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(Vested Interest #2)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  855 ratings  ·  197 reviews
USA Today Best Selling Series

Three young men meet in university and form a lifelong friendship.

Their pasts dictate the men they are, but their present shapes their future.
What happens when these men meet the one person they are destined to be with? Can they fight their feelings and walk away? Or will they each succumb and learn the sweet agony of love?


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ebook, 1st Edition, 237 pages
Published May 7th 2018 by Moreland Books Inc
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Alex ♈
There is a myth*, that a kind and patient woman can change a damaged man…

And this myth* is a solid foundation of the majority of romance books.

Thanks to my friend’s reviews I knew what to expect. And I was sure I’d dislike this hero a lot and feel for the heroine. Yes, I disliked him, but didn’t hate him; but… I couldn’t find any pity for Cami.

Girl, girl, girl…. when a man doesn’t want a relationship and is clear about it from the very beginning, try not to fall in love; and if you did (which is
Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)


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I was a bit disappointed in this one. It wasn't nearly as good as BENTLEY in my opinion. I just didn't like either of the main characters. Aiden was a whiney a$$hole that treated Cami like trash. Cami was the worlds biggest doormat that would have licked Aiden's shoes for a smidgen of affection <--- OK yes, I am being a bit overdramatic, but that is how it felt to me. It didn't help matters that the above scenario drags on for 75% of the book! 

That issue aside, I do e
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Aiden Callaghan is a gorgeous, single, wealthy guy living in Toronto. He runs a successful company called BAM with his two best friends Bentley & Maddox. He's the VP as well as the head of security. He's respected & admired by many, but doesn't see himself as others do. He was raised in an awful environment where he was made to feel insignificant, and now has issues with trust and showing emotion. He doesn't like to talk about his past. It was a painful t
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Aiden is the second book in the Vested Interest series. What an amazing addition to that series! I loved this book! It’s beautiful and emotional. Aiden tells us Aiden and Cami’s love story. If you have read the first book, Bentley (currently on sale for 0.99$), than you already know Aiden and Cami. Aiden is one of Bentley’s best friends and Cami is Emmy’s best friend.

Cami is sweet, loving, kind, feisty, supportive and passionate. She goes to college and works at a store. She can be very busy, bu
May 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
After thoroughly enjoying Bentley , I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Aiden—going on first introductions, he clearly had a story to tell.


One thing you can be almost certain of when you pick up a Melanie Moreland book is that you’re going to be greeted with a man to love and Aiden absolutely ticked that box for me. Guarded, protective and incredibly funny, this mountain of a man is complex as how others see him is not how he sees himself. And as happy as he is that Bentley has found the woman h
 Leo (Queen of the Rants and the Crazy)
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Aiden is the second installment of the Vested Interest series. It was an audio I got from my Hoopla and I honestly really enjoyed it. However, a lot of it was highly predictable.

This book follows Aiden and his sort of relationship with Cami. Of course they had that push and pull like every cliche relationship has lately. He can't be the guy for her but he still wants to sleep and protect the shit out of her. She just ends up loving the shit out of him unconditionally like a puppy yet gets her h
Kate's Corner
I had this read in a blink of an eye that is how much I enjoyed this book. It is heartfelt, funny and a real gem. I felt so much in this book. You know when you read the second in the series and you are hoping that it won’t epically fail because you enjoyed the first book so much? Yep this was my worry here but thankfully there was no need for me to worry. It was near perfection.

We meet Cami & Aiden in book 1 and now it is their turn to fall in love and get their happily ever after. With hur
My Own Bookshelves
My entire Monday was spent on devouring this book by Melanie Moreland. When the first chapter of Bentley was read, I said "I need to know more about this friend of his." He is funny, and charming. That friend who is always there to lend a hand and help you out. I love a man who can make you laugh and laugh at himself. He is protective of those around him so all the boxes for my 'book boyfriend' were checked off.

But this man has layers.

So many layers.

I didn't expect Aiden to take me on the emo
May 07, 2018 marked it as no-way-jose
Read Eve Recinella 3 stars review.

