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(The Donovans #6)

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Just call him a rule breaker…

Zephyr Donovan knew the sacred rule. Never date a student. With the demons in his past, all he wanted was a fresh start. He wasn’t looking for trouble. But trouble tasted so damn good.

There are reasons for the rules…

Malia Adams had a complicated life. Well, actually it was pretty simple. Survive. Stay off the streets by any means necessar
Kindle Edition, 374 pages
Published February 7th 2018 by Sankofa Girl
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I really haven't been having great luck with books this past week. This one was just OK. There wasn't anything wrong with it per se but I struggled to stay interested and almost threw in the towel several times. That said, the writing itself was very good. It had a nice easy flow to it. Unfortunately, the pace was snail S-L-O-W and because of that issue, the plot just wasn't all that engaging. It's a fairly long book, and that was part of the problem. I think the author
Nana Malone
Jan 25, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Find out what happens when two rule followers start playing by their own rules!

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There was one rule he couldn’t break…

(Standalone novel in the Donovans Series)
Diary Of Book Fiend
Jan 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was my first book by this author. And I am in love with all things Donavan! I will be going to one click the other books in this series, that I have not read yet.

The book starts out with Malia getting her belongings put out on the front lawn and basically becoming homeless.
Her parents had died over a year ago and she works numerous jobs to send money home to her aunt who is taking care of her younger sister, Eva.

Zephyr had some tragic things happen to him in his recent past and when he r
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

Zephyr Donovan Is a rule breaker. He knows the sacred rule. Never date a student. With the demons in hip past, all he wanted was a fresh start. He wasn't looking for trouble. But trouble tasted so good. You see, there is a reason for the rules. Malia Adams had a complicated life. Actually it was pretty simple. Survive. Stay off the streets by any means necessary. That however, was a nightly struggle.
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it

This is my first book by Nana Malone and I really enjoyed the book, not only the story line but Ms. Malone's style of writing. I'm not usually a fan of a third person point of view, I find it hard to really get into the story initially. I was hooked from the first page of Love Struck. I don't think it mattered what POV it was told from Malia and Zephyr's story demanded to be told...

No Spoilers.

Malia is extremely intelligent and more than down on her luck, lets face it-- things straight up suck f
Michelle Claypot_Reads
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5-4 stars

My first read from this author and I enjoyed it. Zephyr and Malia were easy characters to love. I especially had a soft spot for the hard working Malia. Zephyr was a great BBF. The story had plenty of feelings and some plot twists thrown in to keep things interesting. Loved the family dynamics and will be checking out other books from this author.

I received an arc of this book.
Feb 04, 2018 rated it liked it
So, I'm going to start this review out by saying that i'm sure this is a great book. I bet it's amazing. I just couldn't finish it. And It wasn't anything against the author or this book. It's my own problem. And that problem is the POV this book is in. For some reason, I absolutely CANNOT read 3rd person POV. I don't feel a connection to the characters in that POV. So I really didn't get far. I didnt want to give this book a horrible rating because of my problem, So I felt a 3 star was good. Th ...more
Sara Oxton
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lovestruck by Nana Malone a fantastic four-star read. This is part of the Donovans series but it truly can be read as stand alone. Nana Malone is someone I picked up after hearing such great things about her writing and I’m glad I did, I think I’m going to keep reading this author and just grow to love her more with each story. Malia was a character that you could really cheer for, she was fighting for survival and nothing will stop her, not even the super hottie, or will he? But that isn’t the ...more
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lovestruck is the 6th book in The Donovans series, and it focuses on Zephyr Donovan, the rule breaker of the Donovan clan. Zephyr Donovan's past year has been an extremely rough one, to say the least, and it has caused him many sleepless nights, as well as caused his family to worry about him. However, Zephyr has had enough of his family's over-protectiveness, and decides that he needs a change of pace, so when he receives an unsolicited offer from Tanashi Industries, a giant in the tech world, ...more
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
I started this journey with the Donovans back a few years. I found it easy to fall in love with all the siblings and their own brand of quirk. Each with their own distinctive personalities. Each having that thing they did and made them who they were. I was able to fall in love with them for different reasons and in different ways. Although each coupling had a different journey to take they all had a story to tell from the beginning with Delilah & Nate, to Mia & Ryan, to Derek & Kisima, to Dylan ...more
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

I think I'm a little late to the Donavan series party as this is my very first Nana Malone book but that's ok because I'm here now y'all and holy wow was this book all kinds of good. Sexy. Intense. Different. Emotional. Lovestruck was a brilliant contemporary romance standalone that had me hooked by the end of the very first chapter and had me thinking about those two long after the pages quit turning.

