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Alternate cover edition for ASIN B0143PGMCCA Stand-Alone New Adult, Contemporary Romance.An orphan and aspiring dancer learns her father wasn’t who she thought, when she inherits $50 million dollars, and two difficult brothers she never knew she had. Can their rockstar best friend Alec stand up for her... and can he change her mind about wanting to be alone?REVIEWS:"It's aAlternate cover edition for ASIN B0143PGMCCA Stand-Alone New Adult, Contemporary Romance.An orphan and aspiring dancer learns her father wasn’t who she thought, when she inherits $50 million dollars, and two difficult brothers she never knew she had. Can their rockstar best friend Alec stand up for her... and can he change her mind about wanting to be alone?REVIEWS:"It's an endearing tale of loss, changing, and finding new."“Kept me turning the pages on my Kindle as fast as I could and it was really easy reading." - BooksNeedTLC
**Previously published as "Stand Close" under Ms. Hopkins' pen name "Sabrina Lacey." That book has been discontinued and replaced with this....

Title : you don t know me
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ISBN : 30830289
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Number of Pages : 336 Pages
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you don t know me Reviews

  • xo Jules
    2019-06-17 08:09

    Dang I don't think I've ever read anything with so little substance in my entire life.Seriously even the 'erotica' scenes can't make up for the complete lack of substance!Guess I'm just a woman who prefers mental stimulation.

  • Michelle Quintana
    2019-06-06 07:10

    I give this book 2.5 stars but only because I liked Alec, Jack, and Sean. Rue started off ok but then she turned into a naive, dumb person, especially when she drank. She swore up and down that the money wouldn't change her and she didn't really want it, but once she had, she became the very person Jack accused her of being. Maybe if the book had been longer with better character development I might have liked Rue. She got on my nerves so badly at times that I was tempted to just quit reading the book. It was the guys and their stories that kept me going.

  • Asia
    2019-05-29 13:15

    albo za krótka albo za długa. nie mogę się zdecydować. mam wrażenie że za dużo pomysłów naraz zostało wrzucone do tego tygla i nie poradzono sobie z niektórymi z tych ingrediencji zbyt dobrze. mogło być fantastycznie. wyszło okkkeeeejjjj. i tyle.

  • Crazychriss889
    2019-06-16 09:13

    Oh, what an amazing idea!!Rue is 21 and just found out that she's got two half-brothers!! And they're super rich. And now the same is true for her.Dearie...I loved the story per se, being 21, discovering that you have loads of money. Plus, there are those two rich and spoiled boys who discover they have a not so rich but pretty down-to-earth sister. Love Jack for being your typical bad boy who doesn't care about anything and lives life to the fullest (at least, that's what he thinks). He's mean at first and really thinks the earth revolves around him. Plus, he thinks he has problems? Dear god, don't get me started on his... First world problems more or less. But okay. Then, there's his brother Sean, a somewhat insecure but super protective brother who has his own secret. And then there's their best friend, Alec - superstar. This guy? He's superbored with is life, likes flirting with girls, hooking up with them and then disposing of them. He thinks it's a good idea to agree to Jack's plan. Breaking their half-sister's heart? Hey, why not, right? Dude...Anyways, I liked the story up to that point. But unfortunately, our heroine is super weak, doesn't have a backbone, can't make up her mind - just like all the others basically. I'm pretty bored at that point.Sure, I like her when she's throwing her tantrums, when she shows us that she can be strong but it's like, she deflates after that and lets others form her. She really never sticks to her plans and thoughts and I don't like that.Also, when Alec has another woman, he totally ignores her. He totally wants to keep her a secret, our heroine is mad but then he kisses Rue and she forgets about everything that happened before. Communication between them? Non-existent.I mean, all this, I want him so badly, so of course, all is well between us, is sooo disappointing...So, yeah, weak heroine...Then I have to add that there's no communication between our MCs which is just awful. I mean, they never discuss their pasts; we don't really get to know the MCs - neither Rue nor Alec. And I mean, isn't that what a relationship should be about??But okay.Then there's the fact that Alec likes Rue's "childbearing hips". Wow. What is that even supposed to mean??Oh, yeah, and there's NO SAFE SEX. And at that point I was really considering not finishing this book 'cause I hate that. They don't even discuss whether she's on birth control. Plus, he's been with loads of women before her and doesn't even think about using a freaking condom??? Seriously???Rue really is like a child and is just putty in his hands and that made me super mad.The ending was frustrating as well... I really had the feeling that we didn't know the main characters in the end.So all in all, great beginning, weak ending, weak middle...Oh yeah, btw Alec is a rockstar apparently but we never even hear him sing or play... Or be on stage. So, yeah, that's no rockstar romance there...But hey, it's free so grab a copy and just try it out.

