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Save Me (Magnolia, #1)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  79 Ratings  ·  38 Reviews
Can a weeping willow grow into a steel magnolia? Ellie Cochran doesn’t think so. She is a lost soul if there ever was one. A life filled with unimaginable loss does that to a person. Tired of fighting for one that doesn’t seem worth living any more, she knows it’s time to make a decision.

A stop for coffee is the last place she expects for that choice to be forced on her. B
Paperback, 370 pages
Published August 22nd 2017 by self
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Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

➦This contemporary romance is a first book in Magnolia Series and also Alexandra Page's debut. After reading the blurb I knew that this was going to be an emotional second chance love story. It follows two characters who help each other heal. There's grief and heartbreak but there's also hope.

➦While I thought this book had interesting characters with compelling backstories, I have to be honest and say that it's the delivery that I've struggled with here. The writing style flows well and I can de
Olga therebelreader
Ellie is beautiful and smart, but so unlucky in her life. She has sadness and severe depression and sees suicide as her only way of trying to end her deep pain. When a complete stranger reaches out to save her during an armed robbery at a coffee shop, the most wonderful of things happen. Hope, healing, inner strength and yes, instant love!

The depiction of Ellie’s feelings is quite good and the characters are likeable and well developed. The author delivers a book with characters that come alive
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
⚫⭐ Arc Provided for Honest Review ⭐⚫
>> Save Me by Alexandra Page <<
It's an exciting, emotional read with lots of feelings & instant love encased in it.
From a Grievous & Tormenting past Ellie dares for the first time to do something which she didn't do in years.

A change of plans lands her in front of Nik Jensen, but it was the wonders of the faith that altogether twisted both of their lives.
It only took-
One moment, One accident, One encounter
Ellie and Nik are the most
Kate Hastings
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If there was such a thing as "Emotionally Raw, Slow-Burn-Insta-Love" as a romance genre, then that is exactly where I would place this novel from Alexandra Page.

It's written in a way that is raw and real, ballsy and unapologetic, so at times it's painfull yet always beautiful to read.

The feels that swamped me as each page took me deeper into Ellie and Nik's tale were so honest, I couldn't help but be swept away by them & their unfolding story. The characters, (lead and supporting), the situa
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This Book was a very emotional journey through love, loss and support.

Ellie Cochran is our main female lead. She has suffered through a lot in her past and she is tired of her grief. I really enjoyed reading Ellie. She is a very strong character. Even though she is suffering, has tons of panic attacks, the book doesn't get carried away with excess description of these attacks. She doesn't get miraculously healed. She is in her jo
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Arc provided by author for honest review. This happens to be Alexandra's very first book. I can't tell you how proud and happy I am with the results. I ate this book up From start to finish. I couldn't put it down and quite frankly it was so good I didn't want to. I adored Nik from the very start. I mean come on blonde hair blue eyes, killer body and omg his personality just sealed the deal. I also think Ellie has alot of work head of herself, she neds love herself. And she can only do that. Buy ...more
Hanna's Book Obsession
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
{I received an ARC of the book in exchange for an Honest Review}

This book is so wonderful! It is written so well. It is about Grief and finding Hope and Falling in love again. This is a very Slow-Burning romance and a really emotional read. I loved it. This Book is SO good! Ellie and Nik are so great I really love them.

Ellie has been through a lot in her life and has expereiced an insane amount of loss she is so full of grief it's hard for her to live. She can't see the point in life anymore the
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC as an exchange for an honest review...

Well, this was my first read by this author and it won't be my last. From just the epilogue alone, I was hooked and knew that sleep wasn't going to be an option for me. If you love heartbreaking-beautifully written-raw-take-your-breath-away-emotional-love-story kind of reads, this one is for you. So grab the tissues, pour a glass of wine and fall in love with Nik and Ellie. Their story will take you on a journey that I l
L.J. Evans
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story started on adrenaline overdrive, and ended that way too. The heart wrenching loss and the amazing hope that is displayed makes this worth every moment of it. My favorite lines were: "You're complicated and beautiful, like a pretty necklace all tangled up..... I want to pull apart all your knots, to see and know every part of you, even the scars you have. Especially them," and "Call me Nik in Ellieland." I cannot way for Heal Me!
♚Julia ~ The Romance Rebels ♚
Save Me is the first book I have read by Alexandra Page, and I must say, it definitely wont be my last. This book just hits you right through the feels.... My heart hurts for what Nik and Ellie have to go through. Their love story isn't an easy one, and they must fight for what they have. And that ending..... my poor lil heart..... Tears were shed... and I by that I mean sobbing...

