The Me I Used to Be

The Me I Used to Be

In New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ryan?s bold new novel, Evangeline Austen returns to her family?s sprawling Napa Valley ranch, determined to rebuild her life and expose the shocking truth about the past. She?s not the naďve girl she used to be? After serving time for a crime she didn?t commit, Evangeline returns home to a cold welcome. Her mother blames her for In New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ryan?s bold new novel, Evangeline Austen returns to he...

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Title:The Me I Used to Be
Author:Jennifer Ryan
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:0062883917
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

The Me I Used to Be Reviews

  • Erika
    Mar 28, 2019
    I don't typically read fluffy romance, most of my romance involves demons, dragons, aliens, vampires, or werewolves. But I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads contest and was more than happy to try it out. The book was cute and told a very simple and straight-forward story. I...
  • Georgia
    Sep 03, 2019
    The author used the phrase "closed the distance" six times. What is it with romance novels and this phrase? Here it was used even in non-romantic situations. Just stop, romance writers. Get a new phrase! In other news, this book started off great ? good family drama, compelling n...
  • Miki
    May 25, 2019
    After four years in prison, Evangeline is up for parole. Imagine her surprise when her arresting officer enters the hearing room! A whispered conference with the parole board and she is immediately released on compassionate grounds. Immediately. Right now. Hit the road. Do not pass Go,...
  • Carrie
    Aug 18, 2019
    This was okay. I liked the beginning a lot but then it sort of petered off after that. WOW?I just figured out that there are two authors named Jennifer Ryan, and I thought this was written by the other one! No wonder this was so disappointing !! I feel so betrayed... authors s...
  • Michelle (Undeniably Book Nerdy)
    Aug 05, 2019
    Originally posted on Undeniably Book Nerdy book blog Rating: 4.5/5 stars I was very eager to pick up this book because I don't remember ever reading about an ex-convict heroine--it's usually the heroes who serve a stint in prison. I was very curious how it will play out in the st...
  • Rmsooon
    Aug 03, 2019
    Ive read " the me i used to be " ,, i hoped the romance would be better but the story was nice i enjoyed the spy thing ,,i gave it 3.75 out of 5 ...
  • Dorine
    Jul 12, 2019
    Rated 4.5 - THE ME I USED TO BE by Jennifer Ryan is a breath of fresh air for romance readers in need of the unusual mixed with the unexpected. Anyone who follows my reviews understands I?m an eclectic reader, but do you know that my core prefers romance? Not the same-old-same-old...
  • Sharon Grow
    Jun 29, 2019
    As soon as I read the summary of this book, I knew it would be special and that I needed to read it. I was so right, very special and a pleasure to read! Evangeline Austen is being released from prison, due to the death of her father, after serving four years for a crime she did not co...
  • Skippypeanuts
    May 10, 2019
    2.5. I REALLY wanted to like this book, I did. The concept was interesting and the setting was relatable. But I just couldn't get my head around it. Evangeline spends 4 years in prison pretty much getting the crap kicked out of her then the cop who helped put her away shows up. She...
  • Liz Sergent
    Jul 30, 2019
    This was the best book I have read in a long time. Evangeline was convicted of a crime she didn't commit and spent four years and is up for parole when the officer who sent her to jail comes into her parole hearing with a request she gets released due to a death in the family. The grie...
  • Sabrina
    Jul 01, 2019
    NOW LIVE! Amazon US * Amazon UK The Me I Used to Be was a crazy intriguing story with a lot of heartfelt moments. The book follows Evangeline after she's released from prison where she served 4 years for a crime she didn't commit. There's no going back to her life from before she ...
  • Seema Rao
    Feb 24, 2019
    Captivating ~ Enjoyable ~ Satisfying tl;dr: Post-conviction daugther returns to family farm to fix things. This book is like a Romance writer scripted the afterlife for the character from Orange is the New Black. The story has so many expected tropes: jealous siblings, insta-tro...
  • Sandra
    Jun 18, 2019
    This book started strong as the reader experiences what Evangeline is going through as she sits in front of her parole board and then faces her family, who is convinced she betrayed them and broke the heart of the family patriarch, sending him to an early grave. There's a powerful buil...
