I was only seventeen; we were going to be together forever.
On his way to pick me up for prom, he swerved. I'll never know what made him do it, what killed the boy I'd loved my whole life. With roses clutched in his hand, he bled out in icy wetness all alone.
His best friend is here thou ...more
An interesting story with loveable characters but it just didn't hit the mark with me for some reason. I struggled with Phoenix's cajun vernacular (I assume that's what it was) and as a result, I found myself skimming through parts of the story. That said, he was a sweet character and his bond with Embry had all the feels.
I did find all of the justifications for Embry and Pheonix to be together after Codrick's death a little difficult to fathom especially when you take into ...more
I so totally cried!!
This freaking booked rocked my world.....
Bad*ss alpha Cajun hottie, misery, a runaway love, amazing female lead, and my oh my the sizzlin hotness.....
I couldn’t get enough and so didn’t want it to end!!!!
I absolutely LOVED this book!!!!
Angst - 3
Tissues - 3
Storyline - 4.5
Value - 4.5
Overall - 4.5
Kindle eARC provided by Author
Reviewed by Ladyballs
Wow...what an emotional read this was for me. I honestly didn't think it would be, but I was a little emotionally drained for the first half but in a good way!
Codrick, Embry and Phoenix, the proverbial 3 peas in a pod. Best friends and even though Codrick and Embry are a couple its like the 3 of them are...that is how close and emotionally invested they all are in eac ...more
Embry lost the love of her life at the age of just seventeen. Suddenly all the plans she made with him and their best friend Phoenix for their future don’t matter to her. Nothing matters anymore. She tumbled into a pit of darkness that she can’t escape so she does the only thing she can and runs. Moving to a different city should help glue the broken pieces of Embry together again but that’s not the case. Returning home a year later, she’s still the broken girl she was and there’s sti ...more
“WARNING: Don't open unless you're prepared to ugly cry, but also ready to read a story of hope and new love, a love that was there all along but patient enough to wait. This is a book about grief, about loss, but also about fresh starts and new beginnings. The ride is sad, a tumultuous twist of feelings that gets ugly at times ... but the ending is a happy one.”
So, yeah. This warning is what pulled me in, because I LOVE books with all the feels and I usually love her books. However, I can ...more
Baby girl is a fast paced, emotional and mostly raw romance, not as much teetering on the edge of taboos but still representing quite a few unconventional relationship elements. I think the warning in the beginning of the book is phased in an especially brilliant way. It sums up the ...more
Phoenix, Embry and Codrick were best friends since childhood. And although they all loved each other deeply, it was always supposed to be Codrick and Embry together. (This is NOT a love triangle, there's no cheating or menage situations!) When tragedy strik ...more
At the beginning of this book, there is a warning that you may cry ugly tears and I kind of scoffed and then, of course, ended up sobbing uncontrollably. It gets right ...more
"WARNING: Don't open unless you're prepared to ugly cry, but also ready to read a story of hope and new love, a love that was there all along but patient enough to wait. This is a book about grief, about loss, but also about fresh starts and new beginnings. The ride is sad, a tu ...more
Embry has always had Cod ...more
Embry and Phoenix face a horrible tragedy on the night of prom.
Driving into town, they find their best friend and Embry’s fiancé on the side of the road in an upside down vehicle.
Unable to face the pain being in their hometown causes, Embry packs her bags and heads to New York where she was accepted for college.
She doesn’t have plans to return, but her father is struck with a heart attack and she wants to be near him knowing how short life can be.
What she didn’t expect was to have ...more
Baby Girl is a story of love, grief, and forgiveness packed between bouts of action, mystery, and danger. Set in Louisiana, Pheonix and Embry have always considered themselves soulmates - of the best friend variety - until a tragedy forces them apart, and ultimately, a year later brings them together. Suddenly those "friendly" touches and teasing words don't feel so confined to the friend zone any longer. Before long, they find themselves wrapped up in some dangerous activities which ...more
How explicit 3 / 5
Story 5 / 5
Overall: 5 / 5
Baby Girl is a standalone emotional romance from author C.M. Stunich. I was immediately drawn into this exciting and unique story, which is set in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ms. Stunich’s writing is so well done, that I felt like I was there with Phoenix and Embry. I must tell you that Phoenix is one hot man and I ultimately fell for him. I love his Cajun accent, and Ms. Stunich did a fabulous job of immersing me in everything! I ...more
From beginning to end, I really felt these characters. All their pain and heartache. So beautifully written. Stunnich has very quickly become one of my all time favorite authors with her ability to create relatable, honest characters in worlds that are easy to imagine as you read.
This story is no different! Embry (I love the name too) is heartbroken and running fr ...more
You know the book is written well, if it makes you care for characters and cry within first few pages.
Baby girls is incredibly beautiful and painful story of three best friends. When one dies, the world colapses for both of them and they deal with it in very different ways.
Codrick and Embry were very much in love and engaged by the time they were 17. When he died she ran away, away from her best friends (Phoenix) and her family. She thought she will never be able ...more
CM Stunich writes a lot really, really well, but there’s just something about how she depicts pain and grief that just gets me every time. She does a phenomenal job writing heartache and loss and just hurt that makes your heart clench with the MC’s, and your eyes well up with tears along with Embry as well. This story follows Embry after losing the love of her life, and her struggle to, not just move on, but survive in the aftermath. Her best friend Phoenix tried to help, but he’ ...more
After her fiancé dies, Embry is convinced she will never be normal, never be whole again. Pushing away her family and closest friend, she runs away from it all to college. An emergency visit home reopens all the wounds she's kept hidden, but many surprises await her as she, reluctantly, begins letting in that close friend she ran away from 416 days before.
The author handled the issues of grief, young love, soulm ...more
What happens when one of 3 best friends dies? Embry and Phoenix find out the heart break that comes along with the death of a loved one. Codrick was Embry's fiancé and soul mate and Phoenix's best friend.
We get to see Embry and Phoenix go through the stages of grief and and eventually find each other again.
I wish that we could have had had a prologue of Codrick before the moment that changed everything. I think it would have made the story a bit more e ...more
Embry, Codrick and Phoenix have grown up together and are best friends, Codrick and Embry are engaged to be married, but one wet night changes all their lives forever
I loved how the story flowed, a great pace with amazing character chemistry. It is a poignant storyline told with empathy and care. I seriously could not put ...more
Oh man. That prologue. CM has done it yet again. Her work is absolutely amazing, with each book I read, I think her writing can’t get any better. But I’m always wrong. Baby girl is heart wrenching, gut punchingly ( yes I made that word up) amazing. You feel every emotion they feel. Every heart break. Every bubble of laughter. Embry and Phoenix go through so much in their young lives, but managed to find their way back to each other in the end.