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CHANGE...

It's change and how well you handle it which defines a person.

Three times in my life, I have been faced with such changes. Once when I was fourteen. Again, at eighteen. And now again at twenty-eight.

Twice, she was there.

Ten years ago, I gave up everything, including her. At the time, it was the right thing to do, for both our sakes. Walking away from her isn't wh
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Published January 20th 2017
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♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ Jeri the Romance Bibiliophile ♡



Changing Lanes by Leaona Luxx is the first book by this author that I read and I have to admit that it was an intense journey.

At first I expected this to be a second chance small town novel but I am happy that I was wrong and this story turned out to be so much more than that. It was not only well written and well developed no – it had even small suspense elements and it was so complex that the reader was taken on the journey together with the characters.

These characters were intense and I liked
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CHANGE...

It's change and how well you handle it which defines a person.

Three times in my life, I have been faced with such changes. Once when I was fourteen. Again, at eighteen. And now again at twenty-eight.

Twice, she was there.

Ten years ago, I gave up everything, including her. At the time, it was the right thing to do, for both our sakes. Walking away from her isn't what I wanted, it's what had to be done.

Now, she's here. People like me don't always g
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Teresa's Tantalizing Book Teasers
Leaona, you blew me away with this love story. Honestly, from the moment the two main characters; Brannon and Torrie meet in college, you know their story will be an epic one. Both are driven to succeed for their families but for different reasons.

I fell in love with Brannon and his soulful southern charm. His looks may get him noticed, but he's​ intelligent, hard-working and any man who still opens a door and pulls out a chair for a woman is attractive right away in my book! It tells you his pa
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TheSassyNerdBlog
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Changing Lanes is the first book I read by this author, but it most certainly will not be the last! This story hit home for me. It’s heart breaking, yet breath taking, I found myself reaching for the tissues more than once. It has everything
Passion
Hot and steamy scenes and have you squirming in your seat, drama with a few twist and turns along with the way.

It’s a second chance love story about a guy called Brannon, he gets a second chance with the girl of his dreams Torrie, but it’s not smooth
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Annmarie
Feb 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars because of the strong love they felt but damn, he would have gone after her. He should have told her what the father did. And then the 360 at the end with the parents??? No cheating. HEA
Robin Brister
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Brannon and Torrie have a great second chance romance. Brannon is just a good 'ol country boy and Torrie is from a wealthy family. They have many obstacles to overcome if they want to make their relationship work. There were times I wanted to slap and then other times I just wanted to wrap them up in a big hug.
A nice little side note is we get to see more of One, Lea, Hardy, and Thayer. I loved their characters form their books, but love them even more now.
Flora Lafferty
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow, Leona...just Wow! Just finished reading Changing Lanes tonight...and you knocked it out of the park. I love second chance romances, and this is without a doubt the best one I've EVER read! I loved Brannon and Torrie's story and how it tied in with Cherry Grove and Still Creek and getting to see updates on the lives of the people in those books! Please continue this series and let us know how it goes with Brannon and Torrie's new little one! Great work
Mona williams
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
this was another amazing book you wrote! loved it! its about two people that meet than end up going there seperate ways. meet ten years later and alot of hurt feelings here. it made me want to cry at times. its a story of what true love really is and how far you will go for that person. thanks for giving me a chance to read this book!
Nikki Brackett
Love follows no rules, it comes with no prejudices.  Love comes how it wants to, whether it fits society’s mold or not.  Love determines for itself where to settle.
There are books that you fall in love with.  There are books that simply amaze you.  Then there are books that give you bone defying chills while reading it–leaving you with a depth that simply leaves you in ——WOW.
I have read a lot of books and Changing Lanes has grew to be in my top 10 favorites of all times.  This story touched me i
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C.J. Butcher
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Change. It's change and how well you handle it which defines a person.

Three times in my life, I have been faced with such changes. Once when I was fourteen. Again, at eighteen. And now again at twenty-eight.

Twice, she was there.

Ten years ago, I gave up everything, including her. At the time, it was the right thing to do, for both of our sakes. Walking away from her isn't what I wanted, it's what had to be done.

