[BOOKS] ⚣ Dear Ava By Ilsa Madden-Mills – Truongnguyenwedding.com

Dear Ava WSJ Bestselling Author Ilsa Madden Mills Delivers A Gripping Enemies To Lovers, Secret Admirer, High School RomanceThe Rich And Popular Sharks Rule At Prestigious, Ivy Covered Camden Prep Once Upon A Time, I Wanted To Be Part Of Their World Until They Destroyed MeThe Last Thing I Expected Was An Anonymous Love Letter From One Of Them Please I Hate Every One Of Those Rich Jerks For What They Did To Me The Question Is, Which Shark Is My Secret Admirer Knox, The Scarred QuarterbackDane, His Twin BrotherOr Chance, The Ex Who Dumped Me Dear Ava,Your Eyes Are The Color Of The Caribbean SeaWait That S StupidWhat I Really Mean Is, You Look At Me And I Feel Something REALIt S Been Ten Months Since You Were Here, But I Can T Forget YouI Ve Missed Seeing You Walk Down The HallI Ve Missed You Cheering At My Football GamesI Ve Missed The Smell Of Your HairAnd Then Everything Fell Apart The Night Of The KeggerDon T Hate Me Because I M A SharkI Just Want To Make You MineStillMature Content Recommended For A Short Excerpt Of Dear Ava Appeared In Team Player No Longer Available This All New, Full Length Version Is Pages And , Words

10 thoughts on “Dear Ava

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    4.5 Stars.Dear Ava is a difficult book Without skirting around the first chapter opens with the heroine waking up after being drugged and abused at a keg party And even though there s no description of the abuse on the page, it is tense enough to read about it And it s a very complicated place for a book to start.Then we cut to 9 months later, due to many circumstances Ava is going back to the same school where the possible abuser is from He was never caught, and a lot of victim blaming happened But Ava has always had a tough life, and she wants to 1 show that they can t break her and 2 find out who the guy was and get some revenge.In the midst of this very serious plot, she finds a letter in her locker from a secret admirer Enter Knox, a brooding quarterback with a huge scar on his face, that despite his scary looks has a tormented but sweet heart.This book kind of gave me 13 reasons why vibes, in the sense of going under the layers of what can happen in the worst scenarios of high school, and the dangers of parents and teachers turning a blind eye But, it was very carefully written and ended up being a story of how two broken people can help each other Knox was the perfect hero, he was kind and respectful and slowly he could let Ava trust another person.I think it s so hard to have such a serious plot and weave a romance into it but Ilsa Madden Mills pulled it off, an the overall result was great and the ending made perfect sense Ava was such a strong heroine, and while I hurt so much for her I was so proud of her bravery.Beware of trigger warnings if this is a difficult subject for you Thank you Social Butterfly PR and Ilsa Madden Mills for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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    Ten months ago something happened to Ava at a school bonfire.Now she s finally back at the elite private school near Nashville.She doesn t really belong there she s a scholarship girl She s not one of the millionaire kids She s an 18 year old semi orphan living in a home run by nuns.The kids at school all think she s a snitch for telling the police about what happened at that party Everybody hates her.And then she finds a letter from one of the football guys But who Her ex One of the hot twins The new guy Whatever she doesn t have time for romance anyway She has to concentrate on school Her dream is it to get into Vanderbilt College and to make a great life for her and her little brother I LOVED IT Such a beautiful young new adult highschool dramance Our darlings are going through some very sad and heartbreaking and serious issues and the reader just wants to fast forward to when they can all live happily ever after in their new and perfect lives But of course Ava has to fight really hard for that happy end It s not easy being back at that school and it s not easy falling for one of the guys she has hated ever since she stepped foot in this school three years ago.I loved reading this book Ava is amazing She fights so hard to make a life for Tyler and herself And now maybe she doesn t have to fight so hard all on her own But can she trust him There are still some secrets left to unveil let s hope we ll get our happy end PS the cover YUM DEAR AVA was a beautiful love story Starting with this gorgeous cover all the pretty words inside and the whole cast Such a heartbreaking exciting mysterious funny sweet YA NA dramance I adored it Run to your nearest for your own millionaire highschool football star this one is MINE A tiny little thing that I loved or rather 2 things PLEASE DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU HAVEN T READ THE BOOK YET it s very spoilery view spoiler First of all I loved the 2 epilogues ADORABLE And then I SO loved that Dane didn t die I was so worried about him hide spoiler

