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Milo Mitchell's life used to be charmed, but that was before her family dissolved, she went a little crazy, and her best friends started acting more like strangers. Spending Saturday morning in a treehouse with a stun gun for company and a herd of deer for friends is the only exciting thing in her life...until she shoots a fawn and finds her dart stuck in a guy.Her gorgeouMilo Mitchell's life used to be charmed, but that was before her family dissolved, she went a little crazy, and her best friends started acting more like strangers. Spending Saturday morning in a treehouse with a stun gun for company and a herd of deer for friends is the only exciting thing in her life...until she shoots a fawn and finds her dart stuck in a guy.Her gorgeous victim is dressed in a Brioni tux and armed with a hanky. He has no idea who or where he is. Afraid her dart caused his amnesia, Milo takes him in, names him Nick, and vows to help him solve his mystery. Soon the pair find Nick's face in a newspaper obituary, and Nick beings to have strange, ethereal memories of Milo--who is sure she's never met him. Suddenly Nick knows things he shouldn't know and is doing things he shouldn't do. When the Department of Defense shows up, Nick and Milo run--toward a shocking conclusion that could destroy both their worlds....

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Here Reviews

  • Marie
    2019-03-26 00:09

    This has GOT to be one of my favourite ET books EVER. It wasn't too long, so it didn't drag on and on and get extremely boring. It was quick, straight to the action and whole point of the book, packed with an exciting and gripping story and a cliffhanger ending to die for. What's not to like?You see I'm not a big fan of alien books. I usually find them boring and uninteresting they just don't catch and hold my attention. BUT in what I would call a rarity I liked this one. Ella should be really happy right now because it takes a lot to change my stubborn mind. I was having negative thoughts before I read the book which really goes against me as a person because I try to keep an open mind and hold my judgement until the very last page. You see once a month I make it my objective to read a book I wouldn't normally go near. No offence to the author but this time this book happened to be that book. And not once has one been given 5 stars. So it just goes to show that sometimes going out of your norm means finding a book you really enjoy. I may have never read this book which would have been a damn shame since I'm now it's no1 fan! At first I was just reading to get it over with but about 10 pages in it was like I wasn't the same girl. I was sitting up, taking notice and paying attention. Widening my eyes so I could take in more quicker and laughing my ass off. This book was so funny, I mean there was no prancing about with details just a brief prologue and them straight to the point. Milo and Gabe/Nick are so cute. You fall in love with them straight away. There is lots of action, lots of mystery and just that little bit of romance that gets you wrapped up in this whole book. First off you meet Milo. Her life has changed a lot since her dad died. Her friends and her are all going separate ways. It used to be the four of them- the quad- but they now have boyfriends and better things to do. In a rash decision she decides to pose as her mom to get permission to take up her dads project. To tag deer.But one day she's firing a sedative dart at a deer and the next thing she knows... she's hit a boy. A real life boy around her age. And to top it off he's gorgeous. He can do things no other boy- hell human should be able to do. And? He's now lost his memory. But why didn't she see him. She always hits her mark. Was it the dart that made it lose his memory? How come Nick doesn't remember his own family even after weeks of living with them? Why does he only feel alive around Milo? One things for certain he isn't this' Gabriel' boy even if he is in his body. So what is he? And better yet why the hell is the DOD after him... And what do they know that he doesn't?

  • Karla Mae (Reads and Thoughts)
    2019-04-13 01:23

    I was surprised to finish this book and find that I did like the story. I’m not an avid reader of YA-Dystopian books but Nick and Milo’s story hooked me up.Nick is the mysterious guy that suddenly appears as Milo was hitting a dear. He came out of nowhere. I know at first hand that he’s the mysterious effect on the story – he’s precise in everything he sees, knows what everything and anything is made out of and knows about Greats Gatsby and Star Wars but he doesn’t know anything about who he really is. He doesn’t even know where he came from. I'm honestly weary about his character thinking he might come rude and aloof with Milo, but he didn’t though instead He stayed with Milo and turned out to be good and pretty sweet. (view spoiler)[ "There's something about you that’s very appealing to me...Whichever form I'm in. I like you, Milo" (hide spoiler)]Milo was the broken one. After her father’s death, she prefers to spend time alone since her mother was always busy taking care of their business. As I begin reading this her sadness became more evident and having her friends and doing things that her father does keep her hanging until she met Nick. I adore her sincerity and good heart. She’s easy to like and trust into that’s why I can really see why Nick easily rely to her.The romance between Milo and Nick was very refreshing. I’m rooting for them! They may be worlds apart but I know and I’m really really hoping they make things work out even there still a long way to go for this series and achieve their HEA.The off part for me about this book was the pacing at the beginning. It was too slow and tends to be boring and I just couldn’t place the details that are mentioned but the good thing is that around the half of it the pace progress and the last few chapters was really filled with thrill and action and I honestly liked it. The roller-coaster ride of those last parts really had me gripping my seat.The story ended on a very good note and enough for you to want to read the next installment. It ended unexpectedly but the good thing is that it provides that answers to the questions that formed into out little minds while reading this.Now, I’m left to think what would happen next with Milo and Nick. Trapped, the next installment to the series was set to be published this year and I’m really looking forward to it! *Copy kindly provided for review**Blog Tour deets posted at Reads and Thoughts.

