Book Review: Fading Out by Trisha Wolfe

Published February 19, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

Fading Out (Living Heartwood, #3)

Title- Fading Out

Author- Trisha Wolfe

Release Date- February 18, 2015



Love means fading out so another shines brighter.

Right clothes. Right school. Right fiancé. As a Wyndemere, Arian’s expected to abide by the rules. The most important: be perfect. But Arian’s seemingly flawless life is far from it. An embarrassing expulsion from her parents’ alma mater spirals an already unhealthy obsession out of control, exposing a dark truth.

Faced with having to attend a small private college after a stint in rehab, Arian’s just ready to coast under the radar and repair some of the wreckage, but her father’s looming control is like a vise choking off her air supply.

When a run-in with Braxton’s beloved star quarterback, Ryder Nash, puts Arian squarely in the crosshairs of his devoted teammates, the last of her controlled, orderly world unhinges. As the pranks and paybacks escalate, Arian and Ryder’s rivalry takes a passionate turn. And once Arian glimpses beneath the all-star-athlete exterior Ryder projects, she realizes he’s far more than just a jock.

As their relationship intensifies, outside forces feel the threat. Outrunning their pasts doesn’t mean history won’t repeat itself, but Ryder can’t let that happen. He’s just one Championship game away from breaking the mold. Only one moment, one choice, might change everything.

Told from both Arian’s and Ryder’s POV. New Adult Contemporary Romance intended for readers 17 years of age and older.


“And its the imperfections that make you, you. Don’t kill off your heartwood- the imperfect, flawed,dark part of you…. because even a tree need its heart to live, Ari. Without it, it would just be a hollow shell.” She twists her lips into a smile. ” Besides, without the bad, you cant enjoy the good. It’s all about balance.”

Fading Out is the third book in the Heartwood Series and again it did not disappoint!!! So far, I have read three of Trisha Wolfe’s books and I can’t get enough of them. She is able to tell such emotional heart wrenching stories that I can’t get enough of!

I think Trisha made Ari a character that most people can relate to, even if they do not have an eating disorder. Ari wanted to please her father and through that she developed an anxiety, it also seemed as though she was a bit depressed. Ryder was able to get her to forget about her problems, at least for a little bit, and while she was with him, she was happy.

Ryder also had his own problems and was dealing with his own problem; his past with Alyssa and if he was truly happy playing football, but just as Ryder brought the best out in Ari, she did the same in him. I like that both characters went through such growth figuring out what made them happy.

I like that this book had duel POV, I always love to see what is going through the minds of both main characters.

Again, Trisha was able to insert characters from the previous two books and place them into this on perfectly! It didn’t seem forces but seems to fit together like a puzzle and the epilogue was just perfect!!

I cannot wait to see what Ms. Wolfe has in store for the fourth book in the series.

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