Their love had the power of a runaway freight train, and the potential to be just as destructive.
The tempestuous sequel to Bad Things picks up where the first book left off. Reeling from a profound loss, Tristan and Danika struggle to pick up the pieces and build a life together, but the hard habits of a lifetime are not so easy to escape.
Rock Bottom takes us on a dual point of view journey through addiction and desire, through love and agony, and answers the question we’ve been asking since these characters were introduced in Grounded: “What happened between Tristan and Danika?”
Even love couldn’t cushion a fall like ours. My love for Tristan was so big that I felt consumed by it, and even so, it was not enough to overpower our combined demons.
I struggled. I yelled and screamed. I scratched and kicked.
I fought like hell, but even the most determined fighters have to stop before they break.
No one could say I didn’t fight for him.
“I love you,” I spoke softly into his ear.
He gripped me harder. “I can’t ever lose you, Danika. I’m not sure I’d survive it.”
“You’ve got me. And I’m not going anywhere. Not ever.”
I meant the words when I said them, but life had other plans for us.
I’d have given my life for that fight. In fact, I very nearly did.
She was the one.
If I’d ever had a doubt, I didn’t now. She was the one I’d be thinking about, longing for, until I took my last breath. If I lost her tomorrow, I’d pine for her like a lovesick fool.
This was the kind of love that only hit you once in your life.
This book is intended for readers 18 and up.
Sung in the key of D minor in my best Miley voice…
R.K. came in like a wrecking ball…
BOOM! Game over!
“What was left of a woman when she gave a man everything?”
And that’s no F’N JOKE!! I knew what was going to happen! I KNEW and I am still wrecked! Like TOTALLY WRECKED!
“Tragedy never took its full chunk out of you right away. It always took a while to hit you head on, and sink in and for something substantial, some hint of the real feeling, the real reaction, to come to the surface…”
R.K. I never would have guessed this story would play out the way it did! Thank you for that. Having read the Up in the Air Series I knew the score but that didn’t stop me from rooting for these two crazy kids. Danika and Tristian are unlike any other couple I have read. I don’t know why but they both just clicked with me and I love them.
“Always. Every second of every day.”
Picking up where Bad Things left off we follow Danika and Tristian on a no hold bar ride of emotions. Examining their lives post family deaths and messed up childhoods these two press on creating what they think is a promising relationship. Forgetting that in order to move on from past you must first understand and learn from it. Moving on is never easy and moving on with understanding is even harder but necessary.
“Every misstep that led us down the path to our destruction was our own doing…”
Tristian is damaged. He holds so tight on to Danika hoping for a life unlike the one he has lived. In life, all is not a fairytale and sometimes the bottom of a bottle, liquid or pill form, holds tighter than one person ever could.
“I can’t ever lose you Danika. I’m not sure I’d survive.”
There was no lack of HOT in this book. R.K. can write the hell out of a sizzling sex scene. These two together are like fire! Danika and Tristian balance a slow burn that will heat you to the core.
“Talk to me, sweetheart,” he rasped into my ear. “I want you to tell me just what you want. Make it dirty.”
What’s hot and sizzles will cool as it hits rock bottom in a fizzle. Scorched permanently, both in mind and body, Danika and Tristian are left fighting a war. They may not have created the battle ground but anything worth loving is worth saving.
“This was the kind of love that only hit you once in your life.”
With that I say…R.K. fans pick up this book and clear your schedule. You will not want to put it down. This is also the perfect time, if you have yet to do so, to read the Up in the Air Series. Good God if you really have waited this long to read that series we may need to chat! You are missing out! Do yourself a favor read them. You will be 100% ready for Lovely Triggers. Wrecked but ready.
Oh and a side note for my beloved Mrs. Lilley! I am on my knees! Begging! I ain’t to proud to beg! I want, need, desire, demand a Frankie novella! Ok…maybe not demand! I will ask nicely! PLLLLLEEEEEAAAASSSEEEEESE! She is amazing! You created a secondary character that stands out. I want to hang out with her! Party with her and get inked by her! And if you cannot tell by my OVER use of exclamation marks…I WANT IT NOW. So after you do the 100 other things I am sure you have your little writing fingers in, think about it. I mean it is the least you can do for making use a corny Miley Cyrus reference. Mwah!