I had no idea that making a simple phone call, one that devastated me because of the reasons behind it, would make me question my truths, my friendships, everything I held dear in my little town. Calling her was the best and worst decision I’d ever made, but it brought her to me, to Bliss.
And I could never take that back.
Finding Bliss is a story about redemption, love, and finding true, irrevocable bliss. It’s about new beginnings and the heights attainable.
Based on the blurb, I had no idea what to expect from this book. But honestly, I’m glad I went into this with no preconceived notions, because all in all, I really enjoyed Clara and Grey’s story.
I won’t spoil any plot points, but Clara is a woman who has suffered unfathomable trauma, and that trauma has led her to isolate herself and lead a rather...un-lifelike life. Grey enters her world under terrible circumstances, but ultimately rescues her from her self-imposed exile, bringing with him friends, family and, well, life.
Clara was an interesting character. She had a quiet strength about her that was inspiring. Grey was surprising, because I don’t normally like sensitive beta heroes (I’m all about the alphas). But Grey was sweet without being a wuss, supportive without being a doormat.
I really only have two negatives to report. First, the author’s style reminded me a bit of Kristen Ashley (if Kristen Ashley wrote sensitive beta heroes, that is). And while I LOVE Kristen Ashley, her stories can ramble, tending to go longer than I care for. This story was long. I mean, really long, folks. I think I aged ten years while reading it. Honestly, for me, romances that go longer than 350 pages could probably be tightened up, and I think this one would’ve worked just as well if it had been 150 pages shorter.
Secondly—and this is a minor nitpick—the cover, with its colorful title and flirty-looking photo, doesn’t so much as hint at the dark subject matter of the story.
But, cover and page count notwithstanding, I would recommend this book to lovers of Kristen Ashley and well-written, thoughtful stories full of emotion and intense subject matter.
Full disclosure: we received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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