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It’s been seven years since Quinn Walker ended our engagement and left me with a broken heart.

I’ve moved on, married his enemy, and started my own family.

Everything was perfect…until it wasn’t. My new life was a lie, and my husband turned out to be a fraud. The man that I married was now a wanted fugitive, and my ex-fiancé was the cop who was intent on making him pay.

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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
-Jenna, 4 stars

This was my first from this author and this story was quite enjoyable! We meet Charlotte, whose life seems to be going good until it all falls apart in seconds. We also meet Quinn who comes back into Charlotte's life and boy does he turn it all into an uproar. This story was captivating from prologue to epilogue. There was steam, romance, sweetness, and lots of action and surprises. I enjoyed the chemistry between our characters and their feelings for each other plus their
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Christine
Dec 28, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

When I first chose this book and read the blurb I was like, oh this sounds really good! Well, the blurb was definitely better then what I ended up reading. It wasn't horrible it was the fact that I couldn't like either of the main characters.

Quinn and Charlotte were engaged year ago when Quinn up and dumps her to further his career. A friend Grant, swoops in and steals Charlotte and knocks her up and they get married. Fast forward 7 years and it turns out Grant is a piece of sh@t. He
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Tanja Kezmic
Jan 02, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: jan-2020, omgreads, 3
I'm at a fence about this book - I mean it was good and all but Quinn got on my nerves. Charlotte was deal with a lot of stress and he kept making the same mistakes and pressuring her to give in. So obviously I'm not a big fan of him.

I liked Charlotte. She was doing her best to keep her head above water. His presence didn't help the matter at all. I did love the HEA but still...
Unfortunately I'm giving my first 3* in 2020.

***Review copy requested and reviewed on behalf of OMGReads Blog***
Sassy Southern
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Charlotte Anderson is married to Grant, an Assistant District Attorney, and a mother to 6 year old Emory. When Grant is involved in a car accident that kills 5 people and then vanishes, she finds her life being scrutinized and soon learns that Grant may have had a double life. Yet nothing prepares her to be face to face with the man who previously broke her heart, Detective Quinn Walker.
Detective Quinn Walker was once engaged to Charlotte but broke her heart when he suddenly left. When he learns
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A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
I was so emotional by the end of this book that the tears were pooled in my eyes. I loved the burn of this lost love/second chance romance. The emotions that pulled at my heartstrings and I felt deep down in my soul are the best kind of feels I can get from a great story, like this one.

Charlotte is having such a hard time in her life. She shines with courage and the love of her beautiful little girl. , Emery. I could feel her heart throughout the whole book. The struggle to do what’s right is
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Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Quinn and Charlotte were very much in love until his plans went sideways. Quinn handled their situation poorly and bowed out of their engagement. Now its seven years later and Charlotte is in a malstorm caused by her husband. He was not who she thought he was and now he is on the run leaving Charlotte and their daughter to handle the fallout and danger as well. Quinn still has his feelings and is determined to show Charlotte but someone is out there looking for he husband and Charlotte is the ...more
Lenna  Wright-Berry
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Quinn and Charlotte was 20 when they were in it for life with the ring. Next thing Charlotte knows is Quinn left her and headed to California and told her there was another woman. The day he left she went out to numb her pain and meeting Grant, their neighbor. She knew she got drunk and invited him into her place but blacked out. 7 years later her marriage is on the rocks, her 6 year old daughter is a bundle of energy and her husband is on the run after a car wreak that killed 5, he left the ...more
Maureen
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
I came across S. Jones on this Facebook event in December. When I read about her books I found myself really wanting to read her books. So when I joined her Facebook group and saw a post about an opportunity to read an ARC of her new book ‘Whatever It Takes’ I definitely needed to respond a.s.a.p. So when I received the ARC shortly after, I couldn’t be more excited so I started reading immediately.

In ‘Whatever It Takes’ we meet Charlotte shortly after her life got horrible wrong. Charlotte’s
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Victoria Weston
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love the work by this author and this book does not disappoint, it's absolutely fabulous.

I've read books by this author before and I couldn't wait to read this book.


