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Eve (Between The Bookends)

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description I enjoyed this book but I didn't love it. The writing was fairly good. The plot was interesting. The pace was a bit up and down. I wouldn't say there was really much angst and there wasn't any OW/OM drama. It had some interesting secondary characters. The hero was intriguing but underdeveloped in my opinion, and the heroine was a straight up bitch.

I did have a few issues that caused me to lower my rating somewhat. First, this book was LONG. Incr
Nov 18, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the blurb of this romance with the theme of overcoming adversity to find love and freedom. I loved the author’s use of imagery and the landscapes of the locales of the story were picture perfect. I felt cool river water and hot beating sun.

Where there I found I a disconnect with this book was it was too slow of a burn for me. I wanted to love these characters but they didn’t stretch and grow in a timely manner. I really wanted Tatum and Nic’s relationship to take flight but it didn’t qu
Apr 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG! This is definitely one of my favorite reads so far this year! I could NOT put this book down and I struggle to find the right words to describe it. My emotions were all over the place - from love to hate, from anger and angst - this book had it all!! The characters and the story were so intriguing!! This is a story of unconventional love and family. It is a story of heartbreak and shattered dreams - a story of intrigue and mystery - a story of love lost and of love found in the most unexpec ...more
Apr 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I am new to this author and received this book by chance and can I just say I am very happy that I did. I could not put it down and did not want to !!!

For Love or Freedom is wonderful story about finding love in an unexpected and uncertain place. Tatum and Tulsie are kidnapped one night and taken to a secluded ranch in the middle of Mexico. This ranch belongs to Nicandro Lobo, a man who after a brief encounter fell deeply in love wit
Tamara Harrington
Apr 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Received an ARC in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
This story is so very different from your usual romance. I'm not even sure I can put it into a category, Tatum is such a strong woman who goes through so much yet remains strong for her daughter. There is drama, intrigue and some serious romance going on. I won't lie, I did shed more than a few tears but it was well worth it!! Hope you enjoy this story as much as I did.
Vivi Chatzikiriakou
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: stand-alone, romance
"A story that is going to consumes you entirely"

I was provided with an advanced ARC copy by Enticing Journey for exchange of my honest review.

In the name of love you do unbelievable things; acts which coming from deep inside your soul, with the necessity only to provide, happiness. Unfortunately, there is the other side of the same coin that, these same acts have an opposite, unwelcomed effect, hate. In the name of freedom, however, you don't act instinctively, each move you take is planned to p
Colleen  (The Book Lover Blog)
4.5 Stars-
For Love or Freedom is an engaging read, and one that will take you on the rollercoaster ride of emotions. Anger, sadness, hope, fear, happiness and love- to name a few. No matter what you take away from this story, one thing is for certain, you will feel!

From the moment he locks eyes with Tatum, Nicandro Lobo feels their deep connection. Nic is a man who always gets what he wants and what he wants is to whisk Tatum and her daughter away with him. So, he does- kidnap them, that is. Is
Whitney Mcgregor (A Literary Perusal)
For Love or Freedom is a wild ride of hurt, intrigue, hope, and love.

I can definitely say this really isn't a traditional love story and the trope is one I have not always cared for in the past... a captor falling in love with the man who has taken her. However, I wanted to read this with an open mind and found myself enjoying many parts of the story.

