For Emmalyn and Kodah being set free meant living in the real world away from the clutches of her step-father. It meant living a life they always dreamed about together.
But it’s never that easy, is it?
Life is cruel and untamed.
And not everything in their past can be forgotten. Nor is it as settled as they hoped.
With their new-found freedom comes challenges no one should ever face. Separated by memory but together at heart Emmy and Kodah must find their way back to each other so they can finally live their happily ever after.
So they can once and for all be set free.
As soon as she could, M.R. Leahy left the small island to get a feel for what the world had in store. After jumping around a few places, she landed in beautiful Wilmington, NC where she not only met the love of her life but became pregnant with her first child. Not long after finding out about the life they created they married and moved to San Diego, CA so they could be closer to family and start the beginning to their forever.
M.R. Leahy now has two beautiful boys and is living life to the fullest, not taking anything for granted. She now spends her time being a stay at home mom. When she’s not making lunches and kissing booboos, you can find her nose deep in a book getting lost in the many different worlds authors provide, or writing and creating different stories of her own.
M.R. Leahy writes dark romances but also has her hands in contemporary romance and romantic comedy. Her possibilities are endless.
So Wowza…I am not sure where to begin with this one. I thought book one rocked, but this one took the awesomeness to a WHOLE other level.
It’s been five years since Emmalyn and Kodah were rescued from slavery but wounds are still festering, and evil is still lurking around corners. For the past five years, Kodah has watched over Emmy. Keeping an eye on her hoping one day, she will be strong enough to remember him. Remember their love for each other. Emmalyn has spent that time slowly healing but afraid that remembering will destroy all the progress she makes. With the news that someone from their shared past is after Emmy again, Kodah is tired of waiting, and it is time to bring his girl home.
So like I said I LOVED this so completely (well ALMOST completely. I had ONE small issue). It was fantastically well written and paced. It had twists and turns. Hot sex scenes. It was dark at times. It was twisted at times. It was heartbreaking at times. It was hopeful at times. It had a great cast of secondary characters. I can’t wait for J.B and Bailey’s book. I hope Buck gets his shit together because I need a book with him as the hero as well. Both Emmalyn and Kodah were fantastic main characters. All wrapped up in a tear-inducing ending.
This was almost 5-Stars but ONE teeny tiny issue kept me from completely loving it. I am going to post that problem in spoiler tags so DO NOT read if you don’t want to be spoiled. (HIGHLIGHT TO READ SPOILER) Book one was a very hard book to read. Child sex slavery and what both Emmalyn and Kodah went through was very HARD to get through for me. In this one, I wanted to see them moving on and healing from their pasts. I wanted the physical pain they endured while captives to be 100% completely over. So I did not like the fact that Emmalyn gets raped again. For me, that felt a bit gratuitous, and the scene and the aftermath all could have been the same without it having had gone as far as having the one thing that had always been Kodah’s taken away from them. For ME that took a little bit away from their romance.
All in all, though this was a FANTASTIC read and this author has earned herself a spot on my “favorite authors” list for sure. Two HUGE thumbs up from yours truly.
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