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Life Plus One

(The Real SEAL #3)

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Ben Brahms shed his glasses, gangly body, and a life long pact to attend an Ivy League college with his best friend the day the world took on a sinister hue. With his outward appearance matching his new career as a Navy SEAL, Ben is saving the world literally, at the expense of everything he gave up. A whole life.

Her.

Harper Rosehall honors the pact. She takes on, and then
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272 pages
Published August 16th 2017
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Paige
2 Stars

Life Plus One had all the makings of the kind of second chance, friends to lovers romance that I adore but it just missed the mark for me. I didn't get the decisions made by either of the main characters. I also didn't like them. And then the reason they even ended up together was the final straw that frustrated me too much to pull me back into their love story. I also found it hard to stay focused during the flashbacks finding myself skimming too often and having to go back and reread. I
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Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
4.5 stars. So freaking good!
Rachel Robinson
Jul 03, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Life Plus One is LIVE!!!!!!! I am so excited for you to read this book!!!!

"Achingly beautiful. This book will haunt you in the very best way. - J.L. Berg, USA Today bestselling author

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Luzia Bielefeld *BookWhore BR*
Wow!
Very good story about best friends who fall in love and facing a series of obstacles.
I loved the story!
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
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Standing on the edge of forever, I can only save one person from spiralling into the abyss. It will be him. Always him.

This story is a story of childhood and friendship. Of love and life all wrapped up in a vivid bow of angst and missed opportunities. We never rested once, reading Life Plus One, there simply wasnt a chance of catching ones breath.

Best friends since the early years of innocence, Ben and Harper have never left each others side and every first in life theyve discovered together,
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J.E. Benoit
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed on behalf of The Book Boyfriend Addict (www.bookboyfriendaddict.com). A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

How did we get so messed up? Why did we complicate things? We could have so easily been done. Happily ever after.
Life doesnt work that way, she whispers.


My poor heart! This book began crushing my heart right from the prologue, before I even knew a thing about these characters, and kept on going pretty much the whole way through. Ben and Harper had a
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Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
description

Standing on the edge of forever, I can only save one person from spiralling into the abyss. It will be him. Always him.

This story is a story of childhood and friendship. Of love and life all wrapped up in a vivid bow of angst and missed opportunities. We never rested once, reading Life Plus One, there simply wasnt a chance of catching ones breath.

Best friends since the early years of innocence, Ben and Harper have never left each others side and every first in life theyve discovered together,
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Sheila'S Book Corner
Now that my heart has been ripped apart stomped on and put back together. I can confidently say what an incredibly emotional ride I just took. A story that I loved to bits and pieces.

Harper and Ben have been best friends since forever. This story is THEIRS. It's a story that takes you through EVERY emotion possible. It pulls you in tears you apart and just when you think you can be broken any more BAM it happens you're heart gets kicked wide open.

A beautiful kind of love that proves strong.
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Marieke ~ Marieke's Books
Sometimes I need sweet book, sometimes I want a sexy story and sometimes I want a book that makes me feel all kinds of emotions. Life Plus One by Rachel Robinson falls into the last category. I know this author for her throat-punch, angst-y books, and with Life Plus One she surely doesnt disappoint. I love it.
Thats the thing with love. Life doesnt care what you love. It takes it away anyway.

Ben and Harper have been best friends since childhood. They did everything together and made plans for
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Red Cheeks Reads
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ben and Harper have been best friends since they were little and have been through everything together. But when the world changes after the 9/11 attacks, their plans of going off to university together suddenly falls apart as Ben decides to go into the marines. Despite the distance and times of not talking, they remain strong and their feelings of friendship start to grow into feelings of romance. But boyfriends, girlfriends, timings, pregnancy and heartache keep them apart. Will these two ever ...more
Sophie
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: august-2017
I am SO LUCKY to read the books I read! Some I get to read early. Some I buy. But when I read a book like Life Plus One by Rachel Robinson it solidifies my love for the adult romance genre. I've read some pretty incredible books this year and I'm sure I'll read more before it ends but I can safely say that Life Plus One will sit in my top three of 2017 EASILY!

