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Monday, June 2, 2014



ad•dic•tion noun \ə-ˈdik-shən, a-\
: a strong and harmful need to regularly have something or do something
: an unusually great interest in something or a need to do or have something

Leah and Adam have never met.
However, they live parallel lives.
Lives plagued by addiction.

When a tragic, but common demon, surfaces between their siblings, Leah and Adam’s worlds collide, never to be the same again.

Adam loses his sister forever.
Leah’s brother returns.
Both gain a niece, neither knew existed.

Now they face an obstacle to raise a niece together while Leah’s brother struggles to free himself from the grip of drug addiction as Adam’s family grieves for the sister and daughter they lost.

A commonality is discovered.
Deep wounds begin to heal.
Lines blur as their lives entwine.

Christina's Review

This book absolutely blew my mind! It was well written in my opinion, and the subject matter was raw and real. Revolving around addiction, this book gave me the insight of the different ways families of addicts suffer, and the consequences and even triumphs that they experience. 

Adam lost his sister to her addiction. what he didn't know is he had a niece he never knew existed. Determined to give this little girl the best life he can, he joins forces with her aunt Leah. what he hadn't expected was for the woman that he had been thinking about for awhile to walk in the room.

Leah's brother lost this girlfriend to her addiction. At that moment he decided he needed to get his shit together and get help. He asks his sister for one more favor to keep her niece that she never knew existed while he gets clean. what Leah was not expecting was for the uncle to be the sexy construction worker that she was attracted to the week before.

Leah and Adam have so much in common. They both had siblings with addictions and understand what others not in their situation ever could. They both have a common bond with their niece and both want to give her everything she never had. Things get complicated when they start feeling like a complete family, and yet they both have their issues to deal with when it comes to being family of an addict. One has a sister that died and wants to blame whoever he can, and the other has one that is very much alive and wonders if it would be better if he was dead. 

This book had me from the first chapter, and I couldn't wait to get back to it! I learned so much about addiction and what families experience. I felt like I was a part of this story, and Leah and Adam have a great dynamic and really make this story. I was on an emotional roller coaster, and this story deserves all 5 stars!!




“Do you want to talk about it?” I hesitantly ask, running my own finger along the steering wheel.

“I’m not sure. It’s just all so crazy in my head. Nothing makes sense. Nothing is going as I’ve planned.”

“Sometimes the best things that happen are the ones you least expect,” I say, like some damn philosophy professor.

She turns to me with a serious face. “Adam, what if Shane doesn’t get clean? What if he can’t do it?” A tear clings to her lashes before falling from her eye and trailing down her cheek.


Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids.  She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write.   With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends.  But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.


Twitter: @michellelynnbks



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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for doing a promo post for Familiar Ground. :)