STRIVING FOR NORMAL
by BL Mooney
Review by Wendy
Shhh, Mommy’s in the Bathroom.,.Reading
Drew Clayborn has done things she can’t forgive herself for. She’s spent the last four years with Joseph, her very calm, understanding, and compassionate therapist. She doesn’t feel she deserves to be happy after the tragic events and choices she has made.
Her best friends Terri and Mark have taken Drew under their wings and think its time for her to move forward. And they know the prefect guy for her. Problem is Drew doesn’t think she will or even deserves to move on.
Carl Williamson is rich, handsome, and a powerful Alpha male. Carl gets what he wants, who he wants, when he wants it. Carl does things to Drew, physically and mentally. He sets her on fire, but is this a temptation too great for her?
Dennis Brooks is the all around nice guy. He’s strong and handsome and makes Drew laugh and smile. He’s the safe option.
Drew is torn between two men, one she has an intense reaction to and one that she thinks isn’t strong enough to handle the demons she hides. Or option number 3, just stay alone.
Until her past comes back to haunt her, she’s just Striving for Normal…
I was first introduced to BL Mooney with Coming Home. I really like this book, so I was happy to review her next undertaking.
Can I say, “WOW!” She really outdid herself with this one. I was sucked in from the beginning. You really want to know what Drew did that was so horrible. Well, Drew definitely has some demons to overcome. My emotions really ran the gambit on this one, I laughed, I cried, I got very turned on, mad, angry, pissed, and even had to step away. I fell in love with these characters, and some I down right loathed. The characters are well developed and the story flowed. The story alternates between what’s going on in the present and what happened in the past. I don’t want to say too much for fear that I will give things away, but this is a must read roller-coaster of emotions. This is a definite READ ME in my book.
I cant wait to see what BL Mooney has in store for us next!
“What do you want, Drew? I need you to tell me.”
“You, please, I need you.” I squirmed, trying to get where I needed to be.
He placed his forehead against mine and whispered, “I need to be part of you, Drew. Tell me what you need.”
I felt him press against my entrance. I started to move down, but he held my hips still. I groaned. “I need you…”
“If I can’t love me, how can I expect him to?”
“I think that you do want to see and that you’re striving for normal and don’t know how to accomplish that.”