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Twenty-four-year-old Nicole Fletcher is having a rough summer. The woman who raised her is dying and there’s nothing she can do about it. Nothing but find solace in the forbidden fantasies starring her best friend’s younger brother. Nic knows there are some lines you can never cross – but when it comes to “little” Landon Pike, she kind of already has. She tries to stay awa ...more
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Published February 25th 2017
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A thought provoking emotional read of one girls struggle to come to terms with death of a loved one and finding love in chaos.

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In life there are always lines we never allow ourselves to cross that’s no different for Twenty-four-year-old Nicole Fletcher aka (Nic) when it comes to never crossing that line with her best friend's younger brother Landon Pike, even though it would be an easy line to cross even whilst yelling in her head No No No, that line getting crossed is inevitable.

He knows
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Tanya (Girl Plus Books)
4.5 STARS

My thoughts after finishing Goodnight, Nic? Marley Jacobs, where have you been all my life? Because if this debut is any indication of what's to come, Jacobs already has quite the fan in me. Now settle in and prepare for much gushing...

Nic feels like her life is falling apart. Lorraine, the woman who raised her, the woman she considers her mother, is dying and there is nothing to be done. Between Lorraine's insistence that she write "grief letters" and their Thursday night Golden Girls
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Robin Hill
4.5 stars

I really liked this. Humor is well written and well placed in a book about grief, keeping it from feeling too heavy. And there's a Jim Morrison reference which had me blasting The Doors at 5am. 😍😍😍

The author has a unique voice and I look forward to reading more from her, especially considering this was her debut.

Lorraine would like that. She liked him. Would. Liked. This is how it’s going to be now – past tense. Lots and lots of past tense. And pain - the awkward pain that ensues as we
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Deborah Obida
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Romance fans
Thanks ARC for providing this book in exchange for an honest review.

I'm going to start with the things I like about the book, i love the characters a lot especially Landon for holding on to the love he has for her even when it's unrequited, i like the writing style and the plot is amazing, apart from their romance the writer manages to put her daily life,work,family and friends in the book.

Things I didn't like, i still don't get what the cover is about, i get that it's about birds but how is tha
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Romazing Reader
Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
A wonderful NA story with layers and layers of great feels!
I really enjoyed all the many levels of emotional twists in Nic's world; her sadness over her "mom's" cancer, the way she's hiding from all of her relationships, and especially how she's really in love with her best friend's younger brother, Landon, but just can't take that leap, with out fearing she's going to lose the only anchors left in her life. One amazing night with Landon, and now no one else compares ... it's so cute how Landon
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✿kawehi.reviews
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
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All in all, the central messages this novel brings to the table was touching. This is one of those reads where it tugs on your heartstrings. Nic is a woman that many of us can identify with and see us pondering on what's next for her. Clearly, when you feel your world crumbling down and the glue that supports you is dissapating, you tend feel great turmoil and become lost, needy, contemplative, and perhaps distant.

I felt for Nic, I really did. She had a lot on her plate but luckily she was not a
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Red Cheeks Reads
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Nicole is going through a really really rough time. The woman who raised her and is basically her mum is dying and all she can do is sit by and watch. The only thing that is keeping her distracted the fantasies she is having of Landon, who also happens to be her best friends little brother. But despite her bed to resist, Landon has a way of also making her melt. What she doesn't know is Landon doesn't just want to distract Nic, he wants to be the person who catches her when she falls, to make he ...more
Auden Dar
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Where do I start?

I can’t believe this book is a debut novel. I’m in awe and slightly jealous of Marley Jacobs right now (lol).

“Goodnight, Nic” was funny, heart-warming, sad, witty and simply, one of the most original love stories I have ever read. The references Marley Jacobs made in this book are bar none. If you love Golden Girls then definitely pick up this book. You will smile the entire time you’re reading this gem even when tragic moments in the book take place. I know it sounds strange, b
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Cristina (My Tiny Obsessions)
Mar 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Guys, I have to tell you something… I’m sort of in love with the writing in this book. Also, it won me over with one of the most important things for me in contemporary books: DIALOGUE! The dialogue is smart, fun, fast and witty, and it put a huge smile on my face.

