ginger reading ninja
Did she or didn't she?
Hiya Reading Ninjas, this week I read a FAN-FREAKIN-FKD-UP-TASTIC book I want you all to know about...
VERITY by Colleen Hoover
Now, Colleen is a great author - that's a given. But Verity is something else! It was recommended to me by a friend and once I picked it up, I couldn't put down until I was done... (actually, I postponed the epilogue overnight merely because my eyes were tired and the print was hard to read.). But for all intents and purposes - I read the whole thing without pausing for breath.
This book is shocking, and pretty fucked up! It was GREAT! Now brace yourself peeps, the very first page hits you as hard as a truck running over a wayward pedestrian. This story is about a famous author who can not fulfil her publishing commitments and the unknown author who steps in to shadow write for her. It's about the famous authors life. The unknowns insecurities. And the warped things that go on behind closed doors.
For most of the book you'll be repeating to yourself - that bitch is fucked up! Right until the end which is where you will pause and then the debates will begin... Did she? Didn't she? Would she? Could she? Why? Why not? And as you close the book I guarantee you'll sit quietly reeling, trying to work our where you stand and how you feel... It's that kind of book. The kind that my friend (who recommended) and I have been debating like it's an episode of Married At First Sight.
This is no love story and yet, it kinda is... Basically, it's mental torture and the ending is left to your own beliefs. Happy twisted reading my Ninjas...
Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of best-selling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish.
Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity's notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn't expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity's recollection of the night their family was forever altered.
Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen's feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife's words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love her.
Sexy. Twisted. Consuming.