I am in dire need of book 2 ASAP!!! 😭
Allyssa's Reads
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
**This ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review**

Save Me was definitely a quick and easy read, but one that made you really take a look back at your own past and life struggles. Be prepared for this story to stir up a lot of personal emotions and for it to linger with you for days to come. Alexandra Page has an incredible way of breaking your heart, putting all the pieces back together, just to break it again.

The main female character is Ellie Cochran. She is a young woman who is
Tara Cignarella
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Save Me is a well written novel with complex characters you will never forget. I am so glad I found Alexandra on Instagram so I could read the book early. Each chapter is a joy to read, yet you will be glad to move on to the next one to see what is happening. The story carries itself and will keep you locked in and waiting patiently for book two. This book is so sexy that even with Ellie's tragedies you will envy her.
This book ends on a cliffhanger. The 4 & 5 star ARC reveiws fail to mention it and it's not disclosed in the author/publisher blurb. That really irritates me so I'm making sure you all know. It was kind of odd how long it took the characters to get together but now I know the reason is because as soon as they did the author threw a wrench in it. I will say, I figured out the "twist" and was waiting for the author to reveal but I didn't expect it to just end once it's revealed.

Ok, that being
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. I Am Blown Away.

Looking for emotional upheaval and sexual tension? This is where it's at. Save Me is romantic and uplifting, as well as devastating and tragic. It is beautifully written, with tons of dynamic chemistry between the swoon-worthy leads layered into a simple but powerful premise.

It does end on a sort-of cliffhanger. The main couple find their happy place, which is quite satisfying, but there's a tease of information (rather than a cut off mid-action) that leads into book 2. It's
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
"Save Me," the first book in The Magnolia Series by Alexandra Page, is a romance as refreshing as a glass of ice-cold lemonade on the hottest summer day.

Ellie Cochran, a woman who's been emotionally shredded by her past, has new life breathed into her after a nearly catastrophic unexpected meeting in a coffee shop.

Nikolas Jensen, an irresistible, womanizing playboy, has no idea of the emotional baggage and self-loathing the attractive blonde standing in front of him carries. All he knows is he
Amelia Legend
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Alexandra Page truly entrances her readers in her newest book Save Me (Magnolia Series Book I). Save Me follows the beginning stages of love as well as the journey towards healing after tragedy strikes Ellie Cochran. Elle is new to Savannah when she first meets Nikolas Jensen in a local Starbucks. Ellie fiercely believes she is beyond saving but when a robbery goes bad Nik puts his life on the line to save Elle, giving her hope that perhaps she was wrong.
What I love most about this book is tha
Jenn's Book Obsession
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars!
This is a new-to-me author and even though I want to curse this author for making me cry on several occasions this was such a beautiful slow paced romantic read. I was sucked in from the very beginning. The blurb captured my attention and I knew I had to read this and geez I am so glad I did because I most definitely enjoyed this story.

Let’s just throw the important part out there ….. I have a hard on for Nik. Yup...I said it. Nik is mine, bitches!! Tall, handsome and fucking swoon wo
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This contemporary romance is a first book in Magnolia Series and also Alexandra Page debut.

When I started to read this book I was excited and curious.

Every moment between the main characters. I was wrapped up in their emotional outburst.

Ellie, a woman who’s been emotionally shredded by her past, and she is tired of her grief.
And Nikolas Jensen, he is professor of furniture design at the local college.

All of the characters in this book are so relatable and real, you can see parts.

This book threw
Sara Gross
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wow. This is my first book by Alexandra Page, and it was fantastic. Yes, Ellie has had an unimaginable past, full of hurt and heartache, yes she cries a fair amount, but if your put yourself in her shoes, would you not feel the same way? She meets Nik in a most unexpected way and feels some sort of attraction, some sort of intrigue from the very first moment he smiles at her. Then the survived a horrible situation, only to find themselves leaning on each other to make it through. Nik is a fantas ...more
Hibby Musé
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

I can't begin to make u understand how this book made me feel, i was nervous from start to end.

