
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Rebecca
May 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Both Sarah and Ari epitomize the definition of a trainwreck, but their reasons for being completely unhinged drastically differ. Sarah's struggles revolve solely around her need for money in order to care for her cancer stricken mother while Ari's upheaval stems from the actions of others and the mental and physical trauma that he and those closest to him have suffered due to those people's mistreatment.

Despite their contrasting lives, Sarah and Ari form a connection from one sensual encounter
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Amy  Crull
Jun 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
OMG OMG OMG DID I JUST READ WHAT I THINK I DID? The ending just blew me away and yet wondering so much. I can't wrap my brain around it just yet... Give me a minute....
This book is super crazy! You have Sarah, who is a simple girl,trying to make it in the big world. She has friends who help her along the way. She meets her adonis on the train and that starts this crazy ride. Ari, is a complexed man. He is beyond gorgeous but has commitment issues. He's afraid to love cause of the ex and all her
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Jeanette Book-Reviews
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta-read, 5-star
*****5 AMAZING STARS*****

I'm truly honoured to beta read again for Nelle,

I'm just in awe! I loved reading Seduced by the Park Avenue Billionaire Series which was all in Sarah's POV but this baby here..... OMFG its also got Ari's POV which I have to say its SO much better as you get to know him a little more!!
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Lorena  Garcia -- Brittany's Book Blog
**Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review**

I absolutely floved this book, it was one of those that once you start you just can't put down. Ms. L'Amour always leaves you hanging and begging for more!

Ari is a man who has issues and is afraid to love again. His psycho ex-wife has really left a sour taste on this man and due to that, he doesn't want to get close to another woman for fear that they would hurt him and/or his son again.

Sarah is a woman who is struggling to make ends meet, goes
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Cindy Caron
May 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!!! Now this is a book you don't want to miss! At first, I thought it might have been the typical billionaire romance, but guess what! Not even close! You may want to buckle yourself into your seat for this one, and be prepared for the ride of your life, because Ari is about to rock your world in many ways and Sarah is along for the bumpy ride, hoping she won't come out of it too damaged. I'm not even sure that words could even begin to explain the roller coaster that becomes the life of Ari ...more
Laura Nelson (Tangents and Tissues)
Sweet baby Jesus!! My ovaries want to thank this author for creating the Golden God, that is Ari Golden himself. Why, oh why, can’t I meet someone like Ari on a train? Le sigh…..oops, sorry, I spaced out there for a second.

Sarah Greene’s life doesn’t need any more complications. Struggling to keep her head above water financially to cover her mother’s life-saving medical bills. Then add ‘The Boss from Hell’ to the mix! She has little time to see her friends let alone date. However, a steamy sexu
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Krista
Apr 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Is it just a chance encounter? Fate? Destiny? Or just pure luck? Those are the questions Ari asks when he views Sarah from the VIP area in the train station. Ari can't believe that his luck is finally changing when Sarah literally falls into his lap on the train. Maybe his fate is changing for the better.

Sarah is embarrassed when falling into Ari's lap. What a way to meet a person, especially one who is so dang handsome. Sarah feels overwhelmed by Ari's sexiness, but is drawn to him. Her life i
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Tara  Nelson
Not great but pretty close!

This the first book I've read by Nelle L'Amour and I will read the second part of this story.

While it was a pretty decent book....it had humor, hot sexy alpha-ish male and hot sex scenes I can't get over her writing style. There aren't grammar mistakes which is a big plus but the way her book is worded at times is just odd to me. The constant reminder of the way he'd say her name....during some of the sex scenes certain terms or ways that things were described were ju
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yohanna baez
May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The tittle tells you so much about this book.. The first thing i can tell you things happens really fast, there's no in-between when something goes wrong is very wrong ,when life is good is extremely good that is something that I noticed about this characters is that they go from one extreme to another not always in a good way but that didn't take away from the story it was sexy funny at times and frustrating as well, one thing Arthur no what how to do it's an amazing ending to leave you guessin ...more
Mary Winstead
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sarah is a virgin. She is on her way home from seeing her mother who is in the hospital for cancer. When she's in the train station she sees a gorgeous man. When she gets on her train she's looking for a seat. While she's looking the train moves and she is pushed into a man's lap. When she looks up its her trainman. He offers her a seat next to him. He introduces himself as Ari. Excusing her self she runs to the bathroom. When she goes in her trainman follows her into the bathroom and they make ...more
Mary Stockwell
Feb 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm stupefied!

I read the mixed reviews and was reluctant to start this book. First, it's not rape if it's consensual. Second, there ARE too many sex scenes. Third, it is a cliffhanger. I almost quit reading after the first chapter because it was ridiculously not believable. A billionaire riding a commuter train and a twenty five year old virgin meeting for the first time and having sex in the bathroom of the commuter train and he didn't figure out that she was a virgin was really out of the real
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Jessica
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Kind of cheese

I just couldn’t connect with Ari or Sarah. She was kind of a bumbling girl and all he really wanted was sex with no strings. I didn’t get how she could be falling for him when he constantly was giving her the brush off and she would just fall right back into bed with him. She didn’t make him work for it at all. I don’t see what he saw in her either. She’s a little geeky, doesn’t say much either. He’s always trying to change her style which bugged me.
The inner monologues were so ch
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Tangodiva
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I want a seat on that train!

What an enjoyable read! Let's ride trains more often.
Ari is so confident but scared at the same time. He is such a devoted Father...we need more like him these dsys.
Well, Sarah is young and naive, but is willing to take a risk with Ari. Her dedication to her Mother is endearing.
This book would be great in an Audible version, if only to hear Ari say Saarah. Aaahhhhh.
Craving book 2 to see where the story goes.
I was given an ARC.
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Sharon Shovan
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Who knew meeting a stranger on a train could turn your world topsy turvy. When Sarah saw him her fantasies went haywire. When Ari first saw Sarah it was like he was frozen like a statue. Then she fell in his lap. From there his fantasy came true, boy did they ever. Sarah was flabbergasted. And this is just the beginning. But to what end?
Deb Lake
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a wonderful story!

