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Little Things (Second Chances Book 1) by [Street, Madison]
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Everything in Duke Grayson’s life was all he could ever ask for: A loving family, loyal friends, a beautiful girlfriend, and a scholarship to his top choice college. It’s his senior year of high school, and all he needs is to focus on his grades, lacrosse, and keeping his girlfriend happy. That is until Raya walks into his life.

From the moment they meet, Duke is drawn to her, not only for her natural beauty and her stunning crystal blue eyes, but because he’s aware there’s more to this girl than just his alluring pull to her. He senses secrecy and fear.

Throughout the year, their bond grows stronger, and his feelings for her become undeniable. Just when he is about to express his love, tragedy strikes and Raya disappears.

For six years, Duke is tortured by his struggles, as he’s unable to find her and blames himself for failing to protect her. Until the day, she’s found, and he’s given a second chance. Will Duke become her beacon of hope and make her see that it’s the little things that make life worthwhile? Can Raya overcome her fears and fight against the terrors that haunt her? Or will her dark and torturous past be too much for her to battle against?


*Warning: This book contains some disturbing situations, strong language and sexual content. Suited for 18 years and over.**

About the Author

Madison Street was born in New York City and was raised in the Bronx, where she resided until she was 17 years old. After 9/11, Madison joined the United States Navy to serve her country. During the deployments, Madison constantly wrote short stories and she discovered her passion for writing. You will find Madison always on the computer, whether she's on Facebook, designing websites, messing with Photoshop, or writing for her blog. Besides writing, her second passion is music and dance. Even though she's a terrible singer, she’ll still belt it out in the shower, especially if the song is her jam! She currently resides in Virginia with her husband of 8 years, 2 children, a dog, and a cat. She is so excited to start this amazing journey and is honored to be part of such a compassionate and loving community.

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Review of Little Things (Second Chances #1) by Madison Street

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4 ½ out of 5 stars

I did not see that coming. The book started out as a teenage love story, but suddenly took a super dark turn. If you like dark, sad stories then this one is for you. I will warn you that some parts are disturbing.

Raya has been trying to hide from her stepfather for a long time. His controlling tendencies and physical violence keep escalating. She fears for her and her mother’s lives.

When Raya starts school, the gorgeous jock in her forensics class immediately befriends her. He is the perfect boyfriend; too bad he belongs to someone else.

Duke Grayson is in his last year of high school and he has his whole life ahead of him. He is the captain of the lacrosse team, scholarships to a school of his choice, and a beautiful girlfriend.

His life is changed as soon as the beautiful new student sits down next to him. There is just something about her that he just can’t deny.

When tragedy strikes Raya’s family, she takes off running. She can’t bear the pain so she needs to escape. Unfortunately escaping one nightmare leads to the biggest one of her life.

While Raya fights for her life, Duke struggles to go on with his. He will not quit until he finds her.

I really enjoyed this story. The dark parts were a little disturbing to read at times but overall it was a great book.

Raya was an extraordinarily strong woman. I don’t know how she survived everything and still went on to have a wonderful life.

I definitely recommend this book to read.
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Well...where to even start with this review. For anyone that saw my Facebook status after I finished this advance copy of Madison Street’s new release, you won’t be surprised that my first words are going to be...***ty ***k! What the hell did she just do to me?! This debut novel from Madison was completely unexpected - it started out as a romantic tale between two characters whose attraction to each other was forbidden. The first half of the book was spent watching Raya and Duke struggle against their chemistry, deny their feelings towards each other, and try to make a go at it being just friends.

Out of nowhere, this book takes on a plot twist so huge, so astronomical that it left me pretty much speechless. Madison Street , damn girl - you are a champion ring fighter of an author. Your sneaky right hook bulleted right out of this book and knocked me flat on my ass, unable to comprehend what the flip just happened. But we’ll come back to this...let’s talk a bit about the story first.

When Raya was introduced, I connected with her character right away. Her bravery and kind heart were virtues I liked, but I LOVED that she had some spirit to her as well. She wasn’t a pushover, she had the ability to give as good as she got. Its these character traits and strengths that she has to call on later in the book, when all hell breaks loose.

Raya has a very rough home life, she lives with her mother and very abusive step-father. She dreams of the day that she can save herself and her mother from the life they have been living - of the day that she can escape. Its this hope she clings to to get through the toughest of situations. In her senior year, she starts at a new high school - I know, the worst time to have to move schools right?
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Wowsers!!! Talk about an emotional rollercoaster. Little Things is a ride and a half, I found myself laughing and then bawling my eyes out and wanting to curl up in the fetal position. You can’t help but fall in love with the characters in this story. I will say this though it does deal with some pretty heavy topics and it may upset some people who are sensitive to those. Madison Street did a beautiful job though with telling this story and not going overboard with too much gory detail. She did however bring you in to the point that I was screaming at my kindle and begging for someone to do something. So anyway here we go, bare with me on explaining the story and characters without giving too much away.

