Like Dragonflies

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Blurb

I’m the good girl from Ashton Hills.
Rich. Pampered. Spoiled.
Slowly suffocating under my mother’s stifling thumb.
He’s the bad boy from Duncan.
Poor. Abused. Criminal.
Being swallowed by the darkness each passing second.
Two lost souls searching for freedom and happiness.
We’re lonely—broken—and trapped.
Until the universe brings us together.
Sometimes love is instantaneous.
A supernova collision of emotions.
Something that cannot be ignored.
As our hearts tangle to the point they’ll never be able to part, the past comes creeping up like an evil villain. The mistakes of our parents become our consequences to face.
We’re madly, deeply, foolishly in love.
Soul mates who finally found each other.
Two people who share the same father.

Additional information

Format

EPUB (for NON-KINDLE users), MOBI (FOR KINDLE USERS)

Language

English

Page Number

270

Publisher

K Webster and Danielle James

Word Count

69,000

16 reviews for Like Dragonflies

  1. Sarah polglaze

    This is my first book by Danielle James and wow did she and k webster give us the goods with this story.
    I devoured this book and highly recommend this taboo read to everyone.
    If you know k webster books be warned this book isn’t for everyone.

  2. Chloe Trivelpiece

    I have loved and devoured all K. Webster’s books.  No matter what she writes…twisted, dark, sexy or sweet, I am reading everything by her!

    So when I was lucky enough to get an ARC copy of her collaboration with Danielle James, I knew was going to go down the rabbit hole yet again! This story is a fast paced, page turner that I couldn’t put down until the very end.

    These ladies do not disappoint, nor do they make the subject of the story, even though it’s taboo, ugly or over done.  To me it wasn’t the main point of the story.  It was about the love between Mars & Sage.  Two young people that find out too late what loving each other really means and rising above it, like dragonflies.

    I love the analogy of dragonflies, I remember an old story that my grandmother told me that dragonflies mate for life…is it true? Who know, but I thought about my grandmother’s story and it just made me love Like Dragonflies more.

    Don’t let the subject of this story detract you from reading it.  It’s a beautiful love story, it’s haunting and angsty and perfect.

    Well done ladies, I hope you decide to write together again someday!

  3. Maggie Ng

    This is the first collaboration between K Webster and Danielle James, and there is just one word to sum it up – Flawless. Both authors are experts in taboo gene and the ways they compliment each other ideas are simply beautiful. I just have one question though – why didn’t this happen sooner?

    This story is about love and bravery. Taboo? Sure. But are you going to let others tell you what to do or how to live your life? Or are you brave enough to venture into a whole new world with the person you love?

  4. R. Rais

    Look at that blurb and tell me if your jaw didn’t drop! I understand why Amazon won’t have this book there, but I can’t understand why they won’t read it before they decide they won’t have this amazing, beautiful story of love, tear jerker and all the angst that just hurt so good???

    Cause that is Like Dragonflies is.
    Yes it’s a taboo. But instead of crazy lust, I cried so hard for Mars and Sage’s story.
    Cause there’s so much more these author have to tell in this book.

    Put your mind away from the gutter, cause I promise you, you will fall in love with Mars and Sage.
    Open your heart, cause I promise you, you will find their love is innocent.
    Open your mind, and I promise you, love do prevail.

  5. Casey ~Book Obsession Confessions~

    Why haven’t K. Webster & Danielle James written together sooner? These two wrote this book beautifully and flawlessly! The feels with this story gave me tingles all over.

    K Webster is the Queen of Taboo, so I was beyond thrilled that she was co-writing another forbidden romance… and this one was perfect. I loved it! And I’m so glad my love for all things K Webster introduced me to another amazing author because I’ll definitely be stalking Ms. James from now on.

    All. The. Feels.

    This book was all that and so much more.

    Honestly, I didn’t even feel like I was reading a taboo/forbidden romance because Mars and Sage were just so perfect together… and how could a love that’s “wrong” be anything but so damn right? Their love for each other was pure and sweet, innocent and heartwarming, and their chemistry was passionate and deep. I absolutely adored both of their characters!

    Mars and Sage were both broken, lonely and trapped in a life they didn’t want to be in. They were both just going through the daily motions of life doing what they needed to do to get by… like Sage doing everything to please a controlling mother that didn’t care about her daughter’s happiness, and Mars working numerous jobs while going to college trying to get out of the life he was stuck in with his abusive and alcoholic father. Both were suffering because of the bullying from their horrible parents (with the exception of Sage’s dad).

    When Sage and Mars meet, not knowing of their shared DNA, it’s an instant attraction and as their relationship grew, so did their characters. They gave each other strength, bravery and courage to stand up for themselves and fight for what they wanted. They truly brought out the best qualities in each other.

