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You Are My Reason

(You Are Mine #1)

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From USA Today bestselling author Willow Winters comes an emotionally gripping romance.

It’s been a long time since I’ve looked at a man and wanted something more.
Even longer since one has looked at me with a gaze that I couldn’t tear my eyes from.

No one is perfect, but that’s how it felt to be in his arms.
I started to think everything was going to be alright. That life had
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Kindle Edition, 228 pages
Published August 11th 2020
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Drey
4 Stars!

... You are my reason, Jules.

Willow Winters is underrated. Her books are underrated. That's for damn sure!

Note: This is a romantic suspense.

You Are My Reason is the first book in the steamy and suspenseful duet, You Are Mine. The story focused on Julia and Mason who'd gone through heartbreaks and losses, and found love in each other's arms.

Julia's husband had died almost a year ago and she was yet finding ways how to cope with it. When her best friends invited her a night out at a
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Aug 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
ITitle: ➳ ❤ You Are My Reason
Author: ➳ Willow Winters

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Publication August 11th 2020

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ღ Fair warning this is a two-part duet & of course since this is the first book in the duet there's going to be a cliffhanger,



Mason Thatcher & Julia Summers are both from families of money but from different circles, this book is sweet torture! The suspense is killing me! I need more of Mason & Julia story

I was so astonished how easily their story had drawn me in so fast. I can't wait until the next book
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Diana
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Winters At It Again With The Chemistry and the Mystery
*arc generously provided by the promo team in exchange for an honest review*

What’s this book about? (I'm trying to give as little spoilers as possible)
She hasn’t wanted a man the way she wants him in a long time. It was supposed to be for one night only. But it turned into more and just when everything was going smoothly, their pasts come back to haunt them.

Winters, oh, Winters. This story is full of steam, intrigue, loss, mystery and TWI
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We Like them Dark Book Blog
Aug 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
Once again, Winters delivers a story so beautiful that my heart wants to explode. Even with it ending in one hell of a cliffhanger, I am in love. I am in love with the story and in love with the characters. Mason is irresistible from the beginning and I can see why Jules has such a hard time staying away from him (not that she should because she wants him like crazy). After the death of her husband about 8 months prior, Jules is finally able to push herself to want something. She needs to feel w ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
YOU ARE MY REASON by Willow Winters is the First book in the You Are Mine Duet. This starts the story of Mason Thatcher and Julia Summers. Julia is working to get back into life after loosing her husband almost a year ago. So she agrees to a girls night at a bar which leads her to meet Mason. Mason sparks interest she hasn't felt in a long time so they settle into a one night stand but they find their attractions is more than a one night stand. While Julia is finding herself again with Mason she ...more
Sherill
Aug 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
SOUL-STIRRING - SUSPENSE - SEARING-PASSIONATE ROMANCE

“You Are My Reason” is a raging storm of emotions with family drama, gut-wrenching secrets, searing-passionate romance, edge-of-your-seat suspense and a plot that keeps you turning pages until the startling cliffhanger.  

Mason Thatcher has a secret that tears at his insides. He goes to his favorite bar to escape the rage that swirls within him.  Sitting at the bar among the crowd, he hears a laugh that soothes his soul. Julia Summers’ nickname
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shereads.pang
Aug 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
**I received an arc for a honest review. ⁣

Wow. Willow loves to take you on a mysterious ride that keeps you on your toes. She kept me guessing all the way until the end and left me speechless. I couldn't put the book down. I needed to know what's going to happen next. ⁣

Jules was still grieving after her husband's death. Months passed and she met Mason Thatcher. There was chemistry immediately. Sometimes, I preferred a story where the characters build up the relationship rather than more of ins
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TMR
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Willow Winters' Fans And Romance Lovers
Note: An ARC was given generously in exchange for an honest review.

Happy Release Day to You Are My Reason!

This book was...

Absolutely Perfect. Wonderful. Emotionally Gripping. Steamy. Romantic.

These adjectives are not enough to describe the happiness I felt at reading and finishing this novel. Such a heartwarming and wonderful journey I went on with Mason and Julia.

