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5.0 out of 5 stars Grider is AMAZING!! June 1, 2015
By H. N.
**I was provided an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review. I did not receive any compensation for providing my opinion.**
Reaching Rose by J.P. Grider is AMAZING!!!! I don’t think that I have loved a book so much in a while. This is a story about loss, love, second chances and making your dreams come true. I have never read anything from this series or this author before but that is going to change. I think this may be a new favorite series and author for me.
Reaching Rose is about Rose Duncan, a dancer with big dreams that are shattered when she is hit by a truck and loses her leg, and Ben Falco, a pitcher with dreams of making it to the major leagues. The two meet in a rehabilitation facility and while it is a rocky start, they grow with each other and learn to lean on each other for support. Just when things are starting to get figured out for the two of them, life throws another curve ball.
The storyline is fabulous and moves along rather well. The characters in this story are honest, raw and full of true emotion. This is a very believable story and will make the reader second guess their lives and whether they are living to their full potential. This story makes the reader feel a myriad of emotions.
This story is a MUST READ for any reader. The message is powerful and I believe readers can learn a lot about themselves through the characters in this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Home run and 5 brilliant stars for Reaching Rose. June 1, 2015
By Samantha A Pereira
After a few chapters in I found myself comparing this book to Since Drew by J. Nathan, which I loved. The similarities are pretty striking with a few exceptions. Ben is the all American baseball guy, sweet as apple pie. Rose is struggling much more with herself than I ever thought possible.
An accident takes away Rose's one true passion, dancing. She goes through a hell of a time grieving and finds that Ben brings out her emotions and even makes her talk after refusing to for some time. Ben never gives up and really wants to get close to Rose. In this relationship I really couldn't help comparing them to Andi and Drew from Since Drew accept Ben is Rose's saving grace with the grief, not the other way around.
The story weaves in and out of Ben and Rose's points of view allowing you to see their frustration, their anger, their pain, and the growing need for the other. It is a sweet, heartstrings pulling kind of read that will make you laugh, smile, hurt, and sigh with relief. Ben saves Rose and in turn she ultimately saves him by bestowing him with the chance to fall in love. I didn't expect the story to roll out the way J.P. Grider let it but I'm glad because it is one hell of a story. Long live love saving people when they most need it to!
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