My Way Series, Book Two
By: HJ Bellus
Covering up pain is easy. It’s keeping it tucked away that’s hard. I’ve always needed the cover of tattoos to hide the nasty past that leached its way into me, tainting me beneath my skin. Not the shiny, trendy tats, but the ugly broken kind, meant to keep the world at bay. If they weren’t enough, then my piercings, foul mouth and crazy hair usually did the trick. Life had taught me to never follow the rules, because when you do, you get burned.
That philosophy served its purpose, until I met someone who turned my life upside down. Milly, the little hoochie, stormed into my life and changed everything with her undying faith in me, her love and her shitty coffee concoctions. I found a family in Milly, and her sexy farm boy, Cree. She accepted me without hesitation, and never ran from the dark and dangerous secrets that I harbored. My new family loved me unconditionally, with their showers of sprinkles and impromptu dance parties.
My life was perfectly imperfect until Tripp and his crazy-ass ideas of princesses. Our relationship is what most would describe as fuel meeting fire. We were both hell bent on burning each other to the ground. Tripp, fresh out of rehab, moved in with Milly and Cree to try and make a new life for himself. Tripp, the sexy as hell, charismatic beast, soon became one of my best friends. We shared our love of ice cream and tattoos as we blazed our own path that could only lead to a beautiful train wreck. The only question left is, will we set the countryside ablaze with our hot tempers and foul mouths, or will we paint our own happy ending filled with all the gushy shit normal people crave?
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So I read My Now and Forever and got to know most of the characters. You did not really get to meet Tripp in that book but you did meet Lacey. You can tell that she is a good friend and caring person. You can tell that she has had a hard life but she never really says what it is. She does come down on herself pretty hard and that is annoying but I realize that a lot of people do that as a defense mechanism.
Tripp is Cree's cousin and has also had a rough life. Granted he was not poor or abandoned but he did have parents that hated him and was the black sheep in his own family. Cree and his family were the only ones that ever really took care of him. Tripp's brother loved him too but he was killed right after graduation. Tripp had a life as a pro baseball player but threw it all away when his brother died.
Lacey and Tripp understand each other on a level that most people would not understand. They are really made for each other in the fact that they both understand how jacked up life can be and nothing is guaranteed.
There are some things that I really liked about this book but there were things that I did not like. I personally don't really like the abrasive girls that are in your face and cuss or are crude so in that aspect I couldn't really get on board with Lacey. Again, here comes my judgey side...Tripp had a cocaine addiction and it didn't make me warm and fuzzy for him. The story is really good and I enjoyed it but I personally could not identify with either character. I don't want to give this book a low rating since the story is good.
I am giving it 3.8 stars out of 5. I think a lot of people will like it better than I did. I recommend reading this series. There are a lot of really funny parts and you get to see a group of broken people make a family.
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My Way Series, Book One
Whose parents abandon them in a trashy trailer when they are five years old? Oh Yeah! Mine do!
Hey Hoochies! I'm Milly, and I am tired of taking kicks to the gut. A broken family, an asshole husband and the loss of loved ones have left me crying Uncle, and declaring a serious case of the Fuck-Its!
I had my heart broken, stomped on and shattered before I ever started on my journey to find my little piece of happiness. With a bucket list, a '66 Ford and wild dreams, I set out on an adventure that changed my life forever. Follow me on my journey that resurrected my inner badass.
I found my soul sista from another mista, and opened my dream shop along the way. Just when I gave up on finding true love, a pirate and a princess swept me off my ever lovin' feet and filled my world with sprinkles, mac n’ cheese and the courage to live again. They forced my fragile heart to trust and love without fear.
Truth is, nobody’s past stays hidden forever. It’s an invisible monster waiting to attack and destroy. It has the capability to ruin everything you’ve worked to set right. All it takes is one final blow to the gut to end everything.
Meet HJ Bellus:
I'm just a simple girl who loves the country life.. .oh yeah! & a good corn dog! Throw in a little Vanilla Ice, and shits bound to get crazy! Be brave...
-Loves country life & music
-Gets the case of the "fuck-its" often
-love corn dogs & candy.... & (sex & candaaay)
-My heart is happy writing!!!
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