    As devastating secrets are revealed, the purity of their love is tainted… but their hearts and souls have already binded together and turning off the love they have for each other is impossible.

    What started out as innocent, quickly turned into a forbidden yet beautiful love. These characters and their story gripped me from the very beginning. My heart broke for them and I wanted to scream and cry at how unfair their situation was.

    Incredibly written by K Webster and Danielle James, these authors took me on a beautiful and heartfelt journey of an unconventional love layered with emotions that I felt every step of the way and I loved every page of it.

    “Love for us was instantaneous. A supernova explosion the moment our eyes collided. The second our souls found each other, it’s like we locked into place. She is this and I am that. Together, we are everything in between.”

  6. Casey ~Book Obsession Confessions~

    All. The. Feels.

    This book was all that and so much more.

    Honestly, I didn’t even feel like I was reading a taboo/forbidden romance because Mars and Sage were just so perfect together… and how could a love that’s “wrong” be anything but so damn right? Their love for each other was pure and sweet, innocent and heartwarming, and their chemistry was passionate and deep. I absolutely adored both of their characters!

    Mars and Sage were both broken, lonely and trapped in a life they didn’t want to be in. They were both just going through the daily motions of life doing what they needed to do to get by… like Sage doing everything to please a controlling mother that didn’t care about her daughter’s happiness, and Mars working numerous jobs while going to college trying to get out of the life he was stuck in with his abusive and alcoholic father. Both were suffering because of the bullying from their horrible parents (with the exception of Sage’s dad).

    When Sage and Mars meet, not knowing of their shared DNA, it’s an instant attraction and as their relationship grew, so did their characters. They gave each other strength, bravery and courage to stand up for themselves and fight for what they wanted. They truly brought out the best qualities in each other.

    As devastating secrets are revealed, the purity of their love is tainted… but their hearts and souls have already binded together and turning off the love they have for each other is impossible.

    What started out as innocent, quickly turned into a forbidden yet beautiful love. These characters and their story gripped me from the very beginning. My heart broke for them and I wanted to scream and cry at how unfair their situation was.

    Incredibly written by K Webster and Danielle James, these authors took me on a beautiful and heartfelt journey of an unconventional love layered with emotions that I felt every step of the way and I loved every page of it.

  7. Krysten Delgado

    This book is a very sweet love story but be warn it is taboo but of course anyone who reads K. Webster know she is the queen of taboo. This book pulls you in and there is no way for can put it down until the end. You feel so many different emotions through out the book. You loved the Hero and the leading lady but hate her mom and his dad.

    Overall it was a good read and I can’t wait to see what these two ladies do next.

  8. Jessica Davey

    Love is love. These author have proven that with the deep connection that Mars and Sage. I giggled at Sages shyness and loved how even through Mars has a bad upbringing, he was still outgoing and just an amazing hero. He had me swooning from the start and his dedication to Sage was inspiring.

    This story isn’t going to be fore everyone, and from the description you can guess why, but if you are opened minded and want to read a beautiful touching story about two characters who fall in love and push past the circumstances of their past then you will fall head over heels in love with this story. With star crossed lovers who defy the rules of life and drop the big F-off to what society deems is right and wrong, this story will keep you reading from start to finish. 5 awe inspiring stars #2OCCJD

  9. Sarah Barton

    I went into this book thinking OK forbidden romance, open mind, as the blurb says the characters are going to be half siblings…. I can’t wait to dive in. I love a book that challenges my perceptions of when love is right and when love is wrong. Well Like Dragonflies was not entirely what I was expecting, it didn’t feel dirty, shrouded, wrong, it felt sweet and purposeful, it felt cohesive and whole. Like Dragonflies read like a lot of other YA novels out there but with the forbidden romance novel and that surprised me in a good way.

    The main characters Mars and Sage are likeable characters, with different backgrounds, social standings and very different parents. Both hero and heroine have a love of art and use it as a form of emotional release and expression, both feel an edge of loneliness and lack purpose in life. As soon as Sage and Mars meet, there is a levity and instant connection between them and I wanted to root for them straight away.

    The novel is written and structured well, with the focus remaining on the main characters, how their connection and feelings grow for one another before the bombshell drops that rocks their world. I loved how we went through the range of emotions both Sage and Mars felt, how this evolved over time and how it spread beyond just the two of them.

    It was refreshing to read a forbidden romance novel of this troupe that wasn’t draped in darkness, sheltered, hidden etc. Like Dragonflies had a light about it that made it easier to see things with an open mind, and enjoy the story for what it is. One of love, fulfilment and finding your person despite the odds.

  10. Misty (verified owner)

    Sage and Mars are a love story for the ages. These 2 artists fall madly in love long before they realize what they really are to each other. At that point, it’s too late and repercussions be damned, they are meant to be.

