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4.34  ·  Rating details ·  417 ratings  ·  92 reviews
Professional, successful, survivor Stella has mastered the art of appearances and conquering what life throws at her. Time after time, she chooses to fight even though she's consistently poised to break. It's that fight to get her life back, to make things right, to survive that defines who she is. She's been loved, left, lost, blown up, shot, and exploited. Physically, sh ...more
Kindle Edition, 284 pages
Published December 10th 2013 (first published November 13th 2013)
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R.L. Griffin
Jul 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Oh Stella...get ready for the end.

The El he loved was fucking flawed and she owned it. She didn’t need makeup or even underwear and was surly on a whim. Her pain worn like a badge.

I've lived these characters for so long. I love them all.
Lisa *-* GiViNg It To YoU * LoCk StOcK & TwO SmOkiNg BaRrELs
TIk - TIK - TIK - TIK ---->BOOM

Yeah I look smug.... thats coz my heart is still pumping.....although if I held my breath much longer I might have been in danger of passing out. SEAMLESS IS AWESOME.

So in the final conclusion of ' By A Thread' series Stella our 'FBI beauty'.... we watch as she attempts to pull her life back together.

She's been loved, left, lost, blown up, shot, and exploited. Physically, she's almost completely put back together. Mentally, Stella's been drowning...

"my pain
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Aug 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Just beta read this for the super talented RL Griffin and it is a truly brilliant conclusion to what has been an awesome series!! I seriously can't explain in words how much I have thoroughly enjoyed this series and how I have come to think of these characters as my closest friends (sad I know!!) but it is testament to the writing skills of RL Griffin. Emotional roller coaster but truly brilliant!!

(Full review to come)

Seamless (By A Thread #3) by RL Griffin
5 stars!!

“That may be an appropriate s
Robert Reeves
Aug 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What?!?!? First, don't tackle this book until you have read the first two installments. You won't get as much out of it. Second, what?!!??! I. Did. Not. See. That. Coming. And, I loved RL Griffin so much more for that. Stella is still trying to recover from the events of book one and two, but you know who won't leave her alone. This leads to the most thrilling in the series (and thus my favorite) as Stella sets a trap that goes awry, leaving her exposed and alone. What can I say, I like suspense ...more
Sep 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have had the privilege to once again Beta for the amazing RL Griffin. Let me just say that Seamless is by far my absolute favorite book from the By a Thread series. I have enjoyed this series so immensely and I'm really going to miss these characters, but their story will stay with me forever.

Seamless is the conclusion of Stella Murphy's story. It's the end of a journey filled with love, loss ,heartbreak, fear, rejection ,friendships and of course, what would seamless be without a bit of tensi
Nov 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I honestly don't even know how to begin expressing my love for this book, the entire series, the characters and R.L. Griffin herself. I was honored to receive an advanced copy of this book and after finishing it late last night, I woke with a giant emotional hangover this morning- and it was so worth it.

Like all of the other reviewers, I experienced a zillion different emotions in the "pages" of Seamless. I laughed, I cried, I was up, I was down, I screamed at my iPad, I sighed with contentment
Oct 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever read a story where you are sucked in and feel like you know the characters personally? This is what happens when you read the series from RL Griffin!

Loved By a Thread #1. Waited on Tension #2 to be released. Loved it as well. Again, RL Griffin left me wanting more of Stella's story. So, I found myself waiting on Seamless #3 of the series to be released.

How fortunate I was to win an advanced copy of Seamless. Once again, RL Griffin did not disappoint. In fact, Seamless is my favorit
Stacey Ryan
Jul 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Thank you RL Griffin for the privilege of reading an ARC of Seamless. What a great ending to a fascinating series. I can't even describe the emotional roller coaster this book took me on. I feel like I have a personal relationship with all the characters. I was happy when they were happy and sad when they were sad. I laughed, I cried, my jaw literally hit the floor with the OMS moments! I felt like a hot bi-polar mess. I am sad to say goodbye to Stella and her crew but looking forward to the fut ...more
Jul 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow, just wow! From the second I started reading the By a Thread series, I was sucked into Stella's roller coaster of a life. This third installment of her story does not disappoint. RL Griffin knows how to keep the story going as well as make your emotions take a wild ride.

