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The Reason for Me

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  621 ratings  ·  154 reviews
She likes it quick and dirty.

I like orders and rules.

She hates small talk.

I hate to share.

She’s an open book.

I’m a closed dresser drawer.

She rides a Harley.

And that drives me f’ing nuts.

Annalyse and I have both lived in our own personal hells for half a decade. She’s learned to love the warmth, and I’m still consumed. But my new neighbor is stoking more than my
Paperback, 242 pages
Published October 11th 2016 by Prescott Lane
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

Stocked up on tissue and looking forward to this one!

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She likes it quick and dirty.
I like orders and rules.
She hates small talk.
I hate to share.
She’s an open book.
I’m a closed dresser drawer.
She rides a Harley.
And that drives me f’ing nuts.
Annalyse and I have both lived in our own personal hells for half a decade. She’s learned to love the warmth, and I’m still consumed. But my new neighbor is stoking more than my libido these days. We a
Olga therebelreader
5 Stars is not enough for this book! You will need a box of tissues while you read this incredible story about Holt and Annalyse. This is a book that everyone needs to read, and then read it again.

The author tells about two broken people, a man and a woman who live in emotional pain, who are hesitant, skittish and nervous, but that doesn’t mean they deserve any less love just because they’re afraid of being burned again. All they can do is love each other, and be there the one for the other. If
It's Halloween and this day is a challenge for both Annalyse Reynolds and Holt Miller but for different reasons. She's emerging from a 5-year hibernation following a personal tragedy and he's still a bit stuck following his. Their chance encounter has seismic results.

I won't tell you any of the details of this story because the journey and discoveries are frankly delicious. This isn't a predictable story by any measure and that kept me eagerly turning the pages. I loved their relationship, whic
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, new-adult
I loved The Reason for Me! It’s fantastic! It’s only my second book by the author, but it makes me wish I had the time and the opportunity to read all her other books. The writing is superb. This book is emotional, beautiful, hot and poignant. I absolutely adored the epilogue.

Annalyse lost her husband a while back and she needs to be away from everything for a while. She goes to live in her sister’s house while she’s away on holiday. One night, Annalyse meets her neighbor, Holt. He’s drunk and A
Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
Oct 17, 2016 rated it really liked it

4 “CHOOSE HAPPY” stars.

"We've both faced death. Now we have to choose life."

Death, a 5 letters word that for some people could mean freedom but that for others it has the power to rip their world to shreds. Holt & Annalyse belong to the latter, their worlds were destroyed by death, leaving them to face a daily battle against the flames of their own personal hell.

Five years have passed for both of them, five years filled with pain and darkness. Until now.

Holt has c
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Oct 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Reason for Me by Prescott Lane
4 stars!!!

“It’s the scars you can’t see that are the hardest to heal.”

The Reason for Me is a story about second chances whereby two people completely broken, cried off from love in all forms, meet and maybe find what neither one was looking for…each other. Both Holt and Annalyse were wary, hesitant and reticent when it came to members of the opposite sex, both burned in completely different ways, yet the damage was done. The same night, five years a
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Laura Lee
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What an emotional roller-coaster ride this book takes you on!! Laughing, crying, hoping turning the pages to get the full story told. I sat down and didn't stop till I was finished with this book. Couldn't stop till I had the whole thing done. This is a true sign to me that the book is just that good!!!

Annalyse and Holt are very alike in a way....yet very different.

This story tells of how one just needs to learn to accept the things in life we can not change.

The Heart is Flexible.
It has Memo
Elizabeth (Liz)
Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Prescott Lane may have been a new-to-me author, but given how much I LOVE THIS BOOK, I guarantee I'll be snatching up all her others ASAP!!! The writing style, the characters, the depth, wisdom and emotion within, all while maintaining the pitch-perfect level of humor and lightheartedness ... THAT is TALENT!! Highly recommended for lovers of character-driven Contemporary Romance with substance, presented with a perfect dose of levity!
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The blurb to Reason For Me truly intrigued me. As I started reading this book, I became more intrigued … to the point where I couldn’t put it down. I had to find out what was eating at Holt and I had to know if Annalyse would or could fix him.

