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Sabbatical on men. It’s exactly what workaholic Lexi Regan needs after a viral breakup post. Serially unfortunate in the dating game, she’s seen it all. Players, moochers, all-around losers. Triple check. But one sight she can’t unsee is the model—sans clothes—in her unexpected art class. All it takes is one smirk, one hint of a smile from him for her to peg him in the cat ...more
Kindle Edition, 160 pages
Published October 17th 2018 by Amabel Daniels
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Dianne
The perfect remedy for a gray, blah day! Amabel Daniel’s “Lexi Regan” is a shining star in the character galaxy! Prepare to laugh, chuckle and snicker as Lexi finds a very hot reason to end her sabbatical on men. Has she finally found a man with nothing to hide?

Jack O’Connor wasn’t prepared for all that was Lexi, was it her zany honesty and lack of guile that made her shine? Ah, love sweet love, instant and hilariously adorable!

Kick back and hang on for the whirlwind that is Lexi in ACROSS FRO
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Coco.V
May 05, 2019 marked it as to-read
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Sara Oxton
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Across from you by Amabel Daniels a five-star read that will bring a smile to your face. This was a fun and honest and Lexi will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Lexi has a story that follows a journey and as you read you get to see her on that journey and I couldn’t help but feel like a cheerleader at times as I was rooting for her, there was just something about her. Jack was a little different, he had his own story and what I would give to have him in a life drawing class, or just gen ...more
Susan
Jun 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
This is the first book that I've read by Amabel Daniels. After reading the blurb, I really had high hopes that this would be a homerun. And while I enjoyed it, I didn't love it. I liked Lexi and Jack enough, and there were good elements to the plot- I laughed at times, there were awkward moments, too (which I often like). I guess I just didn't feel as connected to the characters as I like.

I will say, I will keep an eye out and certainly consider other books by this author.
Katherine
Nov 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
Across From You had an interesting premise. What happens when you are publicly and virally dumped, then meet a new guy posing naked in an art class?
Well for Lexi that is exactly what happens. Her dumping was epic, though the post could have been longer in my opinion, to really give it an emotional gut punch. But still, being fat shamed for being a little bit curvy, yeah not cool. Poor thing is also being constantly badgered by her cousin in preparation for her wedding. Her cousin is a state troo
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Ashleigh
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Across From You is a fun, romantic standalone novel. Written in alternating points-of-view, we follow Lexi and Jack after they meet during a compromising situation. In your typical tale of miscommunication, hilarity ensues from the very beginning despite Lexi’s obvious embarrassment at recent life events. This book is relatable, funny and just all-around loveable. A must read for any contemporary romance fans!

Lexi Regan is not having much luck. Having been the victim of a horrendous romantic blu
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Francis
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Across From You by Amabel Daniels is a charming romantic comedy about two people who, despite being determinedly not looking for relationships, find their paths crossing. It’s a story of love and friendship, and is an entertaining and enjoyable read.
Lexi has just been dumped rather dramatically and publicly on social media when the story begins. After such brutal treatment from a man she trusted, she’s wary of getting into anything anytime soon. That doesn’t stop her from rather enjoying the nud
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Angela
Nov 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Across From You is a hilarious romantic comedy by Amabel Daniels. It has humour, misadventures, funny banter and antics, a sprinkle of drama, and a lot of fun.
Ms. Daniels is on my ‘must read author’s list’. So, when I saw this book, I didn’t hesitate, grabbed myself a copy and dove right in. Compared to her other books that I’ve read, this one seemed a little slower to get going, but then the pace picked up a few chapters in and the story took off from there and flowed much better. From t
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Laura Furuta
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Across From You
By: Amabel Daniels
5 out of 5 stars

The story Across From You by Amabel Daniels is a romantic comedy. It is a story that had me hooked from the very beginning and I didn’t want to put down until I had read the final page. It has me with a smile on my face and a warm feeling in my heart when reading about Lexi Regan and Jack O’Connor. They are two characters that are a pleasure to read about. Lexi is a woman who has been embarrassed and hurt by a public post that has gained her unwan
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Karyn Taylor
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Across From You is a hilarious romantic comedy from Amabel Daniels. This book had me laughing from the very first page all the way to the last. Amabel Daniels is a new author to me and after reading this book, I’ll be sure to read more of her work.
Manager of a stuffed toy store, Lexi Regan has sworn off men having just been dumped very publicly on Facebook. Her very public dumping has gone viral and she’s feeling humiliated. Add to this her bridezilla cousin Bev’s upcoming wedding, she’s having
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Ashleigh
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
Across from You by Amabel Daniels is a standalone romantic comedy that I fell in love with from the first page. Following Lexi Regan and Jack O’Connor, you will find yourself smiling and feeling your heart strings being tugged. Lexi is a woman that has been publicly shamed, more than once, and is attempting to hid from the world while she licks her wounds. While she has sworn off men, there is something about Jack that keeps her coming back for him. Jack is at the point in his life where he is l ...more
Susan Homan
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Across From You

