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Better With You

(Bragan University #1)

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Mia Collins has an amazing life. She was popular in high school, and college is off to a great start. Everything seems perfect until she goes home for the break and everything changes...

One night sets everything in motion and Mia’s world begins to fall apart. She’s stunned that the life she thought she knew was all a lie. After she loses her family, she’s forced to start
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Kindle Edition, 3rd Edition, 243 pages
Published July 17th 2019 by Amazon Digital Services (first published February 10th 2018)
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Nicki White
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So it’s not often I can say that I finished a book in mere hours. A day, yes, but hours now that comes around like Halley’s Comet. That is exactly what Better With You is, a rare and beautiful moment in time that will last forever in your mind.

I found this book to be so endearing and such an amazing beginning to a new author and series. Nothing could pry this book out of my hands, for I read it while I ate breakfast, I read it while I prepared lunch and by the time I finished it I wanted to
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Elizabeth Knox
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Debut novel? There is NO way. That is what I kept telling myself as I read Better With You. I am calling it now, this girl is going to hit it big with the raw, undeniable talent that she has. She is a new author to watch out for!

Gianna Gabriela has blown my socks off with this incredible, heartwarming read. With every kindle page I turned it's as if I could experience everything that Mia and Colton were going through. I am someone who refuses to spoil a great read, so all I can say is go read
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C Gray
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Forewarning readers... once you start you won’t be able to stop!! 5/5 STARS

Gianna Gabriela has just gotten a 10.0 on the 1/4 mile with her first book ever. Better With You is about your typical hot college jock Colton and the beautiful nerdy type newbie Mia. When Mia literally runs into Colton in class she is immediately turned off, but Colton is immediately turned on. Both have been hurt by people they loved and trusted in their pasts which has left them extremely guarded. It takes one task to
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Jessica Ruben
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, ya
Such a sweet and lovely book! If you’re looking for something to enjoy without high anxiety hell, I’d highly recommend ! It’s well written and well developed!
Lisa Reynolds
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book surprised me. For being a new author and her debut book it was so good I couldn't put it down. I lost sleep reading this but it's ok because it means it was that good. This second chance YA romance can be read by all ages too. It was refreshing to go back to younger days. Meet college good girl and College football star both dealing with issues from their past. I loved Mia and Colton. They both have past issues they are dealing with and trust is the biggest one. Will they be able to ...more
Jenny B
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I cannot believe this is a debut novel. Gianna Gabriela has written a story that captured me heart and soul from the first page. Two broken souls, Colton and Mia, and their adventure to make it through their lives and doing what they feel they need to to survive by shutting everyone out (for different reasons). The characters were written in such a way that they were very easy to relate to and become a part of their story.

Truly a must read for everyone and I cannot wait to read more books by
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Anne OK
Short and sweet and typical standard fare for college sports-romance novels. Liked both characters and sympathized with both for the neglect and family problems they endured. Very mild in the sexual and language content.
Daisy Delfin
Jan 17, 2020 rated it liked it
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Pages: 243
My rating: 3
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This is another one of the love stories where two broken people find each other and at first don’t want to have a relationship but it ends in a HEA. It was an okay read, and did entertain me.

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Dec 08, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Blurb:
Mia Collins has an amazing life. She was popular in high school, and college is off to a great start. Everything seems perfect until she goes home for the break and everything changes...

One night sets everything in motion and Mia’s world begins to fall apart. She’s stunned that the life she thought she knew was all a lie. After she loses her family, she’s forced to start over. This time though, she vows to not let anyone get close to her again - to not
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Adriana
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Copy given by author in exchange for honest review.

Firstly I would like to say thankyou for giving me the honour of reading this book. This is a new author to me so I was going in blind so to speak , lets say I was not disappointed. I read the blurb and it spiked my interest straight away and I'm so glad I grabbed this book.

I loved Mia and Colton. When they first meet lets just say she hates his arrogant self but slowly as they get to know each other that hate turns to something else, there was
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Rosie J.
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: YA College Romance Lovers
3.5 Stars

Clean, YA Debut College Romance.

Colton Hunter (football star) makes a terrible first impression on Mia Collins (nerd) and days later Mia is forced to be a part of a group project with Colton and his friend, Zack. Colton strives to make a better impression and eventually they bond and get to know one another as friends. It eventually veers into acknowledgment of their mutual attraction. Of course, there is a woman from the his past that refuses to go away and this woman even threatens
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Kari Davis
3.75 Star

If you’re looking for a sweet college romance this is a book you need to check out. We get the shy and innocent girl who meets the popular and sexy quarterback.

It’s not full of drama, it has some funny moments and it has some tender moments.

Colton isn’t the normal man whore quarterback who normally get. Yes he’s had is fair share of women but there is a sweet and lovable side to him. Once he meets Mia he’s intrigued and wants to get to know her.

Mia is a tad shy, a little nerdy and if
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Diane plourde
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition







Wow!!! What an amazingly written story this was. What makes it so exceptional is that this is the first written book by this author. What attracted me to this story in the first place was the blurb, it was inviting and enticing.

Mia has one mission, get through college unnoticed. Having went through some terrible situations that left her unable to get close to other people. Colton notices her alright. Colton has been keeping some secrets that are just eating away at him. He sees something in
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Natalie Johnson
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This YA romance debut book by Gianna Gabriela is a must read and perfect for anyone! I could not put it down!

