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Often

(Iron Orchids #4)

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4.32  ·  Rating details ·  980 ratings  ·  182 reviews
Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations…

He wore suits and I wore biker boots.
He went to University and I went to Trade school.
He lived in a big home and I lived in a tiny apartment.

When my world was turned upside down, he took me in his arms and promised to help me find a new direction. Now I’ve lost my job, been separated from my friends, and any day an evict
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ebook, 213 pages
Published May 31st 2018 by F Squared, LLP (first published May 14th 2018)
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Eve (Between The Bookends)
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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So first just let me begin by saying...HALLELUJAH!! I have been in a serious uber picky book slump lately, so I went into this one expecting my mood to heavily influence how I felt about it. Especially since I am not a HUGE fan of the friend to lover type books. Mainly because one (or both) parties usually have to sit back and watch the person they have feelings for with other people. And there was a little of that since Leo has had a crush on Ian since she was five and
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Alexis Krobatsch
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I've been excited to read this story and was definitely not disappointed!

Book Four in the Iron Orchids series is, in my opinion, the steamiest one yet. Leo finally gets a no holds barred night with Ian, her forever-unrequited crush. Only Ian has finally opened his eyes and sees her just as she's always hoped; no longer "one of the guys" or just his cousin's "little friend," and that crush is definitely requited (all night long).
But their story is much more than just one night. Their relationshi
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Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

Danielle Norman got me from the first book in the Iron Orchids series and she got me good y'all. Each book I've come right back and each book has been so freaking fantastic... sexy, sweet, laugh out loud, and quite suspenseful at times. But this book was in my opinion the best. A little different and a whole lot of swoony... Often was the perfect blend to keep me hooked cover to cover.

This book was about Leo and Ian. And these two couldn't have been more opposite yet so right in every si
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Danielle Norman
Apr 28, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Often is book four in the Iron Orchids series. Here we meet Ian Christakos, he is brother number two, and a rocket scientist. Ian lives in a world where if he shares a secret it could land him in jail, welcome to security clearances. So when he's told to keep something hush that's exactly what he does. He doesn't think twice.

Leo's life is her friends...oh and her secret love for Ian that she's harbored since she was five years old. But can you say opposites? Yeah, they are night and day.

Think up
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Darcy
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: e-book, 2019, romance
I really like this series, love how the girls are with each other, total support no matter what happens. That is a great thing because Leo needed the support in this one. You could see that someone was framing her and who it was from the start. It didn't help any as Leo was getting more and more isolated from her clan, the one that she had to create because her own family is so bad. I did love how those that weren't supposed to communicate with her still found ways to do so.

I was so so on the r
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Isha Coleman
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads

He's the guy that broke her heart without even having a clue. She's the gentle heart with the tough chick exterior. Often is a new chapter in a love that never was, but has the chance to be. The Iron Orchids are not the traditional family. From biker babes to tough guys this group may not be angels, yet it's a sense of loyalty that has made them a family. Often is Ian and Leo's emotional tumble into love. Leo knows how it feels to be an outcast. A difficult childhood, bitter mother and a bruised
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April Symes
Often is the 4th book in the Iron Orchids series by Danielle Norman is full of FEELS and sizzling romance. It is probably the hottest book in the series by far. This story is about Leo and Ian. Leo has crushed on Ian for the longest for Leo has been a part of the Christakos family since she was five and has always had her heart set on Ian. For Leo, the sun rises and sets on him. While Ian, who is super smart and is a rocket scientist. He doesn’t see Leo and he doesn’t have any romantic feeling f ...more
Kristen Theobald
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
****JUST WHAT I NEEDED!****

I'm currently going through the hardest time of my life right now. I'm watching my mother in law die everyday a little more . she's been battling cancer for over a tear now in her lungs, brain and bones . with having not one but two aneurisms in her aorta. Its been a long battle . than about three weeks ago I had to rush her to er BC she was so confused she didn't even know who I was. Don't sound like much but I was with her every single day since I met her 10 years ag
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Coco.V
Jul 16, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
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Sheri
May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, arc, contemporary
3 1/2 out of 5 stars

Often is the fourth book in the Iron Orchids series, and I've only read books 3 and 4. Book 4 focuses on Leo (short for Leonora), who is a motorcycle mechanic and looking to stay away from her bible thumper mother, who doesn't approve of her lifestyle, friends or choices.

Leo has been crushing on Ian Christakos for years. Problem is Leo is a tomboy, and feels like men look at her like one of the guys. Ian doesn't really notice Leo until they both stand up in a wedding, and Ian
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Cris
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cute, plus18
This story is about Leo and Ian, if you haven't read the saga (do it!) I can tell you that Ian is Greek and he has 3 brothers and is really close to them. Also he has a cousin named Sophie who is Leo's BFF, so they have known each other for a long time now. The book starts with Ian's youngest brother's wedding, marring one of Leo's friends so as part of the wedding party they are paired together for the night. After that day, Leo's life starts to get way out of control, real fast real hard.

The
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Samantha Grubey (ABookHaven)
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, arc
"The story is very suspenseful! The plot was different to the other stories as it was more suspenseful and you kind of had to suss out who was framing Leo for the crimes (trying to be vague). From the moment it all happened I did guess who it was and I was right. Although I guessed it, I still loved it. Such an amazing plot!"

