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Changing Caleb

(Hearts of Hollis #3)

4.60  ·  Rating details ·  47 ratings  ·  44 reviews
I left Hollis, my hometown and the only place I’ve ever known. She was everywhere. Driving me insane. Getting under my skin. I ruined what we had and I needed to move on. She already has.

Los Angeles made me realize Casey was never good for me to begin with. We brought each other so much pain. Too much destruction. It wasn’t passion. What we had wasn’t love. It was s
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Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!! Talking about being soulmates. Caleb and Casey were the worst at being together. Their relationship has always being toxic but when you love someone as much as they love each other, you figure it out. Changing Caleb was a short and sweet second chance book that had me so frustrated with these two at times. They are so stubborn but loveable. Five stars for this crazy duo!!
Paula White
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was gifted a copy for an honest review.

This book was told from both Caleb and Casey’s point of view. This really worked as the reader got to see them both work through everything in their minds. It was obvious that they were meant to be and I trusted the authors to give a HEA.

Together they were fiery but they loved hard. So glad she gave Derek the elbow!

The secondary characters in this story were great and I look forward to reading Avery’s story.
Charlotte Day
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love Nicole and J.L’s words together, they are both awesome authors but together, their words are just magical.
When I first started this book I was unsure on Casey, I know we have met her previously and she was an awesome sidekick character, but seeing her own thoughts and how she was acting to Caleb? That wasn’t okay. Caleb tried to show her he had changed and she wasn’t accepting it. As the story went on, I grew to love her again, and I was SO excited when everything worked out th
Alexandra Lambrou
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an arc in exchange for an honest review.

This was the first book I read of this series. I know that I love anything Nicole writes so how can I go wrong with a new book. Now that I’ve read it,I have to go back and read them all.

Caleb left his hometown to get away from Casey. Casey is his Kryptonite. One day they’re together and then they’re not. Angry/ fighting sex is their favorite. Caleb goes to LA to change and get over Casey. He’s decided to come home and since he’s a
Ida Jolley
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really found this book to be a nice lovers story. Growing up and finding your first love and never being able to get over that person. In your heart there’s always a special place for them that has never gone away. In Caleb and Casey story they grew up and had a love but also they were not mature enough to be able to handle it and all the things that come with a relationship and the hormones, feelings, disagreements that occurred. Communication may have been good but only to a point. There sex ...more
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
When you find your soulmate in your youth can it last? Well that is the burning question in this book. It also deals with so much more, there’s evolution of self and brings about the question can we really change our innate self even when we’re not sure we want to or what’s right to do? Or do we live with mediocrities because we think it’s the right thing to do? Are we willing to admit to the parts we play in dissolution of a relationship or do we continue to delude ourselves? This is just a lit ...more
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've love reading books from Nicole Dykes. This is the first book I have read from her that she co wrote with J.L. Leslie.
I was definitely not let down with this book. Two people who fall in love from a young age and then one day a lie is told and things end badly between them. When Caleb comes back to town a changed man, he and Casey struggle to be around each other again. Through the years of them being apart Caleb found Hillary, who helped him grow and change into the man he has become. A ch
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love the Hearts of Hollis Series, and Caleb's book was no different. Caleb comes back to town after being away for awhile to work on some of his issues, and he comes back a better man...and then there's Casey....oh Casey!! I really liked her in Marking Madden, and Besting Brady, but holy crap did the claws come out in Changing Caleb!! She was a raging bitch, and I really wanted to smack the ever lovin' shit out of her!!! I understand she was hurt and angry, but she was completely irrational, a ...more
Corinne Kapsner
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was my first book by J.L Leslie and Nicole Dykes. This book is super intense all the way through. You can feel the heat between Caleb and Casey just radiating off the pages. I absolutely love the history that they have as it is a very real thing for many relationships!

There was one scene that I felt was unnecessary in the book and if removed it still would have been just as intense and captivating! I love that we get to see the characters from the other books! I love how J.L. Leslie and N
Sherry Haynes
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Caleb and Casey are examples of fire and dynamite when you combine them together as teenagers. They explode. It is all explosive chemistry or all explosive anger. When they end up blowing up and going their separate ways, it forces them to finally grow up and face life for what it is. Sometimes you can love someone without being able to be around them.

When Caleb returns to their hometown though, both have to accept that growing up made them see how being apart was for the best. Can Caleb and Ca
Janet Villareal
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
***I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review***

There’s always that one ex you go back to time and time again. That is Caleb & Casey. As toxic as their relationship was, you can tell there is real love there.

I like Caleb. I felt like he was trying to grow and move on from his past. I respect him for that.

That being said, I had a hard time with this one. Not because the book wasn’t good, but because I couldn’t connect with the h. I did not like Casey. I felt she was a scorned spitef
E Loprete
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I voluntairly reviewed an advanced copy of this book. Changing Caleb book 3 of the Hearts of Hollis is a heartwarming, fast paced book about a small town and a group of close friends. Caleb returns to Hollis a better man after his breakup with Casey, but what happens when he and Casey meet up again is explosive and full of sexual tension. Neither one can forget the other, now they find themselves discovering with the help from their friends that they are on a path of growing up, forgiveness and ...more
Latifa Morrisette
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Casey and Caleb had a very toxic relationship that ended when tragedy struck. Now that they are in the same town again, they try their best to say they've moves on but with such history between them, we're they really over to begin with? This is the third book in the series but a first for me. I love a good second chance between characters with such a long history. I'm excited to read more from these two authors.
Susan   Hubbard
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Finally the read I've been waiting for. Casey and Caleb's story. These two have so much passion whether it's fighting or tearing up the sheets. They have loved each other for so long they don't know how to be happy with anyone else. They needed to really lose each other before they could find their way back together. Loved this story and the little snippet at the end of the book, makes me want Avery's story just as bad.
Darren Krista
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with Casey and Caleb in the previous two books. Reading their story I was filled with emotions, I laughed, cried and cheered them on! I am so thrilled with this installment of the Hollis series! It's hot, and I could not put it down!
Lynn Thinking out loud
Caleb and Casey's relationship has been volatile for years. I honestly could not see how this was going to work. The two of them had been through so much. I was happy as a lamb when they both pulled their heads out of their asses.

