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Nothing But This
A married couple yearns to rediscover lost love in this novel about forgiveness, reconciliation, and emotional growth.
It’s always been complicated between Libby Lawson and Greyson Chapman—and married life isn’t any simpler. But when Libby gets pregnant, she at last sees a bright future ahead. There’s just one problem: Greyson says he’s sterile.
Furious, Greyson abandons...more
I have been looking forward to this book ever since I read book one in this series and we were introduced to the deliciousness of Libby and Greyson's hot mess of a marriage.
Everyone has tropes they love. Some more than others. And while I must say that I have a ton of tropes/elements I crumble for, here are a few that seriously crank my tractor:
-marriage in trouble
And Natasha Anders brought all of that to this story in spades.
But you know what else you can always c ...more
I don’t know how she managed to do it, but Natasha Anders pulled off the unthinkable. I’m now officially a fan of Greyson Chapman, and let me just say, I started off Nothing But This not quite sure that was even a possibility.
Libby Lawson and Greyson Chapman have always been in each other’s orbit. When little girl Libby wasn’t helping her mother in the Chapman kitchen, she was playing with her bff Tina and the Chapman brothers, Harris and Greyson. While Libby and Harris developed a quic ...more
I have never been so ...more
This book was 🆂🅾 good. 🙌 A real douche of a 𝓱𝓮𝓻𝓸 followed by 🅔🅟🅘🅒 levels of groveling and 𝕤𝕨𝕖𝕖𝕥 𝕓𝕒𝕓𝕪 interactions. 💕 It probably would have been a 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 read if not for Ⱡł฿฿Ɏ herself. 😒 I found her extremely ѕelғ cenтered, and judgmental at times. 👎 Her feelings and 𝖆𝖙𝖙𝖎𝖙𝖚𝖉𝖊 towards 🅶🆁🅴🆈🆂🅾🅽 I fully understood, but her inner thoughts 𝓮𝓼𝓹𝓮𝓬𝓲𝓪𝓵𝓵𝔂 regarding Tina were ⊕ƒƒ-pu††ïηg and as a result I never loved her character 💯% Still, this was my favorite type of 🅢🅔🅒🅞🅝🅓 🅒🅗🅐🅝🅒🅔 romance and gets two ŜỖĹ ...more
Publication Date: July 30, 2019
"5 - Can people change when they realize what they've lost Stars?"
This book wrecked me.
This book, as in as so many of Natasha Ander's books is one of misunderstanding, confusion, and miscommunication.
This book really stuck with me because I became emotionally involved.
I related to the characters, in
particular, Libby who was raising her daughter by herself and trying to do the absolute best by her all by herself.
I was reading it and crying so hard, that I couldn't ...more
I knew as soon as Libby and Greyson’s story kicked off as a secondary plot point in the first book of this series; More Than Anything that it was going to be a humdinger when Natasha put them front and centre in their own story.
There marriage had ended with a positive pregnancy test… and she hadn’t even realised.
Nothing But This was all I expected it to be, and once again the author took an irredeemable reaction, and Greyson’s unforgivable accusations, and ...more
Pathetic heroine is 26 and is a virgin
Asshole hero is 30 and is experienced
Celibate during separation
The so called good grovel people are talking about last three months
He practically abandoned her during her pregnancy not even sleeping in the same bedroom for seven months and then for four more months after the baby is born. 11 months being an asshole and a three month grovel. Yep, such a good grovel
Let’s star by making clear I would have never ever forgiven ...more
This time around we get all the deep down and dirty details of what exactly happened between this broken couple. There’s no denying that Greyson acted in a manner that could be unforgivable (no cheating). But as the story unfolds, we learn so many things about the man. He’s a loner even among his family and the very essence of who he is has led to insecurities which led to unforgivable a ...more
I’ve been trying to find the right words. The proper combination of sounds that would make you forgive me, that would make up for what I said and did. But those words don’t exist.”
Ever since Natasha Anders introduced Grey and Libby in More Than Anything, I've been completely enamored and invested in their story. If there's one thing that I love more than a hero that royally screws up with his woman, it's watching him grovel to get back into her good graces again. And this book ...more
The hero is a huge, epic jerk when he rejects his own baby and wife thinking his twin brother is the father. Yep, it's the old mumps/sterility trope again. This time my sympathies ultimately lay with the hero as he tries to win the heroine back. He doesn't apologize but decides actions speak louder than words even if he is pretty ineffectual with his actions. He' ...more
I’m a sucker for the marriage in trouble trope and especially when one of them screws up and has to win the other person back. In this case it’s Greyson who screws up by accusing his wife of cheating with his brother Harrison since Greyson can’t have children and Libby has given birth to a girl.