I can’t believe how deep both Holt and Anna were. They each had their own demons to slay. One jumped into the fire and let it heal. The other was being consumed by it. Together they found a way to make i
Cyndi Becker
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Prescott Lane is one of those authors where I don't need to know a thing about the book before I start reading it. She has managed to surprise me with every story and I just know I'm going to love it. With The Reason For Me, she gives us two complex characters stuck in various states of grief. Annalyse and Holt are brought together by circumstance and drawn closer to each other by desire and unknowingly their secrets.

One of the main things I love about this story is how it's delivered to us. An
Michelle Rodriguez
Oct 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Reason For Me by Prescott Lane

Review 4.5 Stars

Halloween is one of those holidays when you can dress up as someone else and go trick or treating or even to a Halloween Party, but for Annalyse and Holt, they would rather just crawl into bed and forget this damn holiday would go away.

Annalyse has come back to her hometown, after being away for five years traveling and writing about her travels and after losing the love her life. She agreed to house sit for her sister. After Annalyse attend a Ha
Diane (Books and Tequila Blog)
5 Stars!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ But I'd give The Reason For Me six stars if I could! It is a beautiful deeply emotional story that really made me feel all of the pain, loss, and heartbreak. But also it is a beautifully romantic story and I felt myself falling in love with these two flawed and scarred characters.

"But I’ve learned the heart is flexible. It breaks, it bends, it skips beats, and thunders in your chest, but it goes on —waiting and hoping and fighting.
So for everyone whose heart is hurting… Re
April Symes
This is one of the most emotional, intense, deeply deep books I have read of late. I felt the heroine’s pain and heartbreak. I could FEEL her pain and I hurt for her and I rooted for her . As I read this book, I wanted Annalyse to come out of the pain she has been in and to get her happiness that she really deserved! Annalyse has traveled the world for years, and after a horrible loss has decided to come home to her sister. She hasn’t gotten over that loss in any way nor has she forgotten .It is ...more
What an amazing book! Prescott Lane definitely knows the meaning of romance and drama! I couldn't stop reading this love story. It's about learning how to take chances and trusting someone even though you've been hurt in the past. I laughed and I cried with this one. Lately I've been having a hard time writing reviews. I feel like I keep saying the same things over and over. Discussing the blurb when it's right in front of the reader. Every word written is magical. You'll love the storyline, the ...more
Lone Palm
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Standing In The Flames Stars

I absolutely adored this book and Holt is definitely a top shelf book boyfriend! This is the first book I've read by Pescott Lane but it certainly will not be the last.
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews

4 . 5 Tragically beautiful, honest, raw and poignant stars!

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Author and Ardent PR
Genre: Contemporary Romance

My The Reason for Me Review . . .

By far, this is Prescott Lane's best work to date. The Reason for Me was tragically beautiful, honest, raw and poignant.  I loved it! 

"Promises made in tears are the strongest,"

This book was about two people who've been through hell but get a second chance of happi
Hero(s) rating: 4 stars
Heroine rating: 4.5 stars
Sexual tension rating: 4 stars
Sex scenes rating: 4 stars
Sex scenes frequency: 4 stars
Plot rating: 5 stars
Dialogue rating: 5 stars
Storytelling rating: 5 stars
Story ending rating: 5 stars
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Overall rating: 5 stars

This is just s
Jo Conway
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Did you ever read a book that not only draws you into its pages but actually awakens you emotionally.
That's what The Reason For Me was like for me.

The Reason For Me is a very emotionally charged read, I felt all of the heartache the characters share within the pages.
The Reason For Me isn't just all heartache though, the characters are witty & lovable which certainly makes it easier to connect with them.
I really liked both Annalyse & Holt from the off-although I did shout at them both quite a bit
Oct 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It is an interesting and very emotional contemporary romance. I liked the characters and story as well. For me it was a kind of book which you just devour. It kept me captivated and intrigued until the very end. It is a story about two people who have experienced tragedy too early in life and it has changed them forever. Both are too broken to think about relationships or happily-ever-afters. Although they cannot deny their mutual attraction. So a no-strings-attached kind of r ...more
Dec 05, 2016 added it
I just cannot finish this book right now, and every time I see it on my GR page I feel guilty. Possibly I'll return to it when I don't feel so uninspired. DNF ...more
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The Reason For Me is an Adult, Romance written by Prescott Lane. I was gifted a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review through Ardent Prose .

