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Ripley Brown had the kind of love that would last a lifetime. Until the night it died a tragic death, leaving her reeling and obliterating her ability to trust another man with her heart.Brock James grew up in a home filled with violence and hate. He vowed never to be like his father, until the night he became even worse than the man. The night he destroyed everything. NowRipley Brown had the kind of love that would last a lifetime. Until the night it died a tragic death, leaving her reeling and obliterating her ability to trust another man with her heart.Brock James grew up in a home filled with violence and hate. He vowed never to be like his father, until the night he became even worse than the man. The night he destroyed everything. Now, Brock is out of the military. He returns home, not expecting to see Ripley. He hasn't laid eyes on her since that fateful night, but even after six years, he knows exactly what he wants.It's time for Brock to face the demons of his past. The same demons that have been haunting Ripley all this time.Brock is determined to win Ripley back, but can she open her heart back up to the man who broke it?And even if she does - will Brock be able to forgive himself for hurting the only person who ever mattered?...

Title : Ripple Effect
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ISBN : 34496268
Format Type : e-Book
Number of Pages : 496 Pages
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Ripple Effect Reviews

  • Leonor
    2019-04-20 03:55

    2 ⭐️Sitting here thinking if I read the same book that everyone else has read?? I wasn't going to write a review but what the hell.Reasons to hate the hero.1~ you hit your girlfriend by mistake, trying to hit a guy who was a jerk and instead of staying and check if your girlfriend is ok after passing out from the hit that you gave her you run away like a little bitch? Strike one against you. 2~ heroine still pines after 6 years for you. Strike one against her.3~ heroine has a kid which I thought he was yours but he's not so i was actually happy that she had moved on but imagine my surprise (rolls eyes) after she went on couples of dates she even dated the guy who was a jerk to the hero (the one she got punched in the face for) but she never had sex with him or with those other dates. Strike 2 against her.4~ hero does moves on, he has had relationships in fact he has one when he returned home later in the book he breaks up with her because he want to try to have closure with the heroine.Strike 2.( So much for saying she's been your first and you want her to be your last!! Excuse me while I go and laugh my ass off.)5~ blurb made me believe hero returned home to try to win heroine back which in fact was a lie cause the first half of book hero was not actually sure if he wanted the heroine back he just wanted closure with her that doesn't say you want her back.!!Strike 36 ~ hero gets jealous because heroine has condoms in her drawer!! (She bought them to have sex with hero) Can I say double standards much? Sure it's ok you had a relationship with OWs which you said that you had great sex with her but heroine CAN'T sleep with OP?? Strike 47~ heroine gets raped by the hero's father and her son is actually your half brother need I say more? (again rolling eyes) I think rape is being way over done in books it's like every other book has a heroine who's been rape. 8~hero stays in touch with his ex girlfriend. Strike 59~ ex girlfriend kidnapped the heroine's son and kills the hero's father.10~ and they lived happily ever after. 🙄🙄

  • Bev
    2019-03-31 07:59

    Did I read the same book as everyone else? I'm struggling with rating this a generous 2.5 stars. He's an idiot - and a huge wimp at that because when the going gets tough he runs away .... over and over again. I need my men to be MEN, sadly Brock was anything but.She teetered on doormatdom on several occasions, and there was way too little character development with a rushed ending that was wrapped up all too conveniently.

  • Big Joe
    2019-04-01 04:56

    Brock James has loved Ripley Brown for 4 yrs. Their love is pure but their lives are polar opposites. Where Ripley has two loving parents Brock deals with a father who beats him and his mother. When something happens that shows Brock his worse fears may be real he runs. In the process he shatters Ripley and starts an unintended series of events that will haunts both with the outcome. Now 6 years later Brock is back. After serving 2 tours in the Marines, a purple heart. He is coming home. His mom has left his dad and he will help her get settled in her new life. What he isn't ready for is seeing Ripley and her son. He wasn't expecting that. They are thrown together when her son and his massive great dane dog become best friends. Is the love still there? If it is, is it strong enough to try again or something that was lost years ago? They will face many turmoils with a relationship, their past, and their future. Are the both willing and strong enough to risk the pain all again? That is the questions.This is a well written novel that I couldn't put down. The son stole my heart. I "lubbed" him!

