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(The Everyday Heroes World)

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She's the hurricane I didn't see coming.
I knew from the moment I met her that I had to have her.
Too bad she belonged to someone else.
Or so I thought.
She dropped the man hanging on her arm with one well-placed kick.
Then she knocked me on my ass and stole my truck.
Avery James doesn’t belong to anyone.
She doesn’t back down.
She doesn’t walk away.
Even when she should.
Chaos
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Published October 8th 2020
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Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)


US / Worldwide

Avery doesn't like to be touched and she knows how to defend herself from people who try touching her without her consent. It's during that defense when their hometown's golden boy attempts to arrest her. That's OK, because he's a cop and he saw an assault...well he realizes later it was self-defense, but. She doesn't know it, but Carter's been half (ok, fully) in love with her for years. She also doesn't know he's about to rock her world because he's back and means to claim hi
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Minnie
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
ARC Review

WOW, I'm speechless. What a ride this book was.

Bent tells a story about Carter, a policeman, and Avery, elementary school teacher. They both live in the same small town and one day, Carter catches her beating a man and he as a policeman, handcuffs her and that's how their story starts.
Carter has been in love with her since many years, even though he doesn't realise that.
Avery isn't a typical calm woman, but a badass one, who isn't scared of people and knows how to defend herself. Th
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Gsmitty
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Bent by April Canavan is set in K. Bromberg's Everyday Heroes World and I cannot begin to express how much I enjoyed it! Okay, that's a bit extreme, because allow me to now tell you all the ways that I love it! So...how do I properly explain how much I adore Avery and Carter?
Avery is feisty and snarky and unapologetic and I LIVED for it! Her attitude made me smile, het antics and personality really pulling me into the story. 
Can I just say, Rett is adorable even if he is a bit of an imp and a te
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Jackie Wright
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of the great things about The Everyday Hero’s World is finding new authors and April Canavan is new to me but not for long because I loved her writing and I loved her characters, so I guess I will be playing catch-up with her previous works.
I was captivated by Carter Malone and Avery Jame’s story, I was drawn in from the first line and there was no putting down until I had read the final word.
Carter lives life by the rules and he is always on the right side of the law, well that is until he
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Erin Lewis
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 Star Review of Bent (The Everyday Heroes World) by April Canavan

April Canavan is a new author to me and I have no idea why I have not come across her before. From start to finish I was totally invested in Carter Malone and Avery James’s story.
Set in K. Bromberg’s Everyday Heroes World, this was a great addition to what has fast become one of my favourite collection of books; I have found so many new authors reading this series.
Carter is a man who follows the book, never straying from the right
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Joyffree
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-tbr
I would give this fifty stars if I could!
Why have I never heard of this series?
Or this author??

This has angst in its rawest form -
But don't let that turn you away!
Those moments?
They are blended with laughter,
family,
hope,
and love

The balance made this absolutely one of the best reads for 2020

"I tried. I really did, but I think I died somewhere along the way. "

I do wish it had been longer - I didn't want to say goodbye
And now I am salivating to get to know the cast better, to watch as they work t
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Kari Hansen
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Carter is a man who thrives on law and order as evidenced by his job as a policeman however he never expected that attending his friend’s son’s birthday party would not only have him arresting his friend’s sister but change his entire life.

Avery is a teacher who is fun and feisty. She seems to attract mayhem wherever she goes which makes her very different from Carter but it only makes her that much more appealing to him however convincing her that they belong together is a challenge he is deter
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Marianela Aybar (Mari Loves Books Blog)
I was blown away by this. This is my first book by this author and what a wild ride of an introduction this was. I fell for Avery and Carter. I could practically feel their pull and chemistry coming off my pages but I loved how their story develops and progresses because it feels real. It's emotional, strong, sexy, passionate, and so much more. ...more
Diane
Oct 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Right from when Avery says “the alcohol made me do it” I was hooked. Couldn’t put the book down. Lots of laughs, some sad parts and totally addictive. This is the first book I’ve read from April Caravan but I am sure it is not my last. I recommend this book. I received a free book and the views and opinions are my own.
Nicole Ortiz
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
April Canavan is a new author to me. I started this book with the intent on just reading a couple chapters before bed and the next thing you know I couldn't put it down and I didn't want it to end. Carter and Avery's story was an emotionally journey it has me laughing, crying, heartbroken, angry and fanning myself. I am in awe of Avery and love how fierce and feisty but also how broken she is but doesn't let people see it. Carter is a cop who moved back to his hometown and Avery is an elementary ...more
Rebecca
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was incredible, completely drew me into the plot!! 🥰🥰🥰 It wasn't your typical happy-go-lucky romance, although it does have a wonderful HEA after a totally unpredictable dramatic plot twist. Definitely a must read!! ...more
Robin
Jan 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
a tornado wrapped in a hurricane is one way to explain Avery. And Carter is just the man to give her a little calm that she needs, however their story isn't that easy. There's a lot of ups and downs but it's a worth it in the end. I didn't put this book down once while reading ...more
Jessica Roessler
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Bent is my very first read by April Canavan, and I have to say, I really loved it!
It was a great story, and really made you feel. &While I think I was expecting to go into a really lighthearted story, I was partly right, but there were some really tough issues that our characters go through as well, and I think it rounded out the story in the right way.

