Review: The Darkest Part (Living Heartwood #1) by Trisha Wolfe

Posted March 4, 2015 in review / 2 Comments

Review: The Darkest Part (Living Heartwood #1) by Trisha WolfeThe Darkest Part (Living Heartwood #1) by Trisha Wolfe
Published by Trisha Wolfe on December 1st 2013
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: E-book
Pages: 379
Source: Publisher
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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.

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Since in a few hours time I’ll be posting up the Living Heartwood Book #3 Blitz, I figured that I might as well post up the review now, so that I can convince you guys to GET THIS SERIES OK.

HAHA I’m shameless as hell, but fine. (I hate summarising a book, did I ever tell you that? Ugh.) Sam Wintry thought she had it all, the perfect life, the perfect fiance, Tyler Marks. Until he died in a hit-and-run accident. Grief became full-blown insanity when she began seeing Tyler’s ghost, and soon, her family sent her off to the psychiatrist. Thinking that it would help Tyler cross over to the other side, Sam planned to tour the places that Tyler had always wanted to go and scatter his ashes there. In a way, she wants to fulfill his globe-trotting ambitions on his behalf. Then, there was Holden Marks, Tyler’s estranged brother. Once upon a time, Sam used to be in love with him, until he stomped her heart in the worst possible way. Now, going on this road trip, Sam had enlisted his help to steal the ashes from the Marks’. But during the road trip, Holden realised that he might have to share some of his deepest, darkest secrets if he wants to save Sam’s mind from tipping over the edge.

Yeah, you heard that, right? There’s a ghost involved. If you want to know whether Tyler’s ghost really do exist, well, you’ll just have to read the book, right? But let’s talk about Sam. There were some times when I adore her character, especially the way she kept herself strong, even if it means believing in Tyler’s ghost and talking to herself. She never let anybody’s opinion ruin her. And Holden. Oh my God, that crushed soul of his makes me wanna hold him in my arms and never let go. HAHA. Overall, the book was pretty good. It kept me captivated until the very last page, and Trisha Wolfe makes the romance be so dreaaaaaamy (yes, my sentence is abit screwed up, HAHA but I don’t know how to put it into words.) But please, do grab this book, it’s up at 99c on Amazon 😉

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2 Responses to “Review: The Darkest Part (Living Heartwood #1) by Trisha Wolfe”

  1. I saw your post about the third book in this series and was intrigued, so I was very interested when I saw that you had a review of the first book. I've heard of Trisha Wolfe, but haven't read any of her books yet – sounds like I need to pick this series up!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    • Yes, please do 🙂
      The first time I read this book, I completely only knew her as a blogger so I was quite scared. I remember telling myself that I hope this book goes fine. AND IT DID. It's now my new favorite series, and I'm in the process of spazzing about the second book HAHAHA

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