A Vivian Chastain Novel
Vivian, an adrenaline junkie and U.S. Army veteran, goes about her life as a bartender, avid runner, and polyamorous lesbian. Her life in Sacramento, California, is going well until she is blindsided by unforeseen financial issues that lead her to consider a new career.
In an attempt to recharge and take a break, Vivian goes on a motorcycle trip with her best friend, Bear, but the adventure does not turn out to be the carefree break Vivian had hoped for. She returns to Sacramento where her partner, Ang, tries to push her down rather than help her pick up the pieces. Meanwhile, Vivian takes big steps with her other partner, Audre.
Vivian has an epiphany about what line of work she wants to pursue. As things start to stabilize, one of Vivian’s partners commits an act of grave violence, resulting in life-changing consequences for all concerned.
Surrounded by friends, Vivian turns over a new leaf and finally finds the contentment she has sought for a lifetime.
This is the third book in “A Vivian Chastain Novel” series and Liz Faraim has done an outstanding job with this one. It’s very powerful with various emotions that Vivian deals with while on search to “just be” and find contentment in her life. Faraim opens up so much more of Vivian’s soul, with the support of so many important characters. The novel explains aspects of the polymerous relationship but it is by no means sexually explicit. It’s very low heat and romantic, as Vivian has her issues to work through before she can find her place and contentment.
Faraim also does spectacular with describing Vivians colorful journey from the ocean to mountains in all types weather and terrain. It shows Vivain’s determination and fears as she travels alone to find what she’s searching for.