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Gwen has had a hard life with many difficult circumstances that have made her a hard woman, who sometimes makes decisions others don’t understand. Thankfully McKayla is in her life to help keep her grounded and is the woman who helps her keep her head when all else seems lost.

Then one day, a man comes into Gwen’s life that makes things take an unexpected twist and makes her face the demons of her past. Will this man help Gwen become a stronger woman or will it break her completely?

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My Review

This book was NOTHING that I expected. Gwen’s past was so heart breaking, I was instantly drawn to her wanting her to find her way in life and succeed.  To have no family, been a victim of kidnap, torture, rape, abuse and then to find the only way to deal with it was to be a prostitute while trying to go to school and make a better life, she amazed me.

Cole, who is the kind of man it would be easy to fall in love with, had to battle against some terrible assumptions made about him, but I still wished he would have fought harder in the beginning to set the record straight.  You gotta love a man who has no clue about her past but knows there is some deep trauma going and knows how to make her feel loved and special.  Now I haven’t even mentioned how after a year he was still determined to find her and explain those assumptions were wrong.

McKayla is Gwen’s bestfriend/girlfriend.  Yes I separated those two relationships because they are sexually involved, yet also best friends.  McKayla had a past of her own that she was trying to over come and she was a huge support for Gwen.  What I loved about this character was how much she loves Gwen and wants her happy, even if that means allowing Cole to become part of their relationship.

See why this book blew me away?  Not what I was expecting to see a love triangle, where two of them were in love with ONE woman and that one woman who never knew what love was is able to find and show love equally to both.

Now we know every great book has to have a twist, maybe a cliffhanger, well this book doesn’t disappoint.  The way Gwen escaped her kidnappers was bloody and messy and one of them has found her in her new life.  This was one of those books where you read and read and absorb every word, gasping and cringing and feeling the heart rate pick up and just as you go to turn the page you find the dreaded words THE END. So I think as readers and fans of this book we need to bug this author to death till we find out if she escapes her kidnapper again, will Cole save her, will McKayla be safe?

This book is addictive, I read it in one day because I just couldn’t put it down.  The sex scenes are hot, but the plot and intensity is HUGE………I am not sure how your read this and not get sucked into the story and cry when you hear what Gwen has overcome and pray that she finds a new life with Cole and McKayla.

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Author Bio:

Rachael is a stay at home mom with 2 young daughters and a husband that keep her constantly on her toes. She lives in the extremely hot state of Arizona, where she reads and writes away the blistering heat outside. She is a cancer survivor with a quirky personality. She’s been an avid reader for as long as she can remember and been writing since she was in high school. Her hopes of being a writer were crushed when she was young but one day she decided she was going to do what makes her happy and that was to write.

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JBJ says

5 Hearts rating

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