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Darling

(Darling Devils #1)

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A one-night stand with a rockstar on my birthday?
I’ll pass.


But Dan Darling, sexy and irresistible as he is, doesn’t take no for an answer.
What follows?
Five incredible days and a connection I thought I’d never feel.
Until he leaves on tour.
Until we’re done before we’re anything.
It hurts, but it’s nothing compared to what I've been through before.

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The first time I saw Anna,
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Kindle Edition, 334 pages
Published November 12th 2019
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Dora Koutsoukou
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-5-stars, emotional
4,5 💖🤩🤔💖 oxymoronic 🌟🌟🌟🌟s❣️

This read was so contradicting for me!
It was exceptionally written, with depth, the characters and the storyline were amazingly developed, not a light read at all. It was full of love, strength, struggles, faith and support. The research the author went through as to write this story was highly perceivable and well regarded.
I loved it but there was a part that didn’t excite me. Mental issues is a topic I avoid to read and if I had known they were incorporated in this
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J. Saman
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm embarrassed to say that this is my first Gabrielle G. book. But it most definitely will not be my last. Wow! What an amazing story. Anna and Dan were insta-chemistry! The kind that had me fanning myself several times during the book.
Anna hasn't had it easy. In fact, on her birthday she runs into her Scumbag ex-husband who she caught cheating on the day she lost their baby. Pretty awful stuff. But Dan Darling, swoony lead singer of the Darling Devils swoops in to save the day. What happens a
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Autumn Archer
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Darling is one of those books you read that leaves an imprint on your heart. The emotion and sensitivity of real life issues were extremely well written, pulling me along on a journey of real life ups and downs. The power of Dan and Anna journey captured me to the very end. I loved reading their beautiful story, where reality is hard and happily ever afters are achieved through devotion and perseverance. Gabrielle has a certain flow of writing that keeps me both entertained and enthralled. A mus ...more
LaToya (Readingbythebayou)
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amazing

Wow! I have the biggest book hangover after reading this amazing book. I'm still reeling and emotional from that epilogue. Dan and Anna are great characters but Dan has a special place in my heart. This was a new to me author but she definitely has a new fan. Do yourself a favor and read this book!
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Athena D.
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 STARS


”She’s the ink I needed to tell my story, as well as the essential fuel to do so.”


Gabrielle G. has outdone herself again and penned another incredibly mesmerizing novel!!! Anna and Dan’s story is more than a rockstar romance. It touches on a sensitive topic, which the author delivered in a well researched manner.

I read this book in one sitting, I couldn’t put it down! I was hooked after the first chapter...can you say ‘Best Exit Ever’!!! Anna and Dan had a sort of instant
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Bozena
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I think it’s absolutely no secret for everyone, that I love Gabriela's books.
So far, I have mentioned, seen, read, felt and loved every one of her books.
She doesn't stop to surprise me, which is insane!!! Eveyone of here books is a total SUPRISE in my eyes, but this book is kind of the biggest surprise ever 😁😁😁
Darling is in my opinion her best book so far ❤❤❤.
It's completely different, nothing like the other books before!!!
And it's not like the usual rockstar books you know either. No! It's n
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S.S. Richards
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story was just… everything. It’s emotional and so beautifully written. I felt the words, felt the pain and every other emotion that was described in this book. Not my first book by Gabrielle G. but this one was just…. Special. Dan Darling is the kind of man that you cannot help but fall in love with. But he goes through so much and it’s heartbreaking. I cried at moments, and laughed at Anna’s sarcasm. The characters are amazing and their chemistry is out of this world. Heartbreaking and emo ...more
Mehaque Khanum
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was ok
I liked it until the epilogue said the girl dies of cancer at the age of 75 and then wanted the guy to find love again.

Like geez girl, a year or later he'd join you too and leave another girl heartbroken- WE DON'T WANT THAT. Thank God, he didn't because "instalove" happens only once.

Right.

Also the girl knew that he literally betrayed her with promise of a future and fucked another girl right after breaking up with her and YET she answered his text without calling him a bastard ? and happily t
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CLEO
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-reads
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"I'm not blinded by lust or stardom but by the promise of what we could be."

Just tear my heart out, why don’t you!!!

Damn this was a beautiful story.
Realism at it's core!

Anna meets Dan the one person she wants to shy away from. She’s not your typical women and will not fall to the ground for a Rockstar. If he wants her he needs to work for it and she stands her ground.

