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  • Title: If You Stay
  • Author: Courtney Cole
  • ISBN: 2940016249308
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Nook

  • 24 year old Pax Tate is an asshole Seriously He s a tattooed, rock hard bad boy with a bad attitude to match But he s got his reasons His mother died when Pax was seven, leaving a hole in his heart filled with guilt although he doesn t understand why What he does know is that he and his dad are left alone and with issues than they can count As Pax grew up, he tr24 year old Pax Tate is an asshole Seriously He s a tattooed, rock hard bad boy with a bad attitude to match But he s got his reasons His mother died when Pax was seven, leaving a hole in his heart filled with guilt although he doesn t understand why What he does know is that he and his dad are left alone and with issues than they can count As Pax grew up, he tried to be the kid his father always wanted the perfect golden boy, but it didn t work His dad couldn t overcome his grief long enough to notice and Pax couldn t keep up the impossible perfect fa ade So he slipped far, far from it Now, he uses drugs and women to cope with the ugliness, the black void that he doesn t want to deal with If he pretends that the emptiness isn t there, then it isn t, right Wrong And it s never apparent than when he meets Mila Sweet, beautiful Mila Hill is the fresh air to his hardened frown, the beauty to his ugly heart He doesn t know how to not hurt her, but he quickly realizes that he s got to figure it out because he needs her to breathe.When memories of his mother s death resurface from where he s repressed them for so long, Mila is there to catch him when the guilt starts making sense Mila is the one the one who can save him from his broken troubled heart from his issues, from the emptiness But only if he can stop being an asshole long enough to allow it He knows that And he s working on it But is that enough to make her stay
    Courtney Cole
    Courtney Cole is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds Courtney was born and raised in rural Kansas, but has since migrated south She now lives in Florida and writes beneath palm trees Learn about Courtney and her books at courtneycolewrites Find her on Facebook at facebook courtneyc

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    Tough Critic Book Reviews
    That my friends is how you open a book3.5~starsThe first chapter of If You Stay made me want to jump up and applaud! A standing "O" if you will. It was a bold, risky move but Courtney Cole nailed it. She nailed it without coming across as being seedy or cheap. BRAVO!What came next was a a whole bunch of different. It was raw. It was unique. It was a story about redemption. I loved the circumstances surrounding Pax and Mila's relationship. Being able to see inside Pax's head was the pulse of the [...]

    Kristin (KC)
    3.75 StarsLove Never FailsPax Tate is, as the author so honestly warns, an asshole. But he's not your typical 'bad-boy'; he's suffers from a tragic past that invades and torments his future. He turns to drugs and sex to cope and would be perfectly happy permanently disappearing into the blackness of oblivionuntil Mila. Mila Hill is sweet and good and full of life; everything Pax is not. She gives Pax a reason to want to change--a reason to want to live. As his defenses slowly crumble, they revea [...]

    ♥ Sarah
    I was really excited for this book, because I’m just as enthusiastic about self-proclaimed, “bad boy” assholes with tats and a sketchy past, as everyone else. I am, however, immune to bullshit. I don’t like lazy, formulaic, and trite writing; I’m also tired of reading the same old clichéd, played-out stories of the heroine, justifying the hero’s rude and inexcusable behaviors, because of his “dark” past. And, I don’t think sexist, and/or misogynistic behavior/lingo, is romanti [...]

    Lisa
    She’s like a breath of fresh air.I may be the Big Bad Wolf, but even wolves need to breathe.Pax Tate:Mila Hill:Going into If you Stay by Courtney Cole, I was expecting a read that left me as follows:While I enjoyed this book, I can’t say that I absolutely loved it or that it left a huge impression on me. It was still a pretty good read, and I am not disappointed in the least that I gave this book a go. If You Stay does touch on some heavy issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, death, trauma, [...]

    Taryn
    This review is posted at My Secret RomanceLIVE on NOW!! You can CLICK HERE for it.The truth is never an easy thing to accept, or admit for that matter- It's the reality of your life or the situation you may be in. It can bring you so much joy, or so much pain. Deep down, no one likes the truth."Avoidance is human nature."Pax Tate drowns his sorrows in drugs and alcohol. Being in oblivion is much better for him to cope with his past, or lack thereof. He has blanks in his memory, ones he's chosen [...]

    Giselle
    Actual Rating: 3.5 starsStarting with a bang--and I mean really: check out the opening paragraph for yourself ;)--If You Stay is narrated mainly by Pax, a drug addict with a past that has led him to want to give no shits about his life. Our second POV is a sweet and innocent young girl, Mila, who meets Pax in the most unfortunate of ways. I think this is one instance where a single POV would have been much better for me. While I understand the appeal of a dual POV when it comes to a love story, [...]

