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When all hope is gone, can love still find a way?Tucker Simon has given up on love. After a tragedy, it’s just not in the cards for him, and he wishes his family would get off his back. He’s fine—or at least he thought he was--until a family wedding forces him to address a few things, namely his date, Abby Mathews. She's been put in the ‘friend’ category, mostly because shWhen all hope is gone, can love still find a way?Tucker Simon has given up on love. After a tragedy, it’s just not in the cards for him, and he wishes his family would get off his back. He’s fine—or at least he thought he was--until a family wedding forces him to address a few things, namely his date, Abby Mathews. She's been put in the ‘friend’ category, mostly because she deserves so much more than what he can give. But the more time that he spends with her, Tucker begins to think that maybe there is a chance for love after all...Abby Mathews has been in love with Tucker Simon since he walked into her family’s bar nearly a year ago. But he’s got baggage and heartache a plenty. His one-night-stands aren't going to lessen that no matter what he thinks. Tucker needs a friend, but Abby wants to give him more, and as they navigate their way through a weekend in Florida, their attraction can’t be ignored. Abby has to make a choice. Does she cherish their friendship and take what she can get? Or does she go after what she really wants, which is Tucker’s heart…...

Title : Tucker
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ISBN : 9780988138599
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 461 Pages
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Tucker Reviews

  • SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
    2018-12-12 10:03

    FREE on Amazon US today (11/21/2015)Another one with lots of reviews and high rating. Stand-alone book 1.BLURB:When all hope is gone, can love still find a way?Tucker Simon has given up on love. After a tragedy, it’s just not in the cards for him, and he wishes his family would get off his back. He’s fine—or at least he thought he was–until a family wedding forces him to address a few things, namely his date, Abby Mathews. She’s been put in the ‘friend’ category, mostly because she deserves so much more than what he can give. But the more time that he spends with her, Tucker begins to think that maybe there is a chance for love after all…Abby Mathews has been in love with Tucker Simon since he walked into her family’s bar nearly a year ago. But he’s got baggage and heartache a plenty. His one-night-stands aren't going to lessen that no matter what he thinks. Tucker needs a friend, but Abby wants to give him more, and as they navigate their way through a weekend in Florida, their attraction can’t be ignored. Abby has to make a choice. Does she cherish their friendship and take what she can get? Or does she go after what she really wants, which is Tucker’s heart…http://www.amazon.com/Tucker-Family-S... FREEBIES are often good for MORE than one day, I have gathered all my FREEBIES on a special shelf: Kindle-freebies (currently over 490 books)https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...

  • Doina Condrea
    2018-11-30 02:19

    Now that I've finished the book I understand what was making it unenjoyable..Tucker is very very dumb and Abby has to suffer as a result. I mean, he's not only suffering but he made a trip to a different country for a woman who got pregnant on purpose just to trap him and he's acting like that's the love of his life (EW). There was a great effort to make him sound all "alpha" but he didn't have the guts to do what has to be done and Abby is so weak she keeps glossing over things.Anyway, rant over.

  • Gail
    2018-11-25 01:55

    The hero's wife got on a plane and vanished three years ago but he needs a date to a family wedding (I do not get the date for a wedding thing. If it's a long term girl/ boyfriend, okay, but just a date? Weddings are one place where I'd think you would be more comfortable going alone. But that's just MHO.) So he takes the heroine, his best friend, who just happens to be a bartender at his favorite bar. Who already happens to be 3/4 of the way in love with him. And the story wends on its merry way, yes, that predictably. It's a nice read, though it does suffer from some proofreading issues, like commas in th,e middle of words and spelling a golf tee as T. It is a T-shirt, yes, but for golfing, you use a tee. It's an actual word. Also WAY too many plurals with apostrophes. One Doc Marten. Two Docs. No apostrophe. Sigh.

