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Shrinking Violet (a Colors novel) by [Prince, Jessica]
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An Emotional and heart-warming story of love and redemption. Shrinking Violet is not to be missed! ~Bestselling Author, Erin Noelle

 

Prince just keeps coming with beautifully written stories! Her eloquence and plot had me from start to finish! ~USA Today and NYT Bestselling Author, SE Hall

 

It made me laugh, it made me cry, and it by far made me swoon! Once again, I will be looking forward to reading more from Jessica Prince! ~Juls - I Love Story Time


Jessica Prince's beautifully plotted story of the redemptive power of love kept me in stitches and desperately turning the page, needing to know that it worked out for these two. Spoiler: It does! ~Stacy Kestwick, Author of Wet (The Water's Edge Series)

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  • File Size: 1200 KB
  • Print Length: 282 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: July 28, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B012URUO0Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,401 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Where do I start? So, we met Cassidy **cough** the nasty b!tch in Scattered Colors. So to say that I was leery to read a story of her redemption is putting it mildly. I was the leader of the I Hate Cassidy Club and I couldn't have been more wrong!

One thing I took from Shrinking Violet is to never judge. Truly. Never. Judge. We might not like a person and sometimes those reasons are totally valid. There are people in the world who just suck. No reason for it. But there are some people who have just not had an easy life, for one reason or another. And as a result they are just lost souls. They will grasp at anything and anyone for a bit of love, freedom and happiness. To hell with the consequences.

Carson and Cassidy are two characters who will stay with me for a long time. Carson because - I mean, how can you NOT love a guy who is good with kids and will do and sacrifice anything for his sister. He's a bit alpha, a lot sexy and surprisingly sweet. Cassidy because we see a girl turn into a woman and do a 180. We see someone who is willing to give up her entire previous life at a chance to become someone new. Someone willing to sacrifice everything for her daughter. Two people. Willing to sacrifice for others. Two selfless, loving, beautiful and unfortunately broken people.

When Carson comes to work at the ranch where Cassidy and Willow (and oh my gosh, this little girl is so adorable she had ME wrapped around her finger) live with Cassidy's aunt and uncle, the pull between the two is so strong they can't help but allow it to suck them in. As much as they fight it and are afraid of it, they soon realize that the connection they have together is too intense to ignore.
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Shrinking Violet is another masterpiece from Jessica Prince. I devoured this book, completely consumed by Jessica’s amazing talent for provoking emotion and her utterly enchanting storytelling. I didn’t think in a million years that I could relate to Cassidy, that I could forgive her for everything she had done in Scattered Colors, but Jessica Prince made falling in love with this character effortless. Filled with life lessons and the hope of redemption, her story was so much more than I could have ever imagined. Shrinking Violet is a story about finding your own family, accepting unconditional love, and our remarkable capacity for finding forgiveness, not just in others, but also in ourselves.

Cassidy and Carson were truly something special. They just had this innate sadness and sense of resignation that made my heart ache for them. Cassidy has been punishing herself for the mistakes of her past and while everyone else could see that she’s a changed person, she still saw herself as unworthy of love. Her struggle to forgive herself for the person she once was pulled so many feelings from me, moving me in a way that was unexpected and simply stunning. Carson on the other hand, needed to learn to trust, to allow himself to hope, and believe in the possibility of permanence. He was every bit the swoon-worthy, kind, and loving book boyfriend I love to read about, bringing tears to my eyes as he interacted with Willow and Navie. This jaded and broken couple shared a desperation for love and acceptance that had me falling hard.

Shrinking Violet isn’t just Cassidy and Carson’s story, but a story of family. I found myself addicted to the secondary characters. They brought so much warmth, color, and life to this story and I find myself already missing their inimitable dynamic.
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Loved this!!!!! I did read Scattered Colors before this so I knew Cassidy and what she had done. You don't have to read it first, but to really understand her guilt she carries with her everyday, you should read. Now...Carson, oh holy hell....how swoon worthy is he!! Fell for him from the very beginning. Between his relationship and protectiveness over his stepsister who he adores to the way he treats and grows to love little Willow. Jessica did an incredible job of showing Cassidy in a different light, learning her upbringing, why she treated others as she did in high school, and now the terrible guilt weighing on her and punishing herself and believing she will never deserve to be loved. Between her true remorse and being such a wonderful mom, that broke down the issues I had with her from what she did to Freya and Parker. Having the closure with that story made me very happy. Her her aunt and uncle and the characters they were....and of course Doodle Bug.....those 3 were such a huge highlight in this story for me. This had everything I love in a great book....believable and hot chemistry....a couple you love and root for til the end.....laughter, moving moments, and intelligent and touching dialogue with the different relationships within the book. I will be absolutely reading the next book Love Hate Relationship and cant wait til it is released. Great series with great characters :)
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I received an advance copy of this book for an honest review.

I fell in love with this book. This is the first book by Jessica Prince I've read. This is the second book in a series. I bought the first book and have to read it. This book can be read as a standalone.

This book about second chances and how people can change if they want to. Love and understanding can help a person to become better and to strive to be better.

Carson has grown up in different foster homes. He never knew love, stability and understanding and he never had anyone to protect him. He's never had hope for anything until he starts working at Willow's Ranch. But he doesn't trust things to boot happen. He was bullied as a child and he hates them.

Cassidy was sent to her uncle Kal and Milly's ranch in Texas by her parents. She's broken. Her parents don't want to deal with her. Cassidy carries around a lot of guilt because of things she did. She doesn't think she deserves anything good for herself. But she'll do whatever she can to make sure the ones she loves are happy. And she'll do whatever to protect them.

This book is so good, it has all the feels and emotions needed in a book. The last few chapters had me in tears. I loved how the story developed and the characters grew and changed.

I highly recommend this book. Can't wait for the third book. I hope it's Naive's book.
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