The newest stand alone by C.M. Stunich Baby Girl is not all smiles. This book is not part of a series but its own novel. This is not for the faint of heart. Some people even claim that it made them cry. I wasn’t one of them, but it does get you in the feels. The book starts two years earlier. Embry and Phoenix are best friends, but they are a threesome group of friends with Codrick, Embry’s boyfriend. It’s prom night and Embry and Phoenix are waiting for Rick to pick them up, but as time goes by, he doesn’t show. Embry and Phoenix decide to take Phoenix’s motorcycle and meet him in the middle. The two come across his car flipped over and off the street where Rick has been killed. In his arms are flowers that he has for Embry for their night at prom. Embry falls apart and stops functioning where Phoenix takes care of her. At the funeral, Embry picks a fight with Phoenix and leaves home in Louisiana to go to school in New York. Two years later, Embry returns after her father has a heart attack. And Phoenix comes back into her life. After having a fight six months prior with Phoenix, Embry isn’t overly happy to see him with her family. Can Embry comes to terms with the loss of Codrick and her ongoing feelings that she has for Phoenix?
This was a great standalone novel by C.M. Stunich. The character development grows so drastically from the beginning all the way to the end. Embry goes through a personality change numerous times through the book allowing her to grow as a person and to grow up. Phoenix seems to sexy, I love his character and how coped with the tragic events of his life. Each of the characters has such depth that I would even love to know what happens farther down the line. The growth of each of the main two characters proves what an amazing writer C.M. is. The story is written as alternating chapters from Embry and Phoenix giving the story so much. I love chapters that are written this way. Check out this book and let me know what you think in the comments.