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Tell Me to Stop

(Tell Me #1)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  157 ratings  ·  96 reviews
I owe him a debt, but I can't pay it back with money.

He wants something else: me, for one year. But I don’t even know how he is…

“What do you mean by I have to spend 365 nights with you?” I ask.

“Exactly that," he says.

“I won’t have sex with you,” I say categorically.

“I promise you one thing," his eyes challenge mine. "You will be begging me to do it before our time is u
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Published August 6th 2019 by Byrd Books
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    Aug 07, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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    💝 ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. 💝
    Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
    Eve Jones
    Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
    This is the first time that I have read a book by this author, but it won't be the last, well because for one this is book one and I need to know what happens between Nicholas and Olive 😍
    I really enjoyed the start of this book and how it draws you in. Olive receives a cheque through the post from a mystery benefactor, it's for the exact amount to pay off her student loans. The BIG question does she use it or not? What does the mystery per
    Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
    Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Olive has a burden that involves how she is going to pay off her student loans. When she receives a check in the mail for the exact amount, she questions the reason behind why she received it and it just so happens to be for the exact amount of her loans. She goes back and forth as to should she take the check to pay off the loans. Her mother is no help in this matter. So she goes with the decision to use the check to pay off the loans. When her benefactor contacts her, she asks why in which he ...more
    Darlene Avery
    Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Tell Me To Stop by Charlotte Byrd is amazing.

    I love the way Ms Byrd weaves in the main characters background, while pulling you deeper into the storyline.

    Olive is a caring soul, and she tries to do what’s right.

    But what happens when temptation comes knocking at her door?

    You’ll have to read it find out!

    Great start to Charlotte’s new series!

    4.5 Stars
    Lisa Roberts
    Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Wow I could not put this thrilling captivating story down it is so dull of secrets and super intense you never know whats coming next with all the twists and turns thrown at you. Pòor Olive has everything thrown at her with a horrible mother I feel so bad for her she just wants a normal life. Fantastic writing and I am Loving These characters and on pins and needles for more.
    B. Koe
    Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    OMW! What a GREAT start to a new episodic SERIES! Captivating, addictive and INTENSE!
    Life or better put, living life well is not easy. For those who have little money, this can be doubly true. For Olivia Kernes, the heroine of TELL ME TO STOP, money or perhaps more accurately debts and the ability to pay them off place her in a precarious position and a player in a game she doesn’t understand. Not only is she clueless about her role in the game, but she also doesn’t understand the rules. Again,
    Tara Peters
    Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Another book my Charlotte that will have you turning the pages well into the night. When Olive receives a check for almost 200 thousand dollars, she doesn't know what to think. She doesn't even know if it is real. When she finally decides to deposit it, she waits impatiently to find out if it is even real. Once she learns that it was in fact a real check, she pays off all of her student loans. A week later, she receives a letter asking for her to come to Maui and meet the person who sent her th ...more
    E Loprete
    Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Tell Me To Stop:

    Tell Me To Stop:

    Charlotte Byrd has done it again with the start of this new adddictive series. Your emotions will be all over the place as you get pulled into this story about Olive who is struggling in debt while dealing with an abusive controlling mother. When she receives a check in the mail in the amount of the debt she owes from a mystery benefactor she decides to keep the money to get out of debt and away from her mother. Once she cashes the check, she receives an invitatio
    Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Can't STOP READING!!!
    You got me Hooked..Addicted and any other word you want to use ... Just Please Give Me MORE! Outbursts of laughter from Olive enjoying the perks of a Charlotte Byrd novel to a sweaty handshake if this fantastic read ended without another single word to be read I couldn't be more happy just thinking of it makes me start chuckling all over again knowing I need to pull it together this exciting story has just begun. In Other words...Lustfully ADDICTIVE from one captivating page
    Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: arc
    4.75 stars
    The challenges of not having money is not easy when life comes knocking. Olive is a woman with school loan debt and a mother who is just mean and nasty. Her treatment of her daughter is deplorable and yet she still wants all she can get out of Olive. Out of the blue, Olive receives a check in the full amount of her debt and she struggles with what to do with it. Should she take care of her debts or help her mother? Nicholas is a wealthy man who has been biding his time to connect with
    Linda ( Clary_Starfall )
    Aug 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
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    Karen L Ledee
    Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    4.5 stars. The series is off to a good start! I always swear I won’t do another story where there are episodes to wait for, but she is a favorite author and I couldn’t resist. So, here we go...
    Olive receives an anonymous gift of money that has been hand delivered. It’s exactly the amount of her student loans. She’s on the fence about paying them, but she relents to clear the loans. Then she receives an invitation to Hawaii to meet her benefactor. Nicholas explains he is paying a commitment forwa
    Tarah Didley
    Aug 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Well Charlotte you’ve done it again!

