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For Nicky, A Torey Hope Novel Book 1 was voted #3 of the Top 50 Indie Books of 2014 by ReadFree.ly readers/voters. Elizabeth Decker views herself as shy, totally average, and pretty much insignificant. She’s nothing special, at least not compared to her little sister, Audrey. Elizabeth is content with her plain and lonely future; she’s too insecure to contemplate a relatioFor Nicky, A Torey Hope Novel Book 1 was voted #3 of the Top 50 Indie Books of 2014 by ReadFree.ly readers/voters. Elizabeth Decker views herself as shy, totally average, and pretty much insignificant. She’s nothing special, at least not compared to her little sister, Audrey. Elizabeth is content with her plain and lonely future; she’s too insecure to contemplate a relationship thanks to her sister. Audrey is a bombshell and uses this to get what she wants. She’s a girl who will stop at nothing to control anyone and everything around her. She craves power and doesn’t care if she has to hurt Elizabeth to get it. Nathaniel Morgan has spent his whole life fighting for his twin brother, Nicholas. Somewhere along the way, he lost himself. Now he’s just getting by. He’s devoted to his family, but emotionally detached from the women he burns through like wildfire. He has no plans of getting into something as complicated and committed as a “relationship”. Nicholas Morgan has placed the new librarian, Miss Elizabeth, on a pedestal and is begging her to meet his twin brother, Nathaniel. Elizabeth and Nathaniel agree to meet, for Nicky. Both are caught off-guard when unexpected sparks fly between them. This was not in their plans. Will Nathaniel and Elizabeth be able to escape a past that still plagues them? Or, will the past, suspicions, and insecurities come between them one too many times?**This is a contemporary new adult romance. It should only be read by ages 18+ due to adult themes and situations. This is a stand alone book....

Title : For Nicky
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ISBN : 21503889
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Number of Pages : 341 Pages
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For Nicky Reviews

  • Shari Kay
    2018-10-27 04:27

    No. Not interested in sibling double dipping on the one hand and especially not interested in an author that would give the sister her own book and belittle the heinous crime of (view spoiler)[drug raping the H. My issue with the author's choice to have the H and h forgive so easily is one reason not to read this series at all. The other being I don't care for H/h having sex with siblings and apparently before the rape and before the H gets with h, he was with the evil sister. I avoid this trope whenever possible and here...doubly so. (hide spoiler)]https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

  • Roksana
    2018-11-17 09:30

    DNF @ 60I felt sick to my stomach reading the Hero being "drugged raped" by the heroine's sister. He was in a relationship with the heroine at the time, so reading about that descriptive scene was horrifying! Some time after the Hero and heroine got over this and she gave him a blowjob and he came in her mouth...I just felt grossed! You see the heroine saw that rape scene. She came to see him and then she saw them on the bed...did not know it at the time that he was drugged, but he still had sex with her and she saw his pennies inside her sister, and yet, she allowed him to came in her mouth? knowing where his pennis was before?...I just felt sick! This is the worst plot device for a romance setting! A plot device to create drama at the expense of the relationship between the main couple..and that's not all, the Hero slept with the heroine sister in the past (did no knew the heroine at the time), but still she is getting the "sister's sloppy seconds"It just feels so wrong for a "Hero" to be sexually intimate with both sisters...that's just grossing!

  • Ani'sReviews
    2018-11-06 08:23

    First of all there were some good things in this book and that is the love of family and brotherhood.The love of a good woman and man. Those were all amazing. Now the reasons I gave it two stars. Yes, there are more of them.1. The beggining was too much. There was so many explaining in this book I was actually bored. You don't have to get all of it in the first five chapters. 2. The rape. Do you actually think that his reaction to would be so mild and that he would forgive the woman so guickly? I don't think so.3. WHY is the woman who raped this guy getting her own book? WHY didn't she go to jail? WHY is she off the hook with it? I don't get it. Is it because the victim was a man and you think she should be forgiven because she is a bully and a mean person? I just can't understand what made the author think rape should be easily forgotten. I know I wouldn't forget it no matter what.Now I continued to read the book past all of this and get to the end. After the things I have read the ending was seriously lacking. It should have some grand finale but I was left in a strange funk and a wish to never read another book like this. The pretty cover doesn't go well with this kind of book. AND there should be a warning about these stuff. I wouldn't have read it if there was. I have never had to give such a harsh review and probably wouldn't give it to this book if Audrey paid for her crimes and not gotten away with it and if she didn't get her own book. And for that I can only say REALLY???

  • RelentlessBookChic Ramblings & Reviews
    2018-10-28 04:13

    This debut novel by A.D Ellis is a Contemporary Romance that I think can be enjoyed by anyone 17+. Even more than the element of romance are the life lessons that can be learned in this book. It is about friendship, insecurities, addiction and bullying. Nate Morgan has spent his whole life fighting and protecting his little brother Nicky from people bullying him, saying hurtful things to him or treating him differently. Nate has never formed an emotional relationship with anyone or allowed anyone to get too close due to this protective and brotherly bond he has with Nicky. He found that fighting, meaningless sex and running were the only outlets he had for his anger/stress over the situations in his life. Elizabeth Decker has lived in the shadows of her younger sister Aubrey her whole life. They lost their mother at a very young age and then lost their father to addiction and depression. He was there but only a shell of his former self so this left them to only depend on each other. Aubrey has always bullied Elizabeth and condoned other people throughout their school years to do it as well. The constant ridicule and alienation has caused Elizabeth to view herself as a freak and retreat into herself. She always found an escape in the books she read so it was only natural for her to become a librarian, it was the place she was most comfortable. Nicky Morgan has lived his whole life "different" from other people. He knows that his brother has sacrificed real relationships with people in order to protect him but now he wants to see Nate happy. He wants him to fall in love and have babies. His new librarian would be perfect for Nate and Nicky loves her so he really doesn't see why Nate wouldn't. Nicky has it all planned out for the two of them to meet at the fall festival his technical school is planning. Follow the lives of the Morgan brothers and the Decker sisters in this emotional story of friendship,sacrifice, love, loss and learning. See how bullying has effected the lives of four very different people and follow the journey as they overcome fears, heartache and misunderstandings. It is like watching a caterpillar turn into a beautiful butterfly or the first blooms of spring. There are lessons to be learned in this story for us all...if only we could see people from the inside out.

  • Emma Harris
    2018-10-30 09:42

    4 Stars!!I was given an ARC of For Nicky in exchange for an honest review so here goes....I thoroughly enjoyed this book but I wasn't hooked, I could quite easily put it down and pick it up again.Nate has spent his whole life protecting, fighting and caring for his twin brother Nicky, never finding or committing himself to anyone until Elizabeth Decker walks into his life and complete knocks him off his feet. Elizabeth has spent her life being put down and picked on by her sister Audrey (who I hate with a passion). I'm not going to give anymore away with reference to the storyline but it opens your eyes to some of the bullying and heartache that surrounds the characters in this book and people in real life.What I will say is read it and Congratulations to A.D Ellis :)

  • Nikki Reader page
    2018-10-22 06:32

    Absolutely loved this story... sooo very emotional.. from laughing to crying.. even those Awwww moments.. unfortunately these stories happen in real life all to often.. it really makes you think about your actions and how they effect everyone else around you... A.D Ellis all I can say is you are AWESOME!!! Thank you for such a great read!

