Fine arts major, Candace Parker, grew up with a mother who thinks image is everything, and her daughter’s perfection will never be good enough. About to graduate college and pursue her dreams of becoming a professional ballerina, Candace decides it’s time to let go and have a little fun. But fun is short-lived when a brutal attack leaves her completely shattered.
The memories that consume and torment Candace are starting to destroy her when she meets Ryan Campbell, a successful bar owner. He feels instantly connected and tries to show her that hope is worth fighting for. But is Ryan harboring his own demons? As walls slowly begin to chip away, the secrets that are held within start to become painful burdens.
At what point do secrets become lies?
(17+) This book contains mature subject matter that is not suitable for those under the age of 17.
Fading is about a girl that is raped and how she heals from this horrible experience. To begin with, this reviewer knows and understands that rape is not something that a person can easily recover from overnight. With this in mind, I found Candace’s character to be whiny and needy throughout the entire story. Her inability to do anything alone was a huge disappointment to me. Candace was surrounded by coddling friends that would give in to her every whim. They thought they were helping her recover from the rape, but instead they were helping her to stay the victim of it. The one character that stands out the most is Donna; she was just want Candace needed in order to stop playing the victim.
I was able to figure out how the story was going to end before I was a quarter of the way through it. The supporting characters helped make the story more interesting and helped move it along. I rated this book at 3 stars.