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Sonnet Coupled

4.67  ·  Rating details ·  63 ratings  ·  51 reviews
Sheltered and cosseted, Sonnet Mendoza abided by her papi’s wishes her whole life: no boys, studies first and always. Now an ER nurse in a busy Chicago hospital, medical school is so close Sonnet can taste it—just like her father always wanted. Just like she can taste all the things she wants, like Griffith Parker, the man of her dreams and her new housemate.

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Kindle Edition, 235 pages
Published April 25th 2017 by Boroughs Publishing Group
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Rosie Chapel
Apr 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sonnet Coupled ensnared me from the first page and held me captive til the last word. Sonnet Mendoza has dedicated all her energy - her studies, her life - to becoming the best she can be. Now a nurse in a busy ER, Sonnet feels she might be on her way to honouring her now dead, Argentinian father's wishes, especially as her dream to be accepted into medical school is tantalising close.

Griffith Parker - an ex-marine, attends the police academy during the day and works as a security guard at the
Luciana Correa
Apr 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sonnet Coupled is an endearing story of an ambitious young woman.
Sonnet is a nurse, the daughter of Argentinian immigrants, living alone after her father's death. She receives an amazing offer-a great life opportunity that can change her future.
She must be strong, determined and face tough moments  but she is ready for the challenge.
What she is not ready is for love-much less if love is in the body of a hunky security guard.
She is prejudiced and despises him but her body has another agenda.
An u
Sherry Grant
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is an all consuming read ladies. It took you on a journey of love, lost, ambition, self worth, goals, and so much more. I fell in love with the relationship between Sonnet and Griff. I felt like I was watching a movie the book flowed so very well. Even the secondary characters was written in the story very well. And once the sex scenes began it just kept the story reaching greater heights. And that sneaky author Roxanne gave you a twist and turn towards the end that had me cursing up a stor ...more
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Be sure you have time for this book, meaning ... if you start it you will so not wanna put it down. so don't go and start it right before sleep or you will not be sleeping that night. Such a great read, My 1st book read, written by Roxanne. Such a great writing style, just an awesome plot, love these well developed well thought out characters, wow wee so glad to have found her books ... I am hooked. a fan for sure. you might need to google a few lines, if you are not versed in the language of Sp ...more
Penny Worlein
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WOW!! What else can I say? This book is full of HOT, amazing chemistry between two people full of determination and self doubt. Both not looking for anything but to further their careers, when their paths cross they can't avoid the pull between them. A lot of fun and laughter, a little stress and worry, Sonnet and Griffith not only determined to finish their careers, also fight to protect their hearts and save their relationship. ...more
Curly's  Ramblings
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A romance story that shares similarities to my own including my chosen profession in relation to Sonnet's, the female lead. Neither party is actively seeking romance and try, as futile as it may seem, to remain acquaintances but soon find their mutual attraction for one another too much to resist! This story is HOT, HOT, HOT! The passion that Sonnet & Griffith display for one another will have you believing in fated love. The characters, plot, & storyline are all well developed! I didn't want th ...more
Apr 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book offers a well written storyline and the characters are so well developed that they just hooked me right into their story and kept me totally captivated throughout the whole story! Once I started reading this book I had a hard time putting it down until I was finished reading it! This was the first book that I have read from Roxanne D. Howard and it definitely will not be the last!