  • Courtney
    2018-10-24 11:12

    ***ARC provided by the author for an honest review (Thank you)******4 What would you do for true love, your family, For Nicky?***Are you a sibling? Would you do anything for your sibling???Defend them until the end correct??? Love them no matter what? Could you loveyour sister if she was one of the people who was causing you the most pain?Does being  blood guaranteeforgiveness?  Can you ever let yourlittle brother grow up and out of your shadow? Can you ever allow him to fighthis own battles?  If you can relate toany of this, then you will love, For Nicky.For Nate, life has always been one battle or another all inthe name of protecting his little brother, Nicky. He would fight anyone whotried to bully his brother and he had no regrets. He loved his brother andcouldn’t understand how others could be so mean to a guy who was nothing butpure happiness and joy. When Nate wasn’t fighting, he was losing himself tomeaningless sex and girls who he wanted to forget, if he ever remembered them.He believes that he has to live this way, because all he does is for Nicky.Nicky, has always been Nate’s younger brother. He loves hisbrother and he wants to see him happy, which includes seeing him with a wifeand babies. He also knows that Ms. Elizabeth, who is his newest friend and thepretty new librarian at his day program, would be great for his brother. Ms.Elizabeth was like a sunny day, and pancakes, and he wanted her to be part ofhis family.Elizabeth Decker has always been the shy one in the family.The good girl. She spent her time reading and dreaming of her knight one daysweeping her off her feet. She never realized, that one of the main thingsstanding in the way of her happiness, was someone she loved tremendously, hervery own sister, Aubrey. And when she finally meets the man whom she thinks isexactly what she needs, wouldn’t you know it, Aubrey is in the way. Too badthat she can’t simply walk away from Aubrey or Nate, because she knows that shehas to stay, if not for herself, for Nicky.  Aubrey knows she is a manipulator. She knows that she hashurt people, including her own sister, but she doesn’t care.  Life dealt her and her sister a shitty hand,and therefore, she is going to get back at it any way she can. She only wantshappiness for herself, and if it causes her to lose her sister and for hersister to lose the love of her life, so be it. For Nicky, is a story of family bonds, love and findinghappiness, where ever it may be. The Morgans and the Deckers are two familiesdealing with real life issues. Nate, Nicky, Elizabeth and Aubrey are normalpeople dealing with the stressors of life and trying to figure out just how tomake it in this crazy world. Can you overcome betrayal to find true love? Canyou forgive in order to move on? Can the love of one brother or friend, makeyou believe that dreams do come true? Can you give love a try,  For Nicky?I enjoyed this debut novel by A. D. Ellis. I admit, it isnot my normal read, because it’s such a sweet story. Now don’t get me wrong,there is drama, but it is sweet and makes you feel fuzzy on the inside. Ienjoyed seeing the characters in all their flaws and seeing just exactly wherelife will take them. It makes you wonder, what exactly you will do For Nicky? Buy Links:Amazon Goodreads:Add to your TBR Connect with A.D. Ellis GoodreadsFacebookGoogle+ 

  • Lustful Literature
    2018-10-26 08:35

    ** JOSIE'S 4 STAR REVIEW ** This is A.D. Elli’s debut novel and it was such a powerful read. For being the author’s first book, it was really good. It offers so much more than your typical contemporary romance novel. Yes it is about romance but we also get powerful lessons to live by. It is about the power of friendships, lack of self-confidence, drug addiction, alcohol addiction and bullying. If you were ever been picked on because you were different, dressed different, talked different, then this is a book that YOU NEED TO READ.Nate Morgan has always protected his twin brother, Nicky, since he realized there was something different about him. In school people had always bullied Nicky, treated him differently and always said hurtful things to or about him. One word would send Nate into a rage…the R word. Because of the protective and unconditional love he has for Nicky, Nate never had a serious relationship with a girl or with friends. Nate would get into a lot of fights, have sex with no strings attached and he ran a lot to deal with his anger and stress issues.“What about that scene with the retard? That was hilarious!”“Hey man how about you watch your language?”“F**k off man, I can say whatever I want to say! There’s nothing wrong with the word retard.”“Yeah well I find the word offensive and you need to shut the f**k up before I shut you up.”Elizabeth Decker lost her mother at an early age. She and her sister Audrey lived with their father who became a drunk and depressed after the loss of their mother. Elizabeth has lived in the shadow of her sister for as long as she can remember. Audrey constantly bullied Elizabeth and ignored her. She also and joined in on the bullying during their years in school. Because of all the mockery and hostility Elizabeth saw herself as abnormal and withdrew. Because she kept to herself, she would read to escape the pain and torture. When she became an adult she chose to work in the one place she always felt comfortable at the library.“Nate, people know I’m shy and awkward, but surprisingly, I don’t feel that way around Nicky, your parents and you so it seems. So I’m just going to come out and say this straight up. One. my sister is hot for you. I don’t interfere with who she dates or has sex with and I won’t come between you two. Secondly, I’ve been in Audrey’s shadow her whole life. Never the popular one, never the pretty one, and never the loose one. I’m the shy, freaky sister; the one Audrey had to coerce a boy into kissing and dating only to screw him herself. I know I’m a freak. So, even though I think you are extremely attractive and you seem to be a good guy, I’m sure you can understand my reasons for not getting to close to you.”Nicky…omg you will just love him! This character was amazing, strong, flawless, thoughtless and he love his brother Nate. He knew he was “different” his entire life and he knew his brother sacrificed himself and defended him their entire lives. Nicky loves Nate, but now he wants Nate to be happy, fall in love and have a lot of babies. His new librarian, Miss Elizabeth, is perfect for Nate and if he loves Miss Elizabeth he knows Nate will too. Nicky is smart he has planned their first meeting at the fall festival.“Nate, remember my friend miss Elizabeth? She’s the librarian at the center. Miss Elizabeth, I know you met Nate, but here he is again. My mom wants him to marry you and give her babies.”“Nate, I heard you say that you were going to ask Miss Elizabeth to marry you if I got better. Miss Elizabeth you told me you’d have babies for Nate if I got better. I got better so when are you getting married and having babies?” Nate and Elizabeth have so much alike and they are both drawn to each other. Although Nate is skeptical about starting a relationship, he knows from the way Nicky talks about Miss Elizabeth, she will understand his bond with his brother. Elizabeth does not think Nate would be interested in someone like her, she feels there is nothing special about her. But they both know there is something there and they take a chance. Things get hard because Audrey does not believe Elizabeth is good enough to get a man and she all but demeans Elizabeth in public. “Well, you’ll learn soon enough which one of us is the freak one. I love my sister, but she’s not enough woman for you or any man. H***, under those plain clothes I bet she’s got even uglier granny panties. She’s not hot and she never will be. You’ll find out soon enough that you need more than what Beth can give. When you’re ready for a real woman, you know where to find me.” “Audrey, I won’t stand for you talking to or about Libby like that. You bully to make yourself feel better; she lets it happen because you’ve convinced her she’s beneath you, all while family and friends stand idly by. Audrey, I’m sure you can take care of the tear down and clean up here. I’m taking this gorgeous girl away from there for a little while.”Aubrey Decker is a mean, stuck up, self-centered person. She believes her looks can get her anything. She hates Elizabeth, and does not want to see her happy, find love or succeed in life. Aubrey and Nate had one encounter years ago. So when she sees Nate at the fall festival, she assumes things can pick right up. Aubrey was not prepared for Nate’s response and the sting of rejection. Aubrey is destructive, dangerous and she will stop at nothing to make sure Elizabeth and Nate do not get their Happily Ever After.“This is complete and utter bulls**t. I won’t stand by and watch Beth and Nate get all lovey dovey. I had him first, and she’s not going to move in on what was mine to start with. I will get Nate back in my bed, even if just for a night. Beth doesn’t get a happy ending; she doesn’t have power here.”We follow the lives of the Morgan brothers and the Decker sisters in this touching story of forgiveness, acceptance, friendship, sacrifice, love and learning. We get to see firsthand how bullying touches their lives and see how they conquer their doubts, sorrow and errors only find love, family and each other.“I’m your Libby. Lost in you, Ruined for anyone else. You are IT for me. I’ve never in my whole life, felt even close to what I feel with you. Elizabeth Decker, I’m in love with you. I. Am. Yours.”“Nate you have wrecked me. You’re teaching me that I’m beautiful and worth someone’s love. I want that someone to be you because I. Love. You. Nathaniel Morgan, I am 100% completely, soul-deep in love with you.”I received a complimentary copy from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  • Jenn's Book Obsession
    2018-11-03 04:25

