Rose Duncan is dancing on Broadway She s spent hours a day for the last two decades to get there, and now she s living the dream She s happy, she s driven, and life couldn t get any better Ben Falco is a pitcher whose only goal is to make it to the Major Leagues He keeps his grades up, he doesn t party, and he stays away from committed relationships they ll only distRose Duncan is dancing on Broadway She s spent hours a day for the last two decades to get there, and now she s living the dream She s happy, she s driven, and life couldn t get any better Ben Falco is a pitcher whose only goal is to make it to the Major Leagues He keeps his grades up, he doesn t party, and he stays away from committed relationships they ll only distract him But when Ben meets Rose, she s no dancer, and she s certainly not happy In fact, she doesn t seem to be living at all Yet something about her makes him want to know what s turned her into this shell of a person, and if he can be the one to reach inside her mind and pull her out Ben doesn t want a relationship Rose doesn t want to get better But once their hearts collide, it s a whole new ballgame Reaching Rose is a story about Rose and Ben, and a little about their friend Johnny Gleason a genius who has plans of his own until they too slip from his grasp This is a tale about love, loss, and guts, and the ability to play hardball when life throws you a curve.
Reaching Rose Rose Duncan is dancing on Broadway She s spent hours a day for the last two decades to get there and now she s living the dream She s happy she s driven and life couldn t get any better Ben Falco i
Review by Lisa KaneSweet, slightly angsty story about the lose of dreams and the beginning of new ones. Rose has lived for her dancing and when she loses that, she isn't quite sure what or where her future will take her. Ben is the hot baseball player determined to help her rebuild her life. (seriously, this guy is just about every woman's dream!)Since it's told in both POV's, we get to read about each's struggle with each other and also within themselves. Some of Rose's thoughts are heartbreaki [...]
*ARC FROM NETGALLEY*It was good. I liked it and I loved the storyline. Unfortunately, there was just something missing for me. I don't think I connected to this 100% so that affected my outlook on itLoved Ben!!!! *heart eyes emoji*
*I received an ARC of Reaching Rose from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*Rose Duncan was on her way to the top. A promising dancer, she was three weeks away from the opening of the Broadway show she was chosen to dance in. Until a horrific accident swiped that dream right out from under her. Ben Falco, a top pitching prospect in the college circuit, is sent to Orange Rehabilitation Center after a baseball related knee injury requires surgery to correct. While there, he meets Rose who [...]
Home run and 5 brilliant stars for Reaching Rose. After a few chapters in I found myself comparing this book toSince Drewby J. Nathan, which I loved. The similarities are pretty striking with a few exceptions. Ben is the all American baseball guy, sweet as apple pie. Rose is struggling much more with herself than I ever thought possible. An accident takes away Rose's one true passion, dancing. She goes through a hell of a time grieving and finds that Ben brings out her emotions and even makes he [...]
ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.This book was heartbreaking and unique. With a cast of characters that anyone can relate to it made me both laugh and cry and hug my kindle. I was so scared and hurt for what the characters had to go through in dealing with everything from young to death of a friend to cancer and losing a limb. This book had me on my knees but also gave me hope for those who are dealing with these issues. Rose is suffering from a devastating injury. While [...]
I was already in love with the style that J.P. Grider writes, but now I am completely hooked! The novel was an amazing story about love, overcoming obstacles, sadness and true friendship. I really liked the character Rose and the struggles she faced. She was likable and I was able to connect to her hardships and feel her pain. My favorite character was Ben. He was so sincere, honest and a "good" guy even when we knew him as attractive and athletic and could probably date anyone. It was nice to r [...]
This book left me an emotional mess, there were so many ups and downs. Ben I loved him, "so I'm kind of torn," I tell Rose, standing at her front door. "I want to be a gentleman and say goodnight at the door, but I really don't want to say goodnight yet." He sometimes has to get pursuance with his woman and it's fun to watch, "nope. Water’s already running, I’m already naked, my leg’s off… it’s your turn, Rosie." I liked this book.
*** arc provided by the published via NetGalley. ***I really love this series! Home run to me, written in a very smart way, the storyline was good! I was almost in a mess when it comes to Rose, but also with Ben, without overstepping the sensitive and heartbreaking side of the story. They made me smile, almost made me cry, and I could feel how much they were hurt; but finally gave me hope!This story was stirring up a range of emotions from pain, anger then to love.Full review to come!
I absolutely love the Hunter Hill series. What a great story of tragedy, acceptance, love, inspiration and friendship. Another must read by JP Grider!
Wow, . I am so disappointed in this recommendation. Ben is perfect. He has no flaws. He's supposed to be all about baseball but not so much in this book. And does he had to say her name every other line of dialogue. "You're in the woods, Rose?" "Are you okay, Rose?" It was painful. Even with the spoiler issues which I will touch on below, I wasn't buying the romance. He's a hot, built baseball player who can snag girls, but he's all over the disturbed mute down the hall? Not buying it. She's a p [...]
Reaching Rose by J.P. Grider is the third book in the Hunter Hill University series. It can be read after the first two or can be read out of order as a standalone book which is how I read it. From the first chapter, this book had me on an emotional roller coaster that I just couldn’t get off. It is a gripping, warm, heart-wrenching novel you won’t be able to put down. Rose Duncan’s biggest love in life is dancing. When she is dancing nothing else seems to matter “I do it because it’s [...]
*This ebook was kindly given by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*I’m a reader who likes a little angst in her books, adds that depth that all good stories need. An author has to be skilled at how they use it – similar to a cook with salt. Too much spoils it and too little makes it bland. In “Reaching Rose” author J.P. Grider shows how she has the skills to create a deep and meaningful story. This was the first book of hers I’ve read and it was a great book to be introduced to [...]
