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Life has a funny way of getting us to where we ultimately belong. Even if that isn’t what we had pictured for ourselves.Talon had it all, or so he thought. A nice home, a great career, a wife whom he loved more than life itself. For most, it takes a lifetime to achieve your dreams, but for some, those dreams are achieved early with determination and hard work. That was TalLife has a funny way of getting us to where we ultimately belong. Even if that isn’t what we had pictured for ourselves.Talon had it all, or so he thought. A nice home, a great career, a wife whom he loved more than life itself. For most, it takes a lifetime to achieve your dreams, but for some, those dreams are achieved early with determination and hard work. That was Talon. But one tragic accident would strip him of everything. Kimberlyn is a single nurse, who spent the last three years of her life scraping by to save enough money to buy her dream home. That dream home brought her to Talon. When Kimberlyn enters the picture, can she help put the pieces of Talon’s life back together? Or is he already too far gone?...

Title : Talon
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ISBN : 9781511824040
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 218 Pages
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Talon Reviews

  • NMmomof4
    2019-05-04 06:31

    3 StarsOverall Opinion: This was an ok read. Even though there was some major drama with Talon's ex, I felt like their relationship was too easy and I didn't feel the romantic connection. So I would put this down as a pretty easy and fluffy read read. (Fluffy because I ended up skimming some parts because they just felt too cheesy).Storyline:This is Kimberlyn and Talon's story. Talon was hit by a drunk driver and lost part of his leg and was full of scars (even on his face). He is abandoned by his wife, Jayden, and most of his friends. So when Kimberlyn moves in next door he is a damaged guy. He is hiding out working from home and hardly going out because of people's reaction to his scars, and he was divorced for 2 years now. Kimberlyn is a nurse and actually saw Talon the night of the accident. She sees past his scars. They both have a strong attraction, but become friends first. After Talon is told some life changing news, (view spoiler)[ He is told he is a dad with Jayden's son that was hidden from him for the 2 1/2 years they've been divorced.(hide spoiler)] and they spend a good bit of time apart (compared to spending every free moment together), they both confess their stronger feelings and pursue a romantic relationship. There is some more major drama with Jayden, but eventually the couple find their HEA.POV: This alternated between Kimberlyn and Talon's POV (with a few chapters in Jayden's).Overall Pace of Story:Good. No slow parts. Even though their friendship was over 6 months, I would've liked experiencing more development of feelings. I felt like I was just told about how close they were and didn't feel it.H rating: 3 stars. Talon. He was down on his luck and unfortunately found out who truly cared about him the hard way...just ok.h rating: 3 stars. Kimberlyn. She was sweetly supportive...just ok.Sadness level: Low. It's there -- the sad moments, but I felt like they were just ok. No tissues required here.Heat level: Low. Almost to the point of fade to black, but not quite. More about emotions than the physical acts.Descriptive sex: I would say no...but it's close.Sex scene with OW or OM: (view spoiler)[No(hide spoiler)]Cheating: (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)]Possible Triggers: (view spoiler)[ Psycho ex-wife attack?(hide spoiler)]Closure:This actually had some decent closure to make it a HEA ending with its epilogues that jumped 4 months and then 2 years ahead!

  • Michelle (Michelle's Book Ends) Shealy
    2019-05-12 05:37

    "I grab me a cup of coffee when it's finished and head out to the patio to watch the sun finish rising. There is something about a sunrise that gives me some form of hope for the day ahead. Its colors are amazing with different shades of orange, gold, and a little red. Maybe my life is like the sunrise now. It's different each day but the same dreams I had before my accident are still present in my mind. Like maybe they are still possible. But I always know that at some point, the sun will set taking my dreams with it......." TalonTalon has his whole life planned. A beautiful wife, a nice home and a bright future as a lawyer. Fate intervenes and some things he loses and along the way there are things he will gain. If he can let go of the past, accept the new and learn to start over that is. The pain is a hard thing to overcome.While Talon is trying to move on though someone from his past wants to start over. Should he? Or should he start over with someone new? How is he supposed to put the pieces back together?Heartbreaking and bittersweet. Told from Talon's point of view, alternating with his wife and his best friends point of view. One night changed everything. Where do you go when everything is not what you planned?A crime committed by one of them may tear Talon and his love apart. Can he find it in himself to be what he once was? People are depending on him now. This will change how he's been feeling about himself. Maybe he can find a way to the person he once was.. before the night that changed it all. I read the authors previous book ,"Finding Strength," and just loved it. I knew going into this one that I was going to be in for a nice read. Well written characters that you will love and hate. You will love Talon and cheer him on. Can he find happiness again? He will have to reach deep inside himself to find happiness again, if someone doesn't manage to take it all away again. Thank you Shevawn Michelle!