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    4.5 Tulip Stars Dear Ava, is a novella within the Team Player 2 A Sport Anthology However, this story will be added to, and will be re published as a full length standalone novel, in early 2020 I m all over double the words, of a lengthier promised story, because this teaser pulled me in from the start I don t want to give too much always, but the prologue starts out pretty dark, and it s insight, as well as the Author s Note, keeps you guessing, and intrigued throughout Isla Madden Mills, does NA YA, sports romance like few do for me she rocks it I loved seeing Ava, become empowered and comforted in the knowledge that someone has been looking out for her all along Her love for her little brother, especially given their circumstances and up bringingheart warming I can t wait to read of this story

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    Dear Ava is such a beautiful story about pain, healing, and the power and perseverance of love It s heartbreakingly emotional, but also uplifting, romantic, and truly inspiring It is so much than an enemies to lovers or secret admirer plot Dear Ava is a 6 Star read for me, and Knox and Ava are officially on my favorite couples of all time list I loved this book with my whole heart CW sexual assault, addiction, suicide, abuse Ava Harrison is back at Camden Prep after 10 months away, and she s back with a purpose Ava has goals to achieve, someone who is counting on her, and a future to work towards In spite of the tragedy that caused her to leave Camden 10 months ago, Ava won t let anyone stop her from succeeding now Especially not the Sharks But when Ava is paired up with Knox Grayson on her first day back, her plans are jostled, and she s forced to rethink what she thought she knew Sweet, strong, sassy Ava This girl is so fierce I can t tell you how many times I was in awe of her strength in this book The things she s experienced and the pain she s endured would be enough to make anyone give up and cower, but Ava doesn t break She doesn t give up She comes back stronger, somehow with grace, and she perseveres Ava Harrison is such an inspiring heroine, and I love everything about her I even loved her moments of weakness and vulnerability, because it made her that much real Her character arc is glorious, and I would gladly read 10 books about her if I could Knox Grayson is such an enigmatic, intriguing, and heartfelt hero On the surface he seems gruff and hardened, but he is so much than he appears I m a total fool for Knox Grayson The depth of his character had my heart aching with every layer that was revealed, and I fell so hard for his sexy, broody, complex self.Despite their different circles, Knox and Ava have quite a bit in common than they realize They ve both known extreme pain, they ve both experienced loss, they ve both had to take on immense responsibility at a young age, and they both play their cards close to the chest They re so unbelievably GOOD for one another Their chemistry, the tension, the LOVE I was so deeply moved by their story The things they have to go through and overcome to get to one another The things they do for one another Dear Ava is a romance of epic proportions, and Ilsa Madden Mills did a brilliant job with it She made me feel EVERYTHING, and she did it beautifully I loved loved loved this story so much I loved everything about it It gets 6 stars from me, and my highest recommendation ARC gifted in exchange for a honest review Worldwide DEAR AVA to Goodreads

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    All the stars in the world for this story I think this one has jumped into my top spot from Ilsa A big claim because she s one of my unicorn authors, but this story, well it s kind of special I adored these characters Absolutely adored them I laughed, I cried, I felt my heart break This story touches on very real subject matter It s not a breezy read but that s why I loved it As a sexual assault survivor this one hit very close to home for me but the subject is handled respectfully and the story felt very genuine These kind of stories need to be told I loved how Ava was portrayed as a warrior, not a victim And Knox is just EVERYTHING a Book Boyfriend should be Happiest of sighs from this reader This is the kind of book I know I will read again and again Onto my Forever Favourites Shelf Definitely recommend I received an arc of this book.

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    Second read Jan Feb 2020Ilsa took this novella and turned it into a full length novel While I loved reading it the first time, the expansion just tweaked it up that much This was angsty yet sweet and heartbreaking and I loved it I cried and I laughed And I ended it with a huge smile First read Sept 2019Ilsa Madden Mills has done it again She writes these characters that you want to know and you want to live in their world While this was a quick read, it was a little on the angsty dark side with what Ava went through and the way she is treated But have no fear, you will be cheering on Ava and watching her trust again is great I can not wait to get from the people in this book

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    I LOVED it Ilsa Madden Mills never fails to write stories with characters that you just can t get enough of I was completely taken with Ava and Knox Their story will captivate you, the highs and lows of their young lives will keep you on the edge of your seat, begging to know and desperate for a satisfactory outcome Her characters appeal to me because they are strong willed, smart, flawed in some way, realistic and easy to love Her stories always flow flawlessly from beginning to end Dear Ava is no different It s a wonderful read with wonderful characters It deals with some difficult issues in a very cautious and careful way It s well worth the read I highly recommend it. Worldwide DEAR AVA to Goodreads

