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Solid Ground (Wounded Love #3)

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From piggy back rides to promise rings.

Joey Roberts and Nichole Hadley were inseparable from the moment they met on the playground. Years later, with graduation looming and their future about to begin, they were positive nothing could tear them apart.

Until one bad decision.

More than a decade following their breakup, Joey returns to town after suffering a devastating injur
Paperback, 260 pages
Published November 12th 2016 by CreateSpace
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Dec 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow! That was an amazing, emotional, beautiful and heartfelt ride I just went on. I have loved every one of the Wounded Love books and this one definitely didn't disappoint. I love how this Author creates such great characters that always make me feel like I want to crawl in the story and be friends with them! Parts of it were a little difficult to read and took me back to an unhealthy relationship I endured and overcame. I loved Nichole & Joey's story! Highly recommend this one!
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

A perfect ending to an awesome series! I can't wait to see what this author has in store for her next project!
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Having read Soldier's Heart, I knew I needed to read Joey's Story!

Having returned to his home town, and started a career as a police officer, to be nearer his Dad after a health scare, we find that Joey had his heart broken before he left years ago. He is the epitome of a good person, you cannot help but fall in love with his character.

Nichole is not having the best life, spending far too much time in the ER, she just wants to do what's best for her son, but seems torn over what that is. When yo
Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
4.5 stars

Triggers: Multiple incidents of severe Domestic Abuse

The final novel brings us to Joey's story. Joey hasn't been back to his hometown since he left at 18, also leaving behind his best friend and love of his life Nichole. Joey is now a member of his local police department, an achievement as an amputee, and Nichole is a mother of a 7 year old in an extremely abusive marriage. Needless to say life has not been easy to either one of them since they last saw each other, but neither one can
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Where do I even begin!

As soon as I read the first page I knew this was going to be an intense, heart pounding, emotional story.

Joey and Nichole were best friends, life and time happens to each of them. They meet again when Nichole needs him the most.

This story is told from both POV's and towards the end, a child's POV. Grab your tissues and make sure you have plenty to sit and read because you will not want stop.

The author did an amazing job grabbing you attention and emotion, you feel as if
Megan | A Page to Turn
Nov 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2016
I can't even begin to explain how HARD this book was to read, but I dug my heels in and read it anyway, knowing that I trust Megan Green not to break my heart into a thousand pieces without putting it back together again. I only found it so tough because the content at the beginning is so hard to face for so many people, people in my own life. This book is the third in a series (but can be read as a stand alone), and I just adore Megan Green and her beautiful way of telling such a heart wrenchin ...more
May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A second-chance romance. Joey, another Army veteran, and his ex-girlfriend, Nichole. Joey moves back to his hometown and is a police officer. He stumbles upon Nichole, opening up old wounds and the past. Nichole isn’t in a good situation at home. She’s protecting her son and whatever cost to her. Joey and Nichole know from the past that never really got their chance at happiness. Maybe it’s time for them to shine brightly
Rebecca Bistel
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I love this series. I really enjoyed this book. I love how even thought Green writes about hard topics they are never forced on us. Joey and Nichole had to overcome not only their shared pasts but also Nichole's present. Wish there was more
Elizabeth Horbaczek
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was given to me for an honest review.

5 stars

All I can say is wow. Wow not only on this book but this whole series. I am in absolute awe with this author. This book was all that you can imagine. The story is heartbreaking at times, I wanted to cry, I wanted to throw my nook and ask why would this happen to these two. The story is so raw and realistic that it hurt to read at points. I loved how it went back and told about their childhood and how everything happened in the beginning. This
Donna Parrott
Nov 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is Joey's story and what a story it is. I loved seeing Joey in the first two books and knew he would be an amazing man. Not just a hero in my eyes, because he served his country but just because he is such an amazing friend.

Joey and Nichole were the best of friends. They started as friends and dated as teenagers till he decided to go into the military and she wanted him to stay home.
To say i felt she was selfish is an understatement, but i understand why she wanted him to stay. One mistak
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 out of 5 stars

Joey and Nichole were highschool sweethearts that couldn’t survive Joey’s decision to join the military. Joey left and went to war. Nichole stayed home, but fought her own war in her home every day.

This story was so well told and I enjoyed the emotions that it brought out in me...even the sobbing I found myself doing several times. I have read several stories with spousal abuse, but I have never found the heroine to be as understandable as I did Nichole. I got why she stayed wit
Nov 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5/5 Stars!!
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I was lucky enough to get to read the three books in this series back to back. Let me tell you…there is a Kleenex graveyard in the trash can by my bed.
Solid Ground is the story of Joey and Nichole. Joey was first introduced in the second book and was sort of the funny one. He could be counted on to provide some much needed laughter-filled relief. But in Solid Ground, we get to see the real Joey…and there isn’t anything funny anymore. He has suffered big time whil
Renee Entress from Renee Entress's Blog
4.5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, abuse, pain, and heartbreak.

