Release Date: April 25, 2017
Vaughn Morris survives on denial and hope. He spends his days permanently marking other’s skin and his nights trying to forget the scars imbedded in his soul. When he returns back home desperately seeking approval from the mother who left him for dead, the last thing he expects to do is fall in love with a woman who is just as closed off as he is.
Rayne Garner hasn’t truly lived in years. She made a promise to her high school sweetheart, and she refuses to break it. Nobody has made her question her loyalty until Vaughn forces her to face reality, no matter how brutal it may be.
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This cover is OK. A fairly good representation of the hero. The composition is OK. I am not crazy about the font, size, or placement of the title.
I had to think on this one a bit before I sat down to write my review. I think overall I really enjoyed it. This author has an engaging writing style. The pace moved along nicely and kept my attention throughout. It had some interesting side characters. Some fairly hot sex scenes. It had a good amount of angst and drama. No (real) OM/OW drama and a sweet epilogue.
My issue, and why I had to think a bit about this one was the two main characters. The heroine was a bit…I don’t know…annoying I guess. The whole situation with Bryan just seemed to be a bit MUCH for someone who was just 22. Especially since the situation started when she was 20. Why did all the adults around her allow her to continue with such unhealthy behavior? I could see letting it go on for a bit, but two years?! Then she basically snaps out of it lickady split when she meets Vaughn.
And Vaughn was no better. A few years older than the heroine and he had a list of issues a mile long. There was just so much baggage connected to the two main characters that I sometimes found myself rolling my eyes and disconnecting from them. Not to mention the ridiculous miscommunication issues. That type of angst drives me NUTS because I just want to yell F-ING TALK already!
But like I said even with ALL that I was still sucked into the story. I still enjoyed it a lot overall. I’m interested in going back to read book one (Fixing Fate) and I will be keeping an eye out for book three (Steady) So this one earns one thumb and one pinkie finger up from yours truly.
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