Always at First

Always at First❮PDF / Epub❯ ✈ Always at First ⚣ Author Phalla S. Rios – Bluevapours.co.uk Angel Mabbot is the perfect daughterPerfection has always been an expectation set forth by her adoring father and her overbearing, neglectful mother Knowing she can never live up to their standards, A Angel Mabbot is the perfect daughterPerfection has always been an expectation set forth by her adoring father and her overbearing, neglectful mother Knowing she can never live up to their standards, Always at PDF/EPUB ² Angel falls into a life of partying, drinking and pills in an effort to dull the pain of her insecurities and perceived failures Kevin Hawken, a former business partner of Angel s father, has always loved Angel, although she has no idea who he is Angel s substance induced state of mind forces her to question what is real And Kevin is too good to be realCaught in the clutches of Roman Conti, a notorious and dangerous Mob boss from Italy, Angel slips under Roman s control A control she can t escapeAnd the only man who can rescue herIs a man she believes existed only in her dreams.

Phalla S Rios lives in California with her husband, a daughter and two goofy pit bulls She loves to read and write while drinking her favorite tea, Joy, from Starbucks During Always at PDF/EPUB ² her spare time, she is usually at the movies or looking for the next best place to eat She often refers to herself as a foodie Her novels are Not at First and the sequel, Always at First She is currently writing the last book to her series, Forever at FirstYou can also reach her by email authorpsrios gmail.

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  • Paperback
  • Always at First
  • Phalla S. Rios
  • English
  • 06 May 2019

10 thoughts on “Always at First

  1. Hooked On Books says:

    I was completely blown away by Always At First Not At First 2 by Phalla S Rios It is a follow on novel from Not At First It continues the love triangle which is Roman, Kevin and Angel In this second novel we get to hear from Kevin and Angels POV as we learn about there past that creates there present Kevin has always loved Angel although mostly from afar Angel is in love with Kevin but is trapped by the ever demanding dominant Roman who she also loves The events run at a steady pace th I was completely blown away by Always At First Not At First 2 by Phalla S Rios It is a follow on novel from Not At First It continues the love triangle which is Roman, Kevin and Angel In this second novel we get to hear from Kevin and Angels POV as we learn about there past that creates there present Kevin has always loved Angel although mostly from afar Angel is in love with Kevin but is trapped by the ever demanding dominant Roman who she also loves The events run at a steady pace throughout the book and WOWZA there are some amazing events, shocks, twists secrets to keep you hooked and on the edge of your seat.I loved all the characters, Kevin was a sexy hot tattooed play boy who deeply cared for Angel and tried to protect her He had harbored so much love for her over the years Let the fear you have be what you need to fight harder for what you want Roman scared the s t out of me Don t get me wrong, he was beyond hot but he was Dark, Dangerous, Controlling and Demanding He controlled Angel in every way possible and if she didn t comply he punished her That is nothing compared to what I can do..what I will do if you try to leave me again Angel was insufferable, she drove me insane I wanted to give her a good wake up call She was a selfish girl and took complete advantage of the people who cared and loved her most She tried to protect Kevin s life by staying with Roman I just signed my soul to the devil to protect Kevin I loved the way Phalla got you hooked from page 1 The connection with the characters just sucked you right in till the very end Fantastic writing that had me heart wrenched and feeling so many different emotions, even sad tears flowed This book is one of those reads that will be etched into your mind fora very long time

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  3. Books&Dreams says:

