- File Size: 1683 KB
- Print Length: 324 pages
- Publication Date: December 6, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00ES5JLVW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #248,984 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Safe (Conquering Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Things I liked: The overall story of Landon & Sadie. Both had been betrayed by those they loved, and they were damaged and broken to different degrees over that. They helped each other heal, even while fighting anything more than friendship because of the past betrayals. The family interaction with Sadie & her cousin Lauryn, and Landon & his brothers.
Things I didn't like: Editing. Not just "typo" type editing, but story line continuity. There are a couple times things come up that are somewhat contradictory to what had been said in a previous chapter. Or the same clothing/appearance being described for multiple ppl. These are just things that I, as an editor, would have pointed out to the author & maybe tweaked a little for better story flow. Also, the bad guy was REALLY bad, and some things happened at the end that are likely setting up for the next book(s) in the series, which is fine, but I just don't think the way the almost end played out needed to go in QUITE that direction.
So, all in all, I enjoyed the story if not all of the writing (a lot of the writing was excellent and also enjoyable). I am planning on reading any sequels that are published because I'm interested in how things will go for those characters. I'd call that a win, right? : )
Safe? Protected, secure, not exposed to danger, to do something without risk or worry. How do you try to move on when you have to constantly look over your shoulder because you are not safe? What would you do to protect those you love?
There are so many twists and turns that you don't want to miss a thing.
Sadie is running from an abusive past and meets Landon.
Sadie and Landon are not looking for relationships, but fate has other plans.
I read this in 2013, however realized that I never wrote a review on Amazon. What was I thinking. A great read that I recommend you 1-click today. Ryan Michele is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.
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.
My main complaints were grammatical/spelling errors and the crying was a bit excessive....
3.5 stars and yes I would recommend this book.
I'm actually hoping Lauryns story is next in this series as this book does not have a cliffhanger and does have a hea.