Publication date: November 26th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
After years spent harboring a shameful secret, I finally felt…alive, reawakened and brave. Willing to break down my walls and let love in. Let him in.
We had conquered our pasts. The truth had set us free, and we were looking toward our future. Until a crazy twist of fate brought my worst nightmare back into my life.
The voice and soundtrack to every one of my haunting dreams now had a face. One he won’t easily let me forget.
The hits Ben endured on the football field will be nothing compared to the devastating blow his heart will take if he finds out the whole truth. He knows the story, but he doesn’t know the monster. Not like I do.
Just as the wounds of my past had begun to heal, he’s come back to rip them wide open.
Maybe some things are better kept from those we love.
Maybe some secrets are never meant to be told.
Maybe it’s better to Say Nothing…
Say Nothing is not a stand-alone novel, Say Something (book 1) needs to be read first.
I wanted to love Say Nothing, I really did. I hoped it would hold that illusive ‘something’ that seemed to missing from Say Something. I hope that it would pull me and a hold on for dear life. At times it came SO close. So close. There were moments that were amazing. Moments when I thought, ‘Yes! This is happening, it’s going to cross that threshold into greatness’. Then the characters, the plot line, the writing would shut down. It broke my heart. I felt like the author was afraid of crossing that line, that frightening line where you inflict deep suffering on your characters, the line into darkness. This book needed to take that plunge. Yes, there were shadowy corners and places where evil started to seep in, but it needed more. TA Roth continually flirted with that line and I was eagerly anticipating her crossing it, but it never happened.
The bones of this story, both book 1 & 2, were great. The overall plot points were solid. The characters were well developed, including the supporting characters. I feel like this could have been one of my top reads for the year, had the darkness been embraced in its entirety. As it stands it fell a little flat for me. For someone who only wants to flirt with the true tragedy that life can inflict on a person, this book would likely be perfect. There was just enough pain inflicted on the characters to hurt them, but not quite enough to break them to pieces. My soul craves the deep and unforgiving pain of ruination, so the lack of that type of darkness, when it was set up so well, made the book fall a little flat for me.
T.A. Roth is a wife and mother of two funny and crazy kids. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. When she’s not beautifying clients as a stylist/make-up artist at her day job you can find her reading, fangirling her favorite authors, or singing along to the radio. After getting the opportunity to read the debut novel of a then client now friend something clicked. Her “what the hell” attitude kicked in and a year later, here we are.
Say Something… A new adult romance is her debut novel.