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Ever So Madly

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Love is for peasants, nobles marry for power. These are the rules Jocelynn has lived by. She is expected to be the poised and perfect vision of relentless power. Set to inherit the House of Akillies she was bred to rule. Men have never turned her head, until now

Madden achieved the impossible, the first in over a century to escape the life of hard labor and earn a place amo
Kindle Edition, 1, 350 pages
Published August 30th 2016 by Evernight (first published August 21st 2016)
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Aug 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
The first thing you need to know is that I picked up this book based solely on that cover. That. Cover. I want it framed on my wall. I love it so freaking much.

I was a little unsure of the blurb. This was my first J.R. Gray book, and I approached it with some amount of hesitation. I was afraid it might be too dark or too much for my usually light and fluffy tastes. But I was also in a sort of epic book slump and needed something different, so I took a chance on it and it turned out to be exactly
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Aug 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
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WOW!! This story blew me away. The entire set up, the storyline, the characters, everything was unique and fresh.

The heroine, Jocelynn, is no damsel in distress. She knows how to handle difficult situations and is capable of taking charge. I admire her passion and strength. We need more empowering characters like her.

Madden is just ahhhhh. He is broken, he is adorable and he is so hot. His character was so amazingly written. He knows his weakness but he finds the strength to fight and overcome
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May 05, 2018 rated it did not like it
This was terrible. I have no words.
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There was so much of this I liked. I might do a full review. But if not, Read for Dewey's Fall 2016: ...more
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Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a gripping story about the divisions of society and how love knows no bounds and I really enjoyed this one! Madden is a labor worker mining ore on an unforgiving planet and each and every day is a waking nightmare for him. He is lucky enough to escape his rank when he scores high enough during testing and is sent to study in a special program with members from higher classes. Jocelynn is not only a member of an elite class, but is the direct descendent of one of the most powerful familie ...more
Becky Rendon
Aug 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Oh, you want more than Wow. Well, how about huh! Still more...

How about the newest book (hopefully series) by J.R. Gray has me wishing on a star for my own Madden and a comm. The Madden is self explanatory- really...Ok, I'll spell it out. H-O-T guy, little edgy, very smart, and has the bad boy vibe... The comm would be for lengthy discussions about the sequel I want to force J.R. to write.

It is a love story. Star crossed lovers at that. It's a story of people demanding change wanting an end
Aug 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow. If you are a Gray fan, this is very different from his usual book. I went into it knowing nothing except having seen the cover, so I already knew it was different from most of the books I'd already read by him.

This book is a mf romance in a SF setting.

I love the main characters, particularly Jocelynn. She's smart, funny, powerful, dedicated, strong. Madden is smart and driven. The secondary characters are also very well developed. (I hope that Jacob gets his own book in this universe.)

The u
Lauren Lascola-Lesczynski
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Eeekkkkkkk this book!!!!! I don't even know if I can put into words how this book was......I mean siggghhhhhh.....the feels with this story are outta control. It was like a modern day Romeo and Juliet that was set in an alternate planet if that makes any sense. Well if it does't that is because you NEED to read it yourself!!!! I was really blown away by the writing and imagination that J.R. had with this story was AMAZING! Science fiction is one of my favorite things to watch and read ...more
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It’s almost like a sci fi version of Romeo and Juliet. There are these two wonderful characters who are in love but things get in their way and make it extremely unsafe to be together. ...more
Aeron Trahaearn
Nov 01, 2016 rated it did not like it
it was so damn

pardon me, I need to bleach my mind to get rid of this shit!!
Different genre that captured my full attention

Ever So Madly is a sci-fi romance, something I wouldn’t normally read, and yet I was completely caught up in the story. I think I would classify this romance with a touch of sci-fi. It takes place on other planets and thus incorporates advanced technology and alternate governments, but those elements are mainly a device to propel the story. The concept was unique and really showcased the author’s creativity, particularly some of the technologies use
Nic Spears
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have been sitting here, fingers poised at the ready while trying to figure out how to start writing this review, not because I don't know what to say, but because I have so many thoughts running through my head I can't string a coherent sentence together.

I had the absolute honour of beta-reading this book for JR many many months ago and I fell in love with it instantly. And now that I have read the final release copy I can say that my feelings have definitely not changed but grown.
JR delivers
Laura Andreula
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Just when you think you have an author figured out, JR Gray throws the ultimate curve ball and delivers you into a whole new world. Ever So Madly is like nothing that I've read by him before - and I've read all of his published work.

We are introduced to a new world. A world of Emperors, Barons, and duty. Madden is a "scab" from Harden - a planet known for the mining of ore, who gets the golden ticket and is chosen to leave Harden and go off world to Trenton for classes and training. Jocelynn is
Aug 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
After receiving this as an ARC I was so excited to dive in that I left the book I was reading hanging in the air.

For those who have Read Gray's other books "Ever So Madly" takes a very different direction.

Take a little bit of Dune, Star Trek , Hunger games and a few other science fiction themes and toss in some crazy romance shake and you have "Ever so Madly."

I pretty much adore J the main female character. Having no choice but to up hold her birth right She's a mix of it all. All business wh
Aug 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Just WOW!! You know sometimes you pick up a book by one of your favourite authors and you think you know what you're going to get? Well J. R. you just blew me away. Everyone here knows I love vampires, strong guys, romantic heroes in my books. Sci-fi has to be really great to grab me and hold me but this one did. Did it ever!! I read the Dune series way back in the when and this book holds its own with that series. You were rooting for Madden and Jocelyn right from the start. Will they make it w ...more
Aug 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Completely Different

Everyone loves a love story but this one has a lot to offer the reader. Go into it with an open mind because I promise you that you're mind will be blown.
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When not staying up all night writing, J.R. Gray can be found at the gym where it's half assumed he is a permanent resident to fulfill his self-inflicted masochism. A dominant and a pilot, Gray finds it hard to be in the passenger seat of any car. He frequently interrupts real life, including normal sleep patterns and conversations, to jot down notes or plot bunnies. Commas are the bane of his exi ...more

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