Good Thursday all , its another foggy day here a great day to snuggle down with a good book . Today I have a new to me author Leslie McCauley and her book RISE .
Antoinette Madison is a beautiful woman in her twenties, just beginning to stand on her own two feet. She can see nothing but endless possibilities in her future. She has it all. The dream job, her first home and a strong family by her side. Nothing could possibly bring Nettie down, or so she thought. After what begins as a typical night with a friend, her world is turned upside down in an instant. Changing everything she expected out of life and love forever. Nettie, determined to put the fractured pieces of her new life back together is reminded time and time again that fate has other plans. Nothing could have ever prepared her for the events that one fateful night put into motion. Every impossible choice she is now faced with will carve out a future she couldn’t possibly imagine. Will Nettie be able to overcome her trauma, her loss, and her heartache? Or will she succumb to the darkness nipping at her heels? She must look deep inside herself and find the strength to become her own savior.
Antoinette has it all , a great job , her first home and parents that love her very much. Until the night the unthinkable happens and she is attacked in her home and violated in the most horrible ways possible. After which she has to put her life back together and she is detemined to get her life back. Will she be able to come through the darkness and be the strong woman she knows she is .
Antoinette aka Nettie what can we say about her, she is strong with everything that she goes through . There are moments that she actually is a little bit whiner . Yes i said it she is a whiner some times through out the book . Over all she is strong and feisty and wants to get on with her life . Jessie is her best friend and I love her she is a no holds barred fighter who will fight with and for her best friend . I also feel that she is underrated cause she takes so much from Nettie and she still is there . She is a true friend . Even her parents are sweet and loving and want to do what is best for Nettie but sometimes they do come off a bit smothering over all they are the parents you want to have in your corner . You will love them.
This is a book that you can get lost into , I read it in two days and was intrigued all the way though. The characters are well written and the story will have you hugging the ones you love and then locking your door and checking all rooms. The first part of this book will have you on the edge of your seat hoping that Nettie will come through what happens to her . The second have will have you crying , tears of joy and tears of sadness . There were a few spots that I feel that fell just a little flat in the second half of the book . Over all i truly loved this book and I did get invested in the characters and what they went through. I can't wait to read more from this author . So if you want a book that will make you cry and rip out your heart and then mend it up again check out this book .