Love Resisted



✤ [Download] ➼ Love Resisted By Melanie Codina ➶ – E17streets4all.co.uk For Allie Baxter, love was never something she had to worry about She was loved by her friends, her family, her husband until the day it was ripped away Losing love was the deepest pain Allie had ever For Allie Baxter, love was never something she had to worry about She was loved by her friends, her family, her husband until the day it was ripped away Losing love was the deepest pain Allie had ever endured, and it was an agony she vowed to avoid feeling ever again Crippled with guilt over her loss, for five years Allie served her self appointed exile from the daily comforts offered by friends and family, only to return and attempt to fit herself back into their open arms even if she knew she didn t deserve it Mike Lawson was not something Allie expected the love of a man was not something Allie was prepared to want The spark of desire that had long ago died inside her suddenly returned, bringing the memories of her pain with it She swore she would never allow herself to love again but how long could love be resisted.Love Resisted

Melanie is an amazing mother of four, an awesome and tolerant wife to one, and nurse to many If you don t believe her, just ask anyone in her family, they know what to say She is also a devoted chauffer, the keeper of missing socks, a genius according to a six year old, the coolest soccer uniform coordinator according to a twelve year old, and the best damn mac n cheese with cut up hot dog maker in the whole world Well that last title isn t really official, but it s still pretty cool to be called itWhen not being ordered around by any of the kids, you can find her with her nose in a book or on the sideline of a soccer game cheering on one team or another But that s mostly because she has a thing for the coach When she is not doing all of the above, you can find her obsessed with a group of fictional characters all vying for a spot on the page of whatever she s working on It s a fun and crazy life to lead, but wouldn t have it any other way.

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    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader she didn t deserve it Mike Lawson was not something Allie expected the love of a man was not something Allie was prepared to want The spark of desire that had long ago died inside her suddenly returned, bringing the memories of her pain with it She swore she would never allow herself to love again but how long could love be resisted."/>
  • ebook
  • 264 pages
  • Love Resisted
  • Melanie Codina
  • English
  • 08 September 2018

10 thoughts on “Love Resisted

  1. says:

    There is something about the characters in this book series that make you want to be part of their family group This is the second book from Melanie Codina in this series and it was just as good as book one This book is the story of Allie and Mike Both lost their spouses several years ago Allie has a harder time letting go and moving on Mike trys really hard to break down the walls Allie has built around her heart Very heart warming love story I love that we get so much of Gillian and Jak There is something about the characters in this book series that make you want to be part of their family group This is the second book from Melanie Codina in this series and it was just as good as book one This book is the story of Allie and Mike Both lost their spouses several years ago Allie has a harder time letting go and moving on Mike trys really hard to break down the walls Allie has built around her heart Very heart warming love story I love that we get so much of Gillian and Jake from book one Jake is still my favorite I love Melanie s writing, her characters and story I wantof Allie and Mike and of course Gillian and Jake Can t wait for the third book in this series and hope there areafter that one

  2. says:

    Love Resisted was an amazing read Her first book in this series, Love Realized, was fantastic so book two had very high expectations for me Not only did she meet those expectations but she went above beyond She simply blew me out of the water with this one.This story is all emotions jammed packed into one story Allie is a strong character you meet in book one, this is her emotional story The book had me laughing so hard at some parts and crying over other An amazing read of love, loss, a Love Resisted was an amazing read Her first book in this series, Love Realized, was fantastic so book two had very high expectations for me Not only did she meet those expectations but she went above beyond She simply blew me out of the water with this one.This story is all emotions jammed packed into one story Allie is a strong character you meet in book one, this is her emotional story The book had me laughing so hard at some parts and crying over other An amazing read of love, loss, and finding yourself again.A huge part of her books that I can t get enough of, her characters Melanie creates such realistic characters that I felt like I was able to relate to them and actually felt like I knew them I fell in love with this group of friends immediately in Love Realized, so it was great to check back in with them in this book and also get a deeper look into Allie s life.I truely hope each of her characters get a book focused on them I highly recommended this series to anyone who enjoys a true life love story

  3. says:

