Heart in Wire by R.L. Griffin….Blog Tour Stop & Review

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This book has spoilers in it if you haven’t read the By A Thread series yet, you may not want to read the synopsis. This is a companion book to that series and I highly suggest reading it first.

Have you ever been involved in an epic love story where you wound up alone? Have you devoted yourself so completely to someone that you lost yourself in their abyss?

Patrick Greer spent the past five years revolving around El. He fought like hell to not feel the emotions for her that were hidden deep in his gut, until he couldn’t anymore. He was so sure of them, of her, of what they were to each other, until he wasn’t.

Patrick couldn’t even imagine the things he’d done for her, with her and to her. El broke him.

He was a liar, a friend, a lover, a fixer, a runner and a killer.

Now he had to figure out who he was without her.

*There are adult situations, tons of cussing and you may enjoy this book with an adult beverage.


My review:

(reviewer’s note: if you haven’t read the rest of the By A Thread series, I suggest you do in order to truly understand and get the feel for Heart in Wire)

Heart in Wire is book four in author R.L. Griffin’s By A Thread Series but I kind of feel like you could say it’s a different POV of book three, Seamless. I say that because this book is from Patrick’s point of view and takes place around the same time as Seamless did…sort of. I know I’m probably confusing the hell out of you! Either way, I adored this book and seeing things from Patrick’s view was just as heart wrenching as I imagined it would have been.

Patrick Greer’s life had revolved around one thing for the past few years: Stella. Not his job, not his friends, hell, not even his girlfriend. No, it was only Stella. To say their relationship was complicated would be understatement of the year. Maybe the decade. Their relationship put “complicated” to shame. He had done everything for her. He held her through the faked death of her fiancée, gotten her through her grief, picked her drunken self off of the floor too many times to count, and had even committed an unthinkable crime. All for her. And for a few days, he thought maybe, just maybe she loved him back the way he loved her. Turns out she didn’t. She loved him, just not in the way he wanted he to. The way he needed her to. Now, he was a mess and tangle of emotion and utterly confused as to what the hell he was supposed to do now. One thing was for certain; he had to leave. He had to get away from her and if it meant moving a few hours away and ignoring all phone calls and texts from her, then so be it. At some point you have to make the choice to save yourself. If he wasn’t what Stella wanted then he would go own without her. Which of course, was easier said than done. And so beings the story of Patrick and his journey of healing, accepting and moving on….

I fell in love with Patrick through this series but no more so than in Seamless. He was the ultimate good guy protector and was there for Stella through thick and thin. But when I noticed while reading that she clearly didn’t feel the same way for him that he felt for her, I knew he was headed for his own personal hell. And that’s where he ends up in Heart in Wire. Damn, this man killed me. I wanted to hug him and assure him that he would one day be able to move on and find the love that he was so worthy of and deserved whole heartedly. To read things from his POV was an experience I won’t soon forget. I was so torn in wanted Stella to just run away with him, knowing after reading Seamless that it wouldn’t end that way, and wanting him to find a gal who loved him and cherished the big-hearted protector he was. I have a saying that I use often: face it, embrace it and erase it. I wanted to tell Patrick to do just that. He is trying his damnedest to cut the ties that bind him to Stella and be ok with himself without her…and it’s a rough road. But luckily there’s alight at the end of this wretched tunnel for Patrick. I won’t spoil anything for you but I will tell you that the very end of this book had me sobbing my eyeballs out and tweeting poor R.L. and thanking her for where Patrick’s journey takes him.

If you haven’t read this series, I urge to you get started and meet Patrick and the rest of the gang. This is one of those series that I will always look forward to new releases from. Thank you, R.L., for another amazing addition to the By A Thread series (and for dealing with my Patrick tweets!)


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She was naked, standing right outside the shower, and glared at him, incredulous. He could tell she wasn’t used to getting turned down, but she was nothing he was attracted to.  He knew why he picked her though, she was dumb, blonde, and tan, everything opposite of El.  He would stick his dick in random females until he rid himself of the heaven he felt when he’d been inside her.  He’d do whatever he needed to do to get through this bitch shit he was going through.  Hell, he’d rather grieve over killing his friend than continue to mourn a woman who’d been such a big part of his life, only to find out he wasn’t a part of hers.

 “Fucking asshole,” he heard Blondie growl as she was leaving the bathroom.

Billy’s words rang through his head as he let the scalding water run down his back. “You’re holding her hand because you want to; she’s holding yours because she needs to.”

Patrick would never let himself be in that situation again. El had been calling him and leaving messages for months, but he refused to listen to any of them.  He felt like if he listened, even to just one, he’d fall back into the abyss that was Stella Murphy. Her existence tightened the barbed wire around his heart. He needed someone with wire cutters to come along and rescue him, but it definitely wasn’t a blonde bimbo.


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About the author:

1254833R.L. resides in the Atlanta area with her husband, son and two dogs. She was born and raised in the South. She attended Georgia Southern University and moved to Washington, D.C. to intern in the United States Senate during the impeachment trial. Falling in love with the city, she went to law school at American University, Washington College of Law. By a Thread is R.L.’s second book, but is the first in a series of books.

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