Across From You - did not disappoint in making me laugh and keeping my attention. Lexi has just been dumped via social media and with hashtags. She is now the "That girl". Lexi agreed to go to what she thought was a paint night, but is really an art class with her best friend. She gets there, and low and behold there is a guy posing for them this night. She is so very attracted to him, even though she has sworn off men. It appears the model likes her as he keeps smirking at her. J
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LMR
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Readers Over 18 Only Please
Recommended to LMR by: Amabel Daniels & Booksprout
Across From You by Amabel Daniels Across From You By: Amabel Daniels
I'll Be Sitting "Across From You" Till My Dying Days...
Is there anything Worse than being Dumped...
Apparently, there is, & she's the Lucky Recipient of a Social Media BreakUp...
One that's Trending & going Viral!
Uck! Can the Humiliation get any Worse...
Well, Saddle Up for a Bumpy Ride, as she's Thrown for a Loop-de-Loop with a Hot Cop, a Nudist Art Class, a Wedding from H€LL, & a HookUp that's turning into something MORE!!
Looks like anything's poss
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Julie
Jun 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lexi is the everyday girl that you don’t always see in a romance, and it was a pleasure to read. Not a size 2, Lexi was just dumped with a hashtag on social media by her now ex just days before her cousin’s wedding.

At a night out with a girlfriend, she takes a drawing class and takes an interest in the nude model, thinking she’ll never see him again.

Jack is a state trooper and happens to be partners with Lexi‘s cousin. With a last minute requirement for an extra groomsman Jack agrees to fill-in
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Maura
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those stories that I started highlighting funny lines and then realized I would be highlighting a lot so I just sat back and enjoyed the story.

Here are a few of my faves:

"Being on time had always been an unreachable talent, like completing Sudoku puzzles or avoiding chiropractic aid after yoga."
"If functioning like Inspector Gadget was an Olympic sport, I'd nab gold - if I made it on time to the event, of course."
"Premenopausal Elsa gifting us cold flashes instead of hot."

Funny st
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Debi
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Across From You by Amabel Daniels

5 Stars

This is my 3rd book by this author and I absolutely loved it...Seems I fall in love with all of her books, which is why she is definitely on my must read list.

This story had me laughing right from the start and also thinking about where this world is today and how true the circumstance that Lexi finds herself in is.

Lexi attends an art class that was supposed to be all relaxing with her best friend, problem was there was no relaxing during this art class an
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M Hurford
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holy Schnoly! This is a Delightful RomCom
Thanks to author of Across from You, Amabel Davis, I now know a new phrase, Holy Schnoly! This is just a sample of quirky phrases said by Liz that are peppered throughout the story. She is not perfect but her personality is perfectly delicious. She has parents and a brother who are tops in their medical careers while she is a Manager at the Cuddle Creations store. She tried to follow her family in the medical field but their was a problem...fainted at th
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Katie
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
Across From You
By Amabel Daniels
5 stars

I really loved this book! It was one of those stories that you can’t help but smile and laugh your whole way through it and I definitely couldn’t put it down. I’ve read a few books by this author now and I really enjoy her writing style, she is able to adapt it well for whatever genre she is writing and I always find her books engaging.
I adored Lexi! She was a brilliant character, one you know if she were real you would totally want to be friends with her.
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RoseyLovesBooks
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Toy store supervisor Alexis Regan is taking a break from men after her ex dumps her on social media and the post goes viral. Too bad Lexi can't stop thinking about the out of this world gorgeous nude model in her friend's drawing class. Good thing Lexi will never see him again. State trooper Jack O’Connor doesn't let women get into his head after his ex cheated on him. That is, until Jack volunteers as a nude model after losing a bet and has fantasies of being nude with the blushing beauty who e ...more
Debbie Caswell
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
First a word of warning don't read this book in a public place you will definitely get some strange looks when you burst out laughing from the hilarious misadventures that these two suffer.