    What can I say about this book that hasn t been already said I loved it This book is about loss and finding love Allie and Mike s story hit close to home I also lost someone to cancer and just having to see your loved one struggle and lose their fight against this terrible disease is just awful I got Mike Mike made me cry They both lost their spouses and Allie is less than willing to find love again because all of the guilt she carries They meet through Gillian Love Realized and Allie f What can I say about this book that hasn t been already said I loved it This book is about loss and finding love Allie and Mike s story hit close to home I also lost someone to cancer and just having to see your loved one struggle and lose their fight against this terrible disease is just awful I got Mike Mike made me cry They both lost their spouses and Allie is less than willing to find love again because all of the guilt she carries They meet through Gillian Love Realized and Allie fights him EVERY STEP OF THE WAY Mike isn t a quitter, so theshe tries to push him out of her life, thehe pushes forward The way he gets her to go on a date with him is too funny. Without spoiling it, it was one of my favorite scenes and I had a stupid smile on my face This book is emotional, heartwarming and you will fall in love with the rest of the characters Make sure you have tissues on hand because you definitely will cry onthan one occasion Melanie, thank you for writing such an amazing story and I can t wait for the next book in this series

  4. says:

    3 OK decent reads.

  5. says:

    I have been waiting patiently for Allie Baxter s story After reading Love Realized, I fell in love with this group and especially the fire cracker, Allie This group of friends have a bond that most wish they had with their friends After the death of her husband, Allie shut down She closed herself off from the world, including her family Allie moved away, and distanced herself from everyone Allie blamed herself for Mar s death even though it was an accident Allie didn t want everyone to lo I have been waiting patiently for Allie Baxter s story After reading Love Realized, I fell in love with this group and especially the fire cracker, Allie This group of friends have a bond that most wish they had with their friends After the death of her husband, Allie shut down She closed herself off from the world, including her family Allie moved away, and distanced herself from everyone Allie blamed herself for Mar s death even though it was an accident Allie didn t want everyone to look at her with pity in their eyes, so Allie stayed away Did her friends and family look at her that way Did her friends and family just miss the old Allie that they knew and loved Was the look in their eyes, only concern Could Allie allow herself to live a life without Marc Allie Baxter had given up dating all together after the losing Marc Allie refused to put her heart out there again To give her heart to another, only to have it destroyed once again That was not going to happen Allie vowed to NEVER love again, so Allie chose to build a brick wall around her heart She was never going to allow herself to feel the pain she felt when she lost Marc Love meant pain, and she knew she had to resist AllieMike Lawson was Allie s neighbor Mike went to dinner with Allie s best friend, Gillian after she had separated from her husband, Logan, which is Allie s brother There wasn t sparks between Mike and Gillian, however they became very good friends and he was welcomed with open arms to their group of friends Mike s personality clicked with this group He fit in well with everyone Mike was immediately attracted to Allie There was just something about this woman that drew him to her Mike has been trying for months to get to know Allie, the real Allie, not to smart mouthed woman he sees He knows there isto her, than what she is allowing him to know Her snippy comments were clearly a defense mechanism, and while he completely respected them, it was his new mission in life to break down that wall, brick by brick MikeFortunately, Mike was a VERY patient man He didn t care how long it took him to break down those walls, because Allie Baxter was definitely worth the wait.Allie s comments were always fueled by sarcasm Sarcasm was her armor, and that is how she fought every battle Allie would put up her wall, and hit the bitch switch Allie thought that if she was a bitch to Mike that her actions would push him away Little did she know, Mike saw through her fa ade He knew her game, and he was ready to be a key player in winning her over Keep running Allie, but eventually I will catch you MikeWhen Allie was around Mike, she felt different She was beginning to feel alive again She began to have butterflies in her stomach which was overwhelming for her Allie s walls were beginning to break, and Mike was getting to see the Allie that everyone has been missing Mike was getting to know the old Allie, the Allie before she was broken Allie didn t know what to do with these feelings, so she did what she did best, she threw the walls back up and pushed Mike away She would be bitchy to him with the hope that he would just go away Have I really been that bitchy I didn t mean to be Allie Of course you didn t, sweetie, but that doesn t mean you haven t been I get it, I do That guy over there has you all tied up in knots, and you can t help but fight it Gillian reached over and took Allie s hands in hers You said it yourself he isn t Marc, but that doesn t mean you re not allowed to want him GillianMike will stop at nothing to get Allie to open up to him, to allow him in He knows that he must go big or go home Mike had to put himself out there There was a bet, and a nice wager Mike had a point to prove, and the stakes were totally worth it Who would win Allie or Mike Allie is falling for Mike and falling hard Allie was struggling to resist Mike, to resist feeling again, to resist loving again Allie seemed to be stuck in the past, and was refusing to live in the present Allie didn t want to look forward to a future, a future without Marc Feelings led to love, love led to pain, end of story AllieWas a future with Mike possible Could Allie love Mike Could Allie let go of the past and realize that love isn t so bad Just because love was taken from you once, doesn t mean that it will happen again Allie and Mike had a lot in common They had both lost someone that they loved Did the circumstances in their deaths, make it different Is Allie ready to take that risk again, the risk of loving someone I absolutely LOVE this series Mike is absolutely AMAZING He is perfect His personality alone, is his selling point, not to mention his fabulous body, and gorgeous looks Mike seems to be exactly what Allie needs The only question is Will Allie realize that resisting Mike is the wrong this thing to do Allie needs to be able to let go of her past in order to move on with her future Allie has resisted love for so long, could she possibly have known that Mike was her new forever, her new future It may not have been the future she had seen five years ago, but it could be her future now The spark between Allie and Mike is evident I, as a reader saw it, I was just waiting to see if Allie saw it I loved how we got to see the entire group again in this book I love Allie and Gillian s relationship Their friendship is one that most of us wish we had They are not only best friends, but they are like sisters They complete each other I love the bickering between Jason, Jake and Allie They crack me up The group has known each other since there were kids and have been friends for a very long time They are each other s extended family They all look out for each other and love each other This series is a MUST read Love Realized is book 1 in the series and Love Resisted is Book 2 Get ONE CLICKING I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review

