Monday, August 5, 2013

REVIEW: Tension by R.L. Griffin

to the

Blog Tour



The Stella who emerges from the rubble of the bombing in Montana is a woman full of conflict. She knows she should be grateful that she lived when others didn’t, but after waking in the hospital as a celebrity, complete with a new moniker, she’s bitter and distrustful, questioning everything in her life. She’s unsure of her friends, her new boyfriend, and her job. In addition, a face from the past reappears and threatens to take the one good thing in her life.

Stella attempts to deal with the new scrutiny of her life with her usual sense of humor, but she’s filled with a new emotion that she tries desperately to hide: HATE. Her recovery is hastened by her determination to find the man who turned her into a walking scar. She’s going to kill him; she needs to kill him.

Stella isn’t alone. She has her close friends and her dog, Cooper. Will their support be enough to help Stella accomplish her plan, or will this endeavor be her undoing?

This book is intended for mature audiences due to strong language and sexual content.

About R.L. Griffin
R.L. resides in the Atlanta area with some cool dudes: her husband, son and two dogs.  She was born and raised in the South.  She attended Georgia Southern University and moved to Washington, D.C. to intern in the United States Senate during the impeachment trial.  Falling in love with the city, she went to law school at American University, Washington College of Law.  By A Thread is R.L.’s second book, but is the first in a series of books.


Wow. This was an intense read! Tension is most definitely a read that will leave you sitting at the edge of your seat and possibly biting your nails in anticipation of what will happen next. I honestly had a hard time relaxing the whole time I was reading this! It is a book full of passion, heartbreak, deceit, and secrets. I will say that the cover of this book is what caught my attention. Just look at it and tell me your interest isn’t peaked. 
I wish I could say that I LOVED this book, but I can’t. I didn’t hate it though! I can’t put my finger on what held me back from truly enjoying it. Maybe it was too intense or just not something I am used to read. But I am glad that I stepped out of my comfort zone and read it. However, after that cliffhanger…I am going to HAVE to read what happens next. I just can’t be left hanging. 
I loved Stella’s drive and her determination though. However, there were a few times were she frightened me with her anger, but very appropriate given to what happened to her. As for George…oh George. Mmmmm, mmmm, mmmm. That’s all I have to say about him. 😉 
I did take a risk and stepped out of my comfort zone when reading this, but I don’t regret it. I am glad I did, I just wish I would have enjoyed it more.

Overall, I give it 
3.5 out of 5 stars.

Happy reading.

5 Responses to “REVIEW: Tension by R.L. Griffin”

  1. Katie Cross

    It sounds like how I felt during that one movie with Will Smith, when he was the only one alive? My blood pressure was so high I almost had a stroke. The cover for this book initially creeped me out a little, actually, but I had to keep staring at it to figure it out…

    • Heather Anne

      Yes! I felt like I was going to stroke out. I do think you have to be in the right set of mind/mood to read certain books like this. And I definitely don’t think I was, so I may try and give it another go at some point to maybe see if I missed out on some key points.
      The cover creeped me out a little bit too, but you learn so much about it when you read it!

  2. Chelsea Cochran

    Great review. I have had my eye on this one so I will need to check it out. Of course, I am one for super intense books so it’s right up my alley 🙂

Leave a Comment to Chelsea Cochran

CommentLuv badge