Publication date: January 27th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
*Contains sexually explicit content and mature subject matter, including language and elements of abuse.*
A gritty New Adult drama about a young woman’s self-destructive quest to find purpose, self-worth, and love in a broken world.
My name is Elise Duchamp. I’m twenty-three years old and I’m known as the town whore.
No, not the kind who exchanges sexual favors for money. The other kind. The kind who gives it all away for free, whenever and however she likes. I am that girl. The one everyone whispers about and the one none of the girls seem to like, because all of their boyfriends either want to sleep with me or already have. Promiscuity is my thing—the kind that slowly, violently turns my insides black, but gives me something I need.
All things considered, I’m not completely reckless. I’m safe, and contrary to popular opinion, I do have a heart. I live in a world of careless choices, and with those choices come careless people. I cannot judge them, because I am one of them. I too bow down to the altar of the self-serving. I am not a good friend. I am not and never could be anyone’s girlfriend. I’m convinced any goodness in me shriveled up and died long ago.
But I am a replacement. That is something I know how to be, and this is a story of the lengths I’d go to in order to keep it that way.
Well what can I say, every other book I have ever read form Wade has been SO Good I never want to put it down. Well this one is no exception to that, if anything I loved it more! This story about a young girl who has to face her self before she can be who everyone around her knows she can be is powerful. It never falls short of anything from page one to the end and you will not only fall in love but you will add a new story to your heart.
I loved this book, it has so much emotion and heart ache I think I found myself crying a few times for Elise. She is a young girl who was raised to think self-image is all that matters, and a woman who is beautiful should use that beauty for what ever she wants. Well now that her parents are gone and she is one her own she is using all that she learned from her parents. She is giving her self to men in town even if they are married or have girlfriends and she really has no concern about it. She is using her beauty like she was told. Elise is a beautiful women and she knows it and being promiscuous is all she know and the only thing that makes her feel real.
But then she meets Ryder the man who will change everything, but for the best I cant say you will have to read. There are lots of ups and downs and I love that about this one. I was always excited to get to the next page to see what would happen. Wade made you feel for each and every character through the book and that’s one thing that I LOVED. I always like to connect to the characters it makes for a more “longer after its over” stick to you kind of book.
I like how the title is SO the book too. Dealing with always be the replacement in others men’s lives Elise will need to figure out if this is something she wants to do for ever. And we all know we DO NOT want to be a replacement. If you are looking for a read about life, life changes, fining yourself and love this is the book for you. I loved it and I would love to see more from this story!!