Moving to Williamsfield, Georgia is not what she wants … it’s what she needs. An escape—from him. After being brutally abused for years, Sadie seeks sanctuary and safety. But can she ever be safe when evil has his eyes on her from afar.
Landon doesn’t want a relationship. He’s been burned too badly to want anything more from a woman than the physical, but one look at Sadie and he’s rethinking everything.
Can trust be formed when it’s been so beaten down? Can love conquer fears? What happens when evil doesn’t give up? Can Sadie ever really be safe?
I am not only honored to be part of the blog tour for this book, I was also given the privilege to be a beta reader for this author. I have given her the title Queen of OMG Shocker Endings. She literally had me gasping at the end of the book with the final twist.
Sadie had my heart at page one, dealing with her mother telling her it was time to leave after another brutal attack from her fiance. Sadie knew her mother was right, but she also knew she had to stay and protect those few people she loved from the threats of her fiance. Thank goodness the mom won and Sadie packed up and left to go live with her aunt and uncle and start a new life in secrecy.
Sadie’s cousin was fun to watch as she decided to build on to the house she was now sharing with Sadie. In comes Landon, construction guy who was a HUNK and so lovable. He had his own baggage to deal with and knew that his attraction to Sadie was bad news. Trying to recover from the betrayal of a former lover, he didn’t intend to let any other woman get close to his heart, but there was something about Sadie he couldn’t deny.
Sadie was so confused, how could she have that tingle for Landon when she had just been attacked by a man she thought she could trust? No she wasn’t going to trust those feelings, she was convinced she lacked the skills to judge someone’s character and trust again. She was left to figure out these feelings alone, no one could know about her past. No one would believe her anyway if she tried to explain her fears……her fiance was a cop.
This was an exciting read, to watch the two of them meet, to see them struggle with their own fears and issues from the past. As they moved forward and you could see the trust begin to build and the love grow……then the author hits you with a twist that is so out of this world, it takes you a while to absorb what you just read. I was at my computer emailing her right away asking “how did you come up with that? You are amazing.”
The book is about love, trust, starting over and learning to believe in yourself again. She captures your heart in the beginning and you want to read as fast as you can so you can watch good win over evil. Watching Sadie deal with the flashbacks of her abuse and knowing she must keep going forward in silence so she can protect those she loves is heart breaking. Watching Landon want to try to help Sadie but being shut out and afraid to open his heart was gut wrenching. But oh the victory at the end was worth every tear shed during the book.
I am so proud of this author for the hard work she put into this book to bring attention to the subject of domestic abuse and to remind us of our dreams. The good guys may finish last, but I think Ryan Michele proves to us in this book, the good guys end with the best prize. LOVE………..Some things are worth the wait.
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