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When Bradley refuses to take Veronica to his cousin's wedding, she finds herself in the company of the charming and attractive Ian. There is no denying that Veronica and Ian have an intense, mutual attraction which draws them together like magnets. But what neither of them realizes is that their attraction isn't the only thing pulling them together. It is a small world, an ...more
Published February 2nd 2013
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Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Let me begin by saying that Conspiring is a must read, as it completely adds to the remarkable reading experience of the This series by J. B. McGee. In Broken and Mending, I loved Gabby and Bradley and wanted their relationship to go farther and work, but I absolutely hated Ian, and Veronica was someone I wanted to fall off the pages of the book and never be seen nor heard from again. Well, J.B. McGee managed to turn the tables on this little fantasy of mine by twisting and warping my emotions a ...more
Jan 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I finished this book in 1 day, I loved it, JB you have out did yourself again, its got sexier and sexier by the minute, I like the fact your gave us Ian point of view nice to see what he is thinking, I really can't wait for your next book forgiven need a Bradley fix now I've read this book :) lol
J.B. McGee
Jan 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
It's like having your own children. You can't really name a favorite. You love them all equally, but uniquely.
Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*

SO, I feel like I can't give many details about this edition as it could lead to spoilers on what's going on in the story. This book in the series gives evil Veronica and creeptastic Ian's POV's.

I must say getting in Veronica's head definitely made me feel a little sorry for her. I mean clearly Bradley has only ever seen her as a F. Buddy. But since this buddy system has been going on for over a year, Veronica has developed feelings for Bradley and has started to want more. How
Jan 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sent as an ARC for an honest review by the author. I loved Broken & Mending and couldn't wait fo this novella because I wanted to know more about Ian and Veronica and how they came to be together. I wanted to know how on earth they met and worked out the Bradley/Gaby connection. And this book did not disappoint, once I started and got past my inate hate for Veronica, which was no small feat mind you, I couldn't put the book down.

Mending made me hate Veronica, pinning the pregnancy on Bradle
Kim Person
Feb 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Okay, I have to say this HOLY hotness!!! I was provided an ARC of Conspiring in exchange for an honest review! I have to say I was pretty excited about this one cause I heard it got "steamy" Oh I was looking forward to some "steamy"! What I wasn't expecting was to actually end up liking, well kind of but okay I do, Veronica & Ian! I literally was......

Conspiring is again told in two different POV BUT it's all PRESENT! Oh we get to see how Veronica and Bradley first met and boy oh boy, if I w
Jan 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I loved this installment of the This series! I was nearly tricked into having some actual feelings for Veronica & Ian...almost. Then we were brought back to Gabby's apartment - and the conspiracy to get Veronica's claws in to Bradley and Ian to get Gabby all comes back to you.

I was also so pleased to get a taste of Mr. Banks, oh how I missed him....But this story was that of how Veronica found herself in Joe's that night of the wedding - and then beneath Ian of all people later
Jennifer Wolfel
Jan 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had the privlidge of seeing this book in the making as a Beta reader and I have to say J.B. McGee has a HIT on her hands with this Novella.

This little book adds so much to the story that you didn't see in Broken & Mending. Gabby and Bradley had their fare share of issues with Ian and Vernoica in the last book Mending. I wanted to strangle Veronica for coming between my beloved couple.

When this book started I had a hatred for Veronica as pure Evil. I can say that I don't hate her nearly a
It is no secret that I am a die-hard fan of the amazing J.B. McGee. She captured me with her gentle Southern charm in her first book and has kept me captivated with her This series. I have enjoyed watching her grow from good to great and now amazing, and I look forward to many years of reading her books. If you haven't read Broken and Mending, I can't stress to you how much you need to. J.B. weaves a steamy hot and sexy thread through her books and still somehow maintains an edge of innocence th ...more
Jan 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the first two books and think the writing itself has improved greatly since Broken. I can't put my finger on it, the flow just seems so much more fluid and easy to read. The characters came across really well from the words.
J.B. has always given us both Bradley and Gabby's POV, and I've always loved that split seeing things from both sides, but here there's almost a twist which I think is perfect!!
J.B. has taken the two characters we've grown to hate and thrown our previous opin
Jan 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story about Veronica and Ian left me breathless.... I was left with some crazy mixed feelings that kept changing as I kept reading. I loved every minute of it! Wow this book also gets Steamy and Hot, felt I needed a moment or two to myself.... So many questions are answered but boy did it leave me wanting to know so much more too! I still love Bradley yes he didn't treat Veronica right and darn straight he should have contacted her, but he always made it clear to Gabby he had been a player ...more
Christina Lyn
Feb 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I finally read it. To be brutally honest what they have Ian and Roni is something really special. And I really think Ian is totally in love with Roni. I won't blame Roni for what he did with Bradley, she really wants the idea of being together but I think her heart really belongs to Ian now. I'm so happy to know their side of their story. I try to re read Mending again for the 2nd time to relive all the things happen when Roni shows up up Bradley that day.

