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Charlie Hunt is a slut.Have you ever let one word define you? Allowed one single word to shape your reality? I have. I’m not the girl you take home to meet your parents. I’m the opposite. I’m a sure thing with no strings attached, but one college jock took it too far, and for once, I'm the person who needs saving.Evan Dawson is lost.I never imagined myself back here, in myCharlie Hunt is a slut.Have you ever let one word define you? Allowed one single word to shape your reality? I have. I’m not the girl you take home to meet your parents. I’m the opposite. I’m a sure thing with no strings attached, but one college jock took it too far, and for once, I'm the person who needs saving.Evan Dawson is lost.I never imagined myself back here, in my childhood home, looking after my wayward brother, but here I am. This isn’t the life I planned for, but as soon as I set eyes on her, everything made perfect sense. The reason I’m here, the purpose of my existence is to be with this girl and make her see her worth.For Charlie and Evan the journey has never been easy, but can two complete opposites become one whole? Or will Charlie’s reputation tear them apart?No Angel is intended for readers over 18 years of age. It contains graphic sexual scenarios and strong language....

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  • NiCoLeTa E.
    2019-06-01 12:22

    ***3,75 "Believe!" stars***This was a lovely story with much depth!!! So why i haven't put more stars???I had some issues with the heroine, but i will say more about it later...But beyond that reason, it was a very interesting story with very lovely characters, especially Charlie and Evan..."I’ve been this way for as long as I can remember.The girl with a heart made of iron and a deeply tortured soul."Charlie Hunt is a SLUT.That is the word that defined Charlie for the past six years and she seemed indifferent in what the others was thinking... But deep down inside, Charlie was being a heartbroken girl who was raising her head with pride even though inside her heart was bleeding by this kind of attitude...She just wanted to be loved, but nobody cared... Until Evan..."Charlie Hunt is a slut. Those five words burned into my brain, resounding each and every day since. The echoes never lie. And just like a reputation can make you, it can break you equally as fast."Evan was back home for taking care of his brother... He had his own issues and he wasn't very sure about his return back home... Until he saw Charlie Hunt!!!From the very first moment, this girl made a big impression to him and the only thing that he wanted was to be close to her and in unfortunate situation, they met each other...But will they can be together???"Stop running away from life, Charlie."She is a girl with a certain reputation and he is from the other side of the rack...She is poor and he is wealthy...Can they overcome all the obstacles and just be together???"There is no reason a guy like Evan would be interested in me. That’s why I’ve fought this so hard. I know I’m going to get my heart broken."Evan was such a wonderful guy!!!I loved that he wasn't giving a shit about Charlie's reputation...He wanted her and he was seeing deep down inside of her and what he was seeing was enough for him!!! And that was so lovely thing to do!!!“This is how it should feel and this is how you should be treated. No less. Don't you ever forget that.”“Thank you,” I say. I’ve never meant those two words more in my life.This is what it feels like to long for someone. This is what it feels like to love someone."Charlie from the other hand was also a wonderful person...She seemed to give no shit about what the others was saying about her and that she was having her composure together.... But damn, everything was a facade!!!She was thinking so low about herself in reality and that's why i got mad with her... She deserved more because she was a wonderful person, but she was giving up so easily especially Evan and that's why she didn't think high of herself and that was so damn pity!!!"Evan deserves so much more. He deserves an angel, not someone like me."I also have to say that i loved Charlie's brother and Kyle at the end managed to make me like him....But i hated Jobe so much and the same goes for Charlie's mother!!!I won't say much more than that this book was a great surprise!!! And that i can't wait for Grace's book!!! She was also a lovely and sweet girl!!!***ARC kindly provided via NetGalley for the exchange of an honest review***

  • Vasiliki
    2019-06-01 15:35

    4.5 stars ARC kindly provided byBook Enthusiast Promotionsvia Netgalley in exchange of an honest review. This is the story of Charlie and Evan, a girl with a bad reputation and a guy with a good one.This book took over my heart and left me breathless more times that I could count! The writing is so beautiful and it has so many layers that it's impossible not to feel! Ms. Hart has made a great job creating Charlie and Evan, both of them with faults and virtues! The plot was moving in a nice pace with few twists and it was captivating! The book is written by a dual POV (Evan's and Charlie's) and it's nicely done! It's always clear who is speaking and his/her feelings. There was only one negative point for me in this book but it was actually minor...Well, I never understood what was the job of Evan and if he was working at this point. It mattered to me because then the differences among Evan and Charlie were more clear. Charlie has been so hurt in her life that she has lost faith in everyone besides her brother and her best friend, Grace! She is so strong but she doesn't value herself as she should! She doesn't look for pity, she actually doesn't look for anything and that's exactly her beauty! I really like her although her insecurities are preventing her enjoying life.Evan is an amazing guy. One of the few actually. He has to look after his younger brother after the death of their father and he does his best. He is patient and he doesn't stop on the appearances but he knows how to look deeper in the heart of someone. That's his beauty.Their interactions were fantastic! I loved their discussions, their thoughts, their kisses! They were opposite but perfect for each other!The end of the book was amazing! I really loved the way everything was resolved! I would have liked a bit more details how everything worked out among Charlie and her mother but this book was focus on the relationship of Charlie and Evan and this was perfectly explained!I definitely recommend this book to everyone who loves a good NA book.

