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First, WANTED is not an original story line, regardless, I did like this book. The premise was sweet: love at first sight, need to break through obstacles to be with one another, drama, drama, and of course, the all-encompassing HEA. I would definitely consider this book Mature YA/New Adult, but I think it teetered more on the adult side. It starts out YA and worked its way up to a NA by the end. There was a considerable amount steam, not that they were explicit or anything, but more than your typical Mature YA story would have. The story is fairly simple and highly predictable. Some of it almost seemed immature and very juvenile. To sum things up, it’s a story about a young woman, who was raised by her beloved older brother and an alcoholic mother. Ellie has been on the receiving end of a lot of verbal abuse from her mother. She always kept telling Ellie that no one will ever want her. If it wasn’t for her hard working older brother, Jefferson, she would be lost. Her previous two relationships have ended in utter disaster. Both times, her two good for nothing boyfriends were cheating on her because she wasn’t ready to give up her elusive V-card, yet. When she caught her latest boyfriend having sex with another girl in the school theater, she broke down and called her big brother to come and get her. When her brother shows up to defend her and kick her latest boyfriend’s ass, he shows up with his best friend, Gunner. It was love at first sight for both Ellie and Gunner. Oh the joys of instant love!! Ellie's only saving grace growing up though was her older brother Jefferson. He always took care of Ellie and it was so sweet. Jefferson was definitely one of my favorite characters in this book. He was sweet, funny, and very protective. I liked him from the moment his character was introduced. And him and Ari (Ellie's bestfriend) cracked me up with their sexual tension and banter back & forth. Drew "Gunner" Mathews... delicious! He was just too good to be true. He seemed almost too sweet and perfect at times, but I realized that was what Ellie needed. I liked the Dual POV, but his book actually was a multiple POV book because you get a small glimpse into Jefferson and Ari's mind. I was expecting this book to be all about Gunner and Ellie only but I was shocked to see that Jefferson and Ari played a big part in this story. The next book that is coming out is called Saved and it will be Jefferson and Ari's book. I can't wait to see what happens. Overall, a enjoyable audio book, that had my heart racing at some of the exchanges between the two couples. Unfortunately, it just didn't blow me away like some books. I still would definitely recommend this book for anyone looking for a very sweet love story with a mix of drama here and there...
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The author needs to learn the art of editing. If it wasn't for the constantly repeated sentences, the book could have been a few hours shorter.
The female narrator was decent but the male narrator was annoying. I seriously thought about returning the book.
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If you could sum up Wanted in three words, what would they be?
amazballs<br/><br/>Loving <br/>Life lesson
Who was your favorite character and why?
Grunner <br/><br/>A true romantic but still being a realistic guy that could be real
What does Nelson Hobbs and Arika Rapson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
brining more life to the characters<br/>Helps you feel the feels
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
(spoiler Alert) <br/><br/>when Ellie was fully recovered from the accident and grunner <br/>Asked her to marry him in the caravan and made love to her loses her VCard <br/>With chocolate covered strawberries and wine it was so sweet and dreamy <br/><br/><br/>
Any additional comments?
if you enjoyed this book/series read Kelly Elliott's broken series