Let’s start with Raya; she is a beautiful 17 year old girl with a heart of gold. Her father passed away when she was younger and then her mother remarried a man that would start her nightmare. She however doesn’t run from it because she will never leave her mother behind to face it alone. Her story totally destroyed me, I could feel her heartache and the guilt she carries so much guilt for things that have happened that were really out of her control. I loved how Madison was able to write her character with total openness and honesty, she went the right way with it by not making her overly a victim and letting her come into herself and learn to stand on her feet. Raya kept her strength and was a fighter from the start to the end.

"I look him square in the eyes and say "I will never scream for you. You're a monster."

What can I say about Duke….OMG that man knows how to make you swoon!! He is a good man even in the beginning in school and knows how to treat the ladies.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa04e9bb8) out of 5 stars A good debut. June 4 2014
By C.J. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
First, take my review with a grain of salt.

I admit, I'm a very tough reader to please. It's probably the way I process things, among other factors, but overall, I liked the book once I got past the beginning.

Now for my thoughts:

Since I received a free copy in exchange for a review, it was unedited, so I'm not taking that into account in my rating at all.

I read the first 39% (where it finally "takes off" so to speak) and thought a bit of that could've been removed. I know it was to show the growing relationship, but there were also unnecessary things in there, like him having sex with his gf Melanie, dream or no dream. I just didn't think it was something that needed to be shown.

Second, these kids are in HS in the beginning and yeah, Melanie was just way too sweet. I know there are genuinely good people, but she just seemed to take it like a champ, and well, teenage girls are moody, among other things, so it just didn't ring true. She's also really nice and even through the rest of the book, and so I give kudos to Madison for keeping her consistently sugary sweet. ;0

As for Raya...she was a tough cookie, and while during some of the book she's in an untenable position...I thought the way she fought was over the top and got her into more trouble than it was worth -- and anyone who reads this book will instantly know what I'm talking about because it involves her friend. She was very upset, but she knew better, and did it anyway. I thought that was an idiotic choice for a girl who seemed really freaking smart most of the book.

Duke. Ah. Where to begin. He's a sweetie, and he really adores Raya, and I love what he does for a career, and how he goes after what he wants. He's pretty freaking cool, all around.

And, I also think Madison should put a warning due to the some of the stuff shown in the book, as they could be triggers. Even though I had a feeling what was coming, it was still jarring to read for someone who has experienced similar trauma.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa01b74e0) out of 5 stars Wonderful debut novel June 1 2014
By Anima Giraldez - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Wow! This is going to be one those book hangovers, I've never had one. I struck gold when I was offered the chance to read this book for the author. I've never read her works before and had no idea what the book was about. It starts off as a normal young adult read until we start to understand Raya's family life. This girl is put through hell and back but Duke sticks with her. Raya can't cut a break, demon step-father pretty much ruins her life and she needs to escape for a new world. Having basically disappeared her friends, mainly Duke, are trying to locate her. She's been caught up in a terrible situation that she can't escape from but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I've never read a book with so many ups and downs, twists and turns. For a few chapters into the book I figured this was a young romance plain and simple and then there's the twist. It quickly becomes a very suspenseful grab your seat and never stop reading kind of book. Can't wait for book two, this book is cliffhanger free.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa01b8abc) out of 5 stars Beautiful Love Story-with very challenging and difficult moments-A MUST READ June 1 2014
By Maria Poli-Rosie's Book Heaven - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I was provided with a complimentary copy by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Did I like this story? YES! Did I like the characters? YES!

I won't give you any spoilers or tell you what happens in the story. I want you to read the story and find out for yourself. With the Synopsis you get an idea.

In the beginning I couldn't see where the story was going, I thought it was going to be a love triangle, it's not! I felt the characters were way too nice, Duke is your boy next door and Melanie is the sweet popular girl next door. Raya feels like she doesn't fit in because of her situation at home(I'm not telling)which affects her self-esteem. But, Duke and Melanie welcome her and immediately make her part of their group. It is their senior year and they all look forward to Prom, that is where everything changes. After Prom this story takes on a very serious and dark twist. It will have you biting your nails (I did), screaming at the characters (I did), cursing the author (I did) and throwing your Kindle/Nook on the floor (I didn't-then I wouldn't be able to finish reading).