He wasn't looking for trouble...until she walked in.

He needs a change. After experienci
April Symes

LOVESTRUCK by Nana Malone was just an OK read for me. I wanted to like it more because the blurb was so good but I found this hard to get into. There wasn’t really much wrong with the story but, for me, I had a hard time connecting with the characters and getting into the story. The flow of the story was just slow as molasses at times and the characters were hard to connect with. In saying that, Zephyr and Malia did have this chemistry that shined thru the plot , something made you want to conti
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars!

What a cute book! I really loved Malia and was so eager to follow her story! This was my first read by this author and I absolutely adored how the women in this story were completely strong on their own.

In the past two years Malia has had to struggle her way through school. Malia lost both her parents and had to work to send money back home to her aunt who was taking care of her sister. Working several jobs and attending school, Malia finds herself homeless. She meets a cute guy, but k
Nancy Reads
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
LOVESTRUCK is the 1st book I have read by Nana Malone. The blurb drew me in: Zephyr Donovan knew the sacred rule. Never date a student.

With the demons in his past, all he wanted was a fresh start. When Zephyr received an offer from the prestigious Tanashi Company located in Pittsburgh, he sees it as his chance to start over. At the faculty event soon after his arrival, he meets a very beautiful enticing girl. He has run to this new position to forget the recent tragic past. He seems to have a “h
Eileen Robinson
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-reads
This book starts with Malia, being practically tossed out on the streets by her roomate, between all her jobs and staying with friends she's having great difficulty keeping up at school. At a faculty she meets Zephyr Donovan.

Zephyr has moved to Pittsburgh to escape his past, but also to take up a fellowship with the Tanashi Corp. When he meets Malia, he instantly feels a connection to her, but on learning that he's also to be her mentor, he knows that these feelings he has for her can't go any
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have to be honest, this one was a bit slow. It took me a bit to get into it. Malia is a smart, bright student who is at the top of her class and works too many jobs to be able to take care of her sister. Zephyr is a smart, grad student and Tanashi fellow who moved from New York to Pittsburg for a fresh start. He had a rough past and cares to much about the people in his life. Zephyr pursues Malia but she tries to resist even though they have great chemistry because of complications in her life ...more
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-books-2018
Lovestruck by Nana Malone is a standalone set in the world of the Donovans. I haven't read the books in the series before reading this. Although I had no trouble following Zephyr and Malia's story, i kinda felt lost with the family backstory.

Zephyr and Malia were great characters, and I definitely enjoyed their stories, although I felt the book at times was overwritten. Too many details that we didn't need as part of the story. At times it was hard to concentrate on the storyline.

I'm a HUGE f
Beyond The Covers Blog
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: holly
Love Struck is about Zephyr and Malia. Zephyr is a new mentor for a college fellowship and is using the opportunity for a fresh start after a deadly accident at his previous school. Malia is a student who is beyond down on her luck, works multiple (and I do mean MULTIPLE jobs) and basically homeless. As soon as the two meet they have this instant connection and chemistry for each other. A few run ins, one of which is very steamy, and a fake name later they meet each other in class. Zephyr is the ...more
♥️Fantasy Land  Book Reviewer♥️
So this book is the first one out of the Donovans that I have read. That being said you can read these as standalone with no problems.