    The beginning of the book was a little drawn out but once it got into the story line it held my attention the rest of the way. It really is a great story. These are issues that people face on a daily basis. Such a strong message that I hope people will actually take away from reading this story because bullying is NEVER okay. In this story not only will we follow the journey of love but also shows you how the effects of bullying can have on a person and those who love them.Nathaniel “Nate” Morgan is very protective of his brother, Nicky. He has always been that way since they were just kids. He was always getting into fights and defending his brother at every turn. "I got used to getting in fights protecting my brother and as the bullies got worse, the fights got worse too."Nate spent his whole life trying to protect his brother from the daily bullying and harassing. He was always too busy with his brother for relationships, even choosing to attend college near home. "Looking back, I think I didn't get too serious with a girl because I thought it would maybe confuse Nick or make him sad that he didn't have that."Elizabeth Decker had a perfectly normal life until her mother passed away when she was only 11 yrs old. After the death of her mother life took a turn for the worse. Growing up in a military home where her father turned to alcohol and a very bitchy sister, left Elizabeth a loner. She turned to her books and studies because she was always made to feel that she was a ‘freak’. Elizabeth's sister, Audrey, has not made it very easy for her to have any type of a real relationship or wanting to for that matter."Books could take me to other worlds. Books allowed me to become someone else instead of Audrey's plain, quiet, older sister. Books allowed me to escape the pain of having a sister who hated me and treated me terribly."When Nate and Elizabeth meet there is an instant attraction but they both try to deny what they are feeling. Once they give in and take a chance they are put through some tough situations at the hands of a loved one. The things these two go through are unspeakable. I was so pissed off reading the things that they had to endure because of anger, low self-esteem, and bullying. They both needed to face their own issues in order to see if it is possible for them to have any kind of future together. I loved Nate and Elizabeth. They are so genuine and deeply care for those that matter to them. They had such sweet moments together. "Nate, baby, you have wrecked me. I had accepted my life as the freaky sister who never finds love and lives in her sister's shadow with seven cats. But you came along and rescued me, stood up for me, helped me to see that I didn't have to stay in Audrey's shadow. You're teaching me that I'm beautiful and worth someone's love."This story will definitely take you on an emotional rollercoaster. It's a sexy love story that deals with learning how to trust, second chances, dealing with emotional scars and overcoming some unexpected twist and turns. "I'm yours, Libby. Lost in you. Ruined for anyone else. You are IT for me Libby-girl. I've never, in my whole life, felt even close to what I feel with you. At the risk of moving too quickly, I love you, Elizabeth Decker. I'm in love with you. I. Am. Yours."

  • Kristelle
    2018-10-26 05:13

    For more reviews, check out Amiabooklover! This book hit me close to home. First chapters had already made me invest my emotions in this book. I’m sensitive about this kind of topic so it already had me in tears already. It is amazing. Really amazing.I loved how they always say, “For Nicky”, like it is some kind of a chant.The characters are all well thought out. Audrey and Nicky are the ones who had left gigantic marks on me. Audrey served as the queen evil in this book and she was written so well. She was the perfect bitch, perfect female antagonist, I had ever encountered in my entire reading lifeas far as I can remember . I literally constantly lashed out at her in my mind. Nicky was the sweetest person ever; I want to read his own story!. The main characters, on the other hand, reached me as average characters at first but as the story progress, I find myself already engulfed in their story. There are few setbacks that in need of quick touch ups. But personally,I would like to have the book cover changed.I honestly find it very simple. It does not look fitting to the content of the book.Other than that, this is a very good read. I actually went out to Amazon and bought the sequel! I just have to read Audrey’s story. It got to be amazing; I have my expectations waiting to be quenched.For Nicky is a touching story that tackles bullying, forgiveness and love. I would have recommended it as a family read but then it has scenes that are not suitable for teens and tweens and are also quite complicated to be a topic. But! But! People who can read New Adult books, please! Read this.Actual Rating: 4.41*I received a digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All are my own opinion and is not compensated by any individual, organization or company.*I made a scorecard for this book. You can go to my blog and have a look at it. Originally published at Amiabooklover Reads For Nicky.

