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I shouldn’t have remembered him.
He was just a guy who walked through a restaurant. I didn't know his name. We never made eye contact. There was no connection between us at all.
But I could feel him.
The tingle down my spine. The command in his presence. The snap of tension in the air around him. That was the first time I saw him, and I was captivated.
The second time was diff
Paperback, 256 pages
Published February 27th 2017
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

Looking forward to meeting Cole Mauricio!

Release: February 27, 2017
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Book Blurb:
I shouldn’t have remembered him.
He was just a guy who walked through a restaurant. I didn't know his name. We never made eye contact. There was no connection between us at all.
But I could feel him.
The tingle down my spine. The command in his presence. The snap of tension in the air around him. That was the first time I saw him, and I was captivated.
The second tim
Feb 22, 2017 Sabrina rated it really liked it
Addison Bowman has been through hell and survived, or at least she's trying to. After seeing her husband die in a crash it's been hard for her to move on. When her friend tells her about an exclusive apartment building that has an opening she decides it's time to move out of the house she shared with her husband, What she didn't expect though was to run into Cole, and the effect he would have on her life.

This is a book that brings a lot of questions with it and will have you captivated from the
Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)


descriptionThis cover is just OK. It's a little boring in my opinion. Nothing about it says "READ ME" and it doesn't give a good representation of the story within. It is just kind of "MEH" overall.description

descriptionA year ago Addison lost her husband Liam to a drunk driver. Haunted by his memory and encouraged by her best friend Sia, Addi decides it is time to make some changes and moves into The Mauricio. A very exclusive, very expensive building that no one is quite sure who owns. There she runs into the attractive and m
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COLE: The mafia genre is one of my highest one click fetishes, so anything mafia I tend to jump on it, add in a favourite author like Tijan and I was beyond excited to get my grabby claws onto this..

Thirty year old Addison Bowman is still recovering from a devastating blow which shook her world to the core, when she witnessed her husband dying right in front of her eyes by being taken out by a drunk driver, nothing ever prepared her for what transpired right before her very eyes.

Lost in
2.5 Stars

Overall Opinion: This just wasn't my cuppa. It's no secret that I'm not a huge fan of fade to black scenes, but this took it to another level. We have a casual sexual relationship that consists of two nights together that were faded out to spare the sex details, and then we are to believe they are all of a sudden in love? I feel like I missed a lot. And I'm not just saying the sex details. I needed to understand that progression from lust to love! Fade to black only works for me if I f
Natalie The Biblioholic
Mar 05, 2017 Natalie The Biblioholic rated it really liked it
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It's been a year since Addison lost her husband, Liam, to a drunk driver. She's been barely living.
"Everything was dull. Grey. Black. White."

With the support of her best friend, Sia, she takes the huge step of finally putting her house on the market in an attempt to move on. She ends up moving into a coveted unit in The Mauricio, a building that is not only expensive and exclusive, but it's shrouded in mystery. And the mystery doesn't end there because she then m
Jan 31, 2017 Snow rated it really liked it

4.5 "Cole" stars

Addison Bowman/Sailor lost her husband Liam to a tragic hit and run accident, and still a whole year after she's barely living. She's there, but not really present. She's going through motion and life on authomatism more than anything else, trying to move on but not really trying per se.
Everything was dull. Grey. White.

She's hanging around her best friend Sia, who's vibrant persona keeps Addison somewhat interested in the things around her. And when Sia nudges her to make tha
Stacey is Sassy

Will this new attraction be her destruction?

Would you believe this is my first story by Tijan? I know, crazy. I, unfortunately, was under the misguided impression that the author wrote high school romance. Of all places, I got the recommendation to read Cole from the weekly puzzler in my historical romance reading group on Goodreads. Thank you, Okie. Without you, I would never have known and that would have been a terrible shame. Who would have thought historical romance set me on the path towar
Tijuana [TJ Loves Books Blog]
Feb 21, 2017 Tijuana [TJ Loves Books Blog] rated it really liked it
Full review posted 2/28/17
This quote sums up my thoughts perfectly. “It was breathtaking. That was the art I appreciated”

Cole Mauricio is my mother-effing dude!! If you’re looking for a dark, dangerous, and sexy AF hero; you’re talking about Cole. He did it for me in a big way!

