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Zayne finds Serena's lifeless body off the side of the road one morning. She has been beaten and left for dead. As she recovers, they become the best of friends. It doesn't take long for Zayne's feelings to grow stronger. Will the fear of ruining their friendship keep them from taking a chance on love? ...more
Paperback, 178 pages
Published May 6th 2017 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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James
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Roadside is a contemporary fiction / young adult / romance novel by author Angie Dokos. I've previously read another of her books, and when I saw she was doing some marketing for an upcoming tour of this one, I decided to move up the book in my reading queue.

Zayne, a ~20ish college student, finds the almost dead body of a young girl on the roadside with his dad. They take her to the hospital, and Zayne keeps returning to check on her. He feels a weird connection. When she wakes up, he learns her
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David Lucero
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful story of first love!

I've never been much into romance novels, but 'Roadside' by Angie Dokos has changed this.

Serena is a young woman brutally assaulted in the middle of the night on her way to the store. Zayne finds her left for dead on the side of the road. The desire to help this young woman compels Zayne to remain by her side until she's recovered. While the police search for her attacker, Zayne and Serena develop a fast-friendship. But something keeps them from moving forward to
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Iris Chacon
Jun 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: young adults
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars by Iris Chacon.

After Zayne and his father happen upon an injured young woman left for dead on a deserted roadside, her recovery and protection become central to Zayne's life. The story revolves around the victim, Serena, and her relationship with Zayne and other young adults as her body and spirit gradually heal. The search for Serena's attacker is suspenseful. The ebbing and flowing relationships between the young people surrounding Zayne and Serena provide various insi
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Michael McLellan
May 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"There aren't many girls that meet Zayne's expectations. I’m not saying it as a negative. I think it's good he doesn’t play the field knowing he has no future with them. Most guys would hook up with whomever and leave a trail of broken hearts."

A girl is found on the roadside, severely beaten...

One of my Indie April reads, this short love story by Angie Dokos is a true YA novel, not an R-rated romance masquerading as a young adult story to catch a trend of readership. It's decently paced and touc
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Angie Dokos
May 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I don't think I can really review my own book, but I do hope you'll read it and enjoy it. Thank you. ...more
Stella Brians
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ms. Dokos was kind enough to send me a copy of her book for an honest, and well thought out review.

Roadside is a romantic novel about a young woman who is assaulted and left for dead in the woods. She is then discovered by Levi, a detective, and his son Zayne. Her name is Serena, and she is a college student who works at a convenience store. Serena managed to  fight off her attacker (who is later identified) and crawl to the edge of the road where she is found and rescued.

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D.F. Jones
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tale of triumph over tragedy

Roadside is a gripping tale of triumph over tragedy. Selena is a strong woman who fights through the physical, mental, and emotional violation of her body, and over time, the healing of her mind and spirit as the narrative unfolds.

This is the second book I've read from the author, and I enjoy how she allows the reader to organically unravel the plot.

Zayne is the hero in Roadside. He and his father find Selena's lifeless body on the roadside. His tenderness, kindness,
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Victoria
Aug 05, 2017 rated it liked it
The story has a great premise that could have made for a deep, rich love story, and as it was, it wasn't bad. I loved the character of Destiny and how she related to Serena, and there were some great one-liners in this sweet romance. However, there were some things that kept me from rating it higher. The pacing was off for me. Some things happened far too quickly, while time was spent in other places that didn't seem quite as important. Some of the dialogue was stiff, and not how most people in ...more
Shanannigans
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult, romance
Definitely not my usual choice for reading material, but it was very sweet and I enjoyed it.

As I mentioned, the story of Zayne and Serena starts of in the most violent of ways. Serena is attacked and left for dead, and Zayne finds her on the side of the road. His father is the lead detective investigating her case and there are a million reasons why they should probably not get involved.

Zayne’s compassionate nature and Serena’s strength, allow them to form a special relationship which inevitably
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Kerry Reis
Jul 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-version
After being attacked and defending herself from an attempted rape, Serena is discovered by the roadside, disrobed and left for dead, by police detective Levi Morgan and his son, Zayne, who rush her to the hospital. As his father investigates to find the attacker, Zayne becomes very protective of Serena and commits himself to helping her recover and regain her trust in others. But as Zayne and Serena’s friendship grows, will they be able to get over their fear that their growing attraction to eac ...more
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