Monday, April 28, 2014

Krystle's Review for "Wrecking Ball" by B N Toler

Wrecking BallWrecking Ball
B N Toler
Blurb -
When Brandon and Sophia met, something clicked. A guy who didn’t believe in love at first sight, suddenly believed. A girl who believed a bad boy would always be bad, changed her mind. With Sophia by Brandon’s side, he knew he could conquer the world, and Sophia had never felt more loved or wanted in her life. They were good together.

But even the strongest of foundations can be crumbled.

Sometimes all it takes is one moment, fleeting as it may be, to crush what was once strong and indestructible, like a wrecking ball.

Now Sophia has left and as she rediscovers herself, Brandon is left holding the shattered pieces of their lives, trying to figure out how to put them back together.

He loves her.

She loves him.

All he needs now is to make her remember that.

Wrecking Ball is such a heartfelt story, about a man and a woman who met in college, fell in love, had the perfect – or thought was perfect – marriage, until things got too comfortable. They had kids, got too complacent with each other, everything about their life was routine, there wasn't anymore spontaneity ... Then after a certain indiscretion, everything they spent years building together was shattered, leaving Sophia no choice but to distance herself from the man she loves so she can figure out where to go from here.

I love Sophia's (much) younger sister Tia. She's a spunky, carefree, free-spirited woman who lives her life to the fullest, and when Sophia breaks down and tells Tia that her life has fallen apart, baby sister comes to the rescue by making plans for her and Soph to go on an adventure together. A trip to get Sophia out of her depressed slumber and back to the living. They go to Mexico, where Tia's “lover” lives, which, coincidentally, is also where Sophia and Brandon went on vacation together after they graduated college. Sophia's fresh start away from ground zero with her sister, brings back all sorts of memories of her and Brandon's time there.

Ms. Toler does a fantastic job with having the story set in the present, but actually a lot of it was told from both Sophia and Brandon having flashbacks. Going back to how they met, how hard it was for Brandon – the player with a bad rep – to get Sophia to agree to go on a date with him...I loved that part! To when they first made love, the proposal, etc... They were perfect for each other, right from the start. I love the confidence Sophia has with herself, with her “Go on then. Do it.” line she uses, but she sort of loses that beautiful confidence the longer they're married, towards the end of the book though, that fire is re-ignited within her and that was awesome!

“Something tells me you're worth acting crazy for.” - Brandon to Sophia

If this book were to be a movie (and it should be), it would definitely be something that sisters should go and see together. “Wrecking Ball” truly is a beautiful, romantic story that revolves around Brandon and Sophia; what they have to do to get back to the way things were before her love was taken for granted, but it's also a very moving and inspirational story about sisters. There aren't enough words to describe how much I loved this book, but I have to admit, you will need a box of tissues handy when you finish reading it. It's absolutely going onto my top-shelf as a favorite that will be re-read many times over.
Wrecking Ball was given to me as an ARC in exchange for a review -

Thank you!


B.N. Toler

B N Toler is a happily married, mother of three, and HEALER is her first self-published
book. She has worked in several fields, including real estate and orthodontics, but writing has always been one of  her passions. Though she has written many stories, HEALER is the first one she ever really fell in love with.
Some of her other passions include reading and music. She enjoys most genres including fantasy, erotica, romance and supernatural. She loves to find a book she can't put down. Some of her favorite authors include Charlaine Harris (The Sookie Stackhouse Series), Karen Marie Moning (The Fever Series), Sylvia Day (The Bared to You series), and recently she's become a big fan of Samantha Young (On Dublin Street). 
B N Toler loves music and listens to pretty much anything. She's a big fan of blue grass, country, and anything old school. Some of her favorite singers and bands are Johnny Cash, Elvis, Eric Church, The Bootleggers, and old school hip-hop like Salt n Pepa.



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