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Posted on Jan 30, 2014 by in R.K. Lilley | 0 comments

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Tristan & Danika
R.K. Lilley

From Amazon.com:

Their love had the power of a runaway freight train, and the potential to be just as destructive.
The tempestuous sequel to Bad Things picks up where the first book left off. Reeling from a profound loss, Tristan and Danika struggle to pick up the pieces and build a life together, but the hard habits of a lifetime are not so easy to escape.
Rock Bottom takes us on a dual point of view journey through addiction and desire, through love and agony, and answers the question we’ve been asking since these characters were introduced in Grounded: “What happened between Tristan and Danika?”

DANIKA
Even love couldn’t cushion a fall like ours. My love for Tristan was so big that I felt consumed by it, and even so, it was not enough to overpower our combined demons.
I struggled. I yelled and screamed. I scratched and kicked.
I fought like hell, but even the most determined fighters have to stop before they break.
No one could say I didn’t fight for him.
“I love you,” I spoke softly into his ear.
He gripped me harder. “I can’t ever lose you, Danika. I’m not sure I’d survive it.”
“You’ve got me. And I’m not going anywhere. Not ever.”
I meant the words when I said them, but life had other plans for us.
I’d have given my life for that fight. In fact, I very nearly did.

TRISTAN
She was the one.
If I’d ever had a doubt, I didn’t now. She was the one I’d be thinking about, longing for, until I took my last breath. If I lost her tomorrow, I’d pine for her like a lovesick fool.
This was the kind of love that only hit you once in your life.

Foxy's Review:

INTENSE!!!!

Danika and Tristan are struggling to keep their relationship together as their worlds spiral out of control. Tristan is getting messed up with drugs and alcohol and Danika is fighting her tendencies to be an enabler.

Two songs kept cycling through my mind as I was immersed in this love story:
Love The Way You Lie by Enimen
The Monster by Enimen

TRISTAN!!! 
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DANIKA!!! 
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March 11th seems so far away. Grounded gives me some hope as I wait for Lovely Trigger because Tristan and Danika have a conversation that contain all three titles.

“I’m nothing without it and you were my lovely trigger for me. (…) I knew if you looked at me again, I’d hit rock bottom, and this time I wouldn’t come back from it. -Tristan
(…)
“No, bad things happen when we get together, Tristan.” -Danika

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Tristan & Danika series is interconnected with Up in the Air series. Each series can be read as a standalone series.

Timeline between the two series:
{#1 T&A} Bad Things | My review
{#2 T&A} Rock Bottom
{#1 UitA} In Flight | My review
{#2 UitA} Mile High | My review
{#3 UitA} Grounded | My review
{#3 T&A} Lovely Trigger

SERIES:
Bad Things (Tristan & Danika, #1) Rock Bottom (Tristan & Danika, #2) Lovely Trigger (Tristan & Danika, #3)
Continuing story.

I was pleasantly surprised to be gifted this book from Feifei Le. Thank you again. 🙂

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