Monday, November 2, 2015

5 Stages of Riley Winters by R.D. Berg

Title: 5 Stages of Riley Winters

Author: R.D. Berg

Release Date: Nov 2, 2015

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He left me shattered and mentally scarred. Our divorce should have healed those emotional wounds. It didn't.

Nine months have passed, and I am still trying to piece together my life that was torn to shreds. I am a shell of the person I once was.


Shrouds me in a cloak of darkness, isolates me from family and friends, and barely leaves me treading water. The only thing keeping me afloat is my rambunctious three-year old son, River.


Brings Liam Bowers into my life. He offers me everything my ex did not - love, adoration, romance and peace.


Slithers it's way back into my life, threatening to kidnap the only glimpse of happiness I have found.

My past and future are colliding, and I am afraid the only fatality will

I liked the book.  I was not drawn in from the very beginning but I stuck with the book and enjoyed pieces of it.  

Riley, bless her heart, has had it rough lately.  Her ex-husband, Aaron is a jerk who treated her like crap.  After finally coming to terms with the situation and realizing what needs to be done, she leaves him but falls into a depression.  She does not want to be around people and often avoids her family.  

The only thing that keeps her going is her son three year old son, River.  River is a sweet little boy but has a speech delay.  Each week, River sees a speech therapists, but he does not like them.  After the last one quit, the agency decides to try again.  This time a male is sent to work with River.  Liam not only gets through to River and has him talking more than the others, but there is also an attraction between he and Riley.  Will Riley be able to open up and live again?

I did enjoy the story but there were parts that seemed redundant.  I understand why it was written that way, Riley needed it, she had never had it with her ex Aaron, and now she did with Liam.  When these two finally had sex, I honestly skimmed it.  I usually don't, but it was not a big part of this book for me.  Like I said, I enjoyed this book but it was one I could put down and come back to after a few days.  For that reason I will rate it 3.5

3.5  Stars

RD Berg lives in the great state of Texas with her three boys who drive her to the brink of insanity most days. She loves to read, write and watch her two favorite shows, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. When she isn’t enthralled with a novel or a gory show, you can find her in the stands loudly cheering on her boys at their basketball and football games. She has three strong beliefs in life; Vanilla cake and Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream should be a major food group, Halloween should be celebrated every month, and Harry Potter’s birthday should be a national holiday.

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