Our FMC Avery is a bit of a bad ass, along with bring pretty hilarious. But, it's obvious that she has dealt with somethings that have left her
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Ari
Oct 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Arc received

K Bromberg's Everyday Heroes World has been like going home, and with each book from new authors, the world gets a little bit bigger, with new faces and stories set right where fans of the Malone Brother's like to be!

Bent has a bit more bite, as Avery has a tough exterior, with a touch a mischievousness. As the daughter of the local club former president and sister of the current, getting involved with a police officer might make things complicated. Especially one who pushes her but
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Lindsy
Oct 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a ride this story was! I’ve never read anything by April or that’s set in the everyday word series. I was definitely not disappointed with this story though.
Avery was an interesting character. She didn’t like confrontation but definitely did not have any problems finding trouble or getting herself into trouble. Which is where Carter comes in; she hates being touched but then a rude guy assaults her at her nephews birthday party and she punches him. Carter comes to arrest her but then gets
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DocDagen
Sep 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
April does it again with another installment to the Birch County series that draws you in and you just can't put it down.
Avery James has always been a woman who you just didn't mess with but all that was about to change when she met Carter Malone.
Carter Malone has always been driven by his resolve to follow the letter of the law but when he met Avery James that line became blurred. He will fight a battle on two fronts: the first to uphold the law and the second where he will have to fight every
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Naughty Nightie
Oct 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 star read. Loved this read by April she sure takes you on an up and down ride with this one. Avery is not your average elementary school teacher and is anything but a meek and mild woman she stands up for what's right in her book. She meets Carter who's a policeman and has to arrest her at a party since she assaulted a man. This story has everything angst, romance, and some laughs along the way. Carter is torn at times between the woman he loves and some of her antics which means he feels ...more
Kelly  DeMarco
Oct 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Seriously bent, but not broken
Bent by April Canavan is a well written law enforcement romance. The characters in this book, Carter and Avery, are each in their own ways emotionally traumatized and reacting to their own trauma in opposite ways. Carter refuses to break the rules, let alone break them while Avery has pulled a 180 degree shift to bending the rules to near breaking.
The plot of this emotional story is all about healing. Carter and Avery seem to heal each other while helping another he
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Jennifer Pierson
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
April Canavan is a new to me author, and I'm blown away after experiencing Bent.  This story was utter perfection in my opinion.  This is the story of Carter, the town's golden boy policeman, and Avery, an elementary teacher & total bada**.  He's had his eye on her for some time but wouldn't admit it, so the way they interacted at the beginning had me laughing my behind off as she was such an amazing heroine who fears no one.  It starts them off together as enemies but it doesn't take them long ...more
Johnaka- Amity Book Blog
Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Bent by April Canavan
“New to me author, 5 stars”

I have never read Canavan before or any of the K. Bromberg’s Every Day Heroes World. Needless to say I will be reading more of the World and more of Canavan. I was seriously impressed and didn’t want Bent to end.
Carter is back in his hometown. He’s straight laced and by the book. Avery is everything but. Even though she’s a hurricane, he wants her. But Avery’s been hurt before, will he be able to convince her he wants her for good?
Avery belongs to
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Mom's Guilty Pleasure
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book sucked all my emotions out of me and held them hostage. I was laughing, crying, anxious, heartbroken, relieved, angered, bringing out the momma claws, fanning myself...

