Reclaiming the Sand by A. Meredith Walters
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Bully and victim.
Tormenter and tormented.
Villain and hero.
Ellie McCallum was a bully. No connection to anyone or anything. A sad and lonely existence for a young woman who had come to expect nothing more for herself. Her only happiness coming from making others miserable.
Particularly Freaky Flynn.
Flynn Hendrick lived a life completely disconnected even as he struggled to become something more than that boy with Asperger's. He was taunted and teased, bearing the brunt of systematic and calculated cruelty, ultimately culminating in a catastrophic turn of events that brought Ellie and Flynn’s worlds crashing down.
But then Flynn and Ellie grew up.
And moved on.
Until years later when their paths unexpectedly cross again and the bully and the freak are face to face once more.
When labels come to define you, finding yourself feels impossible. Particularly for two people disconnected from the world who inexplicably find a connection in each other.
And out of the wreckage of their tragic beginnings, an unlikely love story unfolds.
But a painful past doesn’t always want to let go. And old wounds are never truly healed…and sometimes the further you try to run from yourself the closer you come to who you really are.
Reclaiming the Sand by Meredith Walters ****1/2 stars Reclaiming the Sand is a love story unlike any that I have ever read; (and I read A LOT). I was unsure how it would turn out, but I knew that I couldn’t put it down; I had to know what was coming next. Meredith has created characters that are raw and real. You will hate them; you will cry for them; you will cheer them on; and you will feel the overwhelming emotions that will infuriate you and make you smile right along with the characters. Ellie has been dealt a crappy hand and to be honest she only makes things worse for herself. I guess years of insecurities and self loathing will do that to a person. She is the dark lost in a sea of far worse dark things when Flynn comes into her life. Flynn is unlike anyone she has ever met. He is blunt; her light; and he does things that will make you scratch your head (Flynn has Aspergers. Aspergers is a form of autism; those who have Aspergers are very set in their ways and they tend to be highly intelligent but emotionally unaware unable to decipher emotions) Flynn is a lovable character who no matter how much Ellie hurts him he sees the light where others see dark and he knows that they will always find their way back to each other. Their love story is heartbreakingly beautiful in ways are unconventional but completely perfect. They are completely different people from their upbringing to their way of thinking. However, the one thing that they share is the unconditional love they have for each other. Ellie makes him brave, while Flynn makes her light and free. That’s why I gave Reclaiming the Sand four ½ stars. A must read!
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The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary and Paranormal romance including The Find You in the Dark and Bad Rep series as well as the upcoming stand alone romance, Reclaiming the Sand, and a dark new adult series for Gallery Books.
A. Meredith spent ten years as a counselor for at risk teens and children. First working at a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault program and then later a program for children with severe emotional and mental health issues. Her former clients and their stories continue to influence every aspect of her writing.
When not writing (or being tortured with all manner of beauty products at the hand of her very imaginative and extremely girly daughter), she is eating chocolate, watching reality television that could rot your brain and reading a smutty novel or two.
A. Meredith is represented by Michelle Johnson with the Inklings Literary Agency.