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    2019-06-04 07:36

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  • Nay Denise
    2019-06-24 10:23

    Received a review copy through NetGalley.No Angel was an amazing new adult contemporary romance. I enjoyed everything about this story. The characters, the drama, the new friendships and more. This was definitely a book I could see me recommending to others to read. I absolutely loved the dual POVs and how the meshed so well together.Charlie is known as a slut. She used to the rumors, what people say and doesn't try to change them. She uses sex to feel empowered, desired and cared for. She doesn't care that it's a different guy every night. She just wants that moment it brings. With all that went on in her personal life I felt bad for Charlie and the way she thought. Especially when she was put in a harmful situation and she felt as though she deserved it. Charlie was definitely insecure in her own way and needed to be uplifted. I do wish she would have stood up for herself more because she had in it her to stop all the negativity.Evan returns home to play "parent" to his younger brother Kyle. He never wanted to come home, but when he first spots Charlie at a party he can't seem to get over her. Evan had his own issues to deal with which were polar opposite to that of Charlie. He had money, friends and woman fawning for him, but he wanted to be around someone that wouldn't care about all that. He wanted to be with someone that saw him and made him feel human. His ex was absolutely insane and all the drama she caused for him pissed me off. I'm glad Evan never gave up on Charlie because she was just what he needed and vice versa.The romance was amazing! I loved how different Evan and Charlie was. No matter what anyone told Evan about her he knew she was more than those rumors. He knew that she was running from something and was determined to stop her from running. The way they treated each other was amazing. Evan poured so much love into Charlie. Charlie having only felt love from her little brother and best friend was afraid to love for fear of being let down, but when she finally let go, she was able to accept and give more in an incredible way.The snippet at the end of Grace's story really pulled me in. I'm definitely interested in reading it when it comes out in September.

  • AiraCabrera
    2019-05-27 07:16

    ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Charlie has been judged by just about everyone her entire life. Her mother is an alcoholic and her father left when she was just young. It’s up to her to take care of her little brother, and to bring in money for their basic needs.Evan has come back to Chicago to look over his brother. Their parents are both dead, and his brother isn’t taking it so well. He sees Charlie at a party for the first time and is immediately enthralled with her.Charlie did sleep around, but I found it unfair that she was labelled a slut while all the other guys were doing the same thing. It just made me so angry. She was so much more than a “slut”. She was hardworking, protective, loving, and just a genuinely nice person. Evan was just perfect. He was so understanding, and the way he treated Charlie with so much respect and adoration made me love him so much. She deserved that kind of love. Both Evan and Charlie made mistakes, because no one is perfect. I really didn’t like Evan’s brother Kyle throughout most of the book, but he surprised me at the end. I hope the author decides to make a book for Kyle!

  • NiCoLeTa E.
    2019-06-22 08:20

    ***ARC kindly provided via NetGalley for the exchange of an honest review***

    2019-06-26 11:23

    * I received a complementary ARC in exchange for an honest reviewCharlie is just a college girl trying to make it through life. Between taking care of her younger brother, dealing with her alcoholic mother, and being labeled as the campus slut she has a lot on her plate. The last thing she expects to happen is to be in the sights of Evan.Evan is also dealing with his own share of issues. After a tragedy in his family he has left behind his life in Boston in order to move back to Chicago and take care of his younger brother, who attends the same school as Charlie. One night at a college party with his brother, he sees Charlie and is immediately captured by her presence. Imagine his surprise when his brother warns him to stay away from her, because of her reputation. When he looks at her. he doesn't want to believe or go by the rumors that have been said about her. Instead he wants to get to know the real Charlie, and figure her out for himself. Charlie on the other hand isn't use to guys wanting to get to know her because they always only want one thing from her, and unfortunately she always gives them what they want, and always gets crushed in the end. When Evan shows interest in her she's scared of everything he makes her feel, but she's also intrigued by what could happen if she actually lets her guard down and lets him in.This story was really interesting in regards of the story line. I don't think I've ever read a book where it's the female protagonist who is portrayed as the one who gets around a lot, so in a way it was kinda interesting to see how the author layed out the story.I will say though that despite Charlie being named the school "slut", I don't think she was shown as one very much. Don't get me wrong it's not like I wanted her to be stoned to death whenever she walked out of the house. But it was something that stuck out to me a bit as I was reading, I'm not sure what I was expecting since I'm not use to the story line but I think it's something important to point out if you're someone who thinks that they might not be comfortable with the character being presented in such a way. I'm not saying that she's treated great by everyone throughout the book or anything, because there are moments when the issue is brought to light and she is faced with the label. But at the same time she's not screwing every guy she comes in contact with in like every single page, nor does she openly brag about her exploits all the time either. I like the way her thoughts were in her chapters because you could clearly see how she was affected by the rumors, why she didn't confront them head on, and why she looked for affection in the wrong places. She was a very vulnerable character when she let her walls down. The way the author displayed these emotions lets the reader develop a great empathy for her, and connect with Charlie better, even if you aren't familiar with her situation. I kinda feel like the author did this for that very reason.*wipes forehead* I hope I wasn't too rambly, and made at least a little sense, but I feel like everything I just said is something important to know about the overall storyline.Some of the reasons why this story didn't get a higher rating from me are pacing, and communication issues. You guys know that communication issues are a big pet peeve of mine, I feel like they can sometime make or break a story for various reason (which I won't get into right now because that's a whole other blog post for another day). The issue that happened towards the middle/end of the of the book seemed pretty unnecessary, and very avoidable. One little talk and nothing would've even come from it anyway. My other issue was the pacing, because I think that things between Evan and Charlie moved a teensy bit too fast. I would've liked to have seen them really get to know one another some more instead of proclaiming serious feelings only a few weeks into knowing one another.If you're looking for a New Adult novel with a bit of a different story line than the usual then you should definitely check this one out and give it a shot.Final Rating: 4/5