  • Diane plourde
    2019-04-16 04:03

    Fair warning, long post ahead. Well I just finished reading Ripple Effect by Evan Grace. Some of you might know I just became Evan's PA back in January. What an honour it is. It can be automatically assumed that I have to give high praises for her stories. WRONG!! I do this voluntarily and so I still get my freedom of speech. If I wouldn't have liked her story, I would have told her so and kept my review to myself. I started being passionate about reading when I was around 12 years old. More than 33 years later, I have a lot of books under my belt. So I have a good sense of critique when it comes to books. I don't have it in me to lie when reviewing a story. My reviews come from the heart and are honest. Authors are artists so writing is an art. The indie authors, to my opinion write the best stories because it comes from the heart and not what they are told to write. When I first read the blurb, I immediately thought to myself "OH! WOW! This is going to be a great story. WRONG AGAIN. It's a phenomenal story that had me so twisted in knots that I couldn't put it down for very long. I even read it while doing my treadmill. I was sucked in so deep that I wanted to stay there. This story is not only a romance with a second chance but it's about family and friends helping each other, being there in a time of need. I'm not one to jump with joy when there are too many key players. In this case, they are necessary to the development of this journey. These characters were so well developed that they oozed raw emotions and they made me feel so much. Heartbreaking moments that made me shed a few tears but the heartwarming ones outweigh them. Evan kept me guessing until the very end with some suspenseful events. Honestly, since I'm in good authority with the writer, I kind of knew some of what was going on. Guess What? I had quite a few WTF moments that left me baffled and speechless. For me that's a good thing and for you readers it's a promise of an amazing story that is full of surprises at every turn.I know liking a story is subjective but I'm positive that the readers will love these characters, the storyline and seamless plot as much as I did. The ending does have a kickass HEA that will make you swoon and say "AWWW" This is a 5 star story that is not to be missed.

  • Linda Rea
    2019-04-18 05:05

    When Ripley and Brock started dating they were still in high school but they had big plans of going to college together and even went as far as picking out the names of the children they would have someday. At the end of school party something terrible happened and Brock disappeared and even though she tried Ripley couldn't find him anywhere. Six years has past so when her son runs to hug a dog she can't believe that next to him is Brock. Brock is home to help his mom out and he wasn't sure if he would see her and if he did would she even talk to him? This is not your typical story of someone loving someone else this is really about coping, trust and a little bit of fate. Ripley and Brock have never stopped loving each other but after everything that is thrown at them and the hurt you can't see any way past it. Evan Grace is a new author for me but you can bet I am going to check out her other stories to see if she can engage all your emotions like she does in this story.I requested this book for Farr from the author and I have chosen to review it

  • Zoe
    2019-04-06 05:17

    There are many things I can say about this book but the one that stands out the most is beautiful. Evan Grace has outdone herself again with this book.I would recommend this book and author to anyone who loves getting emotionally involved with the charecters and doesn't mind a beautiful love story that is not an easy love story that is a well fought love. The love between the characters captures your attention and you can emerse your self in their lives and feel deeply the emotions that they are going through. Ripley and Brocks story was one of the most beautiful I have read it wasn't an easy path for them.I hope if you read this book that you get as emotionally involved with the charecters as much ad I did.

  • Becca Stanfield Vernon
    2019-04-12 06:58

    Wonderful read!! It has been a long time since reading an Evan Grace book, but it sure reminded me how great her books are. We meet a sweet couple Brock and Ripley. They are young and one night when something happens nothing is ever the same...... Due to this event Brock leaves, not goodbye nothing!! What is a love sick girl supposed to do? She slips down a rabbit hole that forces her life in a direction that forever changes her. She has a hard time dealing with everything that life has thrown her, but she is strong. With the help of a wonderful friend she finds her way. This book causes so many, many emotions that you don't know if you should be happy or sad. This book was written where each chapter pulled you in further and further until you couldn't stop till the book ended. Loved it!!