5 #ChooseHappy Stars!
Achingly beautiful, with a delectable hero and a refreshing heroine. And one I just couldn’t put down!

The Review:
Ever read a book that just changes the game for all other books? A book so profound, you know it will stay with you for a long time to come? Yeah, this
Dayreader Reviews
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I find when a book makes me cry I have really felt the book deep in my soul. The last couple of Prescott Lane books I have read have left me in tears and I LOVE that about this author. You feel exactly what she wants you to feel and you grow with these characters. Every chance I get I will grab a Prescott Lane book because I know she will deliver EPIC books! Her latest The Reason For Me is greater than her last EPIC book and I LOVED Annalyse so much!!

Annalyse is a young writer who is house sitt
Three Chicks
Oct 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

I absolutely loved this book. I am always a sucker when it comes to a broken hero or heroine. But when you have two broken souls come together and heal, it gets me every time. The Reason for Me is a heart breaking yet beautiful story about love, loss, guilt, friendship and hope. This book will bring out your emotions and make you feel with the characters.

Annalyse lost the love of her life about 5 years ago. Since then she has been traveling around the world, writing
Oct 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Love is waiting.

As patient as a thief in the night, love waits. As unexpected as the first snowfall, love comes. I hear people say it all the time. When you aren't looking for love, it finds you. Perhaps it's there the whole time, lying in wait, waiting for you to be ready, waiting for the slightest opening to come through.

Love waits - Are you ready?

Is your heart ready for this book?

Holt and Annalyse had been through a lot in their past. It had scarred
Books Laid Bare
Oct 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A deeply emotional read about two people who have felt pain and in some respects, continue to do so…until each other.
Annalyse was the most amazing characters, she had been through so much, pain and heartache that for me was almost beyond my comprehension. I had my hopes high that she would find her happy place as the book progressed but she reached her breaking point eventually and after years traversing the globe she was ready to go home.
Heading home to spend time with her sister, she was appre
DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

We've got bombs, guns, fists, all kinds of weapons of mass destruction, but there isn't a single thing that can destroy a man faster than a woman. History is full of these examples going all the way back to the Bible, Adam and Eve... Hundreds of years of history and evolution, and I swear we haven't changed at all.

Judy is what Carla affectionately refers to as a 'gold star' lesbian, meaning she's never been with a man.

... it sounds like a prayer - a whispered wish you make in th
Maïwenn  B
Dear Prescott,

I’ve once received a message on my blog page from an author I must admit I had never heard of. This message was kind and sweet, just like you are.
I read the blurb and thought, “Damn, this book sounds amazing.” And I was right, this book was amazing. It quickly became one of my favorite books of 2015.

I want every one to read and experience what I feel when I read your books.

We are now approaching the end of 2016, and I’ve read and loved all your books. But this one…. This one was
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

Prescott Lane is a fairly new author to me and one that I find myself loving. She writes stories that have a great balance betwen love, lust, romance and angst. Her words tend to make my heart skip a beat and she always promises the best happy endings.

The Reason For Me was sweet, fun, easy, and super sexy read full of emotions and passion. Her words just flowed right off of the pages and i found myself getting lost then hooked until they quit turning. This book was a fantastic read and
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
3.5 choose to be happy stars

This was such a sad story.

A story of second chances, of two broken people coming together and trying to find happiness. One wanting happiness so much and another one who can't let go of his past long enough to take the happiness that is right in front of him

I loved how both characters were so hurt in the past but they are trying to live a normal life of pretending that everything is fine

I loved Annalyse character because she was so open and honest and didn't hold ba
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Prescott Lane is the USA TODAY bestselling author of ALL MY LIFE.. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated from Centenary College with a degree in sociology. She went on to receive her MSW from Tulane University, after which she worked with developmentally delayed and disabled children. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two ch ...more

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