  • KAT ⚛ Kitty Kat's Crazy About Books ⚛
    2019-05-30 08:22

    ༺**Complimentary Copy**༺ Provided by the author"Tara Hart" in exchange for an honest review..Thank you!!TITLE: No Angel AUTHOR: Tara HartGENRE: Contemporary RomanceRELEASE DATE: April 18th, 2016MY RATINGI've not read anything by this author before but when I read the synopsis I had to go stalking this book.. NO ANGELis spoken in dual POV'S (Evan & Charlie) Charlie's just your normal average teen who comes from a dysfunctional family, she has been judged by just about everyone her entire life. Her party having mother is an alcoholic and her father left when she was young so it's been left up to Charlie to provide for herself and her thirteen year old brother. The signs of addiction come and go, but one thing is certain, she always relapses. each time she falls a little harder and the benders tend to drag out a little longer. Charlie dreams of a better life for herself but doesn't have the heart to leave her brother behind Sometimes I think my brother is the only reason I've stuck round this long. I've thought about moving out, but there is no way I can afford a place for Connor and me and I couldn't leve him behind. Evan has moved back to Chicago after being away at college, their father died unexpectantly in a car accident so it's up to Evan to be there for his younger brother who isn't handling it very well.Evan notices Charlie at a party but his younger brother warns him off numerous times by declaring she's used goods and has been around the block a time or to..This girl is so...different. She dances alone, totally oblivious to everything that's going on around her.She's in her own world."Who's that?" I nod my head towards the blonde.He follows my gaze and immediately scoffs."Hell no, bro!" he snorts."You're not going there."That's Charlie Hunt.""She's the biggest slut on campus. She's basically been with every guy her." The one chick that's caught my eye is off limits for obvious reasons - she's a not one-man kind of girl These two are as different as chalk and cheese, Evan has heard the loose rumors about Charlie but something intrigues him about her, he's drawn to her and every chance he gets he shows her that he's interested.. Stop running away from life CharlieHe doesn’t know the truth about me. I’ve had sex in a car more times than in an actual bed. Most parties end up with me in the back of some guy’s car. No strings. The way I prefer it, or so I thought. MY THOUGHTSAn enjoyable read, I didn't really get that feeling that Charlie was what she'd been labeled as such which was a slut, ok she slept around, no amount of numbers were thrown out, but that didn't define who she was deep down, she was one of the most likable characters I've had the pleasure of reading in a long time, she was strong, resilient, caring and loving.It took Evan a long time to chip through her barriers but once he did he captured my heart, this book is well worth the one click, and I'm so freaking glad I requested an arc for this..

  • Jai
    2019-06-05 14:20

    I've been reading so many thrillers lately that I thought I would try something light for a change. I wasn't disappointed. This was an easy read, although I did find myself skimming through the last 20% of the ARC. By the 80% point, I was eager to read something more suspenseful with plot twists to keep me intrigued. That didn't happen for me with No Angel, but ultimately the book does what it says on the tin. If you're interested in an NA romance with a kind male protagonist and a broken female, then this should be right up your ally.The main characters, Charlie and Evan, were written well enough, but perhaps could have been developed further. Charlie sleeps with a bunch of random guys to feel wanted, which I can sort of understand. When it turned out that they were all using her, I wasn't surprised, but I did feel sorry for her. Her inability to stand up for herself is sad. She acts as though she deserves the cruel names that are thrown at her, and I just wanted to shake her and yell, "Why didn't you punch that douche?" Perhaps it was her lack of fighting spirit that left me slightly uninterested in her story. Had she been all attitude, then I would have been cheering her on, but you can understand that she's been beaten down by so many men that she has zero confidence in herself. Even a phone call would have sufficed...If you're going to be swept off your feet by a guy, then you'd want him to be non-judgemental and caring like Evan, but he didn't completely hit the mark for me. I didn't really buy his sudden fascination and feelings for Charlie. Wouldn't you listen to your brother when he tells you a girl has a reputation, unless you're only after one thing yourself? But no, he wants to get to know her. It felt a little unbelievable to me.

  • Caroline
    2019-06-07 13:42

    I got this book for an honest review!!! 4.5 Stars****this book was about charlie and evan. Charlie is a college girl who lives with her mother and her little brother. she hasnt got it easy as her mother is always drunk and partying so she has to do everything so she hasnt got it easy and there is also the matter that she is known as the school slut.Then there is evan. he has just moved back to town to look after his brother after his dad died in a car accident. both characters meet for the first time under not good circumstances but after it they both cant stop thinking about each other especially evan but charlie doesnt want to show her soft side. They story between these two characters were great and i loved them both. the writing was what i like with going back and forth between the characters to what they are thinking.The ending was great and it had a little twist in the middle.well done this was a great read.