  • Sharon Obelenus Holland
    2019-05-04 02:26

    Talon's life is going the way he wants it, he owns his own law firm, has a beautiful wife and house. All thats missing is a baby. But on one fateful night, his life changes. He wakes up in the hospital. A car accident leaves him badly injured. Having to deal with losing a leg and the scars that riddle his body is hard enough, but when his wife leaves him...hes devastated. Two years later, Kimberlyn has finally saved up enough money from nursing,to buy her own home. When she gets out of her car her dog takes off and runs to her new neighbor, Talon. She remembers the good looking man before her from work. Knowing he was married, doesn't dampen her excitement of living next to such a sexy man. Their friendship grows, they become best friends. Both wanting more but not sure how the other feels. Kimberlyn brings Talon out of his shell and back into the life of the living. But on their first night out, they run into his ex-wife, Jayden. Jayden sees them together and instantly becomes jealous. How dare he forget about her and the love he said he had for her! She walks up to their table and announces that they have a baby together and she wants him back.After the initial shock of the baby, Talon meets Jayden but tells her he only wants to be in the child's life not hers. But Jayden has other ideas and will stop at nothing to get Kimberlyn out of the picture!!!

  • Erica
    2019-05-10 07:40

    You know that feeling when you read a truly amazing book from a brand new author? It doesn't happen often but that's where I'm at right now. I'm absolutely in love with this story and the characters. Talon is a story of love, loss, grief, fear, pain, strength, acceptance, healing and hope.Talon once had a great job, a home, wife and was trying to have a child when tragedy struck and he lost everything. He's basically given up on a normal life. He works from home now and avoids going out in public as much as possible, he's lost his friends and other than for work really only sees his mother. He hides what's happened to him for fear of others pity and judgement.Kimberlyn is a single nurse, she moves in next door to Talon and doesn't see him as the broken man he's become. They quickly strike up a friendship, something he hasn't had in quite awhile. She becomes the strength he needs to get back to living, to stop hiding out. She helps him work through his doubts and fears and they develop a deep connection.And then the past comes back to haunt him. Just when Talon's getting his strength back, becoming the amazing man he was again and finding someone to spend his life with his ex-wife swoops in and tears his world apart.She takes crazy to a whole new level, Jayden is seriously unstable and in desperate need of being put in her place but enough about her.I fell in love with Talon, he's a remarkable man who deserves only the best. He's loyal and protective, sweet, sensitive yet strong and loves with all his heart.And Kimberlyn, she has a heart of gold and a strong will. She's a nurturer but also a fighter, supportive and loving. She won't let anyone take what she wants from her.There's so much emotion involved in Talon and Kimberlyn's story I laughed and cried. Talon is well written with realistic, likeable characters and kept me turning the pages until the very end.

  • Ebony
    2019-05-04 03:20

    I loved this book from the opening scene to the final sentence!!! Shevawn Michelle has given her readers an amazing story with her debut - Talon. I could not help but fall in love with not only Talon, but with the cute and spunky Kimberlyn. The characters are well written and well developed characters that you could see as your best friend, neighbor, co-worker or anyone else in your life.The pain that Talon goes through with his accident and devastating loss of his first marriage is so real. I felt like I was not reading a fictional story, but actually reading someone's tragic life story. The way that Kimberlyn moves into his life and breathes some life into him is just magically. I could not help but root for these two characters to make it through all of the trials and tribulations that were placed in their path.Shevawn Michelle has proven herself to be a masterful storyteller. This book is absolutely amazing and one that I plan on reading again and again. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to get lost in a story!! This is one story that you will not be sorry that you picked up and got lost in :-)

