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The Darkest Part (Living Heartwood )
by Trisha Wolfe
Release Date: 08/06/13
Summary from Goodreads:
Pressing the boundaries of both the psyche and the heart, Sam and Holden embark on a dangerous journey that will test the limits of love.
Sam Wintry’s life used to be almost perfect. She was engaged to her childhood best friend and high school sweetheart, Tyler Marks, planning an amazing cross-country honeymoon during her college break. But after a hit-and-run leaves her in ruin, she begins seeing Tyler’s fractured, ghostly presence, and her family believes she’s losing her mind. Not until she completes their journey, stopping along the way to scatter Tyler's remains, will Tyler be able cross over. Only...is Sam ready for him to leave her?
When the black sheep of the Marks' family, Holden Marks, returns to check on Tyler's case, Sam convinces him to give her his brother's ashes. Despite their shaky history, she needs him...plus, he owes it to Sam and his brother. What she doesn’t count on is Holden’s relentlessness to go on the trip.
On the road, Holden realizes just how unhinged Sam has become. Dealing with her psychosis forces him to confront his dark past, making it harder to keep secrets hidden that should remain buried. Especially from Sam, the only woman he’s ever loved. And as Sam starts to unravel the truth, she begins to question if the brother she's unwillingly falling for again is in an even darker place than her.
New Adult Contemporary coming this year.
5 of 5 The Darkest Part
Okay so I know you are not supposed to start off a review with this but here it goes because it needs to be said about this book..... FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Holy shizz when I read this book it brought back so many emotions and feelings I thought I had buried but dam if it did not hit me like a freaking ton of bricks and have me crying like a crazy lunatic. Trish is just amazing just simply amazing. She is a gifted writer that always takes me on a vacation and when the vacation is over I am left breathless and wanting no way needing more. For Trish this is her first NA book and let me tell you she rocked it out the park. Man I just can't wrap my head around this book. It was so emotional and so true. You never know someone well their true self until they die especially if you love them. You tend to over look the negative and only live for the moment and when they die you see things but when the secrets are revealed they are devastating non the less.
Sam and Tyler have their lives planned out. They are going to get married and travel and have a HEA. To bad things did not go according to their plans. Tyler is dead and Sam is left holding nothing. Her heart is ripped out and torn to shreds when Tyler dies. All their plans and all their dreams are gone in an instant. How does Sam get over that? Well she doesn't because all she can do and see is Tyler. Tyler's ghost is haunting her and she doesn't care because as long as she can see him.
Sam's and Tyler's family are trying really hard to help Sam out because she needs to move on from Tyler's death. Sam's family finally takes her to a Psychiatrist and they put her on medication. But Sam is not going to take the medication because she knows Tyler will disappear. So she decides she will take her honeymoon road trip. But her family and Tyler's older brother Holden don't want her to go on this trip by herself and Holden convinces her to let him go with her. At first Sam does not want him to go but she relents and off they go on the road trip.
While Sam and Holden are on their road trip they begin to discover that Tyler wasn't the person he portrayed himself to be. They also find out that there is something there between them and that just maybe they can heal each other's wounds. Holden will do anything to help Sam out of her depression and in the process Holden realizes he has always loved Sam and wants to be with her and protect her. But can they have something together? Sam realizes that she has always had feeling for Holden but thought he was an asshole so stayed away and ended up being with Tyler. Can she let her heart go and love Holden?
This is a must read story of love and redemption and finding true love in the midst of pain. Thank you Trish for the greatest story of 2013 love ya!
About the Author:
I’m the author of the YA Steampunk DESTINY'S FIRE (Omnific Publishing), ASTARTE'S WRATH NA Historical/Supernatural, and the upcoming YA Utopian FIREBLOOD from Spencer Hill Press, October 2013. My NA Dark Fantasy OF SILVER AND BEASTS available May 2013.
I’m the creator of YA Bound, a promotional site for the Young Adult genre. Also a member of SCWW and The Apocalypsies.
A proud business owner, I'm partnered with my partner, my husband. When I’m not busy doing all of the above, I’m a wife and the mother of a gorgeous teen boy who's the sounding board for my male characters.
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