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Saving Tatum

(Trace + Olivia #4)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  834 ratings  ·  84 reviews
Even tough girls need saving.

Jude Brooks is bad news. He’s the kind of guy that leaves behind a string of broken hearts and Tatum O’ Connor is not about to be one of those girls, despite all of Jude’s advances. They have a past, and Tatum’s determined to make sure they don’t have a future.

Unfortunately for her, “no” isn’t a word in Jude’s vocabulary.

The more she backs awa
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Published (first published September 18th 2014)
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Sep 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Review Originally Posted at: Book Freak


Tatum’s life did a 180 the moment her brother died. Her father was always out and working, and her mother curled up into herself, no longer communicating to her or to anyone else. The only thing that’s normal in her life is school, her friends, and her hatred for Jude Brooks.

MEET MY NEW BOOK BOYFRIEND: JUDE BROOKS. A HOT MALE NURSE. Or soon to be that is (when he graduates). I love this guy – his outlook in life, his positivity and his
5 Stars

UPDATE: Saving Tatum and the rest of the 'Trace + Olivia' series underwent a complete a make-over. The stories are newly edited and each book were given a new set of covers.

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Saving Tatum and the previous book, Tempting Rowan, are my favorite books in the "Trace + Olivia" series by Micalea Smeltzer. Although completely different regarding the plot, they still have some similarities. As the other books in this series, I read Sav
Julia Griffis - The Romance Bibliophile
I really enjoyed reading "Saving Tatum" and thought it was an excellent way to end the Trace + Olivia series by the ever so talented, Micalea Smeltzer. I loved her writing style and the storyline and characters she created with Jude and Tatum. I loved their personalities and chemistry together, and although they got off to a rocky start, they were able to overcome all of that and find each other in the end. They both had to deal with difficult situations with their family, among other things, bu ...more
Aug 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVE THIS ONE! Micalea Smeltzer sure knows how to write an amazing story with perfectly complex and developed characters. I fell in love with Jude and Tatum and I didn't want the book to end. ...more
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WOW this book was just....WOW!!! This is by far my favorite book in this series and I'm so sad that it had to come to an end.

Tatum's life drastically changed when he was 15 and since then, she has been a living shell of herself. Tatum doesn't do relationships because in her heart she feels that everyone will always abandon her. No-one is aware of what she comes home to. She doesn't want pity and sadness – she feels enough of that for herself.

The only true friend Tatum has is Rowan. That is, un
Sep 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ve become addicted to the Trace+Olivia series. Saving Tatum is the last book and it was phenomenal.

Micalea has the stunning ability to portray her characters, warts and all, as flawed yet strong. You want to know them, be their friend, help them when they’re sad, hold them while they cry and smile and laugh when they find their happy.

Tatum’s an a$$. Truly so angry and closed off. So terrified to live. She’s just getting by, still so devastated after losing her brother at fifteen. She’s also hi
Whoo Gives A Hoot
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I generously received this ARC from Give Me Books in exchange for an honest review...

So turns out that I NEVER read this book when it first released...I totally meant to but it just seemed to slip my mind time and time again, but I can finally say I redeemed that! Micalea Smeltzer has indeed saved the best for last. Oh my goodness I am in love with Tatum and Jude's story and I absolutely adored the journey that readers are taken on throughout
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Saving Tatum is the fourth and final book in the Trace + Olivia Series by Micaela Smeltzer.
This book can easily be read as a standalone, there are only a few cross- over.
Jude Brooks is bad news. He´s a bad boy with a certain reputation.
Tatum O´Connor doesn´t want to be a notch at his belt.
He wants her, she refuses. He pushes, she backs away.

Love is never easy and especially not for these two people.
Saving Tatum is a beautiful love story, full of twists and turns. Meet old friends and new acquain
Stefanie Kral
✯✯5 Second Chance Stars!!✯✯

Micalea Smeltzer has done it to me again! I got the privilege of beta reading this as well as other books from Micalea. And, again I felt useless because there wasn't anything I didn't like about this book. The only thing I didn't I didn't like was it's the last book in the Trace & Olivia Series . That absolutely destroys me. It's one of my favorite series. With that being said let me come back to Tatum & Jude.

Tatum had the perfect life. Until her brother died.
Kendall {Book Crazy}
I hadn’t been looking for the one, or anyone for that matter, but love doesn’t wait till you think you’re ready. It comes along when you least expect it and turns your life upside down. It sends you on a journey of epic proportions and changes the course of your life. It completes you.

I was really, really excited when I heard about this book from the author! I then got the opportunity to beta read it, and of course, I said yes! I've beta read a few of this author's other books and couldn't wait
Theresa Alberts
"Every day and what it brings is a mystery, a gift to be unwrapped and treasured. All we can do is find happiness in the little things and peace in the chaos."