    Book Worms Reviewer Kimberley left this Book WOrms Review, thank you Kimberley We gave this book 4 stars.This is book to in the Not at First SeriesBook Always At First.4 stars.This book is set in the past and present tense and it revolves around three characters, it s a follow on from a previous series.The story focuses on Angel and she seems to be in trouble, caught between two guys, one she s deeply in love with the other who she ran from but still seems to be attracted to him, no matte Book Worms Reviewer Kimberley left this Book WOrms Review, thank you Kimberley We gave this book 4 stars.This is book to in the Not at First SeriesBook Always At First.4 stars.This book is set in the past and present tense and it revolves around three characters, it s a follow on from a previous series.The story focuses on Angel and she seems to be in trouble, caught between two guys, one she s deeply in love with the other who she ran from but still seems to be attracted to him, no matter what he seems to do.But it seems all is not lost as Kevin Angels Boyfriend comes to get her but he doesn t seem to be impressed I let her leave with him I walked away again There s no excuse for this I m fully letting her slip away from me and I m not doing a damn thing about it And here I am, on a f king plane full of that c ck sucker s people, sitting across from the dirty looking guard that held a gun to my head, before shoving me into this very plane we are both on It seems to be a case of all as not as it seems, does he want to be on that plane Why was he kidnapped Andimportantly, does Angel know Yet Kevin says some very wise words You can t chose who you love, the heart wants what the heart wants Could this be a sign That he does still want Angel Despite them being related Angel seems to be falling deeper and deeper into her situation, yet she can t seem to help herself I just signed my soul to the devil, to protect Kevin I just hope he will forgive me for doing so For some reason you just want to shout at her at times and then the next you just wanna tell her it will all be ok and not to worry.She draws you with her vulnerability and her steadfast stubbornness.She refuses to give up and give in but she is steadily being worn down, will she manage to escape But I think the bigger question is, does she want to escape her captor after all this Even though she is confused she is still torn, The sea of confusing emotions is unbearable and all I can do is be strong enough to survive the waves of constant longing for a man I desperately need to let go.But can she Can I forget Kevin, who holds my heart prisoner and marry a man that will never have my heart Yes, I would My child will have both parents I have seen what a broken home can do to a child.I don t think she can forget him, I think she is desperate to but her heart can t stop loving him Kevin feels a strong sense of guilt towards Angel in his past, he can t place his feelings for her, are they right or they wrong All he feels is a deep regret for having left her for so long Her eyes are lost of the sparkling brightness I d fell in love with.This is a perfect way to remember her but doesn t stop the guilt he feels.Angel is deeply troubled If you live my life you ll understand But you don t, so you can t stand here judging me Clearly Kevin wants to help but is at loss as to how, you feel for both of these character right here, you wish you could just tell them what is going on, to help them see past all the barriers.Kevin waited for years to have his opportunity, now there is no going back, I waited four long years to hold her again, just like this and after tonight I don t think I can ever stop.This just goes to show how deeply he feels for her, even after all those years that have passed between them We re here now, forget about the past But can they These two people will have you turning pages well into the early hours A series not to be missed

  4. Amanda says:

    4 STAR THOUGHTSIf you have read Not at First if you haven t stop reading this and go read it NOW , then you have been dying to get your hands on this book We were left with so many questions at the end of book 1, and finally we get to knowabout Angel, Kevin Roman Once again we are left guessing, wondering, and hoping until the very end We get to learnabout Kevin and Angel pasts, while also learningabout her and Roman s intense relationship Phalla S Rios once again had m 4 STAR THOUGHTSIf you have read Not at First if you haven t stop reading this and go read it NOW , then you have been dying to get your hands on this book We were left with so many questions at the end of book 1, and finally we get to knowabout Angel, Kevin Roman Once again we are left guessing, wondering, and hoping until the very end We get to learnabout Kevin and Angel pasts, while also learningabout her and Roman s intense relationship Phalla S Rios once again had me a nervous wreck trying to figure out where the story was taking me My world will forever be changed by the hurricane force that is Roman AngelAngel has been whisked away to Italy with Roman He is determined to make her his forever But no matter how intense of a connection Angel feels with Roman, she knows her heart belongs to Kevin Sometimes though life doesn t go your way and you are forced to make decisions and live with the consequences And Angel will do whatever she has to, as long as Kevin is safe Your body belongs to me, every part of you is mine RomanAs they return to the states for Angel to continue school, Roman makes it clear she is to stay away from Kevin Nomistakes But it is hard to stay away from the him But being near him again ends bad, leaving Angel lost that woman stole my soul and I need her to live, to breath, to fucking finally love my life KevinWhen a tragedy occurs, Angel is broken Will Roman every let her go Can Kevin ever forgive her Who is her forever There are no words I was lost and broken so many times As the story unfolds from both Kevin and Angel s POV and a small bit of Roman we get to learn about the past and the present How did they get to this point Who neglected Angel to leave her so insecure My emotions were all over the place I was happy and in love, broken and sad, and just a nervous wreck Dare I also say that I love to hate Roman and that I wantof him I know, I know he is awful Don t get me wrong I love Kevin Angel, and Kevin s alpha side is HOT Go check out this series today You will be on the edge of your seat trying to figure out where Ms Rios is taking you next

