Connecting Strangers

Connecting Strangers Getting close is dangerous He s too close and I start to fidget needing to keep my hands busy so they won t grab hold of his shirt Because that s what they want to do Draw him closer So I can Inhale

  • Title: Connecting Strangers
  • Author: Rachel Carrington
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  • Page: 456
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  • Getting close is dangerous He s too close, and I start to fidget, needing to keep my hands busy so they won t grab hold of his shirt Because that s what they want to do Draw him closer So I can Inhale his scent Taste his skin.I didn t run because I was in an abusive relationship I ran because my soul was being crushed I d forgotten how to live, how to be happy RunniGetting close is dangerous He s too close, and I start to fidget, needing to keep my hands busy so they won t grab hold of his shirt Because that s what they want to do Draw him closer So I can Inhale his scent Taste his skin.I didn t run because I was in an abusive relationship I ran because my soul was being crushed I d forgotten how to live, how to be happy Running out of gas in a small town, I catch the eye of the local sheriff when the very last thing I want is to come under the scrutiny of the police I left my boyfriend with blood on my hands, and I know as soon as the wound heals he ll come looking for me.Adam Madison draws me to him so easily I can t even pretend to fight And the closer we get, the combustible we become I ve never experienced such passion or power My need is as great as his, but I m sure he ll walk away from me once he knows my secret No other man would stay.I ve had enough complications in my life I m not looking for , and that s exactly what Adam is a sexy, magnetic complication with secrets of his own And with my ex on the hunt, I can t risk bringing him down with me But he won t leave even when vengeance could kill us both.

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    About “Rachel Carrington

    • Rachel Carrington

      I ve been writing for over thirty years and though I ve written paranormal, fantasy, and science fiction, I ve since then shifted my focus to suspense novels and young adult My suspense novels still tend to have a little romance in them, but my young adult novels deal with social issues and heroines facing life dilemmas I live in Charleston, SC, a city which was recently named the 1 city in the world by Travel Leisure Magazine, and I have to say, I agree It s a fabulous place to live Close to the beach, great restaurants, fabulous shopping, cobblestone streets, and historic homes and buildings It s a step back into history I hope you enjoy reading my books, and feel free to email me if you have any questions

    515 thoughts on “Connecting Strangers

    • This copy was provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.This book could have been so freakin' great. They synopsis reeled me in like a moth to a flame. Books that deal with real life conflicts are my thing. Family issues. Cheating. Abuse. Alcoholism. Addiction. Bullying. Suicide. Murder. I can't enumerate all of them, but you get what I mean right? And Connecting Strangers was along that category, so I picked it up from netgalley. And come on, doesn't that cover look oh-so-good? Goo [...]

    • I enjoyed this book, I just did not think it was anything special. In my opinion, it was a little anticlimactic. The book made it seem like there was this horrible, horrible bad guy, yet you never really saw him. In fact, I couldn't even tell if we were supposed to think the claimed bad guy was in fact a bad guy or not. I was honestly a little confused there.On top of that, it was very much an insta-love book. I just don't get why the relationship cannot build up over the course of the book, esp [...]

    • Connecting Strangers was rather hard to rate. There were some elements here that I found well done, and others not so much. So I think 3 stars was a safe meeting ground. This book was about Emily, a girl who was desperately trying to run away from her past, with plenty of good reason for doing so. While on the run from her many troubles she inadvertently runs into Adam, the local sheriff for the town she was supposed to be breezing through. Things heat up from there.Ok let's start with some of t [...]

    • Connecting Strangers by Rachel Carrington is the first book 1 in the Discovering Emily Series. I thought it was a good story. Connecting Strangers kept me reading through until the end. It takes you on a journey with Emily through leaving an abusive relationship, finding herself, establishing new friendships, and finding new love. Connecting Strangers is about going from a victim to empowered. I look forward to future installments in the series.Emily was a small town girl who had plans for her l [...]

    • Connecting Strangers (Discovering Emily #1) by Rachel Carrington is a 2014 publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This book starts off with a bang.terally. Emily has to escape her life of abuse NOW! With the situation she has created, she runs as fast as possible to her car and burns rubber. But, she left her purse behind, so she travels toward the nearest town hoping to stop and gather her wits. Before she can get to her destination, she is pulled over [...]

    • Actual rating, 2.5 stars.This is an eARC review.This book was kind of weird, it started out with a clear storyline, and ended with something else. I thought the blurb of this book was somewhat misleading This was very much an insta-lust, insta-love type of relationship. Given Emily's situation, it didn't make any sense to me. She was running away from an abusive relationship, but she didn't run too far away (her car ran out of gas). In fact, after meeting Adam, she stay put and stop running. Thu [...]