  • Jacqueline's Reads
    2018-12-07 07:58

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  •  Anna (Wicked Book Blog)
    2018-11-16 08:53

    A really good book- excellent story line, captivating, funny and with a dose of sap. What it lacked for it to be perfect was the actual sex scenes :) I know, I know I'm just a total smut reader and didn't get my kick enough out of it. Hence the 4.5 stars ratingTucker is technically still married. His wife got lost in a plane crash four years ago and till this day there haven't been any signs of her surviving it. So all in one he gets to drown his sorrow and misery in lots of alcohol infused drinks and 'taste of the hour women' keep him above the water.Yet there's one pretty bartender in the bar he frequents that got inside his head more than he lets on. Abby is an artistic soul. Her passion is drawing. But her true addition is one hot male taking up place in her head, heart and life. She knows she can't afford to entertain her secret desires with a man that is so out of her league but one fortune opportunity brings her closer to him than she ever believed was possible.As it goes weddings are places in time when feelings may get involved.Will the constant green eyed monster that eats Tucker alive push him to act and win over the woman that makes him once again feel alive?Or will the subsequent complications part their ways?These questions are ever present and answering them requires getting lost in the story. I can honestly say that it's worth giving it a try.

  • Aimz
    2018-11-22 09:02

    This was a pleasant surpriseI picked this up on bookbub. A pleasant surprise. But most of my favorite people came from a freebie on Amazon. And I fell in love with Tucker and his family. Abby is a strong woman. And she makes me want to be a better person just because she is. I'm totally invested in this series and Ms Stone is now on my autobuy list. I can't wait for Cooper's story. A solid 5 stars.

  • (Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
    2018-11-26 05:22

    Originally posted at Favorite Quote: “Couldn’t he see what was inside of her? Why couldn’t he see?”Tucker Simon lost his wife, Marley, when her plane went down over the Atlantic. Unable to locate her body, Tucker has lived in a sense of limbo for three years. He has avoided his family and relationships, choosing instead to involve himself with women who don’t expect more than sex. When he receives an invitation to his cousin’s wedding and his mother offers to find him a plus one for him to take as a date, he goes to his favorite bar and bartender, Abby Mathews, to unload. She offers to go with him, no strings attached, even though she has been in love with him since the first time they met.The sensual atmosphere of a tropical Florida wedding forces Tucker to reevaluate his current attitude concerning his life, his family, and his feelings for Abby. Though he has kept her firmly in the friends only slot because he knows he can’t give her what she wants or needs, finding out that others find her attractive and are more than ready and willing to warm her bed brings his feelings for her roaring to the surface.Abby wants more than Tucker in her bed…she wants his heart. But Tucker is shut up emotionally tighter than a drum. If she wants Tucker to open up and give her his all, she has to be prepared that his all may fall short of her needs. And if that happens, then she may lose the best friend she ever had.Tucker, the first book in the Simon family saga, is a spin off from Ms. Stone’s Barker Triplets trilogy. This mid-weight romance contemporary addresses grief, lost love, and second chances. Heavily character driven, Stone doesn’t whitewash or over dramatize the romance or the issues involved. Death of a spouse and entering a new romance is a serious trope and Stone treats it with the compassion and respect it deserves.I admit, I was a little tremulous about reading this one. We are instantly warned that Tucker has a lot of emotional baggage that doesn’t bode well for any real romantic connections. Add