Aubrey Keaton has never had a supportive family Luckily, she has Camden Her childhood friend Her savior Her boyfriend.Even after Camden leaves their hometown to chase his dream to be a musician, Aubrey can t imagine her life without Camden and his family.Before starting a job search for her own dream job, Aubrey decides to visit Camden in California for a month But whAubrey Keaton has never had a supportive family Luckily, she has Camden Her childhood friend Her savior Her boyfriend.Even after Camden leaves their hometown to chase his dream to be a musician, Aubrey can t imagine her life without Camden and his family.Before starting a job search for her own dream job, Aubrey decides to visit Camden in California for a month But when she arrives, something unexpected happens she meets Jax Carmichael, the lead singer in Camden s band Jax Carmichael doesn t have time for a relationship much less love Even if Aubrey is irresistible, she s a complication he doesn t want or need He has spent the last few years building Chasing Ruin, and the band is on the verge of being signed Pursuing Aubrey could destroy his band, and he s worked too hard to be successful without his family s money, or connections, to let that happen Aubrey feels an attraction to Jax like something she s never experienced before Confused, she tries to resist, but when her relationship with Cam begins to unravel, she realizes that Jax might just be the one thing she needs.
Before You Aubrey Keaton has never had a supportive family Luckily she has Camden Her childhood friend Her savior Her boyfriend Even after Camden leaves their hometown to chase his dream to be a musician Aubre
NA fluff with rock band and an aggravating love triangle, where the heroine is ridiculously clueless.So, of course I didn t like it.
5 Amazing Stars Before You by Lisa Cardiff OMG I F N LOVED this book I would give this book than 5 stars if I could This book is freaking amazing Add this to your TBR list You won t be disappointedI am absolutely in love with this story I loved it from beginning to end Before You is the first book in the Before You series and I so can t wait for the next book in the series I read that Lisa hopes to have the next book available in the summer Did I mention that I CAN T WAIT Yeah, that is just how [...]
I loved Jax, I hated Cam, and I didn t care for Bre Cam was such a player and jerk, Bre was naive and didn t see anything Jax was always there for her and there were so many times when I wanted to reach into the book and slap her Perfect, hot guy right in front of you that would drop everything for you and you keep dismissing him So frustrating But in the end they got their HEA and everything fell into place exactly how it should have been Then again, if it just fell into place in the first plac [...]
I found this book fun and enjoyable to read So not your usual love story or even love triangle At times you want to hit Aubrey upside the head for being too trusting and wearing Rose colored glasses Other times you re wanting to beat the heck out of Camden for being a jerk.Aubrey Keaton Bre is a naive young lady whose life has not been kind or fair Her mother is an artist and a self proclaimed free spirit who lives in the moment doing what feels right to her She never tells Bre who her father is [...]
This was a really good book At first I wasn t sure, it started out similar to another book but then it completely changed and it was its own book Aubrey Keaton grew up with a mother that was only concerned with her own happiness and free spirit The woman only cared about her art, her man of the week, and having a good time When Aubrey was 10 years old, her mother and her moved in with her grandmother Her grandmother was there for Aubrey but sometimes she wasn t happy with having to raise her gra [...]
I really enjoyed the story over all it was really great story line, the over all writing was wonderfully written, well enough to draw you in and not let go at all I was hooked right from the start no doubt about it This is a really well written story with lot s of characters to love and hate at the same time This was a really great love story MUST READ I received this story for free in exchange for an honest review, see of my review jmhoward2007 on 5 12 14
I m so frustrated with you lady Make up your dang mind or just think You know, if a guy keep ditching you to some anonymous gig, be suspicious Don t let him treat you like a rug, you deserve better than that Ugh, I m so frustrated, poor Jax I feel you man 2.5
Oh dear lord where do I start, hmm clueless bre, douchebag cam or the only one I can stand in this book jax I m happy there was an HEA
Enjoyed this one Cam was a douche, Bre was kinda clueless and flaky, and the cheating got a bit much, but Jax redeemed it.
Liked the book But totally irritated by Cam even though i was Ok with him in the end.
What a Great Love StoryThe characters come to life on the pages of this conflicting love story As all rock star romances being and staying together is hard for both lovers to realize what is important in life and this author brought to life I highly recommended this book to all that believe true love does overcome any obstacles life throws their way Cuddos to the author she is only must read list.
I just couldn t finish this one I tried, but at 60% I was so bored it was either flinging myself out the window or putting the book down I personally didn t connect with any of the characters, or like them very much and I feel like that was my greatest downfall in reading this If I don t like the characters, its so hard to enjoy the book I also don t think that the rock star love triangle genre agrees with me I UNDERSTAND how you COULD love this book, like so many other people have so sorry to d [...]
Horrible book Could the main characters be any clueless or wishy washy Nobody in their right mind would want to date such an idiot as Bre I couldn t even finish the book
AmazingI loved it This book made me laugh and then it broke my heart but I m glad it was all put back together again I might read the next one but this one was amazing
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This ChickLet me start off by saying that Before You by Lisa Cardiff had almost every single box checked for me before I ever started this book Hot Cover Check Rockstar Check New Adult Genre Check Love triangle with plenty of angst Check But when it came to the actual story here, I had some issues with this one This one should have been an absolute home run for me, but unfortunately it just wasn t able to fulfill all my expectations and fell short.Aubre [...]
JOSIE S 4 STAR REVIEW Aubrey Keaton never experienced stability and a family while she was growing up with her mother After being sent to live with her grandmother at 10 years old, her life changed Camden lived next door to her grandmother and from the minute they met, they were inseparable Meeting Camden and living with her grandmother was the best thing to happen to her Over the years their friendship eventually turned it a relationship and plans to marry.Camden becomes the guitarist for a loc [...]
