Audiobooks Always Been MineAuthor Carina Adams – Z55z.co

Josephine Walker doesn t do drama All her life she has taken the safe route and done what was expected she married her college sweetheart, found a great job, had two beautiful children and settled in to her little piece of perfection to live out her life She was happy with the mundane The only thing that seems out of place is her best friend Matt he is as funny, crazy and impulsive as she is sarcastic, dependable and predictable Matt s life is loud and full of chaos Jo knows his past is as dark as his tattoos, that his secrets are buried for a reason, but all she can see is that he s always got her back When her marriage falls apart, Matt swoops in to help Jo pick up the pieces At least, that s what he planned to do But, Jo has other plans She s done playing it safe, done caring what other people think She wants wild and crazy and as much as she tries to ignore it, she wants Matt Together they have to answer the ultimate question can a man and a woman, who are as close as they are, ever truly be just friends Jo adores Matt, she trusts him completely But, will she risk everything, including their friendship, to take a chance on love with the bad boy that could destroy her heart


10 thoughts on “Always Been Mine

  1. ~Nichole~ Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews ~Nichole~ Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews says:

    Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews Sizzling Pages Facebook Twitter Sizzlingpages3 Frustrating and bang my head against the wall StarsFirst of all, I need to give a little disclaimer before I rant a little Carina Adams is by far the most adorable lady I ve ever talked books with I got so mad at one point reading this book that I wanted to DNF and I actually stopped reading it I explained my reasons had absolutely nothing to do with her writing She writes beautifully, she fills the pages with c Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews Sizzling Pages Facebook Twitter Sizzlingpages3 Frustrating and bang my head against the wall StarsFirst of all, I need to give a little disclaimer before I rant a little Carina Adams is by far the most adorable lady I ve ever talked books with I got so mad at one point reading this book that I wanted to DNF and I actually stopped reading it I explained my reasons had absolutely nothing to do with her writing She writes beautifully, she fills the pages with characters that bring out so many emotions The words and descriptions she uses paints a portrait and I loved her style My problem was the characters I loved Mattie..oh wow did I love this guy Tall, tatted and a biker on the side Yea he was amazing But his character for 90% of this book was beyond perfect to me He put up with stuff he shouldn t have and he was just the step up and stick with it type of guy Loyal, sweet and sexy But most of all a beautiful soul Jo Josephine was a very fickle character Very wish washey and it irritated me greatly I wanted to slap her and then slap her again She did some stupid stuff and some hurtful stuff and some unbelievable things.I didn t think Matty deserved to be treated like that Then I kept reading after wanting to quit and I felt that Jo grew a little bitand I thought things were looking up to only be faced with an abrupt about face with Mattie s character I was floored to say the least I honestly can say that this author has an amazing talent to have made me feel as strongly as I did towards these characters I d take this irritation and frustration any day over feeling nothing at all Thanks Carina so much for offering this story for review I still hold out hope the my Mattie from the beginning will reappear and take charge like I know he can and get his HEA


  2. Carissa Carissa says:

    Intense, drama filled story.


  3. Three Chicks Three Chicks says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 4.5 star review by Jen SkewesAlways Been Mine is Carina Adams debut novel and she did a fantastic job with it It was one of those books that I could not put down and thought about for days after I even found myself re reading some of my favorite parts, which included Matty of course I absolutely loved that man but I ll get to him in a second.Josephine and Matty have been best friends for the past ten years or so He is the best friend that any woman can ask or hope for When Joe finds her ma 4.5 star review by Jen SkewesAlways Been Mine is Carina Adams debut novel and she did a fantastic job with it It was one of those books that I could not put down and thought about for days after I even found myself re reading some of my favorite parts, which included Matty of course I absolutely loved that man but I ll get to him in a second.Josephine and Matty have been best friends for the past ten years or so He is the best friend that any woman can ask or hope for When Joe finds her marriage completely falling apart Matty is there to help pick up the pieces Joe s relationship with her husband has never really been perfect All though in the very beginning most people would have thought it was They never fought and seemed so in love But at some point their marriage began to crumble And right now Josephine is living in a hotel room away from her husband wondering where to go from here She is trying to deal with her husband s infidelity and the feelings that she still has for him and how to move on from it all Then there is Matty, her best friend, her confidant, the man who is always there for her And as always Matty is right there to help her with her current crisis.Matty and Joe have such an amazing bond and friendship but to some people they may be a little too close for comfort To an outsider looking in you would think that they were the ones that were in love and married Matty has a girlfriend who Joes is not a fan of and vice versa But when things start to become a little complicated with his relationship, Matty and Joe find themselves closer to crossing that line of friendship Joe wants it, but Matty is afraid of what they will lose if they cross it Is there friendship worth risking it all for love I absolutely loved Matty He is hot and sexy, caring, sweet and very protective of Joe I think you can sense early on how much he loves her but was never able to have her So her friendship was the next best thing and something that he treasured In my opinion his actions alone, especially in one specific situation, spoke volumes about how much he loved her He has a past and secrets that he is keeping but it doesn t make you love him any less I loved Joe and at times I felt so bad for her For the treatment she received from her husband as well as from one other character who shall remain nameless, only because I don t want to spoil anything for you I adored her and Matty together and wanted nothingthan for these two to end up together an happy Matty and Joes finally have a chance to be together but not everything in life is that simple There are many obstacles in their way They both have exes that are not happy with their relationship, then there are secrets and insecurities that also come into play Always Been Mine has it all drama, angst, heartbreaking moments, an ex bitch that I wanted to slap onthan one occasion, and that moment when I had knots in my stomach and I found myself shaking my head, yelling at my Ipad, No, No, please don t go there This was a fantastic read and I cannot wait for the next one The ending was perfect and I felt true to the story This is not a cliffhanger but there are some questions left unanswered and the door has been left open forof Matty and Joe, which I am very excited about


