The time has come!!!
Babes, one of our favorite authors who works on our street corner that we like to PIMP, #pimpin’ain’teasy, RL Griffin, has this little book called By a Thread. Have you heard of it? If you have not, we are so excited to be able to share our love with you all. We absolutely LOVE IT!!!
Thanks to RL Griffin we have a signed paperback and an e-book to GIVEAWAY!
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.
Holy crap what a book!
*5 out of 5 STARS*
From the moment that I picked up this book I literally couldn’t put it down…so I didn’t! It really sucked me in to the story and had me captivated by the characters. It was an emotional rollercoaster from start to finish.
RL Griffin is unbelievable! She threw so many twists and turns into the story that I did not know where it was headed, but it worked brilliantly.
Stella deals with a seriously heavy and emotional event that leaves her not knowing how to cope with life itself. If I were faced with a similar situation I believe I might have responded much the same way that she did.
“She was held together by a thread. Not even strong fishing wire, but the kind of thread that could fray and break in the wind. A thread that could unravel at any moment, scattering and smashing all the pieces of her that she was trying desperately to keep together.”
With the help of her roommates and her friend, Stella, slowly starts to get back to her life.
“Time makes things tolerable. Time gives you perspective on events that shake your world to the core. Time allows you to move forward. But time doesn’t change the pain that sits in your gut.”
She meets George who is a bartender at the bar that she frequents with her roommates, Finnegan’s. He is determined to make her whole again.
“I want to tell you that you are beautiful, you know that? Inside and out.” He kissed her left shoulder blade, “but you are broken. I plan on fixing you.”
“Oh really, how do you plan on doing that?” she asked without moving. He leaned down and kissed her lovingly on the back of her neck, up slowly behind her ear. A shutter went through her entire body. “Very slowly, and one piece at a time, love.”
OH. MY. GOD!!! *Sigh*
I can’t get over the ending. Talk about turn of events. It was not at all what I was expecting. I cannot wait until Book 2 comes out!!! I have so many questions that need answers STAT.
About our Hooker:
I live in the Atlanta area and I’m surrounded by awesome dudes: my husband, son and two dogs. I went to law school at American University, Washington College of Law, but only after I fell in love with D.C. I worked in the Senate during the impeachment trial and wanted to stay. After law school I worked for a bit in the area, then moved to Atlanta.
If you ask anyone who knows me they know I love reading and read all sorts of books. Any free time I have I’m either reading, writing or drinking with friends.
<3 A girl after our own heart <3
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