in a woman with a long time crush and all I could hear was the the squeal of the train wheels trying to break before the wreck. Stone does well in setting up Tucker and Abby’s back story. They are friends and confidants, having had a year to develop their relationship. When Abby agrees to accompany Tucker to a weekend wedding, the dynamics shift, causing an upheaval in their friendship that confuses and distresses both of them.Stone does a fabulous job of developing Tucker’s character to the readers. A player in his youth, he matured with age and was faithful inhis marriage. Though, he’s still a bad boy. *wink* A contraction of rough sex appeal and suave businessman, his appeal is a force to be reckoned with. We learn he genuinely loved his wife and her leaving him left a huge hole in his heart. Plus, there were extenuating circumstances the day she died that leaves him mired in guilt. He knows it’s time to let go but honestly, how do you really do that? How do you move on without feeling as though you are betraying the one you vowed to love forever? This question and more are foremost in Tucker’s mind and he has a hard time dealing with them. I loved that Stone doesn’t take the easy route and make Tucker’s deceased wife a villain in order to assuage the guilt of Tucker finding a new love.“The smell of the ocean always reminded him of home, family, and ultimately, Marley.”Abby Mathews is a delightful heroine whose strong romantic feelings for Tucker don’t make her a doormat for his sometimes less than stellar behavior. She has been there for Tucker for over a year, listening, consoling, and watching his seeming less parade of nameless interludes. She never judges though she does call him on his behavior and forces him to see her as person and not just another body warming his bed. She is honest in how she feels about him and has a strong internal radar concerning him that allows her to know when to push and when to let him be.“I don’t want to be that girl…friend,” she said quickly-Jesus-dropping her eyes back to the tee in her hand. “You know the whiny annoying friend. But I’m helping you out here, Tucker, so the least you could do is treat me like I matter and not as if I’m some lame-ass afterthought.”It’s strange, but I also enjoyed the fear Tucker and Abby carried inside them. Tucker fears loving someone else is a betrayal to his deceased wife and their love while Abby fears Tucker will never love her as much as she loves him. It’s a steady undercurrent in the book and heightens the tension between our protagonists.The sexual aspects of the romance are definitely one place Tucker and Abby have no issues. Their chemistry is off the charts from the start but once they hit the sheets, the flames burn out of control. When Tucker’s green eyed monster begins to make an appearance…watch out.“…I was jealous because I don’t want another man touching you. I don’t want another man looking at you…”Plenty of secondary characters round out the storyline, adding depth, continuation, and clues towards future storyline and being us up to date on past character romances. I adored Tucker’s brothers and Betty Jo made me laugh more than once.“You look hot, “Betty said with a grin. “Like if I bent that way, I’d totally do you.”Cooper, Tucker’s cousin and playboy extraordinaire, goes from being a mere plot device to a strong player in the storyline and is there for Abby when she needs one the most. I can’t wait to get his story.The story progresses at a realistic rate, giving Tucker time to adjust to his new feelings for someone other than his wife. It’s not an easy path and though Stone uses some outside influences to help push Tucker in the right direction, we never doubt his feelings for Abby. A twist towards the end helps to give Tucker that final push into accepting his wife’s death and his love for Abby.Fans of Ms. Stone’s work and bittersweet romances are sure to enjoy Tucker Simon and his story of love, loss, and second chances. I look froward to the next book in the series, title and release date to be announced.RATING: B+