I absolutely loved these characters. Charlotte has a hell of a lot going on especially with her estranged husband who's gone missing. Her life is abit scary at the moment for her and her daughter. She's been highly
manipulated by her ex husband in ways that will shock the hell out of you.
Quinn has come back into her life
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Amanda McCalip
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a good read! It was my first by S. Jones and I'll definitely read something by this author again. My only issue with this book is, I couldn't really get into either of the main characters so it took a bit for me to really get into the story. I had a very hard time liking Quinn for a majority of this book. This was most likely what the author wanted, you to dislike him and then fall in love with the character, but I had a hard time eventually liking him. He walked out on Charlotte years ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
S. Jones is a new to me author, and man, I couldn't put this book down. Whatever It Takes took me on an emotional journey, (albeit a ton of rage), which kept me on the edge of my seat, while turning pages as quickly as possible. Charlotte & Quinn were in love when they were younger, until he made some pretty douchey decisions that had me gunning for him out of the gate. She was left brokenhearted, and ended up married to Grant after becoming pregnant. Fast forward 7 years later, and ...more
Breen Rdz
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it

“I’m still emotional for the ending of this book. When I first read the blurb I was like oh, this book sounds good! But it was way better! S. Jones was a new author to me si I wasn’t sure how it was going to be and I really enjoyed what I read. A story that kept me on the edge. Whatever It Takes was a deep emotional story, a rollercoaster ride I never saw coming.

Charlotte and Quinn were younger lovers until he left, made some pretty bad decisions that left her heartbroken. She ended up marrying
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Steph (A Brunette and Her Books)
Charlotte and Quinn had a history---they were in love, until life tore them apart. What neither one was expecting was to be thrown back into each other's lives, this time, for a different reason--to put Charlotte's husband away for a long time.

Quinn was Charlotte's one true love. But when things went awry, Charlotte found herself married to Grant, with a child. Her life was not all it turned out to be, when she realized the double life her husband was living. Determined to get away from it all,
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Sharon
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
4.75 stars
This is the first book I have read by the author and it will not be the last. Charlotte and Quinn fell in love when they were younger but unfortunately the timing was off. They went their separate ways and it left Charlotte with a broken heart. Adding insult to injury, Charlotte and friends went out to help her drown her sorrows and she wound up on a new path with a new man. Fast forward seven years and Charlotte’s husband Grant is not the man she thought he was. As a once promising
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Cheryl O'Harney
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Charlotte and Quinn were together and in love up until Quinn walked out, leaving her brokenhearted, she ended up married to Grant after becoming pregnant, now fast forward seven years and Charlotte's life is thrown into chaos thanks to Grant and the unsavoury people he’s involved with, turns out he wasn’t the man she thought he was, now she's determined to protect their daughter, even if it's from Grant himself.

The circumstances bring Quinn back into her life, but can these two have a second
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The Smutbrarians
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Feels 0
Steam 1
Storyline 3.5
Overall Rating 3.5
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When I found this book and read the blurb I was like, oh this sounds really good! But I couldn't like either of the main characters. Quinn and Charlotte were engaged year ago when Quinn up and dumps her to further his career. A friend Grant, swoops in and steals Charlotte, knocks her up and they get married. Fast forward 7 years and it turns out Grant is a piece of sh@t. He ends up in trouble, betrays
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Cassie Ashford
Jan 09, 2020 rated it liked it
I’m riding the fence on this book and here’s why.

The premise of the book is a good. Charlotte is married to man that is now a figure in a large case. He was a crappy husband and father to put his family in jeopardy and don’t get me started on how he treated Charlotte. Quinn comes into play as one of the cops on the case and he is Charlotte’s ex that broke her heart. Obviously this cause issues between Quinn and Charlotte because she doesn’t want to near him.

What I felt missing was the
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Michele A.
Jan 11, 2020 rated it liked it
When I read the blurb for Quinn and Charlotte's story I thought it would be really good. It was sadly lacking a few things for me to really like it. Truth be told, I didn't care for either Quinn or Charlotte. Both of them were still pretty immature and self-centered. After 7 years apart, neither one of them really made good choices at times. Quinn had left her behind and moved on 7 years prior and Charlotte fell into a relationship right away. It seemed neither one of them had a good reason for ...more
Denise Van plew
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the first time in reading this author. What lured me to this one was what was to be in the story. It would be devastating to be married to someone and they turned out to be something else they were that good at camouflage. I was at one time so I know how it feels so could relate to this character Charlotte. Oh then there is Quinn and everything is upside down. I also smelled a second chance. Funny how guys and gals think different when certain issues are involved. That is what happens ...more
Donna
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is about a woman named Charlotte, whose fiance (Quinn) suddenly broke their engagement seven years before and broke her heart. She ended up married to his enemy (Grant) and having a child with him. But Grant turns out to be an adulterer and also a criminal involved even with mob activities. So she decides to divorce him. She is now in danger though, as a person significant to Grant, so Quinn (now a cop) moves in to protect her. They still love each other deeply it seems, so readers ...more
Sally Mieske
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is my first time reading S Jones and it definitely won’t be last. Whatever It Takes is told in first person, dual person POV. I’m a sucker for second chance romances and that’s exactly what Charolette and Quinn’s story is. Add in Quinn’s husband and you get some suspense.