This story has good characters and I really liked Zephyr Donovan. He is a great character and wants to be everyone's knight and shining armor. But at some point, he decides he needs a break and heads to a new school. Where he meets Malia Adams, who has so much going on in her life that she doesn't need any man. Not that she was looking for one, Zephyr just happen
Becky Wise
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Going into Lovestruck I wasn't sure what to expect. I'm admitting now that this is my first time read of Nana Malone. Will it be my last no because I plan on going back for more to see what I've been missing out on. Even though to me there were a few slow points in this one I got why as the story went on. The relationship between Malia and Zephyr may be somewhat forbidden and a slow build but it makes sense. Malia has a complicated life. You feel for her struggle to stay afloat. You wonder why s ...more
Feb 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Zephyr and Malia had some huge walls to try and tear down before they could truly be together. The romance moved forward slowly, and then it seemed like it would take a step backwards. That was a little frustrating.

There were unexpected twists, or I should say, twists "I" wasn't expecting, but should not have been surprised about coming from a Nana Malone novel. She manages to sneak one in On me in many of her books. It always leaves me with the sense of "Ha,ha...You thought you had this one all
She's a Lip Biter
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, it was the first book I have read by this author and what better way to start than with a forbidden romance. The story was great, flowed and kept me engaged.

The relationship between the characters was a slow build but it ended up being great. I loved Zephyr and Malia and although they both have huge issues and both need more than a little help. They are good together. I was drawn into this book and didn't want to put it down.

I recommend this book and I feel that alt
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Forget the Brady Bunch, forget the Huxtables, my favorite family is definitely the Donovans! Since there are more than a dozen in the family I feel assured that I will have many, many, many more stories about their lives. In Lovestruck, we get to read about Zepher who moves to Pittsburgh after an "incident" and there he meets Malia and then the real fun begins. There are so many twists and turns in their story that kept me guessing until the very last page. I loved this book and can't wait to re ...more
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:

I am a sucker for a damsel in distress, and a hunk of a man coming to the rescue, but WOWZA, Lovestruck still plowed into my heart like a freight train and had it melting, sighing, fantasizing and craving more Donovans! This is a sweet, ultra sexy, brilliant contemporary romance that took my breath away. I fell in love with the characters and the situations. It was an amazing compelling story that I just adored. I HIGHLY recommend Lovestruck and I personally can
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received the ARC in exchange for a honest review.

I didn’t know what to expect when I dove into this book. It could have gone a hundred different ways. But Nana Malone managed to make my head spin with all the twists and turns! I really loved how diverse the characters were and it kept me guessing. I was on a rollercoaster of emotions. This is so good and I recommend this to everyone! This is a must read!
Maria Angie Mendoza
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Steamy lighthearted funny read.
I had not read the other books in this series and I had no problems reading it as a standalone.
Overall, the story was well written and the characters were likable. The story was engaging and it flowed nicely albeit a bit slow.
The romance between Zephyr and Malia is charming and sweet but as they're in a non- fraternization situation their slow burn romance was s-l-o-w.
3.25 stars!
Isha Coleman
Jan 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
How do you mend a broken heart? If you are a Donovan, you get under it not over it. For Zephyr and Malia the road is long and the heartache is fierce, but their love proves unstoppable in the end. Lovestruck is not a swan song, but a power ballad that lingers in the air after the last note has been played. Enter at your own risk, because you'll regret it if you don't.
Kim F
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An awesome book. Very entertaining, captivating, and interesting read. I could not put it down. Wonderfully written with strong characters. I want to read more from this author. I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Feb 02, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I don’t buy books for the cover. That said I do love Andrew.

The story is sweet. College romance. Teacher and pupil sort of, actually Mentor/Mentee.

Could be a spoiler but it is revealed so early in the book I’m saying it anyway, Malia is one of the tragedies of modern life. Homeless. A sofa surfer. Looking for a comfy and safe place to sleep. I do love it when authors pick up on current social issues, it makes the book and characters so real.

My heart broke for Malia but my word, that gi
Andrea Britton
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Five Big Stars!!!

My first Nana Malone book and all I can say is I'm hooked! What a web they weave in this story! It's a all consuming book that will keep your attention until the very last page.

We meet Malia Adams who is an exhausted college student who has many, many jobs. She runs herself ragged because she's not only trying to take care of herself but she's also taking care of her little sister. She is number one in her class and has an opportunity to get a great intern job for Tanashi Corp
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