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Juniper Smoke

(Smoke Series #1)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  731 ratings  ·  313 reviews
In an age of casual hook-ups, can love survive the test of time?

Juniper and Kyle meet when she is dangling forty feet from a museum scaffolding.

Juniper Mills is a straitlaced but sassy curator at a History Museum. Raised by her mother to hate men, she worries she’ll die a frigid scholar in a musty house with an army of cats and a lake of books.

Kyle Paxton is an intense an
Kindle Edition, 2nd Edition, 529 pages
Published November 30th 2018 by Pulsar Media (first published July 6th 2016)
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Nicole Amazon had parts one and two for a special price, so I figured part three wouldn't be far behind....this is great news!
Becca Part3 - Finding Juniper has been released and you can purchase it on Amazon for 99 cents or read it for Free on Kindle Unlimited

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Jan 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites, romance
2nd review/addition: Feb 20/2018
I reread it because I missed and loved this book so much. Will I ever get over the ending that ripped my heart out and stomped on it then ran it over with a tank? Nope. I couldn’t even read all of Chapter 51 because I knew I’d cry.

Juniper and Kyle are the best romance characters I’ve ever encountered. They’re so fully fleshed out and wonderfully complex, and for once I can say this isn’t an instalove romance book. Every time I read a story of a poor girl meeting
Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
4.5 Amazing Stars!!

When a trusted author friend recommended this book to me, I immediately downloaded it and dove right in. Wait, I thought, this book is how long??! ‘Juniper Smoke’ is an odyssey, a fantastic, sexy, funny, smart and heart-stopping journey that I never wanted to end.

“I, Juniper Mills, always run away from the people I love. It is the story and sequel of my life.”

There is just so much to love about this book that I want to yell from the rooftops for everyone to read it! Junipe
Ashley Gravelle
Jul 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: did-not-finish
DNF at 58%:(
Wow. I really seem to be in the minority with this one. I tried so hard to love it. I tried so hard to finish it!! It really grabbed me from the beginning and went downhill after about the first third. At first I loved Juniper! She was different and quirky and I loved that at first she told Kyle off after his proposal. But soon she became as wishy washy as every other annoying heroine I've ever read. Her internal back and forth was exhausting, as was Kyle's!! One minute he was ass co
Cindy Fong
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a great story of polar opposites that attract for no rhyme or reason. Meet Juniper, quirky, cute museum curator. Meet Kyle, successful business man who is broken inside who finds Juniper and wants her to fit into his nicely timed plans. Juniper proves to be the most real person and doesn't conform to Kyle's standard taste. There are so many layers to this story. both have thier own emotional baggage and people lining up to tear them down. Can Juniper change Kyle, does he even want to change ...more
Jun 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, series
4.5 stars

Kate picked this for me for the Pick for Me challenge and thank goodness she did. I honestly didn't want to put this book down. Throughout most of the book, I was hooked. I loved the emotions and both characters felt real to me. The struggles felt real and even the set up made sense (even if I wanted to smack Kyle for it.) It was smart, and for the most part didn't feel pushed. There were characters I loved and characters I hated. Even some that I felt empathy for even if they were on t
Tracy Wilkin
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing

This book. I simply just will not give this book the credit it is due. This book was slow moving, but only because of the depth of these characters and the incredible attention to detail this author has. I was intrigued with both Kyle and Juniper, but more so Kyle. He just fascinated me and I craved trying to work out what makes him tick, and why he is the way he is. Their story evolved slowly and with incredible drama. Juniper and her life was certai
Dec 18, 2018 marked it as to-read
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In an age of casual hook-ups, can love survive the test of time?

Juniper and Kyle meet when she is dangling forty feet from a museum scaffolding.

Juniper Mills is a straitlaced but sassy curator at a History Museum. Raised by her mother to hate men, she worries she’ll die a frigid scholar in a musty house with an army of cats and a lake of books.

Kyle Paxton is an intense and intimidating inventor of a successful micro camera from San Francisco. He schedul
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
ARC review!

Amazing debut! This is one author to lookout for! Absolutely brilliant read!

Juniper- first of all, I loved that unique name! She's devoted to her family, work and basically had no social life. At the age of 26, she has never had a boyfriend and has limited experience with men.

"Mom kept me on a slow poison diet of abstinence by fear."