Saving Tatum by Micalea Smeltzer is the next book in the Trace & Olivia Series. The readers first met Tatum in the book Tempting Rowan, and now Micalea Smeltzer gives them her story, one of heartache, grief, anger and eventually acceptance and love. The emotions in this book jump off of the page and smack the reader in the face; sometimes
I love this series, so much that I didn't know if I was going to love the fact that the main focus of the series is Trace and Olivia and this was not them. I was able to get over that very fast as I love Jude BIG TIME. He is one that I think I am going to have to add to my BBF list. He is that hot and lovable and downright HOT. Who could not love him. Tatum is just as loveable. At first I was not sure how I felt about her, but the more that I got to know her the more that she grew on me and at t ...more
Aug 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Micalea Smeltzer has an inimitable talent for exposing the raw feeling of any given situation. Each and every story she has written stirs up a storm of emotions that, more often than not, demand to be felt. Saving Tatum is the final piece of the series that began with Trace and Olivia and it was, hands down, the perfect last addition to this phenomenal collection.

Tatum’s story is tragic. Micalea had me crying from the very first page of this book and I knew Tatum’s story was going to wreck me.
May 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, favorites
I loved Saving Tatum! Once again, Micalea wrote a story and characters that are great. Tatum had some bad stuff happened to her while growing up and it seemed that she blamed one person, Jude. However, it seemed that Jude always had a soft spot for her. So in the beginning, there is a love-hate relationship between the two. Tatum didn't want to get close to him but with them working together on a paper for her class, it seems that the hardness for Jude was starting to fade. She soon discovered t ...more
Heather andrews
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Jude is just a plain old tease at times, "he jumped on the one beside me and bounced up and down a few times before settling. "Hey, roomie," he grinned. "I don't sleep with any clothes on, in case you were wondering," he waggled his brows." He loves to tease Tatum but honestly I think that girl enjoys it, "I felt your eyes," he continued. "You were totally staring. It's okay, look all you want. I know i'm quite the feast for your eyes." Hot scenes are always in Micalea's books:
"What?" He growle
Dana Busenbark
WOW! Did not expect the prologue to start as it did for this book, the 4th in the Trace & Olivia series. That answers so many questions about Tatum with regards to the last book and the things we saw from her. Just WOW. So why exactly does Tatum hate Jude so much? That is not answered in the prologue, but her resentment of being at home is. Will Tatum ever give in to Jude and his advances? Can he charm her into liking him instead of hating him? What happens the first time she ends up as a 3rd wh ...more
Sep 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I give this book five stars I loved the charetors. This wasn't the typical boy meets girl they fall in love story.

Tatum hated Jude she blamed him for her brothers death now 7 years on the hate is still there but now she needs his help with a paper for her exam. After seeing Jude with his patients she starts to see a different side to him and slowly she saving herself she them gets to meet the man behind his reason and it then that she falls for him but is scared to admit her feelings for him.

Raquel Auriemma
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love, love, LOVE! I have loved every Trace + Olivia book, but Saving Tatum is my favorite. Micalea writes characters that are so easy to love. I can't tell you how she does it exactly, but she has this amazing way of writing them so that you feel like they are friends. I'm sad to know this is the end of the series, but I don't think she could have written it better. ...more
Emily Dengler
I don't even know how to put this book in words. I love micalea smeltzer and I feel like every time I read one of her books it makes my day a million times better!! This book is amazing!! It just is. Micalea smeltzer is one of my most favorite authors of all time!! Please if you haven't read any books by her you need to ASAP!!! ...more
Catherine Reale
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have loved this whole series and this book is no exception. I really liked Tate and Jude from Tempting Rowan and was excited they were going to get their own book. Micalea did not disappoint! It helped explain so much about each character to learn so much more about their backgrounds and life. I highly recommend all 4 books. I'm sad that this will be the last. ...more
Autumn Breier
Oct 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: september-2014
5 out of 5 Stars

I loved Saving Tatum! I am so sad that this series is over but Saving Tatum was a great and enjoyable ending. I loved Jude and Tatum! I also, loved that Micalea had Lucinda's Bakery which is in her Outsider Series!
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great series end

So sad to see the see this series end. But glad everyone was got to get their story told. I enjoyed that each story in the series was different and not repeat retelling of each.
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i can't believe this is end of the series i am in love with series .This is one of the best series i have ever read i will miss every character.. ...more
Sep 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVED IT! I love Jude and Tate and ahhhhhhhhh :D
Brandi Allen
Sep 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! Jude is amazing and perfect.
Jeanna Salazar
May 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Micalea Smeltzer never disappoints! This book was amazing just like all the rest!
Celina A
May 12, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't finish the book, it had no story and the characters just feel short ...more
Jul 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars

Review coming soon
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Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Ashley Ziegler

Saving Tatum is the fourth and final book in the Trace + Olivia series and by far my favorite one in the series!! Micalea has an amazing talent for portraying her characters as flawed yet strong. You want to know everything about them, be their friend, hold them when they are sad, and cheer for them when they finally get their happy. This book was captivating from the moment I saw that unique and beautiful cover to the very last word when I was left wanting more of bot
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Micalea Smeltzer is a twenty-something author from Northern Virginia. She has four dogs, which is as crazy as it sounds. As a recent kidney transplant recipient she's dedicated to raising awareness around the effects of kidney disease, dialysis, and transplant as well as educating people on living donation. When she's not writing you can catch her with her nose buried in a book. ...more

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Trace + Olivia (5 books)
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