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Ten Below Zero by [Barbetti, Whitney]
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Length: 280 pages Word Wise: Enabled

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“In here,” he said, pushing on the skin above my heart, “you're ten below zero. And you’re closer to death than I am.”

My name is Parker. My body is marked with scars from an attack I don’t remember. I don’t want to remember. I choose to live my life by observation, not through experience. While people are laughing and kissing and connecting, I’m in the corner. Watching them live. I’m indifferent to everything, everyone. The only emotion I feel with any kind of depth is annoyance, and I feel it often.

A text message sent to the wrong number proves to be my undoing.

His name is Everett, but I call him rude. He’s pushy, he’s arrogant, he crowds my personal space, and worst of all: he makes me feel.

He chooses to wear all black, all the time, as if he’s waiting to attend a funeral. Probably because he is.

Everett is dying. And he’s spending his final days living, truly living. In doing so, he’s forcing me to feel, to heal. To come face to face with the demons I suppressed in my memory.

He hurts me, he fulfills me, he completes me. And still, he's dying.


WARNING: This is not a story about two happy people who fall easily into love. This is a story about two broken people who find one another - and don't necessarily like each other. These characters are blunt, rude, and at times annoying. They are broken and sheltered and vulnerable.

This book has violence, sexual situations, and harsh language and is not recommended for those under 17.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 560 KB
  • Print Length: 280 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Whitney Barbetti (Aug. 25 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00N272BRS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #44,349 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Words are a powerful thing. They can destroy you, devastate you, teach you and heal you. While reading this book, I experienced all of these emotions - from the ugly cry (you know the one, gasping for air, sobbing out loud) all the way to the little explosions of happiness. Whitney Barbetti is a powerhouse writer, she has the ability to make readers feel, and she does it while delivering a message that I won’t be forgetting anytime soon. Life is not an easy journey. Although we may sometimes feel its better to hide our true selves from the outside world to avoid feeling any pain, we are only causing ourselves to suffer. To miss out on everything this world and the people in it have to offer. This is the lesson behind this book, and its one that the characters learn the hard way.

Parker Sloane is a loner. Her rough start to life leaves fingerprint impressions on her soul, causing her heart to harden and an invisible wall to surround her. She lets noone get close to her, and more importantly, she doesn’t care. Completely indifferent, she drifts through life. Her goal is to finish college - she’s desperate for financial stability, for the control that it will offer her. The only person she could loosely call a friend is Mira - the woman who saved her from a brutal attempt on her life 3 years earlier. An attack that left her as scarred on the inside as it did on the outside, and further cemented the wall around her heart. During a moment of weakness, she responds to a text message from a stranger meant for another and makes the impulsive decision to meet him at a local bar.

Everett completed captured my heart. He also pissed me off terribly, had me screaming at my book and bawling my eyes out like a baby. In short, Everett put me through a tornado of emotions.
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Well written and an unusual story it just didn't grab me like it seemed it did everyone else, and that I am suprised by. I thought it was just way too slow to start - at least for me and I found it a little boring, BUT I was intrigued to find out what happens to these two unlikely characters.
Everett and Parker meet by chance through a mistaken text sent to her by mistake. Parker was attacked brutally a few years previous and she is damaged and cut off, she doesn't put herself out there as to avoid any feelings she might have. She is basically numb, she doesn't want to feel because feeling can equal hurt and pain.
Everett makes it his ambition to make her "feel" again with his quirky ways, he is stubborn, in fact they both are. They grow on each other over time and we get to experience life and love in all its unusual forms in how they both deal with each other and how they grow. But Everett is hiding a secret and only time will tell if Parker will cope with this new found information.
I have read some amazing "feel good" books, full of emotion that makes you feel as if your heart will burst, but this book is lacking in enough emotion if anything - that is it's fault - at least for me. I just wanted to feel more, love more , hurt more and it didn't deliver what I was hoping for. The second part of the book definitely picked up pace and redeemed itself, and if more feeling and emotion had been invested in this book, it would of been near perfect !!
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This book was gifted to me by a friend who thought I might enjoy it, she is trying to get me to change my reading habits. I was captivated withing the first few pages! What a touching story! The interplay between Parker and Elliot seems so real! Parker was attacked and has a scar on her face and arm. She has closed herself off from her feelings and the world. Elliot's cancer has returned and he has decided not to seek treatment, but to live the rest of his days, however many there are, the best he can. Elliot sends a text but he sends it to the wrong number and Parker receives it. They meet and Elliot makes it is mission to make Parker live! But what happens when Parker and he fall in love? Awesome story!
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This book was only 99cents but worth so much more....
So many heart felt moments.....
So many sweet moments....
So many gut wrenching moments....
So many laugh out loud moments....
So many intimate moments....
So many tears, so many smiles....
And you won't be able to stop reading this incredible journey!!!!

This author. This brilliant amazing writer, Whitney Barbetti, pulls you in and makes you feel, feel really hard the very last ugly cry word. Couldn't put it go down!! Loved Everett and Parker!! MUST READ!!!!!
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