Greyson has definitely screwed up and I enjoyed his attempts to win Libby back. He’s a fantastic father and adores his daughter Clara.
Greyson and Libby’s road back to each other and for Libb ...more
I'm beyond ecstatic. I've been waiting a long, long time for Natasha Anders to release another angsty read that equaled The Unwanted Wife, and for me this story does exactly that.
My heart went out to both of these characters. Greyson had very little self esteem despite his cool demeanor that he always projected. His belief in his infertility emasculated him even further. When Libby tells Greyson she's pregnant, he is heartbroken and pissed as hell. Greyson emotionally abandons Libby through the ...more
I think my problem is Grayson. His character is describe as aloof, distant and cold. In control and show no emotion. And I think Miss Anders take it really into the heart. Even though in the book I do get a glimpse of his POV. I can not connect with him. I am not surprise that Grayson is a A class a**hole. Her other heroe ...more
The beginning was good - then, the sudden change of the H into an emasculated sadsack was long and tiring. It picked up in the end when he became a better man, father and partner.
Nothing But This was the ultimate second chance romance! There was no denying how absolutely painful it was for these characters to find their way back to each other. You could just feel the hurt oozing out of these pages.
From the very first few chapters, I was totally invested in Libby and Greyson’s story. I thought it was so unique, the way their marriage started and their history with each other. I remember thinking immediately though, that it was never going to work! No way, no ho ...more
Words can not even begin to express how excited I was to read this book. The synopsis sounded so promising and this author is one that a lot of friends have been raving about. The synopsis for Nothing But This sounded amazing and I just couldn’t wait to dive in.
Nothing But This follows the story of Greyson and Libby. Things between Greyson and Libby have always been complicated. Libby has had a crush on Greyson for as long as she could remember and Greyson never once gave ...more
I think I would have liked this story more, if I didn't already know 80% of the plot from the previous book. This was a huge risk the author took with this duology and I think it backfired...
Anyway, there were some enjoyable elements but for me it wasn't as great as her other stories... ...more
Libby grew up in the Chapman household, her parents serving as housekeeper and chauffeur for Greyson's family. She became close friend of Greyson's twin brother, while Grey ...more
2019; Montlake Romance
This is a series review for both book one and two of Broken Pieces. As you all know I am super picky about romances, especially contemporary. I think because they are more "realistic" than other romances, they seem, to me, less fantasy. I did like the premise of both books being about redemption, as we know love and relationships rarely go smooth sailing. Unfortunately, both books were a DNF for me. I made it through 30% of the first book, and about 25% of th ...more
This was overall very cute. I think I enjoyed it more than “More Than Anything” especially the last chapters. Natasha is great at writing groveling heroes and Greyson is a great example. I loved him and his growth throughout the story.
Lines from this book:
“Besides, he couldn’t suffer if he was dead! And Libby bloody well wanted him to suffer. Ugh, she was turning into a monster ... but she wouldn’t be human if she didn’t want to punish him for the pain and confusion and loneliness he had inflicted on her for so long.
“Stop being such a drama queen, its just poop”.
“She’s not even on solid foods yet. How could this come from just milk? Maybe it’s something you ate? Are yo ...more
Ages of H and h: Libby is about 26? and Harris about 30?
Multi-Luv'n/Ménages: (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)]
Was There Descriptive Sex: (view spoiler)[ Yes (hide spoiler)]
Descriptive Sex &/Or Drama Between H/h With OW/OM: (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)]
>>If So, Before or After H/h Hookup: (view spoiler)[N/A (hide spoiler)]
Contains Cheating: (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)]
Amount of Sex In The Book: (view spoiler)[ A decent amount. ...more
Okay, so I was crazy excited to read this book as I absolutely love the angst that comes with Natasha Anders’ books. I also really needed the story of Libby and Grayson like I needed air.
I did enjoy the beginning of the story and I felt that the angst was so so good. I really like Grayson as I character and I grew to understand why he was the way he was. He was cold and broody for a reason, he had walls up for a reason ...more