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4.05  ·  Rating details ·  179 ratings  ·  51 reviews
My whole life I’ve known Finn Jeffries and Brady Sterling would be my undoing.

The three of us were inseparable, but growing up with two boys as your best friends comes with it’s own certain type of growing pains.

As a child, Finn was wild and free, and grew up to be a devilishly handsome man with a smirk that frustrated me as much as it did other things to me.
Brady was b
Published by JNM LLC (first published 2019)
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***Actual Rating: 4/5 Gut-Feeling Stars***

beyond the pale:
outrageous and intolerable. Outside the limits of acceptable behavior.

Remember how I usually don’t go for books with love triangles? Well, I’m really glad I decide to make a change this time and pick this book up. Before giving this book a try, I knew it’d be about an antsy love triangle among three best childhood friends, Brady, Finn, and Lennon. The inseparable threesome. Brady is always this considerate, sweet cinnamon-
Anne OK
A really attention-getting triangle. A story that surprised me and frustrated me at times and finally I just loved.

Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holy hades, my reader friends, this one has devastating heartbreak written all over it, but the story is magnificent! Brady, Finn and Lennon have been best friends since she was the new kid in third grade. After high school graduation they go their separate ways, still keeping in touch, only to return home and be together again when Lennon's mother dies. The guys are just as in love with Lennon as they've always been, and they're doing their best not to force her to choose between them. Lennon l ...more
‘Beyond The Pale’ by Jennifer Millikin was an amazing book! This story had me hooked from the first few pages until the very last sentence!!! I literally could not put it down.

This book tells the story of Lennon Davies, and her two best friends Finn & Brady, both of whom are completely in love with her. One of the main focuses of the story was Lennon’s internal struggle, knowing that she’d have to make a heart breaking choice one day....Finn or Brady. This is a love triangle that doesn’t disapp
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Brady, Finn and Lennon have been friends forever and formed a triad where both guys loved her. The issue is she couldn't choose because she loved each for different reasons so they made a pact that they would return if one did which brings them back to the same issue. Who will Lennon choose. A touching story that draws you to the edge waiting to see how it will all play out. This is an enjoyable story that is descriptive and well written.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am
cupcakes and bookshelves
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Beautifully written and unique, this was my first read from Jennifer, and it sure won't be my last. LOVED IT.

*Copy kindly given in exchange for an honest review, thank you so much*
Beyond the pale is an idiomatic expression which means outside the bounds of normal or acceptable behavior. For me, this would also describe the kind of friendship the three main characters of this story have. Lennon Davies. Finn Jeffries. Brady Sterling. Outrageous and intolerable. Finn and Brady are bestfriends since grade school. In third grade, they met Lennon. She became the third member of the group. From then on, they were inseparable and have always been there for each other through thic ...more
R Huiszoon
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jennifer Millikin, ‘Beyond the Pale’.

As an ARC reader I received this book for free. And promised an honest review. Here it is. English isn’t my first language. Sorry for errors.

Rating: 4,5 (out of 5 stars).

In general: An original love triangle.

The main characters in this book are: Lennon, Brady and Finn.
They know each other since elementary school. Lennon was a new girl in Agua Mesa; Brady and Finn helped her to settle in her new small hometown. They became an unit of three persons during their
Laura Jones
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put this book down, guys! If you like love triangles and angst, this is the one for you!

Lennon first met Brady and Finn in the 3rd grade when the was the "new girl" in Agua Mesa, Arizona. They have been the best of friends ever since. So much so, that they made a pact 8 years ago that if one of them went back to Agua Mesa, the other two would go along in solidarity and support. When Lennon's mother unexpectedly dies of a heart attack, she is forced to go back home to handle the arrang
Jamie Jack
Oct 16, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: p-2019, contemporary
I enjoy a lot of different types of romance novels. I will admit that it took me a little longer to warm up to the contemporary romance field, especially as it is written today in this wide-open, anyone-can-publish book marketplace created by Amazon and perpetuated with other online booksellers. I don’t mind angsty romance. I usually like a second chance romances and don't mind love triangles if they are well written. Unfortunately, in the case of this book, I found myself completely turned off ...more
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From the moment Brady and Finn came into her life Lennon knew she had just met two special people, two friends that would be in her life forever. Each brought something different to her life, Finn always with calming words and Brady with his supportive hugs they always kept her afloat. They were the bright spots in her often dim world, and she loved them both... which she knew would eventually create a problem. But they were young, and not ready for all the feelings and love brewing between them ...more
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Pros: This book pulled me in and kept my attention: great storyline, good characters (they had mistakes, motives, and mystery), and the love triangle wasn’t too obnoxious. I usually steer clear of love triangles, but this one was a lot of friendship which made it better to me. I really liked Finn and Brady any sympathized with them. I liked Lennon as a person but didn’t connect with Lennon as much, mainly because she left these two great guys hanging for SO LONG. That is so inconsiderate.