I can’t imagine how Charolette felt when she learned exactly what her husband was capable of. Grant is a grade A a$$hole!! It’s like he is living a double life and manages to put his wife and child in danger. Quinn is a
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Sharon
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a great story for a second chance romance. Quinn and Charlotte were in love and engaged. It all ended when Quinn left to pursue his goal and didn’t look back.
Charlotte picked up the pieces of her broken life and happened to marry Quinn’s enemy and had a daughter.
When Charlotte finds that her husband is evil to the core and has left her and their daughter in situation Quinn steps in as a detective to protect Charlotte and her daughter and to win her back. Neither has forgotten the other but
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Linda Rea
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was so exciting! Charlotte and the love of her life Quinn broke up seven years ago and neither one has recovered. When Charlottes current husband Grant is wanted for a bad accident where he fled the scene, one of the policemen that showed up at the door was Quinn. Quinn has every intention of just making sure Charlotte and her daughter Emery are safe as Grant has some dealings with some shady characters. As much as Quinn tries to be professional his heart finally comes back to life but ...more
Kristina Simkins
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Loved Quinn and Charlotte’s story. It kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Whatever It Takes is very well written with wonderful characters and a great, easy to read storyline. It’s a fantastic, action packed page-turner full of suspense, angst, and a second chance at true love.

Quinn walked away from his engagement to Charlotte seven years ago leading to circumstances that change Charlotte’s life forever. Seven years later and Quinn is back and is one of the detectives on the
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Christine Woinich
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a second-chance-at-love story. Charlotte and Quinn were meant for each other, but youth and fear took that away. As fate brought them back together, the sparks continued to fly. Charlotte's current life showed her to be a good mom and strong enough to deal with the bad stuff. Quinn was a straight forward guy looking to protect Charlotte and Emery. They tried to be truthful but feared some information would destroy their chance together. I loved the fact that both families were accepting ...more
Mary Fazzi
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-read-books
Charlotte and Quinn fell in love so young that they didn’t really get to live. Then Quinn breaks up with Charlotte and destroys her heart. Where Grant steps in because he loves her and tries to make a life for them. For 7 years Charlotte misses Quinn and thinks about him. When Grant does the unthinkable and goes into hiding that’s when Quinn comes back into the picture and re-claims Charlotte. Since Charlotte has had a life with another man for seven years is it easy for him to step in or does ...more
Adalle
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMG...
How many twists and turns can one book have...
This book. OMG! Whatever It Takes just flows oh so very well and will keep you in constant hopeful, that there is a HEA the second time around.
Just the mere thought of Quinn and Charlotte’s chemistry is what will keep you wanting more.

I have to say, this the first time that I’ve ever read ANYTHING from this author, and it’s definitely not the last.

I voluntarily received an advanced copy of this book via Booksprout and any opinions expressed
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Pamela
Charlotte had a good life married to district attorney Grant and mother to six year old Emory. When Grant is involved in a car accident that kills five people and vanishes, everything falls apart for Charlotte. Quinn is a police detective and ex fiance to Charlotte. He wants to protect Charlotte and Emory from Grant and the shenanigans he's involved in up to his neck. Will Charlotte let the man that hurt her so badly in the past back into her life? She has to be cautious with her heart and her ...more
Kelly Kemmerly
Jan 06, 2020 rated it liked it
This was a surprise of a read for me. At first I wasn't sure what to think about Charlotte's character, but as the chapters moved on I grew to appreciate her personality and need to keep her daughter safe at all cost. Quinn on the other hand seemed like the alpha man from chapter two. His desire to stay near Charlotte and protect her was one of his best traits.
I loved the ebbs and flows of this story and was equally pleased with the character development. I will happily read more of S. Jones'
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Alison Davis
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Quinn and Charlotte have an amazing story that you do not want to miss out on. (They are one of my favorite couples that I have read about). Once engaged, they break up and then spend seven years apart. During that time, major events happen in Charlotte's life that will change her forever. Once Quinn returns, the push and pull begins and it takes you on a crazy ride with drama. mystery, revelations galore, sexy times and eventually the happily ever after they were always destined to have. This ...more
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