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Pulled | [A. L. Jackson]

Pulled

Melanie Winters and Daniel Montgomery shared a love they believed bonded them together for life. After a tragic loss, overwhelming grief and misguided guilt distorts the truth, and their relationship ends in unanswered questions. For nine years, they drift through life, each unable to forget the one who holds their heart. Now, when their lives again intersect, will the power that drew them together be enough to heal the wounds from their past?
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Publisher's Summary

Melanie Winters and Daniel Montgomery shared a love they believed bonded them together for life. After a tragic loss, overwhelming grief and misguided guilt distorts the truth, and their relationship ends in unanswered questions. For nine years, they drift through life, each unable to forget the one who holds their heart. Now, when their lives again intersect, will the power that drew them together be enough to heal the wounds from their past?

Pulled is a story of attraction and separation, of a love so strong it refuses to give up even when all others have.

©2011 A.L. Jackson (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Jordy 07-06-13
    Jordy 07-06-13 Member Since 2012

    I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....

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    "Intense book"

    This book was a good. I would recommend it. True love pulled apart by a horrible accident. Almost a decade later their undeniable love finally draws them back together unexpectedly. Sadly, they realize all those years separated could have been avoided. An abusive controlling husband is the biggest barrier for them to find that happily ever after.

    28 of 29 people found this review helpful
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    Katheryne MD, United States 07-08-13
    Katheryne MD, United States 07-08-13 Member Since 2009

    Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.

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    "Romantic, emotional and breathtaking"

    I have to begin this review by reminding listeners that Romantic Fiction is just that – Fiction. Something feigned, invented, or imagined; a made-up story meant to entertain.
    If you can get past a few unrealistic plot points you will absolutely love this emotional and extremely romantic book. If you enjoy your listens with a little less fantasy and a bit more reality then perhaps you should skip this one.

    This book really “pulled” at my heartstrings and its dream-like quality really swept me up and took me away into the fantasy and reality of love lost but never forgotten. This is a beautiful love story that will take your breath away.

    My only complaint is with the narration. I really liked Andi Arndt but the listen could have been amazing if they had a male narrator for Daniel’s POV.

    25 of 27 people found this review helpful
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    Leesa 06-27-13
    Leesa 06-27-13 Member Since 2012

    I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.

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    "Offically the "Number 1" book in My Library"

    Spellbinding, intense, heartbreaking and I LOVED this book. Get two boxes of tissue and prepare yourself to be swept away into the most intensely beautiful love story I have ever listened to. Like I said, this is number 1 in my library. No it's not a sexually graphic novel but its a spiritually graphic one. It's tragic but beautiful. It's love like every woman wants to find. I'd gladly give more than one credit for this book! Yes it's that good. I'm actually shocked it hasn't got off the charts reviews.

    21 of 26 people found this review helpful
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    heather SUNLAND, CA, United States 07-09-13
    heather SUNLAND, CA, United States 07-09-13
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    "good read!"

    Very good love story full of angst. If you like that type, this one is for you.
    Narrator was excellant and the story moved along nicely.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Satinstitcher 03-09-14
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    "Completely unbelievably wonderful!!"
    Would you listen to Pulled again? Why?

    I did listen to Pulled again twice back to back.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Daniel was my favorite character because he loved so deeply at such a young age. I cried so much reading this book being reminded a an old love lost. My wish for the world is love like A. L. Jackson writes about.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There were so many, but when Daniel take Melanie to the little home off campus memories from my first little home came flooding back and of course I cried again


    If you could take any character from Pulled out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Melanie. Our lives parallel so much we could talk for ages.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a must read you would not be wasting one minute of your precious time and can even learn from this amazing story. I'm picking out another Jackson book right now

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Loretta Yucaipa, CA, United States 01-29-14
    Loretta Yucaipa, CA, United States 01-29-14
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    "Very Good!"

    This was a wonderful story of young love that lasts for life. The narrator did a good job. At first you feel her soft high pitch will wear on you but as you continue it fits the character of Melanie. All in all it was a very beautiful story that brought a tear here and there.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    laurie eller the South 07-09-13
    laurie eller the South 07-09-13 Member Since 2007

    i live in the kentucky bluegrass and enjoy coffee in the morning while listening to a great book.

