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Saving Meadow

(The Next Generation #1)

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4.48  ·  Rating details ·  957 ratings  ·  102 reviews
She was off-limits. A witness. A victim. And achingly beautiful.

With a shiny new badge clipped to Special Agent Nick Clark’s belt, he thought he could save the world or at least protect those he loved.
A sadistic serial killer proved him wrong.
The only way to keep Meadow Holiday safe was to break the rules, keep her close, and claim her as his own.
He had no business falling
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Kindle Edition, 296 pages
Published October 17th 2019 (first published May 30th 2018)
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"Avonna
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ItCheck out all of my reviews at: https://www.avonnalovesgenres.com

ALL THE PRETTY GIRLS by Riley Edwards is an exceptional start to her Next Generation series of Romantic suspense books to follow her 707 Freedom series. This book is easily read as a standalone even though the characters from the previous series do pop up. It is not difficult to follow their relationship to Nick and it does not confuse the reader, but makes you want to go back and read that series, also.

Meadow Holiday cannot hide
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Big Joe  Rossi
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. Just missed 5 stars. I think lack of a twist and an easy and early figuring out of the bad guy stopped my giving it 5 stars.

Meadow Holiday was the 1st victim, she survived. Disfigured. The killer is back and Special Agent Nick Clark is on the case. He is determined to solve it this time. Last time as her was hot on the heels, the killer stopped killing. Now they are back.

Nick and Meadow semi know each other, they get coffee in the same joint. Both are drawn to each oth
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Kai
Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
New author to me. I really liked this book. H was alpha and sweet which is what the h needed. No ow/om drama, H not a manwhore. Great support characters. Looking forward to reading more from this author.
MillsyLovesBooks
May 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is the first in the Next Generation series. It's a spinoff from Riley Edwards, Black Ops series. Don't worry if you haven't read that series this can be read as a standalone. But if like me you're a fan of that series. You will know that we meet Nick as a child in the final book getting a brief glimpse of him as an adult. I was so happy to know that Nick would be getting his own book.

Nick Clark is an FBI special agent he's transferred into the BAU (Behavioural Analysis Unit) The team i
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Karen Voitik
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
>Book Review – All the Pretty Girls
>I am an independent reviewer. This book is the first in the Next Generation series and ends in an HEA. FBI profiler, Nick falls for the victim that got away from a serial killer. She was disfigured and has horrible self-esteem. Nick wants to convince her of her worth. He takes the relationship so slow that the slow burn really ratchets up the heat. Meadow is the victim that got away. She endures a lot of self-doubt and bullying due to her scars.
>The story has
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Christi Fowler
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Genre: Romance - Suspense, FBI
Standalone: Yes
Part of a Series: Yes Book 1 of The Next Generation series. A spin off of The 707 Freedom Series. You don't need to read the 707 books first but if you do then seeing the families growing up is awesome.
POV: Nick and Meadow
Steam Level: Slow burn to sexiness
4.5/5

This is the third book I've read by Riley Edwards and I really enjoy her writing style. All the Pretty Girls had a ton of suspense, action, and humor. I figured out who did it pretty quick but i
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Belinda Visser
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh wow! Where do I start. I read All the pretty girls in one sitting as I couldn’t put the book down. I was so absorbed into Nick and Meadow’s story that I didn’t want to let go when I reach the end. This book had me guessing who and why. And I was definitely surprise with the twist and couldn’t believe it. Absolutely loved every moment of this book and I highly recommend reading this book.
~~Belinda, Book Haven Book Blog ~~
Jamie Rhodes
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book that I have ever read by this author. I really enjoyed this book. I would put this as a suspense with a bit of an edge. I felt like I was reading an episode of Criminal Minds. This usually isn't a genre that I would one click, but I did enjoy Meadow and Nick's story. Dual point of view. I am not going to spoil the book with details. No cliffhanger.
Jamie Rhodes
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book that I have ever read by this author. I really enjoyed this book. I would put this as a suspense with a bit of an edge. I felt like I was reading an episode of Criminal Minds. This usually isn't a genre that I would one click, but I did enjoy Meadow and Nick's story. Dual point of view. I am not going to spoil the book with details. No cliffhanger.
Teresa
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was a page turner from the start. The chemistry between Meadow and Nick is off the charts. Plus the suspense had you hurrying to read the next page. I absolutely loved every page!
Becca
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely LOVED this book! Can't wait for more in the series! Full Review to come.
Ruth B
Jun 03, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, mystery, 2018
A serial killer is the cause for Nick and Meadow to know each other, one is trying to catch this cruel and bloody person who torments women and the other is the first victim. She is the only one with enough clues to help Nick and the FBI to finally put evil behind bars.