Hero humiliates heroine. He’s a douchebag and she’s a doormat. 😒
J. Grayland
Oct 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Aiden is haunted by the memories of his past and hides behind his impressive large physique, he's abrupt and a stickler for security. He has been bedding Cami for a while with no strings attached and unable to commit anything more to her until it hits him that Cami means a lot more to him than just a casual romp between the sheets. Now he needs to learn how to wine, dine and romance her and hope that she doesn't break his heart. I really like this second book in the series, I love the friendship ...more
Isha Coleman
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
He's the life of the party when everyone's around. Aiden knows how to turn on the charm and make the whole world his stage, but when the lights tone down and the crowds disappear his demons continue to haunt and push him around. Cami brings light into an often dark place. She sees the shadows that linger in his eyes and longs to rescue his soul. Can the boy that nobody wanted become the man she needs him to be? A broken heart, a damaged soul and an unlikely heroine light up the night with compas ...more
Yikes I hate a doormat heroine! I really disliked this heroine. She rolled over and let the hero treat her like crap, push/pull/push/pull, rinse repeat. Aside from being boring a pretty boring story, I just wanted her to kick him to the curb since he lacked a set of balls. Yea - I know he had a sad and bad childhood. But a 30 something year old man (a very successful one) needs to stop blaming mommy and daddy at some point.

Not sure I will read the 3rd book. Sounds like more of the same.

May 07, 2018 marked it as not-interested
I'm hearing a lot of pushing away
Melanie Moreland is a new author to me but the premise of the series did sound promising: 3 friends, a booming business and 3 women in their circle as they eventually pair up in 3 successive books.

Aiden Callaghan’s hiding deep pain—what exactly we don’t really know till much later, except that it’s so painful he won’t talk about it, gets rude and shuts people down when the slightest thing said reminds him of it. It’s hidden behind jokes and banter, but the guy’s got issues. Cami knows it, but w
Beth ~ Panda & Boodle
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
How could someone break my heart, yet make me want them with just one look?

I swear, it’s like Melanie Moreland has a VIP pass to my heart or something. Otherwise, how else would she—her books and her characters—manage to find her way in time after time?

Aiden is . . . well, wonderful. Heartfelt and sexy, a little suspenseful and a whole lot captivating. Basically, I loved every page, every interaction, every hint and taste and tease.


And oh, OH, how I loved the titular character. I mean, what’
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Melanie Moreland has done it again!

I love the boys of BAM, their friendship is so strong and they look out for each other like family, and I adore their banter! I couldn't wait for Aiden's story after Bentley and I was not disappointed.

Aiden is all Alpha, strong and strict, but once you break through his outer walls to friendship he will protect you with everything he has. The prologue gives us an insight into his childhood, and how he views himself, it's heart-breaking and we can see why he be
Darlene Avery
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Aiden by Melanie Moreland is phenomenal! I absolutely love the way Moreland gives her readers all the feels with both realistic and bold characters, as well as storylines that capture your heart.

Aiden is a tortured soul, who battles the demons of his past even though he has reached great success. He is an example that each of us hold onto things that have shaped us from a young age. However, he also shows us what determination and loyalty to friends can do to help build a life full of fulfillmen
♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ the Romance Bibiliophile ♡

Lets start with the most important issue – I CAN NOT WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK IN THAT SERIES ..

Now that this is out of the way – here are my thoughts on Aiden – the second book in the Vested Interest series by Melanie Moreland

I already read several books by this author so I already had some idea how the writing style might be and I was not disappointed. In fact I received the review information early enough so that I was able to read the first book in that series (Bentley) before receiving this o
Bookgasms Book Blog
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: missy
Okay, it’s taken me a couple of days to come out of my book coma after reading Aiden and trying to work out a visitation/sharing agreement. P.S. I lost. Totally lost. Anyway . . . Back to Aiden.

I was totally drawn to Aiden in Bentley, knew he had so many layers to peel back to get to the *real* amazing man he is. I love how he allowed himself to be vulnerable to Cami. How she finally cracked through his façade and forced her way into his life.

