Indie Flutters: Finding Bliss by Cassie Strickland

Finding Bliss (Bliss #1)

  • By Cassie Strickland
  • Editions: ebook, paperback
  • Published: September 18th 2015
  • Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
  • Source: NetGalley
  • In a Flutter: Having the strength to achieve something wonderful!
  • rating-system4

    One phone call was all it took. A voice on the answering machine, a man oblivious to what calling me would do, uprooted my entire existence. He revived old hurts, dug up past nightmares. He destroyed everything I’d built for myself.
    But I found bliss through Grey, in Grey.
    I had no idea that making a simple phone call, one that devastated me because of the reasons behind it, would make me question my truths, my friendships, everything I held dear in my little town. Calling her was the best and worst decision I’d ever made, but it brought her to me, to Bliss.
    And I could never take that back.
    Finding Bliss is a story about redemption, love, and finding true, irrevocable bliss. It’s about new beginnings and the heights attainable.
    Not intended for readers under the age of eighteen due to language and sexual situation.

    ~ Goodreads

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    Fluttering Thoughts:

    Worldbuilding: This story takes place in Bliss, North Carolina. A small little mountain town where the people take care of their own and band together to give new comers a chance! I loved all the family friends and how everyone was so close together!!
    Characters: The main characters are Clara and Grey. Clara Vincent has been through hell and back, and is amazingly, not as broken as one would assume. Only after receiving a life altering call, does Clara find out what she has been missing in her everyday life. Having her life flipped upside down placed Clara into a new situation but it is the people around that give her a reason to stay. Grey Raiden has just been hit in the solar plexus by a 2×4. Not only does he himself just receive devastating news but he has to pass that news on to someone else. Grey was wholly unprepared to have his life turned inside out by this news but was equally astounded when Clara walked into his life and made him connect to another person like never before.
    Plot: This was a pretty crazy novel! There was of course the romance between Grey and Clara but the story touched on so many more points!! This was a pretty long story but it encompasses so much. Other character’s relationships are fleshed out as well as everything pertaining to Clara’s new situation. I liked that there were so many different things going on and it didn’t feel like I was being bombarded with information.
    Writing: This novel was told in first person points of view of both Grey and Clara. This is a standalone novel with no cliffhanger but the series is to be continued with other couples that were mentioned throughout this first novel!
    Curb Appeal: This cover is really interesting. It’s definitely something a little different than usual but it’s done so in a great way and I really love the color scheme!! The blurb totally had me hooked with how little information is given out and how mysterious everything seemed. Just those few sentences from each character really makes so much sense as you read the story and understand what these characters are going through.
    Ultimately: This was story that touched on very upsetting and personal issues but did it in such a tasteful and delicate way that really made me sympathize for these characters. This novel was about knowing that even though something bad had happened to you, you can find such bliss if you open yourself up to it and that message really sealed the deal on this being a great book! If you are in the mood for finding out what it means to be brave and to face real life demons then come check out Finding Bliss!!!!



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