The book has a fast rhythm and the relationship between them evolves super fast but given the circumstances, it sounds quite understandable. We have the constant threat of a new murder and Nick is running against the clock. Of cou
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KFForever
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
kfforever

4.5 Stars ~ Reviewed by Anna Green

Oh my word, this latest book by the author is one that I couldn’t put down and just had to keep on reading way into the early hours of the morning! I have read some of the author’s books before, but I think this is her best work so far as it grabbed my attention right from the start.

Meadow Holiday was a victim of a violent crime that left her scarred for life. She became a loner and kept people at a distance. Although she shies away from attention,
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Anna Green
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars!

Oh my word, this latest book by the author is one that I couldn’t put down and just had to keep on reading way into the early hours of the morning! I have read some of the author’s books before, but I think this is her best work so far as it grabbed my attention right from the start.

Meadow Holiday was a victim of a violent crime that left her scarred for life. She became a loner and kept people at a distance. Although she shies away from attention, there is this one guy at a cafe that
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Rebecca Austin
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-author
Nick Clark is a Special Agent with the FBI and very early on in his career he is transferred over to the BAU Unit and begins to investigate a serial killer that is targeting women. Four years later another killing takes place and they wonder if they have a copycat killer or if the orignal killer is back.

Meadow Holiday was the first victim and she managed to live but has no memory of the events that took place. Her online friendship with Veronica Mars gets her through the tough times until she ha
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Chasing The Words  Book Blog
All The Pretty Girls
Riley Edwards
5 Stars

Where does one start? One would think Riley couldn’t top the men she created when she did with Levi, Lenox, Jasper and Clark well let me tell you there offspring are just as hot if not hotter. Nick Carter, a SA for the FBI - nonetheless, will capture your heart from the beginning all the way to the end.

All The Pretty Girls takes you for a ride with a serial killer targeting “pretty girls”. The murders are horrific and the FBI can’t get one step ahead of t
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Jennifer Pierson
I'm going to start out by saying that although I'm already a HUGE fan of the brilliant Riley Edwards, she definitely brought new levels of A-game to the table with her newest piece of exciting goodness, and frankly, I couldn't get enough of it, to the point that I devoured it in less than a couple of hours, then wanted more immediately. I won't bore you with any details, (yeah I'm being super sarcastic), but seriously here's all I'm willing to give since it's a romantic suspense. Meadow is a sur ...more
Robyn Corcoran
Jun 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
41/2 stars
All The Pretty Girls is the first thriller I have read for quite a while and I can honestly say I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Living his dream of becoming an FBI agent Nick Clark was something he had wanted from a very young age. Once he graduated he is accepted into the coveted unit of profiling and his very first case still goes unsolved four years later. Meadow Holiday was the first victim but was lucky to survive and the only one. The two had seen each other at Sam's Coffee House and fel
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She's a Lip Biter
Jun 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
41/2 stars
All The Pretty Girls is the first thriller I have read for quite a while and I can honestly say I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Living his dream of becoming an FBI agent Nick Clark was something he had wanted from a very young age. Once he graduated he is accepted into the coveted unit of profiling and his very first case still goes unsolved four years later. Meadow Holiday was the first victim but was lucky to survive and the only one. The two had seen each other at Sam's Coffee House and fel
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My2CentsBookReviews
You want to be the detective tracking down the serial killer this story has twist, turns and bam power packed ending!

