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Every Moment with You

(Redeeming Love #1)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  518 ratings  ·  175 reviews
He promised to love her forever...
But then he walked away, destroying them both.


I've loved Hendrix Cole all my life.

I was seven when I met him.
Thirteen when I first kissed him.
Sixteen when I gave him my heart.
And eighteen when he gave me his ring.

Hendrix swore to love me forever.

Instead, he broke my heart.
Scarred my soul.
Destroyed my entire world.

Six years
Kindle Edition, 394 pages
Published November 24th 2017
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I have cried while reading a book before, but never as hard as I did reading this one. If you want an emotional and angsty read, then you've found it. It was long and detailed, but not excessively slow. The book is set up in 3 sections- one in their childhood and falling in love, one after a 6 year separation and their journey back to each other and the last is them trying to see if they can make it work after all of the heartache.

HERO~ Hendrix was a complex guy. We meet him when be is 8 years
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
Melodramatic, over the top, and contrived plot....headache inducing writing and annoying as 'Styrofoam being rubbed against each other' characters.
Brandy Roberts
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow Every moment with you is such a tragically beautiful story my heart broke for the hero and heroine the pain they go through was so sad . The character meet at a young age when they become neighbors the friendship quickly blossoms into love and after one heartbreaking decision that will destroy them until their reunited . The first time Maddie and Hendrix met you can tell there was going to be something special for these two with each chapter we get into different parts of their relationship ...more
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This had a lot of feels. A good portion of the book was this young couple showing us how much they love each other, and how it grew through the years (although they both admitted to falling in love from the very beginning of their friendship, way back when they were only 7 & 8 years old.) She was a sanctuary for him when things got out of hand in his home (father was a drunk abuser.) And he was a friend she needed who took it upon himself to play her protector from the mean kids at school. ...more
Tina ( As Told By Tina )
DNF @ 32% I’m not interested in the story. I’m not a huge fan of the writing either.
Every Moment with you could not be a more fitting title for this book. You will remember every moment whether happy or sad that occurred between Hendrix and Maddie. Grab those tissues cause you will definitely need them. There was some banter and laughter not only between these two, but with the secondary characters, Grandmama, Shelby, Hope and Evan. You will want to throttle Pop many times throughout all parts of the story.
There were some sensitive topics that these two suffered and it breaks
Ria -  Reading Is Our Satisfaction
Second Chance Love at its best

This wasn't just your regular love story, this was a saga of monumental proportions. This is the first story i have read by J.E. Parker, and what an introduction to her work!!! I love the way she tells her story, everything is included, every last little detail and thought is mentioned. Ms Parker writes in such a way that she doesn't allow her reader to miss out on anything.

This is the story of Hendrix and Maddie, to people who met as neighbours at the ages of 7
Diane Vandergriff
Dec 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What an emotional roller coaster. Grab your Kleenex box before beginning. This is my first time reading this author's work and I wasn't disappointed. She reeled you from the very beginning and kept me hooked until the very end. The plot was interesting. The story-line flowed smoothly throughout the book. The characters were well-developed and easily relatable to me. My heart broke for these two lovers with all that they went through. The struggles these two went through was heart wrenching! ...more
I did not finish this one. The H and h were apart more than they were together in this story. I loved the premise, but the execution was weak. I don't think they even see each other until 60% or so. It could have been good, but it wasn't for me. You may love it. Reading is subjective. I did like that the story started from the beginning in time and not in flashbacks. I hate flashbacks.

