Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Review: Radiant Point by Brei Betzold

Trinity Seymour knew she never wanted to be like her mother; Trinity wanted stability. In her teenaged mind, it was easy; go to college and get a good job. Only her life isn't that easy and along the way and choices are made.

Trinity never could have envisioned where she’d end up or that Jeron Price, the local screw-up, would become her tarnished savior. Together they travel the path together that leads to friendship, love, and family. Unfortunately, their life is built on a foundation of secrets that could destroy everything they've made for themselves.

How do you repair something you never knew was broken? And when the worst happens, how do you carry on?
I go into most books without reading the blurb, especially if it is an author I have read before.  This was the case with this story.  I also have a habit of going in with rose coloured glasses where everyone lives happily ever after.  I love it when a book challenges my rose coloured view and this definitely did that.
You can't help who you fall in love with and Trinity knows that falling for Jeron could lead her down the same path as her mother, one she definitely does not want to follow.  Jeron lives in the same trailer park as Trinity and she has secretly admired him from afar for a while.   One night he turns into her unlikely hero and thus begins a bonding friendship that eventually turns into love for both of them.
"Jeron was more of a meteor; he flashed into my life, impacted and
changed the shape of my world forever." - Trin
Life for this couple was never going to be easy, Trinity's mother is completely opposed to it but she is the last person to be dishing out advice and judgement to this young couple.  She is no shining example of making right choices.
Jeron loves Trinity and is working hard to make a good life for them but as things happen in their relationship he starts to spend more time away from their home, trying to cope with their situations the only way he knows how.  Communication and honesty is the foundation of a good lasting relationship and this is something he struggles with.
I guess you could say that although this is a love story, it is bittersweet.  I truly believe that these two love each other.  Sometimes love is just not enough, it is only one component of a complete relationship.  Jeron and Trinity are young and still have a lot of growing up to do but one of them is going to have to take a stand if they are to have any chance of a future together.



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