“He was startlingly beautiful. His hair was dark, almost black, and cut short. He had chiseled cheekbones and dark eyes that weren’t like the others…They were there to take orders, and this was the guy who gave them.”

4 ★★★★ Stars

Genre: Romance / Mafia
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person – Dual

"I came to you, and the ghosts left me."

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Addison Bowman after the death of her husband and unable to move on; she finally decides to start fresh. Moving out of her husband's house and into an exclusive apartment building was the first step to her new life. Addison is soon to find new hope in her life and a lover she truly was not expecting.

"He was beautiful like a fallen angel, but so lethal at the same time."

Feb 24, 2017 Corina rated it really liked it
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I’m a huge fan of Tijan. And COLE only confirmed why I love her books so much.

I fell in love with the author’s Fallen Crest High (Fallen Crest High, #1) series. Those books are famous for their drama, drama, drama :D.

Reading Cole was almost an entire new experience. The characters were mature and the drama almost low-key compared to Fallen Crest High.

COLE was a wonderful book.
And if you are a fan of MAFIA books – this one is for YOU!!!!

When I went into this book I had no idea that it was connect
Sep 15, 2016 Betul rated it liked it
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**


3.5 stars

I love mafia romances, it is one of my favorite subgenres. I was excited to get started on this book, and I really enjoyed the first half of the book. Addison was a very likable character, she had been through a very rough patch and was trying to find her way in life again. Thankfully she had her bestie Sia, who dragged her out of the house to socialize on many occasions. This book felt very mysterious, and the main male character Cole wa
Karen Mc ~ Bookalicious Babes Blog

I’ve had to do a lot of things I don’t like to do. But I’m not as black as I’m painted. I’m human. I’ve got a heart in me. ~Al Capone

I just devoured Cole by Tijan Meyer in one sitting!!! Cole was INSTA-LOVE!!! I could not stop reading. My heart is still beating out of my chest. My pulse is still pounding. This story is still spinning around in my head. What an ADRENALINE RUSH!!! Cole is a roller coaster of a mafia romance, a hypnotizing and heart-racing ride of BREATHLESS BLISS!!!

The first few
Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
This book is all about having a case of the Hot-Guy-itis. You know how when you see a guy that's so hot you know if he said come to my secluded home on an island in Greenland, you'd say YES. Whereas normally, you'd be thinking how that guy probably wants to murder you or turn you into a sex slave in his secluded island house in a country where you don't speak the language. This dude is so hot, you're ok with it.

Addison lost her husband a year ago and to get over the loss she moves into a super
Sep 15, 2016 Christen rated it really liked it
Shelves: wiseguys
I can't wait for this to come out, the summary alone gives me goosebumps.

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Title: Cole
Author: Tijan
Category: Romance, Mafia
Series or Standalone: Standalone
POV: Dual POVs
Plot: 5
Characters: 5
Scorching Level: 5
HEA: Not telling


Riveting, gripping and passionate! I love Tijan's writing and this book had me hooked from the start. An excellent blend of mafia, romance and suspense!
When Addison meets the enigmatic Cole, she has no idea who he is and what he does. All she knows is that he is imposing, handsome and elusive. When their chance meeting starts becoming more
Amanda Brown
Mar 07, 2017 Amanda Brown rated it really liked it
There have been so many great releases so far this year. I am feeling overwhelmed trying to keep up. Cole intrigued me the second I seen the cover and read the blurb. I mean, you're crazy if you weren't at least a little curious.

Although I have heard of Tijan, I have yet to read any of her books until Cole. This may have been a mistake because I should have probably started with the Carter Reed series. I have a tendency to make this mistake often. It is nearly impossible to keep track of this st
Bindi Boo
Mar 06, 2017 Bindi Boo rated it really liked it
4 stars

Another dark-ish romance read! LOVED it.
First book by this author(i think).. definitely going to check out her other books
Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover and KA Addict ❤️
Apr 17, 2017 Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover and KA Addict ❤️ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover and KA Addict ❤️ by: Stacey is Sassy
Shelves: audio_books
3.5 Stars!!

Let me start by saying that this was my first Tijan book and although I didn't fall head over heels in love, I did enjoy it very much. That said, I think I would have enjoyed it more had I read the Carter Reed looks prior to this one, it seemed like Cole's story started there?