Full review at ABookHaven
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Laura
May 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
2.5 Stars

Full Review to follow.
Paula
Jun 02, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
She forgives him way too fast
Natshane
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
** 4.5 Christakos Stars**

Of all the ladies in the IRON ORCHIDS, with their sassy tongues and the iron-clad sisterly bond these ladies possess, Leo, the tomboy of the group is my absolute favorite!

** Storyline ** - NO SPOILERS.

Hiding beneath the sharp tongue and tough exterior was a soft-hearted girl who wanted to be seen, wanted to be loved, and wanted for her goddamn childhood crush, Ian to just return her unrequited love. Was that so much to ask for? When a wedding threw both of them togethe
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Deborah G.
I thought this was going to read as a regular romance but I was pleasantly mistaken. Leo has been best friends with Sophie since she was quite young. She has also had a burning crush on Sophie's cousin Ian but nothing ever came of it. Growing up in a very tight knit Greek family, Ian & Sophie's families lived close to each other, supported one another & the entire group of cousins were not just related but more like best friends. They teased & joked around but would also do anything for them. A ...more
Erin
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review

My Rating: 4 Stars

Wooooooowza this book was hot! Hot as in, all hail Danielle Norman and her character’s sexual chemistry. There was so much angst and longing, it kept me turning pages like crazy. I would like this level of chemistry in real life please and thank you.

Leo was a total freaking badass MC – the girl could easily kick my ass, but she’s also a relatable character, one I’d like to be friends with in real life. She showed a
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Lisa Guertin
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome book!

Leo and Ian, what more do I need to say. I’ve been waiting for their story since book one. This book has everything a good romance should, a sweet, funny heroine, a hot alpha hero, conflict, steamy sex and an HEA.
★ Belle The Bibliophile ★
Jun 01, 2018 marked it as not-interested-anymore
Too fast of an attraction for me so I knew it was time for me to get out before I get any more annoyed.
Julie Laz
Jul 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Love Leo
Cute funny series
Andrea B
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved everything about this series. There has to be more!! Stella needs her story told
Susan
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can’t get enough!

I can’t get enough of the Iron Orchids and the crazy Christakos clan. Leo & Ian’s romance was the perfect blend of sweet & sexy.
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Gale Albright
I have loved sweet Leo throughout each of these books. I hurt for her during her difficulties in this book. I was thankful that Ian finally wisened up and really “saw” her.
Jacquie South
Pretty silly plot line. Annoying characters and lots of editorial errors throughout.
Katie Silvi
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Iron Orchids for life!

First I just want to say his jealous I am of all the Iron Orchids. They all have beautiful Greek gods in their lives and I want one.

I love the Iron Orchids and from the very first moment I met Leo and knew she crushed on Ian something fierce i needed that story. Well this is that story and I am not disappointed. Danielle Norman has a way of making your heart pound in excitment with each of her stories. I absolutely and fantastically loved reading Often. 

Leo has been a part
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Amanda  B Gillespie
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, l-woods-pr
"...what girl meets the man she's going to marry when she is five?"

I love it when I find a new to me author to find they have a whole series I want to obliterate then drown myself in what was left over. I was surprised to find out this was book four in the series and even though I hadn’t read the first three books, I wasn't lost in the backstories. But, it did make me want to go back and read the rest just because of the author's fantastic writing style. The characters were on point and believab
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Laundry
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This series is quickly becoming one of my top favorite of all time. No joke. No exaggeration. These Iron Orchids chicks are so fierce. I long to be one of them. And they make me super jealous that my husband isn't a hot Greek God. Seriously.

Story Line: This is the 4th book in the Iron Orchids series. If you haven't read the first three, sucks to be you. Kidding. Sort of. But you can read this book without reading the first three and still understand and appreciate the beauty of it. Leo (short of
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Emma
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent book. I love the Iron Orchids series. It has Alpha males and kick @ss women. It made me laugh, smile and had me on the edge of my seat while I read it. It has drama, humor, suspense. mystery and romance. I could read this over and over again without a problem. The main characters Ian and Leo were paired perfectly an absolute dichotomy. The supporting characters were a riot. Leo's friends Stella, Sophie, Katy and Ariel and Piper. Don't forget her cat Throttle. Ian's Greek fam ...more
Suey_Library
Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
***Received an Advanced Readers Copy during Blog Tour hosted by Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest Review***

In the great words of 90's nostalgia can conjure from the almighty one worded expressions presented by Joey - Whoa. Seriously I love all things Danielle Norman at this point. She hooked me with Impact and now with Often I am drop dead in love with her.

The characters comrades - simply amazing.

Leo was absolutely rollicking. She was a the perfect level of badassary that was ju
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Ruby Ap.
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Ruby by: Just started reading author's work and loved it :)
Some say that opposites may attract and in this case, it happens with Leo and Ian...even if it did take many years for Ian to finally realize what was in front of him all long but at least he opened his eyes, yay!

Leo has been secretly in love with Ian since she was 5 years old; I know what may be thinking, "No kid at that age even knows what love is", well she did and as years passed by, her love grew but Ian never noticed so she decided her love to be hidden. I loved Leo's characters so much! S
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Iron Orchids (1 - 10 of 15 books)
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  • Stella, Until You (Iron Orchids, #5)
  • Vivian, Midnight Call Girl (Iron Orchids #6)
  • Christine, The Stars (Iron Orchids, #6)
  • Ringo, Slippery Banana (Iron Orchids Book 7)
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