Dan has met his match! He’s so intrigued with Anna he can’t stop thinking about her. He thinks
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Gabrielle G.
Sep 14, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: favorites
💚(^O^☆♪ L͙I͙V͙E͙ N͙O͙W͙ ♪ ☆ ^O ^)💚

💚🎸DARLING ву Gabrielle G 🎸💚

** #1 release & Bestseller in 2 categories on Amazon **

🎸 Universal buy link 🎸
https://books2read.com/Darling

🎸 A rockstar romance with swoons, laughter and heartbreaking truths.

B͙L͙U͙R͙B͙:

Anna: A one-night stand with a rock star isn’t what I had planned on my birthday. But Dan Darling, sexy and irresistible as he is, doesn’t take no for an answer. What follows? Five incredible days and a connection I thought I’d never feel. Until he lea
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Thuy Taylor
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book!!!!! This is an easy recommendation one click!

Anna has had it rough over the past few years. Finding her ex husband cheating on her during her most stressful, vulnerable time in her life. She is focused on her job. Anna and Dan Darling meet when he helped her out of a situation with her Scumbag Ex. He swoops in, being all hot, swoony and saved her. Thats where it started this "relationship". There is so much depth to this story and Gabrielle dives right in and helps you understand the
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Nikki (Deeply Bookish)
Jun 04, 2020 rated it did not like it
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J. Marie
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ five beautiful stars

Darling is a story about two people finding love amidst the cards life deals us. It’s about the fear of love after betrayal and a story that will leave its imprint all over you. It’s clear this author spent a lot of time researching the main topic in this book and I applaud her for the way she handled it.

This is a must read for me and I highly recommend it. I laughed at some parts, cried at others, but in the end it made an impact on how I thought about mental hea
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Bella Emy
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love anything that Gabrielle G. writes... this one is no different! This story was amazing with a twist you don't see coming. The writing is amazing, the characters are well-developed, and the plot is OMG so good! I loved this one, and I'm looking forward to so many more works from this very talented author. ...more
Natalia
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Not your usual rock star book....
Both characters are mature H is 40 and the h 38!!

Triguers:
Misscariaged
Cheating (by ex-husband)
Both Mc are with other people when apart.
Mental illness
TheMommaBookClub
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Darling by Gabrielle G

𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘯𝘥’𝘴 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘐 𝘱𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰.
𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘐 𝘧𝘦𝘭𝘵 𝘢𝘴 𝘪𝘧 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘭. 𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘴𝘯’𝘵 𝘢 𝘧𝘢𝘯.
𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘴𝘯’𝘵 𝘢 𝘧𝘶𝘤𝘬.
𝘚𝘩𝘦’𝘴 𝘢 𝘸𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘱𝘪𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵. -Dan
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𝕊𝕥𝕠𝕣𝕪𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕖: Anna’s birthday goes from annoying to catastrophic when her ex-husband and his new wife try to make catty small talk at the bar where her friends have abandoned her. Luckily, a tal
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Trish (Beautiful Chaos Reviews)
Darling was the first book I read by Gabrielle G. Two things right off the bat---these people are not in their twenties and, as such, they have experiences and "stuff" that happens as we grow older, and the book grabbed me and did not let go until I turned the last page.

Dan Darling is so cool, and the way he meets Anna is breathtaking. Talk about a rescue! No spoilers--read the book! But Dan has things going on in Dan that are not easily fixable or glossed over. Here is why I have fallen for Ga
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Anna Theurer (Anna's Bookshelf)
Darling is an emotionally charged, beautifully written rock star romance that is sure to make you laugh, swoon, and even cry. It takes a very talented author to craft such an engaging story that elicits that many emotions. This book was not what I was expecting and I mean that in a good way. I am not usually one for the insta-love trope, but the way this author portrayed Dan’s and Anna’s feelings towards each other and the progression of their relationship worked very well for the story.

Anna is
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EducatedBookFreak
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This rock star romance mixed with emotion, Twists and turns, and everything in between will become one of your top reads of 2019!! The author absolutely blew me away and I never expected what came of this story!! This unsual romance will absolutely enthrall every part of your being and make you fall in love with Dan and Anna from the very beginning.

What an epic, rockstar romance that will stay with me a long time. This author continues to get better and better with each book. This book was WOW
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Ashley Estep The Art of Reading
What can I say about this book? How about it is freaking amazing and everyone needs to read it! I'm not even sure how Gabrielle G. manages to keep upping her game with every book she writes, but she does and we all get the reward!