  • Toni
    May 15, 2019
    o perfect ...
  • Beth ~ Panda & Boodle
    Jun 17, 2019
    I wasn?t sure what to expect with Jennifer Ryan?s latest?it appeared to be skewed more toward women?s fiction than romance, had the air of angst about it, and its cover was cowboy-and-abs free. But I should?ve known I?d love it. After all, I have all of Ms. Ryan?s oth...
  • Leslie
    May 25, 2019
    Sit back and enjoy this read (or listen as will be available as an audio book as well). The description gives you a basic overview, but it is so much more. Once you get started be prepared to lose track of time and all else that is going on around you. It is a compelling story that lea...
  • Rajababoo
    Jul 03, 2019
    Initially I liked the family drama but it kind of fizzled out in the end, and the ending was too perfect and unrealistic for my liking. The heroine was far too nice and forgiving to her family; I feel like she should of held more bitterness and resentment towards them. They all acted l...
  • Jennie
    Aug 30, 2019
    This is not a happy book because it is about Evangeline who has spent the last four years in prison for a crime she did not commit. She said she did it to protect someone else. At her parole hearing, she is released because of a family emergency. Her father has died. The arresting offi...
  • Cindy
    Jul 15, 2019
    I enjoyed the beginning part of this book until in the blink of an eye the main character Evangeline all of a sudden, after stating she didn't trust anyone at all, was in love with and trusted the cop that put her in jail. Then it was over the top with wanting him etc etc. And then the...
  • Elle's Book Blog
    Jul 17, 2019
    Release Date: July 2, 2019 Genre: Women's Fiction. Romantic Suspense. Actual Rating: 4 stars Jennifer Ryan can write sexy romances and intriguing mysteries as proved by The Me I Used to Be. I found this book to be intriguing, original, frustrating at times, and intense. Whe...
  • Debbie Oliphant
    May 28, 2019
    I really enjoyed this book!!! I read this in one sitting because I could not put this down. There are a couple storylines woven into this story and it fits nicely. The story begins with Evangeline facing a parole board after serving 4 years in prison for a crime she did not com...
  • Nate Brightman
    Jul 23, 2019
    I?ve always been a huge Jennifer Ryan fan but it had been some time since I?d last read one of her stories. Mostly I think because I?d already read just about everything she?d written. I read an awful lot, mostly contemporary romances. So I have some basis for making my persona...
  • Sonya
    Sep 03, 2019
    Horrible writing. Everything was so obvious and it sounded like a 12 year old wrote it. ...
  • ♡AbbyBooks♡
    Jul 17, 2019
    So many emotions going throught me right now. This is the best book I have read in a while. ...
  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    Jul 17, 2019
    From start to finish, The Me I Used to Be drew me in and kept me riveted until the last word. This is a story of deception, fractured family issues, forgiveness, and embracing the future. The Me I Used to Be is a quick read with a compelling storyline and characters you?ll fall i...
  • Sheila Samuelson
    Jul 18, 2019
    This was my first time reading a book by Jennifer Ryan and I absolutely loved it!! It was mainly a Contemporary with a lil bit of YA and Romance thrown into to. I felt bad for Evangeline through the whole book. What she endured was horrible but I see her dad did it for all the right re...
  • EAM
    Jun 18, 2019
    I received a copy of this book through a Goodreads giveaway for my honest review. Admitedly, this is not a book I would have chosen to read on my own - but I approached it with an open mind and hoped that it would be more than the typical romance book (even though the cover wasn't ...
  • Sandy Nikolas
    Jul 01, 2019
    This was ok for me. I like most of Jennifer Ryan?s books, but there?s not much romance here.the big secret is revealed a bit too soon and the effects of her time in prison are not delved into much, just scattered about the surface. ...
  • Emmie Ksilent
    Aug 07, 2019
    What a bore. If you want to read a book where the main character is having the same three conversations with six different people and you can see the end coming a mile away then this is the book for you. ...
  • Iris Howorth
    May 20, 2019
    I won this in a Goodreads giveaway, and I wish I had paid closer attention to the description before entering. The plot looked interesting and the reviews were good, so I thought it would be a fun read. And I will say it fits the bill of fun, fluffy read, but that's about it. Overa...