    This was different and yet still amazing.

    Olive’s life is not all starry and exciting she is just simply a girl trying to figure out how to live her life and yet pay her bills. With a NO good mother and only one best friend Olive just goes with the flow.

    When she receives a check in the mail with no explanation, she is not sure what to do but yet can only think of one thing for sure. Not knowing what the consequences will be if she cashes it in or not.

    Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Olive receives a cheque through the post. Its an amazing sum that can pay off all her student loans. Only problem is she has no idea where it has come from. Her best friend tells her to get it to the bank and pay off everything so she can finally breath. but what if it comes with strings???? Olive does cash it and must decide what she is going to do with the money. When she receives a ticket to go to Hawaii so she can meet the person behind the che
    Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
    This was an amazing read! Of course, I don’t expect anything less with Charlotte Byrd’s books. She’s such a great author. The book starts out a little slow, but not too bad. Olive has a ton of student loans and receives a letter and check paying all them off. She finds out more of who the mystery person is and a little of why. It was so sweet and I wanted to cry. But I would still like to know more about Nicolas and the past and what role it will play. I feel like there’s more he isn’t telling h ...more
    Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    What an amazing start to what will be another incredible series by Charlotte. I have read every one of her books and I have never been disappointed and I am totally addicted to them. Olive receives a cheque that is the exact amount of her student loans but she doesn't know who it is from, then she gets an invitation and meets Nicholas who sent her the money but what does he want in return. You will have to read the book to find out. I love Charlotte's books so much and I have read every book tha ...more
    J. Ockenhouse
    Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    We start right out the gate with a bit of a mystery. We meet Olive and her bestie and she has just received a check for the exact amount of her student loans. This one has definitely got me shaking for more.

    Getting to know Olive you will love her and feel for her. She doesn't have it easy and has alot on her plate. Not to mention ghosts of the past that she can't escape. Just as she has bad, she also has a mystery man who now wants her to meet him in Maui.

    Not spoiling any more. You need to read
    K. Smock
    Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
    4.5 Stars! I have read a couple of Charlotte Byrd's series and this one seems to be the start of another good one. The characters are interesting with a bit of mystery. There is a girl, Olive, who receives a check that is the exact amount that she owes on her student loans. She doesn't know who sent it and whether or not it is a joke. Should she cash it? If she does what will happen? She doesn't come from the best of families though she used her brains to get a college education and get out of h ...more
    Patricia Kieffer
    Tell Me To Stop by Charlotte Byrd
    Wow, are you in for a treat. I have already fallen in love with Olive and Nicholas. I am already hooked on this series. I could not put this book down till I finished it and now I am trying to be calm till the next book comes out. There are so many things happening in this story it had me laughing, crying and wanting to know what is going to happen next. The characters are so well written that it is like you know them. I highly recommend this book as it has moved
    M Hurford
    Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    An Exciting and Delicious New Entangled Romance!
    An exciting new series that has my heart palpitating at the cliff hanger. Loved the strong characters of Olive and her BFF, Sydney. Man of Mystery, Nicholas has a very sad back story and it humanizes him. I do wonder if we will see more of James in the future (just a passing thought).
    This is a very well-written book one that certainly enticed me right from the first few pages and then held me to keep reading straight through (with the help of cle
    Brenda Moser
    Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This is a great start to a new series. The author introduces Olive and Nicholas and delves into their story right from the first page. She does a great job building their characters as well as their attraction and chemistry. There's enough intrigue and suspense to keep you glued to the pages. Add in the simmering lust ,hot chemistry and all the emotions throughout and you can't stop reading as the story unfolds. In the end you're still waiting for answers and left wanting more with the cliffhang ...more
    Sandy House
    This is the first book in Charlotte's new Tell Me Series. The suspense kept me flipping the pages and in true Charlotte fashion it ended just as the reader gets the feeling something big is about to happen. Needless to say I can't wait to read the next book.

