Title: Razorblade Kisses
Author: RL Griffin
Genre: New Adult/Coming of Age
Cover Design: Michelle Carroll - Silver Plum Creations
Release Date: January 8th 2015
Her name is Emery Shaw...Emily Sanders...Emma Simpson...Ericka Smith.
Her family was well off, she ran. They looked for her, she hid. They found her, she ran again. Tragedy strikes, she gets even.
The fact is, she doesn’t know who she is, she tried to run, to hide and make a life for herself, but that backfired. No one knows her except her best friend Rachel, if that’s even an adequate word for what they are to each other. Rachel helps her build a life for herself below the radar, which is fine until the unthinkable happens knocking Em out of her unfeeling cocoon. When her house of cards comes tumbling down she runs again, until the one person who can change her mind finds her.
Due to adult situations, language and possible scenarios that may be difficult for some readers to handle, take a breath before you start this one. It’s gritty and not pretty. Nothing is pretty here. Whiskey is a good thing.
SARAH'S 5 STAR REVIEW:
Razorblade kisses by R.L. Griffin is a very emotional gut wrenching read. This book pulled every single emotion out of me. This book stuck with me long after I finished reading it and that doesn't happen often for me.This book does touch on some heavy subject matter so please be aware. This is a story about pain, learning to let go and being able to find love.
“You are braver than you seem and stronger than you think.”
Emery Shaw had a pretty rough life as a child. She lost her dad when she was young and then when she turned 13 she was put through hell by her stepdad for three years. She wants to get away but she worries about leaving her sister behind as she knows she will be next on her stepdads radar. She meets a girl named Rachel and they click immediately and she encourages Emery to leave as soon as possible. Rachel helps her get away without anyone knowing and promises to keep an eye on Ashley.
“There was light at the end of her never ending tunnel. It was unexpected and it was named Rachel.”
On her journey to get away she changes her name and she meets Noah and even though she doesn't want to get close to anyone she finds it hard to keep her distance from him. The more time they spend time together the harder it is to fight her feelings. Just as they are getting comfortable in a relationship her past comes back to haunt her and she runs without a word to keep Noah safe. She moves to another town, changes her name and starts a new life. She meets Tim and has an immediate attraction towards him. She is afraid to let him get close because she knows there is a chance she will have to run again. Just as she is getting comfortable in her new life something tragic happens that send her running again. Will Emery ever be able to live a happy healthy life and fall in love with the man of her dreams or will her past always continue to haunt her?
“She’ll get through it…You see fragile, I see a survivor. She may not be loud or hostile, but she survived…”
I loved the connection between Emery and Rachel. It is hard to find someone who will stick by you through thick and thin and Rachel always stuck by Emery even when she tried to push her away. The secondary characters added lots of depth to the storyline. This is an absolute must read by R.L. Griffin.