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Never Touched

4.47  ·  Rating details ·  47 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Winner of the 2018 Southern California Book Festival for Best General Fiction Novel of the Year.

What if you woke up from your worst nightmare, only to find the world watching it? On repeat. With relish.

What if those viewers found you? Cornered you until you performed the nightmare live?

Would you run? Fight?

Or charge admittance?

This is Sawyer's reality. She's a survivor—gri
Published November 12th 2018 by Clean Teen Publishing, Inc.
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Abbey Thomas
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First of all, it’s really hard to review this book without spoilers. But the page-turning torturous reveal(s) of the depths of darkness in Sawyer’s past (and present) is part of what makes the writing in this book so masterful and the reading of it a spine-tingling pleasure. Sawyer is one of the most beautifully, authentically composed characters I’ve read in a long time. Sawyer leaps off the page to take you on a piece of her journey, and you can’t help but love her and root for her dark and gr ...more
Kris Riley
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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This is probably going to be one of the easiest and hardest book reviews I have ever done. I know that's confusing and all but there are reasons why. So I'll get to those reasons lol. This will be the easiest book review because I freaking LOVED the book. It was perfectly written, great character development, it flowed, it kept my attention securely and touched all my emotions. It will be the hardest book review because I have a tendency of wanting to really overshare on the plot lines of books ...more
Susan's Reviews
I was given a free ARC of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. I know all the other reviewers gave this 5 stars all over the place, but this must not be my kind of novel because I could not "feel" this character the way the other reviewers did. Plenty of action and gritty plot details, and decent writing, but I'd give this a 3.75 stars. ...more
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is wild how I had never heard of Laney and now I suddenly I own 2 of her books (If She Were Blind is the other read and it will not be the last, I am amazed by her style, she ROCKS!!!) If you are a person who had a trigger warning to sexual abuse, be warned. But please know that it does contain healing and shows victims are strong and do overcome that past. Such a heartbreaking and raw story, I am new to Laney's writing and such a new fan. If you are looking for a great read before this year ...more
Oct 12, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy f*****ck, was this a great book.
Not because the story was wonderful (it was an awful story)
Not because I absolutely loved the main character (we could not be friends in real life)
Not because I loved the guys (Cash was my favorite, hands down. Screw Jake!)
But because this book told a story that needed telling. This book raises awareness about an important issue. This book helps foster understanding as to why victims of past abuse do the things they do when they don't (or do) have a support s
Feb 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book had me hooked from the start and I (almost) finished it in one day (I finished about 85%, until it really, really was bedtime, but it was so hard to put away!).

4.5 stars from me for this fantastic, genre-defying read. It is described as a "New Adult contemporary drama", which I guess fits, but I also find it so much more than that. I love a strong heroine that overcomes incredible obstacles despite all odds being stacked against her, such as in The Hunger Games, Divergent or The Atlant
Caitlin Audet
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog

Every so often a book comes around that just moves you, to the point of being left speechless. I love when an author takes such a raw issue that most people in general shy away from and shines a giant spotlight to say that this actually does happen to people and we need more awareness of the fact. Never Touched by Laney Wylde is brutal and gut wrenching to read and at the same time so beautiful and inspiring that I can't imagine not having read
Melissa at My Chaotic Ramblings
*Warning of child sexual abuse being talked about*
Where to start with this? At first, I just wasn't liking Sawyer at all, and I thought Jake was the reason she was talking to a therapist. So when he was introduced I was kind of thrown for a loop.

I applaud Jake for stepping up and helping out Sawyer with Travis, but at first, it just didn't sit well with me. I kept thinking he wanted something, at least until Sawyer found out he had already seen the video and was still sticking by her.