  • Kellane Mitchener
    2019-06-23 10:26

    I loved the title of this book, the cover and the synopsisI felt things for these characters, especially Charlie, Kyle and Evan because I have lost a parent and though the pain dims it never goes away. Kyle and Evan are brothers, younger and older. Charlie is tough and vulnerable with all she goes through and even she had her sweet brother Connor and her bff Grace I'm so happy she met Evan when she did. Can't wait to read Grace's story. Already preordered Tara's next book. New fan here

  • Tanya
    2019-06-25 07:32

    * I received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*My Star Rating: 4.5I’ve been this wayfor as long as I can remember.The girl with a heart made of ironand a deeply tortured soul.-excerpt from the journal of Charlie HuntThe moment I picked up this book, I was compelled by this story.This is my first time ever reading anything of the author’s before, so this is plain honesty.Evans and Charlie’s story draws you in from the start. Charlie isn’t your typical young adult heroine nor is Evan the ‘picture perfect’ hero. He also has secrets of his own. They both are flawed characters with scars and pasts that haunt them. This story is so much more. I never knew you would be Protected by a shadow And saved by a stare, But there I stood, Safe and sound In his presence alone.Charlie comes from a dysfunctional home, her mother is an alcoholic wasting away her life. Charlie has a teen brother who she has to look after as well as a home to run. She may be labelled as a ‘slut’ on the surface, but internally she is just another girl wanting a normal life filled with dreams and hopes.I felt freedom rip through my body, But at the end of the day, I didn’t want to be free.She is a broken girl that doesn’t want to be saved. I felt that she was a strong-willed character and at times she was vulnerable. This is clearly portrayed when she tries to act brave. She wants to feel wanted, but at the same time she fears of getting her heart broken.Evan Dawson is back home in Chicago to look after his brother. The moment he set his eyes upon Charlie; he is captivated by her and he wants to know the girl behind the ‘mask’.It wasn’t the words he said Or the way he kissed my skin. It was the look in his eyes And the fire in his kiss That made me believe. This is for me.He comes into Charlie’s life in a form of a savior. He really evens out Charlie’s character in many ways, which keeps a balance in the plot. He stands up for her and is her pillar of strength when she is weak. Along the way she learns to do the same for him.I saw you clearly In my restless mind. You took away the darkness And made closing my eyes My favourite thing to do. He sees Charlie more than who others define her to be. He doesn’t want to use Charlie (the way the other men do), he wants to show her that she can be loved and cherished though Charlie is afraid to let him in.You make me want to write A book full of poems And a library full of stories. You make me want to skip to the finish And see how our story ends. My goodness, I loved each and every quote (from Charlie’s journal) that was included at the beginning of every chapter. The words were so powerful and it brought so much depth into every scene, so I couldn’t resist in adding a few in the above.I really enjoyed this story and I can’t wait for the next book to come out in this series!The review is also up on my blog:

  • Kelly Chandler (Krebill)
    2019-06-18 10:18

    ARC provided for an honest review.5 of 5Release Date: April 18, 2016“Sometimes I think Charlie is the strongest person I know, but slowly the cracks are beginning to show.”WOW! I could NOT put this book down. The characters are complex, the dialogue is entertaining and the plot is solid, captivating and thrilling. I absolutely loved it! One of my new favorites!Charlie is such a wonderfully developed character. She is an average girl attending college and working part time. Her life is dysfunctional. She lives with her alcoholic mother who enjoys partying more than taking care of her own children, Charlie and thirteen year old son, Connor. Charlie has a past that forces her to be and appear “tough”. Although she has this façade, she is sweet and compassionate. I could see this right away with her interactions with her best friend, Grace, and her brother, Connor. I absolutely loved seeing Charlie interact with her brother, she clearly loves him and it is evident that she cares for him in the absence of her mother. She is smart and very much aware of her own actions. I loved that she is self-aware (to an extent) and knows that she is acting out. Her thoughts and actions justify this. After past incidents, she is labeled “a slut” and instead of fighting against those calling her out, she concedes to “let it go” and to appear to not care what others say. Can someone really let those words go without being hurt? Instead of standing up for herself she starts to embraces it. She embraces being a “slut.” During her downward spiral she meets Evan and everything begins to change. Can Evan break through Charlie’s façade? It’s very enlightening to see Charlie’s emotional journey throughout this story. I find it very intriguing to read her thoughts and actions to various scenarios as she grows and gains perspective. Although I do not have the same experiences and circumstances, I could easily relate. Tara does a wonderful job of creating Charlie a well-rounded character that can be related to on many different levels.Evan is also a great character! He has a past that he needs to face and conquer. He, like Charlie, appears tough but is sweet and compassionate. He too grows in this story and Charlie helps that to happen. Overall, they help each other grow. At first, honestly, I didn’t know what to think of Evan. I really wanted to like him but as the story progressed he kept doing or saying things to raise “red flags”. I was on the edge of my seat, waiting for something major to happen. Evan hooked me. I, like Charlie, kept myself guarded from him. This made the story even more intriguing. I was trying to figure him out along with Charlie. It definitely heightened the emotions in this book. I felt everything Charlie did. I was angered, frustrated, devastated and ecstatic at various points.Evan and Charlie make a cute couple – I was rooting for them! And their chemistry is HOT!The secondary characters, Grace, Kyle and Jobe, cannot be overlooked because they add so much to the story. They too are well-developed and intriguing!Overall, I really enjoyed this read. It hooked me in the very beginning and kept me captivated. I see you Tara Hart. I see you! I cannot wait to read more of her work and maybe Kyle or Grace will have their own stories!? I would love to read those!Want to read a book that will give you all the feels and take you for an emotional ride?! Check this book out. It’s so good!

