Grayson (This is Our Life #1)
Growing up in the small coastal town of Florida, Grayson Blackwood has defied the odds stacked against him. Appearances on the outside can be very deceiving. Coming from a wealthy family with an abusive father that won’t ever change, he’s determined to be a better man. Grayson is fighting for his family, his country, and the only woman he’s ever loved.
Ella Anders ...more
First time for me reading this author(s) and it will not be the last.
I absolutely loved this book and everything about it. The writing, the story the characters.
It was one of those books that made me swoon, cry and laugh out loud and swoon some more. It also had me biting my nails and sitting at the edge of my seat with some of the more suspenseful scenes.
I enjoyed the timeline in the book which was actually over several years. We get the early year of
Grayson Blackwood and Ella Anderson meet in H.S. They are both part of OTC in their school and even though they come from very different backgrounds they become friends. Grayson comes from a wealthy well known family; however, no one knows what happens behind closed doors at his home. His father is abusive and Grayson cannot wait until he can get away from him. Ella has to work in order to help out at home. Not only is her father a con man, she has a terminally ill mother and really ...more
Grayson and Ella have an undeniable attraction since the very first moment. 2 completely different people from 2 completely different lives.
Grayson spends most of his time not at school, avoiding his abusive father. His father who wants him to take over the ranch some day. And if possible his father will beat him, or his mother int ...more
A sweetly funny and yet heartbreaking romance, mixed with a thr ...more
It did take me a little bit to get into it but once I did it made up for it. Once I got into the book I understood why it covered so much of the teen years so I can't hold it against the book.
I loved getting to know all the characters. I can't wait to read more about them. I didn't want to leave them.
This book does have a little twist to it and I never saw it coming. I tried to figure it out and I didn't. Great job!!!
One of the best things about working on this blog is getting to read new authors. I’m not sure that I would know about some of the talented new writers I’ve read if I wasn’t involved here.
F.G. Adams is a new author with a lot of potential. Like most stories there are things that I really like and a few suggestions to consider in the future.
Grayson is a second chance romance and everyone knows this is one of my favorite themes. Grayson Blackwood and Ella Anderson are high school friends ...more
Grayson Blackwood is the only boy in the family aside from his dear old daddy. His older sisters left home as soon as they could.
The Blackwood family is very wealthy and own / live on a ranch in Lakeview, Florida.
Mr. Blackwood wants Grayson to run the ranch when he retires and has been trying to acclimate him to ...more
This was an amazing debut novel by F. G. Adams. I experienced so many emotions while reading Ella and Grayson's story…joy, angst, dread, sympathy, anger, hope, excitement, etc. Once I started this book, I had to finish it.
The story starts with Ella and Grayson's teenage years. There is a gap between the teenage years and their current careers in the military, but there are enough details provided to fill in the gap without the excess "fluff" t ...more
I've only ever read one military romance and it was mind blowing...I never thought the genre would really but me but after reading this....I guess it is!
I loved the storyline to this. Sparks flew across the pages and the pages were full of different kinds of explosions that made my heart soar!
And imaging Grayson on his knee completely butt naked had my giggling as well. The scene at the Hilton near the end of the book gave me goosebumps all over. T ...more
F.G. Adams has written one of the best book I have read in a long time. I truly felt as though I was there and not just reading words. I couldn’t put it down!
Grayson needs to run faster and get to his hiding place before the monster can get him. He knows it is only a matter of time before it happens again. The beatings are relentless but if he does catch Grayson at least he can go to his safe place in his mind until it is over. That is how it is when you ...more
Author FG Adams
Absolutely LOVE this book. I read it from start to finish and was left wanting more.
Grayson the only son of a rich rancher, has been abused as long as he can remember. His father was abused as a child and it has just carried to the next generation. Grayson has 4 sisters 3 older and a younger and will do anything and everything to protect his mother and little sister. His 3 older sisters all escaped as soon as they were able.
Ella, beautiful girl, turns ...more
Grayson grew up in a wealthy family but was abused by his father. He vowed to go in the military after graduating and never to turn out like his dad. After graduating as valedictorian, he stayed true to his word and left for West Point.He fast tracked it through and was place in command of his own special ops team s ...more
When the book opens its in small town Florida a place called Lakeview we mee ...more
Both Grayson and Ella have had a difficult childhood - each with their own hard situations and both can't wait to be able to graduate school and move on to bigger and better things together. Grayson ...more
By F.G. Adams
Do you remember your first love? Or what about your high school sweetheart? I love this book! I give it 5 stars! Such lovable and endearing characters!! This book will have you reminiscing about your high school days.
Grayson Blackwood comes from a large family. Him being the only boy amongst 4 girls. He wants to join the army right after high school. He's always known that since he was a little kid. But his very abusive and controlling father, has other plans for him.
This is an amazing debut from F.G.Adams ~ Grayson is a gripping well written story that will draw all of your emotions to the surface.
The story between Grayson & Ella starts in High school and the back story for them both is at times heart breaking but they are drawn together and quickly fall in love.
Move forward several years and the military romance takes place, I have not read this type of Romance before and I loved it, along side the storyline for Grays ...more
Will things continue being bad for him or will it get better?
I don't believe in spoilers so ...more
Grayson is a good debut novel. F.G. Adams shows a lot of potential. She knows how to write and has the ability to evoke a wide range of emotions. Grayson is book one of five in her This is Our Life series. The series centers on a group of friends from adolescent years to adulthood. It will be interesting to see how Ms. Adams’ skills grow over these next four books. I’m looking forward to reading more by this author.
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Will definitely be putting this author on my favourite 1 click list. Cannot wait for the next story from this author.
Wow, my first read by this author and I am hooked:) I absolutely loved the slow build up we got in the first half of the book, it was so genuine and "true" but the latter half, as much as I enjoyed it, I felt it was a bit rushed.
The Epilogue was absolutely stunning as was this couple:) I can't wait to read her next book!
Ella Anderson has really had much of a life growing up. She has grown up looking after her sick mother and a less than upstanding barely their fath ...more
Ella comes f ...more
Ella is the first girl Greyson is truly attracted to. She is beautiful, smart, and also in the ROTC program. She doesn’t have an easy life either. Her father is a grafter and her mother is very, very sick. Ella k ...more
I really enjoyed this book. The story is told from dual points of view which I always like.
This is a second chance romance involving Ella and Grayson. They meet in high school and find love only to have it torn apart and meet again years later both having unfinished business with the other.
A lot of things to like about this book. You can't not love Grayson. He rose above a rough childhood to become a great man, the exact opposite of his tormentor, his father. ...more