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Giving In to You

(The Giving Trilogy #1)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  986 ratings  ·  238 reviews
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Second grade teacher, Mia Delaney, isn’t looking for love. In fact, she isn’t looking for anything at all because life hasn’t been fair. Everything—the idea of love, her hopes and dreams—was ripped away in a single night.

Arrogant yet sexy Adam Lawson makes the move to a small town in an attempt to escape life in the city. Here he hopes to provide
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3 “DILF-ALERT” Stars

I’ll start this review by saying this; I liked this book, just didn’t quite loved it. There were too many things I didn’t completely understand, for me to say that I loved it. However, I do want to point out that it’s a very enjoyable read. Definitely not a waste of your money.

First, I loved the plot line and the plot-twists. Many things I didn’t see coming, many things I thought were original and well done. For example, I love the fact that Adam was a father. At first, I ha
May 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I started this book having no idea if I would like it or not. I ended up staying awake until 4:30 in the morning just so I could finish!! Since it's a romance/suspense I don't want to give too much away. I think it's best if you go in knowing nothing...just like I did. I'll warn you though that there IS a cliffhanger ending. Many questions arise during this book but few answers are given.
The romance part of the story was sizzling and tender at the same time. Mia is a school teacher who was hurt
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Mia is a teacher at the elementary school, has a new student and her student’s brother is in her best friend’s room next door. Not only are the kids worming their way into her heart, they have no mom, and a hot dad.

I loved this book. These characters were so real, and their reactions to some things were unexpected and refreshing. I loved the banter Adam and Mia shared at the pickup line, and the connection the kids seemed to form with Mia.

I can’t imagine how hard it would be to raise twins on y
Dec 19, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Second grade teacher, Mia Delaney, isn’t looking for love. In fact, she isn’t looking for anything at all because life hasn’t been fair. Everything—the idea of love, her hopes and dreams—was ripped away in a single night.

Arrogant yet sexy Adam Lawson makes the move to a small town in an attempt to escape life in the city. Here he hopes to provide a fresh start for those he loves and protects with a vow to never let anyone get close enough to hurt them
Louise Seraphim Reviews
This was quite a catchy and easy read. I wasn't quite sure what I thought when I first started reading.
Mia Delaney, is a teacher. She has quite a straight forward life. And she likes it simple. But things weren't always simple, and she has had quite the past. Not that we really find any of that out to start with.

One day while running, she ends bumping in to a gorgeous stranger. He looks quite mysterious, yet feisty Mia, isn't interested in some new cocky new guy, who thinks he is gods gift to
Books Laid Bare
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Living in a small town has its advantages, everybody knows everyone, sometimes though this can be a massive problem......

Mia Delaney loves to run, with her dog Brady they are a familiar sight and after being away at her brothers for the summer it is nice to catch up with the locals. What she didn't expect though was to bump into a handsome stranger. After her previous experiences with men and what happened with her cheating boyfriend last summer she is wary of men in general at the moment.

The ne
wendy Shelton(obsessedbybooks)
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This was an amazing read, Mia is ready to start her job this school year, she's ready to move forward from all the bad luck in love she's had, til she meets the single dad Adam Lawson. She bumps into Adam on one of her morning runs and isn't to impressed with him she doesn't even introduce herself, then again at a sex club, then realizes that his twin children attend her school and one of them is in her class. Adam hasn't had
Three Chicks
Dec 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review by Jen Hagen

I didn’t know about this series until I saw a blurb for the third and final installment, which was released in November. It caught my eye and it just so happened that the first book was free. Woohoo! I couldn’t wait to delve in.

Adam is your typical women-flock-to-me guy. He never has to work for a woman…that is, until he meets Mia. Adam’s flirting goes nowhere with her. Mia thinks she is off the hook from Adam’s incessant charms until that day at school when she comes face-to-
Donna Porter
May 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mia is twenty seven years old and single. Her best friend, Shelby , has recently got married and doesn't have as much time to spend with her friend anymore. Mia is feeling very lonely. She has been hurt very badly in her relationship and she has sworn off men. Her boyfriend of two years, Shane, got her pregnant and then cheated on her with her other best friend, Gina. They are no longer friends and Mia broke up with Shane but it broke her. She doesn't go out much . She is a second grade school t ...more
Aug 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Firstly I would LOVE to thank the lovely L.M. Carr for kindly providing me with a copy to read and review.