Tatum is fierce and independent, puts her daughter first which is nice to read about. So many books with children just kind of brush them to the s
Lisa Eiff
Apr 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I found this story somewhat enjoyable, but just a little off putting. If you've read at least this first novel in "The Monster Trilogy" by Marissa Farrar, then take that story and throw in children and a christian believe system. I found the story itself enjoyable as I got to experience the terror of a woman and her child being abducted and transferred to an unknown location, and then see how she slowly ends up falling in love with the man that ordered their abduction. I think most women out the ...more
Jennifer Pierson
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Tatum is a widow with a super smart daughter named Tulsie. While at a family event, they are kidnapped from Tatum's in- laws house. They find themselves at a secluded ranch in the middle of Mexico owned by a man named Nicandro Lobo. After coming face to face with Tatum once, he finds himself in love, and he believed she was in danger, so he decided to save her in his own controlling way. Now he must try to make her see his love, and hope that she will grow to love him in return. This is all I ca ...more
Stephanie Thompson
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lili knocked it out of the park with this one. I am a sucker for stories about love in unexpected places, but had no idea that this would be one of those stories. I fell in love with Tulsie and Tatum from the first few pages though throughout the book there were some parts that made me want to smack Tatum on the side of the head. I feel that's a good thing in this case because it wasn't an annoyance with her so much as being so engulfed in her story. Being a Texas gal at heart there were many pa ...more
May 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was different and refreshing. Tatum is a strong, fiercely independent woman who has been through so much in her young life. Nic is a very smart man who is fiercely protective of those he loves. A chance encounter and instant connection changes everything for the two of them. At the start of the book I was angry and torn up at how Tatum is treated by so called family, then I was anxious and on edge when she and Tulsie are taken from all that they know – then Lili changed it up and threw ...more
Dee Winston
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
While on vacation with her daughter Tatum catches the eye of Nic. It was something about his eyes,but after retrieving her daughter's shoe she walks away. In her mind she conjures up what kind of guy he is. Then her and her daughter are kidnapped. As she's trying to stay calm she pictures that he's going to save her from the bad men, not knowing he is the bad man. From the first time he laid eyes o Tatum Nic is mesmorized,then he tries to save her from a bad situation. He goes about it all wrong ...more
Love is found in unexpected places. Tatum and Nic meet under unusual circumstances and what follows is a riveting story line that just reels you in as you anticipate what will happen between the two.

Tatum is a mom, who Nic feels needs to be saved. I can't go into much, I feel like everything is a spoiler!

For Love or Freedom has a riveting storyline, characters who invoke all kinds of emotions. While I felt that they could have been a bit more, it did not detract much from the story. I would re
Jennifer Richey
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I recieved this book in exchange for an honest review!!! Wow!!! This book had action romance and it was different. I really enjoyed it. I was sad with tatums story!! She was very strong in this book for her daughter. She had to survive and put her daughter first.
Mona williams
Apr 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
this book was amazing! it was the first book of yours i read and i loved it! its about a woman who is kidnapped by a man who wants her. she is still hung up on her dead husband but this guy is determined to win her over. thanks for giving me a chance to read this book!
shavawn crowe
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book alot in fact i could not put it down. I finished the book in a day which is a rarity for me these days but i couldnt help myself. Its about a girl named Tateum (i probaby spelled that wrong) who recently became a widow she was visiting her in laws who dont think much of her only for her daughters sake so she can keep/in touch with that side of the family. She ends up encountering a biker when her daughter loses a shoe and he manages to find it....little does she know t ...more
MaDora Shipman
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC for an honest review.
This book was very well written and pulls you in for the ride. I felt the fear and protection of Tatum for her daughter and herself. The burning questions and the desire to go home. Can she fall in love with a man who says he saved them both from an evil they wouldn't see coming or will she continue to be afraid.
United Indie Book Blog
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tatum was dealt a bad hand . Married to Joe, who was "killed" in combat. She's left with the most awful in laws that are constantly attacking her or get mothering skills 😲😤😡there were times I felt I could dish out a bitch slap or few !

It's actually on a family get together that she "meets" Nic the first time . He sends shivers up her spine ....and mine

Tatum is a brilliant mamma. A mamma that is devoted and knows no end to her love. A few lessons can be learnt ..... Tulsie , my dear sweet angel
Martha Sweeney
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a fantastic story! It's definitely NOT your typical romance, but I LOVED it. The story was unique, exciting, chilling, and romantic all in one. I also LOVE stories with a strong female and Lili did just that with Tatum. I wasn't sure what was going to happen at any point which made this an extra delight. Just when I thought something would, something else did. Both Nic and Tatum drove me crazy at times, but that's when you know it's an awesome story.