The plot was so fast paced, I was never bored while reading. The unique problems thrown at our hero and heroine are never unsolvab
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Willow Winters
Aug 11, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
BINGE READ ALERT! Mason & Julia's duet is now COMPLETE!!⁣ I am so happy! I hope you love it xoxo

Start reading their intense romance with second chances, secrets and a twist today! ⁣

You Are My Reason Book 1: https://geni.us/swhnnM

You Are My Hope Book 2: https://geni.us/CtvCPeQ

From USA Today best-selling author Willow Winters comes an intense romance with second chances, secrets and a twist.⁣

Mason Thatcher gave me chills when I first laid eyes on him. The good kind. The kind that make your bo
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hooked_on_books
Aug 13, 2020 rated it liked it
(𝑨𝑹𝑪 𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒍𝒚 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒗𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒏 𝒆𝒙𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂𝒏 𝒉𝒐𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒓𝒆𝒗𝒊𝒆𝒘.)
𝑅𝐴𝑇𝐼𝑁𝐺:⭐⭐⭐ 3,5

First of all let me just say, i love Willow Winters. I loved het the moment i read Merciless and i never stopped.

Lemme tell you a little about this book.

Jules is a 27 year old poet who came from a well-endowed family. She married her high school sweetheart and her life couldn't be better. Until one day her wold came crumbling down, when she discovers that her husband was dead. She is no longer the carefree woman she used to be,
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25 Readings Or More
Aug 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5
𝙵𝚒𝚛𝚜𝚝. I need the next book right now 😭
𝚂𝚎𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚍. I need answers!!!

So when i started reading this book i didn't really know what to expect, because the blurb didn't give much away, and damn ....
It was an intense ride, full of lies and half truths.
Willow Winters throw us right into the story from the first page and you can do only one thing: keep reading to understand who is hiding what.

Mason and Jules are complex characters and the entire story is very introspective.
They both have to face their
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A Book Obsessed Brit
You are my reason was previously titled Imperfect, this new version has been edited and new content added to improve the story.

Having recently read Imperfect for the first time I was intrigued to see where the changes were in this newer updated version. I am pleased to say I think the changes made have improved the story. The elements that I thought were weak the first time round are the parts that I noticed the biggest improvement.

You are my reason is about 2 characters that have both suffered
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Sara - Curvy Constellation
This is my first time reading this book. I didn't read Imperfect, which this book was originally published as so I am just going off of this book and not comparing it to Imperfect.

You Are My Reason easily sucked me into it. I swear to you that when I picked this book up, it felt like I was reading for 10 minutes. When in actuality, I was halfway through the book! I couldn't peel my eyes from this book if I tried. Mason and Julia are such an easy couple to like and read about. They are simple, b
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Shades of Rebecca
Aug 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series, dark-stuff
This story left me all sorts of messed up! It was soo good, I couldn't get enough of the characters. Julia is going through a very difficult times after losing her husband just few months back. Still grieving, she knows it's time to move on. She is trying to pick up the broken pieces and just find herself again without her husband by her side. Her story really pulled me in! And then enters Mason who also has a troubled past that we don't know much about. Together, they have burning chemistry and ...more
Sharon Thérèse
Aug 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the first novel I’ve read by Winters and it was a lovely surprise. I do enjoy a read with a strong plot that keeps me guessing until the end, You Are My Reason accomplishing that whodunit feel with ease. The reason why I mention this is because I’d convinced myself that I’d sussed out the twist. Wrong! There’s so much more to Julia Summers and Mason Thatcher’s story than meets the eye.

Little wonder Julia’s close friends are concerned for her peace of mind. Her stance, the pitch of her v
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My Introvert Romance Blog
Aug 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
You Are My Reason— is a story of two damaged persons whose lives are interconnected in ways far deeper than their causal encounter in a crowded bar.

𝙒𝙚’𝙧𝙚 𝙗𝙤𝙩𝙝 𝙞𝙣 𝙥𝙖𝙞𝙣. 𝘽𝙤𝙩𝙝 𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜. 𝙊𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙨𝙝*𝙩 𝙄 𝙙𝙞𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙢𝙮𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙡 𝙙𝙖𝙢𝙖𝙜𝙚.

As much I as live for the Willow Winters’ fast-paced suspenseful writing; I always find her contemporary side a welcome read... getting lost in her intricately crafted plots.

