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(Phoebe Reede: The Untold Story #1)

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Living in the shadow of a legend has its drawbacks.

Every aspect of Phoebe Reede’s life has been defined by her father. Caught halfway between being a teen and an adult, she yearns to break free from the weight of expectations surrounding the Reede name.

Her desire for freedom sends her overseas on her first solo journey. There, she finds herself having an unexpected adven
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Published August 2016
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As much as Phoebe hated whenever people said that she was just like her father, that's the most absolute truth.
After reading Declan Reede: The Untold Story series, we get to know everything about Declan since he was a kid. And, after reading the whole series, in this book, we see how similar Phoebe is to her dad. They act the same way, think the same way and even curse like sailors.
After finishing Declan's series, I found out that there was a series about Phoebe too and was ecstatic to know! I r
Bekah the Awesome
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
HOLY BLEEPING BLEEP!!! Okay, so this was the first book I've ever read by Michelle, so I had no idea what to expect... Like, at all. I knew I was beta reading a spinoff book to a series a social media buddy wrote. That's it. The end of my knowledge going in.

First off, Michelle can WRITE a freaking STORY, y'all. Like for realzies. Like, I've been pals with this woman, and I'd known she'd published books, but HOLY JUNK Y'ALL. So heads up, because more people need to become aware of that. And then
Dec 28, 2016 rated it liked it
I had my fun with this one.
Renée Swann
Jun 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: na, june-tbr-2016
Gah, I just loved this book, maybe even more than some of Declan's! I was hesitant to read Phase at first because I LOVED the Declan Reede series and sometimes I'm a little iffy of spin-off books, but I was drawn into the story almost straight away and fell in love with the characters. The ending left me heartbroken *sniff* so I hope the next book will be out soon!! ...more
K.M. Lowe
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was the first book I have read by this author, and it certainly won't be the last. I'll be moving on to see what happens between phoebe and Beau. This story was capturing. It left you enjoying the ride with the characters, but then like all story it had to end and this one didn't end on a happy note.

I liked the characters, although Beau's way of speaking grated on me but I got used to it and moved passed it. I do hope there is happy ever afters eventually.
Char (1RadReader59)
When life gets us down sometimes a break is called for. For a soon to be eighteen-year-old, most wouldn’t think it was call for. Phoebe Reede however it most certainly was. You see for this young Australian girl she’s lived the life of two young women already.
When she was born, her parents weren’t together. Being so young her father, 17, couldn’t handle the pressures of being so in love with her mom that he bailed. Not ever knowing her mom was pregnant let alone with twins. Unfortunately, Emma
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 stars!!!

I was given this book in turn for an honest review.

Phoebe Reede needed space to discover who the girl behind the car and the media really was. A trip overseas found her discovering much more than she ever imagined.

Phase blew me out of the water! It’s a sweet young adult romance that has you discovering who Phoebe Reede truly is, right along with her. This story had my heart full of love and feeling all swoony. I was captivated from the very beginning and knew that the adventure ahead
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Aug 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing

***** 5 Cranky Stars *****

I highly recommend that you read the Declan series first to get the full effect of Phase.

Speed, Sexy, Soulful, Sensual and Sensitive. So many "S" words come to mind when thinking of this book. Phoebe is all grown up and struggling with so many different issues. Racing cars is her passion and she just discovered the freedom her motorcycle gives her.

She's constantly compared to her daddy, the great Declan Reede racing superstar. Her eyes, driving style, attitude and looks
Shannon Mcfarland
Nov 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
I started reading Phase without reading the books about Phoebe's father, Declan Reede. That being said, I did not know the back story of the Reede legacy. However, this information was not needed to enjoy Phoebe's story.

Phoebe is just about to turn 18. She is a great race car driver, but wants her own identity. She is tired of being in her father's shadow. She talks her parents into letting her summer in the States so that she can get away from the fame of being Phoebe Reede, a household name i
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've been so looking forward to reading Phoebe's story after being a big fan of Michelle Irwin's Declan Reede series and she doesn't disappoint, I was drawn in from the very first page.

