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Warehouse Thriller #1

I thought we were friends

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At the young age of 21 Chris Borstad, has struggled to become the first female manager in a home improvement warehouse. She has everything she wants, a happy home life with her live in boyfriend, a great relationship with her boss and co-workers, and her dream job. She has worked hard to ensure that her life is exactly how she dreamed it would be. She soon finds out her life isn't as perfect as it seems. Unexpected changes throw her life into a tail spin that she has no control over, and that her worst nightmares couldn't have prepared her for. She finds out the position she worked so hard for no longer exists, the man she thought loved her admits to seeing another woman, and for reasons she doesn't understand Chris finds herself being stalked by the woman she is training for a position in her former department. Before long she is breaking into Chris's home, destroying Chris's credibility at work and with her friends, and even begins dressing like her. When Chris learns of Shannon's true intentions, she realizes the only way to stop the madness and reclaim her life is to leave town. She moves to a small remote area in Southern Oregon, several hours away from her home town where she believes she can start over, but that's when the danger really begins.

216 pages, Paperback

First published March 12, 2010

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Tina deCoux

3 books36 followers
I grew up in Portland Oregon, and now live in a small town in Northern California with my husband, Alan, and our Great Dane, Baxter. I am currently an AVP/Branch Manager for a local community bank, as well as a novelist and bass player for The Genuine Draft Band.

I want my readers to feel free to contact me, make comments, and to leave real reviews, good or bad. Thank you,
Tina deCoux

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464 reviews7 followers
March 7, 2011
I guess I'm the odd man out here. This book was rated so highly by others that I was so hopeful and couldn't wait to read.
This book was just wrong. Way wrong.

What I hated about this book:
-poor character development or complete lack thereof.
-not sure if the book was edited by anyone. It says it was, but I've never read a book with so many grammatical errors in my life. Did I just get one from a batch that slipped through the cracks? I felt like I was reading a book, written by a ten-year old child or perhaps an author who has English as a second language. The whole experience was just painful.

What I liked about this book:
-It was a short book.

What to do now? When I ordered this book from Amazon.ca I also ordered Tina deCoux's 'Shipping and Deceiving' as well as her 'Temptation.' I know it will be awhile before I have a notion to open one of these.
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3 reviews
July 7, 2011
this book was so poorly written/ edited it was painful to read. the plot was dull, there was no character development whatsoever and it felt there was no thought put into writing it nor writing skill. Feelings were expressed as "she looks angry..i am sad, etc" and honestly I can't believe i even wasted my time reading this...even though i did skim :)
the author either needs to take a course in writing or just give up any hopes if becoming an author. also hire a new editor....or one to begin with.
I'm sorry to be so harsh in this critique but this was honestly one of the worst books i've ever read.
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Author 21 books153 followers
January 23, 2011
I Thought We Were Friends by Tina deCoux

I Thought We Were Friends by Tina deCoux was fantastic! From the first word I couldn't put this book down until I was to the end.

Chris Borstad was a young shipping department manager for a home improvement warehouse. She loved her job, was respected by her crew, and loved to prove that a woman can do the job just as good if not better than a man.

Chris also had a secret - her live-in boyfriend of two and a half years is also her boss. Nobody can know about this relationship as Bob, her boss could very well lose his job.

When Chris is demoted unexpectedly to save money within the company, she is angry with Bob for not sharing this with her beforehand, and angry at Len, the big boss for doing this to her. Not only is she being demoted, but she must train the new guy coming to take her place.

She goes home that night to find herself alone and wallowing in self pity. When Bob finally decides to come home, Chris knows something's not right. Eventually he admits that he is leaving her for another woman. Devestated, Chris tries to pull her life together to make the best of it.

When she is forced to train a new receiving clerk too, her life starts to spin out of control as the new clerk, Shannon becomes obsessed with Chris. In Shannon's mind her and Chris are the best of friends, even though Shannon gives Chris the creeps. There is more to Shannon that meets the eye and Chris is about to find out more than she would ever want to know.

This starts the scene for a fast paced thriller, full of unexpected events and suspense, and you don't know who is telling the truth and who is out to get Chris.

deCoux did a magnificent job from the get go. I love her writing style and the characters are so easy to love and hate. I Thought We Were Friends is the first book in a Thriller Trilogy and will pull you in leaving you wanting more.

I give I Thought We Were Friends ***** (5) Stars, BK Walker
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110 reviews9 followers
August 14, 2011
I am guessing that these reviews are by friends, family and other acquaintances of this author because there is no other logical explanation for this high rating.

Unfortunately, this book offered a weak, predictable storyline and underdeveloped characters. There must have been no editing as it was full of grammatical errors, awkward sentence structure and unbelievable dialogue. To make matters worse, this book lacked continuity within individual paragraphs and chapters throughout the story.

This is the kind of writing found in junior high school creative writing classes, not "published" books up for sale. I wish I could get my money back.
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73 reviews
May 12, 2011
Read this book in one day. I was not sure when I began reading if I was going to like it but I found that I did. This was a very easy read and I think that is why I could not put the book down. I wanted to finish it to see the final outcome.

The story line was fantastic and you can really feel for the main character. You could put yourself right there and almost feel like you were a part of each scene.

I believe any woman can relate to this character in so many ways.

Well written book. Quirky, fast-paced, believable, suspenseful and intriguing. I look forward to getting my hands on the next one in this series.

I would highly recommend reading this book.
2 reviews
November 17, 2010
Highly recommend to everyone!!! This book grabs your attention the second you pick it up and you have to know what happens next. Great characters and a gripping story line. Everyone should read this book!!!!
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November 17, 2010
What a fantasctic read I highly recommend this book to everyone!! The characters in this book pull you in and emotionally grab you. I highly recommend this book and author!! I can't wait to see what will come next from this author!!!
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116 reviews1 follower
October 18, 2010
Good book, kept me enthralled and a fast read... think this is a good one for vacation or on the plane! Light reading and it's not tough to follow the characters.
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November 17, 2010
This was a gripping book that was easy to read and very enjoyable!! I love this book and this author can't wait to see what she's got next!!!
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2 reviews
November 17, 2010
Great thriller, you never knew what was going to happen next. Kept me turning the pages. The kind of book I really enjoy, suspenseful from start to finish.
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139 reviews13 followers
August 10, 2011
I loved Tinas first book! The story was good and kept moving. I really liked the characters and interactions. Cant wait for the second one!
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