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Boys Don't Cry by [Melzer, Jennifer]
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Taliesin Wick knows exactly what she wants to do with her life. Even when her house-flipping father puts their home in Austin on the market and moves the family to Pennsylvania, it's nothing but a minor wrench in the cogs of her dreams.

Then she meets Nate Thorne.

From the moment she first spied Nate playing guitar on his front porch, Tali was drawn to him. The sorrow in his songs, the deep sadness in his beautiful eyes... she can feel Fate pulling her to him.

Something haunts him. He never talks about the sins of his past, but she knows he doesn’t trust himself, especially not with her heart. Tali can’t imagine the sweet, loving boy she’s come to know being the awful monster he thinks he is, but what if he’s right? What if learning his secrets changes the way she feels about him?

Tali doesn’t know if their whirlwind of bliss is just a summer fling, or something much more, but she does know falling in love with Nate is going to leave the kind of mark you can never erase.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 584 KB
  • Print Length: 229 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1515228304
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Dragon's Gold (14 September 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B012BB1PPE
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #551,250 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: 4.8 out of 5 stars 7 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great second chance book 4 March 2016
By Cd Rey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I received this book for an honest review. I really liked her style of writing. Once I started I finished the same day. We all have things about ourselves we don't like and would change, but like Nate it's all about how we form our future. Great book.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This was a great story! Once I picked it up it was ... 16 September 2015
By Live Laugh & Love Books - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
This was a great story! Once I picked it up it was extremely hard to put back down. Tali and Nate were just so freaking amazing and they made it so easy to fall in love with them. Jennifer Melzer brought this story to life with her exceptional writing. I am definitely going to be reading more of her work in the future.

Tali has an amazing family and a relationship with her father that made me smile quite a bit. I think the family parts were very essential and they were also written in a very believable manner. I’m glad that I didn’t once question what the author was thinking in the whole book. There was a reason for everything being the way it was and I appreciate that. It’s seldom that I read a contemporary book that doesn’t involve me rolling my eyes at the improbability of a few situations. It didn’t happen in Boys Don’t Cry, such an amazing book!

So yes I recommend this and I am pretty sure I am going to talk my friends into reading it as well!!

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.*
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love her writing style and how she draws me in so quickly! 15 September 2015
By PblcNm - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
“The sorrow in his songs, the deep sadness in his beautiful eyes… she can feel Fate pulling her to him.” That’s the line from the synopsis that drew me in. I needed to know his story. Then I needed to know hers.

Tali, short for Taliesin, was living in Texas, getting ready to start her first year in college in the fall when her dad bought an old house in Pennsylvania and up and moved the entire family. Tali had the option to stay behind, as her father had done this in the past: bought an old fixer-upper, moved the family to it, and dove right in on his new project. But Tali opted to go because she knew her younger brother would be lost, have to start over finding new friends, and had a difficulty with changes. She wanted to be there for him. Besides, she had all summer to stay there before college started in which she was majoring in her passion, video games.

But as soon as they pulled up into the driveway, she saw this boy and knew right then she needed to know him. Over the next several days, she would watch from her 3rd story bedroom window as the boy across the street sat on his front step and played the most heartbreaking songs on his guitar. She felt the need to know his story, why his songs were so sad. And finally one day she ran into him at the grocery store.

After a little bit of chit chat and a few chance meetings, Nate invited her along on a ‘date’ to the campgrounds where his friends were hanging out. Right away Tali knew there was something going on when Nate’s best friend’s girlfriend didn’t like Tali, nor did she like Nate being there. The girlfriend said numerous things, quite loudly and full of snark, hate, and disarray, at times. When Tali asked Nate about it, he would blow it off, never tell her upfront what was going on, or what caused the hatred toward him.

Fast forward a few more weeks and Tali was still trying to figure out what had happened in Nate’s past, especially after they were together intimately for the first time and Nate hurriedly left the room after and refused to see her. Tali, with tears running down her face, ran back home and refused to see Nate after that. All he would tell her was that he wasn’t good enough for her. He didn’t deserve happiness, he didn’t deserve Tali. What a frustrating time for the both of them, more for Tali because she did not know his past-STILL!

Over the course of the next week, Tali refused to leave her room, even when Nate would come knocking on the front door, begging to see her. This is where the understanding and love of her family come in, even if the love from her brother is shown in the most absurd, sarcastic, bratty-little-brother ways.

When Tali finally accepts the proposal to see Nate again, she asks once more for this past story. It was then that he breaks down and tells his story. With his tears matching hers, will she finally understand his sad songs? His reasons for running away? But at the same time, will he believe what she says to him? Will he believe he finally deserves the chance for happiness?

This was a beautiful, sad, emotionally up-and-down story. I loved Tali’s family. They remind me so much of my own. I love the way her parents treat her and respect her and talk to her an adult, not a child. I also, of course, love the building, the angst, and the whole process of Tali and Nate’s relationship.

It is now a MUST that I read the rest of Ms. Melzer’s books. I love her writing style and how she draws me in so quickly!

~~ARC received from Jennifer Melzer to read in exchange for my unbiased review~~
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Touching story of change and second chances 4 September 2015
By wheeldav - Published on Amazon.com
Very well-written story. Kept me engaged and turning page after page...until I was completed with the story way too soon. Very realstic book with emotions of love and regret being very well represented.

After moving yet again, Tali finds herself in a new location with another house she will live in while it is transformed by her house-flipping father. While driving in that first time, she spots a guy about her age and is instantly drawn to him. She continues to enjoy him from her window, as he is often playing guitar on his porch in the evenings. She gets to enjoy the view while listening to him play. He seems to have a darkness to his eyes and still she is drawn to him. Rather quickly she and Nate begin seeing each other. As things progress in their relationship, she notices his best friend's girlfriend is really mean toward him and her, as well. In explanation, he tells her he wasn't a nice guy before. She knows he has a good heart, so this confuses her. After they become intimate, he withdraws and seems to push her away. She resists, but then gives up. Almost instantly he regrets doing this to her. A lot of pain, forgiveness, and growth comes next. I loved how this story wrapped up. I enjoyed the story enough that I'm hoping for a sequel.

ARC provided in exchange for honest review.
5.0 out of 5 stars Secrets will Destroy You 7 December 2015
By Brit - Published on Amazon.com
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

Tali has been constantly uprooted and moved around most of her life. Her dad flips old houses for a living, this time they end up in Pennsylvania for who knows how long. Moving in, she catches sight of her neighbor who is definitely attractive, but looks extremely sad. When she finally talks to him young love has sparked. Nate and Tali seem to be meant for each other, but Nate is keeping a secret. Secrets can build and build until they destroy you and everyone around you. When Tali is told Nate's secret will she break down and run away or will she stand by him anyway? I loved their budding relationship! We all want to fall in love over and over again just to feel the magical sensations! I loved how these characters were gaming nerds, also, because that's just too cute! Nate seemed waaaayyy too perfect at first, and I felt as the story went on we got to see more of his flaws. I liked not having perfect characters with perfect pasts. I also found Nate and Tali's younger siblings, Art and Delilah, to be the cutest!! I will definitely read more from this author! Beautifully written and highly recommended to those who love nerds, dark pasts, guitar players, falling in love, and a large dose of drama.

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