I really hope the upcoming series they
Literati Literature Lovers
Finally! It seemed like forever till I got to read about Gabby and Bradley! Well I am still waiting patiently because this story was a great refresher to help me with my withdrawals. I wasn’t sure at first how I would grasp the idea of reading about Veronica and Ian’s story because I’ve read Gabby and Bradley’s side of the events. However, I must say I really enjoyed about how they came to meet and become a couple! I could sympathize with Veronica’s pain over losing Bradley (or her loss because ...more
Nacole Stayton
Jan 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I started this book a few hours ago and I simply couldn't put it down. I am ashamed to say I haven't read the other two books in the This Trilogy, although they are both bought and waiting on my Kindle. I am blown away by JB McGee's characters Ian and Veronica. I thought I felt the chemistry between Bradley and Veronica but nothing compares to the connection between Ian and her! Ian, ahh what is there to say about him other than he is a picture perfect vision of what a male should be. Sweet sexy ...more
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Loved this insight into Veronica, Ian and Bradley.
Whilst I hated Veronica in the last book, I could understand where she was coming from, however the person that I could not understand was Ian. How he could he go along with it.
One thing that I was confused with one minute was all OK next minute she was 7 months pregnant, it seemed to jump without warning. I cannot wait to see how life pans out for Veronica and Ian though.
Jacqui Rivera
Jan 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was able to finish the book in one afternoon. I have to admit it took me one day to actually get the courage to read it cause I hate Veronica & Ian but the storyline was cute. Looking forward to reading more about Gabriela's & Bradley's happily ever after & even Veronica's, Ian's, & their baby. Here's hoping they make it right for their baby after all the sex chemistry is already there ❤
Laura Hansen
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Veronica is a bitch and Ian is an ass. But I loved this could not put it down. Can't wait for Forgiven, April please hurry
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There is something about characters that I love to hate that I just can't get enough of......and let's be honest, I have a love/hate relationship with Ian and Veronica, but yet I enjoyed their story almost more than Bradley and Gabby's...okay maybe I just secretly love them. 4.5 stars

We finally get the story between Ian and Veronica. Most is told in Veronica's POV but we do get a touch of Ian's POV at the end. Finally I could understand Veronica better and I really felt her emotions and connecte
Feb 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
I was provided an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.

So you all know that I am a huge fan of the This series by J.B. McGee. Ms. McGee recently released the third installment in the series, the novella, Conspiring.

Conspiring is Veronica and Ian story. We were introduced to these two characters in Mending and I am so happy that Ms. McGee decided to share a little more insight into these two important characters. I must say that after learning more about Veronica , I really don’t like her!
Jennifer LaFon - Book Bitches Blog
Conspiring was not anything like what I expected and I say that in a good way. I was SHOCKED!!! JB really blew me away with the path this story took plus the sex scenes. I was quick to tell her that I enjoyed those surprising steamy scenes and I want MORE!!!