Mia’s world fell apart when she came home for break one year and she wakes up to her parents arguing and her Dad drinking. Her Tragic family history after that changed Mia from the easygoing person that she was into one who was focused on getting an education and keeping herself protected from heartache.

Colton was the star football player who wanted to play professionally, but was
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Jennifer Dale
I want to point out that this is somewhat of a cheesy and slightly predictable book. It isn't bad cheesy but cheesy enough that some readers may not like. Me, I love it!
With that said.....

Two Quick Prologues.
First - Mia POV -in what are the beginnings that changed the course of her life
Second - Colton POV - in what are the beginnings that changed his demeanor towards his Mom.

For a cheesy college book, it holds many of my favorite qualities.
Depth
Lots of Quick Banter
Strong And well written
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Beth
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
series. 2nd chance YA romance, not normally the style of writing i do read, but I can and do appreciate it so much. debut novel. such a great read and i wanna read more from Gianna ...love her style ...such a new fan. well done!! all the best 2 u! ( :
Karen Loomis
Dec 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good teen/YA romance. Would have given 5 stars if the unnecessary profanity was left out.
MzzBookworm
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Better with you by Gianna Gabriela

Some secrets destroys you, some may lift you up and change you for the best or for the worst. Mia Collins has her own secrets that keeps her walls close, She is waiting for the one. she has Kiya her best friend and partner in crime who is always there for her and she is her best to make Mia happy. She meets Colton not in a good moment. Love Colton he is always there, great brother and great friend. When is for you it will wait for you until is time. It’s a great
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Adrienne
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Very juvenile. This would have benefited from a high school setting, not college.
Destineeh Imani
Nov 24, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Typical

The book is very typical and rudimentary everything you think is going to happen, will. You see every plot twist from a MILE AWAY. You see the couple fall in love, you have a jealous girl. The couple fights over jealous girl, breaks up. The book ends with a happily ever after. Pathetic. There is nothing original or new about this book. It’s so dumb. I’ve read this story line before just the characters had different names.
Lindy
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So Good that I read it in bed with the light off my cellphone to finish it. I couldn’t put it down!
Arceli
This novel has a lot of great lessons. I love that it is multiracial. I love that there is a diverse group of characters and prejudice is examined here. The love-to-hate romance is particulary awesome. I love how the hero and heroine get to know each other and appreciate one another. The chemistry was super hot and the big plot twist was amazing. Great romance.
Nicole Williams
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won a free ARC of this book. This book is about Mia and Colton. The meet in a college class when they have to do a group project. I love Colton and how when things got hard he never stopped trying. I also love how Colton always found away to be with Mia. I love that Mia didn’t throw herself at Colton just because he was hot. I like that she had a backbone and stood up for herself. I love the ending of the story and can’t wait to find out what happens with the other characters.
Christine Campbell
They meet once when he comes to pick up his drunk sister. He's rude to her. They meet again in class and they have this chemistry and they build their relationship and there is a few bumps on their relationship but in the end they are awesome. He plays football and she is sassy and spunk. I love her
DeeDee
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gianna Gabriela had me hooked with this beautiful love story right from the beginning. Once I started reading, there was no way I could put it down.
Colton and Mia had me going through different emotions, happy and sad, as they discovered their love for each other.
This is very well written, and definitely a must read.
Erika
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ABSOLUTE PERFECTION that you won’t be able to put down!

I mean...what can I say except I absolutely, 150% LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book!!! I couldn’t believe this was Gianna Gabriela’s debut Young Adult book. She hit it WAY out of the park! I was so enamored with this read, not only could I not put it down, I didn’t WANT TO put it down!!! I was mesmerized and completely immersed in the story from the very first page to the very last. Colton and Mia dug deep into my heart and pulled every
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Rebecca Austin
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-author
Mia Collins has a part of her life that she keeps hidden from everyone around her. She is attending college with her roommate Kiya who is trying to get Mia to live a little.

Colton Hunter is the person everyone wants to be around. He is quarterback of the football team and most girls want to be by his side. But Colton is holding something in and he is afraid that his secret will destroy too many people he loves so he holds it in.

When Mia and Colton come together for a project sparks fly but Mia
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Gayle
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So I wasn’t aware until now that this novel was a debut for this author and guys I have to say I am completely blown away.
Only picking this up last night, it consumed me to the point that I couldn’t put the damn thing down until I had it finished.

Mia and Colton’s story was enthralling.
I absolutely loved it.

Both college students, Mia and Colton are complete opposites.
While Colton is popular one, Mia is the quiet and shy one.
While Colton is known by everybody, Mia is known by no one.
While Colton
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Nicole
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
** WARNING** **SWOONING SHALL OCCUR**

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I absolutely adored Better With You

I read it in one sitting. Well technically I was laying, so would you say I finished it in one lay? lol
Any who, once I started reading I couldn't put the book down. It's a fast paced read, no dragging what so ever.

I loved the main and supporting characters. The emotions I felt as I read. PLUS...I absolutely LOVED the Angst!!!!!

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It reminded me so much of my husband and I. The banter, the way they challenge each other.
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J.P. Epperson
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What can I say about this book? Gianna, Gianna, Gianna--is this really your debut??? #blownaway

I was intrigued from the prologue. I couldn't stop turning the pages. I found myself saying "just one more chapter" over and over again.



I had to force myself to put the book down to get some sleep. As soon I woke up, I jumped right back in and read until I finished it. Gianna writes in a way that flows naturally. I fell into the story. It took me back to that stage in my life, new, young love. I found
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