Griffin Stone knows the stats. Sons of abusers become abusers. This is his single fear. After witnessing firsthand his parents' tumultuous marriage, Griffin worries that he, too, harbors an explosive dark side. He volunteers at Holly's House, a safe haven for abused women. Through sculpture, Griffin gives these women pieces of themselves they've long forgotten. Holly's House is the only place where Griffin finds peace and purpose.Until he meets Frankie Moore. Frankie is an aspiring photographer, finding beauty in things most people miss, including Griffin. He is attracted to her free-spirited, sassy attitude but fears she will trigger the most intense part of him, the one he must keep buried.
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I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. Let me start by saying that, although this story dealt with a difficult issue, it was not written in a way that made it too hard to read. It was heartbreaking in places, but that was balanced out by the strength and determination of Griffin and Frankie, to not only make their relationship work, but to make themselves better people individually. I loved that both characters were written as strong, independent people. Griffin has (and still is) living through hell, and he is broken to an extent, but not the same kind of broken we get with so many NA books. Blessedly, Frankie isn't broken at all, which I found the most refreshing aspect of the book. I loved that the author included a few misunderstandings between the characters that were very quickly cleared up due to good communication, showing how this skill cuts down on drama and unnecessary hurt in relationships. Many NA books could take a lesson in this department. This book is well-written and very true to life, without being preachy or condescending to either group of victims.