  • Red Cheeks Reads
    2018-11-22 09:37

    “For Nicky” is a heartwarming and sweet love story that tackles a number of difficult topics.Nate Morgan has spent his entire life protecting his twin brother Nicky from bullies. Although he is completely committed to his family, he has never been serious about women. Sticking to one night stands with zero emotion involved has worked just fine for Nate up to this point and he had no intentions of that changing, that is until Elizabeth walked into his life.Elizabeth Decker has always lived in the shadow of her beautiful sister Audrey. Her self-esteem has taking a major beating through the years due to the constant torment Audrey has tortured her with on a daily basis. Elizabeth doesn’t believe she could ever get a guy like Nate; especially when Audrey has already been with him!Both Nate and Elizabeth are new to the idea of a relationship and are learning as they go along. These two fall pretty hard, pretty fast and end up having to deal with some extremely difficult situations both personally and as a couple.Overall I enjoyed this book and there were definitely some parts that had me really turning the pages. One scene between Nate and Audrey was extremely gut wrenching and very thought provoking. I apologize for being vague but I would hate to spoil it! There were quite a few ups and downs throughout the story and unfortunately on some of the downs I did find my attention waning a bit.If you are looking for heartfelt, real-life love story then this is the book for you.Dana

  • Jennifer Gallagher
    2018-10-29 08:38

    This is the first book written by A.D.Ellis and it blew me away.. This is a story of twins Nate and Nicky Morgan.. Nicky has a disability and is different .. Nate spends his life fighting to protect his brother.. through his relentless fighting and protecting of Nicky he has never formed a lasting relationship.. he became a Man Whore.. this was really the only way along with the fighting he found as a release to reduce his anger ..against the injustice people showed his brother and anyone who else who is different... that is until he meets Elizabeth Decker !! he comes to realize his way of life has to change... Elizabeth is shy and has always lived in the shadow of her big sister Aubrey.. who went out of her way to tell Elizabeth she was worthless and plain ..she bullied her and actually gave the green light for everyone at school to treat her the same way..Nate and Elizabeth helped each other along the way.. would their feelings for each other be allowed to flourish... reading this book I laughed I cried my heart hit the floor many times...if you wish to know if Nate and Elizabeth get their HEA you need to read this book... I only wish I could give it more than 5 stars.. This is a book you can read again and again.. I recommend it 100%

  • Paula Harned
    2018-11-07 09:23

    Where do I begin on this story. This story was so real and was very well written. It is about two brothers, Nate and Nicky. They are twins, but Nicky is simple because of complications during delivery. Nate always feels like he has to stand up for his brother, so when he hears someone teasing his brother, there is always a fight. As Nate and Nicky grow up, Nate still feels like he needs to take care of situations that involve Nicky.Nate is a very complicated man with issues of his own, until he meets Nicky's librarian/friend, Elizabeth and then all things turn differently. Elizabeth is a girl that has been put down by her sister her entire life and is always down on herself. Her sister Aubrey, is the kind of girl that she is better than anyone else, because she is a beautiful blonde hair, blued eyed girl. Aubrey is also a bully, which makes you not like her in the book.Nate and Elizabeth really end up helping each other along the way in the book and they also have their ups and downs throughout it too. This book was really good and makes you think about bullies and people with disabilities. I will definitely be recommending it to all of my friends, who like reading REAL stories about life!

  • Deb
    2018-11-01 10:22

    Wow! What an awesome MUST READ!! ... I knew this was a newbie freshman Author, but I was pleasantly surprised as she takes us on a roller coaster ride of emotions! ... Yes, there was some angst with a crazy sister & her evil deeds, but I loved how this story sends a strong message that we MUST stop bullying!! ... Also, that the "R-word" is NEVER acceptable & one that I have NEVER liked or used in 50+ years!... This is a love story showing many different types of love :) ... It was thought-provoking & I'd say it was very well written for a beginner! ... I enjoyed the journey Ms. Ellis takes us on by reading from each character's POV on situations, that makes this a real page turner! ... I loved the close bonds of family & friends despite hurtful actions and crazy misunderstandings as they learn to forgive :) ...No-one is perfect & hey, that happens in real life all the time! ... So YES, I do recommend this MUST READ story to everyone, and especially to give this as a gift to someone who may not realize they are a bully! ... I was given this to read in exchange for an honest review and I honestly love & recommend this

  • Sandra Love
    2018-10-22 11:42

    OH WOW!!! This book was amazing, the author does a wonderful job with detail, the story line and the characters. This book touched my heart. Nate and Nicky are twin brothers. Nicky is special needs. I can relate to this because my son is special needs. I was in tears in the first chapter. Well Nicky wants Nate to be with Miss Elizabeth (Libby the nickname that Nate gave her.) Well they start to date and then things happen their relationship is tested, numerous times. All I wanted was Nate and Libby to be together. This book talks alot about bullies that people using the R word for special needs people. A.D. did a fantastic job covering this issue. The story was done perfect and I was glued to my kindle. I highly recommend this book it is really good. I can't wait to read more from this author. She is brilliant.

  • Racheal
    2018-10-29 06:15

    ***Won this book in a contest*** I’m going to start out by saying this is not the kind of book I normally would have picked out, but since I won it in a contest I think a review is the least I can do. The story is told in first person and keeps switching between two main narrators with one or two others thrown in occasionally. I’m not a huge fan of switching narrators so often, but it does give great insight into what the other characters are thinking. I love the theme about bullying and how special people are people too; they may just do/think about things a bit differently. The story pulled me in and I really liked most of the characters. Nicky was such a sweetie. What a beautiful story with some totally messed up pieces, but that’s what life is like sometimes. Overall I enjoyed the story, and I’m glad I stepped out of my comfort zone to read it.

  • Tracy
    2018-11-10 03:33

    I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book and I read it in less than 24 hours! The story was interesting enough to keep me hooked and I didn't want to put it down. I especially liked that the intimate moments between Nate and Libby were not overly graphic, monotonous or repetitive like some romance novels can be. The author did not use weird descriptive words to paint the picture of what was going on, nor did she describe multiple things in the same way using the same theme of words over and over. It was written in such a way that my heart swelled during emotional times and my pulse raced during heated intimate moments. I cannot wait for the sequel!

  • Lu Bielefeld *read.laugh.love*
    2018-10-29 06:28

    Gostei muito da história e li tudo de uma vez sem pausas. Os heróis são uns fofos e adorei a heroína. Mas acho que o que a Audrey fez não tem perdão... muito bitch pro meu gosto e bandida demais!