I don't think i have rooted for a couple this hard. They have everything going against them, a horrifying start to their lives together and a painful past that might rip them apart before they even begin.

This story is about finding love again for one and the first time for the other. Will they make it, will they be able to let go. Or will fear and doubt take over.

The only thing that bothered m
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book! THIS. FUCKING. BOOK.😭😭😭 Nik and Ellie own me! Today and yesterday have been all over the place but Save Me by @alexandrapagewrites has given me something to keep me grounded 😩 for her debut novel I am so unbelievably proud, excited, in awe and amazed by this author! I have no idea what has taken me so long to read this but it took me right out of my funk! Ellie and Nik have broken my heart and mended it so many times while reading 😓😍 The story is so beautiful and emotional! So heartfe ...more
Nikita Parikh
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I didn't expect the words to sing to me the way they did! This book is so beautiful and haunting and made me feeeel so much. Alexandra is the real artist. So much depth, honesty and pain. The light and dark within their lives made for the perfect amount of tension. As i read, I was consumed by the story and what would happen once the secrets were revealed. You know the moment when you're reading a book and close your eyes and take a moment to press the book against your heart and soak up the wor ...more
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes a book just hits you. For one reason or another it just slams hard into your heart and this was one of those stories that just nestled in my heart and stayed there.
Life has a funny way of giving us what we need ever when we don't know we need it. This is the case for Nick and for Ellie.
Who's saving who in this story? It's doesn't really matter Because love just saves us all.
I was swept up into their world.
I am the worst review writer because I talk about how books make me feel and I do
Reading Cafe
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I just finished Save Me and oh my gosh I need a break! My heart hurts so much right now 💛 This is one amazingly, heartbreaking and heartwarming story, which left me hanging with ONE CRAZY CLIFFHANGER! 😳 Alexandra Page how I mean HOW can you write such a breathtaking story and leave me with that ending?! Thank GOD the second book Heal Me will be out this Fall and I'm counting down the days. For now I'm gonna have to re-read Save me and TRUST ME, I'm gonna be re-reading it over and over again ❤ Ni ...more
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Save Me is the debut book for Alexandra Page and the first book in the Magnolia Series. Alexandra is now on my one-click list of authors who I love. This book follows Ellie and Nik's incredible love story, from the drastic day they met to the day they fell in love and all the trouble and drama in between. It will make you laugh, cry, break your heart, heal it a little and leave you with your mouth hung open. It does end in a big cliff hanger and hopefully book two will be out soon because I'm al ...more
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have read the preview of the Magnolia Series first installment several times and can't seem to stop. The narrative and action pulls me back into the story so strongly it's as if it is the first reading. The different points of view help to give insight to the damage these two strangers are dealing with, emotionally as well as physically and how the circumstances that throw them together bonds them so they can 'save' each other. Looking forward to the next installment, while I re-read and enjoy ...more
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing story

This was an amazing story. I loved it from the first sentence to the very last one.. I just loved the character's, everyone single one of them.

This is a story about loss, love, falling in love again, and a journey to recovery..

It is a very emotional l, touching and heartwarming story that just ducks you in from the start. You will fall in love with these characters. I did.

Can't wait to see what comes next for Ellie and Nik...
Jade Martinez
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Its been two days since I've finished this book and I still cant find the words to accurately describe how reading it made me feel. From the beginning I was hooked and I stayed that way until the last word....I cant believe it has a cliffhanger (loud sobs), but this just makes me crave the next part of the story even more. Save Me was also my first Alexandra Page book but I know it most definitely be my last!!!
Cybill Cain
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Save Me is the haunting story of woman who has last everything, but finds the courage to reach out to a stranger, and change both of their lives for the better. It's an emotional roller coaster of a ride, but it's a story that will linger, reminding you to never give up on the difference that love can make in your life.
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Such a sweet, heart wrenching to heart full story! A chance meeting and the chance to make both lead characters stronger together. Can't wait for the next book in the series to come out! Couldn't put this one down!!
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Born and raised in the deep south, Alexandra Page believes in staying close to her roots. She lives in Georgia on the family farm with her husband of twenty-four years and their teenage daughter and son, where she began her writing journey.

A bit of an introvert, you’ll most likely find her happily tucked away at home with her music, laptop, and a ice-cold glass of sweet tea weaving together the s