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4.29  ·  Rating details ·  76 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Every woman I get involved with proves that it's better to livewithout loving anyone. I learned a long time ago that my mother was outto destroy my father using the best weapon she had: me. So keeping thepeople that I can't help care about at arm's length is safer foreveryone. As much as I'd like to change this it's not worthwhile. When I show back up in Rollinsfo
Kindle Edition, 2nd Edition, 253 pages
Published May 19th 2018 by Jody Kaye (first published February 13th 2016)
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Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lindsey's world has been turned upside down but she is moving back home for her and her daughter. Being close to the mom that has filled her own mother's shoes for years she has people around her that love her. If only she could get away from Mitch Mitch still won't fight back against his mother. Rough going. Great read though some very tough subject matter. lovely multiple POV ...more
Feb 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For a story that is set where I grew up, I found the feel delightfully nostalgic. The characters were so complex and interesting, I couldn't put this book down. Readers will wish for the success and growth of the characters. I've already started her next book! ...more
Sarah Brocious
May 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review to come
Linda Lee
Jun 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
New author to me, Canvas was an enjoyable book. There’s a lot of toying with hearts, angst, heartbreak and frustration. Ms Kaye tells this story from several characters POV, which I quite like. There were characters I loved and others I loved to hate. I wanted Peter to man up and fight for his son. I found it difficult to understand how a loving family would choose their daughters friend over their blood. Mitch and Lindsey frustrated me, why would he treat her as a dirty secret and why did she a ...more
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Book

Wow, OK, where to begin. This is a story of a brother and half-sister, Mitch and Megan; David, Megan's boyfriend; and Lindsay, who they meet in college. There is a lot that goes on in this book, but it's really about the pitfalls of Mitch and Lindsay's relationship/non-relationship. Mitch is a damaged soul who falls in love with Lindsay, but never tells her because of the effects of his mother's treatment of him for his whole life. There are times I got frustrated with him and I really
Michele Salls
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
A story of friendship, heartache, love and misunderstandings. Told from multiple POV's and you really get to know the characters well.

I loved and disliked Mitch because he needed to get his act together but I had hope for him throughout the story.
Lindsey, has had some trauma in her life, made some poor decisions but truly is just looking for love.
Megan, the sister who always gets what she wants...except this time.
David, who handles Megan quite well and wants her to just stay out of things th
Bette Stanek
Aug 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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4.5 bumped to 5! WOW!!! Talk about all the feels. This was funny, maddening, inspirational, angsty, heartwrenching, heartwarming, and joyful in turns. There is so much going on and multiple stories are interwoven together, but it all flows smoothly. Canvas spans an almost eight-year timeframe, from college years to young adulthood/professional life. It is the story of four best friends and how miscommunication, lack of confidence, and sometimes snap decisions can affect the trajectory of life. T ...more
Rachael Houlker
Jul 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Have just finished re-reading. Only remembered the story as reading, so felt like 1st read, having to wait to turn the page to see how the story would unfold and still managed to surprise me with the twists in the story line. Well developed characters that make you feel - laughter, annoyance, frustration, joy, love. Reminds me of why I started following the author. Can’t wait to move onto Imprint, book 2 in series’s.
Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
"He was the one who took her jacket off, and set her down on the sofa, before not knowing what to do anymore. He vanished into the fabric waiting until she needed him." There are so many things I do not like about this book, the least of which is the characters constant inability to communicate their feelings for each other. Will not be purchasing the next book(s) in the series. ...more
Leigh Ann Atwood

Really a rambling book, but in a good way. The story covers a number of years and a wide range of characters. Each gets a voice, depending on the time and circumstance. It only works because the characters are so well sketched and their relationships so interwoven that they each deserve a part. Reading turns out to be like lying under a scratchy old wool blanket.
Marcy Collins
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another new-to-me author & now hooked!

This first book was a wonderfully written story of young college students and the relationships between them over the space of a few be continued!
Elisha Campbell
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Canvas was well written with an easy to follow storyline. It held me captive until I finished. I couldn't put it down. ...more
Sue Woodard Hebble
Great story. I loved the characters. I didn't want to put the book down. ...more
Jan 08, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really was feeling all over the place with this book. Story line is great though.
Robert M Wilson
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it

Very well written. Strong characters. Very easy to follow the story. Couldn't put it down. Need more in this series!
Paula Genereau
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book is amazing. what a great book and I love Jody's style of writing. shes amazing ...more
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I really enjoyed this book. Mitch and Lindsay are that couple you just want to get together. The problem is Mitch just seems to get in his own way! It's obvious he has issues with committing, based off of someone in his past. The book shows that even with a loving, supportive family, you can't always escape the disappointments that shaped your life.

The author does a great job of making the reader feel like a character in the book. The second book in the series is also out, I'm interested to see
Kerstie Hazelbaker
You love them, you hate them, they frustrate you, you want the best for them, and then you can't stand that it's over. The characters in this book are so well formed that they leave you wanting more. Mitch is annoying but for some reason you desperately want to like him. Lindsey is so likeable you can only want the best for her, but what is that?? I'm just happy that there is a 2nd book to continue the saga! ...more
Feb 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I think it really says something about the characters in the book when the reader wants to interact with them. I found this to be the case with Canvas; throughout the book I just wished that I could interact with the main characters, Mitch and Lindsey, and talk some sense into them! The novel is about these two characters, their love for each other, and the roadblocks that life puts up in front of them. It is part of a series, and I am interested in seeing where the next book takes them.
Jul 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jody Kaye draws you in from page one--as you are introduced to each character, you want to know more about them. I loved Canvas and can't wait to read the next book in the series, Imprint, to see what life has in store for Lindsay. ...more
Joyce Panitch
Feb 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Loved it. I laughed, cried, yelled at and rooted for the characters. I'm looking forward to more from her. ...more
Feb 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good story that was easy to get into.
Cathy Buchanan
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. I became emotionally attached to both lead characters and it was a rollercoaster from start to finish. They need to get their sh't together and get together!! ...more
Kara Clark
Feb 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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