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I don’t have a damn thing in common with the beautiful rich girl who walks into my bar; she’s southern class, fancy cars, and designer shoes.
I’ve got a drunk for a mother, a cheater for a father, and a reputation for trouble I’ve more than earned.
I look the other way, pretending I don’t notice how perfect she is. She wouldn’t give me the time of day anyway. Until she
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Kindle Edition, 264 pages
Published July 20th 2017
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Alex ♈
3.5 stars

I got this book after reading J. C. Red's review.
Thank you, J.C.!

I can only add, that the author takes very unusual, not really typical for romance tropes.
(Above all her male characters).

I liked the heroine a lot, but I didn’t truly connect with her.
She was full of contradictions – she was sassy and strong, but at the same time vulnerable and very forgiving. It’s not a bad thing, it’s just a bit confusing. The hero was a major jerk at the beginning, and also toward the end. I would
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Dilek VT
HE DOESN’T DESERVE HER
HE DOESN’T DESERVE HER
HE DOESN’T DESERVE HER
HE DOESN’T DESERVE HER
HE DOESN’T DESERVE HER



Well, if I have made that clear, let me talk about this book in more detail...

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The hero, Bronn, had a hard childhood, with a mother who never cared enough for him and a father who cheated on his wife with Bronn's mother. He was really wild for a while, especially after the death of his father. He was in prison for many times for small crimes
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Hanne
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Bars Between Us is my first read by A.S. Teague, but I definitely want to read more books by her. This book is a great read with one big twist that I never expected! I loved the characters, the writing, the romance and the emotions.

Grace just graduated college and returns home to start her job. When she goes out to drink something at a bar, she meets the moody bartender Bronn. The next day, they see each other again and they have a great conversation. They like each other and plan to see
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Elizarey
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 STARS!!!!

What an awesome beginning, middle and end!!! Grace and Bronn had a beautiful story. That ending was amazing, I loved Bronn's love and devotion to Grace! Grace was such an awesome heroine at times she got a little annoying but she was still great! I loved the storyline and all the mystery involved!
J. C.  Red
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have no idea how to review this with spoiling it…plus, it’s always more difficult to review the books I like than the ones I don’t.

When I started it, I was impressed by how much I was liking it; it was pretty much a straightforward romance, with two normal people meeting each other and building a relationship.

This is pretty much the first half of the book - very little angst relationship-wise and 2 really good, interesting characters as MCs. Usually, that spells boring to me, but I guess the
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Bianca
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: beta-reads
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

That prologue. It pulls you in at the very first page. The descriptive writing will have your heart racing. The first chapter will have you invested. I was absolutely blown away.

Bronn Williams knows the minute he sees Grace Monroe she is not the kind of girl to look his way twice. Women like that don’t look at men like him. His past. His reputation. Everything about him is something she is not. He’s guarded but curious. He finds himself
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Mandy
4.5

This is the first book I have read by this author and I really enjoyed it! Romance, witty banter, a strong heroine, a couple twists and a good amount of steam - this book had everything. I'm really excited to check out more books by this author.
Jenny
Hero(s) rating: 4.5 stars
Heroine rating: 4.5 stars
Sexual tension rating: 4.5 stars
Sex scenes rating: 3.5 stars
Sex scenes frequency: 3.5 stars
Plot rating: 5 stars
Dialogue rating: 4 stars
Storytelling rating: 5 stars
Story ending rating: 5 stars
Other woman/men drama: (view spoiler)
Cheating: (view spoiler)
Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)
HEA: (view spoiler)
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Overall rating: 5 stars


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Hanna's Book Obsession
"The Bars Between Us"was such a good book! Grace and Bronn go through a lot and always come out stronger. They have both lived through hard-ships in their lives and they both have delt with it differently. On the outside they are opposites but on the inside they are more alike then either of them think.

Grace lost here dad when she was Ten and her whole life changed forever. Her mother took her away from her home town and the one place she ever loved. Seventeen years later she comes back to the
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EpicRomanceReviews
4 ASTOUNDING STARS!

