Author Note: *The Shifting Series is not paranormal. This Coming of Age Romance trilogy is a love story told in the dual POV of two best friends, Josh and Riley, woven poetically with his music and her dark poetry. It's not an easy story to tell, but love isn't always rainbows and sunshine and often times we must travel through the dark to find the light at the end of the tunnel. This is their journey.
Is taking a chance with your heart worth the escape, or was it better to have never loved at all? Can forgiveness really set you free?
After the unexpected death of her Dad, and the haunting manner in which he died, Riley Shaw built invisible walls around her heart. Barriers she created to protect her from splintering into broken pieces that couldn't be repaired. She was unable to move forward from her past, letting the guilt of her parent's mistakes dictate her own choices.
Dean Warren was safe. Being with him was innocent and peaceful because she didn't truly love him. His words held her captive in a false sense of security. His eyes were deceptive, and his promises of never pushing her beyond what she was willing to give were broken, leaving Riley in a state of regret and doubt.
Joshua Parker had the power to take what was left of Riley's splintered pieces and ruin her completely, or make her whole again. He was her best friend, her next-door neighbor-everything she wanted and settled on never having. Loving him was as easy as breathing air. The fear of losing him forever was more real to her than the feelings she couldn't escape.
When faced with the very thing she feared the most, and in the arms she thought were safe, Riley finds herself questioning every decision she has made over the past two years. When she finally escapes the doubt in her head, and accepts the truth in her heart, is it too late?
"I'm so close to the edge of the cliff that I know one more breath, one more inch, I could fall." -Riley Shaw
Disclaimer: Not recommended for anyone under the age of 17 due to underage drinking, sexual content and adult language.
***This full length novel is part one in a trilogy (The beginning of Josh and Riley). All novels in this series are available.***
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was provided by the author to Nerd Girl Official for an honest review. What do you do when you when you realize your dreams are coming true? What do you do when you have the weight of the world on your shoulders? How do you come to terms that even though you are intertwined into this epic event...that you aren't to blame? Riley is 17 and is dealing with some major life struggles after her dad makes a mistake and kills her best friend's mom. Josh is her best friend and cannot make Riley see that she isn't to blame. These two best friends absolutely love each other but the right time and right place has never worked out for them. This is a wonderfully written coming of age story. It has real struggles and is very relatable. The author writes from both, Riley's and Josh's, perspective but gives you just enough to make you keep turning the pages to figure out the story. It is both funny and heartbreaking but yet an amazing story to follow their journey of love's discovery. "Sometimes to escape the noise of haunting memories, you need your best friend’s hand in your own, to help erase the sound and fill you with a sense of peace, even if it’s temporary." "Love? What the hell was that anyway? Love wasn’t real. Love broke hearts, betrayed trust, and left you alone in pieces." "Life is full of many moments that make up time and memories. Some moments are small and easily forgotten. Other moments are monumental and life changing, making forgetting them impossible. Then they’re those moments that almost happen and become nonexistent, blowing away in the wind." This is the first book I have read by Andrea Michelle and it won't be the last. I can't wait to continue the story of Riley and Josh! Note: Review has been done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official.
I just finished reading Escape The Doubt. It is a young adult romance novel written by Andrea Michelle. Riley is in love with her best friend. She feels that he feels the same. Just when it seems that there might be a chance between them, a tragedy happens that turns their worlds upside down. It also causes them to drift apart. Can they heal from the pain they faced? Can they let go of their doubts and give what they have a chance? I really enjoyed this novel. I can’t wait to read the second and third book from here. I love how realistic this book is. I love how raw it is. There’s no cheesy clichés in the book at all. I also love how attention grabbing it is. I was hooked until the very end. This author knows how to write and keep the reader begging for more! I especially loved the bonus chapters she added to the end. They added a great touch to them. I won’t go into details about them because I don’t want to spoil anything. I do recommend them to anybody who reads the book though. It definitely shines some light on some of the background stories in the book. I fully recommend this book to anybody who loves to read this kind of book. I loved how bold and raw it was. I loved how all aspects of a normal teenage life were put into this book. They weren’t overshadowed like many other books tend to do. I’m very glad that I was given the opportunity to read this book.
Looking forward to the sequel.