    The writing in this book!! Oh lord, the writing. Mars and Sage are artists and the writing represented this. It was lyrical and wistful, making the reader feel as though they are floating along through the book. I couldn’t get enough.

    This co-write duo was meant to be. The writing flowed together and was cohesive and flawless. I loved every word.

  11. Casey

    This book is co written but doesn’t feel that way! These two authors flowed seemlessly.

    The story is a true explosion of love. You feel the moment they both fall. It was easy to fall with them.
    Mars and Sage represent that love is love.

  12. Amanda Katherine

    Where to start when describing this that isn’t already been said… Taboo? Check! Forbidden? Check! An eye opening roller coaster of emotions? Maybe… A topic only discussed behind closed doors and flipping it on it’s head? Yes!

    Yes, this isn’t for those with closed minds. This is for those who like to color outside the lines, to push the boundaries and let their mind wander and question all the norms. If that’s you, you HAVE to read Like Dragonflies.

    When I started this, my heart ached for two lost spirits floating in a harsh world, wondering where it would really push me, and then THAT moment happened… when you read it you’ll know what I’m talking about… and my mind RAGED at the injustice of it. Literally, I “phoned a friend” (more like messaged/PM’d) and all but begged her to ruin it for me cause I wasn’t sure I could read fast enough to appease the needs it awoke in me.

    Sage and Mars are wise beyond their years, all but suffocating within the walls of their realities. Between families with unrealistic standards and expectations, to the dark depths of addiction, each of them struggle to find that calm within their beings. Only to find it each other… and no matter what, when that is found, no one will want to give it up, regardless of the consequences.

    If you’ve ever read K Webster, you know she likes to push the limits and this was no different. She and Danielle created a world you can’t help but become a part of. I’m sure I sound like a broken record but again… pushing the boundaries in our minds. I couldn’t get enough, and will be “visiting” these characters again.

  13. Jazmyne

    Ooooh goodness. This book was what I expected, and … not. I knew what I was getting into (mostly), but once the story began it definitely went in a direction that I didn’t imagine.

    The story begins like any romance: Boy meets girl. Following that, ensues one of the most adorable coming of age/falling in love stories. The problem is, these two don’t know enough about one another, or their families, to know that they could possibly be in danger of making a decision that would affect their lives negatively forever. Once they found out … they tried to follow their parents decision and tried to do the “right” thing, but … their love wasn’t something they could control.

    Although there were some things that made me uncomfortable in the story, it was real. Who knows where or how you’ll find and experience love? To say I agree with it is a longshot, but I can absolutely understand finding yourself in the same situation. Then, to be faced with a love so strong being hated by everyone around you, probably even yourself (trying to come to terms with it) would be a nightmare.

    Overall, this was a great story. It might be too much for some people, but it’s not something crazy or dramatic — it’s raw and real.

  14. cb

    K Webster and Danielle James have gotten together and written a book that is so wrong, lovely, loving, sexy, and just so right. It’s hard to walk the line that they did, and yet, they did, and the story is perfect, and all the emotions are just so awesome.

    Mars is trying so hard to get out of his dead-end town and wants to brush the dust of Duncan off his feet. He’s working 3 jobs and going to school, and he’s going to make something of himself. Then he meets Sage.

    Sage is a shy and quiet artist. She’s dealing with her mother who wants to turn her into a little clone, but that totally isn’t Sage. She works so hard at trying to break free, and then she meets Mars.

    I love their chemistry and how each of them fit something that strengthens the other one and makes them a better person. The love that Sage and Mars have is just something so spiritual and special and completely overwhelming, but in the very best way. I thought that they were so perfect together, no matter what forces were trying to pull them apart.

    I don’t know how these ladies managed to jam so much emotion into this book, but they did. It left me crying and elated all at the same time.

  15. Kathryn Parson

    This is a new to me author, a new genre, a new everything in my reading history. I like dark romances, if that’s what you want to call this. I’ve also enjoyed several taboo stories, but this is a first on the shelf for me. The writing is great, the story left me wanting for not much, and once you look past the “taboo” it’s a romance. The authors took us past all the hurt in both characters and focused us towards that love. Because in the end….it’s about who loved and lived the best.

  16. Susan C

    This was a sweet story for such a Taboo subject. 

    I felt the connection between Sage and Mars, it was believable and didn’t feel at all wrong to me. I absolutely loved this book. 

    Two aspiring artists fall deeply in love on every level, it’s an all consuming and beautiful journey. 

    Brought up in very different backgrounds their home lives are far from perfect they both find Art a form of escape. 
    A chance meeting brings them together their two worlds collide and it’s perfect. 

    After a shocking revelation it all comes crashing down around them.
    However they’re in to deep now, so they’ll deal with the consequences. 

    Like Dragonflies is a very emotional story, it’ll stop and make you think that’s for sure. Just keep an open mind and enjoy a beautiful love story. 

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