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It's Not Over

(Paths to Love #1)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  1,318 ratings  ·  279 reviews
I have two lives.
One with the woman who owns me. The other tied to a past I can’t escape.
For eight years, I kept them separate, knowing one day their collision was inevitable.
That day has come.
She’ll have to accept it.
It’s over.

He has two lives.
A beautiful one with me. Another shrouded in ugly secrets.
It didn’t matter, until now.
I don’t know why he’s destroye
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 364 pages
Published August 3rd 2018
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! It’s Not Over (stand-alone) A couple look back on their love story & we learn of secrets, sacrifice & lies!

“I’m wrong about a lot of things, but not about us. What we have doesn’t just die. I know you feel our separation. Right here.” I put my hand on his heart, and he stopped breathing, like he did when we first met. He gripped my wrist, panic in his eyes.”

Books in Paths To Love series are stand-alones:
Book 1: It’s Not
Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
5 Everything Stars

May have mild spoilers

It's Not Over, by Grahame Claire, was a great read. When I was asked to read this book I went into it completely blind, having only read the synopsis. In my head I figured from the synopsis, that it would be a second chance/contemporary romance, it was much more. From the opening line of this book I was totally hooked. This read took me for a ride. Though it was a contemporary romance it was also suspenseful, mysterious, angsty, heartbreaking, and swee
Jul 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-four-stars
4 stars!!!

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It's Not Over gripped me from the start. It was angsty, captivating, and well written. This story kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it. I didn't want to put it down!

Vivian and Daniel met and fell in love 8 years ago. That's when their love story began. The present is when it ended. Daniel and Vivian's story is told alternating from past and present. I loved reading the past. Seeing that new love and the spark. The present was much more painful. You can
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing

4.5 stars

Unique, Steaming Hot Romance Alert

For those of you who love ultra smexy, protective alpha male reads, keep this one on your radar. It releases on August 3rd.

This is Grahame Claire’s debut novel and it is mesmerizing. The suspense and intrigue of the storyline kept me turning the pages.

You will be delighted to meet Daniel Elliott. He is larger than life, always takes charge, and can brood with the best of them. He will also melt your heart along with any clothes you may be wearing ;)

Stacey is Sassy
The perfect first date…and 100 more to follow.

I started It’s Not Over at 10:30pm last night. Hubby came in to tuck me in at 11:00 pm and I decided that I should get back into it in the morning. So, I turned the light off and attempted to sleep. Look, to be honest, I didn’t try too hard to get to sleep, but I did try a little. At 11:10 pm, I picked up my device and got back into it until midnight. Oh boy, thank goodness I set myself a time limit. I woke up this morning, started reading, and all h
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Jul 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4 “You’re My Everything” Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Vivian DeGraw grew up in Texas, and then moved to New York where she works at the prestigious accounting firm Hamerstein and Associates. She also enjoys volunteering at a local shelter in her free time. With her job she is often surrounded by the wealthy, and one evening meets a gorgeous, mysterious man named Daniel Elliott. He's persistent, and eventually she falls hard for him. They are together almost eight years, and then out of the
Aug 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
IT'S LIVE!!! And only 99c!

So a few months ago a friend of mine on Goodreads approached me about reading her and her co-author's debut book. Reading the synopsis that she sent I couldn't do anything except say hell yes because it sounded very intriguing and I had a strong suspicion that I would love the story. And I wasn't wrong because the second I opened my Kindle and started reading about Daniel and Vivian I was captivated. Reading the beta
Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
🌟🌟4 Stars!🌟🌟

What a stunning debut! And that cover! #handporn. I'm gushing with happiness because this story is strong and well written, you'd never know this was a debut. It's Not Over is packed with so many things that I love in books:

Hot, slightly tormented, alpha male✔️
A heroine who doesn't annoy me✔️
A nice thick plot✔️
Steamy scenes✔️
Right amount angst✔️

The story takes us on a journey of Vivian and Daniel's life. We go back and forth from the present to the past. Usually this bothers me, but
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars!

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Wow! I’m not even sure what trope this falls into except amazing!

When Vivian arrives home to the apartment she shares with Daniel, everything in her world is perfect. But suddenly time has caught up with him and he makes a decision that wrecks her heart and tosses her into an abyss of despair.


Daniel is involved with some things that could have devastating consequences if he doesn’t do right with the two women in his life. A man of loyalty, he puts his own life on the line and continues forward d
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth

3.5 STARS!


Something I felt right away when I started IT'S NOT OVER is that the writing style isn't one of a debut author. It's very fluid without any awkward phrases or dialogues you so often see with inexperienced authors.

This story begins with a pretty angsty setup - Daniel breaking up with his girlfriend of eight years. Totally blindsided, because things had been strong with him, Vivian doesn't accept her boyfriend's decision. She goes to great lengths to get him ba
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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Tons of feels. Review closer to release.
Tia Louise
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
EPIC storytelling--what a stellar debut! I'm so impressed by this debut novel--it has heat and angst and thrills. The flashback element makes it more of an epic story, as it spans a big chunk of sexy Daniel's life...

Daniel... who dumps the love of his life in Chapter 1. I was like, whaaat??? Whiplash! But then it just dives into this mystery, and it's sooo good.

If you're a fan of organized crime, billionaire, soul-mate love stories, you don't want to miss this one... Seriously, FIVE STARs, a re
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: angsty, romance, arc, over-25, dark

A new author to me and a debut book to boot, It’s Not Over was such a pleasant surprise. The story had an intricate plot, past and present point of views, and dual POVs.