I only want to love you Today Tomorrow, and every day after that JaxBefore You was enjoyable Who doesn t love a sexy rocker It was told in a third person narrative and it took a bit of getting used to because most books that I read these days are written in the 1st person The two main characters are Jax and Aubrey Bre.From the moment Jax saw her across the bar, he couldn t take his eyes off of her When he begins to talk to her, he is even intrigued and determined to make her his next conquest, [...]
Before You by Lisa Cardiff5 out of 5 starsWhat would you do if the life you always pictured for yourself was really just a lie What if the one person you thought you really knew became a complete stranger What if the door opened for new opportunities that you never thought you wanted Would you charge on through or shut the door and pretend you never regretted it Those are the questions that face Aubrey Keaton in Before You by Lisa Cardiff The once idyllic life she thought she wanted is crumbling [...]
ARC provided by the author in exchange for my honest review,This was a difficult and frustrating read and at times I wanted to fling my kindle to the wall However it is a new adult read which usually entail lots of angst and let me tell you there was plenty of that in this book.The cover though was fabulous so hot Aubrey Keaton has not had a good upbringing due to a difficult relationship with her mother but she has always had the support of her friend and now boyfriend, Camden and his family Ho [...]
Before You was a great fun read full of angst and betrayal I read this book in a matter of hours and felt everything from happiness to sadness to anger.Aubrey and Camden are childhood sweethearts Aubrey didn t have the greatest upbringing Her dad is MIA and her mother has always been focused on herself and her flavor of the week than she was about Aubrey When Aubrey was 10 they moved in with her grandmother and that is when she met Camden Camden and his parents have created a new family for her [...]
3.5 Stars for this book.Jax Charmichael the lead singer in Chasing Ruin is in big trouble He has fallen for one of his bandmates longtime girlfriend Aubrey Keaton Aubrey has been with Camden since she was ten years old Camden was Aubrey rock of strength when there was no one else around for her growing up As time grew both Camden and Aubrey became a couple but probably for the wrong reasons.Aubrey comes out to California to see her Camden and without knowing who Aubrey is at first Jax is smitten [...]
Thought I d be getting a heart wrenching story similar to Thoughtless but I was wrong.First of all, everything was instant Aubrey met Jax at a bar where she was meeting her boyfriend and was nearly drooling over him and even felt bad when she started dancing with her boyfriend.Jax is your typical player you know thinking all women are sluts and meaningless and it s okay to treat them like trash as long as you can fuck them in your spare hour, until he meets Aubrey Instant attraction, instant jea [...]
A good old fashioned love triangleThis book grabbed my attention I like love triangles when they re done well, and for the most part, this one was enjoyable I wished the emotions came through clearly It felt like the story and characters got close to pulling me in completely, and then the author pulled back and it became a telling vs showing situation I didn t have the same problem as many reviewers mentioned regarding Bre turning a blind eye Her failure to acknowledge the signs made sense to m [...]
4 Forever Girl starsThis was my first read by this author, the first of many, I m hooked Being a rockstar addict, this was the ultimate fix I will definitely be coming back for Chasing Ruin, there are three sexy band members that need to have their story told The love triangle between Cam, Aubrey, and Jax will drive you crazy You won t have any fingernails left by the time you get to the end of the book You will be able to read from multiple POV, so you will understand how each of them feels Y [...]
Rock stars Love triangle Cheating These are a few of the themes in this book We have Jax, who is the lead singer for a up and coming rock band We have Cam major butt , who is also in the band We have Bre, who is Cam s girlfriend of many years When Bre comes to LA to visit with Cam things are just not like they used to be She has an instant spark and connection with Jax I didn t like Bre at times I thought she needed to choose and be done with it She let Cam walk all over her, but she would push [...]
It was an OK book But please, PLEASE all the time that I was reading i got and frustrated with the lady character, sometimes I really wanted to punch her in the face How could a person be sooo naive and stupid to not see her boyfriend cheating I mean, it was right in her face That doesn t happen in real life I didn t like Aubrey at all, she was tremendous weak I had a hard time trying to connect with her.And the way that they solve all the problems, it was like too fast I mean, he cheated on y [...]
First time reading one of Ms Cardiff s books and I loved it Yes, there were parts that were frustrating but that s all in the story telling If books can t bring out the reader s feelings they aren t doing a very good job writing Bre had the biggest blinders on of anyone I ve seen and Jax had to have the patience of a saint in order to wait for Bre I m not sure if I agree with Jax not telling Bre what Cam has been up to but again I don t want things to go as they would in a perfect story.I can t [...]
When you ve known a person for so long it s hard to cut strings without the risk of losing everything and that is exactly the position Bre finds herself in with Camden halfway through the book Unfortunately Cam doesn t consider Bre his first priority When the new lead singer comes along he knows better than to mess around with Cam s girlfriend Aubrey, but from the moment he met Bre, he wanted her Jax doesn t like how Cam takes Aubrey for granted She s beautiful and anyone would be crazy not to w [...]
3.5 Stars Finish review soon Dislike Cam for being a cheater, over and over Also, dislike Bre for continuing to bury her head in the sand about it She even admits that she knows all that he has been doing, but she repeatedly tells him let s not talk about this now , etc Had a very difficult time connecting to her as a character, and had a hard time believing that Jax, based on his description, would find such a weak female character to be so engaging and unforgettable Jax made this story finish [...]
I got this book as part of a compilation and found it hard going, because the female lead character was such a drip She swings to one man then the other, appears to be unable to think for herself and believes any line of boloney fed to her but we are expected to believe that she has enough nous to be able to set up an art gallery The male lead is strong and caring but the other characters are just too annoying Normally I love books in a series but I don t care enough about these characters to wa [...]