  4. Andréa Andréa says:

    3,5 5 Stars For 2 people that allegedly can tell each other everything as friends, they have a real problem talking to each other Jo was a bit annoying and Matty too But the other characters were intriguing enough to make me carry on and read both books.


  5. Yona Yona says:

    I liked it, but it ended abruptly,it was a nice ending but a little rushed.


  6. Whitney Whitney says:

    this book drove me crazy in a good way though Matty and Joes trying to fight their chemistry was an amazing thing to watch play out loved it


  7. Casey Casey says:

    Review originally posted at Ramblings From This ChickAlways Been Mine is the debut novel from Carina Adams I was really blown away with her writing style and her ability to evoke such emotions from the reader I think that this story is one that you will definitely have strong feelings about, and I will warn you that there are some difficult topics dealt with in this story including cheating I really liked Carina s writing style though, and I felt like she did a pretty great job of writing cha Review originally posted at Ramblings From This ChickAlways Been Mine is the debut novel from Carina Adams I was really blown away with her writing style and her ability to evoke such emotions from the reader I think that this story is one that you will definitely have strong feelings about, and I will warn you that there are some difficult topics dealt with in this story including cheating I really liked Carina s writing style though, and I felt like she did a pretty great job of writing characters that have so many different facets to them that you are constantly learning new things about them as they grow and evolve over the course of this book I can t wait to readfrom her after having read this book.On the surface, Josephine Walker appears to have it all She has a great career, she is married to her college sweetheart and has two beautiful children She also has her coworker and best friend Matt When Jo s life begins to fall apart and her marriage fails, she turns to Matt for comfort There has always been an attraction between them, but for the first time she starts to really see him asthan just a friend Matt has been in love with Jo for awhile, but has resigned himself to having only friendship with Jo rather than nothing With her marriage in jeopardy, Jo finally begins to see that she wantsthan just stable and boring She wants wild and she wants Matt But things between them won t be easy after everything in their pasts as well as the secrets that Matt has kept from Jo Can Jo and Matt take their friendship to the next level, or will they destroy everything including the friendship that they both can t live without I really loved Matt He was so great all the way through this story until the very end when he made me a little mad But he was Jo s rock and I adored him He was sweet and kind, funny and caring He truly loved Jo and would have done anything for her I loved that he was a professional during the day and had a great job, but that he was also really sexy with tattoos and lived the biker lifestyle at night He was complicated and had a lot of secrets, and I really enjoyed seeing his layers be peeled back a little at a time I will admit that while I loved Matt, I struggled with Jo for most of this book She had a tendency to be wishy washy, and I hated her mood swings I had a problem with a lot of her actions, and I just didn t like or understand most of what she did Just as she finally started to really get her act together, I felt like the story was almost over I will say that the chemistry between Matt and Jo was amazing They had the physical attraction, but they also had such a strong bond and base from their friendship I thought that these two were absolutely made for each other, and I never stopped rooting for them to figure things out.Overall, I thought that this was a really great story It was different and wasn t something that I had read before I liked that this story pushed boundaries and really showed a journey Matt and Jo grew and evolved over the course of this book and had a lot of really hard things that they had to confront and deal with This book will definitely run you through the emotional wringer, but I loved that Carina was able to really evoke such strong feelings I am really looking forward to seeing what else she writes in the future and I can t wait to read the next chapter in Jo and Matt s lives I would recommend this story if you are looking for something different and something that will draw you in and keep your interest I couldn t wait to see how things would play out and couldn t put this book down Review Copy Provided by Between the Sheets Promotions