*I voluntarily read an advanced copy
Chantal Baxendale
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Simply lovely! I fell in love with this series from the moment I read the first book. This town and its people have crawled into my heart and I just love the HEA they provide after all the stumbling blocks life throw at them and all the obstacles they have to face. The cover says it all! Expect some super sexiness!
Annemieke Westerbeek
Apr 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the 1st book in this series that i read. The sparks are flying between Casey and Caleb but will they find each other back again.
The story is written with heart for the characters, you can feel the love from the pages. If you are a fan of a good love story than I highly recommend this book.

Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book made me yell at these authors so many times. The emotions this book brings to life are amazing and make you fight for the couple to fix everything!
Amy K  Hough
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yes Yes Yes!!!! Im so glad this world is moving forward!!! I love the Hollis crew!!!! Loved loved loved cant wait to read about more of them!! Must read book must read series!!!💖💗💞
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
As a couple, Caleb and Casey had to admit they don’t work. Two fiery temperaments, too many arguments eventually broke them apart and Caleb left town. So why are they both dancing around each other, trying to deny their attraction when Caleb once more returns to Hollis? Despite each telling themselves they’re not right for each other and deserve better, the sexual magnetism and chemistry between them jumps off the pages. They can deny it all they like but, as the story is told from alternate poi ...more
Amber Feist
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Changing Caleb is a part of the Hearts Of Hollis series co-wrote by Authors J.L. Leslie and Nicole Dykes. This is the third book in series.
We meet Caleb and Casey as a couple way back in the day, they have a toxic at best relationship for years, Caleb leaves after some tragic happens and the relationship goes to the tanks. Casey stays in Hollis, and try’s to fix herself and life after Caleb.
Upon Caleb’s return to Hollis things heat up and get intense between Casey and Caleb.
Caleb is a strong
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So much angst and drama. Caleb and Casey fell in love as kids but growing up is never easy and their love explodes forcing Caleb to flee. When he returns home, he is a changed man, at least a man that has grown up and has a new outlook on life. When he sees Casey again, he realizes that he still loves her but believes that they shouldn’t be together. Casey is shocked to see Caleb back in town. When their relationship fell apart, well, it crushed her yet she is building a life for herself and lik ...more
Alicia Harrietha
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is my first by these two talented authors and first in the series. I read this as a stand-alone. I don’t think it made the story any less amazing having not read the others in the series but I think I have to go read them now just cause I enjoyed this one so much.

Your first love is always hard to get over no matter how or why it ended it was still your epic first love!! For Caleb and Casey they loved with conviction but also fought with it. They were just not ready at that point in their l
CeeJay Daisy
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
CHANGING CALEB is about Casey Wells and Caleb Randall...They have known and loved each other since they were kids, and later fell in love...but it was tumultuous, and they always fought, bickered, broke up....but they finally broke up for good, and Caleb moved to L.A. with his sister Avery to grow up, dry out and get himself back together ......❤🌼🔥
When Avery brings Caleb back to Hollis to get settled in again, Casey has a bland professor boyfrien
Mandy Williams
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh man, Caleb and Casey. Whoo. The chemistry was so strong they exploded, leaving both damaged in the aftermath. The story starts with Caleb returning to his home town a changed man. Focused on returning home and moving on, he can't seem but to run into his ex. Meanwhile, Casey has moved on with a mature sophisticated man who is everything her ex is not. Watching the two co-exist within the same friend groups is entertaining and sometimes sad. This second chance romance is full of drama and lots ...more
Misty Warner
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book. This is book 3 in the series but can be read as a standalone.
Caleb and Casey started out as best friends when they were kids. It quickly grew to so much more but they had to end their distructive relationship before they hurt each other more than they already had.
Caleb is ready to return to his home town but can he stay the changed man he's become.
Casey can't help but push Caleb's buttons. It's what they do but she's not getting the reaction t
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Can moving on and finding new ways to handle situations and trying to change truly help? Caleb moved away to help him recover and heal from his turbulent relationship with Casey. But can you truly get over the love of your life? Caleb and Casey have a second chance to find if their relationship can work, once Caleb moves back. Can you really find your other half when you are in your teens? Turn the page for an exciting read.
Lori Amey
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in the series. I love it when these two authors collaborate on a book together. Caleb and Casey have known each other since they were kids, they grew up and fell in love. Sounds simple right?? NOT!! So they go their separate ways, for a short time. I was really routing for them, they were meant to be. I loved catching up with everyone from previous books. I highly recommend this book, it is a must read.
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Hearts of Hollis (5 books)
  • Marking Madden (Hearts of Hollis, #1)
  • Besting Brady (Hearts of Hollis, #2)
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  • Besting Brady (Hearts of Hollis)