Barnes and Noble: https://tinyurl.com/jy6er6e
I begged for my life. I prayed for my son. I dreamt of you, the memories keeping me alive.
But sometimes the heart is too damaged, too broken, to be saved.
About Abby McCarthy
Follow Abby McCarthy
First of all this cover is HOT. Like crazy smokin’ hot. Aside from that, it’s a good representation of the hero. The composition is very well done. The typography is eye-catching. Basically, I love everything about this cover!
I want to say I loved this one but that seems a bit trite considering the subject matter. This book is hefty on the rape and torture of the heroine. In fact, it is one of the reasons it wasn’t a total 5-star read for me. I didn’t need chapter after chapter of fairly descriptive abuse towards the heroine to get the picture of what was happening to her. I would have much rather the author spent that page time building the relationship between Gunner and Charlie.
Which brings me to reason number two my rating is 4-stars and not higher. Gunner and Charlie are separated for 50% of this book. We see a little bit of them as kids/teens at the beginning, but then it isn’t until halfway through when Gunner rescues her that we get to see them as a couple again. And like I said above I would have much rather have gotten more page time devoted to their relationship and the heroine’s recovery than her abuse. Especially since I felt her recovery was a little rushed for all she had been through.
NOW that being said. I still really enjoyed this one. The author has a very readable way of writing. It was nicely paced. It had some good action. Had great side characters. An adorable kid. I loved the MC vibe and look forward to books featuring the other guys. So overall this one gets the two thumbs up from yours truly.