Expected Pub: May 1st 2013 by Hot Banana Press
How I got my copy: I was provided a copy as part of a blog tour in exchange for a honest review
When Addison Greyer, a happily married mother of three, decides to re-enter the workforce, she never once considers that taking a job might unravel everything she thinks to be true about her life—that it would cause her to look deep within and confront fears she didn’t know existed. She couldn’t have foreseen how a chance meeting or a single day can change the course of an entire lifetime.
Like many women, Addison is defined in terms of marriage and motherhood, until she suddenly finds her life turned upside down by her husband’s decision to take a job thousands of miles away. When her tough-as-nails boss offers her an opportunity she can’t refuse, Addie is forced to make difficult choices. Those choices take her further and further out of the carefully crafted fairytale life she has created and lead her into an unknown world where things are anything but black and white: a world where she learns that desire is not only dangerous but deadly. In this world, all bets are off as she is forced to finally confront her past. As her past and present collide, she has to make decisions that for most are unthinkable, decisions that can tear her family apart, and perhaps even have fatal consequences.
Bedrock is a love story designed to showcase how the choices we make ultimately shape our lives. It serves as a reminder that in the end what defines us is not the big events, the monumental occasions. It’s the tiny, seemingly inconsequential moments in between. It’s proof that time passes and we cannot, no matter how hard we try, get it back. Bedrock is a story of love and grief that pretty much sums up the context of the human experience.
Due to heavy subject matter and sexual content this book is recommended for mature readers.
My Review: OH MY GOD! Seriously Bedrock packs a punch. As soon as I read the first chapter I found myself thinking WTF is going on here! Then the story leads to some flashbacks of what led Addie to the point in life she was currently in and at first I was bored. I didn’t want the back story. I wanted the now but as I kept reading I realized how sucked in I was getting and how everything was starting to make more and more sense and then I just couldn’t put Bedrock down. I was captivated by Addie’s life and her experiences. She has these thoughts about parenting and relationships that I’m sure so many of us think of and never voice. I didn’t like Addie at first because I thought she portrayed motherhood in a poor light but as I got to know her I realized just how real her character was. How her thoughts and feelings were so raw. I appreciated the Authors willingness to go where many Authors wouldn’t dare. This really was one of those books that made me think. I didn’t love how the ending left me hanging..like from a cliff. Though I suppose thats probably a good thing since I promptly stalked the authors site trying to find information on an upcoming book two. I found none at first and was kind of freaking out thinking there HAS TO BE a book 2 but after speaking with the author I found out she does have something in the works so needless to say I’m thrilled to see what happens next. All in all a great read. I read it in a day and its only $2.99 right now for Kindle. You can’t beat that. Totally worth buying but be warned, There is some BDSM in it, not as much as I had expected so in my opinion nothing that would be off putting (This is no 50Shades so if your squeamish your safe) so this one is for 18+ but I would definitely recommend Bedrock.
I’m married to a man I adore (when he isn’t driving me crazy) and am the mother of FIVE amazing kids, who (surprise!) also have a habit of driving me crazy. My best guess is that it’s genetic. In addition, I founded a local network for women in 2012, which has grown to almost 700 members. But to further prove that I may in fact be certifiably insane, I’m scheduled to publish my debut novel entitled, Bedrock in May of 2013. Then and only then, will I consider my training to be an expert (life) juggler complete.
She writes at www.BritneyKing.com
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