Once I actu
Mary Dean
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What heartbreaking and raw story. It's a story about emotional scars that are deeper than physical ones. It's a story about a girl turned woman who was a victim of sexual assault at a young age and who should have been protected and helped but instead wasn't believed and was made to be ashamed. But this is also the story of healing. Of how it takes that special person or persons to see the beauty and the heart to help. My heart still breaks for Sawyer. What happened to her was terrible. But I am ...more
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
*Trigger events and flashbacks occur int his book*** Be careful if you have experienced a traumatic abusive childhood.

How does one overcome a childhood riddled with pain and abuse. Especially sexual abuse,the sort that is captured on film and shared with the world when you have no recourse for action and the person who is doing it is married to your mother.

Sawyer had such a childhood and as a teenager, her past is continually thrown in her face and her actions are those of a survivor. We see her
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an advanced/review copy of this book. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content and honesty of my review.

This was an incredibly difficult book to read. What Sawyer goes through is horrible and heartbreaking, but her story is so compelling that you can't help but want to know what's going to happen next. I hate to say I enjoyed reading it because Sawyer is truly put through hell, but it was an incredibly beautifully written book about learning to survive, grow, and fin
You ever read a book that left you sitting there with your mind blown? The feeling of knowing a book hangover is inevitable and you can’t do anything about it. That is me. That is where I am. I don’t even know where to begin…..this story is jammed packed with raw emotion and deep feels. There were many tears shed. My heart hurt for the MC and all she endured. While the story deals with a subject that is both sensitive and triggering, it is also about healing and finding your voice. Taking back y ...more
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Omg you will want this book to touch. I freaking loved this book so much. I was drawn in almost from the very beginning. This book touched everyone of my emotions, not many books can do that ( or at least not for me). I am gonna try my very best to review this book with any spoiler, its gonna be really hard. Cause you will want to read this book, I want everyone to experience everything I did. I still cannot believe that this is Laney Wylde's first book, WOW that is all I can say. She has moved ...more
Kayla Macneille
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first half of this book was hard for me to get through, not because it wasn't good, but because it was TOO good. Laney Wylde knows her stuff, and she poured her passion into this book! Without spoiling anything, the vivid imagery and strong character development will suck you into a story that will both surprise you and open your eyes. If you're looking for a boring read that teaches you nothing about the world, this is not the book for you. For everyone else, READ IT! And get some comfort f ...more
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful book, wonderful characters, and hopeful and powerful messages and themes. I loved the characters, and their very authentic flaws, experiences and challenges. The characters will definitely stay with me further than the last page.
(Please note I am also someone who never ever writes reviews, so for me to think this is worth a review is also quite important!)
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Brilliant Stars!!

This is my first book by this author, but not the last one. That's for sure!

Heartbreakingly beautiful, and well-written. This story is about survival, courage, redemption and true love. Absolutely amazing, the characters well-developed and very compelling!

I highly recommend this book!!
Leigh Ann
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My heart just hurts after reading this book. It’s so raw, so real, and could have so easily been first hand experience. This one hit close to home.
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has been on my radar since February 2018, when I saw a sign up for its cover reveal. I’m not a fan of cover reveals because I’d rather see the book cover first before endorsing a story, no matter how good its blurb is. Nonetheless, I kept tabs on Never Touched sign-ups for the rest of the year.

And thank goodness I did because this is my 2018’s nightcap, the last great book I have read for this year. I knew it from the beginning, this story has potential. I was right, it delivered.

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Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

WOW what a book. It has been a long time since a book has struck me to my core. Never Been Touched is the debut book from Laney Wylde and what a powerful introduction to her writing talents.

For me on a personal note this book really hit home and brought about some very painful memories for me as the subject line is something that resonates with me on a souls deep level. The author really captures the emotions of how sexual abuse and exploitation affects victims for years to come. The way the mai
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Laney Wylde is enamored with all things southern California––the traffic, smog, surprise earthquakes, and nonindigenous palm trees. Consequently, it’s the landscape her strong and sometimes lovable female leads paint their stories on. Her New Adult novels Never Touched and the After Twelve series are bright with provocative themes, steamy romance, and inappropriately timed humor.
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