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Persuaded

(Walden Beach #2)

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Eighteen years ago, Felicity Sutton made the biggest mistake of her life when she broke off her engagement to Jaylon Briggs. Her father had pointed out that a year after graduating high school Jay still didn’t have a steady job, a sure indication that he’d likely never amount to anything. So despite her love for the boy, she ended their relationship and headed to college—t ...more
Kindle Edition, 318 pages
Published June 5th 2018 by Dreamer Publishing (first published June 2018)
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Andrea Boyd
Apr 26, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
When I began writing Persuaded, the main characters were set as they had already made an appearance in Irresistibly Yours. As their story began to unfold in my mind, I realized there were many similarities to Jane Austen's Persuasion- my favorite of her works. So I decided to use her story as an outline for my own. But this is Jaylon and Felicity's tale, not Captain Wentworth and Anne's. The setting is very Southern. Something else you will find is a continuation of Bo and Vivian's story. I hope ...more
Kirk
Apr 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5-3.75
Bhriv
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I've always enjoyed books by Boyd and Persuaded was not any different! Although I did struggle at the begining of it to figure out where I was in the series characters...if you have a challenge with that, don't give up because this is a worth the read...PLUS you may jump in and remember right where you are! It could have just been me! A great second chances book! You won't want to miss it! Loved it wasn't immature characters...Boyd knows how to give characters some age without making the mature ...more
Elin Eriksen
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: persuasion
Modern variation of Persuasion

I was captivated by this well-adapted contemporary variation of Persuasion, it held my attention from start to finish.
The framework of Jane Austen's Persuasion was easily recognized in this different setting. I particularly liked the deliciously emotional parts with Jay wooing Starla in front of Felicity although he was oblivious to the fact himself.
Felicity was under the thumb of her father and selfish sisters. Her integrity eventually came forward and she showed
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Dana
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thus book has it all. Beautiful romance, great hero and heroine,villains you love to hate and a introspective look at life. A great read.
Pam Graber
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
18 years ago, Felicity Sutton allowed her father to persuade her to dump her boyfriend, Jaylon Briggs, and "make something of herself". After all, it's obvious to anyone looking that Jay doesn't have any ambition, or he'd already have a job. Devastated, she makes the choice to please her father, and regrets the decision every. day. after. She gets that degree, works for that high powered firm, lives in the big city - but the only place she's ever been happy, or felt she belonged, was in Walden B ...more
Rebecca
May 18, 2018 rated it liked it
"Caleigh tells me you are back to working in your dad's old shop again."

Eighteen years. It was a long time ago, when an hysterical Felicity Sutton broke off her engagement to the only man she ever loved. She possibly knew it then, but she definitely knows it now; it was the biggest mistake of her life. The boy, whom her father insisted would never amount to anything, is now a full-blooded millionaire, and Felicity is . . . . . . . . . barely making ends meet, even after successfully completing h
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Deon
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read this on #KindleUnlimited
Nicki
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is book 2 in a series but could certainly be read as a stand alone.

Felicity and Jay were sweethearts in high school. She let her dad talk her into breaking up with Jay to go off to college. She's back home now having come home to help her dad run his store after a stroke. It's been 2 years but she continues to stay because her life after college wasn't as satisfying as she thought it would be. Her family takes advantage of her on a regular basis and she just lets them. Jay turned out to be
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Erica Eblin
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This series just keeps getting better!

The 2nd book in the Walden Beach series was even better than the 1st. Continuing with the theme of forgiveness and not being judgmental as well. The best part was the way the books both meshed together and the first just leads into the second. I loved getting to catch up with the characters from the first book. This one focused on Felicity and her relationship with Caleigh's brother Jaylon.

Interestingly enough when Jaylon is first introduced into the series
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MJSH
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A stunning second book in the series following Irresistibly Yours. After I read the first book, I knew that the second book will be about Jaylon and Felicity. And, of course, I thought I knew how their story would play out. I was not expecting the depth and layers to their history nor the intensity of emotions involved in their seeing each other again. The book is well-written, the plot is cleverly crafted, their history is heart-breaking, and their romance is incredibly sweet. Jaylon and Felici ...more
Brenda
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A good book and the second one in the series. We revisit some of the characters from Irresistibly Yours and I enjoyed learning a little more about them.
I really enjoyed reading Jaylon and Felicity’s story and that they are an older couple instead of just kids. I also liked that they had a past with each other because to me it made their story have more depth.
If you like a good romance with depth I think you will like this book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and w
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Charlotte Dance
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
After reading the first book in this series, I wanted to read this one. It was a worthy follow on. It is a modern take on the Jane Austen classic Persuasion. I enjoyed it. It isn't necessary to have read the other book first because the characters in this book are minor characters in the first book. However, it does make the setting so much richer. One decision can change the whole course of your life. What if you truly regret that decision and wish you could go back. This book will make you thi ...more
Velma
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another great beach read in this series by Andrea Boyd! I enjoyed the story of Jay and Felicity and the journey they took back to finding each other after years of separation. The descriptions of Walden Beach left me longing for a trip there myself. I was also glad to get an "update" on the characters of Bo and Vivian from the first book in the series. I look forward to reading Izzy's story in book three of the series.
Paula Marie
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I truly enjoyed this novel, wonderful story of a couple in love who were separated for 18 years! Close knit families can truly cause havoc on a member who is always trying to please others and "do the right" thing!

Andrea Boyd brings everything together for a great story, even if you want to knock some sense into Felicity's sisters, lol!!
Deb Peck
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
I plodded through this book for a book club; it was disappointing to say the least. It was loosely based on Persuasion by Jane Austen, but the characters were bland and the plot unrealistic. The abrupt ending was unfulfilling and felt like the author ran out of steam and just wrapped it up for a deadline.
Martha
Aug 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Controlling father, manipulating and abusive family? Check. This book has them all.
Girl who keeps trying to get them to love her despite proving they don't treat her well?
Check.
Old boyfriend that hasn't lost the depth of character she loved? It has that too.
Good series. I felt it was a little light on some of the details of reality, but I did really enjoy it!
Toni Shiloh
Jul 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Never have I fussed at characters in a book more than I did in Persuaded. Based loosely on Jane Austen's Persuasion, Andrea Boyd gives us characters you want to root for (hero and heroine) and others you cheerfully dislike (hello family drama).

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. My review was not required nor influenced.
R.j.
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Better than the first

I wasn’t terribly impressed by book one, but this was nice. A modern tale inspired by Persuasion. It was good but not great.
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Janet Martin
May 05, 2018 marked it as to-read
I couldn't put this book down. I had the book read in less than 2 days. Andrea Boyd draws the reader in and doesn't let him/her go.
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