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Balance (The Amped Series #1)

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Aidan Pierce has nothing to prove, and everything to lose.
He's a success in everything he does.
A prodigy disguised in a stunning male form.
Intense. Passionate. Wealthy, almost beyond measure. He's back in his birthplace to right long ago wrongs, to bring a plan years in the making to fruition...

Until he meets Alexis Greene. Tipping her world off its axis, he unexpectedly u
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Paperback, 416 pages
Published November 21st 2016 by Dog Ear Publishing
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~Mandi~
Apr 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Damn! Now I have to wait to find out what happens with Alexis and Aiden. This is book one of three. And this is the start of the relationship.
Aiden Pierce is a super successful businessman and all his hard work has made him a billionaire. Alexis Greene is a small town lawyer who is trying to make a name for herself after losing her husband unexpectedly.
Aiden ruined a business deal that Alexis had been working on for over a year. She gets super drunk after finding out her deal was ruined and wo
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Ayekah
I finished this last night and had to ask myself what the hell did I just read? This is one hell of a story. And it's not over. Yes, this is Book One in the Amped Series.

We meet Aiden briefly first as a young boy, then as an adult as he returns to his hometown in Central New York State and with a charitable foundation as his base, wants to build a center for at risk youth in the area. Aiden is wealthy, handsome and has multiple business holdings. Aiden too has nightmares, we get a glimpse of. Ai
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Lisa Aiello
Mar 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a NetGalley ARC of this book for an honest review.

3.5 Stars - But I bumped it up to 4 because Aidan is so damned yummy!!!

This was one long book. And the burn was slow. I think it took to like 55% before our main characters even kissed. By the time I got to 80% I realized that I had forgotten this was only Book 1.

The writing was well done. I really liked the characters. Our heroine is plucky, sassy, strong, foul-mouthed at times, and pretty darn self-confident. Our hero....sigh. Aidan
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Faith Anna✨
Apr 14, 2017 rated it liked it
First off, the very beginning started off really great. You get a understanding of the characters background and it gives you a little perspective of how and why they are who they are today. It starts of interesting and intense that I wanted to keep reading. But then it dies off.
Balance is a story about Aiden, a successful business man who has come back to his hometown to face his demons and provide a better life within the town. During this he meets the beautiful Alexis. She has gone through
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Ilana
Apr 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Title: Balance
Author: MJ Woods
Publisher/Year: Dog Ear Publishing 11/21/16
Length: 258 Pages
Series: The Amped Series #1

Overview

Aidan Pierce has nothing to prove, and everything to lose.

He's a success in everything he does.

A prodigy disguised in a stunning male form.

Intense. Passionate. Wealthy, almost beyond measure. He's back in his birthplace to right long ago wrongs, to bring a plan years in the making to fruition...

Until he meets Alexis Greene. Tipping her world off its axis, he unexpectedly up
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A little birdie told me... Gardner
Wow. It's quite a story.

It's a bit of a slow build, very thorough in its telling.

I loved Alexis, and her desolation at the beginning was palpable.

Aiden, wow. I liked watching him become increasingly dependent on Alexis. I love it when characters seemingly about face in their declarations at the beginning to the end. I love seeing characters grow.

Book Lover
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a serial CLIFFHANGER!!! With two, maybe three more books in the series.

Aiden Pierce is a gazillionaire. He dabbles in many things, has multiple offices, companies, houses, cars, security details in New York and California. His past is never fully revealed. We get glimpses of the darkness but not full disclosure of his younger years. He is in his hometown to build a safe haven for kids to go to for support, encouragement and an escape from whatever they are dealing with. Aiden keeps peop
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Angela Meek
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was so good. I can't wait for the next book to come out!
Nile
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing

What a cliffhanger! Book #1 of this series...

Exceptional writing!

And a challenging and interesting story...