  6. says:

    I received an ARC for an honest reviewI really enjoyed the first book from this series and I was very happy to hear that there would beto come from this group of people ,,, they are believe able characters and some amazing people their hearts are big and open ,,, when you read about them you feel like your a pattern of it and want to be right there with them ,This book continues from where Love realized finished ,,, personally I would recommend reading this after reading the first just so I received an ARC for an honest reviewI really enjoyed the first book from this series and I was very happy to hear that there would beto come from this group of people ,,, they are believe able characters and some amazing people their hearts are big and open ,,, when you read about them you feel like your a pattern of it and want to be right there with them ,This book continues from where Love realized finished ,,, personally I would recommend reading this after reading the first just so that you get an idea of the story and characters ,,, Allie is one feisty little mama This book focuses on loss ,,, one of the hardest kinds ,,, but from two different perspectives ,,, one is a gradual loss from such an awful illness eating away at someone that you love having to watch the pain suffering and each moment that passes knowing that your losingof that person and they are closer to their death ,,, and the other being instantaneous not having time to say anything not being there with them for them to be ripped straight from you Both characters have lost their spouse each having a different experience of death but both so painful How does someone deal with this type of pain How do they know if it s ok to move on Will it ever be ok For so many years Allie has been hell bent on punishing herself because of her husbands passing ,,, building walls and hiding behind them ,,, changing herself and not wanting to let anyone in Mike had little time to dwell on his wife s passing ,,, he had is grief and was a part of him and who had become ,,, but he had his son, his son needed a father now that his mother had been taken from his life ,,, Mike knew that he needed to be the best father he could ,,, and he was Zane was brought up well and they had ways to remember his mother so that allow not there in person he would always know that she was there with him Mike met Allie through Gillian, and although he was attracted to Gillian, he thought Allie was so beautiful she was the one he felt the pull to and was grateful that he and Gillian hadn t worked out ,,, He knew that he wanted to get to know Allie better but her attitude towards him was very guarded and he knew that it would take ALOT to get through to her ,,, Persistence was key Allie knows she is attracted to Mike but she hasn t dealt with her feelings over Marc s death ,,, feeling guilty for feeling again she knew she couldn t let him in ,,, he was very persistent and he knew her pain like nobody else meant that he could reach out to her know just when she needed him ,,, her guard was down and he took his chance ,,,, Allies guilt soon turns to fear ,,, she knows how to run and the fear is paramount what will she do ,,, when she finally decides what she needs to do she is hit with something that could change everything the fear strikes her and loss is not something is is willing to accept again But is it too late This book is full of raw emotion and touches on a number of heartwarming subjects ,,, you will want to take Allie in your arms and cuddle her and then look at her with that seriously look on your face then give her one of those deadly pinches she so freely dishes out and tell her to wake upI loved this book and I m excited to know yet again there isto come

