Friday, January 2, 2015

Book Blast: The Darkest Part by Trisha Wolfe with Excerpt, Giveaway, and Review

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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. Only...is 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 him...plus, 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. 



Excerpt...
And with a groan, I realize that I still forgot to put on my bottoms. Hell. What is wrong with my brain? The answer comes with Holden’s hurried movements, adjusting his position in the bed next to mine. Just the sound of him rearranging his pillows and rustling his covers sends my nerves careening against my arteries.
I force my eyes closed. Will myself to fall asleep. My traitorous hormones have no control over me. Holden is an asshole. He’s my boyfriend’s brother. He broke my heart— but his words at the oak begin to pulse through me, hitting me hard. What if I was wrong about him?
With his past, I can’t imagine how messed up he must have been during that time. I don’t know anything, really, about the man lying in the bed next to me. And suddenly, I want to.
My mental assault breaks off as I hear Holden’s deep exhale. “Are you still not wearing pants?”
Shit. And what’s my excuse? “No. It’s pretty stuffy in he— ” No time to finish that sentence as Holden bounds from his bed and stands over me, the evidence of his torture apparent in his boxers.
He rips the covers back, and I yelp. “What are you— ?” But obviously words mean nothing to him. His eyes are blazing blue, even in the dim light, and he forcefully moves between my legs to hover above me.
“Holden,” I say, trying like hell to put conviction in my tone. “We can’t. You know this is wrong . . . on like . . . so many levels.”
He nods. “I know. And I’m going to answer for every one of my sins. But right now, I don’t give a fuck.” He grasps my ankles and pulls, flattening my back against the bed. My tee rides up, exposing my black boy shorts and stomach.
My skin tingles as Holden slowly raises my leg, resting my ankle on his shoulder. He’s kneeling, using his other hand to angle himself above me. His eyes only release me when he turns his head to press a soft kiss to my calf.
My breath catches in my throat. His hand skims my leg, his mouth trailing its path, the cool metal of his lip ring sending so many, too many shivers dancing across my skin.
I’ve never felt so helpless, so immobile, and so hopeful that he doesn’t stop— if I don’t move, if I let him continue, can I pretend I’m not a willing participant? No. I can’t lie to myself. If I’m going to stop this, I have to now. Because as his mouth moves to my thigh, and his tongue just grazes my skin, I know I won’t be able to soon.
“Holden— ”
“Say anything but stop,” he says, low, his voice husky with need.
I swallow. “Please,” I get out.

“Oh, I’m going to please you. You can bet your sweet ass.” And he sinks his teeth into the flesh just below my center, eliciting a soft moan from my throat.


My Review:  I love Trisha Wolfe's books, which are fantasy and are amazing, and when I found out she was writing new adult contemporary romance, I couldn't wait to check it out.  In a sea of new adult contemporary romances available today, The Darkest Part is one that definitely stands out among the rest.  

The Darkest Part is emotional, raw, dark, and passionate, and I felt each of those emotions with Sam and Holden through the entire novel.  The novel is told from both Sam and Holden's point of view, which I loved.  It was fast paced and I was hooked from beginning to end.  I connected on a deep way with these characters, and grew to love both Sam and Holden.  Tyler, even though he was dead, I liked him and also got really frustrated with him.  There were twists and turns in this novel that I didn't see coming.  The whole time, I was wondering is Tyler real or is Sam crazy, because it sure seems like he is real, or is he?  I mean I think she is mentally ill, but yet, I am not quite sure.  That is a question that you don't find out until the end of the book and it adds so much drama and mystery to the story.  The Darkest Part also deals with some very heavy subject matter, which Trisha Wolfe has handled brilliantly.  Then there is the creative aspect, and when you come to understand the meaning of the title of the book and what that encompasses......well it was beautiful.  The romance was hot, and I loved the way the relationship was slowly built between Holden and Sam, and the fire and passion that consumed them.  The ending was wonderful and I really loved it, especially the epilogue.  If you are a NA contemporary romance fan, then you are in for a treat with The Darkest Part and I most definitely recommend it.  


The Series...

The Darkest Part - Goodreads | Amazon
Losing Track - Goodreads | Amazon
Fading Out - Goodreads | Pre-Order
Bad Road - Goodreads | Available mid 2015


The Giveaway...

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The Author...

From an early age, Trisha Wolfe dreamed up fantasy worlds and characters and was accused of talking to herself. Today, she lives in South Carolina with her family and writes full time, using her fantasy worlds as an excuse to continue talking to herself.  


4 comments:

  1. This does look good, thanks for sharing all of this with us!

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  2. I've just downloaded a copy of this one, it sounds great!

    Thanks for sharing Ellen.

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