  • Lisa
    2019-04-14 21:22

    Yet another variation of the boy/girl love story, but this time instead of vampires, werewolves, or casters, we have something more otherworldly. The inconsistent and infrequent switch in narration between Milo and Nick was confusing. Of course it ends without ending ... Where do I go from Here?

  • D.
    2019-04-02 21:30

    Shock and AWE!!!!I can honestly say I had NEVER read a book like this one. This definitely is one of a kind. Always expect the unexpected with Ella James. Very smart of her to keep me guessing as to what one of the main characters was. Hmm point for you Ella! For a little bit....I am shaking my head saying...never have I read a book where a deer turns into a human. Well let’s just say WRONG!!! No deer here baby! One thing I am loving about Ella James, is how she always seems to place simple things or objects throughout her books, that has me wondering WTC does that have to do with the price of eggs, and then becomes one of the most important tools later on.Ella James, is so imaginative and creative in such a different way with her writing. I simply love it. I have definitely never read a book that has this plot or concept in it. You will be asking who, what, where and why, every time you turn around. I even thought to myself a time or two, “this Author is so playing with my head”. Nick, as Milo calls him. is in a shadow of mystery for a while in this book. Finally, as gradually as possible, he is being unraveled to us. So did not see that coming. Once you get past the first chapter people, go find a belt to strap yourself to your seat. You are on a ride that will shake you, turn you left to right, bouncing up and down, and leave you hanging by a limb.See with this story, everything is so different. The love story is different, the people are different. You can’t help but to engross yourself in it. Very fascinating and intriguing. The characters are strongly and powerfully built by the Author. As I have noticed in most of her books. Also it is mesmerizing how the Author uses unique tools for her stories. Love it! What tools you ask, let me see, stun guns, whistles, dart tranquilizer etc. Fabulous Ella, love your gifted mind!Yes, this book ends with a major cliffhanger, but I say so what. Gives me something to look forward too. Unless the Author wants to drop a sexy hot man out of the sky in Maine for me! That would totally make up for it.Thank you Ella James, for always being incredible with your words. Delivering wonderful journeys for us to take! Fabulously supportive of all your fans!

  • Kimberly Schaaf
    2019-04-11 22:08

    WHAT??!! Seriously??Ok - so the whole book was intense. I was sucked into every single moment of it. I loved every part of it. The last part of the book was so gripping...I was ready for the big bang...and all I am left with is, WHAT??!! Seriously?? I have to have TRAPPED NOW!!!Now I have that out of my system. On to the REAL part of the review. Milo Mitchell - OMG...seriously, I connected with this girl right from the start. Granted I haven't really been through anything like this girl has been through personally, but I saw myself in her. Just a few close friends...likes her "science"...loves her music...perfectly ok to be alone with a good book. This was me to a 'T' in high school. And, out of the blue - we're introduced to 'Nick'. I love that his name stems from Milo's love of Gatsby. (It helps that The Great Gatsby is my all-time favorite book...ever....) This stranger with no memory...and Milo's just so pulled to him and intrigued by him...that all she can do is try to help him. The intensity that the characters are written with is amazing to me. This is one thing that has always pulled me towards this author's writing. She writes memorable and easy-to-relate-to characters. Don't we all have a little of Milo and Nick in us? I can feel it and see it. I don't want to give ANYTHING away from this story. All I can say is that as much as I am glad that I read this AMAZING story now....I hate the wait. I'm impatient...and I want TRAPPED NOW!!! If I could give this book 10 stars, I's one of my favorites...hands down, one of the best I've read this year. She has outdone herself again...I am never disappointed when I read her work. Read it, loved it, reviewed it. AWESOMSAUCE with a side of OH MY WOW!!

  • Kathryn
    2019-04-24 00:28

    I am going to start this review by saying I was blown away!! I LOVED it...I didn't want to put it down(although there were a few moments that I had to...UGH!!)...Totally mesmerized by it....Ella James has done a fantastic job creating a unique urban fantasy that everyone can jump in to and find themselves completely wrapped up in Milo and Nick!Here is a book in which you have to read to find out what all the intrigue and suspense is all about. It is short with only 182 pages, but there is so much that when I finally reached the end, I was sooo sad!! I am dying for the next installment and to be able to follow Milo and Nick more. Here only wet my appetite and now I am salivating waiting for the next one. So, are you curious as to what is so different about this book and has me shouting it's praises? I really can't tell you much because that would be a little too, instead, let me say this....Here is captivating. It draws you in with the mystery of who Nick causing you to make as many as guesses as you can and then when it is revealed...WOW!!! And let's not forget our heroine, Milo. She is such a great protagonist. You automatically connect with her and feel each of her emotions as she journeys through this twisted, unique story!HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! LOVE LOVE IT!!