Madison Street did a great job on her debut novel. It will make you laugh, it will make you scream and it will make you cry. I love a book that makes me cry, because that means it has touched me deeply. You feel for the characters as they go through their tribulations and with the story the characters grow up and mature. This story is about true love, true friendship, and loyalty. There is suffering, but there is also happiness. Enjoy!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa01f7078) out of 5 stars **4 Deliciously Wicked Stars** CONTAINS MINOR SPOILERS June 21 2014
By Cassia Brightmore - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Well...where to even start with this review. For anyone that saw my Facebook status after I finished this advance copy of Madison Street’s new release, you won’t be surprised that my first words are going to be...***ty ***k! What the hell did she just do to me?! This debut novel from Madison was completely unexpected - it started out as a romantic tale between two characters whose attraction to each other was forbidden. The first half of the book was spent watching Raya and Duke struggle against their chemistry, deny their feelings towards each other, and try to make a go at it being just friends.

Out of nowhere, this book takes on a plot twist so huge, so astronomical that it left me pretty much speechless. Madison Street , damn girl - you are a champion ring fighter of an author. Your sneaky right hook bulleted right out of this book and knocked me flat on my ass, unable to comprehend what the flip just happened. But we’ll come back to this...let’s talk a bit about the story first.

When Raya was introduced, I connected with her character right away. Her bravery and kind heart were virtues I liked, but I LOVED that she had some spirit to her as well. She wasn’t a pushover, she had the ability to give as good as she got. Its these character traits and strengths that she has to call on later in the book, when all hell breaks loose.

Raya has a very rough home life, she lives with her mother and very abusive step-father. She dreams of the day that she can save herself and her mother from the life they have been living - of the day that she can escape. Its this hope she clings to to get through the toughest of situations. In her senior year, she starts at a new high school - I know, the worst time to have to move schools right? However, she handles it so well and manages to make a few amazing connections. Enter Duke…

Duke is your typical popular high school boy...what I liked about him most, was his genuine caring personality. He is definitely a rare find, and I found myself wishing I had known boys like him when I was in high school! Now, don’t get me wrong - he’s still a high school male..his daydreams about his current girlfriend and their sexy time had me panting a little bit, it was a delicious little peek into his naughtier side. Now, you’re probably thinking - girlfriend? Duke has a girlfriend? Yes, he does. And let me tell you - she is fantastic and you will flipping love her. Melanie, she’s a legit sweetheart, I seriously found myself wondering where the hell these two were when I was in high school. Melanie being so amazing, and Duke being such a great guy - it made them the perfect couple. It also created a complication when Raya arrived at their school…

Raya and Duke...when they first meet, the connection is so strong between them. It was like insta-attraction and jumped right out at me from my Kindle app. Despite Raya’s best efforts to stay detached from any close relationships out of fear of anyone finding out her home situation, she does develop strong feelings for Duke and a close friendship with Melanie. Watching them deny the fact that they were slowly falling in love with each other, left me with conflicted emotions. On one hand, I was cheering SO loud for Raya and Duke, on the other - I loved Melanie’s character and her and Duke were a perfect pairing. This was a love triangle at its finest, made more complicated by their true friendship. For Raya, having never let her guard down enough to have any close friends - she cherished that above any romantic feelings for Duke.

More than once, I found myself dreading the inevitable breakup that I knew would be Melanie and Duke’s fate. When it came, it was written so beautifully - you couldn’t even be mad at Duke. I thought this was really well done, and it pleased me that Melanie and Duke stayed involved in each other’s lives throughout the rest of the story.

Now, you’re probably not pleased with me for giving that little tidbit away since it sounds like the end of the book right? Melanie and Duke breakup paving the way for Raya and Duke to find that HEA? WRONG. I thought the same thing! However, what happens next….believe me it will knock your socks right the eff off. Hell, don’t even bother wearing socks when you read this book. They’ll only be wasted when the plot twist blows them away to smithereens.

I’m not going to give anything away about the last half of the book...I’m not even going to say much about it except for these few words -- Tragedy. Dark. Devious. Pain. Misery. And last….Derrick. Oh, not sure who Derrick is? Well, don’t look at me - Madison Street is going to tell you all about him when you buy this book.

xo Cassia
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Dequita Childress - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I never leave reviews just because I see no reason to and because they expect you to write a certain amount of words...but this book, I had to. I hated it. I didn't even make it to 50% and I gave up. The biggest thing is spelling mistakes, God there are so many and I think the author got confused. There's a part where the girl (Raya) is texting Duke and through the texts it reads Me, Raya and it was in the girl's POV! I will probably never again read a book from this author. Don't think I can gather up the patience.