I didn't see the twist coming at the end of part one but man, what a good cliffhanger! Loved part one and an starting part two NOW.
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Laura
Jan 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good, quite a twist/cliffhanger at the end. Looking forward to reading part 2.
Mollien Fote Osterman
May 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Title: Trainwreck Book 1
Series: Trainwreck
Author: Nelle L'Amour
Publisher: Nichols Canyon Press
Reviewer: Mollien
Release Date: June 2, 2016
Genre(s): Romance, New Adult
Page Count: 250 pages
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

(An Alpha Billionaire Romance Inspired by a True Event)

A steamy and suspenseful two-part series by NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling Author Nelle L'Amour, with both novel-length books releasing on the same day!

SARAH: I’m an utter trainwreck. I can barely pay m
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Kathleen R.
Jun 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Title: Trainwreck 1
Author: Nelle L'Amour
Series: Trainwreck series, book 1
Publisher: Nichols Canyon Press
Reviewer: Kathleen
Release Date: May 29th, 2016
Genre(s): Erotic
Page Count:423 pages
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Blurb:


SARAH: I’m an utter trainwreck. I can barely pay my rent. Mom’s sick and her insurance company won't cover her new treatments. To make matters worse, I work for a total bitch, who makes the Devil Wears Prada look like Mother Theresa. Oh yeah, did I men
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Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
Suspenseful and funny, this is by far Nelle L'Amour's brilliant masterpiece. According to the description, this is based on a true life event. One can only envision how this all worked out in true life.

Sarah is a loving character, full of all the inadequacies we all feel as we deal with daily life for the first time on our own. With her mother diagnosed with Cancer, Sarah is left as the responsible party to cover all the bills in excess of insurance. With a job that barely pays for her to stay a
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Reviews from the Heart
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is an incredibly well written and highly addictive start to a new series that I loved every second of reading! I find the fact that this is based on a true story utterly fascinating and that made this story even more intriguing to me. I loved every single thing about reading this book and didn’t want it to ever end! When it did, the ending was a bit of a cliffhanger so be warned. Luckily, the second book in this two part series is releasing on the same day, which is totally awesome since th ...more
Karen Szakelyhidi
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!! My first Nelle L'Amour read and it was amazing could not put it down!!! It's an edge of your seat kind of book. You will laugh, cry, & swoon!!! Awesome read!!! Did I mention it's smoking hot as well!! Can't wait to get Book 2!!! Grab this and Part 2 June 2nd.!!!

SARAH: I’m an utter trainwreck. I can barely pay my rent. Mom’s sick and her insurance company won't cover her new treatments. To make matters worse, I work for a total bitch, who makes the Devil Wears Prada look like Mother Theres
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Andrea Turner
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Holy Hotness!! This book has a little bit of everything for you. Love, Lust, Laughter, Angst, and some seriously Sexy scenes. I have always been a fan of Nelle's characters, and Ari is quickly rising to the top spot. This woman can make you feel like you are in the book with the characters and I'm completely ok with falling down that rabbit hole with them. Get ready for a ride on the crazy train.

Meet Ari ~ a freaking Adonis that is scrumptious. But not only does he have good looks, this man has
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Jules
May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I recieved this book as a ARC for my honest review. Wow wow wow! This book was fantastic! I forced myself not to read it in a day because it was so damn good! I didn't want it to end! I hate that I'm done reading it, it's such a page turner you don't want to stop. Ari and Saarah ;) meet on a train. They are complete opposites , him a Park Ave Billionaire her a struggling 25 yr old. So hard not to spoil this book! Flat out she was meant to be on that train for a reason. He needed her and deep dow ...more
Wit & Wonder Books
May 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review***


Omg ! Trainwreck 1 by Nelle L'Amour is smoking hot ! This is my first book from this author and wowzers am I impressed ! Ms. L'Amour does an excellent job with character development and story telling . This book is inspired by a true life event . I love that it is told in a dual POV , which I love in any book !


Sarah's life seems to be out of control . She has a horrible boss , her mom is sick and insurance won't pay for treatments , she can bare
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Mary
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Nelle L'Amour grabs you in the first few pages and crafts a wonderful romance/fantasy for us all to escape into between Sarah and Ari. The connection between the 2 is electric but as with all good romances there are challenges along the way. Sarah works for a crazy boss lady that is so demanding, well, she had me tied in knots. Ari is still recovering from a shattered heart so can he truly open himself back up to love. Then we have totally cute Ben, Ari's son, who steals the show more than once. ...more
Lin ( Nerdy Bookworm)
May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
              *** Received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review ***
I have read Stranger on a train and thought I would love to hear Ari's side of the story and now this series should clear up much of Ari's impetuous actions. He is a young hot single dad, successful businessman with a troubled, despicable history when it comes to relationships. When he noticed Sarah, a shy art school graduate, he forget blatantly and goes after what he wants. The intense emotion between them, t
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Dani
May 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a ARC for honest review; so here it goes (deep breaths)

This series is reworking of Nellster very first erotic romance series, Seduced by the Park Avenue Billionaire. However, she has added Ari’s POV throughout. The material is brand new and not a rehashing of previously written chapters.

I loved Seduced by the Park Avenue Billionaire. However I thought it was missing something but couldn't pinpoint exactly what that was, and reading Trainwreck, it became crystal clear, Ari's pov was
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