If you have not already read the below I would recommend reading those books first:
Safe Distance (Wounded Love #1)
Soldier's Heart (Wounded Love #2)

This is Nichole and Joey’s story. Joey and Nichole were in love until he wanted to go into the military and she wanted him to stay home with her. One bad decision changed these two forever. Now years later they meet again but Nichole is broken. Joey wants to
Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
Well these books just keep getting better! I couldn't wait for Joey's story since I fell in love with him in Soldier's Heart. He was always the comedic relief. Here though, we get the deeper, grittier side as well. He's had his fair share of heartbreak and turmoil, awwww. This one was definitely emotional and so enjoyable. It had it all really - happy, sad, humor, suspense, and my favorite ingredient....second chance romance! I'm a huge sucker for those. And we meet a new character which I truly ...more
Wit & Wonder Books
Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
** ARC provided by the Author for an honest review **

Solid Ground (Wounded Love #3) by Megan Green is such a heartfelt, emotional story that will leave you with a book hangover. Ms. Green writes excellent military romance stories.

This is the story of Joey and Nichole, high school sweethearts that are torn apart by Joey's decision to join the military and subsequently be sent off to war.

We see the struggle Nichole has in her own life being (post Joey) married to James. The things she endures a
Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2016
Solid Ground is my absolute favorite from the Wounded Love series. Megan's ability to make you feel for her characters get better and better with each book.

Solid Ground is a 2nd chance romance filled with everything you could want in a book. There was some angst, suspense, heartbreak, and of course happiness. Joey is the perfect book boyfriend. The compassion he shows towards Nichole after so many years is amazing. And the care he shows towards other characters as well. Everyone needs a Joey in
Ann Johnson
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful second chance story!!

This was a beautiful story of a second chance for two wonderful people who were dealt a bad hand and finally get a chance at love. This book is about Joey and Nichole. Nichole and Joey went their loved each other since they met in elementary school. Joey decides to join the army and Nichole couldn't take it. They went their separate ways but found their way back to each other after 12 years. Will they finally find their HEA. Read it and see. You won't be disappoint
Nov 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book- I wish I had known it was a part of a series before I started it (my fault- I didn't read the description well enough beforehand), but it's a testament to the writing that I was already about 30% in before I realized it. The author gave enough background that it really didn't matter. The characters were well-written and likeable (well, as long as they were supposed to be likeable). I will go back and read the first two books because now I'm curious about Joey's friends!
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love everything about this story and this series!! One of my favorites and Megan has quickly become a favorite Author for me. If you haven't read this series, I can't recommend it highly enough.
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Aug 18, 2016 marked it as to-read
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Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Megan Green just decimated my heart.


This book. It was a tough one. And if you’re sensitive to triggers, it’s definitely not to you. That said, it was a pretty awesome story - brutal and honest and terribly raw, but also wonderfully sweet and redemptive.

I felt like the romance was a little light – the focus was more on Nichole’s journey, which included a tender and bittersweet romance, but ultimately was about so much more than that. I loved Nichole – her strength and the kindness of her h
Nov 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc

If you're a sucker for a second chance romance and a military romance, read Solid Ground.

It's no secret that I love Megan Green's books. But this book, it has officially become my most favorite from all the other books in the Wounded Love novels. I love EVERYTHING about it. I've been waiting for Joey's story practically after I finished Soldier's Heart.

Solid Ground is a second chance romance between an ex-military man and his childhood best friend. Joey is everything you wan
Nov 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I do not cry when I read books but dang it Megan if you didn't make me need a box of Kleenex! I loved finding out more about Joey and Nichole. Parts were hard to read and made my heart hurt but as we know, good always triumphs over evil. If I could have throat punched and beat James through the pages I would have. Bravo on another great book and addition to a wonderful series. Hope to see/read much more from you in the future. ❤ ...more
Sue Czarnomski
I'm going to give this book a harsh but honest rating. I thought the first book in this series was great. I haven't read the 2nd one yet--I skipped to the 3rd book. I had some issues with this story that prevented me from plowing through it like I did for book 1. For example, Joey is an amputee and that part of the story was barely even touched. How did that affect him? Nichole? Another part that I struggled with was the empty promise that Joey kept making to Nichole to protect her and never let ...more
Raeshelle, A Naughty Girl's Novel World
"You're my drug Nichole... and I don't ever want to get clean." ~Joey

Megan Green's Solid Ground allowed me to experience the best of two of my favorite romantic genres. It is a top-notch military romance and meaningful second-chance romance that grips the spirit and encourages the soul.

In the first few chapters of the novel we are introduced to Joey Roberts and Nichole Hadley, two youths who meet as children and foster a relationship that starts to blossom into something more than just childhoo
Tina Lynne
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Solid Ground is a sweet story of second chances and the courage to protect those you love. This book is the third in Megan Green's Wounded Love series and features Joey, a steady secondary character in the previous books. I was so excited when I realized that this was his story! Joey is a brilliant male lead and seeing him get his happily ever after was just what I wanted.

Second chance romances are some of my favorites and we jump right into Joey and Nichole's story 12 years after it all fell ap
Nov 19, 2016 rated it liked it
I had a hard time to finish this book, It wasn't bad but it just wasn't as good as the previous ones. I put this book down several times because it would bored me. I did push thru to keep reading it and finished it, I guess I was expecting this book to be as great as the others in this series, but it just didn't cut it for me, maybe it did for other readers, but for me it didn't. I guess I was expecting more intensity from the story, more demons from Joey, but this was just an easy smooth story ...more
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Other books in the series

Wounded Love (3 books)
  • Safe Distance (Wounded Love #1)
  • Soldier's Heart (Wounded Love #2)