  8. Tabitha Holmes Tabitha Holmes says:

    I tried to keep this review as spoiler free as possible, but just be warned, there are some things in here that may give some parts of the book, including the ending, away I went in to this book with a warning that there had been some bad reviews and some people were upset, so I wasn t exactly sure what I was getting into I normally don t rely on other people s reviews of books to choose what I m going to read In this case, I m super glad I don t listen well lol I absolutely LOVE this book I tried to keep this review as spoiler free as possible, but just be warned, there are some things in here that may give some parts of the book, including the ending, away I went in to this book with a warning that there had been some bad reviews and some people were upset, so I wasn t exactly sure what I was getting into I normally don t rely on other people s reviews of books to choose what I m going to read In this case, I m super glad I don t listen well lol I absolutely LOVE this book I m an avid reader and there are a lot of repetative books out there, so I m always on the hunt for something different This book has it all It is extremely different from most books I ve read, and I ve been an avid reader since I was 7, so that says a lot There is mystery, drama, suspense, romance and so muchWhen I first started reading it, I was kind of upset with Joey, but that didn t last long You know what they say, If you don t know the whole story, then shut up lol inserts foot in mouth She is an amazing character In the beginning I was yelling at her to grow a backbone, but boy did she surprise me the closer it got to the end She s driven and exciting And Matty ohhhhh Matty, he can be my hot best friend any day He s everything a woman looks for in a man, sexy, sweet, ambitious, and soooo muchTheir scenes together had me fanning myself It was very tasteful though, just enough detail And the Bastards, I love every last one of them Kinda felt like family, and I hope to seeof them in the future I just have to know if Elle makes it and who did it On the other hand, I wanted to strangle both Taylor and Will Especially Taylor Who does that I mean, I know there are many women out there like her, but wow, going through her man s stuff and just slipping it on and playing pretend just to piss Jo off Errrrrrr And I genuinely believe Will loved her, but things got out of hand You know what they say, first time is your fault, any time after that is mine because I allowed it to happen and didn t do anything about it Well, Jo did something about it this time and he just didn t know what to do I almost cried at the end when Matt told Jo she couldn t stay but somehow I knew things would work out for the best I m not all that crazy about the very end I was kind of hoping a Brady bunch kind of thing would happen and her fam and his fam would mesh together as one But you know what, every book doesn t need a happily ever after If they did, they would be predictable and boring Not that things didn t work out, it just wasn t what I was expecting Anyhoo, I absolutely couldn t put this book down I picked it up at 7 this morning and literally didn t put it down until I was finished I found myself wanting so muchI hope to seeof Jo and Matt in the future Carina Adams is an awesome writer and I can t wait to get my hands on Honey Whiskey


  9. J.L. Davis J.L. Davis says:

    I shy away away from books with a love triangle like the plague Why Because I get enough of that mess in the real world I don t generally like to deal with it in my book universe That being said, I m glad I ignored myself and read this book I absolutely loved it I would have been mad at the ending if I didn t know there was a second book I can t wait format and jo Jo Jo thought she had it all A marriage to a man she had been with since she was 17 Two beautiful kids A job she wor I shy away away from books with a love triangle like the plague Why Because I get enough of that mess in the real world I don t generally like to deal with it in my book universe That being said, I m glad I ignored myself and read this book I absolutely loved it I would have been mad at the ending if I didn t know there was a second book I can t wait format and jo Jo Jo thought she had it all A marriage to a man she had been with since she was 17 Two beautiful kids A job she worked hard at And a best friend who meant the world to her But sometimes if it looks to be too good than it probably is We start the book at a fork in the road for Jo With her kids gone for the summer she is left to try to make sense of a marriage that had been slowly failing for a while When her husband confesses to cheating and says he is in love with the other woman it leave Jo on her own for the first time in a long while It also give Jo a new look at her best friend and to things in their relationship that they can no longer ignore Matty Oh mattey I can love a book where I disagree with the female but I can t love a book if I don t love the male But boy oh boy did I love mattey His past is a bit of a mystery but I m hoping that changes in the next book What we do know is he is a kick ass social worker who rocks a motorcycle and rolls with a tough club of hot bad ass mo fos I love love love bikers Can t explain it but I just do I do know there is something about a man who cares so damn deeply about the people around him that he is willing to throw down to keep them safe Mattey fights his attraction to his best friend not willing to lose her if things go wrong When these two finally get together hot can t even describe them Seriously, the sex scenes didn t have a lot of talking and there wasn t even a huge amount of them but what they did do was make me need some along time with my kindle Phew I hope in book to we get their hea Because after all when you love two characters as much as I love these two you want them to get the ending they deserve I also hope we getClarissa and Rocker Please and thank you Oh and before I forget Taylor and Will


  10. April April says:

    It s rare that I fall in love with a book BUT I fell hard To say I love this story and characters would be an understatement For a debut novel, Always Been Mine is top notch and won t leave you disappointed Matty Joes happy sigh are just perfect Can t wait to read bring on the Bastards It s rare that I fall in love with a book BUT I fell hard To say I love this story and characters would be an understatement For a debut novel, Always Been Mine is top notch and won t leave you disappointed Matty Joes happy sigh are just perfect Can t wait to read bring on the Bastards