  • Keya
    2019-06-02 12:16

    That was.... disappointing. The first few chapters were going so well. Two brothers find out they have a sister who inherits 55 millions dollars from their dead father. One brother think sister is full of shit while the other gives her the benfit of the doubt. Everyone probabaly knows by now how much I absolutely love sibling relationships in stories so I was so excited for this. But damn. What a let down. Couldn't connect with any of the characters. Rue and Alec's chemistry didn't work for me at all. It was lust at first sight but I felt absolutely nothing between them. The relationship between Rue and her brothers Sean and Jack was okay but that's as far as it went. This really didn't work for me at all.

  • Coco.V
    2019-05-23 10:15

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  • Samantha Hopkins
    2019-06-15 12:12

    On her twenty first birthday, Rue Calliwell opens her front door to Jack Stone - one of the famous Stone brothers. At a meeting at their lawyer's office she learns she has inherited $50 million. It is revealed the late Maxwell Stone was her father. She has also gained two brothers and the recognition that follows them. For three years, Rue has been alone after losing her mother to cancer. Her best friend Jenna is the only family she has had. Within a few minutes she had gained and lost a father. However the most precious gift Max has given her, are the love letters from him and her mother. These allow her to reconnect with her mum. Rue initially refuses the money but a clause in Max's will prevents her from doing so. Overnight Rue Calliwell has become a millionaire. Thrown into the spotlight, everything she says or does is scrutinised by the media. As she endeavours to fit into her brother's world, she tries to do so without losing her identity and who she is. Sean is pleased to learn he has a half sister and feels an instant protectiveness towards her but his brother Jack, feels betrayed by their father. He refuses to believe anyone would turn down 50 million dollars. He doesn't believe the charade he feels Rue is portraying and becomes determined to prove to everyone that she is a fraud. Jack enlists the help of their best friend Alec Gabriel to gain Rue's trust and then break her heart. But as time goes by, he realises his actions have consequences. Alec Gabriel has left a trail of broken hearts. He agrees to help Jack and looks forward to meeting the half sister but upon meeting Rue, he feels an instant connection to her both physically and emotionally. He realises Rue is not like the others and as they begin their affair, he knows he will protect Rue at all costs. I found this story an emotional journey and cried in parts. Faleena Hopkins has managed to capture the beauty of love not only between Rue and Alec but also the familial love between siblings. It was a heartfelt story. My only hope is this becomes a series and does not stay as a standalone! PLEASE!!

  • Melody Smith
    2019-06-02 06:13

    This was pretty much flat out awful. It started out okay, but fell flat mighty fast. Rue starts out as a character with a bit of backbone, but quickly seems to become this vapid, moronic cariacture of a character. The scenes that were meant to be erotic were anything but, simply as there was no build up to them. There was no growing lust between the pair before things took off between them, so I didn't feel invested in the pair at all. Let alone the fact that it went from 0-100 every time things switched between a character driven scene to an erotic scene.Then there is the time frame that the entire book was set in. It makes it all the more unbelievable for all that occurs during this time.Not a book I would recommend to others, and I have to be honest and say based on this book alone I can't say I wouldn't be picking up another title by this author. Extremely disappointing.