I think the blurb is pretty explicit in terms of the actual story: Nic is a lot lost. Her mother, aka, the woman who raised her, is dying of terminal cancer. And she and her other aunt are doing what they can to ke
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Colleen Scidmore
OMG this book was amazing to me. I could not put it down, my son practically had to pry it out of my hands so that I would handle my daily business. It was that good. And it was so very emotional I was laughing one minute and crying the next, and I definitely did cry and quite a bit.
I thought this was mainly going to be a steamy romance read, but it was so much more. Lorraine's terminal cancer gave the books plot a lot of foundation. It was deeply sad at times but it was also a celebration of
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Amymargarita
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Marley Jacobs blew me away with her first book, “Goodnight, Nic”. Her writing was emotional, thought provoking and had me completely enraptured in Nicole Fletcher’s life. This book had romance, life lessons, heartwarming situations and also heartbreak. All the things that we face growing up, that help define who we are. It wasn’t what I was expecting but a pleasant and refreshing surprise.

Can I also just say how freaking adorable yet sexy Landon Pike is? The fact that he’s been in love with his
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Anna Adams
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy in return for an honest review.
Honestly? I loved it.
I don't even know where to begin, so we'll start with the first thing you see: the cover. It's very M.C. Escher like and I think it does a great job in showing the reader how Nic transforms from a scattered version of herself to a more confident young woman.
As you open the book and read the first chapter, the friendship she has with her best friend is so real and loving, it about leapt off the page. Nic's 'mother' and aunt are
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Elsa Carrion
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Stars: 5
Chapters: 21, Prologue and Epilogue
Length: 224 pgs
Tense of Story: Present – First person
Genera: New Adult Contemporary Romance
POV: Nicole
MF / Profession: Nicole – hiatuses from collage
MM / Profession: Landon – UCLA college student back in Seattle for an Internship at local law frim
Location: Seattle, Washington

Nicole is 23 and her mother is dying from cancer. She decides to take a break from school and her job to spend as much time possible with her mom. She’s spunky and I love th
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Jessica
May 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Nicole Fletcher has been dealt a bad hand. She’s losing the only mother she ever knew to cancer. Her best friend’s little brother, Landon has grown into a man of his own right, an attractive one at that, and is now invading her thoughts in all sorts of dangerous ways. It’s all too much, but Nicole is determined to do what she feels is right. So, she indulges each of Lorraine’s wishes. She never uses the word “disease”. She participates in Golden Girls Marathons every Thursday night. She writes g ...more
Kerry
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this sweet romance by Marley Jacobs and I can't wait to see what this author offers up next. Nic is struggling with the impending death of the woman who has been her mother since birth and how this will affect her everyday life. Along with this comes the realisation that her best friend Aubrey's younger brother Landon is in fact someone she has feelings for, queue some very tough struggles and life lessons for this young woman.

Fear is the main driving force for Nic throughout this book
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Jessica Tarrats
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So unbelievably good...Must read!

I read the synopsis for this book about two weeks before it was available and I knew I would love it. The raw emotions in this story are palpable. I absolutely loved reading this story and will definitely look out for more from Marley Jacobs.
Amanda
Feb 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is all about finding love at the worst time in your life. Nic is slowly but surely accepting that her mom is dying and there is nothing she can do about it. Throughout the book she seems to be about to spiral out of control but her close ties to her best friend and her family keep her sane. Her best friend's brother, Landon, is the biggest help of them all. Landon has a knack for slinging Nic a life preserver before she even knows she needed one.

This story could technically be classif
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Jennie G
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
***ARC kindly given in exchange for an honest review***
Where do I even start?!
I LOVE MARLEY JACOBS' writing! She makes me feel all the feels. The dialogue is perfect, and feels very natural - I didn't even eye roll once during this book, and that's a rarity for me :)

The plot of this book was 1/2 what I was wanting and 1/2 not what I was wanting. I was in for a forbidden romance, and this book hits all those notes just right! No spoilers here, because the book description talks about it, but part
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Ashmita Ghosh
Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh my god! This was such a refreshing change from the kind of books I usually read. These characters were so well developed and had a depth that made reading this book interesting. I'm really thankful to the author for giving me an ARC copy of this book and I have to say, it barely took me a few hours to flip through it. I loved Landon and his tenacious nature. I love that he was there for Nic even though she was consistently pushing him away. These characters were easy to love and their ambitio ...more
Ashleigh
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
At the age of twenty-four, Nicole Fletcher feels like her life is already ending. Abandoned by her mother, now the woman who raised her is dying. Not being able to do anything to help, Nicole is determined to distract herself from the inevitable pain. What she didn’t expect was to find that distraction in her best friend’s younger brother. She knows he shouldn’t, but Landon Pike has found a way to take over her fantasies. She tries to stay aware but the temptation is too much. As her world falls ...more
Louise
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Marley Jacobs is a great new author to add to my list of authors to keep an eye out for. ‘Goodnight, Nic’ was a surprising and emotional read that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. This was a 4 star read for me.

