Thursday, October 17, 2013

Book Review: Wanted by Kelly Elliot

Wanted by Kelly Elliot

503 pages 
Published December 28th 2012
Available on Amazon.com

My Rating: 5 Stars

Did you ever have someone tell you that "you will never be wanted" or "you will never be loved"?
Growing up Ellie was constantly reminded by her mother that she will never be wanted or loved. Ellie was ready to give up on men after Ryan broke her heart, then she met Gunner. Gunner was her brothers best friend and they had an instant connection. Gunner constantly had this urge to protect her, show her how she should be treated and make her feel that love is possible. 

Goodreads.com description:


Verbally abused by her mother for years, 18 year old Ellie Johnson always believed she would never be loved or wanted by anyone. She focused all of her attention on her grades and getting into the University of Texas to start a new life away from her mother. The last thing Ellie expected was to fall in love with Gunner Mathews, a starting linebacker for the University of Texas football team and not to mention, her brothers best friend. Gunner only had two passions in life, football and his grandfather’s ranch, until he falls for his best friends little sister. He will stop at nothing to show Ellie how much he wants her, even if it means he has to move faster than she would like. Gunner knows they are meant to be together forever, but Ellie keeps denying her feelings out of fear of being hurt again. Every time he gets close to winning her love, something pushes her away again. Will Ellie ever be able to let go of the past and let him into her heart and will Gunner be patient enough to wait for her? What will it take for them to realize they are all each other have ever WANTED?

 This book has a great sound track:

  • Christina Aguilera "Fighter"
  • Colblie Caillat "Oxygen"
  • Eminem "Til I Collapse"
  • Gym Class Heroes "The Fighter" 
  • Tim McGraw "Truck Yeah"
  • Colbie Caillat "Fallin' For You"
  • Taylor Swift "Begin Again"
  • Carrie Underwood "Blow Away"
  • Jason Mraz "I Won't Give Up"
  • Ne-Yo "Let Me Love You"
  • Taylor Swifts "Fearless"
  • Christina Aguilera "Your Body"
  • Britney Spears "I'm a Slave For You"
  • Brantly Gilbert "Fall Into Me"
  • Christina Aguilera "Shut Up"
  • Colbie Caillat " Realize"
  • Nickelback "Trying Not to Love You"
  • Usher "Hot Tottie"
  • Zac Brwon Band "Goodbye In Her Eyes"
  • Usher "Yeah"
  • Rascal Flatts "What Hurts the Most" 
  • Christina Aguilera "Dirrty"
  • Vince Gill "Whenever You Come Around" 
  • Rascal Flatts "Banjo"
  • Randy Houser "How Country Feels"
  • Lady Antebellum "Just a Kiss"
  • Maroon 5 "One More Night"
  • Luke Bryan "Drunk On You"
  • Christina Aguilera "Just a Fool"
  • Colbie Caillat "Fearless"
  • Daughtry's "Life After You"
  • Kenny Chesney "You Saved Me"
  • Daughtry "September"
  • Flo Rida "I Cry"
  • Miranda Lambert "Over You"
  • Rascal Flatts "Come Wake Me Up"
  • Blake Shelton "God Gave Me You"
  • Colbie Caillat "Magic"
  • Colbie Caillat "Stay With Me"
  •  Kenny Chesney "Me and You"
  • Hunter Hayes "Wanted"
  • Kenny Chesney "I Lost It"

My favorite quotes:
"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I'm possible" - the great Audrey Hepburn

"Ellie, I have never in my life....ever sweetheart..... Experienced these feelings that I have for you. You walk into a room and I have to catch my breath at the sight of you. You flash your beautiful smile at me and there's not a damn thing in this world that I wouldn't do for you. Your laugh moves through my body like a jolt of electricity. Your eyes captivate mine; your lips bring me to my knees. I want to know every part of you Ellie. I'm just as confused by these feelings as you sweetheart, but I want you to know something, I'll never push you or give up on us, I promise you that. Please Ellie, please just let me in. Let me prove to you how much I want to be with you."


"My beautiful, beautiful girl...I hate to see you cry, it cuts me to the bone. I just want you to be happy baby."
"But let me tell you, when you find that one girl….. you’ll know it in an instant. You won’t want to just get in her panties and then leave her. Her eyes will hold your eyes captive, and she’ll take the air out your lungs with just a smile. Her laugh, well shit……. her laugh will drive you mad and you will try to do everything under the sun to hear it as much as you can. Her tears will rip your heart out, especially if you caused ‘em. Just the sound of her voice will drive you mad. When you find that girl boys, you found love. Not lust….but true love. You’ll have found the girl who you’ll spend the rest of your life loving, taking care of and just trying to make her so goddamn happy that you would gladly die doing it.”
Saved (Wanted #2)


Published April 4th 2013
Available on Amazon.com
My review coming soon.... 

Goodreads.com Description:

Arianna and Jefferson’s love is true but will it be enough? Ari who comes from a loving home with a family who has had more than their share of difficulties, is faced with possibly losing the love of her life. All she dreams of is growing old and having children with Jeff, but a family history and a conniving Rebecca could shatter that dream. Trying to support Jeff and cope with all the truths and possibilities of her own destiny may prove to be more than one person can handle.

Jeff’s dream is to raise horses on his ranch in Mason with the only women who has ever filled his heart and soul. But he’s running the risk of losing her by trying to be the man he knows he should be by taking on his responsibilities. He’s completely bewitched by the passionate and always outspoken Ari, but needs to do right for the child that could possibly be his.

Despite all the odds stacked against them can their relationship be…..SAVED?





Faithful (Wanted #3)

August 13th 2013
My review coming soon....

Goodreads.com description:
No matter how faithful love can be…it takes only one moment to change it all.
After Heather Lambert’s parents died in a tragic car accident her senior year of high school, she refuses to let anyone into her heart for fear of being hurt again. Focusing only on school to follow her dreams of becoming an elementary school teacher, the last thing Heather intends to do is fall in love with Josh Hayes.


Josh knows the moment he lays eyes on Heather that she is the one he’s been waiting for. During months of obstacles and denied feelings, he is rejected by her time and time again.

When he finally wins her love, Josh and Heather start planning their future together…until Heather receives one bit of news she never wanted to hear again.


There has been a car accident.


Josh wakes up with no memory of Heather, and his ex-girlfriend, Victoria, is his nurse. Heather must decide if she’ll risk being hurt again and fight for the one man she loves with all her heart.


Will Josh remember Heather when she needs him the most? Or will Victoria take advantage of this opportunity, pushing Heather away from Josh for good?


Faithful is the third book in the Wanted series by Kelly Elliott.

Have you read any of these books?
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