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    5 The Heart Knows When It Sees Its Forever stars ARC provided by Social Butterfly PR Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one s courage Anais Nin Ava Harris has had a tough life and has always had to look out for herself She gets into the prestigious Camden Prep School in Sugarwood, Tennessee on scholarship, and wants to fit in The Sharks at Camden Prep are rich, popular, and untouchable They rule the school, and she wants to be part of their world until one of them destroys her.It s senior year, and Ava figures she has nothing to lose She ll be living be her own rules now, and Ava 2.0 is fierce She wants to be independent, get into the college of her dreams, and have the future she deserves She just has to survive her last year of high school around all the kids who try to intimidate her with their dismissive, superior attitudes Between her ex who broke her heart, the guy who is out to get her, and the one who writes her anonymous love letters, it s hard to pretend they don t exist with constant reminders everywhere she turns Ava is curious to figure out who her secret admirer is Could it be Knox, the scarred quarterback, Dane, his twin brother, or Chance, the jerk who dumped her She has no clue who it is, but has serious chemistry with one of the guys They are complete opposites, and come from different worlds They share a connection she can t explain, and she finds herself wanting to know him better The guy in question is fascinated by Ava as well, and desperately wants her to be his He s tried to fight his growing feelings, but feels consumed by her each day She s devastatingly beautiful, although I don t think she knows it You look at me and I feel something REAL And that never happens Something twisted and dark that resides in me yearns for him And I don t even know when it snuck up on me I want this Whatever it is He s the kind of guy who doesn t love often, but once he does, it s with everything he has Dear Ava by Ilsa Madden Mills is an emotional standalone, enemies to lovers romance It s a deep, intriguing, fantastic book that deals with some serious subject matter It s a dark high school love story full of hot football players, a delicious set of twins, mystery, suspense, angst, humor, and all the feels I adored this book, and was completely captivated throughout This story was unlike anything I ve read by this author I am a huge fan of Ilsa s writing and devour anything by her This story just had a intense vibe, and really takes you on the heroine s journey I loved how strong Ava is She never gives up, and is a fighter Then there s the guy she chooses to give her heart to Swoon, swoon, and swoon some Om, my heart He was just everything NOW AVAILABLE

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    It takes a phoenix to rise from the ashes I guess he thinks you are one I am completely stunned and delighted Dear Ava is absolutely the best story from Ilsa Madden Mills and that means a lot, because I love all of her novels But it s the first time when Ilsa has put such an emotional depth and so many feelings into her book This heartbreakingly beautiful story left me breathless right from the start I was completely consumed and forgot how to adult until I was finished I adore Ava She s a real fighter and her character is very empowering Even though something terrible happened to her, she keeps her chin high and she doesn t let it take over her life She s brave and fierce and despite all the bad things she experienced she s still kindhearted She ll do anything for her loved ones.Knox was such an enigma from the beginning He s the popular quarterback, filthy rich and worshipped by the peers, but you could sense the mysterious vibe coming off of him He appears as this cold, callous guy, but as soon as his walls are down he s the most loveable and vulnerable guy ever I just loved him so much He s caring, thoughtful and protective and totally swoon worthy These two are complete opposites on the surface, but time shows that they have a lot in common Their chemistry is off the charts and when they opened up to each other I was at the verge of tears I wanted to put them both in the bubble wrap and hold them close to my heart Even the physical aspect of their relationship, although very sensual, was overloaded with raw emotions.Dear Ava filled my heart with all the feels I was completely enchanted with the storyline and with complicated but wonderful characters This novel is raw, real and deeply emotional The mystery kept me in suspense throughout the whole story and I couldn t wait to get answers right with the heroine And the romance oh, the romance filled my stomach with butterflies It was the most heartwarming love story I ve read in a long time Ilsa definitely knows how to pull her reader s heartstrings PS.I really hope that Ilsa will write Dane s book Knox s brother experienced his own share of bad things and I d love to read about him finding his own HEA ARC received in exchange for an honest review. Get your copy of Dear Ava Worldwide DEAR AVA to Goodreads

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    Betrayal, pain, loyalty, love and most prevalent of all the desire for REVENGE Being the girl no one believes makes Ava s return so much sweeter because she will stop at nothing to take down the one who hurt her All she wants is the truth to be exposed She never saw that finding that truth would lead her down the road of love but is she ready to give her all when she s not even sure who she is any Knox has made it his mission to do what he can to help Ava the beautiful blonde he used to torment, the strong soul who has always held his attention As they get closer to finding the truth both come close to facing a losses they can t afford and love just isn t enough, but maybe just maybe it will find its way I read Dear Ava in the anthology and I was instantly hooked I couldn t eat for this full story and see what fate had in store for Knox and Ava and I definitely didn t see all of this coming Ilsa wrote an amazing story about the inner strength of a person and how truly healing love can be Even if it means walking away Worldwide DEAR AVA to Goodreads