Darling is an emotional roller coaster that will have you on the edge of your seat wondering what she's going to put you through next. One minute I would be smiling and the next I would have to remind myself not to throw my kindle so I won't break it.

Gabrielle G. is an
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Mybookscafe
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Books are written with the intention to not only captive the reader but also leave a lasting impression long after the book is finish. Darling by Gabrielle G. is one of those books.

The journey of Anna and Dan, has the stuff you think of when you picture rockstars, women, sex, late nights, traveling etc, however this is not your typical rockstar read. Anna and Dan are two complicated souls, who each has something from their past that hinders them from being complete and open with each other.

I enj
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Karen
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First time author for me and not my last.

I loved these characters. I felt Dan was truly a rock star by the author portrayal of Dan, Art, and Lars sleeping/sex of groupies. What started me as odd was how Dan met Anna. He overhead Anna and her ex-husband with a strained conversation and he inserted himself. She let it play out to rid herself of ex but Dan was now a big Anna "fan". That seemed to make the book cheesy (insta-love) but Anna had to be convinced to allow Dan into her life. It really is
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Britt The Hatters
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Instalove with a unique twist. Gabrielle G. delivers quite a touching story with Anna and Dan. She had me hooked with two things I’m always a fan of, sweet Rockstars and Mental Health Awareness. This book is a roller coaster of emotion and clearly written by someone who took their time to really research and educate themselves so they could not only bring their characters to life but also give a voice to those who are like Dan.
Both Anna and Dan’s characters hit home for me. As someone with my o
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Samantha
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You guys are definitely gonna need your tissues for this one. I just finished this beauty of a book and guys you will definitely need that box of tissues handy. Gabrielle G has written these characters amazingly and has done an amazing job portraying them and their individual traits. You will laugh, you will cry, you might also want to slap one or all of the characters upside the head but I fell in love with Anna and Dan from their first meet and I’m sure you guys will too. This book delves into ...more
QueenOfBooks88
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Phew this book was immense and utterly amazing! It had me hooked from the very first page and it didnt disappoint, the way Gabrielle really went in depth with Dan's secret touched me to the very soul. The fact she has written characters that people can and will relate to is brilliant, whether it be Anna or Dan you will love both of them equally! Gabrielle is a brilliant author and if you haven't read her books already i suggest you do! 😊 ...more
Thandiwe Mpofu
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Talk about deep in the feels!
Gabs takes you on a ride of your life with this book which I personally think is Gabs at her finest! I loved Dan... He wasn't your typical rocker. He wasn't cocky but he was confident and he knew what he wanted or who he wanted to do. But for me, I navigated this story through Anna's eyes. And God did it break my heart and I loved every moment of it.

And the cover? You need a copy of this paperback. It's just a darling. See what I just did there?
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Gina Burkart
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a amazing read by this author. This is the first book that I’ve read by this author and will not be my last. This is a beautiful read that will take you on a emotional ride and grab your heart and will have you loving this beautiful story. Anna and Dan Story is beautiful written and you feel like you are right their throughout their journey.
Foxie_bookaddict
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
if i could give this book more than 5 stars i would.
this book is well written as always this author tends to write daily and emotional issues with simple words yet with such a deep connection.
the green colour isn't randomly chosen.
its a definitely a must READ
dan darling will make your panties drop
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SandraBarg
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very Good Book!

This book was a breath of fresh air! The H is a great guy, loving and fun, who happens to be a Rock Star, who suffers from a mental illness. The author do a fantastic job in shedding light on this illness, while still keeping a great story going. I will be reading more of her books and I highly recommend everyone else to give her a try!
Mimi
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful and sad, this is an unexpectedly complex story that I couldn’t put down. I’ve never read a romance that also dealt with mental health, and felt so profoundly invested in the characters and their struggles. Gabrielle’s writing is captivating, heartbreaking and at times straight-up hilarious.
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Real - Raw - Authentic.
Because life is not always easy.

Gabrielle G.'s writing is driven by pure emotion and will leave you out of breath, yearning for more, while at the same time wiping away tears.

She will do anything for a hot cup of tea, still celebrates her half-birthdays, and feels everyone has an inner temptuous voice.

Born in France and having lived in Switzerland, Gabrielle currently reside
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