  • Hanne
    2019-06-07 15:20

    5 -- Feeling Loved -- starsThis book is an amazing debut novel! I really loved it! I can’t wait to see what this author releases next. It was emotional and refreshing. I highly recommend this book! Evan moves back home to keep an eye out for Kyle, his little brother. He goes to a college party with him and there he sees a young woman dancing. She’s dancing like she doesn’t care what anyone thinks about her and he's fascinated about her. Evan asks Kyle who she is and Kyle warns him to stay away from Charlie because she isn’t good enough for him. A couple days later, Evan and Charlie do meet and there is a connection between them. Charlie is hesitant, because she thinks men only want one thing from her. Evan doesn’t give up and convinces her to go on a date with him. I loved Charlie and Evan. Evan is amazing, because he sees that Charlie is more than her horrible reputation. He talks to her and gets to know her. Evan saves Charlie one night and wants to be there for her ever since. He does little things that surprise Charlie. He also cares a lot about his brother. Evan gave up his life in another city for his brother and would do anything for him. Charlie is a strong woman, but she’s also vulnerable. She doesn’t have an easy home situation. She works hard, takes care of her little brother and goes to college. The only thing she ever wanted is feeling loved and wanted. Evan makes her feel that way, but she’s still very afraid that one day it will be over. She has built walls around her heart for good reasons, but Evan breaks them down slowly. I understood why Charlie reacted to certain things, because of her fears and walls. I absolutely loved them together. They are perfect for each other. They make each other happy and feel things they have never felt before.I absolutely loved the little text of Charlie’s journal below each chapter title. I found that very unique. Those texts were beautiful and I highlighted almost every single one. I also loved the secondary characters. Grace is a great best friend of Charlie and is always there for her. I’m very happy that the author is writing her book! Kyle only wants the best for his big brother. I didn’t like him at the beginning, but I loved him at the end.This book wasn’t steamy, but I didn’t mind it at all because that confirmed that Evan didn’t want Charlie just for sex. I loved the growth of their relationship and of the characters. Their relationship wasn’t rushed and that was necessarily for me because of how they thought about relationships. The secrets or pasts of Charlie and Evan are revealed when the time was right. I started reading and didn’t want to stop. I loved the epilogue. It was what I wanted and more. They weren’t together for a long time before the epilogue and then it’s always great to get a look in their future. They were together and happy. Awesome ending!-- ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! --

  • Melanie
    2019-06-13 08:30

    I've slightly mixed feelings on No Angel by Tara Hunt. Firstly though, can we all take a moment to appreciate the cover. I loved this cover and I really felt like the model was Charlie. This was my first book by Tara, so there were no real expectations although the synopsis made the book sound really good.Charlie Hunt is a slut. No, I don't think she is. In fact I think we all can guess the girl is really misunderstood. I really felt for Charlie. I got why she did what she did, why she was the way she was and why her feelings were that way too. Charlie is not a complex character and if I'm honest, I'm sure many people will have known someone just like Charlie in their life. Maybe it was even themselves, maybe not to the degree Charlie did things or even lived. But yeah, there is definitely a Charlie in all our lives. Unfortunately for many of us though or those Charlie's out there, there isn't an Evan Dawson. I liked Evan a lot but I liked him even more or what he represented in the book. I loved his back story and what he was doing for his brother. These 2 had a great chemistry in this book, I also liked the character interactions (Grace and Charlie and even Charlie with her brother).No Angel has a nice pace to it although at times I felt Charlie went slightly out of character. She was so dead set about some things and then would completely 180 and be, "Yeah sure that's fine" when you know 2 pages back it so wasn't. She also had a habit of putting herself in certain situations which you had to question her common sense.Over all though, I did like No Angel. Its a good NA book with some darker undertones but nothing too harrowing (In detail). I read this in 1 sitting and would say its a 3.5 book but not quite a 4 in my opinion. If you like a NA romance, then add this one to your pile.

  • Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
    2019-06-01 12:34

    Reputations suck. Then add college reputations into the mix, well you can kiss your social life goodbye. I am No Angel. Evan Dawson is back home in Chicago. He left his life in Boston to be here for his brother Kyle. Since their dad's untimely death, Kyle has been teetering on being kicked out of college. So, do I want to be in this role? No.....but he is my brother.Charlie Hunt is the local college slut. Well, if you ask anyone worth something, this is what they will tell you. Charlie is aware of what is said but doesn't care. She's in college, she is having fun. So what, she has bee with several men.....For those short interludes, she feels wanted, cherished (even if she hasn't been really kissed before). But she likes men older than herself, not the boys @ college. She can't tolerate them. So when Charlie's bff, Grace wants Charlie to go with her to a party that is being held at Kyle Dawson's house. Charlie isn't wanting to go. Between school, work and basically raising her 13 year brother, Connor, she isn't up to it. She also isn't strong enough to tell Grace no. Grace is her only true friend. So Charlie gives in. Charlie's life/reputation collides with Evan. Charlie is saved from potentially being assaulted by a fellow student/jock-Jobe. What happens when the girl with the bad reputation & the guy that left his golden life in Boston come together? Charlie isn't naive. There is only one reason a guy like Evan would be with a girl like Charlie...... Can these two find their happily ever after? I really liked this story. There really isn't much in the way of sexual situations. I feel, what was written was perfect for the story. Every girl who feels she might not be worthy whether self inflicted or by reputation deserves an man like Evan in their corner, showing them that they are worth it.

  • Sara
    2019-06-26 15:15

    No Angel is a gritty, emotional read that you won’t be able to put down.No Angel is the story of Charlie and Evan. Charlie is a beautiful girl with zero self-esteem. For years, people have called Charlie a slut and now she believes it, too. Evan sees her at a party. He has no idea who she is. All he sees is a beautiful girl dancing like no one is watching. Then his brother tells him Charlie is no good. Evan sees her again a few weeks later when his brother throws a party. Something happens to Charlie and Evan comes to her rescue. Evan is her savior, but he’s no angel either. Evan has his own set of issues. They grow closer and they are falling for each other, but both are holding back, keeping secrets and those secrets threaten everything.Reading the evolution of Charlie and Evan’s relationship was emotional. He was supportive of her when no one else was because he could see a Charlie no one else could. I loved that Charlie finally came into her own, stood up for herself and became a strong woman who didn’t need anyone else’s validation.I was very impressed at the way Tara Hart wrote the topic of slut shaming. There are some definite trigger issues in this book, but Hart handles the issues delicately and honestly.This book has all the feels and a beautiful romance. I loved it.Warning: Contains triggers that may be difficult for some readers to read.

  • BCD Book Review - Rachel & Jen
    2019-06-19 15:17

    Amount of sex - 3 / 5How explicit - 2 / 5Romance - 4 / 5 Overall: 3.5 / 5Charlie Hunt grew up with no father, a drunk mother and a 13 year old brother, Connor. She was the one who cleaned, cooked, shopped, and took care of the household. She dreams of a better life, but everyone seems to have their own opinion about Charlie…whether right or wrong. Instead of standing up for herself, she just accepts that everyone thinks of her as a slut. All she wants though, is to find that special guy and fall in love.Evan’s parents have both past away and has moved back to Chicago to help his troublesome brother, Kyle, in college. Evan goes with Kyle to a party one evening and sees Charlie dancing. When they do meet, he decides not to listen to the rumors and gets to know Charlie himself.No Angel is a fun book to read with not a lot of explicit sex scenes. It was a very romantic story that had you falling for both Evan and Charlie. **ARC was provided by NetGalley for an honest review**

  • Shawna
    2019-06-12 12:37

    I received a copy of No Angel in return for my honest review.Tara Hart is a new author to me and after reading this story I really look forward to reading more by her. In this book you meet a damaged woman. She comes from a troubled family. She has been hurt time and time again and does not know her worth. She is labeled a "SLUT" and has no problem living up to her reputation in a desperate attempt to get any attention she can. He is smart and confident. He comes from good stalk. Their paths cross in a not so positive way, but it seems that fate had more to do with it then chance. They seem drawn together and are forced to stand up to their pasts together all while fighting external demons trying to tear them apart. I am very pleased with the story as a whole. The characters are easy to love or hate. Their personalities are all very unique. The plot it well thought out and executed. Over all this is a very good story that I would recommend to others.

  • Claudia
    2019-06-05 10:40

    Now it's the moment to talk about a story I've loved. This book talks about Charlie, a girl with a bad reputation, and Evan, the kind of man every womam wants. From the first he saw her, Evan is obsessed by Charlie and, even if Evan's brother tell him about her reputation, Evans still wants to know more about that girl. And after they meet in a party, their story begins. I think everyone who loves NA romance has to read this story and to know how the love between Charlie and Evan evolves. If you like the passion, the sweetness and the romance in a book, you have to read "No Angel". *Beta copy kindly provided by the author.

  • Cynthia Villarreal Ortiz
    2019-06-01 10:30

    Charlie is known for her .... attributes and abilities, but what they don't know is how she lives and what she does to make ends meet and help her family survive.Evan is back home to care for his brother after their parents die.Both meet, she thinks he is like all of the other men/boys she has had before.He only knows that she is beautiful and different and does not see or hear what others say about her.A beautiful book about trying to find your true self and in there also finding someone who can love you as you are.*Received ARC for honest review*

  • Beatriz
    2019-06-01 15:40

    I really enjoyed this story. It was an easy read with a nice flow to it and I think it would be a great introduction to the new adult genre for anyone who has never read a book in the genre. I thought the characters were very likable, especially Evan *swoon* I also really enjoyed that the book was told in dual POVs and some of the themes that are at times difficult to talk about were dealt with very well in the story. My only dilemma with this book is that at times it felt rushed, especially towards the beginning of the story.