  • Megan~The Never Ending Book Basket
    2018-11-21 04:37

    Let me begin by saying that For Nicky was probably one of the sweetest and most heartwarming stories that I have ever read. It definitely had its ups and downs, and not all of this book is all sunshine and roses, but overall it was just as sweet as can be. I didn’t know I needed that when I began this book, but judging on how I felt after reading, I definitely needed everything this book gave me!For Nicky tells the story of Elizabeth and Nate who find themselves drawn to one another after they give it all chance thanks to Nicky, Nate’s twin brother. What happens when these two connect is nothing short of beautiful, and their story is one that I just ate up.Like I said this book was just sweet, and truly beautiful. The love story itself was sweet, but it was everything else that was sweet too. Nicky for instance made this story and its sweetness, and all of the positive and light interactions between these characters just added more.Elizabeth’s character really comes into her own over the course of this story. In the beginning she is meek and held back, and by the end she is anything but that. She finds some true inner strength within herself and in the end she knew exactly who she wanted to be inside and out. Reading that transformation was awesome, and her growth over the book feels so real world and is utterly relatable. Nate was just good. He had a heart of gold, and he made my heart melt many times over the course of this book. He had his moments where he had to think about the things he did that were not so great. And there were a few moments where his head was up his ass, but through it all he was still that good guy I loved. Score one for the good guys!Nicky’s character was one that I loved the instant I met him. I freaking adored him, and loved him to pieces. I loved getting to read the brief glimpses into his head throughout this book. I also loved getting to read his relationships with those around him. Getting to know more about Nicky made this book exceptional, and he is truly a character I won’t soon forget. Audrey was definitely a memorable character. In the beginning I absolutely loathed her. With all the downright horrible things she does and says, that’s not too hard to understand. But when everything was said and done, I completely changed my tune. I felt like I got to understand her in a whole new way, and she ended up being one of my favorites. I honestly can’t wait to read her story and figure out what in the world was going on in her head to make her do the things she did. I felt that A.D. Ellis did a phenomenal job of creating a book that had a natural build to a relationship. It wasn’t too fast. It was realistic. It felt really real, and it was what I would think would happen in a relationship that involved the feelings, questions, doubts, and excitement that Elizabeth and Nick’s had. Right down to those butterflies in the stomach, this author captures that build exceptionally.Accepting yourself and others for who they are is a prominent theme in this book. What honestly sets it apart is that within the love story being told, you feel the theme of acceptance weave its way through. That theme is vital to the story, and it makes the story and characters shine. It also made this book hit very close to home for me. (I mold tiny human’s minds, and specifically seeing how Nicky was accepted and just loved brought me so much joy while reading!) This book also tackles some very real world topics with bullying and name calling. That made this book for me because of how that connected to my own life and profession. It also just strikes a chord, and will truly make you think, which is always fantastic while reading. This book puts Nate and Elizabeth through a helluva lot on their road to being together. They go through so much individually and together as a couple. I liked that though because it was extremely authentic and real world. It was also believable as hell. Both of these characters have things to work on and work on they do. All of that work shows how much they go through to be together and to get to where they want to be. So I gladly enjoyed all those glorious ups and downs.This book also has a lot of emotions that come across in a pretty remarkable way. You feel every single emotion each of these characters feel. You get 4 perspectives in this book, and 4 different sets of magnificently crafted emotions. All that emotion makes it simply easy to connect with all of these characters. (And yes I’m including Audrey in that one! Read the book and you’ll see what I mean!)For Nicky was just a beautiful book. Its characters were well developed, the story flowed, and it all just worked. This book was engaging from the very first word to the last, and its multiple perspectives give so much insight into every aspect of this book.This book truly was as sweet as can be, so be sure to check it out today!

  • Lisa Zeigler
    2018-11-04 11:20

    I was gifted this book by the author for an honest review and boy was it a gift! I love the writing, the characters, and the storyline. At first I was not sure what to think about the book as it was mostly information about the characters and their thoughts, with little dialogue. But I quickly learned that this information was very important to the story and then there was plenty of dialogue, which I love.Nate and Nicky are identical twins and their Dad is a twin. Nate was young when he realized that his brother was different from him, due to a deprivation of oxygen when he was born. Nate couldn’t stand for anyone to be mean or bully his brother, so he spent most of his life fighting to get his point across that no one could mess with his brother!Nate loves spending time with his brother, he feels guilty that he is ‘normal’ and that Nicky is different. Nate decided to live at home while attending college, just so he could continue to be with Nicky. During these years, Nate is so focused on Nicky, that he never has a relationship with a girl – NEVER. He has a lot of one night stands (definitely a man-whore), but makes sure to be clear about that upfront. He never feels that he is missing anything UNTIL he meets Miss Elizabeth.Elizabeth is the new librarian at a Community Trade School, Torey Hope Education Center, for children with disabilities and where they can learn life and job skills. Miss Elizabeth and Nicky become close and he is adored by everyone that meets him. He constantly talks about her to his parents and his brother. He does not hesitate to say that he wants Nate to marry Miss Elizabeth and give her babies!When Nate initially meets Elizabeth, he warns her that he won’t tolerate anyone being mean to his brother. Elizabeth doesn’t know what to think about him but is irritated. Then they meet again at an event at the center and they are both attracted to each other. Nate finds himself thinking of a future with his Libby, or Libby girl as he decides to call her, and having no experience with relationships, is apprehensive, but falls hard for Libby. Elizabeth and her sister Audrey lost their mother at an early age. Their father couldn’t cope with the loss and proceeded to drink heavily for many years and not paying attention to his daughters. For some unknown reason (we find out in the second book Because of Beckett), Audrey is constantly bullying and controlling Elizabeth throughout their lives. I won’t go into details but I really wanted to smack Audrey and couldn’t understand how Elizabeth could be around her sister. Nate and Elizabeth/Libby start dating and he understands that she is very innocent and has only had one very unfortunate ‘relationship’, so he learns to go slow with her, and just enjoys spending time with her. Of course, there are some misunderstandings that are very painful and I got teary several times.You just HAVE to read the story to learn about Maverick! The comments are very funny and I can’t say much more but it was definitely entertaining.There were several POVs in the book and I thought it helped with knowing more about the characters. The person’s name was listed at the beginning of each chapter so there was no confusion on who was talking or their thoughts.Nicky speaks his mind and you can’t help but love him for his honesty. He’s a little blunt at times but he is such a wonderful character, it makes me want to know him personally. Even with his difficulties, he is a dedicated worker, unfailingly kind and considerate of others, believes in forgiveness, and is just so adorable. He enjoys spending time with children of all ages at the center even though he is in his mid-twenties.There were definitely sweet and sexy times in the book but not so much that would offend the majority of people. The book was so sweet with brotherly love, the relationship between Nate and Elizabeth/Libby, and some truly awful events with Audrey. She is one character you can really hate. The author stated that she didn’t plan on writing a sequel but felt that Audrey needed her story. I’m looking forward to reading ‘Because of Beckett’ partly for Audrey’s story, but also for some clues about Nicky’s life as he grows older, and more of Nate and Libby.The author is able to intricately weave information throughout the story on several issues that concern her, bullying being one of them. She includes information on several issues addressed in the story, along with sites for more information at the end of the book.