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Rachel Brune
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I made the mistake of starting this book right before bed, and then couldn't put it down even though my phone alarm told me it was time to go to sleep. The main characters are sexy, strong, and funny, and the supporting cast are well-drawn and fun. The action (all kinds of action!) just keeps coming. I enjoyed every minute of Sonnet Coupled, and I'm looking forward to reading more by Ms. Howard! ...more
Apr 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book! Sonnet is a nurse focused on trying to get into med school. Griffith is a security officer working at the hospital but trying to get into the police academy. Can they make it work? I thoroughly enjoyed their story - it was steamy and loving with some danger added to the mix. Loved Sonnet's friends at the hospital as well - they were a fun, lively bunch. I would recommend this book and I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of it. ...more
Apr 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 5-star-read, 2017
Sonnet Mendoza an ER nurse is looking for a housemate to cover costs. Griffith Parker is a security guard at the same hospital Sonnet works at. Griff rescues Sonnet from an attack one night and she feels vulnerable. She accepts Griff as a housemate thinking that having him there will help her feel safe. Will Sonnet and Griff's relationship turn into something more than just roommates. Sonnet Coupled by Roxanne Howard is my first book by this author and I really enjoyed reading it. This is a well ...more
Sherell Cummings
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am amazed by this book. Beautiful, funny and masterfully written, It's the story of a young Sonnet's determination for the career of her dreams, while falling for the man of her dreams. Although it's a struggle for Sonnet with wanting to remain focus, I love Griffith's personality and the way he makes her feel. Their chemistry is unyielding as each character brings the story together beautifully in their own way. Thumbs up to the author for a wonderful read, that took my imagination on a new a ...more
Lydia Gaona
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Where to start on this amazingly written book that I refused to put down. This book follows Sonnet Mendoza, a nurse trying to become a neuro surgeon, and her life after a tragedy that changes her world. One day while at work, she notices a new security guard who she can't take her eyes off of and can't help the tightening her her lower belly. No one has ever affected her in this way, as she is focused and determined to become a doctor, and she doesn't know why she is feeling this way towards him ...more
Erica Lynn
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Okay... I'll be the first to admit I adore Roxanne D. Howard. She's one of the first people I met when my first book got signed with Loose Id, LLC, and we became quick friends. She'll always hold a special place in my heart.

Why am I saying all this? Because I'm SO darn PROUD of her. Roxanne, babe, I LOVED THIS BOOK!

Sonnet Mendoza is a nurse who has always wanted to be a doctor. When the opportunity for a scholarship to medical school at Johns Hopkins presents itself, she's out of this world exci
Angel Hatfield
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sonnet had dedicated herself to becoming the best she could be. She is now an ER nurse but wants to get into medical school and be a surgeon. She feel she is at last honoring her dead father’s wishes. She is close to being accepted into medical school. Griff is an ex Marine attending the Police Academy during the day and working as a security guard at the hospital during the graveyard shift. Sonnet is also assigned to this shift. Sonnet believes griff is a one night stand type of guy and very se ...more
Liz ~ Liz's Reading Life
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sonnet Mendoza has been doing everything possible to achieve her dream and all that hard work brings her one step closer she receives an unexpected opportunity. The one thing she didn't plan on was meeting a man that could change everything.

Griffith Parker is a man of duty, so attending the police academy after getting honorably discharged from the military. His goal is simple until he meets a woman that calls to him like none before.

Their connection grows the more they get to know each other. A
M. Tasia
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. The characters were so well written that you felt their fear, happiness and hope. I became so invested in the story that I didn’t put it down. In the end you’re rooting so hard for Griffith, a man that any woman would be lucky to have, and Sonnet a beautiful, intelligent, kind ER nurse. The secondary characters are also well written and bring lots of life to this amazing story. I highly recommend this read.
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story was hot!! The story had a character that was very sheltered and it made for a story that was sweet and hot. Griffith was so strong and while he had some problems of his own the story would not have been the same with out them.
Brandy Love
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Smoking hot! I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review, and I wasn't disappointed! The sex scenes steal the show, but the heart of this novel are two people who grow as they open up and learn about each other. Tender, funny, and erotic, this love story excites and delights. ...more
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the 3rd book I have read by Roxanne D. Howard. What I noticed, and what I like, about this author is that she takes her time to build the relationship between the couples. Sonnet and Griff had depth; but I wish she would have taken the time to explore Griff's past a little bit more, because I think it would have added to the story. Other than that this was a good story. I finished it in one day, and that had to do with the fact that I couldn't put it down. This is the kind of story that ...more
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
Sonnet Mendoza is a young nurse who has survived the loss of her beloved father, and Abuela, and is now on her own in the world. She's living in the house her father left her, thankfully that's been paid off, but she's realizing that she wants a roommate. When Griffith Parker, one of the security officers at the hospital where she works, initially approaches her about her ad, she's unsure. She doesn't think she wants a male roommate at first. But, after she survives an attack in the hospital par ...more
Harlie Williams
I honestly don’t want to say that this is a cute book because in some ways it is but, in other ways, the message is deeper than that. Sure, sure it’s your typical boy meets girl. Girl grew up sheltered with a promise to her dad that there would be no boys. Girl is within a stone’s throw of going to medical school but then she meets the boy. Boy makes her question everything that she grew up knowing and believing. I know, we’ve already read the book and reviewed it. But let me tell you why this o ...more
Lizzy Black
Dec 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I'm blown away!

