When a door to love closes, a window opens to new love. This isn’t your traditional romance. A book within a book, “Stained Glass Shards” is a journey—a path filled with love, angst, passion, grief, chemistry, doubts, and twists—of separation and discovery of new love. Two adults, who, in their youth, were once in lust, have grown apart. One wants to move on while the other tries to keep a stranglehold on the past. Do you follow your heart or live in the memories? Elyce Fielding is a freelance writer, who has cut ties with her college friend turned lover, actor Griffin Belanger. After one last tryst, Elyce decides she can no longer continue their sexual relationship. For months, Elyce works on her personal growth by losing the excess weight from years of eating her feelings, changing her aesthetic appearance and style, and publishing her first novel—set to become a feature film. While traveling in California with her new lover and agent, Ritter Thorman, Elyce has a chance encounter with Griffin. Upon seeing Elyce for the first time since her transformation, Griffin vows to win her back by any means possible. Elyce must choose between her first love or her current attentive lover.
While the cover of Stained Glass Shards may not have your standard contemporary cover, but this cover was enough to grab my attention, leading to a story I genuinely enjoyed. I flew through this in less than a day, it was that good!
Elyse and Griffin have a history, making things between them anything but simple. When they wanted different things from one another over a year ago Elyce decided to call things off, but when they reunite everything gets very messy, very quickly. There were absolutely a few points where I wasn’t even sure how I was hoping for things to work out. In the end though, I was really just rooting for Elyce to get the ending she deserved, messy or otherwise. Honestly, I don’t want to say too much because this story is worth discovering for yourself.