Now, she's here. People like me don't always get second chances, this happens to be m
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Jenny  (Jenz Book Jewels)
****SOME SPOILERS****
This book is amazing and has the loads of lovable character's from Cherry Grove & Still Creek books. Get your tissues ready and take a ride down Highway 17 switching up lanes full of emotions.

Brannon O'Hurley is 18 has an amazing relationship with his mom. They live on a farm just the two of them. He's had a long time friend Ava that is also his ex-girlfriend he still loves her but only as a friend. Now it's time to go off to college to get a engineering degree that will ben
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Angie McGuire
Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
The premise of this book idea awesome. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book do to the fact the characters had promise and the plot was spot on. Lots and lots and lots of drama. Wow, these two need to learn to communicate- because seriously.

Brannon and Torrie fell in love, and it was actually very sweet. But both of them have issues with family or ex's that need to be dealt with. The drama and anger created through this series of unfortunate events, by the third parties, made me want to throat
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Reckless Readers
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So I knew diving into this Lea was going to twist and turn my emotions. If you've read her first two books, you know she always breaks out the big guns and steals your heart. Well this book by far is the best thing she has ever written. I dove head first into this story and didn't want to come up for air. Within the first twenty percent my heart was breaking in half. Torrie comes from money and Brannon comes from almost nothing on his family farm. When they meet in college it's almost instant ch ...more
Teri
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Man these are some crying folks, ok so I might have gotten a little teary eyed a time or two while enjoying this emotional and beautiful story by this author. This isn't my first book by this author but it was just as enjoyable. This book tells the love story, well love interrupted story of Torrie and Brannon. Thru hits and misfires and lack of communication and so much more these two run the gambit of it all to claim their love. But at the same time is this wonderful love going to survive and w ...more
Christina Szczepan-santos
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book. So many feels.

Soooooo Brannon & Torrie, Loved them but at times I really wanted to hurt both of them. (lol)

Ava, OMG hate hate hate her. Manipulative little wench. She was the cause of alot of drama for these two.

Of you've never read Leaona, pick up this book. She really makes you feel like you know these characters, that they are your friends. Personally that's what I love about a book.

This review is vague yes but alot happens in the story and I don't want to spoil anyt
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Diane Norwood For The Love of Pimping
This book was AMAZING! I absolutely fell in love with Brannon and Torrie.... To see what they went through for years and then to be met face to face. I got angry, at Ava... and Torrie, and even Brannon a couple of times. I laughed, I cried, and I wanted to jump in the book and beat someone. I think this might be my favorite book written by Leaona yet. It was such and emotional story. I found it hard to put down. I'm not going to give anything away, so I'm going to say this..... GET THIS BOOK! Yo ...more
Cherry Hurtado
Mar 13, 2017 rated it liked it
This book was a little hard for me to review. When I started the book I didn't immediately connect with the story. But I continued to read. Both the main characters were cute and sweet. I was excited that the book was a second chance story. But I don't know some of the parts in the book seem to be dragged out. I didn't Ike Ava. I felt like she was too much and I couldn't like her character at all. The story is cute and it has emotional sections which I liked a lot. Both characters have struggles ...more
Latifa Morrisette
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the best book I have read from Leaona Luxx. This a heart wrenching romance that spans ten years. Brannon and Torrie are the most frustrating but loveable characters I have met. They go through many obstacles to get their HEA and reading this book is totally worth the tears and screams. I highly recommend that this book be read by everyone. You will not be disappointed
Karen Sedgman
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Gotta love a story about a country boy meets country club girl!! Brannon and Torrie meet in college, ten years on their story continues!! Loved this story from start to end!! Had laugher and tears, twists and turns!! Oh and hot and steamy bits too!! Can't wait to read more in this Highway 17 Series!!
Christy Daeger
3 Stars

