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Delicate (Risk the Fall Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Steph Campbell
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Sydney Pierce has just met the guy of her dreams…just don’t tell her psycho boyfriend, Trevor.

With a gorgeous boyfriend, a thriving gymnastics career and a stellar academic record, anyone would assume that Sydney has it all. That's precisely what the seventeen-year-old perfectionist wants you to believe, and she works hard to keep up the pretense. Especially now that there are cameras following her for a documentary on Olympic hopefuls.

When Grant, the charming new student, disrupts her carefully crafted routine, the cracks beneath her perfect façade begin to rise to the surface and despite Trevor's objections to their friendship, she can't stay away from him.

As her connection to Grant pulls her closer to him, the once lighthearted relationship with Trevor takes an intense and dark turn, forcing her into a position in which not only her happiness, but her safety is at stake. Can Sydney learn to let go of everything she is clinging to in order to gain everything she has ever wanted, or will she realize her breaking point too late?

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About the Author

Steph is a So Cal Native, happily married mother to four evil geniuses, a nail polish addict and YA Junkie. When she isn't reading, writing or wiping someone's nose, you can usually find her baking something. Novels Currently Available by Stephanie are: GROUNDING QUINN (Contemporary YA Mature) (June 2011) MY HEART FOR YOURS - co-written with Jolene Perry (Contemporary Romance) (May 2012) DELICATE (Contemporary YA) (July 2012) She blogs at Stop by and say hello! Twitter: stephcampbell_ Group Blog: (Blog devoted to Contemporary YA Fiction)

Product Details

  • File Size: 2763 KB
  • Print Length: 242 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008M31VIC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #194,359 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delicate is brilliant!! July 17, 2012
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Now I have to reread Grounding Quinn since we get a good insight of her character in this one!! Not surprised I loved this one just as much, Campbell's character building and ability to tackle real teen angst and emotion is refreshing! Wow I am so moved I actually have to take a minute to collect my thoughts! Stephanie Campbell really did a number on me when she introduced me to Sydney in this moving tale of a talented young girl struggling to always do the right thing! Sydney is a renowned gymnast with a grueling schedule to follow in preparation for Nationals. On top of that she has signed on to do a reality show that will chronicle her gymnastics and her life! And what a life she leads!! Her mother has passed away leaving her family life missing essentials every family needs, making it hard for them to be a family unit. Her sister barely speaks to her and her father is still grieving, Sydney goes above and beyond to make them happy. But it's her relationship with her boyfriend Trevor that makes this story so emotional. His possessiveness and inability to respect physical boundaries break Sydney's happy facade. Because when Grant moves into town and starts showing an interest in Sydney, Trevor starts lashing out, physically! I must say that I truly felt sorry for this poor girl who had the weight of the world on her shoulders. Her constant struggle between making herself happy and making others happy was a difficult journey, and her strength was moving! I loved her relationship with Grant, how he helped her realize life was nothing without happiness, how he constantly reminded her of just how great she was. I like how Campbell focused on the struggle to realize your own self worth, the struggles that come with relationships where too much is expected, and her ability to put it all into perspective! I loved the outcome and will gladly recommend this to my friends! Grant is definitely on the top of my list of best book boyfriend's!! He is so swoon worthy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Story April 1, 2014
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So I really, truly loved this book. It was a nice break from all the heavy paranormal I've been into lately, even though the story turned a bit dark halfway through. I loved Sydney, and was glad things ended the way they did for her.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story! November 3, 2012
By Holly
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If you've read Grounding Quinn then you know Sydney, Quinn's best friend...this is her story and honestly I think this book needs to be put in the hands of every girl in middle school & high school. In this book Sydney is in an abusive relationship with her boyfriend and Steph handles the subject in a realistic and honest way and it was great to see Sydney slowly (and with the help of that sweet heart Grant) gain the strength to say enough is enough.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Autumn Review for Delicate October 25, 2012
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Well, this was an emotional book, that I honestly wasn't prepared for. I mean, I knew it was going to have some serious issues, but this book was a bit more intense that I thought it would be. I mean that in a good way. It brought attention to teen abuse. You don't often think about physical abuse happening between high school couples, but it does. While this book deals with a very serious issue, there was a light at the end.

