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Just Exes

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  234 Ratings  ·  81 Reviews
Running into an ex you haven’t seen in nearly a decade is never a good time.
Running into your ex while he’s arresting you is humiliating.
The handcuffs close around my fists at the same time he promises to hate me until he takes his last breath.
I can’t blame him. He pleaded for me not to walk away.
He doesn’t know leaving him broke my heart as much as it did his.
Published August 30th 2018
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Hero goes to fuck OW after he reconnects with heroine (whom he claims to still be in love with her). He allows the OW to grind against him and to suck him but he tells heroine that he didn't have sex with her because:

“Because, every time I tried to go through with it, I would stop because I didn’t want to fucking hurt you. I couldn’t think about her lips wrapped around my cock while you sat in this apartment, alone. It would’ve been wrong for me to have her suck my cock when I wished she were y
Melanie (mells_view)
Emotional second chance romance.

I’m not the biggest fan of second chance romances, but I think this author did a great job of making it enjoyable. There’s more to the story than just a rekindling of an old flame. Each main character has some growth they have to make, and it’s a good read because of that. I will say that the timeline is a bit quick, but it’s fiction, so whatever. This one is a bit heavy at points, but it’s also fun and sexy as well! Great read and I’ll have to check out more from
Dilek VT
Aug 31, 2018 marked it as nope
Nope - sounds too frustrating!
Shari Kay
Sep 05, 2018 marked it as not-for-me
Not my cuppa...most second chances aren't
Aug 31, 2018 marked it as no-way-jose
Ahh neeemmm.. outro enredo ridículo e super usado. Falta de imaginação. Afff
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

“I want to punch him in the face.
I want to apologize.
I want him to know I regret what I did and that my heart beats only for him.
But it wouldn’t change anything.
No amount of apologizing will reverse the betrayal and pain I caused.”

Just Exes is a fantastic second chance romance by Charity Ferrell. I fell in love with Ms. Ferrell’s writing when I read ‘Just One Night’ (Book #1) and ‘Just Her Body Guard’(Book #2), and have since read many of her other works too- so when I saw this book there
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
First things first - this cover. I hate this cover. This is NOT an accurate representation of what Gage looks like - there is NO WAY Gage is this skinny. Sorry, terrible cover. I digress.....

What sounded like a fun second chance romance was so much more. This was a really intense, gripping story of healing.

Gage Perry met the love of his life in high school. Lauren Barnes was his entire world, and she broke up with him with no good explanation, breaking his heart and causing him to move thousands
Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
I received a copy and voluntarily left a review

With each book of this series, I have grown to love the Barnes family more and more. So I was over the top excited and ready to get back to the Barnes family and get to know the feisty and opinionated little sister Lauren, of Hudson and Dallas, a little bit better. I mean, come on the blurb alone makes you want to crawl inside and find out how these exes end up in a situation where she is being accused of a crime and he is arresting her. Just the d
Crystal N
DNF - skimmed to the end. I really dislike when secret keeping is the main thing keeping the lovers apart. I was like... wait, how long will it be before Lauren tells him why she broke up with him? It better be a damn good reason. Spoiler: It was far too late, and it was a pretty dumb reason to give up the person you've loved all your life. Then there was the hero's twist, I kind of guessed it in the prologue. Not all of it, obviously, but enough and it could have been good, but I was still too ...more
Jennifer Aldrich
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
I am ruined! Yet again! Seriously! This author had a way of writing that breaks my darn heart. Just Exes is the third book in this series. It is a stand-alone, but you will see the characters from book one and two in this book. I think this book shook me the most though. This book has nostalgia, heat, romance, and some really messed up stuff in it.
The plot of this book intrigued me the most. Second-chance romance at it’s best. What happens when your high school love and the man who’s heart you b
Melissa Rob
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: a-r-c, second-chance
Charity Ferrell was a new author to my blog partner and myself when we read Just One Night. We surprisingly (and I say that in the nicest way we've never agreed on a new author) LOVED the book. Of course when I realized there was a book prior to Just One Night featuring Dallas's brother Hudson I went back and read that.