I LOVED Lili's first book, Barefoot
Martha Sweeney
Wow! What a fantastic story! It's definitely NOT your typical romance, but I LOVED it. The story was unique, exciting, chilling, and romantic all in one. I also LOVE stories with a strong female and Lili did just that with Tatum. I wasn't sure what was going to happen at any point which made this an extra delight. Just when I thought something would, something else did. Both Nic and Tatum drove me crazy at times, but that's when you know it's an awesome story.

I LOVED Lili's first book, Barefoot
Mandy Saial
Tatum had everything she could have ever wanted . The love of her life and her precious daughter Tulsie, until in a heartbeat one she held dear was taken away.
Now she must figure out a way to press on without her rock and raise their daughter as best she can amongst family members that shun their very existence .
One unguarded move Tatum makes sends her and her daughters world into a tailspin as they're taken from the world they know and thrust into captivity with a new family , surroundings an
Lydia Gaona
May 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Aye ya yie!! I started reading this book and from the get go, it had me hooked! This story is about Tatum and her daughter, Tulsie, and how they've been adjusting to life. Tatum has always been harshly criticized by her in laws and one day while out with them swimming, she sees a man who made her catch her breath. Instantly turning her head so her in laws wouldn't say something harsh. When all of a sudden something happens and she's not at home anymore. Tatum and Tulsie have been kidnapped and h ...more
2OCC Reviews
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: amber
For Love or Freedom is an excellent book about finding love when you least expect it. We first meet Tatum, a single mother, and her daughter Tulsie while they're trying to have a relaxing day at the river. While there a motorcycle gang decides to crash the party and while Tatum might find one of the men a little intriguing she knows they are bad news.

This book quickly takes a terrifying turn when Tatum and her daughter are kidnapped. You'll be swept away by this book, full of suspense, emotions,
Haylee Thorne
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lili Mahoney has taken me by complete surprise. I didn't know what to expect when I started reading this book, and I wasn't prepared for the emotions that seeped from the pages.

I was engaged from the get go, and the emotional rollercoaster ride Mahoney took me on has kept me glued to the pages while on the edge of my seat.

The story is unconventional, and I wasn't sure if I would be able to accept the characters and some of their actions. However, Mahoney masterfully tackled my doubts with her
Helene Book Hoarder
This book is a perfect example why you have to give the story a chance. Honestly even after reading the first three chapters, I wasn’t sure if this was a book for me. I’m so glad that I read on.

Will you give up your freedom for love??? I found myself torn between my heart and mind. Questioned myself, how I felt the way I did. So many Out-Loud conversations with myself happened while reading this story, Why?? What were you thinking??? So many reasons to Love the characters that almost felt wrong
Wendy Livingstone
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a new author for me, and my word, I was not disappointed! Tatum loses her husband, and ends up being kidnapped with her daughter by Nic. No spoilers though, give this one a go for yourself!
This story is well written, with a hate / love relationship, as well as packed with emotion, drama, angst, intrigue, hope, fear, and happiness. I was hooked and intrigued from the very beginning of this book, and could not put down until finished. I look forward to reading more of this authors work in
debbie mason
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my first read by Lili Mahoney and definately will not be my last. I love strong women, especially those who are unaware of their strenght. Tatum is a heroine for me. I fell in love with her early on. She is a survivor . Nic on the other hand, grew on me. I admit they both made me want to slap the side of tbeir heads a time or two. A romance that made me feel, I chuckled, laughed, cried and fell in love with the characters. Couldn't ask for any thing more from an author. I definately reco ...more
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a very unique and different story. I feel it is one of those books that will either grab you from the start or you just will not connect with. My feelings fell somewhere in the middle. I thought the pacing was somewhat slow and I could never really make a connection with the heroine. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC copy of this book.
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Just, wow! I had a certain idea of where this book was possibly going and I was still surprised at what happened and how it all turned out. I highly recommend this! This is not your typical romance read. I'm sure some readers might not like it, but it's a good way. Read it and find out.
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