Thursday, February 26, 2015

Swoon Thursday 128 ~ The Darkest Part by Trisha Wolfe

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My Swoon for this week comes from:

The Darkest Part
(Living Heartwood #1)
Trisha Wolfe

First - The Blurb:

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. 

Second - The Swoon:

It's soft and questioning, us trying to figure out our beat. It's nervous and unsure, but as her mouth parts to welcome me in, I dip my tongue inside the hollow of her mouth, taste the sweetness of her. When she matches me, her tongue sliding over mine, mingling, heat scorches the back of my throat. My pulse quickens as a tremor rocks me.

She shivers in my arms, whether from the cold or the kiss, I'm not sure. But all I want to do is make her shiver more. And then warm her. I bend at the knees and grasp her thighs, lifting her into my arms. Something primal is taking over - driving out any hesitation. She latches her arms around my neck, locking her legs around my waist.

I was warned that this was a bit of a dark read, and it was. There are a lot of heart breaking moments, but there are also some sweet ones too, (like the one above). I was drawn in right from the very first page. There is so much going on, so many feelings on display. Although I wasn't sure about the whole ghost thing, I did enjoy the story. It was different and definitely held my attention.

This is the first book I've read by Trisha Wolfe. I like her writing style and I look forward to reading more of her work.

My Rating: 4 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?
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  1. I have been meaning to read this one. Just haven't gotten to it yet, not sure if I am going to like the dark parts.

    My Teaser

  2. I'm so glad you read TDP, Marilyn...and enjoyed your introduction to Wolfe. You know I loved it. I thought it was interesting to think about what our minds will do in order to protect us. But I also adored seeing Holden and Sam come together. Thanks for sharing the swoon! :)

  3. Between you and Magen today I am DYING to read this book!

  4. Ooo, I remember reading this one! Trisha definitely knows how to concoct a good swoon :D I hope you loved the book, Marilyn! Awesome swoon choice!

    Have a fabulous week :)

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  5. Mmm... that is a yummy swoon... the tasting! Love Holden and Sam!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace