Cover Design: Wicked by Design
Release Date: February 1, 2017
Gianna LeBron grew up in poverty. Destined to change her circumstances and her zip code, she rises up from the inner-city streets with an Ivy League education and affluent husband. A few short years later, she’s alone with three children, destitute and desperate.
Finding herself in the same hell she’d fought so hard to escape, and determined to find a solution, she compromises who she is. Selling her soul for the almighty dollar, she does what she has to do in order to provide for her children.
Caught between a secret love and her toddler’s unending need for medical care, Gianna’s forced to decide how far she’ll go to heal her daughter and save the man she loves.
Review by Jen Skewes
Have you eve started a book and from the moment you start reading it, you could not put it down? You spend every free minute you have reading, staying up late because you need to see what happens next and when you finally do go to bed you wake up the next morning and the first thing you do is grab your Ipad and start reading again? Well this was how I felt while reading Fallen Woman. It is one of those books that you just cannot let go of. And even when it was all over I still wanted more. I want to go back and read it all over again because I cannot stop thinking about it. This is my first book by Stephie Walls and it will not be my last. I want to go and read every book that she has ever written. Her writing was just flawless, the story was just beautiful and it was written with so much emotion. It was a unique story, at least for me, it was emotional, heart breaking at times but I loved and savored every minute of it.
Gia is a single mom to 3 amazing little children, but she is just barely surviving. She grew up poor but throughout her childhood she was determined to go somewhere in life. And she did, she got a great education, married a man who she loved and lived a great life, until it all came crashing down. She was left alone, to take care of herself and her children. She finally gets a job, which means she can now pay her rent and bills but it still isn’t enough. She is still very much in a hole and does not know how to get out. Then she meets Jase Lane and things begin to change.
Jase is completely smitten with Gia from the moment he catches her doing a little happy dance, there is just something about her. He wants to get to know her and find out what her story is. As time goes on he works his way into her life and they become best friends. She has no idea who he is when she meets him but there is something about him that she likes and trusts and feels connected to. Jase knows her situation and wants to help, but Gia is too proud to take handouts. She will do what she has to do to take care of her family, even if that means selling her soul, and in a way she does just that. Things are ok at the moment, she has a best friend who she adores, a surrogate grandmother who takes care of her and her children and she is making some money to help her out of the hole she is in. And then everything comes crashing down on her, again. Now she must fight, for her kids, for her family and for the man she loves. But will it be enough?
Words cannot begin to express how much I loved this book. Gia is one girl who I felt so much pain for. She just wanted to be a great mother to her kids and give them everything, but because of her past she found herself alone, in too deep and not knowing how to get out. She was a mother who would do anything for her children and I admired her so much for that. She had such strength for everything that she went through. She kept fighting and did not give up.
Jase oh this man had my heart from the very beginning. He was so amazingly sweet and you could see how much he loved Gia and the way he loved her children and had a wonderful bond with them, especially little Emmy just melted my heart. Even if she refused his help, Jase was everything that she needed in her life at that moment.
This book had my emotions all over the place. I loved Jase and Gia but there was a part of this story that frustrated me so much. It had to do with their decisions and while I understood Gia’s reasons for it, Jase’s still confused me. Until that moment in the story where Ms. Walls shocked the crap out of me and made me see exactly why Jase made the decisions that he did. And I may have loved him even more once I understood it all. He always had her best interests at heart and that is why I loved him. Their relationship had it’s ups and downs. I loved the cute and sweet moments between Jase, Gia and her kids. But there were also some moments that just broke me. I tried so hard to figure everyone out, who to trust, who to love and who to hate. But my God did Ms. Walls completely throw me for a loop. To say I was shocked is an understatement. There was a part of me that hoped maybe I read it all wrong, but no, I read it correctly. I have to say well-played Ms. Walls!! A beautiful story that will stay with me. By far one of my favorite books this year!!
Signed Paperback of Fallen Woman and a $10 Amazon Gift Card
About the Author
Stephie Walls is a literary whore - she loves words in all forms and will read anything put in front of her. She has an affinity for British Literature and Romance novels and an overall love of writing. She currently has six novels out, four short stories, and two collections; all provocatively written to elicit your imagination and spice up your world. She has another novel on its way to bookshelves in February 2017. Be on the look out for Fallen Woman!