Now we have Just Exes which features Lauren, the younger sister of Dallas and Hudson. For some reason I usually don't have an interest in reading "the sisters book". I don't know
Diary Of Book Fiend
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
~*~ 3.5 Dyson Stars~*~

Lauren is Hudson and Dallas's sister, who we met in Just Her Bodyguard and Just One Night.
The book begins with her sleazy landlord having her arrested because he believes she caused the fire in her apartment, the one that caused her to lose everything.
She knows she can flirt her way out of it, until the cop arrives on the scene being none other than the man's who heart she broke years ago.

Vindication rides along with his all-business attitude. He remembers our history- how
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

"This familiar yet unfamiliar man no longer looks at me with love. It's hated. Pure, unadulterated hatred"

Just Exes was such a great read. Once I knew Charity was coming out with a new book I knew I needed to read it. Just like her last book, Just Exes did not disappoint. Lauren and Gage had a history. Everyone in town remembered them as the high school sweethearts they once were. When Lauren leaves Gage after high school, -with hardly an explanation- Gage’s love for Lauren quickly shif
Brandy Roberts
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked Jest Exes the story line drew me into what was going on with the characters and wanting them to find a happy ending . Even though this is part of series it can be read as a standalone but be prepared that the couples from the past two stories make a couple appearances through out the story . From the first page I wanted to know what happened to this couple who obviously still cared about one another even though they put on a frunt in each others presents . I'm such a sucker for se ...more
Lucy Berson
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just Exes by Charity Ferrell. I have read quite a few books by this author, and I enjoyed the others, so when I saw this book I just knew that I had to read this one also. This book had me laughing while falling in love with Lauren and Gage. They were so in love but she decimated his heart and he left town, never knowing the reasoning behind their break up. Now that he is back, he has done everything to avoid running into Lauren. That is until he has to arrest her. No one knows the reason she br ...more
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Just Exes by Charity Ferrell was an emotional second chance enemies-to-lovers book. I had to finish this book before going to bed (1 am) because you have two different events going on at the same time. How could anyone put a book down with all that happening? So yes, I went to sleep with red puffy eyes because I cried like a baby. Charity’s will draw you in after the first chapter and not let go till the very end.

Gage and Lauren’s relationship gave me everything that I love - bantering almost ev
It was written well by this new to me author, but it had a lot of tropes I don't really care for, mainly secret keeping throughout. it gets frustrating as its the thing that continues to drive the story.

There's some other woman stuff too and the hero had a whole other life with a new wife after he split up with the heroine the first time. Not a fan of that as a story either. I'd definitely read something else from this author. This storyline just wasn't my cup of coffee.
Bobbi Wagner
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a story of second chances. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. I enjoyed the characters the most as the are relatable and lovable. I enjoyed the banter back and forth between Lauren and Gage. They had such great chemistry together. I found myself hoping they would get their second chance. Sometimes a dark past could change things, read this book to find out. They also took me on an emotional roller coaster ride that I needed to read more from. I highly recommend this book.
Sara Oxton
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just Exes by Charity Ferrell a five-star read that you won’t want to break up with. I fell in love with this book from the dedication to the last page, they have such amazing characters that you will fall in love with officer Gage Perry in his dashing navy uniform and you wont even mind when he arrests his lovely ex Lauren Barnes, after all its kind of revenge for breaking his heart after all. But this story is so much more than just a pair of ex’s meeting in Blue Beech under crazy circumstances ...more
Jessica *The Lovely Books*
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW! This was so good!
Cayla Allistair
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW, this is one of those emotional roller coaster type of books that leaves you shocked one moment and crying the next; I Absolutely Lovedddd it.
Louise O'Reilly
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
From the moment I started reading Just Exes I knew it was going to break me, I cried and I couldn’t put this one down; It is the 3rd book of the Blue Beech Series and Charity’s writing was absolutely flawless.