Rough times, overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles and finding ways to go on after loss of legs, loved ones, hope, dreams and to find fulfillment, love and a new norm, hope and a bright full future, no matter how raw a deal life gives, faith are the central focus of "Reaching Rose.” J.P. Grider’s shows that realizing there’s a bigger plan, sometimes, with a little — or huge — adjustment allows room for big dreams to come true, without the book being preachy, or coming off li [...]
Reaching Rose by J.P. Grider is the third book in the Hunter Hill Series, but can be read as a standalone novel. This page-turner is a beautiful, heart-wrenching love story. It is told in the alternating points of view of Rose and Ben. Rose is on top of the world, she admittedly has everything she wants in life. She is a farm girl, a college student, and a dancer. Dance is her life and her true love. She is on summer break from school and about to realize her dream to dance on Broadway; but, thr [...]
Reaching Rose by J. P. Grider is the first book I have read by this author When I saw this book on Net Galley the synopsis intrigued me. I decided to give this author a go. I have to say I am very impressed with this author’s writing.Reaching Rose is quite different from most books in the New Adult genre. It has all of the elements that readers expect in a New Adult romance. There is heart wrenching angst and an almost impossible romance. It also has so much more. It deals with real life issue [...]
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, this does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review in any way.After getting hit by a delivery truck Rose has to face the fact that her leg has been amputated, which to her means she'll never dance again. Rose can't handle this news, she shuts down and doesn't talk, an understandable reaction to such life altering news. She's burying herself in denial, trying to escape the truth of her present situ [...]
There seems to be a lot more books about young people with disabilities and illnesses coming out recently (since the success of The Fault in our Stars?), which is a wonderful thing. Reaching Rose is a great example, offering a story of loss, love, grief and hope. The way Rose worked through her situation felt very real, and the relationship that grew between her and Ben read in a very organic way. Grider's characters are really well-developed, even the minor characters who don't get much page-ti [...]
**I was provided an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review. I did not receive any compensation for providing my opinion.**Reaching Rose by J.P. Grider is AMAZING!!!! I don’t think that I have loved a book so much in a while. This is a story about loss, love, second chances and making your dreams come true. I have never read anything from this series or this author before but that is going to change. I think this may be a new favorite series and author for me.Reaching Rose is about Rose Duncan [...]
Reaching Rose was the first book I had read by the author J.P. Grider. I didn't really have any expectations, I was just hoping for a good new adult romance with the right combination of angst and happiness. For 50% of this book, maybe a little more Reaching Rose was just that. In fact, at that point I was thinking it was a solid 4 star book and was really enjoying where it was heading, however for the last part of the book (I do not give spoilers so explaining this is hard, but I will say it re [...]
Copy received through NetgalleyThis is part of a series but can be read as a standalone. Told on dual points of view. This is the 2nd book that I have read by this author. I like her realistic writing style. Her stories are not full of fluff. They are real life situations. This story of Rose and Ben puts you in their life changing experience. Rose was on her way to a promising career dancing on Broadway. She suffers a life changing injury. He reaction was real and heart breaking. The author did [...]
4 mended stars!!ARC kindly provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I really enjoyed Reaching Rose. I started this book yesterday and completely devoured it over night. I sucked me in and I just couldn't put it down. I immediately liked Ben. He was charming and funny. Plus, He treated his Mom with respect which is a huge turn on in my book! It took me alittle bit longer to like Rose. It wasn't because she was difficult, I think it was because it just took alittle time [...]
Reaching Rose by J.P Grider is about pain and loss, but it's also a story about love and healing. It shows us what happens when dreams get shattered and your once well-planned bright future fades to black. But it also teaches us to never give up hope, and keep going when life gets hard.My favorite character in this book would be Ben. He is the nicest male protagonist I've come across in a while, and it's a good change. And for a star baseball player he is a pretty down-to-earth and all-round goo [...]
I read the full Hunter Hill University series back to back and rated the full series with 4 Stars!Reaching Rose is Rose Ducan and Ben Falco's story which I thought was my favorite of the three so far. This one taught about life throwing you a curve ball and hearts colliding to create a new ball game. Wow, what a touching book about starting over and not giving up. Now this story is what truly makes a swoonworthy tale!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley.This book was really sweet and sincere. I liked how it tackled a major life change and how hard it can be for people. It showed how even if you think you have your life planned, something can change it, but it doesn't have to be for the worst. Some of the book seemed repetitive. Nothing really stood out that would make it 5 stars for me, but it was a solid 4 star good read.
Rose is a dancer. She spent a long time to get where she was. Ben wanted to go to the major league. He stays clean and studies hard. He doesn’t want a committed relationship. But things change and something is wrong with Rose and Ben wants to reach her . The plot and story are good but the characters really top all, especially Rose and all she is going through. I recommend.**I received an ARC of this story for an honest review
Reaching Rose was surprisingly really good. Rose has lost her dream of dancing and has a lot to go through. Ben is an all American Ball player and of course one of the hottest guys. This book is told between the two of their POV's which i think makes the story so much better. You can see both of their sides and fall for Ben a little more and feel Roses pain. I enjoyed this one a lot.
I loved this book. It dealt with loss and realizing that you can overcome obstacles and still achieve your dream. My full review is here: southernbooknerd/
Wow-what an emotional story! I loved the characters and felt that their struggles with their unexpected disabilities were realistic. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was it felt like it dragged a bit at times. Overall, this was a good read-emotional, real, and heartwarming!
I want to like this book and the characters, but I'm not buying it. I'm not feeling it and I wonder why that is.Ben is so perfect and Rose is to broken to much of to much.