This is not a book that can be read really quickly, for a fun sexy hit. No, this a book where you have to take your time. It's a book
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Daisy
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs-for-review
Life Plus One

by Rachel Robinson

4 Angsty Stars

This books had me at Navy SEAL! Rachel can write this genre like no other, one of my favorites and first reads of hers was Crazy Good!!

Ben & Harper have been best friends since childhood, they had all their firsts together. They were awkward, geeky and nerdy growing up but their love ran so deep and was coupled perfectly in every way. They planned out their lives together, going to attend Harvard until a plan changed and Ben enlisted in the Navy
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Elmarie Pieterse
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow Wow freaking WOW!!!! Hero Hair was my favorite book by Rachel Robinson but after reading Life plus one ITS MY TOP FAVORITE BOOK by her!!!! I just couldn't put this book down!!!! Oh my heart broke at some parts and I laughed at some!!!! And in true Rachel fashion this book was filled with passion and emotions that will keep you captivated right through till the end!!!! I loved Harper and Ben's story so much and it touched me in so many ways cause life is short..... Embrace what you have and ...more
We Like them Dark Book Blog
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
I discovered this author through one of the blogs that I read for. I immediately fell in love, and had to one click all of her other novels. After a week of no sleep, this author quickly became one of my "Go tos." Meaning to me, an author that will not disappoint with any story she writes.

Life Plus One, however, is in a league all in its own. Unfortunately for me, I feel as though any amount of high praise I can give this book will not even touch the amount of justice this book deserves. This
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Kim
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
From the prologue, I was completely captivated. Everything flowed perfectly and I adored Ben and Harper's story.

The secondary characters were very well written and I had a feeling where it was going (I was so wrong) but I NEVER expected things to happen the way they did!

I enjoy how in some chapters you went back to the past..prom, their first time...every piece showed their relationship perfectly. I loved the little pieces of their past that explains their relationship so well.

Life Plus One was
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Thi
Aug 11, 2017 rated it liked it
I'm so torn on how I feel about this book. I liked it but then I didn't. The characters frustrated me. They kept making the wrong choices every chance they get. They did have a forever love but it just took so long to get there.
Ceej Chargualaf
Aug 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Harper and Ben are best friends. They have life-long memories that at times, simultaneously brought them immeasurable joy and incredible sadness. But can they be lovers as well as best friends? Were they truly meant to be together? You need to read it to find out.

There were times that I wanted to get in Harpers face and shake her. She wasnt as aware and alert as I had hoped. My thing is, I love it when the female protagonists are strong, smart, and self-aware. Harper had a bit of the first two
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Shelly's Book Corner
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beth-s-reviews
"A love a lifetime in the making." I absolutely LOVED a Life Plus One. My heart was rocked to the core of their amazing friendship, lifelong lessons, milestones, and an unbelievable bond that Harper and Ben had through life. But timing was never on their side. "Life picks at the stitches" but time will tell if it will be their side.

Harper and Ben grew up together. They were thick as thieves and did everything together. They were each other's firsts. But when Ben decided to enlist after high
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Mandy Desay
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Life Plus One was one hell of an emotional rollercoaster. A Second Chance Romance with plenty of twists and turns that will keep you hooked till the very end.

