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New Release+Review: Epic Love by Trudy Stiles







Title: Epic Love
Series: Epic Fail #3
Author: Trudy Stiles
Release Date: Sept 19, 2016


Synopsis:

HEATH STRICKLAND, the son of a prominent district attorney, lived his life surrounded by violence and crime. He was an unwilling witness to the corrupt lives his father swore to prosecute and keep behind bars. His escape was his music, which eventually led him to replace the iconic singer of the world famous band, Epic Fail.

NOELLE DURAND lived in luxury, growing up on a sprawling estate, with everything she could ever want or need. Her life, to everyone else, seemed perfect. Perfect house. Perfect things. Perfect family. But nothing at all was perfect. She lived in hell. A hell that nobody on the outside could see.

As a neighbor and childhood friend, Heath would have done anything for Noelle. He would have given up the world to protect her and keep her safe. Their friendship grew into something that neither of them expected. But then she suddenly disappeared, vanishing from his life as if she never existed. He never stopped hoping that one day she would resurface, alive and well. But as time went by, and her family gave up hope, he surrendered his heart to his lost love.

Twelve years later, one phone call changes everything.



EPIC LOVE is the third book in the EPIC FAIL series and can be read as a STANDALONE novel. 

This series is a spinoff from the FOREVER FAMILY series.
Just wow!! An amazing, beautiful and touching read.  Trudy Stiles knows a way with words.  Felt like I was right there with Heath and Noelle playing wiffle ball and catching fireflies.  Epic Love has a lot of heart felt moments but with also a lot of pain.  Not going to lie, takes a lot for me to shed a tear, Trudy got me.  I wanted to be there to help Noelle fight and to be strong.    To see love grow and second chances to occur, grab it by the horns and RUN.

Fireflies and fairies, Epic Love is a must read.  Can be read a standalone.

5 Book Corner Stars 
Growing up Noelle didn't have it easy after her mother passed away. She endured a lot of abuse from her stepmother. The only thing keeping her going is her neighbor, Heath. Heath was her savior and did his best to be there for her.  Their friendship turned into relationship over the years. Everything was ok until one day Noelle just disappears and Heath is left with tons of unanswered questions. My heart broke for Heath and the guilt he felt for not being able to "save" Noelle. There were a lot of twist and turns in this book that I didn't see coming. Once you read everything makes sense. 

The story is told in a past/present dual pov. I'm really happy the author wrote the story this way as you got to experience the emotions both characters felt through out the book. They both had been hurt and you could feel the pain they've been suffering for the past 12 years. My heart broke for these two. 

“I believe in moonlight,” he says, his eyes searching mine. “I believe in fireflies.” He leans forward and kisses me softly. “I believe in fairies,” he says against my lips. “I believe in dreams coming true.” “And I believe in us.”


This was a beautifully written story about second chances, facing your fears, self discovery and starting fresh. I throughly enjoyed this book and will need to check out the other stories. 

4 Book Corner Stars 
Buy Links:

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Excerpt:

“I’m sorry, Noelle. I’m really sorry.” I don’t know what I’m apologizing for. The fact that I don’t believe her weak lie or because I kissed her. No. I’m not sorry for either.

“It’s okay. Really. Thanks for caring. And thank you for my birthday gift.” She pauses and brushes her pinkie finger against mine. “You made my birthday really special, and I’ll never forget it.” 

Without thinking, I loop my pinkie finger around hers, linking them together. Linking us together. We walk to her window like this and I break our connection reluctantly, bringing my hand up to her bruised cheek. “Please be careful,” I beg, and I’m not sure what I’m even begging her to be careful of. I’m just so worried about her.

“I will,” she whispers. “Catch a couple fireflies on the way home.”

“I’d catch a million for you.” Her eyes light up, a smile on her lips. I want to kiss her again. So bad. But all I do is stare into her eyes and back away. I push the window open as quietly as I can and slide out onto the grass.

“Happy Birthday, Noelle.” 

She smiles as we both slide the window gently along the track, closing it.

She leaves her hand pressed against the window and I immediately do the same, covering hers, only the glass pane separating us.

Her smile is weak and full of pain.

A pain that I would take away from her in an instant if I could.


Author Info:

Trudy Stiles is a New Adult Romance author, mom to two beautiful children, and married to the love of her life. She’s the author of the bestselling Forever Family series including “Dear Emily,” “Dear Tabitha,” and “Dear Juliet.” “Epic Sins” is the first book in the Epic Fail series and will continue with at least three more standalone novels. “Epic Lies” is scheduled to release in the Spring of 2016 with “Epic Love” and “Epic Holiday” to follow in the Fall and Winter of 2016. She plans to write many more stories about some of the characters you’ve already met, and maybe a few new ones.

Trudy is a music junkie and you’ll know that she’s writing when you see her plugged into her laptop with her earbudsin. Her playlist is unique and is a must for her writing sprints.

When she’s not writing, she’s carting her children to their various activities while avoiding any kind of laundry or housework. She also loves to run along the boardwalk of the beautiful New Jersey shore.
She celebrates Wine Wednesday almost every day.

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Website – http://www.trudystiles.com/
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