  • Virginia
    2019-04-03 03:29

    I really enjoyed this book. Although I am an avid reader, this was the first book I have read by Ella James. I will definitely be back for more!! In this book, a girl named Milo deals with the loss of her father by taking on a project he had been working on before his death- tracking deer. One day when she is out tracking them, she shoots a sedative dart at a fawn. When she goes to see the deer, there is a boy (Nick) in a tuxedo in the spot where the fawn was and the dart is stuck in him. He has no idea who he is or where he is from. The story progresses as Milo and Nick try to figure out who he is. I typically do not read sci-fi/paranormal books, but after this one, I will definitely be reading more. I could not put the book down as I wanted to see what was going to happen next. I loved the interaction between Milo and Nick. The end of the book ends in a cliffhanger and leaves you wanting for book 2 (this is a trilogy). I recommend it and have been telling friends about it already.

  • Tiffany
    2019-04-20 23:23

    I’m not impressed with this book. It falls short of nearly ALL of my expectations.READ THIS BOOK IF:1. You like alien stories2. You do not need any sort of character development3. You aren’t bothered by the government being portrayed in a completely unrealistic wayWHAT I LIKED ABOUT THE BOOK:1. I’m a sucker for aliens. Especially young-adult-full-of-angst-hot-guy aliens. That right there was the whole reason I bought this book in the first place. I was intrigued. Nick had the whole “young-adult-hot-guy” part, but was missing the “full-of-angst” part that is oh so necessary. Putting that aside, I really did enjoy the way his alien-ness was presented. I liked his amnesia, mainly because it caused the only bit of angst that existed in the book. His powers and his knowledge were fun to read about. I also loved the mysterious race of aliens that he belongs to. I would read more from his point of view, but unfortunately, Ella James only gave us a few chapters from him.2. The first half of the book was great. Milo (her name does kind of bug me…it’s too masculine of a name) has interesting friends and interesting hobbies. Those are not developed any further in the book at all. But I enjoyed reading about them while they lasted. Milo also meets Nick near the beginning of the book. I enjoyed his mystery and her lame attempts at helping him.WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE ABOUT THE BOOK:1. I feel like the book holds so much potential, but the “action and adventure” appeared too quickly. Nick ran away too soon after meeting Milo and wasted all that time outside in the rain (which was never explained…was this storm part of the “outage” that we THINK was caused by Nick’s appearance but was also never really explained? Although maybe it is in the second book??) and then he randomly shows up again. And what was with the whole party thing? If the party was included simply to bring about more of Nick’s inhuman attributes, it seems like it could have been done in a better way --- or simply show Nick’s abilities in a different way. The party was weird.2. Milo and Nick get attached to each other too quickly. He is a mysterious guy, so I get the appeal. But she hardly knows him, and yet is willing to risk her life and her mother’s life and everything in order to help him. It seems like the author could have given Milo and Nick more time. Give Milo some time to really get emotionally involved with Nick. And give the readers time to LIKE Milo and Nick together. I don’t like it when two characters are supposed to get together and you know they are supposed to get together, not because they genuinely exhibit feelings for the other, but because the author seems to be putting them together. For example, Nick has feelings for Milo. I know that because the author has put them together. Other than his hand hovering around her back as they run up the stairs near the end of the book, and the fact that he is rescuing her, we have no examples that make us KNOW how he feels. There is a small meeting between them after her piano concert/recital thing, but that left me confused. It might have been helpful for more to be from his POV so we could maybe understand a bit more. Or show us a more emotional side of Nick. That would give us more angst, maybe.3. I really did not like the way the government is presented in this book. Somehow, I have a hard time imagining that they would trust an ALIEN and an ALIEN’S ACCOMPLICE to a bunch of college-aged “interns” (or at least people who act like college-aged interns) and then give them fake names of Disney characters. We’re talking about a real-life alien! But, then again, this is a book. So maybe I need to be more forgiving of the image of the government that the author wants to give her readers. Oh, well.Perhaps the reason I feel so disappointed is that I was really looking forward to this book. It got such great reviews, and it’s an ALIEN STORY! I LOVE alien stories!!! I seek out alien books specifically (no lie) because I love them so much. The end of this book ends in a pretty good cliffhanger. And when it ended, I actually had a battle in my brain: do I read the second one or do I just quit now? I still have not decided. I think I will likely read it, because just as much as I love aliens, I also have this insane need to know how things end.