    ~ Becs ~
    I don’t think there are many books that start off with the hero vomiting all over the heroine but this one does and it’s quite a jaw-dropping beginning that’s for sure and I’m happy to report that there is NO cliffhanger!!Our hero, Pax Tate, is a 24 year old super-rich trustfund baby. He’s doing absolutely nothing with his life other than a long line of bar-whores and every drug he can get his hand on. His past is troubled with dark secrets long since buried. Pax is angry, grief-strick [...]

    Autumn Review
    Starting off with a BANG, IF YOU STAY sucked me in, stole my heart, turned me on, and easily became on of my all-time favorite books. I can tell you right now that this book will be on my Top Ten Books of 2013. Courtney Cole has delivered one hell of a story that is sure to stay on your mind and in your heart for a long, long time. I'll start with Pax, because wellis is his book. The first time I read the beginning of this book, my mouth dropped. Now, it takes a lot to surprise me, but Pax certa [...]

    Christy
    When I read the synopsis of this book, I just knew I would love Pax!24-year old Pax Tate is an asshole. Seriously. He’s a tattooed, rock-hard bad-boy with a bad attitude to match. But he’s got his reasons.Pax is a user. He uses drugs, alcohol and women to deal with his issues, to fill a void he has. His mother died when he was young and he’s never dealt with it. He wants to be numb. It’s just easier that way. Things change for Pax when he meets Mila. Mila saves Pax, in more ways than one [...]

    Kristen
    3 starsOverall I liked this book but I felt disconnected from it, too. I felt like I was reading a fascinating and intriguing documentary about a couple with text book problems that were brought to life through well constructed dialogue. Even though I felt like I was on the outside looking in, I still enjoyed this book. Odd I knowbut there it is.

    Jennifer Kyle
    3-4 Stars "Love never fails""He's gorgeous, and flawed and sexy. And I have no idea what I'm getting into."Well that quote just about says it all for Mila. She stumbles upon Pax and their lives are NEVER the same!!If You Stay is a short story which is told in alternating povs. As a reader you are immediately sucked in from the first couple of pages. I found Pax's road to redemption and recovery well told. Pax and Mila's connection and chemistry was strong. I loved that there wasn't a cliffhanger [...]

    *TANYA*
    4.25 stars!!! Great book. Pax was really an A-hole but an honest one. I liked how both characters said what was on their mind to each other. No half truths or BS left unspoken. Pax's dark tormenting secret was horrid. I loved him. Heehee. And Mila was an excellent character as well. She was so good to him and for him without being a doormat. I would have given this book 5 stars if it wasn't for the authors overuse of the word "P*SSY". Besides that minor detail this was an amazing find.

    Becky
    First, I have to say a HUGE THANK YOU again to Courtney Cole for providing me an ARC copy of her book. I was lucky enough to win an autographed copy in one of her contest and to say I was excited is an understatement!!I LOVED Pax. He immediately grabs at your heart strings. He is broken and makes you want to fix him. He is sexy as hell too! And oh, some of the things he says and does in the book! There are a few favorites I have. One is nude painting. Then there is the big bad wolf. And one of m [...]

    .Lili.
    If You Stay is the story Pax and Mila. Pax is the asshole bad boy, who abuses drugs and uses women. Except he's not. He is a broken man who abuses drugs and uses women to dull his pain.When the two meet they are immediately drawn to each other. Mila, is innocent and sweet- and soon becomes his light. She gives him hope that he can overcome his demons. Soon after meeting her he searches for the answers that will help him to become the man he never he he'd be or deserved to be. I wish I could writ [...]

    Jamie
    Because true love never fails.  It never dies.  It just goes on and on and on.  Forever.Mila found Pax unconsciouse one night and from that point on, neither of their lives were the same [image error] Pax is hard partier and he does it all-- coke, booze, pills and he's a manwhore. He seems to always be living on the edge trying to push himself to the extream he does not care about anyhing or anyone except numbing himself to the world around him. He's got plenty of money from an inheritence so [...]

    Ash Wednesday
    A little spoilery but no plot twists given away.So much promise from that first chapter Actually, it wasn't just the first chapter, Pax Tate was beautifully written it was painful to watch him go down in flames. THIS is how you write a douchebag. Because I've been reading a lot of tortured, tatted and damaged heroes who are trying so very hard to be assholes. With Pax, it was just so organic and I have to commend the writer on this. It's not easy to write something from a guy's POV and make his [...]

    Akanksha❤ Søren♰
    DNF!!!The summary seems very promising giving us hope of a angst hot tattooed bastard and even the first chapter gives you a lot of hope that the book is going to rockBut after that it just goes downhill Its not dragged I'd say, but its very DRY! Like nothing compelling very boring I couldn't connect to the book or anything about it It was pretty blah for my liking so hence I dumped it.I went ahead and saw that the whole drama was about, like the main story and stuff but even that sucked. Like i [...]