  • Ginette
    2018-11-20 07:56

    Just my personal opinion. I tried, but this read just couldn't keep my attention. Character development wasn't happening for me. And in all honesty I just couldn't get into it. I don't like dnf, I always try to finished & give my honest opinion on a read...so one to the next

  • Danielle
    2018-11-18 03:19

    4.5 starsThe problem with free e-books is that you want to read all of the book in this series, but they are not free. Book nerd problems. This book definitely qualified in wanting me to read about the Simon family especially Cooper's book. I want to read that book so bad, but I probably won't read unless by some miracle it becomes free at some point. Oh well on to this book's review. This featured the love story between Tucker and Abby. What sold me on this story was the fact that it was a friends to lovers trope. If you have ever read my romance reviews, you would know that's my favorite trope of all time. The reason being that there is an established relationship between the characters and there's history there. So already there is something lurking in the background and beneath the surface. It just adds an extra something, something to the story. In the case of this book, it had an added element of dimension to it. Before Abby and Tucker met, Tucker's wife had tragically died in a plane crash. When he met Abby he was slowly coming out of his depression and live again, which involved him sleeping with a plethora of women he had no emotional entanglements with except with Abby who he developed a friendship with. She became important to him, but refused to cross that line with Abby. He loved their friendship, but there was still this lingering sadness over his wife's death and revealed some of his pain to Abby and only Abby. He trusted her. And she wanted to be there for him no matter what even if that meant hurting herself in the process because she was in love with him. Complications. I loved it. Now things come to head when Tucker's date for a family wedding bails on him and not wanting his meddling family worry about him he decided to bring Abby instead. Well, really Abby offered to go with him. That was where the fun began and sparks flew. It was fun to see the back and forth between them as they fought their attraction to one another as well as the fact that she was fighting not to show her feelings towards him. It was so good that cat and mouse game that they played out during the wedding. Plus he tried to convince his family that they were nothing more than friends. It was just entertaining to see sparks coming from all directions. When the finally give into their attraction, sparks flew and practically turned to fireworks. That first kiss after all that build up and anticipation, I knew they were going to be good together. They just had this awesome chemistry going on. They had that intense connection on all fronts, it was easy to see they were headed for happily ever after. It was genuine and real. It never felt forced. Their relationship just flowed into that natural progression from friends to lovers. So when they did get physical, it felt so right. I was a little disappointed with their first time scene because it happened so quickly. After all the build up and anticipation going on, I expected a little more to the scene instead of just a quickie against the wall. I can understand that they were about to explode and that they just had to release that tension, but it just happened so fast. I wanted more. I would have been more satisfied if it was shown more of their night together because they went at it all night, but it was summarized. I wanted to see that slow scene where they savored each other. I enjoyed the rest of the love scenes, but I wish there was more of them. Just to show off their insane chemistry and connection. It didn't diminish my enjoyment of the book with not as many love scenes, it just was my personal preference. The scenes in there were really good and nice. It showed they were in fact friends and cared about one another. They had love between them. I loved that. Now, the last love scene was freaking awesome and so satisfying. It was culmination of everything they were as a couple. It was sweet and tender yet sexy as hell. It was a beautiful scene that really showed their love for each other. This scene alone was worth it and the lack of love scenes between them. It was so good. Now as passionate and sexy this story was, it was extremely emotional. I teared up a few times and cried. A lot of that was due to how deeply she loved Tucker and how she got punched in the gut not only by him but by certain circumstances that happen in the book. It was heartbreaking. I just felt so bad for her. It was hard to see all that love she had for him, but her feeling it wasn't enough. That she would never get their happily ever after. I also hurt for him once a certain thing happened in the book. It physically hurt him over the curveball that he was dealt with. It was hard. It was a struggle. And I could literally see him being torn between Abby and this event, even though his heart was truly with Abby at this point. His love for her was clear even though he hadn't said the words to her yet. He wanted to him, but circumstances wouldn't allow him to do. It was interesting to see his emotional arc through the story because he did truly deal and move on thanks to him falling in love with Abby. Overall I really enjoyed the story, and I probably read it again. I can read friends to lovers stories over and over and not get bored. I really enjoyed Abby and Tucker as a couple. They felt real and very natural with one another. They just fit. I did like that Tucker had to work on himself before he could fully commit to her. He never wanted to hurt Abby so he tried to make sure that didn't happen. When he finally declared his love her, it was a beautiful and poignant moment. That and their last love scene were probably my favorite part of the story. I just loved them. I loved how they touched me as a couple and just their story in general. My biggest gripe about this book was that it made want to read the rest of the series featuring the secondary characters. Otherwise it was a great story that I really enjoyed.

  • Janeiowa
    2018-12-02 09:01

    This is a good read with an interesting plot and well developed characters. There are some twists and turns that add interest, as well.The e-book has three or four editing/proofing problems...knew for knee, a character's name wrong, and the use of "this here" several annoying times.I will, however, look for the other nooks in this Simon Family series.

  • Sherri
    2018-11-24 08:03

    Good story! Can't wait to read Jack's story when it is available!

  • ke-sha
    2018-11-16 03:02

    FREE ON KINDLE:https://www.amazon.com/Tucker-Family-...

  • Marisela Chavez
    2018-12-05 06:55

    Oh my goodness I just loved Tucker and Abby story!! I just couldn't put this book down.

  • ~Sara~
    2018-12-10 07:13

    Although I enjoyed this book at the beginning, I got really annoyed with the plot about 3/4 of the way through. Not because the "twist" annoyed me, which it did, but because it was so predictable. I ended up walking away and only finished it now, over a month later, to clear it out of my kindle. Not a bad book overall but way too ridiculous to do more than kill time with.