    Olive recently graduated from college, her student loan payments have started when she receives a mysterious check in the mail for the exact amount of her student debt. She has no idea if the check is even real or who sent it to her. This is
    karin whitehead
    Aug 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
    I received this book from ARC in exchange for an honest review. I've not read anything from Charlotte Byrd before so was pleasantly surprised. This is a story of Olive, who is drowning in debt for her university. She gets an anonymous check that pays off her debt. Now is when the story gets wowed! Poor Olive has a troubled life and is caught up in something she has no idea how to process. Well written, mysterious, thoughtfully designed. Love the characters and the unusual story. My only complain ...more
    Judy Johnson
    Aug 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Just what you would hope for and expect in a Charlotte Byrd book. Heat, mystery, deceit, an unexpected developments that take you in new directions, with characters that you can easily get into. If you've read this author's books before, this one has the same feel, rhythm, and pace, lets you get to know the characters then gets you into the nitty-gritty of the story. There is one drawback, that it's a cliffhanger story so you have to wait for the next installment, not necessarily a bad thing, bu ...more
    Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Olive gets a check for the amount to cover her student loans and wonders what the catch is.
    When Olive gets a check in the post for the exact amount shown on her last statement for her student loans she puzzled about who it has come from and worries about the catch that will come with it. After much soul searching she pays the loans but later receives a letter from someone who signs themselves as NC and is willing to arrange for her to visit him in Maui so that he can answer her questions. A hard
    Theresa Doherty
    Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Olive drowning in student loans receives a cheque for the exact amount, but no details of who sent it. She deposits the cheque and two things happen, her benefactor sends a letter asking her to join NC in Hawaii before she can think about it her mother has one of her episodes so Olive goes to look after her, she has a difficult relationship with her mother as her mother hates her, so why not go to Hawaii and meet NC. Charlotte Byrd jumps straight in with her writing, no softly, softly that's why ...more
    Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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    I really enjoyed this book, and can’t wait for book two! I read it in one sitting and couldn’t put it down.

    Olive is a young lady who works hard, she has not had an easy life, and is in debt from being at university. She receives a cheque in the post for the full amount of her student loans, is it a sick joke, is it a gift or something else!

    Nicholas is rich and he wants Olive, so he helps her out and then calls in a favour! Can she or will she do it, or will she run!

    Poor Olive has so much going
    Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    I found this book to be delectable! This is an intense read that will quickly capture every ounce of your attention and will have you firmly ensnared in its web. I thought that Nicholas and Olive's story was complex, complicated, twisty, thought provoking, sizzling hot and absolutely addictive. There is plenty of drama, turmoil, tension, questions, emotions, heat and suspense as the story begins to unfold. Fair warning, this is only the first piece of this story, so be prepared to be left cravin ...more
    Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Charlotte Byrd has done it yet again. This book is riveting from start to finish. Olive is attempting to escape her abusive mother and living under a mountain of debt when she receives a monetary gift that will alleviate her worries but may involve her paying back more than she can afford. Nicholas is the brother of her former best friend and her phantom benefactor. This story is electric. There is mystery, drama and plenty of romance. The characters are great and the story line aids in there ev ...more
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    “How do you know me?” I ask.
    Now, it’s his turn to look down at the floor. Now, it’s his turn to hesitate.
    “You have to tell me or I won’t even entertain this offer,”

    “You owe me a debt, Olive,” he says, slowly. “I don’t have to explain anything to you beyond stating the terms of how you can replay it.”
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