  • Rebecca Woodward
    2019-05-26 13:15

    I was asked to read and review by the Author for an honest opinion about her story. I'm so happy she did. This is a very smooth read with loveable characters. The writing skills by the Author are amazing. So much details and creativity. I will definitely follow and read more of her work. My hero Evan is such a pleasant romantic man. Very drool worthy. There were many moments when I would fan myself during some scenes. Very hot and sexy. A must read.

  • Maria
    2019-06-17 13:20

    The story is about a young girl Charlie who lives a tough life whit her mother who has a drinking problem while she takes care of her little brother. She has a bad reputation as a Slut. But one day she meets the nice and very good looking guy Evan. Will she find love and will she learn to love herself. I really loved this book a fantastic love story about tough and fantastic girl. I couldn't put it down and read it in s day will highly recommended this book

  • Jade Rosemarie
    2019-06-19 15:27

    I really truly love how this book goes in the opposite direction. How it's not the same theme as normal books with the same plot. It's different. It interesting. And I absolutely loved it.*I received an ARC for a honest review.**

  • Kelly Martin
    2019-06-24 15:32

    I liked the characters, and the premise of the story; but this really suffered from a lack of a heavy handed editor. I'm not even talking about typos, there were just too many "wtf?" moments that jarred me out of the story for me to really enjoy it.(view spoiler)[For starters, the story is set in Chicago. And while it's common knowledge that there are plenty of beaches in Chicago, most people know Lake Michigan is a) a lake, and b) a freshwater lake. But yet, at one point the main character calls it the ocean, and another even goes so far as to breathe in the "salty" air. Twice.Let's talk finances. It appears that Charlie, who is a very smart, strong, and capable girl, is supporting herself, her mom, and her little brother all on her own. Let's assume that she's going to college on a full scholarship, and even assume that the house they're living in is paid off; she's supporting three people on a part-time barista/waitress job? I honestly have a hard time believing someone in that situation is going out and partying as much as Charlie did, I'm more inclined to believe someone as responsible as Charlie is working as many jobs as humanly possible and spending every minute not working, studying, to keep her grades up to keep the full scholarship I'm assuming she has to have in order to be able to afford a college tuition.Then there's Evan, a great guy with a PhD in biomedical engineering from Tufts, who doesn't actually appear to work, or care about his career in anyway, based on the fact that it's mentioned twice in the entire story. I sort of buy this because he comes from a rich family and likely inherited a large sum of money from both parents dying tragically; but you figure four years for a bachelors degree, another four for his PhD, that's a lot of time and effort to achieve something both you and the girl of your dreams seem very disinterested in.And finally there's the hot and cold and hot and cold relationship between the two characters. They're "together" enough for him to take her home to Boston to meet his old college buddies, but then they supposedly break up over a little misunderstanding. Then he can't take five minutes out of his busy schedule once they're back in the same zip code to clear up said misunderstanding, and his little brother has to do it for him? And then we're right back on track again. Up and down and up and down, it felt like a very manufactured roller coaster ride that could've been easily avoided, if both of our main characters are as smart as we're led to believe they are. Realistically, all of this could have been averted with a few extra lines explaining how Charlie was making ends meet (maybe she WAS on a full scholarship, and maybe their dad was sending them money every month that her mother wasn't able to waste on alcohol or drugs), what Evan did for a living (maybe he took a leave of absence from his job when his dad died, or his company happened to have offices in Chicago and Boston? Or maybe he was rethinking his career choice? Or maybe he was just going to live the rest of his life as a rich philanthropist. ANYTHING. Just give me something so I'm not wondering what he does all day when he's not going to frat parties with 20 year olds and buying champagne and cheese platters), and a few other little things here and there. (hide spoiler)]

  • Books Laid Bare
    2019-06-20 14:21

    4.25 StarsThere are some debut novelists that obviously do their homework and Tara Hart is one of those, this was more than I could have anticipated and for that I was truly grateful, it isn’t often as a blogger that you have the opportunity to have your expectations completely blown out of the water but this author did just that with a book that was definitely stepping forward with purpose!Evan is Mr Responsible having returned home to almost assume a responsibility for his brother Kyle but that isn’t to say he is whiter than the driven snow because he isn’t. But on a night out he is soon entrance by the free spirit that is Charlie.Charlie is the girl with the reputation that precedes her. It almost defines her but is it justified or is she living up to the hype?Are Kyle's words of warning about Charlie not being good enough all Evan needs to hear or will he make up his own mind? I had my fingers crossed for the latterWhen they eventually meet each other properly so to speak, there is without a doubt a connection between the two of them and it is Charlie that is on the back foot, not knowing whether or not to accept Evan at face value. I really felt for her to be honest she was so used to being the disposable girl, the pick up and put down date/one-night stand/whatever, that she wasn’t sure that Evan was on the level with her but give him his dues he stuck with it and eventually his tenacity paid off and she agrees to a date.Could this unlikely pair make it, I hoped so?They were more alike that they possibly considered. Evan gave up everything for his brother, just as Charlie was doing on her own way for her little brother. Her home life was a lot to handle and it gave a great insight into why she was the way she was. The desperation she almost pursued being loved with. She needed to feel it in all it guises and was determined to do what it too to have that in her life, even though it was because of those vulnerabilities she was often taken advantage of emotionally.Evan though was the antidote to her woes, it was as if he could see inside, see the lonely woman desperately trying to keep her head above water and her heart protected. She had a defense system built so high around her heart that he had to work so hard just to get through each and every layer. I loved the fact that he went out of his way to show her in small almost insignificant ways just how much he cared, small gestures that meant the world to a woman with a soul that was teetering on the edge.But Charlie opened up to Evan she let him in and the author took her time with the two of them, allowed what they had the time it needed to blossom. The dialogue from Charlie’s journal was probably one of my favourite bits of the book, it was so insightful and cathartic that I couldn’t help but re-read on many occasions.The author also should be commended on the fact that she loaded the book with some peripheral characters that were as impressive as both Charlie and Evan. Kyle took some warming too but he came good in the end but it was Charlie friend Grace that was a standout, she was just what Charlie needed and she rocked.Oh and the Epilogue…thank you!