  • Kari
    2018-11-16 11:33

    Synopsis:Elizabeth Decker views herself as shy, totally average, and pretty much insignificant. She’s nothing special, at least not compared to her little sister, Audrey. Elizabeth is content with her plain and lonely future; she’s too insecure to contemplate a relationship thanks to her sister. Audrey is a bombshell and uses this to get what she wants. She’s a girl who will stop at nothing to control anyone and everything around her. She craves power and doesn’t care if she has to hurt Elizabeth to get it.Nathaniel Morgan has spent his whole life fighting for his twin brother, Nicholas. Somewhere along the way, he lost himself. Now he’s just getting by. He’s devoted to his family, but emotionally detached from the women he burns through like wildfire. He has no plans of getting into something as complicated and committed as a “relationship”.Nicholas Morgan has placed the new librarian, Miss Elizabeth, on a pedestal and is begging her to meet his twin brother, Nathaniel. Elizabeth and Nathaniel agree to meet, for Nicky. Both are caught off-guard when unexpected sparks fly between them. This was not in their plans. Will Nathaniel and Elizabeth be able to escape a past that still plagues them? Or, will the past, suspicions, and insecurities come between them one too many times?What I loved:The relationship between Nate and Nicky was incredible. They were so close, and would do anything for each other, even if it meant getting in trouble. This is important because not all special needs children have siblings that care as much as Nate did for Nicky. I loved how relatable Nate was to my own personal experience with my own autistic brother. Nicky had this larger then life personality that just captivated you, much like any special needs child I have encountered in my life. I loved that Nicky wanted them to have a baby so badly. It made me smile every time he asked his brother or Libby. Nate never wanted to commit to anyone and used sex as a coping mechanism, until he met Libby. Nate and Libby’s relationship was definitely put through some trials and tribulations. Add in Audrey, Libby’s jealous sister, to the mix, and Nicky might not get the babies he wants from his twin, Nate, and Libby. Or can Nicky help put them back together again?What I didn’t like:Audrey, at first, had the type of opinion towards special needs that really helps to fuel the ignorance surrounding anything or anyone that is different. The way she treats Libby is not any better. All their lives Audrey thought she was better than Libby because she was prettier,dressed better, was more social, and had more experience with men. She doesn’t want to be associated with Nicky, but can the way Nicky sees life help Audrey change her views?Overall:This is by far one of the more original story lines I have read in some time. The fact that Nicky is special, but can really see things for what they are, is part of what makes this book an absolute must read. The other part is the fact that this book allows conversations to open up and maybe start to educate people on what is really important in life and how to treat each other better. I am looking forward to more from this author.Up next: Audrey's story, Because of Beckett.

  • Smut Fanatics
    2018-11-06 11:37

    CLICK HERE FOR FULL REVIEW AND MORE LIKE ITSynopsis:Elizabeth Decker views herself as shy, totally average, and pretty much insignificant. She’s nothing special, at least not compared to her little sister, Audrey. Elizabeth is content with her plain and lonely future; she’s too insecure to contemplate a relationship thanks to her sister. Audrey is a bombshell and uses this to get what she wants. She’s a girl who will stop at nothing to control anyone and everything around her. She craves power and doesn’t care if she has to hurt Elizabeth to get it.Nathaniel Morgan has spent his whole life fighting for his twin brother, Nicholas. Somewhere along the way, he lost himself. Now he’s just getting by. He’s devoted to his family, but emotionally detached from the women he burns through like wildfire. He has no plans of getting into something as complicated and committed as a “relationship”.Nicholas Morgan has placed the new librarian, Miss Elizabeth, on a pedestal and is begging her to meet his twin brother, Nathaniel. Elizabeth and Nathaniel agree to meet, for Nicky. Both are caught off-guard when unexpected sparks fly between them. This was not in their plans. Will Nathaniel and Elizabeth be able to escape a past that still plagues them? Or, will the past, suspicions, and insecurities come between them one too many times?What I loved:The relationship between Nate and Nicky was incredible. They were so close, and would do anything for each other, even if it meant getting in trouble. This is important because not all special needs children have siblings that care as much as Nate did for Nicky. I loved how relatable Nate was to my own personal experience with my own autistic brother. Nicky had this larger then life personality that just captivated you, much like any special needs child I have encountered in my life. I loved that Nicky wanted them to have a baby so badly. It made me smile every time he asked his brother or Libby. Nate never wanted to commit to anyone and used sex as a coping mechanism, until he met Libby. Nate and Libby’s relationship was definitely put through some trials and tribulations. Add in Audrey, Libby’s jealous sister, to the mix, and Nicky might not get the babies he wants from his twin, Nate, and Libby. Or can Nicky help put them back together again?What I didn’t like:Audrey, at first, had the type of opinion towards special needs that really helps to fuel the ignorance surrounding anything or anyone that is different. The way she treats Libby is not any better. All their lives Audrey thought she was better than Libby because she was prettier,dressed better, was more social, and had more experience with men. She doesn’t want to be associated with Nicky, but can the way Nicky sees life help Audrey change her views?Overall:This is by far one of the more original story lines I have read in some time. The fact that Nicky is special, but can really see things for what they are, is part of what makes this book an absolute must read. The other part is the fact that this book allows conversations to open up and maybe start to educate people on what is really important in life and how to treat each other better.

  • Rachel
    2018-11-11 10:40

    I dove into this story without a clue as to what to expect and I have to say I absolutely loved it!Nate and Nicky are identical twin brothers but there is one difference, Nicky has disabilities caused at birth that has meant that he has spent most of his life being bullied to his face or behind his back by ignorant children. Nate was hugely protective of his twin and extremely hot headed towards people that disrespected Nicky or others. He always had his guard up and was quick to jump to Nicky’s defence, taking it to a whole other level, perhaps making himself just as bad as the bullies. Nicky is such a sweetheart. He doesn’t care what people think about him, he just enjoys and has such enthusiasm for life.When sweet, kind, caring Miss Elizabeth (Libby) comes into Nicky’s life he sees in her how good she would be for his brother, Nate and is desperate for her to become his new sister! Now, that is some ask of self-confessed ladies’ man Nate as he uses women for enjoyment, it’s purely sexual, he never gets emotionally attached to a ‘lover’ EVER.Pretty librarian Libby really is someone special; she is unlike anyone Nate has ever met before. She has zero self-esteem and truly doesn’t realise how gorgeous inside and out she really is. Of course, it’s an added bonus that she views his brother Nicky as equal and gets on great with him. Libby’s battles with her confidence stems from her vile, selfish bitch of a sister, Audrey who has always overshadowed and belittled her. We see a lot of the evil that makes up her sister throughout this book. She herself has huge issues but the way she chooses to deal with them made me hate her with a passion, she really is seriously messed up!I love how quiet and shy Libby gets ultra-confident Nate tongue tied and flustered and that Libby’s mouth has a habit of running away with her around him! The kind of relationship they have is new to both of them and so very sweet. They have a great chemistry and I like that they had a slow build up to a full on sexual relationship, I loved the anticipation. Of course, being new to this their relationship doesn’t run smoothly, there certainly are some bumps in the road and big hurdles to jump.This is a sweet, thought provoking love story that draws you in and sweeps you up in their journey of love, friendships and self-discovery. It is not without its drama and angst though which gives this story a lot of substance. I truly couldn’t put it down and devoured it in one day. Although this is a standalone book I can’t wait to read the next book in the Torey Hope Series, Because of Beckett, which is also out now! I recommend one clicking, you won’t be disappointed.An ARC was kindly provided by the Author for an honest review.Review posted at Love Between the Sheets Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