“I controlled the rules, the environment, all of it. Though out here, in the middle of the woods...Not a chance...”

There is a fierce loyalty throughout this book. Loyal to family. Loyal to friends. Loyal to protecting your heart. Loyal to healing.

“I hate that you think so poorly of yourself. Everything you’ve gone throu
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E. R.
Oct 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: s-t, e-bk, series, arc-are
3.75 out of 5 stars!

When the heroine takes action against a man who invaded her personal space, the hero steps in. Instant attraction, communication issues, family drama, and external events makes the relationship between the couple fun to read. The feisty schoolteacher has personal issues she battles with whereas the solid police officer has personal grief and the heroine's "walls" to deal with in this story.

I find the characters surrounding the couple were individually capable of standing up f
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Deborah Anita Kurniawan
4 ★★★★

My first read of April Canavan and what a read!
It sets in the Everyday Heroes world although not in Sunnyville directly.

~Carter Malone & Avery James~
Carter is a police officer who takes the rules very seriously.
Enter Avery James, the little sister of MC Prez, a teacher, and a badass in every aspect of life.
After a traumatic accident, Avery vows not to let any man get closer to her.
Well, barriers are created to be destroyed and that is exactly what Carter does.
He patiently waits for A
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Wendy Livingstone
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Carter and Avery live in the same town, where he is a stick by the rules police officer, and Avery is an elementary school teacher, who is a feisty and stubborn, and she knows how to stand up for herself. When Carter comes across Avery beating on a man, he arrests her and puts her in handcuffs. These two may start of as enemies, but feelings come into play and things change. Avery has baggage and when her past comes back to haunt her will Carter stick to the rules? This is a well written tale wh ...more
Sharon
Oct 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
This is the first book I have read by the author and gives readers Avery and Carter’s story. Avery is an elementary teacher with a short fuse that seems to find herself in situations where she has to defend herself. Carter is a police officer who has an attraction to Avery and seems to always be around when she gets into an altercation. The story is a slow read with some emotional scenes that will bring the tears and others that will make you smile. Although not my favorite of the Everyday Heroe ...more
Jacqueline
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Avery is a tough, no holds barred kind of girl who didn't put up with the men in her life that were there due to her family's association with an MC. Carter is a by the book cop who doesn't "bend". It takes them a minute to find their footing with each other and to figure out that there was more to their connection. Avery pushes Carter's buttons in the best way possible and Carter brings Avery back from going off the rails. They truly were a match made for each other. This is the first book I ha ...more
Dimaris rossy
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
April Canavan is a new author for me but she had me completely entertained. This is an easy read with fun moments, some action, some suspense, sad moments, a lot of loving, and very cute and insightful kids. Plus Avery and Carter are great! She is a handful and a bit mischievous. Always testing his patience. Always with her guard up. A very strong willed woman but with a big heart. She is in reality a softy and Carter sees right through her. If there was ever someone that could challenge her, it ...more
Ga Books LoverX
Oct 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a fairly fast read, but it did not take away from the overall meaning of the book. This was extremely heartfelt and dealt with some heavy topics, this new to me author definitely knows her stuff!
Bent exposes truths and reasonings that will hit you right in the gut with crazy feels! I adored both Carter (swoon alert!) and Avery. There were funny times and sweet times and heartbreaking times and SUPER steamy times- all in all this was a great book and I adored reading it! 4.5 outta 5 sta
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Bethany
Oct 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
*Please note that I received this book free for review purposes. This will have no impact on the content of my review.*

I really enjoyed reading this novel. The main characters are flawed and real and both very much independent and badass. There was a small plot inconsistency but it didn't impact the flow in any real way and was resolved clearly.

The format of switching back and forth between the main characters in alternating chapters was very helpful in allowing the reader insight into actions
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Anna
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Bent was amazing! Beautiful, heartwarming and passionate romance. I loved Carter Malone and Adored Avery James. He's a cop that's back in Birch County and she's the feisty school teacher. These two kept me on my toes! I fell in love with them and became invested in their lives. I loved how strong and sassy Avery was and that Carter loved her crazy. This story hit all my emotional buttons. I laughed, shed a few tears and had heart tugging moments. Lucas and Rett were scene stealers. The whole cas ...more
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