October 26, 2014

REVIEW: Truth In Wildflowers by Kimberly Rose

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Title: Truth in Wildflowers
Author: Kimberly Rose
Age: NA
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: October 20, 2014
Truth, love finds you.
Truth, love leads you.
Truth, love heals you.
Truth, love breaks you.

For college student Kensie, finding love hasn’t been easy. With a father she’s estranged from she finds it difficult to trust men, and with a past she’s ashamed of she is unable to trust herself. Kensie feels irrevocably stagnant with an unending desire to move. That is, until she meets August, and her life is set into motion.

After a tragic accident, August gave up on living. A captive to his guilt, he is unable to move on from his past. Then he finds a reason in Kensie. She awakes every dormant fiber of his being, but will she want him once she discovers he is everything she fears most?

Can Kensie let herself love August, or will the truth destroy her?

What a phenomenal read! The writing, the prose, the plot. All of it. Just absolutely wonderful. This book has a serious YA undertone to it but there's also comical relief to it. I am so honored that Autumn at WordSmith Publicity gave me a chance to read it. 

Kenzie has had a hard time. She lost her v-card at 15 to her boyfriend of six months only to have him break up with her two weeks later. She was confused by his behavior and took it so personally like a normal 15 year old would do. So with that heart ache and the fact that her daddy left her behind for a ready made family she just went wild. Drinking, partying, and having a lot of sex. Til one night she couldn't remember....since then there's been no one else. She's hidden herself and her heart from the world. If the world can't see her, she can't get hurt. 

August, my sweet and sexy August. He's been through hell. After a tragic and life altering accident he didn't know how to live.  He suffered such guilt, pain, and hurt. He can't seem to leave the past or the pain behind.  Until he meets Kensie. 

Neither one of them knows what's in store for them after their first electrifying encounter. The chemistry and the attraction is off the charts. The only thing that each of them knows is that they had never felt more alive than when they were around each other.  After another chance encounter where Kensie finds out August is one her best friends, Capri's, brother they are constantly in each other's circle. 

As much time as they spend together, working at the same youth center and hanging out neither of them comes clean about their pasts right away. Neither knows why the other feels like a dandelion alone on a hill. Eventually those truths come to light and those truths can either be the sunlight and rain it needs to bloom into a beautiful wildflower or they can be the drought that kills it. 

Kensie is a tough young lady who has overcome herself but can she overcome the pain that made her that way? And beautiful August, is he able to let go of the guilt and pain that's made him lifeless, just a shell of the man he could become? This is a very beautiful and sweet story of overcoming the ugly fields of doubt and pain and turning them into beautiful fields of hopes and dreams. Like any garden it takes hard work, perseverance, love, time, and patience to see the end results. I think you'll love the end results. 

I love each of the characters of this book, from Kensie and August to Lennon, the crazy bff to Capri, the other bff and Augusts sister, to Wes, Augusts hilarious and hot tattoo artist best friend. I hope beyond hope Wes gets his own book! He's the typical funny guy who deserves a real chance at love.

Book provided by WordSmith Publicity for honest review. 

Favorite Quotes:

You're not immortalizing the poor choices you may have made.....think of it as representing your survival of those choices that made you who you are today. Location 168

Not wanting to be alone any longer and curious as to what she would see, the dandelion gave her trust to the wind.....the wind told the dandelion that he was only a breeze away and to remember all the love he showed her on their journey. If she would hold on to that she would never be lonely again. Location 1583-1593

"I want wind." August looked down at me and I saw the stars reflect in his beautiful wise eyes. "I'll be your wind". Location 1596

There's and undeniable truth in wildflowers, a promise that when it appears nothing can survive, something beautiful spontaneously blooms.  Location 2275

Kim is a binge reader, devouring books one after another. She's creates characters and stories in the same way maintaing a notebook of thoughts and ideas. Truth in Wildflowers is the first time two characters have found a home in a full length book. 

Kim lives with her wonderful husband and fashionista daughter wherever the Navy takes them.

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