Nicole is struggling while trying to find any way she can to cope with the fact that Lorraine, the woman who raised her is dying. Needing to have an outlet Nic had been having a friends with benefits relationship but that had to stop when he wanted more than she did. The younger brother of he
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Meghan
Apr 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Goodnight, Nic is the debut book by author Marley Jacobs and tells the story of Nicole and Landon. Nic has really been having a rough time lately. She has finally come to the realization that the only real mother she has known since birth will be dying and there is nothing she can do to stop it. As if life hasn't piled enough on her plate, she is also starting to develop some serious feelings for the one person she never thought she would. Her best friend's younger brother Landon has always been ...more
Jillian Kerr
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Goodnight, Nic was recommended to me by a friend because of all the Golden Girls references and their significance in the book! Im so glad she did because Goodnight, Nic has became not only one of my favorite debut novels, but also one of my top reads ever! I can't believe this was Marley Jacobs debut novel! This was such a solid story with solid characters I immediately fell in love with! This book had me smiling, laughing and crying, sometimes at the same time! Nic is stubborn as anything, but ...more
Amy Delgado
May 16, 2017 rated it liked it
I'm going to start by listing all the good things I loved from this book:

-The writing. Absolutely amazing, fast paced and eloquent. We totally get a grasp of how difficult and deeply painful the situation is for Nic, aunt Sybil and Lorraine, and yet is so wonderful to read the strong family and friendship bonds there are between them and the Pikes.
-Nic. Awesome character, strong, yet struggling with everything that's happening in her life atm, her value of family and frienship love is extraordin
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Maggie Hasbrouck
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good Night Nic by Marley Jacobs

Good Night Nic hits all the right notes for a steamy new adult romance. I found the characters to be both likable and believable –occasionally they felt a bit stereotypical to me, but not to the point where it detracted from the story. There is plenty of erotic tension, and the sex scenes were, for the most part, well written. I had some issues with believability—I just didn’t buy it that two full-grown adults could comfortably have sex in the driver’s seat of car
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Karin
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 ✨✨✨✨

This was a beautifully written debut novel and I can't wait to read more from this author in the future. Even though this is a emotional book that deals with a terminal diagnosis of Nicole's mom it was written in such a lighthearted way that it helps you embrace the romance of the story as opposed to the loss. The way Nicole's mom and aunt handled this news was done with such strength and comic relief at times I forgot about the sense of loss to come.

About a year ago Nicole started to lo
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Kathy
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book had me laughing, crying and wanting the book to keep going. When you have Nicole whose “mother” is dying of cancer she doesn’t believe in happily ever after. While growing up she became a part of the Pike family as well. Aubrey being her best friend since they were little and her mother Julie taking Nicole in as one of her own. Landon being Aubrey’s brother and a crush that Nicole has had forever is honest with Nicole about his feelings as well can they get past the “family” issue? Eve ...more
Juliette Belliard
May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a really sweet story. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because it had editing issues that I couldn't look past. That being said, it was really enjoyable and I read it in a few hours.

Nicole and Aubrey are best friends. Landon is Aubrey's brother and he's 4 years younger than Aubrey and Nicole. Nicole is attracted to Landon but because of the close relationship she has with Aubrey and the rest of the family, she's afraid to let it go too far. She also has inner demons th
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Ashley
May 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*** I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.***

I enjoyed this story from start to finish. Nic is a character that I immediately felt a connection to. She is going through the absolute hardest time of her life, and she manages to take it all on with a sarcastic sense of humor. Her relationship with her aunts, and their affinity for The Golden Girls reminded me so much of my childhood and the relationship I had with my grandmother.

Landon, well Landon is just the perfect guy
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“Grief is one of those ideas you think you understand until you meet it face-to-face, gut-to-gut. After a sledgehammer of an introduction it insults you further by taking up residence deep inside your soul. It has the obnoxious melodrama of a teenage girl and the hormonal pulse of a bitter pregnant woman – not to mention the nocturnal stamina of a fucking vampire.” 2 likes
“I bleed passion. I’m not entirely sure what this means but I’m greedy over the words. They’re so full of life. And I really need some life to balance out the desperate allure of the dark.” 2 likes
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