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Around The Bend: A Novel by [King, Britney]
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Editorial Reviews


"This book was very touching, I have not read a book like this ever and to say that I really truly fell in love with it." - Author Groupies 

"Around The Bend took the clichés that life shares and shows that we have to work toward what we want and not expect everything to be handed to us." - The Art of Romance 

"This book has so much power and emotion that I don't even know where to start."
 - Firefly Book Blog 

"I laughed hard and cried hard, but most of all...I fell in love with this story! - I Love Story Time 

"It's a story about a love like no other. The kind of love that well, stories are written about."
 - Flirty Fiction Blog 

"I wanted to cry, laugh, scream, and throw my Kindle a few times." - Summer's Book Blog

From the Back Cover

If you were to pass me on the street, you probably wouldn't even look twice. I'm that normal. I'm just like you, only wealthier. I have it all. The kids, the family, the dog, a house on the hill. Hell--I'm so cliché, I even have a white picket fence. I guess you could say that I've dotted my I's and crossed my T's. But what I also have--what no one sees in yoga, or at Nieman Marcus, or during the dreadful Ladies Who Lunch charity events I attend (because only God knows why), and perhaps most importantly, in the school pick up line--are secrets.

Deep, dark, deadly secrets.

We all keep secrets, don't we? We all have thoughts in our heads, things we do, things about us that if people knew, they'd be shocked...right? Well, what if one day we just decided to let the cat out of the bag, so to speak.

What if we decided to let the whole world in on our dirty little secrets? And what if along the way, as we were spilling those secrets, we realized that things aren't always what they seem and with that knowledge, it changed the whole story?

In this book, I'm laying it all out there. The unraveling of my life. My coming undone. What one might've seen had they been paying attention.

What I've found in life is people often believe lies before they'll believe the truth. Well, here it is, in a nutshell. I'll let you decide which is which.

Product Details

  • File Size: 765 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Hot Banana Press (December 16, 2014)
  • Publication Date: December 16, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00QJGGD46
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #368,201 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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We meet our main character Jess when she feels her life is falling apart, and unfortunately, it pretty much is. After a terrible car accident, she’s experiencing problems with her husband Spencer (who drops a pretty huge bomb on poor Jess early on in the book which left me open-mouthed, saying “he’s whaaat?”), problems with drug and alcohol dependency, and issues with her two children. Then along comes Myles, who takes on the sexy, authoritative role in her life, which turns out to be just what Jess needs to get out of her funk. I LOVED finding out what really went down the night of the accident…but maybe I was being too optimistic…I was not expecting that ending!

But in all seriousness...ATB tackles some heavy issues and does a beautiful job of taking you along for the emotional ride.

Around the Bend was my first book by Britney King and I have nothing but good things to say about her writing style and talent. I will definitely be looking at more of what Britney King has to offer.

I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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let me see how to put this in to words (which I'm not good v at to begin with) and not give spoilers I hate when people do that! at first I was unsure of this book just because it was so different then the books I normally read but I wanted different. man did I get that! this author has a true talent with taking a hard real life situation and making it nearly impossible to stop reading it until is done! the first few chapters were kinda hard for me to be addicted too, but once the next of the story kicked in I ended up doing up all night until I finished it. it is an amazing true life scenario that I'd ultimately all consuming! has love, heartache, and an ironic twist you don't see coming! I'm in awe.
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This book to me is indescribable, just completely unforgettable really. You know when you think heading into a good story that you have it all figured out? That you know exactly what will transpire before you even read a word? Well, that’s how I felt with Around The Bend, however - I was ridiculously wrong. All of my pre-conceived notions were way off the mark, I had no idea what was waiting for me within the chapters of this book. The tale of Jessica and Myles is a heart-breaking one, filled with crushing disappointments, harsh addictions, staggering loss - but above all else, its a story of incomparable love.

It wasn’t long before the lines became blurred, and she couldn’t determine which was worse – the physical pain she felt each day or the emotional pain of what she had become.

Jessica Clemens is caught in a downward spiral of destruction. Dealing with the traumatic after effects of a horrific car accident that nearly claimed her life, she turns to prescription drugs and alcohol to be her crutches in her time of need. Raised in a family of wealth, hearing the word “no” is not a common occurrence to her, so when her husband of 10 years suddenly announces he is leaving her and their two children - Jessica crumbles farther down into the depths of despair and depression. Being abandoned so shortly after her accident preys on her self esteem, causing her to further depend on other means to cope and get through the day. I can honestly say that the heartbreak I felt for Jessica in those moments was as deep as my hatred for her husband Spencer for being such a spineless bastard. The farther she falls into a dark place, the harder it is to see her way out.
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What to say about this book without giving to much away. Well first you will need a box of tissues. Britney King takes real life and writes about it. She is battling a VERY difficult subject in Around the Bend and she does it with tact and grace.

What do you do when everything you have ever known turns out to be false? Well, Jessica Clemens is about to find out. Does she tuck her tail and run away from life or does she fight for herself?

Grab a box of tissues and get ready for an emotional read. Britney King hit this one out of the park. 5 stars all the way
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My review:
4 stars! (slight spoilers)
I really love this cover.

Wow, what this book did to me. It took me on a roller coaster of emotions. Money does not bring happiness. After a severe accident Jessica Clemens mother of two, wife, and socialite spirals to the lowest point possible. She can't take care of her children, she is absent in her marriage and doesn't go about her daily routines anymore. She hits pills and bottles and becomes numb to it all. After her husband (Spencer) packs up and takes an extended trip to Africa it's time Jessica clean up.

Myles a navy seal is hired to watch over Jessica. Both Myles and Jessica have their demons, Myles wants to put his aside and "fix" Jessica. After an "agreement" Myles conjures up Jessica decides if she wants to keep her children she needs to get clean so with Myles help that's what they set out to do. Sparks fly and they form an intense relationship, which I felt in the reading.

I don't want to write too much more because there is so much to this story and I fear I'll ruin some shocking revelations if I continue.

Like I said this book did some things to me emotionally that I wasn't prepared for. At first I didn't like Jessica but the more the story continued I did and I really felt for her. Myles was great, yeah he had his issues and I wanted to set him straight a time or two but he really had the best of intentions. I loved the bond he formed with Jessica's children. Spencer well I really have nothing to say about him. I thought Jessica was such a big person to forgive the way she did.

This was a solid 4 star read for me "I really liked it" but for reasons I can't say I didn't love it.

*if want spoilers check my Goodreads.*

I would definitely recommend, the writing is great and the story is too.
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