Sometimes it takes someone else to show us what we are truly capable of becoming.
Suffering from years of violent abuse, Ryan Campbell has learned how to keep people from getting too close. But when you shut yourself off, people get hurt along the way. Never caring much about others, Ryan creates a world in which he doesn’t have to feel.
When Ryan meets Candace Parker, all of his walls slowly begin to crumble. Not sure of the truth of who she is, he feels his mind is playing tricks on him. Unable to force out the thoughts that consume him, Ryan is haunted by visions that torment him every time he looks at her. He finds himself swallowed by guilt and blame, but he’s unwilling to turn his back on the one person that could possibly save him.
You’ve heard Candace’s story in Fading, now hear Ryan’s.
This is the first time I’ve read the dual point of view. I think this style has to be well written to avoid being repetitive. Blair accomplished this to perfection. Ryan’s story is the same as Candace’s. Yet, the fresh look and fresh eyes of his point of view made this a whole new story. You cover all the same points with sharper edges. I don’t know why but in Fading the story is overwhelmed by a fog of despair and emotional pain. On the other hand Falling is clear, sharp, and full of emotion. Blair has a way to squeeze every drop of emotion out of a story without making the characters seem weak and overly emotional. This book is a five star book without question! Read it!
Author Bio and Links:
USA Today bestselling author and International Amazon bestselling author, E.K. Blair takes her readers on an emotional roller coaster with her FADING series. A former first grade teacher with an imagination that runs wild. Daydreaming and zoning out is how she was often found in high school. Blair tends to drift towards everything dark and moody. Give her a character and she will take pleasure in breaking them down, digging into their core to find what lies underneath.
Aside from writing, E.K. Blair finds pleasure in music, drinking her Starbucks in peace, and spending time with her friends. She’s a thinker, an artist, a wife, a mom, and everything in between.
Twitter: @EK_Blair_Author or https://twitter.com/EK_Blair_Author
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