    • Synopsis He’s too close, and I start to fidget, needing to keep my hands busy so they won’t grab hold of his shirt. Because that’s what they want to do. Draw him closer. So I can Inhale his scent. Taste his skin.I didn’t run because I was in an abusive relationship; I ran because my soul was being crushed. I’d forgotten how to live, how to be happy. Running out of gas in a small town, I catch the eye of the local sheriff when the very last thing I want is to come under the scrutiny of [...]

    • Connecting Strangers, Book 1 in the Discovering Emily series, Rachel CarringtonReview from jeannie zelos book reviewsI'm not sure how many books are in this series, if it's a trilogy or more – or even when they are out. It seems to be in the trilogy mould though, and ends with a clue for the way the next book is going, but not what I'd think of as a huge cliffhangeranks Rachel as I REALLY HATE those! So, it's romatic suspense and the romance kicks in pretty quickly with the delicious Adam, who [...]

    • **I received an ARC through Netgalley courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review.**The story begins with Emily on the run after shooting her abusive boyfriend, Mark, in the shoulder. She left with just the clothes on her back and her p.o.s. car. No money, no I.D nothing. She manages to get to the next town over before she's stopped by the police for a headlight outd here's where the eye-rolling starts.Emily is on the run from a man who has mentally and verbally abused her for yea [...]

    • Emily thought her life was great. As head cheerleader she was dating the football star, loving and doting parents, a community in a small town and she had a home. Her relationship started falling apart when her boyfriend started drinking and became controlling. Her parents saw it as well and tried to convince her to leave him. But then tragedy struck and her parents died in an accident. Leaning more heavily on Mark she fell into s state of routine and familiarity. Now on the run from him after h [...]

    • Reviewed by Amy W.Book purchased by the reviewer for pleasureReview originally posted at Romancing the BookWhen Emily Jacobs decides to start a new life, she knows that her past won’t be far behind. Yet with a solid dose of newly-found self confidence, she moves on. In the first installment of Rachel Carrington’s Discovering Emily series, the focus is on building relationships. With Connecting Strangers, Emily gathers a support network as she fights to keep her past from becoming her future. [...]

    • **Complimentary copy provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**Connecting Strangers had so much potential. The lovely cover, the blurb and chapter 1 really sold me on this being really good but that wasn't the case when chapter 2 started. Man, I was let down. I don't want this to sound rude or like I'm hating on the author because I'm not. The writing was nice and there's a really good story here but it lacked depth. I just needed morefeeling.Emily is runni [...]

    • I liked this book but it lacked depth. I kept waiting to get emotionally tied to the characters and it never happened for me. I wanted to feel what they felt when they felt it and I didn't. The overall plot was good, the book was good, even the sex was good but I expected more. I wanted and needed more.I disliked that the big BOOM didn't come til the final pages and we briefly saw how the characters were affected. I disliked that the " bad person " didn't have a bigger part throughout the book a [...]

    • 2 and a half stars.I feel really bad giving not so good reviews to books I received for review. This is also the case with Connecting Strangers, which I received on Netgalley.Connecting Strangers is the story of a woman on the run. Emily is trying to escape her violent partner after shooting him, but she knows she will not be safe wherever she goes. She ends up in a neighbouring town, where she quickly makes friends and surprisingly even finds a romantic interest.My main problem was the insta lo [...]

    • Actual Rating 2.5 StarsI really wanted to love this book. The blurb drew me in.Not only did it promise a troubled past but also a little loving and some mystery And yes it delivered but way to soon! This book starts off with a bang, literally, and Emily is leaving her abusive, obsessive boyfriend behind her. She leaves everything behind and ends up running out of gas. So of course I was drawn in. Then she meets the sexy sheriff of the town. This is where I wanted to see more. Insta love only bot [...]

    • This a romantic thriller combined. Emily is a victim of an abusive relationship and one day she had the courage to run away fromhis abusive long time boyfriend Mark. But things got messy when mark caught her in the act of leaving him, she shot him but hewasn’t dead and he will make sure that if he cant have Emily nobody can.Emily drove in a town named juniper springs where she met a good samaritan and offered her a place to stay and even gave her ajob at her diner. The local sheriff named Adam [...]

    • So I did like this book, but I have to agree it doesn't seem to be anything along the lines of oh my god. Emily is a girl lost in a relationship she doesn't know how to get out of by a man who owns the world she lives in, nothing he does will ever have a consequence and his daddy will make sure of it at no coast. All mark wants is to keep Emily and even goes as far as branding her before she finally gets the nerves to leave, but things happen, guns go off, and the run for Emily starts with nothi [...]