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    "i'm on the fence with this one..."

    i love fairy tales. honest. i do. i love You've Got Mail and Never Been Kissed and Say Anything. i'm a romantic, but...

    i found some things really lacking in this book and as much as i tried to LOVE it, and some parts i did, i still had a tough time overcoming some of the plot points. in fact, i found myself rolling my eyes and mumbling about "oh give me a break!"


    the one biggest annoyance?

    when melanie goes to see daniel (after being pulled from him by her idiot parents) and goes to visit him, walks into the house and does NOT see daniel (who was taking a shower). instead?! instead she listens to a jealous wannabe girlfriend, stephanie, telling her that he's moved on and daniel no longer wants melanie. so melanie LEAVES (after flying all that way to see daniel) without actually SEEING him. i really had a HARD time believing that ANY real lover/girlfriend/soulmate WHATEVER, would not say, "no. i'm here to see him. i will WAIT in the living room until he comes out of the shower."

    and then the next nine years of idiocy wouldn't happen and we wouldn't have the book. lol

    so of course i have to go along for the crazy ride that is this book Pulled and continue rolling my eyes when this sort of stuff happened...over and over and over.

    these are my questions that really never got answered....
    --why did melanie's husband hate her so much?
    --why didn't she ever try to talk to her dad and rectify that situation?
    --why didn't she just PICK UP THE PHONE and call daniel?
    --why didn't daniel EVER try to find her?
    --why didn't erin tell daniel the truth rather than waiting NINE years?

    there's so many annoyances with this book that i have a difficult time giving it five stars. i'm one of those reviewers that LOVES to give a book five stars if i LOVED it. i just can't do it in this case and that makes me sad because it had potential. it really did.

    however, with that said, the love between these two is palpable. i felt it every time they were together. their love was perfectly written. sometimes i was upset that melanie didn't do or say the things i would, but i have to remind myself that she's young and naive.

    as for the narration? i am being absolutely truthful when i say that after being an audible member for over six years, that this was one of the finest performances i've ever listened to.
    she was brilliant. there could have been a male voice for daniel's parts, but in all fairness to andi, i thought she was OUTSTANDING in both voices----as well as the others. i will look for her work from here on out....

    in the end, i'll give Pulled three stars because it's a great book but needs some work, but a solid five stars for narration!

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    F. Langley, BC, Canada 08-16-13
    F. Langley, BC, Canada 08-16-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Puuuulled"

    Teens ! If you love a sugary, long and drawn out painful romance, narrated and over acted in a superbly teen pitched voice (Andi Arndt), then this is the audible book for you. You will love it.
    Adults !! Leave it on the 'shelf' so to speak, and save your credit.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    maryelisabethe Oklahoma 10-10-14
    maryelisabethe Oklahoma 10-10-14 Member Since 2011

    Wife, mother, teacher, lover of books and music.

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    "Melodrama hysteria!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book would probably appeal to moody teenagers but the story line protrays instances of unprotected sex where the male takes no responsiblitty (she said she was on the pill so it is her fault) makes it inappropriate for teenage listeners.This book was so filled with drama the characters would have cried over a bowl of soggy cereal.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Going back to well known authors.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Her female and male voice were so much alike that it was difficult knowing who was talking.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    The characters were so intune with each other that they "knew" when they were getting close in proximity to each other but they misconstrued every statement that was spoken to each other. The relationship was a train wreck from the start.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like a poorly written soap opera where the characters are idiots then this book is for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer LEWISTON, ID, United States 09-03-13
    Amazon Customer LEWISTON, ID, United States 09-03-13 Member Since 2007

    I've been an avid reader since I was a child. I love different types of writing styles and I am never afraid to try new authors.

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    "I'm on the fence"

    SPOILER ALERTS

    I waited quite a while before deciding to purchase this book because of the mixed reviews. After listening to the book I can see both strength & weaknesses. I enjoyed listening to this book and it pulled out many different emotions from me as the story unfolded. I felt for the young couple who first experiences love and heartache. I hated how Melanie and Daniel gave up so easily on each other and Melanie's marriage made my stomach sour. I hated how Melanie and her parent's relationship fell apart so easily and I hated they had been left out in the cold throughout the entire pregnancy. And overall I yearned for the 2 lovers to find their way back to each other.

    The thing that I didn't like about this book was the infidelity and how so many people accepted it. Especially given that Melanie's husband was abusive. She was so naive and how did no one in her life stand up to her and give her a dose of reality on what happens to spouses of abusers? That was the point that this story went down hill so far for me.

    This story became a ticking time bomb when Daniel and Melanie resumed their relationship without ending the marriage. I can get past my personal feelings on the subject but this what the point in the story that the book became very implausible for me.

    I don't know that I would recommend this book to others.


    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
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