Wednesday, 6 August 2014

R.L. Griffin Day ~ Review ~ By A Thread


Book Description:

Stella's future was set, and it was a bright one. She was engaged to a man she adored, and was headed to law school in the fall. Tragically, her perfectly planned future ends just as it was beginning.

With no ties to family or friends, Stella finds herself alone in a new city, spiraling out of control. Her typical day comes to a close with her passed out on the floor; sometimes clothed.

Luckily, her new roommate, essentially a stranger, is dead set on getting Stella past her grief and back to functioning within society. Putting one foot in front of the other, she climbs up from the bottom of a bottle. Even with all her progress, Stella walks through life unfeeling, numb. Defiant, she sends out warning signals for the world to keep away. But, is that what she really wants?

With the steadfast help of a few tight knit friends, she gradually begins to feel again. She starts to savor the flavor of food again; lets herself notice how the handsome bartender glances at her. Still, after allowing herself a fling, she wonders if she will ever be able to let go of her shattered past, fully enjoy the present, or get over what she thought would be her perfect future and with the man who destroyed her heart.


Our Review:

Written 9th May 2013

Reviewed by Donna 4.5 Shiny Stars
 
OMG what have I just read..the prologue gets you hooked and then the ending really pees you off...I have just spent a good 10-15 minutes looking to see if there is a sequel and thank god there is..the book just ended...I have so many questions...so many answers I need..I was like argggghhh seriously that cannot be the end of the book..it is not a cliff hanger but I just wasn't ready for it to end, neither were the characters and neither were all my questions I still want answered!!!!!!

I want to do a full review of this book but I can't it would seriously give too much of the plot away and I cannot do that you have to read it for yourself.

Stella is a ballsy girl, she drinks beer ( a lot of beer), she curses, she keeps fit but she is emotionally broken. She gave up her old life to follow her fiancé Jamie, they have been in their new apartment one night before he has to leave on a work assignment, he works for the FBI. Stella is left in the apartment with their two roommates Patrick and Billy. She knows no-one. Patrick is a friend of Jamie's. The next day Patrick passes on the news that Jamie was killed in a car accident. One year of hell begins for Jamie. She stops eating, she drinks a lot, she defers starting law school, she basically gives up. The emotional writing during the death, funeral and this year of her life was gut wrenchingly, sobbingly beautiful. I did not stop crying for what seemed like an eternity, I lived through her pain, I felt it and I breathed it..it was awful, but so brilliant. Patrick makes it his mission to keep Stella on the straight and narrow, he is there for her always, treating her like a sister, he makes her eat, her makes her get up, he takes her out, gets her fit and basically tries to get her living again. I loved Patrick, until the end of the book when I could have smashed him in the face with my kindle...of all the people in this book, he was her constant and what he did is just OMG!!! I couldn't believe it. Also, this explains why he never made any moves on Stella, I thought that they would have been really good together but now I understand why he never took that leap.

George....or whoever the bloody hell he is...there are so many unanswered questions in this book about him. I love him a lot, but I feel that he is hiding a lot and I am hoping that whatever I hope is going to be revealed in book 2 about him does not change my opinion. George owns the bar that the gang frequent almost every night, they just think that he is the bar tender..slowly but surely he inches his way into Stella's life and her heart although she is too broken to see it. It was obvious that he had been in love with her for a long time before they eventually got "together" I was so glad he was so patient with her in the beginning, although I could have killed him for his impeccable timing when he made "the announcement"

I loved this book, but I cannot really say anymore without giving the game away but it was a captivating story, I really enjoyed it and the twists and turns in this book had me on the edge of my seat...I still cannot believe the eyes in the prologue and the fact of what that 3rd man did, especially if it is who I think it is..I need answers!!!!!!!
Brilliant book.
 
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