I was lucky enough to win an advance copy of this wonderful book and am thrilled to say that I enjoyed it the most. There were times I was laughing so hard my cheeks hurt. There were other times I had to pick my jaw up off t
Aug 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
ARC received by author for honest review.

RL Griffin has quickly become one of my favorite authors. I read a lot of books which also includes quite a few that are in a series. Sometimes the books that proceed the first or even second book loses that spark or falls short of your expectations. But this has not been the case at all with By a Thread series. I can specifically remember when I picked up By A Thread (BaT) and the feelings it evoked while reading. The same goes with Tension (BaT #2). And
Emma Corcoran
Dec 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The eagerly awaited for, perfectly fucked-up, it-never-goes-right, how-much-more-can-El-take, ending to a phenomenal series. I don’t want to give away too much of the complex plot in this review, because you simply have to read it yourself!

Having out-smarted Jamie in Tension, all El wants is normality, a shot at living a drama-free life, out of the eye of the public, just her, George and Cooper. When we meet Stella in Seamless, it picks up from the cliff-hanger ending in Tension where Jamie has
Aug 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 Bursting Stars

OH MY SHIT they are back! The whole gang is back together and boy are they! It’s no secret that I freaking LOVE R.L. Griffin and these characters that she has created and I was so excited to read this book there was, in all honestly a whole lot of happy dancing going on!

Seamless is exactly what I expected from R.L. Griffin, meaning I had no idea what she was going to do to me and I’m pretty sure she broke me and I totally loved every minute!

Stella is a survivor and in Seamless
Aug 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
**5 times infinity golden stars for Seamless**

First off let me start by saying take everything you think will happen in the finale of the By a Thread series and throw it out the window. It doesn’t end that way and you’ll never guess what does happen.

In Seamless Stella is even more kick butt and take no prisoners than she was in RL Griffin’s first two books of this series. She’s not a victim, will never be a victim and she will fight with all she has in order to remain that way.

That’s what I love
May 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Seamless was the perfect ending to one of my favorite series. This book made me laugh,cry and cuss out loud. RL Griffin has an amazing way of making you feel all of the emotions her characters are feeling. I'm sad to have to say goodbye to Stella,Millie,Patrick,George,Billy,Jesse,Jamie and Cooper but so happy to have tagged along with them for the ride. ...more
Sep 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So you know when you find a book series that you just can't say goodbye to because you ADORED IT? This is that series. RL's finale for the By A Thread Trilogy is a heart stopping read that will leave you satisfied. The gripping read is concluded with perfection! Loved this book and the ones before it. Must Reads! ...more
Aug 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing

*I received an ARC in return or an honest opinion*
Taylor Harbaugh
Dec 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
**DISCLAIMER** To everyone who isn't RL Griffin, please excuse the excessive use of the word "Fuck" in this review. She gave me permission personally...told me it was her favorite of the curse now I have to over exaggerate my use of it just because...well RL Griffin is fucking awesome, and she gave me permission. Soooo, yeah.


I just...I don't even...I cant...

This series nearly killed me. My girl Kelli recommended the first book in this series (By A Thread) to me l
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
So it is, bitch. My first ever review of any book ever. And this is all your fault.

