At seventeen, Trinity McCabe has already made enough mistakes to fill a lifetime. Especially the one where she got high, drove a car, and almost killed a dog. And then let her friend Aidan take the blame.
She’s clean now and desperate to fix the messes she’s made, but first she’s going to have to get out of her pajamas.
As Trinity struggles to stop sleepwalking through life, she faces the painful, tingling sensation of waking up. It’s sometimes embarrassing (she really didn’t want to have lunch with Aidan’s mom), sometimes terrifying (group therapy is beyond intimidating), and sometimes, amazingly enough, pretty romantic (who’d have though Aidan would be such a great kisser?)
Trin is lucky, though—luckier than she deserves, she’s sure—and she doesn’t travel this road alone. Her family, her therapist, and her new friends are all pulling for her. And it turns out, some of them have made pretty big mistakes, too.
But before she can embrace her new life completely, Trinity has to be forgiven by the one person who is holding out the hardest: herself. It’s not easy changing everything, especially when you don’t think you deserve a second chance. Trinity might make an even bigger mess of things before she figures that out.
When the smoke clears on her latest disaster, will anyone still be standing there?
Interview with Trinity
Today I would like to welcome Trinity from Forgiving Trinity by Liz Reinhardt to A Diary of a Book Addict. Trinity thank you very much for taking time out of your busy schedule to stop by and answer some questions from your fans. You have a very big fan following and they wanted to know some more information about you and Shane and how things are going but first I must ask the hard questions first. Sorry in advance but curious minds want to know a few things.
What went through your mind the night of the accident?
No, it’s totally okay. It’s actually gotten easier the more I’ve talked about it. That night, I’m pretty ashamed to say, I was pretty out of it. There wasn’t much that was making sense going through my brain most of the time back then, but especially that night. I remember being so happy to see Aidan, and I remember being so upset and just needing to blow out of there. The rest is lots of fragments of things like glass, fur, blood, flashing lights. Unfortunately, I’ll probably never get some of my own memories of that night back.
Why do you think Aidan took the blame for you so freely?
That was a crazy thing for me. I wondered that a lot. Now that I know Aidan so well, I think it was partially because he loves to be the knight in shining armor. It was also probably because he feels really guilty about doing a lot of dumb things in his past that other people got in trouble for, but he never did. I’m just glad he wasn’t completely pissed at me, because I’m so happy to have him in my life.
Were you upset with Aidan for taking the blame?
You know, it took a while for me to even really process what he did. At first, I kept expecting the cops to come knocking on my door, because I just assumed he’d explain everything. I felt really guilty for a long time, and I just assumed he’d hate me. When I found out why he did what he did, it made me jealous because I felt like maybe I could have healed faster if he had given me a chance to take the punishment. Now I truly believe that every single thing happened for a reason exactly the way it needed to, and I’m at peace with it all.
Okay Trinity so I asked the hard questions so here are a few fun ones that have to do with you and Aidan.
After Aidan took the blame and things got a little rocky did you think Aidan would hate you?
Definitely. I was totally convinced. In fact, going to his house, I thought I’d have to pull over at least five times to throw up from being so nervous. But we had always kind of had this little crush on each other, and he had taken the blame for me, so I could not stay away. I had to see him, had to be near him!
How are you and Aidan doing now that everything has happened and you guys are healing from the ups and downs?
Really, really great. Sorry, I get slightly embarrassed over the mushy stuff, but Aidan is like this amazingly romantic guy without being at all sappy. Like, he seriously reminds me of a knight in shining armor. Just one of those guys who’s determined to be amazing to his girlfriend, but also so funny and sure of himself and so smart. He’s the most fun person to be around, always in a great mood. I just…I’m totally blushing! I can’t say enough how amazing he is.
What do you think is in store for you and Aidan?
Well, we’re going to be co-counselors at this camp together, so that should be fun, I hope. There’s been a lot of serious stuff in our past, so we’d like to just relax and have time doing normal summer things…movies, bowling, swimming, hiking. Maybe a few romantic dates here and there.
What would you say to someone going through issues in their life and decides to turn to drugs or alcohol to give them relief?
That’s a really good question. I would tell them that the temporary high never, ever lasts. I would tell them that it’s way easier than you’d think to get in deep and lose a lot of time. And I’d tell them that as much as life can hurt and suck and feel incredibly crazy, it’s so much better to experience it on your own, rather than under the influence of anything.
Trinity thank you for stopping by and answering our questions. I just have a few more random questions for you.
Thank you so much for having me!
Seven Rapid Fire Questions
· What is your favorite song?
“Dog Days Are Over” Florence + the Machine
· What is your favorite color?
· Where is your favorite place to go to clear your head?
Mine and Aidan’s spot in the woods
· Soda or Juice?
· Are you a summer, winter, fall or spring girl?
· Favorite candy?
Any chocolate, especially with peanuts
· Where will you and Aidan be in five years?
We will be juniors at awesome colleges, still madly in love and planning a trip to Australia to try to see some platypuses up close!
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Meet Liz Reinhardt
Liz Reinhardt Autobiography:
I've been interested in writing since I rewrote the ending of *Romeo and Juliet* and killed them all off...every last one! My teacher loved it, and my inner writer came out kicking and screaming.
My writing passion is YA, the more verbal sparring, melodrama, and steaminess the better! In my real life I love my gorgeous daughter who makes me laugh and drives me insane, my awesome husband (who is the inspiration for many of my best bad boys...shh!), all the rest of my crazy family, plus travel, great books, good food someone else cooked, movies, and laughing.
Write me if you want! I'm at email@example.com. I'd love to hear from you and am open to any questions/comments/hilarious Youtube video links. Oh, and check out my blog; www.elizabethreinhardt.blogspot.com. Sometimes it's very funny! (Sometimes I'm the only one laughing.)
Where to find Liz
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