This story gives you answers to some of the unanswered questions from Mending. It is the story of how Veronica and Ian played into Mending’s story. I enjoyed reading their story because things happened so much different than what I was pictur
Feb 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novella, series
JB McGee’s writing keeps getting better! I have enjoyed the ‘This’ series so far with Broken and Mending and feel like I keep getting pulled deeper and deeper into the story. Conspiring takes a little spin off from the Mending novel where we meet Ian and Veronica. Author McGee takes us deeper into the background of the stories making up the ‘This’ series and additional layers are built for the characters. With Conspiring I have actually felt a small change of heart towards these two characters w ...more
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"Conspiring" is a very short novella but it was entertaining.
It's Ian and Veronica's story. I thought it was more Veronica's story than Ian's but it gives you a better understanding of the person Veronica is.
In "Mending" she was portrayed as an evil slut but after reading this installment, I see she was just a woman in love with an unattainable man. She wanted so desperately for Bradley to return the love she felt or him.
So I thought she and Ian planned that whole pregnancy debacle.
Everything w
Jen [BestSellers & BestStellars]
Conspiring is a companion novella to Broken and Mending. I suggest that you read the books in order- Broken, Mending, and then Conspiring. In Conspiring, you learn more about Veronica and Ian, whereas in Broken and Mending, the main focus is on Gabby and Bradley. I have to say that I have been anxious for this novella because I needed to know what happened between Veronica and Ian and how they "conspired" to get involved between Gabby and Bradley. After reading Broken and Mending, I really hated ...more
Jojo Bungenaar
Jan 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well what can I say about this book except WOW!!! JB has another great book on her hands. I really enjoyed this book and how it gives you more of a in site into Bradley's life before Gabby.

I went through different emotions with this one at first I felt sorry for Veronica as I knew she was about to get kicked to the curb, then I felt a bit sorry for her until the end and I just wanted to slap her!!!!

As for Ian well as soon as he came on the scene I just wanted to kill him, then I started to war
Karen Peacock
Mar 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Ok, I have to admit that when I began reading this novella, I did not like Roni or Ian. Both of their characters bothered me and they both have caused some major heartache to Gabe in the other two books of this series. Let me say though, it was so nice to get the background of Bradley and Roni's relationship. Ian happened into Roni's life at a time when she needed someone. Having her heart broken by Bradley lead her right into Ian's embrace. Roni and Ian are smoking hot together and their passio ...more
Feb 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This is the story of how Veronica and Ian meet. This story makes Veronica human to me rather than a nasty bitch- well she still is a nasty bitch for trying to pass Ian's baby off as Bradley's. I can see how she couldn't let Bradley go that their arrangement would eventually lead to more feelings on someone's end and it happened to be her end. I was a bit sad that Bradley didn't even bother to call her to let her know that their arrangement was over he just never saw her again- Not cool if you as
Tabitha Willbanks
I didn't think I was going to enjoy this book as much as the first two because I hated Ian and Veronica! A friend of mine said it best when she said "what sleezeballs!" Reading the story though, there were some redeeming qualities to both characters. I actually, on some level, started to sympathize with Veronica. Then when Ian helped take care of Veronica, I was thinking, ok, maybe he isn't such a tool after all. Then I got to the end and remembered why I couldn't stand either of them! I did enj ...more
Sep 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am loving "This" series! This author is so good! I love how she now has me feeling for the so called villains of this story. She dug deep to help me see the vulnerability of Veronica and Ian and has me liking them, oh my! You would think because I know what happened in Mending that this story wouldn't have much of a punch; but when you get the POV of the other characters, it brings a richness to the story that makes it even better. Because we know that Bradley confronts Veronica and gets the t ...more
Jan 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Let me start by saying I really liked this book. In all honesty it was exactly what I though it would be. After reading this I have mixed feelings about Veronica. On one hand I feel for her because of the Bradley situation. But, on the other hand, how dare she lie about something that huge! I'm glad J.B. allowed us a glimpse into what Ian was thinking. And because of that I trust him even less. I do wish J.B. would have taken the readers into the moment that Ian and Veronica found out the life c ...more
Jan 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Conspiring" was an amazing addition to "This Trilogy." I loved being able to read exactly how Ian and Veronica met and how they came up with the plan to make Bradley believe the baby was his and Veronica's. I even felt a little bad for Veronica at first. I can't believe Ian would really give up claim on his unborn child so easily to make Veronica happy. You would think since Ian realized he hurt Gabby in the past that he wouldn't try to pull that same stunt in the future to hurt her after claim ...more
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“I take the tiniest of steps back and reach out to place my hand in his. When I do, it’s exactly as I thought – electrifying. Game face, Veronica, game face. I smile as if he has no effect on me at all. I know this works when I am doing my job. I don’t know if it will work for him, but here it goes. “Veronica Johnson,” I confidently reply.

He just stands there for a moment grinning. It’s as if he’s happy that I seem unphased by him. I am definitely not used to the reaction he is giving me. Joe’s reaction, now that was the typical reaction. But, this? What the hell is this?”
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