I really wanted to love this one. I tried and tried, but in the end gave up.
Debbie DiFiore
Dec 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
That was pretty heartbreaking

I really felt this book. I mean FELT it deeply. It reminded me of when I left for college and left the boy I loved behind. It was very touching and I loved their relationship and then we went into the realm of complete insanity. Russian mafia and underground fights!?!? I have to say I almost put the book down and walk away but no I stayed. I had to know and it was just gone then. Never saw the breakup, never heard how it happened, how it went down or anything and it
Annie's reading corner
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
3.75 stars

I enjoyed this story so much. The beginning was excellent. I suffered along the characters and wanted to root for them. I couldn't get enough of them.
What really made me mad was the H attitude towards the end, I mean, I'm still mad at him. I may understand his reasoning but still...
I really want to continue reading this series and see what else is there.
Tiffany Readz
A Long Way to Get There

Whew what an epic tale this is! The minute it started with a Part One, I knew I was in for one heck of ahaul. J.E. Parker likes to tell a full, every detail and thought included story. Her writing style was hard for me to get use to at first, however was tolerable a few chapters in.

In Every Moment With You, we are introduced to Hendrix (loved his name) and Maddie. Kind of a wrong side of the tracks love story if you will, but they lived next door to each other with very
Nov 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Romance Lovers
Recommended to Rosa by: ARC
First....... I voluntarily review an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
Second....... Oh my goodness what an emotionally beautiful love story.

What I loved most about this book was that it was not fast paste. The author took her time in letting us get to know the H and h from childhood to adulthood.

Hendrix did not have an easy happy childhood. He met Maddie (the next door neighbor who just moved in) when he was 8 years old and they became very good friends and eventually they realised they cannot
Tracie Simister
Dec 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I gave this Book a rating of 5 ’s
Title: Every Moment with You
Series: (Redeeming Love)
Genre: Second Chance Romance
Author: J.E. Parker
Format: Kindle Edition
Published on: Nov 24, 2017

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Character’s Descriptions:
Hendrix Cole is a survivor of his abusive childhood. He is also a firefighter
Maddie Davis is a social worker at a shelter.
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Nov 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
I read an ARC copy of this.

As I browsed through the reviews I see that I'm in the minority with my low rating. I thought that the first 40% of the book was wonderful. We got to see how their story began and how deep their relationship got. What made me not like this book was how both of them acted after everything went down. I understand why it went the way it did. However, it was too much. The way they both acted towards everybody was horrible. I understand that she was hurt but it was like it
Sierra Clothier
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was less of a story and more of an epic. Started with two young people who found a lifelong love affair with each other, even when they were separated. This epic had angst and some of the best quality writing I've read in a long time. Completely memorable in every way.
One might thing it was a terrible reason to try to destroy their relationship, once you find out why, but the author addresses it. These are two young people who make mistakes. Hendrix didn't have a quality parent to help him
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wooooo talk about a roller coaster! I don't often read books that capture my attention the way this one did. From page one I was sucked in. I loved seeing Hendrix and Maddie as kids. Loved seeing all of their firsts as well. I felt like I was right there with them as they fell in love, and that's not something that often happens when I'm reading.

This book is divided into three parts.
Part One covers when they meet up until Maddie leaves for college & they split up.
Part Two takes place six
Elizabeth Horbaczek
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 stars

I know that there are parents out there that well, lets be honest, should have never been parents. They were not born with the gene that makes them that parent that you can look up to, idolize, and depend on. You learn to depend on yourself, take care of yourself, and avoid any contact with that person that gave you birth. Life is never fair and Hendrix got the raw deal. Hendrix never had a chance to be a kid and when he screwed up, well it was the end of the world. Then one day the
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was given a book for a reviews by the author!.

This is my first j.e parker book and it will certainly not be my last.

I absolutely loved this story eventhough it completely destroyed my heart.

This book follows Maddie and Hendrix from childhood all the way till adulthood. Told from duel POV. The romance in this book is beautiful and so well developed between the characters .. Its angsty and heartbreaking at points and beautiful and heartwarming at others.

The characters in this book are so
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ali ~ 4.5 stars

Maddie and Hendrix are one of those couples that just burrow into your heart and stay there. Parker did an amazing job building this story from the ground up. The book is broken into three sections. Their childhood, their break up, and their reunion. Told in alternating first person, you really get drawn into the story, however there are quite a few big time jumps which can get a little confusing.

