Some just talked to me.
They all had their vices.
I’m trailer trash in the slums of Carillon.
Until I met him, the mysterious neighbor who speaks through handwritten notes. He never shows his face, only comes and goes late at night, and I’m drawn to him like a moth to a flame.
I shouldn’t want him.
I don’t need him.
But when I close my eyes, he’s all I see.
He’s my addiction. The secret I keep close to my heart.
But sometimes things aren’t what they seem, and secrets don’t stay secrets forever.
And together, we’re just two lost souls on the wrong side of heaven.
4.5 Star Review by Ashley
I've been reading books by Gia Riley since she started putting them out. So I didn't even read the synopsis before jumping into Wrong Side of Heaven. Was that a mistake, maybe but probably not. I like going in blind sometimes. And wow-wee was this an unexpected surprise. This book had a darker edge to it than I'm used to from Riley's writing but I hung on every word.
I adored Winnie. How she refused to become her what her tragic situation made her out to be. How she had dreams. Plans. Goals. How she battled everyday to not become a statistic. But goodness did I ever just want to wrap her up and protect her. Give her a safe place to land. Thankfully, the quiet and unassuming Jasper was waiting in the wings to help her on her worst nights.
They struck up a friendship of sorts. It was awkward at times; but they were just teens trying to figure out hormones and feelings. Jasper was odd but his intentions were honest and came from a pure place. He genuinely wanted to see the best for Winnie. And with her past, she didn't know what to do with that. I blame Tess and Jax for that. Ugh those two were the absolute worst.
The more I read, the most I kept waiting for this breakout moment for Winnie. For her to break the cycle. And there were a few times when I was like YES! This is it. But nope! There was this constant undercurrent of sadness that wouldn't leave. My heart just got heavier and heavier. For every step forward Winnie took it was five steps back. And that ending! Didn't see that coming at all. Total jaw on the floor, tapping my device furiously looking for the next page. Gah! I so need to know what happens next. Something tells me Gia Riley has more than a handful of other surprises in store for the conclusion of this duet.
About the Author
Author Gia Riley has been in love with writing romance since high school when she took her very first creative writing class. From the small but mighty state of Delaware, she’s a country girl at heart, traveling back to her roots in Pennsylvania as often as she can.
While New Adult and Contemporary romance have been her passion, she’s dabbled with more erotic plotlines lately, enjoying discovering the sexier side of love with each story she pens. After all, she’s a lover of all things romance – a firm believer that everyone deserves their
happily ever after no matter what it takes to get there.
When she’s not writing, you can find her roaming the aisles of Kirkland’s, up to her elbows in Play-doh, or trying to hunt down spoilers for her favorite reality television show.