Vivian and Daniel have a forever bond. Both strong, proud and feisty characters who compliment each other with quick banter and a love that is intense and passionate. But when the past comes a knocking, Daniel acts in the only way possible to keep those he loves safe, he must break their hearts and declare his love is over. Vivi
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Bindi Boo
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

I LOVE discovering new authors.
This is NOT a love triangle, instead a true love story with amazing characters. It had angst in spades and my heart broke within the first few pages. Well done, I am looking forward to her next book in this series!
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
When Vivian's love breaks up with her out of the blue, it sets off a shockwave of events within both their lives.

It's Not Over starts off with a bang. Vivian comes home to the man she's been in love with for 8 years to find her stuff packed up and a cold, indifferent man (how is this her Daniel?) telling her it's over and that she needs to move out. From there, the story weaves in and out of the past and the present, showing us how the two fell in love, and bringing us to the current time where
L. Duarte
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*Sigh… Some books capture my attention. Some books earn my admiration. But every once in a while a book captures my heart. This is one of those books.
I judge a story by its magic. Its ability to enrapt me, taking me in a journey, and make me a better human. To make me fall flat on my face only to make me rise. High on emotions and all the feelings. This is one of those books.
The writing flows smoothly and flawless. The characters stay with you long after you finish it. It’s one of those books
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm deeply mesmerized!

This was such a fantastic read. I was hooked from page one and I just couldn't not read it. The story was poignant, enthralling and addicting.

Honestly one of the best books I've read.
I don't even know if I can explain properly, because I feel no matter how many words I say, it won't be enough. But it's like this book had the power to change me somehow, maybe change my life in a way.

The characters were deep, complex and had so many layers. Daniel strict, stoic, even cold and
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Fight for me” stars!

“I don’t need a fucking white knight on a horse. I can save my own ass, and I can buy my own flowers. The only thing I want is you.”

To know that this was a debut was a hell of a surprise because the story building, the plot, the suspense, the chemistrey between the H/h and the stunning characters all screamed professional.

I loved everything about this story, and though the angst was at its highest levels that I was tempted to check up the ending and put my heart out of
Catherine Cowles
IT’S NOT OVER did the almost impossible, which was make me heartbroken for two characters I’d only known a couple of pages. I’ve reread those first two chapters, and I’m still not sure how Grahame Claire did it. They just must be a magical wizard of words.

This book has everything you could want: heart, steam, and enough twists and turns to keep you guessing until the very end. Nothing about this story was predictable, and I loved every second.

The novel hops between two time periods, which coul
Kara Liane
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Genius! The past and present was masterfully brought together. The pieces revealed in each chapter added up to an intricate plot that kept me on the edge of my seat.
Well-developed characters to fall for, combined with passion, suspense, intensity, romance, and heat, all rolled into one.
Hard to believe this is a debut novel.
Looking forward to many more stories from this duo.
All the feels.
I wanted D, I wanted to be V, and I’d kill for a bestie like M.
I did not think the plot was predictable, s
Debbie DiFiore
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mobsters, Murders and Misery! Oh My!

Way too much happened in this book. The past chapters interspersed with the present were a little annoying. I loved the present story. I should have read the past chapters first and then read the present but it still was good. I agree with the one reviewer that said Daniels thoughts might have been edited a little more and then the twists at the end would stun more but I was glad that it saved me a lot of angst about Giselle. That was pure torture even with kn
Aug 17, 2020 rated it did not like it

It’s over because the plot are too easy to guess
It’s over because the accounting so called h have to find away to help H with his underground mafia business problem , it’s just wow , for someone who keep every receipt and planned everything the leaps , he did just ridiculous
Perhaps a better research will do any good

It’s over because there’s really no chemistry I can find between the main characters
Sorry it’s over because this books doesn’t works for me
It’s over and I will
Susan (susayq ~)
What a great read. Angsty and a little dark feeling. Reminded me of something Skye Warren would write.

I loved how persistent Vivian was. And I loved how protective Daniel was, even if he should have trusted Vivian more.

I'm looking forward to Muriella and Stone :)
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Five, wonderful, everything, Stars!

Love sometimes is a fickle and elusive creature. Some are lucky to find that special someone because a friend knows a friend and introduces them. And then some have fate intervene, and when you least expect it, that special someone crosses your path. You know it the minute they speak, or the minute you touch. The question is, are you brave enough to grab on and not let go? Or do you allow fate to have their way, and watch that person leave your life? Or, i
Aղցela W.
This was a good read. This was my first time reading this author. Vivian is a strong female lead with a great sense of humour she was also hot and sexy. She knows what she wants and won't accept anything less. Daniel wanted Vivien the minute he saw her but she didn't fall at his feet like other woman did. The books jumps back and fourth between the past and the present. Daniel and Vivian are together for 8 years when his two lives crash together. Daniel and Vivian had some hot chemistry between ...more
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Grahame Claire is a USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary Romance.

A writer. A blogger. United by our love of stories and all things romance. There was definitely some insta-love. Hello? Books involved. A little courting. A lot of writing. The result...Grahame Claire.


Unashamed of our multiple book boyfriends. Especially the ones that rooted in our heads and wouldn’t leave us alone.

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Paths to Love (5 books)
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