  • Melissa
    2019-05-26 08:35

    Terrific Debut NovelThis is a beautiful story. It is one of those books that draw you in and keeps you turning pages into the wee hours. I could not put it down. Talon is that guy. The guy who has it all. Dream job, his own law firm, beautiful wife, beautiful house, great looking himself, and a bright future. Then in one fell swoop in the form of a crazy accident, poor Talon's life changes. Besides his body being broken and forever altered, his wife leaves him. He is not only a broken man physically but spiritually. Then one day a couple of years later, Talon gets a new neighbor in the form of a gorgeous nurse Kimberlyn who remembers Talon from work. They build up a strong and beautiful friendship. Kimberlyn helps Talon heal with her friendship and compassion. The both of them feel that they want more, but are not willing to risk rejection if the other doesn't feel the same. Enter the lunatic ex-wife who tells Talon some shocking news and says that she wants him back! Read the book. Find out what happens to our beloved characters. You won't be sorry.

  • A.C. Wilson
    2019-05-26 07:48

    Sometimes things happen for a reason. Bad things happen to good people and some people don't get what they deserve right away. Talon is a man who is in line to have it all--the wife, the house, the dream job, and the kids (someday)....then it all goes wrong. One crazy accident turns his life upside down and suddenly nothing is perfect. People you thought you knew...well, they just aren't what you thought. Everything is left in the air including his relationship with his ex-wife and the beautifully caring nurse who moves in next door. Sometimes your angel shows up when you need them the most.This is a gripping story from a new author. You'll love the intrigue, the romance, and the perserverance to live again.

  • Sandra Love
    2019-05-08 09:22

    This has to be one of the best book I have read. It was written beautifully, and the storyline was amazing. The author did a fantastic job pulling me in, I was not able to put the book down. Talon, oh wow what a fantastic man. My heart broke for him, he had so much going on and all I wanted to do is hug him. Kimberlyn she was my favorite charater though. She to had to deal with so much. I will not post spoilers because I don't want to give this story away because this book is a must read. There are some great twist and turns that will have you saying oh my god. If I could give this book 10 stars I would. I will be reading more books from this author!! Great job!

  • Melissa Meyer
    2019-05-14 09:20

    Great Debut Book!This story was one of heartache and learning to live again. It was a great debut book. Talon and Kimberlyn's story was one of highs and lows. The friendship they developed helped to start the relationship into more. The twists and turns they had to overcome added to the story. Great job!

  • Maari
    2019-04-26 03:36

    I was so Blessed to be able to be a Beta for this book & Oh My!! I absolutely LOVED it!! Perfect!! Not too much angst to drive me nuts, not too much (any) skankiness.. well apart from my wanting to reach through my phone to hurt one of the characters very badly!! Ohhhh & just enough tears that I don't have a headache.. Haha!! Wonderful!! Thank You So Much Shevawn, for letting me read it!!

  • Shevawn Michelle
    2019-04-28 05:20

    Coming May 2015

  • Jenn
    2019-05-09 02:42

    Loved It!! Full Review to come!

  • Andrea Britton
    2019-05-12 02:36

    Loved this book! These characters are complex and the storyline will have you hooked. The author grabs your attention and never lets it waver. I was flipping the pages to get to the end. Highly recommended.

  • Amanda Clark
    2019-05-09 07:25

    I really enjoyed Talon. The plot moves along nicely and all of the characters are well developed, their motivations and personalities clear. It kept me guessing in parts. It's a pretty quick, enjoyable read that wraps you up and keeps the pages turning. It did have a few issues, but I liked it nonetheless. This is one of those that I loved the plot, but the writing could use a bit of work. There were quite a few spots where I felt that the wording was clunky and awkward to a point of distraction. It was too formal. No one talks like that. Especially Talon's interactions with his mother. They're remind me of the dialogue from one of those after school specials. I hope that makes sense. It's the best descriptor I can come up with. The other big issue I had was that Kimberlyn's family is painted as fairly close-knit, yet when she's going through a horribly scary and serious time in her life, they're basically non-existent. I come from a tight family. If I were in that situation, you had better believe my mom, sister, and grandmother would become extra appendages until it was over! It just didn't fit with the picture of them we're given elsewhere. Overall, I did really enjoy this book. They actually communicated, which is refreshing to see. This is probably the first romance I've read in some time that I didn't find myself screaming for them to talk it out! Despite the above issues, this is a good book that I thoroughly enjoyed. I wish I could do half stars here. It's really a 3.5 for me, but I'm rounding up.*I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review

