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(Bullied #2)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  651 ratings  ·  89 reviews
Two months have passed since the day I pushed Hayden away. Two months since I found out he loved me and wanted to be with me. I’ve been trying to move on and forget about him, but my heart refuses to listen.

Hayden had almost died saving me. Half of me wants to forgive him for everything and give him another chance. The other half prevents me from doing so, distrusting hi
Kindle Edition, 312 pages
Published March 31st 2020
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mel ☽
3.75 stars


first of all, i just wanna say that whoever made this cover? i love you. this cover is so beautiful goddamn.

but anyways, after reading bullied, i was so excited to read this book because knowing that Hayden (H) and Sarah's (h) story takes place in THREE books, i knew there was gonna be a lot of push and pull here and i wasn't disappointed.

this book is pretty dark and not for everyone because even i was upset with some things and there are tropes here that i found annoying (h doing the
Jun 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is like an addiction. You can complain as much as you like about the unhealthy relationships, the bullies, and the psychos but one the thing is certain, you won't be satiated till you devour the whole book. ...more
Jessica *The Lovely Books*
“I’m walking on a thin line.
Still searching for any sign.
How do you love and hate?
It sounds like a twisted fate.”

If I had to use one word to describe Pained, it’s intense. It’s so deeply intense that I still have chills running up and down my body. Hollins writes one hell of a follow-up novel. Bullied was just as intense and devastating; but the second book has left me feeling so weak. Yes, that ending left me feeling breathless and I have no idea how I’ll be able to wait that long for the ne
WTF did I just read??? How did it come from Hayden bullying Sarah in the 1st book to her APOLOGISING for "leaving" him at the very end of the previous book after he finally revealed his feelings? Well, she tried to escape him and this toxic af relationship. Kudos for trying, by the way.
The concentration of psychos in this book is just... astounding. Too much. When I think of it, I cannot even name a single character without some kind of a mental issue. Bullies, sociopaths, murders, good for not
Jan 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
FIVE STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

It took me awhile to finish this book. It wasn’t because I didn’t like it. I actually liked this waaay more than the first book. It was bc there is a lot going on right now so I’ve been trying to deal with that.
But yeah, I enjoyed this book.

A full review is on the way!

Miranda Hillers
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMG. I thought that Sarah and Hayden finally came togehther and happily living after all. But no. Vera Hollins has to give me a headache. That being said, Vera is such a good author who has the ability to make my so emotional that my tears didn't dry. Every time I turned a page, I didn't want to read further because I would reached the end of the story. I cannot wait for the next book in this serie. Thank you, Vera. You continued again such a amazing journey for Sarah and Hayden that five stars ...more
Sophie Ruthven
Feb 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book much better than the last, even though I still wanted to bang my head at times when they kept going round in circles. Every time progress was made it felt like they went back to square one.
It was nice seeing growth from both of them though, and communication is a hot topic of mine.
The plot was far more gripping, with more depth than OTT bully, and that shows the authors growth too.
And that ending.... diving immediately into book three.
Paula  Phillips
Mar 31, 2020 rated it really liked it

At the end of Book #1, we saw Sarah making a hard choice to leave Hayden Black and started dating Matteo. Book #2 starts with a past scene of Sarah and her mother Patricia being beaten up by her mother's boyfriend Brad at the time. The book then jumps to three years later which is the present time. Sarah is trying to move on with her life and wishing that her feelings will develop for Matteo but she can't help loving Hayden despite his bullying and treating her terribly. We remember from Book #1
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Apr 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
-Jenna, 4 stars

This is the second book ino the Bullied series, starting right where book one left off.

I really enjoyed getting to see a much different view of Hayden in this story. And Sarah is evolving much more into a stronger individual. The story again was emotionally tough to read. It was a roller coaster of extreme ups and downs but written so truthfully and genuinely. There was more action and suspense in this one that kept you at the edge of your seat. Even to the very end you will be bi
♥️Fantasy Land  Book Reviewer♥️
After getting off the emotional high of book 1, Bullied I jumped right into this one. Pained started off with a strong note. I was looking forward to Sarah moving forward and maybe Hayden getting some help for his issues. But it seemed that we were stuck right back to the beginning of book 1. That was not where I thought Vera would take us. To be honest I was highly disappointed.

I kept reading and I will say Pained did get better to the point that Sarah grew up a little and started doing some r
Katarina Devri
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can anyone tell me when pained will be available to read? Please😣
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I don't hate Hayden, but I don't love him either. I want to say a lot of things, but, I rather not. I believe it would be too much. ...more
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
HOLLY HADES..... I can't stop saying this because this book was that and so much more. We continue with Sarah being bullied and Hayden trying to figure things out. He knows that he cares for Sarah but there is still something there that is keeping him away from her. We also learn that Hayden had a mental disorder and he is trying to deal with that.

So Sarah decides to start dating someone and she likes him only her heart belongs to Hayden even after all he has done to her. We get the background s
Mandy’s Book Reviews
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-arc-read
Wow ! This is a definite emotional roller coaster of a ride and the push and pull between these characters is intense and the chemistry between these two have sparks flying and just when I thought Sara and Hayden would get a happily ever after boom Vera Hollins puts a twist on it ! 😩 I NEED book 2 ASAP!!! Great read definite must read to all my bully romance lovers and can’t wait for the next book to come !

