Can a guilty conscience keep wounds from healing?
Fine arts major, Candace Parker, grew up with a mother who thinks image is everything, and her daughter’s perfection will never be good enough. About to graduate college and pursue her dreams of becoming a professional ballerina, Candace decides it’s time to let go and have a little fun. But fun is short-lived when a brutal attack leaves her completely shattered.
The memories that consume and torment Candace are starting to destroy her when she meets Ryan Campbell, a successful bar owner. He feels instantly connected and tries to show her that hope is worth fighting for. But is Ryan harboring his own demons? As walls slowly begin to chip away, the secrets that are held within start to become painful burdens.
At what point do secrets become lies?
Ryan Campbell is bar owner in the same town that Candace attends college. Through mutual friends, Ryan meets Candace and becomes intrigued with her. They begin as friends but their friendship starts to blossom into something more. During this time, Candace is learning to trust again while Ryan if fighting his own demons.
E.K. Blair’s writing has the reader breathing and living through her characters. Her writing is superb. I feel in love with both Candace and Ryan. I cried numerous times through this story as well as lived the joys that Candace and Ryan experience. It was raw, real, and emotional. Fading was an outstanding debut novel by Ms. Blair.
If you love Fading, I suggest you also read Freeing (Fading #2, Jase and Mark’s story) and Falling (Fading #3, Ryan’s POV). Again, both are excellent.
USA Today bestselling author and International bestselling author, E.K. Blair takes her readers on an emotional roller coaster with her FADING series. A former first grade teacher with an imagination that runs wild. Daydreaming and zoning out is how she was often found in high school. Blair tends to drift towards everything dark and moody. Give her a character and she will take pleasure in breaking them down, digging into their core to find what lies underneath.
Aside from writing, E.K. Blair finds pleasure in music, drinking her Starbucks in peace, and spending time with her friends. She's a thinker, an artist, a wife, a mom, and everything in between.