  7. says:

    In Love Resisted, Ms Codina has recreated the very same magic that captured me in Love Realized Her ability to tell such a heart warming story with an incredible cast of characters makes reading her books so entertaining Love Resisted is extremely well written with the perfect blend of humor, drama and romance that will have you laughing one moment and crying the next Allie is one feisty chick She s worked hard to maintain her bitchy exterior to keep certain people, namely her super hot nei In Love Resisted, Ms Codina has recreated the very same magic that captured me in Love Realized Her ability to tell such a heart warming story with an incredible cast of characters makes reading her books so entertaining Love Resisted is extremely well written with the perfect blend of humor, drama and romance that will have you laughing one moment and crying the next Allie is one feisty chick She s worked hard to maintain her bitchy exterior to keep certain people, namely her super hot neighbor Mike, from getting too close But she soon finds out that they have muchin common than she could ve imagined Where Mike has effectively dealt with his grief, Allie has hidden behind hers preventing her from moving on Mike s determination to break down her walls and win her over is just plain swoon worthy I was without a doubt rooting for him the whole time, and couldn t agreewhen he would gave Allie a much needed dose of tough love, telling her what she needed to hear, not what she wanted to hear The suspense of will she or won t she keeps you guessing right until the very end Ms Codina has created an awesome cast of characters who instantly welcome you into their lives as you re pulled into the story They couldn t bereal if they tried What I love the most is that they re all perfectly imperfect They represent the average person so well and deal with a lot of real life stuff that often gets glossed over in other books Reading about characters that you can relate to really helps the story hit home takes you right along for the ride, experiencing all the highs and lows. These are the kinds of friends that make you wish you lived in their fictional world I have to mention one of my favorite scenes The first time I heard the song Treasure by Bruno Mars on the radio after reading Love Resisted I was in my car driving home from work and I literally burst out laughing There s a very special scene involving being serenaded boy band style that will have you giggling uncontrollably every time you conjure up the mental image It s truly priceless and I doubt you will ever think of Treasure the same way again I absolutely loved this book and would highly recommend it BUT you should really start with Love Realized first for the full effect You could probably read this as a stand alone but it would definitely help to have the character background provided in the first book since they all make a reappearance in the sequel I will be anxiously awaiting the 3rd book in the series, Love Required

  8. says:

    I absolutely LOVE reading a book like this It invokes just about every emotion you could think of I started this book early this morning, and spent all day looking for ways to get away just so I could finish the book It was that good I just could not put it down This is the book of Allie and Mike You remember them from Love Realized Allie was Gillian s BFF and Mike was a date that Gillian had before she realized it was always Jake Anyways, Mike What to say He had lost his wife 8 I absolutely LOVE reading a book like this It invokes just about every emotion you could think of I started this book early this morning, and spent all day looking for ways to get away just so I could finish the book It was that good I just could not put it down This is the book of Allie and Mike You remember them from Love Realized Allie was Gillian s BFF and Mike was a date that Gillian had before she realized it was always Jake Anyways, Mike What to say He had lost his wife 8 years ago to breast cancer and this was, I believe, his first attempt at a serious relationship since her death And he certainly did attempt it Over and over and over The poor guy just kept getting shot down repeatedly by Allie But, he just kept on coming back forAnd Allie She is a firecracker, that s for sure She has built up quite a wall over the last 5 years, since her husband died in a car wreck And no one has been able to break those walls down since That is, until Mike comes along.I have to say it again I really loved this story I feel drawn to, but at the same time hesitant of any thing that brings up or discusses breast cancer I have such personal feelings with this, since my mother kicked it s a 6 years ago And my cousin is also battling it currently, so it really hit close to home, just the feelings of it It makes me nervous when I read about someone who has died from it, since, even though I haven t lost anyone to BC, I see what very well, could happen So, anyways, I got all sorts of emotions up in the air with this book, and not just from the breast cancer, but that really put my emotions on alert Man, I wish I was better at explaining my feelings about how emotional it made me I can tell you the very end of the book was EXACTLY, and I mean, EXACTLY how I wanted the book to end, since I read about this particular part in the book I was waiting and waiting for it to happen And it did I as soon as I read it, I choked up For reals One of those that catches you and you don t even know it s coming kind of choked up feelings And I had a few happy tears All in all, such an emotional love story and a perfect ending as well

