I finished this book this morning and while it is a cookie cutter romance it was a very good book. It’s a series and the next book, The Chaos In Me, will be released sometime this summer. I personally am excited for the second book knowing how this first one ends. It has a great and powerful ending without being a crazy cliffhanger. I definitely recommend it!
The Stillness of You by Julie Bale
Blurb: Bad girl,Georgia King, is trying to survive after spiraling into a darkness that nearly took her life. With her college dreams on hold she’s trying to get healthy–trying to still the craziness inside her. She has no room for someone like Ben Lancaster and if he was smart he’d stay away. Because everyone knows Georgia is bad news–she ruins people–and if Ben isn’t careful, he’ll be next in line.
Ben Lancaster is a young, hot shot hockey player on his way to the top. Newly signed to the Philadelphia Flyers, he’s living the dream. The girls. The money. The fame. He thought he had everything he wanted until he met Georgia. Suddenly he wants more–he wants her. He’ll do whatever it takes to get her and Ben Lancaster always gets what he wants.
But the girl who’s different from anyone he’s ever known is hiding secrets. And as the dog days of summer pass, only time will tell if Georgia’s secrets can be healed. Or if her bruised soul is strong enough to resist Ben Lancaster…
“Ben Lancaster had just tattooed himself onto my soul and the thing about tattoos? They’re painful to remove.”–Georgia King.
Rating: 4 Stars
I really enjoyed this book! I love characters that are basically a hot mess. And Georgia is a hot mess. She has some issues; she is living with her brother trying to cope with her life and the past choices she made. That’s when she meets Ben, a hockey player for her brother’s team. And this book was the journey that Georgia and Ben take together. It was a beautiful and sometimes frustrating one at that. I was irritated at times by Georgia and the fact that she wouldn’t let Ben all the way in to her life. She needed to share info from her past but she wouldn’t and that pushed him away. I understand this dilemma and why she was hesitant. It was just hard to watch. I loved the dual POV for this reason, it allows us to bond with both characters and I felt emotionally invested in their lives as well as the relationship. Any secondary characters weren’t really fleshed out but where in most books I mind in this book I didn’t mind. The plot was a basic romance with the details differing slightly. I really loved the end, Georgia finally takes control and does something that made me love the character that much more. This is a series and I am super excited for the next book. There is not a true cliffhanger but the story is not complete and you can feel it. If you enjoy new adult romance you will love this story.