  • Marni
    2019-04-18 04:37

    I had received this book several months ago, I think I won it in a contest. It was still pretty much in a raw form at that time. Generic cover, etc. Since than I had kept up with the author through Facebook and purchased her Stained series. During this time Here received a facelift. The gorgeous cover really caught my eye, ok, it helps that the majority of the cover is an eyecatching hottie. Anyway, around the same time I participated in the cover release of Trapped and decided to purchase the updated edition of Here. I started hearing more and more about Here and with the push of an upcoming blog tour I'm participating in, for the Here trilogy, I finally read it. I am so glad that I did and I want to kick myself in the rump for not doing so sooner!For those that know me, I love YA books. I'm not big on all the YA/NA romance, but I love me a good scifi or paranormal read. Ok, I'm a nerd girl when it comes to those genres and Here made my nerd girl go into overload!The story starts out after a group of teen girls have a typical sleepover/slumber party. The story centers around one particular girl, Milo Mitchell. All the girls are pretty much from wealthy families and a nice change in this story is that the wealth is by trade and not by lineage, so you don't find yourself rolling your eyes at the characters. What does set her apart is that her father died two years prior. She had gone through some tough times to get back to normalcy and the story pretty much starts after she's found that neutral ground. Milo's normal day suddenly takes a turn to the not so normal, while she's in the woods. At this point the story goes from giving you info of the past to off and running with the present. Mile, a boy she calls Nick and their adventure starts. Through this story we are shown events that just aren't your normal daily happenings. We get a feel for the working wealthy class, the overpriveleged teens, life other than that on earth and so much in between. We meet up with present day Men in Black, government research facilities, raids, clueless wannabe MIB's, etc. We find ourselves on the run with an ending that doesn't answer your questions, but not in a way that ruins it for you. It's a cliffhanger that will stick with you until the second book Trapped comes out. Honestly I wasn't sure what to expect with this book. I knew there were going to be certain paranormal/alien type elements, but the way it was packaged made this story fresh and put the reader into the story. When the characters were out of breath, I felt the same. When they were anxious, I was anxious. Not many writers can pull the reader into the story at such a level and keep them there to the end. Even when I put the book down and came back, BAM, I was sucked right back in.Ella James has scored big with this one.

  • Merisha28
    2019-04-25 23:32

    Here by Ella JamesPrint Length: 252 pagesPublisher: Barkley's Books; 1 edition (February 15, 2012)Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.Language: EnglishASIN: B007A0I86QMy Review~I received this book in exchange for a honest review.I have to say that this is one of my favorite Sci-Fi fiction books I have read. The characters are very relatable. The story is about Milo who is recovering from her father's death and trying to find a place in the world. She does so by continuing her father's research on the deer population. That is where she meets a mysteriously hot guy who by accident she shoots with a tranquilizer dart gun. He doesn't remember anything about what happened before or after he got shot by Milo. They go on a journey to uncover who he is and eventually discover who he is.This was a fantastical read that I just fell in love with. I can't wait for the other books of the series to come out. I give this book a FULL 5 star review and will add it to my favorites. The cliffhanger at the end is killer. I thought my heart was going to stop. Dying to read Trapped to see what happened to Milo and Nick. I have to say this is one of the best unique and intense reads that I have read in the sci-fi world. It's hard to capture my attention with sci-fi reads but this author has done it. Amazon Book Description~Milo Mitchell's life used to be charmed, but that was before her father died, she went a little crazy, and her best friends started acting more like strangers. One Saturday morning as she roams the land around her family's Colorado wind farm, tagging deer for a project that used to be her father's, Milo makes a big mistake: a dart from her stun-gun takes down a teenage guy.Dressed in a Brinoi tux and armed with a perfectly starched handkerchief, the guy looks like a young James Bond - or some country's missing, playboy prince. Trouble is, he could be either. Mr. Mystery has no idea who or where he is. Afraid her dart caused his amnesia, Milo takes him in, names him Nick, and tries to get used to a hot guy sharing her bedroom.But Milo's Nick is more than he appears. Soon the pair find his face in a newspaper obituary, and Nick beings to have memories of Milo - who is sure she's never met him. If 'Nick' survived a plunge off a steep cliffside on his way to a family camping trip, why did Milo find him dozens of miles away, wearing a freshly pressed tuxedo? If he's just a high-school athlete, why does he have moves like Jason Bourne? And why does he feel more for her than his surviving family?When a train of black SUVs shows up on Mitchell property, Nick and Milo run - toward a shocking conclusion that could destroy both their worlds.

  • Stephenie
    2019-04-14 23:27

    If you have read the Stained Series by Ella James you would be pretty familiar with her writing style. Not matter what the story is, James does a fantastic job on the imagery and story telling.Here is about a girl named Milo Mitchell. Her dad passed away two years ago and ever since than she has sort of felt like she is looking from the outside in. She still hasn't really gotten over the loss and somethings tend to trigger off her emotions.While she is out tracking Deer a freakish storm hits and as she darts one of the Deer she accidentally misses and hits a guy dressed in a tux! When Milo rushes to speak with him she realises that he doesn't remember a thing and whether it is guilt or pure attraction, she sets out to help him.Milo is such a sweet character. She is not your typical girl. She has issues but she is also passionate, loyal and strong. She is easily relatable. At times she does seem to make irrational decisions but who wouldn't when you want a little adventure in your life.Nick (as Milo has named him) really keeps you guessing. We don't really know what or who he is. He has little memory but some how has a connection with Milo.The plot thickens when we find out that 'Nick' is really Gabe, who has been missing after his family was in a car accident. After it appears that Gabe is the only survivor he leaves Milo to go be with his grandmother.Things start to get really intense when the Department of Defence show up at Milo's house, investigating the freak storm surge that happened the day Milo found Nick. Milo mentions nothing however the agents just don't get away and then Nick and Milo find themselves on the run.Now I have to admit that I didn't read the book blurb before I read this book. Sometimes I like to leave it a mystery about what is going happen. I am glad I did, the whole time I sat there guessing 'what' Nick was! I truly was coming up with all sorts of suggestions. The plot starts off slow but James does an incredible job of building the mystery and action as the story progresses.The only slight problem was it did get confusing when the story switched point of views. I wasn't too sure who was narrating at times, however I did enjoy Nick/Gabes PoV so I hope we see more of it in the next instalment.As usual we are left with a cliffhanger ending which leaves you wanting more! It is a fantastic start to this wonderful series. Make sure you check it out!