    Kristen Proby
    This book is BRILLIANT!! I was lucky enough to receive an ARC from the author, and I can't wait for everyone else to read this. I will post a full review closer to release day.

    Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
    Four StarsShe’s like a breath of fresh air.I may be the Big Bad Wolf, but even wolves need to breathe.Meet Pax (the Big Bad Wolf)This was just the kind of book I needed. It was one of those can’t-put-it-down ones that I often crave on my day off. Though this was a short read, it packed quite a punch. On the surface, it’s a story of opposites attracting. The sweet and beautiful Mila paired with Pax, the bad boy with an awful reputation. They first meet under the direst of circumstances, wit [...]

    Lisa Jayne
    'If you stay' was a refreshing welcome change, I found it to be an open, honest, well written account of opposites finding love in the strangest of places. If you are looking for a love conquers all, tragic, unrelenting love story then this one is for you. The story shows the journey of one broken man dealing with his dark past and the brutal consequences of drug abuse, and a tragic past. The author brilliantly introduces the reader into his world in the first few chapters of the book and the re [...]

    Crista
    If You Stay begins a series that is called the "Beautifully Broken" series, and it is aptly named. As much as this book is a romance and a love story, this book is primarily about Pax and his journey towards emotional healing and wellness.Pax experienced a horrific and painful event in his childhood that he has suppressed and has no memory of. He uses Jack Daniels, cocaine, and prescription medications as a way to escape from (and "numb") the pain that is always right underneath the surface. Thi [...]

    JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko
    I am so sad to say that I didn't love this book. I wanted to. From the synopsis it sounded awesom and had so much potential however this book just fell flat for me. I do plan to read other works by this author and am actually excited to read Maddison's book. I am hoping it will have a better outcome.

    Andrea
    *deep calming breath*I loved If You Stay. Like, really really loved it. The kind of love that kept me reading until 2:40 am and left me crying, smiling, devastated, and elated. The best kind of book love.So I opened the book, and was immediately slapped in the face with a scene that proved just how out-of-control and asshole-ish Pax Tate really was. Don't get me wrong, it was kind of hot. And he was really polite, saying "Please" and "Thank You". *snickers* But he's not taking advantage of a poo [...]

    Courtney
    This book definitely hit home for me. However, that's not why I am giving it 5 stars. Courtney's writitng and the way she drew me in is what has earned this book the 5 stars!!!Right from the beginning we saw how messed up Pax is and that he really doesn't care about anything in life. He's someone that we all pass in our lives and never think twice about. Mila is a woman who rarely comes across the dark side of life, let alone have it actually effect her in any way. She's the quiet girl that is n [...]

    Jodie
    I started this laughing out loud and then looking at my husband and saying Dear god I can’t believe I am going to read this I have a feeling I might need to move to the bedroom NOT KIDDING THAT WAS SAID!!!I can’t be sure that the girl said my name. Her voice is muffled and unintelligible and hard to understand, mostly because my d*** is in her mouth. Slumping against the black leather seat of my car, I push the girl’s head down further, wordlessly urging her to bury more of me in her throa [...]

    Markéta
    4 stars!****Bad boy turns good for the nice girl. Cliche-ish theme with some original twists and turns. And it worked. It was gripping, catchy and interesting.Jax does drugs. But he's not an addict, he just wants to numb himself. Except one day he takes too much and overdoses. Mila finds him and saves him and then visits him in a hospital. She immediately calms something inside of him. Maybe because she's nothing like the girls he usually sleeps with. She's pure, sweet and beautiful.They start t [...]

    Karen
    4 starsTo say this book had my attention from the opening page would be an understatement (um, wow). More importantly, I am extremely happy to report that it held my attention all the way through to the very last page of the book. I started this book last night and stayed up into the wee hours of the morning because I had to see it through to the end. I needed to know. I have been in a bit of a reading slump as of late so I was very hopeful this book would break my “meh” streak. I was not di [...]

    Drita
    Courtney Cole you never seize to amaze me, always different but yet amazing!I LOVE this book raw right down to the nitty gritty! The story is so much more than what the cover shows and far more than the description leads you to believe that it isI love books that are personal because we tend to relate more to the story. We've all been there at some point in our lives, haven't we? I loved Pax and Mila they were so real, and I loved how love helped both characters when at times they both felt lost [...]

    Sandra [the fucking book fairy]
    Seriously, what was I thinking reading that book?It's like Broken and Screwed all over again. I couldn't freakin' connect to it.I didn't like the female character because she seemed like a sex starved girl who was drooling over a OD-ing guy. Usually, the guy makes up for my hate of the female MC but in this case, I didn't like him either. He was just a typical bad-boy with family issues which was why He drinks and f*cks and drinks some more and f*cks some more. Urrggh.I think I'm gonna hurl just [...]

    Elizabeth (Liz)
    *purchased trad pubbed ebook version*

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