Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Release Day Blitz & Blogger Review: That Girl by HJ Bellus

 Title: That Girl
Author: HJ Bellus
Publication Date: August 12, 2014


This book is about That Girl...

The girl who leaves behind her past, including her name; runs away from home and vows to never let another identity claim her again. Broken dreams, an abusive step-dad and ugly memories from her childhood are the only shattered remnants that have the ability to haunt her. 

With no money, an endless blank slate laying ahead of her and no hopes for the future, she sets out to survive at minimum wage jobs, moving from town to town, changing her name with each move, and never allowing glimpses of her past to threaten her empty future. 

Average in every way, from her looks to personality and even her style, there is not much to remember about her. When she abandons one town for another, she leaves behind her fake identity in the search for the next one, while leaving people asking themselves, "I wonder what ever became of that girl."

That was her reality until Lincoln Wilks.

The number one defensive football play in Fort Collins who finally names That Girl.



That girl chose to leave her life behind once she turned 18th and never looked back. She wanted a blank slate, a new way of living and did that by making a quick life under different names from town to town until she found a place safe enough to stay. She had no expectations and had no hopes for a future.

Then comes in Lincoln Wilks who was so amazing in this story. When he first caught sight of that girl he did not stop at nothing to get to know her and be with her. 

He never pressed her when she did not want to talk about certain things and had taught her and let her take the lead in ways she was not used to and would have never expect.  

This is the first book I have read by HJ Bellus. I went into this story not knowing what to expect and was utterly surprised that it got me teary eyed and gave me all the feels of a relationship between an ordinary that girl and a popular football player. It was not just another love story for me but rather a perfect example of not letting a name defined you. Who you are growing up can make or break you depending on how you want to live. 

Needless to say I highly recommend this 5-star novel. It will take you to places you will least expect it.


I am an independent author excited about releasing my first novel very soon. A big dream coming true!!! I'm all country...the kinda country where green grass grows and corn pops up in rows...love Miranda and her bad ass music!! Just a simple country girl getting one story out of her head at a time...I always fall hard for a trucker style hat...especially if it's a John Deere hat...loves me a good ol' farm boy!!!!!!