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This book brought me to my knees. I read it in one day and I am pretty sure I forgot to eat. I rarely read a book that is capable of eliciting so many emotions. It’s hard to put into words how I felt while reading this book. It took me over a week just to write this review. I was taken on quite the journey with this one!
The book starts with us understanding that Annabel was trapped in a situation where she presents a façade to the world. She and Colin have escaped a horrible past, but they haven’t eliminated the dangers, they have simply outrun them… for now.
“Here we don’t pray for the weak, we prey on the weak.”
For Annabel, living in this dynamic is a daily struggle. She is 17 almost 18. She lives under the thumb of her “brother” who wants to protect her by micromanaging her life. She wants to be free and live as a normal teen does, but her biggest problem is that she has never known what normal is. The only constant in her life is Colin. He is all she knows.
Colin rescued her, but he knows that danger is still in her presence every day. Escaping the devil who held them left him full of demons. He trusts no one with Annabel… including himself.
“It wasn’t as easy for others to accept the darker side of themselves. Most like to cling to the notion that hesitation still marked the presence of morality. Deep down we were all just selfish animals. We liked to take… or be taken.”
The chemistry developed between Colin and Annabel touched on so many levels. It was them against the world, but no one could ever know. They depended on each other for everything from survival to companionship, because with so many secrets, they could never truly form bonds with anyone else. They fought like siblings and they fought like lovers.
“Patience, little one. I want to take my time with you.”
And then there is the fear that looms over their perfectly crafted world. It is real and eventually your past always catches up with you.
Teresa Mummert has written an extraordinary book with Pretty Little Things. She alternated the story from present to past, allowing us enough background with each chapter to understand Colin and Annabel. She left everything on the pages and I felt raw when the story ended. It was a fascinating take on a disturbing subject. Well done, ma’am! This was a fabulous book. I was left with a serious book hangover!!!
5 Stars and 3 fingers of scotch!
You could see them both running from their attraction to each other simply based on their past. At points, I wanted to scream at the book "OPEN YOUR EYES ANNIE, COLLIN LOVES YOU" but I didn't. I loved being able to get a feel of their past when they slept and dreamt about it. It was definitely a twist I never thought of for a story. The strength Collin and Annie have from that is very well defined in the book.
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The story itself was pretty deep and very emotional as these kids try to live a "normal" life under the radar and in hiding from the evil cult leader they have escaped from. They have to "play" brother and sister but as we find out, their feelings for each other are not at all innocent, as they try (with disastrous results) to have relationships of sorts, with others.
There is a sense of danger and suspense and a whole lot of sexual chemistry and tension that builds throughout this story and although it had a fairly exciting climax, I wish there had been more of the interaction between the two tortured lovers.
A very interesting and engaging psychological drama...not too explicit but very steamy and real.
**** 4 **** "gripping and angst filled" stars