Thanks!
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Book Review For: Balance M.J. Woods 'Balance' by M.J. Woods is the First Book in "The Amped" Series. This is the story of Aidan and Alexis. Their story does continue after this book...so there will be a cliffhanger to get us ready for the next book called "Sway". Aidan childhood has allot of issue from an abusive father to a younger brothers death that he still sometimes has nightmares from. Aidan has made himself into one of the riches men around. Being in his middle to late thirty he hasn't se ...more
LettyT
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WOWZA! I read a lot of books, A LOT OF BOOKS! After awhile no matter the genre it's all the same. This book had elements that could have made it a been there, done that but it was AMAZING. I think the writing had a lot to do with that.

Adrian Pierce has it all, success, fame, fortune. He's made it and he goes back home with NOTHING to prove but right some wrongs. Alexis Green has EVERYTHING to prove. After becoming a widow, she's out to show the world she can make it on her own. When she meets A
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Marcia
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: chic-lit, challenges
this book started out so intriguing but quickly fell into the relationship drama of middle schoolers. then it ended on a poorly constructed cliff hanger. I just didn't care enough about the characters to really root for them.
poppy
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it could not put it down a super read.This book sucks you in and does not let you go a fantastic book cant wait for the next one need it now.If you have not read it what are you waiting for go get it.
Tena
Aug 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: goodread-wins
I won this in a GOODREADS giveaway.
Tammy
Mar 22, 2017 rated it liked it
This was an okay read for me. I liked the characters and the story is good but the progression is very slow. Aidan and Alexis are great characters but some of this seems like fill to get to the next book.
Christine
Mar 05, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was given an ARC by NetGalley in exchange for my review.

I tried really hard to like this book. The description sounded interesting, and I was looking forward to it.

Unfortunately after reading a quarter of the book I find that absolutely nothing has happened. I can't take anymore reading about every bit of clothing she puts on or that her dog walks across the room or every single ring of someone's phone. I mean, give the reader a break here! Make something happen that means something! The book
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Shelved
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
I received this book free from Netgalley. It was not required that I review it.
I will be honest. I did not finish this story. I really wanted to like it. I saw that it had several good reviews. I just really could not get into it. The writing seemed rather juvenile to me. I didn't really find the characters to be very well developed and found that while I usually just love to read, I couldn't really remember what I was reading when I would pick my Kindle back up to start reading again. I finally
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Carol Kolceski
Dec 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed Balance and I'm looking forward to reading the next series! It had some great substance to it and not just another book with some hot sex scenes. M.J. Woods really described the characters well and put you in their shoes. It was great to read about Alexis' love for her dog too. The book really covered a lot of emotions with loss, love, lust, and learning lessons about oneself. It's refreshing to read about a female character depicted as strong willed and intelligent! Kudos to th ...more
Emily
rated it it was amazing
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Jeanne Snoblen
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Jamie Felicia
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Omg! What can I say...loved every second of it, couldn't put it down. Absolutely blew me away. The characters intrigued me, the story grabbed me, the sizzle thrilled me, and the writing style enticed me. Trust me, this is one book you don't want to miss!" Can't wait for the next one!! MJWOODS has moved into my top 3!!
julie
Mar 28, 2017 rated it liked it
I received a NetGalley ARC of this book for an honest review.

I was an ok book. I liked the characters but i thought the book was very similar to 50 shades of grey. Similar events, characters etc. I will not be reading the sequel. I was slow to start but eventually got there but the book ended.
AC Authors
rated it it was ok
Apr 09, 2017
Molly Meany
rated it it was amazing
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Carrie Salzman
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Valeen Robertson
Balance started out moving REALLY slowly in the first few chapters, but it picked up after awhile and got interesting. Alexis is a widow whose husband died a year and a half ago when she meets sexy businessman, Aidan. She's a smart, independent attorney following in her father's footsteps and he's got his hands in tons of different pies, business speaking that is. When they end up working together their attraction is instant, but their relationship isn't going to be an easy one because he's cont ...more
Krista
Apr 14, 2017 marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
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M.J. Woods lives in Central New York with her husband, two daughters and her beautiful but not-so-bright Bernese Mountain Dog. For over twenty years, her 9 to 5 days have been spent working in the legal field of a small town. She often draws from these experiences and re-imagines them to get her characters into trouble while they find love.

M.J. writes motivated by coffee and music, also drawing i
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