Secrets can destroy your life, Lauren has been holding onto 1 for years and is now faced with the man at the centre of it, she has kept her promise but now the lie starts to unravel and she is left deciding if she wants to walk away or fight for everything she gave up all those years ago.
Sunny Shelly Reads
Just Exes is so much more than a second-chance romance for Lauren and Gage! The blurb is what got me interested in reading this book, but the story absolutely gutted me!

Gage's life has been completely destroyed, first by high school sweetheart Lauren, and then by the next woman he got involved with. He's carrying around a massive weight on his shoulders as a result of both relationships, and his hatred for both women runs pretty deep. Lauren has no idea that he's moved back to their small hometo
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just Exes is a standalone contemporary romance novel full of angst, drama and passion. Having read this author before, I knew this was going to be a good read, but little did I know just how much I was going to love it. This book completely took over my Sunday and before I knew it, I had spent the day curled up on the sofa, with a cup of tea, completely devouring every page!

Disclaimer: this book is seriously hot. Any read involving exes who clearly still have a thing for each other is going to b
Just Exes by Charity Ferrell was a infuriating, entertaining, heart string ripping, feel smashing read, that had me engrossed form start to finish.

My first read by this author, I was pulled in right away by the synopsis. The pull only straighten, from the first moment I got my hands on this puzzled, from reading that prologue, and from reading that heart braking line "You will never know"

I don't even know where to start with this one, get the tissues ready cause this book is full of raw emotio
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just Exes by Charity Ferrell

5 Stars

My 3rd read by this author...and the 3rd of this ongoing story...I don't know where to begin with this review. If there's a feeling to be felt, I felt it while reading this story. I loved them all but this one? Oh My doubt my favorite and that's saying a lot because the other two were AMAZING!

This author has a way of grabbing you and not letting go, I read this entire book in one sitting, this storyline completely shattered me. Now that was only p
Sara Koelsch
Aug 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was so excited for Lauren’s story after meeting her in the past two books. I was ready for someone to flip her onto her booty! So Just Exes is the third book in this series. They can each be read as standalones. I read book two before book 1 so I don’t think you’ll have any real issues if you skip over the first two books. You might enjoy them all more if you know the other characters and their stories but it’ll be enjoyable both ways so it’s really up to you as the reader. The author, Charity ...more
Laura Furuta
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just Exes
By: Charity Ferrell
5 out of 5 stars

The story Just Exes by Charity Ferrell is a new adult/contemporary romance book. It is a story that I loved reading. It had me hooked from the first chapter and I soon found myself lost in the pages. It is the story of Lauren and Gage. When you are first introduced to Lauren and Gage you begin to feel the anger they have towards each other. Through their hostile bantering, you quickly find that there is a history between them and it had not ended well.
Karyn Taylor
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you think, by the title or by reading the blurb that this book is a typical second chance romance (couple fall in love, break up, one moves away, returns later in life, couple hate each other, then fall in love again) then think again. Just Exes by Charity Ferrell has all this and so so so much more. One of the first things I should suggest is that you have tissues at hand when you read this book as there are parts that will rip your heart out.
This is the first time that I had read any of thi
Thuy (tweezyreads)
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The book goes right into the action. I loved their hate/love towards each other. They spewed such hate, but then there were those moments of, but....I still really love him/her. This is my first Charity Ferrell book, and I really really liked it alot. I may have to go back and read Hudson and Dallas' book.

Lauren and Gabe were always meant to be. They loved each other so much all throughout their lives. But things happen, and she broke up the relationship, leaving him so broken, so withdrawn, he
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“Not having emotions would be beautiful because pain is so ugly. Watching neglect and not having the freedom to scream about it at the top of your lungs is painful. It’s hard, having a heart when people come in without one.” 0 likes
“Sometimes, you need to talk to someone who lets you see from a different perspective because it’s easy to get blinded by your own hurt and your own needs.” 0 likes
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