But then she meets Kyle. Not aware that he is her new boss their first interaction is interesting. She has low self-esteem and that causes her to bel
Heather R Callahan
Jul 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love a story where characters sound like real people, and you can really connect with them. This story did that for me. I instantly loved Juniper. She is smart, fun, and a bit sassy. She is beautiful, but not that sexy perfect supermodel stereotype. She is a curator at a History Museum, working to take care of her family. She has a twin brother that has special needs, and a mother that is not ideal.

Kyle is a rich over the top control freak, OK maybe not freak but you understand. These two are
Saadia Faruqi
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC from the author.

Juniper Smoke knocked my socks off from page 1. Some books start off slow and lead into action. Not Juniper Smoke. This book started with sizzling action and just kept on going from there. The plot is easy to follow and the story is set in the museum world, one that I enjoyed immensely

The characters are exceptional. Juniper is a curator at a museum, smart, successful and writing a book. She is really my kind of girl! Kyle is sizzling and handsome, a self-made mi
Amy  Crull
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was blown away by the book! For a debut author, she has a way of bringing the characters to life. These characters are very complexed and the author has done her homework with them. She makes a awkward, naive but brilliant Juniper shine rather then put her down. Kyle, has a brilliant mind and does things a certain way, but he's a playboy. He has set dates with women and just ends. All the women are ok with it until Juniper. Juniper makes him think differently. He's never met someone like her b ...more
Danielle Fulton
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have to say I had a hard time putting this story down to do get my real life responsibilities done.
You get drawn in so fast to the complex personalities of Juniper and Kyle. They are each extremely smart in their respective careers and they both have families with major issues that have affected their personal lives greatly.
You want to give both of them smacks upside theirs heads at times and shake some sense into them. Can they work through their insecurities and the outside forces working
Chasing Away Reality
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I think this story broke me a little. I didn’t know what to expect going into this book. If you’ve read my reviews before, you know I don’t read the synopsis of a book before reading it. I usually go off of reviews and author or friend recommendations. This book came to me as an advance reader copy for a promotional tour. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to read it. But I have to say I feel as lost as Juniper does right now. I read this 700+ page book in 3 days. I’m exhausted not only from stay ...more
Salimah Dhanani
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ash's storytelling is heartfelt and gripping. I started this book when I was reading two other novels and from the first chapter, Juniper Smoke blew me away. I couldn't, in fact I didn't, end up finishing the other novels that I was in the middle of. All I wanted to do was read about Kyle and Juniper! Their characters are palpable and so real that I found myself thinking about them even when I wasn't reading, Juniper Smoke. I can't wait to read more novels from Sadia Ash!!!
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Totally fell in love with these two !!I need book 2 now !! Thank you for the chance to read this amazing story
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a whole NEW everything to me, author, books and concept. The reason I signed up for this was because the blurb caught my eye and I want to expand my reading. Not that this isn't a norm of mine, just new author and new books and new everything. So I was very glad that I signed up because it was freaking awesome!!

This was something else, i mean WOW! This story is a new meaning of fifty shades, I am dead serious. Kyle is nothing like hero's but EVERYTHING! Juniper...she is..she is head-str
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I recommend.

This is one of those books that is slow burning, it’s not insta lust or love it’s about two people, Kyle and Juniper, who’s trying to understand each other. It’s also about change too, for the reason being why Kyle is the way he is to Juniper not being another notch post.
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Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
I loved this story I found it a bit slow to start with but that was to be expected as we get to know these Characters they are like real people..
I really connected with Juniper she is smart, funny, sassy. She works at a History Museum.
She has a twin brother.. who she adores and works hard to support both him and her mother.
She meets Kyle a rich man. He was a hard Character for me to connect with at first as I wasn’t sure if I would like him but as the story goes on I did.

This is my first book by
Jul 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Juniper Smoke is the debut novel by Sadia Ash. In it we meet Juniper Mills, a twenty-six-year-old museum curator. She was raised by a mother who was fanatical on getting Juniper to hate men. Men were not to be trusted. EVER. As a result, Juniper lived for only her work and her family. Her twin brother and mother depended on her entirely and have major issues of their own. Stuck in a rut, she never saw her life changing or how much it would change after a chance encounter.

Kyle Castillo Paxton ha
Lynsey M. Stewart
Jun 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received an Arc from Sadia in exchange for an honest review.