  • Stephenee
    2018-11-04 09:35

    * I received a copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review. *A.D. Ellis did a fantastic job on her debut novel For Nicky. It was written as if this were her 100th novel and not her first. The writing style was spot on and it flowed from start to finish. The book touches on a lot of real issues that happen to people everyday. There was bullying, anger, rape, addiction, trust issues and even an intervention to show that authors aren't just interested in a happily ever after story I loved the way that she developed the characters and I could feel some of the emotions that they were feeling throughout the story. I could personally feel the anger, frustration and helplessness of Nate, as I have a disabled brother-in-law and we often get the staring, rude remarks and snickers when we are out in the community, however, I love the way the author handled Nate getting over his spontaneous reactions and working towards a non-violent or confrontational way to deal with it. Reading this book can really put into perspective and help others to understand how hurtful calling someone with a disability a "retard" really can be. In our lives today a lot of us use "retard" as a word to use just to express some feelings, and the author shows what it does to others, and I love the way the message came across from her. The themes of the story are very real and very relatable as the author tells it. They were woven into the story line and were short, concise and truthful. Anyone reading this book should clearly see how there is not anyone that is perfect and there always parts of us that could use some help or changing.The descriptions that the author uses of the Fall party made me feel as if I were there, I could picture Beth's room as she tried different outfits on getting ready for her dates and I felt the love the characters had for each other as well as the frustration that they could feel. The author was amazing at drawing the pictures so that the reader had a clear view of what was going on. I enjoyed the banter between the characters and it just flowed like any conversation between friends would. There were no "rich" boyfriends that made the story predictable, as the reader you really had no idea where the story was going. I enjoyed everything about the story from start to finish.This book is a MUST Read to any and all, you won't be disappointed and I know that the book will leave you thinking, wondering and pondering things that you do or say without ever realizing that it is happening. I loved this book and am looking forward to many, many more by her! This author is a great one and I can't wait to read her next book and see how Audrey is handling life after her intervention.***Review has been done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official.For more information regarding our reviews please visit our Fansite: www.facebook.com/NerdGirl.ng ***

  • Tina Leonard
    2018-11-03 06:38

    I was giving an ARC copy of For Nicky for an honest review. I was honestly touched by this book. It brought out so many emotions for me. There were parts in this book that i could relate to. I was drawn in by the love that was shared between twin brothers Nicky & Nate. Nate was always there to stick up for his brother. Nicky was born with a special needs that made him different from everyone else, so growing up was harder for him. On the outside he looks perfectly normal but on the inside he was like a child. So Nate spent a lot of time in trouble while they were growing up! As time went on Nate went to college & got a degree in school counseling & Nicky worked at the community center so he could be better prepared as an adult. This is where he first meets Elizabeth Decker! Elizabeth Decker, Is the new librarian at the community center in Torey Hope. Growing up Elizabeth & younger sister Audrey i guess you can say they had a normal life. But at the age of 11 their mother passed away & things started to go down hill from there. There dad started drinking & was really depressed so they never spent much time with him anymore & Audrey started being a bully to Elizabeth. Elizabeth had one guy in her life & that was Austin. But of course Audrey found a way to ruin that. After they went all the way Elizabeth walks in on her sister & Austin having sex & is devastated. Audrey made her feel like she was worthless that no one would ever want her. That she would never amount to anything in life. I couldn't comprehend how Audrey could be so mean & hateful to Elizabeth & not think twice about it. Audrey was known for sleeping with everyone & she didn't care. She was just a hateful person & I disliked her very much. I wanted to strangle her a couple times.When Elizabeth started working at the Community Center she met Nicky & they became very close & all Nicky could talk about was how much he wanted her to meet his twin brother Nate. When Nate & Elizabeth meet each other. the doubts and all the things her sister has done & said to her start to creep in & she thinks that Nate could never be into her. She's a librarian & doesn't have much of a life. Nate sleeps around with different woman & has no intentions of getting serious with anyone. But he can't seem to get her out of his mind they start taking & hit it off. But then Elizabeth finds out that Audrey has already slept with him. Can Elizabeth let that go & continue to date him. Audrey will stop at nothing to break them up. How far will she go & will she ever let Elizabeth have her happy ending. Will Nicky's dream to have his brother marry Elizabeth & have babies come true! I guess you will have to read the book to find out!I was so caught up in this book I fell in love with Nicky, Nate & Elizabeth. My feelings for Audrey well lets just say she's not my favorite. I felt like i was a part of this book. I'm looking forward to reading to more from A.D. Ellis.

  • Autumn
    2018-11-12 10:14

    I received this book to give an honest review.Read the blurb and I was pulled in to the story. Starting reading and realized even though the book is good it was a book I could put down. I didn't find myself trying to devour the book within a day and for me that isn't good. If I truly love a book I have to finish it to find out what is going to happen next. With For Nicky I did enjoy how we the readers got different P.O.V.'s from all the main characters in the book. We get to learn about each character Nicky, Nate, Elizabeth and even Audrey. With learning about each character we also see things through their eyes and their feelings when confronted with different scenes. I think what really bothered me was there was so many descriptions within the book, I felt a lot words were repeated, and some of the scenes didn't feel "real" for me.I know that for some authors writing a character into a book that has a disability is hard you need to get it just right so your readers can get a feel of the character. With Nicky I felt the author did a good job. Nate and Elizabeth, this story is mostly about two people trying to come together and help each other overcome which eventually happens. They both struggle with different things within their lives. Nate fights people when they are rude and mean to his brother Nicky who is disabled. Elizabeth believes herself to be unworthy of anyone or anything because her sister Audrey has broken her spirit. Quite sad really. But we learn that overtime and with help they can overcome their hardships.The ending is what I ended up expecting and though it was okay nothing spectacular. What bothered me with the book. Descriptions, I learned what the inside of the basement looked like and how it was decorated I think that possibly this could have been left out. Sometimes less description is good in a story. But that is just me.Repetitiveness, I learned a more than one occasion that Nate has a shoe fetish. Umm okay I got this the first and second time this was mentioned. He loves shoes gotcha. And the repeating of For Nicky. It seemed towards the middle to the end of the book I learned at the end of every chapter it was all done "For Nicky." Scenes. There is one part that deals with rape. The way the outcome was handled it just didn't seem believable. The person that committed this crime and that is what it is, didn't get punished. Even though this person and all those involved got help I think that person should have at least been punished. It was like it was swept under a rug. I know that Audrey's story is coming out, and I think I will give that a read. I want to know what made her treat her sister like that. Maybe her past will come to light within her own story being told.