Cons: a
Kelly DeMarco
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Who to choose, who to choose!?! An absolute must read!
Beyond The Pale by Jennifer Millikin is an exceptionally well written book full of wonderful characters, a seamless blend of past and present as well as intrigue.
This author has created an amazing read. I love how she tells Lennon, Finn and Brady’s stories from their past as well as their present in a way that is effortless and very natural to the story. It just flows so nicely.
The storyline of their love triangle is also extremely intriguin
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This has angst in spades but the good kind, not the repetitive whingy kind.
There's quite a lot of background to take in, in this tale, which is revealed bit by bit.
We have 3 childhood friends Lennon, Brady & Finn. All from different backgrounds however they form a strong bond which has lasted the years since they fled their hometown & making totally different lives.
They did also make a pledge that when one of them returns home they all will follow.
What the main issue is they both love her & she
Lynne Johnson
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed for ‘A Book Need, a Bookseller, and a Bibliophile’:

‘Beyond The Pale’ by Jennifer Millikin was an amazing book! This story had me hooked from the first few pages until the very last sentence!!! I literally could not put it down.

This book tells the story of Lennon Davies, and her two best friends Finn & Brady, both of whom are completely in love with her. One of the main focuses of the story was Lennon’s internal struggle, knowing that she’d have to make a heart breaking choice one day.
Full Review posted at Book Lovin' Mamas

This book involves not only the love triangle but also something that happened to poor Lennon to almost break her in the past. Her best friends were the only ones that supported her, and she never wanted to ruin that friendship. Unfortunately, love triangles are always complicated, and Jennifer portrays it very well in this book. Eventually, Lennon chooses in the book, and I’m glad she chose the one she loved the most. She still loved the other but had diff
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a story about three best friends who fall in love with one another. Lennon lives with her mother and stepfather growing up and has a troubled relationship with her mother. It’s a love hate relationship. Her best friends are Finn and Brady. As they grow up Lennon tells them how she hates her mother, and they see it in the way she treats her. When they graduate from high school something happens that changes Lennon. She carries a secret that only the three of them know besides her mother. ...more
Tara Peters
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A love triangle that will keep you turning the pages long into the night. Lennon, Brady and Finn were all best friends. They both loved her and didn't push her to decide between them. She never could choose, because they were totally different people and she loved each one for different reasons. They go their separate ways after high school, staying in touch, and come back to their hometown when her mother dies.
Once she arrives, she knows, as well as they do, that she will have to make a choic
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely stunning

I love a good triangle.

I went into this one blind and hoping for the best. And that's just what I got the best. Jennifer Millikin has an amazing way with words and plays with my emotions in the most fascinating ways. The triangle between Lennon, Brady and Finn was perfection. They grew up together and after leaving for college 8 years ago they all went their separate ways. When Lennon's mom died and she had to go back home the boys don't even hesitate. Going home is hard after
Joyce Black
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read this long read all in one sitting ... I stayed up waaaay beyond a reasonable time. However, I was so entwined in this story, that I just had to keep reading to the end, to see how everything eventually unfolded. I must admit that, a first for me, I was three for three in knowing how things would unfold.

