By a Thread
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Stella's future was set, and it was a bright one. She was engaged to a man she adored, and was headed to law school in the fall. Tragically, her perfectly planned future ends just as it was beginning.
With no ties to family or friends, Stella finds herself alone in a new city, spiraling out of control. Her typical day comes to a close with her passed out on the floor, sometimes clothed.
Luckily, her new roommate, essentially a stranger, is dead set on getting Stella past her grief and back to functioning within society. Putting one foot in front of the other, she climbs up from the bottom of a bottle. Even with all her progress, Stella walks through life unfeeling, numb. Defiant, she sends out warning signals for the world to keep away. But, is that what she really wants?
With the steadfast help of a few tight knit friends, she gradually begins to feel again. She starts to savor the flavor of food again; lets herself notice how the handsome bartender glances at her. Still, after allowing herself a fling, she wonders if she will ever be able to let go of her shattered past, fully enjoy the present, or get over what she thought would be her perfect future with the man who destroyed her heart.
**Due to adult themes and language this book is intended for mature audiences.
Oh my... What a wonderfully strong woman. Griffin somehow transforms a cranky, broken, jaded woman into a character to whom the reader can really relate. I found myself feeling every emotion that came across Stella's brow. I cursed, out loud, for her during dark times, and audibly cheered when she caught glimpses of hope and light. I thing any woman, young or old, who has had to struggle through the sticky black mess of a loss would agree. Griffin is someone to watch for sure.