  • April Wood
    2019-04-17 01:07 Mitchell bites off a bit more than she can chew when she mistakenly shoots a dart at a boy instead of a deer while working on her deceased father’s mule deer tracking project… The boy appears dazed, has a bit of amnesia, but is fortunately, (for them both), otherwise unhurt. Full of regret for her neglectful actions, she takes him home and tries her hardest to “fix” him.“Nick” experiences strange hallucinations, he’s assuming from the dart, and discovers he has unusual abilities that no human should have. Despite his memory loss, he has a strange feeling that he knows Milo, from another time and maybe another place…The turbines aren’t moving for the first time in forever, and the electricity is out. Milo tries to make sense of all the strange events, and can’t help but to feel a sense of fear and dread. Who is this boy she shot, and more importantly, where did he come from?!Their attraction for each other grows, as they try to make sense of the mystery. Unfortunately, and unbeknownst them, the Department of Defense is trying to make sense of it too… and they are hot on Milo and “Nick’s” tails…Here by Ella James was so much more than I expected! It was so REFRESHING to read a YA that did NOT involve a love triangle! Boy, was I relieved! It was Milo and Nick, hand in hand, against the world! -With no “extras” to complicate their relationship! Because really, they did NOT need anymore complications for the crazy situation that they found themselves in! :)I was VERY surprised about the story line, and like I said previously, it was completely unexpected. Ella James created a unique tale with this young adult romance!And that cliffhanger! Grrr, Ella James how dare you! Now I HAVE to read book 2! I have no other choice! ;)I am giving Here, by Ella James 5 stars for her unique story line, fantastic world building, and absolutely lovable characters!***I was given an E-copy of Here, by Ella James in exchange for a fair, honest, and thoughtful book review.

  • Jacquie Talento
    2019-04-06 23:34

    Wow, this was a great story. I wonder how I missed this author but when I got a hold of this book, I found an author that I knew I was going to follow from here on out. I enjoyed her writing style and the flow of this story. Because I don’t want to share any spoilers, I’m going to give as little detail as possible, but this story will surprise you of the outcome so you have to read it to find it out yourself.Milo Mitchell lives in Colorado. Her dad passed away two years ago and she finds herself in the woods doing the things her dad and her would do together. It’s like a place of peace to go and spend time with her dad. While out at her tree house one day, she’s spotted the deer that she wanted to tag and follow by shooting it with a dart to sedate it and tag it. What she ended up with, was a young man around her age feeling bad and determined to help him.He didn’t remember who he was. What was in that dart he was hit with? He knew everything about everything else, but not who he was or where he was from. While searching for clues, they come across a newspaper article that states he is missing with his picture on it. She’s named him Nick but is his name Gabe? He doesn’t feel a connection to the name. So who is he really? I found myself so eager for more and this story definitely leaves it open for a sequel. I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Thank you Ms. James for a wonderful story that I couldn’t put down.

  • H.K. Savage
    2019-04-02 22:32

    I reviewed this book for Young Adult and Teen Readers. Hearing the name, I was excited. I've heard of Ella James but had not yet read any of her work, and given the fact that I haven't read any YA lately, I was ready to give it a go.The book did start out a little choppy. We open with the heroine and her friends at a sleepover waking up and talking about going to play paintball and who was going to shoot who in the nuts for being a cheater. Funny, but for someone like me who doesn't do well with names, it was a little hard to follow. Thankfully, that little hiccup was short lived. Within a few pages I was hooked. The heroine, Milo, has continued a deer tagging project for her recently deceased father and accidentally shoots a boy with a tranq gun. But she swears he wasn't there, then there was a flash of light, a power surge, and he was there. In a tuxedo. I have to admit, that part cracked me up. The boy, whom she dubs Nick, has no memory whatsoever and Milo decides she needs to help him remember who he is. When the DoD shows up at her door and weird things start happening, Milo and Nick end up running for their lives. This one was a page turner! The action is super fast, and the dialogue easy to read. The characters were deep without being too angsty or self-absorbed as can be the case for some YA PNR. This one though, I thought was absolutely a great read and I'm eager to read book 2 since I'm not standing on the edge of a cliff. Or is it hanging?

  • Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
    2019-03-27 21:09

    Ella James has done it again! Lord I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to be a part of this tour and to read another book by Ella just blew me away! This story starts out with Milo having a little bit of a breakdown and she shuts the world out. She spends her time in her tree house with a tranquilizer gun just watching the deer go by. Then one day she accidentally shoots a deer and that deer becomes a human. Frightened but intrigued Milo takes this stranger home. Once they are at her house she starts asking him questions and he can't answer them because he has no idea who he is or where he is. Milo decides to name him Nick and when the Department of Defense shows up things start to take a turn for the wild. Nick's face is in the newspapers and he even has an obituary. Nick also has been having some strange dreams and tells Milo. Once they start to put all the things together Milo knows Nick is in danger and she will so anything to save him.What will Milo and Nick do? Will they run or turn themselves over to The Department of Defense? What is Nick and where does he come from? Come along for the ride of a lifetime and find all these answers and more when you read this first book to an EPIC series! Ella James you are the bomb and I so need book two right now! Milo and Nick stole my heart in this book.

  • Paula Harp
    2019-04-26 01:33

    Milo lives outside of Denver, Co. She is not as close with her friends as she used to be since the death of her father. Her family owns a turbine farm and sells the power to the power companies. She is in her fathers old tree house shooting tranquilizers at deer to tag them when she accidentally shoots a gorgeous boy. He wakes up and doesn't know who is he and she names him Nick. Follow their adventures as they try to awaken his memory and run from the Department of Justice who are investigating the reason all the power grids went down the day Nick appeared. Who and WHAT is Nick?

  • Kristin Campbell
    2019-04-12 03:23

    Ella, Ella, Ella. How could you? Really? You get my blood pumping at the end of the book and then just leave it like THAT? Really? lol!I really liked this book. It was so mysterious; wondering who this guy is? What this guys is? He's there. He's gone. He's back. Chaos Erupts. Wild chases. Trying to hide. Chaos erupts again. Confusion. Scared. What's happening? What's going to happen? And then... the cliffhanger.I really hate giving spoilers in reviews so that's how I'm going to leave the explanation to this one. This was a goooooooood book. Fast read as you can NOT put the book down.

  • Nanette Bradford
    2019-04-10 03:36

    The book was really exciting. I thought i knew what was going on but then there were allo these little twists and turns in there that kept me guessing. :) i loved this book so much. I like Nick and Milo. i love there story. This is not your typical love story. Oh no, This is something different and i really enjoyed reading what was happening.

  • Pen-rye-n
    2019-04-01 02:09

    I wanted so much more from this.

  • Tara
    2019-03-28 05:37

    3.5/5I had a hard time connecting with the story line and the characters. The ending was just that, it just ended. Granted I know this is a trilogy but c'mon, give the reader something to grasp for. Instead I was left feeling annoyed.

  • AH
    2019-04-13 00:17

    Kindle free download 5/14/12.

  • Mindi
    2019-03-29 04:09

    3.5 stars. This book took a completely different direction then I thought it would. It was good and of course a huge cliffhanger.

  • Alexandra Oliveros
    2019-04-03 04:19

    I havent had a chance to start reading this book yet but I am definitely excited to. I see all of the great reviews on Facebook and I am a big Ella James fan. Thank you for the great books!!

  • Heather Robbins
    2019-04-25 02:12

    Absolutely AMAZING! Vlog review to come on the blog ;)

  • Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
    2019-04-14 01:09

    Holy cow, Ella, you DID NOT just end the freaking book like that! ACK!!!!! Yup, that was my first thought when I read the last page. As you can imagine, it's a cliffhanger, ACK!I would like to thank Ella James for sending me a copy of this book to review and give my honest opinion.Blurb from Goodreads:Milo Mitchell's life used to be charmed, but that was before her family dissolved, she went a little crazy, and her best friends started acting more like strangers. Spending Saturday morning in a treehouse with a stun gun for company and a herd of deer for friends is the only exciting thing in her life...until she shoots a fawn and finds her dart stuck in a guy.Her gorgeous victim is dressed in a Brioni tux and armed with a hanky. He has no idea who or where he is. Afraid her dart caused his amnesia, Milo takes him in, names him Nick, and vows to help him solve his mystery. Soon the pair find Nick's face in a newspaper obituary, and Nick beings to have strange, ethereal memories of Milo--who is sure she's never met him. Suddenly Nick knows things he shouldn't know and is doing things he shouldn't do. When the Department of Defense shows up, Nick and Milo run--toward a shocking conclusion that could destroy both their worlds.I will be honest and say I did not read the blurb or any reviews for this book prior to reading it. So, I went in blind, not knowing what it was about or what to expect! Boy, am I glad I dove into this one. I mean, WOW! I am not usually a sci-fi fan as far as reading is concerned, although I have no idea why since for TV and movies I love that stuff. So, when I noticed this book was slated under a sci-fi YA genre, I wasn't sure what to expect!The Cover: When I received the book, I was taken aback by the cover. It was very cryptic to me: a person on the front and then some windmills in the background, and all in what I would refer to as "black light." I couldn't make heads or tails of it. Now that I read the book it makes total sense. As does this new cover, which I much prefer, in all honesty, and I really think captures things better as far as the theme of the story is concerned.Characters:I really love the main characters in this story. They are well developed and very strong. I connected to them almost immediately. I felt their emtions to the tee: fear, love, name it, my heart was in there right with them!Milo is a teen girl who is very strong minded. She has three best friends but she is very independent and does her own thing. I have to say that she did come across much older than what she was. She did not strike me as the typical teen. One thing I loved about her was there was no self-loathing with her. She didn't think herself unworthy of being liked for the most part. I have to say that I was a bit disappointed in the fact that she really could not tell that Nick/Gabe was not totally normal. She alluded to it, but still seemed so shocked when it was finally revealed. It seemed unrealistic to me since there were so many clues during her growing relationship with him.Nick/Gabe is just so sweet. And I love the beginning of the book when he comes off as shy and quiet. His need to protect Milo is unsurpassed. I love that he is such an enigma to both Milo and the reader (although, as a reader I figured there was something out of this world about him, I just wasn't sure what). For so long, we really have no idea who he is or how he showed up so instantly in those woods. Slowly he is revealed to us, which I really love. And my gueses were wrong at first. He's shrouded in mystery and that makes him so much more interesting.The ancillary characters realoly weren't developed in this book. We don't see all that much of Milos best friends, just a small glimpse at the begging and then at a party they attend. But nothing to really show us the relationship she has with them. She does describe it a bit, but to me it was still not all that clear. And I don't think it necessarily had to be, since they didn't appear all that much in the book. Then again, Milo was so independent, I am not sure she would have related what was going on, even to her best friends. Her mother is not really around for us to get to know. We do get to know some of the "evil" character personalities a bit, but not really until the end of the book as they are an integral part of what is going on.Storyline:I was not expecting the storyline from this book at all. When I first started the book I have to say I was a bit confused. The tone confused me. It was very choppy and I really wasn't getting a sense of where it was going. I was unsure of whether or not I would enjoy the book because I didn't like the way the writing was going. And then I got to chapter 2 and things just kind of took off. I mean, I could not put the book down. I read over 1/2 of it the first night and was chomping at the bit the next day to get back to it and finish it up! It was fast paced and suspenseful. It was so captivating, I stayed up late and wasn't even sure where a good point to stop would be! The book builds slowly, keeping you wrapped in it's mystery and wanting to move along to find out what happens. James does a great job of world building. And James cleverly sneaks us through this world, as she reveals little by little what she wants us to know. My heart was pounding by the end and I just couldn't get enough. Then, all of a sudden, BANG, CLIFFHANGER! OMGosh, Ms. James, how the heck can you leave it all out there like that? I need the second book NOW!So, you could say I definitely loved this book. I really enjoyed the ride the author took me on, especially since I have read minimal sci-fi books and I'm always leary of where they will go. I am into this trilogy for the long haul and would highly recommend it to anyone who loves sci-fi/paranormal young adult reads.4 out of 5 stars from me!To be posted on this site 9/24/12: on the following sites:

  • Leah
    2019-04-03 21:07

    2.5-3A typical YA cast, with a very YA story...but written with a lot of maturity (if that makes sense. The writing style. ) I loved this concept of 'alien' and it ends in an awesome cliffy, but I can't say I'll read book 2 any time soon. I think its a good story, and probably just now getting to the meat and potatoes of the plot, but it's just too YA for me, the naive girl and innocent boy.

  • Loretta
    2019-04-19 00:12

    Well, I had some high expectations for this book. I mean hot guy in a tux??? hell yeah ! but i felt that this book was quite confusing and a bit all over the place. The characters didn't really have much depth which i found was annoying. Overall, i found it a bit boring and had to push myself to read it :((

  • Karen
    2019-04-02 22:34

    Milo and NickCliffhanger!Book 1 of 3Dual POVsMilo accidentally shoots a dart into Nick. Nick doesn't know who he is but he knows everything else. He can even fix cars by touching them. He doesn't know why he appeared before Milo. He just knew he had to be with her.One of my best friends lives in Golden and a niece and nephew go to Mines. Oh, I hate Walmart too. It takes forever to check out because there is never enough cashiers. They don't even try to give good customer service (like hire more cashiers) because they don't need to. People will still shop there. A lot of the Safeways in Denver have closed. I couldn't stand how long it took to check out so I stopped going. I just go to King Sooners like everyone else. /end verbal diarrhea