Are you a John Sanford, Flowers, Heather Graham addictive? If so you should let read this story chasing after an FBI case by being Nicks silent partner watching the witness, evidence, cast of characters it is intriguing, suspenseful and finally no cliff hanger the case gets solved. The story has a tough children my background and details that bring the case to light. Meadow was a
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Crystal's Book World ~ Crystal Cordova
I remember some of the early books when Riley Edwards was coming out with her new books. Boy how much have her stories have grown! I could not shake this story from me even as it has been a couple of days since I read the end of All the Pretty Girls. Wow Nick is all grown now. He his turned out into a fine young man. He has made a successful career for himself with the FBI. I was afraid when he met Meadow officially, he would have that whole "Hero" side that his feelings would be clouded when it ...more
Sharon Grow
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is a serial killer on the loose…one that has been silent for a few years but is back. There is one survivor of this killer and her name is Meadow. This story had me hooked from the very beginning. The raw emotions and strength of Meadow as she has tried to rebuild her life, after her near fatal attack, was so well written. Meadow’s hope hinges on help from Special Agent Nick Clark. Now Nick did not previously know who Meadow was, but he has seen her at their favorite coffee shop and was in ...more
Reading Addict
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I read this book it was titled as Saving Meadow but has since been renamed All the Pretty Girls. I really enjoyed this romantic suspense/thriller. Nick Clark has been with the FBI since he graduated and he's the youngest member of his team. They have been searching for a local serial killer for years but they kept coming up dry. It's 4 years since the last killing and they have started up again. Nick is going back to the beginning. He and his team have tracked down the killer's first victim ...more
Judi
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All The Pretty Girls

Riley Edwards does it again. 5+++ Stars!

Reading one of Riley Edwards' books is like driving a fine sports car on a two lane road that twists and turns through a mountainside, hugging high rock walls while also coming awfully close to the sheer drop-offs of shoulders with no barricades.

All The Pretty Girls brings Nick Clark (FBI Special Agent) and Meadow Holiday (a witness & victim) together on a path that is filled with ups, downs, humor, romance and terror as a serial kill
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Tonya
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This is the first book in the Next Generation series. This is the kids of the 707. If you haven’t read that series yet, that’s okay. Nick is introduced in the fourth book, Freedom. We get the story of how, and why, he came to live with his Uncle Nolan when he was eleven. I do suggest you read that series, but this is a standalone, so you don’t have to read it first.

Nick is all grown up now. He’s with the FBI’s BAU. He didn’t exactly follow in his uncle’s footsteps.

A serial killer from his first
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Cara Ross
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All the Pretty Girls is the story of FBI profiler Nick, who falls for Meadow, who was the victim of a serial killer, but she managed to survive by escaping, but terrifying situation left her horribly scarred inside and out! But Nick doesn't see Meadow the way that she sees herself! He sees her as the missing part of himself.

I had no idea if I was going to like this book, but I was intrigued by the Criminal Minds type of story, but the book was even more than what I hoped for! From the slow build
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Gary
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow to OMG Triple Wow

Here I go I don't write to many reviews main reason I hated book reviews I had to write in school always got a D or D- So Riley don't grade me. Nick, Meadows and Sally's story was believable the FBI office and the present case problems with the case and personal problems, the attack on Meadows 5 years ago. Nicks training of Sally a service dog for a Wounded Warrior a subject dear to my heart I am also a Life Member of the DAV. Then I got to page 155 through 162 on my EBook a
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Marie
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
From sweet to three-alarm-hot in seconds!

Not sure why I haven't read a Riley Edwards book before...but I will be reading many more in the future! I really enjoyed this one, there is a great mix of drama, intrigue, steam, horror and sweet love. Nick and Meadow are strong characters who draw you in and the plot has some fantastic twists, I did guess the murderer and the big twist quite early on but wasn't totally sure I was right until the end, so it didn't spoil it because there was always that s
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Carol
May 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Saving Meadow

Nick Clark is now a grown, handsome man working for the FBI. He and his buddies a working a serial killer case that has them somewhat stumped. When they realize that the woman who was probably the killers first victim, the only one to live, they decide to dig deeper. Imagine the surprise to both Nick and the woman Meadow, when she is interviewed only to find out they had both been interested in the other since they started to utilize the same coffee shop.
Nick's interest is much more
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Ann Meemken
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Meadow was brutally attacked by a serial killer. She was the only one to escape with her life.

Nick is a special agent with the FBI. He is with a special division that specializes in serial killers. He is trying to find a big break in this case and hopes to get the killer behind bars.

Meadow is the only connection that could shed some light on this case.

This story is full of compassion, friendship, love and suspense. I like how vivid the author describes the crime scenes. Meadow is a strong, car
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