This book is HOT, intriguing and it sucks you right in from the first line

27 year old school teacher Mia Delaney has been scarred for life, her previous experiences with men has made her wary of men in general a which we don't expect. She has some dark issues from her past that she's working on getting past, they seem to keep repeating themselves by past rivals, unfortunately for Mia these a
Beantown Bitches
4 1/2 wicked good stars

This is L.M. Carr's first book and I have to tell was great! This was a fast and easy read, which took me two days to finish. There were tons of twists, turns, oh no, oh no they didn't, tons of hot steamy sex and boy a hot Alpha male to boot!!

Mia is a 27 year old teacher who had her heart broken not once but twice and vowed never to give her heart to another again. Well, until she meets Adam who is a 31 year old real estate broker. They keep running into each ot
Judy Miracle
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I dont even know what to say about this book except I loved it... It had me pulled in from the beginning. I loved how it started with something from Mia's past. but yet it wasnt enough to tell you anything and kept you guessing all the way through the book. L.M. Carr would drop little hints here and there and you think you know what is coming next but you have no idea. I love the banter between Mia and Adam. Mia try's so hard to stay away from Adam and for a while she is successful but is what s ...more
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this story!!!

The story started out slow but soon picked up. It kept me hooked. I loved Adam but in the beginning, I thought he had other motives but he didn't. He was genuine. Mia on the other hand was funny. I liked her humor and felt sorry for her too. Then there's Gina. The one person that I did not like. Overall, it was a wonderful read and I'm looking forward to book 2. The downside for me was a few errors that editing didn't catch but not many and too...a couple of discrepancies like
Romance Readers Retreat
4 1/2 stars

It took me awhile to really get into this book but once I did, I loved it!! It was filled with sexual angst and suspense and secrets. It kept me guessing and trying to figure out what was happening till the very end, and that cliffhanger sure was something else!! This book was definitely very difficult for me to put down. That dramatic and emotional prologue sucked me in from the very beginning and had me wondering what events were to transpire.

I absolutely loved the characters in thi
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ARC Received from author in exchange for an honest review

Okay first of all, I didn't know what to do with this story.

I liked the storyline of this book, it was filled with so much drama and angst and romance and really hot sex!

Adam is this Tall, Dark Handsome hard-working father, raising his two kids all by himself. But also seems like a deeply troubled man. When he meets Mia its like he has this struggle of going after what he wants but also about just leaving her alone

Mia has been through so
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved this debut novel from author LM Carr! The characters Adam and Mia both have secrets which kept me turning the pages. I needed to find out what those secrets were and I could not stop reading! I thoroughly enjoyed the sexy and mysterious Adam. Wow! I also was quite taken with the amazing Mia. She's a great character and very funny! I really love her! The bonus to this story was her dog Brady. I loved that there was a dog in this book!

This story was original, humorous, suspenseful,
Michelle Chambers
I loved Mia and Adam. I read this whole book in one sitting because I loved them too much to put them down and walk away. I can't wait to see what happens next for both of them. The author has a beautiful way with words and I'm so thankful I took the time to meet these characters.
May 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this in 2 days! It was an easy read, yet it had a lot more substance than some of the other romance books that I have read. I liked the main characters, Mia and Adam, much better than Anastasia and Cristian (50 shades of Grey). I will definitely read L.M. Carr's next book!
Oct 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LM Carr

AMAZING! The creativeness in this story was captivating!

A true romantic suspense that felt like a rollercoaster ride. I was completely pulled in at the beginning with the background and Mia's history, the build up of Mia and Adam's undeniable sexual tension, the freedom when they gave in, the twists and turns then abrupt stop leaving me wanting more. Clever writing leaving the reading not only wanting to read Book2, but needing it like an adrenaline junkie.

Teacher Mia Delaney has returned
May 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Giving In to You by L.M. Carr is her debut novel and is the first book in her Giving trilogy. I was expecting quirky, steamy and quick. I was blown away by a plot that unravels slowly, a romance that will simultaneously break and mend you, and a cliffhanger that will leave you shaking a fist at the heavens screaming "Why?!?".

Mia and Adam cross paths so many times that it truly does seem like fate is involved. Mia is a second grade teacher in a small town where everyone knows everyone AND their b
Keeana Bookalicious Babes Blog
This book was sexy, hot, intriguing and it sucked me right in from the first line alway to the very last sentence of the book. Let me begin with the sexy, delicious, intriguing, intense, Adam, oh my that man was sex on a stick but thier is also alot of depth to his character. I liked reading about this character growth thier is so much more to him besides being sex on a stick.And the object of his desire the one the only Mia, wow I really loved her character she was sweet, caring, loving,she did ...more
Karrie Mellott Puskas
Giving In To You will make you give in to reading it all in one sitting! Adam will really make you want to never put him down!