Hendrix is the abused, bad boy from next door that we all fall in love with. Parker
Tanja Kezmic
Nov 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: omgreads
What a heartbreaking story – they say you never forget your fist love. Well this story is all about the one and only
And how a few decisions causes you to break every promise you ever made to the one you love.

Hendrix's young life was full of drunken father who beat him. Maddie was his escape. Her love was what kept him alive.
They fell in love and were so happy together but after Maddie leaves for collage, Hendrix was given a choice and he chose to protect the most important thing in his life –
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was my first book by J.E. Parker. It will not be my last.
I found this book on Amazon last night and decided to give it a shot. I don't normally check out 'new to me' authors (please don't pitchfork me) but there was something about this book's blurb plus all of the reviews that sucked me in.
A lot of the reviews warn you to have a box of tissues on hand before starting this. I'm here to tell you - get multiple boxes. Heed my words, you will need them.
I should go ahead and say, I am not a
French Press Bookworm Blog
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was an awesome read. It was sweet with some heat. Had some crazy over the top drama. A H who would walk to the ends of the earth for his woman and some awesome secondary characters.
Apr 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2018
3.5 stars
Dec 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindleunlimited
2.5 nothing special nothing really happens
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
They met when they were children and by the time they graduated high school they promised each other forever. Maddie and Hendrix had everything until something happened and Hendrix walked away. Now years later they meet again. Has too much time past to recover and find a HEA? I enjoyed their story of hurt, pain, forgiveness and a forever love.
Jennifer Pierson
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic debut for the talented J.E. Parker! I simply couldn't put this story down, once I picked it up until the very last page. Maddie has loved Hendrix Cole since the first day she met him as a little girl, and growing up, she knew that he was the one. And she thought he felt the same way, until he smashed her heart into a million pieces. Now 6 years later, she's not the same girl that she used to be, when a chance meeting brought her face to face with him. He swears that he didn't ...more
Space Cowgirl
Nov 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love Forever and Ever, Amen
ARC received for a voluntary and honest review.

The book is a wonderful tale of forever love that will never die.
From the age of six, next door neighbors Maddie and Hendrix know they are meant for each other. Hendrix lives with his fireman father, an extremely abusive drunkard, who beats him for minor infractions. But mostly he beats him because he hates Hendrix and blames him for his mother leaving them. But Hendrix's mother left because her husband abused her. Her
Susan Kiley
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Worth more than the price and the steamy cover! I've paid 10x's more for a lackluster book. New author J.E. Parker has emerged with a beautiful, unforgettable story about the power of the heart, the strength of 'family', and the importance of treasuring every day of one's life. Do not be fooled by the cover--So. Much. More! Is there a hot guy--YES. Is there a down-to-earth simplistic girl next-door-YES. Is there a couple sex scenes--YES. Is there a love-story--YES! And is there a funnier than ...more
Britt Franks Red Hatter Book Blog
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: faves
An epic second chance romance, Every Moment With You is incredible! Brimming with swoon worthy romance, absolute heartbreak, redemption, and sweetness this book with have you glued to the pages. Every Moment With You is everything I love in a second chance romance and more. This book delivers a story that sucks you in and takes you on an emotional rollercoaster you just don’t want to get off.

I loved that this book started all the way at the beginning of Hendrix and Maddie’s love. We get to
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J.E. Parker is an American romance author who was born and raised in the great state of North Carolina. A southern belle at heart, she’s addicted to sweet tea, Cheerwine, and peach cobbler.

Not only is J.E. married to the man of her dreams (albeit a total pain in the rear), she’s also the mother of a herd of sweet (sometimes), and angelic (only when they’re sleeping) children. Despite their

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“A man can't live without his heart, Maddie. And you, pretty girl, are my heart.” 3 likes
“You can dismantle a heart, but you cannot silence it. My pieces would still speak your name.” 1 likes
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