Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
My pick this week is Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios
Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director—anything but scared and alone.Abusive relationship books have to be done right in order for me to want to read them. Romanticizing the behaviour does not send the right message, and I find a lot of books tend to do that.
Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it's too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she's unable to escape.
Deeply affecting and unflinchingly honest, this is a story about spiraling into darkness—and emerging into the light again.
I, however, trust Heather Demetrios to write about this particular subject with the proper care and attention it deserves. I am hopeful that this book is going to be a contrast to the many that have come out where the love interest is actually abusive but is presented as a romantic option for the heroine of the novel. I also think this will be much more hopeful and inspiring than it appears at first glance. It'll be about the light that comes after the dark and I anticipate Heather will do justice to that element as well.
I anticipate that this will be a great summer read as it comes out in June, and I cannot wait to get my hands on it!
Expected release date - June 13, 2017