Author: Trisha Wolfe
Love means fading out so another shines brighter.
Right clothes. Right school. Right fiancé. As a Wyndemere, Arian's expected to abide by the rules. The most important: be perfect. But Arian's seemingly flawless life is far from it. An embarrassing expulsion from her parents' alma mater spirals an already unhealthy obsession out of control, exposing a dark truth.
Faced with having to attend a small private college after a stint in rehab, Arian's just ready to coast under the radar and repair some of the wreckage, but her father's looming control is like a vise choking off her air supply.
When a run-in with Braxton's beloved star quarterback, Ryder Nash, puts Arian squarely in the crosshairs of his devoted teammates, the last of her controlled, orderly world unhinges. As the pranks and paybacks escalate, Arian and Ryder's rivalry takes a passionate turn. And once Arian glimpses beneath the all-star-athlete exterior Ryder projects, she realizes he's far more than just a jock.
As their relationship intensifies, outside forces feel the threat. Outrunning their pasts doesn't mean history won't repeat itself, but Ryder can't let that happen. He's just one Championship game away from breaking the mold. Only one moment, one choice, might change everything.
Flirty Review: Four Lip Bites
Fading Out doesn't shy away from the real and grit of real life. We follow the story of Arian and Ryder. Again the more serious themes are present: eating disorders, society problems, peer pressure. Wolf again weaved a well-crafted story about two people who are both lost and brought them together against the greatest of odds. Ari must get over herself, her family, and her fear, while Ryder has to overcome the peer pressure his family and friends place on him and with football.
The story reminded me as first of Taming the Shrew. Ryder seemed to want to tame Ari. She was a challenge to him and she was very reluctant to accept her advances. But little by little you saw the cracks in her armor spread and she let him in. The character growth was very well done and I liked to see how the characters learned from the conflict placed in the story. I don't want to give much away, you'll have to read the book, but I really loved seeing the plot evolve. The pacing was great too.
What I loved best about these books is that you didn't have to read them in order or even all of them at all (even though I would if I were you.) Wolfe made it so that you could pick any of the books and get a new story, but you still have some characters from the other books. Sam and Holden met Melody in book one, then Melody met Ari in book two, and book three is about Ari, but every book is separate. It was so nice not to have to go back and remind myself who people were or the reason why something happened. So good job, Trisha!
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