Waiting on Wednesday recognizes that we as bookies pine for books. This post is about what I am impatiently waiting for right now. It was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
The book I'm featuring today is very close to my heart & something I think needs to be handled with delicate care. But I Love Him by Amanda Grace (real name Mandy Hubbard) is set to be released May 8th and is centered around an amazingly intelligent & centered girl who falls for a great guy. And then he changes.
Tonight was so much worse than anything before it.
Tonight he didn't stop after the first slap.
At the beginning of senior year, Ann was a smiling, straight-A student and track star with friends and a future. Then she met a haunted young man named Connor. Only she can heal his emotional scars; only he could make her feel so loved-and needed. Ann can't recall the pivotal moment it all changed, when she surrendered everything to be with him, but by graduation, her life has become a dangerous high wire act. Just one mistake could trigger Connor's rage, a senseless storm of cruel words and violence damaging everything-and everyone-in its path.
This evocative slideshow of flashbacks reveals a heartbreaking story of love gone terribly wrong.
I have a feeling that this is going to be an emotional & rocky book to read, but I think it will give a voice to those wonderful young ladies wondering if what's happening is normal. I am a mood-reader by nature, and while I don't think I'll ever be "in the mood" to read this, I look forward to seeing how the author portrays this story. What are you waiting on this week?