I have to say that this book is written so well. I seriously fell in love with it from page one. Mia is a woman who I'd love to hang out with. She is kick a$$, funny, witty, and smart! She has a lot of issues that she has dealt with and you can't help but love her character.

Enter hot,sexy and irresistible Adam! Oy Vey! He is your sexy sexy melt your panties man! He is j
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mia Delaney is a 27 year old second grade teacher who hasn't got the best past with relationships. Having been screwed over by past boyfriends, she no longer wants to take the risk of giving her heart away. When she goes for a run and bumps into a sexy stranger, she doesn't think she'll see him again. But when he starts popping up all over, she starts to take more notice of him. Still determined to not get involved with him, he slowly starts to wear her down. I loved Mia. She's a sweet, genuine, ...more
Tina Morgan
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 freaking stars for this book!! I didn’t quite know what to expect from this book but I didn’t expect to be so drawn in. I finished this book in one day, I couldn't put it down. I wanted to know what was going to happen, no I had to know what happened and now I need the other books to finish the trilogy so I know what happens. And it's a need to know.
Mia isn't looking for love as a matter of fact she isn't looking for anything but to continue to heal from things that no one should have to deal
Becky Rendon
Aug 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow, quite a build up....then....

So frustrated right now! I started this book via Audible. Then I got so into it, I pulled out my kindle to read it.

Both versions are great, but I couldn't stop. Once that wicked man has you, you can't avoid his grasp...

Mia has been let down, shit on, and run over in her life. She has zero to nil trust in men...because she's been shit on and run over. She can't work up the enthusiasm to deal with her ex. She has no desire to go back to that mess. But he won't leav
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Roller-coaster but in a good way. I liked Mia from the beginning she's a teacher who only wants to over come the heartache left behind by a douche bag. She doesn't want love or a relationship just sometimes she is so lonely she just wants to be wanted. Her best friend is married and though she is happen for them she is jealous because she wants what they have. After she runs into a hottie on the hill she bumps into him everywhere which is really weird. Total stalker is what I'm thinking however ...more
Melissa Granata
Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All I have to say is that I loved this book. It was incredibly written and I fell in love with Adam and Mia, you could tell they had a connection through there banter. There some point in the story that is Adam was real in front of me I would shake and ask him to open his eyes but on the other hand i understood his hesitation. I would recommend this book to anyone, it is definitely the type of book you just cant put down. I have a small book club and we read it as one of our books and it was una ...more
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*An ARC was provided in exchange of an honest review* Gawd! This read took hold of me from the go and didn't not let me go until I was done!! So amaze!! When I had to put my kindle down to go to work (boo) or sleep (Wa Wa Wa) lol. I hate when I have to do that stuff and they keep me away from a book I'm addicted to. Mia and Adam will blow your mind! Mia is such a sweetie but things aren't always as perfect as one thinks. And Adam! Oh, Adam! Can he change his ways to be a part of Mia's
Jan 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't know what took me so long to read this! We have twists , sexy school teacher ,hot sexy dad. Damaged Pasts . Adorable kids. Sounds perfect! Now it all starts to happen. Everyone's story's start to unravel everyone has secrets and they never stay buried . Listen yes a few times I wanted to tell Mia to MOVE ON! Adam I wanted to find out what the hell do you do! This was great I'm dying to see what happens next. Luckily I don't have wait diving right into the next book ! Stay tuned.
Nancynshannon Underwood
Absolutely fell in love with these two from minute one!! Mia and Adam have so much between them but no matter how hard you fight for something, sometimes you have to fight harder for yourself. Finding a way to fight for both is a fine line. If you love angsty, hard loving romance... This is the book for you. Run, don't walk through this love story of what love stories should be. Mia and Adam have to find a way but can they?
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L.M. Carr, author of the Giving Trilogy, the Stones Duet, and two sexy stand-alone novels, is a wife, a mom, an educator, a reader and a writer who lives in central Connecticut with her family. When she’s not sitting at her computer writing, she loves to get lost in a good book or spend time with family and friends.

After self-publishing the trilogy in 2015, a suspenseful romance tale about Mia De

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