February 16, 2018 by ceresbooksworld
Arc Review – Baby Girl by C.M Stunich
Publisher: Sarian Royal
Publication date: January 29th, 2018
Source: eArc from Xpresso Book Tour
Rating: 4 hearts
He died that night, alone, in the rain, in the dark, the boy that called me baby girl.
I was only seventeen; we were going to be together forever.
On his way to pick me up for prom, he swerved. I’ll never know what made him do it, what killed the boy I’d loved my whole life. With roses clutched in his hand, he bled out in icy wetness all alone.
His best friend is here though, and I’m pretty sure he loves me.
But after the accident, I left for a year and didn’t look back.
Now I’m back in town and my heart is like shattered glass.
Do I pick up the pieces and risk getting cut? And do I let another boy call me baby girl?
WARNING: Don’t open unless you’re prepared to ugly cry, but also ready to read a story of hope and new love, a love that was there all along but patient enough to wait. This is a book about grief, about loss, but also about fresh starts and new beginnings. The ride is sad, a tumultuous twist of feelings that gets ugly at times … but the ending is a happy one.
BABY GIRL is a full-length 300+ page new adult/contemporary romance novel. It’s a stand-alone meaning this volume contains a complete story; there are no sequels and no cliff-hanger. This novel includes cursing, tears, loss, graphic sex scenes, and new hope.
Phoenix, Codrick and Embry are like the three musketeers, they are the best friends of the world, Embry and Codrick are in love and plan to spend all their lives together, until the day the drama arrives. Codrick dies and Embry is desperate, she runs away from her family and her best friend. When she returns a year later, she is no longer the same, her shell is thick and she does not show any emotions.
Embry suffered, she lost the man of her life and I can understand her pain, what I had more trouble understanding is her stubbornness to flee Phoenix, he too is suffering, Codrick was his best friend and not only did he lose him but he also lost his other best friend. Embry knows that Phoenix suffers and that she hurts him by running away but that’s not why she tries to be forgiven. Aside from her initial reaction with Phoenix, Embry is an adorable person, she is not happy but she will do everything to save Phoenix.
Phoenix is a tender boy, sexy and built like a God, the loss of Codrick upset him but he could have been better if Embry had not run away. He found himself embroiled in a sordid affair. He knows how to fight, he does it very well, when Embry comes back he keeps hope that everything will become as before. He has always been in love with Embry but has made way for Codrick.
I liked the story, the change of relationship between Embry and Phoenix, the evolution of it from the return of Embry. They are very close to each other and Codrick’s ghost pushes them into each other’s arms. I love Embry’s audacity, she knows how to defend herself and fight and to protect Phoenix, and she will not hesitate to take risks.
CM Stunich was able to make me cry, on this subject there is no doubt, from beginning to end we feel the emotions of the characters, we identify with them and we want a happy end for Phoenix and Embry .
The only small shadow on the board is the number of spelling or typing mistakes that are sometimes bothersome.
Quick Word: Prepare your box of tissues and get started in this story of new starts.
About the author
C.M. Stunich is a self-admitted bibliophile with a love for exotic teas and a whole host of characters who live full time inside the strange, swirling vortex of her thoughts. Some folks might call this crazy, but Caitlin Morgan doesn’t mind – especially considering she has to write biographies in the third person. Oh, and half the host of characters in her head are searing hot bad boys with dirty mouths and skillful hands (among other things). If being crazy means hanging out with them everyday, C.M. has decided to have herself committed.
She hates tapioca pudding, loves to binge on cheesy horror movies, and is a slave to many cats. When she’s not vacuuming fur off of her couch, C.M. can be found with her nose buried in a book or her eyes glued to a computer screen. She’s the author of over thirty novels – romance, new adult, fantasy, and young adult included. Please, come and join her inside her crazy. There’s a heck of a lot to do there.
Oh, and Caitlin loves to chat (incessantly), so feel free to e-mail her, send her a Facebook message, or put up smoke signals. She’s already looking forward to it.