Summary: Surrounded by darkness after a vicious attack almost ended her life, Bella starts over, hoping to find the sunshine she so desperately misses. She finds it when she least expects in a young, carefree doctor. Life isn't a fairytale, though, and to get to where they belong, obstacles have to be climbed and fears have to be faced.
So I am having anhanninen withdrawal with a side of Little One sweats and shakes.
FFOF was just one of those stories you wanted to wrap yourself around and hug to pieces. It completed this week and I am missing Little One already. The updates were always a breath of light in between all the dark and angsty stories I usually read.
So while I am waiting not so patiently for the sequel, yup, a sequel, I thought I would let you know about another really good story the author is writing, Finding Sunshine.
In this story, the theme is a bit dark. Bella has been through some serious trauma and is trying to rebuild her life day by day. Her chance meeting with Edward gives her hope at the normalcy she craves, but nothing is ever that simple.
anhanninen does a wonderful job touching on the dark background without the lurid details. Giving you just enough to understand Bella's trepidation all the while building some nice characterizations and a well thought out story line.
Give it a try. Only 7 chapters so far but I am certain there will be more to come.
Definitely an author to keep your eye on.
And for all you Little One fans...A Few More F Words is the sequel to Fatherhood, Formula, and Other F Words which will premier November 3.
Here is the excerpt we all were treated to at the end of the epilogue of FFOFW...
Little One and I got home just after six, and we found Bella in the kitchen, just finishing up. I set Sofia down on her feet and whispered in her ear, "Go surprise hug Mommy."
She tiptoed over and threw her arms around Bella's legs, yelling, "I got ya!"
Bella laughed and turned around to pick her up. "You did, sweet girl. You scared Mommy so good." She put her hand over her heart and sighed dramatically. "I'm not sure my heart will ever return to normal."
"Daddy!" Little One yelled needlessly. "I scawed Mommy sooo good!"
"I saw," I laughed, pressing my lips to Bella's.
"Yucky! Put me down."
She put Sofia down, and I pulled her against my chest, kissing her deeper as I caressed that spot behind her ear. We parted, smiling. "I missed you," I said.
"I missed you, too. Dinner is about done, so why don't you go make sure Sofia can get out of her leotard without maiming herself?"
"Good idea," I laughed. "I love you."
I softly kissed her once more. "I love you, too," she said.
Thankfully, Little One managed to put a t-shirt and shorts on all by herself. We washed our hands together, and she sang the song we had made up. Well, Bella had made up. I had no part in creating a song about washing away germs with the puffy, pink colored soap. But hey, if it got her to do it, I was game.
I carried my squealing child over my shoulder back downstairs for dinner, just in time for Bella to put the plates down. Of course Little One ate that shit up, making a mess of her face. Yeah, Bella's spaghetti was a favorite of mine and Sofia's, but at least I kept myself clean.