  • Amy Michelle
    2019-03-28 02:07

    No words but one...... LOVED IT ❤️❤️❤️

  • ViolinVixen
    2019-04-18 09:01

    This is a beautiful second chance romance that will have your heart tied up in knots. Ripley and Brock’s story is not an easy one to read and at many times I wondered if they really had a chance at happiness at all. Then at other times during the story it was so obvious to me that these two were meant to be, no matter what tried to stand between them. It just seemed that fate wanted them to be together and that we needed to trust that eventually the timing would be right.The first five chapters of the book are set during Ripley and Brock’s senior year in high school. They are very much in love and are busy planning their lives together, counting down the days until college and picking names for their future children. The night of their last party as seniors, an accident tears them apart and changes both of their lives forever. The ripple effect from this one incident is felt for many, many years and changes the course of many lives forever.Many years later, when Brock comes back to town after having no contact with Ripley, he’s shocked and saddened to see her with a son who is the spitting image of her gorgeous face, but isn’t surprised at all that she still feels betrayed, destroyed and has nothing but rage to direct at Brock. Brock still isn’t sure what he wants and he’s got a looming deadline. He’s supposed to re-enlist or end his service agreement with the Marines in the next few weeks. Seeing Ripley again confuses him further. He realizes that there will never be anyone else in his life that he’ll love like he loves Ripley, but he still feels that she should be with someone better than him. He’s positive that he’s not worthy of her and she doesn’t know if she can forgive him or ever trust him again, but when their hearts let their guards down, it’s clear what they want. Ripley and Brock just have to convince their heads to go along with their hearts, which is much easier said than done. Together can they heal each other’s hearts and look to a future together, rather than living in fear of the past?This heartfelt love story is emotional, heart-breaking, but above all hopeful. A love that is meant to be can overcome any obstacles in its path and the love between Ripley and Brock is that special, once in a lifetime, forever kind of love. Standalone novel. HEA. No cliffhanger.

  • Jennifer Pierson
    2019-04-10 01:53

    Ripley Brown thought she had the kind of love that would always last, but when one bad choice ended it, it broke her. Brock James grew up in a bad house, and he vowed to never be like his father. That is, until that one night where he became worse than his father in his eyes, so he destroyed everything as he leaves without looking back. Now years later, he's back from the military, and hoping not to run into the girl he hasn't laid eyes on since that night, Ripley. Fate has different plans for him however, and now he must face the demons of his past, and try to win her back. Ripley is very different than that young girl, and although she never stopped loving Brock, she has more to lose this time if he runs away again. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE Evan Grace's writing so much, that I would be willing to read and review her grocery list. Ripple Effect is a heart wrenching story that kept my heart racing cover to cover, while pulling out all of my dramatic emotions. I physically hurt for Ripley so much, and frankly, I was still enraged at Brock for his choices, even though he thought he was being the good guy. Evan Grace's brilliant writing style laid my emotions out raw, and my eyes even leaked a time or two. All of that angst was overpowering, and kept me talking to my kindle beginning to end. A couple of twists out of left field only made the f-bombs dropping louder, as I never saw them coming. Add in a dog, and a tiny human, and the well placed humor gave me a break, which had me laughing. Again, I must reiterate how much I LOVE this author, so I'm in a constant state of impatience for her next masterpiece, but in the meantime, I can't help but HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND Ripple Effect to ALL FAR AND WIDE!

  • Dawn
    2019-03-22 05:58

    If i could give this book 10o stars i would! This book has every emotion in me on high alert. I laughed, I cried, I was so mad at points i wanted to punch someone who doesn't even exist lol, I felt lonely, i felt dispair, I felt hope.Ripley and Brock have fought their demons alone for a very long time. For a few short years they had it all, everything looked bright in their future even when things were dark and dismal in the shadows of Brock's life. He had plans for his future and they all included getting away from his past and moving on to a future with Ripley. Then his shadows catch up to him and he has no choice but to flee and save Ripley from himself.Ripley was a broken individual. Half of her would never be ok. She was dead on that side. She was complete one time..she had it all. Then one terrible night ended it all and without any chance for her to question it Brock was gone. She searched and searched but there was no trace of him anywhere and nowhere to get any answers. Until over 5 years later when a chance meeting brings the past and the present crashing together.Can Ripley get her answers finally? Can she open her heart again and risk it? There's much more at stake now then just her heart. Have Ripley and Brock grown strong enough to stand tall this time and not run when the times get tough?