This book is the first I have read from this author and OMG i want more!

Sonnet Coupled is a beautifully written romance story with plenty of heat and just the right amount of suspense and action to help keep the reader intrigued.
This story concentrates on the characters of Sonnet Mendoza and Griffith Parker.
Sonnet is a nurse with dreams of going to medical school and becoming a surgeon. Her life is thrown a curve ball when one day after work she is attacked. It puts her life
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I'm blown away!

This book is the first I have read from this author and OMG i want more!

Sonnet Coupled is a beautifully written romance story with plenty of heat and just the right amount of suspense and action to help keep the reader intrigued.
This story concentrates on the characters of Sonnet Mendoza and Griffith Parker.
Sonnet is a nurse with dreams of going to medical school and becoming a surgeon. Her life is thrown a curve ball when one day after work she is attacked. It puts her life
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sonnet and Griffith are trying to make their dreams come true. Sonnet doesn't have any family after she lost her father and thanks to an insurance policy she has a roof over her head and a job that is going to help her achieve her dream of becoming a doctor. Griffith has seen death and loss thanks to his tours in the military. Now that he is stat side, he is working the graveyard shift all the while of going to the police academy to become a policeman. Sonnet lives alone but needs a roommate for ...more
Debbie Caswell
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is one of the best that I have read in a long time the emotional build these two characters is extraordinary you are drawn in from the first page and the book just never lets you go

Sonnet is about to attend medical school just as her father always wished Griffith works as a security guard at the hospital while attending police academy after getting a discharge from the military . Both have a life to full to really have time for anything else but the draw between them isn't going to let
Aug 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a super read that will have you reading late into the night. You cannot help but love both Sonnet and Griffith they were such great characters. These two meet when Sonnet needs a roommate after the passing of her dad. She is a smart hardworking nurse who is on her own for the first time in her life. Griffin is an ex-marine who works as a security guard while pursuing his dream of becoming a police officer. These two were just great they were perfect for each other if only he can get her ...more
Jeanne Richardson
I've read several books written by Roxanne Howard; she has done a great job at writing a good book; she is becoming one of my favorite authors. I can’t wait to read more of books her books.

The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.

I loved the characters.

I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
She has done everything her father had expected of her and she was so close to becoming a doctor. She has no time for men but she has caught the eye of the one she shares with. He has had no time for a personal life but when he sees her he wants her. See if he will get her

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a new author for me and I LOVED her!! I would definitely recommend this book. The strength and vulnerability of the characters were amazing and had me cheering and crying with them. I love a book that calls on my emotions and honestly not many do that for me. This book was the exception.

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Jun 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book. Only wish it was longer. I didn’t want it to end. Characters and storylines were exciting and kept me a glued to the pages. Read in one sitting because it was that good. Don’t wait, read this book now

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Roxanne D. Howard is a romance novelist who resides in the mid-western United States. She is a RWA PAN member. She loves to read poetry, classical literature, and Stephen King. She is also an avid Star Wars fan, musical theater nut, and loves everything related to marine biology. She is the proud mother of two beautiful girls, several pets, and loves to spend time with her husband and children whe ...more

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