  • Mai Lewis Buwee
    2018-12-11 08:08

    I'm new to Juliana Stone and absolutely loved this book...you felt the chemistry between Tucker and Abby. The highs and lows and twists were put together well. The background story well developed. Let me just say that Abby was awesome. Loved her and I loved that she wasn't a pushover. She stands up for herself and she isn't afraid to be honest with Tucker. Tucker asks Abby for a favor - to attend a wedding with him as his date for several reasons.Abby, already in love with Tucker, agrees and hopes she can keep her feelings in check.Abby is strong, she is talented (can draw), is perceptive, and a good person overall.Tucker, although still messed up over the loss of a wife that he loved, is finding himself feeling hopeful with Abby. Hope for closure, love and happiness.Abby and Tucker have great interactions. There is no high drama. But a pretty comfortable ride from friendship, to heated chemistry to love.

  • Ariana
    2018-12-11 02:18

    3.5 I probably would have given this a high star rating if it was a little longer. There was a good and interesting story here, I feel, but the big conflict and the climax was tied up too quickly and neatly. There was a big process that had to happen before the resolution of HEA could occur. And it was just a small paragraph that was kind of glossed over and meaningless. But whatever. It was a nice, if short, read. The characters were great, I liked them all very much and as I said the story was intresting.

  • Noelia
    2018-11-23 03:12

    I've read worse, hence the one star instead of zero (what do you do, if you somehow do finish a book that you really, really disliked?).Before giving a "free" e-book, please have pity on those readers (I suppose I'm not the only one) who are extremely annoyed with grammar mistakes and typos. If I notice them, so would a few beta readers BEFORE publishing. Or was it free because it was unfinished?

  • Candice
    2018-11-15 09:21

    Such a beautiful story about a broken heart and soul that belongs to tucker. He does everything in his power to not have to feel again. It little does me know Abby is just the thing he needed it takes him sometime to open that Part of him again but it's a beautiful story. Little bit of drama in it. But it was good.

  • Christine
    2018-12-07 05:03

    ARC reviewFor honest review. Tucker and Abby are cute couple through so much that they are going through love was there. Their families were by their side and with heart cake come hope.

  • Tracy
    2018-12-06 05:07

    ❤️finding a new series that I like. I enjoyed this one and look forward to reading more about the Simon family. Great characters, some hot moments and a good storyline without too much angst. Sweet tender with some sizzle just how I like it.

  • Janey
    2018-12-11 08:00

    Sweet read, nice balance of drama and romance with a wee bit of mystery thrown in, I do love a series about brothers, will definitely keep my eye out for the next book which is about Jack.

  • Shelly Bell
    2018-12-03 02:03

    I devoured the book last night! I smiled the whole time I was reading it. Even when it made me cry!

  • Denise Smithson
    2018-12-01 04:58

    I'm really glad my buddies over at SBC suggest this book and I can't wait to read Jack's book! Tucker and Abby are a great couple and I hope we get to see more of them in Jack's book.

  • Ushma
    2018-11-30 10:17

    really nothing new...why do I bother!

  • Michelle the Romance Witch
    2018-11-28 09:02

    wow a plot twist of a plot twist! loved it. can't wait for the rest of the clan to get stories

  • Marissa Chavez
    2018-11-28 09:10

    Wow! Tucker and Abby's story gave me all the feels! Such a beautiful story and I loved it!

  • Hbeebti
    2018-12-05 04:57

    4.5 This was great. I didn't even realize that this was a spin off until Betty Jo walked onto the pages. This Simon family will draw you in and make you want more. I cant wait to read the next book.

  • Heather Mckenna
    2018-11-16 09:53

    Ahhhh Tucker! I loved Tucker. Once again Juliana has hooked me in with her series and now I have to wait to read about all the other brothers. The wait is going to kill me!

  • Amy
    2018-12-03 10:07

    I already had the hots for Tucker after meeting him in his brother's book, but he won me over in this one. Still considering it overall though. Review coming soon!

  • ✼Danielle✼
    2018-12-11 02:12

    TuckerAbby~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Blurb:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~