You know that feeling you get when you are handed a beautifully wrapped present on Christmas morning? You are filled with a mix of giddy excitement and nervous anticipation because you don't know what's inside but you can't wait to tear into it to find out what enticing wonders await? That's exactly how I feel every time I dive into a book by a new-to-me author. The thrill of the unknown and the hope that whatever’s contained within the pages will provide the ULTIMATE escape
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Wit & Wonder Books
***ARC provided by the author for an honest review***

Emotions run high in The Bars Between Us by A.S. Teague.

“The troubled look in his eyes reminding me that we all have our demons.”

Grace Monroe returns to her hometown as a traveling nurse. She meets Bronn Williams, the rude owner/bartender of the delightful little bar with the gorgeous view. After the sassiness and sizing each other up, both acknowledge the happiness they feel when they keep running into one another. Both have similar losses
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Coco.V
Dec 18, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
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Megan  ~The Never Ending Book Basket
A.S Teague continues to be an author that completely blows me away with her writing talent and storytelling ability. The ways that she brings her stories, her characters, and the worlds she so authentically creates to life is phenomenal in every way. I have LOVED each and every one of her stories to pieces, and I have loved getting to know and fall in love with the unforgettable and dynamic characters she creates. She has solidified herself as one of my favorite authors, and what she gave me in ...more
Red Cheeks Reads
Jul 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 SMOOCHES!

This is my fourth time reading A.S. Teague. I absolutely loved her Undisputed series, a fighter series. The Bars Between Us is a standalone. Having read all of A.S. Teague’s books up to this point, I can honestly say that this talented author has a knack for stringing together beautiful, meaningful words. Her stories never fail to deliver a solid blow to the feels, they’re sexy, and they’re hard-won happily-ever-afters. The Bars Between Us was no different.

A fantastic example of not
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Sassy Southern
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely love A.S. Teague and her books and they keep getting better and better. Her first book was above par and I didn't know how she was going to top it but she did and she keeps doing it!! This book absolutely took my breath away it was so beautifully written. The prologue had me in tears and I had to put my kindle down just to wipe my eyes so I could see to keep reading. I don't think that's ever happened to me in the first chapter of a book before, now don't get me wrong the chapter ...more
Tina Morgan
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely love A.S. Teague and her books and they keep getting better and better. Her first book was above par and I didn't know how she was going to top it but she did and she keeps doing it!! This book absolutely took my breath away it was so beautifully written. The prologue had me in tears and I had to put my kindle down just to wipe my eyes so I could see to keep reading. I don't think that's ever happened to me in the first chapter of a book before, now don't get me wrong the chapter ...more
Kristen Johnson
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I've enjoyed previous books by A.S. Teague, so I was excited about this one when I first read the synopsis, it sounded like something straight up my alley, I wasn't wrong.

Grace hasn't had it easy, she's got a painful past and a lot going on in her mind. But she's freshly graduated and home to start her new job and get on with the rest of her life. She's strong, smart, and real.

Bronn's got his own struggles. He's a hard guy to get a read on, but deep down I knew instinctively he was inherently
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Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥
***This and other reviews can be found at www.imasweetandsassybookwhore.com ***

*ARC*

I really enjoyed the two previous books by A.S. Teague that I had read so I was more than excited to start The Bars Between Us. Sadly though I didn’t enjoy this one near as much as I have the previous books.

From the start I was drawn into the story but ever slow slowly I was becoming bored or annoyed with Grace over how she would get at times. I am going to try to not give spoilers away so to explain why she got
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Candy
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, best-of-2017
"The Bars Between Us" - means to me, what may keep us apart.
Grace Monroe has come back to her roots where she meets the rough around the edges Bronn Williams. Bronn and Grace have been dealt different hands in life. They both have tragedy that gives them a common bond.
Bronn has a reputation that makes him a disappointment and no good to most but then Grace happens and Bronn wants to be more than he is and prove to her that he isn't what his past makes him out to be. Grace walks into a bar in
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N. L.
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Amazing Read!