  • Netta Felling
    2019-06-17 08:04

    I want more

  • MJ
    2019-06-10 12:47

    The plot was so good. There was such potential. And then I read it. And it was a close call with to finish or DNF... Probably should ave DNF'd in hind sight.It didn't start out too bad, but then it just closed it's eyes and jumped straight in the deep end of trashy trope. And while most of the characters had a few good moments... they all had more moments of wanting to slap them silly... and not in a good way. The plot was limited to 'this is required, tick' instead of following the story.She is blindsided when she turns 21 and finds out she is the love child of a married billionaire and her mother... the nanny. Both of whom are now dead, leaving her a broke orphan with 2 half-brothers and an evil doped up stepmother. Her half-brothers are less than thrilled at her entrance to the family, and the money... which makes it understandable when one of them decides to show the trash that she really doesn't fit in their cashed up world, living a useless existence. No one questions how inside 12hrs, and with less than 10 people knowing the details, not only are the press onto it, but they are literally at her door with all the details.Oh, and these lifetime paparazzi bait brothers still manage to bite at the insults thrown at them.The h is portrayed as a down to earth girl with a work ethic... for about 10secs, but is really a whiny child for a lot of it. She refuses the money, but soon has to change her mind because of an evil little twist daddy left in the will... If she didn't take it, it was to go to the (view spoiler)[KKK. Yes, that's right, the KKK (hide spoiler)]. Now she doesn't want the money, or any fame that comes with being in the family, but the first thing she does  when news breaks and she's splashed across the tabloids is throw her 'too old' computer across the room (of course), and jump on a plane with her bestie, New York bound for a shopping spree, where she ignores the people taking photos of her 'cause she's not famous', spends ridiculous amounts of the money she wants no part of, goes high profile by dancing on tables, shouting drinks for the entire club, and kissing strangers... even tho she's already had a 'love at first sight-so real-let him feel her up in an alley' thing with her brothers famous rockstar - may as well be their brother - best friend.From the brothers, we have the in-the-closet gay guy who gets her a make over ASAP. The evil one who sets the boy-bestie up to use and abuse this trashy new sister so she can be broken and thrown away for a laugh. And this boy-bestie who has no problem using and abusing a stranger who is actually his friends sister... until he sets eyes on her and realizes she just might be the one, who he doesn't want to change his ways for but can't resist.Oh, and there's the h's bestie who as it turns out is bi, and doesn't see a problem bringing a strange woman back to the hotel room... that only has one bed... that she is CURRENTLY, as in lying next to right now, sharing with the h as she's getting jiggy with it. Insert h ending up in boy-besties bed here.The press goes wild on her New York binge and the evil brother gets his fun when he rubs it in her face, and she realizes she's been trying to turn herself into 'one of them', so she drowns herself in the pool with half a dozen people standing by. Enter the violin and the evil brother realizes he's being evil, and she's his sister. The boy-bestie realizes he can't stand by and let the evil brother monster her any more, que fight and they all head home separately because she doesn't want anything to do with them any more.... But wait, there's more. The boy-bestie has a very tragic and public melt down when he gets off his plane and learns the brothers plane went down in the ocean. The h has an epiphany and rushes to the stepmothers house (who she still hasn't met) to comfort her while they wait for news on the brothers... who promptly goes psycho and blames EVERYTHING on the h for being born and slams the door. Not 10mins later the boy-bestie rocks up and they both go in to comfort the stepmother who is so contrite and doped up that she apologizes to the h and spills more secrets about the daddy.Of course the brothers are saved... by a submarine... and no less than President Obama calls the stepmother directly to tell her her boys are safe!Stepmother throws a party when they get home and all is rainbows an unicorns... The best bit... ALL of this, EVERY bit of it, has happened in a week.

