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Leaving to Stay

(Baby Fever #1)

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  269 ratings  ·  69 reviews
I have everything: women, fame, money.
But the only thing I need now…is Geneva.

Several years ago…
I gave up everything else to pursue my rock star dream.
Including her.
I left that f*cking little town.
I became a world-known rock star.

And now…
I’ve tried so many times to move on. To forget.
Something is missing in my life, but I don't know what.
I don’t expect to see her
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Kindle Edition, 178 pages
Published June 15th 2018
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Paula
Jun 16, 2018 rated it did not like it
This is just too much of a hot mess to even bother giving it a full detailed review. It really deserves a '0" rating because the writing is awful and the main characters are so unlikable.
☆☆Hannah☆☆
Jun 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Overall this was an enjoyable read. At times I wanted to punch both Jude and Geneva though. The main thing that helped this was that it was a short book. If it was longer I'm not sure I would have been able to handle their personalities. Thankfully they got their act together in the end and got their HEA.
Dainy
Jun 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Jude and Geneva are two incredible music artists, Geneva, who has connections, helps Jude become a famous rock star. However, Jude ends up leaving town and Geneva heartbroken without telling her the reason why he's leaving town. A few years later, Jude is a very famous rock star and Geneva decides to go back into the music industry. This is when they meet up again and truth's are revealed.

Overall, this was a short story and pretty good. However, there were times when the hero got on my nerves f
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Janet
Jun 19, 2018 rated it did not like it
DNF
April Symes
Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
The first part of the book takes place 4 years before and the characters are in the music business. They met and were only a one night stand. Jude ran off on Geneva which is what made their one night a one night stand. Fast forward to 4 years later, and the two meet again and Geneva has something to tell Jude regarding their one night stand. It had some really good moments when there wasn’t anyone causing them conflict. Will Jude do the right thing or will he up and run again? Geneva and Jude's ...more
Kathy Aronoff
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars - I had high hopes for this book and at the start - it did not disappoint. It had hot insta sex, chemistry between the bad boy ne'er do well and the woman who turned her back on everything he craved. But together they brought to the table something each was missing. Even the "angsty" parts were enjoyable, where the book started to nose dive for me was the last 1/4. We had a great build up to the confrontation, where from this point on, I felt the Author was done and rushed us through w ...more
Lenna  Wright-Berry
The very first part of this book takes place before chapter 10 and after 9. She was a one night stand and only been in town for a short time, she’s in hiding but her talent won’t take a back burner. I fell that the first half is their are toxic to each other. Chapter 11 take place 4 years later at thats at 66% . It’s a short book and to me there is no connection to each other or the reader.... also Jude’s on and off gf/childhood friend is a b!tch and will cause problems for him a lot. Will they ...more
Kristine (A Cozy Booknook)
Jun 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, romance
I enjoyed this book, it quickly drew me in and had me wanting to know what was going to happen next. The characters are complex, at times frustrating which makes them more believable. Told from each character’s point of view, it helps give insight into what the character is thinking and feeling. Overall, an enjoyable story.
Karen
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
The main character is pretty skeezy and man whore. He is not thought very well of by town people in the small town. I did not like Geneva either as she was pretty wishy washy. I like the cover.
Kristine
Jul 27, 2018 rated it liked it
This book starts off with choppy writing. Geneva is living in a trailer park and drinking copious amounts of alcohol. She seemed angry and jealous that some man who she had a brief fling with months ago has finally made it big in the music industry. Then she finds out she is pregnant and I feared that her children would suffer fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Jude 28 is an aspiring musician. His job is to mow the grass at a cemetery. He finally dumps the woman he has known since childhood and he
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B. C. Booklover
Jun 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nice

This was a perfect book for a relaxing Saturday afternoon. It was my favorite genre, rock star, music related, second chance romance, it was all here to enjoy.

Jude & Geneva met thru mutual friends after she gave up a potential career as a country singer in Nashville & moved to be near friends in Louisiana. Jude lived in this small town his whole life & was dying to get out, become famous for his music. Even though Gen's friends warned her to keep away from him, he was considered
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Raecharmed
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jude and Geneva met through mutual friends when she gave up her music career. Things with Jude got heated pretty quickly and soon they were writing and performing together. While performing locally an agent saw them and was only interested in Jude and offered him a contract. Just as he got the news someone from his past drops some news on him that he doesn't want to know. When he goes to tell Geneva about the contract she lashed out at him and throws him out. Jude doesn't want to leave and plans ...more
MJM
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh Boy! That Jude annoyed me - what a selfish jerk he could be. But then again, when you read this you're going to find out that there is so much more to him. As for Geneva...she loved him and he left her to pursue his big dreams but now he's back. Only this time, it's not just the two of them. last time he was home he left her with precious presents and they are just so cute! I loved Nicole Casey's love story of Jude and Geneva. It starts in the present and then takes you back to when all their ...more
Kristen Lewendon
Jun 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
What happens when a bad-boy rocker desperately searching for his break meets a good girl who turned her break down because she’s searching for herself? You get something like this little angst-y, drama-laden tale. Geneva told her big break to “get lost” because the industry wanted something from her that she wasn’t. Jude has talent and dreams too big for his small hometown, he just hasn’t found his chance to escape yet. Each of them could be the answer the other seeks, but they have to make it t ...more
Caroline Doig
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is such a fantastic read and it’s my favourite genre Rockstar stories. This is the story of Geneva and Jude, Geneva left the music business because they wanted her to change her style but she refused to. Jude was wanting to get into the music industry and he would do whatever it takes to get there, once they met there was an instant attraction then things changed and they both started to sing in a club. Jude was given a music contract but Geneva wasn’t and he just left. That’s all I’m givin ...more
Elizabeth Mularski
Jun 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a complimentary copy of this book with no requirement for leaving a review. This review is being left voluntarily and any and all opinions are my honest thoughts on this book and the authors work. This is a second chance, rockstar, secret baby romance. This story centers around Jude and Geneva, their music careers and lack of career, past mistakes and a renewed love. It is filled with drama, some angst, and twists and turns. It is written well and is engaging. This author has some str ...more
Shontell Walker
Aug 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Great comeback

Whoa must admit i almost gave up on this book but realized only 15 chapters was too infested at chapter 8 and continued. It was worth the continuation even though the very ending felt rushed. From the pick up there was room for a longer novel.