Phoebe is a headstrong young woman that is so much like her father from her distinctive eyes and her need for freedom, and the buzz she gets from racing. She is also feisty and stubborn and won't give into Declan's demands of her giving up riding her motorbike and so she secretly gets her licence to ride without h
Karen Hrdlicka
Jun 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by Michelle Irwin and from the way the book pulled me in, I will definitely read more. I found the author gave enough background information that I didn't feel that I didn't know what was going on from the previous series about the heroine's father.
Phoebe is on the cusp of being an adult and she has been groomed to take over her father's racing empire and compete for his team. Feeling overwhelmed by her responsibility to her family and the legacy that lies befo
Linda Field
Sep 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Title - PHASE - Phoebe Reede: The Untold Story #1
Author - Michelle Irwin

I love Declan Reede and was very excited to see Michelle had written a book about his daughter Phoebe.

And What a brilliant book it is, Phoebe is so like her father in more ways then you think.

The Last we read of phoebe is in Declan's last book and she was only a little girl. Now phoebe in this book is turning 18, she has followed in her father's footsteps, but like her father she wants to run.
Phoebe decides to take some t
2OCC Reviews
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gemma
Phase is the spin of series of the author’s popular Declan Reed story and I found that it is a promising start to the new series by the author. I found that I really enjoyed the story. There was a lot of emotion written throughout the story that shows the feelings that the main character is currently feeling throughout the story.

Phoebe is a feisty headstrong character that has to deal with a lot throughout her young life. I really enjoyed reading about Phoebe and the way that she was a strong c
Jun 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Diary of a Book Addict
Aug 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-by-sib

Phase Is the first book in the Phoebe Reede story. This is a spin off from the Declan Reede series.

You don't have to read Dec's books to read Phoebe's but it helps and to be honest, they're great books... if you haven't already read them, you're really missing out!

An absolutely brilliant book that had me hooked from the beginning and I didn't want to end

Highly recommended

Wendy Livingstone
Aug 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the first time I have read any of this authors work, and it will not be the last. It was not really necessary to read the previous books from this author to follow this story, but I actually wish I had!
Phoebe is a bit of a rebel, and takes off on her motorbike to get some freedom. She meets Beau, a hot and sexy cowboy, and the chemistry between them is smouldering.
This is an enjoyable read, and ends on a major cliffy! I look forward to reading more of Michelle’s work in the future.
Jenni Crawford
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
***I voluntarily reviewed this book for Katsindiebookblog, and I gained no monetary incentives nor was I specifically requested to review the book.*** I became a huge fan of Michelle with Declan’s series, and now she started a series with Declan’s oldest daughter? I didn’t think I could become a bigger fan! Phoebe is on a mission to figure out herself, trying to step out of her father’s limelight, and basically finding her own. Being Declan’s daughter, of course she’s going to pick up on drivin ...more
Feb 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!

I gotta admit, this was better than I thought it would be. I am leery of spin-offs and really, how does one live up to the awesomeness that is Declan Reede. So to read a story about his daughter, I wasn’t sure how this would go. Well, color me surprised!

Phoebe is an enthralling character with a lot of depth and facets. She is her mother’s daughter and at the same time, her father’s. I enjoyed reading her journey to self-discovery. She is a unique and special character with so much love a
Ann Batty
Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Thrust into fame from being a baby she's had to take criticism all her life. Coming up to her 18th birthday she tells her parents that she wants some time away from everyone who knows her to find out who she is.
Phoebe and her best friend fly off to America it then part ways so that she can start a motorcycle tour across the country meeting up in New York. A few days in she meets Beau and they are instantly attracted to each other. She thinks they only have one evening of flirting but he leaves h
Eva Mcfarden
Feb 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Eva by: Hashtag Minxes

#### 4.75 ####

First loves and broken hearts go hand in hand. Michelle's mindfulness to detail with the characters and their relationships with their family and friends, has the reader feeling as if they are right there next to the characters. You find yourself laughing at Phoebe and Angel's friendship, falling in love and just a fast, crying with heartache when that love is destroyed.

Phoebe's life is not easy. She has lived in her Dad's shadow most of her
Whoo Gives A Hoot
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
* Read more of my reviews at Whoo Gives A Hoot *
I generously received this ARC from Give Me Books in exchange for an honest review...