Juniper smoke is the story of Kyle and Juniper. Juniper is ‘A straitlaced but sassy Iron Age curator at the History Museum in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She puts her dreams of doing Celtic research in Ireland on hold as she is the sole provider for her special needs twin and comatose mother. Raised by her mother to hate men, she worries she’ll die a frigid scholar in a musty house with an army of cats and a lake of books.’

Kyle Paxton is a
Jesey ~ Schmexy GIrl~
Jul 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
We get TONS of recommendations from readers….daily. It’s hard to keep up sometimes. Every now and then a book’s cover and/or synopsis will grab one of us. Well this time it grabbed two of us. Jesey and Roxie jumped in for a buddy read of Juniper Smoke, the debut novel from Sadia Ash. It’s captivating, well written and intelligent. We both agree that Sadia has put an incredible amount of research into this story. The details and the history were a fun element to read.

It’s going to be hard to writ
Papatia Feauxzar
Jul 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
A strong headed and independent 26 year old virgin, Juniper's life is thrown upside down when Kyle Paxton, CEO of a successful company, crosses her path. Having said that, Kyle's life also pauses because time never stops with him. I mean it literally and you will understand better what I mean when you read the book.
To be honest, both leading characters were a bit reminiscent of Anastasia and Christian Grey. However, the plot is different, not graphic at all, yet very arousing to the standards of
Samantha  Kurtz of Sammy's Book Obsession
5 Stars From Sammy's Book Obsession!

TITLE~ Juniper Smoke
AUTHOR~ Sadia Ash
GENRE~ Contemporary-Romance
PUBLISHED~ July 8th 2016 by Pulsar Media
MY RATING~ 4.5/5

Dialogue Natural/Realistic
4/5 Stars
The dialogue was realistic with the exception of a lot of contractions that could have been used to make it more believable. Otherwise, good though. These characters are remarkably intelligent and it pours out in their everyday communication. If you're lacking in the vocabulary are
Jul 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Nicola J Hardy
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
i was given an arc in exchange for an honest review
and what can i say , i loved it , juniper meets Kyle when shes hanging off museum scaffolding preparing for an event at her job , a museum curator and Kyle a president of his own company seem an unlikely match , especially when he gives her a proposition she quickly refuses , however despite her shock she can't get him off her mind , and its no wonder , Kyle is a charming though slightly arrogant male used to getting his own way down to the last
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The "real feel" I got reading this book was unbelievable! This is one of those books that you will never forget once the characters all get into your head! Sadia did a phenomenal job with the technical aspects of the Ann Arbor Museum information and into the Tech world of photography. Not only are the characters complex and well formed, their relationships are life like in all ways. I love to see a story that has something than the originality of falling in love. Juniper and Cy
Jul 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WOW! I am writing this review seconds after finishing the book and I was left gasping! I need book 2, the continuation of Kyle and Junipter's story like NOW! As an avid reader, I have come across many stories that share a similar plot/characters, but with Junipter Smoke, the characters are so alive and Sadia takes you right there alongside. She digs deep and makes you feel what each character is going through. You can feel the anxiety, the pain, the angst, and the love as you read through each p ...more
Tracey Vuolo
Jul 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book was great. It started off slow, but I liked the the deep development of the characters and attention to detail.
Kyle is the playboy and Juniper is the nerdy girl, but they are so much more than that. Kyle is a control freak who schedules life like a robot. Juniper was taught by her mother to hate all men. Kyle is rich and can have anyone. Juniper lives with her mother who is useless and a hoarder. She also lives with her twin brother Cypress who suffers from Autism and other disabiliti
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was such a beautiful story and I was happily surprised when I found myself turning page after page with such anticipation.... our leads are very well written and you can't help but fall in love with both. Their road to happily ever after is a difficult one; not only do they have to overcome their own personal demons, insecurities and fears, they also have to learn to fight for their right to be happy and not allow their circumstances stop them.

The world that Sadia Ash has created is wonderf
Paula D
Jul 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Juniper is a girl who has no clue about men or relationships she meets Kyle in a awkward position. Kyle has never loved anyone doesn't do relationships he does seasons Winter,Summer,Fall with a contract that his woman sign and then move on. Juniper at first is like seriously this man is crazy lol but Kyle gets to her and she agrees. Kyle has a horrible past and his family are sum it up jerks that I feel have never showed Kyle what love is and always make him the bad guy. Will Juniper change Kyle ...more
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