Gen had the life..so her small minded hometown thought..therefore, they deemed her crazy waking away. Jude lived in a dreamworld..so his small minded community assumed and deemed him a life wasted. However together they lived life their way
Destiny Bridwell
Jun 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I am a sucker for a good second chance romance as the next girl, but this one pulled at me for other reasons. Gen and Jude were lovely and overly emotional characters. The music was good from country to rock. I liked the story being told from both of their points of view. It let me know what they were thinking and pain and frustration life was throwing at them. Now if you want to know if they go there moment you are going to have to pi ...more
Brigitte
Jun 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a book that I really liked to read. It is musical romance with all the drifferent types of occurrences all throughout the book. It has many of the elements needed for a good book - if not alll that are needed. For me the difference is just this tiny thing that I cannot put a finger on, but makes the difference between four and five stars. This one has a lot - it has the love, the difficulties, the struggles, the +18scenes the highs and the lows, all in all a good story.

I received a free
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Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jude and Geneva are dynamic characters in this story about two music artist who in their own way aspire to be at the top of the music world. It is Geneva that gives Jude his break but in doing so he cuts his losses and leave town without giving Geneva a reason until the end of the story when the truth comes out. By then Geneva has a bombshell of her own to land at Jude's feet. Can these two put aside past mistakes and forge a bright musical future? I received a free copy of this book via Bookspr ...more
Margaret McGovern
Nov 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Excellent contemporary rock star romance. Geneva fell for Jude after she gave up a recording contract. Jude didn’t understand why she’d do that and Gen tried to explain they wanted to make her into someone else. Jude left to peruse his career using songs Gen and he wrote together. The story has lots of angst and Jude changes and enjoys the women and all the vices. Ms. Casey developer these characters with real feelings that take the reader on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. I look forward to r ...more
Pat Rathmann
Mar 29, 2019 rated it liked it
HARD DECISIONS TO A HAPPY ENDING

Story about a rock star, his early years romantic life and the choices that were made. When finally had but made as a star, he returns home only to find he has twin daughters. Story is written as an emotional struggle between two people who love each other but it takes several years before they both are well adjusted enough to accept live and the consequences of their decisions.
Demetra
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, booksprout, e-books
What an amazing book! Nicole Casey never disappoints!! This is the story of Geneva and Jude and their second chance in love! I loved every second of the book. I was hooked from page 1 and I couldn’t wait to see how things would play out.
This book was amazing even though a little short, I really needed more from Jude and Gen. I can’t wait to see what comes next from the author!!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Giofab21
Jun 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ever wants something so bad but not prepared on how you'll get it? For Jude it ends up NOT the package deal with Geneva that he thought of. Once you make a choice it's hard to come back, and why would Gen want him back when he didn't choose her first. A reunion that sets off on a track almost forgotten. Check out this couple....love ain't always what you think.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Laila Viking
Jul 30, 2018 rated it liked it
A nice story and enjoyable read. But the main characters annoyed me so much sometimes. It is a big mess and they have to open up and mature. Their personalities are not what I would like them to be. They are almost unlikeable and so cruel towards each other that it hurts reading the story. But apart from that it is a nice and easy read. It is rather short and does not flow easily of the pages.
Has a mix of manwhore, secret children, drama and emotions.
Brittania Dancer
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
A well written and quick paced book. The characters are likable but something was missing for me to really enjoy them. Jude and Geneva are both musicians. One wants to make it big and one wants to leave the business. Jude and Geneva meet again after years apart and get a chance to rekindle that spark despite past insecurities rear their ugly head. The plot flows well with the story and has a twist.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Paganalexandria
Jan 21, 2019 marked it as in-collection-already
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Raven
Jun 13, 2018 rated it liked it
It was just an OK read for me. I just didn’t feel a connection with the story. Chapter 10 and on I loved.
I’m a fan of Nicole Casey books but this was a miss for me personally. I can see where other people would love it. The storyline was interesting and different.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Tanya
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
He left town and her behind to be a rock star. He had everything he wanted. Until she came back into his life, he knew she was the only one he ever wanted. He was in for a shock he was a dad to twins. How is he going to cope with it all? See if he will cope

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Melissa
Jun 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Love, loss and secrets are what make up the story of Jude and Gen. The book is partially about how Jude and Gen started and ultimately pulled them apart while the other part of the book brought them back together after years apart. Can the live they had withstand the secrets and betrayal or has too much happened.
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Nicole Casey is a Contemporary Romance Author born and based in The City of Angels. She writes steamy contemporary romance with a happily ever after.

When she isn’t penning sultry scenes, Nicole Casey loves getting lost in her daydreams, going for long nighttime walks, and fine dining. She is also a red wine aficionada and bookworm. Above all, she enjoys nothing more than spending quality time with
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