So I know many of you have been sucked into series, especially trilogies.....all to be crushed by a horrific, going down in flames, final book. You will not get that here. As you can already see by the ratings....this is unique. Now this series has always been unique thanks to the amazing characters. THIS is the first part of the talent of RL. You can't just make up, copy & paste, and fake these kind o
Up All Night Book Addict
Nov 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews, read-2013
Just when I thought R. L. couldn't impress me anymore, along came Seamless! This is the third book in the By A Thread Trilogy. I loved the first two books. Nothing different with this third book.
First, if you haven't read the first two books, you MUST! If no other reason other than to get to this chapter in the story! Stella is at her finest! Her inner struggle to continue fight for her life to return to normal. The press. Still hounding her. Jamie. Still after her. George. Still loving her, but
Pam Wildes
Aug 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received this as an ARC I think because I have harassed the author way too much! I read this in one day a couple of days ago. I didn't write the review because I was processing the finality of the series. I can't decide whether I love the author or want to go find her and make her write another in the series! I really loved the story of Stella and George. And I loved the way that R.L. wraps the book up. My frustration comes from things not being completely spelled out which for some people the ...more
Sep 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Wow! Seamless was everything I could've ever hoped for. I really enjoyed the first book, the second book was a little better, and Seamless was even better. I was fortunate enough to win an advanced copy and I'm so thankful that RL Griffin put me out of my misery. This entire series has had everything I enjoy in a book, love, suspense and a little action. This series is on the top of my favorites list. I highly recommend it to everyone. I will forever read anything R.L Griffin, she is brilliant!! ...more
***ARC received in return for an honest review***

WOW!!! My head is all over the place. At the risk of repeating myself OH. MY. SHIT!!!

What a fantastic end to an equally fantastic series. R.L. Griffin you are now one of my favourite authors!!!

Full review on
Nov 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I need to leave the writing to the writers as my review won't do this book justice. But, it was AWESOME! I absolutely loved the conclusion in this trilogy and the ending (well the whole last book)brought the story full circle and closed all ends and well.... love the ending. RL, you are an amazing writer and I look forward to all of your next books!! ...more
Jul 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!!! This series is pretty awesome! I read this series in 2 days I must say I was totally intrigued but this story and couldn't wait to see what was going to happen and let me say OMG!!!! I was shocked and stupefied by the events that happened but I loved the characters and strength in friendship ...more
Aug 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh My Shit! What an ending!

Review to follow on after book release.

An ARC was provided by the publisher for an honest review.
Kerry Melton
Nov 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I can't wait to read seamless, I love Stella and her journey. This story sucks you in!! ...more
Jennifer Lee
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Awesome Series!! Couldn't put it down , but GEEZ! What a crazy HOT mess on the emotional roller coaster!! LOL ...more
Oct 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have been impatiently waiting for Seamless to release for what seems like forever. And now that it’s here, I’m sad that the time has come for the series to come to an end. I have been emotionally invested in Stella & George since By a Thread. I feel as if they both, including the rest of the gang have become a part of my family. RL just knows how to keep you at the edge of your seat, while toying with your emotions. You just never know how to predict where this book will take you. This book ha ...more
Dec 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I reviewed this at MustReadBooksOrDie with my friend Shelley!

Shel: OH MY SHIT. I thought I had ideas about this book but the last 20% of this book had me dropping more F bombs than I've dropped in a very long time. I definitely contemplated throwing something in a complete temper tantrum because it was THAT the best way possible.

Court: My original plan was to post screen shots of Shelley's reactions while she was reading this. But since my phone is a beotch, that is no longer possibl
Sandie Book Boyfriend Reviews
5/5 Seamless hearts

Alright really R.L? Really?? do you even know what you have done to me? throughout this series you have repeatedly had me on edge, had me crying, had me pissed, had me not knowing which way was up. You would slowly put me back together but not seamlessly! Oh no you left me with holes in my heart. Had my emotions all over the place. I begged you to be nice. I asked you to sew my heart back together but no you did not. So now this is my heart

Do you see? it is broken
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R.L. lives in the Atlanta area with her husband, son, and two dogs. After going to law school at American University, Washington College of Law, she settled back in the state in which she grew up but only after she fell in love with D.C. She worked in the Senate during the impeachment trial and the Department of Justice.

She loves reading all sorts of books and rarely has free time.

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By a Thread (5 books)
  • By a Thread (By a Thread, #1)
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