Aiden’s past is so painful. His self-loathing coming
Diane (Books and Tequila Blog)
Aiden is such an awesome story. It combines sweet romance, emotional storyline, friendships in so many forms, plus an added bonus of a little danger and mystery.

“She ties me up in knots. She makes me want things I can’t have. To be something I can never be.”

There was difficult but very different childhood for each of the main characters.
Aiden tries running away from his feelings a bit, but Cami is just too awesome to run from! And Aiden doesn’t try to run too fast!! I completely fell in love
Carrie Elks
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Melanie Moreland’s Vested Interest series just keeps getting better. We met Aiden and Cami in Bentley, the first book in the series, and even then it was clear that the two had major chemistry. From the first few pages of Aiden, I could tell I was going to fall in love with them both. Aiden is the perfect hero – strong yet damaged, and in need of love. And Cami was brave yet vulnerable, and clearly in love with Aiden, even when his issues caused him to push her away.

Aiden isn’t just a love story
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book did not disappoint. Aiden is full of emotion and suspense. I love this series HARD.

Full review to come.
The Book Bee
May 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
"From the moment I saw her, kissing her was a temptation, fucking her was a fantasy, and hurting her was inevitable."

Ok, I honestly wanted to say, "Move over Bentley, Aiden is here!" But that would probably be mean (but funny!!). I fell hard for Aiden in this book. I really truly did. After reading Bentley, I knew Aiden was going to be a story I definitely wanted to read. Melanie Moreland did his background story and painful past some justice. I am not usually one for stories ab
Denise - Shh Mom's Reading®
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I LOVED Aiden, the man!
Jackie Wright
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Melanie Moreland certainly has a hit series on her hands with Vested Interest, just when you think it can’t get any better she throws us another great read about the men from BAM.
Aiden is the man that everyone see’s as the life and soul of the party but that’s what he wants us to see, he doesn’t want the outside world really knowing the man behind the mask, a mask he wears so well. Aiden is your typical alpha, strong, broody, protector and very loyal but does anyone really know him and will he
I know not all safety gangers agree with me, but I do like a bit of pushing away every now and then. Definitely a double standard, but I can't stand it when the h is the one doing the pushing away, so thankfully this was the complete opposite.

I think the reason why I liked this so much was because the h wasn't insecure. She knew Aiden struggled to show his feelings so she let him take the lead and struggle with his emotions on his own time. Do I wish she had made him grovel more? Yes. But other
Sharon Betts
May 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Aiden is the strong alpha type, with walls he has erected to emotionally keep people out - only Bentley and Maddox are allowed past those walls. And along comes Cami, Emmy's best friend, with her caring and friendly nature.

A lovely book, that I felt addressed issues that Aiden felt shame about, and mental health issues too. Cami has a wonderful capacity for caring and forgiveness, not jumping to blame, and this truly endeared her to me. I thoroughly enjoyed this, and look forward to reading Madd
M L Dyson
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! I wasn’t sure when I started reading if I was gonna like Aiden but I always love Melanie’s men!! Aiden was a damaged soul. He didn’t know love or kindness from his own family. So when he meet Bentley and Maddox they became his family. Then he met Cami. A sweet and humble girl that he knew had feelings for him but he just couldn’t soften his heart. She knew the score upfront - he never lied to her - but in the end he drove her away. But Cami is in trouble.....she jus ...more
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New York Times/USA Today bestselling author Melanie Moreland, lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her beloved husband of twenty-seven-plus years and their rescue cat, Amber. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them.
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Vested Interest (4 books)
  • Bentley (Vested Interest, #1)
  • Maddox (Vested Interest, #3)
  • Reid (Vested Interest, #4)
“What happened?" "I tried to do one of those roundy type kicks. I missed."
"You're not ready for a roundhouse kick, Emmy. Far from it. That's a whole other type of training." "I saw it on the internet. It looked easy." I snorted, and Bentley rolled his eyes. "How many times do I have to tell you to stay off Google?”
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