I absolutely adored this book. A beautiful and Sexy Read full of love, friendship, tragedy and heartbreak. Life just seems to keep getting in their way of finding love and happiness with each other. What I loved about the book was just when you think finally they did it then BOOM something else gets in the way. It will keep you hooked
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Courtney  Hagel-Swinson
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow, just wow. If you plan on reading only one book this year...READ. THIS. ONE. I promise you won't be disappointed. I've read A LOT of books that have come out this year or that are coming out and this is by far, hands down, no contest the best book I've read all year. My stomach was in knots from the very first sentence of the prologue. I don't feel like anything I write in this review will do it justice. I finished the book two days ago and I can't get Ben and Harper out of my head. All I ...more
I Love Story Time
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: melyssa-lys, arc
I loved this book! Life Plus One is an emotional, EPIC love story. Ben and Harper's relationship is one that not only survived the test of time, but also, love, loss... life. The push and pull between these two just about gutted me. At times, their story was so heart breaking. I ached for Ben. I LOVED Ben! So many times I wanted to throw my Kindle and strangle Harper. I understood her fears, but it was Ben. Perfect, sweet, SEXY Ben! Their best friend romance consumed me and kept me up into the ...more
Paula
Aug 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Yeesh. That was exhausting. I think high angst books with a lot of OTT drama is just not my thing any more. It held my interest, so 3 stars.
Margie
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful story! Rachel's best one yet.
Lori DeSisto-Sarat
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Now that my heart has been ripped apart stomped on and put back together. I can confidently say what an incredibly emotional ride I just took. A story that I loved to bits and pieces.

Full review on Sheila'S Book Corner
Josephine Brierley
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I had always rated Crazy Good as my favourite by this author, but Life plus One is now at the top.
I was lucky enough to be given an ARC of this fabulous book.

It's a story of two people's lives, beautifully written to cover two decades of their ups and downs.
Harper and Ben will entrench themselves into your heart, gorgeous characters.

Even though this is part of a series, it was very much a stand alone read.

Definitely 5 stars.
Heavenly
There is a reason Rachel Robinson is one of my favorite authors. I read her first book, Crazy Good, when that was her only book. I was hooked and went looking for more, only to discover there weren't anymore! So with each release, I get a little giddy. I read this book in one sitting. Few books have the power to utterly destroy you in the Prologue...but by the end, I was crying from the sheer beauty she gave us.

Always. Just you and me, Harpee. Come on. You should know that nothing can tear us
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Shana
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"We speak without saying a word and understand each other in a perfect harmony no one else could ever decipher. It's ours."

Quite possibly my favorite quote from what's surely my favorite book written by Rachel Robinson. At the end of the book, in her notes, she states that this book was one that spoke to her on soul level. I mirror this sentiment. What I love about reading is connecting with characters, despite being nothing like them. It's been a while since I connected with a book or its
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Arlene Cavill Thurston
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hot Navy Seals, check. Best friends (geeks) deeply madly in love. These two had each others backs during the most formidable years of their lives. They had plans, together because neither was ever popular with the opposite sex. Choices, decisions, life steps in and alters their best laid plans. They go their separate ways and grow & experience life. Gone are the geeky kids from high school. They have each come into their own. But neither has ever forgotten the other and yearn deeply for what ...more
Anja ~ Once Upon a Page ⚜️ Books and Tequila
In todays over saturated market for romance books, its rare we come across an author whose sheer talent keeps surprising you over and over. Rachel Robinson is one those for me. Her writing is what keeps me hooked, waiting for each and every book she writes. Which is rare. There usually is always a point where I feel like the author cant surprise me anymore, or awe me with their talent of putting words on paper that destroy me. Not with Rachel though. Every time I read a book by her, she destroys ...more
Susan
Aug 26, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

I liked this book, but I can't say I loved it. I love the friends-to-lovers/ second chance storylines, and this fit the mold well.

Ben and Harper have been friends since childhood. Best friends. They do everything together, and experience many firsts together until Ben decides to not attend Harvard and becomes a Navy SEAL. This was the first part where I was baffled. Not because he joins the military, but the world events that cause Ben to join. Were they fictitious events (the author
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Rachel grew up in a small, quiet town full of loud talkers. Her words were always only loud on paper. She has been writing stories and creating characters for as long as she can remember. After living on the west coast for many years she now resides in Virginia with her husband, two children, and her hairless cat.

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