Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Review ~ Fading Out with Trisha Wolfe


Can be read as a stand-alone.

Love means fading out so another shines brighter.

Right clothes. Right school. Right fiancé. As a Wyndemere, Arian's expected to abide by the rules. The most important: be perfect. But Arian's seemingly flawless life is far from it. An embarrassing expulsion from her parents' alma mater spirals an already unhealthy obsession out of control, exposing a dark truth.

Faced with having to attend a small private college after a stint in rehab, Arian's just ready to coast under the radar and repair some of the wreckage, but her father's looming control is like a vise choking off her air supply.

When a run-in with Braxton's beloved star quarterback, Ryder Nash, puts Arian squarely in the crosshairs of his devoted teammates, the last of her controlled, orderly world unhinges. As the pranks and paybacks escalate, Arian and Ryder's rivalry takes a passionate turn. And once Arian glimpses beneath the all-star-athlete exterior Ryder projects, she realizes he's far more than just a jock.

As their relationship intensifies, outside forces feel the threat. Outrunning their pasts doesn't mean history won't repeat itself, but Ryder can't let that happen. He's just one Championship game away from breaking the mold. Only one moment, one choice, might change everything.

Fading Out

Living Heartwood Series, Book 3 


The Darkest Part

Living Heartwood Series, Book #1

Released: August 2013

Can be read as a stand - alone.

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. 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, 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.


Losing Track

Living Heartwood Series, Book #2

Released: October 2014

Can be read as a stand-alone.

Sometimes you have to lose your way before finding the right track.

The roar of a bike engine. The vibration between her thighs. The feel of cool darkness kissing her skin as she coasts along twisty back roads at night—Melody Lachlan lives for these things. Ever since Mel and her best friend Darla escaped their small, backwoods town, they’ve traveled the countryside in search of fast rides, tatted bikers, and good times.

A self-proclaimed poet and lover of all things free, Mel views her life as one long bike ride—with pit stops along the way to numb the pain. But she never saw herself as a junkie. Party as hard as you ride. That’s her motto…until a tragic night steals her soul. Then she’s forced to delve below the surface, to where her demons rage.

When she meets recovered drug addict Boone Randall, she’s more likely to deck him than kiss his dimple-adorable face. She doesn’t want his help; doesn’t want to own up to her part in that night. She just wants to do her time and keep her promise to her friend. Yet Boone challenges Mel, and soon she doesn’t mind sharing the road. Only when Boone’s own secret demons threaten their newfound, fragile security, Mel’s course becomes rocky, and she must decide if letting her well-worn track marks fade is worth finding a new path.

Told from Dual point of view from Melody and Boone, this is a New Adult Contemporary Romance intended for readers seventeen years of age and older.

Bad Road (Book 4) –  (Coming 2015)

About the Author

From an early age, Trisha Wolfe dreamed up fantasy worlds and characters and was accused of talking to herself. Today, she lives in South Carolina with her family and writes full time, using her fantasy worlds as an excuse to continue talking to herself.

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My Thoughts:

Fading Out was a bit deep. The main character was wealthy with parents that I did not like at all. These parents helped her to develop an eating disorder. This is the deep part.

While eating disorders and thinking about them on any level tend to make me nauseous, I have to say that this was realistically written and I managed to get through the parts with Arian while she was dealing with this.

I liked Ryder, the hero. I liked the banter between all of the characters (parents not included). Ryder plays football and though this is a part of the book and I am not a fan, I liked it.

These two start out strongly disliking each other and the romance between the two slowly blossoms.

The POV was given to us, from both the Hero and heroine. I like to know what the guy is thinking as well as the leading lady!

I really liked the ending. :-) Really!

There are heavy issues like eating disorders, romance, football and school, parents who put appearance above all else, banter, name calling, and a well written plot to pull it all together.

Losing Track, book two, had deep issues to delve into as well. In this book we dealt with drug use and partying.

In this book are leading characters are Boone and Melody.

It was told in dual POV as well.

In the first book, The Darkest Part, Sam and Holden tell the story. Sam was involved with Holden's brother and then something happens. This causes her to be a little off her rocker.

Holden is brutely honest and maybe a little egotistical. I like him.

These two get together and it kind of bothered me how quickly it all transpires.

There were some pretty scorching scenes in this one.

All of these books have adult language and scenes that are inappropriate for immature readers. They all deal with issues that are a bit heavy, have romance and plots that pull you in and deeply hook you.

I received an ecopy in exchange for my honest opinion. 


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  1. hum not sure those are for me... the last one ( book 3) is perhaps the one more fitting for me ( after all you liked the ending^^) but i'm still a little fearful

  2. I've been eyeing this series. I have the first one I think so I'll have to give them a try soon.
    I have a necklace that looks like this! It only has the one pendant though.