Title: A Graceful Mess
Author: Nacole Stayton
Publication Date: August 25, 2013
Summary: Hiding behind the anguish from my past, my coyness seeps off of me like an aroma. I have felt like a stranger in my own skin, trying to claw my way out for far too long, allowing very few people to see past my façade…until my eyes met with his. I felt a sudden rush of energy all the way to my core. It jolted me in ways I never thought possible.
Never in a million years would I have expected to be in the mess I am today. It all leads back to the night Parker Porter turned my world upside down. The night his hazel eyes undressed me, peeling away the layers of the woman I tried so hard to be. He awoke desires that burned deep within me and changed me in one quick glance, leaving me vulnerable and exposed, picking up the shattered pieces of my carefully constructed life…a life I should not be living…a life I was not born into, but placed into by the state of Maine.
Parker opened a door that I am far from closing until I have answers and am able to face the life I was destined to live. I just have to decide if his love is worth the mess.
“They say be careful of the quiet ones.” –Grace
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I have been meaning to write a review for this book for ever! So when I saw Nacole was having a tour I had to jump aboard as I really enjoyed reading this book and the emotion that came along with it.
Grace is a 23 year old shy girl, she lives in a shell of her former self and tried her hardest to forget about her past and all the things that have happened to her. She has so many secrets in her past that she is broken and you can see her just trying to keep it together. I wanted to see her overcome her demons and move on with her life but more importantly I wanted her to find happiness.
Best friend Maci convinces Grace that it is okay to have fun once in a while so they go out to celebrate their collage graduation - but the night starts off as a disaster not only is her 'blind date' flirting with her best friend but he can't seem to take his eyes off every other female in the vicinity.
Enter Parker . . . Oh My can I have him please? He is the definition of Sexy Alpha Male!! But Parker has secrets of his own, he isn't just a guy in a bar he has been sent to investigate Grace but what he doesn't expect is to fall hard for her, this should be easy it is just a job but instead his heart took him in a different direction.
Parker is just the guy to remind Grace what she has been missing all these years, he is the key to bringing her back to life and opening her eyes.