Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Book Review: "Trials" by Sarah Biermann

Trials (Rock Bottom, #2)

(Rock Bottom, Book 2)

"They think Jeremy murdered her."

Drugs pushed them away...will murder bring them together?

Since losing the rock star love of her life, Harvard Law student Dylan Ackhart is doing the best she can to move on. Now in her third and final year, she's doing well in school and just landed her dream internship in Boston's District Attorney's office. She keeps away from the news so she doesn't hear about Jeremy Mason- about his frequent parties, new women, and apparent drug use.

But when the body of a young girl is found in his home, suddenly Dylan and Jeremy are thrust together in the most difficult and awkward of circumstances. Dylan is forced to choose between the only man she ever loved and the only dream she ever wanted. Will she leave everything behind and be with Jeremy? Or will Jeremy find himself in more trouble than she can help him out of?

5 Stars

"I don't want to be Jeremy Mason anymore. Jeremy Mason has hit rock bottom."

 Where to start... *sigh* 
This book is a short, dark, and intriguing read that put me through quite the emotional ringer. Being the masochist that I am, I actually read it in one sitting. Even though I was very tired and sleepy after a long, long day, I couldn't stop reading!!! 
First off, this is a sequel, so you HAVE to read Tracks first. Trials picks up the story line like 2 years? after Tracks ended. Dylan is now in her third year of Law School, about to begin her internship.

"I understand that this moment is another trial for me - one I'm about to fail."

I really can't say much about the plot in Trials -- anything and everything will spoil it. I'm going to sound vague about certain things, but once you read the book, you'll completely understand. 
I have to admit, I wasn't Dylan's #1 fan in this book. I did feel bad for her, but she kept going back and forth...back and forth, regarding Jeremy, whom I loved since book one. 

"My life, my mind...even my music is consumed by you." - Jeremy

The suspense in this book had me turning the pages wanting to see how Jeremy's case unraveled. Just when I thought things were looking up for him, BAM, something happened. There was one scene, at around 70%  that just shattered me. It was, in my opinion, the most heart wrenching scene in the book. There was so much emotion, passion, heart break.... *deep sigh* Like I said, it shattered me.

"My mind, my heart, my soul... it's all yours."

Even though I truly loved this book, I feel like there were a few scenes (mind you - they were like TWO) that might have been rushed...but maybe it's just me. Other than that, I think everything was right to point rather than dragged out, which is a major plus. I absolutely LOVED how Trials ended. I really enjoyed reading that final chapter and even more so, the Epilogue. I swooned a few times and ended up with a HUGE smile across my face. 

If a book can evoke certain emotions out of you, then it usually means it's very well written. Trials did just that to me and more. After I finished reading it, I found myself sitting on my bed, going over certain scenes in my head.... re-living them.... letting it all blissfully sink in. This is why I'm giving Trials by Sarah Biermann 5 STARS. I recommend this series.

"It was a struggle to get here, but nothing wonderful is ever easy. Even if it's not perfect, it's still my version of heaven."

**ARC was kindly provided by author, thanks Sarah!


(Rock Bottom, Book 1)

When Harvard Law student, Dylan Ackhart, moves to Boston with her best friend- the last thing she expects to find is Jeremy Mason. Jeremy is sexy, smart, and passionate- and currently the most famous rock star in the world.

From the first moment Dylan meets Jeremy, she's attracted to him. But she soon finds the fame and press can wear on you. Plus, Jeremy seems to be hiding things from her- including his relationship with the mysterious blue-haired girl.

Tracks takes you on a ride through the not so glamorous side of dating a rock star- sex, drugs, rock and roll.

Read my 5 Stars review: here

About the Author:
Sarah Biermann

Sarah Biermann, RN, BSN was born Wilmington, Delaware and grew up in Claymont. She attended Cab Calloway School of the Arts in Wilmington for high school, majoring in creative writing. She went on to Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA for her Associates Degree in Nursing. She recently graduated Drexel University with her BSN in nursing and is currently in their Masters program for nursing education. Sarah's nursing specialty is in drugs and alcohol detox and rehab.

Sarah has been married to her husband, Jon, for 8 years. She has two beautiful daughters: Anna, age 7, and Quinn, age 2. They live in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.

She enjoys reading, singing, art, music, television, going to the movies, Hershey Park, and writing. "Tracks"- the first book in the "Rock Bottom" series- is her first book.

Sarah is currently working on the second book in the "Rock Bottom" series- titled "Trials"- coming soon.


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