This story was well written, original and believable. The characterizations were excellently done, so much so, they seemed to appear to leap off the pages and demand the reader pay attentio
Christina Price
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I could not put this book down! I just had to know how it ended. It is the story of two best friends that love the same girl who also happens to be their best friend. Talk about complicated! Through an array of flashbacks you see the tangled web Jen weaves so elegantly. I did figure out about a third of the way through which man she should end up with and was happily surprised when I was right. Beyond the Pale exceeded my expectation and like a excellent cup of coffee, this book was good til the ...more
Savanna Feyen
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing

This book was amazing. I had a hard time putting it down. Honestly the ending was unexpected for me because the book could have gone either way. The ending could have been fitting for either guy because love makes us do things we normally wouldn’t do. It wasn’t a sappy book that is exhausting with back and forth. It is perfectly balanced and your heart aches for all three of the main characters as their story unfolds. This book isn’t something I normally read, I got it to support an author by le
Andrea Thompson
Holy Triangles Batman. This one had all the angst, the flavor of second chances and the resolution doesn't happen until right at the end!

I really was torn with this one. Lennon is a relatable heroine, and her story alone is worth reading this book. Add in Brady and Finn, her friends since they were 6, and there's just a lot of swoon and tension and stress going on.

This is NOT a poly story. This is a love triangle that leaves the question about who ends up together romantically unresolved until
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Beyond the Pale by Jennifer Millikin is a raw and gritty read that had me intrigued from start til the end. I read the book, cover to cover in one sitting, I couldn't put it down.
Lennon, Finn and Jeffries were friends since childhood. And let me tell you, Lennon's wasn't a pleasant one. She left and a left a lot of unfinished business behind. Now she's back and has to face her problems.
I'm a sucker for triangle stories. They grew up together, developed feelings and now's the time to choose.
Thank you @hgbooks for sending me a copy of this book to Review.
Let me start by saying I felt very conflicted reading this book becuz as much as I liked the love triangle aspect, I felt like something was missing in the storyline it just didn't have enough meat to keep me entertained. I had to force myself to keep Reading I honestly didn't feel any type of connection till the very end when I was in tears. I also will be honest and say that books that go back and forth from Past to Present every
Heather Hansard
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
100% recommend this! Fortunate enough to receive an advance reader copy from Hidden Gems Books, and my thoughts and opinions are left voluntarily. I must say Jennifer Millikin IS a hidden gem (she's a new author to me)! The lifelong friendship between Lennon, Finn, and Brady blossoms into love, but how can Lennon choose between her two best friends when she has feelings for both...and when choosing may very well ruin their friendship? Add to that Lennon's rocky relationship with her mother, and ...more
Christy Kremsreiter
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!! This book though. Once I started it I couldn't put it down. This book has everything you want in a book. Heartbreak, angst, love, friendship, and definitely some twists you don't see coming. This story about 3 best friends Finn, Brady and Lennon and their love triangle had me enthralled from the beginning. Brady the rich superstar, Finn poor boy from the trademark & Lennon middle class after her momma Marie's a minister so they were more comfortable but still never showed her any love.

Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great story about three friends, Finn & Brady, and their lady love Lennon. They were inseparable growing up, and only put distance between themselves for college. They made a pact when they were leaving that if anyone ever had to come back, they would all come back.
Both Finn & Brady are in love with Lennon, but she loves them both, how can she possibly choose between them?
This story will give you all the feels, lots of back story, just enough to get you to see where they are all coming from! Lo
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Huh, did I get the ending right. Am I understanding correctly! Wow! This is an emotional read. At times it feels rushed and other time drawn out, but you’ll enjoy it. Love triangles rarely come out the way you think they will. I really didn’t think it would go that way and yet I’m really glad it did. I want to read the next book to see what else is in store for the three friends. I also feel like Lanie should get a book or maybe she does with the guy that hasn’t been picked. My mind is racing wi ...more
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Ho-lee smokes! What a brilliant story!
I loved Lennon, Brady, and Finn so much and was just as anxious as the boys were to find out Lennon’s choice. But at the same time, I could feel her heartache at the thought of having to choose!
This was a heartbreaking yet beautiful story with a major bomb that drops at the very end! Not a cliffhanger but it still left my jaw unhinged!!!
I can’t wait to find out what happens with the heartbroken man!
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of
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