Title: Girl on a Swing
Author: Bella Roccaforte
Published Date: December 21st 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Sometimes the road love takes a detour…
It’s been 10 years since Wren’s parents were killed in a car accident, leaving her and her brother behind. Wren’s life has been spiraling downward ever since. She’s trapped in an abusive marriage, her career as an artist has never had a chance to flourish, and all of her hope is gone. If she doesn’t break away from all that’s dragging her down, she’s afraid she’ll never escape it.
She turns to her lifelong friend, Maddox, the only person who’s been there for her through it all. He helps her understand her own strength so she can finally begin making bold changes in her life. But falling in love with him was never part of the plan.
When their forbidden relationship jeopardizes everything Wren has worked for, will anyone be left standing by her side?
Bella Roccaforte is a new author to me and I loved her work. This story is so true to life, that you would think that it was happening to you and your friends. Even though it is a romance, it isn’t a sappy romance. It follows a story line that could very well happen to you or I. The love comes as best friends first to what just happened and why am I feeling this way? A very believable story line.
Wren and Kaden are brother and sister and lost their parents 9 years ago. It is hard every year at the anniversary of their death. Loosing my parents, though one at a time over years, I know how the anniversary feels. But this year Wren’s friends feel that a party is in order to help ease her mind. Maddox and Hunter are Wren’s best friends and has been since school. Maddox is always there when she needs someone, not like her husband Nathan, who is a drunk and away long periods of time drinking. He is a real looser!
Wren’s friends are all men and the boys help her out as much as possible. They are all one close family. Wren decides it’s time to change things when she gets a break and get an Art Gallery showing of her work. The guys are all there to help support her. Wren finds that one of the guys, she is starting to have different feelings for. She doesn’t understand why, but Kaden makes it clear that she is not to date or f— any of his friends. So they hide their relationship. Doing this when it finally slips out. there is trouble all the way around and he disappears for months on end with no word. Wren gives up and spirals down a dark path with guy after guy just for the sex.
Not knowing it, but he has been outside her house hiding and watching. He still loves her and can’t stand to be away from her. But with trouble at home over it and Kaden not approving, he feels that he should stay away. Will they ever be happy again? Can love survive this separation? And Nathan, throughout the whole story, I was waiting for him to do something really bad involving his drinking and DUI’s. This book leaves you wondering what’s next and ready for book 2. I look forward to it!rly!
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