Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Blog Tour: Fading Out (Living Heartwood #3) by Trisha Wolfe

Fading Out

Living Heartwood #3

Trisha Wolfe

February 18, 2016

eARC from Author for a honest review

Add to Goodreads

GR's Summary:

Love means fading out so another shines brighter. 

Right clothes. Right school. Right fianc√©. As a Wyndemere, Arian’s expected to abide by the rules. The most important: be perfect. But Arian’s seemingly flawless life is far from it. An embarrassing expulsion from her parents’ alma mater spirals an already unhealthy obsession out of control, exposing a dark truth. 

Faced with having to attend a small private college after a stint in rehab, Arian’s just ready to coast under the radar and repair some of the wreckage, but her father’s looming control is like a vise choking off her air supply. 

When a run-in with Braxton’s beloved star quarterback, Ryder Nash, puts Arian squarely in the crosshairs of his devoted teammates, the last of her controlled, orderly world unhinges. As the pranks and paybacks escalate, Arian and Ryder’s rivalry takes a passionate turn. And once Arian glimpses beneath the all-star-athlete exterior Ryder projects, she realizes he’s far more than just a jock. 

As their relationship intensifies, outside forces feel the threat. Outrunning their pasts doesn’t mean history won’t repeat itself, but Ryder can’t let that happen. He’s just one Championship game away from breaking the mold. Only one moment, one choice, might change everything. 

Told from both Arian's and Ryder's POV. New Adult Contemporary Romance intended for readers 17 years of age and older. 

Living Heartwood Series:
Our Review on The Darkest Part Here
Our Review on Losing Track Here

*Add this Series to Goodreads Here

Lindy's Thoughts:

The Living Heartwood Series has been one filled with heartbreak, angst, life lessons, love, and healing.  It is a series based on realistic characters, and plot themes.  Yet, each story has a spark of hope, and the message that we can improve our lives.  Healing comes from the love of those special people we surround ourselves with, and the courage to make a change.

In Fading Out, we get Arian "Ari" and Ryder's story, told from their alternating perspectives.  Ari suffers from eating disorders, and intense anxiety.  She has a lot of pressure on her to be the perfect "Wyndemere," and comes from a wealthy family that values social status and appearances more than anything else.  Her father and stepmother control her life, and have everything already planned out for her.  She doesn't defy her family, because she fears being completely being cast off from them.  The anxiety she suffers from her family's constant pressure for perfection is what triggers her eating disorder.

Ryder is the star quarterback at Braxton University.  He is popular, can get any girl he wants, and is known for giving girls the "Ryde" of their lives!  When he sees Ari for the first time, he is attracted to her, and thinks she is beautiful.  She reminds him of a girl from his past.  After Ryder introduces himself to Ari, he comes off as arrogant, due to the fact that he becomes tongue tied, and his words are misinterpreted.  Ryder and Ari don't have the easiest start, which eventually leads to bickering, pranks, and sexual tension.  However, as Ari and Ryder get to really know one another better, Ari realizes what a great guy he is.  Feelings between Ryder and Ari grow, but Ari's family, and both of their secrets threaten the foundation of their relationship, and future happiness.  Will love prevail, with all of the challenges that they face?

Fading Out was a story about finding out who you are, what you want out of life, and having the courage to go after it.  This story was filled with angst, heartbreak, healing, friendship, loving oneself, and finding love when you least expect it.  Fading out was a slow read, filled with depth, contemplation, and reflection.  I love how the Living Heartwood Series deals with people that have real problems, and doesn't just give us the easy "fix."  Instead, it is realistic, relatable, and thought provoking.  Ari and Ryder could have been real people.  They had real character flaws, needs, and desires.  They had a passionate push-pull type of relationship filled with passion, sexual chemistry, and eventually love!  The secondary characters, Vanessa "Vee," Gavin, and especially Mel where a pleasure to read about. 

My Rating:

I give, Fading Out, by Trisha Wolfe, 4 Loving Yourself, Courageous, Healing, and Falling In Love Filled Stars!  If you like realistic fiction that includes real life challenges, angst, heartbreak, and the power of having the courage, and fortitude to heal, check out the Living Heartwood Series.

Book Teasers:

Purchase At:

Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Kobo

About Trisha Wolfe:

From an early age, Trisha Wolfe dreamed up fantasy worlds and characters and was accused of talking to herself. Today, she lives in South Carolina with her family and writes full time, using her fantasy worlds as an excuse to continue talking to herself. For more information on Trisha Wolfe and her works, please visit:

Blog Tour Organized By:
*Follow the rest of the Tour Here


  1. I just read the first book in this series and gosh, I have to read this one as well! It it's anything like the first one I know I'm going to enjoy this one as well! I definitely love the sound of the characters and I do love a good emotional read :)

    Lovely review!

  2. Great review Lindy! I thought that this was a great read too. I love how these two bickered! I agree though, this series is all about self discovery, growing and healing!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace


We love to hear your thoughts, and appreciate you stopping by :)