This book was pretty good. It was kinda slow and I did skip a little bit overall I enjoyed Brannon & Torries story.
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Jeanne
Jul 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story is basically in two parts, ten years ago and present time. We also get a lot of our other Cherry Grove friends and family in the present part of the story, but it is not necessary to have read any of the other stories first. Brannon and Torrie have a real roller coaster ride. They both act pretty irrationally at times (especially Torrie), but I think it is more understandable as the story plays out. They are very intense. Their insecurities are their downfall, along with Torrie’s fath ...more
Amanda Stayner
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Cindy
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*I voluntarily read an ARC of Changing Lanes, this is my honest review*

Changing Lanes is a breathtaking, heartbreaking, second chance love story. I've not read about the other characters from the Cherry Grove and the Still Creek books, but I fell in love with these side characters. I definitely plan to catch up on these characters. Be warned before starting Changing Lanes get those Kleenex ready! You'll need them! And sit back and enjoy the rollercoaster of emotions that is Changing Lanes.

Brann
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Melissa Mendoza
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it

“Her lips part, I’m not sure if she’s going to say something or try to breathe. When she leans into me, it takes everything in me not to bend her over right here and fuck the anger outta her.”

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4 emotional stars! So much more than I was every expecting!

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When I got this book I don’t think I really knew what I was getting into. This book took me on such a roller coaster ride of emotions. I love a beautiful second chance romance book and this one hit all the points for me! The char
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Jenny  (Jenz Book Jewels)
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
****SOME SPOILERS****
This book is amazing and has the loads of lovable character's from Cherry Grove & Still Creek books. Get your tissues ready and take a ride down Highway 17 switching up lanes full of emotions.

Brannon O'Hurley is 18 has an amazing relationship wit his mom. They live on a farm just the two of them. He's had a long time friend Ava that is also his ex-girlfriend he still loves her but only as a friend. Now it's time to go off to college to get a engineering degree that will bene
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Ria -  Reading Is Our Satisfaction
Great start to a new series....

Leaona Luxx is a new author to me, but now that I have discovered her, I will definitely be reading more of her stories. i thoroughly enjoyed being taken on the journey that Ms Luxx delivers with this one. A journey of love, love that travels many years, a story of two people give a second chance at finding a happiness that they thought was lost.

Brannon and Torrie's story is one which will have you laughing, crying and screaming with frustration. Emotions will run
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I Dont Get Sundays
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I would like to go on record that 5 stars are not enough!!!

Man, these two got my heart. When the book first began and Brannon is messing around with Ava, I was like crap she is such a brat please don't let it be her. He begins college meeting Torrie and I began rooting all over. These two were very cute together, the banter, the easy flow of conversation. Brannon was happy.

Torrie's father is a straight up rich douche that believes he can have power over everything. He lies, cheats, and pays his
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Jennifer Pierson
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Let me start out with I'M MAD AS HELL AND JACKED UP! Just had to get that out of my system in order to write this review. If you need any kind of description, just read the blurb, as I'm so emotional right now that I would end up throwing out spoilers. However, since I'm full of feelings, this review will be about my dramatic girly girl emotions that are flying in every direction. I'm still very frustrated with Brannon, and I couldn't forgive him as easily as Torrie did that's for sure. Maybe be ...more
Wendy Hodges
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lots of angst in this intense read, from start to finish it had me glued to the pages with a lump in my throat. So many things go wrong for this young couple, that and their own insecurities. As the years passed though despite both of them being hurt and angry their love doesn't change, still things don't go to plan for them. I loved this story, the raw emotions throughout kept me reading I needed to know the outcome. I hate overbearing fathers that think its their right to order and dictate the ...more
Sharon
Feb 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
The basic plot was quite good, and there were some shocking twists.

Brannon is off to college and he meets Torrie who it turns out is his soulmate, but her father has other plans for her and works to drive them apart. It is years later before they cross paths again, but will it be to late for them to find their HEA?

I have to say, while I loved the basic plot….it moved a bit too slowly for me. It seemed like half the book they were running from each other. They would talk for 5 seconds and get int
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Leaona was inspired to write while she raised her family, never dreaming one day, she would be published. While loving all genres of books, Lea writes contemporary romance stories filled with redemptio
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