  • ❤️ Paulette
    2019-06-10 12:16

    You Don't Know MeBy Faleena HopkinsI was pleasantly surprised with this book. It was a quick read… I’ve only read Ms Hopkins Paranormal books, so this book was surprisingly chance of pass for me with herRue who learns that she's the half-sister to a pair of notorious billionaire playboys, Jack & Sean Stone. Is told in 4 POV’s.. I don’t rember read the time I read about with so many POV’.. It was very interesting to say to the least to have that Luckily Rue wakes up the day after her 21st birthday to knock on her door. Only to the famous Stone standing there & all they said was "You'll be hearing from my lawyer," Jack Stone is your typical spoil rich boy…Rude & obnoxious to anyone who he believes is below him.. So you can just imagine how he treated Rue. Jack does not hide is distaste for Rue at all. He is very cruel & is constantly mean and degrading her.Sean Stone is so damn adorable sweet to Rue from the being. Sean has his secrets just like his father, unwilling to share cuz the media would have a field day if his secrets get outAlec Gabriel is the womanizing front man for the band Locked Tight. He's also the best friend of the famous Stone brothers, Jack and Sean.. I wasn’t to happen when vengeful Jack asks Alec to make Rue his new play thing… Also I imagine it would be sad story, but one I wouldn’t mind reading is the story how all this started??? Maxwell & Connie storyI am hoping in the future that Ms Hopkins can give us more Jack & Sean Stone, & even more about Alec & Rue…. The family aspect of this book was amazing…I didn’t know if I wanted to cry my ass off or laugh to dead in some parts.. I truly believe ever Actions have consequences & you see that in this book….I wished we had a more detailed at the ending with the character thoughI was provided with an ARC in exchange for a honest review.Thank you Faleena this was a wonderful gift

  • Laura Greenwood
    2019-05-25 07:05

    Previously reviewed as Stand Close 1Stand Close 2& Stand Close 3

  • Megan
    2019-05-26 09:09

    I'm probably being generous giving this a 2 star rating, because the story requires a lot to be believable, but I did like some of the story. It started out interesting, but soon became ridiculous. I thought Alec's response at the dramatic scene was believable, but almost everything else that happen with it was unbelievable. Not a story I'd recommend.

  • Laura's Book Addiction
    2019-06-12 10:03

    Well this book is full of cheesy-ness and over done drama. Honestly I could have gotten over the cheesy moments & enjoyed the story if the drama had been less.

  • Kristen Holt
    2019-05-28 11:06

    Faleena, love, you are quickly becoming one of my favorite authors, and I'm really looking forward to whatever rabbits you pull out of your magic hat next.Goodreads reviewers have disappointed me again on this one. I read through many of the 1, 2, and 3 star ratings, and found them to be without substance. I think would not have been as incensed as I am had they all been 4 & 5 star ratings.I read a LOT of books, and this one is waaayyyy better than most.Yes, it was a quick read.Yes, there was a bit of insta-love.BUT, I really enjoyed reading the characters' story arcs, and watching them find redemption, and ultimately, acceptance with who they are as people. Rue, as she struggled to become something she's not. Jack, as he struggled to be fearless to go after his dream. And Sean, as he struggled with hiding his true self. They became people who love, and people who chase after their dreams. They discover that family is not only the people you're born with, it's the people you choose to have around you, love you and support you.I really liked this one!

  • Mona Livsey
    2019-06-05 05:50

    The Surprises Never QuitThis is a new Author to me and I love her writing already!! You Don’t Know Me, is an emotionally filled story of lost and found on so many different levels. Losing ones parents is hard enough, but to find out your father wasn’t who you thought he was. Then to find out you have a pair of not only famous but excessively rich brothers, can throw any girl for a loop, especially when she becomes a multi millionaire over night.The roller coaster ride between love, hate, loss, want and stupidity keeps you drawn into the story all the way through. I needed to see how it turned out, I read it in one sitting. Wonderful characters who keep you enthralled as they bare their souls and find more than they all expected. Fantastic read you need to check out!! Recommended to all who love a good cry with a wonderful HEA. Well Done🌺

  • Mary Spellman
    2019-06-06 13:01

    2 PlatypiresGreat Scott @ Platypire ReviewsIt could have been great. I tried to like this book, I really did. I can't go too in depth because I hate reviews with spoilers but I would like to say that to me, this is NOT a love story. Lust is not love, and I'm genuinely confused as to why the author tried to pass it off as such. Also there were four POVs in the story, which is honestly two too many. I felt as though some of the POVs weren't necessary. I see why the author did it, but it could have worked just as well of it was written in 3rd/ past tense versus 1st/ present tense. If there were more stories in the series, I would more than likely try to read another just because I do think there is potential there for the characters. I would actually like to see where Rue and Alec's (love) story heads.

  • Marisela Chavez
    2019-05-27 09:50

    Such a fun and easy read...