  5. Rebecca Edwards says:

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.I started reading this book as soon as I finished reading Not At First I had to know what was gonna happen next What I found was a book full of suspense, romance, pain, and enlightenment Angel is in love with Kevin but to keep him safe she needs to stay with Roman A man she once loved but has now come to fear but still excites her sexually She will do anything to keep Kevin safe but can t help the I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.I started reading this book as soon as I finished reading Not At First I had to know what was gonna happen next What I found was a book full of suspense, romance, pain, and enlightenment Angel is in love with Kevin but to keep him safe she needs to stay with Roman A man she once loved but has now come to fear but still excites her sexually She will do anything to keep Kevin safe but can t help the draw she feels towards him The connection she felt towards Kevin that confused her once now makes perfect sense to her.We get ain depth look in this book into Kevin s feelings for Angel Through some really great flashback scenes we get glimpses into his initial encounters with Angel and see how his love has grown through the years Kevin truly loves Angel and wants nothingthan to take her away and protect her from Roman A man he knows is dangerous.Roman is a dangerous man and he hates not being obeyed The way he treats Angel makes me sick I know in his own he does love her but his need to be in total control of everything has doomed him.I was on the edge of my seat reading this book My heart broke for Kevin at times during this book I was scared of Roman would do to Kevin and her friends I wasn t worried about him physically hurting Angel because of the fact that she s pregnant but that didn t mean that I wasn t scared that he might do some emotional damage to her I began disliking Roman evenwhile reading this book I even found myself crying at times for Angel and what she s experiencing A wonderful read that I know I will be reading again

  6. Kimberley-May McGurdy says:

    4 stars.This book is set in the past and present tense and it revoles around three characters, it s a follow on from a pervious series.The story focuses on Angel and she seems to be in trouble, caught between two guys, one she s deeply in love with the other who she ran from but still seems to be attracted to him, no matter what he seems to do.But it seems all is not lost as Kevin Angels Boyfriend comes to get her but he doesn t seem to be impressed I let her leave with him I walked away ag 4 stars.This book is set in the past and present tense and it revoles around three characters, it s a follow on from a pervious series.The story focuses on Angel and she seems to be in trouble, caught between two guys, one she s deeply in love with the other who she ran from but still seems to be attracted to him, no matter what he seems to do.But it seems all is not lost as Kevin Angels Boyfriend comes to get her but he doesn t seem to be impressed I let her leave with him I walked away again There s no excuse for this I m fully letting her slip away from me and I m not doing a damn thing about it And here I am, on a fucking plane full of that cock sucker s people, sitting across from the dirty looking guard that held a gun to my head, before shoving me into this very plane we are both on It seems to be a case of all as not as it seems, does he want to be on that plane Why was he kidnapped Andimportantly, does Angel know Yet Kevin says some very wise words You can t chose who you love, the heart wants what the heart wants Could this be a sign That he does still want Angel Despite them being releted Angel seems to be falling deeper and deeper into her situtiation, yet she can t seem to help herself I just signed my soul to the devil, to protect Kevin I just hope he will forgive me for doing so For some reason you just want to shout at her at times and then the next you just wanna tell her it will all be ok and not to worry.She draws you with her vulnerability and her steadfast stubborness.She refuses to give up and give in but she is steadily being worn down, will she manage to escape But I think the bigger question is, does she want to escape her captor after all this Even though she is confused she is still torn, The sea of confusing emotions is unbearable and all I can do is be strong enough to survive the waves of constant longing for a man I despertely need to let go.But can she Can I forget Kevin, who holds my heart prisioner and marry a man that will never have my heart Yes, I would My child will have both parents I have seen what a broken home can do to a child.I don t think she can forget him, I think she is desparate to but her heart can t stop loving him Kevin feels a strong sense of guilt towards Angel in his past, he can t place his feelings for her, are they right or they wrong All he feels is a deep regret for having left her for so long Her eyes are lost of the sparkling brightness I d fell in love with.This is a perfect way to rememeber her but doesn t stop the guilt he feels.Angel is deeply troubled If you live my life you ll understand But you don t, so you can t stand here judging me Clearly Kevin wants to help but is at loss as to how, you feel for both of these character right here, you wish you could just tell them what is going on, to help them see past all the barriers.Kevin waited for years to have his opportunity, now there is no going back, I waited four long years to hold her again, just like this and after tonight I don t think I can ever stop.This just goes to show how deeply he feels for her, even after all those years that have passed between them We re here now, forget about the past But can they These two people will have you turning pages well into the early hours A series not to be missed Phalla S Rios

