by Britney King
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.
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.
I want to start by saying..no screaming.. WHAT TOOK ME SO LONG TO READ THIS BOOK?!?! This was seriously AMAZING!
And also tell you how hard it is going to be to NOT give you any spoilers..so bear with me… This book had me flying by the seat of my pants. It was like everytime I thought I knew what Addison would do.. BAM! She surprised me. … HOLY HELL! I couldn’t look away, I couldn’t put it down. I couldn’t stop reading. And I’m glad I didn’t. Every time I turned around there was a new twist. A new turn. A new DID THAT JUST HAPPEN!! I swear every character we met had ulterior motives. And you know what, I loved them all!!!! I even loved to hate some of them..okay most of them! But still!!
Addison's character is so well developed, you immediately relate. A mom, a wife, a working woman. A woman who gets the offer of a lifetime for a job...twice. The normal one, and the risque one. A love of a lifetime...twice. I just wanted to scream at Addison so many times. Make your move lady!! I mean William, is… well, William. DAMN HOT! And she is treated like crap by her husband, HELLO!! No choice, right?? IT'S NOT THAT EASY!!! MAKE YOUR CHOICE!!
Like I said, so many times I was like someone slap this woman.. well, no, wait! After she starts her training.. Definitely don’t slap her then, she could probably beat all of us. And the drama… OH GOD! I promise it doesn’t stop. There were so many times when I was like .. WHAT!! DID SHE JUST..WITH HIM! DID HER HUSBAND JUST… NO! GAH!!!
Don’t even let me get started on her mother in law. So many times I was like man she is a &*#$ . UGH! Then she has her interview with her “client” and all HELL breaks loose. So I was literally chewing on my finger nails. PLEASE FIND HER! WILLIAM FIND HER! God. Oh man.. then the hospital.. and the tears.. I was so sad. And then Christmas. I was all.. PLEASE NO! DON’T LET IT END HERE…..
*sigh* I give this book 5 hearts. AAAAAAAHHHMAZING.
You definitely need to pick this up! ASAP. But….scroll down ….to the bottom...peep the HOT TRAILER!
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 700 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’ll publish her debut novel entitled, Bedrock in May of 2013. Then and only then, will she consider her training to be an expert (life) juggler complete.