Wrecking Ball by B.N. Toler started with a shock. Our two main characters were separated, the two of them kept at a distance from each other for a reasonable amount of time... Enough time for Sophia to forgive Brandon for what he did.
After meeting and falling in love with each other almost instantly, years of marriage, and raising two beautiful daughters together, Brandon has betrayed Sophia's trust beyond repair. Sophia is terribly hurt, and she doesn't know if she can ever forgive him.
And after reading about half the book, you'll have a hard time forgiving him as well.
But in this story, you'll have to play Devil's Advocate, because not only are you reading Sophia's perspective, you're reading Brandon's perspective too.
Prepare to feel extremely conflicted!
I have to say, B.N. Toler's Wrecking Ball had me hooked pretty instantly. All it took was Sophia's sister, Tia, showing up on Sophia's doorstep, ready to take her on an adventurous trip for me to fall in love with her characters. Especially Wrecking Ball's secondary characters (Tia, Brandon's friends, Tia's boyfriend Antonio, etc.). I was pretty smitten with this book from the very beginning!
This book had me an emotional wreck. I was laughing one minute, getting weepy the next, swooning soon after, and everything in between. It was emotional in every wonderful way.
Without spoiling anything for future readers, I will say this: Prepare for an emotional roller coaster, and make sure you have tissues decently close by. You never know when a beautiful passage of this book is going to move you.
I would have to say that my first experience with a B.N. Toler novel was an incredibly successful one.