Mason Thatcher is my second acclaimed book boyfriend from Willow Wi
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MissPetiteBrunetteBookBlog
Julia Summers is a little lost after losing her husband 8 months ago. When she meets Mason Thatcher one night, her life might just get that spark she is looking for but at what cost? Mason knows something that could destroy everything they might be building. As the story progresses, pieces of the truth will come to light. It took me a bit to get into this story but once I did I had to know what was happening. I enjoyed the overall story and made a few predictions but I’m not sharing them as this ...more
Momandbooks
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lies, anger, passion oh my. This book is packed with emotions and twists. Julia is trying to get her life back while it keeps crumbling around her. Mason is angry and trying to fight the sins of his past. The passion and spark that Masson and Julia have just add to the depth of there story. As typical Willow Winters writing she leaves you shocked and wanting more of this couple and there story. I can’t wait to read the next book in this story.
Katrina Haynes
Aug 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this once I started it... You will need Kleenex when you read it. Must read, and one my favorite by her💚💚💚
Rochelle
Aug 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Book 1 in the You are Mine duet and wow what a start to the duet. I never had the pleasure of reading this story when it was previously released as Imperfect so for me this is a completely new story and I loved it. This story pulled me in from page 1. Once I started, I couldn’t put it down. The chemistry and attraction between Mason and Julia was so instant and intense. You were able to feel it as they were feeling it. Every emotion they felt, you felt. That is how real Willow has made these cha ...more
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
After the death of her husband, Julia feels lost. With no real energy or feelings to right her ship she feels like she is adrift at sea. With a father he cannot stand and a business that is floundering, Mason needs something to bring the spark back into his soul. A brief encounter brings the two together and at first it seems like they are exactly what each other need. But when the lies and secrets come out will they remain connected or will it be the final nail in the coffin of love? Beautifull ...more
Amanda M.  Olenick
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Elyse Kelly
Aug 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I need more!!

You Are My Reason is such a fitting title for this book!! Mason and Jules are the perfect slow burn and I have to have more!!

Mason has a troubled past but he’s finally got his life together and he’s moving on with his best friend and their construction company. He wants nothing to do with his father, but unfortunately to make his business successful, he must keep ties with him.

Jules is trying her best to gracefully recover from the loss of her husband who died too soon. A constant
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Claire Annovazzi
Aug 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As always with Willow Winters’s books, it’s the secrets that hooked me up, and the way they’re revealed little by little. Some mysterious deaths, money that disappears, resentment between a man and his father… it’s all linked, and the reasons Julia and Mason shouldn’t even be together. And yet, there’s so much passion and desire that they can’t stay away from each other.

It’s like watching a trainwreck: you know everyone’s going to die, but you can’t take your eyes off it. The writing reflects th
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Linda Dunn
Aug 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you lose someone but find yourself, you win...

Love isn't saying goodbye but learning to live without them. When she meets Mason the current between them is fierce and strong. Julia needed a distraction from her current life of woe and despair. She was slowly sinking into an abyss with no return. Mason was handsome, confident and sexy. He was a welcome diversion at first, but Julia was beginning to want more from him. He looked right into the soul of her eyes and she just knew he would take ca
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Certified Book Junkie
Aug 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book had my emotions all over the place. I love this book and the plot it had behind it. I loved both characters and how they could not get enough of each other. This book will not disappoint you.

Julia is going through a hard past and trying to be on her own after her husband passed away. Mason is harboring a secret that is killing him inside.
They both agreed to a one night stand but soon after they realized that one night with each other is not enough to quench their desire for one anothe
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bookspaced
Aug 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
A story full of love, emotion and finding yourself after tragic events.

Julia Summer‘s is still mourning the death of her husband when she meets Mason Thatcher. They both hit it of instantly although Julia still has a lot of reservations about him. He‘s a known player and after her husband‘s death she‘s not ready to love again.

This story is fast paced. The characters have a depth to them that I hope will be revealed further in the next book. Book #1 ends with a cliffhanger and after the last few
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Effie
Aug 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
The first book of this emotionally-gripping story had we turning the pages from get go. Mason and Julia’s story is not all rainbows and unicorns, it’s second guessing, it’s a travesty , it’s emotional.

How do you move on from the love of your life, the one that you thought was everything only to find out maybe it was all a lie. When Julia meets hot alpha Mason who has a bit of a temper and lots of ghosts in his closest himself, you would think she should run. But what starts off with steamy hot
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Stacy Lane
Aug 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved the characters in this book and the premise! Julia was very relatable and I loved the fantasy aspect of it. Willow Winters has written another great romance, from beginning to end! I could easily spend hours reading her books. Just ask my husband, but something tells me he won’t complain. 😉
Rhonda Ziglar
Aug 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 PHENOMENAL STARS!! Another phenomenal story from this amazing author. Julia and Mason....I loved these two so much, I felt every emotion they had. Their story will touch your heart all the way through. You must read this book.
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