  • Melissa
    2019-04-04 10:14

    I absolutely love everything Evan Grace writes. So when the opportunity to review this book opened up I jumped at the chance and I am so glad that I did. Once I started this book I couldn't stop, it sucked me right in. This is the story of Brock and Ripley. Their story is delivered so beautifully and it was so well written and the characters were so well developed. Ripple Effect is a book jam packed with emotions both happy, sad and some were downright heartbreaking. Ripley believes she has it all with Brock but that all changes in one night and Brock disappears without a trace, without a goodbye. This breaks Ripley to the point where she feels dead inside. She makes some bad choices during this time and it takes some time for her to start to set her life right. Years later Brock returns home and runs into Ripley and her son. Will Ripley get the answers that she has been looking for after Brock left? Can the two let go of the pain and find a way back to what they once were? This book is a definite must read, you will not be disappointed! I voluntarily read an arc copy for an honest review!

  • Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
    2019-03-25 09:55

    What happens when you are haunted by "what ifs"? Brock spent his early years believing he was destined to be someone he didn't want to be. When everything goes upside down, he knows the inevitable has happened. So he runs. Ripley is the girl he leaves behind. The one good thing in his life. The one person he would never want to hurt. But she turns out to be the one he hurts the most.Ripple Effect is a heartbreaking tale of love, betrayal and forgiveness. It's a story about how one decision can effect so many lives. It's about first love. Forever love. Unconditional love. It's full of tears and heartache. My heart broke for these two and the choices they made.I loved this book. There were some light moments and some laughs, and I couldn't help but fall in love with more than one of these characters. There were also a few WTF moments that had me in a puddle of tears. But all in all, it was a great read that I couldn't put down.~ Kimberly Anne

  • Sienna Logan (Lost to Books)
    2019-04-13 02:01

    I'm by no means new to this author's work. Having read almost every release by her, I had to have this one as soon as I saw the cover. Then add in the second chance and military element and I couldn't resist. Nevertheless, it's safe to say this is probably my favourite Evan Grave book to date.Ripple Effect was a book I couldn't put down until I finished it. I read the entire thing in one sitting and I want to read more. I loved the characters and the story--just everything about it.Although sometimes things felt a little quick, Brock and Rippley were characters I rooted for. I wanted them to find their way back to each other and overcome all of the twists. Even six years later their feeling and chemistry was there. Their story sucked me in and I could easily read another book about them.Overall, I'd definitely recommend this book. It's my favourite by this author so far and I can't wait to see what she comes up with next.

  • Stacy McAskill
    2019-03-26 07:03

    This is one of the books of the year you know the ones you wish you could rate more than 5 star, this was an amazing story that has all the ingredients to make you at times want to throw your kindle away. The storyline flows seamlessly with suspense as well as a second chance romance. Characters that you can't help but love and wish you could reach in and cuddle. There are moments so heartbreaking you will need a bucket load of tissues, other times you will be going WTF as something leaves you breathless This is a book that is a must read is so good and a fantastic HEA ending that leaves us the reader smiling.

  • Sara Fortino
    2019-03-24 03:05

    I received an ARC of Ripple Effect and I have to say this book is one of the best books i've read. I love all of Evans books but this one is special. It pulls you in from the very beginning and I couldn't put it down. It takes you on an emotional rollercoater where you are smiling and laughing one minute and crying with tears running down your face in another. I would highly recommend this book because it's amazing hearing about Ripley and Brock's relationship and also Alex and Tinys special bond. I cannot wait for your next book Evan and thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your ARC team.

  • Lucy Berson
    2019-03-23 02:56

    This book had my engulfed from page 1. I absolutely fell in love with Brock and Ripley and their story. I could not put this book down from the moment I began. Brock and Ripley are high school sweethearts and we're each other's first everything, when an unfortunate accident happens, Brock runs and leaves. He doesn't want to destroy Ripley life. When he does come home, years later, will they be able to put the past behind them or is what they shared over for good. This book had my tears flowing throughout the entire thing.

  • Summer-SSBR-
    2019-03-27 06:55

    This book! Holy wow! So I have read one of Evan's books before for this one and I thought it was amazing! This book, This book knocked me off my feet. I couldn't put it down! I read this straight through. It was so worth it and can't wait to see what's next for Evan! I hope one day to be able to meet Evan at an author event because these books are just wow!

  • Karie Gibson
    2019-03-30 06:56

    Ripley had it all or so she thought. She had her entire future planned with the love of her life. One night destroyed everything. Brock came from a home where his father doled out hatred and abuse daily. The one good thing he had was Ripley until he didnt. Brock did the only thing he thought was right and he ran. Left with a destroyed heart Ripley made some bad choices. Just as she has her life back in order with a beautiful son Brock comes back.This book is full of characters that shows you what it means to be family even if not by blood. I've always loved a second chance romance and this one is beautiful. Brock and Ripley will have you rooting for them even through the tears.Don't wait to grab this fabulous read.