    • The bones of this story are good.A woman escaping an abusive relationship.Escaping a town controlled by massive egos and big money.A second chance at love and happiness.But what I struggled with was how easy everything came together. Literally the first person Emily meets after leaving her abusive boyfriend, Mark, is the new town's sheriff, Adam. And talk about insta-love, or should I say insta-lust. I can't speak from experience, but I doubt a woman would fall into another man's arms as quickly [...]

    • I was sent a copy of the book for review through Net Galley, as always, all opinions are my own.Emily is the kind of girl many of us would have been jealous of in high school because on the outside it seems like she has the perfect life. She’s pretty, popular, and a cheerleader in love with a football player. Several years later she’s still together with her high school sweetheart, but the relationship has been increasingly abusive. Things finally escalate enough that she feels the need to r [...]

    • ARC received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewConnecting Strangers is the story of Emily, who is on the run from an abusive relationship. She escapes to a neighboring town where she meets Adam and several others who easily befriend her. Unfortunately things aren't smooth sailing for Emily though since Mark, the boyfriend that she's running from, is on the hunt and won't stop looking until he finds her and brings her home. Mark's father has essentially bought control of their town an [...]

    • Fabulous story!!! A must read!Awesome start to a series! Emily runs away after she shoots her way out of an abusive relationship. Her ex has told her that she would always be his. But with no money and almost no gas, she ends up in Juniper Springs. She meets the local sheriff, Adam and is immediately drawn to him. She tries to deny her feelings toward him and not tell him of her past. Unfortunately, ones past seems to always catch up with you. She meets Francine who seems to understand exactly w [...]

    • This is a story of Emily, who is on the run from an abusive boyfriend and a few new friends that have rallied around her in support. This story was very enjoyable and I had a hard time putting it down. The story line was great and the characters were well thought out and seemed real. In fact, Emily's best friend Francine seemed like such a real person that you actually wanted her to be your best friend too. My one complaint about this book was how fast the relationship between Emily and Adam occ [...]

    • This one hits all the right notes – (very) hunky guy, damsel in distress, fast and faithful fiends, and bad bad men who need their comeuppance. Escaping from a world of hurt, heroine Emily is fleeing for her life, and who should she run into but the most gorgeous guy in six states (okay, that’s my opinion), Adam. In Connecting Strangers (book one of the Discovering Emily series), Rachel Carrington takes us on a spirited, well-written ride through rural Kentucky, and then leaves us with a won [...]

    • Wow!! I can't believe this was only 179 pages. I was impressed how this author was able to establish not only physical abuse but being mentally abused can be just as damaging. Love the whirlwind romance, I mean hellooow he said it from the beginning “I don’t believe in wasting time”. Great suspense read and like the beginning of the book that grabs you into the story the end will throw you down the cliff. I hope there is a second book. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an [...]

    • *I received a complimentary e-book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review* Overall I enjoyed this book. Similar to what others have said, I think it is an important book for girls and women of all ages to read. The manipulative side of abusive relationships is often overlooked in comparison to the physically abusive aspects. The author captured this aspect very well. I think the characters are somewhat dimensional, but I felt like they were slightly unrealistic in their actions and what [...]

    • I thought in the beginning that I was going to enjoy this book but I was wrong. I gave up at about 70%. This book is about a young lady trying to escape an abusive relationship and start a new life. She runs out of money on the run and is taken in by strangers I thought the storyline moved too slow and the new relationships too fast. It made the story unbelievable and unrelateable. Sorry to the author but I give this a thumbs down.A copy of the book was given to me by NetGalley in exchange for a [...]

    • I liked the book. there could have been more of a show on Mark and how his side of things is so terrible or show him with his daddy. the relationships blooming in juniper springs however are refreshing. The friendships with Francine and Art the love/lust with Adam are showing her life can be good.All in all the book was well written and definitely left you with a cliffhanger to want to read the next book.

    • I want to be best friends with Emily and Francine. I so want to hang out at the diner with these two and just shot the shit. Anyways I loved the book, I read most of it in one sitting because I couldn't put it down. It's a concept that's been done before but Rachel executed it in a way that made it all her own. She's created a half dozen or so interesting characters and written book that evokes a great deal of emotion from it's reader. I truly cannot wait for book 2.

    • Interesting characters and plot. I read in approximately one day. Controversial subject matter shown in tasteful way without taking away from the story. Definately looking forward to second book. Heartwarming and empowering

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