  7. Roses Book Blog says:

    WARNING This is NOT a standalone novel, in order to fully understand this story you will need to read Not At First prior to reading Always At FirstAlways At First picks up where Not At First left off Angel is now under the watchful eye of Roman Roman will do anything to keep his woman, even if that means eliminating the competition Kevin Kevin will do anything for Angel, he s loved her for a long time He s loved her from afar and just when he has her in his arms, everything goes to hel WARNING This is NOT a standalone novel, in order to fully understand this story you will need to read Not At First prior to reading Always At FirstAlways At First picks up where Not At First left off Angel is now under the watchful eye of Roman Roman will do anything to keep his woman, even if that means eliminating the competition Kevin Kevin will do anything for Angel, he s loved her for a long time He s loved her from afar and just when he has her in his arms, everything goes to hell and back and she ends up in the clutches of the enemy.Roman is a domineering man who wants everything done his way and he ll do anything to get it Make matters worse, Angel finds out she s pregnant with Roman s baby Now Angel knows she must give up her love for Kevin in order for him to remain safe Issue is, no matter how much she tries, she cannot let Kevin go, she loves him too much She knows she should give him up and let him go, but the heart wants what the heart wants, and her heart wants Kevin.It was easier for a while being out of the country, but the second they return, Angel is right back in the path of Kevin and he will do anything to get her back and keep her safe even if it puts himself in harms way Told in dual points of view and the reader given a view into the past, this story is heartfelt and will pull at the strings of your heart and will make you fall evenin love with these characters than before.I was always a fan of Kevin and Angel s love story Phalla gives us a whole new view into the characters that we have grown to love and adore and even gives a better understanding into Roman Roman is a man that confuses me he spent so much of this book going hot and cold and then back and forth over and over again bringing me to the verge of a headache I didn t expect to end up with the story that I read, but it made me laugh, it made me cry, and it made me fall in love with Angel and Kevin all over again.I highly recommend this book of anyone that fell in love with Not At First If you haven t read it, what are you waiting for Pick it up and read this book I give it 5 amazing stars and cannot wait to see if there will beof Angel and Kevin in the future Complimentary copy give by author in exchange for a honest review

  8. Chelly Peeler says:

    Let the fear you have be the push you need to fight harder for what you want When I finished Not at First a few months back, I was left with quite a few questions Thankfully, I got the answers I wanted from Always at First Throughout the book, we are being taken back and forth through time in both Angel and Kevin s points of view, and while it could get a little confusing if you aren t paying attention, it really helps us learn what Kevin and Angel went through growing up and how they got to Let the fear you have be the push you need to fight harder for what you want When I finished Not at First a few months back, I was left with quite a few questions Thankfully, I got the answers I wanted from Always at First Throughout the book, we are being taken back and forth through time in both Angel and Kevin s points of view, and while it could get a little confusing if you aren t paying attention, it really helps us learn what Kevin and Angel went through growing up and how they got to where they are today If you haven t read Not at First, you may want to before picking this one up The book picks up with Angel under Roman s control if you haven t read my other review, I really don t care for Roman at all Angel s heart belongs to Kevin, but Roman says if she doesn t forget about him, that could cost Kevin his life In order to save him, Angel finally decides to give in to Roman and pretend to love him, but it ll never be true or will it Despite how much she hates him, she can t deny what feelings he evokes from her body And under all that evil Somewhere deep down is a loving, sweet, caring, protective side that she brings out of him, and it could make her love him.We finally get in Kevin s head and learnabout him where he came from, his life growing up, how he got started working for Angel s dad, and how long he has actually been in love with her His sister tried to talk him out of caring for Angel, Angel s dad forbid him to even look at her, but he learns that you can t help who you love He had several run ins with Angel over the course of several years, each time breaking his heart, but he still couldn t let her go Now he s determined to get her back, but will it cost him his life Does she even want him Angel s moods give me whiplash One minute, she hates Roman, the next she cares for him and he turns her on I was really upset with how she broke Kevin s heart repeatedly over the years, but after learningabout her, I can forgive her of that I was expectingof a fight at the end, but overall I am happy with this story and with the way it turned out Phalla is planning on a couplebooks regarding the characters in these stories and I m looking forward to , especially Roman So far, I can t get my head around him and why he is the way he is I m looking for him to be redeemed