  • Shannon
    2019-03-20 02:17

    Ripley and Brocks story is a beautiful heartbreaking ride...young love and some bad choices forever change who you are and what you thought you'd have...horrid family members , jerks who need to grown up , and truths you don't want to face or ever speak of...this had it all..can you ever really face the reality of the choices you made..for good or bad reasons...Rilpley became one of my all time favorite characters! this book has it all and you won't be disappointed!

  • Kim Bradstreet
    2019-03-29 05:18

    amazing cover, and yet another great book by the amazing Evan grace, i absolutely loved this book, i still want more from Brock and Ripley, but would love a book on Jonah and jessica. if i could give it more than five stars i would.

  • Spring Branch
    2019-03-25 09:00

    Wow....... This book was amazing it had me drawn in from the first page... I have loved all of Evans Graces book but this one has been my favorite so far... This book will have you crying and then smiling.. If i could give more than 5 stars i would... Thank You for another great book....

  • Cherie
    2019-03-31 06:00

    This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. I felt so many emotions and couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. This story is definitely one you will start and not stop until you're done.

  • Megan Harrington
    2019-04-11 09:15

    WOW!!! From page one I was completely sucked into this story. I had to know what was going to happen next. This is by far one of the best books I have read in a while. It had me on an emotional roller coaster!!!! I highly recommend this book.

  • Melissa Meyer
    2019-04-15 06:22

    Evan Grace has written a beautiful story. This story will take your emotions on a journey. I laughed, cried and was angry. Great second chance romance story!!

  • Stephanie Basham
    2019-04-01 05:59

    I absolutely loved this book. Once you start this one you wont be able to put it down. Evan Grace makes it super easy to fall in love with the characters. Don't skip this one!

  • Rina Smith
    2019-04-06 08:58

    Loved itA sweet love ripped apart when they were young. A second chance years later, made for a great read. I loved the characters and the second chance theme all the way around.

  • Hayley Stewart
    2019-03-31 07:10

    I have loved Evan grace from the beginning.I can never put her books down and this one I was exactly the same.great story and great characters

  • Brooke
    2019-04-17 01:57

    I was very excited to read Ripple Effect by Evan Grace. I must say I was not disappointed the book was amazing. I smiled so big my face hurt, I cried and I laughed. I love Ripley and Brock's story.

  • Sunny Shelly Reads
    2019-04-07 02:00

    This is the first book I've read by Evan Grace, and I was completely blown away! I started Ripple Effect during my lunch break at work, and after my adulting/parenting was done for the day, was up way too late for it being a work night in order to finish it. I read the whole thing in just a few (broken up) hours.Ripple Effect is a touching, moving second chance romance between teenage soul mates who are ripped apart and then find each other again.Brock has a horrible home life and he and his mom are often abused by his drunken father. Sweet Ripley is his saving grace, his safe place, and they have plans to go to college together after graduating high school. But one moment, one accident, changes everything and the guilt crushes Brock to the point that he decides to leave Ripley behind and enlist in the Marines. Ripley is heartbroken and never really moves on.Six years later, Brock is back home on leave when he crosses paths with Ripley, who now has a 4 year old son. Brock is immediately taken by the little boy, and his feelings for Rip are as strong as ever. In their dual POV chapters, both Brock and Ripley wish that he could have been little Alex's father, but as Ripley tells her best friend Jonah, that isn't how her life worked out and should Brock learn the truth about Alex's conception, it would change the way he looked at her forever.While Brock and Rip start spending some time together, he still feels that his past actions make him unworthy of her love. He even lies to her that he no longer loves her. But they are clearly meant to reconnect because their paths keep crossing all over town. But can Brock convince Ripley that he won't run away again when the going gets rough?The characters in Ripple Effect are rich and developed. And Evan Grace tells a wonderful story about how one choice, one decision, can have a ripple effect that lasts for years and years and years. There's a shocking twist a little more than halfway that literally made me gasp out loud, and even though it was past my bedtime, I had to keep on reading to find out what happens. It was worth the book hangover I had the next morning.I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.