I received this book for free from Swoon Worthy Books in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Published by Hot Banana Press on May 1st, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Romance
Source: Swoon Worthy Books
When Addison Greyer, a happily married mother of three, decides to re-enter the workforce, she never once considers that taking a job might unravel everything she thinks to be true about her life—that it would cause her to look deep within and confront fears she didn’t know existed. She couldn’t have foreseen how a chance meeting or a single day can change the course of an entire lifetime.
Like many women, Addison is defined in terms of marriage and motherhood, until she suddenly finds her life turned upside down by her husband’s decision to take a job thousands of miles away. When her tough-as-nails boss offers her an opportunity she can’t refuse, Addie is forced to make difficult choices. Those choices take her further and further out of the carefully crafted fairytale life she has created and lead her into an unknown world where things are anything but black and white: a world where she learns that desire is not only dangerous but deadly. In this world, all bets are off as she is forced to finally confront her past. As her past and present collide, she has to make decisions that for most are unthinkable, decisions that can tear her family apart, and perhaps even have fatal consequences.
Bedrock is a love story designed to showcase how the choices we make ultimately shape our lives. It serves as a reminder that in the end what defines us is not the big events, the monumental occasions. It’s the tiny, seemingly inconsequential moments in between. It’s proof that time passes and we cannot, no matter how hard we try, get it back. Bedrock is a story of love and grief that pretty much sums up the context of the human experience.
Due to heavy subject matter and sexual content this book is recommended for mature readers.
Bedrock (Book 1)
This one took me a while to get into. It wasn’t the writing because I thought that was great. The plot was good and started out strong but something kept holding me back. I kept plugging along hoping that I would get into it and about halfway through I found that not only was I into the book, I didn’t want it to end!
Now, back to the beginning, the first chapter was extremely powerful and left me wondering what was going to happen to Addison. Maybe it was the back story that threw me off, finding out that she was all into getting married and being a girly girl… blah, blah, blah… the story is solely about her life so not getting into her character does create a detriment. But then she shifts. She is strong she just didn’t know it!
And I love the new Addison, like seriously! The plot picked up pace and everything started really making sense. So I guess it all comes down to Addison’s character and how she didn’t resonate with me, in the beginning. By the end, however, I am absolutely loving her and hoping that everything will turn out ok because wow, this girl is a mess!
The other characters in the book, like William… whew that guy! He is to die for! He’s just really interesting. And then we have Patrick, ohhh that guy… Now he isn’t one to die for. I’m just totally not a fan at all.
And then there’s Sondra! She’s hilarious but completely not in the normal sense. She’s just totally off the wall and then you find out what’s really behind her mask and woah baby! Watch out!
All in all I totally wound up loving this and cannot wait to read book two, Breaking Bedrock!
For those of you who prefer it straight up, no chaser: Mama to five. Lover of Life. Writer. Juggler extraordinaire. That just about covers it…
The extended version and in third person no less : Britney is married to a man she adores (when he isn’t driving her crazy) and is the mother of FIVE amazing kids, who (surprise!) also have a habit of driving her crazy, her best guess is that it’s genetic. In addition, she founded a local network for women in 2012, which has grown to almost 800 members. Currently, she occupies a job she loves- serving and running Austin Women’s Network. To further prove that she may in fact be certifiably insane, she decided to publish her debut novel entitled, Bedrock in May of 2013. Then and only then, could she consider her training to be an expert (life) juggler complete.
In her free time, you might find Britney running, reading, or spending time utilizing the wonderful venues that make her city great.
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Goodreads Author: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7035217.Britney_King