5 Stages Of Riley Winters by R.D. Berg Release Blitz/ Review

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Title: 5 Stages of Riley Winters
Author: R.D. Berg
Release Date: Nov 2, 2015
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He left me shattered and mentally scarred. Our divorce should have healed those emotional wounds. It didn’t.
Nine months have passed, and I am still trying to piece together my life that was torn to shreds. I am a shell of the person I once was.
GRIEF
Shrouds me in a cloak of darkness, isolates me from family and friends, and barely leaves me treading water. The only thing keeping me afloat is my rambunctious three-year old son, River.
FATE
Brings Liam Bowers into my life. He offers me everything my ex did not – love, adoration, romance and peace.
TROUBLE
Slithers it’s way back into my life, threatening to kidnap the only glimpse of happiness I have found.
My past and future are colliding, and I am afraid the only fatality will be…me.

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3.5-4 stars

This is kind of hard… And I’m kind of torn how to rate this book.
I loved the story. Loved it…
But… I was having a hard time liking and connecting with Riley. The choices she made and how she handled things was just to much for me at times. And that affected me while reading this book.

I found it extremely neglectful that Riley would not report everything her ex was doing to her. Her first thought should have been the well being of her child. To be so naïve and let the threats go on for as long as they did… Was pretty unbelievable.
And as I kept on reading… I started to find Riley irrational and irritating.

It was ruining the story for me.
But I would say late into the book. A little over 60%… It started to turn for me.

Like I said before… I loved the story! But I just wasn’t feeling Riley’s character.

I loved Liam. He was just everything you want in a book boyfriend. He had it all for me. He was kind, handsome, with a little bad boy in him! Loved it.
He was really patient with Riley. He adored her son.
He was just a winner all around.

One thing I hoped we would get was more from the ex-husband. He would only pop up in text messages and here and there. But I think I would have liked to get into his mind instead of those texts.

Other than what I just said… This book turned out to be pretty good! The ending saved it for me.
I will most definitely be reading more books by this author.

*ARC provided by for an honest review*

RD Berg lives in the great state of Texas with her three boys who drive her to the brink of insanity most days. She loves to read, write and watch her two favorite shows, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. When she isn’t enthralled with a novel or a gory show, you can find her in the stands loudly cheering on her boys at their basketball and football games. She has three strong beliefs in life; Vanilla cake and Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream should be a major food group, Halloween should be celebrated every month, and Harry Potter’s birthday should be a national holiday.

 

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