  • Lynn Smith
    2019-05-18 04:19

    Talon thought he had the perfect life. A job he loved, a wife he treasured and the hopes of starting a family. Until an accident took it all away from him. Losing part of his leg and being scarred, he felt broken and lost. His wife barely stuck around for him to come home from the hospital. Two years later he still feels broken. Staying in the house, rarely leaving the house. He never thought he would get a second chance at love. Kimberlyn was excited, she finally bought the house she had been saving for. Meeting her sexy neighbor made it all the better. Kimberlyn a nurse remembered Talon from his stay in the hospital. To bad she thinks he is married. The attraction she feel for him is off the charts. When she finds out he is single, they start building a friendship and slowly becoming best friends. Until the past comes back and Kimberlyn's life is in danger. Talon and Kimberlyn stand the chance of losing each other forever. Wonderful story. Slow build up to a exciting read of love, suspense and danger. There were a few times in the story where it seemed rushed. Kimberlyn was strong, loving and a happy person. She saw so much more of Talon that what was on the outside. Talon after losing what he thought was the perfect life, lived scared and alone. Afraid that people were staring at him in public. With Kimberly he slowly starts seeing himself as she sees him. I touching romance. Lots of suspense would have liked to see the ex get what she actually deserved. I received an arc copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • BookHeathens
    2019-05-04 05:25

    Talon's life is going the way he wants it, he owns his own law firm, has a beautiful wife and house. All thats missing is a baby. But on one fateful night, his life changes. He wakes up in the hospital. A car accident leaves him badly injured. Having to deal with losing a leg and the scars that riddle his body is hard enough, but when his wife leaves him...hes devastated. Two years later, Kimberlyn has finally saved up enough money from nursing,to buy her own home. When she gets out of her car her dog takes off and runs to her new neighbor, Talon. She remembers the good looking man before her from work. Knowing he was married, doesn't dampen her excitement of living next to such a sexy man. Their friendship grows, they become best friends. Both wanting more but not sure how the other feels. Kimberlyn brings Talon out of his shell and back into the life of the living. But on their first night out, they run into his ex-wife, Jayden. Jayden sees them together and instantly becomes jealous. How dare he forget about her and the love he said he had for her! She walks up to their table and announces that they have a baby together and she wants him back.After the initial shock of the baby, Talon meets Jayden but tells her he only wants to be in the child's life not hers. But Jayden has other ideas and will stop at nothing to get Kimberlyn out of the picture!!!

  • TheBookGoddess
    2019-05-24 10:28

    Really enjoyed this debut novel by Shevawn Michelle! This book for me was pretty close to the perfect combination of angst and love. You pretty much have every emotion possible in this book. This book is raw and refreshing and I definitely enjoyed the story line! It was great to see Talon emerge so to speak after meeting Kimberlyn. He became this strong male that protected what was his and I loved that. I also really loved that Kimberlyn stood her ground but was also kind and compassionate! Together they are the perfect match! I don't want to give any spoilers away but it was interesting that there were a few times when we got Jayden's perspective. Not many books throw in a small glimpse of the third person's perspective and I enjoyed that although it just made me hate her even more! If you are looking for a quick enjoyable read you will absolutely love this book!

  • Chelsi Davis
    2019-05-17 10:26

    Damn you Shevawn Michelle!!I am just kidding, but seriously?! Talon is a successful attorney, and has everything he has ever wanted. His house, his beautiful wife, and trying to start a family. Until an unfortunate event takes it away and turns his life upside down. While attempting to rebuild his life he is hit by curve ball after hard thing. I loved everything about this. It is a 'classy romance' without the smut (even though I love those too, but a change was nice) and kept you wanting to read more. You will cheer for the good guys, cry for their loses, and hate the bad guys. I highly recommend not only this book but this author to anyone that will ask. Keep em coming, I enjoy feeling all the feels!

  • Heather Schrader
    2019-04-27 07:47

    was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.Once I received this book and started reading I couldn't put it down. I was hooked from the first page. Couldn't believe this was debut novel it was well written,flowed very well and kept me engaged thru the whole book.You have heartbreak and humor both from Talon who was dealt a s****y hand in life and Kimberlyn a sweet nurse. What I loved the most is that Talon and Kimberlyn didn't jump right into a relationship they had a friendship first so that when they did start a relationship it was much more believable.Of course you have Jayden the pyshoctic nutty b***h who obviously does not have a firm grip on reality.All a wonderful debut novel and I look forward to reading more from Shevawn.