  9. says:

    Omg this book was about pure Love and Loss How do you make yourself hole after your life is shattered into a million pieces How can one night change a world forever Well that is what Allie found out The day a knock on her door changed her life and turned it up side down.Allie is living her life after that dreaded night,but really she is only exsisting She hasn t opened herself up to anyone Even closed off to her family to a certain extent She needs someone who is gonna knock down that wal Omg this book was about pure Love and Loss How do you make yourself hole after your life is shattered into a million pieces How can one night change a world forever Well that is what Allie found out The day a knock on her door changed her life and turned it up side down.Allie is living her life after that dreaded night,but really she is only exsisting She hasn t opened herself up to anyone Even closed off to her family to a certain extent She needs someone who is gonna knock down that wall she has put up around her heart Someone who will fight for her because they know she s worth it And that someone is Max.Max has put himself in her life no matter if she likes it or not He can t be pushed away that easy He knows thought not to push Allie He needs to do things at a snails pass so she doesn t freak out and run.He s willing thought god is he ever willing He know s what poor Allie is going threw after going threw a loss himself But every loss is different Loosing someone never gets any easier, The pain just gets different everyday But never easier.Max has not only put himself into her life but he also lives next door to her no I swear he s not a stalker..Kind of So Allie s everyday routine is to avoid him at all costs Getting up early and coming home late It may seem bitchy,and to be honest it kind of is But she s in protect her heart mode She didn t spend the last 5 years building this wall to have him tear it down and her panties with his sexy smile.But you know the saying you can run but you can t hide When you want something enough you will find it and you will stop at nothing until you do Well that is Allie to Max He s a big boy he won t give up easy And with the help of her his friends he won t have to This story is very loving But you will cry This book deals with loss is many ways And no matter if your prepared or if that person is took from you in the blink of an eye loosing someone is still loosing someone Doesn t matter the whys or the hows the person is still gone But I d tell people to read this book for sure Just don t say I didn t warn you when you get all sniffly

  10. says:

    Ok someone hand me the tissues The prologue will get you. dirty, ugly, eye puffy the next day CRY You met Allie in Book 1 Love Realized You knew that her husband Marc had died You knew that she had a rough time You knew that she couldn t talk about it BUT NOW YOU KNOW WHY Oh myI could barely read my kindle through the tears That poor girl, no wonder she is so resistant to finding love again Who wouldn t be.And then, as if Allie s story wasn t heartbreaking enough, Ok someone hand me the tissues The prologue will get you. dirty, ugly, eye puffy the next day CRY You met Allie in Book 1 Love Realized You knew that her husband Marc had died You knew that she had a rough time You knew that she couldn t talk about it BUT NOW YOU KNOW WHY Oh myI could barely read my kindle through the tears That poor girl, no wonder she is so resistant to finding love again Who wouldn t be.And then, as if Allie s story wasn t heartbreaking enough, you hear Mike s story.you feel his pain damn it, hand me another tissue so much for mascara you feel the hurt that he and Zane went through..These poor people, I am so happy that they find each other.It s a tough road for Allie she resists love the whole time, fights it, ignores it She thinks she doesn t deserve love again Thank GOD Mike is not a quitter He knows she s the one for him She s his treasure and just needs to get her to realize it There s a certain scene in a truck that is unforgettable HOLY CRAP I needed a tissue to wipe the sweat from my brow You get to keep in touch with the rest of the gang Jake and Gillian sigh are just the sweetest couple And as much as I hate to admit this out loud or in this case, typed I actually, ALMOST, had a moment where I ALMOST liked Logan I know, you are totally disgusted with me right now, but just waityou ll see.If you love a great romance story with some hot steamy sex then THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU As you read the book, check out the play list at the back Melanie listed which chapter each song belongs It s so moving yep, you ll needtissues I love you Melanie Codina even though you make me cry 333

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