Author: Trisha Wolfe
Genre: NA contemporary romance
Published: August 6th 2013
Source: E-ARC for Beta Reading/ Purchased Paperback
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.
My Rating of this Book – 4 out of 5 stars
Sorry to keep you all waiting on this review! Having beta read this novel, I wanted to do my review when The Darkest Part was officially released, but then the sign ups came for the blog tour and I had to jump right on that opportunity. 😀
I know I’m typically a hard judge on NA contemporary romance, but I can honestly say The Darkest Part is one of the best I have read so far this year. It’s captivating and engaging. I loved the amount of attention expended on the road trip. Trisha Wolfe obviously put a lot of effort into creating a realistic experience and her dedication shows.
Then there was the psychological mystery and secrets—was Tyler really a ghost or all in Sam’s head? Did Holden kill his brother? What was Holden hiding? Trisha wove the details of Tyler’s and Holden’s lives in a manner that kept me glued to the novels pages. Not to mention the surprising twist of Tyler’s death—kodos there as well.
The only thing that didn’t work well for me was the few chapters of marathon sex. Otherwise, this novel is worth the read and I would definitely recommend this novel!
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About the Author
I’m the author of the YA Steampunk DESTINY’S FIRE (Omnific Publishing), ASTARTE’S WRATH NA Historical/Supernatural, and the upcoming YA Utopian FIREBLOOD from Spencer Hill Press, October 2013. My NA Dark Fantasy OF SILVER AND BEASTS available May 2013.
A proud business owner, I’m partnered with my partner, my husband. When I’m not busy doing all of the above, I’m a wife and the mother of a gorgeous teen boy who’s the sounding board for my male characters.
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