Saturday, October 4

Review: That Girl by H.J. Bellus

Title: That Girl
By: H.J. Bellus
My Copy: Ebook for Honest Review
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This book is about That Girl…

The girl who leaves behind her past, including her name; runs away from home and vows to never let another identity claim her again. Broken dreams, an abusive step-dad and ugly memories from her childhood are the only shattered remnants that have the ability to haunt her. 

With no money, an endless blank slate laying ahead of her and no hopes for the future, she sets out to survive at minimum wage jobs, moving from town to town, changing her name with each move, and never allowing glimpses of her past to threaten her empty future. 

Average in every way, from her looks to her personality and even her style, there is not much to remember about her. When she abandons one town for another, she leaves behind her fake identity in the search of the next one, while leaving people asking themselves, “I wonder what ever became of that girl.”

This was her reality until Lincoln Wilks.

The number one defensive football player in Fort Collins who finally names That Girl.

That Girl will break your heart!!! This story is a very powerful read looking at the dark side of life. By the age of eighteen this young girl has endured a life that no one should experience. It is depressingly tragic that such Mother's exist in the world, and my heart poured out to her character over and over again. I don't call her by name, because really she doesn't even have a name. I like how each chapter glimpses into this young girl's life ending with goodbye, name. That was an inventive idea, and excellent at allowing readers to learn her character piece by piece. When she meets Linc the first time I didn't think to much into, but upon their second meeting I was SOLD!!! The fact that he immediately comes to her rescue not made me fall in love with him, but also the entire defensive line of his team. While I might not have been completely comfortable with the pace of somethings in their relationship after what she has endured. I was definitely able to push through, and truly enjoy the story. This was not an instantaneous lovers situation, but I just felt that the length of the story pushed aspects of the relationship and her comfort level a bit quicker than would have been expected in reality. This whole story is emotionally charged and set to melt you to the core. Good or Bad the conclusion gives readers a peace that will allow them to lay the story to rest. 
~BookWhisperer Reviewer Jax~ 

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