  • YA Reads Book Reviews
    2019-03-26 01:35

    After her dad died, Milo took over his hobby of tagging and tracking deer. She wasn’t really supposed to continue his endeavors but it helps her stay ‘close’ to him, if that makes sense. One afternoon, she finds the fawn she’s been looking for. She aims her tranquilizer gun, takes the shot, but then something very strange happens. Instead of the deer simply falling, as it should have, a flash of golden light radiated through the trees. It was a few moments before the initial shock wore off, but when it did, Milo was astounded by what she saw. Instead of the baby deer, laying on the ground in its place was a boy.She tranquilized a boy! But where did the deer go, and where the freaking heck did this boy come from? Understandably, Milo panics. As the boy comes to, it becomes apparent that he doesn’t remember anything about whom he is, or where he came from, which does absolutely nothing to ease Milo’s fear and guilt over shooting the kid. She does what anyone would do in such a situation – she takes him home and patches him up.Then, strange things start happening. The power goes out in the entire area, the TV somehow works without the use of a generator, and the boy – who Milo decided to call Nick – starts having very weird and creepy moments. Nick knows something isn’t right. He can’t remember a single thing about who he is but he can remember all kinds of crazy scientific details. He can fix things without knowing how, and recall all the details in all his textbooks, even though he has no memory of ever learning it. Milo begins to realize that whoever Nick is, she needs to keep his identity – his new identity a secret.Then the Department of Defense shows up and all hell breaks loose. Chaos ensues, drama erupts, motorbike chases are had, and in the moments of life and death, declarations are made. All the ingredients of a good old action packed paranormal romance.So WHO is exactly is Nick? Well I’m not going to tell you that, but I will say that my first suspicions were incorrect. My second hunch was also a miss, but I got it on the third, and let me tell you, I was pretty excited by the whole thing. It’s been a while since I’ve read anything involving THESE kinds of creatures.Milo is one of those characters that is easy to read. Being inside her head is simple because she’s a pretty ordinary girl. She makes irrational choices occasionally and fusses a lot of over Nick – but I think that can be pretty typical of girls her age. She doubts herself sometimes, which is also typical of girls her age, and I wanted to smack her once or twice, but that makes her all the more believable.Nick acts in the interest of self-preservation a lot, which I loved! While it’s clear there’s definitely an emotional connection between himself and Milo, and he also acts to make sure Milo is safe, he gets himself out of the sticky situations and makes sure HE is safe too. So many YA heroes and heroines these days are completely self sacrificing of their own safety and needs in order to ‘protect’ the one they love. There aren’t too many REAL sixteen-year-olds that I know that wouldn’t try and save themselves first in the face of danger.Here was a great start to what I’m expecting to be a compelling series. Ella James, bring on installment number two!Pages: 176Publisher: Independent releasePublication date: February 15, 2012Rating:: 4Teaser Quote: Jerky like a wind-up doll, I leaned over his body and splayed my palm across his cheek. It was creamy—not pale or flushed—and to me it looked unnaturally perfect. He didn‟t have a single blemish. Not even a freckle. I wiggled my fingers, tap-tapping on his cheek below his eye. “Hey… c‟mon. Talk to me!”

  • BookNerdette
    2019-04-16 03:35

    The story pulled me in from the first sentence. I was a child with a tire swing as I grabbed on and ran with the wind in my hair and there I was – with Milo in the woods. Ella James has a talent that so many try to duplicate and this is just my first book. I will find your other books and consume those as well.You rarely find a story these days that don’t remind you of something or someone and if we would admit it those are the best ones. Your characters popped and the connection for them was immediate. I love the ease of flow you had throughout the book to the point I glanced at the page number and was close to being done and began to greave as I knew the next book was not out yet. I put the book down to ponder how you would end it in these last crucial few chapters to finally pick it back up and you did justice to a grand story by leaving me with my mouth dropped open gasping for more.The next book was mentioned in this book to release in fall 2012 but I don’t see it available anywhere, so I went to Ella’s blog and seen it would actually release January 2013. So I am waiting anxiously for it. I will go ahead with book details below – So be warned.* * *Milo Mitchell is tagging deer on their family farm when she shoots at a deer to tag it for research and actually shoots a boy. I found it interesting he lost his memory and how the story went from there with her giving him the name of her favorite character in the current book she was reading Nick.I have so many notes from thoughts as I read about his confusion and how he was drawn to her so I thought of KYLE XY. I love that you allowed Milo to reference TWILIGHT. Teehee it was so funny and just sucked me into the story even more.She mentioned how he was a secret when they were in the house and he took off before her mom come into the house. Then later he said it was a secret about his feelings for her and he was having flashes of his memory with her. My mind was just reeling. JOkay what was it with the flat rock? They were both sensitive to it but after the MEN IN BLACK come out to the woods doing a search, the rock lost its sensitivity. So what’s up with that, what did I miss?I didn’t understand why she introduced him as her cousin at the party? dumbass gurl. Then Annabella flirts with him, wants to jump his bones and she is jealous but she allowed it by lying.Later Milo finds Nick in bathroom with gold angel in a puddle, melted. I am confused why that gave him a headache, why he was sick on his stomach when they need gold to survive?Then Nick shows up at Milos and tells her he had been kidnapped by the MIB and he got away. When he describes how he got away we knew he was either KYLE XY or ET. JMilo also felt this connection with him so I lean more toward ET.It was a bit much for me when they were at the cabin and while agents are being lowered from hovering helicopters all around them, that he is explaining about him and them and then he lifts his hands and the shooting stops, the helicopters crash and the men are blown back away from them.Unfortunately they are still captured and taken to holding cells where he is tortured. She was given truth serum and still didn’t tell anything that would hurt him. The only thing these pathetic humans had was they both cared for the other and they used that against them.Then was the escape which was mind boggling and fascinating at same for me to then end abruptly. I … was…. Like…. wtf?So come on already Ella James… I need the next book.