Friday, 13 December 2013

Review, Excerpt + #Giveaway: Seamless by R. L. Griffin


Title: Seamless (By A Thread #3)
Author: RL Griffin
Release Date: December 10, 2013

Professional, successful, survivor Stella has mastered the art of appearances and conquering what life throws at her. Time after time, she chooses to fight even though she's consistently poised to break. It's that fight to get her life back, to make things right, to survive that defines who she is. She's been loved, left, lost, blown up, shot, and exploited. Physically, she's almost completely put back together. Mentally, Stella's one step from a vindictive retaliation that may or may not be her best choice.

In Seamless, Stella has no choice but to step into the ring with someone who she once loved. It's a dirty fight that will take all she has. Will she do what it takes to win? Will she make it out alive?

You'll cheer her on until you realize all is not what it seems. Appearances can be deceiving.

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George had been on the road for over three weeks now and he was looking forward to heading home for a few days. He needed a break. He was sitting in another hotel room, writing a story about Senator Ashby’s stance on gun control. Needing a break, he pulled out his phone and sent a text to Stella.

My duck misses you

He threw his phone on the bed and pulled a Coke out of his cooler. His phone beeped.
Hahahahahahahaha your duck?

George looked at his phone and sure enough, the text he sent to start a sexual back and forth said duck instead of dick. He laughed out loud.
Yep. I want to put my duck everywhere

Stella texted back immediately.
Ducks need to stay in the water

George chuckled.
My duck needs some alone time so it can quack

His phone buzzed again.
You’re so weird. no duck is coming near me…dick that’s cool

He typed his next text and hit send.
So my duck quacking isn’t doing it for you

Her response was immediate.


He laughed. George tapped on the Voxer app. "I was trying for sexting, but it’d be my luck to have a typo like that. My dick does miss you. I’d like to slip into something more comfortable."
Her laughter sounded in his hotel room. "You’re a fucking idiot."
Just the sound of her voice changed his entire mood. He felt lighter with her laughter ringing in his ears.


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R.L. Griffin has done it again! What an exciting conclusion to Stella’s nightmare that began in By A Thread.


I found myself falling in love with the amazing characters of this book all over again, as I was once again sucked into their lives. Stella is still the hard ass, independent person she's strived to be throughout this series, but her walls have come down a bit, and George finally seems to be making progress with her. Things haven’t been easy for them from the start and I love how REAL their relationship is. They mess up, say the wrong things, can both be stubborn as hell, but they love each other regardless. I just wish Stella would’ve relied on George a little more. He was a real saint to put up with her at times.


This book was a direct continuation of Tension. My eyes were glued to my Kindle because I was so intrigued by what would happen with Jamie, and I had to know how the events that led up to this point would affect everyone, would something happen that would see the end of Stella and George, or would they find their happy ever after once and for all? Curveballs were tossed all over the place and I had whiplash by the end of this book with the many twists and turns. I was shocked by the turn of events after the final battle with Jamie. The revelation of what really transpired was brilliant. I honestly did not see that one coming. And then Patrick wore his heart on his sleeve and my heart broke. It broke for him because I cared so deeply for the man who Stella always relied on, and who did just about everything for her, even when she hated him; it broke for George, the man who loved her with all his heart but whom she continued to hurt with her fears; and it broke for Stella, because she was so completely lost, even at a time when things finally came to an end.


This book was filled with tension, suspense and tons of action. It dug deep into the amazing, but often painful dynamic of true love and friendship. It was a stunning read!

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Other books in the By A Thread trilogy

Stella's future was set, and it was a bright one. She was
engaged to a man she adored, and was headed to law school in the fall. Tragically, her perfectly planned future ends just as it was beginning.

With no ties to family or friends, Stella finds herself alone
in a new city, spiraling out of control. Her typical day comes to a close with her passed out on the floor; sometimes clothed.

Luckily, her new roommate, essentially a stranger, is dead set on getting Stella past her grief and back to functioning within society. Putting one foot in front of the other, she climbs up from the bottom of a bottle. Even with all her progress, Stella walks through life unfeeling, numb. Defiant, she sends out warning signals for the world to keep away. But, is that what she really wants?

With the steadfast help of a few tight knit friends, she gradually begins to feel again. She starts to savor the flavor of food again; lets herself notice how the handsome bartender glances at her. Still, after allowing herself a fling, she wonders if she will ever be able to let go of her shattered past, fully enjoy the present, or get over what she thought would be her perfect future and with the man who destroyed her heart.

The Stella who emerges from the rubble of the bombing in Montana is a woman full of conflict. She knows she should be grateful that she lived when others didn't, but after waking in the hospital as a celebrity, complete with a new moniker, she's bitter and distrustful, questioning everything in her life. She's unsure of her friends, her new boyfriend, and her job. In addition, a face from the past reappears and threatens to take the one good thing in her life.

Stella attempts to deal with the new scrutiny of her life with her usual sense of humor, but she's filled with a new emotion that she tries desperately to hide: HATE. Her recovery is hastened by her determination to find the man who turned her into a walking scar. She's going to kill him; she needs to kill him.

Stella isn't alone. She has her close friends and her dog, Cooper. Will their support be enough to help Stella accomplish her plan, or will this endeavor be her undoing?


R.L. resides in the Atlanta area with some cool dudes: her husband, son and two dogs.  She was born and raised in the South.  She attended Georgia Southern University and moved to Washington, D.C. to intern in the United States Senate during the impeachment trial.  Falling in love with the city, she went to law school at American University, Washington College of Law.  By A Thread is R.L.’s second book, but is the first in a series of books.


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