My heart broke for Sydney. She is dealing with the loss of her mother and training for gymnastic Nationals. I wasn't a gymnast, but I did swim competitively. I also had a demanding training schedule, which can leave little time for outside activities. It takes a an extremely dedicated person to stay disciplined in a training regimen like Sydney had. She's focused on her gymnastics career, but still wants to have a life. Sydney thought Trevor had been a great boyfriend for her, even if he did get jealous from time to time. But, after she meets the new kid, Grant, their picture perfect relationship doesn't look as pretty as it once did.

I simply adored Grant. There is just something magnetic about his character that drew me in. Yes, he's cute, sweet, and attentive, but there's just that special something about him that you love. It's probably just the simple fact that he showed Sydney respect and love. Whatever it was, I loved him and thought he was perfect for Sydney. He's the type of kid that you'd be thrilled to have your daughter dating.

The story was emotional and had me on the verge of tears a few times. I was happy with the ending and was sad to say goodbye. If you are a fan of YA romance that also deals with some heavier issues, this is a great pick for you. This is the second book I've read by Steph Campbell and I will continue to read more of her work. Definitely check it out.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Book had potential but doesn't send a good message... October 24, 2012
By mg
Format:Kindle Edition
I am very torn on how to review this book. I really enjoyed the story line and loved the character, Grant. I did not, however, like the way the story ended. Spoiler alert....I was VERY disappointed in the way the abuse by the boyfriend was just swept under the rug and nothing was done about it. To me this sends a very bad message, especially to young girls who may be reading this book. The abusive boyfriend put her in the HOSPITAL and nothing was done about it!!!! No charges were pressed! At the very least the father or the boyfriend should have confronted him and done something about it. I had a hard time liking the book at all after this. I can't say enough how disappointing it was that a bigger deal wasn't made to send a message about what a serious issue this is. I would not reccomend this book based on the horrible message it sends.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good, short read.
Published 18 days ago by Meggygel
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely loved it !!!!
This book was phenomenal. I couldn't put it down. Every single part of this book had great meaning to it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by katherine fittz
4.0 out of 5 stars Sad and very real
For anyone that’s read Grounding Quinn, you know who Sydney is, but what you don’t know about her my shock you. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Jaime @ Curious Kindle Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars loved
I loved this book so much read it in like 2 days and love the part about gymnastics!!!!💜 overall great book,
Published 9 months ago by anna
4.0 out of 5 stars Delicate
The only thing that I didn't like about this is the ending. Other than that it was a good read. The reason why I didn't like the ending is this... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Morris
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely story
This was a lovely story and I immediately fell in love with Grant. This will be a very vague non spoiler review but it still will help convince you to read this book. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Abrianna Marchesotti
5.0 out of 5 stars GOLD MEDAL!
Steph Campbell can tell a story that rings each and every one of my bells. Funny, sad, sexy, and totally sweet. I loved every minute.
Published 16 months ago by Laura Howard
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Fell in love with this book after just the first page! Campbell has done an amazing job extending the character Sydney from Grounding Quinn. I found myself unable to put it down!
Published 16 months ago by Bailey Hackler
2.0 out of 5 stars Didn't connect with book or characters
Unfortunately I didn't really connect with this book or the characters at all. I just found Sydney to be overall...lacking I guess. She was wishy-washy, weak and boring. Read more
Published 16 months ago by LAM
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
I thought this was absolutely amazing I finished it in one day I couldn't stop reading it. As a high level competitive gymnast, and a public school student I could absolutely... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Bridy Critchfield
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Steph Campbell grew up in Southern California, moved to the Bayou State for a decade and most recently resides in the Northeast. She has one husband, four children and a serious nail polish obsession. When she's not writing or taking care of her brood, she's reading or scouring travel sites, always ready for life's next adventure.

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