  9. Van says:

    I am so upset after reading this book It was great that all my doubts about who the guy was in the prologue of Not at First was cleared and we finally find out who is Angel s greatest love but there are so many unresolved issues and disappointing moments.Firstly, I felt that the way Angel miscarried her child was anti climatical and how Roman just walked away was disappointing That and how Angel was two timing Roman and Kevin, Kevin two timing with Angel and Aubrey, Roman fucking all the other I am so upset after reading this book It was great that all my doubts about who the guy was in the prologue of Not at First was cleared and we finally find out who is Angel s greatest love but there are so many unresolved issues and disappointing moments.Firstly, I felt that the way Angel miscarried her child was anti climatical and how Roman just walked away was disappointing That and how Angel was two timing Roman and Kevin, Kevin two timing with Angel and Aubrey, Roman fucking all the other whores out there, plus we find out at the author s post script that view spoiler Roman is probably going to end up with Camillia, the capture girl hide spoiler , I m not even going to list their parent s rubbish of a relationship, it just felt that all the relationships in this story are screwed up.Also, I have a burning question Why does Angel never seem to remember Kevin Granted, she was intoxicated at times or thought he was unreal, but if she had truly felt that much for him, how could she not recognize him every single time Unless she has amnesia or something.What happened with Andre and Lola wasn t mentioned at the end too Thankfully, the author mentioned that there was going to be another book for Kevin and Angel, Marcus and Ellie, and Roman as well Though I m still quite upset that after everything Roman did to Angel, he just ups himself and leaves and ends up finding true love with another girl I m going to hate him forever, argh However, I bet the author is going to come up with some badass family history and his sad excuse of a childhood and life being misunderstood and a lifetime of pain and regrets that the readers will have no choice but to sympathise with him Unfortunately, I don t like reading sequels starring the other parings, so whether or not I m going to read that book next year is unknown.In a nutshell, I had high hopes for this series in Not at First and a good 3 4 of Always at First, but the way the second book ended was kind of a let down I find the author s ability to create twists and mind tricks with little bits of information that messes with our minds really good but the way she ends the book just doesn t sit well with me

  10. Crystal says:

    Always At First picks up where Not At First ended Angel is in love with Kevin, but Roman has declared her to be his and went as far as to ensure it with a child She s been swept away to Italy and everyone is concerned for her as they don t know for sure what is happening She s torn between the decision of whether to go to the man she loves and endanger them both or to stay with the man she cares for and keep them safe Can either of them be truly safe though The pace is spot on during most o Always At First picks up where Not At First ended Angel is in love with Kevin, but Roman has declared her to be his and went as far as to ensure it with a child She s been swept away to Italy and everyone is concerned for her as they don t know for sure what is happening She s torn between the decision of whether to go to the man she loves and endanger them both or to stay with the man she cares for and keep them safe Can either of them be truly safe though The pace is spot on during most of the book There is so much detail and so many events You ll be shocked by much of it I truly don t know who I feel sorry for in this story You have the glutton for punishment, the unreturned love, a mob boss, deeply scarred youths Basically between the three of them they are a sad lot, but a hot lot.It s a really good read and you truly don t know what is coming until it happens They were things left out toward the end I m wondering if there is a third book The ending was a bit rushed for me and didn t seem complete, though in my perspective it seems to elude to another book I truly hope so as I ve enjoyed both books and would like to see where the story goes from here.This book has so many different dynamics to it as Angel is trying to not only come to terms with her life changing, but also wanting to make decisions for herself I will say the one part was heart wrenching and at first I wasn t sure what was going on It was a scene that could have been evenpowerful if we d have known truly what was happening from that first moment.This book is better than four stars but I can t give it five yet If I knew there was a third book to fill in the blanks I would give that extra shiny, but alas there s nothing that I could find stating there is one This is a wonderful read for a lazy day as the length can be enjoyed in an afternoon or evening.Edit The author contacted me and there is in fact going to be a third book Bring on that extra star, it s five now and I can t wait for the next book to come out I received a copy of this book for my honest review

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