  • Jess (the cozy reader)
    2019-05-26 10:42

    Big thanks to Tara for an ARC copy for review.Nothing makes my reader's heart more happy than a New Adult romance. And when Tara Hart offered me the chance to read her newest upcoming novel, No Angel, I jumped at the chance. This was my first book from this author, and it was told in dual perspectives, which is one of my favorites. I'm an official Tara Hart fan. Things have not been easy for the main character, Charlie Hunt. Having grown up without a father, and not to mention a poor excuse of a mother, she not only has had to provide for herself, but also her younger brother Connor. She's had the weight of the world on her shoulders for a long time. This girl had strength even when she didn't recognize it, and hope for a better life. "What do you believe in?" I ask."That life gets better," she says in a hushed tone. She opens her eyes. Their blue depths are clear in the light of a new day. "I believe," she says simply. ~ Evan and CharlieWhen it comes to relationships that isn't something Charlie is used to. Guys seem to only want one thing from her and then they leave. Giving her a bad reputation and a sour perspective on love until Evan Dawson comes along. Yes, the charming Evan, who is an amazing man. He is a great older brother, helpful, caring, and devoted. The love and adoration he showed for Charlie just melted me into a puddle. One of the special moments was when Charlie realizes how real love truly is.This is what it feels like to long for someone. This is what it feels like to love someone. My eyes go wide at the realization. I'm in love with Evan Dawson. ~ CharlieThere was a couple things that did bug me though. Number one would be Charlie going through Evan's phone. Come on Charlie. I know that Evan wasn't really upset wasn't by it, but still.. I also wasn't crazy about Kyle at first. The guy was immature, rude, and ticked me off a lot. But when shit hit the fan towards the end and got kind scary for Charlie, I was surprised that he really stepped up for her. It definitely changed my view of him. The really liked how Tara ended things for the characters and it definitely was a fresh start for everyone. I wouldn't mind a second book though, maybe about Kyle? Pretty please!

  • Jaime
    2019-05-26 12:38

    I have mixed feelings about this book. On one hand I liked it, but on the other hand it wasn't my favorite. I felt like Charlie was a complex character who wasn't developed well. We were shown some aspects of Charlie's life that definitely explain the way she is, but something fell short about it. There wasn't enough detail about her life and things she had gone through previously. Her mother was an alcoholic and her dad left when she was twelve which has now left her with the responsibility of taking care of her brother. While I understand that that is devastating and life altering, there was something missing that would normally make me feel her devastation. Despite her mom's parties and having to take care of her brother, her home life didn't really seem that bad-even though it was supposed to. I thought she was an interesting character and made for a very good MC, but I would have liked more development and more descriptions of her personality. There's more to Charlie than just being a "misunderstood slut".Evan didn't do it for me, at all. There were times when I was actually concerned that he was going to be an abuser. Obviously that's not how his character was intended to be written, but his "protectiveness" came off as more aggressive and possessive and not in a good way. I actually had a hard time believing he really loved her, especially because it happened SO quickly (we're talking less than 25% of the way in.)I liked the storyline with Jobe. While it is an often written about topic, I felt that it was handled in a good way and it was nice to see that Charlie didn't just let it happen. (view spoiler)[ Although she did lose a little respect from me when she refused to press charges.(hide spoiler)] That would have been a very good message to deliver to readers, so that was a missed opportunity in my opinion.This book was entertaining, but overall it was too short. Given more descriptions and more storyline this book could have been great. It just fell a little flat for me.

  • ♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡
    2019-06-18 12:34

    You can learn a lot about judgement and the prejudices from Tara Hart’s new book “No Angel”.Charlie and Evan give the reader a new perception on things.If you are honest with ourselves – how often have we judged people based on stuff we heard others telling us about them without even knowing how much of it is true?I connected with a lot of things Charlie thought but also Evan was right on a lot of stuff. Surely there were some wrongs in their thoughts and idea’s too, there needed to be, because otherwise this story would not have had a single twist or turn.I think this book gave me a little insight in some things I never understood when they were mentioned in other novels … so yes I really learned something I hope.The story is well told and definitively the author poured her heart into it – so yes I liked my first novel by this author and I would like to recommend to read it to you if you feel the blurb might be interesting to youFor more Reviews subscribe my Blog : like my FB Page :