Razorblade Kisses by R.L. Griffin

Razorblade Kisses by R.L. Griffin

Razorblade Kisses by R.L. Griffin

Her name is Emery Shaw…Emily Sanders…Emma Simpson…Ericka Smith.
Her family was well off, she ran.
They looked for her, she hid.
They found her, she ran again.
Tragedy strikes, she gets even.

The fact is, she doesn’t know who she is, she tried to run, to hide and make a life for herself, but that backfired. No one knows her except her best friend Rachel, if that’s even an adequate word for what they are to each other. Rachel helps her build a life for herself below the radar, which is fine until the unthinkable happens knocking Em out of her unfeeling cocoon. When her house of cards comes tumbling down she runs again, until the one person who can change her mind finds her.

Due to adult situations, language and possible scenarios that may be difficult for some readers to handle, take a breath before you start this one. It’s gritty and not pretty. Nothing is pretty here. Whiskey is a good thing.

The cover of Razorblade Kisses caught my eye because it is quite simple yet intriguing. It is a child angel that appears to be praying and my mind started to think about how this would relate to what’s inside of the book and if somehow the cover was a symbol of a child and/or young person that needs prayer. I am one of those folks that will always read the dedication of a book and this line struck a chord with me:

“Don’t look back with regret, but look forward with determination.”

As you can tell from reading the synopsis, Razorblade Kisses is about a girl on the run. The reason why she is running is one that upset me to the core and it is quite heartbreaking. Griffin delicately writes about a sensitive subject that many can relate to but are probably too scared to share.

“Hope is a funny thing, because the feeling is unmatched, like nothing else, but when it’s dashed, it leaves you empty. When the world crushed the hope she had now, the promise of tomorrow whispered “try again” in her ear.”

The main character is a symbol of hope, redemption, and being not only a survivor, but a conqueror. Griffin’s writing style is distinct in an oversaturated market of this particular genre. Razorblade Kisses is an emotional read and it should not be read if you are looking for something light. It does take you to a few dark places, so be prepared!
DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of Razorblade Kisses in exchange for an honest review.

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