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Tear

Narrated by: Luci Christian
Series: Seaside (Van Dyken), Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
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Summary

Life as a teenager is never easy. But for Natalee Murray, things have just gotten way more difficult. Bored with life, she can't wait to graduate high school and get out of town, especially considering the famous band members from AD2 suddenly start attending her school, making her once-boring life absolutely insane.

It starts with a pen. A single brush of fingers and she is captivated. But Alec and Demetri have a dark secret, one that could shatter their reputations and Natalee's heart. What do you do when one guy paints your life with color while the other infuses your soul with passion? How do you choose when your heart is divided?

This is a New Adult/Mature YA. Minor swearing and drug usage.

Cover by P. S. Cover Designs

©2012 Rachel Van Dyken (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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  • Nat (🎧AudiobookObsession)
  • 09-04-19

Tear (Seaside #1)

When Alec and Demetri Daniels move to Seaside Oregon for rehab and therapy they turn Natalee's world upside down. Not only do they make up the band AD2 and bring out the fans and media, but they are also struggling to find their footing together and heal.

Natalee doesn't know the whole story about why Alec and Demetri have moved to town, but she's in love with both of them, just in different ways, and stuck right in the middle of the two of them.

This book is the same story from Strung but told from Natalee's point of view.

More than once I got a bit annoyed with the way Natalee acted but its easy to forget that these characters are teenagers in high school. Overall it is a great book and definitely worth reading the series.

The audio for the book was great. This is the second book I've listened to by Luci Christian and again it was a great performance.

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  • Eliza Olsen
  • 05-09-18

WoW awesome !

I couldn't stop listening from the first chapter! I thought my heart ❤would break as I cried . OMG i think I cried all the way through the book . It's so good you'll love it I promise.

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  • Estella Blessed
  • 30-04-17

Great Find

I stumbled upon this series by chance and fell in love with it.

Life as a teenager is never easy. But for Natalee Murray, things have just gotten way more difficult. Bored with life, she can't wait to graduate high school and get out of town, especially considering the famous band members from AD2 suddenly start attending her school, making her once boring life, absolutely insane.

It starts with a pen. A single brush of fingers, and she is captivated.

But Alec and Demetri have a dark secret, one that could shatter their reputations and Natalee's heart. What do you do when one guy paints your life with color while the other infuses your soul with passion? How do you choose when your heart is divided?

The messed up love between Alec, Demetri and Nat was extremely interesting. AD2 seems to have so many skeletons in their closets. This book was funny and entertaining to me. I love the characters and the banter between them. I highly recommend this book to any one who love a good book!

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  • Heather A Frost
  • 25-10-19

Too similar to Strung

I was disappointed in this as it’s the second book in a series but basically the same as book 1 Strung.

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  • Stlbuckeye
  • 17-09-19

Good story

This is a love triangle with Nat and the 2 brothers, Alec and Demetri, from rock band AD2. It was an enjoyable young adult story as Nat learned when the brothers were in Seaside and her evolving feelings for both.

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  • Rellim
  • 27-08-19

DNF

DNF. Narrator was fine. I enjoy a lot of RVD’s work. This is some of her early writing. I think the biggest problem is that I came to this after reading/listening to her more recent work where her craft has obviously matured.

This book feels like underdeveloped Twilight Fan Fiction. It’s also too similar to Elite for me, which I barely tolerated for the same reason.* Virgin, innocent, doesn’t realize she’s pretty girl meets two “oh my god they’re so hot” guys. One outgoing and personable, the other broody/stoic.

Too much on my TBR to invest time in this.

*I did enjoy the Eagle Elite series from book 3 on.

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  • Toni Benton
  • 09-04-19

Heart breaking

RVD’s writing style is so amazing. She has this way of bringing real world things to light & helping her characters cope in a way that can help others going thru the same thing.
Her characters are lovable & you feel like their friend. Excellent read

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  • Em
  • 27-03-18

Keeping in mind...

...it's about teenagers. I gave it 3 stars. I didn't connect with the book, though. I didn't like the love triangle thing. I had a hard time with liking any of the characters. I think this has more to do with me than the book, though. The childish nature of the book was difficult to follow.

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  • Tabatha
  • 04-06-17

Nat is one very lucky girl!

I loved the book. It's easy to get torn between two guys. It's even easier to have no earthly idea what to do. Rock Stars though, oh, heart be still.
Hold on to your seats girlfriends, it's going to be a very bumpy ride.

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  • Brandy Tuttle
  • 10-04-17

Absolutely loved Tear!!

I love Rachel's writing . she draws. you in and tugs at your emotions. Totally recommend .