  • Hannah
    2019-06-10 13:14

    When I first started reading this I wasn't sure if I would like it or not. Jack was such a jerk. Thankfully he got better by the end. It just sucks that something bad had to happen in order for everything to get better.

  • Julie
    2019-06-09 09:11

    You Don’t Know Me by Faleena Hopkins is billed as a NA romance, however, I found it to be heavy on drama and light on romance.Rue has just turned 21, and is shocked when the rich and famous Stone Brothers knock on her door one morning to tell her she will be hearing from their attorney. Apparently, she is their half-sister from an affair their father had with her mother. On her 21st birthday, she is to receive $50 million dollars from her father's estate.The story is told from four different perspectives - Rue, her fabulously wealthy and famous half-brothers Jack and Sean Stone, and their friend Alec Gabriel, a rock star and family friend of the Stones. I enjoyed all the characters whether they were sympathetic or not, but I do feel they could have been more developed. There are several dramatic and seemingly sudden changes in behavior or opinions that felt incongruous with the previous portrayal of those characters. The changes were convenient but didn’t feel organic.Hopkins has crammed a lot into her brief story: discovering family, the pitfalls of fame, admitting to one’s sexual preference, how money changes you, prejudice, depression, infidelity, and making every moment count. The plot points are interesting, but there is too many crammed into this relatively short story. I felt that over-ambition contributed to the feeling that the author didn’t know where to take her story. Exploring just a couple of her ideas more deeply would have made the story infinitely more entertaining to me. I have to give Hopkins her due for her CPR scene; she couldn’t have described that scene more realistically. I won’t ruin the story by sharing further details outside of stating that the story culminates in a significant event that provides an easy, convenient solution for all those various story threads. You Don’t Know Me is a lifestyles-of-the-rich-and-famous meets rags-to-riches story. It’s a quick, light read; a perfect palate cleanser between meatier books. A 2.5 - 3 star read for me.I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Visit the Book Junkie Reviews blog for more recommendations:

  • Liz
    2019-06-18 14:13

    Story of Rue who learns that she's the half-sister to a pair of notorious billionaire playboys, Jack and Sean Stone. Jack's livid and wants to make her life a living hell; Sean's intrigued and not willing to abandon her.This story had significantly more depth than I had expected. The character development in J, S and R is quite good; we experience the highs and lows as Rue figures out what she wants. The romance with Alec was steamy, but not as romantic and frankly it got overshadowed by the issues with the Stones.I usually dislike NA novels, but this one had just enough drama to keep me intrigued. Upon re-reading, I found a number of writing issues that now made me take this down a star.

  • Bee
    2019-05-28 13:48

    Wow, reading this book was a lesson in patience. I found it really hard to get into the story even though the blurb sounded really good. I made it to the end however I was mostly just waiting for it to get good. It may be a sign of my age but I felt like the main character Rue was really childish. Instead of acting like her 21-years-of-age, she sounded like she was 14. It also irked me that the storyline was rather superficial. It was indeed an easy and fast read. Overall the novel didn't thrill me.

  • Jaycee-Jayne
    2019-06-17 10:10

    I really loved this book, I did not want it to finish xxx would loved to hear from the other characters ☺

  • Georgina
    2019-06-16 06:51

    Enjoyed it. Read this before under a different title "Stand Close" by Sabrina Lacey the pseudo-name for Faleena Hopkins. Love all of her books.

  • T
    2019-06-11 06:47

    Fun! Sexy! Finished it in one night and enjoyed it immensely!

  • Karen
    2019-06-03 10:02

    Pretty original to me and my first by this author...not the last. I loved it!!2nd read 10/13/17