*** I voluntarily reviewed an advanced complimentary copy of this book ***
Jul 13, 2020 rated it liked it
I disliked the first book, DNF, but decided to give the second a chance and I was not disappointed. Trouble sure likes to follow poor Sarah, and I would like to see them happy together. The writing's also improved and I thoroughly enjoyed it. ...more
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Vera has done it again. From the moment I picked up this book, I was hooked. Sarah and Hayden have many challenges that they have to overcome and put their love for each other up to the test but what an amazing journey to watch them overcome and fight against all odds.

This book is extremely emotional and has the ability to make you ugly cry. It is so well written that you are constantly on your toes, flipping pages to find out more and more. I am obsessed with these books and cannot wait for mor
Ashley Cestra
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I binged this book. Once I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down. Man, this author knows how to keep the reader engaged into a story! This poor girl, never got break, my heart was hurting for her. This is fiction and I was completely submerged into her life and what she was going through. This was an amazing story, and I can’t wait to see how it wraps up, in book 3!
Tash  Soul Sisters Divine Moment with Books
Vera Hollins is no joke killing me with this series!!! My heart just cannot take anymore!!!
Pained is the second book in the Bullied series and I fell in love with it just as much as the first. Although this book wasn't as heavy on the bullying as what we experienced in Bullying, it still contained so many heart breaking moments.
This series is SO different to all of the other bully books out there. Vera does not shy away from the dark bullying elements and continues to shock you with how cruel,
4.5 stars

Pained is more of an emotional read than bully romance. In this story, we explore the budding relationship between the heroine, Sarah, and hero, Hayden, in the face of mental illness. Sarah grows stronger yet is still vulnerable, still suffering some bullying and a dysfunctional home life. She begins to form friendships while pursuing her education. Hayden is overcoming his emotional demons though still attracted to Sarah. Creatively, Hayden maintains his difficult persona in the midst
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
It took me a few days to process this book. I’ve waited so long for this book and omg there are so many feelings
First off, I love how much more comfortable Sarah is getting with Jessica and Melissa. I love seeing them all interact. And Mateo is so sweet with her, giving her time, I feel bad for him when she breaks up with him. Also, on the topic of Mateo, I love how much his Grandpa, Jonathan loves Sarah. At the end when she was in the hospital had me in tears.
On the other hand, her mom is stil
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This deserves more than 5 stars. The writing, the plot, THE PAIN. I love it and it’s so beautifully written. I loved the first book and this book found a whole new way to break my heart. I loved watching the changes within Hayden and Sarah as they’d come to deal with their feelings and mental health both separately and together

I also love how this isn’t your typical “innocent girl falls for bad boy who happens to be her school bully” type of book. It is a book about real problems and shows the h
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: recommended
Just the same as the first book but this one really gave you a look on Hayden's point of view and Sarah's past. Vera(the author) never fails to amaze me with her writing. The characters and the pace is still great from the last. Definitely a great read, and worth your time. ...more
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Though the first one will always be my ultimate favorite for this series, I do love this one all the same. This series was done extremely well and I think it should be more appreciated!
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
PAINED (Bullied series #2)
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Releases 31st March

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Sarah and Hayden

Continuing from BULLIED. This is book two, must read BULLIED first.
I've previously read this
Jul 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Bullies, Relationship Drama, and Nefarious Acquaintance

Pained (Bullied Book 2) continues two months later from where book one (Bully) left off.

Sarah is now dating Matteo, (after distancing herself from Hayden) she has her two friends from book one, Jessica and Melissa, and she has a sweet relationship with the elderly Jonathan, from the nursing home where she and Mel work part time.

However, as settled her life now appears to be, with the awful Josh and Natalie now in prison, Sarah isn’t quite o
Aminah Ahmad
Feb 20, 2021 rated it it was ok
Got this as a predecessor to the 4th book, which I received as an arc in exchange for an honest review.

I tried really hard to bring myself to like this book but just couldn't find it in me. I haven't felt any connection whatsoever to Hayden and Sarah except for a few moments of feeling pity for them.
The main thing i liked was seeing a bit more of Hayden without the angry rage. In this book we got a bit more of an explanation regarding his behaviour and reasoning and we also started to see a diff
Midwest Romantic
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely Wonderful!!

This series is killing me, my heart has done more palpitations while reading this than I was prepared for. It’s just that freaking good!

Pained is the second book in the Bullies series and I fell in love with it just as much as I did the first one. SO SO good! I should mention that even though it’s a Bully book, it’s not as heavy on the bullying that I generally read in others of the genre, so keep that in mind. But what it lacked in bullying, it made up for with gut-wrenchi
Brandi Barger
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I don’t even know where to start with this. My feelings even after reading it and finishing it a few days ago are still so strong. So hopefully I can do this without any spoilers.
This book of course comes after Bully and picks up right where it left off. There were so many feelings for me in this book. It was almost like going thru the five stages of grief and then a miracle happens and you think yay everything is great just to feel like great now I am gonna have to start the grieving process a
~lil maso~
Feb 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness this second book is just as powerful, if not more, than book one, Bullied. The story is told from Sarah’s point of view but it reveals much of what life is like for Hayden, his perceptions, and how he handles his condition. It is a fierce romance as well, fierce in the sense that they really do battle to have a relationship and battle in their relationship.

As well, there are other incredible dramas that have you literally on the edge of your seat with worry. The emotional ride is
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In this latest installment in the Bullied series we are reunited with our troubled couple and get a deeper glimpse into both of their lives. They are both struggling to maintain distance from one another, Sarah is with Mateo now and while he makes her happy and treats her well, he just isn't Hayden. But Sarah is adamant about keeping her distance from Hayden knowing no good can come from them reuniting, their relationship is toxic and often volatile, and just not good situation for either of the ...more
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