  • CatherineWright (Cat's Guilty Pleasure)
    2019-05-08 02:32

    I was given a copy by the author in exchange for an honest review.Life sometimes is good and then sometimes life throw you curve balls. Talon is a good man who seemingly has it all and then suddenly a tragedy takes it all away. Nothing is perfect anymore. The people he thought he knew aren't who they thought they were. His life seems to be out of control until the beautiful nurse moves in next door. Your saving grace come from place you least expect it. I really enjoyed this book and I look forward to reading more from this author.Review done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official. For more information regarding our reviews please visit our fansite at http://www.facebook.com/nerdgirl.ng

  • Candy Box
    2019-05-19 05:32

    Wow! I absolutely loved this book so much!!I received a copy of this book for an honest review.Shevawn never seizes to amaze me. Her work is written so beautifully it is seriously so hard to put down.Talon's life seems so perfect! Successful career, nice home, and a gorgeous wife. Until one horrible day all of it gets ripped away. A drunk driver takes away everything so perfect and gives him something even better eventually.Kimberlyn moves in next door and becomes best friends with someone she wants more with. But what neither of them know is that they both want more.Then the crazy ex wife appears with jealousy that's undecribable that takes things to a completely different level.This is a must read. Please give this book a chance you will not regret it!!!!

  • Mystipul
    2019-05-14 04:38

    I won this book in a giveaway and I'm very glad I got the chance to read it. Its not my normal paranormal genre that I read but I still enjoyed this book. This is a romance story where Talon learns to live again after he has a brutal accident. He finds Kimberlyn who slowly helps him face his fears and put his life back together. And of course just as soon as things are going good... you have to throw the bomb into the mix to make this a really juicy story.. called.. the Jealous nutso Ex!!!.. we've all been there.. dealt with that one ex you really have trouble getting rid of. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story and am glad I got the chance to read it.

  • Mary
    2019-04-25 05:35

    What an Amazing Debut Novel! I could not put this one down. A man who thinks he has it all, loses every thing. Meets a woman who helps build him back up and put him back together. Just as things are going great for Talon, the crazy ex wife shows up. She will stop at nothing to destroy his life again. This book is filled with drama, love, and constant excitement. It is refreshing to read a book that has definitely had research behind it. You actually felt as if you were in the court room with every one. Very well written first novel. I highly recommend this new Author.

  • Tanya Vought
    2019-05-18 03:23

    I enjoyed this short sweet book of Talon and Kimberlyn. Fate collided them and it was interesting to watch it all unfold. You will love these characters. They are strong, determined and amazing together despite the drama and pain that are sent their way. Believe me, you will enjoy this read and will want a man like Talon all for yourselves! This is a wonderfully written debut and I would recommend it to my friends and family! 4.5 stars from me!

  • Dawn Marie
    2019-05-01 10:33

    The perfect love story! I couldn't put this book down from start to finish! Talon was a broken man when Kimberlyn moved in next door to him. But she is drawn to him. He doesn't think anyone will ever want him after his wife left, be he couldn't be more wrong. They connect but have a lot to overcome. Will she stay with him with all the ex-wife craziness going on? You need to one click this book to find out!

  • Donna
    2019-05-06 06:34

    I won a copy of this book from Goodreads. I loved the story and the characters. As the story unfolds, you can have everything you want and your life can change at any moment, any time. Don't want to give anyway details just read this book and I know you will love it too! It's a great read! Love it!

  • B. Benfield
    2019-05-22 03:45

    LOVED IT! This story was so sweet and very intriguing, it was hard to put it down! From beginning to end, this story held my interest and kept me wanting more. Can't wait to read more from the author!

  • Tina Fyffe
    2019-05-12 06:26

    Must readSuch an awesome book was so hard to put down fell in love with the characters definitely hard to believe this is a first time author can't wait to see what this author has in store for us with her next books will definitely be checking her out great job !!!

  • Renata SG
    2019-05-09 03:29

    GREAT STORY BUT I NEEDED MORE ... PERSONALLY I THOUGHT THE CHARACTERS WETE GREAT BUT I NEEDED MORE OF A CONNECTION WHICH I THOUGHT WAS LACKING.