Lexi doesn't think that her life can get much worse she has been dumped on social media and the humiliation has been xtreme then she is conned by a friend to go to an art class and even the male model smirks at her can her life get any worse. Yep it can when she attends her cousins wedding she finds that the m
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Liz
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I do believe that I am still rolling with laughter from this book. Just sitting here reminiscing my time with the characters as I type this review has me laughing all over again. I loved this rom-com from Amabel Daniels. I have read books from her before, but I have to say this is a strong point for her!

From the get-go things are off to a funny start for Lexi Regan. After a viral and not so pretty breakup she finds herself in another awkward situation when she ends up in an art class with her b
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Robin Rankin
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Across From You by Amabel Daniels was a nice humorous break from her more serious books. She has yet to disappoint me with anything of hers I've read. There were some serious laugh out loud moments and I giggled even harder when the visual popped into my head.

Lexi is having a craptastic time in her life. Newly single and humiliated she meets a friend at an art class and it isn't anything close to what she was expecting.

Jack loses a bet and gets to humiliate himself in front of a group of total
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Brigitte
Nov 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is certainly a really refreshing love story. I can just say oh my how thankful I am not to have any relative like Bev... :-) she comes trhough though in the end... :-) It is actually kind of really nice to hear the playboy aspect played the other way around, i.e. not being a playboy even though all the women are touchy, feely, and actually doing what today consists as sexual harrassment... At least this story was really fun to read, it had a good story line, good characters, Bev and all ... ...more
Tracy Wilkin
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Across From You is a decadent little novel by Amabel Daniels. My first dabble with this author, and it is with delight that I say it was well worth it. It kept me riveted for hours and totally enthralled. Getting to know the way this author writes and the colourfully wacky characters was truly enchanting

Lexi is a workaholic mess of a woman who had me in stitches. She was so quirky and hilarious, I instantly bonded with her. She was a breath of fresh and unique air. She was one of a kind and a pr
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Zamantha
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great book!

We start off with the Lexi Regan who was dumped on social media, and now she is known as 'that' girl everywhere she goes. She has sworn off men altogether to avoid jerks because she has seen it all. But what she doesn't expect to find at her cousin's wedding is Jack.

Jack O'Connor is a man who doesn't get to close too any woman just for fun. But when he loses a bet and has to pose nude for an art class he sees a beautiful brunette, but he doesn't do anything about it. And he doesn't
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Carolyn
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved It!

Lexi is the manager of a stuffed toy store and gets dumped on Facebook and it goes viral. This is enough to make her swear off men for a while convinced all men are players. While attending an art class with a friend she encounters a nude male model who keeps her attention and stares at her the entire time. The model is Jack, he lost a bet at a bachelor party and had to pose nude. He has sworn off relationships since his high school sweetheart cheated on him in college but the woman at
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Amy  Crull
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was such a cute and hilarious book! I loved Jack and Lexi! They may have met in a very awkward moment and keep having more but it was fate for them. I will say that someone needs to set Bev(Lexi's cousin and Jack's cop partner) straight cause she was a basket case and had judged Jack harsh. He wasn't at all what she thought he was. She also had the extreme to the max wedding planner. Man I would have hated to be apart of that wedding party.
Back to Jack and Lexi, despite being thrown togeth
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Tessa
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Across from You is exactly what I needed right now. Lexi is a victim of today’s newest fear, social media shaming. But her reaction and the way she handles it is with humor and grace. Yes, those two words describe Lexi and her life. Jack has a reputation that he never earned. He just lets people believe what they want. He doesn’t bother setting the record straight since he hasn’t met anyone worth explaining himself to.

Across from You is set entirely in a wedding setting and the scenes of a some
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Sheri
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Across From You by Amabel Daniels is a fun, romantic read. The story alternates between between Lexi and Jake. Lexi is recovering from a breakup that went viral and has decided she needs a break from relationships. Jake is looking for the right woman despite having a reputation as a Casanova. The two see each other at an art class while Jake is a nude model. Several days later they meet again at a wedding.
The two characters are fun and realistic. I like that both have a good dialogue. Also, who
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Joyce Black
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The first meeting, or rather observing, of each other is highly unique. The story is great and really held this reader's attention. The storyline itself is very quirky in nature, never mind that the characters are as well. The characterizations are fantastic; they were well developed, believable and some just plain larger than life. The inner dialogue of both the main male and female characters was so convoluted but oh so believable. This story brought many a smile to this reader's face. Highly ...more
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Amabel Daniels lives in Northwest Ohio with her patient husband, three adventurous daughters, and a collection of too many cats and dogs. Although she holds a Master’s degree in Ecology, her true love is finding a good book. When she isn’t spending time outdoors, she’s busy brewing up her next novel, usually as she lets her mind run off with the addictive words of “what if…”