It is often said that you never forget your first love.
Alanna Anderson isn't interested in remembering, though. She wishes she could forget all the memories that plague her heart. The good times. The bad times. But most of all, she wishes that she could wipe her mind clean of Cris's face. Cris Serrano was Alanna's first love. He was one of Alanna's best friends, and a person that would forever change her life. Growing up in inner city Philadelphia, when times got tough, they banded together until the unevitable happened. Life ripped them apart.
Cristobal Serrano doesn't take no for an answer. When he asked the love of his life and high school sweetheart to spend forever with him, he never expected life to deliver him a swift rejection. Alanna was long a girl that Cris had admired as well as loved. Though she looked innocent, Alanna was as strong as they came, facing odds that would have broken down most men. Alanna, in Cris's eyes, was a phoenix. She was someone who could rise from the ashes of a broken life, and come out even more courageous and beautiful than before. But when life delivers a cruel one-two punch to Alanna, will Cris's songbird learn to sing again?
This is much more than a love story. The Phoenix is a coming of age tale of a group of teenagers reaching the echelon of adulthood and having to face the consequences of their decisions, and the actions of those around them. The Phoenix is an emotional journey that segways from the early pangs of young love to a tremendous love affair wrought with loyalty, beauty and tragedy.
Addison Kline is an award winning, best selling novelist who writes mystery, psychological thrillers and romantic suspense novels. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, their sons and two rambunctious dogs. Addison has had a love affair with the written word since before she entered school. Her grandmother taught her the glory of taking an adventure in the pages of a book. When Addison isn’t writing, you can find her reading, going for an adventure with her sons, or traveling with her family.
Facebook | Facebook Readers Group | Website
The Bookish Ailurophile
Shin is a 27-year-old mom of a fury baby, named Mofa, who had crossed the rainbow bridge, 2 years ago. She is a bookworm who loves books that give her adrenaline rush and makes her feel the characters' emotions. When she's not reading, she spends her time listening to oldies music while making some crafty stuffs made out of old book pages, or spends her time reading books with children at an orphanage. Also, she loves to scare herself with gory movies in the middle of the night.