Addison (Addi) is a widow who's husband was killed by a drunk driver. She's been a widow for a year and is having difficulties moving on. She still lives in the house they shared, has frequent nightmares and th
Violina The Romance Lover
First book by Tijan - fan girl down! LOVEEEED IT! COLE YOU OWN MY HEART! Review to come!
~*~ 4.5 STARS ~*~

I always have a special spot in my heart for Tijan's characters. They get me every single time. There is just something about them that draws me in instantly. Addison and Cole are just another example of that. This sexy and suspenseful mafia romance had me on the edge of my seat from page one. Just like the heroine's feelings in the beginning, I was on high alert for what was to come. This angsty drama-filled love story has heart, soul, and emotion. COLE took me on a rollercoast
Mar 05, 2017 ♡Tonya♡ marked it as on-the-fence-about-this
I've been waiting forever for this...I didn't realize it was yet ANOTHER dead spouse story
aNneMarLi - Chatterbooks Book Blog
It’s not a mafia story. It’s a love story.

When you're a fan of Tijan even if you haven't read any of her works and yet you keep on tabs with her new releases, such a fool. And that's me! I regret it big time of for taking it so long to finally read her work. So I started it with Cole...
He was the leader of the mafia. I was about to all in love with him, and his name is Cole Mauricio.

Ho-lee guacamole! This book is genius! I wasn't just about to fall in love with Cole but I fallen in lov
The Book Disciple (Samantha)
Mar 02, 2017 The Book Disciple (Samantha) rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s
Full review to come!
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Cole by Tijan
4 stars!!!

“I came to you, and the ghosts left me.”

I do love my mafia romances and Tijan delivers an unputdownable read with Cole. Cole is crammed full of romance, suspense, mafia backstabbing and feuding families and damn I lapped up every word.

Although this not a spin off, I will warn you that Carter Reed does appear in this book albeit as a minor secondary character and you do not have to have read his book before this. However, his appearance will definitely leave you saliva
***3.5 STARS***

"If you can’t numb the heartbreak, use it to fuel something productive."

No haré una reseña muy completa, ya que no hay mucho que decir.

Disfruté la historia, la leí en una noche y me hizo recordar porque Tijan es una de mis autoras favoritas.

Lo más emocionante de este libro viene al final:
El anuncio de que tendremos otro libro de Carter Reed.

Mar 03, 2017 Alex marked it as dnf
Shelves: weak-heroine
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Yiota Misiou
Mar 02, 2017 Yiota Misiou rated it really liked it
Όταν ξεκίνησα να διαβάζω το Cole σε καμιά περίπτωση δεν περίμενα να διαβάσω αυτό που διάβασα.
Άλλωστε το εξηγεί καλύτερα από εμένα ο ίδιος ο Cole:
"Yes, I’m in the mafia. Yes, you were pulled into this even before I came into your life. Yes, I can imagine that this is all a horrible story. But it’s not a mafia story. It’s a love story, and it’s one that you should want a quick exit out of, but hear me out.”
Και παρόλο που δεν ήταν αυτό που περίμενα, ομολογώ πως το απόλαυσα και μου αρέσε παρά πολύ
Mar 01, 2017 ✿ rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I certainly felt a thrill and excitement in this one. Mafia themed reads have always been a favorite of mine, I mean come on my favorite all time read in Sempre by JM Darhower, so consider me insatiable when it comes to mafia men.

So Cole. Cole is like many men I read in stories, lethally handsome, mysterious but... carries a deadly and cold aura that will have you shaking in your boots and wanting to know more.

Addison was a very relatable character who experienced tragedy in the beginning of the
Siobhan Davis
Combine one dark, sultry, mysterious man, one sweet grief-stricken woman, and add tons of smokin-hot chemistry, plenty of suspense and intrigue, a mafioso environment, and you have one heck of an explosive read. Cole is signature Tijan at her very best. I loved this book and had a really hard time putting it down.

Initially, I was a little concerned that I might not like this book. While I'm a massive fan of this author, I wasn't a big fan of Carter Reed. However, that had nothing to do with the
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“I’m going to do everything you want me to do. I won’t do anything you don’t want me to. If you want me to hold you, I’ll never let you go. If you want me to kiss you all night long, you’ll have to buy me chapstick in the morning. Anything you want, I’ll do.” 2 likes
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