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I enjoyed that the story was told from dual POV.
The prologue was amazing and invoked so many emotions. There was good dialogue and I felt that the relationship organically grew. There were a few times that there was a lot of narrative or internal dialogue which slowed the pace of the story. I would have also liked when both characters were together they spoke to each other more instead of being in their head. The plot twist was gripping and I
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Konny
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Bars Between Us by A.S. Teague is a stand-alone romance novel, that blow me away.
Meet Grace Monroe, shes back in her small hometown.
The first citicen she meets is a rude but gorgeous bartender . Bronn Williams is a good guy with issues.
Both date, but ugly truths and secrets threaten to kill their love.
The Bars Between Us is a emotional read, I recommend to read with tissues at hand. The story is full of twists and unexpected turns.
And I loved it. I loved the words, the writing and the
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Kelly Anders
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star
Wow! This one will get ya! Grace is a spitfire that takes no shit. That said, she has a heart of gold and is more understanding than you can believe!!

Throw some Bronn in there. He's tough. His past haunts him but damn, can he love!!!

I loved this story. These two are amazing on their own but together? WOW!!

Well done, Ashley! Another 5 star from me!
Julie
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have loved AS Teague's writing since her first book and this book blew me away. I loved Bronn and Grace and their story was amazing. They have both been through such tragedy and their relationship is not easy at all, but I loved seeing them fight for what they want and this book could not have had a better ending!
Danielle R (Spellbound Stories)
The Bars Between Us is the first book I have read by A.S. Teague. I was very excited to read this book. The blurb had me instantly intriqued...The bad boy and the good girl -- what could they possibly have in common? And what the heck does the Bars Between Us even mean? I found out after reading the story, and honestly, it really was a brilliant way to tie together the title and story.

I love romance, and can't deny that as the good girl myself, I've always had a bit of a thing for the bad
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Becky Rendon
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sigh...okay, I need to fan girl over the title. So perfect! It's absolutely perfect.

Okay, now about the book...

The Bars Between Us is definitely a book that gives you the warm fuzzies. The gruff bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks and the pearl wearing princess- well, that's what you thought, until you got to know them.

Stereotypes and snap judgements are the surest way to alienate someone. Hateful words are another. But with emotions high and attitudes needing adjustments, it's bound to
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Rebecca Austin
Oct 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-kylie-s
Grace Monroe was 5 years old when her father was killed in a gas station robbery and then her mom died when she was 12 and she was raised by her strict grandma. Now at 22 she is a travelling nurse and has come to Beaufort for the next 6 months.

Bronnson Williams is a bartender in a bar owned by his half-sister, Dani. He was 10 years old when his dad was killed and he and his mom struggled to get by. He is from the "wrong-side" of the tracks and when he sees Grace walk into his bar he knows she
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Franci Neill
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Coming to Terms With Their Past Stars!!!

The Prologue of this book literally had me in tears. It's that emotional of an opening to a book. When we next see Grace it's seventeen years later and this is a young woman that doesn't realize how beautiful she is and she's got quite the wall built around her and for very good reasons.

Our hero Bronn is a mighty good looking man that Grace can't help but stare at as he saunters off to get her a drink at the bar he just happens to work in that she's
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Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:

The Bars Between Us is one of the most profound, sexy, smoldering romances of the summer! Super sexy, sweet, feisty and full of romance and the right amount of drama, this book was a WINNER! A.S. Teague has written a masterpiece with this one. I love the mix of sweet, sassy, and sexy. The passion burns bright and hot and the chemistry is definitely just as H-O-T and the sex...HOT DIGGITY DAAAAAAMN!

The characters are rich and developed while the story holds many
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Kristie
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Bars Between Us
By: A.S. Teague


.5 Review by Kristie K

An emotional ride from beginning to end, with enough twists and turns to rival the most intricately woven web, A.S. Teague delivers…

What happens when a beautiful woman screaming of money and class, that only serves to hide her broken past, walks into a small town bar? She meets unfair judgement, callous indifference, and rude behavior from the bar owner…himself the victim of a broken past and all too often on the receiving end of unfair
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Chrissy
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
http://rpmbt-blog.com/rpmbt/review-th...

The Bars Between Us by A.S. Teague is beautifully written story that will have you falling in love with Grace and Bronn and their tragic love story.

First I will say the prologue of this book had me hooked and I knew I was in for an emotional read, seeing Grace as a little girl and what she experienced left me heartbroken and I knew this was going to be a heartbreaking read and I could only imagine how her and Bronn were going to be connected. When Grace
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