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Samantha's second year of college started with heartbreak and betrayal. She'd completely given up on ever finding love again until a chance encounter put her in contact with the man who would change her life. Tony never believed in love at first sight - until he laid eyes on Samantha. But within moments of meeting her, he knew without a doubt that she was the woman he was ...more
Paperback, 376 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Pantheon Collective (Tpc)
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BRIEF SUMMARY

Samantha is attending UCSC and has emotional issues. Though she wasn't looking for love, on a particular day, she met Tony. Tony is older and is finishing up his last year of college. He also has problems with his girlfriend, Angela, but doesn't want to hurt her as well. Instantly, both Tony and Samantha had an undeniable chemistry that will lead to turmoil and set off events that will affect their lives and the people
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velvetgypsy
Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
Didn't have a HEA! Very sad story with a WTF ending!!
Gail
Nov 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
What feels right versus what is right: it’s a predicament that none of us ever want to be stuck in, but most of us have been at one time or another. In "When Love Isn’t Enough," Stephanie Casher weaves the two together in a realistic, sometimes heartbreaking novel of growth.

Samantha Merrick is a train wreck waiting to happen. She’s partying like there’s no tomorrow, getting drunk and stoned every night, and waking up next to strangers on a semi-regular basis. Since her ex betrayed her and broke
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Kerry
Jun 10, 2012 rated it liked it
When Love Isn’t Enough. Stephanie Casher. 2010. The Pantheon Collection. 368 pages. (Kindle edition)

A chance encounter between two people changes everything.

After another morning waking to a stranger, Samantha knew things had to change. Knowing she needed time to think, she made her way to the beach, only to find someone sitting in her favorite spot. Tony, a handsome, well-liked, soon-to-be graduate, didn’t believe in love at first sight. That is, until he met Samantha. The feelings were mutual.
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Sandy S
May 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
WHEN LOVES ISN’T ENOUGH (Soul Mates Trilogy) by Stephanie Casher

WHEN LOVE ISN’T ENOUGH is a fictional story about love and betrayal, denial and heartbreak, and finally knowing when to say good bye.

Samantha likes to party. And waking up with a naked stranger was the last straw. Finding her way to the water’s edge to watch the sunrise, Samantha knew she had to soon change her partying habits. But finding a tall, dark stranger sitting in the same spot she had come to call her own, stirred somethin
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Romancing the Book
Jul 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
Given the title of the book, I was not expecting an easy ride. I was expecting bumps and curves and turns and was totally ready for it. This book bugged the bajeezus out of me. Everyone in it was dumb. And selfish. OR they were so altruistic it was hard to stomach. I can’t believe how much I did not like this book. This one hit on a lot of peet peeves. The only think I can really say about this book without giving away why I hated it so much so I don’t influence anyone is that the actual writin ...more
Ashley Gafford
Jan 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
When Love Isn't Enough isn't the type of book I typically read. However, I loved the title and the idea of having a book that's plotline revolves around that concept so I entered to win it on Goodreads...and I won! It was the first and only book I've won on here so I was super excited about getting. Once I recieved it though it sat on my to be read pile for several weeks. Finally, I decided I should go ahead and read it since the author (Stephanie Casher) was nice enough to give it to me and als ...more
Melanie Adkins
Oct 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing

Samantha leaves heartbreak and family in Los Angles to attend college at UCSC. She loves Santa Cruz! Especially being near the water. It makes her feel at home and able to open herself up to let the waves carry her stress away. She meets Tony when one morning he's sitting in "her spot" on a cliff waiting for the sunrise. Samantha moves down from Tony and sits to enjoy the sunrise. Once up, the sun shines a whole new light into Samantha's life. She and Tony just seem to click. I won't say more b
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Aug 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
When Love Isn’t Enough by Stephanie Casher, readers are introduced to Samantha Merrick, a college student dealing with a broken heart. A chance meeting at a cliff changes Samantha’s life. Samantha soon realizes that she must make the decision to stay on the rollercoaster or get off.

Tony does not know that one day he will look out his window and see his soulmate. Tony has been dealing with a long distance relationship that has run its course. When he meets Samantha, he feels that he has been sent
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Priscilla
May 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Samantha Merrick was on an emotional rollercoaster. Ready to begin her second year of college, she was on the road to self discovery and recovery from a series of bad decisions. But after a night of getting drunk, Samantha realized she was still in a lot of pain. In When Love Isn’t Enough, author Stephanie Casher describes what happens when love fails.

Tony knew that he loved Angela. They were best friends that became lovers. One morning as he sat on a cliff in Santa Cruz watching the sun rise,
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Sheila
Aug 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
How quickly can people fall in love? And how will they know real love from force of habit? Tony’s believed he loves Angela for years, but hasn’t made a commitment. Now, in his time away from her, he’s found Samantha. In Stephanie Casher’s When Love Isn’t Enough, the triangle of relationships becomes ever more tangled. Angela fights for her man. Samantha waits patiently. And friends, on both sides, try to help, though not everyone fights fair.

Stephanie Casher’s novel is set in Southern California
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Pat
Jan 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
I am generally not a fan of romance novels, and did not know what to expect when I started this book.
However, it surprised me....I was drawn into Samantha's life, with all its joys, heartaches, and regrets and could not put this book down till I found out how it would end. The dialogue and characters were well drawn and believable, and I found I was sorry when the book ended. I wanted to know more about them all.
It was a good read.....and I would recommend it. It is not your average romance nov
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Geraldine Solon
Apr 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
When Love Isn't Enough is a story about love, loss, and difficult choices. The title alone clearly depicts that sometimes love isn't enough. I was truly touched by this story where Samantha a woman betrayed by love falls in love with Tony a kind and thoughtful gentleman who has to make a choice between staying with Samantha the woman he loves or Angela his high school sweetheart. The setting paints a realistic image of Santa Cruz matching with the college party scenes and beautiful sunsets. The ...more
Susan
Feb 06, 2012 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like this book but ended up very disappointed. I was expecting a noble hero making a terrible choice with whom I could empathize (similar to Dear John), but that didn't materialize. Instead, the character was basically spineless and easily manipulated so I couldn't feel anything but pity for him. Maybe if the author had developed the character more, it would have been more satisfying, but I'm doubtful.
Jamie
Jan 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Awesome story...I read this book in one night! I couldn't put my kindle down...hoping that the sequel is coming very soon! I need to know what's next for Samantha & Tony.
Ariyona K.
When love isn't enough is an okay book, but the author is kind of a procrastinator, the sequels written spaced out, and out of order
Angela Lovett
Jun 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a quick and easy read which held my attention. I would most definitely recommend this wonderful novel (e-book) to my friends!
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STEPHANIE CASHER is a freelance editor and author of multicultural women's fiction. Her debut novel, When Love Isn’t Enough, was a finalist in the 2011 Global E-book Awards in the Multicultural Fiction category. She is currently at work on the third book in her Soul Mates series.

Residing in Santa Cruz, California with her husband and two cats, Stephanie tries to spend as much time as possible in n
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