Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Anniversary Sale "Truth in Wildflowers" by Kimberly Rose

Truth in Wildflowers (Truth #1)

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? 

Where to start with August and Kensie ? Good question …

Kimberly Rose really created two very interesting characters when she wrote “Truth in Wildflowers” – or shall I say several interesting characters ? Because actually we will find another interesting set of individuals With Wes and Capri in “Truth in Watercolors”.

Truth in Wildflowers is the debut Novel from this author and I was directly intrigued when I read the plot. Actually, I was surprised afterwards to find out it is a debut, as this was totally NOT noticeable. Also I am very happy that I was not only offered this first book but also its Sequel to read directly afterwards. Therefore, I have decided to also write my review for both of those books together as I feel that they somehow belong together. 

You could read them separate but I would not recommend that as we get to know Wes and Capri already in the first book and you would miss out on that if you only read the second.

Ms. Rose writing style is different from others I cam across lately. There were some lines where I was not sure if she was using “slang” or if there were mistakes in those sentences – so as I am bilingual and far from a perfect writer I will not comment on this. So when I say the writing was perfect – which it was –  I thereby mean that the author transported the feeling, she was talking about, to me (the reader).  And I liked the authentic style of this writing – it felt like something the character could have actually thought or done at that point. It did not feel like a constructed line – made up to please the reader.

So I do not mind at all that I did not agree with the characters on some points of their thinking – like for example I felt that Kelsie was oversensitive in matters relating to her father. BUT on the other side, Ms. Rose had a way to show the reader what was going on inside Kelsie’s’ mind so that I could understand where she was coming from – even if I did not agree.  

The storyline also feels authentic in both books. The developing relationships between those four characters seemed real and believable. In addition, I liked the attention that was paid to so many details in the development of the leads. Even if the basic plot was kind of heavy there were even some moments that had me laughing… like in HARD … (hint … Kristen Stewart halfsy smile?!)

I am not sure which of those 4 characters I liked the most but somehow I think it was Wes, as he captured my eye from the first book on. He had so many layers already there that I was really intrigued by him and very happy to see him leading us into “Truth in watercolors”.

True to the titels I believe the author kind of carved out very unique characters and I would really like to recommend both books to all readers that love a well developed romance with a fresh writing style.

I am looking forward to reading more from this author ….