  • Neilliza Swaffar
    2018-10-31 11:18

    ***I give this book 4.5 stars***It is a very well written book, with lovable characters. Yes the book goes through some very seriously heartbreaking stuff, but that's what makes the book great. Reading this book really made me understand how hurtful name calling "retard", really can be. In our lives today a lot of us use "retard" as a word to use just to express some feelings. I am guilty of that, but I never use it to hurt or really call anyone that name...but this book made me understand that it's not ok to use the word at all. From now on I will watch my word and find other things to say to express my feelings and not that. I learned that even though we are not actually talking a person in particular, there could be someone around that might think we are talking about them. That right there can really hurt their feelings, even if we are not talking about anyone in particular at all.This book also goes very deeply into bullying, which was something I felt very strongly about. Bullying is never ok and reading this book and seeing what each character went through, was very painful at times. It also touches on rape, which is a very painful subject. Even though this book has some very seriously painful subject, it's what made the book special and great. If anyone gives this book a chance they will see and understand how great it really is.Of course the most important part of the book is the Nicky, he is a very simple guy who is Nate's twin. He didn't come out like Nate, he was deprived of his oxygen while they were still in their mom's womb. When he came out he was different, but he was also very loving of his family and friends. He was also really close to his brother Nate. He is smart, but it takes him a little time to get things. He is also very fond of Elizabeth, which is the person that Nate falls hard and fast for. The reason why I love this book so much is, because of Elizabeth and Nate. This couple goes through some really seriously hard stuff, before they get their Happy Ever After. They had to help each other grow-up, they both love Nicky very much, they both go through bullying, and so on. Anyone that gives this book a chance will love Nick and Elizabeth relationship and how much love they have for each other. Of course the relationship that each character has with Nicky. Everything after all is for Nicky.Last but not least, Aubrey. Elizabeth seriously messed up sister, the changes that she goes through in the book is the best of them all. I absolutely hated the girl in the beginning, but she completely redeemed herself before the end. Thanks for sharing your book with me A.D. Ellis, it is an absolutely awesome book.

  • Books&Dreams
    2018-10-25 10:22

    Elizabeth Decker in a quiet young librarian who has always lived in the shadows of her beautiful, outgoing sister. She doesn’t date much. The one boyfriend that she did have in high school ended up being a disaster once she found out that her sister was sleeping with him too. Nicky is her student that is very dear to her. Nicky ends up changing her life by inviting his brother to the center’s fall dance. Nate Morgan is an averagely handsome young man who has a short temper for people who pick on his brother that has special needs. Nate has always stuck up for Nicky and always will. Nate is also one of the town’s playboys. He is not the relationship type at all. Well, he wasn’t the relationship type until he me Nicky’s librarian Miss Elizabeth. Both Nate and Elizabeth have issues to deal with that involve their siblings. They both have to work on themselves before working on them together. Both will face challenges dealing with their siblings, but in the end have to do what is best for them. I give For Nicky 3.5 out of 5 stars. I LOVED Nicky. His disability gave him the ability to be completely honest and upfront. He was completely sincere in his actions and words and had a childlike quality that you just have to adore. It was also nice to read about a sibling that loved his brother so much and was still so much a part of his life even after growing up.Elizabeth was a caring library that you just had to like as you read about her. She was so caring and so reserved when she was first introduced in the book. She remains caring, but her character evolves and grows into an independent woman that knows what she wants. When the book first introduces Nate as a young child protecting his brother, it gave me a warm fuzzy feeling to know that he cared so much for his brother. It was a good introduction into the story. It helped understand Nate and Nicky’s brotherly relationship better. There were definitely some things about this book that I could have done without, but it’s the author’s first book, and for that I think she did an exceptional job. I wasn’t a fan of Audrey’s (Elizabeth’s sister) over the top antics. It made the story’s realistic fiction seem a little outrageous. I guess anything thing can happen, right? Plus, I guess a reader needs to drama to spice up the read. I’m thinking there will be more to come with other characters in the book. I can’t wait to read about them if I’m correct with my assumption.

  • Denise Van plew
    2018-11-01 05:28

    This author took a subject that has been in the forefront for the last few years combined it with the powers that love can do when it works it magic. I read the intro she has at the beginning but was already fully aware about the subject and the many aspects of it plus am fully aware of the power words hold they are a two edge sword. The center of this is the characters that experience many aspects of bullying different for each but also glad to see that love is stronger than hate which is actually even though do not know if this is her intention I derived from the reading of this novel. Since my daughter-in-law works with special needs kids and adults plus my daughter's best friend since childhood has twins this also brought it to be a very relatable read. It is also true that as you read this she does have the ability to squeeze out of us the readers many emotions also as we journey along with the story through these characters. I also find it quite fitting for this one which like hitting the nail on the head that you have each characters pov throughout. For Nate, Nicky and Elizabeth each of their side of story very important but very well done melding them together. Of course there is the sister Audrey who is a piece of work unto herself too. Nate was very fortunate that his brother had the loving heart and outlook on life he did have because some can get very upset and react differently than this character does. Also when Elizabeth points out to Nate his form of bullying this author had it so right to present that because it was so true. The most delightful thing through the reading of this though as mentioned earlier is how love is shown through them all with it also being the healer that is needed to enable three of them to go on with themselves with a future free of bullying as it once had. Love is so powerful it can make the impossible become possible which is demonstrated in this novel. The different aspects also written for these characters were refreshing so that it shines a light in the corners bringing all dirt to the front that has to be dealt with but the most enjoyable character was Nicky. He only wants the best for his brother and having helped find the best in his eyes will not let anything deter him from seeing Nate happy with babies which he also wants. You also witness that love between two people can survive when real because it is needed when the ups and downs of life will try and drive them apart with the help of one sick sister driving that wedge but love will be the bigger tool. For a debut novel this one is well done with having the ability to satisfy any readers needs for a novel that will put the squeeze on their emotional meter. Received a arc for a honest review.

  • Amy
    2018-11-09 10:38

    For Nicky A.D. Ellis I was given this as an ARC for an honest review.Told from all of the main characters points of view, it was extremely unique to me. Each chapter had a different voice, a different point of view. With that said, the story still flowed, and kept the reader captivated. Intelligent and well thought out, this story touched on real life topics about mentally challenged children, bullying, cheating, rape and drugs. The main characters are Elizabeth and Nate but the focus is on their relationship and the relationship with their siblings, Audrey, Elizabeth’s older sister and Nicky, Nate’s twin. When they were young, Elizabeth and Audrey lost their mother. Their father was in the military, which caused them to move around a lot. After the death of his wife, their father handled this badly by drinking and being angry. Audrey’s constant need to be in control of EVERY situation drove Elizabeth to withdrawing inward. She was quiet and reserved, which was the opposite of Audrey’s controlling, attention getting behavior. The girls handled it so vastly different that it caused problems with them throughout their adult life. Growing up Nate felt he needed to defend Nick because Nick was mentally challenged. Nate fought with anyone that called Nick names or acted badly toward him. He was constantly in trouble because of his anger. Nate never really had time for a relationship growing up. He didn't want the commitment to bring his attention away from defending Nick, he never trusted anyone fully because of Nick’s handicap and he didn't want to confuse Nick about his love for him.Finding each other was pure luck. Elizabeth and Nate met and felt a strong connection. This book follows these characters through their own personal challenges of trusting someone, how to be in a good, emotionally strong relationship, standing up to and dealing with the hurt caused by the very people that were supposed to love you and learning to love for the future. It shows what bullying, jealousy and mental abuse can do to a person.It was an exceptional story about love, hurt and forgiveness. There are some steamy sex scenes between Nate and Elizabeth. If you like a story with a deep meaning that will capture you and bring you to your knees, then this book is for you. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next installment.I give this book 4 stars.