This is the first book that I've read from this author and I have to say that I enjoyed every second of it! Immediately upon finishing I dived into the second book and fell even more in love with Michelle Irwin! I strongly suggest checking out this extraordinary series! :)

Full review coming soon
Romance Between The Sheets
You know, you can’t help but be scared for what you’re about to read when the author’s dedication at the beginning tells fans “I’m sorry”. Sounds ominous, right? Moving on. For those of you who’ve read the Declan Reede series, you’ll know who Phoebe is. For those of you that haven’t, that’s ok, because you can step into Phoebe’s series just fine. She was just four years old in Declan’s series, but in this series she’s an eighteen year old woman trying to figure out who she is away from her fathe ...more
Jul 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Phoebe is not the little girl that we first fell in love with in Michelle Irwin’s series Declan Reede: The Untold Story and if you have not read Declan’s series this review may contain a spoiler or two as Phase is the start of a new series that has spun off of Declan.
Phoebe is grown up, or as grown up as you can be at eighteen years old. Most of her life she has lived in the shadow of her dad and around cars. Wanting a chance to just be Phoebe and not the daughter of Declan Reede, she convinces
Elizabeth Horbaczek
Dec 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was given to me for an honest review.


Seeing first loves in books is always eye opening especially the challenges that come with it. Being in the shadow of your dad, which Phoebe has always thought she was, not only puts a damper on things but also makes new challenges for her. Phoebe needs a break so she decides to go to the states for that break. In her travels she meets a boy, of course, and we all know what happens. They fall in love and live happily ever after right? Not so m
Reviews from the Heart
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in the Phoebe Reede The Untold Story series and this one touches on every single emotion in existence and I loved it!

There's not one single thing I'd change about this amazingly well written story that had me laughing at some points and crying my heart out at others. It's honestly not that often that a book touches me as deeply as this one did and this is why I'm so moved whenever they manage to do so. This author has an incredible way of making you feel deeply for her ch
Bloggers From Down Under
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
**received for honest review**

Reviewed by Melinda from BFDU

You fall in love hard.

You fall in love fast.

2 different countries.

2 people alike.

2 people that share the same passion.

2 people that can’t leave there careers.

Phoebe is all grown up from a sweet little 4 year old to now an 18 year old sassy women who is trying to find herself. Phoebe is trying to establish who she is outside of her father, she decides to take a 6 week vacation to the US with her best friend Angel. On this trip she is goin
Aug 22, 2016 rated it really liked it

WOW!! Michelle Irwin has started a new series, Phoebe Reede: The Untold Story with the book Phase. If you read Declan Reede: The Untold Story Series you know who Phoebe is and what her life has been like. This series is a spin-off of Declan's series. You don't need to read Declan's story to read this one but I highly recommend it.

Phase is another wild ride. A great start to a new series. While most teens go through a period of figuring out who they really are and what they want out of life, Phoe
T.M. Payne
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Book: Phase (Phoebe Reede: The Untold Story #1)
Author: Michelle Irwin
Publication Date: 8/30/2016
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts
My Rating: 5 Stars


I was so thrilled to see that this author started this series. Declan' and Alyssa' daughter Phoebe is growing up. She is so much like her father that it causes a lot of riff between them. When we last heard about Phoebe she was still a very young girl and had no cares in the world but she is now going on eighteen and wants to step out
Jul 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
OMG Michelle you have done it again, couldn't put this down and on the last page thought my Kindle had broken as I couldn't get to the next page, then it dawned on me that I was at 100%.

If you have read Michelle Irwin's Declan Reede's: The untold Story then you would have already met Phoebe's and know all about her start in life and built a relationship with this little girl that is now all grown up (well almost).

Don't worry however if this is the first of Michelle's books you have read though
Robyn Corcoran
Sep 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Oh my Michelle Irwin has done it again!
This is a next generation series and what a start with this fabulous book.
Phoebe Reede is the daughter of Declan Reede, a famous Australian car racer. She has been around and involved in this world from a very early age. Not only does she drive extremely proficiently but is also a worthwhile mechanic to boot!
Beau Miller is a stock car racing driver in America who is doing really well. The two meet and this is the beginning of a close friendship.
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Purveyor of words. Creator of worlds. Destroyer of feels.

Once upon a time, Michelle worked in a dreary office with only the voices in her head for company. Now, the voices in her head are characters on the page who will break your heart, lift your spirit, and make you feel like you have found new friends.

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