  • Katerina
    2019-05-29 10:46

    DNFJack and Sean's father, Maxwell Stone had an affair with their nanny twenty one years ago leading to the secret love child, Rue Calliwell. Both men are in the spotlight, notorious for their social upstanding, fame and scandals, however upon the eve of Rue's 21st birthday, it is revealed their father has left behind a gargantuan $50 million for his illegitimate daughter. The daughter who was never meant to exist and has merely recognised these people her whole life for their celebrity status quo.Jack, especially antagonistic and bitter despises Rue and her deceased mother. Meeting her, he is cruel yet can't stop the perusal of her aesthetics. Despite his asshole antics, the chemistry between the two hovers somewhere between the thin line of hate-angst-f*ck-love. The writing definitely implied a forbidden attraction of some sort and somehow I hoped it would turn deeper. She says that 'he pushes her buttons' and 'over the edge.' I was weirdly into it.But suddenly, my dreams went down the drain pipe as Rue meets Alec, Jack and Sean's close friend - rocker, lead singer and manwhore. Jack makes a deal with Alec that he break Rue's heart. And suddenly I lost interest, because she gets wet, Alec gets rock hard, and their instant attraction/ insta-love leads to an angst ridden back and forth will-they-won't-they trope. She became especially pathetic, not that she was ever strong. A mere few hours and she says like some sort of obsessed groupie:"That if I'm going to get my heart broken. I want it to be by him."I thought her emotions were erratic. One minute she's kissing Alec, the next she's sad, the next she's euphoric and drunk making out with a man who looks like Hercules. And her and Jack are just brother and sister *eyeroll* but he's peeking at her topless as she makes out with Alec and holds some kind of sibling rivalry against her. Seriously, usually I'm not on the brother-sister train, but it would have been better in this case. Their relationship instead was suspiciously safe but there was some sort of weird attraction. Then Alec strings her about. Despite the attractive title of the book, I bowed out.

  • Ashlyn
    2019-05-20 07:49

    I really enjoyed this book. I started this year with the goal of reading 3 books a month and a couple of bad series set me back when I got hooked in the first book, struggled through the second and completely lost interest by the third. I switched to Faleena Hopkins when I realized that all of her books can function as stand alone novels and they have similar premises without being repetitive. Before reading any book I look at the reviews and mainly the bad ones to gauge why some people didn't like it. For this book, the main reason I saw was because they didn't like how the money got to Rue's head. That was a MAJOR plot point so I'm pretty sure those people either didn't finish the book or weren't paying any attention because that's only about 2 chapters and Rue admits that she knows how awful she is being, but that she feels she has to act out to show she belongs.Something I didn't expect from this book, but really enjoyed was the vocabulary that Faleena used as well as the classical Faulkner style chapters. William Faulkner is one of my favorite authors and As I Lay Dying is one of my favorite books so I really appreciated that. Likewise, I felt as if I was back in high school reading those books with the SAT vocab words that were bolded in the text with definitions in the margins. As an adult many years out of college and working a 9-5, my vocabulary rarely grows. It was nice to see a couple words in this style of books that I wasn't used to.I'm moving on to the Cocker Brothers series and hope that it will be as fun to read as this book was.

  • Lola
    2019-05-24 11:51

    I spend so many nights in the same position: devouring a free Kindle romance when I should be sleeping and that romance ultimately disappointing me. You Don't Know Me had a great hook: a poor girls inherits $50 million when she turns 21 and discovers she's actually part of a famous family with two older brothers. Oh, and she also falls in love with a rock star, who just happens to be her best friend's older brother. It was intriguing, but sadly I think the description was the best part. Rue is terribly characterized. One minute, she's sweet. The next, she's bratty. Her dream is being a dancer, and yet nothing is ever shown of her pursuing that. Everything is too fast-paced, and nothing ties together well. The brothers are only marginally developed, though I did like Sean, and Jack just was a mess. I absolutely hated Alec, the romantic lead, and I wish he hadn't been in the novel at all. The best friend was okay, I guess, but the whole plot was ridiculous.You Don't Know Me pretty much read like a book of romance's worst and most worn out clichés. I'm glad I got it for free, but definitely not recommended.

  • Beth
    2019-06-16 08:11

    Another great story with strong family themes from Faleena HopkinsI loved this standalone book from an author who has quickly become one of my favorites. The premise and the strong personalities of the main characters caught me from the very beginning of the book. Read it all through in one sitting! You can feel the emotional pain of each of the main characters. The story arc is well paced and the emotions keep churning. While there is certainly a romantic love story here it is truly the sibling love that makes the story. The only part that didn't work for me was the response of Connie Stone towards the end. A little too whiplash and unrealistic for me. But that's minor in comparison to the rest of a great story.