Book Title: Obsidian Faith
Author: Bev Elle
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
They were the most unlikely pair to fall in love. . .
A golden boy with a dark past. A bi-racial girl with epic faith. These two weren’t supposed to survive the system, sketchy origins and all.
Trevor Kyle has loved Shanice Bailey forever—from the time they both landed in the Baptist Children’s Home until they were young adults raised by adoptive families that had no resemblance to the worlds from which they came. Trevor has always been her protector and champion even when he was busy pushing her away for her own good.
Shanice has always taken her faith in Trevor seriously. Her childhood oath is strengthened when she learns the true meaning of family. But After Trevor’s adoptive parents die tragically and his bachelor uncle takes him in, she finds that the boy she’s always looked up to has changed, and not for the better. Yet, she can’t bring herself to forget him as her pure childhood love for him blossoms into something more.
The most generous heart and truest faith does not travel an easy path. Just when Trevor thinks he’s found a way to keep his promise to be with Shanice forever, a specter from the past threatens their future plans.
EXCERPT, Obsidian Faith, Chapter Twelve
“You want to be a doctor?” Trevor said.
“No, a nurse. I want to help people get over drug addiction and stuff, but I don’t want to go to school for all the years it takes to be a doctor.”
“That’s cool. Just don’t fall for some doctor and forget about me,” he teased.
“I’d never forget you, Trevor,” she said. “And I’ll never fall for some doctor.”
“How do you know?” he said. “You’ll go off to college and I’ll be as good as forgotten.”
“You’ll forget me first,” she said. “You already have. You’re the one who’s taking Emily Winters to the prom and everything.”
“It’s just another rite of passage.”
“It’s one of those things you’re expected to do at certain ages that transition you from one stage in life to another.”
“Oh, well. I’m not passing any rites with anyone but you,” She said.
“You’re too young to say that, Shanice. You’ve got a lot of growing up to do.”
“So do you.” She protested, just as he expected her to.
“Yeah, but I’m closer to twenty-one than you are, and I’ll be going off to college in a couple of years.”
“I know, but I won’t forget you,” Shanice said with conviction.
“How do you know this?” Trevor asked.
“Because I’m going to be like Amy March in Little Women.”
“Never heard of it,” Trevor said.
“Probably because boys think it’s stupid. But there is a Little Men, and Jo’s Boys and they’re about orphans and stuff. Anyway, they’re classics. Mom read the books when she was about my age, so she gave them to me for Christmas.”
“What does this have to do with you not forgetting me?”
“You’ll have to read Little Women to find out,” she said cryptically.
4 fab stars
This is a fairly heart-rending love story of two orphaned kids who meet in care and offer to watch out for each other. Neither have had the best start in life and need someone to take that chance on them.
Both Trevor and Shanice need each other growing up and a very young Shanice latches onto an older boy, Trevor and pretty well worms her way into his heart from day one But as always the course of true love never runs smooth.
In the early days, Trevor is the big brother that Shanice never had and he is also grounded to some extent by the presence of the sweet girl he evidently thinks a lot of. He watches to for her and as luck would ave it they both early on get a break in life that should set them up and give them a chance for a good future. But as with any good love story things don’t run smoothly, especially for Trevor. And as a result things don’t happen as Shanice would have liked them to either.
Trevor ends up wandering down a path that not only endangers his own life and puts him on a fast track to hell, but he also inadvertently puts those he cares for in danger too. And it is no incidence that he is in this position, and he doesn’t have a great deal of choice either.
This is a roller coaster of a ride for Trevor and there were plenty of times where I wouldn’t have blamed him for giving up but the strength and persistence of his soul mate Shanice brings him to a place he never thought possible. I wish I could write a full essay on the plot of this book but if I go into much more detail the whole story line will be ruined! I urge you to give this a go!
This falls short slightly of a five star read but is a fantastic four stars from me. A little more detail in places would have helped the plot a little more (and i won’t go into detail for fear of spoiling the story!) but that is just my honest opinion and I would like to have seen touch more at the end, although it does leave me hopeful of a further book with more on the resulting story for Shanice and Trevor!!
Bev Elle the author of sweet and spicy, contemporary romance. A lover of books–many already written, and those she harbors in her very active imagination. Writing is a passion she’s had for many years, but was unable to act upon. Until now. Bev Elle is the mother of three human children and two canines. She is also the lover of one husband 🙂 When Bev isn’t writing in her spare time after work, she is thinking of doing so.